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Missouri: House passes bill removing Revenue Department from concealed weapons permitting process

| April 30, 2013

Missouri: House passes bill removing Revenue Department from concealed weapons permitting process The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow county sheriffs to issue concealed weapons permits instead of the Revenue Department.Missouri sheriffs already have the responsibility of receiving concealed carry applications, reviewing applicants’ backgrounds and issuing paper permits. But under current law, […]

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Institutionalized ignorance: How California encourages gun crimes

| April 30, 2013

Institutionalized ignorance: How California encourages gun crimes When it comes to tracking crime guns, California is immune to scientific infection.Knowledge should precede policy. Yet California gun policy is often made in engineered ignorance. Despite pleas from law enforcement and assistance from the National Rifle Association, California’s most basic crime gun research processes wouldn’t receive a […]

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Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

| April 30, 2013

Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws Gun Industries Eye Moving Out of Colorado View full story

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Gun control cases offer conflicting interpretations

| April 30, 2013

Gun control cases offer conflicting interpretations Federal gun control laws are subject to the Second Amend-ment: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the Second Amendment in 2008 its 5-4 decision […]

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Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bill Moving Forward Unless Your State Representative Hears from You!

| April 30, 2013

Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bill Moving Forward Unless Your State Representative Hears from You! An anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows will likely be heard this week or next in the House Rules Committee.  House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed in the House Public Safety, […]

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Delaware: House Administration Committee to Consider Bill to Limit Magazine Capacity Tomorrow

| April 30, 2013

Delaware: House Administration Committee to Consider Bill to Limit Magazine Capacity Tomorrow House Bill 58 will be heard in the House Administration Committee tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the House Chamber of Legislative Hall in Dover. If passed by this committee, HB 58 could be voted on by the entire House as early as this […]

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Gun control debate heating up in RI

| April 30, 2013

Gun control debate heating up in RI A debate over gun control prompted by the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut is heating up in Rhode Island, where gun rights supporters plan to rally this week in opposition to a proposed ban on the … View full story

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Gun control debate heating up in RI

| April 30, 2013

Gun control debate heating up in RI A debate over gun control prompted by the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut is heating up in Rhode Island, where gun rights supporters plan to rally this week in opposition to a proposed ban on the … View full story

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Alabama: House of Representatives Scheduled to Consider Omnibus Pro-Gun Legislation this Thursday

| April 30, 2013

Alabama: House of Representatives Scheduled to Consider Omnibus Pro-Gun Legislation this Thursday This Thursday, May 2, the Alabama House of Representatives is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 286.  SB 286 recently passed in the House Commerce and Small Business Committee by a 6 to 2 vote.    State Representative Ed Henry (R-9) offered a substitute for Senate […]

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Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

| April 29, 2013

Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws Gun Industries Eye Moving Out of Colorado View full story

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LaPierre: Gun owners make U.S. safer

| April 29, 2013

LaPierre: Gun owners make U.S. safer As gun owners across the South prepare to gather in Houston for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits next weekend, I want to thank the 5 million members of the NRA for all they do to make America safe and free.If you’re an NRA member, you deserve to […]

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Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13

| April 29, 2013

Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13 Alfred and Sylvia Armen were tending to their music store, Armen’s House of Music, in Bethel Park, Pa. when a man, who had just been inside the store, returned with a club. The criminal struck 71-year-old Sylvia in the head, prompting a […]

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Reviving the CDC’s gun factoid factory

| April 29, 2013

Reviving the CDC’s gun factoid factory In 1863 President Lincoln signed a congressional charter creating the National Academy of Sciences. Now, 150 years later, President Obama is enlisting NAS to implement an item in his January 16 plan to change the lives of America’s 100 million gun owners. He has directed the Centers for Disease […]

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Obama’s misfire on gun control

| April 29, 2013

Obama’s misfire on gun control Bill Clinton, burned badly in 1994 on the issue of gun control, warned President Obama earlier this year that he was setting himself up for a fall. But Obama did not listen. “A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the […]

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Gun control: Futuristic 'arms race' could transform political debate

| April 29, 2013

Gun control: Futuristic 'arms race' could transform political debate With 'smart guns,' which are digitally personalized so only their owners can fire them, and 3-D printers that can produce gun parts, some laws now in effect or under debate could become irrelevant. View full story

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U.S. senators feeling sting for voting against gun control measures

| April 29, 2013

U.S. senators feeling sting for voting against gun control measures WASHINGTON – While gun control advocates were crestfallen two weeks ago when U.S. President Barack Obama's package of modest gun control proposals failed to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, there are signs that equally peeved Americans are ready to punish lawmakers who voted against the package. […]

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Gun control debate heating up in RI

| April 29, 2013

Gun control debate heating up in RI PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A debate over gun control prompted by the Newtown school massacre in Connecticut is heating up in Rhode Island, where gun rights supporters plan to rally this week in opposition to a proposed ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons and change in […]

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Hawaii: Conference Committee Sends Bill Requiring Background Checks on Legally Possessed Firearms Back to House and Senate for Final Approval

| April 29, 2013

Hawaii: Conference Committee Sends Bill Requiring Background Checks on Legally Possessed Firearms Back to House and Senate for Final Approval The conference committee tasked with reconciling the House and Senate versions of Senate Bill 69 reached a decision last week, sending their recommended version back to both legislative chambers for approval.  Both chambers will vote on this bill tomorrow. […]

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GUN LAW BACKLASH: Gunmakers Leave After States Pass New Laws

| April 29, 2013

GUN LAW BACKLASH: Gunmakers Leave After States Pass New Laws Manchin Working to Get Another Senate Vote on Background Checks VIDEO: Next Round of Gun Control Fight Coming to Capitol Hill View full story

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Oregon: Multnomah Board of County Commissioners Approves Restrictive Firearms Ordinance

| April 29, 2013

Oregon: Multnomah Board of County Commissioners Approves Restrictive Firearms Ordinance Last Thursday, the Multnomah Board of County Commissioners gave final and unanimous approval to a restrictive firearms ordinance cosponsored by Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and Chairman Jeff Cogen.  These unnecessary restrictions on law-abiding gun owners will go into effect on May 25.  A full explanation of the ordinance can be found here.  View […]

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