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Several Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Still Moving Forward in Carson City

| April 17, 2013

Several Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Still Moving Forward in Carson City April 12 was the deadline for all legislation to pass out of the committee in its chamber of origin, absent an exception. Several pro- and anti-gun bills will be continuing to move unless they fail to pass by the next legislative deadline on Tuesday, […]

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Gun control: Obama’s biggest loss

| April 17, 2013

Gun control: Obama’s biggest loss Never before had President Barack Obama put the moral force and political muscle of his presidency behind an issue quite this big — and lost quite this badly. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: State House to Vote on NRA-Backed Right to Carry Bill Tomorrow

| April 17, 2013

Illinois: State House to Vote on NRA-Backed Right to Carry Bill Tomorrow Tomorrow, your state Representative will be voting on a bill to bring Right to Carry to Illinois, as ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Shepard v. Madigan.  NRA-backed House Bill 997 would provide strong shall-issue Right to Carry in […]

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Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales : The Two-Way : NPR

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate. The defeat of the measure by a 54-46 vote — six votes shy of the number needed to clear the Senate — marks a major setback for gun-control advocates, many of whom had hoped that Congress […]

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U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase

| April 17, 2013

U.S. Senate Rejects Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Amendment on gun purchase The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with five Democrats voting against it. Only four Republicans supported it. View full […]

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Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate

| April 17, 2013

Gun control: background checks bill heading for defeat in Senate Hopes for significant new gun control laws in America were fading today as senators admitted that even a bipartisan compromise to modestly expand criminal background checks is likely heading for defeat.         View full story

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Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

| April 17, 2013

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening […]

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Senate prepares for key gun control vote

| April 17, 2013

Senate prepares for key gun control vote A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. With the […]

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Background Check Bill Faces Likely Senate Defeat

| April 17, 2013

Background Check Bill Faces Likely Senate Defeat Background checks face likely defeat in Senate showdown; poll shows ebbing gun control support View full story

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Gun background check bill faces likely Senate defeat

| April 17, 2013

Gun background check bill faces likely Senate defeat A bipartisan effort to expand background checks faced almost certain defeat Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws. […]

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Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Assigned to House Committee

| April 17, 2013

Alabama: NRA-Backed Omnibus Firearms Bill Assigned to House Committee Senate Bill 286, a critical omnibus firearms bill, has been referred to the House Commerce and Small Business Committee.  This measure passed in the state Senate by an overwhelming 28 to 5 vote on April 4.  Sponsored by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6), SB 286 seeks […]

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Tennessee: House Approves School Security Measure

| April 17, 2013

Tennessee: House Approves School Security Measure Yesterday, House Bill 6, sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives by an overwhelming 82 to 15 vote.  Its companion bill, Senate Bill 570, passed in the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee on Monday by a 6 to 2 vote and is scheduled for […]

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North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Signed By Governor

| April 17, 2013

North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Signed By Governor Three NRA-backed bills were recently signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple (R). View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Crime victim halts burglaries, CBS, Sacramento, Calif. April 8, 2013

| April 16, 2013

Crime victim halts burglaries, CBS, Sacramento, Calif. April 8, 2013 In recent months, Darin Fowler had been the victim of several burglaries at his Oroville, Calif. store, Air Cooled Unlimited. Fed up, Fowler, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, decided to arm himself and camp out at the business. While sleeping behind the shop one night, Fowler […]

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Gun-control plan several votes short in Senate

| April 16, 2013

Gun-control plan several votes short in Senate WASHINGTON — A Senate plan to expand the background-check requirement for gun purchases faced a narrowing path to success Tuesday, as advocates for stricter laws sought to scrape together the last few votes they need from among a dwindling number of undecided senators.         View […]

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Calif. Dems push wide-ranging gun control bills

| April 16, 2013

Calif. Dems push wide-ranging gun control bills California lawmakers took their first step toward moving a gun control legislation package Tuesday, following similar tough firearm and ammunition restrictions enacted in several other states in the wake … View full story

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Kansas: Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

| April 16, 2013

Kansas: Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law Today, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2052 into law.  This new law takes effect on July 1, 2013. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arizona: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pass in Legislature and Go to Governor

| April 16, 2013

Arizona: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pass in Legislature and Go to Governor Today, the Arizona Senate approved two pro-gun bills.  House Bill 2455 passed by a 18 to 12 vote and would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms.  Introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), HB 2455 passed in the House of Representatives by a 36 to 23 […]

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Why gun laws are so hard to pass

| April 16, 2013

Why gun laws are so hard to pass Gun owners are far more politically engaged than are those in households without guns, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll , a chasm that goes a long way toward explaining the seeming disconnect between Congress and the American public when it comes to reforming the […]

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Thomas Sowell: Gun control crusaders unconstrained by facts

| April 16, 2013

Thomas Sowell: Gun control crusaders unconstrained by facts Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders? View full story

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