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Oroville intruder shot by resident

| January 18, 2018

Oroville intruder shot by resident Police were called just before 2 a.m. Wednesday to the Olive Hill Retirement Community, 2921 Wyandotte Ave. The resident said an unknown man had been pounding on his door asking for assistance, according to a press release. The resident met briefly with the visitor, called 9-1-1 and armed himself with […]

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Democrat-ordered study shows gun laws are working

| January 18, 2018

Democrat-ordered study shows gun laws are working For two-and-a-half years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office tried to find someone on the open internet who’d sell a firearm to a person not allowed to purchase a gun. It failed.Earlier this month, the GAO released a report on internet firearm sales. From July 2015 to November 2017, […]

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Iowa: County Pushes to Permit Guns on Iowa Courthouse Floors

| January 18, 2018

Iowa: County Pushes to Permit Guns on Iowa Courthouse Floors County officials in western Iowa have asked a judge to allow guns in some areas of the courthouse amid security questions and the likelihood of increased costs. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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SAFE Act: State Police won’t charge gun owners who ‘unknowingly’ fail to recertify permits

| January 18, 2018

SAFE Act: State Police won’t charge gun owners who ‘unknowingly’ fail to recertify permits State Police said the agency would not “take criminal enforcement action” against gun owners who unknowingly fail to recertify their pistol permits by the Jan. 31 deadline.State and local leaders across upstate New York have urged the State Police to delay […]

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Hawaii: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes

| January 17, 2018

Hawaii: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes Today, January 17th, the Hawaii State Legislature convened its 2018 legislative session.  This is the second year of the bi-annual session, meaning 2017 bills will be carried over into this year. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

| January 17, 2018

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced Last week, Washington legislators introduced an NRA-backed bill to protect the private, personal information of Washington’s concealed pistol license holders from public records requests.  Senate Bill 6173, sponsored by Senator Dean Takko (D-19), and House Bill 2329, sponsored by Representative Jim Walsh (R-19), would add clarifying language to Washington’s existing […]

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NRA Honors North Carolina Gun Shop Owner

| January 17, 2018

NRA Honors North Carolina Gun Shop Owner Ed’s Gun Shop Gathering Point for Second Amendment Activists View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Honors Chapel Hill Grassroots Activist

| January 17, 2018

NRA Honors Chapel Hill Grassroots Activist Cathy Wright Critical to Trump’s Success in 2016 Election View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Honors Liberty University Student

| January 17, 2018

NRA Honors Liberty University Student Riley Hayes is “the future of gun rights” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Man Attempts To Rob Wrong Store As Cashier Pulls A Shotgun

| January 17, 2018

Man Attempts To Rob Wrong Store As Cashier Pulls A Shotgun Ahmed says he had heard about several recent break-ins around Winston-Salem and considered what he’d do in a situation like this. But he admitted thinking about it and living it are two very different things. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

| January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  This bill is expected to be on the Senate floor […]

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Alaska: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes

| January 16, 2018

Alaska: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes Today, the Alaska Legislature began its 2018 Legislative Session. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: Multiple Gun Control Measures Fail in Senate Courts of Justice Committee: Your Action Still Needed

| January 16, 2018

Virginia: Multiple Gun Control Measures Fail in Senate Courts of Justice Committee: Your Action Still Needed On Monday, January 15, most of the overreaching gun control agenda of Governor Ralph Northam and other anti-gun groups failed to move forward out of the Senate Courts of Justice committee.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill

| January 16, 2018

Massachusetts: Your Action Needed on Critical Preemption Bill State Representative James Miceli (D-19th Middlesex) will be writing a letter to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security urging them to vote favorably on House Bill 1296 to improve firearms preemption laws in Massachusetts.  Your urgent action is needed to get other legislators to […]

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Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

| January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s recently […]

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Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature

| January 16, 2018

Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature Democrats have just 50 seats in the House, the bare minimum to pass any legislation. If Republicans are unanimous in opposing any gun legislation and Blake joins them, the bill can’t pass. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia Panel Votes Down Push for Stricter Gun Laws

| January 16, 2018

Virginia Panel Votes Down Push for Stricter Gun Laws Newly sworn-in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push for stricter gun laws was dealt a swift defeat Monday, with a Republican-led Senate panel blocking legislation to increase background checks and limit guns at public rallies. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont: State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills

| January 16, 2018

Vermont: State Senate to hold hearing on gun bills Vermont has a traditional hunting culture and is counted among a small group of states with liberal gun laws. Residents can conceal and carry a gun without a permit, for example, and there are few restrictions on where gun owners can carry firearms — guns are […]

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Federal judge dismisses challenge to New York’s pistol permit law

| January 16, 2018

Federal judge dismisses challenge to New York’s pistol permit law In Edward Garrett’s eyes, the time, energy and money it took for him to get a pistol permit, were reasons enough to challenge the state law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Hampshire towns trigger gun fight

| January 16, 2018

New Hampshire towns trigger gun fight A gun rights fight is heating up in the “Live Free or Die” state — where citizens can legally go armed without permits — between state lawmakers and local officials over who has the ultimate authority on firearms regulations. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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