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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.

 

12/30/08Absentee ballots unclear in Minn. race
The campaigns of Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken wrangled Monday over hundreds of unopened absentee ballots that could still tip Minnesota`s Senate race. . . . .
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12/22/08NRA AlertBeware the Rahm

Barack Obama's children may be getting a new puppy, but American gun owners will soon be the targets of an attack dog named Rahm Emanuel. On Jan. 20, this fierce enemy of the Second Amendment will become the chief of staff to the president of the United States.

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12/22/08NRA AlertPolitical Report: Election 2008 and the Long Road Ahead

The 2008 elections are not yet completely over and they may not be for a while. But it's not too early to thank each and every NRA member for your dedication and hard work.

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12/22/08NRA AlertStanding Guard—Disdain for Freedom

As Barack Obama takes the reins as U.S. president-bolstered by control of both houses of Congress-the nation's gun owners, the National Rifle Association, in particular, and our allies in the "new media" will face sustained threats to the free exercise of liberty.

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12/19/08NRA appeals Chicago handgun ruling
The NRA immediately appealed Shadur's decision, and attorney Stephen Halbrook said the group is confident it will prevail in a higher court. Read About It: The Chicago Tribune POST . . . .
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12/19/08Chicago: Mayor Daley to hold anti-gun conference
Mayor Richard Daley said today that Chicago will host a "gun conference" next month to look for ways to beef up gun laws and get guns off the streets. Read About It: The Chicago Tribune . . . .
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12/18/08Ohio: NRA helps spike gun license fee hike
A fee increase for concealed-carry licenses survived inside House Bill 450 through the entire day Wednesday and even into early Thursday morning. But it's never too late for the National Rifle Associa . . . .
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12/17/08Despite Ruling, Washington Council Still Attacking the Second Amendment
Nearly six months after the Supreme Court put an end to the District of Columbia's decades-old ban on handgun possession, the City Council here passed a sweeping new ordinance on Tuesday to regulate g . . . .
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12/16/08Tulsa lawmaker wants repeal of gun tax
Tulsa lawmaker said Tuesday he will file legislation to repeal the sales tax on the purchase of guns or ammunition in Oklahoma. "As Americans, we should not have to pay a tax to exercise our constit . . . .
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12/16/08In the NewsHalbrook: On Bill of Rights Day, Imagine the D.C. Gun Law in 1775

Today is the United States´ Bill of Rights Day, but District of Columbia residents are second-class citizens when it comes to the Second Amendment. President-elect Barack Obama certainly do . . . .

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12/16/08Obama's Telling Nominations
This nomination [Holder] might also shed light on the kind of policies Obama will pursue. Despite Obama's new lip service to the Second Amendment, Holder signed onto a brief earlier this year reaffirm . . . .
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12/11/08Obama's message of ‘change' may include gun rights
Our rights to enjoy the outdoor hunting experience may be changing, friends. With the final coat of post-season gun oil on all metal parts and firearms returned to secured safe places and storage cabi . . . .
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12/10/08Corrupt and longtime anti-gun Governor of Illinois forced to turn in Firearm Owner's ID card
He was released on a signature bond that specifies that he'll forfeit $4,500 bond if he doesn't appear in court. Blagojevich also was ordered to relinquish his passport and his firearm owner's identif . . . .
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12/9/08Ill. Gov. Blagojevich arrested on federal charges
Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich sought to sell for cash or favors the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama, federal authorities said Tuesday. Read About It: The . . . .
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12/3/08Florida's Martinez Says He Will Retire in 2010
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) said yesterday that he will retire in 2010 after a single term in office, a decision that is sure to set off a competitive and costly race to replace him and that improves D . . . .
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12/3/08Republican Chambliss Wins Georgia Runoff
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) easily won reelection Tuesday night, trouncing his Democratic challenger in a runoff and thereby ensuring that the GOP will retain the ability to filibuster bills in the S . . . .
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11/24/08Eric Holder Was a Gun Control Nightmare
Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Holder for attorney general will not sit well with advocates of Second Amendment rights - Holder has consistently championed stronger gun-control measures. Read . . . .
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11/21/08NRA AlertN.C. Gun Stores Beat BATFE

In an all-too-rare court victory, a pair of North Carolina gun stores has defeated an attempt by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to revoke the stores' federal dealers' licenses. The win came in a Sept. 16 opinion by Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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11/20/08NRA AlertChange . . . For The Worse

For eight long years, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Janet Reno mocked and attacked gun owners' rights. Now, despite our hard-fought battles, we are poised to see history repeat itself under a gun-hating Obama-Biden administration.

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11/20/08NRA AlertBig Wins In The States In 2008

The year 2008 could go down as one of the most important years in our lifetime, as far as the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is concerned. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, and that laws banning handguns and prohibiting the use of guns for protection in your home are unconstitutional-a decision that may ultimately have a greater long-term impact on the ownership and use of firearms and ammunition than the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearms Owners' Protection Act of 1986 and the now-expired Clinton Gun Ban of 1994 combined.

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11/19/08NRA backs Chambliss in U.S. Senate runoff
The National Rifle Association on Wednesday threw its support behind incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia's Dec. 2 runoff. "We're going to have some real battles in Washington," W . . . .
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11/18/08NRA chief says gun owners must be vigilant
Historic victories for gun rights occurred in 2008, but the fight for firearm freedoms must continue to preserve the Second Amendment, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierr . . . .
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11/18/08Obama discriminates - against gun owners
In examining the first document created by President-elect Barack Obama, the "White House Personnel Data Questionnaire" - which is a model that can used by all agencies of the federal government - he . . . .
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11/18/08Suburban Gun Ban Under Fire
Winnetka officials could decide to amend the city's ban on handguns at a town meeting tonight. In September, three Winnetka residents and the National Rifle Association sued the village, stating that . . . .
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11/17/08Obama election triggers 82% jump in state handgun sales
Handgun purchases in Wisconsin skyrocketed 82% in the days before and after Barack Obama's election as president compared with the same 13 days in November last year, figures on state background check . . . .
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11/17/08Gun-rights group bristles at query on Barack Obama's job-application questionnaire
A 63-item questionnaire for prospective members of Barack Obama's White House team has upset the Illinois State Rifle Association because it includes a question on firearms that the organization reads . . . .
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11/17/08Gun Rights Activists Take Issue With Gun Inquiry on Obama Administration Questionnaire
Question 59 on the Obama Transition Team's intrusive and extensive list of questions for potential officials of the Obama administration: "Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If . . . .
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11/17/08Gun sales surge after Obama presidential victory
Fears that President-elect Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress will strip away Second Amendment rights has customers lining up at gun shops all over the country, and in the Kanawha Valley. . . . .
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11/13/08Campaign finance on trial, again
The Republican National Committee's decision to file suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the constitutionality of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, is a clear signa . . . .
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11/13/08NRA jumps in for Coleman
One of the more important U.S. Senate races in the nation is headed to a recount. In this race, the choice for gun owners could not be clearer, as U.S. Senator Norm Coleman is a true friend of the Sec . . . .
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11/12/08In the NewsFirearms Industry Addresses Rising Gun Sales

As firearm sales continue to increase this year, at a rate of 10 percent over the same period last year and 15 percent in October alone, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade ass . . . .

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11/7/08Report: '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04
A new report from American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes that voter turnout in Tuesday's election was the same in percentage terms as it was four years ago - . . . .
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11/6/08Obama's record on firearms triggers run on sales in state
Gun-shop owners and buyers said the urgency was fueled by Barack Obama's presidential win and Democrats' increasing their majority in Congress. "I'm here because of Obama," Wickham said. "I think h . . . .
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11/5/08It was guns, not race, that affected Bradley
Nelson Rising, chairman of Tom Bradley's 1982 campaign for California governor, still remembers the phone call. Bradley called him shortly after 4 a.m. on a long Election Night, when it was clear Brad . . . .
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11/5/08Votes vary on concealed weapons referendums
Voters in three central Illinois counties expressed mixed opinions on the potential for a law that would allow citizens to carry concealed firearms. Read About It: Peoria Journal Star . . . .
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11/3/08State agency says concealed weapons sales up
Attribute it to the economy, the political landscape or a combination of both. While Floridians are scaling back their wish lists in response to present uncertainty, they're not skimping on one produc . . . .
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10/31/08NRA AlertVote Freedom

In no other nation does the average citizen enjoy as much political power as we do in America. If not for a handful of Florida voters in 2000, the last eight years would have been a dark time for those of us who cherish our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and our hunting heritage.

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10/31/08In the NewsSpecial Election Message From Wayne LaPierre And Chris W. Cox

This long campaign season is down to its final days.  Next Tuesday, the American people will make their choice.  It is more important than ever that every gun owner and everyone who values o . . . .

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10/31/08MisLeading Phone Calls to NRA Members in Battleground States Falsely Claim Senator McCain's Pro-Gun Voting Record as Obama's
Fairfax, VA--The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today sent the following email alert to members following reports of deceptive phone calls in support o . . . .
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10/31/08In the NewsNRA-ILA Alert Members of Deceptive Tactics By Obama Supporters

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10/31/08COX: Obama and guns
In speech after speech, Barack Obama has claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." Mr. Obama, of course, is a polished speaker who says "words matter." But records matter more. And while Mr. Oba . . . .
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10/31/08In the NewsBarack Obama on Concealed Carry

Read About It: YouTube.com POSTED: Friday, October 31, 2008

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10/31/08The Second Amendment Shuffle
Like a majority of the justices in that case, Obama now affirms that the right to bear arms applies to individuals. Yet those head fakes toward the political center remain unconvincing. Obama still le . . . .
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10/30/08Gun Sales Soar, Handgun Permits Rise
Gun stores are doing big business these days despite the sluggish economy. Sales may be slow for some retailers but there are two reasons why the registers have been ringing at gun stores. Read Ab . . . .
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10/30/08Obama Judges
The issue of judicial philosophy has been mostly overlooked in this campaign, but the differences between the two candidates are stark: Obama has the most left-wing position of any presidential candid . . . .
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10/30/08Gunning for Victory
In a very tough election climate for Republicans, the good news is that the gun issue is increasingly non-partisan. We can see this every day in the Senate, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Har . . . .
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10/30/08Rifle company executive ousted after announcing Obama support
Montana gunsmith Dan Cooper has been ousted as chief executive of the rifle company that bears his name after pressure from gun owners who are angry that he is supporting Democrat Barack Obama. Re . . . .
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10/30/08Gun owners fret Obama White House
The nation`s gun owners have the presidential election in their sights. Some are up at arms about the prospect of future gun legislation should Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama win th . . . .
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10/29/08NRA - PVF Endorses State Rep. Bill DeWeese for Reelection in Pennsylvania District 50 House Majority Leader is an "A+" NRA Candidate
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese for re-election in Pennsylvania's 50th legislative district. "Throughout . . . .
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10/29/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Monica Douglas for Election in Pennsylvania's 39th State House District Sends Cease and Desist Letter to ‘F' Rated Opponent's Deceptive Campaign

Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of Monica Douglas for election in Pennsylvania's 39th state house district on November 4. "Mon . . . .

