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July 11, 2014

Florida Alert: Governor Scott's Record on Second Amendment Issues

The below news article reports Governor Rick Scott's strong record on firearms rights and Second Amendment issues.   He is as strong on Second Amendment issues as any Governor in Florida's history.   The article also reveals that former Gov. Charlie Crist, since leaving office, has now embraced the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda.
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July 11, 2014

“Why Not One? Why Not Zero?” Gov. Christie Vetoes N.J. Magazine Ban

On Wednesday last week, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation that would have banned the possession of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Such magazines are most commonly used in handguns and general-purpose semi-automatic rifles kept for defensive purposes. 
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July 9, 2014

Massachusetts: “Gun Control” Bill Passed State House, Sent to Senate

Unfortunately, the Massachusetts House of Representatives today passed House Bill 4278, a watered-down version of House Bill 4121, by a 112 to 38 vote.  While concessions were made and the NRA was able to scale back some of the anti-gun aspects, H.4278 still contains provisions which will directly and adversely affect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  
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July 9, 2014

California: Workshop on Implementation of the Lead Ammunition Ban on Saturday, July 19

The California Fish and Game Commission is continuing to explore ways to implement the statewide lead ammunition ban.  In 2013, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 711 to ban the use of traditional ammunition for all hunting in California.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop on Saturday, July 19, to discuss the implementation of the lead ammunition ban.  This workshop will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room in City Hall at 777 Cypress Avenue in Redding.  
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July 8, 2014

Massachusetts: Radical Anti-Gun Bill May Receive Vote TODAY

The NRA has learned that the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee may be considering and voting today on a scaled-back version of a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, and that it could be voted in the full state House of Representatives as early as tomorrow.  This is bad governance, as this bill has been redrafted multiple times and each draft has been given very little time for review from stakeholders and policy makers.  
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July 8, 2014

West Virginia: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Expands to Nebraska

Yesterday, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) announced that Nebraska will now recognize and provide reciprocity with West Virginia’s Concealed Handgun License (CHL).  This full reciprocity agreement ensures that West Virginia CHL holders will have recognition in Nebraska and vice versa.  
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July 6, 2014

Florida Alert! Witness stops violent attack by firing warning shot

On June 20, 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB-89 into law, thus preventing law enforcement from arresting (and prosecutors from prosecuting) a good Samaritan or someone exercising lawful self-defense. 
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July 2, 2014

New Jersey: Magazine Capacity Restriction Vetoed

Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A.2006/S.993, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37).  This legislation sought to arbitrarily lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten.  New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted.  Of course, criminals ignore the law, making such measures completely ineffective at addressing public safety and violent crime.
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July 2, 2014

Missouri: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill, Another Awaits his Signature

Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 745, sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18) and handled in the House by state Representative Jay Houghton (R-43).  SB 745 includes improved right to carry language and technical corrections related to the 2013 transition of the concealed carry permit issuance process to the sheriffs. 
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July 1, 2014

Washington: State’s Largest Law Enforcement Group Opposes Initiative 594

As a result of an in-depth debate between the National Rifle Association and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) has joined the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA) in opposing the 18-page gun control measure, Initiative 594, on the Washington ballot this fall.
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July 1, 2014

Kansas: Two Pro-Gun Bills Take Effect Today

House Bill 2578, signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback (R) on April 22, went into effect today, July 1.  HB 2578 includes many important protections for gun owners in Kansas and does the following:
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July 1, 2014

Idaho: Concealed Carry Expansion and Youth Hunting Laws Effective Today

Today, July 1, two NRA-backed bills that were passed in the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (R) during the 2014 legislative session will take effect.  The NRA believes it is important that all citizens in Idaho understand the basic legal parameters of each of these new laws.  We encourage all individuals who wish to take advantage of the expansion of those laws to read the following descriptions.
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July 1, 2014

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Law Takes Effect Today

House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history, goes into effect today, July 1. 
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June 30, 2014

Virginia: New Pro-Gun/Pro-Hunting Laws Go Into Effect Tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 1, the following pro-gun/pro-hunting laws will take effect in Virginia:
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June 30, 2014

