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    New Hampshire: “Universal” Background Check Bill Postponed in House Committee

    Today, the state House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee postponed its executive session for House Bill 1589 pending consideration of an amended version.
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    Georgia: Self-Defense Under Attack

    Barring postponement due to inclement weather, tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the state Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee will hold a hearing on legislation that attacks your inherent right to self-defense. Senate Bill 280, sponsored by state Senator Vincent Fort (D-39), would repeal an integral portion of Georgia’s self-defense law that allows an individual to defend themselves without a duty to retreat, putting your fundamental right to self-defense in jeopardy.
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    Virginia: Sunday Hunting Bill Passes in House!

    In great news for Virginia sportsmen as well as the future of gun rights and hunting in the Commonwealth, today the Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 1237 by a 71-27 vote - without the inclusion of any amendments, such as the local option amendment, which would have created a patchwork of confusing ordinances for Virginia hunters.
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    Colorado: Castle Rock To Vote TONIGHT on Repeal of Open Carry Ban

    Last week, the Castle Rock Town Council voted 4-3 in favor of repealing the current local prohibition on openly carrying a firearm in public buildings and parks. This vote followed a lengthy hearing, including testimony from individuals both in favor of the repeal and against it. Castle Rock's ban has been in place since 2003.
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    "Negroes and the Gun": Slaves, fugitives, freemen, and citizens

    Speaking to both fugitives and freemen in 1854, Frederick Douglass advocated, “A good revolver, a steady hand and a determination to shoot down any man attempting to kidnap…. Every slave hunter who meets a bloody death in his infernal business is an argument in favor of the manhood of our race.” Douglass, like others in the early freedom movement, would come to view slavery as basically a state of war.
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    Louisiana: Legislature’s gun law debate to continues

    The debate will continue over the state’s gun laws during the 2014 Legislature.
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    Hawaii: Committee to Hear Multiple Pro-Hunting Bills This Week

    This Wednesday, January 29, the House Committee on Water and Land is scheduled to hear several important hunting bills. Among those bills to be heard is House Bill 1902, introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), which would integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii.
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    Idaho: Support S.E.C.U.R.E. Idaho Campuses

    Today, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee voted to consider a bill that aims to achieve a Safer Environment for College and University Residents and Employees (S.E.C.U.R.E.) on Idaho campuses. The legislation, Senate Bill 1254, introduced by Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13), will permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses. However, this legislation would give universities discretion to prohibit qualifying individuals from carrying within a student dormitory or residence hall and a public entertainment or sporting facility with a seating capacity of more than 1,000 persons.
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    Maryland: Annapolis Update! Pro-Gun Bills Making Progress; Pro-Second Amendment Event Days Away

    Yesterday, January 28, Senate Bill 231 was heard in the state Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and is now awaiting a vote in committee. House Bill 214 was also heard yesterday and awaiting a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.
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    Tennessee: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Pass Senate Committee

    Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee took action on multiple pro-gun bills affecting law-abiding Tennesseans. On yesterday’s committee agenda were Senate Bill 1496, Senate Bill 1700 and Senate Bill 1701. These three bills have been referred to the Senate Calendar Committee where they will be scheduled for consideration on the Senate floor.
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    Indiana: Firearm “Buyback” and Destruction Prohibition Legislation Passes Senate

    Yesterday, January 28, Senate Bill 229 passed in the Indiana Senate by a 28 to 21 vote. SB 229 will now be sent to the Indiana House of Representatives where it will await a committee referral. State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) has been designated as the handler of SB 229 in the House.
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    Indiana: Columbus to Consider Firearm Registration Ordinance

    On Tuesday, February 4, the Columbus City Council will consider a proposed ordinance which would require “secondhand dealers” to register all firearms with Leads Online, a third party property registration service provider. The proposed ordinance blatantly disregards Indiana’s firearm preemption law and is an overreach of the Columbus City Council’s authority.
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    Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Introduced in state House

    Yesterday, state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11) introduced House Bill 875, the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation in recent state history. HB 875 seeks to make many changes to benefit law-abiding gun owners, shooters and sportsmen alike. Some of the key improvements and changes include:
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    Colorado: Castle Rock Successfully Repeals Open Carry Ban!

