|12/11/09||University of Colorado places ban on Nerf guns|
It was a rough week for gun rights in Colorado. First, Colorado
State University voted to ban concealed firearms on campus. Then
the University of Colorado went a few steps further and cracked
down on . . . .
|12/11/09||Maine joins federal case on gun ownership|
Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills and three members of
Maine's congressional delegation have joined 37 other states in
asking the U.S. Supreme Court to apply its decision issued last
year in the W . . . .
|12/11/09||Can Republicans Retake the Senate in 2010?|
"Democrats began the year as masters of the political universe,
winning the White House and increasing their majorities in
Congress," writes Karl Rove. "But the year is ending badly for
them. Their to . . . .
|12/9/09||Wicker Hails Amtrak Secure Firearm Transport Provision as Important Second Amendment Victory|
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced
that his effort to allow Amtrak passengers to transport firearms in
secure, checked luggage has succeeded, following inclusion of the
prov . . . .
|11/23/09||State Legislators File Amicus Brief Supporting NRA's Stance in Pivotal Supreme Court Case|
Fairfax, Va. -- A large bipartisan group of state legislators and other elected officials from all 50 states have signed an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," brief supporting the NRA's position . . . .
|11/23/09||Bipartisan Majority of Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Supporting NRA's Stance in Pivotal Supreme Court Case|
Fairfax, Va. -- An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of attorneys general have signed an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," brief supporting the NRA's position that the Second Amendment is incor . . . .
|11/23/09||Bipartisan Majority of U.S. Congress Signs Amicus Brief Supporting NRA's Position in Pivotal Supreme Court Case|
Fairfax, Va. -- An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have signed an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," brief supporting the NR . . . .
How President Obama's latest anti-gun appointee--proposed OSHA
Director David Michaels--could place sweeping restrictions on your
Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
|11/16/09||Bloomberg`s Phantom Mayors|
Billionaire anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York
City, recently appeared on "Meet the Press." Host David Gregory
asked him, "How can you muster the clout and the power to take on
the NRA?" Bloomberg raised some eyebrows with his response.
|11/16/09||NRA: Fighting the Good Fight|
Political battles over health care, economic recovery and other
issues dominate the headlines. And while Congress has taken on a
few high-profile gun issues--especially interstate Right-to-Carry,
Right-to-Carry in national parks, and the battle to reform gun laws
in Washington--your NRA-ILA has worked behind the scenes to protect
and advance the interests of gun owners in many other areas. Though
some bills have come to a vote and others haven't, all of them
provide opportunities to expand our freedoms on the national
|11/16/09||Presidents Column: Election Day: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow|
In just one year, you have the chance to profoundly affect the
future of your freedoms.
|11/16/09||Standing Guard: Silencing The First Amendment|
One of the radical ideological appointees embedded in the Obama political machine is a man with a dream for the First Amendment. His name is Mark Lloyd, and as Obama's "Diversity Czar" at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), he plans to wield immense power over the way Americans can communicate.MORE ...
|11/4/09||NRA-PVF Celebrates Landslide Victories in 2009 Elections|
FAIRFAX, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory
Fund (NRA-PVF) endorsed candidates in Virginia, including Bob
McDonnell for governor, Ken Cuccinelli for attorney general and
Bill Bollin . . . .
|11/4/09||Another good night for the Second Amendment|
NY-23: Winning Democrat Bill Owens was A-rated by NRA (as was Hoffman).
Virginia: Either Deeds (B rating) or McDonnell (A) were sure to be a big improvement over outgoing Governor Kaine. Deeds lost . . . .
|10/30/09||Tennessee: Silence on Bartlett`s gun ban caps furor|
The silence that met Bartlett's resolution regarding guns in
parks was contrary to the noisy debate that spread through the
suburb this summer. The lack of a second to Alderman Emily
Elliott's moti . . . .
|10/30/09||Tennessee: AG says landlords can ban tenants` guns|
Attorney General Bob Cooper says landlords can ban their tenants from bringing firearms into their property even if they have handgun carry permits.
