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National semi-auto ban bill coming Thursday

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

National semi-auto ban bill coming Thursday Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday. The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired […]

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Does UN trade treaty figure in Obama’s plan?

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Does UN trade treaty figure in Obama’s plan? One day after President Barack Obama won re election, his  Administration agreed to a new round of  international negotiations to revive a United Nations sponsored treaty regulating the international sale of conventional arms, which critics fear could affect the Constitutionally protected right of U.S. citizens to purchase […]

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Biden sitting down for interview With Google on guns

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Biden sitting down for interview With Google on guns Vice President Joe Biden will sit down for an interview Thursday with Google Inc. (GOOG) to discuss gun violence, his first live interview since he and President Barack Obama were inaugurated for a second term.The interview, which will be broadcast on Google’s YouTube and Google+ pages, […]

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Arkansas: Committees advance gun measures

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arkansas: Committees advance gun measures Legislation that would let church officials decide whether they want to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry weapons in places of worship was endorsed Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.A House committee approved a resolution reaffirming the Legislature’s support for gun rights. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Illinois: Lt. Gov. Simon forming legislative working group on concealed carry

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Illinois: Lt. Gov. Simon forming legislative working group on concealed carry Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is inviting new lawmakers from across Illinois to work with her on a concealed carry law.A federal appeals court panel ruled last month that Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons is unconstitutional. Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing the ruling. But […]

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Texas: Lawmakers say Right-to-Carry bill needed

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas: Lawmakers say Right-to-Carry bill needed Texas lawmakers already are considering a bill that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms. A similar measure failed in 2011, but last month’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., had already helped renew the debate over safety in schools, and Tuesday’s gunfire at Lone Star College had […]

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Kansas: A.G.’s office ‘inundated’ by concealed carry applications

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kansas: A.G.’s office ‘inundated’ by concealed carry applications The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has seen a dramatic uptick in applications for licenses to carry concealed handguns in the past three weeks.Assistant attorney general C.W. Klebe told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee members to “draw your own conclusions” about why, but the agency has […]

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Lott: The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lott: The Facts About Assault Weapons and Crime Warning about “weapons designed for the theater of war,” President Obama on Wednesday called for immediate action on a new Federal Assault Weapons Ban. He said that “more of our fellow Americans might still be alive” if the original assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, had not […]

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Experts back NYC's link of gun laws, lower crime

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Experts back NYC's link of gun laws, lower crime In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun laws that are strictly enforced. "If we are serious about protecting … View full story

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Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gun Owner Protection Legislation

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gun Owner Protection Legislation Earlier today, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to keep the personal information of gun permit applicants confidential and exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.  Senate Bill 49, introduced by state Senator Thomas Casperson, passed in a 4 to 0 vote and is now eligible for a […]

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Colorado: Senate President Confesses that Gun Control Measure Will Not Reduce Crime

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colorado: Senate President Confesses that Gun Control Measure Will Not Reduce Crime Governor John Hickenlooper and anti-gun legislators in both legislative chambers have launched an assault on the Second Amendment during the first two weeks of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly.  We can be sure that these misguided proposals will do nothing to decrease crime, and will only serve […]

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Deerpark board condemns NY’s new gun legislation | recordonline.com

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Full Story: Deerpark board condemns NY's new gun legislation | recordonline.com. By James Nani Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 01/23/13 HUGUENOT — Stacy Case, her bright, yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag curled beside her, openly wept with happiness as Deerpark Councilman David Dean read a resolution condemning New York’s newly passed gun […]

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Gun rights advocates overwhelm Ulster County Legislature session

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted at: http://www.midhudsonnews.com/ – Read Full Story KINGSTON – Hundreds of Second Amendment supporters came out Tuesday night to the Ulster County Legislature meeting, to protest a resolution being considered by the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee. The proposal, which appears to have little support among legislators, sought to request Congress and the President […]

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Gun control sparks renewed fervor on both sides of debate

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun control sparks renewed fervor on both sides of debate Gun control wasnt even an occasional topic on Karen Verduscos Facebook page a few weeks ago. Then came news of the massacre of 20 first-graders in Connecticut, and suddenly she… Click to Continue » View full story

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Gun control debate is a test of passions

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun control debate is a test of passions Gun control wasn’t even an occasional topic on Karen Verdusco’s Facebook page a few weeks ago. Then came news of the massacre of 20 first-graders in Connecticut, and suddenly she felt compelled to become a crusader. View full story

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New gun laws are so Andrew…

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read full story Last week, as one after another of our state legislative leaders speaking with distinct downstate accents came to the microphone to congratulate themselves and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on successfully sticking it to primarily upstate legal gun owners, the thought occurred anew that among politicians at this level, the capacity for self-delusion and […]

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NRA leader denounces Obama’s call for gun control

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA leader denounces Obama’s call for gun control Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, angrily accused President Obama on Tuesday of demonizing law abiding gun owners and of wanting to put “every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government.”In a fiery speech at a hunting conference […]

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Lautenberg introduces magazine bill

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lautenberg introduces magazine bill Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D N.J.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal to manufacture or sell a magazine that contains more than 10 rounds. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Canada tried registering long guns — and gave up

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada tried registering long guns — and gave up One persistent suggestion in the post Newtown conversation about gun control is a law requiring the registration of all guns, even so called “long guns” like the rifle Adam Lanza used in the school killings. Lost in the discussion: Canada tried it and gave up, discovering […]

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Virginia: Bill to eliminate traditional gun shows

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Virginia: Bill to eliminate traditional gun shows Under current law, only licensed firearms dealers have to conduct criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows. Attempts to extend that requirement to private sellers have failed several times in recent years.A revised version of the proposal would allow only licensed dealers to sell firearms at gun […]

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