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Clinton Says He Has "Evidence" Of Illegality ... Where Are The Prosecutions?

Friday, April 7, 2000

Why didn`t Dan Rather ask the President why he hasn`t prosecuted alleged illegal dealers?
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- In an April 6 interview with CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, President Bill Clinton alleged "evidence" of illegal activity among a small percentage of gun dealers, yet pointed to no arrests and prosecutions. Incredibly, Rather failed to ask the President how many of those alleged unlawful dealers had been prosecuted under tough existing federal laws. The answer is none. "Dan Rather demonstrated that he is either inept as a journalist or blatantly biased to cover up the President`s deplorable rhetoric and lack of enforcement of existing federal gun laws," said James Jay Baker, executive director of NRA`s Institute for Legislative Action. In the interview, Clinton stated, "... you can`t get out of the fact -- we now have evidence -- a very small percentage of gun dealers sell a very high percentage of the guns used in serious crimes." Clinton further accused that these unnamed dealers have "a criminal clientele, or otherwise just aren`t taking care of their business." Baker challeged news reporters to ask Clinton what Rather did not. "Where are the prosecutions of these allegedly unlawful dealers?" Baker asked. "The President is either not telling the truth, when he claims to have such `evidence` or he is tacitly admitting his lack of will to enforce tough existing laws against those who illegally sell firearms. I remain hopeful that, somewhere out there in America, there are truly professional journalists who will start asking that obvious question of the White House." Baker noted that, under current law supported by the NRA, it is a federal felony to transfer a gun to anyone who does not reside in the same state (5 years in prison per gun). It is a federal felony to transfer a firearm or ammunition to a convicted felon, fugitive from justice, or substance abuser (10 years in prison per gun). It is a federal felony to transfer a gun to any individual, knowing that it will be used to commit a violent crime (10 years in prison per gun). "That is just the tip of the iceberg of very tough, comprehensive laws against illegally transferring firearms," Baker said. "And the Clinton-Gore Adminstration, in Titanic proportions, has misled the American public in an effort to cover up its horrible lack of enforcement of those laws. And while Dan Rather permits that cover-up, the 3.5 million law-abiding members of the NRA will continue to demand full, tough enforcement of existing federal laws against violent criminals with guns."


Friday, May 20, 2016

NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President of the United States

The chairman of the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Friday:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 312 into law.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

California: Anti-Gun Legislators Steamroll Through the Senate

Today, Thursday, May 19, anti-gun Senators continued the assault on your rights, voting through ten anti-gun bills and moving one step closer to the Governor’s desk. The ongoing feud between anti-gun senators and Lt Governor ...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sen. Schumer Introduces Gun Control Bill After Brady Campaign Tantrum

For the past several months, Brady Campaign President Dan Gross has been repeatedly telling anyone who will listen that support for gun control is at a “tipping point.” Gross’ theory suffered a blow this week as the Brady Campaign ...


Monday, May 23, 2016

NRA Mentors, Take Someone To The Range

Along with encouraging budding shooters to enroll with local NRA Certified Instructors for expert training, mentors can provide actual places to shoot that are safe and welcoming, help new shooters understand firearm safety, handling and ...


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pennsylvania: Sunday Hunting Legislation Gathering Momentum After Senate Committee Hearing

Yesterday, May 18, the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee held a hearing to discuss legislation that would repeal the ban on Sunday hunting.  The groups that were invited to testify consisted of two panels - ...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Federal Judge (Again) Suspends Enforcement of D.C.'s Prohibitive Concealed Carry Regulation

The fight to restore Second Amendment rights in the Nation’s Capital gained an important victory on Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon ordered D.C. officials to begin issuing concealed carry licenses without regard to the ...

Monday, May 16, 2016

California: Immediate Action is Needed by All Gun Owners and Second Amendment Supporters

On Monday, May 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed and sent nine anti-gun bills straight to the Senate floor.  This move is of great concern not only for the egregious subject matter of the bills ...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Outrage of the Week: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Blocks Efforts to Restore Rights to Veterans

We have long reported on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) scandalous practice of reporting to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)  any VA beneficiary who has had a “fiduciary” appointed to help the individual ...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ninth Circuit Holds that Second Amendment Protects the Right to Acquire Firearms

On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the right to keep and bear arms necessarily includes the right to acquire them.  The case, Teixeira v. County of Alameda, involves a ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.