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Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000

| May 21, 2019

Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000 On May 21st, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 to pass House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966.  While it has not yet been scheduled for further action, the House may take it up at any time.  HA 1 to SB 1966 would […]

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Cabbie Shoots Would-be Armed Robber, Police Say

| May 21, 2019

Cabbie Shoots Would-be Armed Robber, Police Say A robbery suspect was shot by his intended victim Monday morning at Greenwood Manor Apartments. City police said a local cab driver picked up the suspect on the Indiana State University campus before 10:45 a.m. Monday and took him to an apartment on 19th Street. View full story […]

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Taking Aim at the Arms Trade Treaty

| May 21, 2019

Taking Aim at the Arms Trade Treaty Some of the most notable policy victories take time — and they seldom generate banner headlines. Take the Arms Trade Treaty. There’s an excellent chance that you’re saying, “The what?” There was a relatively minor ripple in the news cycle when President Trump announced he was withdrawing the […]

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Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories

| May 21, 2019

Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories When I started with NRA in 1995, most of the attention our organization received was over legislative efforts in Congress. Firearm-related legislation at the federal level obviously has an impact on far more law-abiding gun owners than what happens in a single state. […]

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Now There’s Irrefutable Proof: Arming School Staff Keeps Kids Safe

| May 21, 2019

Now There’s Irrefutable Proof: Arming School Staff Keeps Kids Safe In the latest two horrific school shootings, one at a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) high school in Highlands Ranch, CO, and the other at a college in Charlotte, NC, two courageous students lost their lives as they tackled the shooters to stop the […]

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Judges Matter: Contrasting Court Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights

| May 21, 2019

Judges Matter: Contrasting Court Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights I’ve said it before: President Trump’s nomination of conservative judges may well be his most important legacy. Here, “conservative” does not refer to political ideology. It means a legal philosophy that seeks fidelity to the Constitution’s original meaning and the plain text […]

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California: Firearm Excise Tax Bill Fails to Meet Fiscal Deadline While Other Gun Control Bills Move Forward

| May 20, 2019

California: Firearm Excise Tax Bill Fails to Meet Fiscal Deadline While Other Gun Control Bills Move Forward Last week, the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday, May 17, fiscal deadline. Some of the more egregious gun bills failed to meet the deadline including the firearm excise […]

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Woman Says Intruder Tried to Break Into Her Home Twice Just Days Apart

| May 20, 2019

Woman Says Intruder Tried to Break Into Her Home Twice Just Days Apart A homeowner said someone tried to break into her house for the second time this month — until she shot at the would-be intruder and scared him away. Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman is in East Point, where police said there have been […]

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Wabash Trail Homeowner Opens Fire on Intruder in Kitchen, two later Arrested in Burglary

| May 20, 2019

Wabash Trail Homeowner Opens Fire on Intruder in Kitchen, two later Arrested in Burglary Two suspects who traded gunshots with a Wabash Trail homeowner Wednesday used the victim’s stolen keys to enter the house. Amarion Meeks, 16, and Tyree Tillman, 20, used the keys, which were stolen along with the victim’s car days earlier, to […]

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Nevada Gun Bill Expected To Become ‘Red Flag’ Law

| May 20, 2019

Nevada Gun Bill Expected To Become ‘Red Flag’ Law Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety says it supported a proposal at the Nevada Legislature that would have allowed counties to pre-empt state gun laws and pass stricter firearm regulations but it became clear that the measure could not pass this year in the face […]

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City Of Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Control Legislation During Ongoing Court Proceedings

| May 20, 2019

City Of Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Control Legislation During Ongoing Court Proceedings The city of Pittsburgh has agreed not to enforce recently passed gun restrictions until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved.  The city is also facing three lawsuits over the gun control laws. One has the support of the National Rifle Association, […]

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Oregon Gun control measure expected back after miss this session

| May 20, 2019

Oregon Gun control measure expected back after miss this session A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return.The measure would have required safe gun storage; placed liability on gun owners if a gun is stolen, but not reported, and […]

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Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Granted Waiver From Deadlines

| May 18, 2019

Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Granted Waiver From Deadlines As previously alerted, yesterday was the deadline for legislation to pass out of the policy committee in the second chamber.  A waiver was granted for Assembly Bill 291, exempting the bill from the deadlines.  This waiver coupled with the rules suspension that occurred earlier this week means that […]

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Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case

| May 17, 2019

Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with […]

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Governor Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants’ Rights Bill

| May 17, 2019

Governor Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants’ Rights Bill On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 302 by Representative Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Time for a National Conversation on Allowing Teachers to Protect Their Classrooms

| May 17, 2019

Time for a National Conversation on Allowing Teachers to Protect Their Classrooms In the wake of tragic and senseless shootings at a high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and a college campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, we once again find ourselves asking why these attacks occur and how we can stop them in the future. […]

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Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up

| May 17, 2019

Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up Once again the Florida Legislature has turned a deaf ear to the pleas of ministers, church administrators and church members.  Churches have repeatedly – for over 3 years – prayed and urged the legislature to correct the provision in Florida law that usurps their right to provide safety […]

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Connecticut: Senate To Vote On Gun Control Bills

| May 17, 2019

Connecticut: Senate To Vote On Gun Control Bills As early as next week, the Connecticut state Senate may hold votes on a broad-based set of gun control legislation.  The state House of Representatives previously passed these to require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, effectively end the centuries old practice of home-manufacturing firearms for personal use, and […]

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Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants’ Rights Bill

| May 17, 2019

Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants’ Rights Bill The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for signing NRA-backed legislation that protects tenants’ rights by prohibiting “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.    View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont: Your Action Needed – Waiting Period Legislation Heads to the Governor

| May 16, 2019

Vermont: Your Action Needed – Waiting Period Legislation Heads to the Governor Yesterday, the Vermont House passed waiting period legislation S.169 by an 82 to 58 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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