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Louisiana Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

Louisiana Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice voted 9 to 5 to pass Senate Bill 303, a bill which would provide for the country’s strongest “right to keep and bear arms” constitutional amendment.  SB 303, an “iron-clad” constitutional amendment that would fortify the right to keep and bear arms for all Louisianans, already passed in…

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Governor Jindal Announces Support of Constitutional Amendment

Governor Jindal Announces Support of Constitutional Amendment

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the NRA’s annual meeting on Friday and declared his support for Senate Bill 303, a strong “iron-clad” constitutional amendment that would fortify the right to keep and bear arms for all Louisianans.  The state Senate passed SB 303 by a 31 to 6 vote on April 9 and sent it to the state House…

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“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

Today, March 13, U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) introduced S. 2188, the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012.”  The bill is the Senate companion to H. R. 822,which was approved by the U. S. House last November by a vote of 272-154. S. 2188, like H.R. 822, would allow any person with a valid state-issued…

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Wayne LaPierre at CPAC 2012

"The fight is on and the NRA is ALL IN!" says NRA CEO and EVP Wayne LaPierre at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. "When the sun goes down on election day," he says, "Barack Obama will have America's gun owners to thank for his defeat."

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California Governor Has Four Anti-Gun Bills to Consider and Time is Running out to Request His Veto

California Governor Has Four Anti-Gun Bills to Consider and Time is Running out to Request His Veto

Governor Brown MUST Hear from Gun Owners and Sportsmen TODAY! Four anti-guns bills that are detrimental to California’s law-abiding gun owners have been presented to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration.  Governor Brown has just over a week to decide whether to sign or veto these bills. The NRA has requested Governor Brown veto these bills (veto request…

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A Victory for Oregon Universities' Students, Staff and Faculty

A Victory for Oregon Universities’ Students, Staff and Faculty

In what promises to be a continuing debate on the rights of law-abiding citizens, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that banning firearms on the grounds of Oregon's public universities exceeded the scope of the university system's authority, thereby opening up the state's campuses to individuals who hold valid concealed handgun licenses. Long…

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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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National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security recently held a hearing on H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011." This critically important bill, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions…

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Hearing Scheduled for H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

Hearing Scheduled for H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011

For months we have been reporting on a critically important bill:  H.R. 822—the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.  This vital NRA-backed legislation, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states. Thanks to much…

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BATFE Issues Open Letter to Nevada FFLs Announcing NICS Exemption

BATFE Issues Open Letter to Nevada FFLs Announcing NICS Exemption

In a letter dated August 26, 2011, Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director of the Enforcement Programs and Services Division of the BATFE, announced that concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit holders will be exempt from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) provided the permit was issued after July 1, 2011.  According to this letter: The…

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