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NRA campaign in high gear

| March 7, 2013

NRA campaign in high gear The National Rifle Association and its allies are kicking their lobbying forces into high gear as the Senate heads toward a vote that could remake key pieces of the country’s gun laws. The gun lobby is taking its fight to Capitol Hill — stepping up meetings with old friends and […]

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Maine: Judiciary Committee to Hear Important Handgun Permit Confidentiality Legislation on Tuesday

| March 7, 2013

Maine: Judiciary Committee to Hear Important Handgun Permit Confidentiality Legislation on Tuesday On Tuesday, March 12, the Maine Judiciary Committee will hear important Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) confidentiality legislation, Legislative Document 345.  LD 345, introduced by state Representative Corey Wilson (R-44) seeks to establish permanent privacy protection for CHP holders. Please attend this important public hearing […]

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North Dakota: Important Pro-Gun Bills Beat Legislative Deadline and are Now Pending in Senate

| March 7, 2013

North Dakota: Important Pro-Gun Bills Beat Legislative Deadline and are Now Pending in Senate Three pro-gun bills passed in the state House of Representatives and were sent to the Senate before North Dakota’s legislative crossover date last Friday.  These important pieces of legislation will soon be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but have not yet been scheduled for […]

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More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says

| March 7, 2013

More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.But the research leaves many questions unanswered … View full story

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Georgia: NRA-Backed Bill Assigned to House Committee

| March 7, 2013

Georgia: NRA-Backed Bill Assigned to House Committee NRA-backed Senate Bill 101, that recently passed in the Georgia Senate by an overwhelming 41-10 vote, has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Hampshire: House Expected to Vote on Legislation that Erodes Your Inherent Right to Self-Defense Next Week

| March 7, 2013

New Hampshire: House Expected to Vote on Legislation that Erodes Your Inherent Right to Self-Defense Next Week On Wednesday, March 13, the state House of Representative is expected to consider House Bill 135, legislation that attacks your right to self-defense. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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50-state study: More gun laws, fewer deaths

| March 7, 2013

50-state study: More gun laws, fewer deaths CHICAGO—States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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More gun laws = fewer deaths, study finds

| March 6, 2013

More gun laws = fewer deaths, study finds CHICAGO — States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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Nation + World

| March 6, 2013

Nation + World Chicago • States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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Fewer gun deaths in states with most gun laws, study finds

| March 6, 2013

Fewer gun deaths in states with most gun laws, study finds States with a heavier dose of firearm laws tend to have the lowest rates of gun deaths, according to a new study by researchers who argue their findings show "there is a role" in America for more rigid gun-control legislation. View full story

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More gun laws equals fewer deaths, 50-state study says

| March 6, 2013

More gun laws equals fewer deaths, 50-state study says In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people are shot to death or kill themselves. View full story

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New York City’s Police Pension Fund Won’t Divest Gun Holdings

| March 6, 2013

New York City’s police pension won’t sell about $10 million in gun-related holdings, the president of the biggest officer union said. View full story

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Illinois House advances semi-auto ban, but short on votes to pass bill

| March 6, 2013

Illinois House advances semi-auto ban, but short on votes to pass bill In a series of test votes Tuesday, the Illinois House advanced legislation that would ban semi automatic “assault” weapons in the state but did not provide enough support to pass the bill as law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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More gun laws equates to fewer deaths, study says

| March 6, 2013

More gun laws equates to fewer deaths, study says States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says

| March 6, 2013

More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says CHICAGO (AP) — States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control

| March 6, 2013

In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) – In the gun-friendly state of Louisiana, the backlash against President Barack Obama's proposed restrictions on firearms seems to be everywhere. It can be seen in the frenzied sales and empty racks at Jim's Firearms store in the state capital, Baton Rouge, where […]

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States with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths, study says but which ones work is uncertain

| March 6, 2013

States with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths, study says but which ones work is uncertain CHICAGO – States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. View full story

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POLL: Texans (mostly) don't want more gun laws — How about you?

| March 6, 2013

POLL: Texans (mostly) don't want more gun laws — How about you? Texans generally believe current gun laws are adequate, but they also support criminal and mental background checks before guns are sold, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. “The overall attitudes on guns are about what you would expect in Texas […]

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Will states go where Congress hasn't on gun laws?

| March 6, 2013

Will states go where Congress hasn't on gun laws? As they await federal action, states are enacting their own gun laws. View full story

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe admits using ‘f-bomb’ in gun control meeting | syracuse.com

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

By David Figura | dfigura@syracuse.com on March 06, 2013 at 7:43 AM, updated March 06, 2013 at 8:17 AM Assemblyman Al Stirpe confirmed he “lost it for a brief second” and directed an “f-bomb” at several pro-gun constituents during a heated moment in his Albany office last week. It occurred during a late morning meeting […]

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