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New York news site takes down gun owner data after uproar

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York news site takes down gun owner data after uproar A New York newspaper pulled the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders from its website on Friday, ending a fierce battle over the data published after the Connecticut elementary school massacre. View full story

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New York news site takes down gun owner data after uproar

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A New York newspaper pulled the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders from its website on Friday, ending a fierce battle over the data published after the Connecticut elementary school massacre. The Journal News, which serves suburbs just north of New York City i … View full story

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New York newspaper takes down gun owner details from website

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A New York newspaper pulled the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders from its website on Friday, ending a fierce battle over the data published after the Connecticut elementary school massacre. The Journal News, which serves suburbs just north of New York City in Westchester and Rockland counties, cited in […]

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GREG BALL: VICTORY AGAINST IDIOCY AT JOURNAL NEWS

| January 18, 2013

Brewster, N.Y. – 1/18/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) said, “Thank God the Journal News has finally realized the error in their judgment and done the right thing. Whether they did this responding to the public’s outcry or because they were simply fearful of getting sued due to the rash of […]

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Virginia: Senate and House Committees Take Action on Several Firearm-Related Bills

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Virginia: Senate and House Committees Take Action on Several Firearm-Related Bills The Senate Courts of Justice Committee and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee recently held meetings on several bills of importance to Virginia gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment. View full story

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Andrea Mitchell, gun advocate square off over kids at Obama presser – POLITICO.com

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Andrea Mitchell, gun advocate square off over kids at Obama presser – POLITICO.com.

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Journal News removes ‘gun map’ – POLITICO.com

Journal News removes ‘gun map’ – POLITICO.com

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Journal News removes 'gun map' – POLITICO.com.

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 3 01/18/2013

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 3 01/18/2013 View full story

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NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting Independent Journal Review

NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting Independent Journal Review

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

NBC Admitted: No 'Assault Rifle' Used in Newtown Shooting Independent Journal Review.

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Michigan Legislature Introduces Gun Owner Protection Legislation

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Michigan Legislature Introduces Gun Owner Protection Legislation As the Michigan state Senate finishes its second week of the new legislative session, pro-gun legislators have already begun to advocate for the rights of law-abiding gun owners.  State Senator Thomas Casperson (R-38) filed a bill that would keep the personal information of permit-to-purchase applicants confidential and exempt […]

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Texas: Senator Birdwell Introduces Senate Bill 182: Campus Personal Protection Act

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas: Senator Birdwell Introduces Senate Bill 182: Campus Personal Protection Act This week, Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and 13 co-authors filed Senate Bill 182, NRA-backed legislation allowing adult Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) to protect themselves on the campuses of public colleges and universities in Texas.  As you may recall, the state Senate passed this legislation as a stand-alone bill in […]

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Maryland Update: Governor Holds Press Conference Today, Releases Further Details of Anti-Second Amendment Agenda

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Maryland Update: Governor Holds Press Conference Today, Releases Further Details of Anti-Second Amendment Agenda Anti-gun Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s (D) statement outlining gun control proposals on January 14 was a cause of alarm to all law-abiding residents in the Old Line State, and his press conference today only confirms that he is more interested in politics […]

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Connecticut: Weston Board of Selectmen Postpones Gun Ban—Shifts Focus to Mandatory Storage

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Connecticut: Weston Board of Selectmen Postpones Gun Ban—Shifts Focus to Mandatory Storage On Thursday, January 17, over two hundred concerned citizens packed into the Weston Middle School cafeteria to voice their opinions on the Town of Weston’s proposed gun ban ordinance.  After a lengthy discussion on constitutional and legal concerns, the Board of Selectmen concluded […]

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Massachusetts: Governor Launches an Assault on the Second Amendment

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts: Governor Launches an Assault on the Second Amendment Governor Deval Patrick has announced a gun control plan that is as affront to law abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters in Massachusetts.  The Bay State already has the third most restrictive gun control laws in the entire country, yet Governor Patrick’s far reaching […]

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Kansas: Pro-gun Reforms Introduced in the First Week of Session

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kansas: Pro-gun Reforms Introduced in the First Week of Session As the Kansas Legislature wraps up its first week of the 2013 legislative session, a number of pro-gun bills have already been introduced.  In addition to a number of technical changes, Senate Bill 21, introduced by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, would reform […]

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Vermont State Senator Introduces Legislation to Ban Commonly Owned Semi-Automatic Firearms

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vermont State Senator Introduces Legislation to Ban Commonly Owned Semi-Automatic Firearms State Senator and Majority Leader Philip Baruth has jumped on the bandwagon of exploiting the Connecticut tragedy by introducing legislation that will only affect law-abiding gun owners.  Instead of concentrating on meaningful measures relating to school safety, mental health issues, marketing of violence as entertainment […]

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Rejected Democrat proposals

| January 18, 2013

From Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin: Confiscation of “assault weapons” Confiscation of ten round magazines Statewide database for all guns Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons” Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 […]

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Colorado: 2013 Legislative Session Begins with Solidly Pro-Gun Bills Introduced but a Monumental Fight on Second Amendment Rights Still Lies Ahead

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colorado: 2013 Legislative Session Begins with Solidly Pro-Gun Bills Introduced but a Monumental Fight on Second Amendment Rights Still Lies Ahead During the first full week of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly, Republicans in the House and Senate introduced sound and thoughtful pro-gun reforms to improve the safety and gun rights of law-abiding residents in the […]

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New Hampshire: Your Right to Self-Defense is Under Attack

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Hampshire: Your Right to Self-Defense is Under Attack On Tuesday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m., the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hear House Bill 135.  This misguided legislation, introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11),  drastically infringes on your inherent right to self-defense by repealing important self-defense provisions enacted in 2011. View full […]

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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

NYSRPA, in co-operation with the NRA, are having the Cuomo law reviewed by a highly qualified legal team. We ask that no other 3rd party legal action be taken without prior consultation. We realize that this law impacts a large number of people, but a proper legal review will take some time. Please do not […]

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