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September 2, 2011

Heads Roll In Wake of BATFE "Fast and Furious" ScandalNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 36 09/02/11

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...
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August 26, 2011

Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 822NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 35 08/26/11

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...
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August 19, 2011

ATF Rewards Agents Who Ran "Fast and Furious" and Then Helped Cover It UpNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 34 08/19/11

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...
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August 12, 2011

UK Mayhem Leaves Disarmed Citizens at the Mercy of CriminalsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 33 08/12/11

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,...
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August 5, 2011

Gun Rights In PrimetimeNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 32 08/05/11

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...
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July 29, 2011

"Fast & Furious" Hearings Raise More Questions Than AnswersNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 31 07/29/11

"Fast & Furious" Hearings Raise More Questions Than Answers The more information that comes out about the reckless "Fast and Furious" gun running operation conducted...
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July 22, 2011

Next Hearing on BATFE's “Operation Fast and Furious” AnnouncedNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 30 07/22/11

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...
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July 15, 2011

Five Big Wins for Gun Owners In House Spending VotesNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 29 07/15/11

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...
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July 8, 2011

Obama Administration Plans New Gun Control NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 28 07/08/11

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...
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July 1, 2011

Gun Ban Groups Hold "Fast And Furious" ForumNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 18, No. 27 07/01/11

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...
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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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