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President Obama Cited by PolitiFact for "Lie of the Year"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oops.  It may be too late for many Americans, but one self-styled media watchdog is finally catching up to a reality that others have understood for a long time:  We cannot take our president at his word.  Though the competition was fierce, what with all the gun control initiatives floating around this year, President Obama managed to clinch PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" dishonors with this whopper:  "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."  The Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obamacare, is considered by many to define Barack Obama's presidency.  If he should know the facts about anything, this should be it.

Look, we have no position on Obamacare.  We hope all Americans take good care of their health and have access to healthcare when they need it, however it makes the most sense to them.

We point this out only to say that bland reassurances by the president should not be taken at face value, especially when the mainstream media's scrutiny of his claims tends to be either non-existent or too late to matter.

For over five years, President Obama has been telling America he supports the right to bear arms.  Yet as we've reported throughout that time, his actions--past and present--all indicate a radically different view.

Most recently, President Obama has been pushing for "universal" background checks.  As we've noted again and again, this sets the stage for universal registration, which in turn sets the stage for crippling taxation or confiscation.

Some thought the idea of a national health care law was impossible.  For better or for worse, they were wrong.  Yet whatever one may think of Obamacare, nobody can deny "the impossible" was in that case achieved in part through deception.

Some will tell you the disarming of America is impossible.  We're fighting to ensure they're right. But any effort to make it happen must also involve deception.

So when the president tells you he only wants "universal" background checks, and if you like your gun, you can keep it, consider his track record, and don't say you weren't warned.

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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 as legal advice or a restatement of law.

NRA Achieves Historical Milestone as 25 States Recognize Constitutional Carry

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Friday, April 1, 2022

NRA Achieves Historical Milestone as 25 States Recognize Constitutional Carry

Half the country will now enjoy the freedom to carry a handgun for self-defense without a permit from the state thanks to the tireless efforts of men and women of the National Rifle Association. 

DHS “Misinformation Governance Board” Could Seek to Sway Gun Debate

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Monday, May 16, 2022

DHS “Misinformation Governance Board” Could Seek to Sway Gun Debate

In late April, Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), made a bizarre announcement during a congressional hearing that DHS was forming what it called a “Mis- and Disinformation Governance Board.” The statement came ...

Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go

Researchers in California have published the results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of so-called “gun violence restraining orders” (a.k.a. “extreme risk protection orders” or “red flag” orders). Assembly Bill 1014, was enacted in California in ...

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas

Former President Donald J. Trump will headline the 2022 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on May 27, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Monday, June 30, 2014

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 as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Alaska: Legislature Fails to Pass Pro-2A Legislation as it Adjourns

Friday, May 20, 2022

Alaska: Legislature Fails to Pass Pro-2A Legislation as it Adjourns

At midnight on Wednesday, the Alaska Legislature adjourned from its 2022 Legislative Session. 

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry

Today, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 319, constitutional carry, into law. Georgia is now the 25th constitutional carry state, and the fourth to join that group in 2022. Half of the country now recognizes the right ...

Illinois: General Assembly Passes “Ghost Gun” Ban

Monday, April 11, 2022

Illinois: General Assembly Passes “Ghost Gun” Ban

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee held a subject matter hearing on House Bill 4383 Senate Floor Amendment 2, to ban individuals from making their own firearms for personal use, and voted to advance the measure. ...

Oklahoma: Your Action Needed - Majority Floor Leader Greg McCortney Refuses to Bring Firearm Discrimination Prevention Measure to a Vote

Friday, May 20, 2022

Oklahoma: Your Action Needed - Majority Floor Leader Greg McCortney Refuses to Bring Firearm Discrimination Prevention Measure to a Vote

Your NRA-ILA has learned that Majority Leader Greg McCortney is refusing to bring the FIND Act, House Bill 3144, up for a vote in the Senate.

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