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September 10, 2010

Bloomberg Further Disgraces Himself In Latest Anti-Gun Pitch

No one in this country knows better than New Yorkers what "devastation" looks like. On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center buildings and their surrounding area were reduced to rubble, burying nearly 3,000 Americans.
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September 10, 2010

NRA Challenges Constitutionality Of Federal Handgun Ban For Law Abiding 18-20 Year-Olds

The NRA is challenging federal laws that prohibit law-abiding Americans 18-20 years of age from legally purchasing a handgun through a federally licensed firearm dealer.
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September 10, 2010

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on S. 941 - the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act"

This Tuesday, September 14, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on reforming current regulation of commerce in firearms -- especially in the area of dealer licensing and oversight -- by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
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September 8, 2010

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on S. 941 (BATFE Reform) Next Tuesday

On Tuesday, September 14, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on reforming current regulation of commerce in firearms--especially in the area of dealer licensing and oversight--by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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September 3, 2010

State Department Squirms On Garand And Carbine Imports

A lot of things have changed in the federal government since President Harry S. Truman put his famous "the buck stops here" sign on his desk.
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September 3, 2010

NRA Freedom Action Foundation Launches 2010 Trigger The Vote Effort

This week, NRA's Freedom Action Foundation (NRA-FAF) launched the 2010 "Trigger the Vote" campaign, featuring its Honorary Chairman Chuck Norris in a new series of advertisements.
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September 3, 2010

EPA Rejects Lead Ammo Ban Petition, But Anglers Aren't Off the Hook

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release August 27th announcing that it had rejected a petition filed by radical environmental groups to have lead ammunition banned under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
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August 27, 2010

EPA Denies Ammo Ban Petition

Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups that had sought to ban the use of lead in ammunition.
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August 27, 2010

NRA-Backed Measure Signed By President

Last week, the NRA-backed “Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010” (H.R. 5552) was signed into law.
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August 22, 2010

NRA Letter to EPA Regarding Lead Ammunition Ban

On August 3rd, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD and several other groups filed a petition with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban lead in ammunition and fishing...
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August 20, 2010

Anti-Gun Group Shows Why The American Way Is Better, As U.S. Firearm Production Soars

Anyone who traveled behind the Iron Curtain back in those days probably didn’t have to look very hard to find groups of “workers” sitting around doing pretty much nothing, except collecting a taxpayer-funded government paycheck.
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August 13, 2010

Outrage of the Week: San Francisco Bans Guns ... for Movie Poster Cops?!

San Francisco is well known for its fog. But while the sunshine sometimes cuts through fog in the atmosphere, one fog that rarely seems to lift is the fog of anti-gun thinking.
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August 13, 2010

Federal Legislative Roundup

Time is drawing short before your federal lawmakers adjourn for the “Summer District Work Period,” and there are two bills pending in Congress that require your immediate action.
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August 6, 2010

Statement on Elena Kagan's Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

On Thursday, August 05, 2010, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the highest Court in the land.
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August 6, 2010

NRA-Backed Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Passes Unanimously in U.S. SenateBill Passed in U.S. House by 412-6 Vote in June

By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed H.R. 5552 -- the Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act -- sponsored by Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Paul Ryan (R-WI).
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July 30, 2010

Last Chance To OPPOSE Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

On Tuesday, July 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination on to the full Senate for a vote.
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July 30, 2010

NRA-Backed "Protecting Gun Owners In Bankruptcy Act of 2010" Passes U.S. House

This week, by a margin of 307-113, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to amend the federal definition of “household goods” to protect firearms from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
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July 30, 2010

NRA Protects Second Amendment Rights Of Residents In Public Housing

Gun owners and sportsmen earned a victory this week as the House Financial Services Committee considered and adopted an amendment offered by Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) to protect the Second Amendment rights of public housing residents.
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July 23, 2010

Radical Group Launches Complete Lead Bullet Ban Campaign

As announced in a recent fundraising letter to its members, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) will launch a “once-in-a-lifetime campaign” this summer to “ban all lead bullets everywhere in the United States.” Make no mistake, hunters and shooters are in the crosshairs of this extremist group.
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July 23, 2010

Contact Your Senators And Urge Them To OPPOSE Kagan’s Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

On Tuesday, July 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination on to the full Senate for a vote. The full Senate vote on the confirmation is likely to occur the week of August 2nd. NOW is the time to contact your U.S. Senators and strongly urge them to OPPOSE and filibuster the Kagan nomination!
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July 23, 2010

NRA-ILA Protects Gun Owners’ Rights During UN Arms Trade Treaty Meeting

The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action wrapped up its lobbying efforts at the first session of the UN committee drafting an “arms trade treaty.” The “Preparatory Committee for the UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference” (called the “Prep Com”) has been meeting in New York from July 12 to today, July 23. The meeting is one in a series to prepare for a major conference to finalize an arms trade treaty in 2012. NRA-ILA was one of few pro-gun groups at the meeting. Anti-gun groups had a strong presence led by the International Action Network on Small Arms.
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July 16, 2010

Contact Your Senators And Urge Them To OPPOSE Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

As we reported in last week's Grassroots Alert, on July 1, NRA announced its strong opposition to the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court in a letter to the U.S. Senate.
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July 16, 2010

The "Blame and Punish Gun Owners Act"

Anti-gun politicians have often looked for ways to penalize law-abiding gun owners rather than go after violent criminals.
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July 16, 2010

"OMG, More Handguns!"

