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Virginia: Additional Anti-Gun Bills Defeated in Committee

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:48
This week, committees in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly heard and voted to defeat more bills included in Governor Ralph Northam's anti-gun agenda.
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Why the Supreme Court will almost surely strike down New York City's gun law

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:13
Any attempt to predict the outcome of a Supreme Court case is, at least, a risky business. But I will offer a prediction for the outcome of the case recently accepted for review by the high court, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. City of New York. It will strike the law down, to give gun rights groups a small but meaningful victory they desperately crave.
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Kirsten Gillibrand says Supreme Court needs reform, doesn't rule out adding more justices, term limits

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:11
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a potential 2020 presidential contender, didn’t rule out adding additional justices to the Supreme Court if she would win the White House next year when asked in a recent interview.
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Colorado: Majority Democrats reject 3 GOP-sponsored gun-rights bills

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:07
Majority Democrats on a Colorado House committee have rejected three bills favored by gun-rights activists. One, sponsored by GOP House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to bring guns on school grounds. Neville argued Thursday the measure could better protect students from threats. A bill by GOP Reps. Lori Saine and Stephen Humphrey would have repealed ammunition magazine limits.
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Quebec To Ease Some Of Their Gun Registration Criteria

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:06
The Canadian province of Quebec has come to recognize at least a little bit of reality. You see, while a lot of Quebecois may support gun control, a lot of Quebecois gun owners aren’t interested in registering their guns. This appears to have pressured the government into easing some of its regulations in hopes of encouraging more to obey the draconian and useless law.
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Minnesota: Senate Democrats propose tougher gun restrictions, draw ire of gun owners

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:03
Supporters of tougher gun restrictions have put Minnesota lawmakers on notice: they’ll be watching to ensure legislation passes this year. Now, as Senate Democrats propose two changes to tighten the state’s gun laws, gun owners have made it known they’re paying attention, too.
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Indiana: Committee to Hear Important Self-Defense Bill

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:55
On Monday, January 28th at 10:30AM, the Indiana State House Committee on Judiciary will be hearing House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others.
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Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 04:48
On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.  
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Hawaii: Ban on Commonly Owned Semi-Autos & Other Anti-Gun Bills Introduced

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 20:14
As previously reported last week, House Bill 25 was introduced, which would ban the possession of firearms or ammunition in hotel rooms.  The trend continued this week with additional anti-gun bills being filled, the most egregious of these being a ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms, discriminating against young adults under the age of 21 and prohibiting them from bringing firearms into the state, and lastly, further victimizing gun owners who have experienced a loss or theft.
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Illinois: Bill Introduced to Ban Many Firearms & Accessories

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:00
Legislation has been introduced in the Illinois state Senate for a comprehensive ban on many types of firearms and accessories.  Senate Bill 107 is currently in the Senate Assignments Committee awaiting a referral to a committee that will consider it. 
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Washington: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, On to Senate Floor

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:14
During the January 24th executive session, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice voted to pass all of the gun control bills before them by a vote of 4-3.  They will now go to the Senate floor for further consideration.
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Arkansas: Concealed Carry Fee Reduction Legislation on the Move in Both Chambers

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:04
Today, important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1036, was passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and could receive a floor vote as early as next week. 
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What's next for the Second Amendment?

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:08
Nine years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a Chicago law that amounted to a near-total ban on handgun ownership in the city. It was a landmark Second Amendment decision that opened the door to judicial scrutiny of a wide range of firearm regulations. Since then, however, the court has consistently avoided Second Amendment cases, leaving a great deal of uncertainty about what policies are allowed.
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Vendor lawsuit against Dick's Sporting Goods over ammunition contract moves forward

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:06
Dick’s Sporting Goods is being sued by a vendor claiming the Findlay-based retailer breached its contract in an ammunition agreement.
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Cuomo backs NYC on gun-control bill to be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:05
Gov. Cuomo threw his support Wednesday behind a New York City gun bill that will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. “New York City, localities, have the right to reasonable regulation of guns,” Cuomo said during an interview on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a case challenging a New York law severely restricting licensed gun owners from carrying firearms outside the home, including outside city limits.
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Wyoming panel shoots down gun bill

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:03
A Wyoming legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have repealed most gun-free zones in public places. KGAB-AM reports Senate File 75 failed on a 3-2 vote Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, a bill that mirrors the Senate legislation remains alive in the House.
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Supreme Court agrees to hear gun-rights case

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:04
The Supreme Court ducked taking a major case involving the Obama-era DACA program but did agree Tuesday morning to hear a gun-rights case, in what legal analysts said could be the final word on the court’s schedule for this term.
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Colorado: House Committee to Consider Magazine Ban Repeal

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:02
On Thursday, January 24, the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1021.
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Gun foe Bloomberg accused of hypocrisy after calling for armed private force at Johns Hopkins U.

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:02
Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg bemoaned the lack of a private armed security force at Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater, due to the murder rate in Baltimore. The former mayor of New York City, who’s likely to run for president in 2020, has long been an advocate for gun control, but his comments on Tuesday raised eyebrows and accusations that his support of an armed private force on campus were at odds with his views on gun control.
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How the Supreme Court could shape the 2020 presidential race

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:00
The Supreme Court's future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation's most sensitive political divides.
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