    Last night, the Castle Rock Town Council voted a second and final time in favor of repealing the current local prohibition on openly carrying a firearm in public buildings and parks. This second 4-3 vote came just before 11:00 p.m. following several hours of public comment on repeal of the firearm open-carry ban. Castle Rock's open carry ban had previously been in place since 2003.
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    Georgia: Today’s Hearing on Senate Bill 280 Postponed

    Due to inclement weather, today’s Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee hearing on Senate Bill 280 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date. In the meantime, please continue contacting members of this Senate committee and urge them to OPPOSE SB 280 as a misguided infringement on your right to self-defense when it comes before them. Tell them that victims should have the protection of the law, NOT criminals!
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    Gas station clerk scares off armed robber, WATE, Knoxville, Tenn. 01/27/13

    A clerk was working his shift at the convenience store of a Sunoco gas station in Knoxville County, Tenn. when an armed robber entered and demanded cash. The clerk responded by retrieving a gun, which prompted the robber to flee.
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    Obama says will continue gun control push without Congress

    President Barack Obama made clear in the State of the Union address that he will continue to pursue gun control by executive action.
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    Virginia House votes to overturn Sunday hunting ban

    The House of Delegates voted 71-27 Tuesday to allow hunting on Sundays. If the legislation is approved by the Senate -- which passed a similar measure two years ago -- and signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, hunters will be free of the prohibition as of July 1.
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    Vermont: Gun control debated in Burlington

    It was standing room only at a heated public forum in Burlington Monday evening. The topic: gun control. It was the last public forum for voters to voice their opinions on proposed new gun restrictions. The Queen City is looking to tighten gun restrictions with three proposed charter changes that are going on the March ballot. Even if the proposals pass with the voters, they still have to get the green light in Montpelier.
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    House bill proposes greater respect for gun rights in Georgia

    A long-awaited gun bill filed Tuesday in the Georgia House proposed what many had expected. But Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, the main sponsor of House Bill 875, did throw in a few surprises.The bill, as expected, would lift restrictions on guns in churches and bars, allow school boards to arm employees and permit honorably discharged military veterans under 21 years of age to carry a concealed weapon. Unexpectedly, it says getting caught carrying a gun on a college campus would get students' wrists slapped, not cuffed, since it would no longer be a crime, just a civil penalty. Government buildings without "active" security screening would be fair game for people licensed to carry concealed weapons.
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    South Carolina kicks back ban on gun concealed carry in restaurants

    Gun-rights activists believe they will see the pendulum swing back in their direction this year.President Obama and his gun-control buddies were successful in pushing through new restrictions on the Second Amendment in eight states last year.But now, South Carolina has bucked the trend and moved to strengthen the right to bear arms.
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    West Virginia: NICS Exemption Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

    Today, House Bill 4186 passed by a voice vote in the state House Judiciary Committee and now goes to the House floor for its second reading.
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    Florida Alert: "Second Amendment Preservation Act" causing concern

    There appears to be quite a bit of confusion concerning House Bill 733 which is being called the "Second Amendment Preservation Act." In answer to many inquiries, HB-733 is NOT an NRA bill and, at this time, we have taken no position on this bill. We have serious concerns about the effect of the bill -- whether the consequences are intended or unintended.
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    "Negroes and the Gun": A Winchester “in every Black home”

    Surveying the landscape in the summer of 1892, Ida B. Wells advised, that “the Winchester rifle deserved a place of honor in every Black home.” This was no empty rhetorical jab. She was advancing a considered personal security policy and specifically referencing two recent episodes where armed Blacks saved their neighbors from lynch mobs.
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    Indiana: Senate approves ban on local gun turn-ins

