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Pennsylvania: New law triggers war of words over firearms

NRA-ILA - 16 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The battle concerns state Act 192, which became law last month. Under the act, any Pennsylvanian legally permitted to own a gun can sue a Pennsylvania municipality over a gun ordinance — even if the plaintiff doesn’t live there.
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Wisconsin: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Metro Transit gun ban

NRA-ILA - 16 December 2014 - 7:00pm
A Dane County judge dismissed a gun rights group’s lawsuit against the city of Madison on Monday, saying a Metro Transit policy barring guns on buses does not violate Wisconsin’s concealed carry law.
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Sandy Hook families' suit against gun maker will test federal law

NRA-ILA - 16 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally applied to car accident cases.
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Second Amendment protects dirk knives and police batons

NRA-ILA - 16 December 2014 - 7:00pm
So holds the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the just-released State v. DeCiccio. Here’s an excerpt of the reasoning as to police batons, which also applies in large measure to dirks, and which, I would argue, should apply to stun guns and Tasers (paragraph break added).
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Michigan lawmakers OK looser air gun rules

NRA-ILA - 16 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Michigan would loosen licensing restrictions on air guns and limit local governments' ability to set their own regulations, except when BB, pellet and paintball guns are being used by those less than 16 years old, under legislation lawmakers approved Tuesday.
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Proposed Closures to Recreational Shooting in Las Vegas-Pahrump Area of Nevada

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide future management of 3.1 million acres of public land by the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices in southern Nevada.  The RMP will affect where recreational shooting will be allowed in the planning area.
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Proposed Closures to Recreational Shooting in Las Vegas-Pahrump Area of Nevada

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide future management of 3.1 million acres of public land by the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices in southern Nevada.  The RMP will affect where recreational shooting will be allowed in the planning area.
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Proposed Closures to Recreational Shooting in Las Vegas-Pahrump Area of Nevada

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide future management of 3.1 million acres of public land by the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices in southern Nevada.  The RMP will affect where recreational shooting will be allowed in the planning area.
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Senate confirms gun-control advocate as Surgeon General

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Senate's 51-43 vote confirming Massachusetts physician Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general marks the end of a protracted fight over gun control and Murthy's views on it. Murthy, who will be the first Indian-American surgeon general to serve in the U.S., waited more than a year for Senate confirmation after the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups threatened to throw their resources against members supporting his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid determined earlier this year that he couldn't put his red-state members in that position before the 2014 midterm elections and shuffled Murthy to the back of the nominations pile.
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Why gun-control advocates lie about guns

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Angered by the news that American voters are now more supportive of the Second Amendment than they have been in two decades, the New York Daily News’s Mike Lupica used his weekend column to vent. Over the course of 900 words, Lupica lambasted the public for continuing “to protect gun nuts,” chided the “mouth-breathing” NRA for its murderous myopia, and contended emotively that “there are no words” available to describe the horror of “a recent poll that says a majority of Americans believe it is more important to protect the right to own guns than it is for the government to limit access to guns.”
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Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
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Virginia: McAuliffe announces package of gun proposals

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced a series of election-year gun proposals, including initiatives to reinstate the one-gun-a-month limit on handgun purchases and to close the so-called “gun show loophole.”
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Australian anti-gun group urges review of 'watered down' laws

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 7:00pm
A black market in illegal weapons in Australia and a strong right-to-arms lobby are undermining some of the toughest gun laws in the world, an anti-gun group said on Tuesday, after a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe by a man with a shotgun.
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Florida Petition Challenges Vote Allowing Noise-Supressors

NRA-ILA - 15 December 2014 - 8:00am
Hunters had reason to celebrate last month when Florida lifted its ban on silencers, but Chuck O’Neal saw cause for alarm.  O’Neal, Seminole County hiking enthusiast Peri Sedigh and Central Florida paddleboarder Timothy Orrange Jr. attached their names this week to a petition challenging the unanimous vote by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission to lift a longtime ban on noise-suppressing devices for firearms.
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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 48 12/12/2014

NRA-ILA - 12 December 2014 - 2:11pm
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Iowa: Voice Your Support for Second Amendment Legislation in the 2015 Session

NRA-ILA - 12 December 2014 - 9:00am
The NRA has been working with state legislators to file pro-gun legislation for the upcoming session, ensuring your Second Amendment rights are protected and even restored.  In the past, pro-gun bills have failed to advance in the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee, however, its new chairman, Senator Steve Sodders, has stated that he is open to hearing your opinion on legislative priorities for 2015.
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Michigan: With Only Three Days Left in the Legislative Session, Pro-Gun Bills Need Your Help in Lansing!

NRA-ILA - 12 December 2014 - 8:50am
We are now down to the final days of the 2013-2014 legislative session and multiple pro-gun bills still require action and need passage.  Senate Bills 789 and 790 are still awaiting a vote on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.  Even though nearly all stakeholders have agreed that SB 789 represents good public policy and raises no public safety concerns, some state government bureaucrats are opposing these bills for one reason—money.  
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Wisconsin Police Chief Badgers Residents to Forego Second and Fourth Amendment Rights

NRA-ILA - 11 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Perhaps inspired by the recent introduction of surprise home inspections of gun licensees in the UK, Beloit, Wisc., Police Chief Norm Jacobs issued a press release on December 1, urging city residents to volunteer for warrantless police searches of their homes for firearms.
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Washington State Gun Control Activists Vow More Legislation

NRA-ILA - 11 December 2014 - 7:00pm
In Washington State, gun control activists are already vowing that the recently-passed anti-gun Initiative 594 is just their first step toward dismantling gun rights.  In fact, they are promising to dump more anti-gun bills at the legislative session next month.
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House Committee Faults FDIC for Participation in Operation Choke Point

NRA-ILA - 11 December 2014 - 7:00pm
In May, we reported on a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee exposé that substantiated improper activities by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the guise of Operation Choke Point.  While DOJ insisted that the operation was meant to protect the soundness of America’s financial system by targeting fraudulent businesses, the committee report concluded that the true goal of the operation was to “choke out” legitimate industries that regulators considered objectionable.  Among others, these included firearm and ammunition sales.
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