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March 1, 2013

Feinstein Holds Hearings on Gun and Magazine Ban

On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has been advocating banning one sort of gun or another for over 30 years, held Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on her new gun and magazine ban legislation, S. 150, the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013."
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February 22, 2013

Feinstein to Hold Another (Anti-) Gun Hearing Next Week

On January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee held a hearing entitled, "What Should America Do About Gun Violence?"
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February 22, 2013

Pressure Mounting on President, Attorney General Regarding Lack of Prosecutions for NICS Denials

As detailed in a February 21 press release, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) are pressing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to explain why they have failed to prosecute the vast majority of convicted felons and fugitives from justice who are failing background checks under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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February 22, 2013

Take it from Jim. Don't Worry About Gun Registration

Jim Kessler, in a "fresh thinking" Third Way memo posted online this month, says that Americans will have nothing to fear if Congress imposes a law that criminalizes private gun transfers by requiring FBI background checks on sales, gifts, and trades of firearms between family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors and other acquaintances, along with the small percentage of non-dealer transactions that take place between strangers.
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February 15, 2013

Obama Justice Department Reveals Truth About State of the Union Claims

Despite long odds, on Tuesday night, Barack Obama managed to turn in a State of the Union performance that was filled with more theatrical pandering than the event is typically known for. 
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February 15, 2013

Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Second Amendment

On Tuesday, February 12, career gun control advocate Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) held a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing inappropriately titled, "Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment."  
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February 8, 2013

Arizona: Management Plan for Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Includes Motorized and Non-Motorized Hunting Opportunities

The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft plan to guide the management of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests for the next 15 years.   The draft plan can be viewed online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/asnf/plan_deis.
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February 8, 2013

North Carolina: Hunting and Recreational Shooting at Stake in Management Plan for Two National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of revising the management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.  When completed, the plan will guide management of the two national forests for approximately 15 years.  Nearly all decisions made about public use of national forests across the country, including access and opportunity to hunt and target shoot, flow from these management plans.  
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February 8, 2013

Private Gun Sale Bans Remain Centerpiece of Federal Anti-Gun Agenda

As we reported last week, while banning guns and magazines is being actively promoted by the anti-gunners (as evidenced by introduction of Sen. Feinstein's S. 150), the criminalization of private firearm transfers is the centerpiece of their anti-Second Amendment efforts. 
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February 8, 2013

NRA Responds to Pelosi's "Gun Violence Prevention Task Force" Proposals

The proposals by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's "Gun Violence Prevention Task Force", chaired by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), represent the Obama Administration's gun control wish list. 
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February 8, 2013

NICS Checks Up 53% in Last Three Months

NICS checks increased 53 percent during the three-month period of November 2012 through January 2013, as compared to the same three months a year earlier, according to the FBI.
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February 8, 2013

"Big Three" News Networks Show Anti-Gun Bias

Gun control is at the forefront of President Obama's political and social agendas. 
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February 7, 2013

Colorado: Plan for Federal Lands in Grand Junction Area Will Close Lands to Recreational Shooting

The Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has released a draft plan for a 90 day comment period ending April 25th.  The planning area consists of about 2.2...
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January 29, 2013

Please Attend U.S. Senate Gun Control Hearing Tomorrow! Show Your Support for The Second Amendment and NRA!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?”. The hearing will be held in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216, and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.  Since we expect this hearing to be well attended, it’s important you arrive by 8:00am.
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January 25, 2013

"Universal Background Checks" – Absolutely Not

Imagine a grandfather who wants to give a family shotgun to his 12-year-old grandson having to do a background check on his grandson before giving him the shotgun.
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January 25, 2013

Feinstein Introduces Massive Semi-Auto Firearm and Magazine Ban

On Jan. 24, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced S. 150, her long-anticipated bill to ban "assault weapons" and "large" magazines.  Contrary to media claims that Feinstein wants to "reinstate" the 1994 ban, the bill will go much further toward her stated long-term goal of gun confiscation, imposing a host of absurdly broad definitions and onerous restrictions.
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January 25, 2013

Statement from Chris W. Cox Regarding "Universal" Background Checks

An article appearing on TheHill.com yesterday asserted that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) is working on a bill with the NRA that would implement universal background checks.
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January 11, 2013

Feinstein Gun Ban Just Tip of Iceberg!

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.
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January 11, 2013

Biden Says, "Critically Important to Act" on Guns--Opens Door to Executive Action

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.
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January 11, 2013

Biden Says, "Critically Important to Act" on Guns--Opens Door to Executive Action

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.
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January 4, 2013

Feinstein's New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)--author of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004--has said for weeks that she will soon introduce an even more restrictive bill.  Leaders in the U.S. Senate have stated that January 22 will be the first day on which new Senate legislation can be proposed, so that is the most likely date for the new, sweeping legislation to be introduced. 
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January 4, 2013

Feinstein's New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)--author of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004--has said for weeks that she will soon introduce an even more restrictive bill.  Leaders in the U.S. Senate have stated that January 22 will be the first day on which new Senate legislation can be proposed, so that is the most likely date for the new, sweeping legislation to be introduced. 
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December 27, 2012

Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. According to a Dec. 27th posting on Sen. Feinstein’s website and a draft of the bill obtained by NRA-ILA, the new ban would, among other things, adopt new definitions of “assault weapon” that would affect a much larger variety of firearms, require current owners of such firearms to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act, and require forfeiture of the firearms upon the deaths of their current owners.
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December 21, 2012

The Battle is Not Coming--It is Here! You Must Remain Engaged!

