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Death threats kept Marion Hammer from gun law hearing

| April 11, 2018

Death threats kept Marion Hammer from gun law hearing Marion Hammer, the NRA’s top lobbyist in Florida, didn’t attend Tuesday’s public hearing on a Leon County gun ordinance because of death threats. Hammer and Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge discussed the threats in an email exchange that began over the weekend. Desloge, responding to an […]

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Vermont governor signs new gun restrictions into law

| April 11, 2018

Vermont governor signs new gun restrictions into law Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Wednesday signed into law new restrictions on gun ownership in a state that has long held some of the most permissive rules in the nation. The three measures Scott signed include new background check requirements, bans on standard capacity ammunition magazines in rifles […]

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Louisiana: Gun Owners Receive Victory – The Fight Isn’t Over

| April 11, 2018

Louisiana: Gun Owners Receive Victory – The Fight Isn’t Over Yesterday, the Louisiana Senate voted down Senate Bill 274 by a 26 to 9 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Now they’re coming for people’s knives. No, really.

| April 11, 2018

Now they’re coming for people’s knives. No, really. You’d better sit down for this one.London has been suffering a spate of homicides recently, bad enough that some contend the murder rate is now worse than New York’s. It is, but only if you look at the past couple of months. February, for instance, saw 11 […]

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Florida: Gun law likely to trigger lawsuit

| April 11, 2018

Florida: Gun law likely to trigger lawsuit Marion Hammer, the NRA’s lead lobbyist in Florida, told Commissioner Bryan Desloge in a Sunday email that all commissioners should be concerned about violating a 2011 statute that preempts local governments from enacting their own gun control measures. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: A nonprofit raffled off an AR-15. Now a lawmaker seeks a crackdown on such fundraisers

| April 11, 2018

California: A nonprofit raffled off an AR-15. Now a lawmaker seeks a crackdown on such fundraisers A Southern California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would restrict how many times a nonprofit organization can raffle off a gun as a prize in response to the uproar over a Sacramento-area fire department raffling an AR-15 this winter. […]

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Citigroup faces GOP backlash on gun policy

| April 10, 2018

Citigroup faces GOP backlash on gun policy Citigroup’s landmark decision to restrict gun sales in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre is threatening its relationship with GOP lawmakers, who are preparing to retaliate against the nation’s fourth-largest bank. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Endorses Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate

| April 10, 2018

NRA Endorses Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Rep. Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate in Ohio. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: House Returns from Recess, Gun Control Bills on the Move

| April 10, 2018

Illinois: House Returns from Recess, Gun Control Bills on the Move With the Illinois state House of Representatives having returned from recess, a number of bills threatening your Second Amendment rights are up for consideration soon.  It’s critical that your state lawmakers and Governor Rauner hear from you immediately on the following bills: View full […]

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UK: Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens

| April 10, 2018

UK: Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Looking for ‘solutions’ to mass killings? Start with punishing failure

| April 10, 2018

Looking for ‘solutions’ to mass killings? Start with punishing failure Law enforcement keeps failing, and people keep dying. Where are the consequences? Where is the accountability? View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, schools

| April 10, 2018

Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, schools A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state’s public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms. View full story Originally posted […]

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Rhode Island: House Expects to Take up ‘Red Flag’ Law

| April 10, 2018

Rhode Island: House Expects to Take up ‘Red Flag’ Law The Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee is set to take up bills this week that would strengthen the state’s “red flag” policy. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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The Left’s Year of Magical Thinking

| April 9, 2018

The Left’s Year of Magical Thinking The most recent—and most harmful—came from John Paul Stevens, the retired Supreme Court Justice, who wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times in which he called for an outright repeal of the Second Amendment. Stevens, who wrote a powerful dissent in District of Columbia v. Heller, the […]

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Older Texans are armed and ready — even into their golden years

| April 9, 2018

Older Texans are armed and ready — even into their golden years Texans between 50 and 59 are the most likely age group to have a License To Carry a handgun in the Lone Star State, according to a Star-Telegram review of Texas Department of Public Safety data. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont gun owners, some armed: We’ll ‘remember in November’

| April 9, 2018

Vermont gun owners, some armed: We’ll ‘remember in November’ Several hundred gun owners using the slogan “Remember in November” relayed a message to those responsible for a gun restriction bill sent to Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s desk. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Reid, Kerry engage in rank hypocrisy at Reno event

| April 9, 2018

Reid, Kerry engage in rank hypocrisy at Reno event The political home of labor unions doesn’t have any problem with people getting together – of citizens uniting, it could be phrased – to achieve some political end. The recent “student -ed” marches to limit Second Amendment rights were anything but – rather, they were funded […]

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LU shooting range now open to students

| April 9, 2018

LU shooting range now open to students The first phase of a sprawling shooting range spread across nearly 600 acres a few miles from Liberty University’s main campus now is open to students and soon will be available to the public. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont: One Last Shot To Make Your Voice Heard

| April 9, 2018

Vermont: One Last Shot To Make Your Voice Heard Governor Phil Scott has scheduled a public signing ceremony for Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. on the steps of the Statehouse.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Louisiana: Action Expected on Gun Control Measures

| April 9, 2018

Louisiana: Action Expected on Gun Control Measures As early as today, the Louisiana Senate could consider Senate Bill 274 which seeks to restrict the constitutional right of law-abiding adults aged 18 to 20 to acquire some of the most commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms for self-defense, target shooting, and hunting. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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