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NRA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Ban

| September 29, 2017

NRA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Ban This month, the United States Supreme Court commenced its October sitting. Among the cases that the Court may decide to review is Kolbe v. Hogan, No. 17-127.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ensure Congress Acts on Pro-gun Legislation!

| September 29, 2017

Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ensure Congress Acts on Pro-gun Legislation! Two of the NRA’s highest priority bills could be before Congress any day now. Your help is needed to ensure they go the distance. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Hysteria Subsides as Campus Carry is Implemented in Georgia, Kansas, and Texas

| September 29, 2017

Hysteria Subsides as Campus Carry is Implemented in Georgia, Kansas, and Texas As sure as day follows night, when it comes to the liberalization of Right-to-Carry laws, the initial anti-gun hysteria recedes and is eventually replaced by most people wondering what all of the fuss was about.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Massachusetts: Committee to Hear Ivory Ban Bills

| September 29, 2017

Massachusetts: Committee to Hear Ivory Ban Bills On Tuesday October 3, the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will have a hearing on bills to enact a New York-style ivory ban that is more severe than the federal ivory ban.  Please consider attending the hearing to voice opposition to SB 450 and HB […]

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Appeals court order blocks enforcement of D.C.’s strict concealed carry law

| September 29, 2017

Appeals court order blocks enforcement of D.C.’s strict concealed carry law D.C. officials will not be able to enforce the city’s strict limits on carrying concealed firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital under a court order issued Thursday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pelosi Evokes Scalise Shooting in Opposition to SHARE Act

| September 29, 2017

Pelosi Evokes Scalise Shooting in Opposition to SHARE Act On the day House Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to the Capitol, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi evoked his shooting in explaining her opposition to GOP legislation to relax restrictions on gun silencers. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Georgia: VSU professors sue over campus carry

| September 29, 2017

Georgia: VSU professors sue over campus carry Two Valdosta State University professors are among the plaintiffs suing to stop enforcement of a law allowing people to bring concealed firearms onto college campuses, according to court documents. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Texas law lowers fees for handgun licenses

| September 29, 2017

New Texas law lowers fees for handgun licenses A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park.That changed Sept. 1, he said, when a new state law went into effect, significantly reducing the cost to get a license to carry a handgun. The […]

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Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Law Concealed Carry Ban

| September 28, 2017

Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Law Concealed Carry Ban In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges […]

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In Case You Missed It: Head of FOP Debunks Gun Control lobby’s Main Argument Against the Hearing Protection Act

| September 28, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Head of FOP Debunks Gun Control lobby’s Main Argument Against the Hearing Protection Act “With respect to the silencer provision, we have taken a position that we do not object to that provision,” said Pasco. “The reasoning is because silencers are not — and have not been in the recent […]

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Pittsburgh: Councilman Introduces Ordinance to Disarm Citizens in City Parks

| September 28, 2017

Pittsburgh: Councilman Introduces Ordinance to Disarm Citizens in City Parks On September 26, Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman introduced ordinance 2017-1920 to amend Pittsburgh City Code in order to ban firearms in city parks. The new ordinance would prohibit the uncasing, possession, and use of firearms capable of discharging or propelling a projectile in City parks […]

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Harvard Scholar: Guns unlikely to blame for increase in violent crime

| September 28, 2017

Harvard Scholar: Guns unlikely to blame for increase in violent crime SIEGEL: First, let me put to you a very common reaction to rising violent crime or rising murder rates. It’s guns. It’s the number of guns that are out there. Can we say that’s a cause?ABT: I think it’s unlikely. The reason is I […]

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Second Wave: Anti-Gun Bloomberg And His Minions Are Mounting Another Invasion of Virginia

| September 28, 2017

Second Wave: Anti-Gun Bloomberg And His Minions Are Mounting Another Invasion of Virginia Virginia may have a Democratic governor, but the legislature is solidly Republican. In fact, if weren’t for Northern Virginia—this would be a solid red state. Alas, we can’t always get what we want. While I’m not the biggest fan of Terry McAuliffe, […]

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Michigan: House OKs gun law pre-emption, fine for CPL violation

| September 28, 2017

Michigan: House OKs gun law pre-emption, fine for CPL violation The Republican-controlled state House passed two new gun measures Wednesday that would stop local governments from adopting ordinances stricter than state gun laws and impose a civil fine instead of the current felony charge for those carrying expired concealed pistol licenses. View full story Originally […]

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Pennsylvania allows more types of electronic hunting gadgets

| September 28, 2017

Pennsylvania allows more types of electronic hunting gadgets Pennsylvania hunters got permission this week to use four types of electronic devices as they pursue their quarry. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Shannon Watts decides against running to replace Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District

| September 27, 2017

Shannon Watts decides against running to replace Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District Gun-control advocate Shannon Watts has decided against running to replace U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District, saying that she wants to stay focused on her work with her Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organization instead. […]

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Hero in Tennessee church shooting proves guns could reduce crime, expert says

| September 27, 2017

Hero in Tennessee church shooting proves guns could reduce crime, expert says Robert Caleb Engle, 22, did what few would under the circumstances. Though unarmed, he confronted a gunman who randomly opened fire during Sunday services at Nashville’s Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.As the two struggled, the gunman pistol-whipped Engle, then wounded himself in the […]

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Professors ask court to overturn Georgia’s campus carry law

| September 27, 2017

Professors ask court to overturn Georgia’s campus carry law The professors hope to overturn the controversial guidelines using a legal argument that the “campus carry” law usurps the University System of Georgia’s constitutional authority over its campuses. Their complaint was filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court against Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Attorney Georgia […]

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Pennsylvania: State approves new gun categories for hunting in Special Regulations Areas

| September 27, 2017

Pennsylvania: State approves new gun categories for hunting in Special Regulations Areas Two new categories of guns became legal for use while hunting in Special Regulations Areas including Allegheny County. In a measure adopted today, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners voted to allow hunters and trappers within those areas to use semiautomatic rifles and […]

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West Virginia: Judge rules guns prohibited in some Charleston community centers

| September 27, 2017

West Virginia: Judge rules guns prohibited in some Charleston community centers A Kanawha County judge ruled last week that some municipal recreation centers are, for legal purposes, school facilities — and guns can’t be carried there. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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