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New state laws illustrate America's stark divide on gun control

| April 12, 2013

New state laws illustrate America's stark divide on gun control By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While Washington politicians battle over new gun-control measures, state legislators have already passed dozens of new firearms laws since the Newtown school massacre ignited a national debate in December. The new state laws, a small fraction of the 1,500 […]

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EMERGENCY Fax Petition — National Association for Gun Rights

EMERGENCY Fax Petition — National Association for Gun Rights

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

From NationalGunRights.org:   Yesterday, on the vote to proceed to debate on President Obama’s anti-gun agenda, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid succeeded in overcoming Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster. And 13 NRA “A Rated” Republicans and 9 “A Rated” Democrats voted to help him do it (Plus 2 more NRA “B Rated” politicians). I’m going to […]

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Connecticut: Attention Gun Owners and Sportsmen—You are Immediately Impacted by the State’s New Draconian “Gun Control” Law

| April 12, 2013

Connecticut: Attention Gun Owners and Sportsmen—You are Immediately Impacted by the State’s New Draconian “Gun Control” Law On April 4, Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law and, as expected, this law contains many onerous and damaging provisions that will only penalize responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut.  Some provisions of […]

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Explaining the Gender Gap On Gun Control

| April 12, 2013

Explaining the Gender Gap On Gun Control While gun-control legislation is a politically risky vote for red-state Democrats, it’s also an issue that could hurt the GOP’s efforts to attract female voters. View full story

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Tennessee: School Security House Bill Goes to House Floor, Senate Bill Pending in Committee

| April 12, 2013

Tennessee: School Security House Bill Goes to House Floor, Senate Bill Pending in Committee Yesterday, House Bill 6, the School Security Act of 2013, passed in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee by a voice vote.  HB 6 now goes to the Calendar and Rules Committee to be placed on the House floor calendar.  A vote on this crucial […]

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Arizona: Vote in Senate on Pro-Gun Bill Eligible Next Week

| April 12, 2013

Arizona: Vote in Senate on Pro-Gun Bill Eligible Next Week Pro-gun legislation that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms will be voted on next week by the Arizona Senate.  House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), is an important pro-gun reform and your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY that you support this […]

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Arkansas: Important Action on Critical Right-to-Carry Reforms

| April 12, 2013

Arkansas: Important Action on Critical Right-to-Carry Reforms Yesterday, Governor Mike Beebe (D) signed into law Senate Bill 858, introduced by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-35).  This new law goes into effect in mid-July and establishes that Arkansas must recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state and replaces the current conditional reciprocity standard.  We thank Governor Beebe for signing this […]

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Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House

| April 12, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House Yesterday, House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by an overwhelming 126-25 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-49), HB 533 would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked […]

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Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions

| April 11, 2013

Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions In New Jersey, which has some of the country’s toughest gun laws already, gun-control advocates are nervous about federal gun-control legislation. In particular, they worry that a provision included to allow interstate handgun sales could open a loophole in the Garden State’s strict background checks. View full […]

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate

| April 11, 2013

Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings… View full story

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Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act

| April 11, 2013

Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act – The New York Rifle and Pistol Association plans to take legal action Monday to stop New York’s new gun-control measures.  Association President Thomas King and state Assemblyman Marc Butler talked about the legal effort with about 100 local gun owners […]

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1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws

| April 11, 2013

1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A Connecticut gun-maker announced on Wednesday it intends to leave the state, just six days after passage of restrictive gun control legislation, while another manufacturer, Stag Arms, […]

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Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York

| April 11, 2013

Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed at loosening state restrictions on firearms. The justices are meeting in private Friday to discuss adding […]

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Senate girds for long slog on gun bill

| April 11, 2013

Senate girds for long slog on gun bill The Senate’s dramatic filibuster-busting vote Thursday to move forward on a gun-safety bill is being cast as a historic breakthrough, testing the strength of the gun lobby and opening a door to the first major gun-control law since 1994. But it’s just the first step in what […]

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Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill

| April 11, 2013

Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill Two days after a knife-wielding attacker wounded more than a dozen people on a Texas college campus, a state House panel voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into college buildings and classrooms. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens

| April 11, 2013

Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens Gun rights activists showed up in force Thursday at the State House to support a bill that would overturn a 96-year-old Maine requirement for people to obtain a permit if they want to carry a concealed weapon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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First lawsuit filed against new Connecticut gun laws

| April 11, 2013

NEW LONDON — Lawsuits have been threatened against the state's new sweeping gun legislation, and the first to be filed is by the Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, a relatively new View full story

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Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters

| April 11, 2013

Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn rallied today with pro-gun control forces on the Capitol’s front lawn, saying Illinois needs tougher gun laws because he’s “tired of going to funerals.”         View full story

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States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year

| April 11, 2013

States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year The percentage of gun control bills has gone up since last year. View full story

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What happens next with gun control in the Senate?

| April 11, 2013

What happens next with gun control in the Senate? The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate? View full story

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