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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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May 16, 2006

Important Arizona Second Amendment Legislation Heading to Senate Floor!

House Bill 2076, legislation requiring city, county, and state buildings to store firearms for citizens when they prohibit firearms possession, is moving to the Senate floor for a vote.
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May 16, 2006

Help Protect Access for Hunting and ORVs in the Florida Everglades!

The NPS [National Park Service] will hold three public meetings to gather input on Wilderness classification and ORV access in Big Cypress National Preserve Addition. The Everglades Coordinating Council supports ORV access and vehemently opposes Wilderness classification, so it is important that sportsmen have a strong turnout at these meetings.
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May 15, 2006

Governor Lynch Vetoes Important New Hampshire Second Amendment Legislation

On Friday, May 12, in a move dictated by partisan politics, Governor John Lynch (D) vetoed Senate Bill 318, the “Castle Doctrine.”
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May 15, 2006

Help Maintain and Preserve a Key Shooting Resource in Placer County, California!

Volunteers are needed to join and support local shooters in a clean up of the Colfax Shooting Area on Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 AM to 12 noon.
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May 12, 2006

South Carolina Sportsmen Caucus Legislation At Governor's Desk

H 3402 is headed for Governor Sanford’s (R) desk. This legislation would allow the formation of a sportsmen’s caucus, putting South Carolina in the position of becoming the 29th state to establish a state legislative sportsmen’s caucus. Special thanks go to State Representative Mike Pitts (R-14), who introduced this legislation and worked to shepherd it through the General Assembly.
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May 12, 2006

Michigan State Senate Committee hears “Castle Doctrine” legislation!

On Tuesday, May 16, Senate Bill 1046, “Castle Doctrine” legislation sponsored by Senator Alan Cropsey (R-33) is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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May 12, 2006

Missouri “Castle Doctrine” Legislation Needs Help!

The Missouri General Assembly session is getting ready to adjourn for the year and the Senate has yet to take action on House Bill 1461, the critically important “Castle Doctrine” reform bill. HB 1461, introduced by Representative Marilyn Ruestman (R-131), protects your right to self-defense, and ensure Missourians do not have a “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker.
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May 12, 2006

Idaho Primary Election, May 23!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 23 and absentee voting has already started!
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May 12, 2006

Louisiana Pro-Gun Bills Need Your Help!

On Tuesday, May 9, the State Senate Judiciary C Committee reported out two NRA-supported bills: HB 89 by Representative Eric LaFleur (D-38) & Representative Don Cazayoux (D-18), the "Castle Doctrine" bill which 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. HB 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 12, 2006

Arkansas Primary Election, May 23!

The 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, May 23, and early voting has already started!
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May 12, 2006

Oregon Primary Election, May 16!

Vote by mail ballots for the May 16 Primary Election have been mailed. If you need help filling out your ballot or haven’t received your ballot please visit www.sos.state.or.us/elections/vbm/vbm_guide.pdf.
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May 12, 2006

Ohio Senate Committee to Hold Important Hearing on Your Rights!

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will be holding a hearing for proponent, opponent, and interested testimony on House Bill 347, Wednesday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 121 of the State House.
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May 12, 2006

Kentucky Primary Election, May 16!

Primary election day is Tuesday, May 16. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. For more information about voting, please visit http://elect.ky.gov/registrationinfo/. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same. For NRA-PVF endorsement information, NRA members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).
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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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