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    Mission Creep: DEA Contemplated Mass Surveillance of Gun Show Attendees
    Recent revelations about a proposed federal law enforcement program might have some friends and families drawing lots to decide who drives to the next gun show. Criminals rarely obtain guns from gun shows. A Department of Justice survey of state and federal inmates, found that only 0.7 percent of those polled had acquired a firearm that they possessed at the time of their offense from a gun show. Unfortunately, this didn’t stop at least one federal official from suggesting that the sophisticated tools of the modern surveillance state be turned on unsuspecting gun show attendees.

    Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act Introduced
    U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) recently introduced S. 263 and H.R. 578, which are designed to protect the rights of gun owners on lands owned or managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). This legislation would help end the patchwork of firearm laws and regulations that govern different federal lands managed by different federal agencies.

    Do D.C.'s Gun Control Laws Exempt Those Who Support Gun Control? Signs Point to "Yes."
    Late last week, Judicial Watch along with the website Legal Insurrection made new headlines in the curious non-prosecution of NBC’s David Gregory, with their release of the January 2013 arrest warrant affidavit for the former Meet the Press host. Despite the open and shut case for charges laid out in the document, on January 11, 2013, the D.C. Office of the Attorney General announced its decision not to prosecute Gregory, insisting, “Prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia.”

    Momentum Shifting Against Operation Choke Point?
    When last we reported on the ongoing scandal that is Operation Choke Point, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee had issued a report condemning the participation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the program. Earlier, the same committee had faulted the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its actions in pressuring banks to sever or avoid business relationships with legitimate industries that are considered politically objectionable, including firearms and ammunition sales. Internal investigators at both FDIC and DOJ had also launched their own probes into allegations of abusive practices under the guise of Operation Choke Point.

    D.C.'s "Permitting Process" Shows Need for Congressional Intervention
    The first information regarding how the District of Columbia permitting process is working in practice reached the public this week. To say that the city is dragging its feet would be putting it lightly.

    Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition Bill Introduced
    U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) recently introduced H.R. 131, a bill that would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for law-abiding gun owners. Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms between two locations where they have a legal right to possessand carry them, regardless of state or local laws that would otherwise apply. The firearm must be cased or otherwise not readily accessible. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns that are sometimes never returned, delayed travel, legal fees, and sometimes even unnecessary guilty pleas.

    New Hope for Cross Country Travelers
    In this NRA-ILA news minute, Jennifer Zahrn discusses new legislation introduced in the U.S. House that would protect lawful gun owners during their cross country travels. Also learn about the latest Second Amendment news in Colorado, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

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    Colorado: Defend Your Rights in Denver Next Week
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    Delaware: Pro-Hunting Bills Released from Committee, Awaiting Floor Vote
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    Indiana: Two Pro-gun Bills Approved by Committees this Week
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    Maryland: Second Annual 2A Tuesday Being Held on February 10
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    Michigan: State Senator Green Reintroduces Bill to Eliminate County Gun Boards
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    North Carolina: Currituck County to Vote on Shooting Range Permit
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    North Dakota: “Shall Sign” Legislation Passes Senate Unanimously, Will be Sent to House of Representatives
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    Pennsylvania: Game Commission Attempting to Change Mentored Youth Hunting Policies
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    South Dakota: Permitless Carry Legislation Introduced
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    Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature
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    West Virginia: NRA Backed Legislation on the Move in Charleston
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    Wyoming: Gun Free Zones Act Repeal Legislation Passes House Committee, Sent to House Floor

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