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Two Gun Bills the New Republican Congress Should Consider

Now that Republicans are in full control of Congress, there are a couple of firearms related bills that I would like to see debated. The first would fix the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA), making it clear henceforth that the law’s “safe passage” provision applies to airports as well as to highways. Earlier in the year, I noted that the states of New York and New Jersey have managed to exempt themselves from FOPA’s remit, thereby preventing Americans who rely upon JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports from traveling with their guns.

New York: SAFE Act opponents declare victory

Opponents of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act gun control law have been agitating for more than a year now and while their anger over the measure didn’t turn the governor out of office, they did point to some upstate GOP Senate victories as proof that unhappiness with the law remains strong, especially upstate where there are a lot of hunters, and people who resent no longer being able to buy assault style weapons.

New York: Gun groups tout SAFE Act anger in election wins

Gun-rights groups said they were able to make gains in the state Legislature, even though they were unable to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The gun-control law championed by Cuomo last year angered upstate voters, and gun-rights groups claimed victory in some races that were pivotal for control of the Senate.

NRA-Political Victory Fund Achieves Historic 2014 Midterm Election Victories

The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate pro-Second Amendment candidates across the country who won significant victories in their respective states and districts. The NRA scored impressive wins in hotly contested races and played a pivotal role in increasing pro-gun majorities in both chambers of Congress. 

NRA-Political Victory Fund Achieves Historic 2014 Midterm Election Victories

The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate pro-Second Amendment candidates across the country who won significant victories in their respective states and districts. The NRA scored impressive wins in hotly contested races and played a pivotal role in increasing pro-gun majorities in both chambers of Congress. 

Election eve surprise: DOJ belatedly releases Fast & Furious documents

The Justice Department sent Congress 64,280 pages of documents it had previously withheld from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation on Tuesday, in a move Republicans said was an admission by President Obama that he overstepped his legal bounds.

Mississippi: Hunting and fishing amendment given overwhelming support

Louis Starks said he had heard very little fanfare about making hunting and fishing in Mississippi a right protected by the state’s constitution.But Starks said he wasn’t surprised the proposal received overwhelming, statewide support from voters.

Restaurant owner fights off pair of robbers, KTVI, St. Louis, Mo. 11/02/14

A pair of armed men entered Elicia’s Pizza in St. Louis, Mo. and attempted to rob the restaurant. The owner, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, retrieved a firearm and fired at the criminals, striking one, and prompting them both to flee. The wounded robber did not make it far, and was captured by police a short time later.

Episcopal Church in Michigan passes gun resolution

The Episcopal Church in Michigan has passed a controversial resolution calling for stiffer gun control, drawing sharp criticism from conservative members who say it violates the right to bear arms.

Stand in line to vote or stand in line to register your guns

The future of our Second Amendment rights comes down to one day— Election Day—Tuesday, November 4.Tuesday’s elections are the most important of our lifetime. Our fundamental right to keep and bear arms has never been in greater jeopardy. This election cycle, we face the best organized and most well-funded attack on our freedom since our forefathers put pen to paper to ensure our Second Amendment rights.

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