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August 4, 2006

August 9 Hearing by Nebraska State Patrol to Discuss Right-to-Carry Regulations!

On August 9, the Nebraska State Patrol will be holding a hearing to discuss the rules and regulations of the new Right-to-Carry legislation that was recently passed in Nebraska. All NRA members are encouraged to attend and express their opinions. The hearing will be at 10:00 a.m., August 9, in the Auditorium of the Nebraska Department of Roads, 1500 Nebraska Highway 2, Lincoln, Nebraska. Should you be unable to attend, please contact the Nebraska State Patrol at (402) 479-4933 to voice your approval of Nebraska Right-to-Carry and remind them this is for law-abiding individuals, not criminals.
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August 4, 2006

Update on Anti-Gun Ordinance Proposed by Mayor of Montville, Connecticut

In an effort to settle a dispute between two neighbors over a private shooting range, Montville Mayor Joseph Jaskiewicz acknowledged in the New London newspaper The Day that he is working with the town attorney to draft a proposal to restrict shooting in Montville.
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August 4, 2006

NRA and Future Wisconsin Sportsmen's Conference September 9

Registration for the NRA and Future Wisconsin Sportsmen's Conference has started and is filling up fast!
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August 4, 2006

2006 Colorado Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 8

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! Absentee ballots may already be requested and early in-person voting will start 10 days prior to election day. For more information about voting in Colorado, please us the following link: www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?tid=1. Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 8!
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August 4, 2006

2006 Connecticut Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 8

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more information about voting in Connecticut, please use www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServices/VoterGuide/VoterGuide.htm. Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 8!
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August 4, 2006

2006 Michigan Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 8

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more information about voting in Michigan, please use the following link: www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8716---,00.html. Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 8!
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August 4, 2006

2006 Missouri Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 8

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 8! For more information about voting in Missouri, please use the following link: www.sos.mo.gov/elections/s_default.asp?id=voters. Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 8!
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August 2, 2006

2006 Tennessee Primary Elections, Thursday, August 3

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Thursday, August 3. Early voting and ends July 29.
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August 1, 2006

Montville, Connecticut Mayor Proposing Anti-Gun Ordinance!

The Mayor of Montville, Joseph Jaskiewicz (D), has proposed an ordinance that would ban the discharge of a firearm within the town of Montville. This proposed ordinance would prohibit all types of recreational shooting, even where it is safe to do so. More importantly, it makes no exception for the use of a firearm for self-defense.
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August 1, 2006

Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range Still In Jeopardy!

Thanks to your efforts, the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range finally reopened on July 15. Unfortunately, this fight is far from over! Legislator Kate Browning has not given up her fight to permanently close down the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet range. Introductory Resolution – 1738-2006 is on the agenda in the Suffolk County Parks and Recreation committee for Wednesday, August 2!
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July 28, 2006

Pennsylvania Senate Holding Hearings Relating to Urban Violence!

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Stewart Greenleaf (R-12) has scheduled a hearing at City Hall in Philadelphia. Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first in a series of hearings around the state to receive testimony relating to urban violence.
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July 28, 2006

Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Working On Another Anti-Gun Proposal!

On July 24, in a surprise move, the Lincoln City Council voted 5-2 to withdraw Mayor Coleen Seng’s (D) proposal (06-107) to ban concealed handguns within city limits. The 5-2 vote makes it unlikely that it will come back up at a later time.
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July 28, 2006

Massachusetts Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation Into Law!

On July 26, Governor Mitt Romney (R) signed H. 4552, which makes exemptions for the makers of customized target pistols, who, due to a provision within state law, have found it increasingly difficult to do business in Massachusetts. Prior to the signing of H. 4552, the law required firearm makers to test at least five examples of all new products “until destruction” in order to prevent accidental discharges. Since specialty target pistols typically sell in small numbers and at higher costs than regular firearms, manufacturers have found it cost prohibitive to sell them in Massachusetts. This common-sense change to the law will enable target pistol manufacturers to do business in the state and allow enthusiasts to practice their sport.
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July 28, 2006

2006 Kansas Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 1

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 1! Advance voting started July 12 and ends July 31! For more information about advance voting please to go the following website: www.kssos.org/elections/elections_registration_voting.html or call 1-800-262-VOTE (8683). Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 1!
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July 28, 2006

S.A.F.E. 2006 Right-to-Carry Conference & Second Amendment Rally in Smithtown, New York

The Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education Inc. (S.A.F.E.) will be hosting its “2006 Right-to-Carry Conference & Second Amendment Rally” on Sunday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 12:00 noon). The event will be held at the Sheraton, Long Island, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Smithtown, NY, (631) 231-1100, (on Motor Parkway on North side of LIE between exits 53 & 55). In attendance at the event will be: Wayne R. LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President; Bob Barr, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives and NRA Board Member; Jim Fotis, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Alliance of America; John Faso, Republican Candidate for New York State Governor; John Spencer, Republican/Conservative Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York; and John L. Cushman, S.A.F.E. President and Founder, and NRA Board Member.
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July 28, 2006

California Microstamping Legislation (AB 352) on Senate Floor Soon!

