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May 11, 2007

Pro-Gun Bills Marching Forward in South Carolina!

NRA-sponsored Right-to-Carry reciprocity reform legislation, House Bill 3212, has passed out of committee and is now waiting to be heard on the Senate floor. Also, House Bill 3310, a bill which clarifies the law pertaining to the carrying of a firearm in a vehicle by someone with a Concealed Weapon Permit, is heading to the desk of Governor Mark Sanford (R).
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May 11, 2007

Oregon Youth Hunting Bill Up for a House Floor Vote!

NRA-supported Youth Hunter Mentoring legislation, Senate Bill 892 A, passed the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. It will be heading to the House Floor for a vote very soon.
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May 11, 2007

North Carolina Considering the “Crime Victim Double-Victimization Act!”

On Monday, May 14, the North Carolina House Judiciary I Committee will be hearing House Bill 1847, a bill that would require law-abiding gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to police or face criminal prosecution. This bill would treat anyone who has had a firearm stolen as a common criminal if he or she fails to report the theft within 48 hours of when the crime victim "knew or reasonably should have known of the theft or loss." Please plan to attend the hearing on Monday, May 14, at 3:00 PM. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Committee Members.
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May 11, 2007

Illinois State Senate Passes Magazine Ban!

On Wednesday, May 9, the Illinois State Senate passed Senate Bill 1007, which bans the manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of standard capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) cartridges. This bill is worded so broadly that it would also ban certain firearms, such as some Henry rifles, which have attached tubular magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. This lever-action rifle, whose design dates back to the 1860s, would be prohibited under SB 1007, making this bill far more than a bad magazine ban.
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May 11, 2007

Anti-Gun Bill Moving in North Carolina Legislature!

House Bill 1287 seeks to create a new statewide database to which sheriffs would report all individuals who have been denied a permit to purchase a pistol. It has passed the House and now moves to the Senate. Please contact your State Senator today and respectfully urge them to oppose HB1287.
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May 11, 2007

Anti-Gun Package Still Looming in New York Legislature!

A broad package of anti-gun legislation that was approved by the New York State Assembly is still pending action in the Senate. Each bill poses a very real threat to our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the Empire State, so it is critical that you contact your State Senators at (518) 455-2800 and urge them to vote "NO" on Assembly Bill 6525, Assembly Bill 829, Assembly Bill 2772, Assembly Bill 3447, Assembly Bill 7331, and Assembly Bill 76!
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May 11, 2007

Missouri Pro-Gun Bills Making Progress!

Two important pieces of pro-gun legislation are currently pending in the Missouri Legislature. Passed by the House Special Committee on Agriculture Business, Senate Bill 225, the “Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act,” will protect some of our nation's most critical wildlife habitats and hunting areas by prohibiting certain development, as well as prohibit localities from restricting the lawful discharge of firearms within the protected areas. Please contact your Representative at (573) 751-3824 and strongly encourage him or her to support and vote for SB225. Also, Senate Bill 62, the “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill, is heading to a conference committee with the House.
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May 11, 2007

Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Commonly Used Magazines and Rifles!

Senate Bill 1007, introduced by former gun-ban lobbyist and current Senator Dan Kotowski (D-33), is headed to the House, which could take it up at any time. SB 1007, which bans the manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of standard capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) cartridges. This bill is worded so broadly that it would also ban certain firearms, such as some Henry rifles, which have attached tubular magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. It is critical that you call your State Representative at (217) 782-8223 immediately and urge him or her to oppose SB 1007.
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May 11, 2007

Connecticut Anti-Gun Bill Still Pending in Committee!

Senate Bill 903 is still awaiting referral to the Public Safety and Security Committee. SB 903 seeks to make criminals out of burglary victims by making it a crime to fail to report a gun theft to police within 72 hours of when the owner "discovered or should have discovered" the theft. SB 903 also includes language that would subject gun owners to criminal investigation and jeopardy of prosecution even if they report the theft within the required time period! Please call your Connecticut state lawmakers TODAY at (860) 240-0100 and strongly urge them to OPPOSE SB 903!
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May 11, 2007

Alabama Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation into Law!

