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April 18, 2003

Moore Facing Recall Drive

Michael Moore, the anti-gun film maker who recently won an Academy Award for his film Bowling for Columbine, is now the target of an online effort that seeks to have his Oscar® revoked....
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April 18, 2003

First Class of Armed Pilots

The first group of pilots to have undergone extensive background checks and rigorous training could soon be equipped with firearms as a last line of defense against terrorist hijackers....
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April 18, 2003

Kennedy Loses First Skirmish In Senate Battle For Reckless Lawsuit Preemption

U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), one of Congress’s most strident and long-serving anti-gun voices, fired what could be considered the first legislative salvo in what will undoubtedly...
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April 11, 2003

House Passes Reckless Lawsuit Legislation

On Wednesday, April 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1036, reckless lawsuit preemption legislation, on an overwhelming, bipartisan 285 - 140 vote. H.R. 1036 seeks to...
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April 7, 2003

Special Congressional Alert!! 4/7/2003

RECKLESS LAWSUIT PREEMPTION SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY VOTE! H.R. 1036, the NRA-backed reckless lawsuit preemption legislation, has been scheduled for a vote this Wednesday, April 9 by...
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April 5, 2003

Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Approved By Judiciary Committee

On Thursday, April 3, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted 21 - 11 to approve H.R. 1036, the reckless lawsuit preemption bill. This legislation seeks to end the...
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March 28, 2003

Arizona Suit Supremely Rejected

Affirming a ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals, on March 21 the Arizona State Supreme Court ruled that neither the manufacturer, retail dealer, nor the promoter of the gun show...
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March 21, 2003

Reckless Lawsuit Bill Introduced In US Senate

U.S. Senators Larry Craig (R-Id.)—also an NRA Director—and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced the Senate’s version of reckless lawsuit preemption, S. 659, on Wednesday, March 19. Fifty-two...
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March 14, 2003

Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Remains In NRA Spotlight

Reckless lawsuit preemption legislation remains one of the top priorities for NRA this Congress. H.R. 1036, the House version of this critical reform, was introduced on February 27,...
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March 7, 2003

Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill Introduced In Congress

U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) teamed with Representatives Rick Boucher (D-Va.), Melissa Hart (R-Penn.), and Chris John (D-La.) to introduce reckless lawsuit preemption...
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March 1, 2003

Supreme Court Sends Chicago Case Back To Lower Court

On Wednesday, February 26, the Supreme Court of the United States vacated a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit that would have allowed the city of Chicago access...
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February 24, 2003

Ninth Circuit Disputes Silveira Decision, Judge Calls Second Amendment an Individual Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a February 18 ruling questioned that circuit`s recent anti-Second Amendment decision in Silveira v. Lockyer. One judge even wrote a...
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February 19, 2003

New BATF Form For Nonimmigrant Aliens

The following appeared in the Feb. 5 edition of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s "Bullet Points" newsletter: "BATF has created a new form for nonimmigrant aliens temporarily...
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February 9, 2003

HCI "Whistle-Blower" Reveals Very Little

The gun-ban lobby announced this week that it had reached a "watershed event" in its reckless lawsuit campaign with the filing of an affidavit by what the anti-gun organization calls...
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January 24, 2003

Lawsuit Preemption Remains Top Priority

As we reported in last week’s Grassroots Alert (Vol. 10, No. 3), the gun-ban lobby continues to try to advance its agenda of driving law-abiding gun manufacturers out of business with...
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January 17, 2003

Brady Bunch Promotes Agenda By Exploiting Tragedy Once Again

The gun-ban lobby that now calls itself the Brady Center or Brady Campaign— although many still refer to it by its old name of Handgun Control Incorporated (HCI)—held a press conference...
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December 15, 2002

Ninth Circuit Claims There Is No Right To Arms

Last week, on December 5, the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in a challenge to California’s ban on so-called "assault weapons" that has created...
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December 8, 2002

Federal Court Begins Debate Over Campaign Finance "Reform" Law

On Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 and 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments over the constitutionality of the campaign finance "reform" law...
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December 2, 2002

Bush Signs Homeland Security Bill — Includes Armed Pilots Program

On Monday, President Bush (R) signed into law the Homeland Security of Act of 2002, marking the most extensive federal re-organization since the creation of the Defense Department in...
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November 16, 2002

