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Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today

| February 5, 2013

Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today Senate Bill 197, sponsored by state Senator Scott Boulanger (R-44), would establish an apprentice hunting certificate program that allows individuals of any age to learn the art of hunting while under the supervision of a mentor before completing a hunter education course.  SB 197 is […]

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Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House

| February 5, 2013

Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House Today, the state House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee voted 6 to 3 to repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use […]

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Indiana: NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Goes to House Floor

| February 5, 2013

Indiana: NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Goes to House Floor Yesterday, House Bill 1563 was reported unanimously by the House Natural Resources Committee.  HB 1563 now goes to the full House of Representatives where it could be scheduled for consideration as early as tomorrow. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Westport violence forum focused on gun control

| February 5, 2013

Westport violence forum focused on gun control WESTPORT— If gun control laws are to be tightened, as most people at a gun violence forum advocated Sunday, it will most likely take place at the state level rather than nationally, officials agreed. View full story

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Westport violence forum focused on gun control

| February 5, 2013

Westport violence forum focused on gun control WESTPORT— If gun control laws are to be tightened, as most people at a gun violence forum advocated Sunday, it will most likely take place at the state level rather than nationally, officials agreed. View full story

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Colorado: Jefferson County Commissioners to Consider Pro-Second Amendment Resolution

| February 4, 2013

Colorado: Jefferson County Commissioners to Consider Pro-Second Amendment Resolution The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting tomorrow morning to consider a resolution urging the United States Congress and the Colorado General Assembly to uphold our Second Amendment rights.  Click here to view a copy of this proposed resolution. View full story Originally posted […]

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Obama takes gun control campaign to Midwest

| February 4, 2013

Obama takes gun control campaign to Midwest MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday took his gun control campaign to Minneapolis, making a visible push for reform ahead of his State of the Union address in a state with an active hunting culture where efforts have helped curtail violence. Obama wants to move quickly […]

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Westport violence forum focused on gun control

| February 4, 2013

Westport violence forum focused on gun control WESTPORT— If gun control laws are to be tightened, as most people at a gun violence forum advocated Sunday, it will most likely take place at the state level rather than nationally, officials agreed. View full story

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The Assault-Weapons Ban Will Fail for Real Gun-Control Laws to Succeed

| February 4, 2013

The Assault-Weapons Ban Will Fail for Real Gun-Control Laws to Succeed As President Obama takes to the road to sell a "comprehensive set of commonsense ideas" about gun violence, Senate Democrats are reportedly working on a gun-control bill that will include all of the his policy proposals — except the one that might be the biggest. […]

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Tennessee: 2013 Version of the Safe Commute Act to be Heard in Senate Committee on Tuesday

| February 4, 2013

Tennessee: 2013 Version of the Safe Commute Act to be Heard in Senate Committee on Tuesday The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee will hear and consider the 2013 Safe Commute Act on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Legislative Plaza Room 12. If enacted, the 2013 Safe Commute Act would recognize that hard-working Tennesseans’ […]

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Arkansas: Church Protection Act Passes House by an Overwhelming Majority

| February 4, 2013

Arkansas: Church Protection Act Passes House by an Overwhelming Majority Today, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 71, the Church Protection Act, by an overwhelming bipartisan 85-8 vote.  It now returns to the state Senate for a procedural vote, then will be sent to Governor Mike Beebe (D) for his expected signature.  Governor Beebe has publicly stated he has no […]

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Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Re-Scheduled to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday

| February 4, 2013

Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Re-Scheduled to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday SB 69 has been re-scheduled and will now be heard this Thursday, February 7, in the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (PSM) Committee at 2:45 p.m. in conference room 224 of the Capitol. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment

| February 4, 2013

Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed two right to carry improvement bills. House Bill 103, introduced by state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), would strengthen the state’s authority over firearm laws while prohibiting counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of […]

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Virginia: Report on Recent Legislative Action in Richmond

| February 4, 2013

Virginia: Report on Recent Legislative Action in Richmond Senate Bill 1372, introduced on Thursday, January 31 and sponsored by Senator John Edwards (D-21), was defeated in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee by a 3-11 vote today.  If passed and enacted into law, S.B. 1372 would have required the Department of State Police to be available to perform […]

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Gun control debate reveals rift among nation's sheriffs

| February 4, 2013

Gun control debate reveals rift among nation's sheriffs Missouri sheriff among those denouncing potential new gun-control laws.  View full story

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Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws

| February 4, 2013

Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws Massachusetts has a national reputation as a bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen — sometimes dramatically — since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998. Murders committed with firearms have risen significantly, aggravated assaults and […]

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Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate

| February 3, 2013

Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate The debate over gun control will dominate Minnesota's political scene this week. View full story

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Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story

| February 3, 2013

Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 1 about gun violence in Chicago, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the city reported 506 gun slayings in 2012. Chicago reported a total of 506 homicides last year, which included gun slayings as well as other killings. A corrected version of the […]

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Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

He’s full of skeet! Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer. While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies […]

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Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence

| February 2, 2013

Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence The laws we have and the strategies we are using to stop gun violence are not enough, writes guest columnist Jenny A. Durkan. View full story

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