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Businessman shoots intruder

| July 12, 2017

Businessman shoots intruder A Lumberton businessman says a fleeting thought of his mother probably saved the life of a teenage intruder early Friday as he made a decision to shoot to hurt, not kill. G.H. Smith, 66, was working about 3 a.m. in the back of his cell phone business on North Pine Street when […]

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California gun law had to be halted by federal court

| July 11, 2017

California gun law had to be halted by federal court July 1 was the day that law-abiding Californians almost became criminals without leaving their homes or lifting a finger.That’s when Proposition 63’s ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines, those that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, was scheduled to go into effect. View […]

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Judge’s ruling in California highlights gun control flaws

| July 11, 2017

Judge’s ruling in California highlights gun control flaws Critics often argue that gun control policies are both impractical and ineffective. A judge’s ruling in a recent California case validates those views. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: Open Carry Ban Bill Sent to Senate Appropriations Suspense File

| July 10, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Bill Sent to Senate Appropriations Suspense File Today, Monday, July 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard AB 7 and sent it to the suspense file for further consideration at a later date. Fiscal committees must pass legislation out of committee by the September 1 deadline.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns – Right-to-Carry reduces crime, not the other way around

| July 10, 2017

Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns – Right-to-Carry reduces crime, not the other way around Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Utah? Would you look at Illinois to predict changes in Louisiana and South Carolina? Illinois has a drastically difference crime landscape, with half of its violent crime occurring in Chicago.Though it wouldn’t pass […]

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Federal judge throws out effort by UT professors to overturn campus carry

| July 10, 2017

Federal judge throws out effort by UT professors to overturn campus carry A federal judge has dismissed a longshot lawsuit filed by three University of Texas at Austin professors seeking to overturn the state’s 2015 campus carry law, which allows people to carry concealed handguns inside most public university buildings. View full story Originally posted […]

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NBC’s Fake News On Millennials And Guns

| July 10, 2017

NBC’s Fake News On Millennials And Guns It seems easier and easier to find fake news these days, what with CNN and The New York Times being prime providers of such drivel on a nearly daily basis. Yet I was somewhat surprised to find completely bogus information right in the big, bold headline of a recent Nbcnews.com […]

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Supreme disappointment: Gun rights eroded

| July 10, 2017

Supreme disappointment: Gun rights eroded As some states erode or otherwise restrict citizens’ constitutional gun rights, more — not less — illumination is needed from the nation’s highest court, especially with regard to concealed-carry laws. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Barriers still exist to our right to fight back

| July 10, 2017

Barriers still exist to our right to fight back When you come under violent attack, do you wait for an attacker to inflict injury — or for the attacker to kill you, your loved ones, maybe your friends? Do you fight back?The answer for most Americans is, “I don’t really know.” In too many cases, […]

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Florida Alert! Finally a news article that is fair and balanced on Florida’s SYG law

| July 8, 2017

Florida Alert! Finally a news article that is fair and balanced on Florida’s SYG law Florida Judge Strikes Down Part of Stand Your Ground Law.  A Miami judge says defendants bear the burden of proving self-defense, but criminal justice reformers and the NRA say it’s the government’s job. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session

| July 8, 2017

Oregon: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session Yesterday, the Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2017 Legislative Session. This was a busy session for gun owners as many bills impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage saw movement this year. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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West Virginia: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills go into Effect Today

| July 7, 2017

West Virginia: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills go into Effect Today This week, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills that were signed into law by Governor Jim Justice take effect. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Remarkable Finding from Pew Survey

| July 7, 2017

Remarkable Finding from Pew Survey Thanks to the Pew Research Center for documenting what has been true for as long as polls have included a question asking respondents whether they are NRA members or not.  Such questions routinely show that in addition to our five million members, we have millions more Americans who support us […]

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Update: Thought Police Target Free-Thinking UK Police Commissioner

| July 7, 2017

Update: Thought Police Target Free-Thinking UK Police Commissioner The city council in the United Kingdom port city of Plymouth gave their finest impression of George Orwell’s Thinkpol this week, when the council formally admonished Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez for her off-the cuff comments to a BBC Radio program following the […]

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Ohio: Pro-Gun Bill Passes House

| July 7, 2017

Ohio: Pro-Gun Bill Passes House Yesterday, July 6, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 233 with a 65-31 vote.  HB 233 will now go to the Senate for further consideration. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Governor

| July 7, 2017

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Governor   Yesterday, Senate Bill 719A passed the Oregon House with a 31-28 vote.  SB 719A will now go to Governor Kate Brown for her consideration.  Please contact Governor Brown and urge her to veto SB 719A!  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Clerk subdues armed robber

| July 7, 2017

Clerk subdues armed robber An armed robber’s gun jammed as he pointed it at a store clerk on the South Side on Wednesday evening, allowing the clerk and another worker to wrestle the gun away and hold the suspect for police, authorities said. “He was seconds away from a different outcome,” Jerome Brown, a friend of […]

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Batesville store owner tired of break-ins camps out, shoots burglar

| July 7, 2017

Batesville store owner tired of break-ins camps out, shoots burglar A Batesville store owner who had enough of people breaking into his store camped out and waited on the burglars. When two broke into his store early Wednesday morning, he shot one of them as the burglary suspect reached for a gun. Batesville Assistant Police […]

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Off-duty officer shoots man caught stabbing a woman

| July 6, 2017

Off-duty officer shoots man caught stabbing a woman The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an off-duty police officer has shot a man who was stabbing a woman.Authorities tell news outlets that Brunswick Officer Aldrid Spaulding III was in the area Monday evening, and someone alerted him to a domestic dispute outside an apartment. The bureau […]

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Woman shoots intruder in apparent self-defense

| July 6, 2017

Woman shoots intruder in apparent self-defense A Dayton resident shot a man who tried to enter her home Tuesday evening, according to Dayton Police. The man was identified today as 53-year-old Darron Orr. Tuesday night, the unidentified resident made multiple calls for emergency assistance: first when Orr allegedly tried breaking into her home and then while […]

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