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Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation

| May 24, 2019

Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Earlier this week, the Louisiana House passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 by a 68 to 30 vote View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas: Urge Texas Senate to Adopt Conference Report on HB 1177, NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill

| May 24, 2019

Texas: Urge Texas Senate to Adopt Conference Report on HB 1177, NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there’s one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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LA House Votes to Boost Gun Possession and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

| May 23, 2019

LA House Votes to Boost Gun Possession and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws The Louisiana House on Tuesday passed proposals that would restrict local regulation of gun control and boost existing “stand your ground” laws. The House voted 68-30 to support a bill by Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, which would eliminate the authority of local governments […]

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In party-line votes, NH Senate passes 3 gun-control bills

| May 23, 2019

In party-line votes, NH Senate passes 3 gun-control bills The state Senate approved three gun control measures Thursday along strict, party-line votes,  closing a background-check loophole, imposing a three-day waiting period to buy a gun and permitting local school boards to ban guns on their property. But the identical, 13-10 votes — with all Democrats […]

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An Important Message from Your NRA Leadership and Past Presidents

| May 23, 2019

An Important Message from Your NRA Leadership and Past Presidents Since the NRA was founded almost 150 years ago, our adversaries have repeatedly tried to take us down. Today is no different. A recent burst of media claims the NRA is vulnerable, financially unstable, and weakened in its fight to defend the Second Amendment. Obviously […]

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California: DOJ Submits Proposed Regulations Regarding Upcoming Ammunition Transfer Background Check Requirements to Office of Administrative Law

| May 22, 2019

California: DOJ Submits Proposed Regulations Regarding Upcoming Ammunition Transfer Background Check Requirements to Office of Administrative Law Beginning July 1, 2019, all ammunition transactions in the state of California will be subject to a background check requirement.  But in order to implement this requirement, the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) must first adopt necessary regulations […]

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NRA, gun rights groups using New York City rules to seek expansion of Second Amendment in Supreme Court

| May 22, 2019

NRA, gun rights groups using New York City rules to seek expansion of Second Amendment in Supreme Court Gun rights groups are using New York City restrictions that may be repealed as a rallying cry to press the Supreme Court for a major expansion of its Second Amendment precedents. The effort is based on the hope that the […]

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Minnesota: 2019 Regular Session Ends as Legislature Gears up for Special Session This Week

| May 22, 2019

Minnesota: 2019 Regular Session Ends as Legislature Gears up for Special Session This Week Monday night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session. Though, lawmakers are expected to reconvene later this week for a short Special Session. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control

| May 22, 2019

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control On Tuesday a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Washington’s gun control Initiative 1639. I-1639 took effect January 1, 2019, and UPI reported that it “bans the sale of semi-automatic weapons to anyone under the age of 21.” I-1639 also put an […]

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Gun Control Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases

| May 22, 2019

Gun Control Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases Gun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. The measure would require anyone applying for […]

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Parkland families push petitions for 2020 ban on "assault weapons" in Florida

| May 22, 2019

Parkland families push petitions for 2020 ban on "assault weapons" in Florida Relatives of some of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gathered with activists Monday in Fort Lauderdale to submit the first of what they hope will be more than 1 million petitions signed in a […]

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Suspected Armed Robber Shot Dead on SMU Boulevard by Potential Victim, Police Say

| May 22, 2019

Suspected Armed Robber Shot Dead on SMU Boulevard by Potential Victim, Police Say A man suspected of an attempted robbery has been shot dead at an apartment complex near Southern Methodist University campus Tuesday night, Dallas police said. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mockingbird Flats Apartments. View full […]

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Washington: Lawsuit Against I-1639 Proceeds After Motion To Dismiss Denied

| May 21, 2019

Washington: Lawsuit Against I-1639 Proceeds After Motion To Dismiss Denied On May 20th, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected a motion by the government defendants to dismiss the lawsuit filed by NRA and the SAF against Washington’s gun control ballot initiative, I-1639.  The lawsuit may now proceed. View full […]

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Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000

| May 21, 2019

Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000 On May 21st, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 to pass House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966.  While it has not yet been scheduled for further action, the House may take it up at any time.  HA 1 to SB 1966 would […]

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Cabbie Shoots Would-be Armed Robber, Police Say

| May 21, 2019

Cabbie Shoots Would-be Armed Robber, Police Say A robbery suspect was shot by his intended victim Monday morning at Greenwood Manor Apartments. City police said a local cab driver picked up the suspect on the Indiana State University campus before 10:45 a.m. Monday and took him to an apartment on 19th Street. View full story […]

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Taking Aim at the Arms Trade Treaty

| May 21, 2019

Taking Aim at the Arms Trade Treaty Some of the most notable policy victories take time — and they seldom generate banner headlines. Take the Arms Trade Treaty. There’s an excellent chance that you’re saying, “The what?” There was a relatively minor ripple in the news cycle when President Trump announced he was withdrawing the […]

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Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories

| May 21, 2019

Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories When I started with NRA in 1995, most of the attention our organization received was over legislative efforts in Congress. Firearm-related legislation at the federal level obviously has an impact on far more law-abiding gun owners than what happens in a single state. […]

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Now There’s Irrefutable Proof: Arming School Staff Keeps Kids Safe

| May 21, 2019

Now There’s Irrefutable Proof: Arming School Staff Keeps Kids Safe In the latest two horrific school shootings, one at a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) high school in Highlands Ranch, CO, and the other at a college in Charlotte, NC, two courageous students lost their lives as they tackled the shooters to stop the […]

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Judges Matter: Contrasting Court Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights

| May 21, 2019

Judges Matter: Contrasting Court Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights I’ve said it before: President Trump’s nomination of conservative judges may well be his most important legacy. Here, “conservative” does not refer to political ideology. It means a legal philosophy that seeks fidelity to the Constitution’s original meaning and the plain text […]

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California: Firearm Excise Tax Bill Fails to Meet Fiscal Deadline While Other Gun Control Bills Move Forward

| May 20, 2019

California: Firearm Excise Tax Bill Fails to Meet Fiscal Deadline While Other Gun Control Bills Move Forward Last week, the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday, May 17, fiscal deadline. Some of the more egregious gun bills failed to meet the deadline including the firearm excise […]

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