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Tennessee: General Assembly Adjourns with Second Amendment Victories

| April 26, 2013

Tennessee: General Assembly Adjourns with Second Amendment Victories The 108th Assembly of the State of Tennessee adjourned sine die on Friday, April 19.  Tennesseans saw quite a few victories this legislative session in regards to protecting the Second Amendment, as well as some disappointment when comments were made that disregarded the intent of a bill […]

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Maine: Sweeping Gun Control Legislation to be Considered in Committee Next Week

| April 26, 2013

Maine: Sweeping Gun Control Legislation to be Considered in Committee Next Week The Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee could vote on a plethora of anti-gun measures as early as Monday, April 29.  Click here to see a complete schedule of bills that will be considered by this committee next week. View full story […]

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North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Reform Bill Passes State Senate

| April 26, 2013

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Reform Bill Passes State Senate Yesterday, Senate Bill 201, introduced by state Senator Shirley Randleman (R-20), which would allow for the use of lawfully-possessed suppressors while hunting, passed in the South Carolina Senate.  This bill now goes to the House of Representatives where it will be assigned to a committee. View full […]

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Arkansas: General Assembly Adjournment Marks Significant Pro-Gun Advances in the Natural State

| April 26, 2013

Arkansas: General Assembly Adjournment Marks Significant Pro-Gun Advances in the Natural State Last week, the Arkansas General Assembly adjourned after passing significant pro-gun reforms that will positively impact responsible gun owners and sportsmen in the Natural State.  Thanks to the overwhelming support of state legislators for passing these measures, and for Governor Mike Beebe (D) […]

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Arizona: Contact Governor Today in Support of Two Pro-Gun Reforms

| April 26, 2013

Arizona: Contact Governor Today in Support of Two Pro-Gun Reforms Two pro-gun bills of critical importance to gun owners and sportsmen are awaiting Governor Jan Brewer’s consideration.  It is important that Governor Brewer hears from you TODAY that you want the following bills to be signed into law: View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: State Senate Committee to Hear Testimony on Anti-Gun and Anti-Sportsman Bill Package

| April 26, 2013

New Jersey: State Senate Committee to Hear Testimony on Anti-Gun and Anti-Sportsman Bill Package Next week, the New Jersey Senate will be introducing their gun control package.  Next Tuesday and Thursday, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be hearing testimony on these bills.   After sifting through the 22 anti-gun bills that […]

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Mo. House Takes Shot at Federal Gov’t by Passing This Gun Bill

| April 26, 2013

Mo. House Takes Shot at Federal Gov’t by Passing This Gun Bill "We don't want to have further gun control enforceable in the state of Missouri." View full story

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Washington: Act Now! Special Session to Consider Gun Control Measures Under Consideration

| April 26, 2013

Washington: Act Now! Special Session to Consider Gun Control Measures Under Consideration On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee (D) announced the likelihood of a special legislative session to be called after the regular legislative session ends this weekend.   The Governor has indicated that a broad range of issues could be considered, and almost certainly will include […]

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Biden reassures gun control groups

| April 25, 2013

Biden reassures gun control groups Vice President Joe Biden reassured leading gun control groups Thursday that the administration remains committed to pushing an expansion of background checks for gun purchases through Congress, according to one of the event’s attendees.Biden, who has led the administration’s efforts on gun control in the wake of the shooting in […]

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Senators quietly seeking new path on gun control

| April 25, 2013

Senators quietly seeking new path on gun control Talks to revive gun control legislation are quietly under way on Capitol Hill as a bipartisan group of senators seeks a way to bridge the differences that led to last week’s collapse of the most serious effort to overhaul the country’s gun laws in 20 years.Drawing on […]

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Alabama: NRA-Supported Omnibus Firearms Bill Passes House Committee

| April 25, 2013

Alabama: NRA-Supported Omnibus Firearms Bill Passes House Committee Today, the Alabama House Commerce and Small Business Committee passed Senate Bill 286 by a 6 to 2 vote.   SB 286 was championed by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6).  State Representative Ed Henry (R-9) offered a substitute for Senate Bill 286 in committee, […]

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Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Reform Bill Goes to Governor for His Expected Signature

| April 25, 2013

Indiana: NRA-Backed Pro-Hunting Reform Bill Goes to Governor for His Expected Signature This week, the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives concurred on the conference committee report for House Bill 1563, and this pro-hunting reform bill now heads to Governor Mike Pence (R) for his expected signature.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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South Carolina: Critical Self-Defense Bill Detrimentally Weakened in Senate

| April 25, 2013

South Carolina: Critical Self-Defense Bill Detrimentally Weakened in Senate On Tuesday, the South Carolina Senate finally passed Senate Bill 308, the Restaurant Carry bill introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38), by a 33-5 vote.  Unfortunately, in order to break the stranglehold some anti-gun Senators had on the bill, it was necessary that it be […]

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Missouri: Attend Key Hearings this Weekend on Legislation to Protect your Permit Privacy

| April 25, 2013

Missouri: Attend Key Hearings this Weekend on Legislation to Protect your Permit Privacy As we have previously reported, the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) initiated a new and dangerous procedure of scanning, keeping and sharing personal documents with the federal government related to the issuance of your driver’s license and right to carry permit.  This […]

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Constitution Check: Can Congress override state and local gun control laws?

| April 25, 2013

Constitution Check: Can Congress override state and local gun control laws? Lyle Denniston looks at the challenges of passing a federal law that would guarantee the right of someone to carry a concealed gun as they travel between states. View full story

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Nonprofit takes on gun advocates with satirical video

| April 24, 2013

Nonprofit takes on gun advocates with satirical video The nonprofit group States United to Prevent Gun Violence produced an advertisement on the evolution of gun control laws. View full story

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Lifetime Right-to-Carry permit bill passes Louisiana House

| April 24, 2013

Lifetime Right-to-Carry permit bill passes Louisiana House Second Amendment rights advocates in Louisiana claimed another victory Wednesday, when the lower house of the Legislature approved a bill to allow for lifetime concealed carry permits. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine Senate OKs making carry permit data private

| April 24, 2013

Maine Senate OKs making carry permit data private A bill to shield identifying information on concealed handgun permits, strongly supported by Maine’s gun rights community passed the Maine Senate with a two thirds majority Wednesday, clearing the way for immediate enactment as emergency legislation. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: House approves bill increasing respect for the Right-to-Carry

| April 24, 2013

North Carolina: House approves bill increasing respect for the Right-to-Carry Republicans in the House moved ahead Wednesday with legislation that would expand the public locations where concealed weapon permit holders can store or carry handguns while also toughening penalties for people who commit crimes with a firearm. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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To Obama's dismay, America not outraged by gun control fail, poll suggests

| April 24, 2013

To Obama's dismay, America not outraged by gun control fail, poll suggests The paradox of American gun control got deeper Wednesday. Or, at least it appeared to. View full story

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