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10/29/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Urges Voters to Support Shelly Short for Election to Washington House District 7

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) urges voters to support Shelly Short for election in Washington's 7th Legislative District on November 4. Short has rece . . . .

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10/29/08NRA-PVF: Renzi Election Key to Preserving New York State Gun Rights
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Dave Renzi for State Senate in New York's 48th district. Dave Renzi has received an "A+", NRA-PVF's highest r . . . .
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10/29/08NRA-PVF Endorses Karen Hopper for Election to Arkansas House District 81
Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of Karen Hopper for election in Arkansas' 81st Legislative District on November 4. "Karen Ho . . . .
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10/29/08Obama and the Supreme Court
If America's citizens care to wake up and pay attention before they elect as president a sweet-talking, moderate-posing left-wing ideologue with a history of alliances with anti-American radicals, one . . . .
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10/29/08NRA buys election ad on newspaper bags
The day before the election, seven newspapers in Kentucky and Indiana will arrive in plastic bags with a message from the National Rifle Association to vote against Democrat Barack Obama. Read Abo . . . .
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10/29/08Chuck Norris: Thugs can look down barrel of my gun
World martial arts champion, longtime television and movie star and WND columnist Chuck Norris is working with the National Rifle Association`s Political Victory Fund to ask voters to remember that th . . . .
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10/28/08NRA - PVF Endorses Congressman Henry Brown for Reelection in South Carolina's 1st District
Fairfax, VA-Congressman Henry Brown, running for re-election in South Carolina's 1st district, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)'s endorsement. "Henry Br . . . .
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10/28/08The Audacity of Deceit
Frontpage Interview's guest today is Brad O`Leary, former President of the American Association of Political Consultants. During his ten year career as a talk show host on NBC/ Westwood One, he had tw . . . .
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10/28/08McCain for president
On balance, Mr. Obama represents a radical break with laws and policies of the past 50 years. Mr. McCain has the experience and judgment to lead America through economic turmoil and to safeguard this . . . .
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10/28/08NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"
The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun right . . . .
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10/28/08The NRA vs. Obama
With the 2008 presidential election upon us, the National Rifle Association is making their case against Barack Obama. They unflinchingly describe him as "the most anti-gun presidential candidate in A . . . .
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10/27/08Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times
Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have ris . . . .
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10/27/08Gun rights cause a flare-up between candidates in Minnesota Senate debate
Anti-gun Al Franken suggested he and Republican Sen. Norm Coleman agree on gun rights. "I support the 2nd Amendment," Franken said. "I don't think we're any different on this." Coleman shot that . . . .
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10/27/08Obama's gun record
Barack Obama's high-profile surrogates are asking gun owners and hunters to trust Sen. Obama with their guns. But he has not earned that trust. Read About It: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . . . .
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10/27/08Galvanizing the gun vote
The National Rifle Association is pouring money and manpower into Nevada - the state's 3rd Congressional District in particular - in hopes of defeating Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and . . . .
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10/24/08NRA-PVF Endorses Saxby Chambliss for U.S. Senate
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss for re-election in Georgia. "We are pleased to endorse Senator Chambliss for r . . . .
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10/24/08Obscure law could endanger military ballots statewide
An obscure state law and an ambiguous federal ballot form are combining to invalidate some of the thousands of absentee votes being cast this fall by Virginians overseas, most of them in the military. . . . .
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10/24/08Pittsburgh offers illegal gun bill
The city of Pittsburgh is following the poor example of Philadelphia by passing illegal city gun ordinances. Read About It: Tribune-Review POSTED: Friday, October 24, 2008 . . . .
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10/24/08GOP Knocks Va. Democrats` Registrations
Virginia Republicans opened up two fronts in the increasingly testy battle over the voting process Thursday by accusing Gov. Timothy M. Kaine of stacking the registration rolls with felons and raising . . . .
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10/24/08Barack Obama, False Moderate
The only two Democrats who have won in the past 10 presidential elections were moderates from the South. This datum made the nomination of Barack Obama - a liberal from the South Side, not the South - . . . .
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10/23/08NRA-PVF Endorses Max Baucus for U.S. Senate
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox traveled to Helena, Montana on October 24 and endorsed Montana Senator Max Baucus for United St . . . .
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10/23/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Shelly Short for Election to Washington House District 7

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of Shelly Short for election in Washington's 7th Legislative District on November 4. "Shelly . . . .

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10/23/08Where's Obama on gun rights?
Democrats have kept the issue of guns out of the presidential campaign. Guns have barely been mentioned, with the exception of Barack Obama`s gaffe about rubes clinging to Bibles and guns. Quietly, on . . . .
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10/23/08Measure promotes right to hunt, fish
Senate Republican leader Glenn Coffee of Oklahoma City believes hunting and fishing are important parts of Oklahoma`s heritage. In sponsoring State Question 742, he said he thought it was time to make . . . .
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10/22/08NRA-PVF To Make Important Announcement Regarding the Montana U.S. Senate Seat
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox is traveling to Helena, Montana on October 24 to make a very important announcement regarding t . . . .
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10/22/08NRA-PVF Endorses Gresham Barrett for Re-election to U.S. House of Representatives
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Gresham Barrett for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the third congressional d . . . .
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10/22/08NRA to Keep Firing at Obama in Battleground States
In battleground states Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the National Rifle Association will be taking aim at Sen. Barack Oba . . . .
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10/21/08Lots of Joes drawn to Palin
It is not unusual for fans of Sarah Palin to shout out to the Alaska governor during her stump speeches. It is noteworthy the crowds are heavily male. Read About It: Seattle Times . . . .
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10/21/08NRA vs. Obama on self-defense
The lurid latest from the NRA attacks Obama for a 2004 Senate vote against a bill that would get the owners of unregistered guns off the hook if they were found to have used the gun in self-defense. . . . .
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10/21/08Obama's Personality Pendulum
Obama will not lose his bid for the presidency because of his connections to Ayers, ACORN or socialist politics. In fact, he won't lose it because of his stand on any issue. The coup de grace for Obam . . . .
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10/20/08Next president will shape Supreme Court
One of the most momentous and least-discussed topics in the presidential campaign is the likely departure in the next four years of as many as three of the more liberal justices on a closely divided U . . . .
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10/20/08NRA has anti-gun Obama in its sights
The National Rifle Association is spending more than $10 million to keep Barack Obama from occupying the White House. Read About It: Orlando Sentinel POSTED: Monday, October 2 . . . .
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10/20/08In the News'Joe the Plumber' strikes back at media

"Joe the Plumber" is lashing out at the media for analyzing his personal life since he suddenly became a focal point of the presidential race last week. "You know, when you can`t ask a question of you . . . .

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10/20/08Todd Palin rouses hunters, gun enthusiasts
Todd Palin didn't speak long during a quick stop in Allegheny County on Saturday, but the husband of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said enough to rouse loud cheers at a rally of fellow hunte . . . .
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10/17/08Gun Law Update: Brady Backs Barack
Now that Barack Obama has received the endorsement of the Brady Campaign gun-control group, will the Supreme Court's findings in the D.C. gun-ban "Heller" case matter? Read About It: Mens New . . . .
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10/16/08NRA-PVF Endorses Steve Kagen for Re-Election to U.S. House of Representatives
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Steve Kagen for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the eighth congressional dist . . . .
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10/16/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Bob Damron for Re-Election to Kentucky House District 39

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Representative Bob Damron for re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in the 39th Legislative Di . . . .

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10/16/08NRA-PVF Endorses U.S. Representative Nick Lampson for Re-election in Texas
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Nick Lampson for re-election in Texas' 22nd congressional district. Chris Cox, NRA-PVF Chairman . . . .
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10/16/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses State Rep. Donna Rowland for Tennessee District 34

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of State Representative Donna Rowland for re-election in Tennessee's 34th Legislative District . . . .

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10/16/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Rep. Barrett Rich for Election to Tennessee House District 94

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of Barrett Rich for election in Tennessee's 94th Legislative District on November 4. "Barret . . . .

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10/16/08Palin Makes Pitch to Independents
Sen. John McCain`s campaign is testing the popularity of his running mate, Sarah Palin, in battleground territories of key states, a shift from her previous charge of rallying the base in conservative . . . .
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10/15/08NRA-PVF Endorses North Dakota Governor John Hoeven Earns "A+" rating from NRA-PVF
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing incumbent Governor John Hoeven for re-election in North Dakota's gubernatorial race November 4. "Governo . . . .
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10/14/08In the NewsStanding Guard: Vote For The Second Amendment

In just a few days, on November 4, gun owners will be presented with a very clear choice of a pro-Second Amendment versus an anti-Second Amendment Presidential ticket. John McCain and Sarah Palin versus Barack Obama and Joe Biden represents a stark contrast for the future of our freedom.

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10/14/08In the NewsMcCain-Palin vs. Obama-Biden A Clear Choice For Gun Owners

In this year's presidential election, some of the watchwords have been "experience" and "change." While the Obama-Biden ticket has worked to change gun owners' rights for the worse, the McCain-Palin ticket couples John McCain's experience with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's new energy and lifelong support of Alaska's hunting heritage.

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10/14/08In the NewsObama: Issue by Issue

In his speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, Barack Obama tried to spin his words skillfully. As he has before, Obama claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." But Obama, who's lived his whole life in cities, states and foreign countries with restrictive gun laws, once again suggested that "the reality of gun ownership may be different" in rural and urban areas--implying that the Second Amendment means something different depending on where you live.

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10/14/08In the NewsJoe Biden: The voice of anti-gun experience

Most people are saying that Barack Obama chose Biden as his running mate to compensate for his own lack of experience. After all, Obama has been in the Senate since only 2005, while Biden has been a senator since 1973, when Obama was 11 years old. But few in the Senate have as much experience as Biden in attacking our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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10/14/08NRA AlertGovernors 2008: Protecting Your Rights Close to Home

While the presidential race grabs the headlines, the governors elected this year will play a key role in protecting--or diminishing--gun owners' rights.

