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TEXAS: Travis County Commissioners Retreat from Gun Show Ban After Stern Warning from Attorney General Greg Abbott and Input from Gun Owners

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

TEXAS: Travis County Commissioners Retreat from Gun Show Ban After Stern Warning from Attorney General Greg Abbott and Input from Gun Owners Thanks to the flood of calls and e-mails from NRA members and a warning from Texas’ pro-gun Attorney General Greg Abbott that they would almost certainly face legal action, the Travis County Commissioners voted […]

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Virginia: Senate Courts of Justice Committee to Hear Several Consequential Gun Bills Tomorrow

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Virginia: Senate Courts of Justice Committee to Hear Several Consequential Gun Bills Tomorrow On Friday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m. the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will hold a meeting on several bills of interest to Virginia gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters.  A majority of these bills are anti-gun, and pose a serious […]

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The Assault on Your Rights Has Started in Santa Fe: Rep. Miguel Garcia Introduces Private Firearm Transfer Ban, Gun Tax and Firearm Registration Bill

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Assault on Your Rights Has Started in Santa Fe: Rep. Miguel Garcia Introduces Private Firearm Transfer Ban, Gun Tax and Firearm Registration Bill Gun control advocates are wasting no time.  On the second day of the sixty-day legislative session in Santa Fe, Representative Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ) introduced House Bill 77, imposing sweeping restrictions on firearms sales in the State […]

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Obama calls for sweeping new gun laws – CBS News

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama calls for sweeping new gun laws – CBS News.

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Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift – CNN.com

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift – CNN.com.

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Reid, red-state Democrats may stop Obama’s firearms initiative | WashingtonExaminer.com

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reid, red-state Democrats may stop Obama's firearms initiative | WashingtonExaminer.com.

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California: Some legislators want stricter gun controls

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

California: Some legislators want stricter gun controls Lawmakers are sensing an opportunity to pass stricter gun and ammunition laws in California after New York passed the nation’s toughest gun control legislation and President Barack Obama proposed a sweeping national effort. View full story

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New York: Gun rights backers expect suits against gun law

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York: Gun rights backers expect suits against gun law Thousands of gun rights advocates signed a petition against New York’s new firearms restrictions on Wednesday as opponents of the new rules said they expect legal challenges to the tightest in the nation rules signed into law a day earlier. View full story

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Police group, county exec say N.Y. newspaper’s pistol-permit map should come down

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Police group, county exec say N.Y. newspaper’s pistol-permit map should come down A newspaper’s map pinpointing residents who hold gun permits could lead ex convicts to the homes of the officers who caught them, a coalition of police organizations said Tuesday.The Affiliated Police Association of Westchester County demanded that The Journal News take the map […]

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Cuomo, O’Malley: Ready for Prime Time? Betting on gun control won’t be a winning strategy for them in 2016

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cuomo, O’Malley: Ready for Prime Time? Betting on gun control won’t be a winning strategy for them in 2016 Defining one’s candidacy by being the biggest gun restrictionist in the field is a surefire strategy for general-election problems in the Rust Belt swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Even battleground Colorado, filled with the […]

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Firearm Safety in America 2013

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Firearm Safety in America 2013 The number of privately owned guns in the U.S. is at an all-time high, upwards of 300 million, and now rises by about 10 million per year. Meanwhile, the firearm accident death rate has fallen to an all-time low, 0.2 per 100,000 population, down 94% since the all-time high in […]

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Obama’s Potemkin gun plan

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s Potemkin gun plan Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it’s staging a comeback.One thing hasn’t changed: The agenda includes mostly measures […]

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Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which became operational in 1998, verifies that a person seeking to buy a firearm from a gun dealer is not prohibited from doing so by federal or state law. The National Rifle Association supported its establishment.  Gun control supporters opposed NICS, […]

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NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades The NRA and its vast network of local affiliates achieve their success through a mix of skilled local lobbying and voter mobilization. Annual report cards rate legislators on an A to F scale based on voting records, and the group sends millions […]

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NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show The National Rifle Association strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, February 2-10. We encourage Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their position. View full […]

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Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress The gun control agenda that President Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday now faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of feverish public debate.By pursuing an expansive overhaul of the nation’s gun […]

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Lowry: An infantile spectacle

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lowry: An infantile spectacle President Barack Obama set a new standard Wednesday for stupidly exploitative White House events by appearing onstage with children to unveil his gun control proposals.He quoted from letters that the kids had written him. He invoked their Solomonic authority: “Their voices should compel us to change.” He signed executive orders as […]

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Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades Rolling out a wide ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights. View […]

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Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas The Texas attorney general has launched an Internet ad campaign inviting New Yorkers who feel their state’s new gun laws are too restrictive to move to Texas. View full story

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Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence face a difficult path through a sharply divided U.S. Congress, where the biggest gun control fight in decades looms on an issue that has long been one of the most divisive in American politics. View full story

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