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Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House

| April 12, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House Yesterday, House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by an overwhelming 126-25 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-49), HB 533 would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked […]

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Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions

| April 11, 2013

Analysis: U.S. gun-control bill could weaken N.J.'s restrictions In New Jersey, which has some of the country’s toughest gun laws already, gun-control advocates are nervous about federal gun-control legislation. In particular, they worry that a provision included to allow interstate handgun sales could open a loophole in the Garden State’s strict background checks. View full […]

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate

| April 11, 2013

Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings… View full story

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Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act

| April 11, 2013

Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act Rifle group tries to halt SAFE Act – The New York Rifle and Pistol Association plans to take legal action Monday to stop New York’s new gun-control measures.  Association President Thomas King and state Assemblyman Marc Butler talked about the legal effort with about 100 local gun owners […]

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1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws

| April 11, 2013

1,500 bills taking aim at gun laws Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A Connecticut gun-maker announced on Wednesday it intends to leave the state, just six days after passage of restrictive gun control legislation, while another manufacturer, Stag Arms, […]

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Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York

| April 11, 2013

Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed at loosening state restrictions on firearms. The justices are meeting in private Friday to discuss adding […]

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Senate girds for long slog on gun bill

| April 11, 2013

Senate girds for long slog on gun bill The Senate’s dramatic filibuster-busting vote Thursday to move forward on a gun-safety bill is being cast as a historic breakthrough, testing the strength of the gun lobby and opening a door to the first major gun-control law since 1994. But it’s just the first step in what […]

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Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill

| April 11, 2013

Texas House panel approves guns on campus bill Two days after a knife-wielding attacker wounded more than a dozen people on a Texas college campus, a state House panel voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into college buildings and classrooms. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens

| April 11, 2013

Repeal of Maine gun permit law sought by dozens Gun rights activists showed up in force Thursday at the State House to support a bill that would overturn a 96-year-old Maine requirement for people to obtain a permit if they want to carry a concealed weapon. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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First lawsuit filed against new Connecticut gun laws

| April 11, 2013

NEW LONDON — Lawsuits have been threatened against the state's new sweeping gun legislation, and the first to be filed is by the Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, a relatively new View full story

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Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters

| April 11, 2013

Quinn rallies with pro-gun control supporters SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn rallied today with pro-gun control forces on the Capitol’s front lawn, saying Illinois needs tougher gun laws because he’s “tired of going to funerals.”         View full story

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States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year

| April 11, 2013

States Introduced More Than 1,000 Gun Bills Last Year The percentage of gun control bills has gone up since last year. View full story

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What happens next with gun control in the Senate?

| April 11, 2013

What happens next with gun control in the Senate? The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate? View full story

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Shooting Blanks: Daily News Gun Control Cover Can’t Beat Punny Post

| April 11, 2013

This morning, The New York Post gave the news that Anthony Weiner is contemplating a political comeback a pun-filled cover treatment . Meanwhile, the Daily News devoted its front page to their ongoing coverage (some may call advocacy) of the gun control debate. On a day when every tabloids' favorite congressman is back in the […]

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High court weighs taking up new case on gun rights – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

| April 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed at loosening state restrictions on firearms. View full story

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Fox’s Megyn Kelly Reports On New York State Confiscating Weapons From Law-Abiding Citizen

| April 11, 2013

According to a report on Fox News Channel with host Megyn Kelly , the state of New York recently accessed an individual’s medical records and determined that they should be ineligible to possess a firearm. The state ordered that this individual surrender his weapons, which he did. However, as Kelly reported, the individual told to […]

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State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision

| April 11, 2013

State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision State Police Mistakenly Enforce SAFE Act Provision – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said the New York State Police made a mistake when they enforced a mental health provision of the New York SAFE Act.  Jacobs said he was ordered in an email from State Police to contact […]

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Guns, Violence and the Global Village: Can Youth Build an Alliance to End the Killing?

| April 11, 2013

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy and the resulting push for stronger federal gun laws, Global Kids (www.globalkids.org) will bring together 600 students from across New York City for … View full story

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Tennessee: Permit Confidentiality Bill Goes to Governor for Approval

| April 11, 2013

Tennessee: Permit Confidentiality Bill Goes to Governor for Approval Today, important progress was made in the Tennessee General Assembly in order to protect the privacy of all Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) holders when the state House concurred with the state Senate’s technical amendment to House Bill 9.  This critical confidentiality protection legislation now goes to Governor Bill Haslam for approval.  […]

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Da'Quan Bowers in New York for felony gun charge today

| April 11, 2013

Attorney optimistic case will be resolved View full story

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