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West Virginia: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Passes Senate Committee Today

| March 26, 2013

West Virginia: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Passes Senate Committee Today Senate Bill 369, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-16), passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee today on a voice vote.  SB 369 would increase the number of states that recognize a West Virginia Concealed Pistol/Revolver Permit and allow residents of another state, who hold a valid out-of-state permit […]

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Iowa Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee

| March 26, 2013

Iowa Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session.  HF 535 passed in the […]

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Hawaii: Background Check Bill Makes Final Committee Stop

| March 26, 2013

Hawaii: Background Check Bill Makes Final Committee Stop Senate Bill 69 passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 3-1 vote last week and will be considered by the House Committee on Finance this Thursday, March 28 at 3:15 PM in House Conference Room 308.  Introduced by state senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green […]

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Gun Control Debate: Support For Stricter Gun Laws Drops As Democrats Ready To Push Bill, Poll

| March 26, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Support For Stricter Gun Laws Drops As Democrats Ready To Push Bill, Poll As Democratic lawmakers in the Senate prepare a gun control package they hope will prevent incidents like Sandy Hook, a new poll found a decline in the support for stricter gun laws. View full story

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Massachusetts: Join GOAL and Other Second Amendment Supporters for a Rally to Protect Your Rights on April 3

| March 26, 2013

Massachusetts: Join GOAL and Other Second Amendment Supporters for a Rally to Protect Your Rights on April 3 On Wednesday, April 3, the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) will host a rally in Boston.  Your presence is needed to demonstrate to your state legislators that you oppose all legislation that infringes on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and […]

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Montana: Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard as Early as Today in Helena

| March 26, 2013

Montana: Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard as Early as Today in Helena Your immediate action is needed!  Very soon and perhaps today, House Bill 240 will be heard by the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee, and House Bill 468 will be heard by the House Taxation Committee.  Both are important pro-gun measures, so it is imperative that […]

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Colorado Sheriffs Join Peers Saying Gun Laws Not Viable

| March 25, 2013

Colorado Sheriffs Join Peers Saying Gun Laws Not Viable Just days after Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado’s toughest gun-control laws in more than a decade, some sheriffs are denouncing them as unenforceable, even in a state that has seen two of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. View full story

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Woman fights off two home invaders, WRAL, Raleigh, N.C. 03/22/13

| March 25, 2013

Woman fights off two home invaders, WRAL, Raleigh, N.C. 03/22/13 A woman in Elm City, N.C. was home sick from work when she heard a banging at her back door. The noise turned out to be a pair of home invaders who forced their way inside as the woman fled to retrieve a gun and […]

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Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns

| March 25, 2013

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday.”We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as […]

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Poll: Support for stricter gun control wanes

| March 25, 2013

Poll: Support for stricter gun control wanes Soon after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced an assault weapons ban would not be part of a gun control bill, a new CBS News poll shows support for stricter gun control laws overall has dropped since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Currently, support for […]

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Tennessee: Senate Committee to Consider Permit Confidentiality Legislation Tomorrow

| March 25, 2013

Tennessee: Senate Committee to Consider Permit Confidentiality Legislation Tomorrow Tomorrow, March 26 at 1:00 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Senate Bill 108, legislation to keep confidential all information on those residents who possess a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit (HCP).  This privacy protection legislation recently passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives by an […]

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Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Reform Bill to Receive Consideration on Senate Floor Tomorrow

| March 25, 2013

Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Reform Bill to Receive Consideration on Senate Floor Tomorrow Tomorrow, House Bill 1563 is expected to receive its third and final reading on the floor of the Indiana Senate.  Sponsored by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) and state Senators Carlin Yoder (R-12) and Richard Young (D-47), HB 1563 would repeal Indiana’s current prohibition on the […]

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New Hampshire House to Vote this Wednesday on Legislation to Infringe on Your Right to Self-Defense

| March 25, 2013

New Hampshire House to Vote this Wednesday on Legislation to Infringe on Your Right to Self-Defense This Wednesday, March 27, the state House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Bill 135, introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11).  If passed and enacted, this misguided legislation would drastically infringe on your inherent right […]

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Pennsylvania: Pro-Hunting Legislation Passes State Senate

| March 25, 2013

Pennsylvania: Pro-Hunting Legislation Passes State Senate Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Senator Jake Corman (R-34), which authorizes the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages.  If passed and enacted into law, Senate Bill 623 would allow a licensed hunter to take an unlicensed adult hunter afield. […]

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Idaho Senate Unanimously Approves Pro-Gun Reform

| March 25, 2013

Idaho Senate Unanimously Approves Pro-Gun Reform Today the Idaho Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 192, an important Right to Carry improvement bill.  Introduced by the House State Affairs Committee and cosponsored by state Representative Joe Palmer (R-20), HB 192 would create an enhanced concealed carry license option for those applicants who choose to undergo additional training […]

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Mayor spends $12M on gun control ad campaign

| March 25, 2013

Mayor spends $12M on gun control ad campaign A new pro-gun control advertising blitz is about to begin just as Congress is poised to vote on new gun control measures. View full story

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Bloomberg in $12m gun control drive

| March 25, 2013

Bloomberg in $12m gun control drive New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg commits $12m of his own money to a national advertising campaign pushing for tougher gun controls. View full story

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N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg, NRA chief take battle over firearms to TV

| March 24, 2013

N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg, NRA chief take battle over firearms to TV WASHINGTON — With the Senate expected to take up gun-control measures arising from last year's mass slayings at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates and opponents of stiffer gun laws vowed Sunday to step up their battle for political support. View full story

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State Laws Govern Gun Purchases Very Differently Across The Country

| March 24, 2013

State Laws Govern Gun Purchases Very Differently Across The Country Melissa Block talks to Daniel Webster, director of the John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, about the wide variation in gun laws from state to state, and how those laws correspond to gun violence. View full story

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Bloomberg, NRA steel for gun-control battle

| March 24, 2013

Bloomberg, NRA steel for gun-control battle Capitol Hill will play host to a springtime clash over gun rights, as lawmakers prepare to take up significant gun control legislation for the first time in years. View full story

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