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In this May 6, 2015 file photo, State Rep. Ron Hood, right, answers a question about his proposal to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without first having to have a permit, with his co-sponsor, Rep. Tom Brinkman in Columbus, Ohio.  An Ohio House committee has scheduled a vote on legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons without having to receive training, undergo a background check or obtain a license. The House Federalism Committee meets Wednesday, June 19, 2019  on the bill sponsored by Hood and  Brinkman, both Republicans.  (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File) **FILE**

Ohio House panel considering changes to state concealed carry law

- Associated Press

An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers.

Bump stocks can turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons similar to machine guns. (Associated Press/File)

Upcoming bump stock ban alarms gun groups

- The Washington Times

Gun-rights advocates are mounting a last-gasp push to block the Trump administration’s bump-stock ban from taking effect Tuesday, saying hundreds of thousands of Americans could suddenly find themselves violating federal law absent action from the courts.

In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File) **FILE**

Rural Nevada sheriffs balking at strict gun background law

Associated Press

Two rural Nevada sheriffs are citing the Second Amendment and one is invoking the specter of Nazi Germany in vowing not to enforce a strict new gun background check law just approved by the state Legislature.

In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Andrew Cuomo ‘hates’ the NRA, LaPierre tells CPAC

- The Washington Times

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, told conservative activists on Saturday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “hates” the gun-rights group and vowed to continue pushing back against the state’s treatment of the NRA.

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NRA suspends Chris Cox, top lobbyist

- The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association has reportedly suspended Chris W. Cox, the head of its legislative-lobbying arm, accusing him of being part of a failed coup to oust CEO Wayne LaPierre.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump to nominate national FOP President Canterbury to lead ATF

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Friday announced his intention to nominate Kenneth "Chuck" Canterbury Jr., president of the National Fraternal Order of Police and an opponent of disclosing "trace" data on firearms, to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.