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Washington Supreme Court puts gun control measure I-1639 back on November ballot

| August 24, 2018

Washington Supreme Court puts gun control measure I-1639 back on November ballot  The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the proposed gun-regulations measure, Initiative 1639, will appear on November’s election ballot. The ruling comes after a Thurston County judge earlier this month blocked the proposed initiative after Alan Gottlieb of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and […]

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Read NRA’s Brief on Initiative 1639 to Washington State’s Supreme Court

| August 24, 2018

Read NRA’s Brief on Initiative 1639 to Washington State’s Supreme Court The Washington Constitution specifies few requirements for the initiative process, but the first one is this: “Every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Join Us at the 2018 NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Summit—September 14-16!

| August 24, 2018

Join Us at the 2018 NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Summit—September 14-16! Join like-minded women from all across the country who share a passion for protecting the Second Amendment at a fall Summit in Hot Springs, Virginia. You’ll hear from an incredible line-up of speakers featuring national political leaders, journalists, NRA leaders, and other Second Amendment […]

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Israel Liberalizes Firearms Licensing Regime and Iraq Reexamines Gun Control

| August 24, 2018

Israel Liberalizes Firearms Licensing Regime and Iraq Reexamines Gun Control A pair of Middle East countries are reexamining their approaches to gun control. Earlier this month, Israel moved forward with its previously announced plans to make firearms more widely available to the civilian population. In nearby Iraq, the government has shifted policy to allow for Iraqi civilians […]

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Swing and a Miss: “Experts” Analyze Brett Kavanaugh’s Sports Writing for Clues to Judicial Philosophy

| August 24, 2018

Swing and a Miss: “Experts” Analyze Brett Kavanaugh’s Sports Writing for Clues to Judicial Philosophy We’ve said it before: The media’s output has become so ludicrous and detached from common experience – particularly as it concerns law and politics – that it’s difficult at times to determine what it’s even trying to do. This week’s example comes […]

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What Really Drove the Early ‘90s Crime Wave?

| August 24, 2018

What Really Drove the Early ‘90s Crime Wave? A funny thing happens when you read a study: you actually come to understand the authors’ premise, their evidence, and their conclusion. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kavanaugh popular in Senate battlegrounds

| August 24, 2018

Kavanaugh popular in Senate battlegrounds Voters in three conservative states where Senate Democrats are up for reelection want their senators to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a new poll obtained by POLITICO. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California Legislators Consider Tightening State Gun Laws

| August 24, 2018

California Legislators Consider Tightening State Gun Laws California already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country but lawmakers are considering even more restrictions. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon retailers can’t bar gun sales based on age

| August 24, 2018

Oregon retailers can’t bar gun sales based on age Oregon retailers cannot discriminate against gun buyers based on their age, according to a ruling this week by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Why Judges Matter

| August 23, 2018

Why Judges Matter Can a state attorney general unilaterally reinterpret a gun control statute to retroactively ban firearms that had been openly bought and sold within the state throughout the law’s 20-year history? William G. Young, a federal judge in Massachusetts, said “yes” in Workman v. Healy, the NRA-supported challenge to the attorney general’s ban. That opinion illustrates […]

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2018 Election is an Important Midterm

| August 23, 2018

2018 Election is an Important Midterm Our many battles over the past 147 years have taught us that every election is important. Every decision made by you, the American voter, can have consequences for our country. Perhaps nothing exemplifies that more than Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. There is no doubt that […]

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New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Targets Bear Hunting

| August 23, 2018

New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Targets Bear Hunting Earlier this week, anti-gun and anti-hunting Gov. Phil Murphy continued his pandering to animal rights extremists by issuing an executive order to ban bear hunting on public land in the Garden State. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Canada: New Policy Paper Recommends Criminalizing All Gun Possession

| August 23, 2018

Canada: New Policy Paper Recommends Criminalizing All Gun Possession The Mosaic Institute encourages Canadians and the federal government to take a harder line on possession, recommending the following:1. Criminalize possession of all guns (with the exception of police, military, hunters and gun clubs).2. Set aside a fund to buy back weapons.3. Ratify the United Nations […]

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University of Utah Instructor Ostracizes Concealed Carriers

| August 22, 2018

University of Utah Instructor Ostracizes Concealed Carriers In an outrageous attempt to punish anyone exercising their Second Amendment rights, a University of Utah instructor tried to isolate concealed carry holders by forcing them into a tiny corner in the back of the classroom. The unnamed graduate teaching assistant told her students on the first day […]

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3D-printed guns: Federal judge in Seattle frustrated over case, could make decision by Monday

| August 22, 2018

3D-printed guns: Federal judge in Seattle frustrated over case, could make decision by Monday A federal judge in Seattle said he’ll decide by Monday whether to issue an injunction blocking a Texas man from publishing downloadable blueprints for producing 3D-printable guns, after lawyers argued the case before him early Tuesday. View full story Originally posted […]

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Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment

| August 22, 2018

Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment Montana’s governor is standing by his recent comments that he’d support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it’s one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada judge: State can’t enforce 2016 anti-gun measure

| August 22, 2018

Nevada judge: State can’t enforce 2016 anti-gun measure Proponents should have known the measure “would be contingent upon the FBI’s approval” for the federal agency to take over criminal background checks during private sales of firearms, Clark County District Court Judge Joe Hardy Jr. said. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Canada: Handgun bans are all about dramatic, showy action

| August 22, 2018

Canada: Handgun bans are all about dramatic, showy action One of my first editors once told me the four most dangerous words in the English language are “Something must be done!”Once a politician gets it in his or her head to demonstrate dramatic concern over an issue, he or she will settle on the showiest […]

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Outrage of the Week: New Mexico Principal Bullies Pro-Second Amendment Student

| August 21, 2018

Outrage of the Week: New Mexico Principal Bullies Pro-Second Amendment Student The last person you expect your kid to be bullied by is his school principal. But that’s exactly what Lisa Riley, the mother of a recent high school graduate from Carlsbad, New Mexico, says happened to her son. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Federal appeals court upholds Texas campus carry law

| August 21, 2018

Federal appeals court upholds Texas campus carry law The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld Texas’ campus carry law, delivering another clear victory to the state in a longshot, long-running lawsuit brought by University of Texas at Austin professors opposed to the law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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