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Rep. Richard Hudson: Law-abiding citizens must have access to guns to protect themselves

| December 1, 2017

Rep. Richard Hudson: Law-abiding citizens must have access to guns to protect themselves You’ve heard it before: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This was the case at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, when a law-abiding citizen shot and deterred […]

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Florida Alert! Justice Pariente refuses to recuse herself and refuses to explain why

| November 30, 2017

Florida Alert! Justice Pariente refuses to recuse herself and refuses to explain why It’s not too late.  Justice Pariente can still recuse herself or resign.  Based on a 1980 case, motions seeking the recusal of a Supreme Court Justice are decided ONLY by the Justice asked to recuse — not all seven Justices.  Justice Pariente alone, […]

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House panel backs bill respecting gun owners’ rights

| November 30, 2017

House panel backs bill respecting gun owners’ rights On a party-line vote, the Judiciary Committee backed a bill that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. Republicans said the reciprocity measure would allow gun owners to travel freely between states without […]

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The futility of gun laws

| November 30, 2017

The futility of gun laws In determining how to best address mass murders like the one that occurred in Las Vegas, doing the wrong thing is always worse than doing nothing. The United States hasn’t the financial or the law-enforcement resources to safeguard innocent people from the kind of carnage wrought by Stephen Paddock. Should […]

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House Judiciary Committee Green Lights Reciprocity Bill

| November 29, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Green Lights Reciprocity Bill H.R. 38 Would Eliminate Confusing Patchwork of State Laws View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Florida Action Needed: Judicial Misconduct on Florida Supreme Court

| November 29, 2017

Florida Action Needed: Judicial Misconduct on Florida Supreme Court Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente has been caught in an act of what we believe is clear judicial misconduct and must recuse herself.  Please immediately send an email to Justice Pariente and Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and tell them quite simply that she must recuse […]

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Florida Alert: Help Needed!! Pro-gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing

| November 29, 2017

Florida Alert: Help Needed!! Pro-gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing Three pro-gun bills have been placed on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Your help is needed to let Committee members know we want them to support these bills. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Seek Duplicate Ban on Bump Stocks

| November 29, 2017

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Seek Duplicate Ban on Bump Stocks Far from the first time, New Jersey anti-gun politicians are once again attempting to implement duplicate gun control legislation and call it a victory.  “Bump stocks” are already prohibited in New Jersey under the state’s existing and Draconian semi-auto “assault weapons ban” because it has […]

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The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans.

| November 29, 2017

The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans. The answers for conserving the Earth’s wild creatures seem easy from the office chairs of the affluent west. Ban trophy hunting! Hunt down the poachers! More tourism! But the social media campaigns and President Trump’s flip-flopping on Twitter over the past few days on U.S. elephant trophy imports […]

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House Committee takes up NRA-backed concealed carry bill

| November 29, 2017

House Committee takes up NRA-backed concealed carry bill A key House panel is expected to pass legislation Wednesday to expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders — the National Rifle Association’s top legislative priority. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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The Air Force failed to report dozens of violent service members to FBI gun databases

| November 29, 2017

The Air Force failed to report dozens of violent service members to FBI gun databases The Air Force acknowledged Tuesday that it failed to report at least dozens of service members charged or convicted of serious assault to a federal gun background-check database, negligence that allowed Texas church gunman Devin Kelley to purchase weapons used […]

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Washington: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries

| November 28, 2017

Washington: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries Yesterday, anti-gun Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib issued an order that will ban all firearms from Senate Galleries at the Washington State Capitol when the session convenes on January 8th.  This order, which expands upon a previous order from 2015 that banned the open carry of […]

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Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms

| November 28, 2017

Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms The justices in the past have passed up the chance to hear challenges to similar laws in a handful of other states. But attorneys general in 21 states had asked the court to hear the Maryland case, and the National Rifle Association and […]

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House panel to weigh bill recognizing gun rights

| November 28, 2017

House panel to weigh bill recognizing gun rights The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a National Rifle Association-supported bill that would allow a gun owner with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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House committee to move 2 gun bills this week, including top NRA priority: concealed carry reciprocity

| November 28, 2017

House committee to move 2 gun bills this week, including top NRA priority: concealed carry reciprocity The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two gun measures Wednesday, including one measure that is a top priority of the National Rifle Association. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Black Friday was huge for gun sales

| November 28, 2017

Black Friday was huge for gun sales Black Friday was the biggest day on record for FBI background checks, which loosely track nationwide gun sales. The FBI reported 203,000 background checks for gun sales on Friday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity is on the Move: Your Lawmakers Need to Hear from You NOW!

| November 27, 2017

Concealed Carry Reciprocity is on the Move: Your Lawmakers Need to Hear from You NOW! The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a full committee mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, this Wednesday! It’s therefore more important than ever to urge your member of Congress to support this crucial legislation. Concealed carry […]

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California: San Carlos to Consider Further Extending the Moratorium on Firearm Dealers TODAY

| November 27, 2017

California: San Carlos to Consider Further Extending the Moratorium on Firearm Dealers TODAY This evening, November 27, the San Carlos City Council will consider extending a moratorium on new firearm dealers for the City.  As we reported earlier, the moratorium is a result of several anti-gun residents opposing a new Turner’s Outdoorsman that was scheduled […]

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NRA Statement on Maryland Gun Ban

| November 27, 2017

NRA Statement on Maryland Gun Ban The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court declining to accept a case challenging Maryland’s 2013 ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines:  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests

| November 27, 2017

Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat-screen TVs.But in a muzzle flash, it seems, a new image may be replacing […]

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