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Legislative Session Comes to a Close in Connecticut!

Friday, June 10, 2005

The legislative session came to a dramatic close on Wednesday as House members considered a gun-related bill as the final measure of the year.  SB 1133, which NRA had fiercely opposed since its introduction, would have made a felon out of anyone who had been denied a permit or certificate of eligibility and still possessed long guns. The bill was amended in the Senate on the previous evening, and all language objected to by NRA was stripped, leaving a bill that will do no more than facilitate communication between the state`s departments of Mental Health and Public Safety regarding the NICS system. The bill, which was called at 11:57 p.m., in an effort to ensure that those attempting anti-gun amendments would not have time, passed on a vote of 113 to 34 at 12: 01 a.m.

Also, due to work from House members on both sides of the aisle, SB 1195, which would have made it a crime to fail to report the loss or theft of a firearm within 72 hours, failed to come to the floor for consideration. "The Gun Traffickers Protection Act" would have put law-abiding gun owners at great risk by forcing them to prove when they "knew or should have known" their firearms were missing and offered legal cover to criminals intent on illegally dealing or transferring guns. The proponents of this measure have promised they will be back with this measure next year.

Also defeated this year were efforts to put local gun stores out of business, ban .50 caliber firearms, universal registration for long guns, and a ban on private transfer of long guns. These successes were due to the work of NRA members, the team work of NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, and many legislators, including Representatives Len Greene (R-105), Kevin DelGobbo (R-70), Steven Mikutel (D-45), Antonio Guerrera (D-29), Peter Panaroni (D-102), and Jack Stone (R-134), and Senators Anthony Guglielmo (R-35), Lou DeLuca (R-32), and John Kissel (R-7). If you live in any of these districts, please be sure to call these legislators and thank them for their work to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury

If it wasn’t bad enough that YETI dropped The NRA Foundation as a client, now they’re calling us liars because we informed our members and friends of their actions.  

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Several pro- and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in their respective committees on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.  Please contact the members of the respective committee and urge them to SUPPORT ...

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

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Friday, April 20, 2018

NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

America, and the NRA, lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. 

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

Monday, April 23, 2018

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

With the April 25th deadline approaching, the Illinois state Senate is expected soon to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on legislation that would drive your local gun stores out of business with onerous red tape ...

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Illinois: Committee Passes Bill to Allow Local Infringement of Second Amendment

The Illinois state Senate could vote on legislation to allow localities to infringe upon Second Amendment rights as early as today.  Senate Bill 2314 was moved to third reading after it had passed the Senate ...

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