A collection of relevant and timely media clips and resources.
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 19, No. 40 10/05/2012
The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund has announced its endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice President. NRA's Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, and NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris W. Cox, made the announcement this week in Fishersville, Virginia, during a rally with both Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) in attendance. Also attending, and performing at the press conference, was country music superstar and NRA Life Member Trace Adkins."Virginia is ground zero--the front line of this election. This is where the race could be won or lost. This is where the difference can be made. This is where gun owners must make that difference." said LaPierre."Today, we live in an America that is getting harder to recognize every day, led by a President who mocks our values, belittles our faith, and is threatened by our freedom." said Cox. "So on behalf of the four million men and women of the National Rifle Association, representing tens of millions of NRA supporters, it is my honor to announce the NRA's endorsement of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for President and Vice President of the United States."
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A key figure in the "Fast and Furious" scandal is now fighting to clear his name against a discredited media attack.Special Agent John Dodson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was one of the whistleblowers who came forward to tell the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the operation, which helped funnel thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. His testimony provided vital information that has helped shine a light on this scandal.In spite of the mountain of evidence that firearms were allowed to be trafficked to criminals without any effort to track or interdict them, Fortune magazine published a story in June written by Katherine Eban that made the implausible claim that it never really happened.
In 2007, with polls showing that only 22 percent of the American people trusted newspapers to tell the truth, and newspaper readership plummeting nationwide, the Tampa Bay Times doubled down on journalists' already high self-confidence by forming the PolitiFact project, which markets itself as providing the final word on truth in politics.Except, as the other 78 percent of the American people in 2007 might have expected, that is not what PolitiFact does. Not on gun issues, at least. PolitiFact's bias on other issues has been addressed by other groups and individuals and need not be repeated here. However, PolitiFact's bias on gun issues has been so blatant and so frequent lately that we have been compelled to respond directly.
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, www.NRAPVF.org.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!
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.To take a closer look at where Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment, please be sure to visit another NRA-PVF website--GunBanObama.com. This website is a comprehensive resource for the facts on Barack Obama's anti-Second Amendment stance.
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.
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.
ALABAMA: Hunting Opportunities Would be Extended with the Reauthorization of Forever Wild
CALIFORNIA: Governor Signs and Vetoes Final Anti-Gun Bills
IOWA: Ames City Council Moving to Trample on the Second Amendment Despite State Firearm Preemption Law
LOUISIANA: Voting "YES on 2" Means Restoring Your Gun Rights in Louisiana
LOUISIANA: Louisiana Shooting Association Strongly Endorses “YES on 2”
MICHIGAN: Help Repeal Handgun Registration in Michigan
MISSISSIPPI: Recent Attorney General Opinion Could Affect How You Carry Your Firearm for Protection
NEW JERSEY: Don't Miss the New Jersey State Association Annual Meeting Banquet on October 13!
NEW MEXICO: ATTENTION New Mexico Concealed Handgun Licensees: Weigh In on Important Rule Change Allowing Concealed Carry in State Parks
OREGON: New Hunting Programs Proposed for Three Wildlife Refuges
PENNSYLVANIA: Time is Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Pass This Year
TENNESSEE: Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen Vote to Uphold the Second Amendment
TEXAS: Help The NRA-ILA Identify Non-Compliance Among Employers on One-Year Anniversary of Texas Parking Lot/Employee Protection Law
VIRGINIA: Sporting Clays Range Decision Deferred by Goochland County Planning Commission
WISCONSIN: Attend the Wisconsin Freedom Fest- Saturday, October 6th!
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.READ MORE
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