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2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle?

| April 22, 2013

2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle? After the gun bill's legislative setbacks, gun control groups vow to take the battle to the 2014 elections – where their power faces a major test View full story

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Future uncertain for gun shop owners in Maryland

| April 21, 2013

Future uncertain for gun shop owners in Maryland With a bill imminent for the governor to sign which will narrow the definition of an assault weapon and require more stringent background checks, gun shop owners are experiencing high sales and waiting for what could happen to their shops come October. View full story Originally posted […]

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2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle?

| April 21, 2013

2014: The next frontier in the gun control battle? As Democratic legislators search for a path forward, however, gun advocacy groups are zeroing in on the next phase of their campaign: Getting the gun bill “no” votes voted out of office in 2014. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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A Texas tantrum

| April 21, 2013

A Texas tantrum A walk in the woods challenges a soldier’s rights View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Time for a Real Response

| April 21, 2013

Time for a Real Response Congress has decisively rejected the politics of cynicism and exploitation, the use of Newtown as a political opportunity to crack down on law-abiding gun owners. Congress has rejected the malicious demonization of the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment supporters. Attempts to teach civil society that continued resistance to Obamaism […]

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Video: April 21: Boston bombings – Patrick, Davis, McCaul, more

| April 21, 2013

The latest on the Boston bombings: Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, CBS News' John Miller and Bob Orr, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. Plus a conversation on gun control with Newtown family members Neil […]

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FOCUS: For gun control, now what? A look at the issue

| April 20, 2013

FOCUS: For gun control, now what? A look at the issue The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress. Just persuading the Senate to debate tougher laws was considered a high hurdle for gun control advocates. They did it with the aid […]

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History, culture, distrust combined to defeat gun control effort

| April 20, 2013

History, culture, distrust combined to defeat gun control effort What began as an energetic effort to finally get something new on gun control on the books wound up last week in defeat after defeat, and the bill was finally pulled. There’s no telling when it will return. View full story

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LATEST NEWS

| April 20, 2013

LATEST NEWS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights activists are rallying at Connecticut's Capitol. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is sponsoring the event, scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the north grounds. View full story

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Shields and Brooks on Resilience During National Trauma, Failure of the Gun Bill

| April 19, 2013

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: And we close the week and this most unusual day of news with the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Mark, I used the word extraordinary at the top of the program, a major American city […]

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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 16 04/19/2013

| April 19, 2013

Grassroots Alert: Vol. 20, No. 16 04/19/2013 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Chris W. Cox’s Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate

| April 19, 2013

Chris W. Cox’s Message to Gun Owners on Their Victory in the Senate While both sides in the gun control debate regroup after our victory in the Senate earlier this week, I want to give credit where credit is due. The credit for Wednesday’s defeat of gun control goes to the countless gun owners and […]

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Drama in the Rose Garden: Defying Senate, Obama Vows to Win on Gun Control

| April 19, 2013

Drama in the Rose Garden: Defying Senate, Obama Vows to Win on Gun Control On Wednesday, the Senate rejected a gun control agenda that President Obama has adopted as his own over the last few months, but to which other gun control supporters have bitterly clung for years: banning an ever-lengthening list of semi-automatic firearms, […]

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Legislative Report #6

| April 19, 2013

Legislative Report #6 Legislative Report #6 is now online (pdf.) Assembly Agriculture Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 23: A-238 – Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions of the agriculture and markets law – OPPOSE. View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

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Montana: Miles City Resource Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Off-road Big Game Retrieval

| April 19, 2013

Montana: Miles City Resource Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Off-road Big Game Retrieval The Bureau of Land Management has released a plan that updates the 1996 Big Dry Resource Management Plan and the 1985 Powder River Resource Management Plan.  The Plan will guide the future management of approximately 3 million surface acres and 12 million […]

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Montana: Miles City Resource Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Off-road Big Game Retrieval

| April 19, 2013

Montana: Miles City Resource Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Off-road Big Game Retrieval The Bureau of Land Management has released a plan that updates the 1996 Big Dry Resource Management Plan and the 1985 Powder River Resource Management Plan.  The Plan will guide the future management of approximately 3 million surface acres and 12 million […]

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Louisiana Update: Firearm Bills under Consideration by the State Legislature

| April 19, 2013

Louisiana Update: Firearm Bills under Consideration by the State Legislature On Wednesday, the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice had its first hearing of the 2013 legislative session.  Anti-gun and pro-gun bills were considered and reviewed, and the following is a summary of these bills and their outcomes in committee.  Please contact your state Representative and urge him or her […]

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Idaho: Hunting Included in New Management Plan for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

| April 19, 2013

Idaho: Hunting Included in New Management Plan for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge The Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to guide management of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years.  The 11,000-acre Refuge is located primarily in southwest Idaho, but includes a small portion within eastern Oregon.   […]

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New Hampshire: Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing in Concord on Tuesday

| April 19, 2013

New Hampshire: Shurtleff Criminal Protection Bill Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing in Concord on Tuesday On Tuesday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 135.  Introduced by state Representative Stephen Shurtleff (D- Merrimack 11), HB 135 will render law-abiding citizens defenseless victims by removing consequences for criminal activity.  The New […]

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Pennsylvania: Attend the 8th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg on April 23

| April 19, 2013

Pennsylvania: Attend the 8th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg on April 23 On Tuesday, April 23, law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters from across Pennsylvania will gather in the Capitol Rotunda for the 8th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg.  Please don’t miss this opportunity to stand […]

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