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Israel: Knesset tightens gun control with no opposition

Stricter gun control, requiring regular psychological tests for gun owners, was voted into law with no opposition on Tuesday night. 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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Obama’s empty tough-talk: Gun prosecutions plummet on his watch

While President Obama presses for more gun control laws, his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases referred by the main law enforcement agency charged with reducing firearms violence across the country. 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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Mayor Sly James pushes for an open carry ban in Kansas City

At Mayor Sly James’ urging, the Kansas City Council’s public safety committee on Wednesday endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits. Source: NRA News

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Canada: Conservatives’ gun law changes would ease transportion restrictions, require mandatory safety courses

The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses mandatory for first-time gun owners and prevent people convicted of spousal assault from legally owning guns.Under the government’s proposed Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, gun owners who allow their weapon permits to lapse will be given a grace period to renew them. Source: NRA News

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Illinois: Concealed carry rules tough on out-of-state residents

More than a year after Illinois passed a law allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms, the argument over a part of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act that makes it difficult for out-of-state residents to carry here is still smoldering. Source: NRA News

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Philadelphia: City settles gun permit posting suit

When city officials pulled the trigger in 2012 by posting details on gun-permit appeals online, they considered it a public service. Now the data have become a $1.4 million public expense. Source: NRA News

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Massachusetts: Conference Committee Appointed to Iron out Differences in Gun Bills

Conferees have now been appointed by the state Senate and House of Representatives to work out the differences between Senate Bill 2265 and House Bill 4285 in a conference committee.  The following state legislators will serve on this conference committee and will be the policy makers who decide whether anti-gun provisions are added back into S.2265: Source: NRA News

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Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ordinance

Lafayette County supervisors on Monday repealed the county ban on armed civilians in courthouses – an ordinance that arguably conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable for $1,000 in damages. In doing so, however, they hinted they will welcome judicial action on Source: NRA News

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Lawyers spar over Maryland semi-auto ban in federal court

Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government’s power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Source: NRA News

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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons-making out of the state to Tennessee. Source: NRA News

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