House Democrats Select Pelosi To Carry Party Banner

After anti-gun U.S. Representative Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) announced he would not seek another term as House Minority Leader, there was faint hope that House Democrats might select someone...
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November 16, 2002

Armed Pilots Gets A Boost

On Wednesday, November 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation establishing a new Homeland Security Department. The bill—passed on a strong, bipartisan 299 - 121 vote—includes...
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November 10, 2002

Congress Back For "Lame Duck" Sessions

Next week, federal lawmakers will return to begin working on several issues that remained unresolved when Congress adjourned in October. There will likely be a very brief "lame duck"...
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November 10, 2002

Gun-Ban Lobby Suffers Miserably At Polls

Anti-gun lawmakers and candidates were not the only big losers on Tuesday, as the gun-ban lobby formerly known as HCI suffered enormous setbacks at the polls. Each election cycle, the...
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November 10, 2002

You Did It! NRA & Gun Owners Enjoy Tremendous Success At Polls

All of your hard work leading up to Election Day 2002 paid off with incredible returns, as voters have decided to send a more pro-gun Congress to Capitol Hill in January 2003. While...
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November 1, 2002

Vote Freedom First On Tuesday, November 5!

This is it! Election Day 2002—Tuesday, November 5. Your actions today will determine the course of the debate on Second Amendment-related issues as well as the future of our freedoms...
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October 29, 2002

Election Day 2002—Less Than Two Weeks Away!

Election Day 2002—Tuesday, November 5—is right around the corner, and NRA-ILA has been laying the groundwork to ensure the pro-gun community will be able to elect countless pro-gun...
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October 5, 2002

Kohler, WI Workshop

Online registrations are no longer being taken. You may register at the door if you wish to attend.FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots WorkshopMonday, October 7The American Club444 Highland DriveKohler,...
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October 5, 2002

Racine, WI Workshop

Online registrations are no longer being taken. You may register at the door if you wish to attend.FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots WorkshopWednesday, October 9Racine Marriott7771 Washington...
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September 28, 2002

Arming Pilots Remains High Priority

Establishing an effective armed pilots program remains a top priority for NRA during this Congress. The U.S. Senate has already passed U.S. Senator Bob Smith’s (R-N.H.) armed pilots...
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September 28, 2002

Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Takes Critical Step Forward

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee reported favorably (passed) H.R. 2037—legislation to block politically-motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold law-abiding gun...
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September 20, 2002

Register To Vote!

Perhaps the simplest, yet most important action gun owners can take to ensure they will be able to help in the defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms is to make sure they are registered...
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September 18, 2002

Forest Service, BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service Planning Process Underway

Forest Service Planning ProcessThe Forest Service has a number of forest plans that are undergoing revision. A forest plan directs how the natural resources will be managed for a specific...
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September 16, 2002

Armed Pilots & Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Remain Top Priorities

Congress may operate beyond its targeted adjournment date of October 4, but there remains little time for action on two of NRA’s key legislative goals—the establishment of an effective...
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September 7, 2002

Lawsuit Preemption May See Action Soon

Reckless lawsuit preemption legislation, which would block politically-motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold law-abiding gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products,...
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September 7, 2002

Senate Approves Armed Pilots While TSA Suggests Test Program

Congress is back in session, and the U.S. Senate took swift action this week on arming pilots. U.S. Senator Bob Smith (R-N.H.) offered his version of armed pilots legislation as an...
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September 3, 2002

Congress Back In Session

Congress returns next week from its Summer District Work Period, with the House and Senate both scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, September 3. There is little time left for this Congress...
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August 3, 2002

Senate Lawsuit Preemption Bill Gaining Co-Sponsors

When we last reported on S. 2268, which blocks politically motivated lawsuits that attempt to hold law-abiding gun makers liable for the criminal misuse of their products, 22 Senators...
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July 26, 2002

Attend Town Hall Meetings

Congress is scheduled to go on break for its Summer District Work Period—with the House break scheduled for July 29 until Sept. 5, and the Senate for Aug. 5 to Sept. 2. Please contact...
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July 26, 2002

Anti-Gun Foundation Suggests Eliminating Firearm Safety Programs

A recent "study" put together by a collection of anti-gun "researchers," and funded by a foundation with a long anti-gun history, has come to the shocking and dangerous conclusion that...
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