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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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Vermont House passes 24-hour waiting period for gun purchases

| May 16, 2019

Vermont House passes 24-hour waiting period for gun purchases The Vermont House on Wednesday evening gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169 (link is external) on a vote of 82-58. The law is intended to provide a “cooling off” period for people considering suicide. The bill also updates language regarding the purchase and use […]

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NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge

| May 16, 2019

NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge NRA Applauds Attorney General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation

| May 16, 2019

Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation Yesterday, Wednesday, May 15 the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 595, sponsored by Representative Proncey Robertson (R-7), with a vote scheduled for next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Trump Administration Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn NYC Gun Law

| May 16, 2019

Trump Administration Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn NYC Gun Law The Trump administration late Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn New York City’s controversial rule that bans individuals from transporting handguns outside their home in most cases. In a brief filed with the high court, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice, which […]

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Robbery Suspect Shot by Cleveland Cellphone Store Employee Charged in Separate Hold-up

| May 16, 2019

Robbery Suspect Shot by Cleveland Cellphone Store Employee Charged in Separate Hold-up A Cleveland man shot by a Metro by T-Mobile employee during an attempted robbery also committed a hold-up days earlier at another cellphone store, court records say. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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You Can’t Enact ‘Near-Universal’ Background Checks via Executive Order

| May 16, 2019

You Can’t Enact ‘Near-Universal’ Background Checks via Executive Order Kamala Harris is upping her gun-control game, apparently in a desire to keep up with Cory Booker. Specifically, she’s threatening executive action if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidency, and she’s gradually putting out details of what she thinks she […]

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John Lott: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities

| May 16, 2019

John Lott: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities Name a gun control regulation, and you’ll find Democratic presidential candidates who enthusiastically support it. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., promised Wednesday that if she becomes president she will use executive orders to mandate background checks on the private transfers of guns, […]

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Major overhaul of Illinois gun card program would require fingerprinting

| May 16, 2019

Major overhaul of Illinois gun card program would require fingerprinting New legislation introduced late Wednesday afternoon in Springfield would, for the first time, require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Under the proposal, a Firearm Owners Identification Card would surge in price from $10 to $50 and the duration of the card would be cut in […]

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Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate

| May 15, 2019

Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate Earlier today, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 392 with a bipartisan vote of 8 to 1, sponsored by Senator Randy Price (R-13).  SB 392 could be heard as soon as tomorrow by the full Senate.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Father Shoots, Kills Home Intruder in Lancaster

| May 15, 2019

Father Shoots, Kills Home Intruder in Lancaster A man was fatally shot after allegedly breaking into a Lancaster home on Sunday. The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. in the 45100 block of Loma Vista Drive. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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King County Sheriff Releases 911 Audio of Fatal Home Invasion

| May 15, 2019

King County Sheriff Releases 911 Audio of Fatal Home Invasion Authorities released the 911 call recording of a home invasion in Seattle’s White Center neighborhood, where the homeowner shot and killed the 29-year-old intruder. A newly-trained 911 operator received a call at about 2:40 a.m. on April 22 from a man who claimed an intruder […]

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NRA Supports Guns Save Life’s Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act

| May 15, 2019

NRA Supports Guns Save Life’s Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life, an organization dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of Illinois residents.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pavlich blasts Kamala Harris’ proposed executive action on gun control: ‘Attack on Second Amendment rights’

| May 15, 2019

Pavlich blasts Kamala Harris’ proposed executive action on gun control: ‘Attack on Second Amendment rights’ Katie Pavlich said Sen. Kamala Harris’ proposed executive action on gun control would be “an attack on Second Amendment rights.” Harris, D-Calif, is expected to pledge at a campaign event in New Hampshire Wednesday that if she’s elected president, she would sign an executive […]

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Will Not Be Moving Forward

| May 14, 2019

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Will Not Be Moving Forward Last week, a pro-Second Amendment group of Senators took a stand against Senate Bill 978 by refusing to participate in floor sessions until the omnibus gun control bill was withdrawn from consideration.  Yesterday, Oregon Senate Leadership reached an agreement that anti-gun legislation, which includes SB 978, will not be […]

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Nevada: Policy Committee Deadline Rapidly Approaching, Continue to Contact Members of the Judiciary Committee!

| May 14, 2019

Nevada: Policy Committee Deadline Rapidly Approaching, Continue to Contact Members of the Judiciary Committee! May 17th is the deadline for legislation to pass out of the policy committee in the second chamber.  Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153, which were previously heard in a joint Judiciary Committee hearing, can be scheduled for a work session […]

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Louisiana: Your Action Needed – House to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow

| May 14, 2019

Louisiana: Your Action Needed – House to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow Tomorrow, the Louisiana House is scheduled to consider preemption legislation, House Bill 281.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Vermont: Waiting Period Legislation Passes House Committee

| May 14, 2019

Vermont: Waiting Period Legislation Passes House Committee Monday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee passed S.169 on a 7-4 vote, setting up a potential gun debate on the House floor during the last days of the 2019 legislative session. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Would-be Robber Shot Dead by Grand Prairie Homeowner

| May 14, 2019

Would-be Robber Shot Dead by Grand Prairie Homeowner A home invasion suspect was shot dead by a Grand Prairie homeowner early Monday. Police said the suspect, Rayme Castilleja, 20, “specifically targeted the residence” in the 2000 block of Plains Court about 1:15 a.m. Monday in an attempt to rob the homeowner. View full story Originally […]

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Pa. Lawmakers Move to Bar Local Gun Laws in Wake of Pittsburgh Measures

| May 14, 2019

Pa. Lawmakers Move to Bar Local Gun Laws in Wake of Pittsburgh Measures When Pittsburgh passed restrictions on guns last month, it reignited a fight over which level of government should regulate firearms. In recent weeks, two Republican lawmakers began pushing to strengthen the state’s control over gun regulations and make it easier for some […]

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