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Virginia: Senate backs bill to bar disclosure on concealed handgun permits

| February 14, 2013

Virginia: Senate backs bill to bar disclosure on concealed handgun permits The state Senate voted 32 8 Thursday to bar circuit court clerks from disclosing to the public the names of people who have concealed handgun permits.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, R Harrisonburg, now goes to Gov. Bob McDonnell. View full story […]

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Maine: Newspaper’s request for concealed weapons permit lists riles GOP lawmakers

| February 14, 2013

Maine: Newspaper’s request for concealed weapons permit lists riles GOP lawmakers The Bangor Daily News has invoked Maine’s Freedom of Access Act in asking police to release the information, a request police said they appear to be obliged to fulfill under state law. The newspaper’s request came two months after a suburban New York City […]

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North Carolina: Senators weigh public access to gun permit info

| February 14, 2013

North Carolina: Senators weigh public access to gun permit info North Carolina lawmakers began debating Thursday whether there’s a legitimate interest in the public having access to names, addresses and other identifying information of people purchasing pistols or who’ve obtained concealed weapons permits.A bill filed by more than a dozen Senate Republicans would make identifying […]

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New York based website wants list of Whitley gun owners

| February 14, 2013

Last year the New York-based Journal News in White Plains, created an uproar across the country when it published a map showing the addresses of residents holding pistol permits in its area. View full story

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5,500 attend Connecticut gun control rally

| February 14, 2013

5,500 attend Connecticut gun control rally Thousands of people have turned out at the Connecticut state capitol to call on lawmakers to toughen gun laws in light of the December elementary school shooting in Newtown that left 26 students and educators dead. View full story

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Maine: Concealed Handgun Permit Holders at Risk

| February 14, 2013

Maine: Concealed Handgun Permit Holders at Risk Today, state Senate and House Republican leadership held a press conference to challenge recent requests by the Bangor Daily News to obtain personal information on all Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders in Maine. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pennsylvania: Legislators Ignore Logic and Lead with Emotion to Introduce Restrictive Measures

| February 14, 2013

Pennsylvania: Legislators Ignore Logic and Lead with Emotion to Introduce Restrictive Measures Taking a page from the Obama Administration’s playbook, anti-gun legislators in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have introduced a plethora of legislation that, if passed and enacted, will strip you of your Second Amendment rights. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Goes to the Governor for His Signature

| February 14, 2013

Virginia: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Goes to the Governor for His Signature A House substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), passed in the Virginia Senate today by a 32-8 vote after its approval in the House of Delegates by 76-23 vote on Tuesday.  The substitute to S.B. 1335, reported by the House Militia, […]

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Minnesota: Senate Gun Control Hearings Start Next Thursday

| February 14, 2013

Minnesota: Senate Gun Control Hearings Start Next Thursday On Thursday, February 21 at noon in room 15 of the state Capitol, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on dangerous anti-gun measures that would infringe on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  This Committee MAY also meet from 6-9 pm on Thursday, February 21 […]

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Alaska: House Committee Advances Self-Defense Legislation

| February 14, 2013

Alaska: House Committee Advances Self-Defense Legislation On February 8, House Bill 24, important self-defense legislation introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-10), passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee. This bill now goes to the House Finance Committee where a hearing has not yet been scheduled. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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LATEST NEWS

| February 14, 2013

LATEST NEWS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of people are rallying at the Connecticut state Capitol, calling on lawmakers to toughen gun laws in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. View full story

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Cattaraugus County lawmakers urge gun law repeal – City & Region – The Buffalo News

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Chris Chapman CATTARAUGUs CORRESPONDENT LITTLE VALLEY – Joining with other county governments across the state, members of the Cattaraugus County Legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt a resolution urging the repeal of New York’s new gun control law. The measure was presented by Legislator William Aiello of Olean after a recent meeting of the […]

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Outdoors: Tioga Country opposes new state gun laws | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Dave Henderson- Correspondent In a sweeping move at its latest legislative work session, the Tioga County Legislature resolved, among other things, to oppose and request the repeal of the recently enacted NY SAFE ACT. The legislature opposed “any legislation, including the sections within the NY SAFE ACT (Chapter 1 of Laws of 2013), […]

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Orleans Legislature joins in opposition to state’s new gun law – The Daily News Online: News

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Tom Rivers trivers@batavianews.com ALBION — The Orleans County Legislature joined a growing voice of upstate New York counties in opposing many of the provisions of the New York SAFE Act, a gun control measure that legislators say was rushed into passage by the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Orleans body called on […]

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NRA-Backed Group for Law Enforcement Pushes Gun Agenda

| February 14, 2013

NRA-Backed Group for Law Enforcement Pushes Gun Agenda After losing court cases challenging state gun-control laws, the National Rifle Association in the mid-1990’s set out to replace those making such rulings. View full story

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POLL: Support for gun control in state

| February 13, 2013

POLL: Support for gun control in state Using the State of the Union address as his bully pulpit, President Barack Obama turned up the heat in his call for stronger national gun control laws.   View full story

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Colorado: In the Face of Overwhelming Opposition, Anti-Gun Legislators Move Forward to Steal Away Your Rights

| February 13, 2013

Colorado: In the Face of Overwhelming Opposition, Anti-Gun Legislators Move Forward to Steal Away Your Rights Beginning early on Tuesday morning, stretching late into the evening and then all day Wednesday, state legislators on the House Judiciary, Education and Finance Committees heard four anti-gun bills that would severely restrict your Right to Keep and Bear […]

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Arizona: Bill to Prohibit Destruction of Firearms Goes to the House Floor

| February 13, 2013

Arizona: Bill to Prohibit Destruction of Firearms Goes to the House Floor Today, the Arizona House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee voted 5 to 3 in favor of a common sense reform that will prevent the destruction of firearms.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Has Public Opinion Really Changed Regarding Gun Control?

| February 13, 2013

Has Public Opinion Really Changed Regarding Gun Control? Gun control took a back seat to Mark Rubio's water break and increases in the minimum wage, but President Barack Obama said victims of gun violence deserve a vote on assault weapons during Tuesday's State of the Union. View full story

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Missouri: Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced That Would Turn Law-Abiding Gun Owners into Felons

| February 13, 2013

Missouri: Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced That Would Turn Law-Abiding Gun Owners into Felons Yesterday, state representatives Rory Ellinger (D-86) and Jill Schupp (D-88) introduced House Bill 545, anti-gun legislation that would turn many law-abiding gun owners into felons.  HB 545 would ban the possession, sale, transfer or manufacture of certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that are […]

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