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Start of Md. gun laws looms; 'buy now' urgency hits

| September 8, 2013

Start of Md. gun laws looms; 'buy now' urgency hits ANNAPOLIS | A weekend gun show at the Annapolis National Guard Armory saw a steady stream of longtime owners and potential first-time buyers eager to snap up pistols, rifles, scopes and bullets — some of which will be prohibited when new laws take effect next […]

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Chicago: Restaurant gun ban advances critics contend proposal invites legal challenge

| September 8, 2013

Chicago: Restaurant gun ban advances critics contend proposal invites legal challenge Chicago Ald. Ed Burke gained traction Friday in his effort to pull an end run on state lawmakers when he got the Finance Committee he runs to endorse a ban on concealed weapons in city restaurants that serve alcohol.The veteran 14th Ward alderman’s proposal […]

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Sheriffs: Right-to-Carry permits rising in wake of new Alabama law

| September 8, 2013

Sheriffs: Right-to-Carry permits rising in wake of new Alabama law In the month since Alabama’s multi faceted gun law took effect, some sheriffs in north Alabama said they haven’t seen many problems, but they have seen a lot more paperwork.The number of people applying for concealed carry permits has increased, even doubled in some cases. […]

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N.J. lawmakers to revisit key measures after vetoes

| September 8, 2013

N.J. lawmakers to revisit key measures after vetoes Tax breaks for businesses, medical marijuana for children, and requirements aimed at tracking seized guns will be on the agenda Monday when the state Assembly convenes for the first time since June. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Colorado recall over gun control turns into national fight

| September 8, 2013

Colorado recall over gun control turns into national fight Million dollar campaigns, saturation advertising and massive canvassing have become commonplace in U.S. elections, especially in a swing state such as Colorado. A campaign underway there has all of the above — in a recall vote for two state senators that has become a showdown over […]

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Sportsmen get a break with Louisiana sales tax holiday weekend

| September 8, 2013

Sportsmen get a break with Louisiana sales tax holiday weekend Hunters, anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts are getting a sales tax break this weekend.The Louisiana Second Amendment sales tax holiday began Friday and runs through Sunday. During that time, purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting and fishing supplies are exempt from the 4 percent state […]

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National Gun Control Tour Stops In Baltimore To Rally For Background Checks

| September 7, 2013

National Gun Control Tour Stops In Baltimore To Rally For Background Checks This fall, Maryland will have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But some lawmakers and clergy members say more protections are still needed. View full story

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California: D-Day is Looming for Several Anti-Gun/Anti-Hunting Bills Pending in the state Senate and Assembly

| September 7, 2013

California: D-Day is Looming for Several Anti-Gun/Anti-Hunting Bills Pending in the state Senate and Assembly This week is the final week of the 2013 legislative session.  There are several anti-gun bills and an anti-hunting bill with seriously consequences for gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporter awaiting their final vote on the floors of the […]

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 35 09/06/2013

| September 6, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 35 09/06/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Md. Gun Applications Boom As Stricter Laws Loom

| September 6, 2013

Md. Gun Applications Boom As Stricter Laws Loom Gun purchase applications in Maryland are up ahead of the start of a gun control measure that gives Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws. View full story

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Oklahoma: State House Overwhelmingly Approves Firearms Manufacturer Protection Bill

| September 6, 2013

Oklahoma: State House Overwhelmingly Approves Firearms Manufacturer Protection Bill Yesterday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 92-0 to approve House Bill 1004, authored by state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62) and state Senators Brian Bingman (R-3) and Anthony Sykes (R-24).  HB 1004 contains critical protections against attempts to bankrupt the American firearms industry through erroneous lawsuits […]

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Armed homeowner ends wild crime spree, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo. 09/05/13

| September 5, 2013

Armed homeowner ends wild crime spree, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo. 09/05/13 A man was at home asleep with his wife and child in their Kansas City, Mo. home when the family was awakened by a suspicious noise. The man retrieved a shotgun, went to investigate, and discovered a burglar who had broken into the home’s […]

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New Jersey: As firearm restrictions are tightened in state, handgun permits surge

| September 5, 2013

New Jersey: As firearm restrictions are tightened in state, handgun permits surge Permits to buy handguns in New Jersey – which has some of the strictest firearms laws in the U.S. – increased by 67% through June compared with the same period in 2012, according to data provided by the state police.New Jersey issued 59,120 […]

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Ohio: Oberlin’s law on firearms in parks makes city a target for gun litigation

| September 5, 2013

Ohio: Oberlin’s law on firearms in parks makes city a target for gun litigation City Council is reluctantly mulling a change to its law that prevents firearms in city parks, as it conflicts with an Ohio statute that permits guns in most public places, including parks. If City Council does not rescind the measure, gun […]

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The Colorado Challengers

| September 5, 2013

The Colorado Challengers Of such general interest is next Tuesday’s recall election in Colorado — and so ubiquitously has the event been characterized as a national “litmus test” or “referendum” — that it is easy to forget that there are real candidates involved in the process. Invariably, it is the more powerful political forces that […]

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Immediate Help Still Needed to Preserve California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage – Contact State Senator Jim Beall NOW

| September 5, 2013

Immediate Help Still Needed to Preserve California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage – Contact State Senator Jim Beall NOW State Senator Jim Beall is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill.  He MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 6.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this […]

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Texas: Urge State Lawmakers to Create a Tax-Free Holiday on Firearms and Hunting Supplies

| September 5, 2013

Texas: Urge State Lawmakers to Create a Tax-Free Holiday on Firearms and Hunting Supplies This coming weekend, your neighbors in Louisiana will enjoy an exemption from their state and local sales and use taxes on individual purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies.  Since 2009, the Sportsmen’s Paradise has celebrated a “Second Amendment Weekend Sales […]

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Maryland gun applications overwhelm police, dealers as tough limits draw near

| September 4, 2013

Maryland gun applications overwhelm police, dealers as tough limits draw near Maryland is experiencing a run on guns before some of the toughest firearms laws in the nation take effect next month, testing the limits of state police to process the tens of thousands of additional applications being submitted. View full story Originally posted at […]

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NRA backs lawsuit against U.S. surveillance

| September 4, 2013

NRA backs lawsuit against U.S. surveillance The National Rifle Association said on Wednesday it supports a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups to strike down the U.S. government’s broad telephone surveillance program, citing potential violations of gun owners’ privacy rights.In a brief backing the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit against senior U.S. government officials, the […]

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Alert: The NRA Joins Lawsuit Against NSA Snooping

| September 4, 2013

Alert: The NRA Joins Lawsuit Against NSA Snooping We thought you need to know this.  Please take a moment to read Shaun Waterman’s article, NRA joins lawsuit against NSA snooping in The Washington Times. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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