May 2, 2003
BALLISTIC "FINGERPRINTING" STUDY BILL
U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Zell Miller (D-Ga.) introduced on Thursday, May 1, S. 980, requiring the study of ballistic imaging...
April 25, 2003
CONTINUE TO PROMOTE RECKLESS LAWSUIT PREEMPTIONThe real battle in the U.S. Senate over reckless lawsuit preemption may soon begin. Congress returns from its Spring District Work Period...
April 18, 2003
KENNEDY LOSES FIRST SKIRMISHIN SENATE BATTLEFOR RECKLESS LAWSUIT PREEMPTION
U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), one of Congress’s most strident and long-serving anti-gun voices, fired...
April 11, 2003
HOUSE PASSESRECKLESS LAWSUIT LEGISLATION
On Wednesday, April 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1036, reckless lawsuit preemption legislation, on an overwhelming, bipartisan...
April 4, 2003
RECKLESS LAWSUIT PREEMPTIONAPPROVED BY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
On Thursday, April 3, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 21 - 11 to approve H.R. 1036, the reckless...
March 28, 2003
THE "ACADEMY" MUST NOW SHARE MICHAEL MOORE`S CINEMATIC SHAME
By Chris W. CoxNRA-ILA Executive Director
As the record-low television audience that sat through Hollywood`s latest celebration...
March 21, 2003
In this issue, read about the introduction of the Senate version of reckless lawsuit preemption; an anti-gun mayor being convicted of several crimes; and alerts for Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.
March 14, 2003
In this issue, read about reckless lawsuit preemption legislation; a ruling in New Jersey that highlights the need for reckless lawsuit preemption; and alerts for Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas.
March 7, 2003
In this issue, read about the introduction of reckless lawsuit preemption legislation in Congress; a judicial blow to the reckless lawsuit campaign in California; an invitation to Second Amendment debates in Virginia; and alerts for Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, Texas, and West Virginia.
February 28, 2003
In this issue, read the latest about the city of Chicago`s reckless lawsuit; an invitation to attend a Grassroots Workshop during the Orlando Annual Meetings & Exhibits; a request for volunteers to help during the Orlando Annual Meetings; and alerts for Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas.
February 21, 2003
In this issue, read about the latest anti-gun travesty in Canada; Michael Bellesiles being picked up by a radical publishing house; and alerts for Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.
February 14, 2003
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...
February 7, 2003
In this issue, read about HCI and its so-called "whistle-blower"; and alerts for Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington.
January 31, 2003
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.
January 24, 2003
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.
January 17, 2003
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.
January 10, 2003
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.
January 3, 2003
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...
December 28, 2002
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...
December 20, 2002
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.
December 13, 2002
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.
December 6, 2002
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...
November 27, 2002
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.
November 22, 2002
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.
November 15, 2002
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...
November 8, 2002
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...
November 1, 2002
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.
October 25, 2002
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.
October 18, 2002
"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...
October 11, 2002
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.
October 4, 2002
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...
September 27, 2002
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.
September 20, 2002
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.
September 13, 2002
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.
September 6, 2002
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.
August 30, 2002
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...
August 23, 2002
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.
August 16, 2002
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...
August 9, 2002
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.
August 2, 2002
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.