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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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June 1, 2007

Continue To Urge Support Of Tiahrt Amendment. Vol. 14, No. 22 06/01/07

Continue To Urge Support Of Tiahrt Amendment For more than five years, cities suing the gun industry and anti-gun organizations have sought access to confidential law enforcement data...
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May 25, 2007

Theory Of Gun Control Meets Reality Of Crime, Vol. 14, No. 21 05/25/07

THEORY OF GUN CONTROL MEETS REALITY OF CRIME   A May 15 story in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) serves as a good reminder of how a person’s support for gun control often changes...
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May 18, 2007

Bloomberg Calls Fraternal Order Of Police A "Fringe Organization," Vol. 14, No. 20 05/18/07

BLOOMBERG CALLS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE A “FRINGE ORGANIZATION”   Anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) is at it again.  A recent New York Post article detailed...
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May 11, 2007

D.C. Circuit Court Affirms Earlier Parker Ruling, Vol. 14, No. 19 05/11/07

D.C. CIRCUIT COURT AFFIRMS EARLIER PARKER RULING    On Tuesday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, declined to review the decision in Parker v. District...
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May 4, 2007

Law Enforcement Agrees With NRA—Again!Vol. 14, No. 18 05/04/07

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREES WITH NRA—AGAIN! Nation’s Law Enforcement Opposes Release of Data on Gun Owners   For more than five years, cities suing the gun industry and anti-gun organizations...
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April 27, 2007

NRA Statement On Legislative Efforts On Capitol HillVol. 14, No. 17 04/27/07

NRA STATEMENT ON LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS ON CAPITOL HILL   Recent reports in the Washington Post, Newsweek and other media outlets are fanning Internet rumors regarding the NRA’s position...
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April 20, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 16 04/20/07

NRA JOINS IN DAY OF MOURNING   The National Rifle Association joins the entire country in expressing our deepest condolences to the families of Virginia Tech, and to all who have...
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April 13, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 15 04/13/07

MISSOURI GOVERNOR MATT BLUNT SIGNS EMERGENCY POWERS PROTECTION INTO LAW AT NRA ANNUAL MEETINGToday, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed into law a fundamental protection against gun...
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April 6, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 14 04/06/07

GOVERNOR MANCHIN SIGNS WEST VIRGINIA  “EMERGENCY POWERS” LEGISLATION INTO LAW   Governor Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently signed into law House Bill 2348--NRA-backed “Emergency...
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March 30, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 13 03/30/07

SENATE VERSION OF D.C. PERSONAL PROTECTION ACT INTRODUCED!   This week, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) introduced S. 1001, the Senate version of the “District of Columbia Personal...
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March 23, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 12 03/23/07

NEARLY 200 REGISTERED -- WILL YOU BE THERE? The NRA-ILA Grassroots Division will host its FREE Grassroots Workshop on April 13, in conjunction with NRA’s Annual Meetings in St....
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March 16, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 11 03/16/07

FEDERAL AGENCIES PROPOSECLOSING PUBLIC LANDS TO SHOOTING AND HUNTING! Federal agencies have proposed closing hundreds of thousands of acres of public land to recreational shooting...
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March 9, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 10 03/09/07

D.C. GUN BAN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, VIOLATES INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO OWN A GUN This week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual right and...
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March 2, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 9 03/02/07

NEWLY REVAMPED NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT- Striving to Better Meet Your Needs 2007 marks the 14th year of the Friday NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert. Those of you who have been receiving the...
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February 23, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 8 02/23/07

States with updates this issue:  Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,  New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina,...
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February 16, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 7 02/16/07

States with updates this issue:  Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada,  New Hampshire, New...
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February 9, 2007

NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert Vol. 14, No. 6 02/09/07

States with updates this issue:  Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota,  Pennsylvania,...
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