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Illinois: Lt. Gov. Simon forming legislative working group on concealed carry

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Illinois: Lt. Gov. Simon forming legislative working group on concealed carry Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is inviting new lawmakers from across Illinois to work with her on a concealed carry law.A federal appeals court panel ruled last month that Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons is unconstitutional. Attorney General Lisa Madigan is appealing the ruling. But […]

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Arkansas: Committees advance gun measures

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arkansas: Committees advance gun measures Legislation that would let church officials decide whether they want to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry weapons in places of worship was endorsed Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.A House committee approved a resolution reaffirming the Legislature’s support for gun rights. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Biden sitting down for interview With Google on guns

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Biden sitting down for interview With Google on guns Vice President Joe Biden will sit down for an interview Thursday with Google Inc. (GOOG) to discuss gun violence, his first live interview since he and President Barack Obama were inaugurated for a second term.The interview, which will be broadcast on Google’s YouTube and Google+ pages, […]

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Experts back NYC's link of gun laws, lower crime

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Experts back NYC's link of gun laws, lower crime In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun laws that are strictly enforced. "If we are serious about protecting … View full story

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Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gun Owner Protection Legislation

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gun Owner Protection Legislation Earlier today, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to keep the personal information of gun permit applicants confidential and exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.  Senate Bill 49, introduced by state Senator Thomas Casperson, passed in a 4 to 0 vote and is now eligible for a […]

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Colorado: Senate President Confesses that Gun Control Measure Will Not Reduce Crime

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colorado: Senate President Confesses that Gun Control Measure Will Not Reduce Crime Governor John Hickenlooper and anti-gun legislators in both legislative chambers have launched an assault on the Second Amendment during the first two weeks of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly.  We can be sure that these misguided proposals will do nothing to decrease crime, and will only serve […]

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Why should doctors ask teen if family has guns?

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why should doctors ask teen if family has guns? In pro gun regulation Illinois — where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs — a young man was admitted to the hospital.Sam Insley, 16, of Oak Lawn, wasn’t admitted with a gun problem.Sam had a tonsil problem.”It was an […]

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Virginia: Bill to eliminate traditional gun shows

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Virginia: Bill to eliminate traditional gun shows Under current law, only licensed firearms dealers have to conduct criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows. Attempts to extend that requirement to private sellers have failed several times in recent years.A revised version of the proposal would allow only licensed dealers to sell firearms at gun […]

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Canada tried registering long guns — and gave up

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada tried registering long guns — and gave up One persistent suggestion in the post Newtown conversation about gun control is a law requiring the registration of all guns, even so called “long guns” like the rifle Adam Lanza used in the school killings. Lost in the discussion: Canada tried it and gave up, discovering […]

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Lautenberg introduces magazine bill

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lautenberg introduces magazine bill Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D N.J.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal to manufacture or sell a magazine that contains more than 10 rounds. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA leader denounces Obama’s call for gun control

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA leader denounces Obama’s call for gun control Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, angrily accused President Obama on Tuesday of demonizing law abiding gun owners and of wanting to put “every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of the federal government.”In a fiery speech at a hunting conference […]

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Colorado: Senate President Morse Steps On Dem Gun Control Message

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colorado: Senate President Morse Steps On Dem Gun Control Message In an interview with CBS4last week, Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) proclaimed his belief that additional background checks and a ban on high capacity magazines would do little to limit gun violence, stepping on a key message coming from supporters of gun control in […]

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Arkansas: Lawmakers take up Right-to-Carry in church bill

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arkansas: Lawmakers take up Right-to-Carry in church bill Arkansas lawmakers are taking up a proposal to allow concealed handguns in church and a resolution encouraging government officials to not infringe on 2nd Amendment rights. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Florida: Pasco officials move to restrict private sales

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida: Pasco officials move to restrict private sales A divided Pasco County Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a proposal to require a three day waiting period and background checks for most firearm purchases at gun shows. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Do gun control laws control guns?

Do gun control laws control guns?

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do gun control laws control guns? The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts. Media discussions of gun control are dominated by two factors: the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. But the […]

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Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing […]

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2 suspects reportedly in custody after shooting at Lone Star College in Houston | Fox News

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

2 suspects reportedly in custody after shooting at Lone Star College in Houston | Fox News.

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Live Coverage: Three shot at Houston community college | kvue.com Austin

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Live Coverage: Three shot at Houston community college | kvue.com Austin.

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NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Due to Reed Exhibitions Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles

NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Due to Reed Exhibitions Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show Due to Reed Exhibitions Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles Due to Reed Exhibitions’ refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. View full […]

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Gun control: Ariz. legislators move to exempt state from federal laws

Gun control: Ariz. legislators move to exempt state from federal laws

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun control: Ariz. legislators move to exempt state from federal laws PHOENIX — Gun control. It's the debate that is rippling across the country. While lawmakers in Washington try to hammer out what should be done, if anything, some Arizona lawmakers are saying "No thanks." Five state representatives — Steve Smith (R, District 11) , […]

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