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Florida: In-Action Report! Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) Blocked the Bill AGAIN

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SB-646 by Sen. Greg Steube was scheduled to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, between 3:00-5:00pm.  But it wasn't.  Why wasn't it heard by the committee? It had to be "Temporarily Postponed" because, once again, Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) is single-handedly trying to kill it.

Action Needed: Gun Control Bill Headed to Arkansas House Floor Despite Strong Opposition

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Despite overwhelming opposition from their constituents and Second Amendment supporters across Arkansas, the House Judiciary Committee passed an amended version of Senate Bill 724.  SB 724 would undermine some of the key concealed carry advancements made with the recent passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 could be considered on the House floor as early as TOMORROW!  It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATLEY with your strong opposition to this bill!

NRA Launches Indiana Media Campaign In Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today launched a $1 million media buy urging U.S. Senators in four states to oppose a filibuster and vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the ads will air on television stations across Indiana beginning Tuesday, March 28.

NRA Launches North Dakota Media Campaign In Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today launched a $1 million media buy urging U.S. Senators in four states to oppose a filibuster and vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the ads will air on television stations across North Dakota beginning Tuesday, March 28.

NRA Launches Media Campaign In Support of Judge Neil Gorsuch

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today launched a $1 million media buy urging U.S. Senators in four states to oppose a filibuster and vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the ads will air on television stations across Missouri beginning Tuesday, March 28.

Pennsylvania: Preemption Legislation Passed Committee

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Today, the Senate Local Government Committee passed important preemption legislation, Senate Bill 5, by an 8-3 vote.  SB 5 will now go to the Senate floor for consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), SB 5 would further clarify existing law to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the Keystone state.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to support SB 5!  

Kentucky: Urge Your Senators to Adopt Pro-Gun Senate Committee Substitute

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As early as tomorrow, the Kentucky state Senate is expected to consider House Bill 417.  While being considered in the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee, pro-gun Senators proposed a Senate Committee Substitute that would make two important changes for concealed carry training in Kentucky.

McAuliffe Substitutes Handgun Rationing for SB1023 CHP Privacy

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Photo by Richmond Times-DispatchIn the final day to act on 2017 legislation, Governor Terry McAuliffe sent back an amendment in the nature of a substitute to SB 1023, Senator Richard Stuart's bill to protect the privacy of Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders when they are traveling in states that do not have reciprocity agreements with Virginia.  The Richmond Times Dispatch has more:
In a statement announcing the proposal, McAuliffe, a Democrat, cited a 627-count indictment that charged 22 Virginians with running more than 200 guns bought in Virginia north to New York and selling them to an undercover officer. One of the suspects was overheard on wiretaps mocking Virginia’s gun laws, saying he could buy as many guns as he wanted.

McAuliffe said in a statement: “One-handgun-a-month was enacted almost a quarter century ago to counter Virginia’s shameful reputation as the gun-running capital of the East Coast. Five years ago, the General Assembly took the ill-advised step of repealing this commonsense limitation. As a result, Virginia is once again becoming the go-to state for criminals to purchase weapons in bulk.”

The governor’s proposal elevates the repealed law as a political issue in an election year, but it will likely face a hostile reception when the General Assembly reconvenes for the April 5 veto session.

McAuliffe is seeking to tack his amendment onto Senate Bill 1023, sponsored by Sen. Richard H. Stuart, R-Stafford. Stuart’s measure would bar sharing information regarding Virginia concealed-handgun permits with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed-handgun permit as valid. The bill already passed both chambers of the General Assembly.

Stuart called it unfortunate Monday evening that he hadn’t seen the amendment. The governor’s office announced it late Monday afternoon.

“I also find it unfortunate that the governor chooses to place his priorities with New York City instead of the citizens of Virginia,” Stuart said in an email. “This bill was to protect Virginians that are in lawful possession of a firearm from being arrested by out-of-state jurisdictions that don’t give reciprocity to our concealed-carry permit. The bill very simply is designed to protect the people that are playing by the rules.”Delegate Todd Gilbert is correct that this is just a political stunt.  SB1023 passed by veto proof margins in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate.  It is not clear those margins would have held had McAuliffe just vetoed the bill but he clearly wanted to try and continue to score political points off of the New York gun traffickers a couple weeks ago.  The amendment has little chance of succeeding.

I'll be on NRATV talking more about this with Cam Edwards of NRANews Cam and Company at 2:40 today.

Woman arrested after Broken Arrow-area man fatally shoots three intruders

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The son of a Broken Arrow-area homeowner fatally shot three masked intruders, two of whom were juveniles, during a home invasion Monday, authorities said. Police later arrested an Oologah woman who is believed to be the getaway driver on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. The home invasion and shootings in the 9100 block of Clearview Drive were reported around 12:30 p.m. When Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found one person lying in the driveway and two others lying in the house. All three were dead. Two of the deceased were 16 or 17 years old, and the third was 18 or 19, Deputy Nick Mahoney said. Their names had not been released by Monday evening.

Armed robbery reported in Lamont, suspect shot

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The suspect in a Lamont armed robbery was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after being shot. The incident happened Monday afternoon at the Azteca Market in the 2800 block of Weedpatch Highway, near Muller Road. The suspect entered the store, got involved in a confrontation with a store employee, and the employee shot the suspect. The suspect fled in a vehicle and was later found near Morning Drive and Breckenridge Road. Officials took the suspect to the hospital with major injuries. He is in critical condition. An attempted armed robbery happened at the same market in May 2016.

Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Bill Introduced

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Today, LRB 2039/1 was introduced to the Wisconsin State Legislature.  This Right to Carry bill would allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally allowed to carry a firearm.  Additionally, LRB 2039/1 would expand the list of places where firearm owners can legally carry.  LRB 2039/1 would also make the current concealed carry licensing system optional to allow citizens to obtain a license and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.

NRA Applauds Introduction of Wisconsin Right to Carry Legislation

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauds Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and Sen. Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) for introducing Wisconsin’s Right to Carry legislation that will simplify Wisconsin law and allow law-abiding gun owners to carry their firearm in the manner that best suits their needs. 

Georgia Senate Plans Vote on Campus Carry

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Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation set for a vote in the state Senate.If senators approve the bill on Tuesday, it returns to the House. Both chambers would have to pass the measure before adjourning on Thursday to send the bill to Gov. Nathan Deal.

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