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NRA New Posts: February 10, 2014
New Posts: February 10, 2014
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New Hampshire: “Universal” Background Check Bill Goes to House Floor this Wednesday
This Wednesday, February 12, your state Representative(s) could be the deciding vote on whether anti-gun legislation House Bill 1589 passes in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Virginia: Sunday Hunting Bill Passes in Senate
Today, Senate Bill 154, the Senate companion to House Bill 1237, passed by a 29-10 vote in the Virginia Senate, putting Virginia hunters one step closer to having the opportunity to hunt on Sundays on private land.

Idaho: Secure Campuses Bill Being Heard this Wednesday
This Wednesday, February 12, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1254, introduced by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13). As previously reported, SB 1254 would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses

Kentucky: Concealed Carry Reform Bill to be Heard in Senate Committee Tomorrow
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., Senate Bill 60 is scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee in Annex Room 169. Please call 800-372-7181 to register your SUPPORT for SB 60.

Florida Alert! Carrying a Firearm During Emergency Evacuation
This Wednesday, February 12, 2014, House Bill 209 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) will be heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee at 9:00am. HB-209 By Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) is a bill to protect citizens from being disarmed and charged with a crime for carrying a weapon or firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor during a declared state of emergency.

Supreme Court to decide whether to hear cases regarding right to ‘bear’ arms
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to hear two cases seeking clarification on what the Constitution’s framers intended in granting citizens the right to not only own but also “bear” arms.

New Hampshire: House voting on bill to restrict private gun transfers
New Hampshire's House will be voting on whether to require background checks for gun sales and transfers — whether at gun shows or after seeing an advertisement elsewhere.Most private sellers would be required to conduct background checks through federally licensed dealers, using a system already in place for dealer sales.

Colorado: Pro-gun lawmakers attempt repeal of magazine limits
Gun-rights advocates who want to see a repeal of Colorado's limits on the size of ammunition magazines realize their chances are slim when they go before Democrat-controlled committees next week.But Republican Rep. Chris Holbert, who is sponsoring one repeal measure, said the goal is to give people an opportunity to have their say — something that gun-rights supporters insist didn't happen last year when the laws were passed. Despite dozens of hours of committee testimony on a package of gun-control legislation, there were still many who had signed up to testify who didn't get a chance to do so.

15% of Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun mayors leave
As it has broadened its attacks on lawmakers and Second Amendment groups like the National Rifle Association, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's aggressive “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” group has experienced a sharp 15-percent drop in mayor-members.

New York: Vocal S.A.F.E. Act supporter arrested on gun charge
News 4 interviewed Ferguson in March of 2013 at a rally in support of the NY SAFE Act. At the time, Ferguson stated the law did not go far enough.“Our kids are not buying assault weapons, they’re buying pistols and they’re buying them right out of community stores and back here in the school. So this is serious. It needs to go further than what it is,” he said.

Cuban refugee confronts Oregon lawmakers on gun control
A man who fled Cuba’s communist regime in the 1960s blasted Oregon lawmakers Thursday during a public hearing on proposed gun control legislation. Manuel Martinez, who narrowly escaped Cuba in 1962 after being imprisoned for opposing Fidel Castro, passionately defended the Second Amendment in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee, comparing the state’s attempts to pass gun control to moves made by his former government.

U.S. Army vet faces 3 years in Canadian prison after mistakenly bringing gun to border
Gun rights advocates are urging the Canadian government to drop charges against a retired U.S. soldier who says he mistakenly brought a gun into the country due to a faulty GPS directions during a weekend getaway.

Rhode Island: Two lawmakers pitch 10 percent tax on guns
A 10 percent tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition has been proposed in Rhode Island's General Assembly.
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