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04.17.2014 - Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Awaits Action in House
Last week, the House General Laws Committee voted “Do Pass” on Senate Joint Resolution 36 and this measure is currently waiting to be added to the House floor calendar. Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and being handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 3...
04.17.2014 - Louisiana: Mandatory Training Bill Fails to Advance from Committee
This Wednesday,House Bill 13was voluntarily deferred by its sponsor, state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), after the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee failed to advance it on a 6-to-6 tie vote. This NRA-opposed bill wouldhave made it unlawful for a federal firearm l...
04.17.2014 - West Virginia: Attorney General Seeks to Right a Legal Wrong
Today, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) filed a motion to intervene and dismiss a frivolous lawsuit filed by rabid anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns member, Mayor Danny Jones, and the city of Charleston.
04.17.2014 - Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill -- Update on Legislative Activity in Phoenix
On Tuesday, House Bill 2103 passed in the state Senate by a 20 to 10 vote. Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been hon...
04.17.2014 - Bloomberg's New Campaign: Take Guns from Women in Abusive Households
For all Michael Bloomberg's talk about simply wanting to secure expanded background checks, his newest gun control group "Everytown for Gun Safety" is on a broader mission to take away the guns women in abusive homes could use for self defense.
04.17.2014 - A Pro-Gun Group Stole Bloomberg’s "Gun Safety" Group’s Name On Facebook
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a$50 million gun-controlcampaign called “Everytown for Gun Safety.”But a pro-gun group took the name for its Facebook page.
04.17.2014 - NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox talk to Megyn Kelly about Bloomberg pledges $...
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox joins Megyn Kelly to talk about former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's $50 million anti-gun pledge.
04.16.2014 - Sen. Cornyn demands answers on DOJ’s proposed firearm tracking technology
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology. Earlier this month, the Attorney General testified before the House of Representatives that DOJ is looking into new technolog...
04.16.2014 - Sainthood for gun-grabbing ex-Mayor Bloomberg?
Mike Bloomberg is a saint in his own mind (nowhere else matters). “I have earned my place in heaven,” the billionaire ex-mayor told The New York Times. He thinks he’s buying an indulgence with the $50 million he says he will spend this year to support politicians who think like he does on gun ...
04.16.2014 - Judge upholds New York’s tougher gun law
A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara’s decision, announced Wednesday, is expect...
04.16.2014 - Despite deadline, protesters ‘will not comply’ with SAFE Act
Owners of assault-style weapons were supposed to have registered their guns by Tuesday.But there is no way of knowing exactly how many of these weapons there are in the state and how many were registered under the NY SAFE Act.The state refuses to say how many were registered, claiming it is confiden...
04.15.2014 - Homeowner shoots burglar, KSBW, Santa Cruz, Calif. 04/14/14, KION, Monterey, Calif...
A homeowner was asleep at home in Salinas, Calif. when he was awakened to a noise coming from outside the home. The homeowner then spotted someone near his garage. After arming himself, the homeowner went to the garage to investigate and found a burglar. The homeowner shot the burglar, who was then ...
04.15.2014 - Bloomberg plans a $50 million challenge to the NRA
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle...
04.15.2014 - New York gun owners face ‘SAFE Act’ registration deadline
New York gun owners who possess firearms classified as assault weapons under a new state law have until the end of Tuesday to register their guns — or face potential criminal charges.The requirement is part of a provision of New York’s so-called SAFE Act, the package of tighter gun restrictions ...
04.15.2014 - 4 pro-gun bills get initial nod in Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to four major pro-gun bills that Republicans said are necessary to protect 2nd Amendment rights.
04.15.2014 - Mexico sets date for vigilantes to register guns
The Mexican government says vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan will have until May 10 to register their guns and decide whether to join the army's "rural defense corps."
04.15.2014 - NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2014: Stand and Fight
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits sponsored by MidwayUSA will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 25-27, 2014.
04.15.2014 - Tennessee: House Subcommittee Chairman Removes Park Carry Bill from Schedule
Last night, House Bill 1407, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10), was removed from the hearing notice in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee. Please contact Chairman Mike Harrison immediately and urge him to return HB 1407 on his subcommittee calendar.
04.14.2014 - Jewelry store owner fells robber, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Cali...
A group of masked and armed men entered Hardy Nix Jewelers in Antioch, Calif. and attempted to rob the store. The store’s owner responded by obtaining a gun and exchanging gunfire with the criminals, striking and killing one, and causing the others to flee. One customer was wounded during the inci...
04.14.2014 - Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Still Stalled in House, Your Immediate Help...
Another week has gone by and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has still not acted on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation needed to provide consistency of Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state. Your immediate help is needed to ensure this bi...
04.14.2014 - Connecticut not yet ready to enforce gun law
More than a year has passed since Connecticut enacted tighter firearm restrictions following the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But authorities there still have no immediate plans to enforce one of its key components, reports the Record-Journal.
04.14.2014 - Texas: Legislature likely to debate open carry, campus carry laws next year
Like other large communities in Texas and throughout the nation, this city of 1.4 million residents is used to all kinds of political rallies and street protests.But what made the April 6 gathering in front of a police substation unusual was some gun-rights activists carrying a rifle or a shotgun st...
04.14.2014 - Kentucky: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Signed into Law Last Week
Last Friday, Governor Steve Beshear (D) signed into law a comprehensive pro-gun bill,House Bill 128. As initially introduced by state Representative Robert Damron (D-39), HB 128 allows retired peace officers with a valid Concealed Deadly Weapons License (CDWL), in accordance with the Law Enforcemen...
04.14.2014 - Rhode Island: Senate and House Committees to Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills this Week
Anti-gun state lawmakers continue their assault on the constitutional rights of Rhode Island gun owners this week in Providence. Tomorrow, April 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a full slate of anti-gun bills starting at 6:00 p.m. in room 313 of the State House. The anti-gun...
04.14.2014 - New York: “SAFE Act” Registration Deadline is Tomorrow, April 15
Tomorrow, April 15, the year-old “SAFE Act” will require gun owners to register any firearm that falls within the anti-gun Legislature’s new definition of a semi-automatic “assault weapon,” or risk becoming a felon. The NRA actively opposed this egregious legislation last January while it...
04.14.2014 - Pennsylvania: Does your Employer Ban Firearms in Their Parking Lot?
Your National Rifle Association is currently seeking information from our members in Pennsylvania on employers who prohibit employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work.This information will be a valuable tool in advancing st...
04.14.2014 - Tennessee: General Assembly Expected to Adjourn This Week – Your Action Still Ne...
The 2014 session of the Tennessee General Assembly is expected to come to a close this week, but action on pro-Second Amendment related issues is still needed.
04.13.2014 - SAFE Act gun showdown
Come Tuesday, owners of assault weapons in New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state or potentially face a felony charge.Some gun owners have long threatened to ignore a requirement to register assault weapons under the SAFE Act, a set of strict gun laws approved b...
04.13.2014 - As many as one million armed New Yorkers are about to break the law
This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. T...
04.12.2014 - Missouri: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation
On Thursday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed House Bill 1539 by a 110 to 39 vote. HB 1539, critical self-defense legislation, will now be sent to the Missouri Senate for its committee referral.