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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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West Virginia: Governor Signs Two More NRA-Backed Bills into Law

| May 3, 2013

West Virginia: Governor Signs Two More NRA-Backed Bills into Law Today, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed two more NRA-backed bills into law, House Bill 2471 and Senate Bill 435. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Fight brewing in Kansas over gun-control nullification laws

| May 3, 2013

Fight brewing in Kansas over gun-control nullification laws A fight is brewing in Kansas over gun laws and the reach of the federal government. View full story

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 18 05/03/2013

| May 3, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 18 05/03/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Critical Right-to-Carry Reform Bill on House Floor this Monday

| May 3, 2013

North Carolina: Critical Right-to-Carry Reform Bill on House Floor this Monday House Bill 937, a comprehensive firearms reform bill, is scheduled to be considered on the North Carolina House floor this Monday, May 6.   This legislation seeks to make a number of important pro-gun reforms including, but not limited to: Allowing Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) […]

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Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House

| May 3, 2013

Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House Yesterday, Senate Bill 286 passed in the Alabama House of Representatives by an overwhelming 74-27 vote.  Sponsored by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6) and state Representative Ed Henry (R-9), SB 286 will now return to the state Senate for a concurrence vote expected […]

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Energized by Senate votes, pro-gun groups fight on

| May 3, 2013

Energized by Senate votes, pro-gun groups fight on Ahead of its annual meeting, the NRA vows "long and extensive war" on gun control – but Democrats aren't giving up, either View full story

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Federal reps are vague on gun limit positions

| May 3, 2013

Federal reps are vague on gun limit positions Advocates for stricter gun control laws will find limited support from Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, and may not be able to discern a position from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11. View full story

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Federal reps are vague on gun limit positions

| May 3, 2013

Federal reps are vague on gun limit positions Advocates for stricter gun control laws will find limited support from Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, and may not be able to discern a position from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11. View full story

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Hawaii: Contact the Governor TODAY and Request his Veto of Senate Bill 69

| May 2, 2013

Hawaii: Contact the Governor TODAY and Request his Veto of Senate Bill 69 Senate Bill 69 as amended by the conference committee was given its final approval by both legislative chambers on Monday.  The state Senate voted 23-1 and the state House voted 48-3 to send this anti-gun legislation to Governor Neil Abercrombie.  This is your last chance to […]

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West Virginia: Only Two Days Left for Governor to Sign Important Legislation

| May 2, 2013

West Virginia: Only Two Days Left for Governor to Sign Important Legislation This legislative session marked huge victories for gun owners and sportsmen in the Mountain State as four critical pro-gun reforms were passed in the West Virginia Legislature.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun control won't come to a vote this session, Minnesota House speaker says

| May 1, 2013

Gun control won't come to a vote this session, Minnesota House speaker says Just as gun control advocates were turning up the heat in Minnesota — airing radio spots and rallying gun violence victims at the state Capitol — a key lawmaker said any chance of changing Minnesota's gun laws is dead this year. View […]

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