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Feds Grant $1 Billion to Wildlife Agencies from Gun, Equipment Sales

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:42
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Monday announced over $1 billion in funding collected from the long-standing excise tax on the sale of guns, ammo, archery, and fishing equipment. The funds were collected included $673 million from the Pittman-Robertson and $365 million from the Dingell-Johnson programs, which have levied taxes against manufacturers of hunting and fishing equipment since 1937 and 1950, respectively. The initiative makes America’s sportsmen conservationists as they have contributed $21 billion over the years for the benefit of public recreation, wildlife restoration, and hunter’s education through their everyday purchases.
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Pittsburgh approves new gun control legislation

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:39
The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved new gun control legislation that will place restrictions on the use of military-style assault weapons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The legislation would ban the use assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, which authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded several others. It would also ban the use armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, as well as allow the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be dangerous to themselves or others, the Post-Gazette reported. The paper noted that the legislation is expected to face court challenges from pro-gun advocates who say they'll sue to block the laws from taking effect, citing Pennsylvania state law that forbids municipalities from regulating guns.
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Oregon Democrats pursue gun control measures

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:34
As part of an ambitious Democratic agenda, Oregon lawmakers are considering a range of gun control measures, including a provision that would penalize gun owners who fail to safely store their weapons at home. Advocates from both sides of the aisle flooded the Capitol on Tuesday to weigh in on an omnibus gun control package, which, among other things, would tighten gun storage requirements and outlaw untraceable firearms. The proposal would also tighten regulations around 3-D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, requiring that those who build these weapons to pass a background check. It would also allow retailers to set a minimum purchasing age of firearms and other accessories to 18, 19, 20 or 21. Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods and other major retailers have raised the minimum purchasing age to 21 and have been slapped with age discrimination lawsuits in response.
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New Hampshire: House Floor Votes For Anti-Gun Bills

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:22
On April 4th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives will be holding floor votes for House Bill 564 to restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds and House Bill 696 to take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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Montana: Senate Passes Preemption Legislation to the Governor’s Desk

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:16
Today, the Montana Senate passed House Bill 325 and 357 by a 29 to 20, and 28 to 21 vote respectively.
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Attend NRA’s Grassroots Leadership Conference at the Annual Meetings in Indy!

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:12
Taking place in your own backyard in Indianapolis, this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is quickly approaching, and you are invited! 
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Tennessee: Multiple Committee Hearings Scheduled Tomorrow

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:03
Tomorrow, several gun bills are scheduled in multiple committees for consideration,
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Arkansas Urgent Action Needed: Contact Your Senator and Urge them to Support Self-Defense Legislation on the Floor

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:42
Senate Bill 484, sponsored by Senator Bob Ballinger and Representative Aaron Pilkington, would remove the ambiguous and confusing language in Arkansas’ current duty to retreat statute.
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NRA is back, ‘highest ever’ membership

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:18
The National Rifle Association has recovered from a membership drop after President Trump’s 2016 election and is now at the highest levels ever in its history. New figures put the membership at approximately 5.5 million.
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Oregon may expand gun-free zones, raise gun buying age

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:22
Oregon lawmakers have scheduled about four hours of public hearings on Tuesday to tackle what’s shaping up to be this year’s principal gun legislation. In the morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will take testimony on a 44-page proposal that would, among other things, penalize some gun owners who fail to lock up their guns and allow gun dealers to refuse to sell guns to people younger than 21. In the afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a more limited gun control bill.
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Pittsburgh council approves gun-control bills

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:36
Pittsburgh City Council approved a package of gun laws Tuesday by a 6-3 vote. The legislation will place restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines used for self-defense. 
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California: More Firearm-Related Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committees this Week

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 17:48
On Tuesday, April 2, both the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee are scheduled to hear several firearm-related bills and on Wednesday, April 3, the Assembly Appropriations Committee is also scheduled to hear several firearm-related bills.   
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Mississippi: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 17:40
On Friday, March 29, the Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session. 
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Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:05
The Iowa state House of Representatives has the opportunity to ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves and their loved ones.  Unfortunately, they have still not brought up House File 636, the Family Defense Act, for debate and time is running out to move that critical piece of legislation.
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Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:00
On March 29th, Governor Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 79​, "An Act to Protect Shooting Ranges."
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Punishing the gun industry

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:32
President Donald J. Trump can do one simple thing that would, with one stroke of his pen, save little businesses across America, bring fairness to a politically incorrect industry that voted for him and stop another attempt to bankrupt America’s gun manufacturers. Mr. Trump can approve this reform to modernize our export-control language so that it includes the U.S. ammunition and firearms industry. All of the other industry sectors that were involved have already benefitted from this process, as their oversight for export was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export experts at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Nevada lawmakers consider new gun-control measures

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:24
A pair of gun control measures get their first - and possibly only - hearing before a state legislative committee Monday morning. The bills are being pushed by Nevada Democrats, who say more gun control is needed in the wake of the 1 October shooting in 2017.
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Colorado: “Red Flag” Legislation Sent to the Governor after House Concurs

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:13
Today, the Colorado House Concurred on House Bill 1177, legislation that could derive an individual of their Second Amendment rights without due process.
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Texas: Senate Advances NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill - Multiple Bills to be Heard in House Committee on Wednesday

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:01
This morning, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously voted out a committee substitute for Senate Bill 19, an NRA-backed measure sponsored by State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) that protects the rights of tenants to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in residential units, and to transport them directly en route between their personal vehicles and their apartments or condominiums. 
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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:56
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