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Election 2007 Wrap Up: 89% Of NRA-PVF Endorsed Candidates Elected -- But The Fight Is Far From Over!

Friday, November 9, 2007

While the two major political parties may be receiving mixed reviews for their candidates' performances in Tuesday's elections, one truth remains unchanged -- pro-gun candidates, irrespective of party affiliation, win elections!   

In contests in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia, NRA's Political Action Committee, the NRA Political Victory Fund, issued 235 endorsements, of which a staggering 89% (210 out of 235) of candidates won their elections!  These victories come on the heels of the election of Louisiana's Governor-elect, NRA-PVF-endorsed Bobby Jindal (R), who amassed enough votes in the primary election to avoid a runoff election. 

Candidates running for office at all levels in 2008 should take note -- supporting the rights of law-abiding gun owners is a winning issue!  Or, put another way, candidates who campaign against the Second Amendment do so at their own peril! 

But will this trend extend into the 2008 elections?  We cannot rest on our laurels going into 2008, as the past may not be prologue. In order for pro-gun candidates to succeed in next year's contests they are going to need your vote and your active support! 

It is therefore critical that NRA members and gun owners register to vote.  For voter registration information and applications, click here (link to:  https://ssl.capwiz.com/nra/e4/nvra/?action=form).   

Additionally, it is important that, as the 2008 election season kicks into high gear, supporters of the Second Amendment work together locally and actively volunteer to assist pro-gun candidates' campaigns.  To identify and contact your local NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC-a local NRA member who volunteers to work with NRA members and gun owners to provide pro-gun candidates with volunteer support), please click here (link to:  http://www.nraila.org/ActionCenter/GetInvolvedLocally/EVCbyState.aspx). 

Working together we can begin working NOW to ensure we are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that lay before us in next year's elections.
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Kentucky: House Introduces Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kentucky: House Introduces Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

The Kentucky House of Representatives introduced their own constitutional/permitless carry bill. House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative C. Wesley Morgan (R-81), recognizes Kentuckians’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of acquiring ...

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in favor of H.J.Res.40, which would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of ...

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

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Friday, February 17, 2017

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 69, a measure that would use the Congressional Review Act to repeal an Obama-era rule passed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to preempt ...

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

The Massachusetts General Court’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing with the introduction of numerous pro- and anti-gun bills.  Among the pro-gun bills are Senate Docket 1157 and Senate Docket 1889.  Both SD 1157 ...

Washington: One Anti-Gun Substitute Dies in Committee, Another is Headed to the House Floor

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Washington: One Anti-Gun Substitute Dies in Committee, Another is Headed to the House Floor

Today, the House Judiciary Committee considered substitute bills for House Bill 1387 and House Bill 1122. 

Connecticut Governor Covers for Failed Policies by Increasing Fees on Gun Owners

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Connecticut Governor Covers for Failed Policies by Increasing Fees on Gun Owners

Times are tough in the Constitution State, where Democrat governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, despite governing the fifth wealthiest state in the nation, where 25% of households earn more than $100,000 and 10% earn more ...

Media Smears the Disabled, Misinforms on Social Security Gun Ban

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Media Smears the Disabled, Misinforms on Social Security Gun Ban

Last week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch issued an editorial titled, “Time to license guns - for journalists,” which cited an embarrassing string of journalistic blunders to illustrate the media’s dearth of firearms knowledge. The piece concluded, ...

California DOJ Withdraws “Assault Weapon” Regulations

Monday, February 13, 2017

California DOJ Withdraws “Assault Weapon” Regulations

As previously reported, after the California Department of Justice submitted regulations regarding newly classified “assault weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) for publication in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), NRA and California ...

South Dakota: Bill Introduced to Silence NRA Communications

Friday, February 17, 2017

South Dakota: Bill Introduced to Silence NRA Communications

Recently introduced in the House of Representatives is House Bill 1200, legislation that would severely limit your NRA-ILA’s ability to communicate with its membership in South Dakota.

Georgia: Multiple Firearm-Related Bills to be Considered in Committee Next Week

Friday, February 17, 2017

Georgia: Multiple Firearm-Related Bills to be Considered in Committee Next Week

On Monday, February 20, the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to hear multiple important pro-gun bills:

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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.