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|10/30/09||Michigan: Campus gun law bill being revised|
Colleges could use discretion to ban concealed firearms from all campus buildings, but would have to allow guns in open outdoor spaces, under revisions to a bill being considered by a House committee. . . . .
|10/29/09||Important NRA-PVF Update in the Race for Attorney General in Virginia!|
October 26, 2009
Dear Virginia NRA Member:
You should have recently received your November issue of NRA's monthly magazine, containing the 20 . . . .
|10/6/09||Senate Vote Lays Foundation for National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity|
On July 22, 2009, the U.S. Senate took an important step toward
greater legal protection of the fundamental right to self-defense
in our country when 58 U.S. senators--38 Republicans and 20
Democrats--voted for legislation to require carry-permit states to
recognize each others` permits.
|10/6/09||The "States` Rights" Ruse|
Hypocrisy, thy name is Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara
Boxer, Dick Durbin, Frank Lautenberg. Throw in Michael Bloomberg,
the Violence Policy Center, the Brady Campaign, The New York Times,
The Washington Post and a host of other big media gun-ban sock
puppets as well.
|10/6/09||From Bad To Worse|
Two new books by prominent gun-banners lay out the newest set of
talking points for anti-gunners and the media to follow in their
continuing attempt to rid us of our pesky Second Amendment
|10/1/09||The Mayor vs. The People|
The gun-ban crowd and media elite portray the latest battle in
the right to bear arms as a struggle between billionaire Michael
Bloomberg and the NRA. A recent Zogby/O'Leary Report poll tells a
different story--a strong majority of Americans overwhelmingly
support the Second Amendment.
|10/1/09||When Did Meet The Press Become The Love Boat|
A look at the sad day when "meet the Press" threw in the
objectivity towel and went the anti-gun way of many in the so
called "mainstream" media.
|10/1/09||The Truth About Gun Shows|
Recent attacks on American gun shows are not about law
enforcement or punishing the guilty, they are about exploiting a
lack of knowledge on the part of the general public and paving the
way for universal firearm registration ... and, if history is
anything to go by, confiscation.
|10/1/09||NRA-PVF Endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia Attorney General|
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund is endorsing Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia Attorney General. Ken Cuccinelli's unwavering support of our Second Amendment rights h . . . .
|9/23/09||NRA-PVF Endorses Bill Bolling for Virginia Lieutenant Governor|
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association's Political
Victory Fund is endorsing Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
for re-election. Bill Bolling's strong support of the Second
Amendment h . . . .
|9/14/09||NRA-PVF ENDORSES BOB McDONNELL FOR GOVERNOR|
Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund announced today the endorsement of Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor. Bob McDonnell's strong, pro-gun record has earned him an . . . .
|9/10/09||EDITORIAL: Gays but not guns|
The Senate took further moves last night toward the expected
confirmation of Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein to
head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
This is . . . .
|9/10/09||Mayor Denies Being Member Of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition|
Warsaw Mayor Ernie Wiggins wants to clear his name.
Wednesday he said he is not a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
Read About It:
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|9/10/09||Court Debates Campaign Law|
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether government limits on corporate and union political spending violate free-speech rights, in a case that could prove pivotal in a longstanding co . . . .
|8/30/09||Are You An American, or Are You A Terrorist?|
If you are an NRA member, are returning from active duty, agree
with the Heller decision and believe the government is
attempting to ban guns, than a cabal of anti-gunners is asking...
