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Ohio Legislature considering several pro-gun bills

| May 31, 2017

Ohio Legislature considering several pro-gun bills A series of bills aimed at expanding the rights of Ohio gun owners is making its way through the Legislature.If all are passed, the bills greatly would ease the ability of individuals to carry a concealed weapon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow

| May 30, 2017

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow Tomorrow, May 31, House Bill 746, an omnibus gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary IV Committee.  Introduced by state Representative Chris Millis (R-16), this legislation would establish that carrying a concealed firearm […]

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New York: New York City Lawmaker Proposes New Gun Ban

| May 30, 2017

New York: New York City Lawmaker Proposes New Gun Ban The term “childproof handgun” sounds innocuous enough, but like most of New York’s unworkable gun control laws, the devil is in the details. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas: Contact Your State Senator in Opposition to Gun-Free Zone Legislation

| May 30, 2017

Kansas: Contact Your State Senator in Opposition to Gun-Free Zone Legislation The Kansas Senate could consider House Bill 2278 as early as tomorrow! Your state Senator needs to continue hearing from you now! View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Advanced gun training for Colorado teachers on its way

| May 30, 2017

Advanced gun training for Colorado teachers on its way A local gun rights group is bringing an advanced training course to Colorado to help local teachers, principals and other school personnel learn how to stop a Columbine-style mass shooting. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

| May 30, 2017

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals Supporters of the law said they’re trying to make sure that if a building does not have adequate security, gun owners still can protect themselves from criminal threats. They also worry that lawmakers might chip away at concealed carry, expanded in 2015 to allow people to […]

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Ohio lawmakers consider to make major changes to gun laws

| May 30, 2017

Ohio lawmakers consider to make major changes to gun laws Gun-rights supporters are pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in more places in Ohio, eliminate the requirement that people tell cops who stop them that they have a firearm and no longer require someone to retreat from a threat before using a gun. […]

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Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

| May 30, 2017

Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people’s bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Governor Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation’s Lowest

| May 30, 2017

Governor Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation’s Lowest Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas’ fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.The Republican endorsed Friday a law dropping to $40, from $140, the cost of first-time permits, and from $70 to $40 […]

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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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