Put another in the win column for Alabama’s gun owners. Governor Bob Riley (R) signed Senate Bill 62 into law on Monday, May 7. The bill will allow a resident to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition from a non-contiguous state, as well as allow a non-resident to purchase within Alabama.
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May 10, 2007

Iowa: Final Hearing By LeClaire City Council To Discuss Custom Gunsmith and Firearms Shop Moving into the Area!

Your Attendance is Needed Monday, May 21 at LeClaire City Hall at 7 PM! The final hearing by the LeClaire City Counsel to determine whether to permit a custom gun shop and firearms manufacturer to purchase property from the city is scheduled for Monday, May 21 at LeClaire City Hall at 7 PM.
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May 10, 2007

Montana Governor Signs “Emergency Powers” Legislation!

On Tuesday, May 8, Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) signed Senate Bill 309, “Emergency Powers” legislation, sponsored by Senator Joe Balyeat (R-34). SB309 will prohibit the confiscation of firearms during a declared state of emergency such as occurred following Hurricane Katrina.
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May 10, 2007

Texas Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Heads to Governor Perry!

On Wednesday, May 9, the Texas Senate gave final approval to House Bill 991, the Concealed Handgun License confidentiality (CHL) bill sponsored by State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville). The bill now goes to Governor Rick Perry (R) for his signature.
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May 9, 2007

Two Pro-Gun Bills Pending in Missouri Legislature!

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today! On Thursday, May 10, the Missouri House of Representatives Special Committee on Agriculture Business will consider Senate Bill 225, sponsored by State Senator Bill Stouffer. Also, after more than two hours of floor debate in the Missouri Senate on “Castle Doctrine” self-defense legislation, Senate Bill 62, the Senate requested that this critically important legislation be referred to a conference committee.
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May 8, 2007

New Jersey Committee Taking Up Gun Ban Legislation!

Please contact the members of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Today! On Thursday, May 10, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider gun ban legislation that would further infringe on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in New Jersey.
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May 8, 2007

NRA Investigating Reports of Firearm Confiscations in Greensburg, Kansas!

The National Rifle Association has received a number of unsubstantiated reports of ongoing firearm confiscations in Greensburg, Kansas.We are currently gathering as much information as possible to verify these claims. If the reports are true, your National Rifle Association will act swiftly to correct this injustice and stop any unconstitutional gun confiscations.
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May 8, 2007

Nevada Emergency Powers Bill to be Heard Friday!

Please Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee Today! Assembly Bill 95, introduced by Assemblywoman Valerie Weber (R-05), is slated to be heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Legislative Building in Carson City. It is vital that NRA members contact members of the committee and politely urge them to support this very important measure.
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May 8, 2007

Missouri’s Castle Doctrine Bill Could Be Voted on Today!

The Missouri State Senate may hear Senate Bill 62 as early as this afternoon. SB62, "Castle Doctrine" self-defense legislation sponsored by State Senator Jack Goodman (R-29), ensures that law-abiding Missourians will no longer have a duty to retreat from a violent attack and may stand their ground to defend themselves and their loved ones.
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May 4, 2007

Several Pro-Gun Bills on Tennessee Governor Bredesen’s Desk!

House Bill 1285 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 1597, and House Bill 145, and its companion bill, Senate Bill 135, are heading to the Governor’s desk. Please call Governor Bredesen’s (D) office at (615) 741-2001 and urge him to sign HB 1285/SB 1597 and HB 145/SB 135.
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May 4, 2007

Rhode Island Legislation Targeting Semi-Automatics!

Firearm microstamping legislation has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. For contact informatation for the House Judiciary Committee, please click here.
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May 4, 2007

Philadelphia City Councilman Seeks to Usurp Preemption and Sue Commonwealth!

