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July 31, 2014

Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws

Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night on legislation that would tighten what are already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
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July 31, 2014

Washington D.C.’s three days Of gun freedom

Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.
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July 31, 2014

2nd Amendment is pro woman

My family was never big into weapons, even though we grew up on the farm. Tragically, I think much of it stemmed from a close relative who died in a hunting accident. Also, several favorite political figures of my family were cut down by assassin’s bullets in the 1960’s. With a background like that, who would want weapons?However, the military gave me a healthy exposure to weapons, along with being stationed in the Great State of Texas. A few years later, I moved to another Virginia and got married.
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July 30, 2014

Washington Post: NRA Launches Push to Register Voters With Suggestive Ad

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday launched an election year push to register new voters with a suggestive advertisement that ends on a surprising note.
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July 30, 2014

You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? 'Get a Gun in Your Home!'

Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun!
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July 30, 2014

Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling overturning the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public, once again making it illegal to have firearms on city streets.
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July 30, 2014

A Second Amendment right recognized for D.C.

Thugs in the nation’s capital might think twice now before preying on a nighttime stroller — or a stroller in midafternoon, for that matter — in the belief that the prey won’t shoot back. The good guys can now defend themselves.
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July 30, 2014

D.C. is no longer a Constitution-free zone

America’s last holistic concealed-carry ban has been pushed into the dustbin of history. On Saturday afternoon, while nobody was looking, a senior judge finally made up his mind, yielding ten beautiful words that I never imagined I would see together: “Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, D.C. Handgun Carry Ban.” And that, happily, was that.
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July 30, 2014

Rhode Island: Federal lawsuit challenges Bristol police chief’s denial of weapon permit

A 25-year-old Bristol man is suing that town’s police chief over the denial of a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
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July 30, 2014

Gun retailers, payday lenders out of Choke Point’s crosshairs

Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.”
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July 29, 2014

Everytown Shoots Itself in the Foot

Charles C. Cooke: I am reliably informed that the folks over at Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control outfit, Everytown, believe earnestly that the above commercial makes the case for stricter gun control. The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent men with restraining orders.” A laudable aim, in and of itself. Does this come across? Not really, no
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July 29, 2014

Judge Puts D.C. Handgun Ruling On Hold

A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places. The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to his ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.
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July 29, 2014

New Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad Inadvertently Proves Why Women Need a Gun

Bloomberg's new anti-gun Organization Everytown is out with a new advertisement that inadvertently proves why women should be trained and armed before being faced with a violent attacker.
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July 29, 2014

Judge’s handgun ruling has D.C. officials, police scrambling

The District’s top lawyer on Monday sought to temporarily halt a federal court ruling allowing thousands of city residents with registered handguns — as well as legal gun owners from other states — to carry firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital.
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July 29, 2014

More women taking CCW, victim avoidance classes

A group of people spent their Sunday at an all-day course, that taught them how to protect themselves and we are learning more and more women are signing up.
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July 29, 2014

Guns in America: Why I think it's time for California to stop fighting Peruta vs. San Diego

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. issued a Summary Judgment Order affirming that the 2nd Amendment confers a right to "bear arms" outside the home. The order was nothing short of devastating to the District of Columbia which has been resisting and delaying compliance with legal decisions on this issue for many years. The order was plain. The government and police of the District of Columbia were told to cease and desist from enforcing all laws regarding carrying weapons until such time that an acceptable and constitutionally compliant set of laws providing for the carrying of weapons outside the home for D.C. residents and non-residents are put into place. That's a hammer blow in magnitude rarely seen and it's a wake-up call to other jurisdictions resisting similar decisions on other parts of the country.
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July 28, 2014

After Legislative Defeat, Gun Owners Aim For Election Successes

Frustrated with politicians who enacted the post-Newtown gun restrictions, Second Amendment rights activists head to the polls this year determined to channel their anger into electoral success. Their goals range from pickups in the General Assembly by "pro-2A" — pro-Second Amendment — candidates to electing a governor who would sign a repeal of Senate Bill 1160, the sweeping gun control legislation enacted in response to the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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July 28, 2014

Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted.
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July 28, 2014

D.C. police won’t enforce handgun ban; stay of ruling overturning law will be sought

D.C. police were told Sunday not to arrest people for carrying handguns on the street in the wake of a judge’s ruling that overturned the city’s principal gun-control law.
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July 28, 2014

