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Oregon: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 8:00am
Yesterday, the Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2017 Legislative Session. This was a busy session for gun owners as many bills impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage saw movement this year.

West Virginia: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills go into Effect Today

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 5:56pm
This week, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills that were signed into law by Governor Jim Justice take effect.

Remarkable Finding from Pew Survey

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 5:26pm
Thanks to the Pew Research Center for documenting what has been true for as long as polls have included a question asking respondents whether they are NRA members or not.  Such questions routinely show that in addition to our five million members, we have millions more Americans who support us and will tell pollsters they are members, even when they are not.  For some, it could be that their membership has lapsed and for others, they might consider a family member’s membership part of their own.

Update: Thought Police Target Free-Thinking UK Police Commissioner

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 5:19pm
The city council in the United Kingdom port city of Plymouth gave their finest impression of George Orwell’s Thinkpol this week, when the council formally admonished Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez for her off-the cuff comments to a BBC Radio program following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. According to reports, Hernandez’s mere suggestion that an armed citizenry might be capable of providing some protection against terrorist violence proved too much for the council to tolerate.

Ohio: Pro-Gun Bill Passes House

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:07pm
Yesterday, July 6, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 233 with a 65-31 vote.  HB 233 will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Governor

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:03pm
  Yesterday, Senate Bill 719A passed the Oregon House with a 31-28 vote.  SB 719A will now go to Governor Kate Brown for her consideration.  Please contact Governor Brown and urge her to veto SB 719A! 

Clerk subdues armed robber

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:27pm
An armed robber's gun jammed as he pointed it at a store clerk on the South Side on Wednesday evening, allowing the clerk and another worker to wrestle the gun away and hold the suspect for police, authorities said. "He was seconds away from a different outcome," Jerome Brown, a friend of the clerk, told reporters outside the store in the 8400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chatham.

Batesville store owner tired of break-ins camps out, shoots burglar

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:24pm
A Batesville store owner who had enough of people breaking into his store camped out and waited on the burglars. When two broke into his store early Wednesday morning, he shot one of them as the burglary suspect reached for a gun. Batesville Assistant Police Chief Kerry Pittman told FOX13 Ferris Cole, the owner of Cole's Sundry Grocery store, shot one of the burglars who was armed with a gun. He broke into the store through a vent-a-hood. Cole shot the teen in the ear. Both burglars are 17 years old and both being charged with burglary and petit larceny.

California: Senate Committees to Hear Gun- and Hunting-Related Bills Next Week

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 8:48am
On Monday, July 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear AB 7 and AB 424.  Please contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7 and AB 424.  On Tuesday, July 11, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee is scheduled to hear AB 521.  Please contact the members of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and urge them to SUPPORT AB 521.  

Off-duty officer shoots man caught stabbing a woman

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:38am
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an off-duty police officer has shot a man who was stabbing a woman.Authorities tell news outlets that Brunswick Officer Aldrid Spaulding III was in the area Monday evening, and someone alerted him to a domestic dispute outside an apartment. The bureau says David Leon Bell was stabbing the woman when Spaulding arrived and the officer shot him.

Woman shoots intruder in apparent self-defense

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:33am
A Dayton resident shot a man who tried to enter her home Tuesday evening, according to Dayton Police. The man was identified today as 53-year-old Darron Orr. Tuesday night, the unidentified resident made multiple calls for emergency assistance: first when Orr allegedly tried breaking into her home and then while requesting an ambulance after he’d been shot. According to regional dispatch, there have been at least five calls to service at the residence since May, though it’s unclear at this point if all the calls are connected.

NRA Scores Two Victories Against California Gun Control Laws

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:18am
A federal judge ruled last week in favor of the NRA's state affiliate to halt a law, meant to go into effect July 1st, that would ban ownership of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. Responding to a different NRA challenge last week, the California Office of Administrative Law denied proposed regulations by the Department of Justice that would have banned the sale of firearms with detachable magazines.

Ohio legislative committee clears bill to ease penalties on concealed-carry holders

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:17am
A legislative panel on Wednesday advanced a bill that would allow concealed handgun permit holders to avoid prison when they're caught in gun-free zones, despite most testimony objecting to the measure.

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Floor Vote Today

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:06am
Senate Bill 719A has been scheduled for a House floor vote today.  SB 719A was passed out of committee on Monday without a public hearing and with only one hour notice of the work session​.  It's imperative that you contact your state Representative immediately and urge them to oppose SB 719A!

Maine: Rockland man in wheelchair won’t be prosecuted for shooting burglar

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:43am
The state will not prosecute a 69-year-old Rockland man who shot an intruder in his home nearly two years ago, in a case that became a flash point for gun-rights advocates.

Ohio: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Committee and Headed to House Floor

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:07pm
Yesterday, July 5, the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations passed House Bill 233 out of committee.  HB 233 is expected to be on the House floor for consideration by the full House of Representatives today.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative with your support for HB 233!

An armed 11-year-old Saved Family From Bear

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:55pm
An armed 11-year-old walking to a “fishing hole” with his family in Hoonah, Alaska, saved his uncle and cousin by shooting a brown bear that came out of the woods and charged the group.

Pinellas mom shoots intruder who attacked her and neighbor

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:53pm
Deputies say a Tarpon Springs mother was attacked early Saturday morning by an intruder she had shot just moments before while trying to protect her 3-year-old child and a neighbor. Investigators believe Daniel Morley, 18, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he attacked the two women and forced his way into one woman’s condo.

Father holds intruder at gunpoint until help arrives

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:51pm
A Bloomfield resident, 18-year-old Garrett Harlan Inghram, has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary early Saturday morning at 112 Goodloe Ave. According to a press release from Sgt. Mike Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call received at 4:40 a.m. of a burglary in progress at the home of Chris and Heather Stevens. Heather Stevens told officers the intruder had entered the home through their juvenile daughter’s bedroom window. The couple discovered him when they heard their dog barking, and Chris Stevens, using a firearm, detained him until Deputies A.J. Lewis and Brandon Bryan arrived.

Phoenix home invasion ends in shoot-out

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:47pm
According to the Phoenix Police Department, there was a shooting near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Officials said a homeowner's house was broken into by two people; the homeowner and the suspects exchanged gunfire before the suspects got away.  The call was made to police around 2:30 p.m.  Police said the suspects were armed with machetes, and one was carrying a firearm.