NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 19, No. 39 09/28/2012

Grades and Endorsements Available October 1st on NRA-PVF Site!

This year's elections may well be the most important in your voting lifetime! The stakes are enormously high, and you need to be fully informed. For up-to-the-minute campaign information, and to see what you can do to help elect pro-Second Amendment candidates, visit the NRA-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) website,

This official NRA campaign site will serve as your one-stop campaign reference guide this election season. The site is loaded with all of the critical information you'll need to make informed decisions on Election Day, November 6. Included on the site are news stories, articles from NRA's magazines, NRA-PVF press releases, and, starting October 1st, a complete listing of NRA-PVF candidate grades and endorsements!


Must-See "GunBanObama" Website Now Active

As we enter the home stretch of this year's critically important election, two things are certain: First, the winner of the election will have a profound effect on your Second Amendment rights, and second, it's crucial that you know where the candidates stand on the Second Amendment so that you can make the right choice.

One thing we do know: Barack Obama continues to be a serious threat to gun owners. When it comes to Obama's stance on our Second Amendment rights, you need to be fully informed about what he has said and done during his entire political career.


UK Judges Revive Right to Self-Defense

When British couple Andy and Tracey Ferrie were arrested in early September on "suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm," after using a registered shotgun to fight off a pair of home invaders, self-defense proponents in the U.S. and across the pond feared the worst. After all, in the U.K. the right to self-defense has been degraded into near non-existence; made apparent by the infamous case of farmer Tony Martin and incidents like that of British TV personality Myleene Klass. However, in a rare bout of sanity, U.K. officials have dropped all charges against the Ferries and sent a warning to would-be criminals, in what will hopefully serve as a blueprint for how such cases are handled in the future.



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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.


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.



CALIFORNIA: Several Anti-Gun Bills Waiting for Governor's Action

COLORADO: Future of Target Shooting at Stake on Millions of Acres of Federal Land

COLORADO: Attend the NRA Castle Rock Campaign Field Office Grand Opening on September 22!

CONNECTICUT: New Britain Ends Concealed Carry Ban

FLORIDA: Attend the Grand Opening of the NRA Panama City Campaign Field Office on Saturday, September 29!

MICHIGAN: Your Immediate Help Needed- NRA's Top Agenda Item in Jeopardy!

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

NEBRASKA: North Platte Repeals Firearm Ban in City Parks

NEW MEXICO: ATTENTION New Mexico Concealed Handgun Licensees: Weigh In on Important Rule Change Allowing Concealed Carry in State Parks

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

NORTH CAROLINA: Emergency Powers Law Takes Effect this Monday

OKLAHOMA: Plan for Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Recommends Elk and Deer Hunting

OREGON: New Hunting Programs Proposed for Three Wildlife Refuges

PENNSYLVANIA: Governor Corbett Announces Nominations to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

PENNSYLVANIA: Time is Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Pass This Year

SOUTH CAROLINA: Stop Proposed Dorchester County Firearm Ordinance

TEXAS: Help The NRA-ILA Identify Non-Compliance Among Employers on One-Year Anniversary of Texas Parking Lot/Employee Protection Law

VIRGINIA: Virginia Shooting Sports Association Holds Annual Meeting

VIRGINIA: Sporting Clays Range Decision Deferred by Goochland County Planning Commission

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