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10/14/08NRA AlertPresidential Tickets Are Worlds Apart

The parties' political conventions usually serve only as an alarm clock that rings for four days straight. Every four years, the clock is set to go off around Labor Day, reminding Americans to start paying attention to electoral contests that are generally well-defined by that point--all set to play out their final months according to script.

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10/14/08NRA AlertSarah Palin: new energy for hunters and shooters

Few events have shaken up a recent campaign like the choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin-an NRA Life member-for the Republican vice-presidential nomination. Proof of Sen. John McCain's wisdom in choosing her is that more Americans watched her acceptance speech than watched Barack Obama's. Many commentators compared Gov. Palin's natural stage presence to Ronald Reagan's.

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10/14/08Phrase Not Found
Tomorrow night, John McCain and Barack Obama debate for the last time. After two presidential debates and one vice presidential debate, what is left for moderator Bob Schieffer to ask? Plenty. Re . . . .
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10/11/08The Coming Obama Thugocracy
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republi . . . .
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10/10/08Questions of Character
"Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright," writes Charles Krauthammer. "It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack . . . .
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10/10/08McCain hammers away at Obama`s Ayers connection
John McCain yesterday ramped up his attempts to tar Barack Obama for his association with William Ayers, who along with his wife led a radical group that bombed government buildings in the early 1970s . . . .
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10/10/08Not Over Yet
McCain still has it within his own power to win the election. Obama's view of America is mostly rosy emulation of the European Union; McCain's is to restore fiscal sanity, keep our defenses strong, an . . . .
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10/9/08NRA-PVF Endorses John McCain and Sarah Palin for President and Vice-President
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's (NRA) Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox are traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa., Springf . . . .
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10/9/08NRA-PVF endorses McCain
The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions. NRA Executi . . . .
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10/8/08NRA - PVF Endorses Steve Austria for U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio's 7th District
Fairfax, VA-Ohio State Senator Steve Austria, running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)'s endorsement fo . . . .
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10/8/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Mark Souder for Re-election to U.S. House of Representatives

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Mark Souder for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the third congressional distr . . . .

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10/8/08NRA - PVF Endorses Cynthia Lummis for U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of Cynthia Lummis for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming on November 4. . . . .
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10/8/08NRA to Make Major Election Announcement Thursday, October 9, 2008
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox will be traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa., Spr . . . .
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10/8/08Restoring the Second Amendment
For nearly 10 years, the case of Nordyke v. King has been winding its way through the California courts. At issue is a 1999 Alameda County ordinance banning the possession of firearms on county-owned . . . .
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10/7/08Fact Checking the Fact Checker
The Post's Sept. 24 "Fact Checker" on NRA advertisements about Sen. Barack Obama's gun record itself disregarded the facts ["NRA Ads Are Off Target About Obama and Guns"]. Read About It: Wash . . . .
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10/7/08The radical Obama and Biden
The non-partisan National Journal scores senators each year on the totality of their economic, defense and foreign policy votes to rate how "liberal" they are. Sen. Barack Obama has the highest score . . . .
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10/7/08Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the Second Amendment
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama must demonstrate executive experience, but he remains strangely silent about his eight years (1994-2002) as a director of the Joyce Foundation, a billion doll . . . .
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10/6/08NRA-PVF Expands Advertising to Expose Obama's Anti-Gun Record in Multi-State Media Blitz
**Media Advisory** Fairfax, VA-Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) expanded its advertising campaign with the release of additional commercials further detailing . . . .
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10/6/08McCain and the Fact-Checking Fallacy
The point of all this is that factchecking reports begin with an analysis of details but end with the factchecker's opinion of what an ad or speech "implies" or what "impression" it leaves. And that t . . . .
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10/3/08NRA plans a wider ad assault on Barack Obama in battleground states
The National Rifle Assn. is about to turn up the volume on its campaign against Barack Obama, airing more ads taking him to task over his gun record. Starting as early as Sunday, the NRA will be ai . . . .
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10/3/08Doggone-it, She Winked!
"How long have I been at this?" Alaska governor Sarah Palin asked rhetorically during the first and only vice-presidential debate of the season Thursday night in St. Louis. "Like, five weeks?" From th . . . .
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10/3/08Kaine restores voting rights to felons
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has granted voting rights to nearly 1,500 felons this year, bumping up the voter rolls ahead of next month's presidential election and putting himself on pace to exceed the rec . . . .
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10/2/08Obama`s Thought Police
The Obama campaign is demanding that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against a non-profit advocacy organization and one of its donors because they have the audacity to sponsor a televisi . . . .
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10/2/08Obama Pressures Stations to Drop NRA Spot
The Obama campaign's effort to pressure TV stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing a National Rifle Association ad is "frightening" and "dangerous," a campaign finance expert said. "When a ca . . . .
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10/2/08Debate, Tanked
"My dictionary defines "moderator" as "the nonpartisan presiding officer of a town meeting." On Thursday, PBS anchor Gwen Ifill will serve as moderator for the first and only vice presidential debate. . . . .
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10/1/08Obama contiues to try to mislead gun owners
Sen. Barack Obama is again lying by stating he is "a strong supporter of the Second Amendment" who will not try take Americans' guns away if elected. But, Obama also said, he is for "some common sense . . . .
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9/30/08It's economy with the truth, stupid
Just imagine what the sneering left intelligentsia, in the United States and elsewhere, would have said if a Republican vice-presidential candidate had told CBS News that "when the stockmarket crashed . . . .
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9/29/08NRA-PVF Endorses Shelley Moore Capito for Re-election to U.S. House of Representatives
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the second congres . . . .
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9/29/08NRA - PVF Endorses Congressman Virgil Goode for Reelection in Virginia's 5th District
Fairfax, VA-Congressman Virgil Goode, running for re-election in Virginia's 5th district, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)'s endorsement. "Virgil Goode . . . .
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9/29/08Guard gun rights, McCain says
Speaking by satellite from Washington last night, Republican Sen. John McCain told a friendly crowd of hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Columbus that they shouldn`t trust Democrat Barack Obama when . . . .
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9/29/08MI: Lenawee resident featured in new NRA ad
A television advertisement by the National Rifle Association featuring Scott Siefert of Ogden Township is scheduled to begin airing Wednesday in Michigan. In the ad Seifert outlines his support fo . . . .
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9/29/08Backlash to Obama officials squelching political speech
Following legal threats by Missouri state law-enforcement officials supporting Barack Obama against presidential campaign ads that appeared to be false or misleading, Gov. Matt Blunt today likened the . . . .
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9/26/08Obama seeks to take down NRA ads, threatens stations
The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association. NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam, who provided the . . . .
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9/26/08Obama Campaign Tells TV Stations Not to Run NRA TV Ads
In this letter sent this week from to TV station managers from Obama campaign general counsel Bob Bauer, obtained by ABC News, the Obama campaign argues that a TV ad by the National Rifle Association . . . .
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9/25/08Obama Campaign Threatens Legal Action Over NRA Ads
Fairfax, VA-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National R . . . .
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9/25/08'Nobody Knows Obama's Record on Guns Better Than I Do,'
The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): "One of the most blatant lies ever to come from a politician's mouth," is how the ISRA is characterizing a recent state . . . .
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9/25/08Eight Keys to 2008
With the history-making nominations of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, 2008 is shaping up as the most fascinating election since the 1968 Nixon-Humphrey-Wallace brawl, or possibly the 1912 face-off betw . . . .
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9/25/08Founding Brothers, What's behind Obama's early rise?
New evidence strongly suggests that Barack Obama has been less than forthcoming about the role that unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers may have played in choosing him to lead the Chi . . . .
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9/24/08Revenge of the Bitter Gun Owners
Last spring, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to arms, Democrats hoped the decision would neutralize the gun issue. Instead the ruling, by in . . . .
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9/24/08NRA Begins Push To Tarnish Obama On Guns
The defining moment in the National Rifle Association`s eight-figure advertising offensive against Barack Obama takes place about 15 seconds into a new spot. After claiming that Obama supports "a huge . . . .
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9/24/08Fact-Checkers Fall Short in Criticizing NRA's Anti-Obama Ads
Joe Biden, campaigning in southwest Virginia, called any notion that Barack Obama wanted to take away people's guns "malarkey." Montana's Democratic governor, Brian Schweitzer, previously told reporte . . . .
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9/23/08Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy
Impartial? Independent? NO! FactCheck and Brady Campaign in Bed with Annenberg Foundation FactCheck supposedly exists to look beyond a politician's claims. Ironically, in its analysis of NRA . . . .
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9/23/08FactCheck flubs Obama gun fact check
FactCheck's September 22, 2008, report on the National Rifle Association's advertising critical claims that the NRA "distorts Obama's position on gun control beyond recognition." FactCheck itself, tho . . . .
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9/23/08Senator Inhofe Urges Speedy Passage of Second Amendment Rights Legislation
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has joined a bipartisan group of Senators to ensure that the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the DC gun ban is upheld and that DC gun owners` rights are . . . .
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9/23/08Professor: Debates critical in '08 Analysis
The upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates could be the most important and influential ones since the 1980 Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan contest, according to a political science professor a . . . .
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9/23/08NRA takes aim at Obama in Colorado over firearms record
The National Rifle Association began airing a series of TV and radio ads in Colorado on Monday that blast Barack Obama on a variety of "radical" positions the gun-rights group says will take away "our . . . .
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9/23/08Fact-Checking FactCheck.Org on Obama and Guns
FactCheck.org doesn't think much of the NRA's ads criticizing Obama. They are, sadly, way off base. This is, presumably,one of the reasons why Stuart Taylor Jr. of the National Journal declared he "no . . . .
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9/22/08Gun-toting Texans prefer GOP
In a state where lawmakers regularly expand gun rights, few issues more consistently push Texans toward Republicans in national elections. Read About It: San Antonio Express-News P . . . .
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9/22/08Radical Anti-Hunting Group (Humane Society) Endorses Obama
The radical animal "rights", anti-hunting group (HSUS) has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Read About It: Politico.com POSTED: Monday, September 22, 2008MORE ...
9/22/08Sen. Hutchison Asks Reid to Bring DC Gun Ban Bill for a Vote
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas's senior Senator, today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) asking that he allow a vote before the end of the 110th Congress on le . . . .
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9/19/08`Bitter` Campbell Brown Brought to Heel by Lynn Forester de Rothschild
It was a beautiful sight to behold. The obviously pro-Obama Campbell Brown snarling throughout an interview at the heels of former Hillary Clinton fundraiser and now McCain supporter, Lynn Forester de . . . .
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9/19/08Palin: Obama's Talk "Doesn't Sound Like The Politics Of Hope"
As she continues to sharpen her attacks against her Democratic rivals, Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of not abiding by his campaign's own mantra. "Now earlier today our opponent told his supporters . . . .
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9/18/08Palin Derangement Syndrome: Obama`s Worst Enemy?
There`s a new affliction sweeping the nation, and it`s known as Palin Derangement Syndrome. The phenomenon is similar to Bush Derangement Syndrome, a term coined by political columnist Charles Krautha . . . .
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9/18/08Saint Obama comes down to earth
For the hope-and-change candidate, those natural readjustments now appear insincere and opportunistic - especially given that he had to move so far from the left to get to the middle. On campaign-fina . . . .
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9/18/08Top Clinton Fund-Raiser Backs McCain
Senator Clinton has pleaded with her supporters to back Senator Obama, but one of her most loyal backers is refusing to follow her lead. Read About It: New York Sun POSTED: Th . . . .
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9/18/08Gun control target practice
Gun control has suddenly emerged as the toxic issue of the 2008 presidential campaign, endangering Barack Obama`s appeal among Democratic blue-collar and labor union households. The freshman Illinois . . . .
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9/16/08NRA AlertRight To Hunt

This past session, legislators in Oklahoma passed legislation by a combined vote of 143-2 allowing Oklahomans to decide whether to adopt a truly meaningful Right-to-Hunt constitutional amendment in November. Over the last five years, NRA-ILA has been leading the effort to adopt these improved amendments, and it is hoped this success in Oklahoma will lead to a wave of meaningful protections in other states as well.

