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DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNFUNDED MANDATES

| February 4, 2013
DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNFUNDED MANDATES

DAILY VOICE: YORKTOWN LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNFUNDED MANDATES by Brian Marschhauser YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nearly two dozen leaders across four counties gathered Thursday at Yorktown Town Hall to champion for unfunded mandate relief, a cause they say has fallen mostly on deaf ears in previous years. Elected officials including State Sen. Greg Ball chose to […]

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WAMC: THEY MAKE A PLEA FOR MORE MANDATE RELIEF [AUDIO]

| February 4, 2013
WAMC: THEY MAKE A PLEA FOR MORE MANDATE RELIEF [AUDIO]

WAMC: THEY MAKE A PLEA FOR MORE MANDATE RELIEF [AUDIO] By ALLISON DUNNE More than a dozen, local elected officials stood with New York State Senator Greg Ball Thursday, urging state lawmakers to pass a comprehensive mandate relief package. They say without mandate relief beyond what Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his 2013-2014 budget, municipalities, and […]

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EXAMINER NEWS: LOCAL OFFICIALS DEMAND UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF FROM STATE

| February 4, 2013

EXAMINER NEWS: LOCAL OFFICIALS DEMAND UNFUNDED MANDATE RELIEF FROM STATE Rick Pezzullo A coalition of regional elected, municipal and school officials last week teed off on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature for not making crippling unfunded mandates a reform priority for 2013. State Senator Greg Ball (R/C-Patterson) led an onslaught of criticism from […]

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LATEST NEWS

| February 4, 2013

LATEST NEWS As Connecticut, other states and the federal government search for ways to reduce gun violence in America, we want to be clear on our principles. First of all, we support the right of people to bear arms. View full story

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Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment

| February 4, 2013

Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed two right to carry improvement bills. House Bill 103, introduced by state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), would strengthen the state’s authority over firearm laws while prohibiting counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of […]

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Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Re-Scheduled to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday

| February 4, 2013

Hawaii: Gun Buyback Bill Re-Scheduled to be Heard in Senate Committee this Thursday SB 69 has been re-scheduled and will now be heard this Thursday, February 7, in the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (PSM) Committee at 2:45 p.m. in conference room 224 of the Capitol. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL TO VISIT CROSS RIVER FEB. 9

| February 4, 2013

LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL TO VISIT CROSS RIVER FEB. 9 By Lewisboro Ledger Staff State Sen. Greg Ball will be coming to Lewisboro on Saturday, Feb. 9, as part of his “Senator on Your Corner” series of visits throughout his 40th Senate District. Mr. Ball will be at DeCicco’s in the Orchard Square at Cross River shopping […]

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Virginia: Report on Recent Legislative Action in Richmond

| February 4, 2013

Virginia: Report on Recent Legislative Action in Richmond Senate Bill 1372, introduced on Thursday, January 31 and sponsored by Senator John Edwards (D-21), was defeated in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee by a 3-11 vote today.  If passed and enacted into law, S.B. 1372 would have required the Department of State Police to be available to perform […]

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Gun control debate reveals rift among nation's sheriffs

| February 4, 2013

Gun control debate reveals rift among nation's sheriffs Missouri sheriff among those denouncing potential new gun-control laws.  View full story

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Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws

| February 4, 2013

Gun crimes increase in Massachusetts despite tough gun laws Massachusetts has a national reputation as a bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen — sometimes dramatically — since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998. Murders committed with firearms have risen significantly, aggravated assaults and […]

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Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate

| February 3, 2013

Minnesota Legislature: Obama visit kicks off week of gun control debate The debate over gun control will dominate Minnesota's political scene this week. View full story

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Few surprises in Super Bowl advertisements (watch videos)

| February 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing a Super Bowl advertisement calling for background checks. View full story

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Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story

| February 3, 2013

Correction: Chicago Violence-Gun Laws story CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 1 about gun violence in Chicago, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the city reported 506 gun slayings in 2012. Chicago reported a total of 506 homicides last year, which included gun slayings as well as other killings. A corrected version of the […]

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Obama mocked for releasing skeet shoot photo during gun-control debate

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

He’s full of skeet! Gun owners lampooned President Obama as Elmer Fudd yesterday after the White House released a photo — in the middle of a fierce national firearms debate — of the commander-in-chief shooting clay targets at Camp David over the summer. While the president’s shooting skills were being mocked, his own gun-control allies […]

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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

| February 3, 2013

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns. View full story

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Mayor's group sponsors gun control Super Bowl ad

| February 3, 2013

A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing a Super Bowl advertisement calling for background checks. View full story

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Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence

| February 2, 2013

Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence The laws we have and the strategies we are using to stop gun violence are not enough, writes guest columnist Jenny A. Durkan. View full story

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Gun Violence 'Depletes Precious Natural Resource'

| February 2, 2013

Gun Violence 'Depletes Precious Natural Resource' It took the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, to prompt lawmakers to call for stricter gun legislation. View full story

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LATEST NEWS

| February 2, 2013

LATEST NEWS If Connecticut doesn't end up with the toughest gun-control laws in the nation, the General Assembly will have failed its post-Sandy Hook School mission. Simple as that. View full story

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New Mexico: House Bill 77 Re-Incarnated – Same Song, Second Verse: Committee Substitute Still Contains Obama-Style Ban/Regulation Of Private Gun Transfers

| February 2, 2013

New Mexico: House Bill 77 Re-Incarnated – Same Song, Second Verse: Committee Substitute Still Contains Obama-Style Ban/Regulation Of Private Gun Transfers The proposed method in House Bill 77 has been changed, but the gun control advocates’ end-game remains the same: universal regulation of private firearms transfers.  The newly-released committee substitute for HB 77 would make […]

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