Unable to pass an anti-gun agenda thanks to Pennsylvania’s preemption statute, Philadelphia City Councilman Darrell Clarke (D-5) is now attempting to seek final passage on eight gun-control bills that have been sitting idle. Clarke even has claimed that the City Council is preparing a legal suit claiming the Legislature’s inaction on gun-control measures. Please contact your City Council member and respectfully urge him or her to oppose any of these anti-gun measures that may come before the Council. To find contact information for your Philadelphia City Council Member please click here.
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May 4, 2007

North Carolina Database Bill Heads to Senate!

Legislation seeking to create a new statewide database to which sheriffs would report all individuals who have been denied a permit to purchase a pistol is going to the Senate. Please contact your State Senator and respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE HB1287. Contact information can be found by clicking here
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May 4, 2007

Pro-Gun Bills Heading to the Missouri Senate!

House Bill 845 and Senate Bill 62 aimed at strengthening the Second Amendment in Missouri are headed to the State Senate. Please contact your State Senator at (573) 751-3824 and respectfully urge him or her to support and vote for both HB845 and SB62 in their current forms.
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May 4, 2007

Missouri “Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act” Heads to House!

Senate Bill 225, a bill aimed at preserving Missouri’s time-honored hunting and sporting heritage by protecting hunting areas and wildlife habitat within the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers’ flood plain, is heading to the House. Please contact your State Representative at (573) 751-3824 and strongly encourage him or her to protect wildlife habitat and hunting by supporting and voting for SB225 without any amendments!
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May 4, 2007

"No-Net Loss" Bill Heading to House Floor in Michigan!

House Bill 4597, “No-Net Loss” legislation which would ensure that today's total acreage of public lands open to public hunting would not be reduced is heading to the Michigan House floor for a vote. Please contact your State Representative at (517) 373-6339 and respectfully ask him or her to support HB 4597.
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May 4, 2007

One-Gun-A-Month Bill Filed in Massachusetts!

Governor Deval Patrick’s (D) gun-rationing scheme has become a reality. House Bill 3991 is currently in the Judiciary Committee. This bill would limit law-abiding Massachusetts gun buyers from purchasing more than one firearm in a month’s time. Please contact the Governor and the members of the Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose this gun-rationing scheme.
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May 4, 2007

Maine’s Hunting Rights in Jeopardy!

Anti-hunting legislation, Legislative Document 1635, "An Act To Prohibit Recreational Bear Trapping," has been referred to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. This bill would abolish the open season on trapping bears, a long-standing Maine tradition. Please contact the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee Members today and politely urge them to oppose LD 1635 and save a tradition of hunting that has been used by Maine hunters for decades. Senate members can be reached at (207) 287-1583, and House members can be contacted at (207) 287-4469.
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May 4, 2007

Attention Colorado NRA Members: Please Urge Governor Ritter to Veto HB1174!

If enacted, House Bill 1174 would permanently extend the database of concealed handgun permit licensees. Please contact Governor Ritter and respectfully urge him to veto HB1174. Governor Ritter can be reached at (303) 866-2471 or email Governor.ritter@state.co.us and respectfully urge him to veto SB34.
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May 4, 2007

Golden State Ammunition Sales Registration Bill Stalled!

Thanks to your calls and support, Assembly Bill 362 has been placed in the “suspense file.” This will likely delay the bill until early-June. Please continue contacting the Assembly Appropriations Committee and ask them to oppose AB362. The Appropriations Committee can be reached by calling (916) 319-2081.
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May 4, 2007

California Pro-Gun Bill Passes Assembly, Heads to Senate

Assembly Bill 854 heads to the California Senate. AB854 would repeal a California law that restricts the publication of information about firearms that are not permissible for sale in California. Please contact your State Senator today and respectfully urge him or her to support AB854. Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.
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May 4, 2007

Urgent: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to California Assembly Floor!