Are You An American, or Are You A Terrorist?
|8/26/09||Expressing Shared Political Values|
In an astonishing and rare procedural shift, the U.S. Supreme
Court declined to produce an expected narrow decision on a critical
First Amendment case before its last term ended. Instead, the court
deferred its ruling and ordered a new hearing--calling for the case
to be re-argued under a vastly broadened scope--scheduled for
September, even before its new term begins.
|8/26/09||Right-to-Carry In Restaurants|
Right-to-Carry is not a new concept. It` been the law in
Tennessee for more than ten years. A 1998 article in the
Tennessean newspaper carried the incredulous headline,
"Gun law hasn`t led to carnage"--as if this were a big
|8/26/09||A Year after <i>Heller</i>, Second Amendment Cases Move Fast|
As this issue goes to press, we've just celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which firmly established that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to arms.MORE ...
|8/25/09||California: El Dorado sheriff's race caught up in concealed weapons debate|
A debate over who should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in El Dorado County will get plenty of exposure this week.
At issue is a Sheriff's Office policy requiring license applicants to not . . . .
|8/15/09||NRA Has a Dog in This Fight|
Many Americans find it hard to believe that there are groups
lobbying across the country to malice it much more expensive and
difficult to obtain dogs or occasionally breed them for others to
enjoy. It should come as no surprise, however, that the lead
agitator is the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
|8/14/09||The OAS Treaty: Blueprint for Dismantling the Second Amendment|
The Obama administration's offensive against the Second
Amendment has begun.
As was predicted, the strategy uses international law to create
a foundation for repressive and extreme gun control. The mechanism
is an international treaty, the "Inter-American Convention Against
the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms,
Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials."
|8/14/09||Changing Times--Time To Take Action|
A right that's not exercised is a right that can be lost.
|8/6/09||Blind Alleys On The Information Superhighway|
During World War II, soldiers stuck on troopships or remote
bases would often start rumors, just for the sake of seeing how
fast a tall tale would get back to them. All patriotic Americans
appreciate what those GIs did to preserve freedom, but we can only
imagine what the rumor mill would have been like if the Internet
had existed in those days.
|7/16/09||Joint Statement On Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination To The United States Supreme Court|
WAYNE LAPIERRE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
CHRIS W. COX, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION - INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Other than declaring . . . .
|7/16/09||Wayne LaPierre Discusses Judge Sotomayor's Anti-Gun Record with Lou Dobbs|
Wayne LaPierre discusses Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's record on the 2nd Amendment.
Read About It:
Thursday, July 16, 2009MORE ...
|7/15/09||Law aims at secondhand guns|
Secondhand gun dealers soon will be required to fingerprint people who want to sell guns, despite the objections of two Omaha City Council members.
Read About It:
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|7/14/09||Hatch Questions Sotomayor on Gun Rights|
Gun rights haven't been an issue in recent Supreme Court confirmation battles because the Supreme Court hadn't tackled a major Second Amendment case in decades. But that changed with the court's recen . . . .
|7/8/09||NRA raises concerns over Sotomayor|
The National Rifle Association said Tuesday that it would actively oppose Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation if she is hostile to senators who press her about gun rights.
T . . . .
|7/7/09||Two-thirds of State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Incorporation|
Fairfax, Va. - Two-thirds of the nation's attorneys general have
filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant
certiorari in the case of NRA v. Chicago and hold that the Second
Amendmen . . . .
|7/1/09||Bloomberg's Half Truths|
The "off year" gubernatorial election that's underway in
Virginia is traditionally considered a political bellwether for the
next regular election cycle. But now, New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg is trying to transform the Virginia governor's race into
a referendum on gun control.
American merchant sailors are now at greater risk of pirate
attack than at any time since the presidency of James Madison.
While Somali pirates have been getting all of the media attention,
pirates also thrive off West Africa, especially near the Niger
Delta. Piracy also flourished near the Philippines and
|7/1/09||Disarming Citizens: On Land And At Sea|
Recently, demanding a harsh new federal ban on semi-automatic
firearms, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell evoked the defining
argument of the gun-ban movement--their twisted confusion between
good and evil.
|7/1/09||"20/20" Turns a Blind Eye on Self-Defense|
As big media mounts an attack on gun owners' rights, a TV "news"
magazine mocks your ability to defend yourself.
|6/29/09||Watch lists, guns and government|
The secret government "Terrorist Watch List," reportedly already swelled to more than 1.1 million names, will have an addendum, if gun control advocates in Congress have their way. This new addendum - . . . .
|6/29/09||California: Gun bills have stores up in arms|
Two new pieces of legislation related to guns are making their way through Sacramento - and making gun store owners in the Mid-Valley frustrated at what they call political myopia.
