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  • ‘Guns Save Life’ Uses Chicago Buyback to Send Kids to NRA Gun Camp

    06/26/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT · by TexasBarak · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6-26-2012 | John Boch
    By John Boch On Saturday, June 23, three of Guns Save Life’s intrepid members, Chris Betley, John Sutter and Steve Fuller drove to Chicago to participate in the city’s annual gun “turn in” event titled, “Don’t Kill A Dream Save A Life.” In short, the sum real-world value of the guns we took up to the Windy City would have been calculated by most people – ourselves included – solely on their scrap metal value. To the gun-hating do-gooders up there, though, they were worth big dollars; $100 for each firearm and $10 for BB-guns and replicas. No questions asked....
  • Liberal hate Groups tear into NRA

    06/24/2012 10:25:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    NRA First Freedom (print edition only) | 6/12
    Excerpt from First Freedom quoting anti-gun spokesweasles.
  • NRA to Score Holder Contempt Vote

    06/20/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/20/2012 | Ian Swanson
    "The National Rifle Association (NRA) will score a House panel vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. The NRA has longstanding issues with Holder, something it said was "no secret" in a letter the group wrote to leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announcing its decision. The nation's most powerful gun lobbyist group said it has decided to score the vote over Holder's handling of the "Fast and Furious" program because of what the group calls the "open defiance" of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the face of a congressional investigation into the botched...
  • NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney...

    06/20/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress Fairfax, Va. – The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed a resolution recommending that the House find Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress by a 23 to 17 vote. "The NRA fully supports this contempt resolution," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "The American people – including millions of NRA members and tens of millions of NRA supporters – deserve the truth, and we will support any effort that...
  • Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

    06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 428 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 11, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police...
  • Chris W. Cox on Scott Walker’s Victory in Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Election

    06/06/2012 5:39:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 June, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Thanks to your votes and efforts, Scott Walker has won the recall election for Governor in Wisconsin defeating rabidly anti-gun Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Scott Walker has proven his dedication to the Second Amendment by signing into law right-to-carry legislation, castle doctrine legislation, and the Hunting Heritage Act during his short tenure as Wisconsin’s chief executive. Scott Walker also supported statewide preemption of firearm laws and an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution guaranteeing the individual right to keep and bear arms. In contrast, Tom Barrett has a career-long “F” rating from NRA-PVF and has supported bans on...
  • Public opinion about the National Rifle Association

    06/03/2012 5:13:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 2 June, 2012 | David Kopel
    In April, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that the National Rifle Association was viewed favorably by 68% of Americans, and unfavorably by 32%. Unlike most polls, the Reuters poll apparently did not allow “unsure” or “undecided” as a choice. In each of the demographics which the poll provided–Republicans, Democrats, independents, whites, and blacks–the NRA was viewed favorably by at least 55%. A 2005 Gallup Poll had found a 60/34 favorable/unfavorable view of the NRA. Previous Gallup results were 52/39 (May 2000), 51/39 (April 2000), 51/40 (April 1999, right after the Columbine High School murders), 42/51 (June 1995), and 55/32 (March 1993)....
  • How the Media Missed a Self-Defense Gun Story

    05/13/2012 6:11:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    With all of the ink that's been spilled in the last few months about Stand Your Ground, self-defense, Right to Carry, and legal gun owners across the United States, it's hard to believe the national media simply missed an incredible armed citizen story from Utah. Yet none of the three broadcast networks, none of the country's biggest papers, none of the biggest syndicated columnists bothered to cover the mass stabbing that was thwarted by an armed citizen in Salt Lake City last month. I doubt the networks were unaware of the story. After all, the network affiliates in Salt Lake...
  • Video: Mellow librarian wants you to register to vote (R Lee Ermey)

    05/10/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 05/10/12 | Ed Morrissey
    This isn’t new … but it is awesome. Via Cam Edwards at NRA News, everyone’s favorite drill instructor has decided to mellow out in his golden years. R. Lee Ermey embraces the quiet life as a librarian, providing peaceful reminders on decorum and PDAs, for those of you who remember your high-school years. Gunny stays pretty calm and centered until he finds out that a gun-rights supporter hasn’t bothered to register as a voter, and then … all Kubrickian/Marine Corps hell breaks out in the library:
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win...

    05/09/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 7 replies
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | May 08, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions.
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • The View From the N.R.A.: ‘We’ll Fight for You’ (CHRIS W. COX is the NRA's chief lobbyist.)

