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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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August 27, 2010

EPA Denies Ammo Ban PetitionNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 34 08/27/10

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...
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August 20, 2010

Anti-Gun Group Shows Why The American Way Is Better, As U.S. Firearm Production SoarsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 33 08/20/10

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...
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August 13, 2010

Outrage of the Week:San Francisco Bans Guns ... for Movie Poster Cops?!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 32 08/13/10

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...
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August 6, 2010

Statement on Elena Kagan's Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme CourtNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 31 08/06/10

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...
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July 30, 2010

Last Chance To OPPOSE Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme CourtNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 30 07/30/10

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...
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July 23, 2010

NRA-ILA Protects Gun Owners’ Rights During UN Arms Trade Treaty MeetingNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 29 07/23/10

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...
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July 16, 2010

Contact Your Senators To OPPOSE Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme CourtNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 28 07/16/10

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...
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July 9, 2010

With NRA Support, Chicagoans Challenge New City Gun LawNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 27 07/09/10

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...
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July 2, 2010

NRA Opposed To Kagan Nomination To U.S. Supreme CourtNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 26 07/02/10

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...
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June 25, 2010

With a Key Supreme Court DecisionPending, NRA Watches the Court's Latest NomineeNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 25 06/25/10

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...
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June 18, 2010

Statement From NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox On H.R. 5175, The "DISCLOSE Act"NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 24 06/18/10

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...
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June 11, 2010

The Biennial Meeting Of States, And The Arms Trade TreatyNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 23 06/11/10

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...
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June 4, 2010

BATFE Revises Policies on Firearms “Transfers”NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 22 06/04/10

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...
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May 28, 2010

FBI Data Again Shows More Guns = Less CrimeNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 21 05/28/10

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...
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May 21, 2010

Mexican President Calls For Reinstatement Of Failed Gun BanNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 20 05/21/10

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...
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May 14, 2010

NRA Members Enhance Preparation For 2010 ElectionsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 19 05/14/10

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...
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May 7, 2010

Senate Hearing Promotes Anti-American Watchlist BillsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 18 05/07/10

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...
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April 30, 2010

McCain, Tester, Childers And Souder Introduce Bills To Reform D.C.’S Gun LawsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 17 04/30/10

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...
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April 23, 2010

Another Bloomberg-MAIG Lie About Gun ShowsNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 16 04/23/10

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...
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April 16, 2010

Congress May Vote On D.C. Gun Ban Repeal Next WeekNRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 15 04/16/10

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...
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April 9, 2010

Trigger The Vote Chairman, Chuck Norris, Coming To Charlotte!NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT Vol. 17, No. 14 04/09/10

Trigger The Vote Chairman, Chuck Norris, Coming To Charlotte! Chuck Norris, legendary action star and the Honorary Chairman of our "Trigger the Vote" voter registration...
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