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Oklahoma: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes

| February 5, 2018

Oklahoma: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes Today, the Oklahoma Legislature began its 2018 Legislative Session. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Hampshire: Pro-Gun Legislation to be Considered on House Floor

| February 5, 2018

New Hampshire: Pro-Gun Legislation to be Considered on House Floor On Wednesday, February 7, the New Hampshire House will consider House Bill 1749 and Floor Amendment 0408H. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Tennessee: Bill Introduced to Create Tax Exemption for Gun Safes

| February 5, 2018

Tennessee: Bill Introduced to Create Tax Exemption for Gun Safes Last week, Representative William Lamberth and Senator Kerry Roberts filed House Bill 2183 and Senate Bill 2476 respectively, NRA-backed legislation that would create a tax exemption for the purchase of gun safes. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night

| February 5, 2018

Tow-truck driver shoots man in self-defense Friday night A man was shot by a tow-truck driver who New Orleans police say was acting in self-defense Friday night in the Lower Garden District. Officers were called to the 1800 block of Felicity Street just after 6 p.m. where a tow-truck driver reported shooting a man who […]

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One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township

| February 5, 2018

One shot after home invasion in Springdale Township Allegheny County 911 was notified about a home invasion, by a known person, and shots fired at 1206 Butler Road, just after 10 a.m. on Sunday. Springdale Township police responded and found the Joseph Secora, 39, lying in a field across the street with a gunshot wound. […]

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Kansas: Bill aims to lower age on Right-to-Carry

| February 5, 2018

Kansas: Bill aims to lower age on Right-to-Carry The Kansas House waded into the controversial arena of concealed firearms Thursday to advance a bill establishing a reciprocity system with other states and lowering to 18 the age licensed individuals would be eligible to carry hidden firearms in Kansas. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois high court says gun ban near parks unconstitutional

| February 5, 2018

Illinois high court says gun ban near parks unconstitutional An Illinois law banning guns within 1,000 feet of public parks violates a right under the Second Amendment to carry a weapon outside the home for self-defense, the state Supreme Court concluded in a unanimous decision issued on Thursday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: Bill targets those with mental illness

| February 5, 2018

California: Bill targets those with mental illness The assemblyman’s bill would permanently remove the firearms of a person who has been placed on a 5150 hold twice in one year. It would also prohibit psychiatric facilities from filling out petition forms on a former patient’s behalf to have the guns returned. View full story Originally […]

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Maryland: Democrats want to drop handgun appeals board

| February 5, 2018

Maryland: Democrats want to drop handgun appeals board Maryland Democrats want to eliminate the state board that hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits and put such decisions in the hands of administrative law judges, rather than gubernatorial appointees. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New York: State Rifle & Pistol group takes on New York’s conceal-carry laws

| February 5, 2018

New York: State Rifle & Pistol group takes on New York’s conceal-carry laws The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state regulations that prohibit many gun owners from carrying their firearms in public areas without judicial authorization. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Washington: Gun Control Bills Fail to Meet Deadline

| February 4, 2018

Washington: Gun Control Bills Fail to Meet Deadline Friday, February 2nd marked the deadline for bills to be voted out of committee in the house in which they originated.  As previously reported, several anti-gun bills received committee votes prior to this deadline; however, many of the bills NRA-ILA has been actively opposing in Olympia failed to receive a vote […]

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Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline

| February 4, 2018

Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline This Wednesday, February 7th, will be the last day for action on bill reports by the Joint Committees in the Legislature.  Currently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security are considering several pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun legislation that are of interest to gun owners in […]

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Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bills Moving In Olympia

| February 3, 2018

Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bills Moving In Olympia The Senate Law & Justice Committee voted several anti-gun bills out of committee this week, including Substitute SB 5444 to create a back-door registry and 10 day waiting period on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.  In addition, the House Judiciary committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 5992 on February 9th at 8:00AM to ban […]

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Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline

| February 3, 2018

Massachusetts: Pro-Gun Bills Nearing Committee Deadline Next Wednesday, February 7th, will be the last day for action on bill reports by the Joint Committees in the Legislature.  Currently, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security are considering several pro-gun bills as well as anti-gun legislation that are of interest to gun owners in […]

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Push Already Underway as Legislature Convenes Next Week

| February 3, 2018

Oregon: Anti-Gun Push Already Underway as Legislature Convenes Next Week The 2018 Oregon Legislative Session is set to convene on Monday, February 5th, and the House Judiciary Committee has already scheduled a public hearing on anti-gun legislation.  House Bill 4145, which would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights, is scheduled for […]

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Hawaii: Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety

| February 3, 2018

Hawaii: Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety On February 1st, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) heard Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436. Decision making for both measures has been deferred until February 6th.  The House Committee on Judiciary […]

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New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry

| February 2, 2018

New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry The scope of New Hampshire’s permitless carry law expanded this week with reports that the state Attorney General’s office has determined that local school officials cannot prohibit firearms on school grounds.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks

| February 2, 2018

Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state prohibition on firearm possession within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the Second Amendment. The case is People v. Chairez. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

| February 2, 2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever! Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s important, much less what’s […]

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Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression

| February 2, 2018

Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression Lawmakers in California must have temporarily exhausted their store of ideas for legislating against law-abiding gun enthusiasts. After years of padding the bureaucracy with ever more complicated rules, restrictions and bans for people who legally own and enjoy guns, lawmakers are now considering a measure to strike […]

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