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  • Jeff Anderson, right, from Pickens County was one of many attendees wearing a pistol Wednesday as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visits Ellijay, Ga., for a signing ceremony for House Bill 60, legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, John Rawlston)

    Georgia's new carry law a big win for gun rights

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a sweeping right-to-carry bill Wednesday, making his state the latest to give a victory to the gun rights movement in what is emerging as a banner year for advocates of firearms access and self-protection.

  • Kansas will nullify local regulation of guns

    Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms and adding to a string of victories in recent years by gun-rights advocates.

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on the list of potential White house hopefuls, is a featured speaker at the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis. (Office of Gov. Mike Pence)

    Inside the Beltway: A presidential showcase for Mike Pence

    One Hoosier could garner increased presidential scrutiny in the next 48 hours. That would be Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a featured speaker at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which begins this week in Indianapolis.

  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business.

  • Among the many events at the upcoming NRA annual meeting: an auction for Ruger's "one millionth gun," made in 2012. (National Rifle Association)

    Inside the Beltway: The NRA still true to its calling

    Certain things remain constant in America, despite the best efforts of, say, Hollywood, the mainstream news media, liberal culture and progressive politics. Old Glory and Old Faithful come to mind, along with the National Rifle Association — which will show just how constant it is in about 48 hours, when the organization's annual membership meeting begins in Indianapolis.

  • New Jersey acting attorney general John J. Hoffman said in a brief that San Diego's law requiring concealed-carry permit applicants to demonstrate "good cause," is different from his state's "justifiable need" mandate. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws

    The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to wade into the escalating legal brawl over whether people have a constitutional right to carry a firearm outside of the home, as gun rights advocates push the high court to settle how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting the right to bear arms.

  • Idaho governor candidate spurns NRA questionnaire

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff has refused to answer the National Rifle Association survey and has criticized the organization for pushing for concealed-carry guns on Idaho college campuses.

  • Correction: Gun Rights-Kansas story

    In an April 5 story about gun-rights legislation in Kansas, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's efforts to defend gun control policies in court and oppose the lessening of existing regulations. The correct name is Jonathan Lowy, not Jonathan Lowry.

  • Kansas state Sens. Jeff Longbine, left, of Emporia, and Pat Apple, right, of Louisburg, confer as the Senate votes on legislation, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Both Republicans support a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate guns. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas Senate passes bill voiding local gun rules

    A Kansas proposal seen by the National Rifle Association as a model for stripping cities and counties of the power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances is on track to clear the state Legislature quickly after the Senate approved it Wednesday.

  • Prospects appear dim for Rhode Island gun measures

    A renewed push to ban semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines in Rhode Island is facing difficult political hurdles in the General Assembly - the same obstacles that derailed the legislation last year.

  • 'Emergency powers' gun bill slated for Neb. vote

    A Nebraska lawmaker known as a strong gun-rights advocate is pushing a bill that would prohibit governors from restricting firearm sales in a state emergency.

  • California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    NRA ad targets disgraced California Dem Yee

    Disgraced California state Sen. Leland Yee is the new poster boy in a social media ad campaign released Thursday by the National Rifle Association.

  • ** FILE ** This July 6, 2011, file photo shows State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, speaking during a news conference in San Francisco. Yee, the 65-year-old San Francisco Democrat was arrested Wednesday, March 26, 2014, during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. He was later arraigned on charges that alleged illegal dealing in firearms, wire fraud and trading the influence of his office for money. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

    NRA aims social-media ad at Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee

    Disgraced California state Sen. Leland Yee is the new poster boy in a social-media ad campaign released Thursday by the National Rifle Association.

  • ** FILE ** Associated Press

    Court upholds San Francisco gun restrictions, cites 'only modest burdens' on rights

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld two San Francisco gun laws challenged by the National Rifle Association and gun owners who live in the city.

  • ** FILE ** This May 30, 2013, file photo shows boxes of Pop-Tarts. A young boy was disciplined by his school for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Florida set to pass Pop Tart gun bill to protect kids playing in school

    The days of kids playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians in the schoolyard may come to an end because of overly zealous “zero tolerance” policies.

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