Two pieces of legislation, Assembly Bill 821 and Assembly Bill 334, that are critical to the rights of California’s gun owners are making their way to the Assembly Floor in the Golden State. Please contact your Assembly Member and respectfully urge them to oppose Assembly Bill 821 as well as Assembly Bill 334. Contact information for your Assembly Member can be found by clicking here.
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May 4, 2007

Pro-Gun Bills Pending in Alabama Legislature!

Senate Bill 62, House Bill 23, Senate Bill 370, and House Bill 598 need your support. Please contact members of the Senate at (334) 242-7800 and urge them to support SB 370 and members of the House at (334) 242-7600 and ask them to support HB 598.
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May 4, 2007

California to Require Spaying and Neutering of All Hunting Dogs!

AB 1634, currently awaiting a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee, requires every dog older than four months to be spayed or neutered. Owners hoping to be able to breed their dogs at some point during their lives would be required to apply annually to their local government for an "intact" permit. It is critical that you contact your State Assembly Member and ask that they oppose this overreaching and discriminatory legislation. Please ask them to vote "no" on AB 1634. Contact information for your Assembly Member can be found by visiting http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset7text.htm.
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May 4, 2007

Iowa: LeClaire City Council Meeting To Discuss Custom Gunsmith and Firearms Shop Moving Into The Area!

Les Baer Custom, Inc. is no longer welcome in Illinois and has decided to move across the Mississippe to LeClaire, Iowa. Unfortunately, gun ban advocates are working against them in LeClaire too. Please call the Mayor and City Council and urge them to support Les Baer Custom Inc.'s move to LeClaire. For contact information for the Mayor and City Council, please click here.
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May 2, 2007

Important Tennessee Pro-Gun Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk!

House Bill 1285 and companion bill, Senate Bill 1597, along with House Bill 145 and companion bill, Senate 135 are all heading to Governor Bredesen’s (D) desk for his consideration.
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May 2, 2007

Vote on Missouri’s Castle Doctrine Legislation Could Happen At Any Time!

Please Contact Your State Senator Today! On Tuesday, May 1, the Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 62, sponsored by Senator Jack Goodman (R), by a vote of 154 to 6. SB 62, Missouri’s Castle Doctrine legislation, provides that law-abiding Missourians will not have a duty to retreat from a violent attack. SB 62 will now go back to the Senate floor for consideration, because several key pro-gun provisions have been added.
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May 1, 2007

Full Senate to Vote on Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Nominee!

Please Contact Your State Senator Immediately! On Thursday, May 3, the Arizona Senate will have an opportunity to vote on the NRA-supported nominee for Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner, Ms. Jennifer Martin. Ms. Martin has served in an interim capacity since 2006 and is now poised to take on a four-year term if confirmed.
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May 1, 2007

Illinois Anti-Gun Legislation Moving Swiftly!

As early as tomorrow, May 2, your State Senator could vote on legislation sponsored by former gun-ban lobbyist and current State Senator, Dan Kotowski (D-33), which would ban the manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of standard capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten (10) rounds.If the State Senate is capable of limiting our standard ammunition capacity to ten (10), they will limit it to five (5), and they will keep on limiting our right to keep and bear arms until there is nothing left.
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May 1, 2007

Arizona Game & Fish Department Seeking Comment on Operational Plans!

Public comment is being sought by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for a plan that will decide how the agency will manage wildlife, outdoor recreational activities, and its own operations for the next two years. A series comprised of eight public meetings will be held at various locations across the state to present the plan and to accept public comment.
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May 1, 2007

Important Texas Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Heads to Senate Floor!

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!On Monday, April 30, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee reported out House Bill 991 championed by State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs). HB 991, NRA-supported Concealed Handgun License (CHL) confidentiality legislation, passed by a 6-2 vote. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration. HB 991 would restrict access to the CHL database to law enforcement only. Media organizations have launched a full-scale assault on HB 991, so it is critical that you contact your State Senator today and urge him or her to support HB 991.
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