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DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, October 24, 2017

 
NEWS
Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law
Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states.
 
WASHINGTON POST.COM
Gun control group Everytown pours another $700k into Virginia elections external site
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the political arm of one of the nation’s largest gun control groups, is pouring an additional $700,000 into Virginia elections.  The organization announced Monday it would donate $400,000 to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and $300,000 to Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring’s re-election bid in the final two weeks before election day.  That comes on top of an earlier $1 million dollar commitment from the organization bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 
 
LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
Attorney General Adam Laxalt: Nevada’s Question 1 wouldn’t have stopped Las Vegas Strip attacker external site
The horrific massacre in Las Vegas was one of the worst displays of violence our state and our nation have ever seen. Yet as we continue to deal with the shock and the grief of this attack, we also have reason to feel enormous pride. This tragedy has brought out the very best of humanity. The stories of heroism, sacrifice and bravery displayed by our law enforcement and first responders, as well as the everyday pedestrians who sprang into action, have given us light in this dark hour. Sadly, at a time when we should be coming together, some are attempting to exploit this tragedy for political gain. Such is the case with the discussion around the Question 1 ballot initiative that narrowly passed last November.
 
Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Heads to House Floor
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Heads to House Floor
Tomorrow, Substitute House Bill 142 , sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), faces a possible vote tomorrow in the Ohio House of Representatives. This legislation will reform the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop. Please contact your representative and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your representative.
 
Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation to be Considered Tomorrow
The Illinois House is convening tomorrow for the 2017 Veto Session.  During this time, numerous gun control bills, including gun and magazine ban legislation, is scheduled for consideration.
 
LOS ANGELES TIMES
California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom fights NRA over gun control law in federal court external site
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the courts to lift an order that blocks California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, which was approved in November by voters when they passed Proposition 63.
 
TULSA WORLD
You can't train for crazies — or legislate that way external site
All the new gun-control laws liberals can dream up will not stop future crazies intent on attacking concerts, ball parks or suburban malls.The truth is, in the aftermath of the Vegas tragedy we should not look to the government and politicians to “fix” things.
 
CREATORS
Hollywood Never Apologizes for Ultraviolence external site
Hollywood's hypocrisy about Harvey Weinstein is only outdone by its hypocrisy about gun control.
 
THE DENVER POST
Colorado's controversial 2013 gun laws could loom large over crowded 2018 governor's race external site
Colorado's debate over guns — forged over years of mass shootings and rekindled after the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas — is set to play out during next year's race for governor.
 
NORTH JERSEY
Stun gun ban to end in New Jersey external site
If your dream of owning a stun gun has been thwarted by the state’s decades-long ban, you’re in luck: Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, New Jersey residents will soon be free to buy the devices for the first time since 1985.
 
NATIONAL POST
Canada: Judge rules Quebec can maintain long-gun registry external site
Quebec’s long-gun registry doesn’t infringe on federal jurisdiction, says a judge who has rejected a motion seeking to see it shelved.
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