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NRA Applauds Passage of Mentored Hunting Bill

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:24
The National Rifle Association applauded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing Assembly Bill 455, which allows Wisconsinites of all ages to take part in Wisconsin’s mentored hunting program.  
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Terry McAuliffe’s Halfway Heroism

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:12
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has recently been distinguished by Governing magazine as one of its “Public Officials of the Year.” According to the magazine, Gov. McAuliffe claims his “proudest single achievement” in office has been restoring voting rights to felons.
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With ‘Firearm’ Offenses up 27-percent, UK Holds National Gun Surrender

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:54
Anti-gun advocates like Gun Control Network Chair Gillian Marshall-Andrews tout the United Kingdom’s longstanding firearms restrictions, which include a near total ban on handguns, as the “gold standard” of gun control. In recent years, UK officials have continued to implement new policies that further burden law abiding gun owners. 
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Joe Biden: Hero Who Ended Texas Rampage Shouldn’t Have Had His Gun

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:50
Most Americans consider Stephen Willeford a hero for bravely ending the rampage of a crazed murderer at a Texas church … but not former Vice President Joe Biden. During a national television appearance on Monday, Biden dismissed the Texan’s valorous actions, going so far as to say he shouldn’t have been carrying the AR-15 he used to stop the killer.
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Muzzleloaders Now Targeted by “Giffords” Gun Prohibition Lobby

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:07
It didn’t take long after the events in Las Vegas, Nevada for gun control advocates to resort to their usual tactic of blaming hardware for the acts of an evil man. Numerous anti-gun bills were introduced almost immediately, with arch anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) leading the charge.
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Suspected burglar held at gunpoint by homeowner

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:29
A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after he found him on his property in south Rankin County, authorities said.
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Man holds Michigan shooting suspect at gunpoint, tells him to get on the ground

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:28
The man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her friend at an apartment complex in Ortonville, Michigan is behind bars this morning thanks to the quick-thinking action of a resident and law enforcement. 
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Pastor defends family, shoots burglar

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:26
A Cherokee County pastor grabbed his gun and fought back to protect his wife and three children after deputies said a burglar broke into his home.
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Armed Kentucky homeowner halts alleged thief with gun, 150-pound Great Dane

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:25
A gun and 150-pound dog named Tank were all the help one Kentucky homeowner needed this weekend to stop an unwelcome house guest.
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Domestic violence is a tragedy. It's not a predictor of mass murder.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:42
Even if a majority of mass shootings were preceded by violence against intimate partners or family, that still would hardly serve as a reliable predictor of mass murder. There are, unfortunately, at least 10 million incidents of domestic violence every year, according to estimates reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. By contrast, there are, on average, about 22 mass shootings annually with at least four fatalities. Were we to predict mass murder on this basis of domestic violence, we would be wrong well more than 99% of the time.
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Massachusetts: ‘Privilege’ comment riles gun rights supporters

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:40
“We have some folks in this room who believe it is a privilege and we have some folks in this room who believe it is a constitutional right” to own a firearm, National Rifle Association spokesman John Hohenwarter said. “I think that’s where the fight lies.”
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Massachusetts: Gun lobby takes on AG regulation of firearms

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:39
The gun lobby Thursday challenged Attorney General Maura Healy’s authority over firearms regulation, supporting proposed legislation to weaken her oversight and strengthen that of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
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Maine: Town of Standish Declines Range Expansion

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:05
On November 14th, the Standish Town Council unfortunately voted to reject a proposal for town land to be leased to the Standish Fish & Game Club in order for it to expand range operations.
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Gabby Giffords’s Gun Control Group Releases Report Warning of Muzzleloaders, Other Firearms

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:52
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords's gun control group released a report on Wednesday warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles, a number of other firearms, and some firearms accessories and calling for new gun control measures targeting the devices. The group, which recently changed its name from Americans for Responsible Solutions to Giffords, said in a release its report was intended to identify "extremely lethal firearms and devices" that it believes skirt current firearms laws. 
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Marigny woman fatally shot man she had accused of abusing her

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:24
In the last several months, Crystal Baumann had accused ex-boyfriend Troy Cooks of breaking her phone, slapping her, refusing to leave her place and sending text messages about their sex life to her loved ones, according to New Orleans court records. She obtained two temporary restraining orders, but records show neither was in effect by the end of this summer after she skipped a court hearing. Cooks then showed up at her Marigny home on Friday afternoon, igniting an argument that ended when Baumann fired a gun into his face, New Orleans police said.
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Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:22
A family shared photos with WSAZ Tuesday that capture the morning they say they were startled by an intruder. The homeowner took matters into his own hands. Deputies at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office say the homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.
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Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:20
A young boy spotted a burglar inside of their Claysville home just before 1 a.m. Tuesday and told his father, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint said the homeowner got his gun and went looking for the intruder. When police arrived, the resident was aiming a pistol at 21-year-old Brandon Champe, who was on his knees with his hands on top of his head in the upstairs hallway
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Less Complaining And More Encouraging

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:19
It seems a little dramatic to blame these fine folks for the entire five hours. It can be assumed that there was no camera covering the specific area where the killings occurred and some period of time would have been necessary to sort things out even without the unwashed masses being so brazen as to take measures to defend themselves. In the end, the killer was quickly captured by police as he drove on city streets. Everything ended as well as it could have under the circumstances.
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Pennsylvania: Critical Preemption Bills Stalled Out in Both Chambers

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:03
With only a few session days left in 2017, neither Senate Bill 5 nor House Bill 671 have made it to the Governor’s desk.  As reported by the NRA-ILA earlier in the year, local governments continue to enact gun control ordinances in violation of current law.  Please contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT these two bills!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact them.
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Revolving Door Of Wrong Solutions

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:29
There are plenty of pundits who also seem more enamored with the idea of doing something big than doing something that works. The Boston Globe recently devoted space to the argument that “if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it: They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem.”  
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