NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 20, No. 25 06/21/2013

Outrage of the Week: Bloomberg Gun Control Group Claims Terrorist was "Victim of Gun Violence"

This week's outrage comes to us from New Hampshire, where New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group--Mayors Against Illegal Guns--labeled a terrorist as a "victim of gun violence."

As part of a gun control rally this week in Concord, a MAIG-sponsored "No More Names" tour bus arrived and anti-gun organizers read the names of those "killed with guns" since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school last year. Chief among the questionable list of gun violence victims was Boston Marathon terror bombing mastermind, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

When Tsarnaev's name was read, the crowd booed, and one of the attending pro-gun counter-protesters--who significantly outnumbered the antis--shouted, "he's a terrorist"--a point obviously lost, at the time, by the MAIG "No More Names" group.



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Biden Regroups, Promises Fight

At a press conference this week, Vice President Joe Biden (D) warned that he and the Obama administration have not given up on their proposed gun control measures, declared that the administration would "beat" NRA by passing gun control measures, and vowed that legislators who oppose the administration on gun control will "pay a political price" for doing so.

As reported in the Washington Post, Biden said to an audience that included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, "As proud as the president and I am of progress we've made, we need Congress to act. We need everyone in the country to know the fight is not over. Far from it." He further stated, "Janet Napolitano has not given up. Eric Holder has not given up."


Call Sen. Manchin, Tell him you Oppose his Misguided Legislation

In his latest move to advance the gun control agenda of President Barack Obama and billionaire anti-gun Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Manchin continues to misrepresent his failed legislation.

Senator Manchin's proposal criminalizes certain private transfers of firearms between honest citizens -- requiring lifelong friends, neighbors and some family members to get federal government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution.

As we have noted previously, expanding background checks, at gun shows or elsewhere, will not stop mass shootings, reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in their schools. In addition, the amendment would open the door to a national registry of gun owners. According to a recent internal memo from the Department of Justice, so-called "universal" background checks will not work without requiring a national gun registry.


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ALASKA: Governor Signed Important Pro-Gun Legislation Today

COLORADO: Recreational Shooting Targeted in Management Plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

DELAWARE: Governor Jack Markell Signs into Law Measure Attacking Law-Abiding Gun Owners

HAWAII: Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution To Ease Permitting and Registration Process

ILLINOIS: Concealed Carry Legislation Passes Both Legislative Chambers and Awaits Governor’s Signature

ILLINOIS: Localities Attempting to Enact Anti-Gun Ordinances in Anticipation of Firearms Preemption Law

MAINE: Legislative Session Adjourns with Passage of Bill that Attacks Private Firearm Transfers

MISSISSIPPI: Attorney General Releases Draft Opinion on 2013 Legislative Changes to Mississippi’s Carry Statutes

MISSOURI: Self-Defense Bill and Right-to-Carry Reform Delivered to Governor

MONTANA: Management Plan Closes Public Land to Target Shooting

NEVADA: Governor Vetoes New York-Style Gun Control Bill and Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

NEW JERSEY: Assembly Considering Misguided Gun Control This Week

NEW JERSEY: Attack on Second Amendment Continues in Trenton

NEW MEXICO: Your Santa Fe City Council Attempting to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines

NEW MEXICO: Santa Fe City Council to Vote on Banning Standard Capacity Magazines on Wednesday

NORTH CAROLINA: Contact your County Sheriff TODAY to Support the Repeal of Permit to

NORTH CAROLINA: Bill to Prohibit Destruction of Firearms Signed into Law

RHODE ISLAND: Concealed Carry Attack Stalls in Committee, But This Bill is Still Alive

TEXAS: Legislature Passes Record Number of Pro-Gun Bills But Key Items Remain as “Unfinished Business”

TEXAS: Campus Carry Will NOT Be on Special Session Call

VERMONT: Sportsmen's Act of 2013 Signed into Law