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Concealed carrier holds stabbing suspect until police arrive

| April 11, 2017

Concealed carrier holds stabbing suspect until police arrive Austin police are crediting a concealed carry holder for helping save a man who was being stabbed by his brother. Monday night police were dispatched to a stabbing at 10 Marie Lane, where they found 47-year-old Darren Terry with three lacerations. He was taken to the hospital […]

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Group Vows To Defeat NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Effort

| April 11, 2017

Group Vows To Defeat NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Effort The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, was created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2014 to rival the NRA and motivate elected officials to enact laws at all levels of government to curb gun violence. National reciprocity would require states that issue permits allowing […]

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Delta changes gun policy

| April 11, 2017

Delta changes gun policy The Atlanta-based airline has a new requirement that guns checked as baggage be picked up at the baggage service office upon arrival. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Expected for Floor Vote Tomorrow

| April 11, 2017

Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Expected for Floor Vote Tomorrow Tomorrow, April 12, Legislative Bill 68 is expected for its first floor vote!  LB 68 would help protect the Second Amendment rights of all Nebraskans by ensuring that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.  Your urgent action is needed!  View full story Originally posted […]

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Maine: Sunday Hunting Bills to be Considered in Work Session Tomorrow

| April 10, 2017

Maine: Sunday Hunting Bills to be Considered in Work Session Tomorrow Tomorrow, April 11, the Legislative Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will hold a work session to discuss several bills that would create Sunday hunting opportunities for Maine sportsmen.  Tomorrow is an opportunity for the committee to compromise on expanding Sunday hunting opportunities in […]

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In gun-taboo China, tourism to U.S. firing ranges grows

| April 10, 2017

In gun-taboo China, tourism to U.S. firing ranges grows Dickson Wong, a marksman with a deep interest in firearms, arranges tours for groups of other Chinese gun enthusiasts to travel to DeSoto County, Fla., so they can shoot at firing ranges.That’s a long way to travel for target practice, but its exceedingly difficult to do […]

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Connecticut: Open-carry bill shot down

| April 10, 2017

Connecticut: Open-carry bill shot down Legislation that would have required those who openly carry handguns to show their permits when asked by police has died in the Judiciary Committee. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Iowa: Branstad expects to sign firearms bill following review

| April 10, 2017

Iowa: Branstad expects to sign firearms bill following review Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he expects to sign legislation making major changes to Iowa’s firearms laws but he is reserving judgment until he and his staff have time to review the provisions of House File 517 that received final House approval on Thursday. View full […]

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Officials: Repeal SAFE Act upstate

| April 10, 2017

Officials: Repeal SAFE Act upstate The Greene County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee passed a resolution Wednesday to support a state Senate bill that would limit the SAFE Act to areas outside of the greater New York City area. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Friends of the NRA celebrates milestone

| April 10, 2017

Friends of the NRA celebrates milestone In 1992, a group of dedicated National Rifle Association supporters started the Friends of the NRA, a not-for-profit group that raises money to support the NRA Foundation and local gun safety and conservation projects across the country. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Nevada: Update on Firearm and Hunting Legislation

| April 9, 2017

Nevada: Update on Firearm and Hunting Legislation As the policy committee deadline of April 14 approaches for the chamber of origin, below is an update on the pro- and anti-gun bills that your NRA-ILA is continuing to fight for, and against, in the Nevada Legislature.  In order to continue in the legislative process, bills must either pass […]

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled in Committee

| April 7, 2017

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled in Committee Today, April 7, was the deadline for committee chairs to schedule any remaining bills they intend to move this session.  As expected, several anti-gun bills have been scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on April 17 at 8:00am. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Washington: Gun Bills on the Move in Olympia

| April 7, 2017

Washington: Gun Bills on the Move in Olympia Today the House voted 97-0 to pass the substituted version of Senate Bill 5552, which seeks to address some of the problems created by the overwhelmingly flawed I-594 law.  SB 5552 will go back to the Senate for concurrence.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Connecticut: Anti-Gun Bill Fails to Pass Committee

| April 7, 2017

Connecticut: Anti-Gun Bill Fails to Pass Committee Thanks to your calls and emails, House Bill 6200, the anti-gun bill which would require a person openly carrying a firearm to display their permit immediately upon demand by law enforcement, failed to pass out of the Joint Committee on Judiciary before the deadline.  Because HB 6200 failed to meet the […]

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Firearms Purchases Still Trending Up

| April 7, 2017

Firearms Purchases Still Trending Up We’ve covered – and debunked – the claims that firearms sales are significantly declining under the Trump Administration.  The latest FBI report on NICS checks for March 2017 should help put any lingering claims about the “Trump Slump” to bed.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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West Virginia Congressman Introduces Important Pro-Gun Legislation

| April 7, 2017

West Virginia Congressman Introduces Important Pro-Gun Legislation On Thursday, Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) introduced the “Protecting the Second Amendment Act,” H.R. 1976. This legislation would amend the Gun Control Act (GCA) to permanently prohibit executive actions like the Southwestern Border states’ rifle sales reporting initiative launched under the Obama administration. The bill states that no […]

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Maine Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Expected for House Floor Vote

| April 7, 2017

Maine Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Expected for House Floor Vote In the near future, the Legislative Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will be releasing a divided “Ought to Pass” report on Legislative Document 351, sponsored by state Representative John Spear (D-92).  This proposal would allow municipalities to prohibit firearm owners from carrying during […]

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Iowa Poised to Restore Second Amendment Freedoms

| April 7, 2017

Iowa Poised to Restore Second Amendment Freedoms Iowa is the latest state to pass significant legislation in recent months restoring Second Amendment freedoms. This week Iowa lawmakers sent House File 517, an omnibus bill containng many pro-gun reforms, to Governor Terry Branstad. HF 517 would restore the right of law-abiding gun owners to carry in the […]

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NRA Statement on Tester’s Vote Against Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination

| April 7, 2017

NRA Statement on Tester’s Vote Against Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today criticized Sen. Jon Tester for opposing the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517!

| April 7, 2017

Iowa Action Needed: Contact Governor Branstad and Urge Him to Sign HF 517! Yesterday was a huge victory for Iowa gun owners as the House of Representatives concurred on the amended version of House File 517.  HF 517 is an omnibus pro-gun bill that will make monumental advancements for the Second Amendment rights of all […]

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