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Rhode Island Towns Declare Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Another Rhode Island town declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, claiming its citizens will maintain their right to bears arms even if state lawmakers pass legislation enforcing further restrictions. The town of Hopkinton passed a resolution Monday night, vowing not to enforce laws that infringe on the Second Amendment’s provision to keep and bear arms, although the measures are “largely ...

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Bushmaster Gets Stay Of Sandy Hook Lawsuit Ahead Of Supreme Court Appeal

The Connecticut Supreme Court granted gunmaker Bushmaster Firearms a stay in the Sandy Hook victims lawsuit, as the manufacturer readies its appeal to the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. Bushmaster produced the XM15 rifle that shooter Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The stay delays the start of ...

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Armed Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar While On Dramatic 911 Call

A Seattle homeowner killed an intruder last week during a tense call with 911, according to audio released Wednesday. The 12-minute call started around 2:40 am on May 22 when the homeowner contacted 911 after hearing a window break in his home in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, according to ABC7, who also obtained the 911 audio. The homeowner ...

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Florida Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns Goes To Governor

Florida lawmakers sent a bill to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday that would allow teachers to carry firearms at school in response to the 2018 Parkland shooting. Florida’s House voted 65-47 in favor of the measure that permits teachers to carry a gun after they receive 144 hours of training, county school board approval, and a psychological evaluation, according to ...

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Oklahoma Says Concealed Guns OK For Zoos, Parks

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday allowing people to carry concealed guns in public places like zoos and parks. House Bill 2010 enables people to conceal carry in places under a public trust, and prohibits those spaces from enforcing no-gun policies, Tulsa World reported. However, in what many view as a compromise between gun-rights advocates and those who ...

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New NRA President Puts Georgia’s 6th District Democrat On Notice

The newly-elected president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) told reporters Tuesday she will support any GOP challenger to Democratic Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath in the next election. “Whoever [runs against McBath] will get an endorsement from the NRA,” said Carolyn Meadows, who also lives in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Meadows has vowed to throw the full weight of ...

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House Democrats Earmark $50 Million To Study Gun Violence

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House Democrats on Monday set aside $50 million in their initial labor, health and education bill to study gun violence, ending a 20-year congressional hold on the subject. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will split the money to study firearm injury and mortality prevention, according to Politico. “For the first ...

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Bipartisan Bill To Build More Public Shooting Ranges Passes House

A bipartisan bill passed Monday that encourages states to develop additional shooting ranges by making federal excise tax funds available to fish and wildlife agencies. Known as the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, the bill gives states up to 90 percent of the cost of building or maintaining public shooting ranges. The bill passed through the House and ...

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LaPierre Unanimously Re-Elected To NRA’s Top Post After Showdown: Report

Wayne LaPierre was unanimously re-elected to the position of Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, Bloomberg is reporting. The board also elected Carolyn D. Meadows as president, replacing Oliver North who stepped down from a second term Saturday, according to the article. Meadows was previously vice president of the NRA Foundation board of trustees, and also its second ...

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NRA In Turmoil: North Won’t Seek 2nd Term After LaPierre Alleges Extortion

Wayne LaPierre, EVP and CEO of the National Rifle Association, alleged Friday that the group’s president Lt. Col. Oliver North is trying to force him to resign, according to the Wall Street Journal. In turn, the AP reported Saturday that North announced won’t seek a second term as president, citing a “clear crisis” that “needs to be dealt with” for ...

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NRA Moves To Stop Los Angeles From Forcing Contractors To Disclose Gun Group Ties

The National Rifle Association filed suit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles to stop a requirement that contractors disclose ties to the organization as a qualification for work, according to court documents obtained by Bloomberg Law. The new law, which passed by a unanimous city council vote in February and took effect April 1, requires city vendors to disclose ...

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Anti-Gun Group Surrounds Indianapolis With $100,000 Ad Campaign As NRA Convention Starts

Everytown for Gun Safety, an anti-gun organization financed by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, is spending $100,000 in advertising around Indianapolis to attack the NRA during the gun-rights group’s annual convention, which starts Friday. The campaign reportedly includes messaging on digital billboards along I-70 between the Indianapolis airport and the convention center. In addition, a mobile truck billboard will ...

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Indiana Set To Expand ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The Indiana state legislature is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that expands Indiana’s “Stand Your Ground Law” to protect self-defense shooters from civil lawsuits. H.B. 1284 extends existing Indiana “Stand Your Ground” law, which says that if a person uses force in self-defense to defend another person or to protect property, they will not receive criminal charges. The ...

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CZ-USA To Build $90 Million Facility In Little Rock

CZ-USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of a Czech firearms manufacturer, announced plans Tuesday to build its first-ever domestic manufacturing facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. The location will serve as the North American headquarters for CZ-USA, which will begin construction immediately on a 256,000-square-foot factory which will be located on a 73 acre site owned by the Port of Little Rock, the ...

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Gun Control On CNN Town Halls: Assault Weapons Ban, Universal Background Checks

Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts led the charge for gun control during Monday’s CNN Town Hall events, both calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. They appeared along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg in a series of open forums CNN hosted ...

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