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Do Strict Gun Laws Really Stop Gun Crime?

| April 22, 2013

Do Strict Gun Laws Really Stop Gun Crime? This article is part of a series on Guns in America that explores the use of firearms in our country and the debate over gun control. This is an editorially independent series sponsored by Tactical Firearms Training Secrets.– View full story

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Gun control on table at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain

| April 22, 2013

Gun control on table at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain NEW BRITAIN — On the heels of a gun control defeat in the U.S. Senate, the New Britain League of Women Voters held a forum on the issue at Trinity-on-Main Monday. Bringing together staffers from the offices of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, […]

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In much of the U.S. West, even moderate states balk at gun control

| April 22, 2013

In much of the U.S. West, even moderate states balk at gun control The U.S. Senate’s rejection last week of tougher gun laws showed how custom and local sensibilities continue to drive the politics of the issue, even in the charged national atmosphere. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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West Virginia teen returns to school with NRA shirt, classmates’ support

| April 22, 2013

West Virginia teen returns to school with NRA shirt, classmates’ support A West Virginia teen who was arrested and suspended for wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school returned to class Monday wearing the same shirt that got him into trouble. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Connecticut: Student asked to change gun T-shirt

| April 22, 2013

Connecticut: Student asked to change gun T-shirt A Guilford High School student says he disagrees with school officials who made him change out of a shirt that has a picture of a gun on it. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Critical Improvements Made to Right-to-Carry Reform Bill this Wednesday

| April 22, 2013

North Carolina: Critical Improvements Made to Right-to-Carry Reform Bill this Wednesday Recently, state Representatives Jacqueline Schaffer (R-105) and Justin Burr (R-67) introduced House Bill 937, and they have been working with members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee A on amendments to this critical Right-to-Carry reform bill to ensure that it enhances our right to personal […]

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Pennsylvania: Critical Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

| April 22, 2013

Pennsylvania: Critical Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced Senate Bill 876, important firearms preemption legislation, has been introduced by state Senator Richard Alloway (R-33).  If passed and enacted into law, this measure would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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West Virginia: Charleston Mayor Danny Jones Continues Crusade Against Your Gun Rights

| April 22, 2013

West Virginia: Charleston Mayor Danny Jones Continues Crusade Against Your Gun Rights As previously reported, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones has been actively opposing important firearms preemption legislation throughout this year’s legislative session.  There are now reports that he is pressuring Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) to veto Senate Bill 435. View full story Originally posted […]

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Illinois: Proposed Statewide Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Jeopardized

| April 22, 2013

Illinois: Proposed Statewide Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Jeopardized Recently, some Republican and Democratic Senators have begun to discuss and consider exempting Chicago and Cook County from the “shall-issue” portion of the concealed carry law that a federal court has ordered be adopted by June 9.  Such an exemption would allow Chicago and Cook County […]

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Alabama: Please Attend Important Public Hearing on NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill in Montgomery Tomorrow

| April 22, 2013

Alabama: Please Attend Important Public Hearing on NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill in Montgomery Tomorrow Tomorrow, April 23, the House Commerce and Small Business Committee will hold an important public hearing on Senate Bill 286, a critical omnibus firearms bill. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle?

| April 22, 2013

2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle? After the gun bill's legislative setbacks, gun control groups vow to take the battle to the 2014 elections – where their power faces a major test View full story

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Time for a Real Response

| April 21, 2013

Time for a Real Response Congress has decisively rejected the politics of cynicism and exploitation, the use of Newtown as a political opportunity to crack down on law-abiding gun owners. Congress has rejected the malicious demonization of the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment supporters. Attempts to teach civil society that continued resistance to Obamaism […]

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A Texas tantrum

| April 21, 2013

A Texas tantrum A walk in the woods challenges a soldier’s rights View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle?

| April 21, 2013

2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle? As Democratic legislators search for a path forward, however, gun advocacy groups are zeroing in on the next phase of their campaign: Getting the gun bill “no” votes voted out of office in 2014. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Future uncertain for gun shop owners in Maryland

| April 21, 2013

Future uncertain for gun shop owners in Maryland With a bill imminent for the governor to sign which will narrow the definition of an assault weapon and require more stringent background checks, gun shop owners are experiencing high sales and waiting for what could happen to their shops come October. View full story Originally posted […]

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FOCUS: For gun control, now what? A look at the issue

| April 20, 2013

FOCUS: For gun control, now what? A look at the issue The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress. Just persuading the Senate to debate tougher laws was considered a high hurdle for gun control advocates. They did it with the aid […]

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History, culture, distrust combined to defeat gun control effort

| April 20, 2013

History, culture, distrust combined to defeat gun control effort What began as an energetic effort to finally get something new on gun control on the books wound up last week in defeat after defeat, and the bill was finally pulled. There’s no telling when it will return. View full story

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 16 04/19/2013

| April 19, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 16 04/19/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Chris W. Cox’s Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate

| April 19, 2013

Chris W. Cox’s Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate While both sides in the gun control debate regroup after our victory in the Senate earlier this week, I want to give credit where credit is due. The credit for Wednesday’s defeat of gun control goes to the countless gun owners and […]

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Drama in the Rose Garden: Defying Senate, Obama Vows to Win on Gun Control

| April 19, 2013

Drama in the Rose Garden: Defying Senate, Obama Vows to Win on Gun Control On Wednesday, the Senate rejected a gun control agenda that President Obama has adopted as his own over the last few months, but to which other gun control supporters have bitterly clung for years: banning an ever-lengthening list of semi-automatic firearms, […]

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