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Poll: Cuomo's Approval Down, Following New Gun Law

| January 30, 2013

Poll: Cuomo's Approval Down, Following New Gun Law Governor Cuomo’s championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped significantly. The poll finds the governor’s approval rating plunged […]

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U.S. struggles over which gun crimes to prosecute

| January 30, 2013

U.S. struggles over which gun crimes to prosecute WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A dispute erupted at a congressional hearing on Wednesday over which existing gun-control laws were worth enforcing, even as lawmakers debated whether to pass new ones. The flashes of anger underscored the deep divisions in America's gun culture. "You do not support background checks […]

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Obama’s baby steps toward gun control

| January 30, 2013

Obama’s baby steps toward gun control There is a variation of an old joke in Washington political circles about Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. For all his knowledge and experience, the safest public relations strategy is to keep him on a short leash.When it comes to Mr. Biden and gun control, President Obama may […]

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Sen. Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for semi-auto ban

| January 30, 2013

Sen. Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for semi-auto ban Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senate’s gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons.”What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns,” he said.With […]

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New gun laws erode support for Cuomo

| January 30, 2013

New gun laws erode support for Cuomo Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s approval rating has fallen sharply among New York voters since he pushed restrictive gun laws through the Legislature, a poll released on Wednesday said. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Anti-Gun Democrats Again Working to Further Erode Second Amendment Rights in Sacramento

| January 30, 2013

Anti-Gun Democrats Again Working to Further Erode Second Amendment Rights in Sacramento In an attempt to exploit the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy to further destroy the Second Amendment in the Golden State, anti-gun Democrats in the state Assembly have introduced several anti-gun bills that they will be working to bully through the California Legislature this year.  These egregious bills will have no effect […]

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Walters: State's gun control theory doesn't match reality

| January 30, 2013

Walters: State's gun control theory doesn't match reality Californians have the nation’s toughest gun control laws, but they also own about 40 million pistols, rifles and shotguns. View full story

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NRA-ILA | Testimony of Wayne LaPierre Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on What Should America Do About Gun Violence?

NRA-ILA | Testimony of Wayne LaPierre Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on What Should America Do About Gun Violence?

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

TESTIMONY OF WAYNE LAPIERRE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HEARING ON “WHAT SHOULD AMERICA DO ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE?” 216 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING JANUARY 30, 2013 Read full Story: NRA-ILA | Testimony of Wayne LaPierre Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing […]

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Join NRA and Second Amendment Supporters on February 5-7 in Saint Paul

| January 30, 2013

Join NRA and Second Amendment Supporters on February 5-7 in Saint Paul As previously reported here by NRA-ILA, on Tuesday, February 5, the Minnesota House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee will begin three days of hearings to consider sweeping restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. The committee will be considering a […]

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Nevada: Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs could be Voted on this Friday

| January 30, 2013

Nevada: Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs could be Voted on this Friday As previously reported by the NRA-ILA in December, there is an effort underway in Nevada to ban the use of hounds while hunting black bear.  The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NVBWC) will be once again hearing a petition to impose this ban at its meeting in Las Vegas this Friday, February 1, and it is […]

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Nevada: Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs could be Voted on this Friday

| January 30, 2013

Nevada: Ban on Hunting Bear with Dogs could be Voted on this Friday As previously reported by the NRA-ILA in December, there is an effort underway in Nevada to ban the use of hounds while hunting black bear.  The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NVBWC) will be once again hearing a petition to impose this ban at its meeting in Las Vegas this Friday, February 1, and it is […]

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The Senate's contentious hearing on gun violence: 4 key moments

| January 30, 2013

The Senate's contentious hearing on gun violence: 4 key moments Gabby Giffords calls for stricter gun laws, while her husband breaks the news of yet another mass shooting mid-testimony View full story

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NRA’s LaPierre to tell Congress more gun laws ‘not a serious solution’ | Fox News

NRA’s LaPierre to tell Congress more gun laws ‘not a serious solution’ | Fox News

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A top National Rifle Association official will tell a Senate committee Wednesday — in the first Capitol Hill hearing on gun control since President Obama announced his proposals – that more gun laws without enforcing existing ones “is not a serious solution” to reducing crime. “Prosecuting criminals who misuse firearms works,” NRA Executive Vice President […]

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52 Percent of Americans Say Sandy Hook Is Being Exploited for Political Gain – Hit & Run : Reason.com

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emily Ekins|Jan. 30, 2013 9:15 am As gun rights and gun control are debated in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, a majority of Americans say elected officials are “exploiting” the tragedy. The new Reason-Rupe poll finds 52 percent of Americans believe that elected officials are exploiting the tragedy for political gain, while […]

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Hawaii: Attempt to Repeal Protections for NRA Instructors Failed

| January 30, 2013

Hawaii: Attempt to Repeal Protections for NRA Instructors Failed NRA-ILA is pleased to report that an attempt to repeal newly-enacted protections for National Rifle Association instructors has failed.  House Bill 426, introduced by Scott Saiki (D-26), sought to repeal statutory language enacted last year that protects NRA instructors from absolute liability while teaching the introductory pistol and revolver […]

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Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

Why the assault weapons ban is (probably) going nowhere

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted by Aaron Blake on January 29, 2013 at 8:15 am Originally posted at WashingtonPost.com Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban on Thursday. And it’s already looking like a lost cause. Most everyone agrees that the ban is the most ambitious and politically difficult item on President Obama’s […]

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Mississippi: Pro-Gun Action in Jackson This Week!

| January 30, 2013

Mississippi: Pro-Gun Action in Jackson This Week! Tuesday, the Mississippi House approved NRA-supported legislation  that corrects vague and problematic language in Mississippi’s firearm carry laws by a 111-8 vote.  House Bill 2, sponsored by state Representative Andy Gipson (R-Brandon), addresses a recent opinion by state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) that has caused confusion and concern among carry permit holders and Second Amendment […]

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Supporters of gun control rally at Herrera Beutler's local office

| January 29, 2013

Supporters of gun control rally at Herrera Beutler's local office Times have changed, and gun laws need to evolve with the times, gun control advocates said Tuesday afternoon as they rallied outside the Vancouver office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. View full story

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Amid questions, U.S. Senate begins hearings on gun control

| January 29, 2013

Amid questions, U.S. Senate begins hearings on gun control In hearings that begin in the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Barack Obama and other Democrats are seeking what would be the most robust gun control package in decades. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA head to Congress: Don’t blame US gun owners for violence

| January 29, 2013

NRA head to Congress: Don’t blame US gun owners for violence The National Rifle Association will argue that greater restrictions are not the answer to gun violence at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, which is likely to stoke skepticism that legislation to tighten controls will advance very far this year.NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, […]

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