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Florida Court Recognizes Popularity of Carry Permits, Rules Police Cannot Use Possession of a Gun as Sole Basis for Investigatory Stops

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 20:21
An appellate court in Florida recently decided that a police officer who sees a firearm when approaching a citizen is not permitted to rely exclusively on the possession of the firearm as the justification for an investigatory stop and search. Bearing arms is not only a lawful activity, it is “a specifically enumerated right” protected under both the state and federal constitutions. Taking into consideration the sheer number of persons in the state who are permitted to carry concealed weapons, this “potentially lawful activity cannot be the sole basis for a detention. If this were allowed, the Fourth Amendment would be eviscerated.”
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New Hampshire: Firearm Seizure Bill Set for Committee Hearing

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 11:17
On June 24th, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 687 which would take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend this meeting remotely starting at 9:10 AM, to OPPOSE HB 687.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 10:19
After recessing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the legislature is back at it pushing gun control. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on Thursday, June 25th at 10 a.m. to consider HB 1902 and HB 2744.
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Virginia: Alexandria Set to Create Countless Gun-Free Zones, Undermine Right-to-Carry

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 16:08
With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s raft of new gun controls set to take effect on July 1st, Alexandria Mayor Justin M. Wilson and the City Council are wasting no time in attacking gun rights. HB421/SB35, signed by Northam on April 22nd, weakened the state firearms preemption statute to allow localities to prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms in an array of locations.
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California: Bills Pass Senate Appropriations Committee Now Eligible for Floor Vote

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:02
Today, the Senate Appropriations considered bills sent to the Suspense File earlier this month, passing SB 914 and SB 1175 on party-line voting.  Both bills are eligible for votes on the Senate floor.  
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Noticeable Spike Reported in Interest from Women Who Want to Learn About Guns

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:12
Local firearm instructors said concealed carry classes are in high demand, and moms are the ones lining up at the door. For Cape Coral mother, Chrisy Franks, the decision to take a concealed carry class was for her kids.
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Federal Court Prohibits Future Restrictions On Open Carry by City of Jackson

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:22
NRA-ILA reported to you in April that the Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, had filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Mount Olive) against Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's executive order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in the city.
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Florida Alert! Young Americans for Liberty Force Nikki Fried to Reopen Concealed Weapons License applications in Florida

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:29
Young American for Liberty declared VICTORY today after forcing Florida Agriculture Commissioner to back down.
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Victory in New Mexico

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:30
The NRA won. The rights of law-abiding New Mexicans to purchase a firearm and go to the range have been vindicated.
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NRA’s Statement on Today’s Inaction by the Supreme Court

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:09
The Bill of Rights specifically includes the right to keep and bear arms because self-defense is fundamental to the liberty of a free society. Today’s inaction continues to allow so-called gun safety politicians to trample on the freedom and security of law-abiding citizens. This fight is not over for the NRA.
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Louisiana: Governor Signs Package of Pro-Gun NRA-Backed Bills

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:53
Over the weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards showed his strong support of the second amendment by signing the NRA’s pro-2A legislative package.
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Residents Complain D.C.’s Police Department Creating Bottleneck for Handgun Purchases

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:49
In an arrangement unique to Washington, D.C., the local police department is the only federally licensed firearms dealer that is open to the public. Residents tell the Washington Free Beacon, however, that legally obtaining a handgun has become nearly impossible due to the department's inaction.
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Not Funny: Firearm Prohibitionists Finally Target Elmer Fudd’s Gun

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 07:36
For some in the pro-gun community, the term “Fudd” denotes a person who owns guns, typically not for self-defense, but considers themselves above the fray of Second Amendment politics. But it is not owning this or that type of gun that makes a person a Fudd. Rather, it’s an attitude of indifference to the besieged plight of gun owners generally. The name derives from Elmer Fudd, the classic Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoon character who single-mindedly pursued ducks and rabbits (Daffy and Bugs in particular) with his trusty assortment of long arms, usually to his own detriment.
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Free NRA Hunter Ed Classes Raise $150,000 for State Wildlife Agencies

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 07:28
The NRA knows how to measure success. Nearly a year since announcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) now allows states to use the NRA’s free Online Hunter Education Course as Pittman-Robertson (P-R) Act match dollars, the NRA is pleased to follow up that good news with the fact the course has raised more than $150,000 for state wildlife agencies through matching federal P-R grants to date. This is an impressive and welcome update since the USFWS announced its new policy 11 months ago, particularly as America works to do more with less amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lessons in the Value of Strong State Firearms Preemption Laws

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 07:21
Along with the sweeping success of the Right-to-Carry movement, strong state firearms preemption laws have been among the most important developments over the past half-century in the way average Americans own and use firearms. To open a circa 1970 edition of ATF's State Laws and Published Ordinances is to encounter an incomprehensible patchwork of county and city regulations that made it impossible for otherwise law-abiding gun owners to confidently exercise their right to keep and bear arms.
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California: Assembly Passes Firearm Bills

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 13:14
This week, the California Assembly passed anti-gun bills AB 2362 and AB 2847.  The bills will now move to the Senate for further consideration.  Next week the Senate Appropriations Committee will move bills off the suspense file and to the floor. Anti-gun and hunting legislation SB 914 and SB 1175 are eligible for votes. 
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The Armed Citizen® June 12, 2020

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:20
Armed Citizen® TodayAround 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, four men arrived at the Firing Line gun shop in Philadelphia, Pa., and used tools to break into the building. Once in, they headed up a staircase to the second floor.
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Florida Alert! Anti-gun Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Takes One Step Back Over Lawsuit

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 14:06
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has been knowingly and willfully violating the law and Constitutional rights.  It’s a shame it took a lawsuit to make her do her job and take a step back from breaking the law.
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Iowa: Senate Passes Bill to Expand Hunting Access

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 14:03
Today, the Iowa Senate voted 37-13 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by defining the types of cartridges that may be used for deer hunting and expanding opportunities for youth hunters to hunt under the supervision of an adult.
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Louisiana: Urge Governor Edwards to Sign Pro-Gun Measures before Weekend Deadline

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 12:05
A weekend deadline is fast approaching for four pro-gun bills sitting on Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk.
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