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Nationwide gun-control campaign to put pressure on wavering U.S. senators

| March 27, 2013

Nationwide gun-control campaign to put pressure on wavering U.S. senators Advocates for stricter gun laws are making their biggest push yet to bring wavering lawmakers into their camp, holding more than 140 public events in 29 states on Thursday designed to pressure senators into voting for universal background checks. Read full article >> View full […]

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Virginia: Pro-Gun Legislation Receives Governor’s Signature

| March 27, 2013

Virginia: Pro-Gun Legislation Receives Governor’s Signature The following pro-gun bills were signed into law by Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and will go into effect on July 1, 2013: View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Hampshire: House Passes Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill

| March 27, 2013

New Hampshire: House Passes Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Today, the state House of Representatives undermined your inherent right to self-defense by passing House Bill 135 by a 189-184 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences for criminal activity. View full story Originally […]

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West Virginia: House Committee to Consider Critical Pro-Gun Reform Tomorrow

| March 27, 2013

West Virginia: House Committee to Consider Critical Pro-Gun Reform Tomorrow Tomorrow, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee will consider House Bill 2431, sponsored by Delegate Rupie Phillips (D-24).  HB 2431 would amend the application process for a Concealed Pistol/Revolver Permit, making West Virginia permit holders eligible for exemption from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System […]

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Arizona: Pro-Gun Bill Doomed Unless Your State Senator Hears from You Today

| March 27, 2013

Arizona: Pro-Gun Bill Doomed Unless Your State Senator Hears from You Today A pro-gun bill that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms is on the way to the Arizona State Senate floor and needs your help.  House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), would require any firearms forfeited to or confiscated […]

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North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Stalled in Senate

| March 27, 2013

North Dakota: Pro-Gun Bills Stalled in Senate Bills of importance for gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment are currently pending in the North Dakota Senate.  The Senate Judiciary Committee gave “do not pass” recommendations for several pro-gun bills last week.  While this committee vote cannot kill these bills, your urgent action is needed […]

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Alabama: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Senate Bill 286

| March 27, 2013

Alabama: Contact Your State Senator in Support of Senate Bill 286 Earlier this month, NRA-supported Senate Bill 286 passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan 7 to 1 vote.  This omnibus firearms bill could be considered on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, April 2 and your state Senator needs to hear that you […]

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Is America already over gun control?

| March 27, 2013

Is America already over gun control? Barely three months after Sandy Hook, a new poll finds that less than half of Americans now favor stricter gun control laws View full story

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Gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly’s AR-15 purchase – U.S. News

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

  By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News An Arizona gun store owner says he will not sell Mark Kelly the AR-15 rifle that the vocal advocate for tighter gun control bought earlier this month. The manager of the Tucson, Ariz., store where Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, bought the firearm has […]

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HB 2760 | Firearms Policy Coalition

HB 2760 | Firearms Policy Coalition

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill: HB 2760 – Delegate Rupert Phillips Jr. (D – Logan) Summary: This bill would create a uniform regulation of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; the law would apply throughout West Virginia, pre-empting local laws. Position: STRONGLY SUPPORT All too often, gun owners find themselves trapped between the laws of a state and a maze […]

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Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds

| March 26, 2013

Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds Even as Congress prepares to vote on gun control legislation, public support for stricter gun laws has fallen from 57 percent after the Newtown massacre to 47 percent in a new poll. View full story

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North Carolina: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Legislation Overwhelmingly Passes House

| March 26, 2013

North Carolina: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Legislation Overwhelmingly Passes House Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 17 by a 97-20 vote.  HB 17, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), would make information regarding permittees — including those who have acquired a permit to purchase a handgun and those who have obtained a Concealed […]

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Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance

| March 26, 2013

Next big thing in gun control? 7 questions about mandatory gun insurance As President Obama prepares to travel the country to drum up support for federal gun control laws ahead of a Senate vote in April, one idea is gaining steam at the state level: mandatory gun insurance. View full story

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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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