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March 23, 2007

Update on Florida’s NRA-Backed “Individual Personal Private Property Protection” Legislation!

House Bill 1417 and Senate Bill 2356 are companion bills that have been introduced to stop businesses from searching customer and employee vehicles in parking lots and from taking punitive action against people who keep firearms in their vehicles for self-defense and other lawful purposes.You may think this does not happen, but it does!
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March 23, 2007

Texas Pro-Gun Legislation on the Move!

By an overwhelming 133-13 vote, the Texas State House gave final approval this week to Senate Bill 378, the NRA-backed "Castle Doctrine" self-defense bill sponsored by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and carried by State Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) in the House. This important legislation offers protection from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits to victims who lawfully use force to protect themselves and their families. SB 378 has been sent to Governor Rick Perry (R) for his expected signature.
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March 23, 2007

Important Georgia Pro-Gun Legislation Being Stalled by Big Corporate Business!

Critical NRA-supported legislation to protect our gun rights is being stalled in Senate by big corporate interests opposed to your gun rights. SB 43 would allow employees to lawfully possess firearms in their locked motor vehicles on their employer’s property. Please contact Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle at (404) 656-5030 and ask him to schedule SB 43 for a vote.
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March 23, 2007

Gun Ban Headed to Illinois Senate Floor Any Day!

Legislation to ban countless firearms and further restrict the type of firearms law-abiding Illinoisians can own is heading to the Senate floor for a vote any day now. Please contact your State Senators at (217) 782-715 and respectfully urge them to oppose Senate Bill 1471 and Senate Bill 16.
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March 23, 2007

Pennsylvania House Committee Schedules Statewide Hearings on "Gun Violence"!

The House Judiciary Committee, Chaired by Tom Caltagirone (Berks -D) has scheduled statewide hearings on gun-related crime. This will be an opportunity for gun owners in Pennsylvania to express their concerns regarding the many recent anti-gun proposals introduced in the House of Representatives. If you are interested in presenting testimony or need further information on any of the informational meetings please contact John Ryan or Bill Andring at 717-787-3525.
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March 22, 2007

Florida: SB-2356 Protect Possession/Guns/Cars/Parking Lots

SB-2356 protects employees and customers from having their private vehicles searched and protects against punitive action by anti-gun business owners who would deny you your right to have a gun in your car for protection and other lawful purposes.
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March 22, 2007

Gun Ban Looming in Illinois State Senate!

Please Contact Your State Senator Today! A bill banning the sale of semi-automatic, single shot, bolt-action, and other manual-loading .50 caliber rifles and ammunition, is moving through the Illinois State Senate.
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March 22, 2007

Kentucky Pro-Gun Legislation Needs Your Help, Today!

Please Contact Members of the Senate! Time is running out in the Bluegrass State for two important pieces of pro-gun legislation. The Kentucky Legislature will adjourn “Sine Die” on Tuesday, March 27 and House Bill 354 and House Bill 469 are still stuck in Senate Committees. Your State Senator and members of the committees listed below need to hear from you today!
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March 21, 2007

North Dakota “Castle Doctrine” Self-Defense Bill Heading to Senate Floor!

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!Important “Castle Doctrine” self-defense legislation, House Bill 1319, sponsored by State Representative Todd Porter (R-34), has passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 6-0.
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March 20, 2007

Hunting and Shooting in Jeopardy in Jefferson County, Washington!

Jefferson County Commissioners will be considering a proposal on Friday, March 23, to make it easier to prohibit shooting and hunting in the county. This public hearing will be a continuation of the meeting held in November of 2006. The upcoming meeting will be even more important because those opposed to shooting will attempt to get their people out in greater numbers to counter the voices of NRA members. If you did not attend the first meeting it is critical you attend this one. If you DID show up previously, take two or three friends and go again this Friday!
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March 20, 2007

Colorado Bill Seeks to Increase Fee for Firearms Transfers!

Please Contact the Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee Today!Senate Bill 109, sponsored by State Senator Ron Tupa (D-18), seeks to increase the fee assessed for the instant criminal background check conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation prior to the transfer of a firearm.SB109 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday, March 23.
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March 19, 2007

Important Nevada Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Scheduled for Hearing!

Senate Bill 237, introduced by State Senators John Lee (D-01) and Warren Hardy (R-12), is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 21st.
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March 19, 2007

Arkansas Right to Hunt and Fish Resolution Needs Your Help Today!

The Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendments is holding a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30 PM, or upon adjournment of both legislative chambers, in Room 151 at the State Capitol, Little Rock. Please make plans to attend this important hearing. If you cannot attend, please call the members of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendments listed below and urge them to support SJR 7.
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March 16, 2007

Virginia’s Governor Kaine Signs Another Pro-Gun Bill!

