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Colorado sheriff says he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce proposed gun law

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:48
Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees so strongly with a gun bill making its way through the Colorado legislature that he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce it. “It’s a matter of doing what’s right,” he said. He’s not the only one who feels so strongly.
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This week: Senate GOP prepares to change rules on Trump nominees

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:44
Senate Republicans are preparing to push through a rules change that would cut down the amount of time it takes to confirm hundreds of President Trump’s nominees. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed up the resolution for an initial vote before the Senate left town, bringing the years-long fight over the pace of nominations to a head this week.
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High-capacity [sic] gun magazines to remain legal in California, judge rules

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:41
High-capacity [sic, actually standard capacity] gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited a home invasion where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker and two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.[sic, actually standard capacity]
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Nevada: Reminder, Hearing Tomorrow With New Updates, Contact your Legislators Today!

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 20:10
Late yesterday, the Judiciary Committee announced yet another change to Monday's agenda for their gun control hearing, this time limiting the amount of time for consideration on AB 291, the omnibus gun control bill, and a time change for AB 153, to impose one-size-fits-all standards for firearm storage.  This sudden change seems to signal an alarming trend where legislation impacting our Second Amendment rights gets rushed through a single joint committee hearing instead of separate hearings in each chamber like other legislation.
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Nevada: Update, April 1 Gun Control Hearing to Include a Live Feed to Elko

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 11:24
On March 29th, both the Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees announced via updated agendas that an Elko location will be videoconferenced in for the Monday April 1st gun control hearing.  This will give Nevadans in the North Eastern portion of the state an opportunity to participate in the hearing.  This was made possible by legislators representing North Eastern Nevada and an agreement from the Committee.  A special thanks to Senators Ira Hansen and Pete Goicochea, Assembly Members John Ellison and Alexis Hansen, along with the Committee. 
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Breaking! Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:38
In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. The case is Duncan v. Becerra. The NRA-supported case had already been up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the question of whether the law’s enforcement should be suspended during proceedings on its constitutionality. Last July, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld Judge Benitez’s suspension of enforcement and sent the case back to him for further proceedings on the merits of the law itself.
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Get Your Tickets Today to the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum!

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 16:20
NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry.
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CNN's Parkland Townhall Sought to Inflame, Not Inform

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:41
When I was told over a year ago that I would be attending CNN’s “townhall” on the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I knew it would neither be a journalistic endeavor nor a genuine townhall meeting where anyone would be permitted to speak. CNN’s own title said it all: “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action.” So this was an advocacy event, not a journalistic undertaking, which makes the Walter Cronkite Award the news channel received last week for the program utterly undeserved. 
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Complaint Filed in NRA-supported Challenge to Hawaii Concealed Carry Law

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:35
FAIRFAX, Va. – The Hawaii Rifle Association (HRA), with the support of the National Rifle Association, today filed a lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s extreme requirement that a concealed carry license can only be issued in “urgent” or “exceptional” instances.  “This law is so extreme that regular, law-abiding Americans cannot obtain concealed carry licenses, and that is a clear violation of their right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.   
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Ocasio-Cortez Joins Effort to Pressure Banks into Adopting the Far Left’s Anti-gun Agenda

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:14
The battle over politics in the financial marketplace continues to intensify. The combatants include anti-gun politicians who insist that banks have a social responsibility to sign onto the far left’s political agenda. Opposing them are patriotic Americans of all stripes who believe that federally chartered banks should serve the law-abiding public without ideological or political discrimination.
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Ohio is closer than ever to allowing concealed weapons without a permit, supporters say

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:01
For the first time in more than 20 years of trying, gun-rights advocates in Ohio say they’re optimistic that the state will soon no longer require a license to carry a hidden handgun or other deadly weapons. Nearly half of all Ohio House Republicans are co-sponsoring new legislation to abolish the state’s conceal-carry license and training requirements. The legislation, House Bill 174, would also expand the list of allowable concealed weapons to include rifles and shotguns, instead of just handguns. In addition, the bill would repeal an Ohio law requiring motorists stopped by law enforcement to notify the officer if they are carrying a gun.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Loses $150 million on Gun Control Crusade

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 13:46
For the last year we’ve been reporting on the bizarre saga of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ transformation from a relatively functional purveyor of mainstream sporting goods to a groveling symbol of modern corporate virtue signaling. On Friday, new evidence emerged of just how much that crusade has cost the retailer.
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Vermont: House to Hold Public Hearing on Gun Bill Tuesday Night

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:56
Last month, Vermont gun owners flooded Vermont Technical College for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed gun legislation.
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Questionable Metrics in New Study

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:56
A Columbia University doctoral student in epidemiology and professors from the NYU School of Public Health, the BU School of Public Health, and the Penn School of Medicine published a study last week in The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) that purports to have found that “states with more permissive gun laws and greater gun ownership had higher rates of mass shootings, and a growing divide appears to be emerging between restrictive and permissive states.”
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ESPN Sportscaster Attacks Sportsman

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:52
Perhaps jealous of all of the negative coverage his MSNBC protégé has received in recent days, this week ESPN host Keith Olbermann launched an unhinged Twitter attack against a Mississippi hunter that earned the political commentator widespread scorn.
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Kentucky: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 07:14
On Thursday, March 28th, the Kentucky Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session having passed and enacted legislation that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm. 
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Oregon: Language Released For Gun Control Bill, Additional Hearing Scheduled

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 19:29
On April 2nd, the Oregon state Senate Committee on Judiciary will be holding a public hearing for Senate Bill 978.  The -1 amendment for SB 978 is an omnibus gun control package that includes numerous anti-gun provisions pulled from previously introduced legislation.
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Indiana: House Committee Passes Amended Self-Defense Bill

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 15:09
On March 27th, the Indiana state House Committee on Ways & Means voted to pass Senate Bill 119 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Indiana.  It will now go to the full House of Representatives where it should be on the floor calendar for next week.
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Colorado Action Needed: Senate Passes “Red Flag” Legislation, Requires House Concurrence

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:55
Today, the Colorado Senate passed House Bill 1177, legislation that could derive an individual of their Second Amendment rights without due process, by an 18 to 17 vote.
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Tennessee: Busy Week Ahead for Committees in the Volunteer State

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:43
On Tuesday, April 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation. 
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