Grassroots News Alert: Vol. 19, No. 21 05/25/2012

Posted on May 25, 2012



Tester-Moran Amendment to Block Use of Taxpayer Money to Lobby for UN Gun Ban Passes by Voice Vote

As we reported last week, every gun owner concerned about the future of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms should be aware that the United Nations and the global gun eradication movement are attempting  to eliminate our Second Amendment freedoms by drafting a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.  This treaty would cover tanks, helicopters, and other heavy weapons but could also include civilian rifles, shotguns and handguns.  The treaty's language will be finalized by the U.N. this July during a four week conference. 



Dust Off the Old Stuff--VPC Tries to Revive "Guns and Cars" and "Consumer Products" Nonsense

In the 1990s, it was common for anti-gun activists to predict that firearm-related deaths--suicides, murders, self-defense shootings by private citizens, shootings by law enforcement officers, and accidents combined--would soon outnumber motor vehicle accident deaths.

Celebrating Memorial Day  

This weekend, our country will celebrate Memorial Day.  We'll cook out, relax, and visit with friends and family.  But this holiday weekend is about more than barbeques, swimming pools, and family get-togethers.  As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let us keep in mind what we are "celebrating"--those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Americans, and people around the world, would be able to reap the benefits of freedom.  

 We should remember, too, the one freedom that we as Americans enjoy -- the one that protects all our other freedoms -- the Second Amendment.  Those who fought and died on the battlefield did so to protect our country, our way of life, and our freedom.  It is now our calling, and our responsibility, to ensure that future generations never fail to realize how blessed we are to live in the United States, a country whose Constitution guarantees its citizens' freedom, including our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. 

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CALIFORNIA: The NRA Files Legal Brief in Second Amendment Challenge to San Francisco Gun Control Laws

LOUISIANA: Louisiana Pro-Gun Constitutional Amendment Passes House, Goes to Senate for Likely Vote on Tuesday

TENNESSEE: Legislative Session Comes to a Disappointing Close 

CALIFORNIA: Support Needed for Continued Operation of Gun Club

MICHIGAN: House Committee Votes to Repeal Permit to Purchase 

TEXAS: NRA Needs Your Help in Key Second Amendment Case

ILLINOIS: Obama’s DOJ Puts Chicago Politics and Anti-Gun Agenda above Illinois Residents’ Constitutional Rights

MISSISSIPPI: Governor Signs More Pro-Gun Legislation into Law

OKLAHOMA:  In the Final Week of Session, the Legislature Passes Legislation to Legalize Suppressors While Hunting

MISSOURI: Show-Me State Legislators Show Their Support for Firearm Freedoms