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Maine Action Needed: Contact your State Senator in Support of Self-Defense Bill!

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:36
An important self-defense bill is currently pending in the Maine Senate and it needs your help to advance in the Legislature!
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New York: Senate Committee Removes Hearing Protection Bill from Agenda

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:07
On Wednesday, June 7, the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing on S.1209A by Sen. Robert Ortt.
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Rhode Island: Gun Owners Need to Make a Strong Statement with Session End Quickly Approaching

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:03
Lawmakers in Providence are nearing the finish line and expect to be wrapping up the 2017 Legislative Session in a few weeks.
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Washington: Recreational Shooting Meeting for Tahuya State Forest

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:28
On Tuesday, June 20, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) has scheduled a public meeting in Mason County to provide an update on planning for the possible construction of a target shooting range in the Tahuya State Forest.  Last year, DNR held a series of public meetings for the people of Washington to voice their opinion on how to preserve and enhance recreational opportunities in Washington’s state forests.  One of the proposed ideas was to develop a shooting range to provide gun owners with an environment where they can practice using their firearms safely and effectively.  A number of possible sites have been identified for a new range and DNR would like to hear input from the public on these locations.  Meeting details can be found below. For more information, please click here.
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Jacksonville pizza delivery driver gets into shootout with armed robber

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:15
A Jacksonville pizza delivery driver got into a shootout on Saturday after he was robbed, according to police. A police report says the pizza delivery driver was walking into a business on Lem Turner Road when a man with a gun demanded money. "I seen them give you the money  but I am not gonna kill you 'cause you might have kids," the robbery suspect, later identified as Priest Jordan, told the driver. The driver said he handed Jordan $91 in cash and his keys then backed away as Jordan got into his car.
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Connecticut: 2017 Legislative Session Adjourns

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 09:15
Late last night, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die, marking an end to the 2017 legislative session.  This session saw the introduction of a number of anti-gun bills, which your NRA-ILA and the freedom loving people of Connecticut fought very hard against.  The Legislature will return for a special session later this month to discuss the state budget and your NRA-ILA will be vigilantly monitoring these proceedings to ensure there is no attempt to egregiously hike permit fees for law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut.  Below are some of the anti-gun bills which were introduced this session, all of which failed to pass out of committee.
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Trey Gowdy picked to lead House Oversight Committee

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:30
The Republican Steering Committee has elected Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to serve as the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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Florida gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham pushes gun control

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:29
Graham called for comprehensive universal background checks on all gun sales “to stop criminals and terrorists from purchasing guns.”She also proposed: a ban on large-capacity magazines; a requirement that abusers surrender firearms when a protective order is issued against them; and giving law enforcement “the tools they need to prevent those with serious mental illness from purchasing or keeping firearms.”
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More Hoosiers turning to guns for home protection

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:28
Two deadly home invasions happened this week in Indianapolis. Each time, police say the homeowners shot and killed the intruders.
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North Carolina: Bill on Right-to-Carry Permits Clears House, Heads to Senate

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:01
North Carolina is a step closer to allowing people to carry a concealed handgun in certain places without a permit.On a 64-51 vote, the House gave its final approval Thursday on the measure. It would allow someone at least 18 years old and not otherwise prohibited by law to carry a concealed handgun in locations where it's currently permissible to openly carry a gun.
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North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Passes Third Reading in House

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:18
Today, House Bill 746, the omnibus pro-gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, passed third reading in the North Carolina House of Representatives by a 64-51 vote.  HB 746 will now go to the Senate for consideration.  It is important you contact your state Senator with your strong support for this bill! 
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Mother shoots intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:14
A mother shot an intruder who was trying to break into her apartment on the city’s east side Wednesday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.
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California: Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee on AB 7

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:13
Assembly Bill 7, sponsored by Mike Gipson (D-64), is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 13, at 8:30 am. Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and CALL the below Committee Members and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7.
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Maine: Senate Unanimously Passes Pro-Gun Bill

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:04
Yesterday the Maine Senate unanimously passed Legislative Document 9.  Sponsored by state Representative Patrick Corey (R-25), LD 9 would prohibit a government agency or political subdivision of Maine from keeping a list or registry of privately owned firearms, or a list or registry of the owners of those firearms.  While federal law prohibits a universal national gun registry, there are eight states which prohibit state-level gun registries as well.  If LD 9 is enacted, Maine would be the ninth state to prohibit a state-level gun registry.
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Lawmaker invites colleagues to Capitol shooting range

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:00
Rep. Jeff Duncan has invited his colleagues to the Capitol Police shooting range in a Senate office building on Tuesday to try their hand at firing a gun with a silencer.
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Eric Holder slammed for ‘Fast and Furious’ obstruction

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:59
The House Oversight Committee let loose with a scathing assessment of Eric Holder in a recent report, accusing the Barack Obama-era attorney general of outright misleading Congress on its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal.
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Michigan House passes permitless carry legislation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:58
Most gun owners would be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit or training under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives on a mostly party line vote Wednesday.The vote came after nearly an hour of passionate debate with most Republicans supporting the bills as a confirmation of the constitutional right to bear arms.
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U-M firearms ban upheld by state appeals court

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:57
In a 2-1 opinion released Wednesday, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the University of Michigan’s campus gun ban.The ruling affirms an earlier decision by the Michigan Court of Claims, in a case that could be headed to the Michigan Supreme Court.
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North Carolina: House votes 65-54 for bill easing concealed handgun laws

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:56
It would no longer be necessary to have a concealed handgun permit to bring a gun anywhere that firearms can already be carried openly, under a bill a divided state House tentatively approved on Wednesday.
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Ohio: Dayton RTA to allow carry on buses

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:55
Riders who can show proof of a valid CCW license will now be allowed to carry guns on Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority buses.The revised policy was developed after much discussion with the transit board’s attorneys, CEO Mark Donaghy said. It passed without much discussion at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday.
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