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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.

 

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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