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|6/9/09||The State of Heller|
Does the Second Amendment apply to state and local governments?
The Supreme Court has not definitively ruled, but in Nordyke v.
King, decided just before this issue of America's 1st Freedom went
to press, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second
Amendment does bind state and local governments. The Ninth Circuit
covers the nine westernmost states, including California.
|5/30/09||Showing Their True Colors|
Following the election of the most anti-gun president in
American history and a Congress led by some of the most extreme
anti-gun politicians ever to set foot on Capitol Hill, the most
surprising news out of Washington during Obama-Biden's first 100
days was that gun control was suddenly--and supposedly--not a
priority. Make special note of that "supposedly."
|5/30/09||The "Blame America" Beat Goes On|
Last month I reported that the anti-gunners are gearing up to
use the crisis in Mexico to advance their agenda.Now, Congress and
the Obama administration have jumped into the issue with both
|5/29/09||Concealed-carry permit applications jumped first quarter of year|
The number of Ohioans seeking permits to carry handguns surged in the first three months of the year amid concerns that the newly elected president planned to strengthen gun-control laws.
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|5/29/09||Sotomayor Hostile to Gun Rights, Scholar Says|
Federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor has over the years
developed what some experts are calling a 'troubling' record on Sec
. . . .
|5/26/09||One on One with Chuck Norris|
It was the week before the election of 2008 and the Second
Amendment needed some help. Economic bad news was drowning out the
key differences between candidates on core Second Amendment issues
in some of the nation's tightest races. The media obsession with
the presidential race was diverting voter attention from key
congressional contests. Freedom hung in the balance.
In that final, fateful week, one of America's favorite action
heroes stepped up to take command. Screen star Chuck Norris, known
to generations of Americans as an icon of toughness, filmed a
television ad on behalf of the NRA Political Victory Fund
"Some politicians say they support your rights--but their voting
records say otherwise," warned Norris in the ad. "Protect your
rights on Election Day--check the candidate's record, and see who
stood up for your family--and who protected the criminals."
|5/20/09||Divided We Fall, United We Will Prevail|
Hunters have countless, well-funded, politically sophisticated
enemies whose goal is to end our enjoyment of America`s mountains,
fields, woods and wetlands: Chief among them is the $120
million-a-year Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
|5/7/09||The Pieces Fall Into Place|
Another bright star has been added to President Barack Obama's
|5/7/09||We Saved A Space For You|
It was a five-year-long battle, but Oklahoma gun owners emerged
In an exclusive interview, NRANews.com Managing Editor Ginny
Simone visits with John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations and hero to Second Amendment supporters.
|4/21/09||Obama heeding lesson from ‘94 gun ban|
The last time a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress banned civilian sales of military-style assault weapons, it took American voters just seven weeks to rebel.
They handed Republicans co . . . .
|4/14/09||Homeland Security agency warns of radicals on right|
The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president . . . .
|3/27/09||"Assault Weapons" 2009|
Legislation to require a federal license to possess any
detachable-magazine, semi-automatic rifle or shotgun, or any
handgun, has been introduced in Congress. Legislation to reimpose
the federal "assault weapon" and "large capacity" magazine ban of
1994, or an even broader ban--both introduced in the last two
congresses--is sure to follow. And legislation to ban all
semi-automatic and pump-action firearms, starting with those that
use detachable magazines, has been pro-posed in the past and may
not be far behind.
|3/27/09||The Coming Storm|
Even before Inauguration Day, the Brady Campaign provided
President Barack Obama with a wish list of gun-prohibition measures
it's hoping he will champion in the coming months.
