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Arkansas: ATU will comply with new gun law

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The president of Arkansas Tech University said although the university's Board of Trustees has voted to not allow concealed weapons on campus, she said last week the university would comply with the gun rights bill signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week.

Virginia: McAuliffe Wants to Reinstitute Handgun Rationing

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he wants to reinstitute a law limiting gun sales to one handgun a month.The governor, a Democrat, said Monday he was adding an amendment an unrelated bill related to concealed carry permits to include a provision reinstituting a 1993 one-handgun-a-month law.

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Stop Anti-Gun Bill!

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Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as today.  It is imperative that you contact members of the House Judiciary Committee IMMEDIATELY and urge them to OPPOSE this bill!  Let them know that law-abiding gun owners in Arkansas deserve to enjoy the benefits of House Bill 1249!

Internal Sheriffs Association email shows that money drives pistol permit law

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The battle over SB24 just keeps getting stranger. The legislation introduced by Senator Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) removes the requirement for Alabamians to obtain a license before carrying a concealed pistol. The Alabama Sheriffs Association doesn't want to change a thing. Plenty of Alabama's legislators agree that law-abiding Alabamians shouldn't be forced to secure a license and pay a fee to exercise their Second Amendment rights. A recent internal email suggests that the Sheriffs Association isn't necessarily negotiating in good faith. An email from Timmons called on sheriffs to contact their legislators "if you value your permit fund." He specifically warned against a compromise that would clearly benefit Alabama's gun owners. "The National Rifle Association WILL return next time the Legislature meets to bring back Jabo [Waggoner's] 'any county bill' and will push for uniform -- one cost -- statewide permit fee...if any fee at all!"

Indiana: Victim Defense Bill Scheduled For Hearing This Week

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Thanks to your calls and emails, House Bill 1071, the victim defense bill, has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, March 29.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB 1071!

Pennsylvania: Preemption Legislation up for Committee Vote Tomorrow

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On Tuesday, March 28, the Local Government Committee is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 5, important preemption legislation.  SB 5, sponsored by state Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), would further clarify existing law to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the Keystone state.  

NRA Applauds Texas State Senate for Passing SB 16

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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds the Texas Senate today for passing Senate Bill 16, legislation that substantially reduces License To Carry fees in the Lone Star state.

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Stop Anti-Gun Bill!

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Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as tomorrow.  It is imperative that you contact members of the House Judiciary Committee IMMEDIATELY and urge them to OPPOSE this bill!  Let them know that law-abiding gun owners in Arkansas deserve to enjoy the benefits of House Bill 1249!

Retired officer shoots suspect in Cypress

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Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a retired police officer shot his neighbor Saturday night in northwest Harris County. Authorities said the incident happened in the 18000 block of Harnett Drive just before 7 p.m. The retired HPD officer, 58, was working in his yard when he was approached by his neighbor, Harris County Sheriff's Office said. His 20-year-old neighbor was wearing a ski mask and holding a machete. He told the retired officer that he was there to kill him, authorities reported. The officer discharged his weapon, hitting the neighbor in the stomach. The neighbor was transported by Life Flight.

Birmingham man shot in home invasion at Southtown

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The tenant of a Southtown apartment shot a man who invaded his residence Friday night, according to Birmingham police. A man, later identified as Darius Chatman, 26, of Birmingham, was found dead in the grass in the rear of a Southtown housing development apartment located in the 2500 block of 9th Court South. Officers from Birmingham's South Precinct saw a man standing outside of the 2502 apartment firing a handgun at around 11:38 p.m., police said.

Armed suspect shot by tenant in attempted home invasion

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An armed home invasion suspect was shot by his would-be victim during an incident early Friday morning in Wissonoming, according to Philadelphia Police. The incident occurred on the 6100 block of Hegerman Street around 12:30 a.m. Police say 1 21-year-old man was exiting a home on the block when he was approached by an unknown man who stepped out from behind the door as he opened it. The suspect then tried to force the man back inside the property and demanded money and jewelry. Once inside, police say the suspect ordered the 21-year-old man and another 29-year-old man inside the house to sit on the couch, holding them at gunpoint and continuing to demand money. A struggle ensued over the gun, and while the 21-year-old man struggled with the suspect, the other tenant was able to retrieve a handgun and approach the suspect. At that point, police say the suspect held the 21-year-old at gunpoint, and the armed tenant fired his weapon once, striking the suspect in the head.The suspect was taken to Aria Torrsedale hospital in critical condition A 28- year- old female and her two children were asleep inside the home at the time of this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Burglar caught, held at gunpoint in Tupelo home

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Police in Tupelo have arrested a man whom officers say was caught burglarizing a home and was held at gunpoint until they arrived. Khalil Hobson was arrested early Friday and charged with burglary of an inhabited dwelling. According to officers, Hobson got into a home on Deer Run Road before 2 a.m.  They say the two people in the home were awakened by their dogs and found Hobson there. One of them pointed a gun at him until police showed up.  Officers say he tried running from the home but they caught him. Lee County Justice Court Judge Chuck Hopkins set the defendant's bond at $75,000.

Virginia: McAuliffe Vetoes Concealed Guns for Victims Bill

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Republican supporters of said the bill would help domestic violence victims better protect themselves from their abusers. The bill would grant people protected by a protective order the temporary right to carry a concealed handgun without a license.

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