NRA-ILA https://www.nraila.org/ DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, January 09, 2015 News Who's Right About Right-to-Carry? Later this year, Congress may consider Right-to-Carry reciprocity legislation that would require states to honor each other’s concealed firearm carrying permits. When they do, gun control supporters better hope they have someone more effective to argue for their side than anti-gun advocate Daniel Webster. News Bell Rings for Anti-Gun Senator Barbara Boxer California's junior U.S. senator, Barbara Boxer (D), announced this week that she will not seek re-election in 2016. The announcement follows a statewide poll last year, indicating that Boxer’s support among Californians had slipped. Moreover, in the November 2014 elections, her party became the minority in Congress’ upper house, resulting in her loss of the chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. News Media Fail: Americans' Gun Purchases Are Soaring Lately, along with gun control supporters claiming that the number of gun owners is declining, some in the media have been saying that Americans’ gun purchases are declining as well. Last summer, Time.com went so far as to say--and we’re not kidding, here--that guns are one of the 10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying. And this week, a Washington Post headline, Gun sales in Virginia drop in 2014 following 3 years’ growth, suggested that there are fewer gun purchases today than there were three years ago. Legal-Legislation Texas: Protect Your Right to Hunt & Fish – Urge Your Lawmaker to Support HJR 61 and SJR 22 Today, state Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) pre-filed Senate Joint Resolution 22, proposing an amendment to the Texas constitution that protects the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in the Lone Star State. An identical measure, House Joint Resolution 61, was pre-filed in the House on December 17. Legal-Legislation Arizona: Volunteers Needed for Clean Up of Popular Shooting Area on the Tonto National Forest The U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish and Tread Lightly! is hosting a cleanup event Saturday, January 17, 2015 along the Hewitt Station Road, east of the City of Apache Junction. The cleanup area is popular for target shooting and other recreation. Excessive trash and illegal dumping have prompted the need for the cleanup. News Majority of States Support the NRA's Request that the U.S. Supreme Court Overturn San Francisco's Restriction on Self-Defense in the Home Twenty-five state attorneys general joined Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning in filing a brief supporting the National Rifle Association in Jackson v. San Francisco. This case challenges San Francisco's ordinance requiring gun owners to lock or disable any firearm inside the home except when the home owner is actually carrying the firearm on his or her person -- an ordinance that directly contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in its landmark Heller decision. News Service of Florida Florida gun bill for evacuations revived After a similar proposal died last year amid a contentious debate, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed a bill Thursday that would allow Floridians to carry concealed weapons without licenses during times of mandatory emergency evacuations. The Associated Press Wisconsin AG joins 25 other states in asking Supreme Court to nix gun lock ordinance Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has joined 25 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a San Francisco ordinance requiring people to keep their guns locked up at home. The Advertiser (Australia) Lott: There are limits to how well police and security agencies can protect us How can we get back to feeling safe about taking the kids to school, going about our work and meeting friends for a coffee?Islamic terrorists have demonstrated that they can attack anywhere, without any notice. Legal-Legislation Colorado: First Day of the 2015 Session Sees Strong Pro-Gun Activity Yesterday, the 2015 legislative session kicked off and brought a solid list of pro-gun legislation to benefit law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen across the state. Gun Laws Homeowner holds criminal at gunpoint until police arrive, KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15 Jeff Preach was at home in Castaic, Calif. when a man knocked at his front door. Preach answered the door and had a brief conversation with the man before the stranger punched him in the face, went inside the house, and attempted to rob him. Preach tackled the intruder with the help of his friend Larry Bensell. Once Bensell had the criminal under control, Preach went to another part of the home and retrieved a shotgun. Preach proceeded to hold the thief at gunpoint until police could arrive. (KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15) NJ.com New Jersey: State Police propose tighter restrictions for gun industry The new rules would require dealers to immediately notify state and local police if their security systems fail. If a system cannot be fixed within 24 hours, the dealer may move the guns to another licensed location with approval of the State Police.The proposal would require no guns or ammunition be stored at a location other than the licensed premises without permission from State Police. Also, dealers would have to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours, down from the current 48 hours. The Associated Press N.H. House OKs Right-to-Carry in Statehouse House Republicans prevailed in bringing their guns back to the House floor Wednesday, but failed in an attempt to bring back their old leader.Returning to a policy adopted the last time Republicans led the Legislature, House members voted, 228-149, to allow people to carry concealed weapons on the floor of the chamber. Democrats had banned the practice in 2013. The Gazette First day of Colorado legislative session targets gun control After a year of bitter contention over stricter gun laws, Colorado Republicans proposed bills on Wednesday that seek to repeal controversial legislation that was passed by Democrats in 2013. Legal-Legislation Michigan: Urge Governor Snyder to Sign SB 789 into Law Over the next week, Governor Rick Snyder (R) has the opportunity to sign a bill that will benefit law-abiding gun owners across Michigan. Senate Bill 789, which passed the legislature by significant margins, seeks to create a more efficient and uniform concealed pistol licensing process for all Michiganders. The Associated Press S.D. joins brief opposing California ordinance regulating guns Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined a court brief signed by at least two dozen other states opposing a California city ordinance regulating handguns.