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November 6, 2014

New York: Gun groups tout SAFE Act anger in election wins

Gun-rights groups said they were able to make gains in the state Legislature, even though they were unable to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The gun-control law championed by Cuomo last year angered upstate voters, and gun-rights groups claimed victory in some races that were pivotal for control of the Senate.
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November 5, 2014

Mississippi Voted to Amend Its Constitution and Hunters Will Love It

Election Day was a victory for the Republican Party, but it also produced mostly positive results for hunters. Two states strengthened the rights of hunters and one rejected new hunting restrictions.
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November 5, 2014

Charles C. W. Cooke: It’s the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Stupid

Over at Breitbart, Awr Hawkins suggests that “the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.”
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November 5, 2014

Second Amendment Crushes Gun Control Candidates in Midterm Elections

As the election returns came in on November 4 one thing was evident—the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.
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November 5, 2014

GOP inching toward control of Colorado Senate, House

Control of the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives rests in a few key races that are still too close to call.
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November 5, 2014

So much for the claim that “Nine out of 10 Americans support [expanded] background checks”

It is frequently claimed that 90 percent of Americans support the expanded background check bills that are being considered before different legislatures, though other surveys indicate thatsupport for the actual bills is below 50 percent.
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November 5, 2014

Election eve surprise: DOJ belatedly releases Fast & Furious documents

The Justice Department sent Congress 64,280 pages of documents it had previously withheld from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation on Tuesday, in a move Republicans said was an admission by President Obama that he overstepped his legal bounds.
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November 5, 2014

Alabama: Voters approve right to bear arms state amendment

Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment to make gun ownership a fundamental right.
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November 5, 2014

Alabama: Voters approve hunting and fishing amendment

A constitutional amendment to strengthen hunting and fishing rights in Alabama has been ratified by voters.
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November 5, 2014

Mississippi: Hunting and fishing amendment given overwhelming support

Louis Starks said he had heard very little fanfare about making hunting and fishing in Mississippi a right protected by the state’s constitution.But Starks said he wasn’t surprised the proposal received overwhelming, statewide support from voters.
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November 4, 2014

Chris W. Cox discusses Election Day 2014

Earlier today, NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox sat down with Cam Edwards to discuss the 2014 midterm elections.
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November 4, 2014

Stand in line to vote or stand in line to register your guns

The future of our Second Amendment rights comes down to one day— Election Day—Tuesday, November 4.Tuesday’s elections are the most important of our lifetime. Our fundamental right to keep and bear arms has never been in greater jeopardy. This election cycle, we face the best organized and most well-funded attack on our freedom since our forefathers put pen to paper to ensure our Second Amendment rights.
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November 4, 2014

Malkin: The New York Times’ war on gun-owning rape victims

Nasty New York Times editorial writer David Firestone pretends to care about campaign scare-mongering. But what he and his elitist ilk really fear are independent-thinking women who have dared to exercise their First Amendment powers to defend their Second Amendment rights.
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November 4, 2014

Episcopal Church in Michigan passes gun resolution

The Episcopal Church in Michigan has passed a controversial resolution calling for stiffer gun control, drawing sharp criticism from conservative members who say it violates the right to bear arms.
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November 3, 2014

Poll: Support for repeal of gun control laws on the rise since 2000

A Gallup poll released in the days leading up to the November midterm elections not only shows that support for gun control has fallen by 15 percent since 2000, but support for the repeal of current gun control laws has risen by 9 percent.
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November 3, 2014

New York: Gun-rights signs allowed to stand under city ordinaces

A controversial gun-rights sign that was ordered to be taken down in Hamburg will be allowed to stay up in Niagara Falls.Code Enforcement Director Dennis Virtuoso, who is also the Democrat minority leader in the Niagara County Legislature, said the anti-NY SAFE Act sign attacking the bill's main supporter Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, is allowable under the city ordinance that covers signs, explicitly stating that political speech on specific candidates and issues is legal.
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November 3, 2014

Mexico frees Marine detained for seven months on weapons charges

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi is enjoying his first day home Saturday in Miami, freed from a seven-month detention in Mexico in a weapons case that he claimed grew merely from his taking a wrong turn.
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November 3, 2014

Proposed Statewide Amendment 3 is a serious protection for Alabama's gun owners

On the November ballot, Alabama's voters will have to opportunity to approve or reject a statewide constitutional amendment declaring that the right to bear arms is a "fundamental" right. More importantly, Statewide Amendment 3 would provide that any restriction on the right to bear arms by state or local government is subject to strict scrutiny.
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October 31, 2014

Washington: State senator to reintroduce gun control bill in Olympia

State Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, whose district includes parts of south Snohomish County, for two years has sponsored a bill that would require that guns be safely stored, making it a crime if a person stores or leaves a loaded firearm in a place where a child under 16 could get it.It didn’t get out of committee in 2013 and didn’t get a hearing in 2014. She said Wednesday she’ll try again in 2015. The Legislature convenes in January.
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October 31, 2014

Massachusetts: Struggle to regain gun license in Worcester becomes local man’s fight for Constitutional rights

