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July 4, 2014

Let's Prove Bloomberg Can't Buy American Liberty

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, among the world’s richest men, believes his personal fortune can erase the liberty of every American who would exercise the right to keep and bear arms. He plans liquidation of our rights a step-at-a-time—spending millions of dollars of his bottomless personal fortune at a time.
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July 2, 2014

The Scam Artist

With "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" exposed and failing, billionaire huckster Michael Bloomber rebranded his gun control machine as a grassroots movement called "Everytown for Gun Safety." But it isn't every town. It isn't grassroots. And it sure isn't about gun safety. 
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June 27, 2014

Federal Court in Colorado Upholds Magazine Ban and Background Check Requirement

This week, Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado issued a decision in the NRA-supported case of Colorado Outfitters Assoc. v. Hickenlooper.  The case seeks to invalidate the burdensome magazine ban and so-called "universal" background check law passed in Colorado last year.
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June 27, 2014

Court Finds that Terrorist Watchlist Lacks Constitutional Safeguards

Gun owners wary of government overreach in the name of “public safety,” take heed.
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June 27, 2014

Hickenlooper Re-Reverses Himself on Colorado’s Magazine Ban

Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper, who recently expressed misgivings about signing the state’s 15-round magazine limit into law, now says he supports it again.
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June 27, 2014

Media Promotes Bloomberg Propaganda

A free press is a good thing for America to have. A more competent free press that doesn’t parrot and exaggerate anti-gun propaganda would be even better.
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June 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton: Gun Control Opponents Are Terrorists, Not Entitled to Viewpoint

Hillary Clinton hasn’t said that she’s running for the Democrat Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but lately she’s been going out of her way to make sure that gun owners know what a Hillary presidency would be like for them.
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June 20, 2014

Former MAIG Boss: Gun Control Wouldn't Stop Mass Murderers

Mark Glaze, who just resigned as executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), now says that the gun control restrictions MAIG supports are “a mismatch,” where crimes committed by mass murderers are concerned. “It is a messaging problem” for gun control supporters “when a mass shooting happens and nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting,” Glaze told the Wall St. Journal.
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June 20, 2014

Web of Deceit? School District's Internet Filter Chooses Sides in Gun "Debate"

Most schools these days like to trumpet their support of “critical thinking.”  For at least one high school in Connecticut, however, that apparently means thinking that criticizes only one side of a contested issue.
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June 20, 2014

911 Call Sent to Voicemail During Violent Home Invasion

An oft-repeated adage holds, “when seconds count, police are only minutes away.”  This isn’t a slight against the men and women of law enforcement, but they can’t be everywhere at once, and too often the damage is done when help finally arrives.  A recent story out of Port Richey, Fla., demonstrates this point with unusual clarity. 
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June 20, 2014

Gov. Hickenlooper: Don't Blame Me for Magazine Ban

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who signed his state’s 15-round magazine limit into law in 2013, is trying to absolve himself of responsibility for his decision.  This is the same politician who last year claimed that the banned magazines “have the potential to turn killers into killing machines.”
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June 13, 2014

Anti-Gun Activist: Ban All Detachable-Magazine Semi-Automatics

Recently, a longtime firearm prohibition advocate confirmed at least two points that people who follow the gun control debate have long known. First, anti-gun activists have not abandoned the holy grail of their agenda, getting handguns banned. Second, they will never be content with an “assault weapons” ban that applies only to external features of semiautomatic firearms and not to the operating systems of those guns. 
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June 13, 2014

First Grader Suspended for Voluntarily Surrendering Toy-Gun

As useless as the practice may be, anti-gun crusaders typically love a gun turn-in, even those aimed at toy guns. Yet in this week’s example of zero-tolerance zealotry, even that act was cause for punishment.
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June 13, 2014

Obama (Again) Touts Australian Gun Control, Misleads (Again) on Background Checks

On Tuesday, Barack Obama once again shared his desire for Australian-style gun control to be imported stateside. While participating in a Q&A session involving the social media website Tumblr, Obama described the failure to enact gun control legislation as the “biggest frustration” of his presidency. The president added, “A couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting… And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not seeing that again. And basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws.”
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June 13, 2014

Everytown's List of "School Shootings" Employs Misleading Terms for Emotional Effect

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control operatives, currently organized under the umbrella of “Everytown for Gun Safety,” are trying to mislead legislators and the general public with a list of firearm-related incidents titled, “School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook.” As of a June 10, 2014 update, “at least 74” such incidents are said to have occurred.
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June 6, 2014

