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March 14, 2008

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Heller Case Next Week GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 11 03/14/08

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Heller Case Next Week   Next Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller. ...
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March 7, 2008

Anti-Gun Politicians, Are You Listening?GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 10 03/07/08

Anti-Gun Politicians, Are You Listening? NAS Says Ballistic Imaging Database “Should Not Be Established”   On March 5, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released Ballistic...
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February 29, 2008

Register To Vote Or Register Your Guns!GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 09 02/29/08

REGISTER TO VOTE OR REGISTER YOUR GUNS-- The Choice Is Yours   In 1994, a race for the U.S. House was decided by four votes.  In 1998, a U.S. Senate race was decided by 400 votes out...
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February 22, 2008

Interior Department To Propose New RulesRegarding Right-to-Carry In National ParksGRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 08 02/22/08

Interior Department To Propose New Rules Regarding Right-to-Carry In National Parks   After nearly five years of effort by NRA-ILA, the U.S. Department of the Interior has finally...
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February 15, 2008

Update On Right-To-Carry In National Parks And Wildlife RefugesGRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 07 02/15/08

Update On Right-To-Carry In National Parks And Wildlife Refuges   The current regulations on possession of firearms in national parks--which generally prohibit possession, carry...
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February 8, 2008

Vice President Cheney Signs On To Congressional Amicus Curiae Brief GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 06 02/08/08

Vice President Cheney Signs On To Congressional Amicus Curiae Brief Affirms Unequivocal Support Of Second Amendment As An Individual Right   Today, in his capacity as President...
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February 1, 2008

Brady Rankings: More Gun Laws, More Violent Crime GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 05 02/01/08

Brady Rankings: More Gun Laws, More Violent Crime   In January, the Brady Campaign released its annual “State Report Cards,” scoring the states according to their gun laws. Once...
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January 25, 2008

Update on D.C. Gun Ban Case GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 04 01/25/08

UPDATE ON D.C. GUN BAN CASE   The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the District of Columbia v. Heller case on March 18th.  Former Acting Solicitor...
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January 18, 2008

Briefs Filed In D.C. Gun Ban CaseGRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 03 01/18/08

Briefs Filed In D.C. Gun Ban Case As the date for Supreme Court argument in District of Columbia v. Heller approaches, the filing of briefs has begun.  The District filed its brief...
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January 11, 2008

D.C. Court of Appeals Blocks Reckless Lawsuit GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 02 01/11/08

D.C. Court of Appeals Blocks Reckless Lawsuit On January 10, the District Columbia Court of Appeals found that the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (PLCAA) blocked lawsuits...
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January 4, 2008

Outrage of the Week: Rapid Fire Mis-Reporting GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 15, No. 01 01/04/08

Outrage Of The Week!   Rapid Fire Mis-Reporting:  This week’s outrage comes from an Associated Press article (http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/14941809/detail.html),...
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December 27, 2007

The Year In ReviewGRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 51 12/28/07

Here are some of the top stories we brought you in the NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert in 2007.  With the 2008 election season just around the corner, we must redouble our efforts to...
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December 21, 2007

Senate Passes NICS Improvement Act, House Concurs GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 50 12/21/07

Senate Passes NICS Improvement Act, House Concurs!   After months of careful negotiation, pro-gun legislation was passed through Congress Wednesday.  NRA-ILA worked closely...
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December 14, 2007

Outrage of the Week: An Inane Statement GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 49 12/14/07

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK! An Inane Statement:  This week’s outrage comes courtesy of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show co-host Mika Brzezinski, who apparently has a very hard time laying...
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December 7, 2007

The Supreme Court and the DC Gun Ban—Setting the Record StraightGRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 48 12/07/07

The Supreme Court and the DC Gun Ban— Setting the Record Straight   Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to review the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
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November 30, 2007

Brady’s Shamelessness—Will They Ever Learn? GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 47 11/30/07

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK!   Brady’s Shamelessness—Will They Ever Learn?  This week’s outrage comes, not surprisingly, from the Brady Center.  You may recall back in May,...
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November 16, 2007

Supreme Court Postpones Announcement GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 46 11/16/07

SUPREME COURT POSTPONES ANNOUNCEMENT ON D.C. SECOND AMENDMENT CASE   The Supreme Court’s orders announced Tuesday, November 13, did not mention any action on District of Columbia...
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November 9, 2007

Election 2007 Wrap Up GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 45 11/09/07

ELECTION 2007 WRAP UP:  89% OF NRA-PVF ENDORSED CANDIDATES ELECTED— But The Fight Is Far From Over!     While the two major political parties may be receiving...
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November 2, 2007

Indiana Court Ignores “Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act” GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 44 11/02/07

INDIANA COURT IGNORES “PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT”   This week, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the city of Gary, Indiana could continue its frivolous,...
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October 26, 2007

A "Pillar" of the 1st Amendment Discriminates Against the 2nd. GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 43 10/26/07

A “PILLAR” OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THE SECOND   Earlier this year, Virginia’s Roanoke Times newspaper came under intense scrutiny and near-universal condemnation...
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October 19, 2007

Exploiting Tragedy--Again GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 42 10/19/07

EXPLOITING TRAGEDY--AGAIN   You probably recall reading a story we brought you in May regarding the Brady Center’s stomach-turning fundraising plea sent in the immediate aftermath...
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October 12, 2007

