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Georgia Democrats propose range of gun control bills

| February 19, 2019

Georgia Democrats propose range of gun control bills Georgia’s Democratic lawmakers have filed a flurry of bills this session that take nearly every possible approach to enacting more gun control in the state. The proposals include efforts to require those who apply for gun licenses to get hands-on training before they carry concealed weapons and repeal the […]

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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees of Both Chambers

| February 18, 2019

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees of Both Chambers This week, both the House Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Judiciary will be considering numerous anti-gun measures. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Georgia: WMA Hunting Bill to go to Senate Floor

| February 18, 2019

Georgia: WMA Hunting Bill to go to Senate Floor On February 13th, the Georgia state Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee approved Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Tyler Harper (R-7), to repeal the prohibition on hunting of wildlife management areas (WMA) and increase the number of deer tags available to each hunter.  View full story Originally […]

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Florida Alert! Anti-Gunners Don’t Speak for NRA Members

| February 18, 2019

Florida Alert! Anti-Gunners Don’t Speak for NRA Members In a 2/14/19 article by Julia Manchester posted on The Hill.com, the reporter says that “The Giffords Law Center, a gun control advocacy group, found in a poll one month after the Parkland shooting last year that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members expressed support” for gun […]

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Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

| February 18, 2019

Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process On February 19th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be holding an executive session on Senate Bill 5745 to expand the circumstances under which Second Amendment rights may be revoked without due process.  In addition, the committee is also scheduled […]

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Vermont: Sportsmen’s Event at the Statehouse Tuesday Night

| February 18, 2019

Vermont: Sportsmen’s Event at the Statehouse Tuesday Night All NRA members and Vermont gun owners are invited and encouraged to attend the annual legislative mixer Tuesday night being hosted by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, your NRA state association. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Colorado: House Committee to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation This Week

| February 17, 2019

Colorado: House Committee to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation This Week On Thursday, ​at 1:30pm in the Old State Library, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun legislation, House Bill 1177. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada: Governor Signs Bloomberg Background Check Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers

| February 15, 2019

Nevada: Governor Signs Bloomberg Background Check Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers Today, February 15th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 143 shortly after the Nevada State Assembly passed this legislation on a 28-13 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

| February 15, 2019

Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack on gun owners. Both […]

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Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

| February 15, 2019

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. […]

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Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

| February 15, 2019

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers

| February 15, 2019

New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers The New Mexico Legislature has now heard and passed both House Bill 8 and Senate Bill 8 in their chambers of origin. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Raimondo pushes for gun control bills, including banning commonly owned semi-automatic rifles

| February 15, 2019

Raimondo pushes for gun control bills, including banning commonly owned semi-automatic rifles Gov. Gina Raimondo is once again pushing for a package of gun control bills, including an “assault weapons” ban, that have failed to pass the General Assembly in past years. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Clarence Thomas Retiring from Supreme Court Would be a Big Loss, Even if Replaced by a Conservative

| February 15, 2019

Clarence Thomas Retiring from Supreme Court Would be a Big Loss, Even if Replaced by a Conservative There’s been an increasing amount of debate in recent months about whether it would be strategically smart for Justice Clarence Thomas to retire from the Supreme Court after the end of this term. View full story Originally posted […]

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If You’re a Los Angeles City Contractor with Ties to the NRA, You Now Need to Disclose It

| February 15, 2019

If You’re a Los Angeles City Contractor with Ties to the NRA, You Now Need to Disclose It Los Angeles sounds like a fun place to live, and not just because it’s a 500-square-mile urinal. The L.A. City Council passed an ordinance this week requiring city contractors to disclose all financial ties, donations, etc., to […]

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H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation

| February 15, 2019

H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on Wednesday, where amendments and corrections to H.R. 8 could be considered. Unfortunately, […]

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Support For New Restrictions On Firearms Has Taken A Nosedive

| February 15, 2019

Support For New Restrictions On Firearms Has Taken A Nosedive This was inevitable. It’s a trend that follows most tragedies of this sort. Support for new gun control regulations dips immensely months after a mass-shooting event. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada: Assembly Floor Vote Tomorrow for Bloomberg Background Check Bill

| February 14, 2019

Nevada: Assembly Floor Vote Tomorrow for Bloomberg Background Check Bill On February 14th, the Nevada state Assembly Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 143.  SB 143 is expected to receive a floor vote in the full Assembly tomorrow, February 15th.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA lobbyist Dan Reid on background checks, red flag laws, lawsuits

| February 14, 2019

NRA lobbyist Dan Reid on background checks, red flag laws, lawsuits The background check bill currently being rushed through the Nevada legislature isn’t the same as the background check initiative voters passed in 2016. The bill also has a weaker exemption for hunters than a similar law in California. That’s according to Dan Reid, western […]

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Kentucky: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry; On to the House

| February 14, 2019

Kentucky: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry; On to the House Today, February 14th, the Kentucky state Senate voted 29-8 to pass Senate Bill 150.  SB 150 will now go to the state House of Representatives where it will be referred to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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