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June 16, 2006

Action Needed in Defending New York's Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range!

On June 13th, introductory resolution, IR-1738-2006 was introduced in the Suffolk County Legislature by Legislator Kate Browning, which would stop all ongoing actions and efforts to reopen the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range.
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June 16, 2006

Pro-Gun Advancements Made in Michigan!

HB 5192 by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93) which drops the hunting age from 14 and 12 to 12 and 10 for big game and small game respectively has passed the Senate and is now in the House awaiting concurrence. The companion bill, SB 1105 by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35), passed the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday and now moves to the House.
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June 16, 2006

Second Amendment Rights Marching Forward in Louisiana!

Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) has signed into law HB 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82) and Senator Joe McPherson (D-39), the NRA-supported measure which prevents local governments from confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster. HB 760 took effect upon her signature.
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June 16, 2006

Help Stop Possible California Ammunition Sales Ban!

Assembly Member Alberto Torrico (D-20) has sponsored a bill that would cripple the rights of California’s firearm owners.
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June 16, 2006

Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range Still in Jeopardy in New York!

On Tuesday June 13th, introductory resolution, IR-1738-2006 was introduced in the Suffolk County Legislature by Legislator Kate Browning, which would stop all ongoing actions and efforts to reopen the Suffolk County Trap & Skeet Range. The range is/was scheduled to reopen on July 1st, 2006, but if this resolution passes out of the Parks & Recreation Committee and is brought to the floor of the full County Legislature it may not open at all.
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June 12, 2006

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Signs Two NRA-Backed Bills Into Law!

On Friday, June 9, Governor Mark Sanford (R) signed two prominent National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed bills into law. The “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill protects the rights of innocent victims to protect themselves from criminal attack, while the “Emergency Powers Protection” language prevents local governments from confiscating firearms during a state of emergency.
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June 9, 2006

Arkansas Primary Run-Off Elections, June 13!

The 2006 Primary run-off elections are being held Tuesday, June 13.
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June 9, 2006

Pro-Gun Advancements Made in Louisiana!

On June 2, Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) signed HB 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38) and Don Cazayoux (D-18), into law.
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June 9, 2006

Michigan Castle Doctrine Legislation Moving Forward!

SB 1046, by Senator Alan Cropsey (R-33), and SB 1185, by Senator Ron Jelinek (R-21)--the Senate “Castle Doctrine” package--passed the Senate and is now awaiting a hearing in the House. Also, the four-bill House “Castle Doctrine” package (HB 5142 by Representative Tom Casperson (R-108); HB 5143 by Representative Rick Jones (R-71); HB 5153 by Representative Leslie Mortimer (R-65); and HB 5548 by Representative Tim Moore (R-97)), passed the Senate and is heading to the House for concurrence.
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June 9, 2006

South Carolina Primary Election June 13!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 13. If you have questions regarding voting please visit www.state.sc.us/scsec/voting.html.
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June 9, 2006

Important Arizona Pro-Gun Legislation Signed By Governor Janet Napolitano!

On Tuesday, June 6, Governor Janet Napolitano (D) signed House Bill 2076 into law.
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June 9, 2006

Rhode Island Anti-Disabled Hunter Bill On The Fast Track!

H 8171, sponsored by State Representative Raymond Church, will be up for consideration tomorrow in the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
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June 9, 2006

New Jersey Stop Discriminatory Gun Ban in Jersey City!

Please immediately email, call, or fax the Mayor and City Council of Jersey City to voice your opposition to three anti-gun ordinances scheduled for a public hearing and council vote on Wednesday, June 14. Please also attend the June 14 public hearing and make your voice heard! You need to sign up immediately in order to speak.
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June 9, 2006

Florida Governor Jeb Bush Sets Record by Signing “Six-Pack of Freedom”

We are very pleased to tell you that yesterday, Governor Jeb Bush (R) signed into law, SIX pro-gun and pro-hunting bills supported by NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. That is a record number of major pro-gun & and pro-hunting bills passed in a single Florida legislative session under any Senate President or Speaker of the House and signed in one ceremony by any Governor in Florida.
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June 9, 2006

North Dakota Primary Elections June 13!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 13. If you have questions regarding voting, please visit the following link www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/voting/index.html.
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June 2, 2006

South Carolina Legislature Passes Pro-Gun Bills!

The South Carolina General Assembly saw a flurry of firearm-related activity this week, as it worked to wind down session for the year. On Tuesday, May 30, the House of Representatives voted to override Governor Sanford’s (R) veto of H 3402, and the Senate did the same on Wednesday, May 31.
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June 2, 2006

New Mexico Primary Elections June 6!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6! If you have questions regarding voting please visit the following link: www.sos.state.nm.us/Main/Elections/rights.htm.
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June 2, 2006

Montana Primary Elections June 6!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6! For information about voting in Montana, please use the following link http://sos.state.mt.us/ELB/Voter_Information.asp#absentee.
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June 2, 2006

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Annual Meeting June 10

There is still time to registration for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) Annual Meeting! This event is open to the public, and the cost is only $10. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 10, at the Wallkill Rod and Gun Club, 316 Bruyn Turnpike, Wallkill, NY 12589.
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June 2, 2006

Alabama 2006 Primary Elections, June 6!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6! For information about voting in Alabama, please use the following link http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/dl3.cfm?trgturl=election/2006/2006-Voter-Guide.pdf&trgtfile=2006-Voter-Guide.pdf.
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June 2, 2006

California 2006 Primary Elections, June 6!

