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‘Guns and Torts’

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:07
I thought I’d pass along this recent Journal of Tort Law article by Berkeley Prof. Stephen Sugarman, a leading tort law scholar. Here’s the abstract (some paragraph breaks added):
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California lawmakers vote to give judges discretion over longer sentences in gun crimes

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:07
State lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow judges to decide against imposing prison-sentence enhancements of 10 or more years in cases where firearms are used to commit a felony.
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Don’t Forget to Join us for “Firearms and Freedom” in Grinnell this Saturday!

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:45
Don’t Forget to Join us for “Firearms and Freedom” in Grinnell this Saturday!
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NRA strongly supports secretary Zinke's land management plans

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:51
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced its strong support for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s public lands access initiative. In the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt, Secretary Zinke's land management plans demonstrate his steadfast commitment to conservation and America’s hunting heritage.
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House Committee Passes SHARE Act by Wide Margin

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:56
As we have reported, this year’s version of the SHARE Act is the most expansive and far-reaching yet. Besides previously-introduced provisions aimed at enhancing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and shooting and broadening access to federal lands for these purposes, this year’s SHARE Act contains reforms that would widely benefit sportsmen and the gun-owning public at large.   
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“What Happened”: Clinton Recognizes NRA’s Power, Rewrites History, and Urges Dems to Double-down on Gun Control

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:47
This week, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her new book, “What Happened,” which chiefly serves to assign blame to the myriad politicians, journalists, organizations, countries, prejudices, and technologies she claims caused her defeat. Gun rights supporters will be happy to know that NRA is featured prominently.
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National Reciprocity Bill Nears Goal Line in the House but Needs Your Support to Reach the End Zone

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:10
Gun owners received good news this week with the passage of the SHARE Act by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources (see related story). Meanwhile, progress continued to be made on another NRA legislative priority, as Congressman Rob Goodlatte (R-VA) – chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
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Massachusetts: Bills to Increase Hunting Opportunities to Be Heard in Committee

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:51
Next week, on Monday, September 18, the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee will meet to discuss multiple bills to increase hunting opportunities in the Commonwealth.  Legislation of particular interest to hunters are as follows:
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Committee Passes Sportsmen's Legislation

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:38
Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3668, the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017” or “SHARE Act.” This bipartisan bill expands opportunities for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.
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Everytown, gun control group, turns on spigot in Virginia elections with $1 million

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:37
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the campaign arm of one of the nation’s biggest gun control groups, announced Thursday that it would spend at least $1 million in Virginia as part of an “initial investment” to elect Democrats in November.
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Measure would ban openly carrying rifles in unincorporated areas of California

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:36
Californians would be prohibited from openly carrying long guns in public, unincorporated areas of the state under a bill approved Wednesday by the Legislature and sent to the governor for consideration.
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Arizona: Tucson to Pay State $100,000 After Gun Destruction Case Loss

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:36
The city of Tucson has agreed to pay the Arizona attorney general's office $100,000 to cover the state's costs of prosecuting a case where it alleged the city was likely violating state law by destroying seized firearms.
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Customs agents seized a lawful gun owner’s truck over five bullets. Now he’s suing to get it back

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:35
On Sept. 21, 2015, Gerardo Serrano was driving from his home in Kentucky to Piedras Negras, Mexico, when his truck was searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Texas's Eagle Pass border crossing. After finding a small ammunition clip, the agents took Serrano's truck from him.
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Supreme Court weighs gun ban in Delaware parks, forests

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:34
Delaware's Supreme Court is weighing a decision in a lawsuit challenging bans on non-hunting firearms in state parks and forests.
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NRA FACT CHECKS THE WASHINGTON POST

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:54
A recent piece in the Washington Post on the SHARE Act, legislation in Congress aimed at protecting the rights of America’s sportsmen and women, was fake news at its worst.    
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Join Your NRA-ILA at the New Jersey SAFE Conference!

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:11
Garden State gun owners simply can’t afford to elect fiercely anti-gun Phil Murphy, and the founders and sponsors of the third-annual NJ SAFE Conference are calling on New Jersey gun owners to rise to the challenge once again. Your constitutional freedoms and your right to bear arms are at stake.
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NRA Backed SHARE Act Passes Committee

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:37
“Today marks an important step in protecting the Second Amendment freedoms of America’s hunters and sportsmen and strengthening our outdoor heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “The SHARE Act will cut burdensome red tape that restricts millions of hunters and sportsmen.” 
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Lawmakers spar over suppressor bill

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:38
The measure from Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is in a broad sportsmen’s bill, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, aimed at broadening public access to federal lands for hunting and fishing.
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House panel weighs legislation that would loosen restrictions on suppressors

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:32
Lawmakers on Tuesday kick-started a renewed debate over guns with a hearing on a sportsmen’s bill that includes language loosening restrictions on gun sound suppressors, or silencers — one of the top legislative priorities for gun-rights groups this year.
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Cupich bans guns in all Chicago Archdiocese parishes and schools

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:31
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has issued a decree banning guns in all parishes, schools and other facilities across the archdiocese.
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