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Wyoming: Both Chambers Set to Hear Their Version of Pro-Gun Legislation

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:34
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee passed Senate File 71, and the Senate Agriculture Committee amended and passed House Bill 168 to mirror SF 71.
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If You’re Trying To Ban Guns, The Least You Can Do Is Learn The Basics

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:46
Can anyone imagine a major newspaper running an op-ed justifying public ignorance on public policy? Actually, not merely justifying the ignorance, but rather arguing that facts only help smother discourse rather than enhance it. It’s improbable. Then again, this is the gun debate. And one side benefits from policy illiteracy.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Legislators Attack National Reciprocity

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:35
On Thursday, March 8th, a number of resolutions and concurrent resolutions will be heard to request the Congressional Delegation of Hawaii to vote against any national reciprocity legislation.  The state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee will be hearing Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 and Senate Resolution 7 and the state House Committee on Public Safety will be hearing House Concurrent Resolution 37 and House Resolution 29.  Please contact members of the committees and urge them to OPPOSE these anti-gun resolutions.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
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Vermont: Gun Control Measures Advance in Montpelier

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:20
Last week, the Vermont Legislature passed several gun control measures before Friday's "crossover" deadline.
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NRA Says Bronin Putting Politics Before Public Safety

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:06
The National Rifle Association says Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s call to eliminate the organization from the gun-permitting process in Connecticut is political posturing. “No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA,’’ said spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “The NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.”
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I Go to a School Where an Attack Was Foiled. Here's Why I'm Against Limiting Gun Rights.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:58
Police cars surrounded my high school as I walked fast across the street to the science building. Eyes were glancing in many directions. The slight panic—bordering on hysteria—was obvious.
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Delaware: House Prepped to Consider Gun Control Legislation on Thursday

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:07
On Thursday, March 8, the Delaware House is scheduled to consider House Bill 300.  Previously, HB 300 was released from the House Committee with amendments that walked back some of the more extreme aspects of the legislation.
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New Jersey: Update on Assembly Gun Bills and Trenton Gun Owner Rally

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:05
Last week, your NRA-ILA joined our state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, and dozens of other New Jersey gun owners in testifying against a package of seven gun control bills which were heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
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Armed Citizen: Homeowner held burglary suspect at gunpoint

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:40
A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies say a homeowner held him at gunpoint in his garage.
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NAACP Urges National Gun Confiscation

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:37
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday.
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20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:34
An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.
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Gun rights advocates take aim at new age restrictions

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:32
As stores rush to impose a minimum age of 21 for gun purchases, some Second Amendment supporters say like-minded people should consider mounting legal challenges, saying the companies may have a hard time defending against claims of age discrimination for a core constitutional right.
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Why the Left Won’t Win the Gun-Control Debate

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:31
John Locke described the right of self-defense as a “fundamental law of nature.” It is an unalienable right every bit as essential to human liberty as the right to speak. Indeed, when a person experiences an actual threat, the need to exercise that right of self-defense becomes more immediately primal and deeply felt than any other constitutional right.
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Oscars hit all-time low in early ratings amid political posturing

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:31
The Academy Awards registered Sunday what may be an all-time television ratings low for a politically charged broadcast that featured a slate of nominated movies few viewers had ever seen.
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Gun Control Activist: Woman Wants Gun For Self-Defense Because Of 'Paranoia' And 'Racism'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:25
Gun control activist Shannon Watts thinks people who want a gun for self-defense are motivated by “paranoia” and that white privilege helps white women with guns feels safe.
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Oregon: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:57
On Saturday, March 3rd, the Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2018 Legislative Session. 
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For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:34
For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker. He harassed me, in person and online, at all hours of the day and night. I notified police and made several reports. A judge granted me a protective order. But still, the stalking and harassment continued. I truly felt all alone. He was slowly taking my life from me. It wasn’t until the death threats began that I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. I got a gun.
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Delta hit with a sea of angry customers after it bans NRA discounts

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:55
Delta announced last Saturday that it would be cutting ties with the NRA, and now pro-gun-rights activists are boycotting the brand on Twitter.
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The assault weapons ban didn't work. A new version won't, either

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:50
There is no denying that the AR-15 — an open-source, modular weapon platform that's the fruit of many tens of billions of private and public dollars in small arms research and almost six decades of innovation — is the most easy to use and the most lethal gun available to civilians. Those of us who defend the 2nd Amendment right to own guns must reckon with this technological reality.
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Meet the Conservative Parkland Massacre Survivor the Media Has Largely Ignored

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:41
 Kyle Kashuv is just as much a Parkland survivor as now-familiar names like David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, yet his views have only garnered limited attention.
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