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Illinois: General Assembly Reconvenes - FOID Fee Increase and Mandatory Fingerprinting Await Committee Hearing

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:55
The Illinois General Assembly has reconvened and Senate Bill 1966, the gun control package from 2019, is still waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in Senate Committee.
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New Jersey: Outdoor Shooting Ranges Set to Reopen Friday

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:03
Thanks to a lawsuit brought against Governor Murphy by NRA’s state association, ANJRPC, Governor Phil Murphy announced this week that outdoor shooting and archery ranges will be allowed to reopen this Friday, May 22nd.
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Oklahoma: Legislature Adjourns from its 2020 Legislative Session

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 13:18
Late Friday, the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session.
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Father Pfleger's Selective Reasoning

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 08:08
Close observers of gun politics might be surprised to learn that decades-long Chicago gun control advocate and Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger is in fact capable of some logic.
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Everytown Ignores Its Own Data to Get Attention

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:43
Everytown for Gun Safety produced an “analysis” that sought to tie an “‘alarming’ spike” in fatal firearms-related accidents involving children to the recent surge in firearms purchases across the country. Their point is predicated on the deliberate exclusion and misuse of their own data – they used the tragic deaths of children to push their anti-gun agenda. Their own historical data disproves their claim.
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Playing Pandemic Politics in New Mexico

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:43
COVID-19 is indiscriminate –it infects without regard to class or background or political orientation. In addition to the loss of health or lives or livelihoods, an indirect victim of the virus, one more selectively targeted due to government intent or intransigence, is civil rights.
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Mexico Demands Explanation for Obama-era Gun-walking Scandal

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:43
Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious. These days, Barack Obama spends his time collecting money from a lucrative Netflix contract, shuffling between lavish homes in Washington, D.C. and on Martha's Vineyard, and occasionally offering his tepid support for presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Former Attorney General Eric Holder enjoys a profitable position as a "rainmaker" at high-powered D.C. law firm Covington. Meanwhile, those who lost loved ones to the Obama Department of Justice's misguided gun trafficking scheme are still searching for answers and accountability.
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Alabama: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 07:00
On May 18th, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2020 session.  During this session, sheriffs attempted at every turn to derail NRA-supported Senate bill 47 and House Bill 39, bills to improve your right to self-defense by creating the option of a lifetime carry permit. 
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California: This Week's Committee Hearings

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:43
The Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees will be hearing bills this week that will negatively impact your Second Amendment Rights. Contact members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to oppose AB 2847 and AB 2362 and also contact Senate Public Safety Committee members and urge their opposition to SB 914. 
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Massachusetts: Shooting Ranges to Reopen

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:48
Today, Gov. Baker signed COVID-19 Order No. 33 easing restrictions that were put into place to address the COVID-19 crisis. The new guidance allows shooting ranges to open today, May 18th.  Shooting ranges will be required to follow the safety protocols outlined in the Governor’s Order.
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NRA-Endorsed State Senate Candidates Sweep in Nebraska

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:42
All nine NRA-endorsed Nebraska state Senate candidates won their primaries Wednesday night and will be on the ballot for the November election. 
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Northern Virginia Indoor Gun Ranges Ordered to Remain Closed

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:43
Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) reversed his decision to reopen indoor gun ranges and other businesses throughout the state on Tuesday after pressure from county officials in Northern Virginia. In a new executive order, Northam said he would keep business closures in effect for localities in the populous northern part of the state.
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Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:50
Yesterday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. 
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While Loosening Some Restrictions, Anti-Gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Continues to Punish Certain Gun Stores

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:54
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that small retail businesses in the state, including gun stores, can operate at 25% of fire code capacity effective Saturday, May 16, as long as COVID-safe practices are in place.
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Prairie County Men Hold Escaped Murder Suspect at Gunpoint

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:21
An escaped murderer was captured Friday morning thanks to two armed Prairie County citizens. Agencies all over Eastern Arkansas fled to Des Arc Thursday night after Earl Parks escaped the Prairie County Jail alongside federal inmate Craig Gilliam.
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Mexican Government Demanding Answers About 'Fast and Furious' Gun Smuggling

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:12
The arrest last December of a former Mexican security minister in the U.S. on drug charges has compelled the current Mexican government to send a note to the U.S. government demanding to know of Mexican government involvement in the failed ATF sting ‘Fast and Furious.”
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Minnesota Urgent Alert: House to Consider Pro-Gun Amendment Allowing Electronic Application for Carry Permits During Covid-19 Outbreak

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:03
Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives will consider an Amendment to House File 4605 that will allow applicants for carry permits to apply electronically during the current Covid-19 outbreak.
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Pennsylvania: Game Commission Extends the Expiration of Current Shooting Range Permits

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:45
Last week, the Pennsylvania Game Commission put out a press release announcing that all 2019-20 shooting range permits will remain valid for an additional two months (through August 31, 2020.)  
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Virginia: Indoor Ranges to Reopen

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 13:31
On Friday, May 8th, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 61 outlining “Phase One” of easing restrictions that were put into place to address the COVID-19 crisis. Indoor shooting ranges will be permitted to reopen on Friday, May 15th, with certain requirements on occupancy, physical distancing, face coverings, and sanitation.
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Canada: Trudeau’s Liberal Government Imposes Immediate Ban on “Assault Weapons”

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:54
On May 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government’s latest gun control measure, a wide-ranging ban on thousands of semiautomatic guns. Speaking at a press conference, he advised:
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