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House Democrats to Offer Amendment Punishing States with Self Defense Laws

House Democrats to Offer Amendment Punishing States with Self Defense Laws

House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Continue reading at Washington Times

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Gun Researcher John Lott Fires Back at Media Matters Over Stand Your Ground

Gun Researcher John Lott Fires Back at Media Matters Over Stand Your Ground

Rabidly anti-gun group Media Matters (whose founder has an assistant illegally carrying a handgun to protect him in DC) ran 25 articles criticizing John Lott since January 2011 and 32 articles on the NRA in the month of April 2012 alone. Lott has responded with a striking and well-written op-ed piece in Fox News. Read the article…

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U.S. House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in "Fast and Furious" Investigation

U.S. House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast and Furious” Investigation

Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn't hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' now-infamous "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation. This week,…

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Worries About Guns at National Political Conventions Surface

Worries About Guns at National Political Conventions Surface

The thousands of protesters expected at the Republican and Democratic national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State laws in Florida and North Carolina allow concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this summer, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns…

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Bill in Congress Could Suspend Your Passport, Gun Rights, if Enacted

Bill in Congress Could Suspend Your Passport, Gun Rights, if Enacted

There is a new bill in Congress that is expected to pass that would allow the government to suspend your travel outside the country if you own taxes to the IRS. Senate Bill 1813 (Highway trust fund), which was passed by the Senate last week and is now pending in the House of Representatives contains…

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NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

A federal judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled that the federal ban on dealer sales of handguns to adults from the ages of 18 to 20 does not violate the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association plans to file a prompt appeal of the court's ruling to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of…

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Legislation Will Protect Gun Rights on Army Corps of Engineers Land

Legislation Will Protect Gun Rights on Army Corps of Engineers Land

Gun Owners of America is working with several members of Congress to repeal a gun ban on land controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Currently, guns are prohibited on Corps land, even when firearms possession is otherwise allowed by state law. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced legislation—the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act (H.R. 1865)—to…

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How the Recent Debt Ceiling Law Affects Gun Owners

How the Recent Debt Ceiling Law Affects Gun Owners

Well, the hot debate which dominated the nation for several weeks has finally simmered down.  The debt ceiling deal is now law, and both sides of the political aisle are arguing over who won and who lost. But one thing you won’t hear about -- in fact, we may not fully know the answer for…

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Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America's firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of…

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Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court

Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court

In case you were thinking that Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment was subsiding, Obama has now nominated -- to the country’s second-highest court -- an avid leader in the effort to destroy firearms manufacturers using frivolous litigation. The nomination of Caitlin Halligan -- formerly the solicitor general of New York -- to the D.C. Circuit…

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House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

Responding to reports that Mexican drug cartels have bulked up on weapons bought north of the border, House Democrats are pushing legislation aimed at combating the trafficking of U.S—purchased guns to the cartels. The bill, called the Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011, would make gun trafficking a crime under a…

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House Committee Passes Amendment to Defund Illegal Obama Firearm Sales Reporting Requirement

House Committee Passes Amendment to Defund Illegal Obama Firearm Sales Reporting Requirement

Today, during consideration of the FY 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, pro-gun U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) offered an amendment to prohibit the use of funds for a new and unauthorized multiple sales reporting plan proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Amendment was passed by a vote of 25-16.…

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