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On April 10th, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the anti-gun bills passed by the General Assembly. They will take effect on July 1st. Despite concerns that he would make amendments to criminalize gifting or loaning firearms or eliminate the carry permit exemption for handgun rationing, he did not. The bills that received amendments will
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On April 15th, the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2020 session. During this session, anti-gun legislators attempted to push bills to allow for Second Amendment rights to be revoked and firearms to be seized without due process. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters ensured that these bills were soundly defeated. Your NRA
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Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his own former VP, in a roughly 12-minute video posted to YouTube on Tuesday. He lauded Biden’s career, family, and personal values while pledging support for the ways Biden could take the reins of the United States’ fluctuating economy amid the COVID-19
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A group known for calling out abusive governments around the world is wading into the gun control debate in the United States. In a conference call with journalists last week, Amnesty International called American gun violence a human rights crisis and condemned the federal government for deeming guns “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The international
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What does it say about us as a nation that the two products most in demand by average consumers during this coronavirus crisis are toilet paper and 9mm bullets? What might we gain by understanding the causes of these shortages so we could prevent them from happening again? First, toilet paper. In 1973, Johnny Carson
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The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, has come under fire in recent weeks for unloading stock holdings right before the market crashed on fears of coronavirus and for a timely sale of shares in an obscure Dutch fertilizer company. Now the North Carolina Republican’s 2017 sale of his Washington, D.C., home to
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In recent years, the Bay State’s two highest-ranking public officials have been at war with the Second Amendment. In 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey (D) unilaterally perverted a state law that had been on the books for 18 years in order to prohibit thousands of legal semi-automatic firearms. In 2018, Governor Charlie Baker (R) undermined the government’s system of checks and
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Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-53) is circulating a letter to Governor Newsom asking that all firearm and ammunition sales in California be halted during the COVID-19 crisis to “mitigate undue risks to our public.”  Once again, California anti-gun extremists are wasting no time taking advantage of the national crisis to read from the same script: while the emergency is
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Presented by the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) With David Beavers and Daniel Lippman FIRST IN PI — WHITE HOUSE TAPS CHRIS COX FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS POST: The White House has hired Chris Cox, a longtime Republican lobbyist, as deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs, according to a person with direct knowledge
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In recent years, the Bay State’s two highest-ranking public officials have been at war with the Second Amendment. In 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey (D) unilaterally perverted a state law that had been on the books for 18 years in order to prohibit thousands of legal semi-automatic firearms. In 2018, Governor Charlie Baker (R) undermined the government’s system of checks
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The FBI performed a record-breaking 3.7 million firearm-related background checks last month. According to an April news release from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF), March 2020 estimates of firearm sales show an increase of over 85% from March 2019 – single handgun sales jumped by 91%, and single long-gun sales increased by over 73%.