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GOP’s Kilgore Says Northam’s Gun Control Bills ‘Dead on Arrival’

| January 9, 2019

GOP’s Kilgore Says Northam’s Gun Control Bills ‘Dead on Arrival’ The Republican lawmaker from Southwest, who supports the Second Amendment, said Governor Northam’s gun control bills were “dead on arrival” and did not expect any of them to advance to the House floor. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Bloomberg-Backed Lawmakers Launch All-Out Attack on Your Second Amendment Rights: Gun Control Bills Pre-Filed for 2019 Legislative Session

| January 9, 2019

Bloomberg-Backed Lawmakers Launch All-Out Attack on Your Second Amendment Rights: Gun Control Bills Pre-Filed for 2019 Legislative Session While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, anti-gun lawmakers who support Bloomberg’s radical gun control agenda have already started pre-filing unprecedented attacks on your Second Amendment rights. View […]

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Western Caucus Rebukes Introduction of Speaker Pelosi’s Gun Control Bill

| January 9, 2019

Western Caucus Rebukes Introduction of Speaker Pelosi’s Gun Control Bill Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus released statements rebuking the introduction of H.R.8, Speaker Pelosi’s gun control bill. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Alaska: Alaska calls for less federal control of wildlife management

| January 9, 2019

Alaska: Alaska calls for less federal control of wildlife management The U.S. Department of the Interior in September asked states what it could do to “restore trust and be a good neighbor.” Alaska’s acting wildlife commissioner has provided a long list of suggestions. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Supports Legislation Banning Semi-Automatic Weapons

| January 9, 2019

Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Supports Legislation Banning Semi-Automatic Weapons Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf supports legislation to ban semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15 rifle, which was used in the recent mass shootings including in Las Vegas in 2017 and at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last year. During an interview with KDKA Radio, the governor reiterated […]

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Senators Murphy, Blumenthal Detail Background Check Bill

| January 8, 2019

Senators Murphy, Blumenthal Detail Background Check Bill Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal this week detailed legislation mandating universal background checks for gun purchases. The Background Check Expansion Act is Murphy’s first bill of the 116th Congress.  Under the bill, which accompanies legislation backed by House Democrats, all gun purchases would require a […]

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Republicans, Gun-Rights Groups Vow to Fight Va. Gov’s Gun-Control Proposals

| January 8, 2019

Republicans, Gun-Rights Groups Vow to Fight Va. Gov’s Gun-Control Proposals Virginia Republicans, the National Rifle Association, and a state-based gun-rights group announced their opposition this week to a gun-control package recently unveiled by Democratic governor Ralph Northam. Kirk Cox, the Republican speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates, outlined in a Monday tweet his party’s approach […]

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Democrats to Introduce Bill Expanding Background Checks on Gun Sales

| January 8, 2019

Democrats to Introduce Bill Expanding Background Checks on Gun Sales Democrats’ long-pledged push to tighten the country’s gun laws will take center stage when lawmakers introduce legislation Tuesday aimed at expanding background checks on gun sales. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Rep. Mike Thompson (D., Calif.), who leads a task force focused on reducing gun violence, and […]

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Editorial Board: Key to reduced school shootings

| January 8, 2019

Editorial Board: Key to reduced school shootings A recent Federal Commission on School Safety report tackled issues related to school shootings. Among the findings, officials concluded age limits on gun purchases would have little deterrent effect, but that encouraging people to report disturbing student behavior could have significant benefit. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Murphy, Blumenthal to reintroduce background checks bill

| January 8, 2019

Murphy, Blumenthal to reintroduce background checks bill Connecticut’s two Democratic senators are reintroducing legislation expanding federal background checks for firearms sales. U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal acknowledge it will be challenging to pass the bill in the Senate, but they’re optimistic there will be political pressure on their colleagues if similar gun control […]

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House Democrats to introduce gun bill on anniversary of Gabrielle Giffords shooting

| January 8, 2019

House Democrats to introduce gun bill on anniversary of Gabrielle Giffords shooting On the eighth anniversary of the day when then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and nearly assassinated, U.S. House Democrats are set to introduce legislation to expand background checks to nearly every gun sale. Giffords, D-Ariz., who served in Congress from […]

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Gabby Giffords: Expanding Backgrounds Only the ‘First Step’

| January 8, 2019

Gabby Giffords: Expanding Backgrounds Only the ‘First Step’ As House Democrats embark on an effort to expand background checks Gabby Giffords is making clear that it is only the “first step” in a larger push for gun control. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Indiana: Lake County Council to Consider Firearm Discharge Ordinance

| January 7, 2019

Indiana: Lake County Council to Consider Firearm Discharge Ordinance On January 8th at 10:00AM, the Lake County Council will be considering amending Ordinance No. 1314B regulating the discharge of firearms in unincorporated areas of the county. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California Legislature Convenes for 2019 Session

| January 7, 2019

California Legislature Convenes for 2019 Session Today, Monday, January 7th, the California Legislature reconvened in Sacramento for the 2019 legislative session. Lawmakers are wasting no time introducing bills to limit your Second Amendment rights in the Golden State. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gov. Northam’s Gun Control Package Would Ban Boy Scouts’ .22 Rifles

| January 7, 2019

Gov. Northam’s Gun Control Package Would Ban Boy Scouts’ .22 Rifles Democratic Governor Ralph Northam rolled out a gun control package which could be bad news for the Boy Scouts: it bans the common .22 rifle on which many young people learn to shoot. Among the bills in the sweeping proposal is one which the […]

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Dems to push gun control on anniversary of Giffords shooting

| January 7, 2019

Dems to push gun control on anniversary of Giffords shooting Days after reclaiming the House majority, Democrats are introducing gun control legislation timed for the anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms […]

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State senator takes another run at Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania

| January 7, 2019

State senator takes another run at Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania State Sen. Dan Laughlin plans to reintroduce legislation this month that would permit hunting on some Sundays in Pennsylvania. Laughlin, R-49th Dist., proposed similar legislation a year ago, but couldn’t get the support necessary to get it approved. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Paralyzed 8-year-old gifted new hunting gear to replace his stolen equipment

| January 7, 2019

Paralyzed 8-year-old gifted new hunting gear to replace his stolen equipment Just before Christmas, an 8-year-old boy lost all his hunting gear to thieves, and he’s now finding out that good people outweigh the bad in the world. Jayce Collum was devastated when his gear was stolen in December, but now people have been sending […]

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Washington: I-1639 Provision In Effect, Infringing Rights of Young Adults

| January 7, 2019

Washington: I-1639 Provision In Effect, Infringing Rights of Young Adults With the start of 2019, one provision from Initiative 1639 has taken effect.  I-1639 classifies semi-automatic rifles commonly owned for recreation and self-defense as “assault” weapons and prohibits young adults under the age of 21 from purchasing them. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Florida: Anti-Gun Lobbyists – OR – Hired-Gun Mercenaries?

| January 4, 2019

Florida: Anti-Gun Lobbyists – OR – Hired-Gun Mercenaries? An article posted on FLORIDA POLITICS  dated 12/25/2018 titled The 12 Days of Christmas …reported that NY Billionaire  Mike Bloomberg’s anti-gun group “Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund” has hired the Smith Bryan & Myers lobbying team of Matt Bryan, David Daniels, Thomas Griffin, Jeff Hartley, Lisa […]

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