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Washington: Committee Deadline For Bills Passes

| February 25, 2019

Washington: Committee Deadline For Bills Passes Friday, February 22nd, was the deadline for all bills to advance out of committee.  Bills which have advanced will be considered by their respective full chambers for floor votes.  Bills which failed to advance have likely been defeated for this year. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA assails Hollywood, AOC, CNN’s Acosta over gun rights

| February 25, 2019

NRA assails Hollywood, AOC, CNN’s Acosta over gun rights In a message timed for tonight’s Oscars, the National Rifle Association is rolling out its biggest gun to call on the country to focus on teaching children their Constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment, instead of tearing those rights down in a drive to socialism. View […]

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Dems move toward first vote on gun crontrol

| February 25, 2019

Dems move toward first vote on gun crontrol In the most high-profile congressional vote on gun control in years, House Democrats are set to pass a bipartisan measure this week that mandates federal background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine: Bill to Shut Down Shooting Ranges Defeated

| February 25, 2019

Maine: Bill to Shut Down Shooting Ranges Defeated This morning, the Maine State and Local Government Committee held a public hearing on Legislative Document 489, which would have allowed noise ordinances to be used to shut down local shooting ranges.  At the sponsor’s request and after hearing input from citizens, the committee opted to protect Maine’s sport shooting ranges and voted unanimously […]

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Oklahoma: Senate to Vote on Constitutional Carry Legislation This Week!

| February 25, 2019

Oklahoma: Senate to Vote on Constitutional Carry Legislation This Week! On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Senate is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry Legislation, House Bill 2597.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: 2019 General Assembly Adjourned Sine Die

| February 25, 2019

Virginia: 2019 General Assembly Adjourned Sine Die On February 24th, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die from the 2019 Regular Session.  During this session, Governor Ralph Northam and anti-gun lawmakers launched an ambitious campaign to impose sweeping, New York style gun control in the Commonwealth.  Your NRA, along with our members and other Second Amendment […]

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Virginia: 2019 General Assembly Adjourned Sine Die

| February 24, 2019

Virginia: 2019 General Assembly Adjourned Sine Die On February 24th, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die from the 2019 Regular Session.  During this session, Governor Ralph Northam and anti-gun lawmakers launched an ambitious campaign to impose sweeping, New York style gun control in the Commonwealth.  Your NRA, along with our members and other Second Amendment […]

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Montana: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Legislation to Provide Property Tax Exemption for Ranges

| February 24, 2019

Montana: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Legislation to Provide Property Tax Exemption for Ranges On Monday at 8:00am, the Montana Senate Taxation Committee is scheduled to Consider House Bill 226. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Montana: Preemption Strengthening Legislation Referred to Senate Committee

| February 23, 2019

Montana: Preemption Strengthening Legislation Referred to Senate Committee Yesterday, the Montana House passed legislation to strengthen Montana’s state preemption laws, House Bill 325, by a 57 to 42 vote.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Mexico Action Needed! – House Committee to Consider New York Style Gun Control Legislation on Tuesday!

| February 23, 2019

New Mexico Action Needed! – House Committee to Consider New York Style Gun Control Legislation on Tuesday! On Tuesday, February 26 at 1:30pm in Room 317, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider legislation, Senate Bill 8, that would criminalize most private firearm transfers in New Mexico. View full story Originally […]

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Maine: Anti-Gun Legislators Trying to Shut Down Shooting Ranges

| February 22, 2019

Maine: Anti-Gun Legislators Trying to Shut Down Shooting Ranges On February 25th, the Maine State and Local Government Committee will hold a hearing on Legislative Document 489, which would allow noise ordinances to be used to shut down local shooting ranges. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives Next Week

| February 22, 2019

Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives Next Week As we reported last week, anti-gun members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with two gun control bills. These bills will be on the House floor next week, so please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to […]

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Bloomberg’s Everytown: Criminalizing Private Transfers is About Creating “Culture of Compliance”

| February 22, 2019

Bloomberg’s Everytown: Criminalizing Private Transfers is About Creating “Culture of Compliance” If you were still under the impression that gun control was about giving law enforcement the tools to target violent criminals, think again. At a February 12 hearing concerning Nevada Senate Bill 143 that criminalizes the private transfer of firearms, Attorney for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for […]

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Colorado: Contact Your Lawmakers in Opposition to Anti-Gun “Red Flag” Bill

| February 22, 2019

Colorado: Contact Your Lawmakers in Opposition to Anti-Gun “Red Flag” Bill Thursday evening, after hours of testimony, the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass the “red flag” bill on a party line 7 to 4 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

| February 22, 2019

Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee On February 21st, the Iowa state House Public Safety Committee passed House Joint Resolution 3 by a vote of 11-10 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right. HJR […]

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Defending Second Amendment Rights

| February 22, 2019

Defending Second Amendment Rights The right to bear arms is a constitutional right and it is one that I do not plan to give up any time in the near future. Unfortunately for those of us who are ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, Democrats controlling the House of Representatives have different plans for gun […]

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South Dakota: Enhanced Preemption Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk

| February 22, 2019

South Dakota: Enhanced Preemption Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk Yesterday, the South Dakota Senate passed Enhanced Preemption Legislation, House Bill 1056, by a 31 to 3 vote. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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What Lurks Behind "Universal" Background Checks

| February 22, 2019

What Lurks Behind "Universal" Background Checks In January, while the United States government was still partially shut down, anti-gun members of the U.S. House of Representatives decided to focus on gun control rather than ensuring that the country has a functional government. Arch anti-gunner Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) quarterbacked the effort in her capacity as Speaker […]

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West Virginia: Campus Carry Moves to House Floor

| February 21, 2019

West Virginia: Campus Carry Moves to House Floor On February 21st, the West Virginia state House Finance Committee voted to pass House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act.  HB 2519 would ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus.  HB 2519 […]

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Tennessee: House Committee to Consider New Concealed Carry Permit Legislation

| February 21, 2019

Tennessee: House Committee to Consider New Concealed Carry Permit Legislation Yesterday, the House Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee passed House Bill 1264. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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