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Massachusetts: Conference Committee Retains Egregious Anti-Gun Provision

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 07:35
Unfortunately, as predicted, the conference committee tasked with ironing out the differences between the House and Senate versions of an omnibus firearms bill adopted a report which still retains the most egregious provision, allowing issuing authorities to use discretion in issuing or denying FID cards.  House Bill 4376 was reported by the conference committee late last night, and with less than 24 hours left in the legislative session, H.4376 is expected to be voted on sometime TODAY.
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Gas station clerk wounds armed robber, The Virginian-Pilot, Hampton Roads, Va. 07/30/14

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
An armed man entered an Exxon station in Chesapeake, Va. and attempted to rob the store. The clerk on duty responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the robber, striking him and causing him to flee. The robber was later captured by police as he sought medical attention at a nearby hospital.
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Anti-Gun Bills Must be Stopped in Sacramento

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
There are three anti-gun bills that your state Legislators must OPPOSE.  Your state Senator and Assemblyman MUST hear from you TODAY.  Contact information can be found here.  Below are the bills that MUST be OPPOSED and stopped in Sacramento:
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D.C. officials plotting new course to keep gun control intact

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
Though they won’t yet say how far they are willing to take their fight, District of Columbia officials plan to do everything in their power to limit the carrying of handguns in the nation’s capital, arguing that despite a court’s ruling that paves the way for more permissive laws, Washington is a unique place with heightened security concerns.
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Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night on legislation that would tighten what are already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
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Washington D.C.’s three days Of gun freedom

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.
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2nd Amendment is pro woman

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
My family was never big into weapons, even though we grew up on the farm. Tragically, I think much of it stemmed from a close relative who died in a hunting accident. Also, several favorite political figures of my family were cut down by assassin’s bullets in the 1960’s. With a background like that, who would want weapons?However, the military gave me a healthy exposure to weapons, along with being stationed in the Great State of Texas. A few years later, I moved to another Virginia and got married.
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Washington Post: NRA Launches Push to Register Voters With Suggestive Ad

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00
The National Rifle Association on Wednesday launched an election year push to register new voters with a suggestive advertisement that ends on a surprising note.
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Massachusetts: Less Than 48 Hours Left in 2014 Legislative Session

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:40
With less than 48 hours left in the 2014 legislative session, rumors are circulating that several conference committee members are considering a possible compromise provision which still creates a discretionary FID licensing system for long guns in the Commonwealth.  The NRA opposes any form of discretion in issuing FID cards for long guns, and it is critical that you call and e-mail your state legislators and members of the conference committee in the final hours.  
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You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? 'Get a Gun in Your Home!'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:00
Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun!
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A Second Amendment right recognized for D.C.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Thugs in the nation’s capital might think twice now before preying on a nighttime stroller — or a stroller in midafternoon, for that matter — in the belief that the prey won’t shoot back. The good guys can now defend themselves.
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D.C. is no longer a Constitution-free zone

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
America’s last holistic concealed-carry ban has been pushed into the dustbin of history. On Saturday afternoon, while nobody was looking, a senior judge finally made up his mind, yielding ten beautiful words that I never imagined I would see together: “Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, D.C. Handgun Carry Ban.” And that, happily, was that.
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Rhode Island: Federal lawsuit challenges Bristol police chief’s denial of weapon permit

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
A 25-year-old Bristol man is suing that town’s police chief over the denial of a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
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Gun retailers, payday lenders out of Choke Point’s crosshairs

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:00
Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.”
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Everytown Shoots Itself in the Foot

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:00
Charles C. Cooke: I am reliably informed that the folks over at Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control outfit, Everytown, believe earnestly that the above commercial makes the case for stricter gun control. The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent men with restraining orders.” A laudable aim, in and of itself. Does this come across? Not really, no
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Massachusetts: Time is Running Out, Contact Conference Committee Members TODAY

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:56
The conference committee appointed to iron out differences between Senate Bill 2265 and House Bill 4285 has only three days left to act in the 2014 Massachusetts legislative session.  It is possible that the conference committee report could be voted on by the end of today, and it is absolutely critical that you continue calling and e-mailing your state legislators, PLUS members of the conference committee, in the final hours.
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Judge Puts D.C. Handgun Ruling On Hold

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:30
A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places. The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to his ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.
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New Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad Inadvertently Proves Why Women Need a Gun

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:00
Bloomberg's new anti-gun Organization Everytown is out with a new advertisement that inadvertently proves why women should be trained and armed before being faced with a violent attacker.
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Armed doctor halts hospital shooting, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa. 07/27/14

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:00
A psychiatric patient armed with a revolver and several rounds of ammunition entered Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. for a scheduled appointment. The patient then proceeded to fire upon hospital staff, killing one woman and wounding Dr. Lee Silverman. Silverman responded to the rampage by retrieving a pistol and firing at the patient. Three of Silverman’s shot struck the patient which allowed for other hospital employees to detain the killer. Following the incident, Silverman has been hailed as a hero. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan stated, “If Dr. Silverman did not have the firearm and did not utilize the firearm, he’s be dead today… and other people would be dead.” 
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Judge’s handgun ruling has D.C. officials, police scrambling

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:00
The District’s top lawyer on Monday sought to temporarily halt a federal court ruling allowing thousands of city residents with registered handguns — as well as legal gun owners from other states — to carry firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital.
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