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Firearm-related injuries drop during NRA conventions

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:50
(Reuters Health) - Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis online February 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:47
Senate Republicans say President Trump’s comments Wednesday calling for more ambitious gun control proposals won’t change the political calculations in their conference, which supports a limited response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school in February.
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Indiana: Rifle Hunting Bill Passes Both Chambers

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:16
On February 26th, the Indiana state Senate passed House Bill 1292 by a unanimous vote.  HB 1292 will now make its way to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk to be signed into law. 
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Washington: Committee to Vote on Banning Long Gun Purchases By Adults

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 21:05
The Washington state Senate Ways & Means Committee will be voting on Senate Bill 6620 tomorrow morning at 8:00AM.  SB 6620 includes provisions that would raise the minimum age to purchase many common semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to 21 years of age and would also establish a 10 day waiting period.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE all anti-gun provisions in SB 6620!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
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Urgent Action Needed: Gun & Magazine Ban, Waiting Period, & Dealer Licensing Pass House

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 20:21
On February 28th, the Illinois state House of Representatives voted to pass a number of gun control bills that will severely infringe upon your Second Amendment rights, including a combination gun/magazine ban and confiscation bill for young adults, the egregious dealer licensing bill and other extreme measures such as imposing an extended waiting period.  
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Pennsylvania: Semi-Auto Ban Legislation to be Introduced

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:42
This week, Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) started circulating a co-sponsorship memorandum soliciting members of the Pennsylvania state Senate to support a proposal to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines in Pennsylvania.  Please contact your state Senator urging them to OPPOSE this misguided legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.
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Minnesota: Anti-Gun Legislation to Be Considered in House Committee Tomorrow

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:36
Two anti-gun bills have been scheduled for consideration in the House Public Safety Committee tomorrow. 
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Maine: Firearm Surrender Bill to be Filed

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:32
On February 27th, the Legislative Council met to approve requests to introduce emergency legislation for the remaining 2018 legislative session.  Several of the requests before council included anti-gun proposals to ban certain firearm accessories as well as ban standard capacity magazines.  Fortunately, these proposals failed to get the support necessary for introduction.
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Florida Urgent Now! Senate to take up Gun Control Bill TOMORROW

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:28
Tomorrow, March 1, 2018, the Florida Senate will take up SB-7026, a bill that punishes gun owners.  Senators are being bullied into voting for gratuitous gun control measures in order to be able to vote on school safety.
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NRA's Support for the National Instant Criminal Background System: Fact Checking the Fact Checker

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:19
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker got the facts upside down by claiming that “after President Bill Clinton signed the Brady law in 1993, the NRA argued that the whole thing — including the NICS — should be struck down as unconstitutional."
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Washington: Tell Your Senator to Oppose Gun Control

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:57
The Washington state Senate Ways & Means Committee heard Senate Bill 6620 today, but it has not yet scheduled it for a committee vote.  Anti-gun legislators may attempt to use political maneuvers to bypass a committee vote and pull this bill straight to the Senate floor.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE all anti-gun provisions in Senate Bill 6620 if it comes up for a floor vote.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.
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Illinois: Gun Control Bills to Be Heard on House Floor

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:02
On February 28th, the Illinois state House of Representatives will be hearing a number of gun control bills that will severely impact your Second Amendment rights.  In addition to the egregious dealer licensing bill, Senate Bill 1657, there will also be a gun control package that the state House Judiciary Committee rushed through on February 27th without considering the effects of such legislation.  Please contact your state Representative and Senator and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1657 and House Bills 1465, 1467, 1468, and 1469.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative and Senator.
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Wyoming: Urge Your Senator to Return Important Protections to Self-Defense Legislation

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 18:38
Today, the Wyoming Senate approved an amendment to Senate File 71 that largely waters down the intent of the bill to protect those who have used a firearm for self-defense from overzealous criminal prosecution.
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West Virginia: Parking Lot Protection Bill Passes House

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:08
Moments ago, the West Virginia state House of Delegates passed House Bill 4187 by a vote of 85-14. The bill now heads to the state Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration. Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
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South Dakota: Self-Defense Legislation to be Considered on the Senate Floor

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:45
As early as tomorrow, the South Dakota Senate could consider important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1271.
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Urgent Alert Illinois: Committee to Vote on Gun Control Package Today

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:13
This afternoon, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee is voting on a gun control package that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of young adults, ban certain firearm accessories, ban standard capacity ammunition magazines and impose a 72 hour waiting period for commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.  Please contact committee members as well as your state Representative and Senator and urge them to OPPOSE House Bills 1465, 1467, 1468, 1469, and any other gun control legislation that may be brought up.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative and Senator.  
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Maryland: Senate Committee Hearing Scheduled on Wednesday to Consider Anti-Gun Bills

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:48
On Wednesday, February 28, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider two anti-gun bills
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CA lawmakers promote 10 new gun control bills

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:51
California lawmakers on Monday proposed 10 new gun control bills to the state's nation-leading gun restrictions in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida. The proposals to be considered later this spring include expanding the definition of assault rifles; expanding gun violence restraining orders; letting individuals block themselves from buying guns; and cracking down on homemade "ghost guns."
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Broward County sheriff received at least 45 calls about Florida shooter's family, not 23: Report

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:08
The Broward County Sheriff's Office received at least 45 warning calls about Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz and his family over the last decade, not the 23 calls the office claims it received. CNN reported early Tuesday that records it got from the sheriff's office showed at least 45 interactions from 2008 to 2017 about Cruz or his brother. Some of those warnings said Cruz could be a threat to the school he shot up on Feb. 14.
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