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Widespread Ignorance: Americans Wrongly Believe Most Gun Deaths in US Are Homicides and Mass Shootings

| October 11, 2019

Widespread Ignorance: Americans Wrongly Believe Most Gun Deaths in US Are Homicides and Mass Shootings On some level, can you blame average people for getting the facts so wrong?  In light of the news media’s ugly blend of profound bias and almost proud ignorance on gun issues, it’s entirely unsurprising that the public is deeply […]

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Man Who Robbed Barberton Couple Likely the Same Man Shot and Killed While Trying to Rob Akron Man

| October 9, 2019

Man Who Robbed Barberton Couple Likely the Same Man Shot and Killed While Trying to Rob Akron Man A man says a robber held a gun to his head on Hazelwood Street in Barberton on Sunday night. He and his girlfriend were walking around at about 9 p.m. when the suspect approached them from behind. […]

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Supreme Court Denies Attempt to Derail NRA-Supported Case Against NYC’s Travel Ban

| October 8, 2019

Supreme Court Denies Attempt to Derail NRA-Supported Case Against NYC’s Travel Ban NRA applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to reject New York City’s attempt to derail an NRA-supported case challenging a New York City ordinance that violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding city residents by restricting lawful travel with firearms. View full story Originally posted […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Strikes Again: This Time They Destroyed Millions In AR-15s

| October 8, 2019

Dick’s Sporting Goods Strikes Again: This Time They Destroyed Millions In AR-15s Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped selling AR-15 (or what they like to refer to as “assault weapons”) and “high capacity magazines” following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chain’s CEO, Ed Stack, decided to go a step further and completely stop selling rifles […]

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California: Several Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting Governor’s Action

| October 7, 2019

California: Several Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting Governor’s Action Governor Newsom has until Sunday, October 13 to take action on anti-gun bills awaiting his consideration.  Contact Governor Newsom and respectfully urge him to VETO AB 12, AB 61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172.    View full story Originally […]

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Supreme Court Keeps Gun Law Challenge on Docket Despite Democrats’ Threat to Pack the Court

| October 7, 2019

Supreme Court Keeps Gun Law Challenge on Docket Despite Democrats’ Threat to Pack the Court The Supreme Court Monday declined to dismiss a Second Amendment challenge to a firearm regulation in New York City after Democrats threatened the justices with court packing, fearing a divided ruling. The case involves a New York City system that […]

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Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply’ with a Gun Ban

| October 4, 2019

Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply’ with a Gun Ban Last week, a retired Tulsa, Oklahoma law enforcement officer testified in a Congressional hearing that she “would not comply” if Congress passes a ban on firearms. Her bold assertion earned her national media attention and viral status on […]

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MSNBC’s Las Vegas Anti-Gun Rally

| October 4, 2019

MSNBC’s Las Vegas Anti-Gun Rally On Wednesday, anti-gun news outlet MSNBC, along with their partner organizations Giffords and March for Our Lives, hosted nine Democrat candidates for President for what was billed as a “Gun Safety Forum.”  Most of the time was spent by candidates and anti-gun activists railing against guns, NRA, and occasionally, President Donald Trump. View […]

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Federal Court Entertains Bizarre Legal Theories That Threaten Gun Owners, Rule of Law

| October 4, 2019

Federal Court Entertains Bizarre Legal Theories That Threaten Gun Owners, Rule of Law Frustrated by the lack of political progress on the gun control agenda, the legal wing the anti-gun movement continues to pursue ever-more radical and confused legal strategies. In the 1990s, trial lawyers and their allies in government sought to bankrupt the gun […]

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Violent Crime Dropped in 2018

| October 4, 2019

Violent Crime Dropped in 2018 The FBI released the 2018 “Crime in the United States” report on Monday, which compiles crime data from law enforcement agencies around the country. The news is good, and the positive data proved easy to consume: View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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San Francisco Mayor Waffles on NRA “Terrorist” Group Designation

| October 4, 2019

San Francisco Mayor Waffles on NRA “Terrorist” Group Designation It seems that not all the powers-that-be in San Francisco are sure how to move forward with the Board of Supervisors’ widely-publicized “declaration” that the NRA is a “domestic terrorist organization.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Committee Rules May Shut Down Gun Stores

| October 3, 2019

Illinois: Committee Rules May Shut Down Gun Stores The Illinois state Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is in the process of imposing an additional, onerous layer of state licensing on federally licensed firearm dealers (Senate Bill 337). The proposed rules could potentially strangle your local gun stores with government red tape. Public comments against such […]

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Rifle Murders Declined Nearly 24 Percent, FBI Report Shows

| October 2, 2019

Rifle Murders Declined Nearly 24 Percent, FBI Report Shows America saw a significant decrease in the number of homicides involving rifles, a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released on Monday shows. All methods of murder dropped by 7 percent in 2018, and gun murders fell by 6.7 percent, according to the FBI’s Uniform […]

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Florida Teachers now Allowed to Carry Guns in Classroom

| October 1, 2019

Florida Teachers now Allowed to Carry Guns in Classroom Florida teachers are now allowed to carry guns in their classroom thanks to a controversial new law that went into effect Tuesday. School districts can now choose to opt in or out of arming teachers. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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San Francisco Backs Down: Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, Mayor Breed Declares – We Won’t Blacklist NRA Contractors

| October 1, 2019

San Francisco Backs Down: Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, Mayor Breed Declares – We Won’t Blacklist NRA Contractors The National Rifle Association of America declared victory in San Francisco today, after Mayor London Breed formally disavowed key provisions of a municipal resolution that signaled  the blacklisting of contractors linked to the Second Amendment advocacy […]

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Beto to 2020 Dems: I Won’t Win the Nomination but Please Adopt My Gun Control Proposal

| October 1, 2019

Beto to 2020 Dems: I Won’t Win the Nomination but Please Adopt My Gun Control Proposal Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) made waves when he said “hell yes!” to taking away law-abiding gun owners AR-15s and AK-47s via a mandatory “buyback” program. Anti-gunners rallied around him, applauding him for being unapologetically in favor of harsh […]

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Lawful Gun Owners Defended Their Lives and Livelihoods in August

| September 30, 2019

Lawful Gun Owners Defended Their Lives and Livelihoods in August It seems as though every day another celebrity or politician demands that we place more severe restrictions on the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Unlike many of these celebrities and politicians, most of us do not […]

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The House Judiciary Committee’s Assault Weapons Ban Fallout

| September 30, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee’s Assault Weapons Ban Fallout If you want to see how extreme the Democrats have gotten on gun control, you just had to listen to a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week. It is one thing for Democrats such as Beto O’Rourke and Rep. Eric Swalwell (R-CA) to call for confiscating AR-15s […]

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Where the House Judiciary Actually Got Things Right

| September 29, 2019

Where the House Judiciary Actually Got Things Right While there was plenty wrong with Wednesday’s House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1296, the proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms introduced by Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.), there were some shining moments for those who still support the Second Amendment. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report

| September 27, 2019

NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report The National Rifle Association released the following statements on Friday regarding the politically motivated report issued by Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee:  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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