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May 12, 2006

SHOOTING BAN PROPOSED IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON!

The Bellingham City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit the discharge of firearms at indoor shooting ranges in the City. According to the language of the ordinance, the City Council is of the opinion that indoor shooting ranges “pose potential dangers to the health, safety and welfare of the community.”
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May 12, 2006

Urgent Action Needed To Protect Rights of Target Shooters in Massachusetts!

Important pro-gun legislation, H.4552, sponsored by State Representative Frank Hynes (D-Plymouth-4) has passed the House and has been stuck in the Senate since February. Anti-gun advocates have been heavily lobbying the office of Senate President Robert Travaglini (D-First Suffolk, Middlesex) in an attempt to water down the bill with amendments.
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May 11, 2006

Governor Lynch of New Hampshire Needs To Hear From You!

Two important pieces of pro-gun legislation sponsored by State Senator Peter E. Bragdon (R-11) are on Governor John Lynch’s (D) desk awaiting his signature.
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May 9, 2006

Six NRA/USF Supported Pro-Gun & Pro-Hunting bills headed to Florida Governor!

Six progun, prohunting bills supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida have passed the Florida Legislature and are on the way to Governor Jeb Bush's (R) desk.
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May 8, 2006

Future Of Recreational Shooting At StakeIn The Arapaho And Roosevelt National Forests

The Forest Service recently announced that it will be examining the impacts of recreational shooting (but not hunting) in the Boulder Ranger District (BRD) of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
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May 8, 2006

Florida Bill Passed to Stop Media Harassment of CCW License Holders -- NRA/USF supported bill!

Thursday, May 4, 2006, a bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, to exempt personal information of concealed weapons and firearms license holders from public records, passed the Florida Legislature and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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May 5, 2006

Vital Vermont Range Protection Legislation Headed to Governor Douglas' Desk!

Today, House Bill 447 passed the House with a vote of 126 to 7, despite Representative David Deen (D-Windham-5) trying to add an amendment to weaken the bill, and unanimously passed the Senate with a vote of 28-0.
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May 5, 2006

"Stand Your Ground" Legislation Headed to Governor's Desk in Oklahoma!

Last week the Senate passed HB 2615, the “Stand your Ground” legislation with a vote of 39-5, sending HB 2615 back to the House for concurrence. On May 4, the House concurred with a vote of 83 to 4. This critical legislation sponsored by Representative Kevin Calvey (R-94), recognizes the citizens of Oklahoma have the right to expect absolute safety in a place he or she has a right to be.
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May 5, 2006

West Virginia Primary Election, May 6!

Early in-person voting ends tomorrow, May 6, for the 2006 Primary elections to be held Tuesday, May 9. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same.
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May 5, 2006

Please Attend Brookhaven Town Board Meeting to Help Save New York's Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range!

The Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range is in jeopardy of being closed by the persistence and pressure of anti-gun members of the Brookhaven Town Board. It is critical to show up in large numbers at the next Brookhaven Town meeting and make strong positive arguments for reopening the range.
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May 5, 2006

Nebraska Primary Election, May 9!

Primary election day is Tuesday, May 9. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same.
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May 5, 2006

Stop Assembly Speaker Silver's Anti-Gun Package in New York!

The anti-gun crowd held a rally this week at the capital, along with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver renewing their calls for the Senate to take action on Speaker Silver’s anti-gun laundry list.
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May 5, 2006

Connecticut Gun Owners Prevail!

Even though proponents made attempts to revive the "Lost or Stolen" firearms legislation after last Friday's 79-66 defeat in the House of Representatives, law-abiding gun owners prevailed when lawmakers refused to reconsider the legislation before adjourning the legislative session at midnight on Wednesday.
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May 4, 2006

No Confiscation of Firearms Bill Passes Florida Legislature—NRA/USF Supported Bill!

A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to prohibit confiscation of firearms following hurricanes (such as was done in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina) passed the Florida Legislature Thursday, May 4, and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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May 4, 2006

No-Net-Loss of Hunting Lands bill passes Florida Legislature – NRA/USF supported bill!

