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Foxx Supports Second Amendment

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., voted in favor of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 which allows qualified individuals with a concealed weapons permit to carry or possess a concealed handgun in other states that allow concealed firearms. Representative Foxx released the following statement in support of the measure: “When the Founding Fathers penned the…

North Carolina Democrats join in sit-in for gun law changes

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U.S. Rep. David Price of Chapel Hill relentlessly chanted “No bill, no break” alongside his fellow Democrats as they demanded a vote on gun control legislation. All three of North Carolina’s U.S. House Democrats – Price, Alma Adams and G.K. Butterfield – participated in the almost 26-hour sit-in on the House floor, calling for the Republican leadership to allow a vote on preventing…

Foxx Votes to Expand Americans’ Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that revises a number of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing and recreational shooting on federal lands.  H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also eliminates red tape, safeguards against new regulations impeding outdoor…

Local figures weigh in on gun legislation

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When second amendment legislation is created, altered or oftentimes even mentioned at the federal level, its effects trickle down down and make waves in even the smallest locales. Avery County is no exception. After President Barack Obama issued his most recent executive orders involving gun legislation, The Avery Journal-Times culled statements from local politicians about the hot-button…

President outlines new gun orders

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In a tearful press conference on Jan. 5, President Barack Obama unveiled a series of new firearms related executive orders. The Obama administration defended the new orders as common sense changes to existing laws. Detractors, like Rep. Virginia Foxx, who represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, called the orders an overreach of the president’s executive authority, and…

Gun control reaction

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The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase in purchase permits for handguns, but officials said it is hard to determine if that is a result of anticipated gun control regulations or if it is holiday related. Sheriff Len Hagaman said his office has overseen 35 purchase permits for firearms purchased through federal firearm dealers, since Jan. 4.  Typically,…

N.C. Congressmen attempt to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood

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A bill that would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act hit President Barack Obama’s desk Wednesday night with support from many North Carolina congressmen. The bill would end key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including its Medicaid expansion and mandate that individuals must buy health insurance. It would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Area congressmen including…

Locals react to Obama’s actions on gun safety

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Brandon Cupp, owner of Cerberus Firearms on Jake Alexander Boulevard, said his wife Ashleigh pretty much runs the local gun show. They used to hold the gun show in Lexington, but had to move the show to Salisbury because of a gun sale that happened in the parking lot of the show. One person bought a gun from an unlicensed seller and then got charged with possession of a stolen firearm…

Foxx Responds to President Obama’s Executive Actions to Restrict Second Amendment Rights

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today released the following statement after President Obama announced new executive actions to restrict Second Amendment rights: “As citizens of the United States, we are afforded basic rights and privileges under the Constitution. One of these fundamental rights is the Second Amendment, and its guarantee to keep and bear arms is clear. Today,…

Policy makers must take meaningful steps to address gun violence

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When will Americans realize gun violence is a problem, and enough people die every year to warrant significant action? It hasn’t happened recently. Too many mass shootings to recount have occurred in the past two years, but wide-ranging policy discussions among lawmakers haven’t occurred. Most recently, 14 people were killed and 21 injured while attending a holiday party in San…

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