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California: Confirmation of Xavier Becerra Heads to the State Senate

| January 13, 2017

California: Confirmation of Xavier Becerra Heads to the State Senate Today, January 13, the state Assembly approved the confirmation of U. S. Representative Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General by a party line vote of 56 to 23.    The state Senate will now take up this request.  A hearing by the Senate Rules committee […]

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National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

| January 13, 2017

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill addresses our nation’s patchwork of concealed carry reciprocity […]

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Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics?

| January 13, 2017

Increase in Violent Crime: National Trend Driven by Local Politics? The FBI released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report earlier this week and the bad news is that violent crime increased for the second consecutive year. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

| January 13, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime On Thursday, the NRA-supported case Peruta v. California took an important step towards restoring the right to bear arms in California.  The plaintiffs in the case, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol Association, filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the United […]

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Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

| January 13, 2017

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills Inspired, perhaps, by Oscar Wilde (“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) as the bill’s prime sponsors. Despite being described as […]

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Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced in North Dakota

| January 13, 2017

Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced in North Dakota With the 2017 North Dakota legislative session underway, we are happy to report these important pro-gun bills have been filed. House Bill 1169, introduced by state Representative Rick Becker (R-7), would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry.  This bill recognizes a law-abiding […]

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Armed robber shot by clerk, "They’re supposed to just hand over the money."

| January 13, 2017

Armed robber shot by clerk, "They’re supposed to just hand over the money." A 17-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound after reportedly committing two armed robberies. Court records show that a male teen robbed one store and tried to rob another when he was confronted by an armed clerk who shot him in the […]

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Pleasant Grove homeowner fights back against home invader

| January 13, 2017

Pleasant Grove homeowner fights back against home invader A Pleasant Grove family fought back against home intruders early Friday morning. Investigators said a masked suspect kicked in the door of a home around 3 a.m. in the 9500 block of Eloise St. near June Rd. in Pleasant Grove. The homeowner, his wife and a grown […]

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NY Taxi Driver Brandishes Gun To Defend Himself Against Ice Pick Attack

| January 13, 2017

NY Taxi Driver Brandishes Gun To Defend Himself Against Ice Pick Attack A taxi driver in upstate New York used his legally concealed weapon to keep an ice-pick armed woman at bay. A Rochester taxi driver says he was forced to pull a gun to protect him from a passenger who tried to attack him […]

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Conservationists look to Donald Trump Jr. as their champion in new White House

| January 13, 2017

Conservationists look to Donald Trump Jr. as their champion in new White House During the campaign, Trump Jr. served as a powerful surrogate for his father with hunters and anglers, visiting shooting ranges, gun shops and outdoors outfitters in states such as Ohio, Maine and North Carolina. Last January, when he and his brother Eric […]

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California: State Assembly Scheduled to Vote on Confirmation of U. S. Representative Xavier Becerra

| January 12, 2017

California: State Assembly Scheduled to Vote on Confirmation of U. S. Representative Xavier Becerra Tomorrow, January 13, the state Assembly is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of U. S. Representative Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney General. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arizona Trooper Shot in Ambush Attack; Good Samaritan Kills Gunman

| January 12, 2017

Arizona Trooper Shot in Ambush Attack; Good Samaritan Kills Gunman An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. DPS Col. Frank Milstead said he has yet to speak to the passerby, […]

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Good Samaritan shoots, kills suspect beating wounded DPS trooper on I-10

| January 12, 2017

Good Samaritan shoots, kills suspect beating wounded DPS trooper on I-10  A suspect is dead and an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is recovering after he was ambushed and shot early Thursday on Interstate 10, according to DPS officials. DPS director Col. Frank Milstead said the suspect was shot and killed near Tonopah by […]

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Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Introduced

| January 12, 2017

Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Introduced This week, state Senator Brad Zaun (R-20) offered Senate Joint Resolution 2, a bill that offers the first consideration of a Right to Keep and Bear Arms constitutional amendment.  SJR 2 was co-authored by all members of the majority Senate caucus.  Forty-four states currently have […]

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New Mexico Legislature Convenes Next Week – Make Your Opposition Known to Pre-Filed Gun Control Bills SB 48 and HB 50

| January 12, 2017

New Mexico Legislature Convenes Next Week – Make Your Opposition Known to Pre-Filed Gun Control Bills SB 48 and HB 50 The New Mexico Legislature convenes for its 2017 Regular Session on Tuesday, January 17. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Stranger saves Arizona state trooper shot after traffic accident on I-10 near Phoenix

| January 12, 2017

Stranger saves Arizona state trooper shot after traffic accident on I-10 near Phoenix A good Samaritan driving an isolated stretch of Interstate 10 near Phoenix probably saved the life of an Arizona state trooper who was being attacked early Thursday morning. The man shot and killed a suspect he said was beating a highway patrol […]

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Phoenix woman shoots at burglar coming through window

| January 12, 2017

Phoenix woman shoots at burglar coming through window A woman and child are okay after a suspect attempted to break into their South Phoenix home overnight. The incident happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday in the area of 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Police say a woman woke up to the sound of a […]

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Armed man shoots attacker in Olney

| January 12, 2017

Armed man shoots attacker in Olney A man who was assaulted leaving a Chinese take-out restaurant turned the tables and shot his attacker in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood, police say. The shots rang out just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near Fifth and West Rockland streets in Olney. A customer leaving a take-out restaurant was punched in […]

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Trump Promises Fast Action on Supreme Court Nomination

| January 12, 2017

Trump Promises Fast Action on Supreme Court Nomination Pledging to move quickly to fulfill what he has called the most important promise of his campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he would name a nominee to the Supreme Court “within about two weeks” of his inauguration on Jan. 20. View full story […]

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Vermont: Gun background check debate returns to Montpelier

| January 12, 2017

Vermont: Gun background check debate returns to Montpelier For the third year in a row, activists and some legislators are pushing Vermont to require background checks each time a firearm changes hands, whether the transaction happens in a gun shop or in private. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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