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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.

 

12/11/09In the NewsUniversity 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 . . . .

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12/11/09In the NewsMaine 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 . . . .

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12/11/09In the NewsCan 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 . . . .

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12/9/09In the NewsWicker 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 . . . .

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11/23/09State 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 . . . .
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11/23/09Bipartisan 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 . . . .
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11/23/09Bipartisan 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 . . . .
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11/16/09NRA AlertOSHEESH!

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.

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11/16/09NRA AlertBloomberg`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.

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11/16/09NRA AlertNRA: 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 level.

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11/16/09NRA AlertPresidents Column: Election Day: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow

In just one year, you have the chance to profoundly affect the future of your freedoms.

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11/16/09NRA AlertStanding 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 ...
11/4/09PDF NewsNRA-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 . . . .

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11/4/09Another 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 . . . .
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10/30/09In the NewsTennessee: 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 . . . .

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10/30/09Tennessee: 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. Read About It: Nashville Post P . . . .
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10/30/09Michigan: 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. . . . .
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10/29/09Important 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 . . . .
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10/6/09NRA AlertSenate 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.

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10/6/09NRA AlertThe "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.

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10/6/09NRA AlertFrom 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 rights.

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10/1/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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10/1/09NRA AlertWhen 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.

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10/1/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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10/1/09NRA-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 . . . .
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9/23/09NRA AlertNRA-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 . . . .

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9/14/09NRA-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 . . . .
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9/10/09In the NewsEDITORIAL: 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 . . . .

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9/10/09Mayor 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: Times-Union POSTED: Thursd . . . .
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9/10/09Court 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 . . . .
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8/30/09NRA AlertAre 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?

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8/26/09NRA AlertExpressing 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.

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8/26/09NRA AlertRight-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 surprise.

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8/26/09NRA AlertA 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 ...
8/25/09California: 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 . . . .
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8/15/09NRA AlertNRA 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).

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8/14/09NRA AlertThe 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."

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8/14/09NRA AlertChanging Times--Time To Take Action

A right that's not exercised is a right that can be lost.

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8/6/09NRA AlertBlind 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.

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7/16/09Joint Statement On Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination To The United States Supreme Court
WAYNE LAPIERRE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND CHRIS W. COX, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION - INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION  Other than declaring . . . .
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7/16/09Wayne 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: Youtube.com POSTED: Thursday, July 16, 2009MORE ...
7/15/09Law 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: Omaha World-Herald . . . .
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7/14/09Hatch 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 . . . .
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7/8/09NRA 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 . . . .
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7/7/09PDF NewsTwo-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 . . . .

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7/1/09NRA AlertBloomberg'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.

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7/1/09NRA AlertBloody Pirates!

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 Indonesia.

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7/1/09NRA AlertDisarming 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.

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7/1/09NRA Alert"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.

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6/29/09Watch 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 - . . . .
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6/29/09California: 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. Read About It: . . . .
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6/9/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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5/30/09NRA AlertShowing 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."

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5/30/09NRA AlertThe "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 feet.

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5/29/09Concealed-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. Read Abo . . . .
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5/29/09In the NewsSotomayor 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 . . . .

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5/26/09NRA AlertOne 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 (NRA-PVF).

"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."

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5/20/09NRA AlertDivided 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).

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5/7/09NRA AlertThe Pieces Fall Into Place

Another bright star has been added to President Barack Obama's anti-gun constellation.

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5/7/09NRA AlertWe Saved A Space For You

It was a five-year-long battle, but Oklahoma gun owners emerged victorious.

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5/7/09NRA AlertBolder Bolton

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.

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4/21/09Obama 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 . . . .
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4/14/09Homeland 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 . . . .
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3/27/09NRA Alert"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.

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3/27/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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3/27/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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3/27/09NRA AlertEducation 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.

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3/19/09Court 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 . . . .
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2/28/09Senate 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 . . . .
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2/26/09U.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 . . . .
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2/25/09NRA AlertPresident 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 Feinstein.

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2/19/09NRA AlertShes BAAAAACK!

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.

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2/19/09NRA AlertStanding 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.

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2/19/09NRA AlertPresident'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.

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1/28/09PDF NewsInhofe 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

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1/26/09NRA AlertSword & 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 perspective.

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1/26/09NRA AlertThe 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.

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1/26/09NRA AlertPolitical 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.

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1/26/09NRA AlertHas 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.

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