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May 13, 2004

NRA-Supported Law Makes Voting Easier For Sportsmen In Georgia

FAIRFAX, VA -- In the first law of its kind in the nation, Georgia will now allow citizens to register to vote while they get their hunting and fishing licenses. The "Sportsmen Voter...
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May 13, 2004

Governor Bush Supports Gun Owners` Rights: Signs Two Important Bills Into Law

FAIRFAX, VA -- After overwhelming support in the Florida Legislature and from firearm owners across the state, Governor Jeb Bush signed two important gun rights bills (SB 1156 and HB...
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May 12, 2004

South Carolina Repeals ‘One-Gun-A-Month` Law

FAIRFAX, VA -- After three-decades, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that the South Carolina Legislature has voted to repeal the current "one-gun-a-month"...
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May 12, 2004

Victory for NRA and Hunters: Minnesota Reinstates Dove Hunting After 57-year Ban

FAIRFAX, VA-- In an historic vote, law-abiding sportsmen and women will enjoy a dove hunting season in Minnesota for this first time since 1946. Despite efforts from anti-hunting groups...
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May 11, 2004

Louisville, Kentucky Chosen to Host NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in 2008

(FAIRFAX, VA) -- The National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation`s oldest civil rights organization, has chosen Louisville, Kentucky, to host its 137th Annual Meetings & Exhibits on...
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May 4, 2004

NRA-PVF Endorses Manchin for Governor

National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund Institute for Legislative Action 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030-7400 _________________________________________________FOR...
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April 22, 2004

Florida Protects Shooting Ranges From Dangerous Lawsuits

FAIRFAX, VA -- After overwhelming support in the Florida Legislature, National Rifle Association (NRA) backed legislation (SB 1156) to stop government lawsuits against shooting ranges...
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April 22, 2004

NRA Applauds New Law ProtectingArizona’s Ben Avery Shooting Facility

FAIRFAX, VA -- After unanimous support in the Arizona Legislature, HB 2158 "the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) Preservation Billö was signed into law by Governor Janet Napolitano....
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April 15, 2004

Vice President Dick Cheney To Address 133rd NRA Annual Meeting

(FAIRFAX, VA) -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Vice President Dick Cheney will speak to NRA members at the NRA’s 133rd Annual Meeting and Convention...
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April 15, 2004

Significant Gains for Virginia Gun Owners: NRA Supported Bills Become Law

FAIRFAX, VA -- In a victory for Second Amendment rights, several bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly and backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) were signed into law...
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March 31, 2004

Legislature Approves Dove Hunting in Michigan

FAIRFAX, VA-- In an historic victory, the National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that the Michigan Senate voted 22-15 to establish the first dove hunting season in state...
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March 31, 2004

NRA 133rd Annual Meetings & Exhibits Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 16-20

50,000 NRA members, their families and friends celebrate 133 years of freedom and service to America (FAIRFAX, VA) -- The National Rifle Association, the nation’s oldest civil...
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March 25, 2004

NRA Hails West Virginia University For Reinstating Rifle Team

FAIRFAX, VA -- After an outpouring of support from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the state Legislature, shooting sports enthusiasts, alumni and the community, West Virginia...
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March 19, 2004

NRA-PVF Endorses Boucher for Congress in Virginia

The National Rifle Association`s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has proudly announced its endorsement of Rick Boucher in his reelection bid in Virginia`s Ninth Congressional District. Boucher has also received an "A+" rating from the Association.
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March 2, 2004

NRA Statement on S.1805

NRA Statement on S. 1805 from Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President,  and Chris W. Cox, NRA`s Chief Lobbyist In a move to exploit meaningful legislation designed to preserve...
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February 26, 2004

Missouri Supreme Court Rules: Right-to-Carry is Constitutional

FAIRFAX, VA - In a big victory for law-abiding gun owners, the Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Missouri`s Right-to-Carry law, siding with the right of self-defense....
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February 24, 2004

White House Urges Clean Passage Of S. 1805

Washington, DC -- In a Statement of Administration Policyreleased tonight, the White House called for the clean and expeditious passage of the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms...
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February 5, 2004

Bear Hunting Returns To Maryland

(Fairfax, VA)-- For the first time in 50 years, sportsmen will have the opportunity to hunt black bears in Maryland. On behalf of America`s 17 million hunters, NRA applauds the announcement...
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January 8, 2004

Right-to-Carry Becomes Law in Ohio

FAIRFAX, VA - After a decade long effort, law-abiding citizens of Ohio now have the Right-to-Carry a firearm for protection of themselves and their loved ones. The National Rifle Association...
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January 5, 2004