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9/16/08Out West, Obama Faces Gun Battle
Barack Obama has let slip what he would like to do if he could: "Even if I wanted to take it away, I couldn't get it done. I don't have the votes in Congress." Make no mistake about it, the real Barac . . . .
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9/16/08Gunning for victory risky for Obama
This year, Mr. Obama's anti-gun voting record, coupled with that of running mate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, has resurrected the gun issue, and John McCain's campaign sees it as a major wedg . . . .
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9/15/08McCain Flies His Campaign Past Obama
John McCain was trained as a fighter pilot. In his selection of Sarah Palin, and in his convention and campaigning since, he has shown that he learned an important lesson from his fighter pilot days: . . . .
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9/12/08Obama, McCain backers compete over veterans, gun control
The White House race between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain came back to Colorado this week as Democratic veterans credited Obama with supporting broad increases in veteran benefits while Republic . . . .
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9/11/08In the NewsProtecting the People`s House

The Founding Fathers designed the U.S. House of Representatives to mirror the political landscape of America, and it has usually done that. While senators serve for six years (and were elected by state legislatures until 1913), House members have always been directly elected every two years. In the early days of the Republic, most congressmen represented fewer people than state representatives do today. That closeness to the people was intentional: the Founders wanted the House to reflect the people`s views.

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9/11/08NRA AlertWE'RE BARAAACK! The Billionaire Gun-Banners Who Back Obama's "Change"

How Bill Clinton`s point man on gun control, backed by gun-ban king George Soros, is set to play a major role in Barack Obama`s anti-gun plans.

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9/11/08NRA AlertBarack Obama and the Global Gun Banners

Self-anointed "candidate of change" Barack Obama has earned the support of billionaire socialist George Soros. United Nations officials who, like Soros, sneer at U.S. sovereignty and the Second Amendment rights of ordinary Americans, also cheer his White House bid.

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9/11/08Panel Votes to Back City on Gun Limits
A House committee approved a bill yesterday that would allow D.C. officials to write their own gun laws. A tougher bill that would eliminate most D.C. gun regulations probably will be offered as a sub . . . .
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9/11/08In Judging Obama, Question His Judgment
"Judgment" has become the byword of the election. Barack Obama has always wanted the election to be about the importance of "good judgment," not experience. It is difficult to understand Obama's claim . . . .
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9/10/08NRA TO OBAMA: DO NOT LIE TO HUNTERS AND GUN OWNERS NRA Unveils Obama Gun Vote Fact Sheet to be sent to Millions of Voters
Fairfax, Va. - At a rally in Lebanon, Virginia in front of a crowd of rural voters, Barack Obama made another one of his empty election-year promises not to take away shotguns, rifles or handguns if . . . .
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9/10/08NRA-PVF Endorses Roger Wicker for U.S. Senate
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing U.S. Senator Roger Wicker for re-election in Mississippi. "We are pleased to endorse Senator Wicker for re- . . . .
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9/10/08The Supreme Court in the Balance
The key to understanding the Presidential election this year is that the two candidates are diametrically opposed on almost every major issue. In probably no other election since the Civil War have th . . . .
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9/10/08On Economy, McCain Gains Ground on Obama
In the Sept. 5-7 USA Today/Gallup poll, 48% of Americans say Barack Obama can better handle the economy, while 45% choose John McCain. This marks a significant gain by McCain; just before the Democrat . . . .
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9/9/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Tim Walz for Re-election to U.S. House of Representatives

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Tim Walz for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the first congressional district . . . .

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9/9/08McCain, Palin take the fight out West
The West may be won this year by one of its own. The appeal of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin with ranchers, hunters and gun owners has lifted the hopes of McCain campaign official . . . .
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9/8/08Fraternal Order of Police endorses the GOP ticket
The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed the Republican presidential ticket of Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday in Detroit. The national organization is meeting in Detroit this wee . . . .
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9/8/08They're the nine hot spots on nominees' map
With less than two months left in the longest presidential campaign in American history, the road to the White House appears to run through fewer than 10 states. Read About It: The Star-Ledge . . . .
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9/8/08Conventional Wisdom Shifting Presidential Race As Republicans Smile
There has been a big shift since the Republican convention - a shift in the always all-knowing conventional wisdom comprised of pundits, all-wise left and right partisan pundits on radio talk shows an . . . .
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9/5/08NRA AlertJoe Biden: The Voice Of Anti-Gun Experience

Last week, we highlighted the enormous differences between vice presidential nominees Sarah Palin (R) and Joe Biden (D).

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9/5/08"Even if I want to take them away(your guns), I don't have the votes in Congress,''
"If you've got a gun in your house, I'm not taking it,'' Obama said. But the Illinois senator could still see skeptics in the crowd, particularly on the faces of several men at the back of the room. . . . .
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9/5/08In the NewsThe 'Community Organizer`s' New Clothes

The community Barack Obama has organized is, in Plouffe`s own telling, the community of those who admire Barack Obama. He is mayor of Obamaville and aspires to be president of Barackistan. At the cent . . . .

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9/5/08Sarah Palin and Her Discontents
There is something ignoble about these elite, affluent, and well-connected observers in smug fashion savaging Palin, when - especially in the case of the sneering power-women - we should all at least . . . .
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9/5/08Analysis: Vice president pick, scaled-back convention buoy McCain
John McCain hoped his convention would make him the kind of maverick his party would rally around. All it took was a couple of hurricanes: first Gustav, then Sarah. Read About It: Dallas Morn . . . .
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9/4/08Gun Groups, Buoyed by Court Ruling, Are Working for More
To maintain momentum gained from the Supreme Court's ruling in June striking down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and declaring that the Second Amendment grants individuals a right to own firea . . . .
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9/4/08Fired-up Palin rocks arena, rips her foes
Sarah Palin, the Republicans' surprise choice for vice president, took direct aim at her detractors Wednesday as she reached out to a nation eager to hear her life story. Read About It: Star- . . . .
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9/4/08Palin May Be NRA's Best Ammo
By now, millions of Americans have seen photos of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin testing weapons while visiting members of the Alaska National Guard in Kuwait. But it wouldn't be surprising if . . . .
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9/3/08McCain Comes Through
Partisan Democrats and many members of the news media consider John McCain`s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate a terrible mistake. But McCain need not worry about their criticism. . . . .
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9/2/08Strong Majority of Voters Disagree With Barack Obama on Second Amendment
A strong majority of likely voters disagree with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on firearms and self-defense related issues, according to a just-released ATI-News/Zogby poll. Read . . . .
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9/2/08Why McCain Still Has a Chance To Win
"With Barack Obama already established as a skillful rhetorician, people keep asking me, a former White House speechwriter, about John McCain. Can he say anything -- anything at all -- that might plac . . . .
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9/2/08Palin provides a striking alternative
She hunts. She fishes. She was a beauty queen and star high-school athlete. She is the mother of five and a popular governor, but the thought of having to choose between work and family appears to hav . . . .
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8/29/08Obama's gun ban rhetoric
Sen. Barack Obama's campaign just won't let the gun issue rest. Mr. Obama and his campaign surrogates continue to assure gun owners that he is on their side. Yet, despite all the Democratic claims to . . . .
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8/29/08Being Obama Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
The conventional wisdom among Republicans is that since America is a center-right country, John McCain, a center-right candidate, can win the presidency simply by stressing Barack Obama's record as, a . . . .
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8/29/08Democrats Go After Gun Politics
Stepping gingerly back into the thicket of gun politics, some Democrats are offering up a few proposals to make them less on the defensive on an issue that many claim cost former Vice President Al Gor . . . .
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8/29/08NRA AlertSarah Palin and Joe Biden: Worlds Apart

