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North Carolina: Hunting and Recreational Shooting at Stake in Management Plan for Two National Forests

| March 13, 2013

North Carolina: Hunting and Recreational Shooting at Stake in Management Plan for Two National Forests The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of revising the management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.  When completed, the plan will guide management of the two national forests for approximately 15 years.  Nearly all decisions made […]

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Congressional committees make some gun rights provisions permanent

| March 13, 2013

Congressional committees make some gun rights provisions permanent With gun safety measures headed to the Senate floor, members of the House and Senate appropriations committees have quietly made permanent four formerly temporary gun rights provisions largely favored by Republicans. Those provisions are part of a spending bill that would keep the government running through Sept. […]

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Colorado: 15-round magazine limit gets final OK in House

| March 13, 2013

Colorado: 15-round magazine limit gets final OK in House Now only the signature of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is needed on a bill that bans Coloradans from purchasing ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds, as lawmakers in the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the measure and shipped it to his desk. View […]

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Four shot dead in neighboring New York towns

| March 13, 2013

By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – Four men were killed on Wednesday in separate shootings at a barbershop and a car wash in neighboring upstate New York towns, and police surrounded a building where the suspected gunman was believed to be barricaded. Authorities said the gunman drove to John's Barber Shop in the village of Mohawk […]

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Senator Marchione, Senator Zeldin and fellow Senators call continuation and expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program

| March 13, 2013

Senator Marchione, Senator Zeldin and fellow Senators call continuation and expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program  For Immediate Release: March 13, 2013 Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-2381; fitzpatr@nysenate.gov Contact: Jackie Fiore (518) 455-3570 or (518) 512-1111; fiore@nysenate.gov Video of Senator Marchione’s remarks available at www.marchione.nysenate.gov  SENATOR MARCHIONE, SENATOR ZELDIN AND FELLOW SENATORS […]

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Colorado: Contact Governor Hickenlooper TODAY

| March 13, 2013

Colorado: Contact Governor Hickenlooper TODAY Today, the Colorado House of Representatives confirmed House Bill 1224 by a 34-30 vote, which will make all newly purchased magazines with a capacity over fifteen rounds illegal as of July 1, 2013. This bill is also so poorly written that it will make ANY MAGAZINE purchased after July 1 […]

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Kansas: NRA-Backed Bills Advance in the Sunflower State

| March 13, 2013

Kansas: NRA-Backed Bills Advance in the Sunflower State Today, the Kansas Senate voted 32 to 8 to pass Senate Bill 45, an important pro-gun reform that would prohibit taxpayer money from financing gun control campaigns in any manner. This bill now goes to the state House of Representatives where it will be assigned to an […]

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Utah: NRA-Backed Bill Needs Your Help in the Senate – Permitless Carry Bill Heads to the Governor

| March 13, 2013

Utah: NRA-Backed Bill Needs Your Help in the Senate – Permitless Carry Bill Heads to the Governor House Bill 268, an important disorderly conduct bill, is still pending in the state Senate and must be voted on tomorrow before the end of session.  Sponsored by state Representative Paul Ray (R-13), HB 268 would provide that, […]

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Iowa Gun Confidentiality Protection Ready for Final House Vote

| March 13, 2013

Iowa Gun Confidentiality Protection Ready for Final House Vote An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives.  Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in […]

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Missouri: Important Right-to-Carry Privacy Legislation Introduced in House

| March 13, 2013

Missouri: Important Right-to-Carry Privacy Legislation Introduced in House Recently, there have been several reports that the Missouri Department of Revenue is collecting and sharing personal documents from individuals receiving a concealed carry endorsement with third parties, including the federal government.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arizona: House Passes NRA-Backed Hunting Reform

| March 13, 2013

Arizona: House Passes NRA-Backed Hunting Reform House Bill 2654, introduced by state Representative Darin Mitchell (R-13), passed in the Arizona House of Representatives by an overwhelming 52 to 4 vote on March 4.   HB 2654 has been sent to the state Senate and assigned to its Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Committee for further consideration. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Urgent New Mexico Update: ACT NOW to Stop Gun Control House Bill 77

| March 13, 2013

Urgent New Mexico Update: ACT NOW to Stop Gun Control House Bill 77 Supporters of House Bill 77 are putting the full court press on the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear this gun control measure this afternoon.  Please contact the following state Senators and urge them to OPPOSE HB 77.   View full story Originally posted […]

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Georgia: Senate President Receives Award for His Commitment to Upholding the Second Amendment

| March 13, 2013

Georgia: Senate President Receives Award for His Commitment to Upholding the Second Amendment Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R-48) was given the Defender of Freedom Award by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.  Senator Shafer is an “A+” rated state legislator by the NRA Political Victory Fund and one of the nation’s strongest champions of […]

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Gun control agenda narrows as skepticism grows

| March 13, 2013

Gun control agenda narrows as skepticism grows WASHINGTON — The only vote so far in this Congress on gun restrictions would impose tougher penalties for firearms trafficking, a measure that wouldn't have prevented the Dec. 14 shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. View full story

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Newtown cyclists greeted with news on gun control

| March 12, 2013

Newtown cyclists greeted with news on gun control Members of the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, a team of 26 cyclists who rode almost 400 miles from Newtown, Conn., to the Capitol in Washington in support of gun violence prevention gather for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Washington. View […]

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Gunmaker says assault weapon ban could put them out of business

| March 12, 2013

Gunmaker says assault weapon ban could put them out of business Connecticut gun manufacturers will be paying close attention to what's happening at the state Capitol in Hartford in the coming days, including Stag Arms, which is based in New Britain. View full story

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky: More crackdowns coming, as ‘I’m against handguns’

| March 12, 2013

Rep. Jan Schakowsky: More crackdowns coming, as ‘I’m against handguns’ Rep. Jan Schakowsky said at a women’s rights rally that a Democratic backed push to ban so called assault weapons and to mandate background checks for private gun sales were just the beginning of a larger agenda to clamp down on Second Amendment rights. View […]

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Maine: Gun rights advocates dominate hearing on permit privacy

| March 12, 2013

Maine: Gun rights advocates dominate hearing on permit privacy If personal information about Mainers with concealed weapons permits is open to the public, criminals could use the records to find guns, and domestic violence victims could be located by enraged or vindictive partners. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Newtown cyclists greeted with news on gun control

| March 12, 2013

Newtown cyclists greeted with news on gun control Members of the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, a team of 26 cyclists who rode almost 400 miles from Newtown, Conn., to the Capitol in Washington in support of gun violence prevention gather for a news conference on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Washington. View […]

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Connecticut: Oppressive Anti-Gun Legislation to be Heard in Committee This Thursday

| March 12, 2013

Connecticut: Oppressive Anti-Gun Legislation to be Heard in Committee This Thursday Despite rumors of its cancellation, the Public Safety and Security Committee will proceed with its public hearing this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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