    The Indiana Senate has approved a measure banning gun buy-back programs.The measure would ban local governments and police departments from conducting the buy-backs. Republican Sen. Jim Tomes (toms) said he proposed the ban because guns that would be bought through the programs could be sold for more money on the open market.
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    Beretta bringing 300 jobs to Tennessee

    Italian gun-maker Beretta USA plans to make Gallatin its manufacturing base in the United States, announcing plans Wednesday to invest $45 million in a firearms plant that will initially employ 300 workers.Tennessee’s reputation as a gun-friendly state was key to the Sumner County city landing its biggest economic development win since clothing retailer Gap Inc. opened a distribution center two decades ago.
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    Republicans blame Maryland gun law for Beretta’s decision to open plant in Tennessee

    A decision by a Maryland gun company to open a new plant in Tennessee led some Republicans to blame Gov. Martin O'Malley and the state's tough new gun control law for the loss of several hundred jobs.Beretta USA officials announced Wednesday that the company would build a $45 million manufacturing facility outside Nashville and create 300 new jobs.
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    Kansas: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill to be Heard in House Federal and State Affairs Committee

    Tomorrow, January 30 at 9:00 a.m., House Bill 2473 will be heard in the state House Federal and State Affairs Committee. Sponsored by state Representative Jim Howell (R-81), HB 2473 is important legislation that makes comprehensive improvements to the gun laws in Kansas.
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    Oregon: 2014 Legislative Session to Convene on February 3

    On Monday, February 3, the Oregon Legislature will convene its 2014 legislative session. This short 35-day session will feature rapid consideration of bills making it important for citizens to stay engaged in helping to defeat dangerous anti-gun legislation.
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    Indiana: Firearm Registration Removed from Proposed Columbus Ordinance

    Thanks to an outcry of opposition from NRA members and Second Amendment supporters, your NRA-ILA was informed that the proposed firearm registration ordinance by the Columbus City Council has been amended and excludes firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition.
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    Kentucky: More Gun Legislation Introduced in Frankfort

    This week has seen a lot of activity in Frankfort with the introduction of three more pieces of pro-gun legislation.
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    Idaho: Pro-Hunting Legislation Introduced in state House

    Last week, state legislation that seeks to recruit and retain more hunters in the Gem State was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Resources and Conservation. House Bill 399 aims to lower the minimum age to hunt big game from twelve years to ten years, while retaining the requirement that an individual younger than twelve must be accompanied in the field by an adult licensed to hunt in Idaho.
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    Wisconsin: NRA/Wisconsin FORCE State Convention

    On February 7-9, the NRA and Wisconsin FORCE, along with the Central Wisconsin Gun Collectors Association and the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association, will be holding the 8th Annual State Convention. This convention will include free seminars and an impressive roster of invited guests including Governor Scott Walker, Major E.J. Land, Chad Franklin and Buster Bachhuber.
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    President to Press his Anti-Gun Agenda "With or Without Congress"

    Last year, in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama gave a State of the Union performance that was filled with theatrical pandering. Seeking to capitalize on that tragedy by exploiting the understandably intense emotions that followed in its wake, the President reiterated his support for increased background checks and bans on common semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, which he referred to as "weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines."
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    Important Sportsmen's Legislation Needs Your Help--Become a "Citizen Cosponsor" Today

    H.R. 3590--the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act--is an important bipartisan sportsmen's package that needs your support!
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    Florida Alert! TWO (2) Pro-Gun Bills Up in Committee Monday, February 2, 2014

    THE FIRST BILL: Senate Bill 424 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is scheduled for its 2nd hearing. It will be heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 2, at 4:00pm. THE SECOND BILL: Senate Bill 544 by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-New Port Richey) is scheduled for its 1st hearing in the same committee -- Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 2, at 4:00pm
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    Percentage of Americans wanting less restrictive gun laws triples in 2014