Accused Arms-Smuggler Gets Nearly 300,000 Votes in California Election

On Tuesday, over 287,000 Californians cast their votes for San Francisco-area State Sen. Leland Yee in the Democratic Party’s Secretary of State primary election.  You might recall Sen. Yee is a long-time anti-gunner and, in 2006, received an "A+" rating from the Brady Campaign and was named to the group's so-called "Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll."
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June 6, 2014

Post-Heller D.C. Continues to Experience Historically Low Homicides

In 1989, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry felt obligated to offer a rationalization for his city’s horrific homicide rate, stating, “Outside of the killings, we have one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” This week, Washington’s WTOP radio station filed a report highlighting just how far D.C. has come from the days when it was referred to as the nation’s “murder capital.”
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May 30, 2014

House Report: "Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses for Asphyxiation

On May 29, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.)  released a staff report, The Department of Justice's "Operation Choke Point": Illegally Choking Off Legitimate Businesses? The report concludes that the true goal of the operation is to "choke out" certain industries, including legal businesses like sellers of firearms and ammunition, which the current administration considers politically objectionable.
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May 30, 2014

Chicago: Unable to Ban Dealers, Emanuel Seeks to Regulate Them Out of Existence

This week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his crusade against the city's lawful gun owners by putting forth legislation severely regulating gun stores within the city.  Foiled by the courts in an earlier attempt to ban gun sales outright in the Second City, the mayor's new proposal is an attempt to circumvent the court's ruling and institute a de facto ban on sales.
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May 30, 2014

Good Citizens and Good Neighbors: The Gun Owners' Role

NRA-ILA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHRIS W. COXNRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox addresses the recent article by NRA-ILA on open carry demonstrations in Texas and the complete failure of gun control in California. Cox clearly states the NRA's position on open carry, "Unequivocally, we support open carry. We've been the leader of open carry efforts across this country." Cox also discusses the tragedy in California and upcoming elections.
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May 23, 2014

The Democracy Alliance Joins Fight for Gun Control

Fresh off the recent news that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million to help elect gun control-supporting candidates in November's national elections, a similar plan by the Democracy Alliance has been exposed by the Washington Free Beacon.
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May 23, 2014

Remember What We Are Celebrating on Memorial Day

This weekend, our country will celebrate Memorial Day.  We'll cook out, relax, and visit with friends and family.  But this holiday weekend is about more than barbeques, swimming pools, and family get-togethers.  As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let us keep in mind what we are "celebrating" -- those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Americans, and people around the world, would be able to reap the benefits of freedom.
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May 23, 2014

Comments Needed on BATFE’s Extension of the Multiple Rifles Sales Reporting/Registration Requirements

Since August 2011 BATFE has required Federal Firearm Licensees in states bordering Mexico to fill out special reports whenever two or more of certain types of rifles are sold to the same buyer in the same transaction or within a five-day period. 
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May 23, 2014

Jersey Gun and Magazine Ban Heads to Gov. Christie

This week, New Jersey's Assembly approved legislation banning ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds and semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The vote was 44-34.
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May 23, 2014

Update on the Obama Administration's Proposed Ban on the Domestic Sale of Ivory and Importation of Elephant Trophies

In recent Grassroots Alerts, we addressed the Obama administration's proposal to ban the trade and sale of legally owned ivory within the United States (click here to see the initial alert).  The NRA supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory, but this proposed ban on legally owned ivory sold domestically will have no impact on poaching of elephants and the illegal ivory trade.  On the contrary, this ban will only affect honest law-abiding Americans by making their possessions valueless.  Please see this New York Times article highlighting the broad spectrum of people who will be harmed by the ban. 
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May 23, 2014

Media Matters’ Fires Blanks in Attack on Reporter

Media Matters -- the self-styled "progressive" watchdog that howls in protest whenever anyone  deviates in thought or word from its version of the "progressive agenda" -- confirmed its lack of credibility this week by attempting to smear Fox-5 (Washington, D.C.) investigative reporter Emily Miller over her comments relating to gun control.
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May 16, 2014

Team Obama Supports Your Right to "Selfie"-Defense?

