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February 14, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No.7 2/14/03

A STOLEN QUOTE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL...PLAGIARISM Readers of the Grassroots Alert have long known that the anti-gun movement (including its supporters in the media) is a monolithic...
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February 7, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No. 6 2/7/03

In this issue, read about HCI and its so-called "whistle-blower"; and alerts for Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington.
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January 31, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No. 5 1/31/03

In this issue, read about another blow to the reckless lawsuit agenda; another report that shows the ineffectiveness of ballistic "fingerprinting"; and an update for Ohio.
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January 24, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10., No. 4 1/24/03

In this issue, read about our continuing efforts to promote reckless lawsuit preemption; the cruel "joke" anti-gun actor George Clooney told about Charlton Heston; Tony Martin being denied parole; the passing of Bill Mauldin; an invitation to CPAC 2003; and alerts for California and Colorado.
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January 17, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No. 3 1/17/03

In this issue, read about another instance of HCI shamelessly exploiting tragedy to promote its gun-ban agenda; a reminder to attend CPAC 2003; and alerts for Colorado, Missouri, and Virginia.
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January 10, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No. 2 1/10/03

In this issue, read about the 108th Congress convenes; Zell Miller will not seek reelection; Michael Bellesiles`s publisher drops him; troubles for Michael Moore in England; an invitation to CPAC 2003; and an alert for Michigan.
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January 3, 2003

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 10, No. 1 1/3/03

PASSING OF A LEGEND Few Americans have done more in defense of freedom, and the Second Amendment, than General Joe Foss, who passed away on January 1. Gen. Foss’s résumé reads like...
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December 28, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 52 12/27/02

 2002—THE YEAR IN REVIEW Here are some of the top stories we brought you in the NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert in 2002.  Next year will mark our 10th anniversary of bringing you legislative...
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December 20, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert

In this issue, read about another reckless lawsuit being thrown out of court; the continuing sad saga of Michael Bellesiles; another anti-gun extremist runs afoul of the law; and an alert for Michigan.
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December 13, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 50 12/13/02

In this issue, read about the outrageous ruling on the Second Amendment by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; a Supreme Court ruling on felons and firearms; U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu wins the race in Louisiana, and embarrasses the gun-ban lobby; clarification regarding black and smokeless powders and the Homeland Security Act; a call to switch from fax to e-mail; and an update for Mississippi.
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December 6, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 49 12/6/02

LOUISIANASPECIAL ELECTION IS TOMORROW! Tomorrow, December 7, voters in Louisiana will determine the final U.S. Senate race for 2002! Louisiana’s election laws require a run-off between...
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November 27, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 48 11/27/02

In this issue, read about President Bush signing armed pilots legislation into law; an alert on voting in a special election in Louisiana; confusion regarding an NRA-PVF mailing in Louisiana; and alerts for Mississippi and New York City.
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November 22, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 47 11/22/02

In this issue, read about the final passage of legislation establishing an armed pilots program and the adjournment of Congress; a special Election Alert for Louisiana; an alert for New Jeresy; and an announcement about Refuse To Be A Victim seminars.
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November 15, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 46 11/15/02

ARMED PILOTS GETS A BOOST On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation establishing a new Homeland Security Department. The bill—passed on a strong, bipartisan...
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November 8, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 45 11/8/02

YOU DID IT!NRA & GUN OWNERSENJOY TREMENDOUS SUCCESS AT POLLS All of your hard work leading up to Election Day 2002 paid off with incredible returns, as voters have decided to send...
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November 1, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 44 11/1/02

In this issue, read about the last push to Vote Freedom First on Election Day 2002; updates on the latest stops on the Charlton Heston "Vote Freedom First" rallies; the NRA-PVF online; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend attempting to mislead sportsmen; beleagured professor Michael Bellesiles forced to resign; and alerts for Mississippi and New Jersey.
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October 25, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 43 10/25/02

In this issue, read about what you can do in the last few days before November 5 -- Election Day 2002; the "Vote Freedom First" rallies touch down in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; Charles Schumer lies to promote his agenda; the unveiling of NRAPVF.org; a court rules against using an NRA sticker as grounds for searching a vehicle; and alerts for Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Texas.
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October 18, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 42 10/18/02

"LAME DUCK" CONGRESS MAY ADDRESS"BALLISTIC FINGERPRINTING,"LAWSUIT PREEMPTION, & ARMING PILOTS With Congress currently poised to adjourn for the year, there are so many critical issues...
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October 11, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 41 10/11/02

In this issue, read about the latest call to action for reckless lawsuit preemption and arming pilots legislation; a call to register to vote; an invitation to Grassroots-Election Workshops in Minnesota; and alerts for Mississippi and New Jersey.
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October 4, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 40 10/4/02

MORE PROGRESS FOR RECKLESS LAWSUIT PREEMPTION On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2037, the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," by an 18 - 7 vote. This...
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September 27, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 39 9/27/02

In this issue, read about the latest progress on federal lawsuit preemption legislation; armed pilots legislation; anti-gun extremists celebrating the destruction of certain small businesses; a call to register to vote; NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; the 2002 Gun Rights Policy Conference; National Hunting & Fishing Day; and alerts for California, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.
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September 20, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 38, 9/20/02

In this issue, read about NRA`s lawsuit on behalf of a 12-year-old Virginia NRA member; putting pressure on Congress to pass armed pilots and reckless lawsuit preemption legislation; upcoming elections in Hawaii; a call to register to vote; NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops in many states; the 2002 Gun Rights Policy Conference; and alerts for New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.
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September 13, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 37

