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NRA Names Georgia Lawmaker Defender of Freedom

| August 18, 2017

NRA Names Georgia Lawmaker Defender of Freedom The National Rifle Association will award Georgia State Representative John Meadows the Defender of Freedom Award at a ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol Building on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arizona Supreme Court Rebuffs Tucson’s Illegal Destruction of Firearms

| August 17, 2017

Arizona Supreme Court Rebuffs Tucson’s Illegal Destruction of Firearms On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that the state was within its authority to prohibit cities and counties from routinely destroying firearms obtained through forfeiture or as unclaimed property. State law holds that political subdivisions must instead (subject to certain exceptions) recirculate the firearms […]

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Tucson can’t destroy confiscated guns, Arizona Supreme Court rules

| August 17, 2017

Tucson can’t destroy confiscated guns, Arizona Supreme Court rules The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that Tucson does not have the right to ignore state law when it comes to what they do with confiscated weapons. The ruling broadly affects the state’s 19 charter cities, who have argued that the Arizona Constitution gives them control […]

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Washington: Department of Labor & Industries Targeting Shooting Ranges

| August 17, 2017

Washington: Department of Labor & Industries Targeting Shooting Ranges At the request of Public Health, Seattle & King County, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries has released a “first draft” of a new statewide regulatory scheme targeting lead and lead exposure in the workplace. As drafted, these proposed regulations will impose complicated and expensive burdens […]

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Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

| August 17, 2017

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 719A.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A will create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive […]

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California: 2017 Legislative Session Reconvenes on Monday

| August 17, 2017

California: 2017 Legislative Session Reconvenes on Monday On Monday, August 21, the California Legislature will reconvene from Summer recess.  Below is the status on the firearm-related bills still moving through the legislative process.  Please send an email to your state legislators respectfully urging them to OPPOSE AB 7, AB 424, SB 464 and SB 497. View […]

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Shot that hit Omaha man accused of domestic assault was fired in self-defense

| August 15, 2017

Shot that hit Omaha man accused of domestic assault was fired in self-defense A prosecutor said Friday that Anthony Evans had shown up at the house of his ex-girlfriend and his three children several times before the night of Aug. 2, when officers found him lying in the backyard, a gunshot wound to his abdomen. […]

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Retired correction officer shot in leg battling robbers in Brooklyn gas station

| August 15, 2017

Retired correction officer shot in leg battling robbers in Brooklyn gas station A retired correction officer was shot in the leg fighting off two robbers who tried to stick up his gas station Monday afternoon, police sources said.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Michigan foster parents sue to keep gun rights

| August 15, 2017

Michigan foster parents sue to keep gun rights The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has rules for foster parents that are so stringent they effectively ban gun ownership, according to a lawsuit foster parents have filed against the department’s director, Nick Lyon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Stop putting PC ideology before the needs of foster kids

| August 15, 2017

Stop putting PC ideology before the needs of foster kids Bill Johnson is suing Michigan over the rule, which will bar him from carrying a gun if he wants to act as a foster parent to his own grandson (who was removed from his mother’s care). Johnson is a former Marine and longtime hunter. He […]

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Baltimore Gives Preliminary Approval to Weakened Gun Bill

| August 15, 2017

Baltimore Gives Preliminary Approval to Weakened Gun Bill Baltimore officials have approved legislation originally designed to impose a mandatory one-year jail sentence on people who illegally carry guns, in a year when the city faces a record-high homicide rate. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas: Conroe police chief asked to leave doctor’s office for carrying his handgun

| August 14, 2017

Texas: Conroe police chief asked to leave doctor’s office for carrying his handgun Conroe’s chief of police was asked to leave the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists office in The Woodlands Tuesday afternoon because he was carrying his firearm. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Lawmakers intent on making it difficult for low-income Americans to defend themselves

| August 14, 2017

Lawmakers intent on making it difficult for low-income Americans to defend themselves In California, which Hillary Clinton won by about 30 points, fees can be as high as $385 for just two years. In New York City, where she won by 60 points, a three-year permit costs $430. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Baltimore City Council to vote on weakened gun bill

| August 14, 2017

Baltimore City Council to vote on weakened gun bill The Baltimore City Council is set to hold a preliminary vote Monday on weakened legislation originally designed to impose a mandatory one-year jail sentence on people who illegally carry guns. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Guns in school: ‘We have to be ready in seconds and not minutes’

| August 14, 2017

Guns in school: ‘We have to be ready in seconds and not minutes’ Intruders beware: An increasing number of teachers and staff are armed in Ohio schools.Facing the specter of having to respond to school shootings like those at Madison Junior-Senior High School in Butler County and West Liberty-Salem High School in Champaign County, more […]

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Tennessee: Farragut to decide whether to start allowing guns in Town Hall

| August 14, 2017

Tennessee: Farragut to decide whether to start allowing guns in Town Hall The Town of Farragut prohibits guns inside Town Hall, but that could change.The Board of Aldermen agreed at its July 27 board meeting to poll city employees on whether the city should remove the sign on its exterior doors that bans guns inside […]

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Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control

| August 11, 2017

Repudiated at the Polls, National Democrats Continue to Push Gun Control Recent weeks have seen a heated debate involving national Democratic Party figures over how to approach the issue of abortion in a manner that would allow the party to be more competitive in portions of the country dominated by Donald Trump and the Republicans […]

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Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action

| August 11, 2017

Stossel Report Reinforces Urgent Need for Congressional Action Award-winning journalist John Stossel published a report this week that provides a timely reminder that – nearly a decade after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller – law abiding gun owners are still routinely persecuted and punished for exercising their rights. View […]

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Czechs File Suit Challenging EU Gun Controls

| August 11, 2017

Czechs File Suit Challenging EU Gun Controls This week, the Czech Republic made good on their promise to pursue a legal challenge to the European Union’s (EU) onerous new changes to the European Firearms Directive. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas Professor Trades Geography for Drama to Protest Campus Carry in the Lone Star State

| August 11, 2017

Texas Professor Trades Geography for Drama to Protest Campus Carry in the Lone Star State According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, more than 1 in 3 Americans believe that colleges and universities exert a negative effect on the country. When respondents are grouped by political party, that response is as high […]

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