A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to protect hunting lands and our hunting heritage passed the Florida Legislature Thursday, May 4, and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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May 4, 2006

CCW License Renewal/Military bill passes Florida Legislature – NRA/USF supported bill!

On Wednesday, May 3, 2006, a bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to assist men and women serving on active duty in military service to our nation passed the Florida Legislature and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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May 3, 2006

Vermont's Hunting and Shooting Heritage Needs Your Help!

House Bill 447 unanimously passed the Senate with a vote of 28-0 and is now heading to the House for concurrence. This important piece of legislation would protect Vermont’s shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that would shut them down.
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May 2, 2006

Possible Range In Jackson Township (North Hills), Pennsylvania In Jeopardy!

Local business owners are attempting to develop an indoor shooting range in Jackson Township, just north of Cranberry Township.A public meeting will be held by the Jackson Township Supervisors to discuss this matter. It is vital that area sportsmen attend and speak out in support of this range.
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May 2, 2006

Firearms in National Forests Bill Passes Florida Legislature – NRA/USF Supported Bill!

A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to allow possession of firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes while in National Forests and State Parks in Florida passed the Florida Legislature today and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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May 1, 2006

Help Put a Stop to Constant Attacks on Vermont's Hunting and Shooting Heritage!

House Bill 447 is expected to be up for a vote in the full Senate as early as Wednesday, May 3. This important piece of legislation would protect Vermont’s shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that would shut them down.
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May 1, 2006

Important Self-Defense Legislation Before Wisconsin Legislature!

Vital self-defense legislation sponsored by State Representative Carol Owens (R-53) is scheduled to be heard on the House floor, Tuesday, May 2.
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May 1, 2006

HB-129 Possession/Guns/Cars/Parking Lots Needs Your Help In Florida!

We are working hard to get HB-129 to the House floor for passage and need your help contacting members of the House.Every gun owner who comes to Florida as a tourist, visitor, or on business needs to wade into this fight to protect the right to have a firearm in your vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes. This right belongs to ALL gun owners everywhere -- not just those who live in Florida.
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May 1, 2006

Take Action Now On Florida SB-206 Possession/Guns/Cars/Parking Lots

We are working hard to get SB-206 to the Senate floor for passage and need your help contacting members of the Senate. Every gun owner who comes to Florida as a tourist, visitor, or on business needs to wade into this fight to protect the right to have a firearm in your vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes. This right belongs to ALL gun owners everywhere -- not just those who live in Florida.
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April 29, 2006

Connecticut Anti-Gun Legislation Needs to be Stopped!

"Lost or Stolen” Legislation is Alive Again! Your Action is Needed! There is a strong possibility anti-gun activists and proponents of the "Lost or Stolen Firearm" legislation are planning a new assault on law-abiding gun owners. This anti-gun legislation was soundly defeated on the floor of the State House late Friday night. However, anti-gunners are currently planning to use yet another parliamentary procedure to bring this terrible language before the chamber again!
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April 28, 2006

…And Speaking Of Bloomberg

Not all the hot-air, anti-gun rhetoric actually occurred at the mayors’ anti-gun summit, as just a couple of days prior, Mayor Bloomberg was displaying his hypocrisy in full force. ...
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April 28, 2006

New York City Councilman Proposing Anti-Gun Legislation!

Councilman David Yassky (D) is at it again. He has introduced Int 0320-2006, which imposes a civil penalty of $100,000 against firearm manufacturers and dealers for crimes committed after the manufacturer or dealer has legally transferred a firearm.
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April 28, 2006

Oklahoma Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation!

On April 20, Governor Brad Henry (D) signed HB 2696, sponsored by Representative Trebor Worthen (R-87). This important legislation will eliminate any threat of restrictions being imposed on lawful uses of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency. HB 2696 passed the House overwhelmingly with a vote of 94-1, and unanimously in the Senate with a vote of 46-0.
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April 28, 2006

Oregon Primary Election May 16!

