News & Alerts: 2000 NRA-PVF News RSS

This is your one-stop source for breaking stories, critical updates and the news you need on issues affecting your Second Amendment rights. Shown below are NRA-PVF news releases, ILA articles and articles from across the nation.

 

12/13/00In the NewsWhy To Oppose Gun Control

Don Kates explains why gun control is a bad idea. Read About It: The Civil Liberties Review POSTED: Wednesday, December 13, 2000

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11/9/00History Of Florida Election Challenges
Dave Kopel examines the history of election challenges in Florida. Read About It: www.nationalreview.com POSTED: Thursday, November 09, 2000MORE ...
10/19/00In the NewsMandatory Storage Laws — Criminal Protection?

Dave Kopel explains that the only ones made safe by mandatory storage laws are the criminals. Read About It: http://www.nationalreview.com/ POSTED: Thursday, October 19, 2000 . . . .

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10/19/00Charlton Heston Leads Rally In Pennsylvania
Charlton Heston led another successful rally yesterday, as he began to campaign in Pennsylvania. Read About It: http://www.post-gazette.com POSTED: Thursday, October 19, 2000 . . . .
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10/11/00In the NewsGun Regulations — Same Song Different Verse

An opinion article in the Florida Times-Union points out the repetitive nature of anti-gun efforts. Read About It: http://www.jacksonville.com/ POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, . . . .

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10/10/00In the NewsHome Of The Whopper

Gun owners no doubt will recall Al Gore's whopper before the U.S. Conference of Mayors on June 14, 1999, when he claimed: "Incredibly, while these 18- to 20-year-olds cannot legally buy a beer, cannot . . . .

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10/5/00Gun Shows, Where Is The Loophole?
In November, the voters in Colorado and Oregon will vote on the issue of background checks at gun shows. Dave Kopel points out that there is no gun show loophole. Read About It: http://www.ca . . . .
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9/28/00In the NewsDid A Gun Law Cost Lives

Did California`s mandatory storage law contribute to the murder of two children? One writer thinks so.

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9/28/00In the NewsIt's All About Trust And Freedom

John Derbyshire points out that the gun control debate revolves around the issues of trust and freedom.

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9/8/00In the NewsNRA Membership Grows As Gore Attacks Gun Owners

Reacting to Al Gore's constant attacks on our Constitutional rights, gun owners are joining NRA in record numbers.

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9/6/00In the NewsEngland's Criminals Are Armed

Despite some of the most Draconian gun control laws in the world, England is experiencing a significant problem with criminals armed with guns.

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9/5/00In the NewsGore's Gun Control Dreams

Dave Kopel reveals Al Gore's gun control wish list, in Gore's own words.

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8/29/00Second Amendment Sisters Hold Rally

The Second Amendment Sisters held a rally in Harrisburg, PA over the weekend, and made an impression.

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8/29/00In the NewsAl Gore's Fear On Gun Control

Dave Kopel points out Al Gore's sudden silence on gun control issues, and reminds gun owners that Gore is merely waiting for his chance to strip them of their rights.

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8/4/00The Armor Piercing Bullet Flap

Dave Kopel explains the truth behind the recent controversy over "Armor Piercing Ammunition."

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7/27/00In the NewsPolitical Decisions Shouldn't Put Police Officers At Risk

Some anti-gun politicians are trying to force police officers to give preference to Smith & Wesson because the gun maker surrendered to the Clinton-Gore Administration's demands. However, many in the . . . .

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7/27/00In the NewsIn England Less Guns Equal More Crime

England's restrictive gun laws have created a safe haven for criminals, and an increase in crime. Now, Parliament is considering infringements on other civil rights in an attempt to combat crime. . . . .

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7/25/00The Safety Of Home Can Be Guaranteed By A Firearm

The Las Vegas Review Journal gives dramatic examples of the benefits of keeping a gun for self-defense.

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7/20/00In the NewsA Woman's Pro-Gun Conversion

The story of Susan Gonzalez, and how she went from fearing guns to not living without one.

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7/10/00In the NewsMcDonald's Employee Foils Robbery And May Be Fired

A McDonald's employee in Houston may be fired for carrying a gun to work--even though he used it to foil a robbery attempt, and possibly save the lives of his co-workers. Read About It: http: . . . .

