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

Posted on August 5, 2011

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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 have enjoyed in the past are due in no small part to our strength in numbers. Furthermore, the key to maintaining and building on our past victories is not only to sustain, but to also grow the size of our organization. To that end, NRA tries to provide and promote opportunities for people to get involved in the shooting sports.

The media, anti-gun groups and the entertainment industry, however, have long portrayed the shooting community as archaic, extremist, and dangerously outside the mainstream of society.  Consequently, we have received recent inquiries from members and non-members alike, who have expressed skepticism at several recent attempts by cable channels to showcase the shooting community via new gun-related reality programming. NRA has always sought to educate the public that the Second Amendment protects more than a hunter's deer rifle and now the media, of all people, appear to be helping us do that. 

NRA Supports Lawsuit Challenging the Obama Administration's Multiple Sales Reporting Requirement:  NRA is fully funding and supporting a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's demand that Federal Firearms License holders report multiple sales of certain long guns in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The lawsuits filed assert that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks statutory authority to demand these reports.

Another Way To Get Involved--Join NRA's Facebook And Twitter Groups:  Internet social networking has exploded in recent years, and websites such as Facebook and Twitter attract millions of users.  This on-line community fosters a connection between its users, and allows distribution of user-generated content (like pictures, profiles, music, video, and text). 

Grassroots News Minute Video:  To view this week's "Grassroots News Minute" video, please click here: 



STATE ROUNDUP  (Please note the only items listed below are those that have had recent action.  For other updates on state legislation, please go to the state legislation section at www.NRAILA.org, and check each week's issue of the Grassroots Alert.)

For additional information, please click on the links provided.

 

Pro-Second Amendment Model Legislation Adopted at ALEC
Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Public Safety and Elections Task Force adopted the "Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act" and "Firearms Destruction Prevention Act" as model legislation at its meeting in New Orleans.

The "Fraudulent Firearm Purchase Prevention Act" (or "Honesty in Purchasing Firearms Act") would protect lawful firearm retailers from illegal gun sting operations such as those by anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Bloomberg has sent hired agents into other states to attempt illegal firearm purchases in an effort to blame federally licensed firearm retailers for gun crime in New York City and around the country.  This legislation has been enacted in seven states:  Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and West Virginia.

The "Firearms Destruction Prevention Act" (or "Disposition of Firearms in State and Local Custody Act") would require a firearm collected by law enforcement to be auctioned to federally licensed firearms dealers.  Prior to the auction, reasonable efforts must be made to determine if the firearm was lost or stolen and, if at all possible, returned to its lawful owner.  Alaska, Kentucky and Tennessee have already adopted this legislation.

MISSOURI:  NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in Sedalia, Missouri on August 9th!
Please join NRA-ILA staff on Tuesday, August 9th, for an evening of important grassroots education to learn what you can do to protect our Second Amendment rights in Missouri!

The 2011 Missouri legislative session was one of the most successful sessions for Missouri gun owners in several years, culminating in the passage of a comprehensive pro-gun reform bill. The new law makes numerous improvements to Missouri's gun laws, including allowing Missouri residents to purchase long guns from non-contiguous states and lowering the concealed carry age to 21, among other reforms.  To ensure we capitalize on our recent successes, we must redouble our efforts to meet the opportunities and challenges we will continue to face in Missouri

That's why we hope you will attend NRA-ILA's FREE Grassroots Workshop to learn what more you can do to become a better activist in the fight to protect and promote the Second Amendment!

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS WORKSHOP
Best Western
3120 S. Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
660-826-6100

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Snacks and Registration
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop

To register on-line, please visit: /workshops/Register.aspx?ID=SedaliaMO2011, or call 800-392-VOTE (8683).

Also, please be sure to stop by the NRA-ILA booth at the Missouri State Fair, from August 11-21, located outside the Mathewson Exhibition Center!

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