Mississippi: Important NRA-Backed Laws Take Effect Tomorrow

The 2014 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature was another successful one for NRA members.  Thanks to your persistent constituent contact and the outstanding pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) and House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), several key NRA-backed measures were passed and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R) and take effect tomorrow:
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June 30, 2014

Tennessee: Pro-Gun/Pro-Hunting Bills to Take Effect Tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 1, Senate Bill 1774 and Senate Bill 1777 will take effect in Tennessee. 
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June 30, 2014

Maryland: Multiple Pro-Hunting Bills to Take Effect Tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 1, multiple pro-hunting laws will go into effect.  As previously reported, Senate Bills 472, 473 and 966 were signed into law on May 15:
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June 30, 2014

Indiana: Pro-Gun Legislation Takes Effect Tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 1, Senate Bill 229 goes into effect.  As previously reported, SB 229 protects law-abiding gun owners from becoming unintentional felons by allowing legally possessed firearms to be locked in a vehicle, out of plain sight, while parked on school property. 
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June 28, 2014

Pennsylvania: Senate Could Consider Pigeon Shoot Ban as Early as Tomorrow

The Pennsylvania Senate returns to session tomorrow, Sunday, and may consider and vote on House Bill 1750, legislation that would ban pigeon shooting in the Commonwealth.  It is critical that you contact your state Senator immediately and urge him or her to vote against the criminalization of this traditional shooting sport.
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June 28, 2014

Pennsylvania: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Expands to Utah

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced this week that Pennsylvania has entered into an agreement with Utah to grant reciprocity to Pennsylvania carry permit holders.  Pennsylvania will, in turn, recognize carry permits issued to residents of Utah.
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June 27, 2014

Arizona: US Forest Service to Temporarily Prohibit Recreational Shooting in Parts of Coronado National Forest

Yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service announced that beginning on July 1, 2014, the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will close Ash and Hunter Canyons to all recreational shooting for the duration of one year.  This ban on recreational shooting comes with very little advance notice, and no prior consultation with the NRA to prevent a closure.  Your NRA is now committed to working with the Sierra Vista Ranger District to formulate a cohesive solution and limit the prohibition on recreational shooting as much as possible.
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June 27, 2014

Missouri: Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Governor’s Consideration

Currently sitting on Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) desk is Senate Bill 656 and Senate Bill 745, pro-gun legislation supported by the NRA.
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June 26, 2014

Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Amends Pigeon Shooting Ban into House Bill 1750

Unfortunately, today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 by a 10 to 4 vote.  It is now critical that you contact your state Senator and urge him or her to oppose and vote against HB 1750!  HB 1750 could be considered by the full Senate any day now.
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June 25, 2014

Michigan: Youth Firearm Education Bill Takes Effect Today

As previously reported, yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law a bill that expands firearms safety training opportunities for Michigan youth. House Bill 5085, which took immediate effect as Public Act 201 of 2014, corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan’s youth in the safe use of pistols.
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June 24, 2014

Pennsylvania: Possible Pigeon Shooting Ban Amendment to House Bill 1750

Discussions are underway in the Pennsylvania Senate to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  These attempts could happen as early as tomorrow, and your immediate action is needed to ensure this amendment is defeated.
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June 24, 2014

Rhode Island: General Assembly Adjourns for Remainder of Year

Late last week, state lawmakers in Providence adjourned their 2014 legislative session.  The NRA and gun rights activists spent many nights at the Statehouse during the last six months, testifying against dozens of gun control bills.  Most of those packed hearings stretched into the early morning hours and demonstrated the passion of Second Amendment supporters who lined the halls of the state Capitol and were persistent in having their voices heard.   Gun owners patiently waited in line all evening to give their two-minute testimony against the damaging bills.
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June 24, 2014

New York: 2014 Regular Legislative Session Ends

Gun owners in the Empire State can breathe a sigh of relief as the New York Legislature concluded its 2014 regular session last Friday.  Despite the ongoing litigation seeking to overturn last year’s damaging “SAFE Act,” anti-gun state lawmakers were busy once again continuing their attacks.  The NRA was actively engaged in Albany again this year working against these additional gun control bills and fighting funding for the SAFE Act in the state budget.
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June 24, 2014