Earlier this week, Governor Tim Kaine (D) signed House Bill 2106, sponsored by Delegate Carrico, into law. HB2106 repeals the authority for localities to require fingerprints for initial concealed carry permit applicants. Please contact Governor Kaine at (804) 786-2211 or email by visiting www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm to thank him for signing this critical legislation, and also encourage him to sign two more pro-gun bills currently awaiting his action.
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March 16, 2007

Maryland “Assault Weapons Ban of 2007” Defeated in Committee!

Last night, March 15, the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee deadlocked with a 5 to 5 vote on the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2007,” which means this anti-gun legislation has died in committee and will likely proceed no further. Remember, this is not a fight is not over as gun ban extremists will be back next year, so continue to call your State Senator and State Delegates and urge them to oppose any and all anti-Second Amendment issues!
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March 16, 2007

Florida “Employee Rights” Legislation Needs Your Help!

Your help is needed to pass HB 1417 and SB 2356 and STOP corporate giants from trampling our Second Amendment Rights. Representative Dennis Baxley (R-24) and Senator Durell Peaden (R-2) have filed identical companion bills to stop anti-gun businesses from searching customer and employee vehicles in parking lots and from taking punitive action against people who keep firearms in their vehicles for self-defense and other lawful purposes. Please contact the members of the Environment & Natural Resources Council and the State Criminal Justice Committee.
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March 16, 2007

Important Pro-Gun Bills Pass West Virginia Legislature!

The West Virginia Legislature passed HB3074, important Right-to-Carry reciprocity legislation, and HB2348, emergency powers legislation. Please contact your State Legislators to thank them for their support of these critical bills. Both bills are now on headed to Governor Joe Manchin (D) for his consideration.
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March 16, 2007

Anti-Gun Show Bill Dead in Washington State!

Senate Bill 5197 was not heard in the Senate before the Wednesday, March 14 cut-off deadline to move to the State House of Representatives. Because it did not meet the cut-off deadline, the bill is considered “dead” for this legislative session.
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March 16, 2007

“Castle Doctrine” Self-Defense Bill Marching Forward in Texas!

SB 378 passed on the Senate floor and was referred to the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence. Committee Chairman, State Representative Aaron Pena (D-Edinburg), called a meeting of his committee on the House floor at the end of Wednesday's Session and SB 378 was heard and voted out. Please contact your State Representative and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 378. Contact information for your State Representative can be found by visiting http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php.
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March 16, 2007

Victory for Right-to-Carry Permit Holders in New Hampshire!

Senate Bill 44, sponsored by State Senator Peter Burling (D-5), and State Representatives Lee Hammond (D-Grafton 11) and John Tholl (R-Coos 2), was defeated in the Judiciary committee on Thursday, March 15. Thanks to your calls and efforts we were able to defeat the first anti-gun measure before the Judiciary Committee this year!
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March 16, 2007

Range Protection Legislation Heading to Nebraska Senate!

LB352, vital range protection legislation sponsored by State Senator Chris Langemeier (I-23), passed the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee last week. The bill now heads to the Senate. Please contact your State Senator at (402) 471-2271 and respectfully urge them to support LB352.
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March 16, 2007

North Dakota “Castle Doctrine” Legislation Headed to Senate!

House Bill 1319 has passed the North Dakota House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. This legislation would allow an individual to use deadly force in the home, place of business, or vehicle when life or safety is threatened as well as provide civil and criminal immunity when force, up to and including deadly force is necessary in self-defense. Please contact your State Senator at 1-888-NDLEGIS (635-3447) or 701-328-3373 (local) and respectfully urge him or her to vote YES on HB 1319.
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March 16, 2007

“Missouri Disaster Recovery Protection Act” Marching Forward!

The Missouri Senate worked overtime to pass Senate Bill 257, the “Missouri Disaster Recovery Protection Act,” sponsored by State Senator Kevin Engler (R-3). This critical measure will ensure that your Second Amendment rights shall not be suspended during an emergency or disaster. Please contact your State Representative at (573) 751-3659 and strongly encourage him or her to support and vote for SB257 in its current form.
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March 16, 2007

Critical Self-Defense Bill Being Held Hostage in Minnesota!

Important self-defense legislation (“Castle Doctrine”) could be defeated without being debated because of tricks played by the Chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, State Representative Joe Mullery (D-58A). Please contact your State Representative at (651) 296-2146 and respectfully urge him or her to co-sponsor HF 498 and request a hearing so that it will be heard in committee.
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March 16, 2007

Arkansas: Help Defend Your Hunting Heritage!