Vote by mail ballots for the May 16 Primary Election are in the mail and will be arriving in your mailbox as early as this coming Monday. If you need help filling out your ballot, please visit the following link www.sos.state.or.us/elections/vbm/vbm_guide.pdf. For NRA-PVF endorsement information, NRA members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683). Further information will be posted soon to the NRA-PVF website at www.NRAPVF.org. Don’t forget to return your ballot to your local election office by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 16 - postmarks do not count!
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April 28, 2006

Castle Doctrine Package Headed to Michigan Senate!

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed important self-defense legislation on Tuesday, voting in favor of the four-bill “Castle Doctrine” package that had broad bi-partisan support. HB 5142, by Representative Tom Casperson (R-108), passed on a vote of 91-15.
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April 28, 2006

Governor Ernie Fletcher Signs Two Pro-Freedom Bills in Kentucky!

This week, Governor Ernie Fletcher signed two NRA-backed bills into law. Senate Bill 38, the Castle Doctrine, establishes a presumption that citizens are justified in the use of force when violent criminals attempt to forcibly enter their home, vehicle or other dwelling. It also codifies a court decision specifying that citizens may meet force with force and have no duty to retreat when being violently attacked.
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April 28, 2006

NRA/USF-Supported Hunter Voter Bill Passes Florida Legislature!

A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to help more hunters and fishermen get registered to vote passed the Florida Legislature Friday, April 28 and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.
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April 28, 2006

Arizona Governor Napolitano Signs Castle Doctrine Legislation Into Law!

Senate Bill 1145, the "Castle Doctrine" legislation sponsored by Senator Timothy Bee (D-30) and Representative Jonathan Paton (R-30), was signed by Governor Janet Napolitano Monday, April 24.
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April 28, 2006

Prince William County Unanimously Votes To Reconsider Limiting Hunting!

Thanks to all your calls and e-mails, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to reconsider a ban on the use of buckshot within the county. This prohibition would have allowed only shotguns loaded with slugs to be used for hunting in Prince William County and could have been the start of a ban on hunting in Prince William County.
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April 28, 2006

South Carolina Legislature Protecting Your Second Amendment and Privacy Rights!

Thanks to your calls, the South Carolina House of Representatives amended H 4681, introduced by Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), returning the bill to its full strength. This legislation seeks to remove the ability of local governments to restrict the use, sale, or transportation of firearms during a state of emergency, and would also prohibit South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) from releasing the personal information of Right-to-Carry (RTC) permit holders unless the request for the information is part of an investigation by law enforcement.
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April 28, 2006

Georgia Self-Defense Legislation Signed By Governor Sonny Perdue!

Today, April 27, in a ceremony at the state capitol, Governor Sonny Perdue signed Georgia’s “Castle Doctrine” (SB 396) into law. Sponsored by Senator Greg Goggans, SB 396 was approved by the full House on a vote of 115-42 and passed the full Senate on a vote of 40-13.
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April 28, 2006

Louisiana Legislature Protecting our Second Amendment Right!

On Monday, April 24, the Louisiana State House approved HB 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82), an NRA-backed bill amending the state’s emergency powers laws to prevent New Orleans-style gun confiscations in the event of another natural disaster in Louisiana, and HB 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38), NRA-supported “Castle Doctrine” legislation similar to Florida’s landmark law passed in 2005.
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April 28, 2006

Vital Pro-Gun Legislation Sent To Governor's Desk In New Hampshire!

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed two important pieces of pro-gun legislation sponsored by State Senator Peter E. Bragdon (R-11).
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April 28, 2006

Indiana Primary Election May 2!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 2. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same. For information about voting in Indiana, please use the following link www.in.gov/sos/elections/.
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April 28, 2006

North Carolina Primary Election May 2!

Early voting started April 13 and ends April 29 for the 2006 Primary elections to be held Tuesday, May 2. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same. For a list of early voting locations in your area, please contact your county election official or use the “Additional one stop voting locations” feature found at www.sboe.state.nc.us/ for county election official contact information.
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April 28, 2006

Ohio Primary Election May 2!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 2. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same. For information about voting in Ohio, please visit www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/ElectionsVoter/ohioElections.aspx/.
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