    05/04/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | CHRIS W. COX
    To the Editor: “I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me,” by Lily Raff McCaulou (Op-Ed, April 25), is another desperate, but predictable, election-year stunt to try to marginalize National Rifle Association members. The N.R.A. not only represents four million N.R.A. members, but polls also indicate that tens of millions more support us, and a healthy percentage of the population takes our positions into account before casting a vote. Whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, man or woman, we’ll fight for you because at its core, the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting. It’s about self-defense and freedom. The claim...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • An Expat Brit Analyzes America's Gun Culture

    04/24/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Bruce Krafft
    Gary Younge does not refer to it as our culture of course, he calls it our deadly devotion to guns. He opens his piece at the NRA convention Grassroots Activism Breakfast, mentioning that Samuel Richardson (who he never identifies further) gave him a note . . . here, I'll let him explain: ... Samuel Richardson, a man with whom I have not exchanged a word, passes me a note. “Please read the book Injustice by Adams,” it reads. “He was [sic] lawyer for US Justice Department who prosecuted Black Panther Case.” Quite why Richardson thinks this book is for me...
  • The NRA Speeches: LaPierre, Cox, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Bolton, Beck

    04/22/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Mike Piccione
    The National Rifle Association just concluded their annual meeting. If you have never attended then you have missed an epic event. There are acres and acres of guns and gear, 70,000 like-minded friends and some of the best public speaking on behalf of the Second Amendment you will ever hear. Here are the NRA speeches from last week. If you are not an NRA member please click here for a NRA membership special offer from the Daily Caller. The NRA is the only organization with the power to represent gun owners in Washington, DC and throughout the United States. Join...
  • The NRA’s star may be on the wane (barf alert)

    04/22/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | 19 April, 2012 | N.L.
    ONE of the things Europeans find incomprehensible about America is its love of guns. There are two reasons they don’t get it. One is that Europeans live in a much more urbanised, regulated and crowded part of the world. More importantly the concept of owning a gun as an essential civil liberty is entirely absent. There is no second amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms, and there is little sense that it is up to the individual to defend one’s family and property. The organisation most associated with America’s culture of guns is the National Rifle Association (NRA). The...
  • Protect Your Right To Refuse To Be A Victim -- Gov. Task Force

    04/21/2012 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 8 replies
    This is an email response I received regarding the predictable anti-gun hysteria following the sensationalization of the Trayvon Martin shooting, not to mention the hollow attacks against Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' laws. The United Sportsmen of Florida, led by the indomitable Marion Hammer, have provided here a rich source of information and facts regarding these current events, which I have transcribed.*** *** *** ALERT --- Protect Your Right To Refuse To Be A Victim -- Gov. Task Force DATE: April 20, 2012 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer, USF Executive Director, NRA Past President Florida...
  • Investigate Nugent But Not Farrakhan?

    04/19/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 19, 2012
    Gun Rights: The Secret Service wants to talk to an iconic rocker about metaphorical references to a movie while the administration ignores genuine threats of violence. When Ted Nugent addressed the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, he used words no more strident than when, at a June 2008 Philadelphia fundraiser, candidate Barack Obama told of how he would respond to Republican attacks. "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," said the former community organizer familiar with the street gangs of Chicago. Attempting to rally fellow NRA members already agitated by the administration's push...
  • John Nichols: Walker goes all in for NRA/ALEC ‘shoot first’ agenda(barf alert)

    04/19/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | 17 April, 2012 | JOHN NICHOLS
    Appearing before the National Rifle Association, Mitt Romney was accorded the reception that might be expected for a Republican candidate who used to brag about how his positions on gun issues “don’t line up with the NRA” but now says, “If we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.” The response was relatively warm but more than a little bit skeptical. The Los Angeles Times was gentle in its description, suggesting that the now all-but-certain Republican nominee “may not have been...
  • Ted Nugent Rebuffs Democratic Attacks: ‘I’m a Black Jew at a Nazi-Klan Rally’

    04/17/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2012
    Rock guitarist, conservative activist and Mitt Romney supporter Ted Nugent says he stands by his provocative rant against the Obama administration at last weekend’s National Rifle Association convention, despite mounting pressure from Democrats and an investigation by the Secret Service. “I spoke at the NRA and I will stand by my speech. It was 100 percent positive,” Nugent told the Dana Loesch radio show today. “It’s about we the people taking back our American dream from the corrupt monsters in the federal government under this administration and the communist czars he’s appointed.” Nugent told a crowd of convention-goers that “if...
  • Ted Nugent Stumps for Mitt Romney at NRA Convention: “Chop their heads off in November” (VIDEO)

    04/17/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 150 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | Josh Glasstetter
    Washed up rocker and reality TV star Ted Nugent appeared at the NRA’s national convention in St. Louis. Nugent, a longtime NRA board member and regular presence at conventions, rallied the NRA faithful on Saturday to vote for Mitt Romney: “Your goal should be to get a couple thousand, per person who’s here, to vote for Mitt Romney in November.” Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will...
  • NRA's Marion Hammer stands her ground