In this issue, read about putting pressure on Congress to pass armed pilots and reckless lawsuit preemption legislation; upcoming elections in Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Washington; a call to register to vote; NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops in many states; the 2002 Gun Rights Policy Conference; alerts for California, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina; and the latest RTBAV seminars.
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September 6, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 36 9/6/02

In this issue, read about the latest progress on armed pilots; an update on reckless lawsuit preemption; primary elections in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin; another court rejects another reckless lawsuit; Andrew Cuomo quits; NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops in many states; an invitation to the 2002 Gun Rights Policy Conference; alerts for California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; and training seminars for RTBAV.
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August 30, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 35 8/30/02

CONGRESS BACK IN SESSIONCongress returns next week from its Summer District Work Period, with the House and Senate both scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, September 3. There is little...
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August 23, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 34 8/23/02

In this issue, read about HCI`s reluctance to admit defeat; upcoming elections in Alaska and Oklahoma; Grassroots Election Workshops in Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington; a call to attend town hall meetings; and alerts for Arizona and North Carolina.
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August 16, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 33 8/16/02

AFTER RIVERS’ CRUSHING DEFEAT LAWMAKER JOINS HCI’s FANTASY WORLD U.S. Representative Lynn Rivers (D-Mich.) appears to be just as clueless when it comes to gauging the will of her constituency...
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August 9, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 32

In this issue, read about several pro-gun victories at the polls on Tuesday, including the stunning victory of U.S. Representative John Dingell over anti-gun extremist Lynn Rivers; more elections coming up in Colorado, Georgia, and Wyoming; another call to attend town hall meetings; Grassroots Election Workshops in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington; the MMM founder declaring her support for banning pump-action rifles and shotguns; Refuse To Be A Victim ® seminars in Michigan, Montana, and New Jersey; and alerts for California and North Carolina.
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August 2, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 31 8/2/02

In this week`s Grassroots Alert read about additional cosponsors for the U.S. Senate lawsuit preemption bill, the Governor of Louisiana reminding women of their right to obtain a Right-to-Carry permit as a means to defend themselves, election information, and alerts for Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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July 26, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 30 7/26/02

In this issue, read about progress on arming pilots; the blocking of potentially dangerous language in the "Corporate Accountability Bill"; an anti-gun foundation suggesting abandoning firearm safety programs; a call to attend town hall meetings; NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops in Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington; and alerts for Kansas, Massachusetts, and Texas.
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July 19, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 29 7/19/02

In this issue, read about keeping up the pressure to allow armed pilots; continuing efforts to promote reckless lawsuit preemption legislation; a letter from 18 state attorneys general supporting our right to arms; England`s crime woes in the wake of its handgun ban; an online survey for hunters who use federal land; Election Workshops in Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Texas; and alerts for Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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July 12, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 28 7/12/02

In this issue, read about the progress of the armed pilots legislation; the NEA continuing its anti-gun agenda; the passing of Bill Ruger; NRA-ILA`s Grassroots-Election Workshops in Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, and South Dakota; and alerts for Massachusetts, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
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July 3, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert

In this issue, read about Congress considering the armed pilots bill next week; a call to attend town hall meetings; a reminder to reserve your spot at the upcoming Grassroots Election Workshops in Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, and South Dakota; an alert about Election Day 2002 and what you can do to get involved with our efforts; and an alert for North Carolina.
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June 28, 2002

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 9, No. 26 6/28/02

In this issue, read about the change in the name of our weekly alert; the progress of legislation that would allow for armed pilots; the call to keep up the pressure to oppose attacks on gun shows; Grassroots Election Workshops in Arizona, California, Kansas, New Mexico, and South Dakota; a call to attend town hall meetings; and an alert for Massachusetts.
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June 21, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 25 6/21/02

In this issue, read about the continuing effort to arm airline pilots; efforts to oppose attacks on gun shows; primary elections in Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah; and Grassroots Election Workshops in California, Kansas, and South Dakota.
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June 14, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 24 6/14/02

In this issue, read about the Supreme Court of the United States` recent non-ruling on the Second Amendment; the Ohio Supreme Court ruling on Cincinnati`s reckless lawsuit; a reminder about anticipated attacks on gun shows in the U.S. Senate; a call for more support for two bills that would allow for the arming of pilots; questions about HCI`s rationality; upcoming Grassroots Election Workshops in California, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, and South Dakota; and alerts for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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June 7, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 23 6/7/02

In this issue, read about an anticipated attack on gun shows in the U.S. Senate; a poll showing an overwhelming majority of Americans support the DOJ`s view on the Second Amendment; primary election results from last week; primary elections next Tuesday in Maine, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia; more Grassroots Election Workshops; nominations being accepted for the 2001 NRA-ILA Volunteer Awards; and alerts for Arizona, California, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and North Carolina.
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May 31, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 22 5/31/02

In this issue, read about keeping the pressure up to allow the arming of pilots, the end of South Miami`s trigger lock mandate, primary elections in Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, NRA-ILA Grassroots Election Workshops, and alerts for Delaware, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and South Dakota.
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May 24, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 21

In this issue, read about the latest update on arming airline pilots, legislation to reform NICS, primary election results and upcoming primaries, NRA-ILA Grassroots-Election Workshops, and alerts for Arizona, New Jersey, and Ohio.
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May 17, 2002

NRA-ILA FAX Alert Vol. 9, No. 20 5/17/02

In this issue, read the latest update on reckless lawsuit preemption, an HCI endorsement, NRA-ILA Election Workshops, reminders to vote in primary elections in Arkansas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, and alerts for Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio.
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