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Firearms Policy Coalition

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our Second Amendment civil rights are being assaulted. You can make the difference. Join with us. Our coalition is special. It’s unique. It’s powerful. And it’s the future of Second Amendment rights advocacy. For too long, our Second Amendment civil rights have been shackled to partisan politics, leveraged, horse-traded, misrepresented, and misunderstood. That frustrating history […]

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Tempers run high as frustrated gun owners learn about New York’s weapons ban | syracuse.com

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

LaFayette, N.Y. — About 200 people overwhelmingly against New York’s stricter guns laws had dozens of questions for top state law enforcement officers Wednesday night that boiled down to this: Will the NY Safe Act keep more people safe? State law enforcement officials, well-versed in the new law and the criticisms of the NY Safe […]

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Homeland Security has advice for confronting mass murders: scissors – NYPOST.com

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman? No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back! That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre […]

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Chinese hackers reportedly attack New York Times

| January 31, 2013

More than 30 journalists and executives at western news organizations in China, including the New York Times, have had their computers hacked, according to Mandiant, a security firm that monitors such attacks. View full story

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NRA chief: Why we fight for gun rights

| January 31, 2013

NRA chief: Why we fight for gun rights After President Lyndon Johnson signed the Gun Control Act of 1968, many anti-gun politicians looked forward to the day when they could completely ban the sale and ownership of firearms and perhaps even confiscate those already in private hands. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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LOHUD: ALBANY’S MANDATES COSTING US MILLIONS

| January 31, 2013

LOHUD: ALBANY’S MANDATES COSTING US MILLIONS Written by: Barbara Livingston Nackman YORKTOWN — State requirements cost local communities millions of dollars each year and are sending residents and businesses out of New York in search of lower taxes, said officials from Westchester and Putnam Thursday at Yorktown Town Hall. Mandates from Albany led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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SENATOR BALL JOINED BY OVER A DOZEN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO RENEW CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

SENATOR BALL JOINED BY OVER A DOZEN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO RENEW CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

| January 31, 2013

SENATOR BALL JOINED BY OVER A DOZEN ELECTED OFFICIALS TO RENEW CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF Yorktown, N.Y. – 1/31/2013 – Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to address the need for unfunded mandate relief in his State of the State. Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is now renewing his call for a comprehensive […]

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THE PATCH: STATE, LOCAL OFFICIALS CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF

| January 31, 2013

THE PATCH: STATE, LOCAL OFFICIALS CALL FOR UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF By Plamena Pesheva State and local officials will hold a press conference at Yorktown Town Hall Thursday morning when they will call on Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislature to address the “dire need of unfunded mandate relief at the local level.” Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, […]

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Washington: "Universal Background Check" Legislation Must be Defeated

| January 31, 2013

Washington: "Universal Background Check" Legislation Must be Defeated Unfortunately, the rumors of more attempts at gun control in Washington have proven true. House Bill 1588, “universal background check” legislation, was introduced today by state Representative Jamie Pederson (D-43), Mike Hope (R-44) and 21 other state Representatives. This bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where Representative Jamie […]

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Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control

| January 31, 2013

Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control Police chief James Johnson urges lawmakers to support Obama proposals Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent […]

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Colorado: Anti-Gun Legislators Continue to Push Measures to Disenfranchise Law-Abiding Gun Owners

| January 31, 2013

Colorado: Anti-Gun Legislators Continue to Push Measures to Disenfranchise Law-Abiding Gun Owners While proactive legislation to increase safety and security in the Centennial State is being ignored and cast aside, anti-gun legislators are continuing to push misguided measures that will disenfranchise law-abiding gun owners and have no effect on mitigating crime View full story Originally […]

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Chicago's rising murder rate: Has gun control failed?

| January 31, 2013

Chicago's rising murder rate: Has gun control failed? Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton is gunned down a week after performing at President Obama's inauguration, instantly becoming part of the debate over gun laws View full story

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Video: Senate committee holds gun law hearing

| January 31, 2013

Both sides of the gun control debate spoke to a Senate committee holding a hearing on new gun laws. CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports. View full story

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Chicago's gun paradox

| January 31, 2013

CHICAGO'S GUN PARADOX. Despite bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and no gun ranges, the city has a huge gun problem. A New York Times report has put Chicago at the center of the national discussion on gun safety. * Times   map: Where all those Chicago guns come from . * Strange days: […]

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‘He Couldn’t Have Been More Uncomfortable’: Obama Insider Rats Him Out, ‘Awkward’ Shooter Prez Has Only Shot Skeet Twice, Once For 5 Minutes « Pat Dollard

‘He Couldn’t Have Been More Uncomfortable’: Obama Insider Rats Him Out, ‘Awkward’ Shooter Prez Has Only Shot Skeet Twice, Once For 5 Minutes « Pat Dollard

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Pat Dollard Background – Barack Obama: ‘I Go Shooting All The Time’ Excerpted from Fox News: News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons. This has only happened with the president at […]

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United States Senate Judiciary Committee: Written Testimony of David B. Kopel

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

United States Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee Hearing “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” Summary Senator Feinstein’s proposed ban on so-called “assault weapons” is not based on how fast the guns fire, or how powerful they are. Instead, the bans are based on superficial features, such as an adjustable stock, or a forward grip. […]

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LATEST NEWS

| January 31, 2013

LATEST NEWS Neil Heslin, seated at right, father of shooting victim Jesse Lewis, speaks during Connecticut's Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety at Newtown High School on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The task force was created in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. View full story

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Gun control legislation contested by public in LaFayette

| January 31, 2013

Meetings are being held by state officials around New York to answer any questions the public has about the SAFE act. This gun control legislation has made New York State the toughest on guns in the nation. View full story

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LATEST NEWS

| January 30, 2013

LATEST NEWS Neil Heslin, seated at right, father of shooting victim Jesse Lewis, speaks during Connecticut's Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety at Newtown High School on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The task force was created in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. View full story

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Is firing blanks during a school-shooting drill really a good idea? – The Week

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is firing blanks during a school-shooting drill really a good idea? – The Week. In the wake of the Newtown shootings, school administrators around the country very understandably want to do everything in their power to keep students safe and prepare them for any possible danger. But Cary-Grove High School in Illinois is taking preparedness […]

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