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Oregon: Session Nears End, Senators Prevent a Quorum

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:29
Today, the Oregon Senate Minority Caucus left the Capitol building and are refusing to attend floor sessions in order to prevent a quorum on certain pieces of legislation.  Because of this, anti-gun legislators are now threatening to bring back the omnibus gun control package, Senate Bill 978, by forcing a floor vote should enough Senators return to the Capitol.  In order to prevent SB 978 from being considered, a quorum must not be reached for the remainder of the legislative session, which is to run through June 30th.
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California: NRA and CRPA Submit Opposition to DOJ’s Proposed “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for Firearm and Ammunition Transactions

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 17:59
As reported earlier, the California Department of Justice recently proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant IDs whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.
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CBS News Tells the True Story of Trophy Hunting

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:27
The truth about hunting’s contributions to wildlife conservation and economic development in rural Africa is too often drowned out in the media by the criticism of activists who live far from the problems. CBS News, however, recently broke this trend when on June 7 it unveiled its original documentary titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation.”
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Joe Biden's Silly 'James Bond-Style' Gun Control Fantasy

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:21
Joe Biden has a dream. “If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help,” he recently told donors in New York City, as the Washington Examiner noted, “if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it.” Well, that’s just great.
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California: CRPA and NRA Victory! Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Del Mar’s Attempt to Ban Gun Shows

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:30
On Monday, June 17, the California Rifle and Pistol Association attorneys with the support of NRA and others, secured a major victory in the fight against Del Mar’s attempt from banning gun shows.
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IL Sen. Taunts Gun Owner: Forget the Fine, Maybe We’ll Just Take Your Firearms

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:37
Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms. The exchange was caught on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was tied to proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic firearms in one’s home.
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California Gun Owners Feel The Repercussions Of Illegal Aliens Obtaining IDs

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:07
The California Department of Justice on Monday filed an "emergency regulations" proposal. If adopted, Californians would be required to have REAL IDs to purchase firearms and ammunition beginning on July 1.
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New Jersey: Assembly and Senate to Vote on Smart Guns on Thursday

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:52
Last week, anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton passed several bills out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
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NRA celebrates 'highly successful' year in Texas as new gun bills signed into law

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:40
It will soon be easier to carry guns in Texas churches, schools, apartment buildings and disaster zones. Sunday was the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to approve or veto bills passed during the 2019 meeting of the Texas Legislature, which wrapped up late last month. An effort to do away with the state's gun licensing rules failed to reach his desk, but Abbott signed several bills that will further loosen Texas' permissive gun laws. Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association said the session was very successful.
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Abingdon crowd rejects governor's call for action on gun control following Virginia Beach mass shooting

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:02
A roundtable in Southwest Virginia about gun policy on Tuesday started with an audience member’s recitation of the Second Amendment. From there, residents passionate about gun rights peppered Brian Moran, Virginia’s secretary of public safety, with concerns about an upcoming special session in which the General Assembly will take up gun control proposals.
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Gun ban in municipal buildings rejected in wake of mass shooting in Virginia Beach

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:59
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in city history, many people said they'd feel safer if they could bring guns into government buildings. They made that clear to the City Council on Tuesday night as members considered a resolution to support a ban on bringing them into such places.
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Gun proposals find strong opposition in Southwest Virginia

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:51
About 100 people jammed into a classroom at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon with nearly all voicing displeasure over laws proposed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. At the center of the room, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran listened to comments and fielded dozens of questions and concerns about the recently proposed regulations during the 90-minute session — one of six such events statewide.
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Dems: The Second Amendment Was About Hunting, You Know

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:21
Earlier today, Ed picked through the bones of Eric Swalwell’s laughable gun control platform, pointing out a very real gap in the congressman’s grasp of the Second Amendment. But the longshot POTUS candidate isn’t the only member of his party that seems to have trouble grasping the finer points of the Bill of Rights.
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Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:33
Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms is not a malevolent, outdated barricade to peace that must be demolished or diminished in the name of public safety.
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Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell's Gun Control Proposal? His 'Rally' Numbers Outside NRA's Headquarters

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:25
Over the last few days Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has continually teased a "really big rally" where he'd unveil his gun control proposal outside of the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday.
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Rep. Thomas Massie, John Lott: Gun-Free Zones Need to Go. They Are not only Ineffective, They're Dangerous

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:14
The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern—yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns. The most lives are claimed in places where people can’t defend themselves on equal footing. It’s not a coincidence the attack occurred in a public building filled with public employees prohibited from carrying handguns, concealed or otherwise.
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California DOJ Proposes “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for All Firearm and Ammunition Transfers

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:05
Yesterday, the California Department of Justice officially submitted proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant California driver license or identification cards whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.
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Congressional Dems Push to Require a License to Exercise Fundamental, Constitutional Right

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:19
Democrats on Capitol Hill have debuted a proposal to help mandate that those who want a handgun first be approved for a permit. The legislation, backed by Dems in both the House and Senate, would encourage more states to adopt licensing schemes like Connecticut’s handgun purchasing law, which requires a special renewable permit to purchase any revolver or pistol. Dubbed the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, the bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut along with U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn and Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
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Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:09
Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.
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The Worst Advice Column Ever Written?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:19
From Live Well Nebraska comes the most amusingly hysterical and extraordinarily ignorant advice column I have read in a long while. It consists of a question, posed by a man writing as “Dumbfounded Father,” and a response, offered by “syndicated columnist” Amy Dickinson. At no point in the exchange does either person range within a country mile of reality.
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