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Senate Judiciary Committee to consider "assault weapons" ban

| February 25, 2013

Senate Judiciary Committee to consider "assault weapons" ban Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has released a series of gun-violence preventions bills — including a controversial assault weapons ban being pushed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — for mark up in his panel on Thursday. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES 30 NOMINEES FOR 2nd ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

| February 25, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES 30 NOMINEES FOR 2nd ANNUAL VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME *** MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM*** Brewster, N.Y. – (2/25/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) today announced that the second annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame will be hosted at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster […]

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Colorado: Your Attendance Is Needed at a Critical Forum This Wednesday

| February 25, 2013

Colorado: Your Attendance Is Needed at a Critical Forum This Wednesday This Wednesday, February 27, state senators Matt Jones (D-17) and Jeanne Nicholson (D-16) will be hosting an open forum at the Louisville Public Library. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oregon: Ban on Commonly Owned Firearms Introduced

| February 25, 2013

Oregon: Ban on Commonly Owned Firearms Introduced House Bill 3200, an egregious attack on our Second Amendment rights was recently introduced by state Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-33) and seven other state Representatives and nine Senators.  This ban on so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines would criminalize the possession and transfer of many commonly used […]

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Texas plan to prosecute police for enforcing gun laws aims to protect sheriffs, sponsor says

| February 25, 2013

Texas plan to prosecute police for enforcing gun laws aims to protect sheriffs, sponsor says A Texas bill that would allow for the arrest and prosecution of law enforcement officials who try to implement certain new federal gun-control laws is really aimed at protecting state sheriffs, said the sponsor, during a television interview on Monday. […]

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Town hall meeting on PA gun laws set in Lower Merion

| February 25, 2013

Town hall meeting on PA gun laws set in Lower Merion Lower Merion Township Commissioner Rick Churchill will host a town hall meeting Feb. 27 to present information about current gun control laws in Pennsylvania and provide an opportunity a question-and-answer session for citizens. View full story

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Hospital union cancels counterprotest to new state gun laws – NYPOST.com

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

By FREDRIC U. DICKER Last Updated: 2:50 AM, February 25, 2013 Posted: 2:50 AM, February 25, 2013   A Potentially explosive confrontation over Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law was avoided over the weekend as 1199 SEIU, the hospital workers union, abruptly canceled a Thursday rally designed to challenge some 10,000 opponents of the governor’s […]

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Gun Permit Applications Way Up In Suffolk County « CBS New York

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Interest in gun ownership has seen a major jump in Suffolk County lately. The number of new applications for pistol permits in Suffolk County went from 2,035 in 2011 to 2,606 in 2012, according to a Newsday report. Suffolk County authorities said they had also issued 5,764 purchase documents for firearms […]

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New York Minute: Celebrities side with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in gun debate

| February 25, 2013

Paul Simon is helping Andrew Cuomo raise money, John DeFrancisco wants you to get more fit, and New Jersey has the country's second-lowest gas tax. View full story

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State Republicans: Don't expect any new gun-control laws

| February 25, 2013

State Republicans: Don't expect any new gun-control laws Amid continuing debate over cutting gun violence, Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature say it's unlikely the state will pass any gun-control legislation this session. View full story

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Nebraska: Judiciary Committee to Hear Critical Self-Defense Legislation This Week

| February 25, 2013

Nebraska: Judiciary Committee to Hear Critical Self-Defense Legislation This Week The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Legislative Bill 390 (LB 390), introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), on Thursday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m.  LB 390 is important “emergency powers” legislation that would ensure your right to self-defense is not infringed upon by […]

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Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill into Law

| February 25, 2013

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill into Law With Governor Mike Beebe (D) on travel outside Arkansas, Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr (R) signed into law Senate Bill 131 as the acting Governor on February 22. This legislation, introduced by state Senator Bruce Holland (R-9), closes the loophole that allows media outlets to obtain and […]

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West Virginia: House Passes Emergency Powers Protection Legislation

| February 25, 2013

West Virginia: House Passes Emergency Powers Protection Legislation On Friday, February 22, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 97-0 to advance important emergency powers protection legislation.  House Bill 2471, sponsored by House Speaker Rick Thompson (D-19), seeks to prohibit the restriction of the lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a […]

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Doblin: On gun control, Assembly shoots from the hip

| February 25, 2013

Doblin: On gun control, Assembly shoots from the hip The 22 gun-control bills that passed in the state Assembly do not really make New Jerseyans any safer from a possible Newton, Conn., shooting. View full story

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State gun law panel slow to form

| February 25, 2013

State gun law panel slow to form Two months after state House Speaker Robert DeLeo promised a task force to review state gun control laws and propose solutions for reducing gun violence in Massachusetts, the panel has yet to be formed or begin its work. Organizing for Action, a nonp View full story

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Access to gun owners list is passé

| February 24, 2013

In the years leading up to New York's new gun-control law, individuals and groups ranging from gun advocates and lawyers to journalists, police and the merely curious requested the names and addresses of pistol-permit holders from Westchester and Putnam counties. View full story

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Gun-friendly states woo firearms makers

| February 24, 2013

Gun-friendly states woo firearms makers States claiming to be friendly to the Second Amendment are trying to poach gun and ammunition makers and related manufacturers from other states, especially those that have passed or are contemplating tougher gun laws. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives

| February 24, 2013

Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Gaining Momentum: Now 44 Gun Companies Have Stopped Selling to Law Enforcement In Anti-2nd Amendment States | TheBlaze.com

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gaining Momentum: Now 44 Gun Companies Have Stopped Selling to Law Enforcement In Anti-2nd Amendment States | TheBlaze.com

The list of companies that have stopped selling firearms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies in states that are restricting the Second Amendment has more than doubled since Wednesday and is more than five times larger than just one week ago. There are 44 companies on our list, with more being added as we receive […]

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Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him | City & State

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him | City & State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed streamlining the process of acquiring state hunting and fishing licenses and reducing their cost by 25 percent in a budgetary amendment on Wednesday. He called the current state licensing system “overly complex, burdensome and bizarre” and vowed to lower the price of yearly hunting licenses from $29 to $22 and fishing […]

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