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Lawyer: Gun-Free Policy Kept Virginia Beach Victim Unarmed on Day of Attack

| June 11, 2019

Lawyer: Gun-Free Policy Kept Virginia Beach Victim Unarmed on Day of Attack A lawyer for the family of Virginia Beach victim Kate Nixon says she wanted to bring a gun to work for self-defense on the very day of the shooting but did not because of the gun-free policy. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Bill Maher Urges Liberals to ‘Learn more About Guns,’ Says Issue is a 2020 Loser for Democrats

| June 11, 2019

Bill Maher Urges Liberals to ‘Learn more About Guns,’ Says Issue is a 2020 Loser for Democrats Bill Maher says the 2020 election may get ugly for Democrats if they make gun control one of the party’s primary objectives. The “Real Time” host recently told his HBO audience that it was time for liberals to […]

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Vermont: Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Waiting Period Bill

| June 11, 2019

Vermont: Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Waiting Period Bill Last night, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed S.169 which would have created a 24-hour waiting period on handguns.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control

| June 10, 2019

Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control Despite his failed gun control agenda being soundly defeated early on in the 2019 regular legislative session, Governor Ralph Northam has called a special session to once again push for radical gun control in response to the tragic murders in Virginia Beach […]

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Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis SIGNS HB-5 to Protect our Constitution

| June 10, 2019

Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis SIGNS HB-5 to Protect our Constitution HB-5 – Contains an amendment by Rep. James Grant (R) to restore the right of Floridians to control the Florida citizen ballot initiative petition process.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: Assembly Judiciary Committee Begins Next Wave of Gun Control

| June 10, 2019

New Jersey: Assembly Judiciary Committee Begins Next Wave of Gun Control Nobody ever accused New Jersey of lacking gun laws, and yet, lawmakers in Trenton can’t seem to accomplish anything except pass gun bills. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Ohio Gun-Control group to propose gun background check ballot measure

| June 10, 2019

Ohio Gun-Control group to propose gun background check ballot measure Ohio voters may soon see background checks on their ballots. Ohioans for Gun Safety, a grassroots organization that advocates for expanding background checks on gun sales, announced Monday that it is proposing a ballot measure that would effectively require background checks for all gun sales […]

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Barr: Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement

| June 10, 2019

Barr: Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures he will press the commonwealth’s legislature to adopt in a special session as early as late June. Predictably, his proposals miss the mark widely. While Northam’s […]

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Florida push to ban "assault weapons" hits milestone ahead of Pulse shooting anniversary

| June 10, 2019

Florida push to ban "assault weapons" hits milestone ahead of Pulse shooting anniversary A group pushing to ban “assault weapons” in Florida has hit a significant milestone in its effort to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ Now!, a bipartisan organization led in part by survivors of mass shootings in Orlando […]

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California: Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committee Scheduled to Hear Several Anti-Gun Bills

| June 9, 2019

California: Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committee Scheduled to Hear Several Anti-Gun Bills This week, both the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees will be considering anti-gun bills. The Senate Public Safety Committee will be considering  Assembly Joint Resolution 4 and Assembly Joint Resolution 5 , which have been rescheduled from last week’s committee hearing, in addition to Assembly Bill […]

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Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

| June 7, 2019

Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th! Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!

| June 7, 2019

Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban! Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions […]

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Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

| June 7, 2019

Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

| June 7, 2019

Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun? In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is […]

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Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns

| June 7, 2019

Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns A week after 12 people were shot dead by a former Virginia Beach city employee, Governor Ralph Northam said Friday that Virginia lawmakers will reconvene July 9 for a special legislative session aimed at changing state gun laws. In a proclamation released Friday morning, Northam exercised powers granted […]

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John Lott: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent

| June 7, 2019

John Lott: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent. However, as soon as it […]

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Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker

| June 7, 2019

Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These reasons include fun, sport and, of course, self defense, which is what a California mother recently used her’s for, after she called police for help. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

| June 7, 2019

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that removes the cap on the number of teachers who can become armed marshals in schools. This bill, along with others intended to promote school safety, came in response to the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting […]

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30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court

| June 7, 2019

30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court About half of the state’s county sheriffs this week joined the battle against Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, arguing that the law hinders peoples’ ability to defend themselves. Although law enforcement are exempt from […]

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Money for CDC to study gun injuries fires old debate

| June 7, 2019

Money for CDC to study gun injuries fires old debate The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again a focus of the battle over firearms, as Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath and other Democrats are trying to restore funding for the agency to study gun violence. The Atlanta-based CDC stopped researching causes and results of […]

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