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U.S. Senate Committee approves "assault weapons" ban

| March 14, 2013

U.S. Senate Committee approves "assault weapons" ban  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arkansas: House Committee Passes Bill to Protect Firearm Retailers

| March 14, 2013

Arkansas: House Committee Passes Bill to Protect Firearm Retailers Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 1503.  Introduced by state Representative Justin Harris (R-81), HB 1503 would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those deceptively orchestrated by billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  View full story Originally posted […]

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Kansas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills

| March 14, 2013

Kansas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills The Kansas House of Representatives approved two pro-gun reforms today.  House Bill 2055, allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense in any public buildings that lack adequate security, passed by an 84 to 38 vote.  Also, House Bill 2052, exempting citizens from prosecution if they discharge […]

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New York Deal to Add Controls at Most Gun Shows in State

| March 14, 2013

New York State’s attorney general brokered a deal on new rules after an operation in which agents were able to buy weapons without any screening. View full story

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Most N.Y. Gun Shows to Take Steps on Background Checks

| March 14, 2013

New York State’s attorney general brokered a deal on new rules after an operation in which agents were able to buy weapons without any screening. View full story

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Supervisors call for repeal of NY SAFE Act – Hudson Catskill Newspapers: News

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:30 am | Updated: 11:11 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013. By Nathan Mayberg Hudson-Catskill Newspapers COLUMBIA COUNTY — Following passionate speeches by the public, which cited Thomas Jefferson and the Greco-Persian Wars, the full Columbia County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night on a resolution calling for the repeal of […]

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Washington: Freedom Prevails in Olympia – Anti-Gun Legislation Dead for 2013

| March 14, 2013

Washington: Freedom Prevails in Olympia – Anti-Gun Legislation Dead for 2013 Freedom has prevailed again in Olympia!  Yesterday was the deadline for legislation to be voted out of its chamber of origin.  Thanks to your hard work and relentless opposition, House Bill 1588 failed to come up for a vote on the House floor.  The […]

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Nevada: Pro-Gun Groups Not Invited to Speak at Gun Control Hearing

| March 14, 2013

Nevada: Pro-Gun Groups Not Invited to Speak at Gun Control Hearing State Senator Tick Segerblom (D-3) has scheduled an informational hearing on gun control tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. in room 1214 of the Legislative Building in Carson City, located at 401 South Carson Street.  It […]

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Illinois: House Speaker Continues Assault on the Second Amendment

| March 14, 2013

Illinois: House Speaker Continues Assault on the Second Amendment House Speaker Mike Madigan continues to force votes on dozens of amendments filed on shell bills in an effort to build his own omnibus gun control bill.  Your state Representative needs to hear from you NOW!  Due to Madigan’s trickery and forceful behavior, votes on these […]

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In New York, standoff with gunman accused of killing four

| March 13, 2013

By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – A standoff in upstate New York with a man suspected of killing four people in two separate shootings on Wednesday continued late into the night with police surrounding the building where the suspected gunman was believed to be barricaded. The man was identified by state police as Kurt Myers, 64, […]

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Texas lawmakers take aim at federal gun-control efforts

| March 13, 2013

Texas lawmakers take aim at federal gun-control efforts Texas lawmakers take aim at federal gun-control efforts Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:21 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Bills that would exempt locally made firearms from any new restrictions and jail Texas […]

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Texas lawmakers seek protection from federal gun laws

| March 13, 2013

Texas lawmakers seek protection from federal gun laws Texas lawmakers seek protection from federal gun laws Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:50 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Bills that would exempt locally made firearms from any new restrictions and jail Texas […]

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Colorado lawmakers approve sweeping gun-control measures

| March 13, 2013

Colorado lawmakers approve sweeping gun-control measures By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Both chambers of the majority Democratic Colorado legislature approved a package of four gun-control measures on Wednesday, capping months of debate in a state that has experienced two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The most controversial of the bills that […]

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Schumer’s ‘background check’ bill criminalizes most gun loans and registers firearms

| March 13, 2013

Schumer’s ‘background check’ bill criminalizes most gun loans and registers firearms When I go shooting with friends, we head out into the desert and inevitably we admire each other’s firearms and swap ‘em for a try to compare their accuracy, feel and overall abilities. That makes us criminals under the “background check” bill currently under […]

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North Carolina: Hunting and Recreational Shooting at Stake in Management Plan for Two National Forests

| March 13, 2013

North Carolina: Hunting and Recreational Shooting at Stake in Management Plan for Two National Forests The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of revising the management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.  When completed, the plan will guide management of the two national forests for approximately 15 years.  Nearly all decisions made […]

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Congressional committees make some gun rights provisions permanent

| March 13, 2013

Congressional committees make some gun rights provisions permanent With gun safety measures headed to the Senate floor, members of the House and Senate appropriations committees have quietly made permanent four formerly temporary gun rights provisions largely favored by Republicans. Those provisions are part of a spending bill that would keep the government running through Sept. […]

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Colorado: 15-round magazine limit gets final OK in House

| March 13, 2013

Colorado: 15-round magazine limit gets final OK in House Now only the signature of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is needed on a bill that bans Coloradans from purchasing ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds, as lawmakers in the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the measure and shipped it to his desk. View […]

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Four shot dead in neighboring New York towns

| March 13, 2013

By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) – Four men were killed on Wednesday in separate shootings at a barbershop and a car wash in neighboring upstate New York towns, and police surrounded a building where the suspected gunman was believed to be barricaded. Authorities said the gunman drove to John's Barber Shop in the village of Mohawk […]

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Senator Marchione, Senator Zeldin and fellow Senators call continuation and expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program

| March 13, 2013

Senator Marchione, Senator Zeldin and fellow Senators call continuation and expansion of PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program  For Immediate Release: March 13, 2013 Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-2381; fitzpatr@nysenate.gov Contact: Jackie Fiore (518) 455-3570 or (518) 512-1111; fiore@nysenate.gov Video of Senator Marchione’s remarks available at www.marchione.nysenate.gov  SENATOR MARCHIONE, SENATOR ZELDIN AND FELLOW SENATORS […]

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Colorado: Contact Governor Hickenlooper TODAY

| March 13, 2013

Colorado: Contact Governor Hickenlooper TODAY Today, the Colorado House of Representatives confirmed House Bill 1224 by a 34-30 vote, which will make all newly purchased magazines with a capacity over fifteen rounds illegal as of July 1, 2013. This bill is also so poorly written that it will make ANY MAGAZINE purchased after July 1 […]

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