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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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The Gun Control Targets: States Where Laws Have Passed

| April 3, 2013

The Gun Control Targets: States Where Laws Have Passed If you think gun control legislation hasn’t moved in this country since the Newtown shooting, think again. There’s been plenty of activity in the states, even though no gun legislation has passed through Congress. And while states that passed tougher restrictions on gun ownership receive plenty […]

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Despite resistance in Congress, WH continues gun law push

| April 3, 2013

Despite resistance in Congress, WH continues gun law push Obama heads to Colorado to continue urging lawmakers to pass meaningful gun control legislation View full story

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Montana: Another Pro-Gun Bill Sent to the Governor

| April 3, 2013

Montana: Another Pro-Gun Bill Sent to the Governor House Bill 304 eliminates the need for a concealed weapon permit within city limits, which is already the law outside city limits.  HB 304 would only apply to individuals who are “eligible to possess a handgun under state or federal law.”  HB 304 passed in the state […]

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Oregon To Discuss Gun Control Laws

| April 2, 2013

Oregon To Discuss Gun Control Laws SALEM, Ore. — The battle between gun control and gun rights is heating up in Oregon and across the country. In just days, Oregon lawmakers will hold hearings on gun legislation. One of the people they’ll be hearing from is a man who lost his brother-in-law in the Clackamas […]

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Customers pack Conn. gun stores after deal on laws

| April 2, 2013

Customers pack Conn. gun stores after deal on laws NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Customers packed gun stores around Connecticut on Tuesday ahead of a vote expected to bring sweeping changes to the state's gun control laws, including a ban on the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown shooting and […]

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Obama faces mixed reception in Colorado over gun fight

| April 2, 2013

Obama faces mixed reception in Colorado over gun fight DENVER — When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to cheer the state's newly passed gun control laws, don't expect Colorado's county sheriffs to join in the celebration. At a forum Tuesday, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith blamed the state's gun control agenda in part on the […]

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Connecticut responds to Newtown with groundbreaking gun control laws

| April 2, 2013

Connecticut responds to Newtown with groundbreaking gun control laws How far can states go to control guns? View full story

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North Dakota: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pending Governor’s Signature

| April 2, 2013

North Dakota: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pending Governor’s Signature Yesterday, House Bill 1467, important “Emergency Powers” protection legislation passed in the Senate by a 44-3 vote.  This NRA-backed bill, introduced by state Representative Karen Karls (R-35), already passed in the House by a 76-17 vote on February 25.  HB 1467 will now go to Governor Jack […]

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U.N. passes sweeping international arms regulation viewed by some as Second Amendment override – Washington Times

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate […]

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