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Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing This Week

| May 29, 2017

Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing This Week This Wednesday, May 31, Senate Bill 169 is scheduled for a committee hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  SB 169 would allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally allowed to […]

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California: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Anti-Gun Bills

| May 28, 2017

California: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Anti-Gun Bills Thursday, May 25, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee passed anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 464 and Senate Bill 497, on party-line votes.  Unfortunately, Assembly Bill 986​ was pulled from the Assembly Appropriations Committee schedule on Friday, May 26.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Tennessee: Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law

| May 26, 2017

Tennessee: Governor Signs Multiple Pro-Gun Bills into Law Today, Governor Haslam signed two important pieces of NRA-backed, pro-gun legislation into law.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse

| May 26, 2017

Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse This week, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) reintroduced the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, a bill aimed at permanently dismantling Operation Choke Point (OCP).   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

| May 26, 2017

Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act" On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2620, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act.” This bill would remove ATF’s authority to use the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal law in ways that […]

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What shooting with the NRA revealed about silencers

| May 26, 2017

What shooting with the NRA revealed about silencers The instructor popped off a few rounds with a .22 semiautomatic rifle, first with a silencer and then without, before asking his loaded question. “By a show of hands, did anyone think that was silent?” Knox Williams, president and executive director of the American Suppressor Association, asked […]

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Concealed Carrying Hits New High, Underscores Need for National Law

| May 26, 2017

Concealed Carrying Hits New High, Underscores Need for National Law Information collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) indicates an unprecedented surge in the number of concealed carry permits, with the largest one-year increase on record occurring between May 2016 and May 2017. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Robber steals Macon man’s wallet, then drops it when victim opens fire

| May 26, 2017

Robber steals Macon man’s wallet, then drops it when victim opens fire A Macon man whose wallet was stolen in a robbery over the weekend got his wallet back minutes later — after opening fire on the fleeing bandit, who dropped the wallet, authorities said. Marvin Tolbert, who was working on a truck Saturday afternoon in […]

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Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In

| May 26, 2017

Homeowner Shot Burglar During Break-In Police say an Evansville homeowner fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his house. Evansville police say officers were called to the neighborhood east of the southwestern Indiana city’s downtown about 4 a.m. Sunday, where they found a 25-year-old man wounded with a gun underneath him. The […]

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Attorney General Warns Gang Members: ‘We’re Targeting You’

| May 26, 2017

Attorney General Warns Gang Members: ‘We’re Targeting You’ U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Guns on campus is progressive academia’s straw man

| May 26, 2017

Guns on campus is progressive academia’s straw man Gun control advocates frequently advise against people using guns for self-defense. But Michael Bloomberg and various anti-gun politicians often use armed guard as protection.Talk is cheap. But when a professor resigns because of his university’s concealed carry policies, that’s a story that can get national attention. View […]

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Bill to restrict youth shooting fails in Louisiana House

| May 26, 2017

Bill to restrict youth shooting fails in Louisiana House The proposed law would ban 12-year-old kids and younger from having access to the weapons, even in a supervised setting like a gun range. The penalties would be imposed on the adult who provides the child with the gun. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Carry Is Breaking Out All Over

| May 25, 2017

Carry Is Breaking Out All Over State legislatures from coast to coast are working to crack concealed-carry regulations and restore freedom to their citizens. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington

| May 25, 2017

Homeowner shoots intruder in Kensington A Kensington homeowner shot a 47-year-old man who was breaking into his residence Tuesday afternoon, police said. Just before 1:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Albright Street, the intruder was shot in the chest by the homeowner, who was not described further. The man was taken to Temple University […]

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Bank robber, customer shot at each other inside Key Bank branch

| May 25, 2017

Bank robber, customer shot at each other inside Key Bank branch A bank customer and robber fired at each other Monday inside a Key Bank on Springdale Road, according to police. Colerain Township officers were called to the bank at about 11 a.m. Employees told police the robber, wearing dark clothing and a black hat, came […]

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Man suspected of armed robbery at Dollar General shot during home invasion

| May 25, 2017

Man suspected of armed robbery at Dollar General shot during home invasion A home invasion suspect who was also suspected of robbing a Dollar General was killed by a homeowner. Robert MacDonald, 26, held a knife to an employee of a Dollar General in Stockbridge while demanding money. The suspect fled the scene after jumping […]

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Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Committee

| May 25, 2017

Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Committee Today, May 24, Senate Bill 366, the provisional carry bill, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now go to the full Senate for consideration.  Introduced by state Senator Wayne Schmidt (R-37), SB 366 would establish a provisional concealed carry permit for Michiganders 18-20 years of age.  These individuals can […]

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U.S. gun ban doesn’t apply to city domestic abuse laws

| May 25, 2017

U.S. gun ban doesn’t apply to city domestic abuse laws The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling came in the case of Alexander Pauler, a Wichita man who was accused of violating a federal law that prohibits someone from owning a gun if they’ve been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence “under federal, state or […]

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Warner’s inconsistency on national concealed carry ignores the facts

| May 25, 2017

Warner’s inconsistency on national concealed carry ignores the facts As a constituent of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., I’m very disappointed in him for choosing to align with extreme anti-gun groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action by wholly opposing S.446 — better known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. View full […]

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Chicago: Reluctant aldermen relax shooting range rules with minor changes

| May 25, 2017

Chicago: Reluctant aldermen relax shooting range rules with minor changes Chicago aldermen on Wednesday put aside their fears of appearing to be soft on crime and relaxed the city’s rigid rules on where shooting ranges can be located and who can use them. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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