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BULLET POINT: Gun Crimes Dropping Despite Public Perception

| May 9, 2013

BULLET POINT: Gun Crimes Dropping Despite Public Perception Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Control Laws View full story

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Illinois: Amendment to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines to be Considered

| May 9, 2013

Illinois: Amendment to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines to be Considered Today, an anti-gun amendment was offered to Senate Bill 1002, turning this bill into another vehicle for gun control.  Sponsored by state Senator Antonio Munoz (D-1), this amendment seeks to ban the possession, purchase, manufacture, sale or delivery of all magazines in Illinois that can […]

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North Carolina: State House Approves Right-to-Carry Reform Legislation

| May 9, 2013

North Carolina: State House Approves Right-to-Carry Reform Legislation House Bill 937, a comprehensive Right-to-Carry reform bill, passed its second reading in the state House of Representatives on Monday by a partisan 76-38 vote.  On Tuesday, the state House passed H 937 on its third reading by a 78-42 vote, with state Representative Paul Tine (D-6) as the […]

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Mo. bill would nullify federal gun control laws

| May 9, 2013

Mo. bill would nullify federal gun control laws Mo. bill would nullify federal gun control laws (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would nullify federal gun control laws and allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons. The measure passed 116-38 by the House on Wednesday would declare […]

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New Jersey: Senate panel to consider more gun control bills

| May 8, 2013

New Jersey: Senate panel to consider more gun control bills A New Jersey Senate committee is set to consider several gun control bills, but a limit on the number of bullets allowed in ammunition magazines is not among the measures due to be discussed. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Delaware: Governor signs bill criminalizing many private transfers

| May 8, 2013

Delaware: Governor signs bill criminalizing many private transfers The legislation signed Wednesday is the first bill in a package of gun control measures proposed by Markell after the Connecticut school shooting in December to be enacted into law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Panel votes to limit submissions for gun checks on vets

| May 8, 2013

Panel votes to limit submissions for gun checks on vets A House panel has approved legislation that would greatly curtail when veterans deemed mentally incompetent are reported to the FBI’s background check system. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Grocery manager defends employees from armed robbers, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 05/06/13

| May 8, 2013

Grocery manager defends employees from armed robbers, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 05/06/13 Manager Joe Cho was working in the office of Pepe’s Grocery and Deli in Dallas, Texas when two armed men wearing bandannas entered the store and demanded money from a cashier. Cho responded by retrieving a .38-caliber revolver and firing at […]

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Kansas: Your State Legislators Need to Hear Your Support for an Essential Pro-Gun Reform

| May 8, 2013

Kansas: Your State Legislators Need to Hear Your Support for an Essential Pro-Gun Reform NRA members in Kansas spoke loudly during the 2013 legislative session and state legislators answered the call.  However, your action is still needed to advance a critical pro-gun reform, Senate Bill 45.  The state legislature’s veto session is currently underway and SB 45 […]

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Michigan: Governor Signs Pro-Hunting Reform into Law

| May 8, 2013

Michigan: Governor Signs Pro-Hunting Reform into Law Today, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law an important hunting reform that will help preserve Michigan’s rich hunting heritage for generations to come.  Senate Bill 288, introduced by state Senator Tom Casperson (R-38), passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 11 vote on April 25 and was […]

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Missouri: Your Action is Needed to Support Important Pro-Gun Bills

| May 8, 2013

Missouri: Your Action is Needed to Support Important Pro-Gun Bills With a few days remaining in the 2013 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly is taking critical steps to reform the state’s Right-to-Carry law and further protect your inherent right to self-defense. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Local dealers hit gun bills

| May 8, 2013

Local dealers hit gun bills Fresno gun dealers say a series of gun control laws moving through the California Legislature are unfair to law-abiding owners of weapons and will do nothing to stop violent crime. View full story

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Gun control would address declining crime rates with irrelevant laws

| May 7, 2013

Gun control would address declining crime rates with irrelevant laws It’s honestly a strange time for politicians to push ever tighter restrictions on gun controls. Even if you’re the sort of person who thinks that everybody’s personal liberty should be restricted if somebody, somewhere, misbehaves, a report released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics […]

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Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study

| May 7, 2013

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half […]

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Sen. Coburn proposing gun amendments to water bill

| May 7, 2013

Sen. Coburn proposing gun amendments to water bill The debate over gun control is coming back to the Senate earlier than expected.Sen. Tom Coburn (R Okla.) intends to file a pair of firearms related amendments to the Water Resources Development Act that the Senate began considering on Tuesday afternoon.One amendment would repeal a gun prohibition […]

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Gun homicide rate down 49% since 1993 peak; Public unaware

| May 7, 2013

Gun homicide rate down 49% since 1993 peak; Public unaware National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

| May 7, 2013

Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston.  Most […]

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Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee

| May 7, 2013

Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee Yesterday, the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology voted 3-2 to postpone indefinitely, House Bill 1306. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation

| May 7, 2013

Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Legislators in both the state Senate and House are under extreme pressure to exempt Chicago and Cook County from any “shall-issue” mandate in the concealed carry law that a federal court has ordered to be adopted by June 9.  Any exemption for Chicago […]

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District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners

| May 7, 2013

District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners On Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m., Bill 20-170, the “Firearm Insurance Amendment Act,” will be heard by the DC Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.  Sponsored by Councilor Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), B20-170 would require D.C. residents to purchase […]

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