NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 20, No. 32 08/16/2013

Piers Morgan Tells a Whopper

If you have the misfortune to be familiar with Piers Morgan, the British former tabloid "reporter" and "talent judge" known on this side of the Atlantic as CNN's most overbearing gun control proselytizer, you won't be surprised at what he did on Tuesday.

It began during an interview with military history expert A.W.R. Hawkins, as Morgan pushed his theory that more gun ownership leads to more crime. Hawkins disagreed, noting that Virginia had recently experienced a significant increase in gun ownership, followed by a significant decrease in violent crime.

The insufferable Morgan then counter-claimed that, according to the FBI, no less, Virginia had the highest murder rate in the United States in 2009. Morgan's statement would have been true only if 25 states had seceded in 2008, however, and according to the FBI's 2009 crime report, there were still 50 states in 2009 and Virginia ranked 26th among them in murder, with a rate 12 percent lower than the national rate.



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Rumor Control: U.N. "Disarmament" Memo

As attacks on our Second Amendment rights continue, there is typically a corresponding uptick in the number of internet rumors concerning firearms, ammunition, and gun-control measures.

The latest rumor involves the United Nations, a group that indeed poses an ongoing potential threat to our Second Amendment rights. However, this rumor was highly suspect right from the start.


Alabama Wildlife Group Honors NRA President with "Conservationist of the Year" Award

The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently held its AWF Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. These awards are the most respected conservation honors in the state of Alabama. Over the past 30 years, the AWF has presented these awards to individuals and organizations that make great contributions to the conservation of Alabama's wildlife and related natural resources.


D.C. Council Chair Targets Responsible Shooting Opportunities

Most anti-gun politicians who are quick to violate the rights of gun owners at least have the sense to grudgingly appreciate the contribution to the tax base made by in-state firearm manufacturers and related industries. This can be seen in the recent attempts of some Northeast states to hold onto firms that are looking to move South and West, and take the jobs they offer with them. With this in mind, D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson's attempt to admonish the D.C.-based company LivingSocial for merely offering organized events where alcohol could be consumed after a trip to a shooting range, borders on the bizarre.


Stop "Organizing for Action"--Take Your Own Action This Month

Organizing for Action (OFA), an organization dedicated to promoting President Obama's agenda and policies (and whose website includes an Obama campaign logo and whose URL is is in the midst of its "Action August"--an advocacy initiative that includes "national action days" focused on issues that will include gun control.

According to a Politico article, the thrust of OFA's initiative will be to confront legislators who oppose Obama's agenda while they're in their home districts during the congressional recess and try to get them to change their positions.



CALIFORNIA: APPS Abuse: The Sequel – Another NRA News Video Exposes Cal-DOJ’s Firearm Confiscation Program For What It Truly Is

CALIFORNIA: Anti-Gun Legislation Must Be Stopped in Sacramento

CALIFORNIA: Traditional Ammunition and California’s Hunting Heritage are Under Attack

COLORADO: Historic Senate Recall Elections Set for September 10

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

COLORADO: Colorado Springs Police Protective Association Endorses Pro-Gun Candidate Herpin in the Senate District 11 Recall Election

FLORIDA: Alert! Is Rep. Matt Gaetz a Second Amendment Friend or Foe?

IOWA: Join the NRA and IFC for the Fourth Annual Second Amendment Rally on August 24

KANSAS: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Expands to Georgia

MISSISSIPPI: NRA, Governor Phil Bryant and Pro-Gun State Legislators File Pro-Second Amendment Amicus Curiae Briefs in Support of HB 2 with Mississippi Supreme Court

MISSOURI: State Senator Calls on Google to Completely Remove "Gun Geo Marker" App

NEVADA: List of Recognized Out-of-State Concealed Carry Permits Released

NEVADA: Attend the 2013 CCW Public Forum on August 20 and Voice Your Opinion on the CCW Permit Process

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Supreme Court Makes Important Pro-Gun Decision

NEW JERSEY: Governor Christie Signs Gun Bills! No Action Taken Yet on Sweeney FID Bill or .50 Caliber Ban!

NEW YORK: Freedompalooza Event is a Call to Action for All in the Empire State

SOUTH CAROLINA: Please Attend FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in COLUMBIA on Monday, August 19

TEXAS: Once Again, Campus Carry Not On Call For Third Special Session - Elected Officials Weigh In With Governor Perry

WISCONSIN: Public Hearing on Pro-Hunting Legislation Postponed Until Next Wednesday

WYOMING: BLM Management Plan of Critical Importance to Hunters and Shooters