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Students For Concealed Carry To Hold National Conference

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Students for Concealed Carry is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising over 43,000 college students, professors, college employees, parents of college students, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that they enjoy virtually everywhere else.

Colorado’s Experience Soundly Refutes Common Anti-gun Talking Point

7:48 PM 07/29/2014

Last month, while addressing a group of Colorado sheriffs, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper spoke on the topic of the state's 2013 measure outlawing almost all private transfers of firearms. According to the Denver Post, Hickenlooper told the sheriffs, "I think we screwed that up completely... we were forming legislation without basic facts."  A new Associated Press report examining Colorado background check data in the first year of the new law proves the accuracy of Hickenlooper's statement, and should (although likely won't) end the repetition of an already discredited anti-gun background check factoid.

Boston Police Commissioner: I Say Who Needs a Gun!

5:28 PM 07/28/2014

Writing for a majority of the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized an individual right under the Second Amendment to possess firearms for self-defense, Justice Scalia observed: “The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government … the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.”

Appellate Court Upholds Privacy Law, Tells Anti-Gun Doctors To Take A Powder

12:05 PM 07/26/2014

In a victory for gun owners who pay to visit doctors for medical care, and not the political opinions of their physicians, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld Florida’s Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act. This law was passed after an escalating series of events in which patients were harassed or denied access to services because they refused to be interrogated by their doctors about their ownership of firearms. The case, Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida, vindicated Florida’s attempt to protect patients from being forced to divulge personal information that is irrelevant to their own medical treatment.

Rolling Stone’s Seven Steps To Winning The War Against Five Guns

12:16 PM 07/20/2014

Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis had it right in 1963 – coincidentally, the year that Colt introduced the AR-15 to the civilian market – when he named one of his band’s classic albums “Seven Steps To Heaven.” The release features exceptionally creative improvisations by Davis, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianists Victor Feldman and Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummers Frank Butler and Tony Williams.

Bloomberg’s Proxy, Rep. Robin Kelly Of Chicago, Releases Congressional Anti-Gun Manifesto

10:14 AM 07/19/2014

The name of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) headlines the Kelly Report, a new manifesto identifying a long list of gun control initiatives that anti-gun activists intend to pursue in the near future. However, the document appears to be the handiwork of Michael Bloomberg, whose misleadingly-named Independence USA political action committee contributed $2.1 million to Kelly’s congressional campaign last year. With Bloomberg’s help, Kelly was elected to fill the Chicago-area seat previously held by fellow gun control supporter Jesse Jackson, Jr., who is currently doing time in federal prison.

Obama Administration Bans Import Of Popular Russian Firearms

10:21 AM 07/18/2014

This week, the Treasury Department used authority delegated to it by the president, under Executive Order 13661, to sanction Russian gun maker Kalashnikov Concern (formerly Izhmash). In the United States, the manufacturer is best known for its popular Saiga rifles and shotguns. While ostensibly a measure to curb aggression by some in the Russian Federation, the move does bar from importation firearms that gun control supporters have long sought to ban. We of course recognize the important role that enacting sanctions can have in furthering legitimate U.S. foreign policy interests. However, in this instance the extent to which these actions coincide with the stated domestic policy goals of gun control supporters is more than a little unsettling. As such, NRA-ILA is monitoring this situation closely.

Gun Control Scorecard Deserves Failing Grade

7:31 PM 07/14/2014

Firearm-related deaths have decreased in California since the early 1990s, but the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (LCPGV) and the state’s Department of Justice don’t agree about the reasons why.

Biden, Bloomberg Describe Second Amendment Supporters With Vulgarities And Slurs

1:00 PM 07/13/2014

What is it with the elitist political class and their insulting, arrogant, even vulgar comments about gun owners and others who live in Heartland America? It’s been going on a long time and continues to this day, even though it gets gun control supporters nowhere.

“Why Not One? Why Not Zero?” Gov. Christie Vetoes N.J. Magazine Ban

10:58 AM 07/12/2014

On Wednesday last week, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation that would have banned the possession of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Such magazines are most commonly used in handguns and general-purpose semi-automatic rifles kept for defensive purposes.

City Of Chicago Ordered To Pay NRA’s Legal Fees – Again

5:47 PM 07/07/2014

Fairfax, Va. – The United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the City of Chicago to reimburse $940,000 in legal expenses incurred by the NRA. The NRA had challenged Chicago's ban on gun sales within city limits in Benson v. City of Chicago. The Benson case was consolidated into Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers v. City of Chicago and that case challenged five aspects of Chicago's law: (1) the ban on any form of carriage; (2) the ban on gun stores; (3) the ban on firing ranges; (4) the ban on self-defense in garages, porches, and yards; and (5) the ban on keeping more than one gun in an operable state.

New Jersey: Magazine Capacity Restriction Vetoed

7:13 AM 07/03/2014

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A.2006/S.993, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37).  This legislation sought to arbitrarily lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten.  New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted.  Of course, criminals ignore the law, making such measures completely ineffective at addressing public safety and violent crime.  Cities like Camden, Jersey City, Patterson, Newark and Trenton continue to experience high crime rates despite New Jersey having some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation.  The state has had a fifteen-round magazine limit for about two decades and it has had zero impact on crime during that time.  Yet, New Jersey’s anti-gun legislators were poised to enact more of the same failed policies and continue their attack on law-abiding gun owners in the Garden State.

Indiana: Pro-Gun Legislation Takes Effect Today

5:50 PM 07/01/2014

Today, July 1, Senate Bill 229 goes into effect.  As previously reported, SB 229 protects law-abiding gun owners from becoming unintentional felons by allowing legally possessed firearms to be locked in a vehicle, out of plain sight, while parked on school property.  SB 229 also prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for gun “buybacks” and removes the misguided “roaming school zone” language set to return on the books today.  Senate Bill 229 was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence (R) on March 26.

Maryland: Multiple Pro-Hunting Bills to Take Effect Today

5:40 PM 07/01/2014

Today, July 1, multiple pro-hunting laws will go into effect.  As previously reported, Senate Bills 472, 473 and 966 were signed into law on May 15:

Tennessee: Pro-Gun/Pro-Hunting Bills to Take Effect Today

5:22 PM 07/01/2014

Today, July 1, Senate Bill 1774 and Senate Bill 1777 will take effect in Tennessee.  SB 1774, sponsored by state Senator Mike Bell (R-9), allows a law-abiding gun owner to carry a firearm in his or her own vehicle without a Handgun Carry Permit (HCP).  Senate Bill 1774 was signed into law on May 1.

Mississippi: Important Gun Laws Take Effect Today

5:10 PM 07/01/2014

The 2014 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature was another successful one for NRA members.  Thanks to your persistent constituent contact and the outstanding pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) and House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), several key NRA-backed measures were passed and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R) and take effect today:

Virginia: New Pro-Gun/Pro-Hunting Laws Go Into Effect Today

4:33 PM 07/01/2014

Today, July 1, the following pro-gun/pro-hunting laws will take effect in Virginia:

Idaho: Concealed Carry Expansion And Youth Hunting Laws Effective Today

4:27 PM 07/01/2014

Today, July 1, two NRA-backed bills that were passed in the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (R) during the 2014 legislative session will take effect.  The NRA believes it is important that all citizens in Idaho understand the basic legal parameters of each of these new laws.  We encourage all individuals who wish to take advantage of the expansion of those laws to read the following descriptions.

Georgia: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Law Takes Effect Today

4:21 PM 07/01/2014

House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history, goes into effect today, July 1.