Don’t forget the 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6! For information about voting in California, please use the following link http://voterguide.ss.ca.gov/.
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June 2, 2006

South Dakota 2006 Primary Election, June 6!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6! For information about voting in South Dakota, please use the following link www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electionsvoteregistration_overview.shtm.
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June 2, 2006

Help Needed In Defending Possible Pennsylvania Shooting Range!

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 26, 2006

North Carolina NRA License Plates Need Help!

In August 2005, Governor Mike Easley (D) signed into law SB 464, which established a National Rifle Association license plate for North Carolina motor vehicles. Before the plates become a reality, we need 300 North Carolinians to commit to purchasing them – we have 200 commitments!
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May 26, 2006

Michigan State House to hear Youth Hunting Legislation!

The Senate passed two youth hunting bills earlier this week. Senate Bill 1105, sponsored by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35) will establish an “apprentice” hunting license for minors to be able to hunt with a licensed adult. SB 1105 will now head to the House. The second bill passed by the Senate is House Bill 5192, sponsored by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93).
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May 26, 2006

California Assembly Targeting Ammunition!

Assembly Bill 2714 did not come up for a vote this week, but could be voted on any day. Please keep calling your Assemblyman or Assemblywoman and respectfully request a “NO” vote on AB 2714.
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May 26, 2006

Kansas Self-Defense Legislation Signed By Governor Sebelius!

On Friday, May 19, Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) signed Senate Bill 366, the “Castle Doctrine,” legislation into law.
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May 26, 2006

Alaska Governor Signs Emergency Powers Legislation!

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, government officials in Louisiana confiscated legal, privately owned firearms from law-abiding citizens. This left citizens defenseless against armed looters and other criminals.
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May 26, 2006

Vermont Governor Signs Range Protection Legislation!

On Monday, May 22, Governor Jim Douglas (R) signed H 447. This legislation will protect Vermont's shooting ranges from lawsuits and municipal ordinances that may require ranges to be shut down.
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May 26, 2006

Important Arizona Pro-Gun Legislation Heading to House Floor!

House Bill 2076, legislation requiring city, county, and state buildings to store firearms for citizens when they prohibit firearms possession, passed the Senate by a vote of 19-6 and is moving to the House floor for a vote.
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May 26, 2006

Louisiana Legislature Protecting our Second Amendment Right!

This week the Senate approved two NRA-supported bills: House Bill 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38) & Representative Don Cazayoux (D-18), the “Castle Doctrine” bill creates presumptions in law for the use of force against intruders in your home, car, or place of business and explicitly states in law that you have no “duty to retreat” from criminal attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be; and House Bill 760 by Representative Steve Scalise (R-82), prohibits the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster.
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May 26, 2006

Arizona Gun Storage Legislation Signed By Governor Janet Napolitano!

On Friday, May 19, Governor Janet Napolitano (D) signed House Bill 2649 into law.
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May 26, 2006

Arizona HB 2076 Heading to Governor's Desk!

House Bill 2076, legislation requiring city, county, and state buildings to store firearms for citizens when they prohibit firearms possession, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 41-14 and is now moving to the desk of Governor Janet Napolitano (D).
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May 26, 2006

New Mexico Early Voting Begins Saturday, May 20!

This SATURDAY, MAY 20, early voting sites will open across the state for the JUNE 6 PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
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May 26, 2006

Primary Election Day, June 6!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6 and absentee voting has already started! For information about voting in Montana, please use the following link http://sos.state.mt.us/ELB/Voter_Information.asp#absentee. 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 NRA-PVF candidate information and endorsements, NRA members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683), or visit www.nrapvf.org/.
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May 22, 2006

New Jersey Your Help is Needed Immediately!

A vote on the bills listed below could happen at any minute!  The NJ Assembly is currently considering a package of bills whose stated intention is to reduce gang violence. ...
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May 19, 2006

Michigan "Castle Doctrine" Package Moving in the State Senate

The Michigan State Senate will hear the “Castle Doctrine” legislation as early as Tuesday, May 23. This critically important legislation will help the citizens of Michigan in two ways: protects your right to self-defense, and ensures you do not have a “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker; and gives immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force.
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May 19, 2006

Idaho Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard!

Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 23 and absentee voting ends May 22!
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May 19, 2006

Arkansas Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard!

Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 23 and absentee voting ends May 22!
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May 19, 2006

California Assembly Targeting Ammunition Sales!

Assembly Member Alberto Torrico (D-20) has sponsored a bill that would strictly cripple the rights of California’s firearm owners. Simply put, Assembly Bill 2714 would codify into California law a ban on the sale of ammunition through the mail or internet.
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