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N.C. 'School Self-Defense Act' would let teachers carry handguns in school

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:19
North Carolina teachers and other school employees would be allowed to carry handguns on campus "to respond to acts of violence or an imminent threat of violence" under a bill filed Wednesday in the state legislature.
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Illinois: Ask Governor Rauner to Veto Firearm Surrender Bill

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:00
On May 30th, the Illinois state Senate voted 43-11 to pass a bill containing egregious violations of your rights.  House Amendment 2 to House Bill 2354 allows Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process.
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Vermont: Beware, Lawmakers Returning to Montpelier This Week

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:49
While the Legislature wasted most of the 2018 legislative session debating gun control bills which do nothing except punish law-abiding gun owners, and passing other unnecessary bills, they left their most important task, passing a state budget, unfinished.
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California: Legislative Update

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:20
Friday, May 25, was the deadline for bills to pass fiscal committees in the house of origin and Friday, June 1, is the deadline to pass the chamber of origin. Below is the status of several firearm-related bills that made it out of the fiscal committees and are eligible for floor votes this week.
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Hillary Clinton promotes anti-gun agenda

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:59
The former first lady said she has been inspired by the students of Parkland High School in Florida who are turning their outrage over gun violence into a movement to make gun safety a voting issue for Democrats.She also said she found “hope” in the slate of women candidates running and winning public office around the country, and applauded Attorney General Maura Healey for her work on gun law enforcement.
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Oklahoma: NRA re-ignites debate, says OKC killing 'a wake-up call' to governor over constitutional carry

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:57
With a Twitter shot at Gov. Mary Fallin from the National Rifle Association Friday afternoon, the subject of constitutional carry rang to life again in Oklahoma, and the Broken Arrow senator who promoted the idea reiterated it might not be dead just yet.
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Push to ban gun shows has long, tangled history in California

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:57
When a Bay Area county decided to pass a law that effectively banned gun shows from its fairgrounds, it sparked one of the nation’s longest running legal battles over the right to bear arms.
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More Central Illinois counties pushing for 'gun sanctuary' status

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:56
Shelby County may join more than a dozen other Illinois areas to symbolically pronounce itself a “gun sanctuary” in response to various firearm-restriction measures introduced since a series of mass shootings.
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Massachusetts: Gun-rights group fights confiscations

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:55
The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts is pledging to fight the proposed “extreme risk” gun bill as it heads to the Senate after overwhelmingly passing the House this week, but its battle may be a long shot with policymakers on both sides of the aisle supporting the legislation.
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NRA Releases Grades & Endorsements for June 12 Nevada Primary Election

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:07
On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Adam Laxalt for governor, Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor, and Wes Duncan for attorney general in Nevada. 
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West Coast Plutocrats Target Washington State Gun Owners… Again

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:37
Washington State’s would-be oligarchs are attempting to buy Evergreen Staters’ rights again. Four years after West Coast elites dumped $10 million into the campaign for Initiative 594, which criminalized the private transfer of firearms, some of the same plutocrats are spending big bucks to back I-1639, an even more restrictive anti-gun ballot measure.
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Trump Administration’s Proposed Rulemakings a Win-Win for America's Firearms Industry, National Security

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:34
On Thursday, the Trump Administration published two rulemakings designed to enhance the competitiveness of American companies in the firearms and ammunition sectors, remove burdens for small businesses, and modernize export controls for the post-Cold War era.  The moves will benefit both the domestic firearms industry and improve national security. The publication of the proposals also triggered a 45-day comment period during which members of the public can provide feedback on the plans and share their own experiences with the underlying regulations.
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Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:26
Billionaire gun control benefactor Michael Bloomberg has paid a great deal of money to have is name grace Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health. Back in 2001, when the university announced that they were changing the name of the institution to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bloomberg had already given his alma mater more than $100 million. By 2013, Bloomberg had given more than $1 billion to Johns Hopkins. It’s curious then that both the Washington Post and have failed to give the aspiring oligarch his due credit for a new poll purporting to show a public consensus in favor of gun control.
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Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:25
As readers of our legislative alerts are only too aware, whenever NRA efforts to create more freedoms for law-abiding gun owners, anti-gun lawmakers and activists immediately begin repeating their doom-and-gloom mantra that the streets will run red with the blood of innocents, or some other outrageous claim.  As readers are also aware, however, the predicted carnage or other negative impacts simply fail to materialize. Most frequently, the sky-is-falling nonsense erupts around the right to carry firearms for personal protection. 
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Bloomberg Schools Us on Honesty and Truth

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:23
Commencement speech season is upon us. College graduations provide this annual platform for the famous, the learned, or the highly successful to share their inspirations, life truths, and wisdom with those who are about to embark on the beginning of the rest of their lives. Michael Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor turned gun-control bankroller billionaire, recently delivered the commencement address at Rice University in Texas. 
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April 2018 NICS Report

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:18
We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a sharp increase in checks. April 2018 was the busiest April ever (since NICS began in November 1998). March was the busiest March ever. February was the second-busiest February. More than 2.2 million background checks were conducted through NICS last month, and nearly 2.8 million were run the previous month. So far, 2018 is on track to be a very busy year for the FBI NICS Section. There have been 9,354,635 total NICS checks run through April; only 2016 had more checks run in the first four months of the year. The third busiest January-April was in 2017.  
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Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:01
On May 23rd, the ballot title for Initiative Petition 43 was certified by the state Attorney General.  This final ballot title comes after over 1,000 comments were submitted on the previously proposed ballot title.  Initiative proponents will begin signature gathering on June 8th, or following the completion of any further review of the ballot title by the Oregon Supreme Court if it is challenged.  Proponents of Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines, will have until July 6th to get 88,184 valid signatures to place this on the November ballot.
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Anti-gun Political Correctness Imperils Monument to Medal of Honor Recipient

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 08:14
As difficult as it may seem, anti-gun tactics have reached a pathetic new low. We regret to report that some on the anti-gun left, in their fanatical intolerance of all things firearms, now find it acceptable to attack monuments honoring World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
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Republicans mock Elizabeth Warren's vow to reject nonexistent NRA donations

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:51
Sen. Elizabeth Warren provided an irresistible opening for her Republican campaign foes with her vow to turn down National Rifle Association contributions to her re-election effort, which are so far nonexistent.
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Locking guns won't do anything to save lives

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:50
After Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick forcefully told people of their “responsibility” to lock up their guns. We all want to do something, but everyone locking up their guns will cost more lives than it saves.
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