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7/6/00In the NewsAl Gore's Convenient Shift On Gun Control

The New York Times details Al Gore's shift on gun control issues. A solid opponent of gun control in the early part of his career, Al Gore became a major supporter of gun control once he deemed it pol . . . .

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6/26/00PETA Puts Rats Before People

Deroy Murdock writes about the lunacy of the animal extremist group PETA. A group that would put animal rights before humans, and end hunting in America.

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5/30/00In the NewsCommentary on Anti-Gun Hypocrisy

M. Christine Klein, freelance writer and attorney in Virginia, comments on Rosie O'Donnell's mixed messages on guns and self-defense.

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5/5/00In the NewsThe Media's "Loaded Coverage" of Guns

Kenneth Smith, deputy editor of the Washington Times editorial page, comments in the June, 2000 issue of Reason magazine on the national news media's "Loaded Coverage" of the gun issue. Read it . . . .

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4/28/00In the NewsSpecial Item — Two Responses to Attorney General Elliot Spitzer

I have received your letter of March 16, 2000 inviting me to join in your effort to encourage various state and local governments to award law enforcement gun contracts only to gun manufacturers agreeing to a "Code of Conduct" which dictates various business practices, safety features, marketing strategies, etc., for both gun manufacturers and gun dealers at the wholesale and retail level.

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4/20/00In the NewsCommentary on S&W "Clarification"

Columnist Jacob Sullum considers the implications of Smith & Wesson's "clarification" of its gun control alliance with the Clinton-Gore Administration.

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4/13/00Compromise Rejected By Democrats

In further proof that Democratic Congressional leaders only want gun control as a campaign issue, another attempt by Republicans to craft compromise juvenile justice legislation was rejected yesterday . . . .

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4/13/00In the NewsOhio Lawmakers Reject Mandatory Storage

Realizing that mandatory gun storage legislation lacked support among Ohio state lawmakers, the bill's backers announced Wednesday that they are abandoning it.

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4/8/00In the NewsOne Critic Asks, "What if the Gun Nuts are Right?"

Noel Weyrich, journalist for Philadelphia's "city paper," is hardly a fan of the NRA, but after investigating the impact that NRA-backed Project Exile is having in Richmond and Philadelphia, he finds . . . .

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4/6/00Majority Favors Enforcement Over Control

A recent ABC News public opinion poll shows that a majority of Americans favor strict enforcement of existing gun laws over passage of new firearm restrictions. Additionally, few think that gun contro . . . .

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4/1/00Commentary on Gun Ban Propaganda

Dave Kopel, research director of the Independence Institute, provides an analysis of the propaganda techniques of gun ban lobbying groups.

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4/1/00Feds Considering Antitrust Harassment Of Industry

News sources are reporting that the federal government, prompted by HUD Secretary Cuomo, is considering joining in the "antitrust" harassment of the gun industry.

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3/30/00NRA AlertOutgunned: How The Network News Media Are Spinning...

By Geoffrey Dickens. At a press conference at the National Press Club, the MRC's Brent Bozell said that the media's treatment of the firearms issue is "hardly what any news observer would call unbiased." NRA Director and broadcaster Oliver North called the network news' bias "a frontal assault on our Second Amendment liberties."

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3/24/00Dealers and Buyers Balk at S&W Conditions

Gun dealers and gun purchasers are reading the fine print of Smith & Wesson`s gun control alliance with the Clinton-Gore Administration and they don`t like what they see.

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3/15/00In the NewsNews Release from Sen. Thomas on GAO study of NICS

On March 8, 2000
U.S. Sen.Craig Thomas (R-WY) announced the results of a General
Accounting Office study he requested be performed of the National
Instant Check System.

The study, Sen. Thom . . . .

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2/9/00Al Gore On Gun Control, Then And Now

Time magazine reports this week that Al Gore`s position on guns has changed over the years.

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2/4/00In the NewsWhite House Plan Nothing New, Targets Licensed, Lawful Dealers

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- NRA`s chief lobbyist, James Jay Baker, responded to President Clinton`s latest election year stunt attacking guns, law-abiding gun owners, and the gun industry. "This is just t . . . .

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1/21/00S.F. Chronicle Considers Self-Defense, But Misses Mark

The San Francisco Chronicle considers the usefulness of firearms for self-defense. Unfortunately, in its coverage of the subject, the Chronicle somehow missed the top scholarly studies on defensive gu . . . .

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