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Gun groups fight California bills they say will drive up cost of firearms

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California significantly tightened its firearms restrictions last year when it enacted a broad package of bills regulating ammunition sales, expanding the state’s prohibition on assault weapons and banning the possession of high-capacity magazines. Those laws are currently being challenged in court by gun rights groups.

Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Passes Committee Vote

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Today, Substitute House Bill 142 passed the Ohio state House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations with a vote of 9-2. This bill will reform the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop.  Substitute HB 142 will nowhead to the House floor for consideration.  Please contact your representative and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your representative.

Wisconsin: Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

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Today, Senate Bill 169 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with a vote of 3-2.  SB 169 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 be.  SB 169 will now head to the Senate floor for consideration. Please contact your senator and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your senator.

Outside Money Floods Virginia Governor Race

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The race has also been a battleground over gun control, with the National Rifle Association endorsing Gillespie. On the other side of the issue, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund says it will spend $700,000 for Northam. A spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which has vouched for Northam, said it is also “looking into some opportunities” to run advertisements in October.

Treat hunters with respect, not condescension

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Law-abiding gun owners are tired of reading articles from elitist advocates for gun control. The latest example was Dana Milbank’s Sept. 12 Washington Sketch column, “Sportsmen rejoice! Kevlar won’t save those turkeys.”

NRA's Eddie Eagle gun-safety effort transcends politics

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Todd said gun safety and the NRA in general have become very politicized, but she doesn't want that to deter anyone from the Eddie Eagle program."A lot of people see the NRA and assume the program is just designed to get kids interested in guns, but it's the exact opposite — it's telling them to stay away," Todd said. "It's all about safety, there's no political agenda."

Wyoming: School employees with guns?

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The Ten Sleep School Board unanimously decided to delve deeper in to the new state law that allows possession of firearms by school district employees.

Wisconsin: Important Concealed Carry Legislation Scheduled for Committee Vote This Week

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This Tuesday, September 19, Senate Bill 169 is scheduled for a vote during the executive session in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  SB 169 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 be.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact the committee members.

California Legislature Adjourns the 2017 Legislative Session

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Last night, the California Legislature adjourned the 2017 session.  Three anti-gun bills, AB 7, AB 424 and SB 464, passed the Legislature and will now be considered by Governor Brown.  Contact Governor Brown and urge him to VETO AB 7, AB 424, and SB 464.   

Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Gets Substitute

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On Tuesday September 19, the Ohio state House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations will hold a hearing on a substitute version of House Bill 142 which would reform the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop.

Urban Myth: Crime Doesn’t Pay – California City Authorizes Stipends to Gang Members

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In a special meeting on August 29, the nine-member City Council of Sacramento unanimously agreed to allocate $1.5 million in funding and to move forward with a “gun-violence reduction strategy” that will include cash payments (“LifeMAP milestone allowances”) and paid vacations for the handful of gang members suspected of committing the majority of gang-related gun crimes in the city.

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