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House votes to exempt military from D.C. gun laws

| June 16, 2013

House votes to exempt military from D.C. gun laws The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution Friday that expresses the sense of Congress that active duty military living or stationed in the District of Columbia should have the right to carry a gun. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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House adopts Kelly amendment to ban funding for UN Arms Trade Treaty

| June 16, 2013

House adopts Kelly amendment to ban funding for UN Arms Trade Treaty Representative Mike Kelly (R PA) introduced an amendment last night to H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (NDAA), to prohibit federal funding for the implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) for one year. The amendment […]

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Connecticut gunmakers will host two governors next week

| June 16, 2013

Connecticut gunmakers will host two governors next week Connecticut gun manufacturers will welcome not one red state governor early next week, but two — as Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s tour Monday is followed by a visit from South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard later Monday and Tuesday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: More Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard Next Week and Two Anti-Gun Bills Pass on Party-Line Vote

| June 14, 2013

California: More Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard Next Week and Two Anti-Gun Bills Pass on Party-Line Vote Time is running out!  The following bills are scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, June 18, in the Senate Public Safety Committee.  Please call AND e-mail members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and respectfully urge them […]

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 24 06/14/2013

| June 14, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 24 06/14/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Take Action to Repeal the Outdated Permit to Purchase a Handgun

| June 14, 2013

North Carolina: Take Action to Repeal the Outdated Permit to Purchase a Handgun This week, the state Senate passed an omnibus Right-to-Carry reform bill, House Bill 937.  However, the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is aggressively working to remove the section from H 937 that repeals the antiquated permit to purchase a handgun requirement.  It is […]

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Mississippi: Attorney General Releases Draft Opinion on 2013 Legislative Changes to Mississippi’s Carry Statutes

| June 14, 2013

Mississippi: Attorney General Releases Draft Opinion on 2013 Legislative Changes to Mississippi’s Carry Statutes As recently reported, the State Legislature passed and Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed into law several pro-Second Amendment bills this session, including House Bill 2 by state Representative Andy Gipson (R-Braxton) and state Senator Giles Ward (R-Louisville).  This new law makes critical changes […]

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Ohio: House Committee to Hear Self-Defense and Right-to-Carry Reform Bill On Tuesday

| June 14, 2013

Ohio: House Committee to Hear Self-Defense and Right-to-Carry Reform Bill On Tuesday On Tuesday, June 18, the state House Policy and Legislative Committee will consider House Bill 203, a measure that seeks to make common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont: Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 Signed into Law

| June 14, 2013

Vermont: Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 Signed into Law Today at the Barre Fish and Game Club, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) ceremonially signed into law the Sportsmen’s Act of 2013, House Bill 101.  As amended by the state House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee, this new law will allow Vermonters to carry a handgun for […]

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Nevada: Governor Vetoes New York-Style Gun Control Bill and Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

| June 13, 2013

Nevada: Governor Vetoes New York-Style Gun Control Bill and Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law Today, Governor Brian Sandoval (R) vetoed Senate Bill 221.  SB 221 is misguided gun control legislation being forced on law-abiding citizens of Nevada by extremist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his national anti-gun organization, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG). […]

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North Carolina: State Senate Passes Right-to-Carry Reform, Returns to State House for a Concurrence Vote

| June 13, 2013

North Carolina: State Senate Passes Right-to-Carry Reform, Returns to State House for a Concurrence Vote Today, the North Carolina Senate passed a comprehensive right-to-carry reform, House Bill 937, by a 31-14 vote.  This bill now returns to the North Carolina House of Representatives for a concurrence vote on the Senate version.  Please contact your state […]

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North Carolina: Your Urgent Action is Needed to Help Repeal Permit-to-Purchase

| June 13, 2013

North Carolina: Your Urgent Action is Needed to Help Repeal Permit-to-Purchase As recently reported, your NRA is aggressively working to pass a comprehensive right-to-carry reform bill, House Bill 937.  H 937 contains numerous pro-gun provisions, including a section to repeal the antiquated permit-to-purchase requirement for anyone who wishes to purchase a handgun in North Carolina.  […]

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Maine: House rejects permitless carry bill by one vote

| June 12, 2013

Maine: House rejects permitless carry bill by one vote A bill that seeks to overturn a 96 year old Maine requirement that people must have a permit to carry a concealed weapon failed to win initial support in the Maine House by one vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun homicides: N.H. over N.Y.C. any day

| June 12, 2013

Gun homicides: N.H. over N.Y.C. any day It is well known that places such as New Hampshire, with less restrictive gun laws, have far lower gun homicide rates than places like New York City or Washington, D.C., which have very restrictive gun laws. It never seems to have occurred to Bloomberg or his fans that […]

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72-year-old woman defends herself and husband from home invader, The Associated Press, 06/12/13

| June 12, 2013

72-year-old woman defends herself and husband from home invader, The Associated Press, 06/12/13 72-year-old Jan Cooper was at home with her 85-year-old husband in Anaheim, Calif. when a man attempted to break into the house through a sliding glass door. As the criminal made his attempt, Cooper retrieved a .357 revolver and called 911. While […]

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Maine: State Senate to Reconsider Important Permitless Carry Legislation Tomorrow

| June 12, 2013

Maine: State Senate to Reconsider Important Permitless Carry Legislation Tomorrow Today, the Maine Senate killed important permitless carry legislation, LD 660, on a party-line vote.  However, this measure will be reconsidered by the Maine Senate tomorrow, giving LD 660 another opportunity to advance in the legislative process.  If passed and enacted into law, LD 660 […]

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Texas: Campus Carry Will NOT Be on Special Session Call

| June 12, 2013

Texas: Campus Carry Will NOT Be on Special Session Call While transportation, pro-life and juvenile justice issues have been added to the call for the current special session, the NRA has been informed that important Second Amendment issues such as campus carry will NOT be included. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine: Right-to-Carry Reform Narrowly Defeated in the State House

| June 12, 2013

Maine: Right-to-Carry Reform Narrowly Defeated in the State House Yesterday, the Maine House of Representatives narrowly defeated important permitless carry legislation, LD 660.   By a 74-73 vote, the state House accepted the Ought Not to Pass recommendation from the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on LD 660. View full story Originally posted at […]

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FLORIDA: Hunter Access Involved in Meeting of the South Florida Water Management District

| June 11, 2013

FLORIDA: Hunter Access Involved in Meeting of the South Florida Water Management District The Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is entering into Rule Development for Public Use Rule 40E-7, F.A.C., as it pertains to public access and nature-based recreation on District lands.  Nature-based recreation includes hunting and fishing. View full […]

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Right-to-Carry permit holder fights off three carjackers, The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio 06/07/13

| June 11, 2013

Right-to-Carry permit holder fights off three carjackers, The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio 06/07/13 23-year-old David Ferguson was inside South Avenue Gas Mart in Youngstown, Ohio, when he heard his cousin calling for him from outside the store. When Ferguson came outside he witnessed two men inside his car, and a third with a gun outside […]

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