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8/28/08Obama's Friend, America's Enemy
Have you ever been a friend or business associate of a terrorist? Not someone who, to your shock and horror, turned out secretly to have bombed government buildings. No, the question is whether you've . . . .
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8/27/08Obama's Aim
In 2007, Senator Barack Obama stood up for a gun owner. He endorsed Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman in her Democratic primary. Not only was she a gun owner, but she had even pulled a gun on her colle . . . .
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8/26/08Party`s Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table
Walk into almost any hotel here this week and you can find an odd sight: Liberal Democrats starting their day by lobbying moderate and conservative Democrats. The lobbyists are members of the Progress . . . .
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8/26/08In Denver, Deep Doubts About Obama
And after two hours of talking, and a pre-convention buildup here in Denver in which Democrats have received lots of positive coverage in this critical swing state, you'd have to say that the news is . . . .
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8/26/08Obama's summer of discontent
The latest polls ought to alarm Barack Obama. The Illinois senator desperately needs to change the narrative of the last few months - and this week's Democratic convention is a good opportunity. Since . . . .
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8/26/08Bill proposed to strengthen right to use deadly force against intruders
A state lawmaker wants Nevada to adopt a legal doctrine strengthening a homeowner`s right to use deadly force to protect someone`s life from an intruder. Read About It: Review-Journal . . . .
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8/25/08Yes, Biden Helped Pass the Crime Bill, But ...
One of the more surprising twists in the debut of Joe Biden as Barack Obama's running mate has been the Democrats' decision to highlight Biden's work on the 1994 crime bill. The bill with the Clinton . . . .
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8/22/08They're Paying Attention Now
Why is it a real race now, with John McCain rising in the polls and Barack Obama falling? There are many answers, but here I think is an essential one: The American people have begun paying attention. . . . .
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8/21/08Georgia: University gun bans in sights of pro-carry effort
Legislators looking to expand where Georgians can carry guns may take aim at university campuses. Carry a gun on or within 1,000 feet of any campus now and you could be charged with a felony, spend up . . . .
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8/21/08Poll: McCain expands lead over Obama in Mo.
John McCain has expanded his lead over Barack Obama in Missouri, a new survey says. McCain's advantage is 50-40, a seven-point increase from Public Policy Polling's July poll, which showed him leading . . . .
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8/21/08McCain erases Obama's edge with swing voters
Sen. John McCain is having a very good summer, as a trio of new polls show the Republican presidential candidate pulling even with or slightly ahead of rival Sen. Barack Obama and erasing what had bee . . . .
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8/20/08Obama Played by Chicago Rules
"Mr. Obama has never stood up against Chicago's corruption problem because his donors and allies are Chicago's corruption problem," writes David Freddoso. "Mr. Obama is not the reformer he now claims . . . .
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8/20/08Joe for Veep
Clarence Thomas's 1991 Senate confirmation hearing was one of the most shameful political events of recent American political life. In the wake of Barack Obama's risible attack on Justice Thomas at Sa . . . .
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8/20/08‘Just Words' That Joe Biden Would Like To Forget
The fun thing about an Obama-Biden ticket is that the McCain campaign can point to a new awkward comment by Joe Biden - either on the importance of experience, in praise of McCain, or in support of in . . . .
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8/19/08The Case For "The Case Against Barack Obama"
If one is going to examine Jerome Corsi's The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, one probably ought to also read David Freddoso's book on the Democratic nominee, The Case Agai . . . .
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8/19/08AHSA President Shows Off His Anti-Gun Credentials
John Rosenthal is buying a new anti-gun billboard in Massachusetts. His actions just provide more proof that his organization, American Shooters and Hunters Association, is just a front group for poli . . . .
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8/19/08Fear the Government That Fears Your Gun
In West Texas, it was not uncommon to see the bumper sticker "fear the government that fears your gun" on a lot of pick-up trucks during both terms of the Clinton administration. Yet as bad as Clinton . . . .
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8/18/08Small Hopes And Large Upsets
It is now clear why Barack Obama has refused John McCain`s offer of joint town hall appearances during the fall campaign. McCain is obviously better at them. Read About It: Townhall . . . .
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8/18/08Doubting Thomas
Barack Obama's answer to Rick Warren's Supreme Court question was telling. Elections matter. As one politico with experience on Supreme Court fights put it Saturday night, "regardless of what Obama mi . . . .
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8/14/08Obama Without His Script
The Obama campaign has for months pursued the odd strategy of having the junior senator from Illinois act as if he were already kinda-sorta president of the United States. In June, it tried sticking a . . . .
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8/13/08McCain reminds voters of Obama's 'bitter' gaffe
Sen. John McCain reminded Pennsylvanians Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama said the state's small-town voters "cling to guns and religion" because they are "bi . . . .
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8/11/08In the NewsStanding Guard: The Company He Keeps

What do a radical South Side Chicago priest who has demanded that law-abiding firearm dealers and state legislators be "snuffed out," and Chicago's political boss, who is "livid" and "outraged" over the Supreme Court's recognition of the Second Amendment, have in common? Influence over Barack Obama.

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8/11/08NRA AlertHanging by a Thread

In the U.S. Senate, support for the Second Amendment is razor thin. For that reason, during this election season, your gun rights may very well be hanging by a thread.

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8/11/08America Finally Getting Sick of Obama
Well, it's unanimous. For the first time since this endless election cycle started, it appears that people are finally getting sick and tired of hearing about Barack Obama. Recent news reports show th . . . .
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8/6/08Growing doubts weaken Obama, polls show
Growing doubts among white working-class and independent voters blunted the momentum of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential run in recent days, leaving him in a tight contest with Republican candidate Se . . . .
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8/5/08Weapons ban ordinance shot down in Mishawaka
Passion about protecting fellow citizens swayed Mishawaka City Council to vote 5-4 against a weapons ban ordinance. The ban was actually proposed by Mishawaka Mayor Jeff Rea and City Attorney Cory Ham . . . .
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8/5/08Some House Democrats Seek Less-Rigid D.C. Gun Laws
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have agreed to allow a vote next month on a bill that would end local handgun control in the District, making it easier for D.C. residents to ac . . . .
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8/4/08NRA AlertAn Army of Lies

When Wayne Pacelle, head of the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States, recently wrote a column stating that hunters have more in common with his group than with the National Rifle Association, he told one lie too many, prompting a quick and thorough rebuttal from NRA staffers involved in promoting hunting.

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8/4/08NRA AlertFreedom Unbound!

In striking down the D.C. gun ban, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Second Amendment protects an individual right of all Americans.

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8/4/08The Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Hunting
"When I need a break from the Obama brainwashing and my daily grind of writing and hosting ClashRadio.com, not only do I drink six gallons of Ketel One, dance on tables in Greek restaurants, and chill . . . .
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8/4/08Students lobby for Right to Carry
For anti-gunners, the idea of giving college students the right to carry on campus may seem counter-intuitive after last year`s Virginia Tech massacre. But the proposal is deadly serious, said young m . . . .
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8/1/08The Obama Uncertainty Principle
Quantum physicist Werner Heisenberg famously posited that it is impossible to precisely measure the position and momentum of a particle simultaneously. His "uncertainty principle," in popular usage, h . . . .
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7/31/08NRA AlertBattling Elite Conceit

In his speech to members at the NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre warned of the battle ahead to protect the Second Amendment.

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7/31/08In the NewsBi-Partisan Bill Introduced to Restore the Second Amendment Rights of D.C. Residents

Fairfax, VA -- Today, in a bi-partisan effort,  Congressmen Travis Childers, John Dingell, John Tanner, Mike Ross and Mark Souder, along with 47 of their colleagues,& . . . .

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7/30/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses State Sen. Bill Raggio for Re-election in NV Senate Dist. 3 Consistent NRA-PVF "A+" Rated Legislator Since 1973

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of State Senator Bill Raggio for re-election in Nevada Senate District 3 on November 4, 2008. . . . .

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7/30/08Congress`s Duty to D.C. Residents
Last month, the Supreme Court affirmed that Americans have an individual right under the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms. Just as with the First Amendment, it matters not a whit whether we resi . . . .
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7/30/08House Bill Would End D.C. Registration Rules
D.C. officials are trying to beat back an effort by some lawmakers to send a bill to the House floor that would bring D.C. gun laws into compliance with the Heller decision. The gun bill, co-sponsored . . . .
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7/28/08NRA AlertBarack Obama's 10 Point Plan to "Change" The Second Amendment

For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians-in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights-Barack Obama's mantra of "change" means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government.

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7/28/08NRA AlertObama Wins Delegate Race, But AHSA Endorsement Flames Out

It was the very last day of the presidential primary season before Barack Obama amassed enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. He did not secure this critical mass from delegates won in primary elections and caucuses, but from so-called "superdelegates"-elected officials and other heavy hitters-who rushed to endorse him on the final day. In fact, Hillary Clinton surprised the pundits with a victory in the South Dakota primary on that final day, when many predictions were for Obama to take that state and Montana in a sweep.

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7/28/08NRA AlertAmerica's Worst Gun Laws: Coming Soon to a State Near You

As you go to the polls in November, remember some of the laws anti-gun politicians think are "reasonable."

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7/22/08In the NewsThe Obama Movement

Barack Obama no longer appears to be the leader of a movement that will herald a "new kind of politics"; he is instead just another candidate running for office. Read About It: Washington Tim . . . .

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7/15/08Obama: Embarrassed by America
First there was the flag pin. Barack Obama refused to wear it. Then he refused to put hand to heart during the national anthem. He sat in a pew while his pastor trashed America. He explained to hi . . . .
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7/10/08Barack Obama Isn't Making Sense
Maybe Barack Obama`s feints to the right will benefit him politically, maybe they`ll offend liberals who believed he really was a different kind of politician. Maybe the swing voters Obama is wooing w . . . .
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7/9/08Tennessee Speaker Naifeh Fudges On Gun Permit Claim In Wake Of Controversy
The Tennessee Republican Party has unearthed a potentially damaging bombshell regarding House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh. The party accuses Jimmy Naifeh of lying in a press release describing himself as . . . .
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7/7/08NRA-PVF Endorses U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn
Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn for re-election in Tennessee's 7th congressional district and urges its member . . . .
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7/2/08The NRA`s Endorsement Still Pending
The National Rifle Association announced plans today for a $40M campaign to paint Barack Obama as an opponent to Second Amendment rights. But the effort, first reported by Politico, doesn`t include -- . . . .
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7/1/08NRA Backs Don Young Congressman Receives an A+, NRA-PVF's highest rating
Fairfax, VA-Congressman Don Young has earned the highest possible rating and endorsement from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF). "Don Young has a perfect pro-gun voting . . . .
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7/1/08NRA gathers ammo against Obama
The National Rifle Association plans to spend about $40 million on this year's presidential campaign, with $15 million of that devoted to portraying Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment ri . . . .
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6/30/08Obama`s Dodge on Handguns
After months of claiming he had insufficient information to express an opinion on the District of Columbia`s gun law, Barack Obama noted with apparent approval Thursday that the Supreme Court ruled th . . . .
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6/29/08"A silver bullet for Obama?"
WHEN IT comes to gun control, the Democratic Party is a house divided against itself. That helps explain Barack Obama's dizzyingly inconsistent positions on District of Columbia v. Heller, the landmar . . . .
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6/29/081, 2, 14: Editorial of The New York Sun
Both of the men running for president displayed their shortcomings yesterday in reacting to the Supreme Court's ruling that the Second Amendment includes an individual right to keep a handgun at home . . . .
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6/27/08NRA AlertPresident's Column: Pretenders Dressed as Patriots

A perfect example of duplicity and deception at work is the so-called American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), which claims to support your Second Amendment rights--yet attacks your NRA and endorses Barack Obama for president.

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6/27/08NRA AlertPolitical Report: NRA-ILA Wins Court Victories On Two Coasts

The Supreme Court has handed down its landmark decision in the Heller case, but we must also remember that legal skirmishes over our Second Amendment rights are not limited to the Supreme Court. Before and after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Heller, other cases were playing out across the country, with huge implications for the rights of citizens in those jurisdictions. When the situation demands, NRA-ILA goes beyond legislative and political advocacy to defend the Second Amendment in court.

