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Senate Bill Seeks to Bring Freedom Back to Banking

| April 16, 2019

Senate Bill Seeks to Bring Freedom Back to Banking There’s something Orwellian about unaccountable corporate executives parsing over every purchase you make. It sounds “1984-ish,” but for the firearms industry, it’s a 2019 reality. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Swalwell: I Will Jail Those Who Defy My Gun Grabbing Agenda

| April 16, 2019

Swalwell: I Will Jail Those Who Defy My Gun Grabbing Agenda Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is running for president. He’s one of many who are hopping into the 2020 clown car. No, he probably won’t win the nomination. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas: Another Gun Control Bill up in House Committee on Wednesday!

| April 15, 2019

Texas: Another Gun Control Bill up in House Committee on Wednesday! House Bill 1713, by Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas), would require persons convicted of certain offenses — including some Class C violations punishable by just a fine View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Massachusetts Campus Police Chief on Leave After Liking Tweets by NRA, Trump

| April 15, 2019

Massachusetts Campus Police Chief on Leave After Liking Tweets by NRA, Trump The new joint campus police chief for Mount Holyoke College and Smith College in Massachusetts has been placed on leave after his personal Twitter account sparked outrage among students. The police chief had allegedly “liked” tweets from the National Rifle Association and President […]

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The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report…or Get Completely Wrong

| April 15, 2019

The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report…or Get Completely Wrong Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder. “He raised a gun to shoot me,” said dental hygienist Sabrina Steal. […]

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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Consideration in Both Chambers This Week

| April 15, 2019

Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Consideration in Both Chambers This Week This week, Senate Bill 403 and its companion bill, House Bill 167, are scheduled for consideration in their respective chambers.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties

| April 12, 2019

Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties On April 12th, the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary voted to approve Assembly Bill 291 with amendments and Assembly Bill 153 with technical amendments.  The amendments were not made publicly available until just prior to the 8AM hearing, giving Nevadans no opportunity to […]

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NRA Statement on New York City’s Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review

| April 12, 2019

NRA Statement on New York City’s Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review NRA reacts to New York City’s attempt to avoid having the NRA-supported Supreme Court case N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association, et al. v. City of N.Y., et al heard in DC.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms

| April 12, 2019

Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing it called, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” If you are wondering what that could possibly have to do with the Second Amendment, let us […]

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Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report

| April 12, 2019

Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report Early this week, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) met to review and vote on Bill C-71, the Liberal Government’s gun control measure, section by section. This review follows several days of testimony that concluded on April 3, 2019. View full story […]

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Hawaii Rifle Association, NRA Seek Injunction To Suspend Gun Carry Requirements

| April 12, 2019

Hawaii Rifle Association, NRA Seek Injunction To Suspend Gun Carry Requirements Gun advocates filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court asking for an immediate injunction stopping enforcement of permit requirements that they say amount to a de facto ban on carrying guns. The request is part of an ongoing lawsuit against Honolulu Police Chief […]

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"Snapshot Wisconsin" Uses Citizen Science to Aid Wildlife

| April 12, 2019

"Snapshot Wisconsin" Uses Citizen Science to Aid Wildlife What do you do if you have more than 6,000 blocks of habitat to survey for wildlife management, but you don’t have anywhere near the number of biologists or field technicians needed to accomplish the task? Answer: If you are a research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of […]

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Vermont: Your State Representative Needs to Hear From You Immediately!

| April 12, 2019

Vermont: Your State Representative Needs to Hear From You Immediately! A couple weeks ago, the Vermont House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on an anti-gun bill that ended with the committee chair gaveling down the waving of the American flag during the proceedings. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Court Halts Public Housing Gun Ban, Big Win for Ill. Rape Victim

| April 12, 2019

Court Halts Public Housing Gun Ban, Big Win for Ill. Rape Victim A federal court on Thursday cleared the way for an Illinois rape victim to have a gun in her public housing apartment to protect herself from further domestic violence, the latest judicial victory for Second Amendment advocates. View full story Originally posted at […]

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DA Says Not Yet to Private Criminal Complaints Against Gun-Controlling City Officials

| April 12, 2019

DA Says Not Yet to Private Criminal Complaints Against Gun-Controlling City Officials While some Pittsburgh residents are ready to file private criminal complaints over the city’s recently passed gun-control laws, the Allegheny County district attorney’s office on Thursday warned: Not so fast. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills This Week

| April 11, 2019

Texas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills This Week This week, the Texas House passed two pro-Second Amendment measures to further protect your rights in the Lone Star State.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada: Firearm Modification Ban & Local Infringement Bill Scheduled For a Committee Vote Tomorrow

| April 11, 2019

Nevada: Firearm Modification Ban & Local Infringement Bill Scheduled For a Committee Vote Tomorrow On April 12th, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary will hold a work session where they will vote on Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153.  Despite rumors of possible amendments, none have been posted at the time of this alert. View […]

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NRA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior

| April 11, 2019

NRA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior With NRA’s congratulations, David Bernhardt is confirmed as the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior … View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii’s Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements

| April 11, 2019

Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii’s Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements The Hawaii Rifle Association, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a motion today seeking an immediate injunction against the unlawful and unconstitutional requirements Hawaii imposes on residents who wish to carry a firearm for self-defense.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Latest News of Self-Defense With Firearms Contradicts Gun Control Rhetoric

| April 11, 2019

Latest News of Self-Defense With Firearms Contradicts Gun Control Rhetoric Gun control advocates long have controlled the narrative about defensive uses of firearms, calling the “good guy with a gun” scenario a “myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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