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Florida gun bill for evacuations revived

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After a similar proposal died last year amid a contentious debate, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed a bill Thursday that would allow Floridians to carry concealed weapons without licenses during times of mandatory emergency evacuations.

Homeowner holds criminal at gunpoint until police arrive, KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15

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Jeff Preach was at home in Castaic, Calif. when a man knocked at his front door. Preach answered the door and had a brief conversation with the man before the stranger punched him in the face, went inside the house, and attempted to rob him. Preach tackled the intruder with the help of his friend Larry Bensell. Once Bensell had the criminal under control, Preach went to another part of the home and retrieved a shotgun. Preach proceeded to hold the thief at gunpoint until police could arrive. (KABC, Los Angeles, Calif. 01/05/15)

New Jersey: State Police propose tighter restrictions for gun industry

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The new rules would require dealers to immediately notify state and local police if their security systems fail. If a system cannot be fixed within 24 hours, the dealer may move the guns to another licensed location with approval of the State Police.The proposal would require no guns or ammunition be stored at a location other than the licensed premises without permission from State Police. Also, dealers would have to report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours, down from the current 48 hours.

N.H. House OKs Right-to-Carry in Statehouse

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House Republicans prevailed in bringing their guns back to the House floor Wednesday, but failed in an attempt to bring back their old leader.Returning to a policy adopted the last time Republicans led the Legislature, House members voted, 228-149, to allow people to carry concealed weapons on the floor of the chamber. Democrats had banned the practice in 2013.

Michigan: Urge Governor Snyder to Sign SB 789 into Law

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Over the next week, Governor Rick Snyder (R) has the opportunity to sign a bill that will benefit law-abiding gun owners across Michigan. Senate Bill 789, which passed the legislature by significant margins, seeks to create a more efficient and uniform concealed pistol licensing process for all Michiganders. 

New York: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the New York Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Albany.

Missouri: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the Missouri Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Jefferson City. 

Vermont: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the Vermont General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Montpelier. 

Colorado: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the Colorado General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Denver.  

Nebraska: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the Nebraska Legislature began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Lincoln.  

Connecticut: 2015 Legislative Session is Now Underway

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Today, the Connecticut General Assembly began its 2015 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Hartford.  

Retired U.S. Customs agent fights off home intruder

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Retired U.S. Customs agent Thomas Schenk returned to his home in Amboy, Wash. to find it ransacked. Schenk, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a gun, searched the house, and found a man in his living room. The intruder spotted the Schenk, fled to a bedroom and pointed a gun at the former agent. A shootout ensued that eventually moved outside the home and prompted the criminal to flee. Police captured the thief several days later.  Following the incident, Schenk told a local media outlet, “I spent 25 years as a federal agent and had occasionally drawn my weapon under various circumstances, but never had to fire it… To have to fire in my own home, it was just hard to fathom.” Schenk added, “We all get lulled into a false sense of security and if nothing happens, that's great… But in the event something does occur, nowadays you can't trust that everything is going to be all right. I'm thankful I was able to refer to my training and keep a clear head.” (The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. 01/05/15)
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