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Gun Homicides Hit 20-Year Low In The U.S. Wait, What? [Report]

| May 7, 2013

Gun Homicides Hit 20-Year Low In The U.S. Wait, What? [Report] If you follow news media closely, you can’t really be blamed for thinking that gun violence and gun-related homicide has gone up dramatically in recent years. With shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, America’s “unhealthy” obsession with guns looks like it’s at an […]

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Ja Rule Back Home To Finish Tax Evasion Sentence

| May 7, 2013

Rule left prison on Tuesday (May 7) after nearly two years behind bars. View full story

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Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

| May 7, 2013

Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston.  Most […]

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Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee

| May 7, 2013

Colorado: Flawed Mental Health Bill Dies in Senate Committee Yesterday, the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology voted 3-2 to postpone indefinitely, House Bill 1306. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation

| May 7, 2013

Illinois: Legislature Under Pressure to Compromise on Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Legislators in both the state Senate and House are under extreme pressure to exempt Chicago and Cook County from any “shall-issue” mandate in the concealed carry law that a federal court has ordered to be adopted by June 9.  Any exemption for Chicago […]

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Fox Valley community leaders part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition

| May 7, 2013

While any type of federal gun legislation apparently remains at best in limbo, CBS News/New York Times poll results released May 1 claim that 88 percent of those surveyed support background checks for all buyers, with 59 percent disappointed by the U.S. Senate’s lack of action on such a measure. To that end, Elgin Mayor […]

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Spa City Commissioner Mathiesen seeks public hearing on gun resolution

| May 7, 2013

Spa City Commissioner Mathiesen seeks public hearing on gun resolution Spa City Commissioner Mathiesen seeks public hearing on gun resolution – Public Safety Commissioner Christian Mathiesen plans to set a public hearing on a resolution to require that all guns carried downtown be kept out of sight.  The proposed local ordinance stems from the January […]

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District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners

| May 7, 2013

District of Columbia: D.C. Council Seeks to Mandate Discriminatory Liability Insurance for Gun Owners On Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m., Bill 20-170, the “Firearm Insurance Amendment Act,” will be heard by the DC Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.  Sponsored by Councilor Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), B20-170 would require D.C. residents to purchase […]

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Gun holster that can be attached to a bra on display at NRA convention

| May 7, 2013

New York, May 7 (ANI): The National Rifle Association's annual convention in the US unveiled an assortment of female-friendly gun accessories, including a bright pink bra with a gun holster. View full story

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Jewelry store owner chases off robber, KOMO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13, KIRO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13

| May 6, 2013

Jewelry store owner chases off robber, KOMO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13, KIRO, Seattle, Wash. 05/04/13 An armed man wearing a hood entered Bonaci Fine Jewelers in Kent, Wash. and attempted to rob the store. The store’s owner responded to the attack by retrieving a gun and exchanging gunfire with the criminal, causing the robber to flee. […]

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Legislators still pushing criminalization of private transfers

| May 6, 2013

Legislators still pushing criminalization of private transfers It’s only been a few weeks since the Senate struck down a measure aimed at expanding background checks for gun buyers, but Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev., says his party is already a “couple” votes closer to the support needed to approve the legislation.Reid, speaking in […]

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Manchin to make another effort to pass bill criminalizing private transfers

| May 6, 2013

Manchin to make another effort to pass bill criminalizing private transfers One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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North Carolina: House gives initial OK to carry measure

| May 6, 2013

North Carolina: House gives initial OK to carry measure The Republican led House on Monday night tentatively approved a bill that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while lengthening penalties for crimes committed with a gun. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Firearms Murder Rate Statistics Higher In Gun Control States

| May 6, 2013

Firearms Murder Rate Statistics Higher In Gun Control States Firearms murder rate statistics are higher in states with more Gun Control regulations. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the firearms murder rate statistics will probably receive the same reaction as the NRA Youth Day that happened over the weekend. Some in the media were horrified […]

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The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don’t Want to See

| May 6, 2013

The Firearms Statistics That Gun Control Advocates Don’t Want to See Guess which state had the most gun murders in 2011? The one with the strongest gun control laws. View full story

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Bats Eyelashes at Gun Industry with 2nd Amendment Protection Month

| May 6, 2013

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Bats Eyelashes at Gun Industry with 2nd Amendment Protection Month With stricter gun control laws in states like Connecticut and Maryland scaring off gun manufacturers, Idaho Governor Butch Otter hopes to attract gun manufacturers with the 2nd Amendment Protection Month. Otter practically rolled out the red carpet for gun companies. “The […]

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Spirited gun control debate makes its way to Shelby County

| May 6, 2013

Spirited gun control debate makes its way to Shelby County The national gun control debate made its way to Shelby County Monday in a resolution to block federal gun control from influencing local laws. View full story

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NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control

| May 6, 2013

NRA's next president to lead its court fights against gun control By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON (Reuters) – Alabama lawyer Jim Porter, in line to become the next president of the National Rifle Association, is expected to spearhead the group's court challenges of gun-control laws enacted in several states since the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting massacre. […]

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Maine: Important Update on Legislation that Would Impact Your Second Amendment Rights

| May 6, 2013

Maine: Important Update on Legislation that Would Impact Your Second Amendment Rights Last week, the Maine Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held work sessions on numerous bills that, if passed and enacted into law, would detrimentally impact your Second Amendment rights.  Several of the most egregious and onerous pieces of legislation were tabled […]

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What's changed in the fight for new gun laws

| May 6, 2013

What's changed in the fight for new gun laws Events outside of Washington demonstrate the growing organizational strength of several groups working together to raise awareness of gun-control issues View full story

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