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NRA New Posts: April 2, 2013
New Posts: April 2, 2013
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North Dakota: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pending Governor’s Signature
Yesterday, House Bill 1467, important “Emergency Powers” protection legislation passed in the Senate by a 44-3 vote. This NRA-backed bill, introduced by state Representative Karen Karls (R-35), already passed in the House by a 76-17 vote on February 25. HB 1467 will now go to Governor Jack Dalrymple ® for his expected signature.

West Virginia: Pro-Gun Bills Pending with Less than Two Weeks Left in the 2013 Legislative Session
With less than two weeks left in the 2013 legislative session, several pro-gun bills are still pending in the West Virginia Legislature. Your immediate action is needed to ensure their swift passage!

Tennessee: School Security Bills Scheduled for Consideration Tomorrow
Tomorrow, House Bill 6, sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), is scheduled to be considered by the state House Civil Justice Committee. The companion to HB 6, Senate Bill 570, is expected to be heard in the Senate Education Committee tomorrow as well.

Connecticut: Most Restrictive Gun Control Bill in the Nation to be Voted on Tomorrow
For the past several months, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-28) and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-142) have been orchestrating behind closed doors the most intrusive, restrictive “gun control” bill in our nation’s history. These two anti-gun legislators seem to be so dedicated to preventing public input in the legislative process and destroying your Right to Keep and Bear Arms that they helped to schedule a vote on an Emergency Certification Bill (E-Cert), tomorrow, April 3.

Colorado: Send a Message to President Obama and Governor Hickenlooper that You Oppose Their Anti-Gun Agenda
Tomorrow, April 3, President Obama and Governor Hickenlooper will be promoting gun control at the Police Academy in Denver beginning at 2:30 pm. We ask all Second Amendment supporters to join the NRA in protesting this event, and to stand and fight for the Second Amendment.

Virginia: General Assembly to Vote on Pro-Gun Amendment to Senate Bill 1378 this Wednesday, April 3
This Wednesday, April 3, the Virginia General Assembly will reconvene for one day to consider amendments to Senate Bill 1378 submitted by Governor Bob McDonnell ®.

California: Claremont Drops Resolution Supporting Feinstein Gun Ban After Facing Strong Local NRA and CRPA Opposition
Last month, a group of Claremont residents approached the City Council about drafting a resolution in support of the proposed federal "assault weapon" ban. The City Council placed a proposed resolution on the March 26 City Council Agenda to support the Feinstein Bill, which would ban "assault weapons" and implement stricter federal gun control measures.

Sen. Jeff Flake: Universal background checks 'a bridge too far'
Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said Sunday that universal background checks on all gun sales are “a bridge too far for most of us” as Democrats try to cobble together a package that can win 60 votes in the Senate.

Senators have doubts about universal background checks for gun transfers
Senators from both parties signaled Sunday that universal background checks could be the next gun measure to get shoved toward the legislative scrap heap or significantly watered down.

Obama's continued use of the claim that 40 percent of gun sales lack background checks
Two months ago, we were willing to cut the White House some slack given the paucity of recent data. But the president's failure to acknowledge the significant questions about this old data, or its slippery phrasing, leaves us little choice but to downgrade this claim to Three Pinocchios.Three Pinocchios

Lawmakers push for $10K fine for gun owners without liability insurance
A group of congressional Democrats has signed on to new legislation that would mandate liability insurance for all gun owners in the United States -- and fine those who refuse to purchase it as much as $10,000.

Connecticut lawmakers seek gun control
Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country.

Maryland: House set to consider changes to gun control bill
The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control measure.The House is planning to consider changes to the bill on Tuesday.Two House panels voted 27-18 on Friday to move the bill to the floor.

Illinois: Cook Co. gun sale tax takes effect
People buying guns in Cook County will pay an extra $25 for each weapon under a new tax that took effect Monday.

NRA Response to Asa Hutchinson's National School Shield Findings and Recommendations
The National Rifle Association is determined to continue to use every asset at its disposal to help make America's children safe at school. We need time to digest the full report. We commend Asa Hutchinson for his rapid response in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, and we are certain the contributions he and his team have made will go a long way to making America's schools safer.

United Nations Adopts Arms Trade Treaty
Fairfax, Va. – The United Nations, with the support of the United States of America, voted today in the General Assembly to adopt an Arms Trade Treaty. “This treaty disregards the Second Amendment to our Constitution and threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “It is a sad, yet telling, day when the President of the United States and his administration refuse to defend America's Constitution on the world stage.”
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