Federal court upholds Florida law limiting doctors' discussions of guns with their patients

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.
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July 28, 2014

Bans on lead ammunition are misguided and ineffective

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reopening a debate over the safety of lead ammunition used by hunters. Because faulty science has been used to ban lead ammunition in California, it is important to get the facts out early so Oregonians aren't similarly duped into adopting a ban that could do more harm than good.
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July 28, 2014

Senator: Rule could 'take away our guns'

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is sounding the alarm about a new rule from the Obama administration that he warns could "take away our guns."Alexander is concerned about the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) controversial ivory ban, which aims to stop African elephant poaching. He says the rule could have the unintended consequence of restricting the trade of antique guns that contain small amounts of ivory.
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July 25, 2014

Boston Top Cop: City Residents Do Not "Need" to Own Shotguns, Rifles

On July 23, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Public Radio (WGBH) that residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles.  I don't agree with that. Having long guns--rifles and shotguns--especially here in the city of Boston. I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter. [And] the federal [government] doesn't really allow us to have the discretion that we want in these particular cases. ...For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle. 
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July 25, 2014

The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen

In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey’s Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an “unsafe lane change.” When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in prison for up to a decade.
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July 25, 2014

Doctor fires back at Pennsylvania hospital gunman

A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
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July 25, 2014

Colorado: Gun law based on flawed estimate

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
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July 24, 2014

Obama’s empty tough-talk: Gun prosecutions plummet on his watch

While President Obama presses for more gun control laws, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country.
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July 24, 2014

NRA kicks off voter registration drive with provocative ad

A suggestive ad by the NRA for its voter registration campaign will likely get tongues wagging.The spot features a father talking to his son in a somber tone about something that’s not a toy, but is important to protect their family. He unlocks a case to reveal … a voter registration card.
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July 24, 2014

Illinois: Concealed carry rules tough on out-of-state residents

More than a year after Illinois passed a law allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms, the argument over a part of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act that makes it difficult for out-of-state residents to carry here is still smoldering.
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July 24, 2014

Massachusetts: Patrick signals support for gun measure backed by police chiefs

Governor Deval Patrick Wednesday said he sides with top police officials who want discretionary powers in issuing licenses for shotguns and rifles included in pending gun legislation.
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July 24, 2014

Shaneen Allen, race and gun control

Last October, Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in Atlantic County, N.J. The officer who pulled her over says she made an unsafe lane change. During the stop, Allen informed the officer that she was a resident of Pennsylvania and had a conceal carry permit in her home state. She also had a handgun in her car. Had she been in Pennsylvania, having the gun in the car would have been perfectly legal. But Allen was pulled over in New Jersey, home to some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States.
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July 24, 2014

Mayor Sly James pushes for an open carry ban in Kansas City

At Mayor Sly James’ urging, the Kansas City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.
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July 24, 2014

Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

A Maryville, Tennessee, restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners — a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.
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July 24, 2014

Canada: Conservatives’ gun law changes would ease transportion restrictions, require mandatory safety courses

The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses mandatory for first-time gun owners and prevent people convicted of spousal assault from legally owning guns.Under the government’s proposed Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, gun owners who allow their weapon permits to lapse will be given a grace period to renew them.
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July 24, 2014

Canada: Applications to carry handguns skyrocket in B.C., Alberta

Applications to carry handguns have skyrocketed in B.C. and Alberta in the past three years – likely driven by demand among people who work in the bush and want portable protection against wildlife.
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July 24, 2014

Israel: Knesset tightens gun control with no opposition

Stricter gun control, requiring regular psychological tests for gun owners, was voted into law with no opposition on Tuesday night.
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July 23, 2014

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons-making out of the state to Tennessee.
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July 23, 2014

Lawyers spar over Maryland semi-auto ban in federal court

Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.
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July 23, 2014

Philadelphia: City settles gun permit posting suit

When city officials pulled the trigger in 2012 by posting details on gun-permit appeals online, they considered it a public service. Now the data have become a $1.4 million public expense.
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July 23, 2014

Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ordinance

Lafayette County supervisors on Monday repealed the county ban on armed civilians in courthouses – an ordinance that arguably conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable for $1,000 in damages. In doing so, however, they hinted they will welcome judicial action on
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