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6/27/08NRA Files Second Amendment Cases in Illinois, California
Fairfax, Va., June 27-Following up on yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment protects a private right to possess firearms that is not limited to militia service, the National Rif . . . .
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6/27/08"The Second Amendment: An Irrelevant Relic"
Showing his true colors, Obama supporter Joe Lauria wants to repeal the Second Amendment. Obama can try to confuse the voters, but his most ardent supporters oppose your right to keep and bear arm . . . .
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6/26/08In the NewsSupreme Court Declares That the Second Amendment Guarantees an Individual Right
Fairfax, VA - Leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) praised the Supreme Court's historic ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns and on self-defense in the home, in the case of . . . .
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6/26/08Obama had greater role on liberal survey
During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - positions that ap . . . .
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6/26/08Another Obama Statement Reaches Its Expiration Date, This One on Guns
This story in National Review describes Barack Obama's latest attempt to deceive the American people on his position on firearms rights. As the Supreme Court readies to release its decision in Heller, . . . .
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6/26/08John McCain's Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
ARLINGTON, VA-- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement regarding today's United States Supreme Court ruling on District of Columbia v. Heller: Today's decision is a landmark . . . .
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6/23/08NRA AlertElection Preview, 2008

It's a major election year. Add to it the election of the leader of the free world, and it seems pretty easy to understand why this election, even more than most, is critically important. But in the context of protecting the Second Amendment, it becomes crystal clear why Election 2008 is one of the most important in our history.

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6/23/08NRA AlertThe Two Reasons We Must Stop Clinton And Obama

Gun rights advocates considering skipping this November's presidential election should keep two things in mind--the Supreme Court and the United Nations.

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6/23/08NRA AlertILA Report: Time for Public to Comment on New Rules for Guns in National Parks
On April 30, the U.S. Department of Interior, through the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issued a proposed rule to ease the current strict regulations on firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. NRA-ILA led the effort to amend the existing policy regarding the carrying and transportation of firearms on these federal lands. The public has until June 30 to comment on the proposal, and NRA strongly urges members to file comments in support.MORE ...
6/23/08NRA-PVF Endorses David Davis for U.S. House of Representatives
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman David Davis for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the first congressional distr . . . .
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6/20/08Obama-McCain contest could come down to … Montana?
Barack Obama's campaign has shown an unusual fascination with Montana, even though the state has only three electoral votes. The race for President this year could come down to those three electors. . . . .
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6/17/08Groups Push to Restore Va. Felons` Voting Rights
Civic and social organizations are teaming with Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to try to add thousands of nonviolent offenders to the voting rolls in time for the November election, a move that has an . . . .
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6/16/08In the News"Change You Can Believe In" — Or "Change You Just Won`t Believe"?

Barack Obama may be lacking in judgment and experience - most recently demonstrated by the selection of former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson to vet his veeps (along with Eric Holder, who signed off on Bi . . . .

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6/12/08Gun Control Group Braces for Court Loss
The nation's leading gun control group filed a "friend of the court" brief back in January defending the gun ban in Washington, D.C. But with the Supreme Court poised to hand down a potentially landma . . . .
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6/11/08Obama's Unofficial Slogan: ‘No, You're Wrong.'
As Barack Obama's campaign becomes defined by a series of embarrassments - his assessment of what small-town residents cling to, a mentor who believes the government created HIV, a friend of 20 years . . . .
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6/6/08Head-to-head: McCain and Obama
Side by-side comparison of positions of the two candidates. Read About It: Arizona Central POSTED: Friday, June 06, 2008MORE ...
6/6/08McCain Targets Frustrated Clinton Supporters, as Dems Strive for Unity
As Hillary Clinton sets the stage to bow out and endorse Barack Obama for president this weekend, Republicans are targeting the spoils of the bitter Democratic primary campaign. Read About It: . . . .
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6/5/08Lincoln`s Rule: Organization Matters
Politics has become hi-tech with sophisticated databases, the Internet, TV ads, focus groups and polls. But a lanky Sangamon County, Ill., lawyer described the essential task of politics in 1840 in a . . . .
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6/4/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Joe Wilson for U.S. House of Representatives

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Joe Wilson for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the second congressional distr . . . .

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6/4/08Obama Clinches Nomination
Sen. Barack Obama has captured enough convention delegates to make a claim to the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming one of the most anti-gun candidates to ever win the nomination. Read . . . .
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6/3/08Anti-Gun Candidates Try to Hide Their real Positions
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton oppose Second Amendment Rights, and have long records to prove it. Election year claims such as when Obama told a Great Falls Montana audience, "I believe in the right . . . .
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5/29/08NRA AlertAHSA Endorses Barack Obama

As this unusual campaign season has unfolded, we`ve seen the candidates ratcheting up their politically expedient rhetoric in an attempt to distinguish themselves as the "candidate of choice" for every constituency, while testing the far reaches of credibility in the process. We`ve heard blatantly anti-gun politicians claim to be supportive of the Second Amendment. We`ve seen hypocrisy, and we`ve heard double-speak and insults to our intelligence.

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5/29/08NRA AlertAwaiting a Second Amendment Decision

The year 2008 will go down as an historic one in America--for the dramatic choices we`ll face in the presidential election, among other things.

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5/29/08On Policy, Obama Breaks Little New Ground
Obama may offer a "new kind of politics," but his proposals differ little from the party line. Read About It: Washington Post POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2008MORE ...
5/29/08MSNBC, Leaning Left And Getting Flak From Both Sides
The political coverage of MSNBC anchors Chris Matthews, left, and Keith Olbermann has been criticized for being blatantly left-leaning and pro-Barack Obama. MSNBC, which bills itself as "the place for . . . .
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5/27/08NRA-PVF Endorses Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Earns "A" rating from NRA-PVF
Billings, MT - This morning, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced its endorsement of incumbent Governor Brian Schweitzer for re-election. Announcing the NRA-PV . . . .
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5/23/08IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT BY NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will be joined by Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer for a very important announcement Tuesday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Assoc . . . .
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5/22/08Gun Dealer and Mayor Face Showdown
When Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg stood at City Hall two years ago to announce that he had just filed suit against several gun shop owners, mainly in the South, it was in a certain fashion the capstone . . . .
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5/19/08McCain Courts NRA's Support: Speech Criticizes Obama, Clinton Over Gun Positions
"The Second Amendment isn't some archaic custom that matters only to rural Americans who find solace in firearms out of frustration with their economic circumstances," McCain said. Read About It . . . .
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5/16/08NRA AlertAn Exclusive Interview With John McCain

To say that the 2008 elections will be crucial for the future of the Second Amendment would be an understatement. Future efforts to preserve our gun rights and our hunting heritage hinge on who will take the helm at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next January. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox recently sat down with presumptive Republican nominee Senator John McCain. They asked him some direct questions about his record and his philosophy. Here's what Senator McCain had to say.

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5/16/08NRA AlertSecond Amendment Showdown

The U.S. Supreme Court heard District of Columbia v. Heller, a monumental Second Amendment case that will likely decide whether you have an individual right to keep and bear arms.

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5/16/08NRA AlertA Patriot Lays Down His Arms

he man who brought the heavens down to Earth through the power of his God-given talent is gone away now-gone to join those whom he portrayed with such persuasion. Charlton Heston, actor, advocate for individual rights and voice of reason in a time of turbulent political manipulation, relinquished the power of his rich baritone to the angels and, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, slipped gently into that good night.

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5/16/08NRA AlertStanding Guard: Equality For All

With the sad passing of Charlton Heston, his lifelong record of courageously fighting for the restoration and preservation of the civil rights of all Americans comes sharply into our hearts and minds. Forty-five years ago, Chuck Heston marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to correct the wrongs of racial segregation--wrongs existing under the cover of unconstitutional state and local laws

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5/16/08NRA AlertPresident`s Column: A True Threat To Freedom

Right now, one of the most anti-gun politicians ever to set foot in Washington, D.C., may be just one election away from the Oval Office, and far too few gun owners realize the true threat to freedom this candidate represents.

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5/16/08Guns and Judges: Electing the Supreme Court in 2008
Everyone concerned about the Second Amendment and judicial accountability should heed John McCain's speech to the NRA on May 16. The presumptive Republican nominee will speak directly to guns owners a . . . .
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5/12/08We`re All Gun Nuts Now
Hiding their anti-gun positions is a key strategy for politicians who want to take away our rights and Paul Helmke of the Brady Campaign knows it. That`s why he shows little concern that Barack Obama . . . .
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5/12/08Reagan`s influence lives on in U.S. courts
They became the first judges in more than a half-century to say the Second Amendment protects an individual`s right to own guns. They are prominent appeals court judges appointed by President Reagan i . . . .
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5/9/08Gun control advocates target state legislators
Postcards with a picture of a handgun and children as targets started appearing in mailboxes and on windshields in a few central Lake County towns this week. The postcards, distributed by representati . . . .
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5/9/08Too Late to the Duck Hunt
By the time Hillary Clinton figured out how to beat Barack Obama, it was too late. When she began the race in 2007 thinking she was in for a coronation, she claimed the center in order to position her . . . .
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5/9/08Gun Owners For Hillary?
If you doubt the transformational power of Barack Obama, consider the change that he's affected on Hillary Clinton. The New York Senator came into the 2008 race with a nearly perfect anti-gun rights v . . . .
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5/7/08McCain courts blue-collar Democrats
With the other party still waist-deep in its presidential nomination fight, John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, has been quietly courting the white working-class Democrats who have proved elusiv . . . .
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5/7/08McCain Speech to Shed Light On Judicial Philosophy
John McCain steps out of his comfort zone Tuesday to address his judicial philosophy, a hot-button matter for social conservatives that encompasses abortion, guns and gay rights -- all topics on which . . . .
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5/5/08Clinton mailing's gun gaffe
Sen. Hillary Clinton's mailing attacking Sen. Barack Obama's record on guns appears to include a striking visual gaffe: The image of the gun pictured on the face of the mailing is reversed, making it . . . .
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5/4/08Clinton Mail Attacks Obama on Guns
Hillary Clinton has re-opened her sharp attack on Barack Obama's position on guns, with a mailer in Indiana that seeks to raise questions about him with both supporters and opponents of gun rights. . . . .
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5/2/08The Perils Of Patronizing
"In the past few weeks, Barack Obama has learned the political perils of condescension," writes Michael Gerson. "His Philadelphia speech on race was filled with it. People who don`t share Obama`s view . . . .
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5/1/08The McCain Coalition
"In May, Senator McCain will give a much-anticipated speech on judicial nominations and will speak to the members of the National Rifle Association on May 6 and 16, respectively," writes Ken Blackwell . . . .
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4/30/08Whitewashing vote fraud
Monday`s 6-3 Supreme Court decision upholding Indiana`s voter-identification law has unhinged Democrats and their allies on the political left. Within hours of the ruling, the ACLU was wringing its ha . . . .
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4/30/08To Tell the Truth
"E.J. Dionne`s column in the Washington Post asked this question about Barack Obama: "Is he Adlai Stevenson or John F. Kennedy?" In the New Republic online, John Judis wondered if Obama might be "the . . . .
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4/28/08NRA-PVF Endorses Walter Jones for U.S. House of Representatives Primary May 6
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Walter Jones for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the third congressional dist . . . .
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4/28/08NRA - PVF Endorses Governor Mike Johanns for U.S. Senate in Nebraska Primary May 13
Fairfax, VA-Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns, running for the U.S. Senate, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)'s endorsement in the May 13 Republican primary. . . . .
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4/28/08NRA-PVF Endorses Patrick McHenry for North Carolina Primary May 6
FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Congressman Patrick McHenry for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th congressional dist . . . .
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4/28/08NRA - PVF Endorses Congressman Dan Burton for Reelection in Indiana Primary May 6
Fairfax, VA-Congressman Dan Burton, running for re-election in Indiana's 5th District, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)'s endorsement in the May 6 primary. . . . .
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4/28/08If You Quack Like An Elitist
Barack Obama seemed to have survived the blasphemous rants of his preacher and remained relatively untarnished by the perceived dissatisfactions of his privileged wife," writes Kathleen Parker. "But h . . . .
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4/28/08Bitter, Clingy Gun Owners of America
"I'm a bitter/clingy gun owner-and I'm happy about it!" writes Doug Giles. Read About It: Townhall.com POSTED: Monday, April 28, 2008MORE ...
4/25/08In the NewsObama`s 'Distractions'?