    Fifty-five percent of Americans reported in a new Gallup poll that they are dissatisfied overall with American gun laws and policies, an increase from 51 percent in 2013 and just 42 percent in 2012.But the most dramatic rise in dissatisfaction comes from the contingency of Americans who feel gun laws are too strict, rather than from those who think they aren't strict enough. This percentage jumped to 16 percent this year, a rate that more than triples the 5 percent recorded by Gallup last year. Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans favoring stricter gun laws fell seven points in 2014, from 38 to 31 percent.The enormous growth of the gun-freedom caucus could in part be attributable to heavy lobbying efforts last year by the National Rifle Association and others.
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    "Negroes and the Gun": The early NAACP championed armed self-defense

    When W.E.B. Dubois patrolled his home with a shotgun after the 1906 Atlanta race riot, he was an aberration. But not how you think. Dubois reports that he was unusual among his contemporaries because until that point he did not own a gun.
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    Judge upholds Connecticut's semi-auto ban

    A coalition of gun owners, gun sellers and sports shooting organizations sued in U.S. District Court to block enforcement of the law and overturn it on constitutional grounds. The plaintiffs argued that the state's ban of 138 weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines is vague, discriminates among different categories of gun users and, most significantly, infringes on their Second Amendment right to gun ownership.
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    Colorado lawmakers renew gun debate

    This year, Republicans have introduced at least eight gun bills. A House committee on Thursday heard the first, House Bill 1041, by Reps. Jared Wright of Fruita and Chris Holbert of Parker. It would allow qualified citizens to carry concealed handguns without needing a permit.
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    Two gun initiatives likely to be on Washington state ballot

    A pair of initiatives on gun control had their second and likely last hearing Wednesday, with supporters and opponents disagreeing sharply on when giving a gun to another person would require a background check.
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    Mississippi: Bill would ban destruction of guns in buy-back

    Mississippi cities and counties would be banned from buying and destroying guns, under a proposal lawmakers are considering.
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    Kansas: Lawmakers consider bill to better respect the Right-to-Carry

    Influential gun rights groups are pushing proposals in Kansas to strip cities and counties of any power to restrict the open carrying of firearms or regulate guns, telling legislators Thursday that a muddle of local rules confuses firearms owners and infringes upon their civil liberties.
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    New York State Exposed: Safe Act pushback

    News10NBC has an eye opening viewpoint about the SAFE Act. It comes from local firefighters. They want to set the record straight.The law was signed shortly after two West Webster firefighters were murdered in 2012. For the first time, a group of local firefighters “opens up” about the controversial gun law and whether it has made their jobs any safer.Every day, firefighters are out in the community, taking calls and helping people. They’re like a brotherhood. There is one thing that many are standing against. It is the New York SAFE Act.
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    Virginia: Sunday Hunting Bill Passes in Senate Committee

    Senate Bill 154, the Senate companion to House Bill 1237, passed by a 9-4 vote today in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, putting Virginia hunters one step closer to having the opportunity to hunt on Sundays on private land.
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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 21, No. 5

    01/31/2014

    President to Press his Anti-Gun Agenda "With or Without Congress"
    Last year, in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama gave a State of the Union performance that was filled with theatrical pandering. Seeking to capitalize on that tragedy by exploiting the understandably intense emotions that followed in its wake, the President reiterated his support for increased background checks and bans on common semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, which he referred to as "weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines."

    As usual, Obama's remarks were short on evidence to support the efficacy of his proposals. That's because evidence was (and still is) sorely lacking--and experts at Obama's own Justice Department acknowledged that fact, even if the President will not.

    In April, the U.S. Senate soundly rejected Obama's gun control agenda, which prompted one political commentator to call the action the "biggest loss" of Obama's presidency.

    This year, Obama's State of the Union gun control rhetoric was toned down substantially but was no less disturbing, with the president pledging that he will continue to promote his anti-gun agenda "with or without Congress."

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