Setting The Record Straight On HR 2640 GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 41 10/12/07

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HR 2640   In last week’s Grassroots Alert, we provided factual information to refute several myths being promulgated by some vocal opponents of the NICS...
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October 5, 2007

The Nics Improvement Bill: Myth And Reality GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 40 10/05/07

THE NICS IMPROVEMENT BILL: MYTH AND REALITY   Some opponents of the “NICS Improvement Amendments Act” (H.R. 2640) have spent the last several months painting a picture of the bill...
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September 28, 2007

Presidential Candidates Address NRA Celebration Of American Values GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 39 09/28/07

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ADDRESS NRA CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN VALUES On September 21, the NRA held its first “Celebration of American Values” conference, providing NRA members the opportunity...
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September 21, 2007

"Heralding" the Truth GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 38 09/21/07

“HERALDING” THE TRUTH AND SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT   The Miami Herald, which on several occasions over the years has called for renewal of the Clinton Gun Ban, has done so again,...
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September 14, 2007

Election Primer GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 37 09/14/07

ELECTION PRIMER   With Labor Day now behind us, the unofficial kick-off of the campaign season has begun.  Although the 2008 elections may seem a long way off, as states...
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September 7, 2007

Senate Votes To Address U.N. Gun Ban Crusade GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 36 09/07/07

SENATE VOTES TO ADDRESS U.N. GUN BAN CRUSADE With the United Nations continuing its efforts to enact draconian, transnational gun control laws in countries around the world, yesterday...
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August 31, 2007

Panel On Virginia Tech Murders Pushes Anti-Gun Agenda GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 35 08/31/07

PANEL ON VIRGINIA TECH MURDERS PUSHES ANTI-GUN AGENDA     Yesterday, the "Virginia Tech Review Panel" released its report on April's horrific mass murder on campus. ...
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August 24, 2007

Poll Finds 66% Of Voters Want No New Gun Laws GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 34 08/24/07

POLL FINDS 66% OF VOTERS WANT NO NEW GUN LAWS A recent Zogby International poll conducted for Associated Television News found that 66% of the American voting public rejects the idea...
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August 17, 2007

Bush Signs Executive Order Facilitating Hunting GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 33 08/17/07

PRESIDENT BUSH ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FACILITATING HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION   President George W. Bush today issued an executive order directing Federal...
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August 10, 2007

We Need You On NRA-ILA's “FrontLines”™ GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 32 08/10/07

WE NEED YOU ON NRA-ILA's “FrontLines”™ Formerly known as the NRA-ILA Grassroots Network, NRA-ILA FrontLines™ is the most comprehensive grassroots program ever undertaken by NRA-ILA. ...
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August 3, 2007

Now Is The Time To Make Yourself Heard At Town Hall Meetings! GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 31 08/03/07

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOURSELF HEARD AT TOWN HALL MEETINGS! Congress will start its Summer District Work Period next week, returning after Labor Day.  During this time, your...
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July 27, 2007

Meeting Your Activist Needs GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 30 07/27/07

MEETING YOUR ACTIVIST NEEDS One thing we pride ourselves on in the Grassroots Division is constantly evaluating our programs and publications to ensure we are providing our volunteers...
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July 20, 2007

D.C. Petitions Scotus To Hear Gun Ban Case GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 29 07/20/07

D.C. PETITIONS SCOTUS TO HEAR GUN BAN CASE   On Monday, Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the city will appeal the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s Parker...
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July 13, 2007

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Preserves Tiahrt Amendment! GRASSROOTS ALERT, Vol. 14, No. 28 07/13/07

U.S. HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PRESERVES TIAHRT AMENDMENT!   On Thursday, July 12, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to protect language commonly known as the...
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July 6, 2007

PROPOSED “SAFETY” REGULATIONS WOULD DRY UP AMMUNITION SALES Vol. 14, No. 27 07/06/07

PROPOSED “SAFETY” REGULATIONS WOULD DRY UP AMMUNITION SALES The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new rules that would have a dramatic effect on the...
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June 29, 2007

U.S. SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES SHELBY AMENDMENT PROTECTING TRACE DATA SECURITY Vol. 14, No. 26 06/29/07

  U.S. SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE PASSES SHELBY AMENDMENT PROTECTING TRACE DATA SECURITY NRA-ILA welcomed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s action yesterday...
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June 22, 2007

"NICS Improvement Amendments Act" Not Gun Control! Vol. 14, No. 24 06/15/07

"NICS IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS ACT" NOT GUN CONTROL! Last week, when the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2640, "The NICS Improvement Amendments Act," by a voice...
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June 15, 2007

H.R. 2640, The "NICS Improvement Act," Passes House By Voice Vote Vol. 14, No. 24 06/15/07

H.R. 2640, THE “NICS IMPROVEMENT ACT,” PASSES HOUSE BY VOICE VOTE On June 13, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2640, the “NICS Improvement Act,” by a...
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June 8, 2007

Anti-Gun Senator Does Bloomberg's Bidding! Vol. 14, No. 23 06/08/07

ANTI-GUN SENATOR DOES BLOOMBERG’S BIDDING— Yanks Tiahrt Amendment From Appropriations Bill Anti-gun Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS)...
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