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Congratulations to the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia on 70 Years

Friday, April 13, 2018

Congratulations to the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia on 70 Years

On April 15, the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia celebrates its 70th birthday. Founded in 1948 by a group of roughly 100 shooters in Sydney, SSAA has grown to a membership of nearly 200,000 and into Australia’s preeminent organization representing gun owners.

Through its political arm, the SSAA-LA (Legislative Action), the organization works to protect Australia’s outdoor heritage and the rights of gun owners in Canberra and in Australia’s states and territories. A true grassroots political group, SSAA informs and organizes its members through its publications Australian Shooter, Australian Hunter, Australian & New Zealand Handgun, and its vital E-Newsletter.

NRA is proud to have a relationship with SSAA that stretches back decades. In 1993, SSAA hosted NRA President Robert K. Corbin in order to learn NRA strategies that Australian gun owners could employ in their own fight for freedom.

Upon his return, Corbin told the American Rifleman,

People might ask, "Who cares about Australian gun laws?” I think we should all care. Why? Because anti-gunners in the Australian media repeat the same distortions and lies we hear in the U.S., their anti-gun politicians push the same useless gun bans as solutions to crime, and if gun owners lose the fight in Australia, we may not be far behind.

Corbin’s words are more relevant than ever. With the legacy media and politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama pushing Australian-style gun control in the face of conflicting evidence, the fates of Australian and American gun owners are inextricably linked.

SSAA’s fight is our fight. That is why we congratulate SSAA on reaching this milestone and hope that there are many more to come.

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Stealing Rights and Property in Steel City? Pittsburgh Reportedly Considering Sweeping Gun Control

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Stealing Rights and Property in Steel City? Pittsburgh Reportedly Considering Sweeping Gun Control

The NRA has received copies of what are reported to be draft ordinances being considered by the Pittsburgh City Council to enact sweeping gun control measures within the city.

California Department of Justice Releases First Set of Proposed Ammunition Sales Regulations

Friday, December 14, 2018

California Department of Justice Releases First Set of Proposed Ammunition Sales Regulations

Today, the California Department of Justice released the first in a series of regulatory proposals regarding the mandatory background check process when purchasing ammunition, which is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2019.

News Flash: Michael Bloomberg Not a Fan of the First Amendment, Either

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Friday, December 14, 2018

News Flash: Michael Bloomberg Not a Fan of the First Amendment, Either

Michael Bloomberg, former NYC mayor and billionaire patron of the Nanny State, may be gearing up for the presidential race in 2020. He gave the idea of running as an independent candidate “serious consideration” in ...

Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law

Yesterday, we reported that it was likely that sweeping gun control measures would be proposed in Pittsburgh. Today, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute ...

Guns and Taxes

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Guns and Taxes

David Hogg wants a federal tax on firearms and ammunition. He has repeatedly broached the idea, including multiple times on Twitter, and only sometimes suggests a use for the tax revenue. Hogg’s tweets on a ...

Misleading Headlines and the Murder Rate

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Misleading Headlines and the Murder Rate

We hear a lot about “fake news.” We regularly see data miscoded and statistics misused. What we have seen several times over the last several months does not really fit any of those categories.

Washington: Anti-Gun Group Announces 2019 Agenda

Friday, December 7, 2018

Washington: Anti-Gun Group Announces 2019 Agenda

On December 5th, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a group backed by out-of-state elites, announced it will pursue its most extreme anti-gun legislative agenda to date during the upcoming 2019 Washington Legislative Session.

More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart

In a November 30 tweet, Tom Arnold, famous for being married to Roseanne Barr and making a few really bad movies, has proven that he knows nothing about guns, gun owners or firearm misuse.

“This Hollow Display of Security” – Canada’s Liberal Government Presses for Even More Gun Control

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Friday, December 14, 2018

“This Hollow Display of Security” – Canada’s Liberal Government Presses for Even More Gun Control

Speaking in Montreal this month on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique tragedy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed his government’s plans to further restrict legal access to handguns and “assault weapons” and refused to rule ...

Checks and Balances? Massachusetts Executive Branch Flouts Court Orders on Firearms Licenses

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Checks and Balances? Massachusetts Executive Branch Flouts Court Orders on Firearms Licenses

The U.S.’s republican form of governance is predicated on co-equal branches of government that check and balance each other in order to preserve individual liberty. The system does not work when one branch simply ignores ...

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