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04.18.2014 - Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 16 04/18/2014
04.18.2014 - Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills, Other Bills Await Consideration and Signature
Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2103 into law. Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably ...
04.18.2014 - Rhode Island: Senate and House Committees Stall Multiple Anti-Gun Bills
More than a dozen gun control bills were scheduled for a hearing this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee. The good news is that those anti-gun bills which were scheduled to be heard, as previously reported, were held for further study in...
04.18.2014 - Nebraska: Legislature Adjourns with Passage of Emergency Powers Legislation
Yesterday, in the final hour of its 2014 legislative session, the Nebraska Legislature unanimously passed critical emergency powers legislation in its Final Reading. Legislative Bill 390, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), now goes to Governor Dave Heineman (R) for his expected sign...
04.17.2014 - Man fells vicious dog, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona, Fla. 04/15/14
Robert Powell was out walking his dog in DeBary, Fla. when a pit bull leashed outside a home broke free and began to attack his pet. Powell, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a .40 caliber pistol and shot the pit bull, killing it. A report by local law enforcement documented the bite marks on Pow...
04.17.2014 - Sen. Cornyn Sends Letter to Holder Demanding Answers on DOJ's Proposal to Push "Sm...
As we reported last week, Attorney General Eric Holder recently testified on Capitol Hill that the country needs to spend $2 million to study "smart" gun technology, as part of a $382 million expenditure on what the Obama administration calls "gun safety."
04.17.2014 - N.J. man’s handgun case before U.S. Supreme Court on Friday
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the coming days whether it will hear a Sussex County man’s challenge to New Jersey’s handgun carry laws.The lawsuit, brought by John Drake, challenges the “justifiable need” requirement the state asks for carrying a handgun. It has drawn the support of t...
04.17.2014 - Lott: What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push
Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical. Last year, gun control groups, largely due to Bloomb...
04.17.2014 - Bloomberg Rebrands Gun Control Apparatus, Pledges $50 Million to Fight NRA, Second...
On Wednesday, the New York Times published an article outlining Michael Bloomberg's latest attempt to buy your rights. This time, Bloomberg is dumping $50 million into the gun control cause and consolidating his anti-gun groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action under a single...
04.17.2014 - Outrage of the Week: One Yellow Squirt Gun, Plus Zero Common Sense Enforcement, E...
It seems that seldom a week goes by that there is not a new, outrageous case of over-zealous school officials abusing "zero-tolerance" rules. This week is no exception, as our "outrage" comes to us from Lewiston High School, in Maine, where administrators suspended a 10th grade student--for 10 days...
04.17.2014 - No Negotiation, Only Victory Over Anti-Gun Fanaticism
An article by the Denver Post reports that the number of background checks conducted on private firearm transfers in Colorado under that state's new law is only about half of what was first reported by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The revelation shines a new light on the debate over repeal...
04.17.2014 - Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Awaits Action in House
Last week, the House General Laws Committee voted “Do Pass” on Senate Joint Resolution 36 and this measure is currently waiting to be added to the House floor calendar. Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and being handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 3...
04.17.2014 - Louisiana: Mandatory Training Bill Fails to Advance from Committee
This Wednesday,House Bill 13was voluntarily deferred by its sponsor, state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), after the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee failed to advance it on a 6-to-6 tie vote. This NRA-opposed bill wouldhave made it unlawful for a federal firearm l...
04.17.2014 - West Virginia: Attorney General Seeks to Right a Legal Wrong
Today, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) filed a motion to intervene and dismiss a frivolous lawsuit filed by rabid anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns member, Mayor Danny Jones, and the city of Charleston.
04.17.2014 - Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill -- Update on Legislative Activity in Phoenix
On Tuesday, House Bill 2103 passed in the state Senate by a 20 to 10 vote. Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been hon...
04.17.2014 - Bloomberg's New Campaign: Take Guns from Women in Abusive Households
For all Michael Bloomberg's talk about simply wanting to secure expanded background checks, his newest gun control group "Everytown for Gun Safety" is on a broader mission to take away the guns women in abusive homes could use for self defense.
04.17.2014 - A Pro-Gun Group Stole Bloomberg’s "Gun Safety" Group’s Name On Facebook
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a$50 million gun-controlcampaign called “Everytown for Gun Safety.”But a pro-gun group took the name for its Facebook page.
04.17.2014 - NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox talks to Megyn Kelly about Bloomberg's $50 mi...
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox joins Megyn Kelly to talk about former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's $50 million anti-gun pledge.
04.16.2014 - Sen. Cornyn demands answers on DOJ’s proposed firearm tracking technology
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology. Earlier this month, the Attorney General testified before the House of Representatives that DOJ is looking into new technolog...
04.16.2014 - Sainthood for gun-grabbing ex-Mayor Bloomberg?
Mike Bloomberg is a saint in his own mind (nowhere else matters). “I have earned my place in heaven,” the billionaire ex-mayor told The New York Times. He thinks he’s buying an indulgence with the $50 million he says he will spend this year to support politicians who think like he does on gun ...
04.16.2014 - Judge upholds New York’s tougher gun law
A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara’s decision, announced Wednesday, is expect...
04.16.2014 - Despite deadline, protesters ‘will not comply’ with SAFE Act
Owners of assault-style weapons were supposed to have registered their guns by Tuesday.But there is no way of knowing exactly how many of these weapons there are in the state and how many were registered under the NY SAFE Act.The state refuses to say how many were registered, claiming it is confiden...
04.15.2014 - Homeowner shoots burglar, KSBW, Santa Cruz, Calif. 04/14/14, KION, Monterey, Calif...
A homeowner was asleep at home in Salinas, Calif. when he was awakened to a noise coming from outside the home. The homeowner then spotted someone near his garage. After arming himself, the homeowner went to the garage to investigate and found a burglar. The homeowner shot the burglar, who was then ...
04.15.2014 - Bloomberg plans a $50 million challenge to the NRA
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle...
04.15.2014 - New York gun owners face ‘SAFE Act’ registration deadline
New York gun owners who possess firearms classified as assault weapons under a new state law have until the end of Tuesday to register their guns — or face potential criminal charges.The requirement is part of a provision of New York’s so-called SAFE Act, the package of tighter gun restrictions ...
04.15.2014 - 4 pro-gun bills get initial nod in Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to four major pro-gun bills that Republicans said are necessary to protect 2nd Amendment rights.
04.15.2014 - Mexico sets date for vigilantes to register guns
The Mexican government says vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan will have until May 10 to register their guns and decide whether to join the army's "rural defense corps."
04.15.2014 - NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2014: Stand and Fight
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits sponsored by MidwayUSA will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 25-27, 2014.
04.15.2014 - Tennessee: House Subcommittee Chairman Removes Park Carry Bill from Schedule
Last night, House Bill 1407, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10), was removed from the hearing notice in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee. Please contact Chairman Mike Harrison immediately and urge him to return HB 1407 on his subcommittee calendar.
04.14.2014 - Jewelry store owner fells robber, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Cali...
A group of masked and armed men entered Hardy Nix Jewelers in Antioch, Calif. and attempted to rob the store. The store’s owner responded by obtaining a gun and exchanging gunfire with the criminals, striking and killing one, and causing the others to flee. One customer was wounded during the inci...