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Elderly man holds burglar for police, NWCN, Portland, Ore. 03/28/13

| April 4, 2013

Elderly man holds burglar for police, NWCN, Portland, Ore. 03/28/13 82-year-old Jim Brazel and his wife were asleep at home in Linn County, Ore. when they were awakened by suspicious noises coming from Brazel’s workshop. After retrieving a .410 shotgun, Brazel went to investigate and discovered a burglar. Brazel said to the man, “You take […]

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Alabama: Omnibus Firearms Bill Sails Through the Senate

| April 4, 2013

Alabama: Omnibus Firearms Bill Sails Through the Senate Yesterday, NRA-supported Senate Bill 286 was debated on the Senate floor for a few hours.  After consideration and votes on multiple amendments, this omnibus pro-gun legislation passed with overwhelming support by a 28 to 5 vote.  This pro-gun legislation will now go to the state House of Representatives where […]

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Colorado: This Session’s Most Unconstitutional Bill to be Introduced Tomorrow

| April 4, 2013

Colorado: This Session’s Most Unconstitutional Bill to be Introduced Tomorrow Colorado legislators are not finished devouring your constitutional rights.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse in Denver, state Representative Beth McCann (D-8) will be submitting legislation tomorrow that will nullify the right to due process for gun owners throughout Colorado.   View full story Originally posted at […]

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Connecticut: Governor Malloy and Connecticut General Assembly Approve an Irresponsible and Dangerous Measure that will Victimize Responsible Gun Owners

| April 4, 2013

Connecticut: Governor Malloy and Connecticut General Assembly Approve an Irresponsible and Dangerous Measure that will Victimize Responsible Gun Owners Today, Governor Dan Malloy (D) disregarded the constitutional rights of the residents in Connecticut and signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, the most sweeping and radical “gun control” bill in our nation’s history.  This measure was approved in the state […]

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Utah: Veto Override Session Needed

| April 4, 2013

Utah: Veto Override Session Needed On March 22, Governor Gary Herbert (R) vetoed House Bill 76.   Your help is needed immediately to save this important right to carry bill that received the overwhelming approval of the state legislature this session.  Contact your state Senator and Representative now, and urge the state Legislature to reconvene for a veto session by May […]

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ACLU: Reid gun bill could threaten privacy, civil liberties | The Daily Caller

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Senate Democrats struggle to build support for new gun control legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union now says it’s among those who have “serious concerns” about the bill. Those concerns have the capacity to prove a major setback to Sen. Harry Reid’s current gun bill, which includes language from earlier bills introduced by Sens. […]

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Colorado: Plan for Federal Lands in Grand Junction Area Will Close Lands to Recreational Shooting

| April 4, 2013

Colorado: Plan for Federal Lands in Grand Junction Area Will Close Lands to Recreational Shooting The Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has released a draft management plan for public comment.  The planning area consists of more than 1 million surface acres, of which the majority is in Mesa and Garfield Counties, […]

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Colorado: Plan for Federal Lands in Grand Junction Area Will Close Lands to Recreational Shooting

| April 4, 2013

Colorado: Plan for Federal Lands in Grand Junction Area Will Close Lands to Recreational Shooting The Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has released a draft management plan for public comment.  The planning area consists of more than 1 million surface acres, of which the majority is in Mesa and Garfield Counties, […]

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Gun Control 2013: Tougher State Laws On The Rise After Newtown, Aurora Tragedies

| April 3, 2013

Gun Control 2013: Tougher State Laws On The Rise After Newtown, Aurora Tragedies The country has seen a surge in gun legislation since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., for state bills that both tighten and loosen gun laws — but trends show more bills expanding gun control than bills increasing gun […]

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Maryland: Last Chance to Defeat Senate Bill 281 – ACT NOW

| April 3, 2013

Maryland: Last Chance to Defeat Senate Bill 281 – ACT NOW Today, Senate Bill 281 received final approval in the House of Delegates by a  78 to 61 vote.  On the House floor, the bill was made even worse as Delegates stripped out a committee amendment that would have exempted active duty military and veterans under age […]

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Gun owners rally against Mass. restrictions

| April 3, 2013

Gun owners rally against Mass. restrictions BOSTON (AP) — Gun owners called on legislators Wednesday to simplify the state's strict but "convoluted" gun control laws, saying they had failed to stem violence in Massachusetts. View full story

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West Virginia: Important Action on Two NRA-Backed Bills

| April 3, 2013

West Virginia: Important Action on Two NRA-Backed Bills Today, the House of Delegates approved House Bill 2431 by an overwhelming 97-1 vote.  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 (NICS).   View full story Originally […]

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Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamps Momentum

| April 3, 2013

Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamps Momentum President Obama's campaign for new federal gun control laws takes him to Colorado on Wednesday, and next week back to Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre renewed the nation's fraught conversation about guns. Though his trip to Connecticut was designed to coincide with the… View […]

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Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures

| April 3, 2013

Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures WASHINGTON (AP) — In danger of losing congressional momentum, President Barack Obama is drawing attention to Colorado's newly passed gun control laws as he applies public pressure on Congress to pass similar federal measures. View full story

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Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamp Momentum

| April 3, 2013

Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamp Momentum Nearly four months after the massacre of young children and educators in a Connecticut elementary school, federal efforts to enact comprehensive gun control legislation appear to be in jeopardy. And while a few blue states have passed tougher new laws, many red states are pushing in the […]

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Maine: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to Hold a Week of Hearings on Anti-Gun Legislation Starting April 8

| April 3, 2013

Maine: Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to Hold a Week of Hearings on Anti-Gun Legislation Starting April 8 During the week of April 8, the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold public hearings every day in Augusta to consider numerous restrictive anti-gun measures.  The plethora of gun control legislation that will be heard will penalize […]

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Arkansas: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Bill to be Considered by the House

| April 3, 2013

Arkansas: Important Right-to-Carry Reform Bill to be Considered by the House Senate Bill 858, which would establish that Arkansas recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state, passed the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 2 with the recommendation ‘Do pass’.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Tennessee: Privacy Protection Bill Advances Out of Senate Committee

| April 3, 2013

Tennessee: Privacy Protection Bill Advances Out of Senate Committee Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted 8 to 0 to send Senate Bill 108 to the Senate Calendar Committee where it will be scheduled for consideration on the Senate floor. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Montana: Management Plan Closes Public Land to Target Shooting

| April 3, 2013

Montana: Management Plan Closes Public Land to Target Shooting The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a plan to guide management of more than 434,000 acres of public land for the next 20 years.  The planning area is outside Billings in Big Horn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland and Yellowstone counties.  The […]

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Maryland: Final House Vote on Senate Bill 281 to Take Place TODAY

| April 3, 2013

Maryland: Final House Vote on Senate Bill 281 to Take Place TODAY Today, Senate Bill 281 will have its final vote on the floor of the House of Delegates.  If passed, this extremist anti-gun bill will go to the state Senate for a concurrence vote on the House amendments.  It is critical that you contact Senate […]

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