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Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline

| February 3, 2018

Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline Next Wednesday, February 7th, will be the last day for action on bill reports by the Joint Committees in the Legislature.  Currently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security are considering several pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun legislation that are of interest to gun owners in […]

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Push Already Underway as Legislature Convenes Next Week

| February 3, 2018

Oregon: Anti-Gun Push Already Underway as Legislature Convenes Next Week The 2018 Oregon Legislative Session is set to convene on Monday, February 5th, and the House Judiciary Committee has already scheduled a public hearing on anti-gun legislation.  House Bill 4145, which would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights, is scheduled for […]

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Hawaii: Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety

| February 3, 2018

Hawaii: Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety On February 1st, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) heard Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436. Decision making for both measures has been deferred until February 6th.  The House Committee on Judiciary […]

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New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry

| February 2, 2018

New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry The scope of New Hampshire’s permitless carry law expanded this week with reports that the state Attorney General’s office has determined that local school officials cannot prohibit firearms on school grounds.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks

| February 2, 2018

Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state prohibition on firearm possession within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the Second Amendment. The case is People v. Chairez. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

| February 2, 2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever! Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s important, much less what’s […]

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Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression

| February 2, 2018

Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression Lawmakers in California must have temporarily exhausted their store of ideas for legislating against law-abiding gun enthusiasts. After years of padding the bureaucracy with ever more complicated rules, restrictions and bans for people who legally own and enjoy guns, lawmakers are now considering a measure to strike […]

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Canada: As Quebec Brings Long-gun Registry On-line, Federal Liberals Plan New Restrictions

| February 2, 2018

Canada: As Quebec Brings Long-gun Registry On-line, Federal Liberals Plan New Restrictions The gun owners of the Great White North are bracing for impact. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Concealed Carry holder holds robbery suspect at gunpoint

| February 2, 2018

Concealed Carry holder holds robbery suspect at gunpoint A Grayson County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a residence in Edmonson County. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in southern Indian River County

| February 2, 2018

Homeowner shoots suspected burglar in southern Indian River County Deputies responded to a shooting after a burglary went wrong Thursday evening on the 300 block of 14th Place Southwest View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Fort Bragg soldier allegedly shoots, kills wife’s attacker at North Carolina home

| February 2, 2018

Fort Bragg soldier allegedly shoots, kills wife’s attacker at North Carolina home Police believe a Fort Bragg soldier shot and killed a man attacking his wife Tuesday evening View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA slams del Pozo over concealed carry. Chief takes offense

| February 2, 2018

NRA slams del Pozo over concealed carry. Chief takes offense Burlington police Chief Brandon del Pozo is drawing heat from the National Rifle Association for his opposition to a federal concealed carry reciprocity bill making its way through Congress. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Bill would extend ‘Stand your Ground’ law to churches

| February 2, 2018

Bill would extend ‘Stand your Ground’ law to churches MONTGOMERY — The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved an extension of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law to specify that church members can use deadly force to defend themselves and fellow parishioners. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Hawaii: Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee

| February 1, 2018

Hawaii: Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land passed House Bill 1970 to establish an apprentice hunting license in Hawaii.  HB 1970 still must pass both the House Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Finance before being considered by the House and moving […]

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Florida Alert! Democrats Vote Against Restoring Rights of Churches

| February 1, 2018

Florida Alert! Democrats Vote Against Restoring Rights of Churches The rights of churches are enshrined in the First Amendment. They are supposed to be left alone to enjoy their congregants, their property, and their freedom of choice. Yet, overwhelmingly Democrats in the Florida House and Florida Senate are continuing to vote against restoring their private […]

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Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner

| February 1, 2018

Holyoke man charged with assault after he is shot in dispute with Springfield homeowner A 21-year-old man who was shot during an armed confrontation outside an Edgewood Street home Wednesday afternoon was arrested and charged with assault, according to police. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him

| February 1, 2018

New Port Richey Mother Says Son Strangled Her So She Shot Him 25-year-old New Port Richey man is being treated for a gunshot wound after his mother reportedly shot him when he tried to strangle her.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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83-Year-Old Retired MD. Teacher Shoots Intruder

| February 1, 2018

83-Year-Old Retired MD. Teacher Shoots Intruder Joseph M. Parker is an 83-year-old retired Prince George’s County school teacher who lives alone and keeps a pistol under his pillow. Early Wednesday he used the gun to shoot an intruder who came crashing through his bedroom door.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

| February 1, 2018

In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database This week marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one […]

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Vermont: Public Hearing On Gun Legislation Draws Huge Crowd In To Statehouse

| February 1, 2018

Vermont: Public Hearing On Gun Legislation Draws Huge Crowd In To Statehouse In the latest testament to the enduring salience of the politics of firearms in Vermont, nearly 1,000 people turned out at a public hearing in the Statehouse Tuesday evening to offer impassioned arguments for — and against — proposed gun legislation. View full […]

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