AB 352, sponsored by Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-42), would require after a certain date that the make, model, and serial number be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing. Handguns that do not include their identifying information would be defined as “unsafe” and their manufacture, sale, and transfer would be a crime.
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July 26, 2006

Lincoln, Nebraska Proposal To Ban Concealed Carry Removed From The Public Hearing Schedule!

On July 24, in a surprising move, the Lincoln City Council voted 5-2 to withdrawal Mayor Coleen Seng’s (D) proposal (06-107) to ban concealed handguns within city limits. It will not be addressed at the Monday July 31 hearing.
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July 21, 2006

Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range Reopens in New York!

On July 15, after more than five years of hearings, debates and studies, the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range has finally reopened. Please show your support by visiting the range located at 165 Gerard Road in Yaphank, N.Y., 11980, (631) 924-5600.
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July 21, 2006

Omaha, Nebraska City Council Repeals Ban on Concealed Firearms!

On Tuesday, July 18, the Omaha City Council repealed an ordinance that outlaws concealed firearms in the city of Omaha. The 5-2 vote brings Omaha in line with the state’s Right-to-Carry law, that was passed earlier this year. Mayor Mike Fahey (D) plans to veto the measure, but with five of the seven council members favoring the repeal, there are enough votes for a veto override. Congratulations to all NRA members who took the time to contact their City Council members and encourage them to support the personal protection rights of the citizens of Omaha.
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July 21, 2006

2006 Oklahoma Primary Elections, Tuesday, July 25

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, July 25 for early voting dates and general information about voting in Oklahoma, please use the following ling: www.ok.gov/~elections/index.html ! Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, July 25!
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July 21, 2006

White Plains, NY Looking Into Firearm Licensing!

Mayor Joseph Delfino and the Common Council of the City of White Plains have proposed an anti-gun local law, Introductory Local Law No. 3, which effects businesses and owners of air pistols and air rifles, also known as BB or pellet guns. A public hearing has been scheduled for August 7, 2006.
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July 21, 2006

Public Hearing on Potential Ban on Concealed Handguns in Lincoln, Nebraska!

There will be a public hearing on Monday, July 31, at 5:30 P.M. concerning Mayor Coleen Seng’s proposal to ban concealed handguns within the city limits. At this point Mayor Seng has three council members who support her ban, three who are undecided, and one who wants to delay action for a year. It is crucial that all NRA members attend this hearing and voice their opposition to this proposed ordinance. The meeting will be held Monday, July 31, at the County-City Building on 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, 68508 at 5:30 P. M. If you are unable to attend, please contact the city council members and urge them not to support Mayor Seng’s proposal by visiting http://www.ci.lincoln.ne.us/city/council/lista.htm.
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July 14, 2006

Governor Signs Important California Pro-Gun Legislation!

AB 2111, sponsored by Assembly Member Ray Haynes (R-66) provides that if a purchaser begins a transfer of a handgun that is listed on the roster as "not unsafe", and, prior to the transfer's completion, the handgun is removed from the roster of "not unsafe" handguns due to nonpayment of the fee required to list the handgun on that register, the handgun can be delivered to the purchaser if he or she is not otherwise prohibited from purchasing or possessing the handgun.
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July 14, 2006

Michigan Pro-Hunting Legislation Signed by Governor!

SB 1105 and HB 5192 signed Monday, July 10!On Monday, July 10, Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) signed two important pro-hunting bills aimed at increasing involvement in Michigan’s hunting heritage.
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July 14, 2006

2006 Georgia Primary, July 18

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, July 18, and advance voting starts Monday, July 10 and ends Friday, July 14!
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July 14, 2006

2006 Kansas Primary Elections, Tuesday, August 1!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, August 1! Advance voting started July 12 and ends July 31! For more information about advance voting please to go the following website: www.kssos.org/elections/elections_registration_voting.html or call 1-800-262-VOTE (8683). Be sure to “Vote Freedom First!” on Tuesday, August 1!
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July 14, 2006

2006 Alabama Primary Run-Off Elections, Tuesday, July 18!

The 2006 Primary Run-Off elections are being held Tuesday, July 18! For further information about voting in Alabama, please go to www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2006/2006-Voter-Guide.pdf. Be sure to “Vote Freedom First” on Tuesday, July 18!
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July 12, 2006

Colorado Wildlife Commission Considering Elk Herd Reduction!

