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BALL CALLS ON PUTNAM COUNTY TO REVISE NEW RETAILER FEE SCHEDULE

| February 25, 2013

BALL CALLS ON PUTNAM COUNTY TO REVISE NEW RETAILER FEE SCHEDULE Brewster, N.Y. – 2/25/2013 – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has sent a letter (attached) to the Putnam County Executive and Legislature opposing a piece of legislation that was recently enacted by the County. The letter relates to a recent […]

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Gun crime prosecutions on decline, amid call for more laws

| February 25, 2013

Gun crime prosecutions on decline, amid call for more laws Recent studies show the Obama administration has not enforced many gun laws already on books — with gun crime prosecutions hitting a decade low in 2011, down 40% from their peak under President Bush in 2004. View full story

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Arkansas: Contact Members of the House Judiciary Committee Today in Support of House Bill 1408

| February 25, 2013

Arkansas: Contact Members of the House Judiciary Committee Today in Support of House Bill 1408 House Bill 1408, introduced by state Representative Sue Scott (R-95), is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, February 26.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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South Carolina: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Critical Self-Defense Reform Bill

| February 25, 2013

South Carolina: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Critical Self-Defense Reform Bill Senate Bill 308, 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, has been placed on the state Senate Calendar and could be heard any […]

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Senate Judiciary Committee to consider "assault weapons" ban

| February 25, 2013

Senate Judiciary Committee to consider "assault weapons" ban Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has released a series of gun-violence preventions bills — including a controversial assault weapons ban being pushed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — for mark up in his panel on Thursday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES 30 NOMINEES FOR 2nd ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

| February 25, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES 30 NOMINEES FOR 2nd ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME *** MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM*** Brewster, N.Y. – (2/25/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) today announced that the second annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame will be hosted at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster […]

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Colorado: Your Attendance Is Needed at a Critical Forum This Wednesday

| February 25, 2013

Colorado: Your Attendance Is Needed at a Critical Forum This Wednesday This Wednesday, February 27, state senators Matt Jones (D-17) and Jeanne Nicholson (D-16) will be hosting an open forum at the Louisville Public Library. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon: Ban on Commonly Owned Firearms Introduced

| February 25, 2013

Oregon: Ban on Commonly Owned Firearms Introduced House Bill 3200, an egregious attack on our Second Amendment rights was recently introduced by state Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-33) and seven other state Representatives and nine Senators.  This ban on so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines would criminalize the possession and transfer of many commonly used […]

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Texas plan to prosecute police for enforcing gun laws aims to protect sheriffs, sponsor says

| February 25, 2013

Texas plan to prosecute police for enforcing gun laws aims to protect sheriffs, sponsor says A Texas bill that would allow for the arrest and prosecution of law enforcement officials who try to implement certain new federal gun-control laws is really aimed at protecting state sheriffs, said the sponsor, during a television interview on Monday. […]

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Town hall meeting on PA gun laws set in Lower Merion

| February 25, 2013

Town hall meeting on PA gun laws set in Lower Merion Lower Merion Township Commissioner Rick Churchill will host a town hall meeting Feb. 27 to present information about current gun control laws in Pennsylvania and provide an opportunity a question-and-answer session for citizens. View full story

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Hospital union cancels counterprotest to new state gun laws – NYPOST.com

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

By FREDRIC U. DICKER Last Updated: 2:50 AM, February 25, 2013 Posted: 2:50 AM, February 25, 2013   A Potentially explosive confrontation over Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law was avoided over the weekend as 1199 SEIU, the hospital workers union, abruptly canceled a Thursday rally designed to challenge some 10,000 opponents of the governor’s […]

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Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County « CBS New York

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Interest in gun ownership has seen a major jump in Suffolk County lately. The number of new applications for pistol permits in Suffolk County went from 2,035 in 2011 to 2,606 in 2012, according to a Newsday report. Suffolk County authorities said they had also issued 5,764 purchase documents for firearms […]

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New York Minute: Celebrities side with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in gun debate

| February 25, 2013

Paul Simon is helping Andrew Cuomo raise money, John DeFrancisco wants you to get more fit, and New Jersey has the country's second-lowest gas tax. View full story

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State Republicans: Don't expect any new gun-control laws

| February 25, 2013

State Republicans: Don't expect any new gun-control laws Amid continuing debate over cutting gun violence, Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature say it's unlikely the state will pass any gun-control legislation this session. View full story

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Nebraska: Judiciary Committee to Hear Critical Self-Defense Legislation This Week

| February 25, 2013

Nebraska: Judiciary Committee to Hear Critical Self-Defense Legislation This Week The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Legislative Bill 390 (LB 390), introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), on Thursday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m.  LB 390 is important “emergency powers” legislation that would ensure your right to self-defense is not infringed upon by […]

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Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill into Law

| February 25, 2013

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill into Law With Governor Mike Beebe (D) on travel outside Arkansas, Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr (R) signed into law Senate Bill 131 as the acting Governor on February 22. This legislation, introduced by state Senator Bruce Holland (R-9), closes the loophole that allows media outlets to obtain and […]

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West Virginia: House Passes Emergency Powers Protection Legislation

| February 25, 2013

West Virginia: House Passes Emergency Powers Protection Legislation On Friday, February 22, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 97-0 to advance important emergency powers protection legislation.  House Bill 2471, sponsored by House Speaker Rick Thompson (D-19), seeks to prohibit the restriction of the lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a […]

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Doblin: On gun control, Assembly shoots from the hip

| February 25, 2013

Doblin: On gun control, Assembly shoots from the hip The 22 gun-control bills that passed in the state Assembly do not really make New Jerseyans any safer from a possible Newton, Conn., shooting. View full story

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State gun law panel slow to form

| February 25, 2013

State gun law panel slow to form Two months after state House Speaker Robert DeLeo promised a task force to review state gun control laws and propose solutions for reducing gun violence in Massachusetts, the panel has yet to be formed or begin its work. Organizing for Action, a nonp View full story

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Access to gun owners list is passé

| February 24, 2013

In the years leading up to New York's new gun-control law, individuals and groups ranging from gun advocates and lawyers to journalists, police and the merely curious requested the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders from Westchester and Putnam counties. View full story

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