NRA initially withheld comment about the horrible crime that took place in Newtown, Connecticut last week, out of respect for the families of the crime's victims and other residents of that community, and while law enforcement officials there conducted their investigation.  However, President Obama and a usual cast of characters, in keeping with their longstanding practice of not letting any crisis go to waste, quickly used the tragedy to push their gun ban agenda.
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November 16, 2012

Bill Advances to Stop EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition--Contact Your U.S. Senators in Support of S. 3525, the "Sportsmen's Act of 2012"

When Congress reconvened this week, one of the first items the U.S. Senate voted on was S. 3525, "The Sportsmen's Act of 2012."  As we reported last week, S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land.  But it's more than that. 
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September 14, 2012

Contact Your U.S. Senators and Urge Their Support of S. 3525 the "Sportsmen's Act of 2012"

In the waning days of the 112th Congress, there is an outside chance that the U.S. Senate could vote on a sportsmen's package--S. 3525, "The Sportsmen's Act of 2012."  S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land.
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August 3, 2012

Anti-Gun Lawmakers Push Ammunition Sales Ban

On Monday, July 30, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would impose sweeping new--and not so new--restrictions on ammunition sales.
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August 3, 2012

Senate Leaves Town without Magazine Ban Debate

On Thursday, Aug. 2, the U.S. Senate began its summer recess without any debate on the magazine ban amendment proposed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and others. The amendment could have been attached to a cybersecurity bill, S. 3414, but debate on the bill stalled over unrelated issues.
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July 27, 2012

Senators Lautenberg, Schumer and the Usual Suspects Call for Magazine Ban

The U.S. Senate will take up the "Cybersecurity Act" starting Monday, July 30, but a group of Democrat Senators lead by Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are to add an anti-gun amendment to the bill.  Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined in the effort to resurrect the failed 1994 magazine ban.
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July 13, 2012

Senate Sets Up Vote On DISCLOSE Act For Monday

Next week, the United States Senate will once again take up the latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, in yet another attempt to curtail the First Amendment rights of Americans. The bill, S. 3369, has been fast-tracked on the Senate calendar and is set for a vote on Monday, July 16.
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July 13, 2012

BATFE Modifies Shotgun Import Ban Study, Still Gets It Wrong

In January 2011, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released its "Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns." Using the unconstitutional and oft-abused "sporting purposes" test as justification, BATFE concocted a list of ten popular shotgun features and determined that "shotguns containing any of these features are not particularly suitable for nor readily adaptable to generally recognized sporting purposes." Guns with any of these features will therefore be prohibited from importation.
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July 6, 2012

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Underway

As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.
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June 29, 2012

Holding Holder Accountable: U.S. House Votes for Contempt Resolution

On Thursday, June 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution holding Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents about his department's response to the "Fast and Furious" operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The resolution passed by a bipartisan vote of 255 to 67.  Late today, Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, that the Department of Justice would not prosecute Holder. This leaves civil enforcement--authorized by a separate House vote Thursday--as the only likely avenue for Congress to enforce the subpoena.
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June 29, 2012

Celebrate Liberty by Participating in "National Training Week"

Gunlaws.com has come up with an idea for getting more Americans involved in shooting sports; the effort is called "National Training Week" and is designed to promote marksmanship and gun safety across the Country.
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June 27, 2012

"Fast and Furious" Vote Scheduled: Act Now to Hold Obama and Holder Accountable!

Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote "Yes" on Holder Contempt Resolution and Civil Lawsuit Authority- Tomorrow—Thursday, June 28—the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress, and to authorize a civil lawsuit to enforce the contempt resolution.
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June 22, 2012

Land Access Provision Added to Interior Appropriations Bill

With the strong support of the NRA, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, has included a provision in the fiscal year 2013 Interior and Environment appropriations bill that protects hunters’ access to millions of acres of federal land. The bill was passed by the subcommittee this week and will be considered next week by the full committee.
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June 15, 2012

Holder Offers a "Compromised" Compromise

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was again on the proverbial hot-seat this week as investigations into the infamous "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal continue.
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June 15, 2012

Contact Your U.S. Senators and Urge Their Support for Tester-Thune Amendment--"Sportsmen's Act" Could be Voted on Next Week

As we reported last week, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus co-chairs, Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), have introduced very important legislation in the U.S. Senate to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting. 
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June 8, 2012

Sportsmen's Act Amendment to be Introduced in U.S. Senate

As previously reported, H.R. 4089--the "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012"--passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April by a bipartisan vote of 274 to 146. The bill will protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.  H.R. 4089 was a compilation of four different bills:  H.R. 1558, which amends the "Toxic Substances Control Act"; H.R. 3440, the "Recreational Shooting Protection Act";  H.R. 2834, the "Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act";  and H.R. 991, the "Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2011." We are pleased to announce that Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) will be introducing similar legislation in the U.S. Senate next week as an amendment to the Senate farm bill.
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June 8, 2012

Holder Continues to Dance Around "Fast and Furious" Questions

The casting directors for "Dancing with the Stars" may wish to contact U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for an audition because, clearly, Holder can dance.During yet another hearing this week, Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee about his personal role--and the roles of senior Justice Department officials--in the disastrous "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation, which resulted in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
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