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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 20, No. 2 01/11/2013
NRA: Biden meetings are just for 'show' NRA-ILA Executive director, Chris W. Cox, discussed the Biden task force meeting in a recent interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Click Read More below to watch the video.
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The Obama administration is seeking to institute a far more sweeping gun-control agenda than simply reinstating the failed Clinton bans on "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines. While the administration seeks to ban whole classes of firearms, a working group led by longtime gun control supporter Vice-President Joe Biden is also seriously considering proposals for a national registration database to track the movement and sale of all firearms, and much more. After meeting with gun ban activists on Wednesday, Biden said, “This is a problem that requires immediate attention. I want to make clear that we’re not going to get caught up in the notion that, unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing. It's critically important that we act."
On Thursday, Jan. 10, NRA-ILA Federal Affairs director James Jay Baker, along with representatives of other gun owners’ and sportsmen’s groups, attended a meeting of Vice-President Joe Biden’s firearms task force. After the meeting, the NRA released the following statement: The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended Thursday's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.
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While Senator Feinstein's soon-to-be-introduced bill to ban semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines is garnering the most attention from anti-gun politicians and their media allies, attacks on our Second Amendment rights are by no means limited to this one proposal, nor to just Congress. Based on bills introduced on the first day of the 113th Congress, we clearly face the most serious threat to our fundamental Second Amendment rights in the last 20 years, and law-abiding gun owners need to ACT NOW to ward off an unprecedented onslaught on our rights.
On January 8, the State of Illinois petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for a rehearing before the full court in the NRA-backed case Shepard v. Madigan. A month earlier, on December 11, a three-judge Seventh Circuit panel struck down Illinois' complete ban on Right-to-Carry outside the home.
CALIFORNIA: Glendale City Council to Consider a Proposed Ordinance to Ban Gun Shows
CALIFORNIA: Public Forum on Gun Control to be Held in Santa Rosa
COLORADO: Gun Grabbers in the Legislature continue to add to their Rights Infringing Agenda this Session
CONNECTICUT: Weston Board of Selectmen's Drafted Ordinance Endangers Law-Abiding Citizen
DELAWARE: On Sunday, January 20, the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association and the 9-12 Delaware Patriots are hosting a "2nd Amendment Freedom Rally"
ILLINOIS: Calls from Gun Owners Overwhelm the Illinois State House – Legislators Back Down from Vote on Semiautomatic Firearms and Magazine Ban for Now
MISSISSIPPI: Representative Andy Gipson Files First Pro-Second Amendment Bill of the 2013 Legislative Session
NEW YORK: Don't Let Albany Politicians Trade Away Your Second Amendment Rights
RHODE ISLAND: Providence Passes Resolution Banning Semi-Automatic Guns
TEXAS: Urge Travis County Commissioners to Oppose Ban on Gun Shows in Taxpayer-Owned Facilities
VERMONT: Burlington City Council to Consider Gun and Magazine Ban Proposal Next Monday
VIRGINIA: Purcellville Mayor Joins Gun Ban Group and Leesburg Mayor Rejects Them
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