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Factcheck: Gun-control advocates' bogus claim

| March 21, 2013

Factcheck: Gun-control advocates' bogus claim Editor’s note: This is one of an occasional series called “ Party Lines ” that will highlight misleading talking points by both parties. View full story

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Company vows to quickly leave Colo over gun laws

| March 21, 2013

Company vows to quickly leave Colo over gun laws A Colorado company vowed to begin making ammunition magazines outside the state within the next month following the passage of sweeping gun control laws.Magpul Industries said Wednesday it will make good … View full story

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South Carolina: Several Pro-Gun Bills on the Move

| March 21, 2013

South Carolina: Several Pro-Gun Bills on the Move Yesterday, Senate Bill 308, introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38), was set for Special Order for today.  A critical self-defense reform that would remove the prohibition on a Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) holder carrying a concealed firearm into a restaurant licensed to serve alcohol.  This critical […]

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Assault Weapons Ban Not Expected To Make It Out Of Congress

| March 21, 2013

Assault Weapons Ban Not Expected To Make It Out Of Congress Just three months after 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school, an attempt to ban assault rifles like the one used that morning appear dead on Capitol Hill. The Democratically-controlled Senate will bring a gun bill to the […]

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Biden and Bloomberg urge Congress to have ‘courage’ on gun laws

| March 21, 2013

Biden and Bloomberg urge Congress to have ‘courage’ on gun laws NEW YORK—Vice President Joe Biden and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a joint appeal to members of Congress, urging lawmakers to ignore politics and do the “right thing” by passing new federal gun-control laws. In an appearance at City Hall, Biden and […]

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North Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills in the State House and Senate

| March 21, 2013

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills in the State House and Senate The House Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee A heard House Bill 17 yesterday. HB 17, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), seeks to remove the prohibition on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders carrying a concealed firearm into any establishment licensed to serve alcohol.  In addition, this […]

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Guns Acquired Without Background Checks

| March 21, 2013

Guns Acquired Without Background Checks After the December mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., several Democrats advocating for stricter gun-control laws — including a law requiring universal background checks for gun purchases — took to using this talking point to support their case. … More >> View full story

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Illinois: Your Action Needed NOW — Urge Your State Representative to Oppose House Bill 2265

| March 21, 2013

Illinois: Your Action Needed NOW — Urge Your State Representative to Oppose House Bill 2265 House Bill 2265, sponsored by state Representative Michael Zalewski (D-23), would jeopardize the future of concealed carry in Illinois by imposing severe penalties such as three-year jail sentences for small regulatory violations.  HB 2265 is gaining traction in the state House and a vote on it could occur within the […]

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Vulnerable senators face lose-lose scenario on "assault weapon" vote

| March 21, 2013

Vulnerable senators face lose-lose scenario on "assault weapon" vote The Senate’s upcoming vote on the assault weapons ban is going to put vulnerable Democrats in a difficult spot. Democrats facing tough reelection races will either attract the ire of the National Rifle Association or prominent gun control activists such as New York City Mayor Michael […]

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How Democrats Misread Polling on Gun Control

| March 21, 2013

How Democrats Misread Polling on Gun Control Proponents of gun-control legislation, emboldened by the president’s call for stricter laws and overwhelming support in public polling, have been optimistic that proposals for background checks or a crackdown on weapons trafficking could pass Congress. Gun-control advocates have cited plenty of data to make their case, including surveys […]

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Poll: Florida voters support stronger gun laws, Hillary '16

| March 21, 2013

Poll: Florida voters support stronger gun laws, Hillary '16 Florida voters support universal background checks for gun purchases, other gun control laws and Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University . View full story

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper signs landmark gun-control bills

| March 20, 2013

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper signs landmark gun-control bills Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed landmark new gun laws on Wednesday expanding background checks on gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines, placing the traditionally firearm-friendly state among the handful to pass new restrictions in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.The Democratic governor defended […]

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Putnam Co. Sheriff Don Smith talks about SAFE on Hannity

| March 20, 2013

Putnam Co. Sheriff Don Smith talks about SAFE on Hannity View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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Arizona: Two Pro-Gun Reform Bills Pass Senate Committee

| March 20, 2013

Arizona: Two Pro-Gun Reform Bills Pass Senate Committee Today, the Arizona Senate Public Safety Committee approved two NRA-backed pro-gun reforms.  House Bill 2455, which received a “Do Pass” recommendation with a 4 -1 vote, would prohibit the destruction of seized or surrendered firearms.  House Bill 2326, recommended “Do Pass” with a 5-1 vote, would protect gun owner privacy.  Please […]

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After Aurora, tougher gun control laws passed in Colorado

| March 20, 2013

After Aurora, tougher gun control laws passed in Colorado The new gun control laws, signed into law Wednesday, thrust Colorado into the national spotlight as a test of how far politicians may go in placing new restrictions after the mass shootings at Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.. View full story

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New York reviewing changes to recently passed gun law

| March 20, 2013

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers are considering amendments to the state's sweeping new gun control law, including repealing a ban on magazines that hold more than seven bullets, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday, describing most of the changes as technical. The law, passed January 15, a month […]

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Colorado prison chief shot dead on eve of gun laws signing

| March 20, 2013

Colorado prison chief shot dead on eve of gun laws signing By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The head of Colorado's prison system was shot dead at his home in what police said may have been a targeted killing, just hours before the governor on Wednesday signed new gun control laws spurred by a rash […]

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Maryland: Amendments to be Considered for Senate Bill 281

| March 20, 2013

Maryland: Amendments to be Considered for Senate Bill 281 Despite overwhelming opposition to his extreme gun control scheme contained in Senate Bill 281, Governor Martin O’Malley is desperately using arm-twisting politics and deceptive procedural maneuvers to try and ram through this deeply flawed legislation.  Multiple amendments to Senate Bill 281 are to be considered SOON and could be supported by your […]

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Florida Urgent Alert: Contact Committee Members Immediately

| March 20, 2013

Florida Urgent Alert: Contact Committee Members Immediately House Memorial 545 by Representative Neil Combee (R) has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Local and Federal Affairs Committee on Friday Morning, March 22, at 8:00am.  HM-545 relating to Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a Memorial declaring to the President of the United […]

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Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bills Stalling – New Gun Control Bill to Emerge this Week

| March 20, 2013

Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bills Stalling – New Gun Control Bill to Emerge this Week Anti-gun state Representative Michael Paymar’s (DFL-64B) stalled gun control package, House File 237, was tabled last night in the House Public Safety Committee without a roll call vote.  While this bill itself might be dead for this legislative session, expect to see […]

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