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  • May 31, 2009

    Pennsylvania: Lost and stolen gun issue revived by city council-2


    Lost and stolen gun legislation was revived at a York City Council meeting Tuesday night, but a council member said she would not try to bring the proposal back until the next meeting.

    A proposal that would require lost and stolen guns to be reported within 72 hours was tabled by the council in January. Some council members questioned its legality because of a state law that prohibits municipalities from making their own gun laws, and the city solicitor also advised the council to wait.

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  • May 30, 2009

    California: Analyzing the facts in Los Angeles city attorney's race -2


    Los Angeles city attorney candidate Jack Weiss aired a provocative new television ad this week that again attempts to brand opponent Carmen Trutanich with the gun clients represented by Trutanich's Long Beach law firm, Trutanich-Michel.

        But Trutanich’s campaign has cried foul, saying a number of the claims in Weiss’ ad take Trutanich’s comments out of context. Here’s a look at the claims and the candidates’ positions: 

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  • May 29, 2009

    California: Cow Palace gun show in the crosshairs-5


    For the past 25 years, the Crossroads of the West Gun Show has drawn hordes of firearm enthusiasts to the Cow Palace. Meanwhile, a steady drumbeat of gun violence in surrounding neighborhoods has claimed those who live in the venue’s shadow.

    Gun-ownership advocates say the two are unrelated, and they point to statistics showing that a very small percentage of firearms used in crimes are purchased at the show.

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  • May 28, 2009

    California: NRA to challenge San Francisco gun law-11


    The NRA claims the city of San Francisco's "trigger lock" requirement for handguns in homes violates state laws and the Second Amendment. It claims that requiring handguns to be rendered "inoperable at all times," makes it impossible for its members to use guns for self-defense, "particularly in urgent, life-threatening situations." 

    "What's the point of having a gun that doesn't work?" asked NRA attorney Don Kates. "In my opinion this case is a hands-down winner under state law and the Second Amendment." 

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  • May 27, 2009

    Passage of gun bill in national parks confuses liberals-8


    S.E. Cupp in a May 20 Fox Forum blog, says the “left is up in arms – pun intended” because President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bill that would allow visitors to carry loaded and concealed weapons into national parks.

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  • May 26, 2009

    Potential Obama Supreme Court nominee’s supports conceal-carry laws-10


    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is a darling of moderate Democratic politics who would become the first justice in nearly four decades without experience as a judge -- and the first since the Great Depression born outside the United States. 

    Granholm, 50, is in her second term of a governorship that has been defined largely by the persistent economic troubles of her state, the heart of the U.S. automobile industry with unemployment that remains highest in the country. 

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  • May 24, 2009

    Christian Science Monitor: Is NRA the new face of the American right?-4


    The 47,000 gun-loving Americans who attended the 138th NRA Convention in Phoenix bore the hopes of many disgruntled, mostly white Americans who seek to check what they see as Washington's liberal trajectory.     

    They represent one of the most organized and entrenched groups opposed to the Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress, so it's no coincidence that Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona, potential Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and GOP chairman Michael Steele all spoke May 15 at a leadership forum during the convention.

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  • May 23, 2009

    Tennessee: Bill stopping gun confiscation passes Senate-5



    A person who legally possesses a gun would not have it seized during periods of martial rule under a proposal headed to the governor for his consideration.

    The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin was approved 26-0 on Thursday. The companion bill passed the House last month.

    Johnson says martial rule is the same as martial law at the federal level. He proposed the bill after law enforcement in New Orleans went door to door seizing weapons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • May 21, 2009

    Utah: Legislators eye Montana gun law-11



    Utah lawmakers are considering following Montana's lead and claiming state's rights in the war over gun control. 

    The Montana Legislature passed and its governor signed into law a measure making guns that are made and kept within state boundaries exempt from federal regulations. That means they're exempt from things like background checks, licensing and registration. 

    Several Utah lawmakers want to do the same thing here. They say President Barack Obama and the Congress are anti-gun and will infringe on states' rights. 

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  • May 20, 2009

    Arizona: NRA convention – guns, booze, not both-6



    Phoenix Convention Center officials want state officials to suspend their liquor license -- but only in part of the building -- so National Rifle Association conventioneers can carry and exhibit guns. 

    Arizona state law bars people from carrying weapons in venues where liquor is served. 

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