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A fake Second Amendment advocacy group is attacking pro-2A lawmakers, including A+ rated and endorsed Speaker Todd Gilbert. This desperate group has released multiple smear campaigns against pro-2A lawmakers while asking for donations. With no lobbying presence in Richmond or at the grassroots level, these groups instead focus on attacking pro-2A legislators, such as Speaker
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On February 8th, at 4:00PM, the House Appropriations Committee will hear House Bill 1143, to impose a firearm permit requirement, a training mandate, and a 10-day waiting period scheme, along with allowing indefinite delays on firearm transfers. The Appropriations Committee considers the fiscal impacts of the bill. HB 1143 is an unfunded gun-control mandate and will cost
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Today, at 3:00PM, the Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Senate Bill 1230. This bill is Hawaii’s attempt to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen ruling from last year, which affirmed the right-to-carry, and is similar to what other anti-gun states have passed or currently have active in their legislatures. Please consider submitting testimony AGAINST
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In a move that could have been predicted by anyone with a pulse, anti-gun extremists are calling for more anti-gun policies to be implemented in arguably the most anti-gun state in the nation: California. The gun-ban organization Giffords recently put out a wish-list of 10 “priorities” it would like to see California implement, claiming they
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Today, February 6, 2023, the Oklahoma Legislature begins the 2023 legislative session. As in 2022, the Legislature can expect to see both pro and anti-gun bills introduced this year. Gun owners and sportsmen throughout the state must stay actively involved to defend freedom. Your NRA will continue to fight to promote and protect your right to keep and bear arms and hunting
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“California has the strictest gun laws in the U.S.” That’s what CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell reported as she walked with Gov. Gavin Newsom through Monterey Park, the site of a horrific recent shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations. O’Donnell and Newsom were not walking alone. In addition to the camera crew, they were accompanied
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Gadfly | February 4th, 2023 By Ed Raymond fargogadfly@gmail.com Can a Sick Society Recover from Plagues, Pandemics, and Pandemonium? I wanted to check the dictionary definition of “pandemic”: Widespread; general; universal. In medicine: Epidemic over an especially wide geographic area. A pandemic disease. Just under pandemic was the word “pandemonium”: “Any place characterized by uproar
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An Illinois judge issued a second temporary restraining order on Thursday against a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 12 rounds. The lawsuit (pdf), filed by 1,690 plaintiffs against Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.) in January, argued that the Protect Illinois Communities Act (HB 5471) violated multiple clauses in the Illinois Constitution,
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Forty Years Ago This Week:  Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Ken Kramer, R-Colorado Springs, had the result of infuriating the president of the Arapahoe chapter for the National Organization for Women, Shirley Wood. Kramer’s legislation sought to “amend the 14th Amendment” by making sex “a suspect classification.” Under the law women could not be discriminated
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Hands off! Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Earlier this week, congressional Democrats and media folk noticed that Republican U.S. House members, including trouble magnet George Santos, were sporting lapel pins made in the shape of an assault weapon. Where are these assault weapon pins coming from? Who is passing these out? pic.twitter.com/CVtzNHX9k2 — Rep. Jimmy Gomez
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I find it impossible not to sympathize with the families of the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde as I read about their heartbreaking losses and ongoing struggle to find Republican lawmakers who will discuss strengthening Texas’ gun laws. Although I’ve never known the agony of losing a child to gun violence, I do know
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On Monday, February 6, the New Mexico Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 171 by Sen. Bill Soules (D-Las Cruces), legislation that attempts to supersede federal law and make it a FELONY to manufacture, sell, transfer, or acquire a firearm sound suppressor and other National Firearms Act items, as well as certain
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After a string of mass shootings, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif) is tightening the reigns on California residents’ Second Amendment rights.  On Wednesday, Newsom expressed his support for Senate Bill 2, which calls for more gun restrictions, limiting where people are allowed to carry concealed guns.  If passed, residents would no longer be able to carry
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Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The fear of gun violence pervades all of our lives. Who doesn’t feel a heightened degree of anxiety when in public spaces these days? There is no place or venue where the need to be vigilant is not required. This is the milieu of madness we
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(The Center Square) – With the state of Illinois again restrained from enforcing a gun ban against plaintiffs in a second state-level challenge, the attorney who brought the case says he’s seeking subpoenas for those who passed the measure. Illinois’ ban on certain semi-automatic guns and magazines was enacted Jan. 10. Sheriffs across the state have
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The recent escalation in Israeli military violence and Palestinian shootings in Jerusalem and the West Bank has been depressingly familiar. Over the past week, the Israeli army raided the Jenin refugee camp, killing 10 people including a 61-year-old woman; a Palestinian shot dead seven Israeli Jews in the East Jerusalem settlement of Neve Yaakov; a
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