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June 17, 2011

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 25 06/17/11

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...
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June 10, 2011

Hearings Scheduled, Subpoenas To Be Issued In "Project Gunrunner" InvestigationNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 24 06/10/11

HEARINGS SCHEDULED, SUBPOENAS TO BE ISSUED IN "PROJECT GUNRUNNER" INVESTIGATION The ongoing and escalating investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
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June 3, 2011

House Democrats Urge President to End Stonewalling on "Gunrunner"NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 23 06/03/11

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...
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May 27, 2011

Gun Ownership Skyrockets, While Violent Crime Drops…Again NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 22 05/27/11

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,...
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May 20, 2011

Keeping An Eye On "Terror Watchlist" LegislationNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 20 05/20/11

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...
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May 13, 2011

NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban On Carrying Firearms For Self-Defense In IllinoisNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 19 05/13/11

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...
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May 6, 2011

Holder: "I Frankly Don't Know"NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 18 05/06/11

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...
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April 29, 2011

NRA Activists Prepare For Today And 2012 In Pittsburgh!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 17 04/29/11

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...
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April 22, 2011

Mexico Disregards U.S. LawNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 16 04/22/11

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...
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April 15, 2011

Brady Ad Off-TargetNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 15 04/15/11

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...
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April 8, 2011

Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 14 04/08/11

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...
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April 1, 2011

President Calderon’s Eyes On The Wrong Border? NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 13 04/01/11

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....
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March 25, 2011

Schumer Bill Includes Steps Toward Federal Gun Registration . . . And MoreNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 12 03/25/11

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...
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March 18, 2011

Obama's Hollow Words On The Second AmendmentNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 11 03/18/11

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....
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March 11, 2011

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 10 03/11/11

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...
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March 4, 2011

A Champion for Gun Owners Passes Away:NRA Remembers Former U.S. Sen. James McClureNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 9 03/04/11

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...
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February 25, 2011

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. HouseNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 8 02/25/11

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...
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February 18, 2011

U.S. House Votes To Block Unauthorized Record Keeping On Gun Owners NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 7 02/18/11

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...
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February 11, 2011

Act Immediately To Block BATFE Long Gun Sales Reporting!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 6 02/11/11

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...
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February 4, 2011

Feinstein Asks President To Tighten Import Restrictions On Semi-Automatic RiflesNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 5 02/04/11

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,...
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January 28, 2011

Obama To Push Gun Control SoonNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 4 01/28/11

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...
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January 21, 2011

McCarthy Bill Would Ban Common Self-Defense MagazinesNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 3 01/21/11

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...
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January 14, 2011

Tucson Tragedy Prompts Renewed Calls For Gun ControlNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 2 01/14/11

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...
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January 7, 2011

BATFE Request To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales DelayedNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 1 01/07/11

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...
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December 29, 2010

The Year In ReviewNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 51 12/29/10

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...
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December 17, 2010

BATFE Requests “Emergency” Authority To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 50 12/17/10

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...
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December 10, 2010

NRA University-- Coming To Your Campus This Spring? NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 48 12/10/10

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...
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December 3, 2010

Amtrak Prepares For Guns In Checked BagsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 47 12/03/10

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...
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November 19, 2010

NRA Strongly Opposes The Nomination Of Andrew Traver to Head BATFENRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 46 11/19/10

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 The...
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November 12, 2010

DOJ Inspector General ProposesMultiple Sales Reports On Long GunsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 45 11/12/10

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...
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November 5, 2010

ELECTION 2010 RECAP:Gun Owners' Rights To Be Strengthened In Next Congress!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 44 11/05/10

ELECTION 2010 RECAP:Gun Owners' Rights To Be Strengthened In Next Congress! Election Day 2010 was a great day for the Second Amendment and NRA members, and positions us...
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October 29, 2010

VOTE!!!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 43 10/29/10

VOTE!!!   This is it!  On Tuesday, November 2, gun owners will go to the polls by the millions to "Vote Freedom First"!  For a list of candidate grades and endorsements,...
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October 22, 2010

PRINCIPLE -- It's The NRA WayNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 42 10/22/10

PRINCIPLE -- It's The NRA Way With NRA's November magazines containing our Political Preference Charts arriving across the country this week, we are again receiving questions...
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October 15, 2010

18 Days Until Election Day-What (More!) Can You Do?NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 41 10/15/10

18 Days Until Election Day-What (More!) Can You Do?   In 18 days we will go to the polls to vote in the critical mid-term elections.  Other than voting on Election Day,...
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October 8, 2010

Members of Congress to Clinton: Revisit Decision on M1 Rifles and M1 CarbinesNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 40 10/08/10

Members of Congress to Clinton:Revisit Decision on M1 Rifles and M1 Carbines U.S. senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle are urging Secretary of State...
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October 1, 2010

The How & Why Behind NRA-PVF's Endorsement PoliciesNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 39 10/01/10

The How & Why Behind NRA-PVF's Endorsement Policies Candidate Ratings And Endorsements Now Available The 2010 elections are less than five weeks away, and NRA members...
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September 24, 2010

"Nice Try, But No Cigar" For Brady Campaign's Paul HelmkeNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 38 09/24/10

"Nice Try, But No Cigar" For Brady Campaign's Paul Helmke "The NRA is wrong again," said Brady Campaign president Paul Helmke on Tuesday, in his 176th (and counting) blog...
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September 17, 2010

Déjà Vu, All Over Again: "More Guns, Less Crime"NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 37 09/17/10

Déjà Vu, All Over Again:  "More Guns, Less Crime" Paul Helmke and Dennis Henigan -- spokesmen for the beleaguered Brady Campaign these days -- are old enough to know what...
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September 10, 2010

Bloomberg Further Disgraces Himself In Latest Anti-Gun PitchNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 36 09/10/10

Bloomberg Further DisgracesHimself In Latest Anti-Gun Pitch No one in this country knows better than New Yorkers what "devastation" looks like. On September 11, 2001,...
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September 3, 2010

State Department Squirms On Garand And Carbine ImportsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 35 09/03/10

State Department Squirms On Garand And Carbine Imports A lot of things have changed in the federal government since President Harry S. Truman put his famous "the buck...
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