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Did Congress wait too long on gun control?

| March 27, 2013

Did Congress wait too long on gun control? While support for many gun control policies remains high in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, polls conducted over the past few weeks suggest that three-and-a-half months after the tragedy, public backing for major new gun laws overall appears to […]

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New Hampshire: House Passes Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill

| March 27, 2013

New Hampshire: House Passes Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Today, the state House of Representatives undermined your inherent right to self-defense by passing House Bill 135 by a 189-184 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences for criminal activity. View full story Originally […]

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Polls show gun control support fading

| March 27, 2013

Polls show gun control support fading While support for many gun control policies remains high in the wake of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, polls conducted over the past few weeks suggest that three and a half months after the tragedy, public backing for major new gun laws overall appears […]

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West Virginia: House Committee to Consider Critical Pro-Gun Reform Tomorrow

| March 27, 2013

West Virginia: House Committee to Consider Critical Pro-Gun Reform Tomorrow Tomorrow, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee will consider House Bill 2431, sponsored by Delegate Rupie Phillips (D-24).  HB 2431 would amend the application process for a Concealed Pistol/Revolver Permit, making West Virginia permit holders eligible for exemption from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System […]

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Arizona: Pro-Gun Bill Doomed Unless Your State Senator Hears from You Today

| March 27, 2013

Arizona: Pro-Gun Bill Doomed Unless Your State Senator Hears from You Today A pro-gun bill that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms is on the way to the Arizona State Senate floor and needs your help.  House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), would require any firearms forfeited to or confiscated […]

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North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Stalled in Senate

| March 27, 2013

North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Stalled in Senate Bills of importance for gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment are currently pending in the North Dakota Senate.  The Senate Judiciary Committee gave “do not pass” recommendations for several pro-gun bills last week.  While this committee vote cannot kill these bills, your urgent action is needed […]

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Alabama: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Senate Bill 286

| March 27, 2013

Alabama: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Senate Bill 286 Earlier this month, NRA-supported Senate Bill 286 passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan 7 to 1 vote.  This omnibus firearms bill could be considered on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, April 2 and your state Senator needs to hear that you […]

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Is America already over gun control?

| March 27, 2013

Is America already over gun control? Barely three months after Sandy Hook, a new poll finds that less than half of Americans now favor stricter gun control laws View full story

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Senator Marchione announces Senate passage of 2013-14 State Budget

| March 27, 2013

Senator Marchione announces Senate passage of 2013-14 State Budget For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013 Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-2381; fitzpatr@nysenate.gov  SENATOR MARCHIONE ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF 2013-14 STATE BUDGET Senate passes on time budget that delivers tax relief for families and small businesses, phases out and eliminates 18-a Energy Tax Surcharge, makes strategic investments […]

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News in Brief

| March 27, 2013

News in Brief HARTFORD and#8212; The president of the Connecticut Senate said Monday he expects that search warrants in the Newtown school shooting will be released this week, and legislative leaders hope to review the documents before finishing work on a bipartisan bill that addresses gun control and other issues related to the massacre. View […]

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Gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly’s AR-15 purchase – U.S. News

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

  By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News An Arizona gun store owner says he will not sell Mark Kelly the AR-15 rifle that the vocal advocate for tighter gun control bought earlier this month. The manager of the Tucson, Ariz., store where Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, bought the firearm has […]

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HB 2760 | Firearms Policy Coalition

HB 2760 | Firearms Policy Coalition

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill: HB 2760 – Delegate Rupert Phillips Jr. (D – Logan) Summary: This bill would create a uniform regulation of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; the law would apply throughout West Virginia, pre-empting local laws. Position: STRONGLY SUPPORT All too often, gun owners find themselves trapped between the laws of a state and a maze […]

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Heitkamp: Bloomberg should worry about New York

| March 26, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg should worry about crime and gun issues in his own city, not North Dakota. View full story

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Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds

| March 26, 2013

Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds Even as Congress prepares to vote on gun control legislation, public support for stricter gun laws has fallen from 57 percent after the Newtown massacre to 47 percent in a new poll. View full story

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North Carolina: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Legislation Overwhelmingly Passes House

| March 26, 2013

North Carolina: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Legislation Overwhelmingly Passes House Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 17 by a 97-20 vote.  HB 17, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), would make information regarding permittees — including those who have acquired a permit to purchase a handgun and those who have obtained a Concealed […]

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Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance

| March 26, 2013

Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance As President Obama prepares to travel the country to drum up support for federal gun control laws ahead of a Senate vote in April, one idea is gaining steam at the state level: mandatory gun insurance. View full story

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West Virginia: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Passes Senate Committee Today

| March 26, 2013

West Virginia: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Passes Senate Committee Today Senate Bill 369, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16), passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee today on a voice vote.  SB 369 would increase the number of states that recognize a West Virginia Concealed Pistol/Revolver Permit and allow residents of another state, who hold a valid out-of-state permit […]

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Hawaii: Background Check Bill Makes Final Committee Stop

| March 26, 2013

Hawaii: Background Check Bill Makes Final Committee Stop Senate Bill 69 passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote last week and will be considered by the House Committee on Finance this Thursday, March 28 at 3:15 PM in House Conference Room 308.  Introduced by state senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green […]

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Iowa Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee

| March 26, 2013

Iowa Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session.  HF 535 passed in the […]

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Gun Control Debate: Support For Stricter Gun Laws Drops As Democrats Ready To Push Bill, Poll

| March 26, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Support For Stricter Gun Laws Drops As Democrats Ready To Push Bill, Poll As Democratic lawmakers in the Senate prepare a gun control package they hope will prevent incidents like Sandy Hook, a new poll found a decline in the support for stricter gun laws. View full story

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