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Playing By Many Rules

Friday, May 9, 2003

Since a special three-judge federal panel last week issued its complex 1,638-page ruling addressing last year`s free-speech-nullifying McCain-Feingold campaign-finance bill, both opponents and proponents of the legislation have decided to petition the federal court to stay all or parts of its ruling. The NRA, a staunch opponent of the bill, petitioned the court to stay the part of its decision that severely limited the ability of interest groups to run issue ads. Indeed, the ruling on that matter was so restrictive that it effectively precludes the NRA from running an ad urging Mr. McCain to support a bill banning lawsuits against manufacturers of guns used in crimes.

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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.