"Obama understands that the real threat to his candidacy is less Hillary Clinton and John McCain than his own character and cultural attitudes," writes Charles Krauthammer. "He came out of nowhere wit . . . .

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4/25/08Obama: " We`ve got to tighten up our gun laws."
Obama calls for more gun laws and to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment to allow more reckless lawsuits against the firearms industry. Read About It: Chicago Sun-Times POSTED: Friday . . . .
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4/23/08The Democrats` Quagmire
Freeze! That`s the message that Pennsylvania voters delivered to the Democratic Party last night by handing Hillary Clinton a sizable but not landslide victory in the Keystone State. Read About It . . . .
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4/23/08Both Democrats Are Looking Like Damaged Goods
The long, bitter contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama seems to be taking a toll on the enthusiasm that once permeated the Democratic electorate. Exit polls of Pennsylvania Democrats Tuesda . . . .
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4/23/08NRA AlertNo Bullets, No Shooting!

All gun owners are familiar with the 17th century maxim, "Keep your powder dry." But if we expect to be gun owners in the 21st century, we have to update that to read, "Keep your powder-and all the rest of your ammunition-at all." That's because politicians who want to ban guns, but who don't have the votes in Congress and state legislatures, are trying to achieve the same effect by banning the manufacture, importation, sale and possession of as much ammunition as possible, and severely restricting the rest.

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4/22/08Trigger Happy
In words that he has come to regret, Barack Obama opined as to why he was having a hard time winning over many blue-collar voters: "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to peop . . . .
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4/21/08Obama vulnerable on firearms issue
Pennsylvania sportsmen aren`t "bitter" about their guns and balk at what they call Sen. Barack Obama`s double-talk in courting their support. Read About It: Washington Times POSTED . . . .
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4/21/08Obama board funded gun control efforts
Barack Obama's presidential campaign has worked to assure uneasy gun owners that he believes the Constitution protects their rights and that he doesn't want to take away their guns. But before he beca . . . .
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4/21/08Anti-gun candidates unpopular in W.Va.
As history shows, anti-gun presidential candidates are usually off target with many West Virginians. Read About It: Charleston Daily Mail POSTED: Monday, April 21, 2008MORE ...
4/21/08Obama will be the bitter one at the end of this campaign
"Some liberal commentators have downplayed the effect of Barack Obama`s recent fundraising speech in San Francisco. But that`s wishful thinking," writes John Judis. "Along with the revelations about O . . . .
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4/21/08NRA executive Wayne LaPierre blasts Obama, Clinton
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre took aim at Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's recent comment that people in small-town America are "bitter about their . . . .
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4/21/08In Pennsylvania, Democrats gun for tough crowd
Guns are unusually important in Pennsylvania, which leads the nation in National Rifle Association membership and is home to almost 1 million licensed hunters. As its Democratic presidential primary a . . . .
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4/17/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Lindsey Graham for U.S. Senate

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Lindsey Graham for re-election to the U.S. Senate in South Carolina. "Lindsey Graham, an NRA-PVF 'A' ra . . . .

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4/17/08The Democrats and Gun Control
"Imagine an election race of Pat Robertson versus James Dobson," writes Dave Kopel, "each of them appearing at organic grocery stores and Starbucks throughout Massachusetts, with each candidate insist . . . .
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4/15/08People who cling to guns vote, too
arack Obama thought he was among friends. That was his problem. He is an urban sophisticate, and he was talking to other urban sophisticates. He was in San Francisco last week explaining at a clos . . . .
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4/14/08The Other Obama
This has been a long Presidential campaign, but often usefully so. The Democratic Party fight is helping us learn that there`s more to Barack Obama than the eloquent, post-partisan, disciplined purvey . . . .
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4/14/08On Guns and the Politics of Perception
A famous saying is that Social Security is the "third rail" of American politics (touch it and die), but there's a case to be made that gun control is an even more dangerous issue. Democrats, who d . . . .
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4/12/08Under fire, Obama clarifies small-town remarks
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama tried to quell a political furor on Saturday over his comments about small-town Pennsylvanians, saying he used the wrong words to describe their mood. . . . .
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4/11/08Obama on small-town PA: Clinging to religion, guns, xenophobia
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton . . . .
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4/11/08Clinton gun shy in Pennsylvania crime address
Clinton talked about gangs and drugs as a cause of homicides, but mentioned guns only in passing. She noted "a direct correlation between the illegal gun sales and homicides," as she proposed a new in . . . .
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4/11/08NRA AlertStanding Guard: Barack Obama's Slippery Oratory

To understand Barack Obama on the Second Amendment, you have to know about the clash of character between the then-Chicago state senator and an ordinary citizen who exercised his right to armed self-defense in violation of a local gun ban.

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4/10/08Obama`s Head Fake
Not since Walt Frazier have New Yorkers seen such exquisite basketball skills. Now Barack Obama has taken center court and his basketball skills are legendary in the recreation centers of Chicago. The . . . .
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4/10/08Is Obama`s Position on the D.C. Gun Ban a Mystery?
Conservative columnist Robert Novak, who last month claimed Barack Obama "has weighed in against the D.C. [gun] law," now describes the Illinois senator`s position as "unrevealed". But at a February 1 . . . .
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4/9/08Shooting blanks: Shea-Porter and guns
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter has a gun problem. Specifically, she seems unsure of her position on the 2nd Amendment. Read About It: Union Leader POSTED: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 . . . .
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4/8/08Pa. sportsmen, hunters oppose more gun legislation
When the subject of handguns arises at the state Capitol, most of the recent attention has focused on Gov. Ed Rendell and other gun-control Democrats from Philadelphia who are trying to impose new gun . . . .
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4/8/08Barack and Load
Much has been made of Barack Obama`s audacious embrace of Second Amendment rights for rural Pennsylvanians. Since entering the national scene, the Illinois senator has kept mum about his undeniably an . . . .
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4/8/08Obama and Guns: Two Different Views
Something happens to Democrats on the gun issue when they run for president. For John Kerry during 2004, it was awkwardly posing in brand new hunting gear at a seemingly endless series of hunting phot . . . .
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4/7/08Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Carry
Barack Obama is embracing anti-gun policies in the run-up to a Democratic presidential debate scheduled on the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. Read About It: Townhall.com . . . .
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4/7/08Heston Death Puts Focus On Gun Control
The death of a former president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston, throws a spotlight on a debate over gun control that has largely moved off center stage in recent years. Read Ab . . . .
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4/6/08The NRA Family Mourns the Passing of Our Past President, Dear Friend, and Fearless Advocate, Charlton Heston 1923 - 2008
Statement of Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America Today, my heart is heavy with the loss of Charlton Heston. America has lost a great patriot. The S . . . .
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4/6/08Obama aims for pro-gun vote
Obama has long backed gun-control measures, including a ban on semiautomatic weapons and concealed weapons, and a limit on handgun purchases to one a month. He has declined to take a stance on the leg . . . .
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4/6/08Charlton Heston Dies at Beverly Hills Home
Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He . . . .
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4/3/08NRA AlertSelf-Defense is a Basic Human Right

As the Supreme Court deliberates whether or not the District of Columbia's 30-year-old gun ban is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a deep background look is critical to understanding what is at stake in terms of our personal liberties and the rights that ensure them.

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4/3/08Obama Comes Out Against Concealed Carry
Barack Obama is embracing anti-gun policies in the run-up to a Democratic presidential debate scheduled on the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. "I am not in favor of concealed w . . . .
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4/3/08NRA AlertObama Mentor Ted Kennedy's Anti-Gun Career

The man who has cast more anti-gun votes than any other lawmaker in U.S. history has endorsed a candidate for president. On Jan. 28, Sen. Ted Kennedy formally, and to great fanfare, bestowed his political blessing on Sen. Barack Obama.

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4/3/08NRA AlertWhat Are The Anti's Thinking?

Dave Kopel drills down into the filings for D.C.`s Supreme Court gun-ban case to answer the question: What Are The Anti`s Thinking?

