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Pennsylvania: Kane refuses defense of bill threatening local gun laws

NRA-ILA - 7 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Attorney General Kathleen Kane has signaled she won't stand for the state in defense of a bill adopted this fall that expands the rights of groups like the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun ordinances in cities and towns across the state.
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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 47 12/05/2014

NRA-ILA - 5 December 2014 - 6:02pm
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AP Reporter Grasps for Negative Spin on Gun Sales Surge

NRA-ILA - 4 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Last week, Associated Press reporter Matt Stroud incorrectly implied that the recent increase in firearm-related background checks run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) frequently results in violent criminals beating the system and acquiring guns. 
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Michigan: Update on Pro-Gun Bills this Week

NRA-ILA - 4 December 2014 - 1:41pm
This week, pro-gun bills received favorable action in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bills 5450, 5749 and 5750, part of the Air Gun Reclassification Package.  These bills have been sent to the Senate floor for consideration and a vote. 
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Wishing You Safe and Smooth Holiday Travel

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
With the holidays upon us, NRA encourages travelers to be mindful of the gun laws of the jurisdictions they are traveling in, as well as those pertaining to the mode of travel.  To help ensure that gun owners are informed, we would like to remind travelers of some of the basic guidelines for traveling with firearms and of resources where they can obtain further information on this topic.
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N.J. Attorney General Rejects Brady Campaign Bid to Trigger Handgun Ban

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Brady Campaign’s attempt to require “smart guns” in New Jersey recently hit a significant hurdle.  In November, Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman issued a report that concluded the allegedly available “smart gun,” the Armatix iP1, did not meet New Jersey’s legal definition of a “personalized handgun.”   A lawsuit filed in May by the Brady Campaign sought to force the attorney general to issue a report finding that the iP1 is a “personalized handgun” and would therefore trigger a more than decade old New Jersey law. 
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Owner defends shop from pair of intruders, Alabama.com, Alabama, 12/02/14

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The owner of a mechanic shop in Birmingham, Ala. was sleeping at his business after repeated burglary attempts, when a pair of criminals jumped a fence and came onto the property. The owner retrieved a gun, shot one intruder then slapped the other, causing both to flee. The wounded burglar was captured while seeking medical treatment at a local hospital.
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How skyrocketing gun sales are helping to conserve butterflies

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
The Karner blue butterfly is a tiny thing, with colorful wings that extend just an inch across and a life that rarely wanders more than 600 feet from where it began. Its caterpillars can only eat wild lupines — a flower that’s become less abundant in the wild because of development and habitat fragmentation. As a result, the Karner was named an endangered species in 1992. But Karner blues are getting help from an unlikely source: gun sales.
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Wayne LaPierre: When prosecution is persecution

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
Good and evil. Right and wrong.Those are two fundamental opposing concepts that define the nature of humankind.But for the gun-ban crowd, each and every one of them—when it comes to private ownership of firearms and armed self-defense, the very heart of the Second Amendment—there is no such conflict. In their lexicon, firearms in the hands of private citizens are inherently evil.
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Ohio: Senate ready to push changes to gun laws

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to consider changes to gun bills relaxing some requirements for a concealed carry permit and letting hunters use silencers on their guns under certain conditions.
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Texas lawmaker files 'Pop Tart gun' bill

NRA-ILA - 3 December 2014 - 7:00pm
If you think it's a half-baked idea to legally protect kids' rights to play with their food, think again, says one Texas lawmaker.Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, has filed a bill that would prohibit schools from punishing students who use their hands, playthings and, yes, even pastry items to mimic firearms. The proposed legislation also would protect students through the fifth grade who play with toy guns or draw or possess pictures of guns.
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