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Carry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FAIRFAX, VA -- In a tremendous victory for New Mexico`s law-abiding citizens, the state Supreme Court ruled today that the Right-to-Carry is valid under the state...
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December 16, 2003

President Bush Meets With NRA To Discuss Sportsmen's Issues

On Friday December 12, President George W. Bush invited the NRA, along with 20 other sportsmen's organizations, to the White House to discuss issues of concern to hunters and sportsmen....
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November 18, 2003

Governor Disregards Safety of Law-Abiding Citizens

Statement from NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox on Right-to-Carry Veto Despite the support of the majority of the legislature, rank and file police officers, and the people of Wisconsin,...
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November 13, 2003

Wisconsin Legislature Passes NRA Supported Right-to-Carry Law

FAIRFAX, VA -- With a vote of 24-8 in the Senate and 64-35 in the Assembly, legislation that allows law-abiding Wisconsinites the Right-to-Carry firearms for protection of themselves...
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November 4, 2003

Michigan House Passes Legislation Establishing Dove Season

FAIRFAX, VA-- This afternoon, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 64 to 44 in favor of establishing the first dove hunting season in state history. HB 5029 adds the mourning...
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September 29, 2003

NRA Board Of Directors Recognizes ILA Award Winners

On Saturday, September 13, three of NRA-ILA`s Election Volunteer Coordinators (EVC) were recognized for their activities in 2002 and received NRA-ILA`s highest volunteer awards. Each...
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September 25, 2003

Statement on Senator Daschle`s Support for S.659

From NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox Fairfax, VA -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased that Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) has joined 54 of his colleagues as a...
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September 24, 2003

NRA Helps Enhance Sportsmen`s Access to Federal Public Lands

Joint Understanding by Federal Agencies, NRA and Sportsmen Groups Will Benefit Hunters (Washington, DC)-- The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior entered...
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September 24, 2003

NRA Applauds U.S. House Resolution Supporting America`s Sportsmen

The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing a resolution by unanimous consent voicing congressional support for America`s millions...
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September 12, 2003

NRA Statement on Passage of Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill

In the second veto override in support of gun rights this week, the Missouri Legislature passed legislation banning frivolous lawsuits against the firearms industry (SB 13). This victory...
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September 11, 2003

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor`s Veto of Right-to-Carry Legislation

FAIRFAX, VA - In a historic vote, the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate passed the nation`s 36th Right-to-Carry law (H.B. 349), successfully overriding Governor Holden`s...
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September 9, 2003

Unions, Commerce and Conservation Organizations Urge Passage of S. 659, The "Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act"

Washington, D.C. -- The effort to stop reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the American firearms industry recently gained support from over 30 wildlife conservation organizations,...
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August 5, 2003

Letter to the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Below is a letter by Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to an op-ed which appeared July 31, 2003....
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July 28, 2003

Charlton Heston Statement Upon Receiving Presidential Medal Of Freedom

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Academy Award winning actor and civil rights activist Charlton Heston was honored to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation`s highest civilian award,...
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July 21, 2003

NAACP Case Against the Firearms Industry Dismissed

Washington, DC-- Following the recommendation of a 12 member advisory jury, Judge Jack B. Weinstein ruled today in the Brooklyn Federal courthouse that the NAACP had failed to make...
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July 17, 2003

Bill Introduced to Restore the Right of Self-Defense in D.C.

FAIRFAX, VA - The "District of Columbia Personal Protection Act," a bill that seeks to restore the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding D.C. residents, was introduced today in the...
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June 23, 2003

Texas Protects Right-To-Carry Permit Holders

FAIRFAX, VA - Gov. Rick Perry (R) of Texas signed into law SB 501, a bill which restores uniformity and consistency to Texas` Right-to-Carry law. For years, cities and counties have...
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June 13, 2003

Alaska Passes Broad Right To Carry Law

FAIRFAX, VA - Governor Frank Murkowski of Alaska signed into law HB 102, a "Right-to-Carry" bill, which enables law-abiding citizens the Right-to-Carry a firearm without government...
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May 21, 2003

Public School Held Accountable for Violating First Amendment Rights of NRA Affiliated Group

FAIRFAX, VA - The National Rifle Association (NRA) commended the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) for their hard work in addressing the blatant attack on their...
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April 29, 2003

Minnesota Becomes 35th State To Enact Right-to-Carry Law

FAIRFAX, VA - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce that Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) signed legislation recognizing law-abiding Minnesotans` Right-to-Carry firearms...
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April 29, 2003

Kayne Robinson-- Law Enforcement Expert And Political Strategist-- Elected President Of The National Rifle Association

Sandy Froman And John Sigler Elected First Vice President And Second Vice President Orlando, Florida-- Kayne Robinson, noted law enforcement expert and political strategist, was...
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