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Arizona: New state laws take effect Wednesday

| August 7, 2017

Arizona: New state laws take effect Wednesday It wouldn’t be a legislative session if lawmakers did not enact some measure under the banner of protecting Second Amendment rights.The measure with the broadest implications doesn’t even mention firearms. Instead, it bars state and local governments from mandating that anyone who sells any property from requiring a […]

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Florida: Military Members Boost Right-to-Carry Permits

| August 7, 2017

Florida: Military Members Boost Right-to-Carry Permits Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Australia: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party calls for lowering firearm permit age

| August 7, 2017

Australia: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party calls for lowering firearm permit age The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party wants primary school-aged students to be allowed to use firearms – a position also advocated by the NSW division of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.”The current minimum age of 12 years restricts access to the sport […]

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Maine: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session

| August 4, 2017

Maine: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session On Wednesday, the Maine Legislature adjourned from its 2017 Legislative Session.  Thank you to those NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who continued to contact their legislators on firearm-related legislation. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Let Your Congress Members Know that You Support the Hearing Protection Act

| August 4, 2017

Let Your Congress Members Know that You Support the Hearing Protection Act As we’ve previously covered a number of times, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is a federal bill to reduce the burdensome and antiquated acquisition process for firearm suppressors.  The bill would eliminate the excessive wait times (sometimes as long as a year) and […]

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The High-Level Hypocrisy of Mayors for Gun Control

| August 4, 2017

The High-Level Hypocrisy of Mayors for Gun Control Leona Helmsley, the “Queen of Mean” convicted of income tax evasion and other crimes, is famously said to have said “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.” The same sense of entitled grandeur – that rules apply to lesser beings – pervades the thinking of […]

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Gun sales in post-election lull, but ‘not all gloom and doom': Ruger

| August 4, 2017

Gun sales in post-election lull, but ‘not all gloom and doom': Ruger Sturm Ruger (RGR) recorded a decline in gun sales during the second quarter, saying demand has cooled off after an election-year surge. In a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Ruger CEO Christopher Killoy said demand slowed “considerably” compared to the same period […]

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First year of loosened rules draws in novice, young hunters

| August 4, 2017

First year of loosened rules draws in novice, young hunters For some Utahns, taking hunter education is as much a family ritual as baptism, getting a driver license or graduating from high school. But others miss the rite of passage and may never participate in a hunt, even though they are interested. View full story […]

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California Office of Administrative Law Approves DOJ’s Proposed “Assault Weapon” Regulations – Lawsuit Coming Soon!

| August 1, 2017

California Office of Administrative Law Approves DOJ’s Proposed “Assault Weapon” Regulations – Lawsuit Coming Soon! Today, the Office of Administrative Law officially approved DOJ’s proposed “bullet-button assault weapon” regulations. These regulations are a result of the enactment of Senate Bill 880 and Assembly Bill 1135 signed into law in 2016, both of which classify certain […]

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Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran’s guns. They were wrong. What happened?

| August 1, 2017

Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran’s guns. They were wrong. What happened? Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff’s deputies in the driveway, worried that they […]

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Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bills to be Considered Tomorrow

| August 1, 2017

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bills to be Considered Tomorrow Tomorrow, Senate Bill 362 will be consideredby the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry, and Assembly Bill 455 will be heard by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Need to pawn a gun? Law now allows same-day loans on handguns

| August 1, 2017

Need to pawn a gun? Law now allows same-day loans on handguns For the first time in 82 years, Bartholomew County pawnbrokers are allowed to issue same-day loans to customers who use handguns as security. In years past, a seven-day wait was required while background checks were performed through the mail. Violators could be charged […]

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Emanuel leaves gun ban out of party bus crackdown

| August 1, 2017

Emanuel leaves gun ban out of party bus crackdown Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters this week he wanted to “push the envelope” on setting rules to make it tough for revelers to bring guns onto party buses in Chicago, but a plan he announced Tuesday stops short of outlawing firearms. View full story Originally posted […]

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Collins proposal to overturn SAFE Act faces long legislative road

| August 1, 2017

Collins proposal to overturn SAFE Act faces long legislative road WASHINGTON – The SAFE Act will be in mortal danger if Rep. Chris Collins gets his way. But the Clarence Republican’s legislative proposal for overturning New York’s tough gun control law, and others like it, remains a long way from becoming law. Gov. Andrew M. […]

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Burglary suspect shot multiple times

| August 1, 2017

Burglary suspect shot multiple times A woman defended her home from a burglar by shooting the man multiple times with a .40 caliber handgun, according to the Fairmont police chief. The shooting victim turned out to be her ex-boyfriend. Fairmont police were called about 2:19 a.m. Tuesday to 1149 Industrial Drive about a man being […]

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Congressman seeks to void SAFE Act with new federal bill

| July 31, 2017

Congressman seeks to void SAFE Act with new federal bill A Western New York congressman is targeting the SAFE Act with a bill of his own that he says would effectively repeal the controversial gun-control law.  U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Erie County, unveiled on Monday his Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which would limit a state’s […]

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Firearms Aboard Commercial Aircraft

| July 31, 2017

Firearms Aboard Commercial Aircraft The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established specific requirements for transporting firearms and ammunition in checked baggage on commercial aircraft, including the following: All firearms or ammunition must be checked with the air carrier as luggage or inside checked luggage. Firearms, firearms parts, and ammunition are prohibited from carry-on baggage. Firearm […]

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State laws expand concealed gun rights to college campuses, public facilities

| July 31, 2017

State laws expand concealed gun rights to college campuses, public facilities Concealed carry is the practice of discreetly having a weapon, usually lethal, on one’s person in a public space. Several states including Georgia, Kansas, and Arkansas are now allowing guns in many more public facilities including places of worship, sporting events, and even college […]

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Judge rules Seattle must give gun-rights group tax revenue information

| July 31, 2017

Judge rules Seattle must give gun-rights group tax revenue information SEATTLE — A judge has ruled in favor of a gun magazine editor and gun-rights group who want revenue information on Seattle’s gun and ammunition tax. Dave Workman, senior editor of the GunMag.com filed a public record requests to get the revenue information. The City […]

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Can Chicago cite parents when their kids illegally obtain a gun?

| July 31, 2017

Can Chicago cite parents when their kids illegally obtain a gun? Chicago aldermen have suggested an innovative, though likely ill-fated law which would seek to hold parents accountable if their children wind up in possession of an illegal firearm. With a murder rate which is completely out of control and a Mayor who seems powerless […]

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