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Delaware: House Bill 88 Defeated in Senate

| June 28, 2013

Delaware: House Bill 88 Defeated in Senate Yesterday, the Delaware Senate voted 6 – 13 (2 not voting) in opposition to House Bill 88.  However, this bill could be brought up again for consideration by the Senate on Sunday.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine: Legislative Session Adjourns with the Defeat of All Anti-Gun Legislation in Augusta

| June 28, 2013

Maine: Legislative Session Adjourns with the Defeat of All Anti-Gun Legislation in Augusta The 2013 legislative session adjourned this week after facing the greatest threats to the Second Amendment never before seen in the Pine Tree State.  With your help, all of the anti-gun bills proposed during this session were defeated, and important Right-to-Carry confidentiality […]

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North Carolina: The Fight in Raleigh Continues to Strengthen Your Second Amendment Rights

| June 28, 2013

North Carolina: The Fight in Raleigh Continues to Strengthen Your Second Amendment Rights While the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) has caused delays in the passage of an omnibus right-to-carry reform bill, House Bill 937, the NRA remains committed to passing and enacting legislation this year that will dramatically advance the rights of law-abiding gun […]

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New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council Votes Down Gun Magazine Ban on a 6-2 Vote

| June 27, 2013

New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council Votes Down Gun Magazine Ban on a 6-2 Vote Last night, citing concerns about enforceability and the potential for a lawsuit based on a violation of the firearms preemption clause in the state constitution, the Santa Fe City Council defeated Bill 2013-27.  If enacted, this local ordinance would have […]

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Colorado: Join Fellow Second Amendment Supporters at a Freedom Festival in Glendale this Saturday

| June 27, 2013

Colorado: Join Fellow Second Amendment Supporters at a Freedom Festival in Glendale this Saturday This Saturday, June 29, come to Infinity Park in Glendale for the Farewell to Arms Freedom Festival to celebrate the few remaining days of freedom in Colorado with fellow gun owners and Second Amendment supporters before it becomes illegal to purchase […]

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New Mexico: Santa Fe magazine ban shot down

| June 26, 2013

New Mexico: Santa Fe magazine ban shot down Santa Fe will not limit how big gun magazines can be. The decision comes after a plan to ban on high capacity automatic gun ammunition magazines was shot down at a packed city hall meeting Wednesday night.”The state constitution is very clear that in no way can […]

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Kansas A.G. issues guidance on signs ahead of changes to Right-to-Carry law

| June 26, 2013

Kansas A.G. issues guidance on signs ahead of changes to Right-to-Carry law Attorney General Derek Schmidt says counties and cities that exempt themselves from a new law on concealed weapons need to change any “No Guns” signs on public buildings. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine: House fails background check veto override

| June 26, 2013

Maine: House fails background check veto override A bill designed to encourage background checks for gun sales has failed in the Maine Legislature.The Democratic controlled House on Wednesday voted to sustain Republican Gov. LePage’s veto of the bill. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Mississippi: NRA-Backed Changes to Carry Laws Take Effect on July 1– Opponents Launch Efforts to Repeal House Bill 2

| June 26, 2013

Mississippi: NRA-Backed Changes to Carry Laws Take Effect on July 1– Opponents Launch Efforts to Repeal House Bill 2 In the last several months, your NRA-ILA reported on important changes to Mississippi’s gun laws that were adopted by the state Legislature, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R) and recently ruled on by Attorney […]

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Michael Bloomberg aide lobbied on guns in Nevada

| June 25, 2013

Michael Bloomberg aide lobbied on guns in Nevada Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group sent a city employee to register as a lobbyist in Nevada on state-based firearms issues, a use of government resources that raises further questions about the relationship between the city and the mayor’s self-funded 501(c)(4). View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Highland Park, Ill. bans popular semi-autos

| June 25, 2013

Highland Park, Ill. bans popular semi-autos After an emotional meeting in which people lined the walls and overflowed from the City Council chamber, Highland Park officials voted this week to ban assault weapons in their community.Gun enthusiasts said the ordinance would not stop crime — except by making criminals out of responsible rifle owners. Others […]

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New York: Both sides reloading for state gun law fight

| June 25, 2013

New York: Both sides reloading for state gun law fight The lawsuit filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association and several individual plaintiffs — including Assemblyman Bill Nojay, R-Monroe County — contends in part that the SAFE Act infringes on New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights because it impedes their ability to defend […]

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Homeowner shoots non-compliant burglar, KDFW, Dallas, Texas 06/24/13, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 06/24/13

| June 25, 2013

Homeowner shoots non-compliant burglar, KDFW, Dallas, Texas 06/24/13, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 06/24/13 An alarm installed in a tool shed alerted a homeowner in Dallas, Texas to a burglary in progress on his property. The homeowner retrieved a gun, went outside to the shed and ordered the criminal, who had been attempting to […]

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New Jersey: Sweeney FID Bill and .50 Caliber Ban Pass in Assembly

| June 25, 2013

New Jersey: Sweeney FID Bill and .50 Caliber Ban Pass in Assembly Yesterday, the New Jersey Assembly took another step toward finalizing extreme gun control measures which have been hotly contested all year.  Despite loud protest from lawful gun owners across the Garden State over the last several months, state lawmakers continued on their relentless […]

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New Jersey: Assembly passes gun control bills

| June 24, 2013

New Jersey: Assembly passes gun control bills The state Assembly today passed several bills intended to curb gun violence, including one that would restructure how the state issues firearms purchase permits. The most controversial bill (S2723), which is sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D Gloucester) in the upper house, would encode the permits onto […]

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Taxing the Second Amendment

| June 24, 2013

Taxing the Second Amendment Liberals are trying every tool at their disposal this year to go after guns. They have failed on Capitol Hill to restrict the Second Amendment, so they are moving through the states to enact their agenda. The latest maneuver is to hike the tax on guns and ammunition to dissuade the […]

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Louisiana: Governor Signs into Law Pro-Second Amendment Bills Passed in 2013 Legislative Session

| June 24, 2013

Louisiana: Governor Signs into Law Pro-Second Amendment Bills Passed in 2013 Legislative Session Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has signed the following NRA-backed measures below into law.  Please send him an e-mail here and thank him for enacting these important bills. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois Right-to-Carry: Litigation Leads to Legislation

| June 23, 2013

Illinois Right-to-Carry: Litigation Leads to Legislation While recent state attacks on popular firearms and on firearm transfers have been the focus of attention, another major front in the battle involves Right-to-Carry litigation. The epicenter of this litigation is in Illinois—still, as this edition of Legal Update goes out, the only state with no law on the books […]

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State Organizations Lead Charge Against Connecticut Gun Law

| June 23, 2013

State Organizations Lead Charge Against Connecticut Gun Law On April 4, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the inappropriately named “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.” On May 22, a coalition of law-abiding gun owners led by the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizen’s Defense League, along with businesses and individuals, […]

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Colorado Sheriffs Launch Challenge to Magazine and Private Transfer Ban

| June 23, 2013

Colorado Sheriffs Launch Challenge to Magazine and Private Transfer Ban While anti-gun legislation rarely comes as a surprise in the Northeast, anti-gun activists were especially proud to pass New York-style gun control in Colorado. What they may not have counted on was determined opposition in the courts—led by most of the state’s top elected law […]

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