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Explaining the Gender Gap On Gun Control

| April 12, 2013

Explaining the Gender Gap On Gun Control While gun-control legislation is a politically risky vote for red-state Democrats, it’s also an issue that could hurt the GOP’s efforts to attract female voters. View full story

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Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House

| April 12, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House Yesterday, House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by an overwhelming 126-25 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-49), HB 533 would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked […]

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Arkansas: Important Action on Critical Right-to-Carry Reforms

| April 12, 2013

Arkansas: Important Action on Critical Right-to-Carry Reforms Yesterday, Governor Mike Beebe (D) signed into law Senate Bill 858, introduced by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-35).  This new law goes into effect in mid-July and establishes that Arkansas must recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state and replaces the current conditional reciprocity standard.  We thank Governor Beebe for signing this […]

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Arizona: Vote in Senate on Pro-Gun Bill Eligible Next Week

| April 12, 2013

Arizona: Vote in Senate on Pro-Gun Bill Eligible Next Week Pro-gun legislation that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms will be voted on next week by the Arizona Senate.  House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), is an important pro-gun reform and your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY that you support this […]

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Tennessee: School Security House Bill Goes to House Floor, Senate Bill Pending in Committee

| April 12, 2013

Tennessee: School Security House Bill Goes to House Floor, Senate Bill Pending in Committee Yesterday, House Bill 6, the School Security Act of 2013, passed in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee by a voice vote.  HB 6 now goes to the Calendar and Rules Committee to be placed on the House floor calendar.  A vote on this crucial […]

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Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions

| April 11, 2013

Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions In New Jersey, which has some of the country’s toughest gun laws already, gun-control advocates are nervous about federal gun-control legislation. In particular, they worry that a provision included to allow interstate handgun sales could open a loophole in the Garden State’s strict background checks. View full […]

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate

| April 11, 2013

Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings… View full story

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1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws

| April 11, 2013

1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A Connecticut gun-maker announced on Wednesday it intends to leave the state, just six days after passage of restrictive gun control legislation, while another manufacturer, Stag Arms, […]

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Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens

| April 11, 2013

Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens Gun rights activists showed up in force Thursday at the State House to support a bill that would overturn a 96-year-old Maine requirement for people to obtain a permit if they want to carry a concealed weapon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill

| April 11, 2013

Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill Two days after a knife-wielding attacker wounded more than a dozen people on a Texas college campus, a state House panel voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into college buildings and classrooms. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Senate girds for long slog on gun bill

| April 11, 2013

Senate girds for long slog on gun bill The Senate’s dramatic filibuster-busting vote Thursday to move forward on a gun-safety bill is being cast as a historic breakthrough, testing the strength of the gun lobby and opening a door to the first major gun-control law since 1994. But it’s just the first step in what […]

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Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York

| April 11, 2013

Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed at loosening state restrictions on firearms. The justices are meeting in private Friday to discuss adding […]

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Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters

| April 11, 2013

Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn rallied today with pro-gun control forces on the Capitol’s front lawn, saying Illinois needs tougher gun laws because he’s “tired of going to funerals.”         View full story

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States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year

| April 11, 2013

States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year The percentage of gun control bills has gone up since last year. View full story

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What happens next with gun control in the Senate?

| April 11, 2013

What happens next with gun control in the Senate? The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate? View full story

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Tennessee: Permit Confidentiality Bill Goes to Governor for Approval

| April 11, 2013

Tennessee: Permit Confidentiality Bill Goes to Governor for Approval Today, important progress was made in the Tennessee General Assembly in order to protect the privacy of all Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) holders when the state House concurred with the state Senate’s technical amendment to House Bill 9.  This critical confidentiality protection legislation now goes to Governor Bill Haslam for approval.  […]

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West Virginia: Immediate Action Needed Today on Critical Legislation

| April 11, 2013

West Virginia: Immediate Action Needed Today on Critical Legislation Today, the West Virginia House of Delegates approved the amended version of Senate Bill 435, sponsored by state Senator Herb Snyder (D-16), by a 95-3 vote.  As amended, SB 435 requires Charleston and three other cities that currently have and enforce local gun control ordinances to be consistent and uniform […]

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Would a Senate gun-control bill die in the House?

| April 11, 2013

Would a Senate gun-control bill die in the House? Gun-control advocates are upbeat over a background-check deal from two NRA-backed senators. But…. View full story

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Gun owner concerns also increase, according to CNN/ORC poll

| April 10, 2013

Gun owner concerns also increase, according to CNN/ORC poll A majority of Americans generally favor stricter gun control laws, and there has been a big jump in the number of Americans who say that gun policy is extremely important, according to a new national poll. View full story

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Senate Aide: Gun Law Wouldn’t Have Stopped Newtown Massacre

| April 10, 2013

Senate Aide: Gun Law Wouldn’t Have Stopped Newtown Massacre Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin announced a gun bill compromise to expand background checks earlier today. The legislation is in direct response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. But aides on Capitol Hill admit that there is not a thing […]

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