Please continue contacting members of the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, and urge them to co-sponsor Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR 7). SJR7 would recognize hunting and fishing as constitutional rights. State Representatives can be reached at (501) 682-6211.
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March 16, 2007

NRA-Supported Candidate for Arizona Game & Fish Commissioner Up For Confirmation!

NRA-supported Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Jennifer Martin, whose interim ends in June of this year, is up for confirmation before the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, March 21st. It is very important to the pro-firearm and pro-hunting community that Ms. Martin be confirmed by the Senate. Members of the committee can be reached by calling the Senate Information Desk at (602) 926-3559.
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March 16, 2007

Kansas Right-to-Carry Reform Bill on House Floor Monday!

Please Contact Your State Representative Today! Vital Right-to-Carry reform legislation will see action on the floor of the Kansas State House of Representatives on Monday, March 19, at 11:00 A.M.
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March 16, 2007

Shooting Closure Expected On BLM Lands Outside Las Vegas

The Bureau of Land Management has announced its intent to close certain areas within Nye County, NV to target shooting.
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March 16, 2007

Gun Ban Group Twists Truth in Favor of Wisconsin Anti-Second Amendment Bill!

Recently, gun-ban advocate group “Mothers Against Gun Violence,” falsely asserted that selling a firearm to a felon is somehow not a crime in Wisconsin. In reality, committing such an act is a federal felony, as well as a crime as defined in Wisconsin code sections 941.29(4) and 939.05(2)(b).
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March 16, 2007

Update on the Roanoke Times Article Endangering Virginia's Right-to-Carry Permit Holders!

After repeated contact from concerned, law-abiding gun owners the Roanoke Times has decided to remove the concealed carry permit database from its website and not repost it.
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March 15, 2007

Texas: Vital “Castle Doctrine” Self-Defense Bill Needs Your Help!

Please Contact Your State Representative Today! The Senate version of Texas Castle Doctrine legislation, Senate Bill 378 by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio), moved ahead of the House version, House Bill 284, in the legislative process yesterday.
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March 15, 2007

“Missouri Disaster Recovery Protection Act” Marching Forward!

Please Contact Your State Representative Today! During the last two legislative session days prior to adjourning for a ten-day Spring Break, the Missouri Senate worked overtime to pass Senate Bill 257, the “Missouri Disaster Recovery Protection Act,” sponsored by State Senator Kevin Engler (R-3).
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March 14, 2007

Two Important New Mexico Pro-Gun Bills Need Your Help!

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!With just three and a half days left in session, several important NRA-backed bills are on the move.
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March 14, 2007

Missouri “Emergency Powers” Legislation Scheduled for Senate Floor!

Please contact your State Senator This Morning, Wednesday, March 14! There is a very good possibility that Senate Bill 257, the "Missouri Disaster Recovery Protection Act," will be heard on the Senate floor on as early as 11:00 AM this morning, Wednesday, March 14.
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March 13, 2007

Virginia Newspaper Endangers Right-to-Carry Permit Holders!

In the Sunday, March 11 edition of its paper, the Roanoke Times published an article observing the importance of open government and public access. The focus of this particular article was concealed handgun permits and which citizens currently maintain a valid carry permit -- however, the Roanoke Times didn't stop there.
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March 13, 2007

Virginia Governor Signs Important Pro-Gun Measure!

Friday, March 9, Governor Tim Kaine (D) signed House Bill 2547, sponsored by State Delegate Charles Carrico (R-5), into law. This important pro-gun measure clarifies that localities, except for the purposes of hunting, may not regulate the possession of firearms on public roadways.
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March 12, 2007

Georgia Self-Defense Legislation Needs Your Help!

On February 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 43 with an overwhelming vote of 8 to 2. Now over a month later the Senate has still not scheduled SB 43 for a floor vote!
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March 12, 2007

Maryland Committee to Consider Banning Trapping!

The Senate Education, Health, and Environment Affairs Committee Needs to Hear From You Today! “Animal rights” extremists are attempting to dismantle Maryland’s rich hunting and trapping heritage by proposing legislation, Senate Bill 822 that bans trapping in the State of Maryland.
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March 12, 2007

Legislation Restricting Right-to-Carry Proposed in Nevada!

Please Contact the Assembly Judiciary Committee Today! AB191, sponsored by the Assembly Judiciary Committee and brought forward by the Nevada Supreme Court, is slated to be heard before the Assembly Judiciary Committee tomorrow, March 13.
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March 12, 2007

The Fight to Protect Gun Shows Not Over in Washington State!

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!Senate Bill 5197 is facing a Wednesday, March 14 cut-off deadline to move to the State House of Representatives. If it is not heard on the Senate floor by Wednesday, the bill is considered “dead” for this legislative session.
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