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Panel votes to limit submissions for gun checks on vets

| May 8, 2013

Panel votes to limit submissions for gun checks on vets A House panel has approved legislation that would greatly curtail when veterans deemed mentally incompetent are reported to the FBI’s background check system. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Grocery manager defends employees from armed robbers, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 05/06/13

| May 8, 2013

Grocery manager defends employees from armed robbers, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 05/06/13 Manager Joe Cho was working in the office of Pepe’s Grocery and Deli in Dallas, Texas when two armed men wearing bandannas entered the store and demanded money from a cashier. Cho responded by retrieving a .38-caliber revolver and firing at […]

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Michigan: Governor Signs Pro-Hunting Reform into Law

| May 8, 2013

Michigan: Governor Signs Pro-Hunting Reform into Law Today, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law an important hunting reform that will help preserve Michigan’s rich hunting heritage for generations to come.  Senate Bill 288, introduced by state Senator Tom Casperson (R-38), passed in the state Senate by a 25 to 11 vote on April 25 and was […]

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Kansas: Your State Legislators Need to Hear Your Support for an Essential Pro-Gun Reform

| May 8, 2013

Kansas: Your State Legislators Need to Hear Your Support for an Essential Pro-Gun Reform NRA members in Kansas spoke loudly during the 2013 legislative session and state legislators answered the call.  However, your action is still needed to advance a critical pro-gun reform, Senate Bill 45.  The state legislature’s veto session is currently underway and SB 45 […]

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Missouri: Your Action is Needed to Support Important Pro-Gun Bills

| May 8, 2013

Missouri: Your Action is Needed to Support Important Pro-Gun Bills With a few days remaining in the 2013 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly is taking critical steps to reform the state’s Right-to-Carry law and further protect your inherent right to self-defense. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Local dealers hit gun bills

| May 8, 2013

Local dealers hit gun bills Fresno gun dealers say a series of gun control laws moving through the California Legislature are unfair to law-abiding owners of weapons and will do nothing to stop violent crime. View full story

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Gun control would address declining crime rates with irrelevant laws

| May 7, 2013

Gun control would address declining crime rates with irrelevant laws It’s honestly a strange time for politicians to push ever tighter restrictions on gun controls. Even if you’re the sort of person who thinks that everybody’s personal liberty should be restricted if somebody, somewhere, misbehaves, a report released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics […]

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Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study

| May 7, 2013

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half […]

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Sen. Coburn proposing gun amendments to water bill

| May 7, 2013

Sen. Coburn proposing gun amendments to water bill The debate over gun control is coming back to the Senate earlier than expected.Sen. Tom Coburn (R Okla.) intends to file a pair of firearms related amendments to the Water Resources Development Act that the Senate began considering on Tuesday afternoon.One amendment would repeal a gun prohibition […]

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Gun homicide rate down 49% since 1993 peak; Public unaware

| May 7, 2013

Gun homicide rate down 49% since 1993 peak; Public unaware National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

| May 7, 2013

Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston.  Most […]

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Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee

| May 7, 2013

Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee Yesterday, the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology voted 3-2 to postpone indefinitely, House Bill 1306. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation

| May 7, 2013

Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Legislators in both the state Senate and House are under extreme pressure to exempt Chicago and Cook County from any “shall-issue” mandate in the concealed carry law that a federal court has ordered to be adopted by June 9.  Any exemption for Chicago […]

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District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners

| May 7, 2013

District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners On Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m., Bill 20-170, the “Firearm Insurance Amendment Act,” will be heard by the DC Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.  Sponsored by Councilor Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), B20-170 would require D.C. residents to purchase […]

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North Carolina: House gives initial OK to carry measure

| May 6, 2013

North Carolina: House gives initial OK to carry measure The Republican led House on Monday night tentatively approved a bill that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while lengthening penalties for crimes committed with a gun. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Manchin to make another effort to pass bill criminalizing private transfers

| May 6, 2013

Manchin to make another effort to pass bill criminalizing private transfers One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Legislators still pushing criminalization of private transfers

| May 6, 2013

Legislators still pushing criminalization of private transfers It’s only been a few weeks since the Senate struck down a measure aimed at expanding background checks for gun buyers, but Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev., says his party is already a “couple” votes closer to the support needed to approve the legislation.Reid, speaking in […]

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Jewelry store owner chases off robber, KOMO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13, KIRO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13

| May 6, 2013

Jewelry store owner chases off robber, KOMO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13, KIRO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13 An armed man wearing a hood entered Bonaci Fine Jewelers in Kent, Wash. and attempted to rob the store. The store’s owner responded to the attack by retrieving a gun and exchanging gunfire with the criminal, causing the robber to flee. […]

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Firearms Murder Rate Statistics Higher In Gun Control States

| May 6, 2013

Firearms Murder Rate Statistics Higher In Gun Control States Firearms murder rate statistics are higher in states with more Gun Control regulations. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the firearms murder rate statistics will probably receive the same reaction as the NRA Youth Day that happened over the weekend. Some in the media were horrified […]

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The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don’t Want to See

| May 6, 2013

The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don’t Want to See Guess which state had the most gun murders in 2011? The one with the strongest gun control laws. View full story

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