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Bipartisan House group pushes gun trafficking proposal

| February 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Republicans and two Democrats took a first bipartisan step toward new gun restrictions on Tuesday by introducing a bill in the House of Representatives to crack down on gun trafficking to criminals. The bill, strongly backed by law enforcement groups, would strengthen penalties on "straw purchasers," who buy guns for those […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL & PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF SMITH TO JOIN EFFORTS OF COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP TO COMBAT DRUG CRISIS

| February 5, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL & PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF SMITH TO JOIN EFFORTS OF COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP TO COMBAT DRUG CRISIS ­­FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Bachmeier, (845) 200-9716 *** MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Thursday, February 7th from 7 – 9 PM*** SENATOR BALL & PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF SMITH TO JOIN EFFORTS OF COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP TO COMBAT […]

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Court: NYTimes’s Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law | The Weekly Standard

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Court: NYTimes’s Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law | The Weekly Standard

Court: NYTimes's Request for New York City Gun Owners Violates Law | The Weekly Standard. 11:56 AM, Feb 5, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER A New York appellate court has ruled that the New York Times’s request for a list of gun owners in New York City, under the Freedom of Information Law, violates the […]

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BALL, TEDISCO, MCLAUGHLIN AND JORDAN: “WE HAVE A MESSAGE OF NECESSITY FOR THE GOVERNOR: LET LEGISLATURE BE WHAT THE FRAMERS OF CONSTITUTION INTENDED, A 3RD BRANCH & NOT A RUBBER STAMP”

| February 5, 2013
BALL, TEDISCO, MCLAUGHLIN AND JORDAN: “WE HAVE A MESSAGE OF NECESSITY FOR THE GOVERNOR: LET LEGISLATURE BE WHAT THE FRAMERS OF CONSTITUTION INTENDED, A 3RD BRANCH & NOT A RUBBER STAMP”

BALL, TEDISCO, MCLAUGHLIN AND JORDAN: “WE HAVE A MESSAGE OF NECESSITY FOR THE GOVERNOR: LET LEGISLATURE BE WHAT THE FRAMERS OF CONSTITUTION INTENDED, A 3RD BRANCH & NOT A RUBBER STAMP”   Lawmakers call for “NYS Government Transparency Act” to stop abuse of messages of necessity and prevent secret government from keeping public in the dark […]

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S. 150: The Biggest Proposed Gun and Magazine Ban in American History

| February 5, 2013

S. 150: The Biggest Proposed Gun and Magazine Ban in American History Like other gun control supporters, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) campaigned for banning handguns in the 1980s.1 Since the early 1990s, however, she has campaigned for banning a variety of firearms—mostly rifles—she calls “assault weapons,” along with any firearm magazine that holds 11 or […]

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Ted Nugent Attacks Piers Morgan For His ‘Obsession’ With Guns: ‘Will You Leave Us The Hell Alone? – YouTube

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ted Nugent Attacks Piers Morgan For His ‘Obsession’ With Guns: ‘Will You Leave Us The Hell Alone? – YouTube

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Colorado: The Assault on the Second Amendment Commences in Denver

| February 5, 2013

Colorado: The Assault on the Second Amendment Commences in Denver Anti-gun legislators in the Colorado General Assembly have wasted no time this legislative session attempting to victimize and disarm law-abiding residents of the Centennial State.  Just today, a comprehensive gun control package was unveiled that aims to strip you of your Second Amendment rights. View full story […]

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Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today

| February 5, 2013

Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today Senate Bill 197, sponsored by state Senator Scott Boulanger (R-44), would establish an apprentice hunting certificate program that allows individuals of any age to learn the art of hunting while under the supervision of a mentor before completing a hunter education course.  SB 197 is […]

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Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House

| February 5, 2013

Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House Today, the state House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee voted 6 to 3 to repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use […]

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Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today

| February 5, 2013

Montana: Apprentice Hunting Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Today Senate Bill 197, sponsored by state Senator Scott Boulanger (R-44), would establish an apprentice hunting certificate program that allows individuals of any age to learn the art of hunting while under the supervision of a mentor before completing a hunter education course.  SB 197 is […]

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Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House

| February 5, 2013

Wyoming: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House Committee and Awaits Final Approval by the House Today, the state House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee voted 6 to 3 to repeal the state prohibition on hunting with sound suppressors (which are additionally regulated under federal law) while providing additional penalties for those who use […]

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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: BALL NABS TOP CONSERVATIVE RATING FOR TWO YERAS RUNNING

| February 5, 2013

LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: BALL NABS TOP CONSERVATIVE RATING FOR TWO YERAS RUNNING By Gazette staff writers Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, has been given the “Highest Conservative Rating Award,” the second consecutive year he was bestowed that honor. The rating is based on the legislator’s votes related to 20 pieces of legislation, according to information from Ball’s […]

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Indiana: NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Goes to House Floor

| February 5, 2013

Indiana: NRA-Backed Hunting Reform Goes to House Floor Yesterday, House Bill 1563 was reported unanimously by the House Natural Resources Committee.  HB 1563 now goes to the full House of Representatives where it could be scheduled for consideration as early as tomorrow. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Westport violence forum focused on gun control

| February 5, 2013

Westport violence forum focused on gun control WESTPORT— If gun control laws are to be tightened, as most people at a gun violence forum advocated Sunday, it will most likely take place at the state level rather than nationally, officials agreed. View full story

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Westport violence forum focused on gun control

| February 5, 2013

Westport violence forum focused on gun control WESTPORT— If gun control laws are to be tightened, as most people at a gun violence forum advocated Sunday, it will most likely take place at the state level rather than nationally, officials agreed. View full story

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Colorado: Jefferson County Commissioners to Consider Pro-Second Amendment Resolution

| February 4, 2013

Colorado: Jefferson County Commissioners to Consider Pro-Second Amendment Resolution The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting tomorrow morning to consider a resolution urging the United States Congress and the Colorado General Assembly to uphold our Second Amendment rights.  Click here to view a copy of this proposed resolution. View full story Originally posted […]

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Mass. Dem Senate hopefuls want tougher gun laws

| February 4, 2013

Mass. Dem Senate hopefuls want tougher gun laws BOSTON (AP) — The two announced Democratic candidates in the race to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat say they support tougher gun control measures. View full story

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Koch Recalled as Mayor Who Lifted New York From Days of Despair

| February 4, 2013

New York’s Edward I. Koch was remembered by mourners as a mayor who restored confidence in the biggest U.S. city’s ability to govern itself and fixed its finances with tough, sometimes uncompromising, policy positions. View full story

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Obama takes gun control campaign to Midwest

| February 4, 2013

Obama takes gun control campaign to Midwest MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday took his gun control campaign to Minneapolis, making a visible push for reform ahead of his State of the Union address in a state with an active hunting culture where efforts have helped curtail violence. Obama wants to move quickly […]

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SENATOR BALL REAPPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

| February 4, 2013
SENATOR BALL REAPPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SENATOR BALL REAPPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Albany, N.Y. – 2/4/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has been reappointed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to Chair the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs. “As a former Air Force Officer and Air […]

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