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3/31/08Obama had greater role on liberal survey
During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion - positions that ap . . . .
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3/26/08Why have Clinton and Obama ducked gun control issue?
When Supreme Court justices debate the legality of the District of Columbia's ban on handguns in coming weeks, their file will include a legal brief from Vice President Dick Cheney, Arizona Sen. John . . . .
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3/26/08Rep. Mark Udall wouldn't kill gun ban but hopes court will
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Washington, D.C., ban on handgun ownership, U.S. Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado issued a news release saying he hoped the court would affir . . . .
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3/16/08D.C.'s Gun Ban Gets Day in Court
Justices' Decision May Set Precedent In Interpreting the 2nd Amendment Despite mountains of scholarly research, enough books to fill a library shelf and decades of political battles about gun contro . . . .
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3/13/08Florida House committee endorses workers Right-to-Carry bill
The National Rifle Association isn`t giving up. After failing for two years to pass a law allowing employees to carry guns to work, the NRA won an early victory in the Florida House on Wednesday. . . . .
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3/10/08Primary infighting threatens to divide Democratic Party
The Democrats once again are fighting over their presidential nominating procedures - from Florida and Michigan to superdelegates - in an escalating war that some leaders say threatens to divide the p . . . .
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3/9/08NRA AlertNRA-ILA

Protecting our Second Amendment Freedom and Hunting Heritage

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3/4/08Clinton wants meeting of the minds about gun laws
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News that she would like to see the Clinton gun ban reinstated and increase regulations on gun shows. Read About It: D . . . .
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3/4/08Obama; No Gun Shops Within Five Miles of Schools; Porn Shops Okay
As contributor Dave Kopel and David Bernstein note, a few years ago Barack Obama proposed a federal law against licensed firearms dealers operating within five miles of a school or park. Read Abou . . . .
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2/27/08Obama takes hits from all sides
Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Barack Obama weathered some "glancing blows" as his rival and moderators challenged his experience in last night`s debate, but he emerged relatively unscathed . . . .
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2/27/08Do you have a legal right to own a gun?
Guns, and questions about how much power the government has to keep people from owning them, are at the core of one of the most divisive topics in American politics. Read About It: USA Today . . . .
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2/27/08Isn`t Self-Defense Common Sense?
Under the Second Amendment, Barack Obama says, "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it is subject to common-sense regulation, just like most of our rights are subject to common-sense regula . . . .
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2/27/08Bad Times
"The front page of the New York Times has increasingly become the home of editorials disguised as "news" stories. Too often it has become the home of hoaxes," writes Thomas Sowell. Read About It: . . . .
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2/27/08NRA AlertMike's March To The Sea (interrupted)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's agents marched across neighboring states with their questionable "sting" tactics, burning legitimate gun dealers as they went. Now, some of those law-abiding gun dealers have filed suit against the gun-banning mayor. Can they really afford to fight city hall--and its resident billionaire?

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2/25/08Montanans insist on gun rights
Montana officials are warning that if the Supreme Court rules in the D.C. gun ban case that the right to keep and bear arms protects only state-run militias like the National Guard, then the federal g . . . .
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2/22/08Obama takes funds from lobby partners
Sen. Barack Obama, who has refused donations from federal lobbyists and paints his Democratic presidential rival as a Washington insider for accepting their contributions, took hundreds of thousands o . . . .
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2/22/08His and Her Finances
Stonewalling and secrecy helped Bill and Hillary Clinton win the White House without a thorough enough vetting in 1992. Now they`re trying to do it again, this time by not disclosing either their inco . . . .
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2/22/08NRA AlertPolitical Report: Free Right-to-Carry: Truth Wins More Allies

osen. They harbor fear of change, fear of the unknown and the strangest of all-fear of their fellow citizens and neighbors. Those who choose to exercise the basic right of self-defense have chosen a life of confidence.

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2/22/08NRA AlertStanding Guard: Danger! Gun Free Zone

When thoughtful people consider the concept of "gun-free zones," words like "futility" come to mind. But in light of recent horrific events, there is another word that more accurately sums it up: "dangerous."

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2/21/08His Disturbing Pattern
Senator Obama recently gave us a disturbing foretaste of the contradictory doublespeak we could expect under an Obama presidency. Read About It: New York Sun POSTED: Thursday, . . . .
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2/20/08NRA AlertYour Vote is Your Voice: Make it Heard!

With the rise of early and absentee voting, Election Day is no longer a single day, but rather a period that can last for weeks. Voting early or absentee "banks" your vote, freeing you up to help friendly candidates' campaigns turn out the remaining pro-gun votes on Election Day, when final victory is won.

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2/19/08Clinton Wants A Gun Summit
Another new wrinkle from Hillary Clinton today: she wants a presidential summit on gun control. Read About It: Daily News POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2008MORE ...
2/19/08Obama and Gun Control
His record isn`t likely to win back the rural "pro-gun" voters who`ve fled to the Republicans in recent years, likely costing Gore the election in 2000. Read About It: Volokh Conspiracy . . . .
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2/11/08Cheney Joins Congress In Opposing D.C. Gun Ban
Vice President Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that urged the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District of Columbia`s handgun ban is unconstitutional, br . . . .
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2/8/08Majority of Hill Stands Against D.C. Gun Ban
A majority of the Senate and more than half of the members of the House will file a brief today urging the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District`s handgun ban violates the Second Amendmen . . . .
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2/8/08NRA AlertStanding Guard: License For Tyranny

There is no element in the poisonous alchemy of the globalist gun ban crowd more dangerous to American freedom than the twin evils of gun-owner licensing and firearm registration. Never forget that they exist only as precursors to gun confiscation.

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2/7/08In the NewsNRA Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court, D.C. v. Heller

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund today submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia . . . .

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2/7/08In the NewsPolitical Report: The Bloomberg Treatment

The annals of political history are littered with careers cut short by a reflexive, media-driven embrace of gun control.

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2/7/08NRA AlertThe Election Promise Gun Owners Can`t Ignore

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton mocks the nation`s 80 million gun owners when she says, "I support the Second Amendment." That cynical pronouncement fits the scripted instructions of former Clinton administration anti- gun activists who preach that to get elected, so-called "progressives" must cloak themselves in Second Amendment rhetoric while pursuing their unchanged anti-gun rights agendas. And it attempts to hide her deep commitment to disarmament of the American people.

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2/6/08Obama & Romney Misfire on Guns
Perhaps no other issue causes politicians to shift to the right as they enter the national arena more so than guns. And perhaps no other issue so explicitly causes politicians attempting such a leap t . . . .
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2/6/08Clinton, Obama carve up country
Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton split up the electoral map on Super Tuesday with Mr. Obama winning a majority of smaller, red states while Mrs. Clinton captured the biggest prizes of . . . .
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2/6/08Moderates fuel big McCain wins
Sen. John McCain won a series of big-state victories and took a commanding lead in delegates in yesterday`s Super Tuesday contests, but his weakness among conservatives was exposed by a string of wins . . . .
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2/6/08Tuesday Night Lights
So much for the best laid plans of Terry McAuliffe. The former Democratic Party chairman helped to design the first national Presidential primary in the expectation that its sheer expanse would sink a . . . .
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2/6/08Good Judgment
The Republican presidential candidates explain their judicial philosophies. Read About It: Wall Street Journal POSTED: Wednesday, February 06, 2008MORE ...
2/5/08Hillary Clinton may unite Republicans
Tom Effertz is 73 and a wheat farmer. Rosie Erganian is 52 and lives in a town on the Missouri River. He`s a Republican. She`s a Democrat. Both Missourians want anyone but Democrat Hillary Clinton for . . . .
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2/5/08The Audacity of Gun Control?
Gun historian Clayton Cramer, whose work helped to unmask Michael Bellesiles as a massive fraud, minces no words regarding Barack Obama`s position toward gun rights. Read About It: Reason . . . .
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2/5/08Gun Control Advocates Call Clinton a Hypocrite
"Yesterday we took a look at Sen. Barack Obama`s pro-hunter preaching in Idaho, wondering how it fit with a 1996 questionnaire in which he supported banning all handguns. Sen. Hillary Clinton implied . . . .
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1/31/08In the NewsNRA-PVF Endorses Will Barclay for New York State Senate

FAIRFAX, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing State Assemblyman William A. Barclay in the special election for New York State Senate in District 48. Voters w . . . .

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1/28/08MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I Want People Disarmed'
"I want to see people disarmed. I want people disarmed in our major cities. How's that for a plan? I don't think we should all be armed, and I don't think more guns is the answer. I think it's wacky t . . . .
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1/18/08Hillary Clinton Changes Position On Registration?
Hillary Clinton now says she doe not support registration and licensing, but only because she does not have the support to make it happen. Read About It: Wall Street Journal POSTED . . . .
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1/18/08Leading Democratic Candidates Call For Severe Restrictions on Our Second Amendment Rights
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1/17/08Dems` positions on gun control lacking
Before being questioned about it during Tuesday`s nationally televised debate, Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama had not readily addressed the subject of . . . .
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1/17/08Obama Pledges Support for Animal "Rights"
Democrat Barack Obama says he won't just be a president for the American people, but the animals too. He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate and has b . . . .
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1/17/08They love their guns in South Carolina
With a divided GOP field going into South Carolina, voters have a chance to make the Second Amendment an issue in this election. And they should. Read About It: World Net Daily POS . . . .
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1/16/08Candidates Must Trump Justice Department in DC Gun Case
The Bush administration missed a golden opportunity to stand up for the Second Amendment when it filed a Supreme Court brief that only gives lukewarm support to gun rights, asking the Court to send th . . . .
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1/14/08Bobby Jindal Sworn in as Louisiana Governor
Bobby Jindal, the 36-year-old son of Indian immigrants, was sworn in Monday as Louisiana's 55th governor and immediately moved to make good on a campaign promise, saying he will call a February specia . . . .
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1/14/08Gun Vote Could Decide Michigan GOP Primary
After Governor Huckabee's win in Iowa, Senator McCain's win in New Hampshire, and Governor Romney's performance thus far, all three have a chance to win the Michigan GOP primary. And the gun vote in M . . . .
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1/12/08Statement of the National Rifle Association By Wayne LaPierre And Chris Cox On The Pending U.S. Supreme Court Case
In the coming months, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.'s ban on handgun ownership and self-defense in law-abiding residents' homes. The Court will first a . . . .
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1/10/08Thompson woos gun owners in S.C.
Fred Thompson is making a last stand in the Palmetto State and he's counting on gun owners to deliver a high-profile victory to boost his presidential campaign. Read About It: Politico . . . .
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1/7/08Southern states to gain seats after 2010 census
Fast-growing Southern states could gain nine new congressional seats after the 2010 census, largely at the expense of their neighbors to the north, judging from the latest government data. Read Ab . . . .
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1/4/08IMPORTANT MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HB 89 -- NRA's Top Executives To Meet With Key Lawmakers 1/7/2008
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA's chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox will be in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, January 7 to speak with lawma . . . .
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1/4/08Past Iowa caucuses show shaky foresight
The winter Iowa caucuses, for all the attention they receive every four years, have a checkered history in selecting presidential nominees. Read About It: Washington Times POSTED: . . . .
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1/2/08Bang Bang Kiss Kiss
When Americans nominate their presidential candidates next year, the Second Amendment won`t be the first thing on their minds. The issue didn`t even appear in a recent CNN poll. But in a country where . . . .
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