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Connecticut State Police to gunmakers: No more advice on law

| July 14, 2013

Connecticut State Police to gunmakers: No more advice on law Back in May, a month after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the state’s gun control law, Stag Arms of New Britain came up with a modified design and took it to the state police firearms unit to see whether it would pass muster.The unit was […]

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Missouri: Governor signs NRA gun safety course legislation

| July 14, 2013

Missouri: Governor signs NRA gun safety course legislation Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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When the Senate gun control bill died, so did the story

| July 14, 2013

When the Senate gun control bill died, so did the story The media’s interest in policy debates generally lasts only as long as politicians are willing to spar in front of the cameras. View full story

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 27 07/12/2013

| July 12, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 27 07/12/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Overview of the New Laws as Right to Carry Becomes a Reality for Last State in the Nation

| July 12, 2013

Illinois: Overview of the New Laws as Right to Carry Becomes a Reality for Last State in the Nation This Tuesday, on the court-ordered deadline for Illinois to enact a  law that would provide for the lawful carrying of arms, the state House voted 77 to 31 and the state Senate 41 to 17 to override the Amendatory […]

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Missouri: Right-to-Carry Reform Signed into Law

| July 12, 2013

Missouri: Right-to-Carry Reform Signed into Law Today, Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 75, critical right-to-carry reform legislation.  Sponsored by state Senator Dan Brown (R-16) and state Representative Eric Burlison (R-133), this new law seeks to reform Missouri’s existing concealed carry process. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Obama’s BATFE pick is sent to full Senate

| July 11, 2013

Obama’s BATFE pick is sent to full Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to send President Obama’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to the Senate floor for a final vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Number of Oklahomans applying for handgun permits skyrockets

| July 11, 2013

Number of Oklahomans applying for handgun permits skyrockets The number of Oklahomans applying for handgun licenses this year is on pace to significantly best last year’s record numbers, according to data from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun Owners Brand American Rifle and Pistol Association a ‘False Flag Operation’

| July 11, 2013

Gun Owners Brand American Rifle and Pistol Association a ‘False Flag Operation’ When the American Rifle and Pistol Association launched July 4, it hoped to attract gun owners across the political spectrum who were looking for a “sane” alternative to the NRA. So far, that effort doesn’t appear to be going well. View full story […]

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Forget Fast and Furious?

| July 11, 2013

Forget Fast and Furious? Before we knew that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, what a mess the Obama administration would make of Benghazi, or the Justice Department’s monitoring of selected journalists even before Edward Snowden and his national security leaks there was Operation Fast and Furious. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Zombie Industries' 'Gun Control Lobbyist' Target Comes Under Fire

| July 11, 2013

Zombie Industries' 'Gun Control Lobbyist' Target Comes Under Fire Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., called the 'Gun Control Lobbyist' shooting range target 'incredibly offensive'. View full story

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Oregon: 2013 Legislative Session Adjourns with Victories for Gun Owners

| July 11, 2013

Oregon: 2013 Legislative Session Adjourns with Victories for Gun Owners The 2013 legislative session wrapped up in Salem this week after a contentious session filled with several anti-gun bills.  With your help, all of these bills aimed at restricting the Second Amendment were defeated. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pols miss the point on concealed carry

| July 10, 2013

Pols miss the point on concealed carry The headline on last Sunday’s Chicago Tribune was stark and arresting: “A thousand shootings.” That’s what Chicago experienced in the first six months of 2013. It works out to more than five a day.So what crime issue got Gov. Pat Quinn worked up last week? The danger posed […]

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Carry Forward: Illinois joins the rest of the states in permitting concealed guns

| July 10, 2013

Carry Forward: Illinois joins the rest of the states in permitting concealed guns “This is a historic, significant day for law abiding gun owners,” the Associated Press quotes Rep. Brandon Phelps as saying. “They finally get to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”Phelps, a Democrat, hails from Harrisburg, Ill., a small city more than five hours […]

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Illinois: Gun advocates push state to hurry up

| July 10, 2013

Illinois: Gun advocates push state to hurry up Despite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed carry victory at the Statehouse, gun rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law.Downstate gun owner Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association filed paperwork in […]

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Homeowner fells hatchet-wielding intruder, ABC57, South Bend, Ind. 07/08/13

| July 10, 2013

Homeowner fells hatchet-wielding intruder, ABC57, South Bend, Ind. 07/08/13 A homeowner was asleep in his LaPorte County, Ind. home when he was awakened by the sound of glass breaking. The homeowner retrieved a pistol, went to investigate, and discovered a hatchet-wielding intruder inside the house. The armed homeowner responded to the threat by shooting the […]

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Colorado politicians await dates for recall elections over gun control votes

| July 9, 2013

Colorado politicians await dates for recall elections over gun control votes Two Colorado Democrats targeted for recall elections for supporting the state’s new gun control laws were pursuing legal challenges to avoid going back to the ballot this year after failing to have the recall efforts thrown out. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Court finds NYC pistol licensing application fees are legal

| July 9, 2013

Court finds NYC pistol licensing application fees are legal A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a law permitting New York City to charge hundreds of dollars for a gun licensing fee that costs $3 to $10 elsewhere in the state, View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Gun vote sends Quinn message

| July 9, 2013

Illinois: Gun vote sends Quinn message Lawmakers made Illinois the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms in two quick votes Tuesday that formalized the deepening rift between Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislature.The House and Senate voted to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of a legislative compromise aimed at satisfying a federal court deadline […]

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Colorado: Partnership for Recreational Shooting Along Front Range Holding Public Meetings

| July 9, 2013

Colorado: Partnership for Recreational Shooting Along Front Range Holding Public Meetings Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Larimer counties have formalized a partnership with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service to develop a strategy for managing recreational shooting across northern Colorado’s Front Range. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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