High Powered Headlines: August 19, 2014

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High Powered Headlines

Remington to Lay off 105 Employees

The office of New York Senator, James Seward confirmed a mass lay off at Remington’s plant in Ilion. The company is planning to lay off 105 people before the company moves its manufacturing to Alabama. The United Mine Workers Local 717 union says that at least 80 of those will not be asked to move to the new plant.
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Washington D.C. Asks for More Time… Again

After a federal judge ruled Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying outside the home as unconstitutional, the District was granted a 90-day stay in order for lawmakers to hash out laws for citizens to carry. On Monday, Washington D.C.’s attorney general, Irvin Nathan, requested additional time. In a reply to the judge who ruled in Palmer v. DC, Nathan stated his intention to file a motion for reconsideration of the ruling.
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More Support for California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

Politicians and law enforcement officials in East Bay, California support the state’s purposed Assembly Bill 1014, the “gun violence restraining order bill,” that would grant law enforcement to issue temporary restraining orders against citizens owning firearms. Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Assemblywoman says she hopes Governor Jerry Brown will sign the bill in September. Assembly Bill 1014 has already been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and now moves to the Senate floor.
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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Gordon Jenkins Charged with Bribery

Gordon Jenkins, Monticello, New York’s mayor was charged with bribery—one of many charges against the mayor. Jenkins is a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization. Fox news reports, “Jenkins is one of many members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to partake in illegal activity.”
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Hunters get $20 Million for Access to Private Lands

As part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Programs will provide an additional $20 million in grants to increase hunters and anglers access to private lands, as well as expanding natural habitats of wildlife. The money will be given to Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Nation.
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Pierce Munitions Donated to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

It has become known that Pierce Munitions, makers of Ted Nugent Ammo donated to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 campaign. Pierce Munitions made the largest contribution to the campaign, donating $7,500. When social media broke the story, Andy Wright, an executive at Pierce Munitions said, “The donation was given in support of the Buffalo Billion pledge that Governor Cuomo made for Western New York. Because our area has been traditionally depressed economically, this has brought on a building renaissance in Buffalo. As a small, start up company in the Buffalo region, we support other entrepreneurs and initiatives that grow our region, helping to employ our friends and family.”
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Another Kansas Town Bans Open Carry

Hays, Kansas’ City Commission voted to ban open carry in 12 city-owned buildings. Don Scheibler, Hays chief of police said, “…Open carry exposes the public to someone who is potentially untrained in their firearms, and the unconcealed weapon may frighten, alarm, and or intimidate citizens or employees.” Kansas House Bill 2578 allows open carry, with the exception of city-owned buildings, schools and private owners to ban open carry as long as they have the legal sign approved by the Attorney General’s office stating the ban.
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Nevada Drops Reciprocity with Louisiana

After recently dropping West Virginia from its approved concealed carry reciprocity agreement, Nevada also has dropped Louisiana. Nevada recognizes out of state permits if they are similar to Nevada’s permit requirements. Louisiana was dropped because of its issuance of lifetime permits. On the other hand, Nevada started recognizing Illinois permits.
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