    04/15/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT · by kanawa · 1 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | Ann O'Neill
    Marion Hammer was 5 when she first held a gun in her hands. Her grandfather handed her a .22 bolt-action single-shot rifle and told her to hunt down a rabbit or a squirrel for dinner. She practiced first, aiming at cans lined up on the wooden fence. "I remember seeing a great big red tomato right on the front of that can," she recalled in 1995 as she ascended to the presidency of the powerful National Rifle Association. "And on my first shot, I drilled the tomato dead center." She's in her 70s now -- a 4-foot, 11-inch granny gone...
  • Newt Gingrich-Right to Bear Arms a 'Human Right' Not Just For Americans

    04/15/2012 1:40:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 14, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    With crowd views: Five Minute Clip of Newt's Speech [universal right to bear arms] at the "NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum".
  • Walker tells NRA members he's 'a target'

    04/14/2012 3:56:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-14-12 | By Tim O’Neil
    St. Louis - Gov. Scott Walker touted his support for hunting and gun rights Friday and asked people from across the country for help in a June recall election, saying "I have become a target." Walker was among a group of top-tier Republicans who spoke during the first full day of the National Rifle Association's annual convention in downtown St. Louis. The appearance underscored Walker's stature among ardent conservative organizations and the national stage on which Wisconsin's recall election is being played. Although he never explicitly asked for money, Walker repeatedly asked convention-goers for "help" and "support." "The advocates of...
  • NRA LaPierre blasts media on Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman coverage

    04/14/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 5 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Has the media has been sensationalizing the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case to the exclusion of other shootings and crimes occurring throughout America? At the NRA event, LaPierre called the news media “a national disgrace.”
  • NRA: 10 ways they have weakened gun-control laws in the US(Barf Alert)

    04/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Ed Pilkington
    The NRA, working alongside like-minded conservative groups such as Alec, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has developed sophisticated lobbying networks designed to push back gun controls both at the federal and state level. Here are key areas where the gun lobby has either pushed laws that weaken controls or blocked laws intended to tighten loopholes: 1. Concealed carry reciprocity The NRA is backing two bills currently being considered by the US Senate that would extend the right to carry concealed weapons right across the US. The Begich-Manchin and Thune-Vitter bills would override the laws of almost every state by forcing...
  • Everybody on EARTH deserves gun rights says Gingrich as he calls for a Second Amendment

    04/14/2012 8:04:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 April, 2012 | NA
    Newt Gingrich may not have much of a shot at becoming President, but he is refusing to go quietly. And while he is no longer talking about the colonising the Moon, he does have plans which cover the entire globe. The former House Speaker told the National Rifle Association today that gun ownership should be a right for everyone in the world, and called on the UN to adopt a treaty enforcing this.
  • Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum-UN Treaty, Is Fox News Reporting This?

    04/14/2012 6:37:25 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich has proposed a UN treaty to foster the God-given inalienable right of humans to have the Right to Bear Arms, so dictators, thugs, rapists, etc. can no longer make people live in fear throughout the world. This is a HUGE proposal. Please let me know what TV networks are reporting on this major idea by a Presidential candidate. Is Fox News still talking about stay at home moms, GSA parties and Romney's family life? Seriously, let's watch for coverage of this Right to Bear Arms UN treaty proposed by Gingrich. Let's see which TV networks report on it!
  • Republicans and the Gun Lobby

    04/14/2012 6:19:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | Staff Editiorial
    Republican politicians gathering at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis are eagerly pandering to a powerful political lobby that is intent on making the nation’s gun laws weaker and more riddled with more dangerous loopholes. Rather than tackling public safety risks like the Stand Your Ground law implicated in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida, Mitt Romney and others offered nothing but exhortations to defend the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms at all costs. President Obama has regrettably been avoiding the gun control issue. Still, Mr. Romney attacked him at the convention on Friday, promising to...
  • 2012 NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum - Newt Gingrich

    04/14/2012 2:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Eighteen minutes of ideas, values and great truths. The right to bear arms should be universal. God made people sovereign, not government. Remember, ....our Declaration....is a universal document, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights".......we don't have to spread American values we can spread human values.......the 2nd Amendment is for all mankind.................lead an effort across the planet to ensure the right to bear arms becomes permanent and is a human right everywhere which will guarantee its safety here in America.
  • Romney No Straight Shooter on NRA (Editorial By Obama's Re-Election Campaign Co-Chairman)

