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Oregon Attorney General Issues Ballot Title for "Assault Weapons" Ban
Oregon's attorney general has released a certified ballot title for an initiative that would restrict the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the new title released Wednesday states that the initiative prohibits assault weapons and large capacity magazines unless the items are registered with Oregon State Police. The initiative would define assault weapons as certain semi-automatic rifles and pistols that use detachable magazines and have other military-style features.

Illinois: House Considering New Bill to Shut Down Your Gun Store
Today, the Illinois state House Judiciary-Criminal Committee voted 8-3 to pass Senate Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 337, which would shut down your local gun stores with onerous red tape and regulations.  Governor Bruce Rauner has previously vetoed two of these egregious dealer licensing bills, but anti-gun legislators are not giving up.  The House of Representatives is now considering SA 3 to SB 337 and could vote on it soon.

Obama advisers sought to 'tap people's emotions' for gun-control push after Sandy Hook: Emails
Rahm Emanuel famously said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” and apparently that included the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.

To stop school shootings, use Israel's approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general
American policymakers should look to Israel for guidance. Living constantly with the threat of terrorism, Israel solved the problem of school security long ago by hardening the target and tightening security practices. Every school with 100 or more students has at least one well-trained armed guard stationed at entrances to monitor who comes and goes.

Michael Bloomberg Takes On Trump, Pledges $42 Million To U.S. Cities
The charitable organization champions a “data-driven” approach to philanthropy. Its agenda includes curbing tobacco use, fighting climate change and promoting gun control. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, this year, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety nonprofit joined with Moms Demand Action to create a student-led gun control campaign.

United Air CEO grilled over NRA discount, workers rights at annual meeting
United Airlines executives faced questions about ending its discount for a gun rights group and how it treats its workers at the carrier’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

Gun control bill passes Massachusetts House
The bill was vague, poorly drafted and duplicates procedures that already allow local police chiefs to remove firearms from people who they consider dangerous, said the group’s executive director, Jim Wallace, in a statement.

Ohio: House panel OK's self-defense bill
The heavily contested legislation was introduced more than a year ago and has had seven committee hearings. The bill would shift the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendant to the prosecutor.

Illinois: House Passes Bill for Firearm Surrender Without Due Process
On May 23rd, the Illinois state House of Representatives voted 80-32 to pass House Amendment 2 to House Bill 2354 to allow Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process.  HA 2 to HB 2354 now goes to the state Senate for further consideration. 

California: Orange County Fairgrounds Board of Directors to Discuss Future of Gun Show
On Thursday, May 24th, the Board of Directors for the 32nd District Agricultural Association and the Orange County Fairgrounds has scheduled an “informational” item on their agenda to discuss the Crossroads of the West Gun show.  

Why Campus Shootings Are So Shocking: School Is the ‘Safest Place’ for a Child
“Especially in the younger grades, school is the safest place they can be,” said Melissa Sickmund, director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice.

Media more eager to defend MS-13 than NRA
It’d be nice if the media defended the NRA as fiercely as they defend MS-13.

The Problem With CNN’s School Shooting Count
CNN has been promoting its latest count of school shootings in the aftermath of Friday's tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. But most of the included incidents bear no resemblance to that attack. While the news organization has not released details behind the incidents included in its report that 288 school shootings have occurred in the United States since 2009, it has detailed its count of 22 for this year. Their standard includes any incident where anyone was injured in any way anywhere on school grounds for any school from kindergarten to college.

Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official
The Trump administration is preparing to publish on Thursday long-delayed proposed rule changes for the export of U.S. firearms, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

It’s always the guns and never the mess we’ve created
Focus on the guns. If we can just keep everyone’s attention on the guns and the homicides, we don’t have to think about all the children whose lives have been destroyed in Chicago by drugs.

Elizabeth Warren vows to refuse NRA money after never receiving such donations in the past
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has vowed to do something about mass shootings by refusing to accept campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, even though she’s never received any money from the organization in the past.

California: Gun show ban will not reduce gun violence
California laws regulating gun shows are the strictest in the nation. The proposed closure of the gun show at the Cow Palace, the state fairground for San Francisco, will have no effect on the reduction of gun violence.

Florida: Brevard County employees with concealed permits can bring gun to work — if they follow these rules
Brevard County commissioners have approved updated rules for county staff to carry weapons at work.

Ohio: House Committee Advances Pro-Gun Legislation to the Floor for Pending Vote
Yesterday, the Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Commerce Committee passed House Bill 228 by a party line vote.

California: NRA-PVF Candidate Ratings and Endorsements are Now Posted for the Primary Election
Tuesday, June 5th, is Primary Election Day!  Your NRA Political Victory Fund has rated, and in some races, endorsed pro-gun/pro-hunting candidates for the upcoming primary election.