Nine years after they were first stripped from him after his arrest for assault and battery, Raymond Holden is still fighting to get his guns and gun permit back. The journey has been paved with wins and losses in court, and while he does not say how much, the price tag has grown quite steep. He remains locked in a battle with the city and Police Chief Gary Gemme, who first suspended Holden's license in 2005, and revoked it in 2006.
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October 31, 2014

3 robbed at gunpoint after N.C. state fair declares gun-free zone

Three people were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Saturday leaving the North Carolina State Fair after a judge ruled earlier this month that concealed weapons would not be permitted at the event.
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October 31, 2014

South Africa: Stricter gun laws on the cards

The government wants to tighten the country’s gun laws, and amendments to the 2000 Firearms Control Act are expected to go before Parliament early next year. And the ANC is calling for the elimination of illegal guns.
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October 30, 2014

Arizona Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Colorado-Like Gun Control

Former Clinton White House Deputy Director Fred DuVal (D) is running for governor of Arizona, and if he wins, he will put his support behind the implementation of Colorado-like gun control.
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October 30, 2014

New York Times Mocks NRA Ad in Which Rape Victim Advocates Self-Defense

The New York Times mocked an NRA ad that shows a rape victim speaking up for her right to bear arms for self-defense. 
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October 30, 2014

Joni Ernst is right on guns

There is a new argument against Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. To wit, that she should be excluded from the United States Senate because she just might shoot the parliamentarian the first time a procedural ruling goes against her.In a recently unearthed video from a 2012 National Rifle Association meeting in Iowa, Ernst explained her devotion to her Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter in particular, and to her gun rights in general. “I believe,” she said, “in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
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October 30, 2014

D.C. Attorney General to appeal concealed carry permits

D.C. is has been accepting applications for concealed handgun permits for about a week but that could soon end.News4's Mark Segraves is reporting D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan will appeal a judge’s ruling requiring the city to issue concealed carry permits. If successful, the District could take away any permits originally granted.
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October 30, 2014

NRA demands Georgia county’s elections board reverse ban on pro-gun clothing

The National Rifle Association has written a letter demanding the board of elections in Douglas County, Georgia, reverse an informal ban on pro-gun clothing at the voting booth.
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October 30, 2014

Alabama: Gun rights and hunting a major focus in upcoming general election

We are now just a week away from Alabama's general election.On the ballot are five amendments, two of which are related to guns, one for hunting and another for gun ownership.
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October 30, 2014

New York: SAFE Act, part II a possibility

Potential changes to the state SAFE Act had residents and gun owners outspoken about its provisions at the Frewsburg American Legion on Monday night.The event was sponsored by the Shooters Committee On Political Education and featured presentations by Mike Benard of the Wayne County SCOPE chapter and Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R,C,I-Jamestown.
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October 30, 2014

‘Lone Wolf’ terror attacks: We're sitting ducks and Americans with guns are last line of defense

The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks.Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to defend.So what can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more citizens carry guns.
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October 29, 2014

Bloomberg PAC highlights gun control in Connecticut, Maryland

Gun control supporting candidates facing tight races for governor in Connecticut and Maryland are the beneficiaries of a last-minute ad buy from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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October 29, 2014

Ohio: More than a dozen gun bills await lawmakers after election

A variety of gun bills are being shot out at the statehouse, all of them ready to be debated by lawmakers after the election next Tuesday.
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October 28, 2014

Majority of Washington State Sheriffs Oppose I-594

A majority of Washington State’s 39 sheriffs have come out in opposition to anti-gun Washington State Ballot Initiative 594.  The sheriffs oppose I-594 because it will not make anyone safer, will strain scarce law enforcement resources, will criminalize the lawful behavior of millions of law-abiding gun owners in Washington and will be unenforceable.  
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October 28, 2014

Former NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending millions in an attempt to save faltering gubernatorial candidates in CT and MD

Former NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending millions in an attempt to save faltering gubernatorial candidates in CT and MD who might not otherwise be in tight races but for their extremist anti-gun positions.
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October 28, 2014

Washington State Sheriff Steve Mansfield says Initiative 594 will "chip away at our Constitutional Rights"

 As your sheriff, I can assure you my position in the past and today remains firm in the” law of the land” and support of our constitution.
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October 28, 2014

Connecticut: Gun control opponents vow week of effort to defeat Malloy

Connecticut has no provision in its Constitution to recall elected officials, but critics of gun control say their chance to oust Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other political opponents will come on Election Day.
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October 28, 2014

New York gun grabbing massive overreach

Gun control supporters scoff when Second Amendment defenders accuse them of advocating the confiscation of firearms. The pro-restrictions crowd claims that our elected officials aren’t really trying to do what the gun-control set would actually love them to do.Well, it’s happening. New York state is ground zero for gun grabbing, validating the worries of gun owners everywhere.
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October 28, 2014

New York: Will SAFE Act affect DA races?

Republicans believe opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act could increase voter turnout and make local Democratic candidates for district attorney vulnerable in November.
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October 28, 2014

Australia: Tasmanian firearm registry causing concern

The state’s peak farming body has warned that personal details on the state’s firearm registry, which Tasmania Police has consistently denied has been breached, could potentially be sighted by people with sinister motives.
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