|3/27/09||The World According To Cass|
If you've followed the opening moves of the new White House, you
know that President Barack Obama has staffed his cabinet from top
to bottom with some of the most radical anti-gun extremists ever
seen in Washington, D.C.
|3/27/09||Education at the Extremez|
With President Barack Obama's Cabinet reading like a "who's who"
of gun-ban advocates, it's difficult to say which member is the
most anti-gun. That is, until you meet Arne Duncan.
|3/19/09||Court Suspends Carry in National Parks|
Today, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule allowing concealed carry in national parks and national . . . .
|2/28/09||Senate Passes D.C. Voting Bill With NRA Backed Amendment|
The gun amendment is similar to a sweeping measure approved by the House last year that was fiercely opposed by the D.C. government. It would limit the District's authority to restrict firearms, repea . . . .
|2/26/09||U.S. Senate Votes to Uphold Second Amendment in Washington, D.C.|
Fairfax, Va. - The United States Senate has voted, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to adopt an amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) that seeks to protect the Second Amendment r . . . .
|2/25/09||President Obama`s Election and the Future of Hunting in America|
Obama's voting record as it relates to gun ownership is an open
book for all to see. Regardless of the lies told by Fact Check,
American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) and other partisan
front groups during the recent presidential election, his votes
were more extreme than the most radical gun banners in American
history-Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton and Dianne
As a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton caused a scare for
gun owners. Now named Barack Obama's secretary of state, the
Clinton anti-gun nightmare has returned.
|2/19/09||Standing Guard: Ever Vigilant|
Remember all those phony election stories floated by the media
that the gun control issue was irrelevant, that anti-gun rights
politicians had seen the light, that gun owners had nothing to
worry about? We said they were lies and distortions. Now the Brady
Campaign and the big media are proving we were right all along.
|2/19/09||President's Column: Grassroots Activism Is A Powerful Force|
Everyone now knows the danger the Obama-Biden White House poses
to the rights of law-abiding gun owners. We watched as President
Barack Obama assembled his team from among the most anti-gun
zealots to ever hold public office. With Hillary Clinton, Tom
Daschle and Eric Holder in the cabinet, and Rahm Emanuel as chief
of staff, America's gun owners know the dangers we face and that
our friends in Congress will be mightily challenged in their
defense of America's beloved Second Amendment.
|1/28/09||Inhofe Speaks Out Against Eric Holder's Confirmation as Attorney General|
Senator James Inhofe speaks out against the confirmation of Eric
Holder as Attorney General. Read About It: POSTED: Wednesday,
January 28, 2009
|1/26/09||Sword & Tome|
With a new presidential administration that is hostile to
private firearm ownership now in office, we`ll likely be hearing a
renewed torrent of anti-gun rhetoric coming from all directions. As
we prepare for these challenges and arguments, it`s a good time to
recall some important quotes that provide a long-term
|1/26/09||The Holder Distortion|
On the heels of naming gun-banner Rahm Emanuel as his chief of
staff, Barack Obama once again puts the lie to his supposed support
of the Second Amendment by selecting former Clintonite and
gun-hater Eric Holder as attorney general.
|1/26/09||Political Report: Same Anti-Gunners, Different Year|
One of the most stinging blows that Hillary Clinton delivered to
Barack Obama's presidential campaign came when she mocked his motto
"change you can believe in," by altering it to "change you can
Xerox." Now, even as she prepares to join the Obama
administration as secretary of state, her criticism is ringing
true. Ironically, her own appointment is the most obvious example.
Obama is staffing his administration from top to bottom with
refugees from the Clinton White House, including two of the most
aggressive anti-gun operatives of that era. They, in turn, promise
to bring the same approach to the Second Amendment that Bill
Clinton, Al Gore and Janet Reno pioneered.
|1/26/09||Has Their Time Come?|
Last year, when then-Senator Barack Obama told his adoring
faithful, "we are the ones we`ve been waiting for," anti-gun groups
must have thought he was talking to them.