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Maine: Important Update on Legislation that Would Impact Your Second Amendment Rights

| May 6, 2013

Maine: Important Update on Legislation that Would Impact Your Second Amendment Rights Last week, the Maine Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held work sessions on numerous bills that, if passed and enacted into law, would detrimentally impact your Second Amendment rights.  Several of the most egregious and onerous pieces of legislation were tabled […]

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What's changed in the fight for new gun laws

| May 6, 2013

What's changed in the fight for new gun laws Events outside of Washington demonstrate the growing organizational strength of several groups working together to raise awareness of gun-control issues View full story

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The Most Bogus Argument Against New Gun Laws

| May 6, 2013

The Most Bogus Argument Against New Gun Laws As both sides in the gun-control debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the argument that taking step X on guns wouldn’t have prevented tragedy Y? View full story

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The NRA's Victory Lap Has Gun Control Advocates Looking for a Breakthrough

| May 6, 2013

The NRA's Victory Lap Has Gun Control Advocates Looking for a Breakthrough As Congress returns to a continued hiatus in the Senate's push for a return to expanded gun control legislation, opponents of new measures have hunkered down while advocates of stronger laws desperately look for a way back in. View full story

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Gun vote continues to follow Ayotte in town hall meetings

| May 6, 2013

Gun vote continues to follow Ayotte in town hall meetings FITZWILLIAM, N.H. — The national debate over gun laws traveled to another New England town on Thursday, as Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., told constituents that universal background checks could lead to a "registry" of gun owners. View full story

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The dishonest gun control debate

| May 5, 2013

The dishonest gun control debate The gun control debate is one of the most dishonest arguments we have in American politics. It is dishonest in its particulars, of course, but it is in an important sense dishonest in general: The United States does not suffer from an inflated rate of homicides perpetrated with guns; it […]

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NRA official: ‘Our freedom is under attack’

| May 5, 2013

NRA official: ‘Our freedom is under attack’ President Barack Obama and national media are demonizing law abiding gun owners in the wake of recent violent acts, National Rifle Association leaders and political allies said on Friday at its first convention since the Connecticut school massacre.”Our freedom is under attack like never before,” Chris Cox, executive […]

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NRA leadership rallies members for 2014 elections

| May 5, 2013

NRA leadership rallies members for 2014 elections In speech after speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention here this weekend, its top leaders and political allies blasted President Obama and other gun control advocates, warned against “all out, historic attacks” on the constitutional right to possess firearms, and issued a rallying cry to members […]

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California: Get the Truth About the Proposed California Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) and the Misguided Campaign to Pass it

| May 5, 2013

California: Get the Truth About the Proposed California Lead Ammunition Ban (AB 711) and the Misguided Campaign to Pass it Assembly Bill 711 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 8.  It is crucial that you call AND e-mail members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and your Assemblyman respectfully […]

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Right-to-Carry permit holder captures violent attacker, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, Calif. 05/02/13

| May 5, 2013

Right-to-Carry permit holder captures violent attacker, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, Calif. 05/02/13 What police are calling a fight in Oceanside, Calif. escalated when one man stabbed another man with a large knife. The attack was witnessed by several people in a nearby restaurant, some of whom went to the scene to help the […]

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NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control

| May 5, 2013

NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON (Reuters) – Alabama lawyer Jim Porter, in line to become the next president of the National Rifle Association, is expected to spearhead the group's court challenges of gun-control laws enacted in several states since the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting massacre. […]

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NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control

| May 4, 2013

NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON (Reuters) – Alabama lawyer Jim Porter, in line to become the next president of the National Rifle Association, is expected to spearhead the group's court challenges of gun-control laws enacted in several states since the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting massacre. […]

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NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: "Boston proves" gun control is dangerous

| May 4, 2013

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: "Boston proves" gun control is dangerous Wayne LaPierre links Boston terror attack with struggle over gun laws, saying bombing proves people need guns for protection View full story

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Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

| May 4, 2013

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting this weekend, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly New read more View full story

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US senators feel gun lobby's heat

| May 4, 2013

US senators feel gun lobby's heat America's most powerful gun lobby group has been forced to prop up Republican senators now facing a public backlash over their opposition to gun control laws as it gathers in Texas.         View full story

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NRA gathers in Texas as pro-gun senators face backlash

| May 3, 2013

NRA gathers in Texas as pro-gun senators face backlash America's most powerful gun lobby will gather in Texas this weekend to celebrate the defeat of gun control laws even as it rushes to prop up Republican senators now facing a public backlash.         View full story

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New Jersey: Anti-Gun Bill Package Moving In Trenton

| May 3, 2013

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Bill Package Moving In Trenton The Statehouse in Trenton was bustling this week with gun owners who turned out to oppose yet another round of gun control during a two-day hearing.  On Tuesday and Thursday, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on the firearm bills previously reported here.   View […]

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Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

| May 3, 2013

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting this weekend, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly Newtown elementar… View full story

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Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

| May 3, 2013

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention (CNN) – Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting Friday, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly Newtown elementary school massacre. "Where we see tragedy, Barack Obama and Michael […]

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South Carolina: Mental Health Reform Bill Sent to Governor

| May 3, 2013

South Carolina: Mental Health Reform Bill Sent to Governor On Tuesday, the South Carolina Senate made some slight changes to House Bill 3560, legislation that would create a requirement that individuals who have been placed under certain types of mental health-related orders by a court have their commitment order reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System […]

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