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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 19, No. 32 08/10/2012

Mexican Drug Cartel Used "Fast and Furious" Gun in Failed Assassination Plot

Just when you think the news about the disastrous "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation can't possibly get any worse, a U.S. government report has disclosed that Mexican drug cartel operatives used a firearm from the infamous scheme in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official.

According to a recent Daily Caller article, the gun "was seized in Tijuana in connection with a drug cartel's conspiracy to kill the police chief of Tijuana, Baja California, who later became the Juárez police chief."

An August 6, El Paso Times article gives further details:

The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an arrest of a criminal cell associated with Teodoro "El Teo" García Simental and Raydel "El Muletas" López Uriarte, allies of the Sinaloa cartel.

Tijuana police said they arrested four suspects in March 2010 in connection with a failed attempt to take out Julián Leyzaola, and that the suspects allegedly confessed to conspiring to assassinate the police chief on orders from Tijuana cartel leaders.

The firearm in question was traced back to the "Fast and Furious" operation.

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Mistaken Rifle Delivery Panics Some, but Highlights Real Problems for Gun Owners

A recent news story from Washington, D.C. highlights just how irrational anti-gun advocates can be about firearms.

A SIG semi-automatic rifle was mistakenly delivered to an address in the nation's capital. It was intended for a gun store in Pennsylvania, but appears to have been accidentally re-labeled in transit.

Upon opening the box, the recipient decided to take a picture of himself smiling as he stood over the rifle, though he later told a public radio reporter he was "shocked" to have the rifle in his kitchen. Of course, the unloaded rifle posed no threat, as no ammunition was on hand or even available to purchase in D.C.

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Outrage of the Week: Up in Arms Against Safety?

This week's outrage comes to us from our nation's capital, where D.C.'s decidedly anti-gun mayor is apoplectic over a billboard ad placed last month by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

So what was it about the billboard ad that so raised the ire of D.C.'s mayor, Vincent Gray? Well, the billboard says "Hey D.C. -- It's time for your first shot," and features a picture of a woman holding a paper target. The billboard, which is simply an advertisement for NSSF's "First Shots" gun safety and training seminars, so incensed Mayor Gray that he called the sign "offensive" and "irresponsible."

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Anti-gun and Anti-Hunting Radicals Attack U.S. Trap Shooter

Corey Cogdell is a two time U.S. Olympian. She shoots trap--and she is one of the best in the world.

She is also a big game hunter. And she has been pretty successful at that as well.

But when it was publicized as a part of her Olympic bio that she is a hunter, hunting opponents showed their true nature in a series of vile and violent tweets.

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Free NASCAR Race Ticket and Free NRA American Warrior Magazine

NRA is sponsoring the September 1 NASCAR Nationwide Series American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This event will celebrate and honor America's bravest and most respected fighting men and women.

The first 25,000 who sign up for a FREE subscription to NRA American Warrior magazine (online at www.NRA.org/warrior, or text "Warrior" to 64274) will also receive a FREE race ticket to the NRA American Warrior 300.

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Go All In! Work Locally with Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative

Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative (CFR) is an NRA-ILA staff person who will be living in your area, coordinating our volunteer activities with one goal in mind--ensuring pro-Second Amendment voters turn out to "Vote Freedom First!" on Election Day. Your CFR will be recruiting volunteers to: register voters, make phone calls, knock on doors, generate letters to the editor, distribute candidate information, attend events and turn out the pro-gun vote on Election Day. Please contact your CFR today to find out how you can assist in ensuring pro-freedom lawmakers are elected to office.

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Order Your NRA-ILA Yard Signs Now!

It has been estimated that well-placed campaign signs can account for four percentage points on Election Day. Think back to the 2000 presidential election, where 537 votes in Florida separated George W. Bush from Al Gore, and four percentage points seems like a landslide!

While you are focused like a laser beam on the November 6 election, some gun owners may not be aware of what's at stake for the future of the Second Amendment on Election Day.

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State-Rounds

CALIFORNIA: Legislature Ends its Summer Recess and Will Vote on Anti-Gun Bills

FLORIDA: Three Items of Importance to Gun Owners

FLORIDA: Public Comment on Three Proposed Alternatives for Big Cypress National Hunting Preserve Will Impact Florida's Hunting Community!

HAWAII: Governor Signs Important NRA Instructor Liability Bill into Law

ILLINOIS: Governor Abuses Amendatory Veto Powers to Propose Semi-Auto Ban

INDIANA: Rumor Control: The Truth About Indiana SB1

IOWA: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to Headline NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition's Third Annual Second Amendment Rally

MICHIGAN: Attend the Grand Opening of the NRA Campaign Field Office in Gaylord, MI on Saturday, August 18th!

MISSISSIPPI: Recent Attorney General Opinion Could Affect How You Carry Your Firearm for Protection

NEVADA: Attend the Grand Opening of the NRA Reno Campaign Field Office on Wednesday, August 15!

NEW YORK: Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education presents the 2012 Firearm Civil Rights Conference

NEW YORK: Gun Owners Victorious in New York

NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-Gun Media Has Put Law-Abiding Gun Owners at Risk

WISCONSIN: Attend the Grand Opening of the NRA Green Bay Campaign Field Office on Saturday, August 11!

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