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South Carolina: Delay Tactics Being Used in the State Senate in an Attempt to Prevent Passage of Critical Self-Defense Legislation

| April 18, 2013

South Carolina: Delay Tactics Being Used in the State Senate in an Attempt to Prevent Passage of Critical Self-Defense Legislation Some misguided state senators in South Carolina are working to delay passage of Senate Bill 308, the Restaurant Carry bill introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett.  By introducing countless frivolous amendments, several senators are delaying […]

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Texas: Legislature Moving On School Security Measures

| April 18, 2013

Texas: Legislature Moving On School Security Measures Several measures to increase school security in Texas are moving through the state House.  Contact your state Representative in support of House Bill 1009 and Senate Bills 17 and 1857.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun Site Allows Felons To Purchase Firearms Online

| April 18, 2013

One proposal in the Senate gun control bill was to extend background checks to gun sales over the Internet. There turns out to be a bustling marketplace for weapons, as the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Robert Siegel talks to reporter Michael Luo about what he and his colleagues found. Then we hear from […]

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q's About the News | Senate Blocks New Gun Control Measures

| April 18, 2013

Where do you stand on the gun control issues debated by the Senate on Wednesday?         View full story

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What now for gun control? A look at the issue

| April 18, 2013

What now for gun control? A look at the issue WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress. View full story

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Several Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Still Moving Forward in Carson City

| April 17, 2013

Several Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Still Moving Forward in Carson City April 12 was the deadline for all legislation to pass out of the committee in its chamber of origin, absent an exception. Several pro- and anti-gun bills will be continuing to move unless they fail to pass by the next legislative deadline on Tuesday, […]

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Gun control: Obama’s biggest loss

| April 17, 2013

Gun control: Obama’s biggest loss Never before had President Barack Obama put the moral force and political muscle of his presidency behind an issue quite this big — and lost quite this badly. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun control’s failure is great news for the firm trying to sell America’s largest gun company

| April 17, 2013

Gun control’s failure is great news for the firm trying to sell America’s largest gun company Today, the groundswell of American support for stricter gun control that followed the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, died with a whimper in the US Senate. Legislators blocked a vote … View full story

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Senate votes down Feinstein's assault weapons ban

| April 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — In a final appeal to her colleagues to reinstate an assault weapons ban, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) displayed on the Senate floor Wednesday a New York Daily News front page from the day after her ban was pulled from a broader gun control bill: It shows the photos of the 20 first-graders shot […]

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Trouble with NY SAFE Act: Mental health report

| April 17, 2013

Now to the latest controversy over New York's gun law. A man in Erie County got his guns taken away after he was misidentified in a mental health investigation… View full story

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Illinois: State House to Vote on NRA-Backed Right to Carry Bill Tomorrow

| April 17, 2013

Illinois: State House to Vote on NRA-Backed Right to Carry Bill Tomorrow Tomorrow, your state Representative will be voting on a bill to bring Right to Carry to Illinois, as ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Shepard v. Madigan.  NRA-backed House Bill 997 would provide strong shall-issue Right to Carry in […]

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Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales : The Two-Way : NPR

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate. The defeat of the measure by a 54-46 vote — six votes shy of the number needed to clear the Senate — marks a major setback for gun-control advocates, many of whom had hoped that Congress […]

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Elected officials across New York start gun-violence initiative

| April 17, 2013

The state Assembly, as well as city and county governments around the state, passed a resolution Wednesday naming June 'Gun Violence Awareness Month,' which will mark the launch of a statewide effort to reduce gun violence. View full story

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Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’

| April 17, 2013

Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ Albany police union blasts SAFE Act as ‘foolish’ – The Albany Police Officers Union is the latest to blast the state’s sweeping new gun control law, saying the so-called SAFE Act “violates fundamental constitutional rights” and is “unduly and purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens.”  The union, an […]

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U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase

| April 17, 2013

U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it. View full […]

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Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate

| April 17, 2013

Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate Hopes for significant new gun control laws in America were fading today as senators admitted that even a bipartisan compromise to modestly expand criminal background checks is likely heading for defeat.         View full story

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Letter from the Albany Police Union to the Governor

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Letter from the Albany Police Union to Governor Cuomo, etc. Posted at NYSRPA – http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFE/AlbanyPoliceUnionLetter.pdf AlbanyPoliceUnionLetter.pdf

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Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

| April 17, 2013

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening […]

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New York State Man Mistakenly Identified As Mentally Unstable Has Guns Returned To Him

| April 17, 2013

Last week, Fox News reported on a New York State man who was ordered to surrender his firearms, in what the state says was a case of mistaken identity. Opponents of gun regulation point to this case as some sort of nightmare scenario, but for the gun owner in question, that nightmare came to an […]

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Senate prepares for key gun control vote

| April 17, 2013

Senate prepares for key gun control vote A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. With the […]

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