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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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June 23, 2006

Update on Pro-Gun Legislation in Michigan!

HB 5192, by Representative Scott Hummel (R-93), drops the hunting age from 14 and 12 for big game and 12 to 10 for small game. The bill passed the House by a vote of 89-12 and now moves on to the desk of Governor Jennifer Granholm (D). The companion bill, SB 1105 by Senator Michelle McManus (R-35), is also headed to the Governor’s desk after passing in the Senate by a vote of 28-9.
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June 23, 2006

Anti-Gun Legislation on the Move in California!

Assembly Member Alberto Torrico (D-20) has sponsored a bill that would cripple the rights of California’s firearm owners. Simply put, Assembly Bill 2714 would ban the sale of ammunition through the mail or internet. Action is critical, as AB 2714 could be up for a vote in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 27! Please contact the Senate Public Safety Committee today at (916) 651-4118 and ask them to vote “no” on AB 2714! Also, Assembly Bill 352, sponsored by Assembly Member Paul Koretz (D-42), legislation requiring that serial numbers, make, and model numbers be micro-stamped into the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns produced after a certain date, is on the Senate floor and could be voted on at any moment. Please contact your Senator today and ask him or her to vote against AB 352. For more information on both of these bills, please visit www.calnra.com/.
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June 23, 2006

Update on Looming Gun Ban Over Jersey City, New Jersey!

Based on objections and concerns raised by gun owners at a June 14 public hearing, the Jersey City Council voted down two proposed anti-gun ordinances and is replacing them with substitute ordinances that are somewhat less harsh but still unacceptable.
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June 23, 2006

Alaska Governor Signs Vital Castle Doctrine Legislation!

Governor Frank Murkowski (R) has signed SB 200, the “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill, into law. This bill simply states that if a criminal breaks into your home, your occupied vehicle, or your place of business, the potential victim does not have a “duty to retreat.”
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June 23, 2006

Arizona Gun Owners Make Significant Gains in 2006 Legislative Session!

The Arizona State Legislature has wrapped-up its 2006 legislative session and gun owners and sportsmen should be happy with the outcome. The following is a synopsis of Second Amendment advancements in The Grand Canyon State:
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June 23, 2006

Pennsylvania State Senate Trying To Undermine Preemption!

The Pennsylvania State Senate is attempting to dissolve your Second Amendment Rights by taking aim at preemption.Plainly put, SB 1241, sponsored by Senator LeAnna Washington (D-4), would allow the City of Philadelphia to usurp preemption statutes by limiting handgun purchases to one handgun a month.
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June 22, 2006

Rhode Island Anti-Disabled Hunter Bill Update!

On Wednesday, June 21, the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee voted to substitute H 8171. The amended bill, H 8171 Sub A, removes all language except that relating specifically to the act of hunting via the internet or hosting a site that facilitates hunting via the internet.
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June 18, 2006

New Jersey Legislature Working On An Ammunition Ban!

Assembly Bill 2602, which would 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 has passed the House and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate.
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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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