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Colorado: First Day of the 2015 Session Sees Strong Pro-Gun Activity

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:50pm
Yesterday, the 2015 legislative session kicked off and brought a solid list of pro-gun legislation to benefit law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen across the state.

Homeowner holds criminal at gunpoint until police arrive, KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:08pm
Jeff Preach was at home in Castaic, Calif. when a man knocked at his front door. Preach answered the door and had a brief conversation with the man before the stranger punched him in the face, went inside the house, and attempted to rob him. Preach tackled the intruder with the help of his friend Larry Bensell. Once Bensell had the criminal under control, Preach went to another part of the home and retrieved a shotgun. Preach proceeded to hold the thief at gunpoint until police could arrive. (KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15)

New Jersey: State Police propose tighter restrictions for gun industry

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:34am
The new rules would require dealers to immediately notify state and local police if their security systems fail. If a system cannot be fixed within 24 hours, the dealer may move the guns to another licensed location with approval of the State Police.The proposal would require no guns or ammunition be stored at a location other than the licensed premises without permission from State Police. Also, dealers would have to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours, down from the current 48 hours.

N.H. House OKs Right-to-Carry in Statehouse

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:33am
House Republicans prevailed in bringing their guns back to the House floor Wednesday, but failed in an attempt to bring back their old leader.Returning to a policy adopted the last time Republicans led the Legislature, House members voted, 228-149, to allow people to carry concealed weapons on the floor of the chamber. Democrats had banned the practice in 2013.

First day of Colorado legislative session targets gun control

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:31am
After a year of bitter contention over stricter gun laws, Colorado Republicans proposed bills on Wednesday that seek to repeal controversial legislation that was passed by Democrats in 2013.

Michigan: Urge Governor Snyder to Sign SB 789 into Law

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:29am
Over the next week, Governor Rick Snyder (R) has the opportunity to sign a bill that will benefit law-abiding gun owners across Michigan. Senate Bill 789, which passed the legislature by significant margins, seeks to create a more efficient and uniform concealed pistol licensing process for all Michiganders. 

S.D. joins brief opposing California ordinance regulating guns

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 7:29am
Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined a court brief signed by at least two dozen other states opposing a California city ordinance regulating handguns.

New York: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:46pm
Today, the New York Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Albany.

Missouri: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:43pm
Today, the Missouri Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Jefferson City. 

Vermont: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:22pm
Today, the Vermont General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Montpelier. 

New Hampshire: 2015-2016 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:06pm
Today, the New Hampshire General Court began its 2015-2016 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Concord.  

Massachusetts: 2015-2016 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:00pm
Today, the Massachusetts General Court began its 2015-2016 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Boston.  

Colorado: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:56pm
Today, the Colorado General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Denver.  

Nebraska: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:49pm
Today, the Nebraska Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Lincoln.  

Connecticut: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:40pm
Today, the Connecticut General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Hartford.  

Retired U.S. Customs agent fights off home intruder

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:04am
Retired U.S. Customs agent Thomas Schenk returned to his home in Amboy, Wash. to find it ransacked. Schenk, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a gun, searched the house, and found a man in his living room. The intruder spotted the Schenk, fled to a bedroom and pointed a gun at the former agent. A shootout ensued that eventually moved outside the home and prompted the criminal to flee. Police captured the thief several days later.  Following the incident, Schenk told a local media outlet, “I spent 25 years as a federal agent and had occasionally drawn my weapon under various circumstances, but never had to fire it… To have to fire in my own home, it was just hard to fathom.” Schenk added, “We all get lulled into a false sense of security and if nothing happens, that's great… But in the event something does occur, nowadays you can't trust that everything is going to be all right. I'm thankful I was able to refer to my training and keep a clear head.” (The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. 01/05/15)

Pennsylvania: Potential lawsuits put Reading's gun laws in jeopardy

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:02am
A new state law is taking aim at Pennsylvania municipalities that have their own gun laws, and Reading is taking heed.

VA raises concerns about gun registry with offer of free gun locks

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:59am
As President Obama dodges a reminder of the veterans’ health-care scandal this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free gun locks to veterans if they provide details on the number of guns they own and their home address, raising concerns about a government-run gun registry.

The Surgeon General’s Gun Problem

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:57am
Will America’s new surgeon general preach for gun control, as three of his predecessors did? Early signs nurture cautious optimism that he won’t, but nagging doubts remain. Two days after his confirmation, the website of Dr. Vivek Murthy’s eagerly progressive organization Doctors for America (formerly Doctors for Obama) was updated to reflect his new status as America’s doctor. The advocacy group’s multi-page gun-control campaign was scrubbed from the home page and buried in a menu that doesn’t even mention firearms (click on the “Learn” dropdown menu heading). And Murthy promised wary senators during his February Senate-confirmation hearing (at 50:54 in this video) that he would not use his new position as a bully pulpit for gun control.