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New Report on Where Criminals Get Their Guns

| January 11, 2019

New Report on Where Criminals Get Their Guns From the Department of Justice. It’s nothing earthshattering, but it’s a good update to old surveys of prison inmates. Among prisoners serving time for a crime during which they possessed a gun, about half got their weapons either on the underground market (43 percent) or through theft […]

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Textual analysis of HR8, bill to "To require a background check for every firearm sale"

| January 10, 2019

Textual analysis of HR8, bill to "To require a background check for every firearm sale" This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) introduced HR8. According to the title, the bill is “To require a background check for every firearm sale.” The bill does that–and a great deal more. Summary HR8 requires that loans, gifts, and sales […]

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NRA Applauds Sen. Cornyn for Introducing Reciprocity Legislation

| January 10, 2019

NRA Applauds Sen. Cornyn for Introducing Reciprocity Legislation On behalf of our more than 5 million members across the country, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the introduction of S. 69, The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (TX). View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Backs Bills to Make Hoosiers Safer

| January 10, 2019

NRA Backs Bills to Make Hoosiers Safer The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is backing two bills in the Indiana State Legislature that would give law-abiding Hoosiers greater opportunities to defend themselves.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Get Ready for a Financial Assault on the Second Amendment

| January 10, 2019

Get Ready for a Financial Assault on the Second Amendment Maxine Waters has taken over the House Financial Services Committee California Democrat Maxine Waters is the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. To judge from the party’s past behavior and the various proposals emanating from the left, Waters’s Democrats are going to pressure […]

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Dems introduce new federal semi-automatic ‘assault weapon’ ban that includes pistol braces

| January 10, 2019

Dems introduce new federal semi-automatic ‘assault weapon’ ban that includes pistol braces Democrats lead by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday rolled out their most sweeping assault weapons ban proposal since 1994. The planned Assault Weapon Ban of 2019 targets the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of “military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” as […]

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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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