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Alabama: Governor Signs Omnibus Firearms Reform Bill into Law

| May 22, 2013

Alabama: Governor Signs Omnibus Firearms Reform Bill into Law On Monday, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die.  Gun owners and sportsmen earned a major victory with the passage of an omnibus firearms bill, Senate Bill 286.  This NRA-supported bill was signed into law yesterday by Governor Robert Bentley (R) and will take effect on August […]

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South Carolina: Strengthened Self-Defense Bill to be Considered by House Committee

| May 22, 2013

South Carolina: Strengthened Self-Defense Bill to be Considered by House Committee Today, the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee strengthened Senate Bill 308, a restaurant carry bill.  As amended and passed in the South Carolina Senate in April, S 308 imposed arbitrary restrictions on the hours a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder may […]

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Gun control advocates aim for tougher laws

| May 22, 2013

Gun control advocates aim for tougher laws Some state legislators say this year's legislation falls short and they'll be back with a stronger bill next year. View full story

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East Bay Legislators Call For Stringent Gun Control Laws (Analysis)

| May 22, 2013

East Bay Legislators Call For Stringent Gun Control Laws (Analysis) Lest we forget the East Bay is still a bastion of liberalism, a few of its Democratic legislators Friday reminded voters that even though societal factors like unemployment and an eroding middle class may be a cause for rising gun violence, firearms are also to […]

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Texas: Bill modifies concealed handgun licenses

| May 21, 2013

Texas: Bill modifies concealed handgun licenses Concealed handgun license holders in Texas would be allowed to carry a revolver or semi automatic pistol, regardless of what they trained with on the shooting range under a bill advancing in the Texas Legislature. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas: Legislators give final approval to gun bill

| May 21, 2013

Kansas: Legislators give final approval to gun bill Kansas legislators gave final approval Tuesday to restrictions on using state funds to promote or oppose gun control policies, despite criticism that the new law would violate public officials’ free speech rights. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Louisiana Senate passes 3 gun bills

| May 21, 2013

Louisiana Senate passes 3 gun bills Journalists, bloggers or anyone else who intentionally publishes concealed carry handgun permit information would be subject to stiff penalties under a bill passed by the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday. Two other gun bills also were approved. House Bill 8, sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Thompson, R Bossier City, would […]

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Resident fires at trio of burglars, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla. 05/21/13

| May 21, 2013

Resident fires at trio of burglars, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla. 05/21/13 A group of three burglars approached a home in Delray Beach, Fla. and knocked at the front door. When they received no answer, the trio went around to the back door and attempted to break inside. A resident of the home […]

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Nevada: Senate Finance Committee passes Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers Without Dealer-Run Background Check

| May 21, 2013

Nevada: Senate Finance Committee passes Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers Without Dealer-Run Background Check Senate Bill 221 was amended and passed in the Senate Finance Committee today in a party line 4-3 vote.  Contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE and VOTE AGAINST SB 221. This Senate floor vote could […]

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Wisconsin: Assembly Committee to Hear NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Tomorrow

| May 21, 2013

Wisconsin: Assembly Committee to Hear NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Tomorrow Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., the Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee is scheduled to hear a bill of importance to sportsmen and hunters in the Badger State.  Assembly Bill 194, sponsored by state Representative Mary Czaja (R-35), would allow all hunters the opportunity to use […]

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Kansas: State House Approves Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Gun Control Advocacy, Goes to the Governor for his Approval

| May 21, 2013

Kansas: State House Approves Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Gun Control Advocacy, Goes to the Governor for his Approval Today, the Kansas House of Representatives approved an important pro-gun reform by an 83 to 28 vote, with 14 members not present.  House Bill 2162, which was recently amended to include language from the […]

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New Hampshire: State Senate Scheduled to Consider Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill this Thursday

| May 21, 2013

New Hampshire: State Senate Scheduled to Consider Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill this Thursday In March, the New Hampshire House of Representatives undermined your inherent right to self-defense by passing the Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill, House Bill 135, by a 189-184 vote.  The state Senate is scheduled to consider HB 135 and decide the fate of this […]

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New York: Sheriffs say Cuomo tried to quiet criticism of gun law

| May 20, 2013

New York: Sheriffs say Cuomo tried to quiet criticism of gun law The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York’s gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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IG report says U.S. Attorney sought to undermine credibility of Fast and Furious whistleblower

| May 20, 2013

IG report says U.S. Attorney sought to undermine credibility of Fast and Furious whistleblower Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement after an Office of Inspector General Report showed that U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke leaked a sensitive document to the press regarding a whistleblower who had come forward […]

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Illinois: Anti Self-Defense Amendment to be Considered in Senate as Early as Tomorrow

| May 20, 2013

Illinois: Anti Self-Defense Amendment to be Considered in Senate as Early as Tomorrow Today, in another attempt to further disarm the law-abiding residents in Illinois, an amendment offered by state Senator Dan Kotowski (D-28) to Senate Bill 1002, was heard by the Senate Executive Committee.  Amendment 2 to SB1002 would limit the sale and transfer of all standard capacity […]

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Alabama: State House Approves Critical Omnibus Firearms Bill, Goes to Governor for his Approval

| May 20, 2013

Alabama: State House Approves Critical Omnibus Firearms Bill, Goes to Governor for his Approval Today, the Alabama House of Representatives accepted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 286 by a 73-28 vote.  This measure now goes to Governor Robert Bentley (R) for his approval.  While not perfect, SB 286 is an important step in […]

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Colorado: Recreational Shooting Targeted in Management Plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

| May 20, 2013

Colorado: Recreational Shooting Targeted in Management Plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area The Bureau of Land Management has released a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, located in Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties of western Colorado.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas: State Senate Must Act on Campus Carry Reform Bill Today or Tomorrow

| May 20, 2013

Texas: State Senate Must Act on Campus Carry Reform Bill Today or Tomorrow House Bill 972, an important NRA-backed self-defense bill that would repeal the criminal prohibition on the possession of firearms on college campuses by Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL), is still pending in the Texas Senate – where final action must be taken […]

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South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill to be Considered this Wednesday

| May 20, 2013

South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill to be Considered this Wednesday This Wednesday, Senate Bill 308, restaurant carry legislation, will be considered by the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  As previously reported, S 308 was recently amended to ensure its passage in the South Carolina Senate on April 23.  This arbitrary amendment weakened S […]

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Report: DOJ leaked docs to smear Fast & Furious whistleblower, says IG

| May 19, 2013

Report: DOJ leaked docs to smear Fast & Furious whistleblower, says IG The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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