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Suit Filed to Strike Down New York’s "SAFE" Act

| June 23, 2013

Suit Filed to Strike Down New York’s "SAFE" Act On February 28, NRA President David Keene addressed a rally gathered in Albany, N.Y. to protest the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms (SAFE) Act, telling the crowd of more than 10,000, “We’ll help you overcome these statutes in court.” On March 21, the NRA made […]

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Armed customer defends shoppers waiting in line, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 06/23/13, NBC News, 06/24/13

| June 23, 2013

Armed customer defends shoppers waiting in line, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 06/23/13, NBC News, 06/24/13 A group of shoppers were waiting outside Wish clothing store in Atlanta, Ga. in order to purchase a new model of $180 Lebron James sneakers, when a man drew a gun and attempted to rob them. One of […]

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Illinois Right-to-Carry: Litigation Leads to Legislation

| June 23, 2013

Illinois Right-to-Carry: Litigation Leads to Legislation While recent state attacks on popular firearms and on firearm transfers have been the focus of attention, another major front in the battle involves Right-to-Carry litigation. The epicenter of this litigation is in Illinois—still, as this edition of Legal Update goes out, the only state with no law on the books […]

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State Organizations Lead Charge Against Connecticut Gun Law

| June 23, 2013

State Organizations Lead Charge Against Connecticut Gun Law On April 4, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the inappropriately named “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.” On May 22, a coalition of law-abiding gun owners led by the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizen’s Defense League, along with businesses and individuals, […]

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Colorado Sheriffs Launch Challenge to Magazine and Private Transfer Ban

| June 23, 2013

Colorado Sheriffs Launch Challenge to Magazine and Private Transfer Ban While anti-gun legislation rarely comes as a surprise in the Northeast, anti-gun activists were especially proud to pass New York-style gun control in Colorado. What they may not have counted on was determined opposition in the courts—led by most of the state’s top elected law […]

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Hall v. Chicago Right-to-Carry Case Moves Forward

| June 20, 2013

Hall v. Chicago Right-to-Carry Case Moves Forward On January 18, following the Seventh Circuit decision striking down Illinois’ ban on carrying firearms outside the home, another NRA-supported lawsuit was filed to ensure that Chicago abides by the Seventh Circuit ruling and offers Chicago residents the opportunity to protect themselves outside their homes. View full story […]

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New Jersey: Attack on Second Amendment Continues in Trenton

| June 20, 2013

New Jersey: Attack on Second Amendment Continues in Trenton Lawmakers in Trenton are close to completing final action on the “centerpiece” gun control bill next week despite the flagrant and embarrassing disregard for legislative process.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council to Vote on Banning Standard Capacity Magazines on Wednesday

| June 20, 2013

New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council to Vote on Banning Standard Capacity Magazines on Wednesday Next Wednesday, June 26, the Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Bill No. 2013-27, which would outlaw the future possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines that are compatible with commonly-owned […]

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Delaware: Governor Jack Markell Signs into Law Measure Attacking Law-Abiding Gun Owners

| June 20, 2013

Delaware: Governor Jack Markell Signs into Law Measure Attacking Law-Abiding Gun Owners Last week, Senate Bill 16 was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell (D).  Sponsored by Senator Margaret Rose Henry (D-2), Senate Bill 16 imposes onerous requirements on innocent victims of crime, merely because they are gun owners.  SB 16 requires a gun […]

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Hawaii: Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution To Ease Permitting and Registration Process

| June 20, 2013

Hawaii: Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution To Ease Permitting and Registration Process Resolution 13-74 CD1, introduced by council members Ron Menor and Kymberly Pine, was adopted unanimously by the Honolulu City Council on June 5. Resolution 13-74 will aid the Honolulu Police Department as well as law-abiding gun owners by paving the way for the HPD […]

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North Carolina: Contact your County Sheriff TODAY to Support the Repeal of Permit to Purchase

| June 19, 2013

North Carolina: Contact your County Sheriff TODAY to Support the Repeal of Permit to Purchase As the state House of Representatives considers improvements made in the state Senate to House Bill 937, the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) continues to oppose the provision in this bill that repeals the antiquated permit to purchase a handgun […]

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Biden vows to ‘beat the gun lobby’ by passing stronger laws, touts administrative progress

| June 18, 2013

Biden vows to ‘beat the gun lobby’ by passing stronger laws, touts administrative progress A scrappy Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to “beat the gun lobby” by ultimately passing stronger firearm laws and said some lawmakers who voted against background checks have privately told him they want another chance. View full story Originally posted […]

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Florida Alert! URGE Governor Scott to SIGN HB-1355

| June 18, 2013

Florida Alert! URGE Governor Scott to SIGN HB-1355 False information is being circulated about House Bill 1355 by people who do not have a clue what the bill actually does or why it is needed.  Many gun owners are being deceived by reckless people who are sending out e-mail blasts attacking the bill as being […]

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New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council to consider gun restrictions

| June 18, 2013

New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council to consider gun restrictions The Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to weigh a proposal next week that would impose strict regulations on the number of bullets in gun magazines allowed in the city limits.Councilors Patti Bushee and Ron Trujillo and Mayor David Coss are backing a plan for […]

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U.S. Supreme Court grants 2nd time extension in Illinois guns decision

| June 18, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court grants 2nd time extension in Illinois guns decision The U.S. Supreme Court granted an extension Tuesday for Illinois’s attorney general to decide whether to appeal a court order permitting the state’s gun owners to carry concealed firearms.Justice Elena Kagan granted a delay until July 22, essentially a second 30 days of leeway […]

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Colorado: State verifies signatures for recall of anti-gun Senate President John Morse

| June 18, 2013

Colorado: State verifies signatures for recall of anti-gun Senate President John Morse Enough signatures were verified Tuesday to make Senate President John Morse the first state-level elected official to face a recall election. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: Sheriffs’ Association Attempting to Derail Repeal of Permit to Purchase

| June 18, 2013

North Carolina: Sheriffs’ Association Attempting to Derail Repeal of Permit to Purchase This week, the state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to concur on the state Senate’s improvements to an omnibus right-to-carry reform bill, House Bill 937.  However, the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is working to remove the section from H 937 that […]

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Massachusetts: Your Presence is Needed at Public Hearing Tomorrow

| June 18, 2013

Massachusetts: Your Presence is Needed at Public Hearing Tomorrow Tomorrow, June 19, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled to hear 54 bills that could impact your Second Amendment rights.  This hearing will take place at Cape Cod Community College located at 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668 from noon […]

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Illinois AG seeks another delay on Illinois’ concealed carry

| June 17, 2013

Illinois AG seeks another delay on Illinois’ concealed carry Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court’s order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.Madigan already got one extension — until June 24 — to challenge the 7th […]

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White House cites progress on executive gun controls

| June 17, 2013

White House cites progress on executive gun controls The White House says President Obama is close to completing a series of executive actions to address gun violence, but they are not a substitute for congressional legislation. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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