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...
November 5, 2010
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...
October 29, 2010
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,...
October 22, 2010
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...
October 15, 2010
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,...
October 8, 2010
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...
October 1, 2010
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...
September 24, 2010
"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...
September 17, 2010
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...
September 10, 2010
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,...
September 3, 2010
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...
August 27, 2010
EPA Denies Ammo Ban Petition
Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by...
August 20, 2010
Anti-Gun Group Shows Why The American Way Is Better, As U.S. Firearm Production Soars
Anyone who traveled behind the Iron Curtain back in those days probably didn’t have...
August 13, 2010
Outrage of the Week: San Francisco Bans Guns ... for Movie Poster Cops?!
San Francisco is well known for its fog. But while the sunshine sometimes cuts through fog in...
August 6, 2010
Statement on Elena Kagan's Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association & Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, National...
July 30, 2010
Last Chance To OPPOSE Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court
On Tuesday, July 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send Elena Kagan's Supreme Court...
July 23, 2010
NRA-ILA Protects Gun Owners’ Rights During UN Arms Trade Treaty Meeting
The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action wrapped up its lobbying efforts at the first session...
July 16, 2010
Contact Your Senators And Urge Them To OPPOSE Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court
As we reported in last week's Grassroots Alert, on July 1, NRA announced...
July 9, 2010
With NRA Support, Chicagoans Challenge New City Gun Law
Barely a week after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, NRA is supporting a new lawsuit...
July 2, 2010
NRA Opposed To Kagan Nomination To U.S. Supreme Court
Joint Statement By Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President,
And Chris Cox, Executive Director Of NRA’s Institute For Legislative...
June 25, 2010
With a Key Supreme Court Decision Pending, NRA Watches the Court's Latest Nominee
On Monday, June 28, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings...
June 18, 2010
Statement From NRA-ILA Executive DirectorChris W. Cox On H.R. 5175, The "DISCLOSE Act"
I appreciate the concerns that some NRA members have raised regarding our position...
June 11, 2010
The Biennial Meeting Of States, And The Arms Trade Treaty
Two major meetings, possibly affecting American gun owners' rights, will occur at the United Nations (UN) in...
June 4, 2010
BATFE Revises Policies on Firearms “Transfers”
In a recent ruling regarding the “transfer” of firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATFE) has reversed...
May 28, 2010
FBI Data Again Shows More Guns = Less Crime
Anyone needing proof that fanaticism for gun control hasn't waned on Capitol Hill, that anti-gunners are -- as Sen. Dianne...
May 21, 2010
Mexican President Calls For Reinstatement Of Failed Gun Ban
On Thursday, Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, where prohibitive gun laws prevent good people from...
May 14, 2010
NRA Members Enhance Preparation For 2010 Elections
Nearly 200 pro-gun patriots rolled up their sleeves and went to work at today’s NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop, held in...
May 7, 2010
Senate Hearing Promotes Anti-American Watchlist Bills
Since September 11, 2001, it's been clear that terrorists who hate America will exploit our weaknesses in order to...
April 30, 2010
McCain, Tester, Childers And Souder
Introduce Bills To Reform D.C.’S Gun Laws
This week, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon. Tester (D-Mont.), and Reps. Travis...
April 23, 2010
Another Bloomberg-MAIG Lie About Gun Shows
This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), began running...
April 16, 2010
Congress May Vote On D.C. Gun Ban Repeal Next Week
News reports indicate that the U.S. House of Representatives may consider legislation next week to which an amendment...