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California: Los Angeles Sheriffs Halts Closures of Gun Stores

| March 25, 2020

California: Los Angeles Sheriffs Halts Closures of Gun Stores Last night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff announced that he would be suspending efforts to close down gun stores after receiving an opinion from Los Angeles County counsel that gun stores could in fact be classified as essential businesses under the Governor’s executive order. View full story Originally […]

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Armed Citizen Intervenes, Shoots Suspect Who Allegedly Opened Fire on Police

| March 25, 2020

Armed Citizen Intervenes, Shoots Suspect Who Allegedly Opened Fire on Police An armed citizen who saw a suspect allegedly shooting at police in Fresno, California, on Tuesday evening pulled out his handgun, took aim, and fired, driving the suspect to the ground. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA: Coronavirus Lockdowns Show Danger of Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases

| March 24, 2020

NRA: Coronavirus Lockdowns Show Danger of Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases The National Rifle Association (NRA) notes that coronavirus shutdowns resulting in the closure of gun stores in various states demonstrate that gun controls the left once pushed as “reasonable” have become anything but. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Wake Co. Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permit Issuance

| March 24, 2020

North Carolina: Wake Co. Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permit Issuance At a time when uncertainty about social order has prompted a large number of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to self-defense, the office of Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announced today that they will not issue new Pistol Purchase Permits until at least April […]

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State Representative Requests Opinion from Texas Attorney General on Exclusion of Gun Manufacturers & Retailers as "Essential Businesses" in Local Emergency Orders

| March 24, 2020

State Representative Requests Opinion from Texas Attorney General on Exclusion of Gun Manufacturers & Retailers as "Essential Businesses" in Local Emergency Orders Today, State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Ways & Means, formally requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on whether city and/or county officials can prohibit the […]

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Denver Mayor Exempts Alcohol Stores and Marijuana Dispensaries, not Gun Stores

| March 24, 2020

Denver Mayor Exempts Alcohol Stores and Marijuana Dispensaries, not Gun Stores Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a city-wide shutdown amidst the current Covid 19 outbreak. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: Los Angeles Sheriff Orders Gun Stores to Shut Down

| March 24, 2020

California: Los Angeles Sheriff Orders Gun Stores to Shut Down Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is ordering the closure of gun stores in California’s most populous county as non-essential businesses. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon: Attorney General Amends Title for Anti Self-Defense Initiative

| March 24, 2020

Oregon: Attorney General Amends Title for Anti Self-Defense Initiative On March 20th, the Attorney General submitted an amended ballot title for Initiative Petition 40. The state Supreme Court previously sided with NRA on several points in a challenge against IP 40, finding the title and “yes” result statement inadequate to alert voters of the changes proposed to the […]

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Wisconsin: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Emergency Order

| March 24, 2020

Wisconsin: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Emergency Order Governor Tony Evers’ recent Emergency Order #12, titled “Safer at Home,” designates “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security” under “Essential Businesses and Operations,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: Gun Stores to Remain Open

| March 24, 2020

Virginia: Gun Stores to Remain Open In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ralph Northam’s recently issued Executive Order 53 temporarily places restrictions on numerous businesses across the state. Though it does not designate firearm and ammunition retailers as “essential retail businesses,” they “may continue to operate but must limit all in-person shopping to no more than […]

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Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Chairman Vows to Put an End to Ammunition Tax and Permit Requirement Legislation

| March 24, 2020

Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Chairman Vows to Put an End to Ammunition Tax and Permit Requirement Legislation On Tuesday, March 10, the House Judiciary Committee received House Bill 2344, legislation that implements a “permit to purchase” for ammunition, as well as a tax on all ammo purchases.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Connecticut: Gov. Lamont Protects Second Amendment

| March 23, 2020

Connecticut: Gov. Lamont Protects Second Amendment Governor Ned Lamont’s recent Executive Order 7H designates firearm and ammunition retail operations as essential businesses, exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Indiana: Gov. Holcomb Protects Second Amendment

| March 23, 2020

Indiana: Gov. Holcomb Protects Second Amendment Governor Eric Holcomb’s recent Executive Order 20-08 designates“firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security” under Essential Businesses and Operations, exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey Stops Firearms Transfers!

| March 22, 2020

New Jersey Stops Firearms Transfers! At a time when uncertainty about social order has prompted a large number of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to self-defense, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has made it impossible for Garden Staters to do so. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Disabled Woman Weak to Coronavirus Issues Message to Politicians Using Pandemic to Push Gun Control

| March 22, 2020

Disabled Woman Weak to Coronavirus Issues Message to Politicians Using Pandemic to Push Gun Control Americans are flocking to gun stores because they know the only reliable self-defense during a crisis is the Second Amendment. Carletta Whiting, who’s disabled & vulnerable to coronavirus, asks Dems trying to exploit the pandemic: Why do you want to […]

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Florida Alert! Galvano/Bloomberg Gun Control Bill is Dead This Session

| March 21, 2020

Florida Alert! Galvano/Bloomberg Gun Control Bill is Dead This Session Senate President Bill Galvano (R) picked a fight with law-abiding Floridians who believe in and exercise their constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  He lost.  The bill died when Session ended last week.  Yet the media is covering it up for him.  View full […]

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Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo Taking Advantage of National Emergency to Advance Political Agenda

| March 21, 2020

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo Taking Advantage of National Emergency to Advance Political Agenda On Friday March 20, Gov. Gina Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-07 which suspends the 7-day statutory background check requirement and now allows up to 30 days to complete checks.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas: Legislature Passes Resolution Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers to Seize Ammunition and Property

| March 20, 2020

Kansas: Legislature Passes Resolution Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers to Seize Ammunition and Property Late Thursday night, the Kansas Legislature passed House Committee Resolution 5025.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pa. homeowner won’t be charged in fatal shooting of armed intruder

| March 20, 2020

Pa. homeowner won’t be charged in fatal shooting of armed intruder COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania homeowner accused of fatally shooting an armed intruder will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Thursday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Two shot in Hamilton during home invasion

| March 19, 2020

Two shot in Hamilton during home invasion HAMILTON — Two men were shot late Tuesday night after apparently breaking into a Hamilton residence. A resident at a house in the 500 block of Buckeye Street said at about 11:10 p.m. the two suspects forced entry into his house and attempted to rob him, according to the police […]

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