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52 Percent of Americans Say Sandy Hook Is Being Exploited for Political Gain – Hit & Run : Reason.com

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emily Ekins|Jan. 30, 2013 9:15 am As gun rights and gun control are debated in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, a majority of Americans say elected officials are “exploiting” the tragedy. The new Reason-Rupe poll finds 52 percent of Americans believe that elected officials are exploiting the tragedy for political gain, while […]

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Hawaii: Attempt to Repeal Protections for NRA Instructors Failed

| January 30, 2013

Hawaii: Attempt to Repeal Protections for NRA Instructors Failed NRA-ILA is pleased to report that an attempt to repeal newly-enacted protections for National Rifle Association instructors has failed.  House Bill 426, introduced by Scott Saiki (D-26), sought to repeal statutory language enacted last year that protects NRA instructors from absolute liability while teaching the introductory pistol and revolver […]

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Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted by Aaron Blake on January 29, 2013 at 8:15 am Originally posted at WashingtonPost.com Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban on Thursday. And it’s already looking like a lost cause. Most everyone agrees that the ban is the most ambitious and politically difficult item on President Obama’s […]

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School under lockdown for Nerf gun

| January 30, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A New York elementary school was under lockdown after a teacher overheard two students talking about a weapon that turned out to be a toy gun, officials said. View full story

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Mississippi: Pro-Gun Action in Jackson This Week!

| January 30, 2013

Mississippi: Pro-Gun Action in Jackson This Week! Tuesday, the Mississippi House approved NRA-supported legislation  that corrects vague and problematic language in Mississippi’s firearm carry laws by a 111-8 vote.  House Bill 2, sponsored by state Representative Andy Gipson (R-Brandon), addresses a recent opinion by state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) that has caused confusion and concern among carry permit holders and Second Amendment […]

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New York Gun Owners Rally Against Cuomo's New Law, Just a Few Weeks Too Late

| January 30, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through New York's new gun control law, the first in the nation since the Newtown massacre, so quickly that gun enthusiasts barely had time to stockpile soon-to-be banned firearms before the law went into effect. View full story

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Dozens seek answers on new gun control law at public forum

| January 30, 2013

Gun owners turned out in force Tuesday night with scores of questions and opinions about New York's new gun laws… View full story

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Supporters of gun control rally at Herrera Beutler's local office

| January 29, 2013

Supporters of gun control rally at Herrera Beutler's local office Times have changed, and gun laws need to evolve with the times, gun control advocates said Tuesday afternoon as they rallied outside the Vancouver office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. View full story

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Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union blasts state’s new gun law (with PBA’s letter to the state) – saratogian.com

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

By PAUL POST ppost@saratogian.com Twitter.com/paulvpost BALLSTON SPA — The 105-member Saratoga County sheriffs’ deputies union says new state gun control legislation makes criminals of ordinary citizens. The group also objects, in a six-page letter to state officials, to how quickly new laws were passed, with no apparent provisions for law enforcement officers. As written, for […]

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Sheriff’s Dept. PBA blasts new gun law

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sheriff’s Dept. PBA blasts new gun law via Sheriff's Dept. PBA blasts new gun law.

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NRA vows to resist new gun controls

| January 29, 2013

NRA vows to resist new gun controls The nation’s gun owners will resist any attempt by lawmakers to pass new gun control legislation, one of the nation’s leading gun advocates is expected to tell lawmakers Wednesday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA head to Congress: Don’t blame US gun owners for violence

| January 29, 2013

NRA head to Congress: Don’t blame US gun owners for violence The National Rifle Association will argue that greater restrictions are not the answer to gun violence at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, which is likely to stoke skepticism that legislation to tighten controls will advance very far this year.NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, […]

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Amid questions, U.S. Senate begins hearings on gun control

| January 29, 2013

Amid questions, U.S. Senate begins hearings on gun control In hearings that begin in the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Barack Obama and other Democrats are seeking what would be the most robust gun control package in decades. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA chief: Gun owners will resist new laws

| January 29, 2013

NRA chief: Gun owners will resist new laws The nation’s gun owners will resist any attempt by lawmakers to pass new gun-control legislation, one of the nation’s leading gun advocates is expected to tell lawmakers Wednesday. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the National Rifle Association , is one of five witnesses scheduled to testify Wednesday […]

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NRA's LaPierre to tell Congress more gun laws 'not a serious solution'

| January 29, 2013

NRA's LaPierre to tell Congress more gun laws 'not a serious solution' A top National Rifle Association official will tell a Senate committee Wednesday — in the first Capitol Hill hearing on gun control since President Obama announced his proposals – that more gun laws without enforcing existing ones “is not a serious solution” to […]

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Wyoming: Pro-Gun Reforms Advance

| January 29, 2013

Wyoming: Pro-Gun Reforms Advance The Wyoming House Judiciary Committee approved two pro-gun bills today:  House Bill 103, introduced by state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), would strengthen the state’s authority over firearm laws while prohibiting local counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of the current state firearms preemption statute, and House Bill 105, also introduced by Rep. Jaggi, would […]

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Thompson Town Board to oppose federal gun control

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF THOMPSON – Town board members in Thompson will address the issue of federal gun control when they meet next week. Town Supervisor Anthony Cellini has introduced a resolution calling on the board to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the right of people to bear arms. “I understand and I completely agree […]

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If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’? | TheBlaze.com

If ‘Assault Weapons’ Are Bad…Why Does DHS Want to Buy 7,000 of Them for ‘Personal Defense’? | TheBlaze.com

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDW) — also known as “assault weapons” when owned by civilians. The solicitation, originally posted on June 7, 2012, comes to light as the Obama administration is calling for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Citing a […]

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Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law | Vote Up! | Vote Up NY

Rifle & Pistol Association To File Notice To Sue State On Gun Law | Vote Up! | Vote Up NY

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted by Joseph Spector • January 29, 2013 • 11:16 am The state Rifle and Pistol Association today is set to file a notice of claim over the state’s new gun-control law, the first step toward a lawsuit over the measure. The group’s executive director, Thomas King, confirmed to Gannett’s Albany Bureau this morning that […]

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Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Scheduled to be Heard This Week

| January 29, 2013

Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Scheduled to be Heard This Week Senate Bill 69, introduced by state Senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green (D-3), would appropriate $100,000 to county police departments statewide to establish “gun buyback” programs.  Such gun buyback schemes across the country have proven to be complete failures and a waste […]

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