September 2, 2011
Heads Roll In Wake of BATFE "Fast and Furious" Scandal
In the latest development in the on-going Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) "Fast and...
August 26, 2011
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011
Earlier this year, Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath...
August 19, 2011
ATF Rewards Agents Who Ran "Fast and Furious" and Then Helped Cover It Up
In what can only be described as "Washington D.C. logic," the three BATFE agents who were...
August 12, 2011
UK Mayhem Leaves Disarmed Citizens at the Mercy of Criminals
By now you have seen the headlines and images of destruction: the rioting, looting, violent assaults,...
August 5, 2011
Gun Rights In Primetime
NRA members are rightfully concerned about the protection of gun rights and the longevity of the shooting sports. We know the successes we...
July 29, 2011
"Fast & Furious" Hearings Raise More Questions Than Answers
The more information that comes out about the reckless "Fast and Furious" gun running operation conducted...
July 22, 2011
Next Hearing on BATFE's “Operation Fast and Furious” Announced
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has announced that on Tuesday, July 26, the House Oversight...
July 15, 2011
Five Big Wins for Gun Owners in House Spending Votes
This week, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved amendments blocking the use of federal...
July 8, 2011
Obama Administration Plans New Gun Control
As we pass the six-month anniversary of the tragic Tucson shooting, multiple press reports indicate the Obama administration is...
July 1, 2011
GUN BAN GROUPS HOLD "FAST AND FURIOUS" FORUM
Working with the nation's top anti-gun activists to divert attention from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
June 17, 2011
Hearing On “Fast And Furious” Uncovers Serious Failure At BATFE
The congressional hearings held this week by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
June 10, 2011
HEARINGS SCHEDULED, SUBPOENAS TO BE ISSUED IN "PROJECT GUNRUNNER" INVESTIGATION
The ongoing and escalating investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
June 3, 2011
HOUSE DEMOCRATS URGE PRESIDENT TO END STONEWALLING ON "GUNRUNNER"
Today, 31 U.S. House members -- all Democrats -- wrote to President Barack Obama, urging him to end...
May 27, 2011
Gun Ownership Skyrockets, While Violent Crime Drops…Again
This week, the FBI estimated that the number of violent crimes decreased 5.5 percent from 2009 to 2010,...
May 20, 2011
KEEPING AN EYE ON "TERROR WATCHLIST" LEGISLATION
Last week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), which proposed to...
May 13, 2011
NRA FILES SUIT AGAINST UNCONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON CARRYING FIREARMS FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
The National Rifle Association is funding and supporting a lawsuit that...
May 6, 2011
HOLDER: "I FRANKLY DON'T KNOW"
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Project Gunrunner program was intended to stop the alleged...
April 29, 2011
NRA ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR TODAY AND 2012 IN PITTSBURGH!
Pro-gun patriots rolled up their sleeves and went to work at today's NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop, held in conjunction...
April 22, 2011
Mexico Disregards U.S. Law
In another chapter in the ongoing attempt to blame the American gun community for Mexico's internal strife, CBS News reports that the Mexican...
April 15, 2011
Brady Ad Off-Target
We have reported many times on the Brady Campaign’s rush to exploit tragedy for political gain. Since its inception as the National Council to...
April 8, 2011
Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822
Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced vital legislation that will enable millions...
April 1, 2011
President Calderon’s Eyes On The Wrong Border?
Blaming America for Mexico’s problems has been something of a national pastime for Mexican politicians for many years....
March 25, 2011
Schumer Bill Includes Steps TowardFederal Gun Registration . . . And More
Recently, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) -- who in the early 1990s was the House sponsor of...
March 18, 2011
Obama's Hollow Words On The Second Amendment
For the past two months, it has been expected that President Obama would speak out on gun control and the Second Amendment....
March 11, 2011
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox Calls for Expedited Hearings into BATFE Investigative Tactics
On March 9, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox sent letters...
March 4, 2011
A Champion for Gun Owners Passes Away:NRA Remembers Former U.S. Sen. James McClure
We are sad to report that a peerless friend of gun owners, retired U.S. Sen. James A. McClure, R-Idaho...
February 25, 2011
National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. House
Last week, H.R. 822, was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and...
February 18, 2011
U.S. House Votes To BlockUnauthorized Record Keeping On Gun Owners
The U.S. House has voted for an amendment to H.R. 1 offered by Reps. Denny Rehberg and Dan Boren that...
February 11, 2011
Act Immediately To Block BATFE Long Gun Sales Reporting!
If you're one of the nearly 71 million Americans who live in the four southwest Border States, some of your gun...
February 4, 2011
Feinstein Asks President To Tighten Import Restrictions On Semi-Automatic Rifles
On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama,...
January 28, 2011
Obama To Push Gun Control Soon
To the dismay of the Brady Campaign and other gun ban groups, President Barack Obama didn't address gun control during his State of the...
January 21, 2011
McCarthy Bill Would Ban Common Self-Defense Magazines
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 308, the "Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding...
January 14, 2011
Tucson Tragedy Prompts Renewed Calls For Gun Control
This week, the NRA and countless Americans offered prayers and condolences for those killed and wounded during the...
January 7, 2011
BATFE Request To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales Delayed
As we reported on December 17, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be...
December 29, 2010
The Year In Review
Here are some of the top stories we brought you in the NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert in 2010. With what will no doubt be a very busy 2011, we must redouble...
December 17, 2010
BATFE Requests “Emergency” Authority To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency...
December 10, 2010
NRA University--Coming To Your Campus This Spring?
In an effort to educate the next generation of gun rights advocates on exercising and maintaining their constitutionally-guaranteed...
December 3, 2010
Amtrak Prepares For Guns In Checked Bags
Railroad passengers on Amtrak should soon be able to once again transport firearms in checked baggage. The change is slated...
November 19, 2010
NRA Strongly Opposes The Nomination Of Andrew Traver to Head BATFE
Calls On President Obama To Withdraw The Nomination
Statement From NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox
November 12, 2010
DOJ Inspector General Proposes Multiple Sales Reports On Long Guns
As we noted in the Sept. 24, 2010 Grassroots Alert, a draft report prepared by the Justice Department...