Tomorrow morning, July 13, the Colorado Wildlife Commission will be meeting to discuss a resolution on the reduction of the elk herd in Rocky Mountain National Park. The National Park Service is currently proposing to spend up to $18 million in taxpayer dollars to hire sharpshooters to reduce an overpopulated elk heard within the Park. As you know, hunters willingly and effectively provide their game management services throughout the rest of Colorado while producing revenue for the state through their license and tag fees. Hunters should be used, not hired guns!
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July 7, 2006

New Jersey Legislature on Summer Recess!

Governor Corzine (D) and the New Jersey legislature have reached an agreement on the state budget Thursday afternoon, allowing the legislature to go into summer recess, along with proposed anti-gun legislation.
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July 7, 2006

Louisiana "Castle Doctrine" Companion Bill Signed By Governor!

On June 30, Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) signed HB 1097 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38), NRA-backed legislation granting civil immunity to crime victims who lawfully use force up to and including deadly force to protect themselves against a violent attack. HB 1097 is the companion bill to HB 89
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June 30, 2006

Critical Michigan Pro-Hunting Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk!

Senate Bill 1105 sponsored by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35) and House Bill 5192 sponsored by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93) have both passed the Legislature and are headed to the desk of Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).
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June 30, 2006

Closure Still Looming Over New York Trap & Skeet Range!

On June 13, introductory resolution IR-1738-2006 was introduced in the Suffolk County Legislature by Legislator Kate Browning. It would stop all ongoing actions and efforts to reopen the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range.
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June 30, 2006

Anti-Gun Legislation Rolling in Pennsylvania!

This week Philadelphia legislators filed five discharge resolutions in an attempt to move anti-gun legislation out of the House Judiciary Committee to the House floor for a possible vote.
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June 30, 2006

Monumental “Castle Doctrine” Package Heading to Governor’s Desk in Michigan!

On Thursday, June 29, the “Castle Doctrine” package comprised of HB 5142 by Representative Tom Casperson (R-108), HB 5143 by Representative Rick Jones (R-71), HB 5153 by Representative Leslie Mortimer (R-65), HB 5548 by Representative Tim Moore (R-97), SB 1046 by Senator Alan Cropsey (R-33), as well as SB 1185, by Senator Ron Jelinek (R-21), passed overwhelmingly by the State Legislature and are en route to the desk of Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).
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June 30, 2006

Alaska Governor Signs Important Second Amendment Legislation!

On Tuesday, June 20, Governor Frank Murkowski (R) signed SB 274, important legislation pertaining to the disposal of forfeited, surplus, and/or unclaimed firearms.
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June 30, 2006

Delaware’s House Bill 359 will not be considered this Session

Earlier this year, Delaware's efforts to join the ranks of the vast majority of states by becoming a "shall-issue" state through passage of a Concealed Carry Reform Bill, HB 359, appeared to be on the fast track for success. In January, almost 1,000 Delawareans rallied at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover in support of Concealed Carry Reform. Chris Cox, NRA's Executive Director of the Institute for Legislative Action, NRA President Sandy Froman, NRA First Vice President John Sigler, NRA Second Vice President Ron Schmeits, and DSSA's President John Thompson spoke at the rally. Governor Minner also appeared at the rally in a show of support for our efforts.
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June 30, 2006

JERSEY CITY COUNCIL PASSES ONE-GUN-A-MONTH; GOES BACK TO DRAWING BOARD ON “JUNK GUNS”

By a vote of 7 to 1, the Jersey City Council passed its “one-gun-a-month” handgun rationing scheme at its June 28 Council meeting, but unanimously defeated its “junk gun” ban, which is being re-drafted a second time and will be re-introduced at a future date.
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June 23, 2006

Utah Primary Elections, June 27!

Don't forget the 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 27.
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June 23, 2006

2006 Legislative Session Closes in New York State!

The General Assembly, set to wrap up the 2006 legislative session last night, continued to work into Friday. Nothing will be final until lawmakers actually recess and head back to their districts, but it is looking likely that gun owners and sportsmen will be happy with the outcome.
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June 23, 2006

Ammunition Sales Ban Legislation Heading to New Jersey Senate!

Assembly Bill 2602 will ban possession and purchase of any and all ammunition by anyone who does not possess a valid firearms purchaser identification card (NJFID), a certified copy of a permit to purchase a handgun, a valid permit to carry a handgun, or a valid New Jersey hunting license.
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