Nevada: Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative Filed with Secretary of State

Last Friday, anti-gun group Nevadans for Background Checks, likely affiliated with New York City ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State.  The 2016 ballot initiative petition seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.
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June 24, 2014

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearms Records Confidentiality Package and Youth Firearm Education Bill

Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law an NRA-backed package of bills aimed at protecting gun owners’ privacy by making firearms records confidential.  The Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, comprised of Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881 and House Bills 4155, 5325 and 5328, passed in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.  
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June 23, 2014

Massachusetts: House Ways and Means Committee to Consider Radical Anti-Gun Bill Any Day

The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee will be considering and voting on a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, any day now.  Your immediate action and help is needed to defeat this misguided legislation in committee.
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June 23, 2014

Delaware: Update on Gun Ban Legislation in Dover

Last Thursday, in an effort to pass anti-gun legislation in the waning days of the 2014 legislative session, state Senator Harris McDowell (D-1) introduced a substitute bill for Senate Bill 137.  The language of the substitute bill is a verbatim copy of the federal Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, which was reauthorized by Congress in 2013.  
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June 23, 2014

ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills

On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law.  A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law -- in one term -- than any other Governor in Florida history.  
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June 23, 2014

California: Keep Up the Pressure in Sacramento Ammunition Registration Bill and Several Anti-Gun Bills Still in Moving

The state Assembly did not take up anti-gun Senate Bill 53 last week, so it is still awaiting its final vote.  The next chance for SB 53 to be considered on the Assembly floor is TODAY, June 23.   It’s CRITICAL that you contact your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE this egregious legislation.  Contact information for your Assemblyman can be found here.  For talking points on SB 53, please click here.  TODAY, June 23, AB 1964 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Contact information for this committee can be found here.  TOMORROW, June 24, the following anti-gun bills will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  Please call AND e-mail members of this committee urging them to OPPOSE these anti-gun bills.  
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June 20, 2014

North Carolina: Update on Legislation Repealing Gun Registration in Durham County

As previously reported, Senate Bill 226, sponsored by state Senator Mike Woodard (D-22), passed unanimously on its second and third reading in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday.  S 226, which repeals a 1935 law that allows gun registration in Durham County, went into effect upon ratification yesterday.  Since S 226 is considered a “local” bill, it does not need to be signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory (R) to be enacted.
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June 19, 2014

Michigan: Legislature Adjourned for Summer Recess After Passing Several NRA-Supported Bills

Last week, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for its summer recess after a successful start to the 2014 legislative session.  To date, the state legislature has passed eight NRA-supported bills and many other bills have seen positive movement through the legislative process this year.  
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June 19, 2014

Oregon: UPDATE on Efforts to Ban Open Carry in Ashland

In February, your NRA alerted you that the Ashland City Council was making another attempt to limit open carry in the city limits.  At the time, the City Council was aiming to restrict the possession of a loaded firearm in public in Ashland, despite the fact that it is legal to openly carry an unconcealed firearm in public in the state of Oregon.
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June 19, 2014

Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Placed on August Ballot – Under Attack by Gun Control Crowd

As previously reported, the Missouri General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by an overwhelming and bipartisan majority.  Recently, Governor Jay Nixon (D) decided to have SJR 36 placed on the Primary Election ballot on August 5.  
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June 18, 2014

Colorado: Anti-Gun Officials in Boulder Continue to Violate State Law

Recently, it was brought to our attention that the City of Boulder and their Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) division have been in direct violation of Colorado law by posting signs that prohibit the carrying of firearms.
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June 18, 2014

North Carolina: Legislation Repealing Firearm Registration in Durham County Sent to Governor

Today, Senate Bill 226, sponsored by state Senator Mike Woodard (D-22), passed unanimously on its second and third reading in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  S 226, which would repeal a 1935 law that allows firearm registration in Durham County, will now be sent to Governor Pat McCrory (R) for his expected signature.
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June 18, 2014

New Jersey: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation Awaiting Governor’s Action

As previously reported, legislation banning certain popular firearms and restricting the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds was sent to Governor Chris Christie (R) for his consideration.  
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