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New York state's tough gun law causing a flurry of activity for local municipalities

| March 11, 2013

In the weeks following passage of the New York state SAFE Act, described as the most stringent gun control law in the country by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, municipalities around the state were flooded with calls to determine what the law would mean for gun owners. View full story

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81-year-old halts robbery attempt, The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. 03/11/12

| March 11, 2013

81-year-old halts robbery attempt, The Miami Herald, Miami, Fla. 03/11/12 81-year-old James Stevens was driving home through Ocala, Fla. when he noticed a car following him. Reluctant to go home with the person tailing him, Stevens pulled over and retrieved a .38-caliber revolver from his vehicle. The person behind him followed suit, then got out […]

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Connecticut: Gun-rights allies rally in Hartford against new rules

| March 11, 2013

Connecticut: Gun-rights allies rally in Hartford against new rules More than 1,000 supporters of gun rights, most wearing red stickers reading ”N.R.A. Stand and Fight,” packed the atrium of the State Capitol on Monday as Connecticut’s protracted negotiations on new gun laws seemed to be lurching toward a resolution. View full story Originally posted at […]

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NRA steps up lobbying efforts in Connecticut

| March 11, 2013

NRA steps up lobbying efforts in Connecticut The NRA decided a week ago to help organize a lobby day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released his package of gun control proposals and a bipartisan legislative panel unveiled competing gun violence recommendations from Democrats and Republicans, said John Hohenwarter, an NRA state liaison. View full story […]

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Nevada: Assembly introduces two gun bills

| March 11, 2013

Nevada: Assembly introduces two gun bills A bill mandating background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting armor piercing bullets and taxing firearm sales has been introduced in the Nevada Assembly. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Colorado gun control: Can state with pro-gun past enact new restrictions?

| March 11, 2013

Colorado gun control: Can state with pro-gun past enact new restrictions? Colorado has become a focal point in the gun-control debate, as a package of restrictions on gun ownership advance through the legislature and appear on track to become law. View full story

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Budget Resolution Takes Aim At New York’s SAFE Act – UPDATED | New York Daily News

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

March 11, 2013 11:09 AM Budget Resolution Takes Aim At New York’s SAFE Act – UPDATED BY Glenn Blain Senate Republicans and their governing partners in the Independent Democratic Conference appear to be targeting New York’s new gun control measure with their one-house budget resolution. The resolution, which is likely to be voted on today, […]

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Gun ownership in the US has not, in fact, been declining recently

| March 11, 2013

“Share of homes with guns shows four-decade decline” was the headline in the New York Times a couple of days ago. Similar reports in various news outlets picked up on the apparent slide in US gun ownership, … View full story

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VA says no to SAFE Act | The New York World

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATED to include a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said it will not comply with New York State’s new law requiring mental health providers to report potentially dangerous individuals to state authorities. The Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, the sweeping gun-control law that goes into effect this […]

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State Sen. Kathleen Marchione seeks award nominations

| March 11, 2013

State Sen. Kathleen Marchione seeks award nominations State Sen. Kathleen Marchione seeks award nominations POST STAR State Sen. Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon, announced she is seeking nominations for the annual Senate Women of Distinction program.  Nominees can be local community leaders, business owners, educators, artists or community volunteers. Marchione has established a three-woman advisory panel to […]

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State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices

| March 11, 2013

State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices State officials: Name sites in casino bill; include Saratoga Springs among choices Monday, March 11, 2013 By PAUL POSTppost@saratogian.comTwitter.com/paulvpost SARATOGA SPRINGS — State officials, backed by local leaders, say full casino sites should be identified before putting a gambling referendum to a public […]

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Senator Marchione Supports "Casino Gaming Transparency Act"

| March 11, 2013

Senator Marchione Supports "Casino Gaming Transparency Act" This morning I stood with my colleagues in the state Legislature, Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, as we unveiled — and advocated for — new legislation, the “Casino Gaming Transparency Act,” at a press conference in Saratoga Springs.  The Act would help shed […]

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VA says it won't follow New York gun law

| March 11, 2013

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won't comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others. View full story

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Delaware Update: Hearing Time Rescheduled for Bill to Criminalize Private Sales

| March 11, 2013

Delaware Update: Hearing Time Rescheduled for Bill to Criminalize Private Sales In January, Governor Jack Markell (D) unleashed a five-point plan to subject Delaware to sweeping gun control measures, as reported by NRA-ILA.  Last week, the latest of his measures was filed as House Bill 35.  HB 35 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee that scheduled […]

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Hawaii: Gun Registration Bill Passes the Senate

| March 11, 2013

Hawaii: Gun Registration Bill Passes the Senate On March 5, Senate Bill 69 passed out of the state Senate by a 21-3 vote. Introduced by state senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green (D-3), SB 69 was originally a gun buy-back bill, but has since evolved into a firearm registration and background check bill. […]

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Texas House Committee to Hold Public Hearings on NRA-Backed Campus Carry and Open Carry Bills this Week in Austin

| March 11, 2013

Texas House Committee to Hold Public Hearings on NRA-Backed Campus Carry and Open Carry Bills this Week in Austin The Texas House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety will hold public hearings on the NRA-supported measures listed below this Thursday, March 14, in Room E2.010 of the Capitol Extension in Austin.  This committee normally […]

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Connecticut: Thousands of Second Amendment Supporters Attend Important Lobby Day

| March 11, 2013

Connecticut: Thousands of Second Amendment Supporters Attend Important Lobby Day Your National Rifle Association, in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, hosted a critical Lobby Day today.  Over 3,000 Second Amendment activists descended on Hartford to communicate to their state legislators that they […]

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Westfield leaders reaffirm support of Constitution – ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – Dunkirk | The Observer

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

March 11, 2013 By ANN BELCHER – OBSERVER Correspondent , The OBSERVER WESTFIELD – The elected officials in the Village of Westfield reaffirmed their oaths of office during their regular Board of Trustees meeting by passing their first resolution of the year: to pledge continued support of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amend-ment. The basis for […]

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Wyoming Legislature Concludes Session with Mixed Results for Gun Owners

| March 11, 2013

Wyoming Legislature Concludes Session with Mixed Results for Gun Owners The Wyoming Legislature concluded its 2013 session with mixed results for law-abiding gun owners.  Although one pro-hunting reform was passed and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead (R), two more pro-gun reforms were left on the Senate’s calendar and defeated through deceptive procedural tactics without receiving a fair […]

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New York's gun shops, shooting ranges report upsurge in business

| March 11, 2013

BUFFALO — Gun shops, shooting ranges and county clerks’ offices have seen an upsurge in business since the state Legislature rushed through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping set of gun laws in December.  View full story

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