In 1979, the group now known as the Brady Campaign said "over 50 million handguns flood the houses and streets of our nation. . . . If we continue at this pace, we will have equipped ourselves with more than 100 million handguns by the turn of the century. One hundred million handguns. Will we be safer then?"
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July 9, 2010

With NRA Support, Chicagoans Challenge New City Gun Law

Barely a week after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, NRA is supporting a new lawsuit—Benson v. City of Chicago—to enforce the court's decision.
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July 9, 2010

Watch NRA's New Ad Opposing Elena Kagan's Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

On July 1, NRA announced its strong opposition to the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court in a letter to the U.S. Senate.
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July 9, 2010

Federal Open Fields Program to Expand Hunting Opportunities Nationwide

NRA is pleased to report that the federal Open Fields Initiative is now in effect and grant money is available through the United States Department of Agriculture for state and tribal governments interested in enrolling in the program, or expanding their existing Open Fields program.
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July 2, 2010

Get the Top Source on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the States

Attorneys challenging Chicago’s handgun ban in McDonald v. City of Chicago relied on one key book to explain how the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to protect the right to keep and bear arms against state infringement. That book is Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876, by Stephen P. Halbrook.
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July 2, 2010

NRA-Backed Excise Bill Overwhelmingly Passes U.S. House

On June 29, the NRA-backed Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act (H.R. 5552) easily passed in the House by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 412-6.
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July 2, 2010

NRA-PVF Endorsement Policy

We are rapidly approaching the time when NRA’s Political Action Committee the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will begin issuing endorsements in elections across the country.
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July 2, 2010

VPC’s Self-Induced Plunge Into Irrelevancy Continues With Knee-Jerk Reaction To McDonald Decision

By now, most people know that on June 28, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in McDonald v. City of Chicago—a case challenging handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois—ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense nationwide. The Court declared, “We have previously held that most of the provisions of the Bill of Rights apply with full force to both the Federal Government and the States. Applying the standard that is well established in our case law, we hold that the Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States.” Also, by now, most people who are familiar with the Violence Policy Center (VPC) know that the Court's decision appears to doom the very thing for which the little anti-gun fringe group was formed—a total ban on handguns.
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July 2, 2010

Daley Says "Stick It" To The Supreme Court

Having previously told a reporter that he would stick a rifle “up” his rear end for questioning the value of Chicago’s handgun ban, Chicago mayor Richard Daley has told the Supreme Court where to stick its ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.
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July 2, 2010

NRA Hails Historic Victory on Second Amendment Freedom in McDonald v. City of Chicago

This week, NRA praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision in another landmark Second Amendment case. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Second Amendment applies not just to Washington, D.C. and other federal enclaves, but protects the rights of all Americans throughout the country. The opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago brings an end to the nearly 30 year-long handgun ban that the city has imposed on its law-abiding citizens.
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July 2, 2010

NRA Opposed To Kagan Nomination To U.S. Supreme Court

There may be no vote a United States Senator casts that is more important than a vote to confirm a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now that the Court has clearly stated that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual right that applies to all law-abiding Americans, NRA members and gun owners expect a nominee to the Court to fully support, defend and preserve that freedom.
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June 25, 2010

With a Key Supreme Court DecisionPending, NRA Watches the Court's Latest Nominee

On Monday, June 28, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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June 11, 2010

Highest Honor Bestowed On Park Ranger

As reported in a June 8 WashingtonPost.com article, the National Park Service this week honored Ranger Scott Emmerich as the recipient of this year’s “Harry Yount Award,” the agency’s highest honor for park rangers.
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June 11, 2010

Winner Of 2010 Sarah Brady Visionary Award Resigns In Disgrace

On May 18, the Brady Campaign held a big shindig in Washington, D.C., to give this year’s “Sarah Brady Visionary Award” to now-former Hearst News Service White House reporter Helen Thomas.
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June 11, 2010

The Biennial Meeting Of States, And The Arms Trade Treaty

Two major meetings, possibly affecting American gun owners’ rights, will occur at the United Nations (UN) in New York over the next several weeks.
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June 11, 2010

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox's Letter to U.S. Senators on S. 3295, the DISCLOSE Act

There have been many questions regarding the National Rifle Association's position on S. 3295, the DISCLOSE Act. The purpose of this letter is to express our opposition to this bill as introduced.
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June 10, 2010

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox's Letter to Members of Congress on H.R. 5175, the Disclose Act

/media/PDFs/DiscloseAct52710.pdf May 26, 2010   Dear Member of Congress:   I am writing to express the National Rifle Association's strong concerns with H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act,...
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