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Illinois: Anonymous “Revoke a Gun Owners Rights” Hotline Bill to be Heard

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:25
Today, the Illinois state House of Representatives will be hearing House Bill 1664 that would allow your Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process.  Contact your state Representative to OPPOSE HB 1664.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.
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Oh Look, Another Reason Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Democrats On Gun Control

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:23
It’s not hard to see why conservatives, Second Amendment supporters, and gun owners distrust Democrats on this issue. Yes, there’s room for agreement on strengthening background checks on mental health, but Democrats don’t want just that. They need something else to satisfy their confiscatory ethos inherent in this issue. They want to destroy the Second Amendment. That’s not hyperbole. That’s becoming more fact-based as the Democratic Party has lurched to the far left in recent years. 
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More than 1,400 Utahns ages 18 to 20 carry concealed firearms. Here's why

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:08
Cole wanted to be able to defend herself. So last year, shortly after the state green-lighted Utahns as young as 18 to get concealed carry permits, she completed the training and bought a 9mm handgun. She was 19. “A lot of people told me I was too young for it,” said Cole, now 20. "But I feel safer."
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Florida: EMERGENCY ALERT: House Members Need to hear from you NOW

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:54
Yesterday, the Florida Senate voted 20 to 18 to pass a bill that punishes law-citizens for the actions of a mentally deranged criminal who murdered 17 people after repeated warnings were ignored by officials in Florida.  THE REASON THE GUN CONTROL BILL SB-7026 PASSED?  Senate leadership strong-armed enough Senators to vote in favor of the bill, despite hearing from gun owners across Florida that passing gun control would do nothing to secure our schools or fix our broken mental health system.
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Delaware: Radical Gun Control legislation Scheduled for Wednesday Hearing

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:11
On Wednesday, March 7, the House Administration Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 330.  
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Maryland: Tomorrow is Gun Bill Day in the House!

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:58
Tomorrow, March 6, is the Maryland House Judiciary Committee’s Gun Bill Day.
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South Dakota: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Await Governor’s Signature

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:34
Today, the South Dakota Senate passed House Bill 1209 by a 31-1 vote.
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By ditching the NRA, companies are dividing Americans

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:23
Sam never used the corporate discounts available to him through his National Rifle Association membership. It’s not like he doesn’t love a good deal — he just forgot they were available. A pharmaceutical salesman from suburban Cleveland, Sam says he’s never been much of an activist when it comes to leveraging his purchasing power. “I am pretty pragmatic about my shopping habits,” said the 40-something, who asked that his last name not be published. “While I look for convenience, I will go out of my way to purchase something if I was treated well by a company.” Until now.
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White House Clarifies Trump’s Due Process Comments

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:04
Sarah Sanders clarified comments President Trump made last week about suspending due process to confiscate guns from criminals during Monday’s White House press briefing. “The president thinks that we need to expedite the process,” the White House press secretary stated when asked by a reporter if POTUS wants to “take guns from people who are dangerous before due process.”
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Tennessee: More Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled for this Week

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:42
Tomorrow, multiple committees are scheduled to hear pro-gun bills
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Illinois: House to Vote on Magazine Ban & Confiscation Bill Tomorrow

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:39
On March 6th, the Illinois state House of Representatives will be voting on House Bill 1469 to ban the vast majority of ammunition magazines in use today.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE HB 1469.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.
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Rhode Island: Dueling Gun Control Hearings on Tap This Week

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:37
Tomorrow night will be a busy night at the Statehouse.  The House and Senate Judiciary Committees will both be convening after floor sessions wrap up at approximately 4:30 p.m.
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Washington: Tell Your Senator to Oppose Gun Control

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:06
Substitute Senate Bill 6620 could receive a Senate floor vote today. As previously reported, attempts may be made to amend Substitute Senate Bill 6620 on the floor in order to make it seem a little less outrageous while still containing significant infringements.  Any legislation that removes a constitutional right from a segment of law-abiding adults remains an affront to the Second Amendment and your NRA will continue to oppose them.  Please immediately call your state Senator at 1-800-562-6000 and urge them to reject any version of SSB 6620 that removes rights from law-abiding adults in Washington.
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Gun-control issue boils over in Virginia House after fiery speech from delegate

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:39
A fiery speech about gun rights brought the Virginia House of Delegates to a halt on Friday, with many Democrats walking out of the chamber and then calling for a recess to try to calm their anger.
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Common singles out NRA, Kimmel takes aim at Trump at Oscars

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:38
Hollywood seized the microphone at Sunday's Oscars and wasn't shy about its passions, sprinkling political moments throughout a show that included anti-gun and pro-immigration references, as well as mocking the president's Twitter habits.
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Once Banned, Now Loved and Loathed: How the AR-15 Became ‘America’s Rifle’

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:37
The AR-15 won its place in American culture through a confluence of circumstances, described in interviews by more than 15 gun industry professionals, hobbyists, lawyers and gun owners.
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I Wanted to Be a Good Mom. So I Got a Gun

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:48
A few months after my father left our family home for good, my mother heard me screaming in the middle of the night. It was the kind of scream that made her grab her rifle in one hand and some ammo in another. It was a spring night and I was sleeping with my window open, which was right above my bed; I loved breathing in the fresh air. That night, in that open window, I heard the banging of a ladder, and by the time my mother made it into the room and began loading her gun, a man was about to climb in.
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KU Crime Down 13 Percent, No Weapons Violations in Year One of Campus Carry

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:43
It would be rash to credit a 13 percent annual drop in crime at the University of Kansas to six months of legalized campus carry, but the new law certainly did not cause an increase in crime or a spike in weapons violations. In 2017, 671 criminal offenses were reported to KU police compared to 770 in 2016. According to the KU Office of Public Safety, there were zero weapons violations in 2017. Despite a near meltdown on campus by those like Wilmott indifferent or hostile to the Second Amendment, eight months have passed without incident since the law went into effect on July 1.
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NRA: Zinke Fighting for Us

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:24
The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) celebrates Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's one year anniversary as Secretary of the Interior and applauds his numerous accomplishments.
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Shannon Watts Wants To Ban Adults from Buying Bolt-Action Rimfire Rifles Too

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 19:09
The wave of political debate in the wake of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has, once again, exposed some of the more complicated arguments about guns. Unfortunately, those arguing for the tightest restrictions on firearms often know the least about what they are hoping to legislate. Here’s a good example.  
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