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South Africa: Stricter gun laws on the cards

The government wants to tighten the country’s gun laws, and amendments to the 2000 Firearms Control Act are expected to go before Parliament early next year. And the ANC is calling for the elimination of illegal guns. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Massachusetts: Struggle to regain gun license in Worcester becomes local man’s fight for Constitutional rights

Nine years after they were first stripped from him after his arrest for assault and battery, Raymond Holden is still fighting to get his guns and gun permit back. The journey has been paved with wins and losses in court, and while he does not say how much, the price tag has grown quite steep. He remains locked in a battle with the city and Police Chief Gary Gemme, who first suspended Holden’s license in 2005, and revoked it in 2006. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Washington: State senator to reintroduce gun control bill in Olympia

State Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, whose district includes parts of south Snohomish County, for two years has sponsored a bill that would require that guns be safely stored, making it a crime if a person stores or leaves a loaded firearm in a place where a child under 16 could get it.It didn’t get out of committee in 2013 and didn’t get a hearing in 2014. She said Wednesday she’ll try again in 2015. The Legislature convenes in January. Source: NRA News

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3 robbed at gunpoint after N.C. state fair declares gun-free zone

Three people were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Saturday leaving the North Carolina State Fair after a judge ruled earlier this month that concealed weapons would not be permitted at the event. Source: NRA News

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New York: SAFE Act, part II a possibility

Potential changes to the state SAFE Act had residents and gun owners outspoken about its provisions at the Frewsburg American Legion on Monday night.The event was sponsored by the Shooters Committee On Political Education and featured presentations by Mike Benard of the Wayne County SCOPE chapter and Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R,C,I-Jamestown. Source: NRA News

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Arizona Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Colorado-Like Gun Control

Former Clinton White House Deputy Director Fred DuVal (D) is running for governor of Arizona, and if he wins, he will put his support behind the implementation of Colorado-like gun control. Source: NRA News

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Joni Ernst is right on guns

There is a new argument against Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. To wit, that she should be excluded from the United States Senate because she just might shoot the parliamentarian the first time a procedural ruling goes against her.In a recently unearthed video from a 2012 National Rifle Association meeting in Iowa, Ernst explained her devotion to her Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter in particular, and to her gun rights in general. “I believe,” she said, “in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

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NRA demands Georgia county’s elections board reverse ban on pro-gun clothing

The National Rifle Association has written a letter demanding the board of elections in Douglas County, Georgia, reverse an informal ban on pro-gun clothing at the voting booth. Source: NRA News

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D.C. Attorney General to appeal concealed carry permits

D.C. is has been accepting applications for concealed handgun permits for about a week but that could soon end.News4′s Mark Segraves is reporting D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan will appeal a judge’s ruling requiring the city to issue concealed carry permits. If successful, the District could take away any permits originally granted. Source: NRA News

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Intruder twice thwarted by armed citizens, WFIE, Evansville, Ind. 10/24/14

Brian Hiner was at home in Butler County, Ohio when his dog alerted him to an intruder. Hiner retrieved a gun, went to investigate, and apprehended the home invader. When police arrived, they detained the intruder in a cruiser. However, the criminal managed to escape the vehicle, ran into a cornfield, and eventually invaded another house. 15-year-old Justin Kugler was at home at the time, and responded to the intrusion by retrieving a gun. When Kugler encountered the home invader he told him, “get out of the house or I’m going to shoot you.” Police recaptured the intruder outside the Kugler residence. When interviewed by a local media outlet, Kugler… Read More

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