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Preparing Today for Success on Election Day

Friday, August 31, 2012

The engine that drives the NRA machine is you…and your tens of millions of fellow Second Amendment supporters.  What should you be doing TODAY to ensure success on November 6? Here are some suggestions:

Register to Vote. Nothing is more important than ensuring our supporters are registered to vote. If voters who support the Second Amendment don't register to vote prior to the deadline, they won't have a voice on Election Day. If you are not currently registered to vote, REGISTER TODAY!

Recruit More Volunteers. The more volunteers you recruit early and keep in contact with, the more boots on the ground you will have for precinct walks, phone banks, and other activities. You can never have too many volunteers!

Hunt Where The Ducks Are. Whether registering pro-gun voters or recruiting pro-Second Amendment volunteers, focus your efforts on places where "our people" can be found. Our goal is to engage our supporters. Gun shows, gun shops, gun & hunting clubs, shooting ranges—what we call gun owners' "natural resources"—are the places in which you should concentrate your primary efforts.

Raise Awareness. Letters to the editors of local papers on issues of concern to the gun-owning community are a great way to inform and educate your fellow Second Amendment sympathizers on issues of mutual concern. Write a letter to the editor in support of an NRA issue. Encourage others to do so. And, keep an eye out for pro-gun letters that are published and work to contact the authors to commend them and recruit them into your network! For assistance in writing letters to the editor, utilize our "Guidelines For Communicating With The Media" feature.

The one factor in any campaign that is critical is TIME. Every day we are not working to increase our volunteer ranks is a day lost that we will never get back. As the calendar turns and we get closer to Election Day, things only get more hectic. That is why RIGHT NOW is a great time to ensure you maximize your effectiveness in those crazy days and weeks leading up to Election Day.



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Gun Laws  

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Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ohio: Concealed Carry Expansion Legislation Likely to Receive House Floor Vote This Week

Concealed carry expansion legislation, Sub. House Bill 48, is expected to come up for a floor vote in the ...


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

California’s Wildlife Resource Committee Continues to Operate without Procedures

On September 24, the National Rifle Association submitted a letter to the California Fish and Game Commission objecting ...


Thursday, August 6, 2015

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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.