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Pennsylvania: Potential lawsuits put Reading's gun laws in jeopardy

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:02
A new state law is taking aim at Pennsylvania municipalities that have their own gun laws, and Reading is taking heed.

VA raises concerns about gun registry with offer of free gun locks

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:59
As President Obama dodges a reminder of the veterans’ health-care scandal this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free gun locks to veterans if they provide details on the number of guns they own and their home address, raising concerns about a government-run gun registry.

The Surgeon General’s Gun Problem

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:57
Will America’s new surgeon general preach for gun control, as three of his predecessors did? Early signs nurture cautious optimism that he won’t, but nagging doubts remain. Two days after his confirmation, the website of Dr. Vivek Murthy’s eagerly progressive organization Doctors for America (formerly Doctors for Obama) was updated to reflect his new status as America’s doctor. The advocacy group’s multi-page gun-control campaign was scrubbed from the home page and buried in a menu that doesn’t even mention firearms (click on the “Learn” dropdown menu heading). And Murthy promised wary senators during his February Senate-confirmation hearing (at 50:54 in this video) that he would not use his new position as a bully pulpit for gun control.

Rhode Island: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:48
Today, the Rhode Island General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Providence.

Kentucky: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:00
Today, the Kentucky General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Frankfort.  

North Dakota: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:54
Today, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Bismarck.  

Minnesota: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:47
Today, the Minnesota Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in St. Paul.  

Montana: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:38
Yesterday, the Montana Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Helena. 

Pennsylvania: 2015-2016 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:28
Today, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its 2015-2016 legislative session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Harrisburg. 

South Carolina: Bills target gun rights education in schools

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:08
Who instructs children on the gun rights and safety has traditionally been left out of the state’s school systems, but bills pre-filed in both chambers of the South Carolina Legislature would bring gun rights squarely into focus in the classroom.

Variety: By bypassing Congress, gun control lobby can bypass NRA

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:04
On January 5, Variety magazine ran a column admitting the tremendous power of the NRA, and suggested the gun control lobby is figuring out that the only way to beat the pro-Second Amendment group is to bypass Congress. This means bypassing lawmakers loyal to the NRA as well.

Pennsylvania: Reading, other cities wrestle with gun laws

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:02
City Council on Dec. 8 had started the process of repealing its requirement that gun owners report lost or stolen weapons within 24 hours of discovering it.The council began the process after its solicitor said a new state law could bring a flurry of lawsuits against the city. That new law, Act 192, took effect Monday.

Authorities call year-old concealed-carry law a 'non-event'

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:43
Illinois' year-old concealed-carry law has had no noticeable negative effect, local authorities say. Danville police Sgt. Josh Campbell agreed, saying "When you're talking concealed-carry, it's mostly your law-abiding citizens, who don't cause problems anyway."

Montana: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:19
Today, the Montana Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Helena. 

Ohio: 2015-2016 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 17:59
Today, the Ohio General Assembly began its 2015-2016 legislative session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Columbus.  

Wisconsin: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 17:34
Today, the Wisconsin Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Madison.  

Washington: Gun shows, police looking for answers for new background check law

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:57
Initiative 594 has been in place since Dec. 4, but those who have to deal with the law requiring background checks for all firearm sales and transfers still aren’t sure what to do.No one is even certain who is enforcing the implementation of I-594, said TRAC General Manager Troy Woody, whose Pasco venue plays host to gun shows.

Why criminals continue to carry guns

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:42
The sad truth is that most of your common street thugs — dope dealers, gang members, carjackers and armed robbers — don’t shop at gun shows or sporting goods stores. They acquire their weapons through burglaries, from “straw buyers” who buy guns legally then turn them over to felons, on the streets from illegal dealers, and numerous other ways. And although I’ve heard many an activist and elected official talk about the need to get guns out of the community and stop them from finding their way back in, none of them ever explains how we can do that.

Gun Control Groups, Blocked in Washington, Turn Attention to States

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 23:46
The gun control movement, blocked in Congress and facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the same-sex marriage movement as a model to take the fight to voters on the state level.