Jul
15
Missouri: Governor Vetoes NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a NRA supported pro-gun measure, Senate Bill 656.  Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 passed overwhelmingly in both legislative chambers.  Unfortunately, Governor Jay Nixon felt the pro-gun provisions were not important or necessary and chose to veto this legislation rather than allow it to become law and increase school and public safety for law-abiding Missouri citizens.
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May
04
Florida Report: Latvala, sheriffs take out Brandes’ NRA-backed gun bill

Thursday, 5/1/14, the Florida Sheriffs Association killed SB-296/HB-209 — the bill to allow citizens to carry their firearms with them (rather than leave firearms behind for looters) when they are under a mandatory evacuation during a declared state of emergency.  Be perfectly clear, this was a straight up Second Amendment issue in its purest form.  And the Florida Sheriffs Association opposed your fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms at a time when you most need to be able to protect yourself and your family.
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Jun
26
Mississippi: NRA-Backed Changes to Carry Laws Take Effect on July 1– Opponents Launch Efforts to Repeal House Bill 2

In the last several months, your NRA-ILA reported on important changes to Mississippi’s gun laws that were adopted by the state Legislature, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R) and recently ruled on by Attorney General Jim Hood (D).  And now, with less than a week before House Bill 2 takes effect, a handful of anti-gun Senators and certain law enforcement groups are publicly calling for reconsideration or repeal of this new law when Mississippi legislators convene a special session on Medicaid tomorrow.
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Apr
17
Illinois: State House to Vote on NRA-Backed Right to Carry Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow, your state Representative will be voting on a bill to bring Right to Carry to Illinois, as ordered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Shepard v. Madigan.  NRA-backed House Bill 997 would provide strong shall-issue Right to Carry in Illinois, the lone state in the nation without any form of concealed carry for self-defense.
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