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New Hampshire: House to Vote on Bill Restricting Self-Defense

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:29
On Thursday, June 27th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on the Committee of Conference report for HB 564.  House Bill 564 would restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds.
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Senator Chris Murphy Introduces Smart Gun Legislation

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:11
Anti-gun politicians in the 116th Congress have no shortage of ideas when it comes to different ways of threatening the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners in America. The misnomer phrase “common sense gun safety” includes misguided and ineffective policies such as requiring background checks to purchase ammunition or requiring so-called “smart gun” technology despite the slew of unanswered questions that experts have posed about the reliability of the unproven technology.
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Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:08
President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there's a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election. "Would I do that? Of course," Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill when asked if he would try to fill a high court vacancy during election season.
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Judicial Group Pressures Liberals to Release Their 'Secret List' of Judicial Nominees

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:06
Two can play at the judiciary game, Democrats and their secret list of nominees suggest. In 2016, then- candidate Donald Trump released his list of judicial nominees to great success, having eventually seen several of those individuals confirmed to courts across the country under his presidency. Now liberals apparently have a response.
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California Reminder: NRA and CRPA Hosting Webinar on June 26 Discussing Upcoming Ammunition Sales Restrictions

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:04
As reported earlier this month, NRA and CRPA will be hosting a free live webinar discussing all of the upcoming ammunition background check requirements scheduled to take effect July 1.  
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Northam admits his proposals wouldn’t have stopped the Virginia Beach shooting

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:06
Northam conceded that his proposals wouldn’t have necessarily prevented the Virginia Beach shooting. But he said the legislation his administration has backed would have helped.
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California: Legislative Update and Hearings Next Week

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 04:01
No summary available
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A Tale of Two Rallies

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:13
The 2020 presidential contest is now underway in earnest. On Tuesday, President Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign to a packed house at the 20,000 seat Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Earlier that day, one of the two dozen or so contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination tried to have a rally of his own to draw attention to his signature issue of gun control. The difference between the two events speaks volumes about the role the Second Amendment plays in American politics.
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Bloomberg Course: Certified in Advocacy

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:11
We did it. We “earned” a course certificate for the Bloomberg School’s massive open online course titled “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” After six grueling weeks we have heard what Michael Bloomberg’s champions of gun control want us to hear and even caught the acknowledgement of some truths that should undermine the gun control agenda.
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Video: Arrogant Illinois State Senator Proposes Confiscating Guns

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:09
Anti-gun lawmakers, including some of those vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, are becoming increasingly open about their desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens and jail those who don’t comply. Perhaps taking a cue from their strident federal allies, this trend has trickled down to state politicians.
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New Jersey: Legislature Passes Smart Gun Legislation

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:08
On Thursday, both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature passed “smart gun” legislation despite this technology being more science fiction than reality.
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Mt. Juliet Considers Allowing City Employees with Carry Permits to Bring Guns to Work

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:06
City leaders in Mt. Juliet are considering allowing city employees to bring guns to work if they have a valid carry permit. Right now, Mt. Juliet has about 180 people who work for the city. About a quarter of them are police so they already have guns, but the rest – some leaders argue – are sitting ducks if something were to happen.
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Maine: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Control Measures Defeated

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:03
On June 20th, the Maine Legislature adjourned from the first session of the 129th Legislature.  During this session, several egregious pieces of anti-gun legislation were defeated, including bills to criminalize private transfers of firearms and ban many commonly-owned standard capacity magazines.  Thwarting efforts to threaten shooting ranges, the Legislature instead took steps to protect ranges, passing a bill that Governor Janet Mills signed into law.  Unfortunately, the Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a Stand Your Ground measure, LD 533, that would have strengthened Mainers’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be. 
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Why the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Site Is Hunters’ Top Tool

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:38
When the NRA was founded in 1871, shooting and hunting were distinct parts of America’s culture, readily perceived as one in the same. But while the 5.2-million-member NRA is America’s largest organization of hunters with 3.5 million hunters in its ranks, the NRA and American hunters are not telling their story—and hunting and shooting have evolved into separate entities.
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Busted For Defending Your Own Home

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:16
This is probably one of my least favorite subjects to cover, but it’s the sort of thing we need to remain aware of. Questions of self-defense, the castle doctrine and home security come up often enough, and they can impact nearly anyone in the country if your luck runs low.
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Oregon: Session Nears End, Senators Prevent a Quorum

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:29
Today, the Oregon Senate Minority Caucus left the Capitol building and are refusing to attend floor sessions in order to prevent a quorum on certain pieces of legislation.  Because of this, anti-gun legislators are now threatening to bring back the omnibus gun control package, Senate Bill 978, by forcing a floor vote should enough Senators return to the Capitol.  In order to prevent SB 978 from being considered, a quorum must not be reached for the remainder of the legislative session, which is to run through June 30th.
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California: NRA and CRPA Submit Opposition to DOJ’s Proposed “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for Firearm and Ammunition Transactions

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 17:59
As reported earlier, the California Department of Justice recently proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant IDs whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.
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CBS News Tells the True Story of Trophy Hunting

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:27
The truth about hunting’s contributions to wildlife conservation and economic development in rural Africa is too often drowned out in the media by the criticism of activists who live far from the problems. CBS News, however, recently broke this trend when on June 7 it unveiled its original documentary titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation.”
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Joe Biden's Silly 'James Bond-Style' Gun Control Fantasy

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:21
Joe Biden has a dream. “If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help,” he recently told donors in New York City, as the Washington Examiner noted, “if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it.” Well, that’s just great.
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California: CRPA and NRA Victory! Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Del Mar’s Attempt to Ban Gun Shows

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:30
On Monday, June 17, the California Rifle and Pistol Association attorneys with the support of NRA and others, secured a major victory in the fight against Del Mar’s attempt from banning gun shows.
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