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Florida: Self-defense law is misunderstood

| July 27, 2018

Florida: Self-defense law is misunderstood In response to The Sun’s July 25 editorial, “Florida law encourages shootings,” some education and clarification are needed on the history and use of Florida’s misnamed “stand your ground” law and the term “castle doctrine.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Guns or marijuana? Some patients will have to make the choice

| July 27, 2018

Guns or marijuana? Some patients will have to make the choice As Louisiana’s medical marijuana program takes shape some patients might have to make a difficult choice: keep their gun ownership rights or participate in the program. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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I Used to Hate Guns and the NRA. Then I Was Mugged.

| July 26, 2018

I Used to Hate Guns and the NRA. Then I Was Mugged. I’d hated guns since I was a teenager. It was a gun that killed John Lennon, after all. Guns killed President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Get rid of the guns, problem solved—or so I thought. In December […]

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Florida Candidate Loses Endorsement for Supporting Gun Control

| July 26, 2018

Florida Candidate Loses Endorsement for Supporting Gun Control The previous endorsement for Fred Costello has been rescinded and his rating has been changed from an “A” to a “?” due to his recent statements in support of Florida’s gun control bill, SB 7026. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gov Phil Scott’s (VT) approval rating topples after signing gun control bills

| July 26, 2018

Gov Phil Scott’s (VT) approval rating topples after signing gun control bills Gov. Phil Scott saw a sharp drop in approval in the second quarter of 2018, the latest Morning Consult poll shows, a plummet that political analysts are attributing to his decision earlier this year to tighten the state’s gun laws. Two other recent polls have […]

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Hawaii gun enthusiasts welcome appeals court ruling

| July 26, 2018

Hawaii gun enthusiasts welcome appeals court ruling Renyold Studler, head gunsmith at Honolulu Firearms & Range on Queen Street, wears a Sig Sauer 1911 .45-caliber ACP semi-automatic pistol in a holster while he’s in the shop to protect merchandise, customers and his co-workers. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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‘Open carry’ rejected by Hawaii lawmakers

| July 26, 2018

‘Open carry’ rejected by Hawaii lawmakers Senate Judiciary Committee Vice Chairman Karl Rhoads, who has introduced a number of bills in the House and Senate over the years to make Hawaii gun control laws more strict, said allowing people to openly carry loaded firearms in public is “a terrible idea.” View full story Originally posted […]

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Federal court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions

| July 26, 2018

Federal court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Hawaii: Hilo veteran has pushed for gun rights for 6 years

| July 26, 2018

Hawaii: Hilo veteran has pushed for gun rights for 6 years George Young Jr., a Chinese-Hawaiian Vietnam veteran from Hilo, wasn’t surprised after winning a lawsuit for the right to openly carry a gun for protection, a victory that could have significant implications for the Aloha State. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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‘WHERE ARE THE COPS?': home-invasion victims waited 14 minutes for police

| July 25, 2018

‘WHERE ARE THE COPS?': home-invasion victims waited 14 minutes for police Shannon Gaasch says she had just gone to bed when she heard the sound of glass shattering. Someone had thrown a brick through her friend’s door and were inside the house. For nearly 15 minutes, Gaasch was on the phone with 911. During the call, […]

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Gun control groups seek to block distribution of 3-D gun blueprints

| July 25, 2018

Gun control groups seek to block distribution of 3-D gun blueprints Three gun control advocacy groups are banding together to try to block the Trump administration from allowing Americans to access blueprints for 3-D printable guns on the internet. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Shannon Watts’ Latest Tweet Sums Up The Flaws In Anti-Gunners’ Arguments

| July 25, 2018

Shannon Watts’ Latest Tweet Sums Up The Flaws In Anti-Gunners’ Arguments What makes gun control advocates think that outlawing blue prints from the world wide web will keep them off the Internet? People were uploading blue prints before this lawsuit came about or before they were even on the government’s radar. View full story Originally […]

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Decades-old struggles shouldn’t strip you of your gun rights today

| July 25, 2018

Decades-old struggles shouldn’t strip you of your gun rights today Painful experience teaches that some “common sense” gun control legislation has hidden consequences that in the long run wrongly strip citizens of constitutional rights. The victims of the chicanery often do not realize their rights are gone until it’s too late. View full story Originally […]

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Canada: Federal government was considering gun crackdown before Toronto Danforth shooting

| July 25, 2018

Canada: Federal government was considering gun crackdown before Toronto Danforth shooting The federal government is prepared to consider tightening handgun laws, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Tuesday as he responded to questions surrounding the deadly weekend shooting in Toronto. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Video: Armed Citizen Effectively Defends Family In Houston

| July 23, 2018

Video: Armed Citizen Effectively Defends Family In Houston “How many of us,” KHOU’s Michelle Choi asked earlier this morning, “have showed up to our driveways late at night, gotten out of our cars thinking everything is safe?” One Houston woman did exactly that last night and got attacked by two men intending on conducting a home-invasion […]

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Urge Senate to Block Kavanaugh Over Guns

| July 23, 2018

Cuomo, Lawmakers Urge Senate to Block Kavanaugh Over Guns Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA sues Seattle over ‘safe storage’ gun legislation

| July 23, 2018

NRA sues Seattle over ‘safe storage’ gun legislation The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against Seattle over the city’s new gun legislation. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Concerns arise over Initiative 1639 petition format

| July 19, 2018

Concerns arise over Initiative 1639 petition format Significant concerns have been raised about whether the format of the I-1639 petition sheets complies fully with Washington’s constitutional and statutory requirements. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Washington: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it?

| July 19, 2018

Washington: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it? Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is in a dilemma over Initiative 1639. What is a problem is that I-1639 petitions – signed by more than 360,000 voters and filed with the Office of Secretary of State for verification – look flawed.   Wyman says the law requires […]

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California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

| July 19, 2018

California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more. View full story Originally […]

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