The British author George Orwell's prescient novel "1984" has increased in popularity since the recent revelation of massive spying on Americans' private communications.  Orwell is also credited with the sentiment popularized in the quote, "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
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May 16, 2014

Federal District Court Upholds D.C.'s Onerous Registration Regime

Following the Supreme Court's Landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, D.C. enacted several new gun control laws that prohibited the possession of so-called "assault weapons", prohibited possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, created handgun rationing, generally required the registration of all firearms, and required that registrations be renewed every three years.  Shortly after the earliest of these new laws were enacted, Dick Anthony Heller and several other plaintiffs filed a new lawsuit challenging the provisions in the NRA supported case Heller v. District of Columbia, commonly referred to as Heller II.
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May 16, 2014

Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment.  On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines.  The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate.  Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he will have 45 days to make his decision.
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May 16, 2014

Primary Grades and Endorsements Available on NRA-PVF Site

With freedom hanging in the balance, this year's elections will almost assuredly be the most important in your voting lifetime!  You've no doubt heard that said before, but with the stakes enormously high, the importance of this year's elections simply cannot be overstated.
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May 16, 2014

As If You Needed Another Reason to Vote

New data suggests that gun owners have a real opportunity to help move the country in the right direction in November.  According to the results of a Gallup poll released on Monday, "a majority of U.S. registered voters, 53%, say they are less enthusiastic about voting than in previous elections, while 35% are more enthusiastic."
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May 16, 2014

Jersey City Moves Forward in Politicizing Law Enforcement Procurements

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Jersey City, N.J., has moved forward with a previously announced plan to inject anti-gun politics into their law enforcement procurement process. The city has required gun manufacturers and distributors, bidding to supply the city's police force with firearms and ammunition, to fill out a survey quizzing the firms on their participation in a raft of gun control measures. Mayor Steven Fulop told the WSJ, that the gun control initiative, "shows municipalities and police departments have the ability to shape the dialogue." Thus far two bidders for the city's $500,000 in contracts have complied with the questionnaire, Atlantic Tactical and Lawmen Supply Company.
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May 16, 2014

Remington Moves Two Production Lines from New York to Alabama

As we reported last August, gun manufacturers are increasingly moving from states with strict firearms controls to more friendly climes.  This trend continued Thursday, as Remington Outdoor Company announced that they were relocating two of their production lines from Ilion, N.Y., where the company was founded in 1816, to a new facility in Huntsville, Ala.
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May 9, 2014

Editorial Describes America Through the Eyes of an Anti-Gunner

Well, it's nothing especially new in the realm of anti-gun propaganda, but the Washington Post “Morning Mix” section on Thursday reprinted yet another screed by a big city newspaper against U.S. gun culture. The reprinted article followed a template familiar to anyone who is engaged in the gun debate in America.
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May 9, 2014

NRA Offers New Digital Media Property Free of Charge

The NRA is proud to present its newest digital media property: NRA Family InSights.  After 33 years of educating and entertaining Junior members with firearm safety instruction and helpful tips for beginning shooters and hunters through NRA InSights, the NRA is now taking the next logical step by embracing the youngest shooters and their families, as well as anyone who is new to firearms. 
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May 9, 2014

Anti-Gunners Tell the States: "Adopt Foreign Gun Laws"

It says a lot about anti-gunners that they like the laws of other countries more than those of the United States (see above article on North Korea, for example). 
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May 9, 2014

Hillary: On guns, "We're way out of balance"

The NRA has always supported laws prohibiting violent felons and certain other categories of potentially dangerous persons from possessing guns, and it’s a position we’re confident is shared by the vast majority of gun owners nationwide.
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May 2, 2014

Pennsylvania High Court Abandons Warrant Requirement for Automobile Searches

This past Tuesday, in a four to two decision, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided that police officers can search an automobile without a warrant as long as the officers have probable cause that they will find contraband or evidence of a crime.  A lengthy majority opinion compared state and federal protections against unreasonable searches.
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May 2, 2014

Antigun Journalist Admits Wife Wished for Gun When Criminal Struck

On Wednesday, gun control supporter and Fox News contributor Juan Williams appeared on the Lars Larson radio show and shared with listeners a personal incident that will hopefully have him questioning his long-held anti-gun positions.  Williams told Larson, "My wife went to the gas station, and while she's trying to put the credit card in some guy rushes by her, gets in the car, and drives off with the damn car." Williams then noted that his wife's response to the situation was, "I wish I had a gun."
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May 2, 2014

MAIG Honcho Cuts His Losses, Quits Bloomberg Gun Control Cabal

Mark Glaze, the head of Michael Bloomberg's ever-morphing anti-gun empire, has announced his departure from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group he helped form and steer since 2011.
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