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Off-duty sheriff’s deputy shoots robbery suspect at Englewood salon

| May 18, 2017

Off-duty sheriff’s deputy shoots robbery suspect at Englewood salon An off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 17-year-old robbery suspect at an Englewood hair salon Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The boy, Rashad Wells, of the 6900 block of South Harvard Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.  Two […]

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Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

| May 18, 2017

Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses. Now, permit holders can only carry a handgun with school administration approval. Out of the 977 school districts in California, only five decided to allow concealed carry on their campuses. But the state Assembly […]

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Kansas Senate returns concealed carry for state medical facilities to committee

| May 18, 2017

Kansas Senate returns concealed carry for state medical facilities to committee The Kansas Senate failed to reach consensus Tuesday on a bill exempting state-affiliated medical and mental health facilities from compliance with a law allowing concealed handguns to be carried by the public in those facilities after July 1. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Nebraska: Gun bill pulled from legislative agenda; will return in 2018

| May 18, 2017

Nebraska: Gun bill pulled from legislative agenda; will return in 2018 A major gun-rights bill won’t return for more debate this year in the Nebraska Legislature, but the sponsoring senator said he will try again in 2018. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Bill to reduce handgun license fee in Texas reaches Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk

| May 18, 2017

Bill to reduce handgun license fee in Texas reaches Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk The proposal, Senate Bill 16, would reduce the first-time fee for a license to carry from $140 to $40 and the annual renewal fee from $70 to $40. The fee would cover the Department of Public Safety’s cost to administer the license […]

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Oregon: Governor Signs Bill to Expand Hunting Opportunities

| May 17, 2017

Oregon: Governor Signs Bill to Expand Hunting Opportunities Today, May 17, Governor Kate Brown (D) signed House Bill 2566 into law.  Introduced by state Representative Brad Witt (D-31), HB 2566 will increase the maximum age limit for youth participating in the existing hunter mentoring program from 14 to 16 years of age.  Current law allows […]

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New Jersey: Senate Bill Would Publicly Finance Gun Control Agenda

| May 17, 2017

New Jersey: Senate Bill Would Publicly Finance Gun Control Agenda As lawmakers in Trenton annually struggle with whopping budget deficits and struggle to adequately fund roads, bridges, schools and pensions, anti-gun lawmakers have set their sights on more of your hard-earned tax dollars to finance their own political agenda. View full story Originally posted at […]

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2 charged after man shoots carjacking suspect on SW Side

| May 17, 2017

2 charged after man shoots carjacking suspect on SW Side Two men, one of whom was shot, have been charged after a carjacking turned violent and the victim opened fire Wednesday morning in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Suspect Shot In Groin While Trying To Rob Man With Gun

| May 17, 2017

Suspect Shot In Groin While Trying To Rob Man With Gun Police say a suspect was shot in the groin while trying to rob a man in Philadelphia on Tuesday. It happened around 2:37 p.m. in the 4800 block of Palethorp Street. Police said the 25-year-old victim was armed with a registered gun when he shot […]

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W. Asheville store customer shoots alleged robber

| May 17, 2017

W. Asheville store customer shoots alleged robber A customer at an Old Haywood Road convenience store shot a would-be robber Friday night, the owner of the M&J Food Store said. Police wouldn’t comment Sunday or Monday on the owner’s version of events but said they found a person near the West Asheville store with a […]

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Grady County man holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

| May 17, 2017

Grady County man holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive An intruder was arrested after a Grady County homeowner held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived. Deputies arrested Travis Thrash, 28, on complaints of burglary and public intoxication. Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said Thrash is lucky he didn’t get shot. “He kicked the front […]

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Bill would allow Right-to-Carry without permits in Michigan

| May 17, 2017

Bill would allow Right-to-Carry without permits in Michigan “It is currently legal in the state of Michigan for a law-abiding person to openly carry a firearm on their person without any training classes, fees or state bureaucracy. It only becomes illegal when a person puts on a coat because the gun then becomes concealed,” said […]

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Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

| May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Baltimore City Council votes to legalize stun guns

| May 16, 2017

Baltimore City Council votes to legalize stun guns The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 Monday to legalize stun gun possession by city residents, a move that came in response to a federal court ruling. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia Democrats Spar Over Gun-Control Records in Governor’s Race

| May 16, 2017

Virginia Democrats Spar Over Gun-Control Records in Governor’s Race Virginia Democrats are fighting over their gun-control records in the lead up to next month’s gubernatorial primary election. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Preemption bill likely dead for year in Nebraska

| May 16, 2017

Preemption bill likely dead for year in Nebraska A bill that would have barred Nebraska towns and cities from enacting stricter limits on guns than state law allows was pulled from the legislative agenda on Monday after facing stiff opposition from the state’s two largest cities. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Study Shows How Gun Control Has Not Slowed Violence in Mexico

| May 16, 2017

New Study Shows How Gun Control Has Not Slowed Violence in Mexico Mexico’s gun controls are strict and, when enumerated, read like a wish list for U.S. Senate Democrats. Think about it: For a Mexican citizen to legally acquire a gun, he or she must obtain a license, a process which requires them to pass […]

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Fairfield Store Clerk Shoots Masked, Armed Suspect During Attempted Robbery

| May 16, 2017

Fairfield Store Clerk Shoots Masked, Armed Suspect During Attempted Robbery A man was shot in the chest and is in critical condition after he attempted to rob a business in Fairfield Sunday afternoon, according to police. Police said offers responded to a smoke shop in the 2100 block of North Texas Street at 12:40 p.m. on reports […]

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California: Department of Justice Submits Assault Weapon Regulations to Office of Administrative Law

| May 15, 2017

California: Department of Justice Submits Assault Weapon Regulations to Office of Administrative Law Today, May 15, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted draft regulations on “Assault Weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL).   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas: Senate to Consider Gun Free Zone Legislation

| May 15, 2017

Kansas: Senate to Consider Gun Free Zone Legislation Tomorrow, the Kansas Senate is scheduled to consider House Bill 2278.  This anti-gun legislation has been implanted with Senate Bill 235 using a procedural move called a “gut-and-go” amendment.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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