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Friday, November 14, 2014

As Congress considers budget legislation, the NRA respectfully urges that the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen be protected from the ongoing attacks of the anti-gun Obama Administration.

The NRA has worked hard to include numerous pro-gun provisions in the House of Representatives’ budget that would protect lawful gun owners and prevent federal government harassment and overreach on your right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Importantly, the House of Representatives also includes a provision to prohibit the Obama Administration from banning the trade and sale of lawfully-owned ivory, which is contained in many antique firearms (click here to see the initial grassroots alert).

The NRA supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory.  However, banning lawfully-owned domestic ivory will have no impact on elephant poaching in Africa.  On the contrary, such a ban would affect only honest, law-abiding Americans by making their possessions valueless.

In a previous Grassroots Alert, we highlighted that the Obama Administration has begun a series of executive actions aimed at banning the sale and trade of ivory.

Please call your Representative and Senators at 202-224-3121 and urge them to pass legislation that prohibits a ban on lawfully-owned domestic ivory and holds the Obama Administration accountable.

Your actions today may determine if the sale and trade of firearms that contain ivory, as well as the importation of sport-hunted elephants, will be banned.  The NRA is currently meeting with offices in the House and Senate, and we will continue to keep you informed as this issue progresses.

For more information on the proposed ivory ban, please read the NRA-ILA Ivory Ban Fact Sheet here.

For more information on H.R. 5052 and S. 2587 please read the NRA-ILA "Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014" Fact Sheet here.

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