    04/13/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | April 13, 2012 | Ted Strickland
    When it comes to gun rights, Mitt Romney is anything but a straight shooter. And when the presumptive Republican nominee speaks to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention on Friday, he’s going to have a tough time explaining a Second Amendment record that’s more scattered than buckshot pellets. I know a real sportsman when I see one. My eight siblings and I grew up in rural Scioto County, Ohio, where hunting and fishing were our heritage, passed from generation to generation. Throughout my service as a congressman and governor, I supported sportsmen, in both my lifestyle and legislation. I’ve been...
  • Newt Gingrich: United Nations should adopt treaty giving everyone on earth gun rights

    04/13/2012 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2012 | AP
    ST. LOUIS — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the United Nations should adopt a treaty giving everyone on the planet the right to bear firearms. The GOP presidential candidate told the National Rifle Association convention Friday in St. Louis that the group has been too timid in promoting gun rights.
  • Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force

    04/13/2012 10:43:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Deborah Charles
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves - even in public places - and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. However, there was also strong support from respondents for background checks as well as limiting the sale of automatic weapons and keeping guns out of churches, stores and workplaces. The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA, which starts its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday. Eighty-two...
  • Alaska has Only Three Days Left to Pass Essential Self-Defense Legislation

    04/13/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- House Bill 80, critical self-defense legislation, passed in the state House at the end of last session, and was reported by the state Senate Judiciary Committee on March 23. This bill has since been languishing in the Senate Finance Committee. With only three days left in this legislative session, it is imperative that HB 80 be heard in committee immediately. Introduced by state Representative Mark Neuman (R-15), HB 80 is important self-defense legislation that would provide that a law-abiding person, who is justified in using deadly force in self-defense, has “no duty-to-retreat” from an attack if the...
  • Kentucky Governor Signs Three NRA-Backed Bills into Law

    04/13/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed three NRA-backed bills into law: House Bill 484, concealed carry exemption; House Bill 500, strengthening current firearms preemption law; and House Bill 563, fraudulent firearms prevention. These laws will go into effect on July 11, 2012. HB 484, sponsored by state Representative Will Coursey (D-6), expands the current concealed carry exemptions by allowing landowners and businessmen with a sole proprietorship to carry a handgun concealed without the necessity of a concealed carry permit. HB 500, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron (D-39), will strengthen the current firearms preemption statute by expanding...
  • Republican Presidential Candidates Speak at Annual NRA Meeting C-SPAN 2PM ET

    04/13/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 13 2012 | C-span
    Republican Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will speak at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Other speakers include former GOP Candidates Rick Santorum, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Their remarks will be part of the conference's "Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum." This is the second time in five years that the convention will be held in St. Louis. It was moved to St. Louis from Columbus, Ohio in 2007 after Columbus approved a ban on assault weapons. Live at 2pm (ET)...
  • N.R.A.’s Influence Seen in Expansion of Self-Defense Laws

    No one had yet heard of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin when a group of Wisconsin Republicans got together last year to discuss expanding a self-defense bill before the State Legislature. The bill, known as the Castle Doctrine, made it harder to prosecute or sue people who used deadly force against an intruder inside their house. But the Wisconsin legislators, urged on by the National Rifle Association in a series of meetings, wanted it to go further. They crafted an amendment that extended the bill’s protections to include lawns, sidewalks and swimming pools outside the residence, as well as...
  • 141st NRA Annual Meeting at America's Center in the heart of St Louis, MO April 13-15, 2012

    04/11/2012 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 3 replies
    NRA ^ | April 11, 2012 | Steelers6
    Exhibit Hall Hours: Friday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Exhibit Hall is FREE to NRA Members Registration Hours: Thursday, April 12: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Beginning a week of NRA bashing

    04/11/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    As the National Rifle Association prepares to convene its annual members’ meetings and exhibits this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri – from whence this column will be reporting later in the week – an annual orgy of media mayhem is about to unfold, wrapping up with an anti-gun demonstration outside the convention center, this one dedicated to slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. For the next six days at least, NRA members from Seattle to Sarasota who are headed to St. Louis will be slandered, smeared and demonized for the sin of defending a constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right. Just take it...
  • Lugar’s struggles increase as Tea Party’s other targets fall

    04/10/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party has lost a number of its top election targets this year, leaving Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) to emerge as public enemy No. 1 for national conservative groups — and poll numbers suggest they could get their man. Groups including the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks and the National Rifle Association have increasingly prioritized defeating Lugar, and social-conservative groups like Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families and the Eagle Forum have endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), Lugar’s primary opponent. Mourdock remains largely unknown to voters, but in a recent poll he trailed Lugar...
  • 141st NRA Annual Meeting at America's Center in the heart of St Louis, MO April 13-15, 2012.

    04/10/2012 7:27:18 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 1 replies
    Exhibit Hall Hours: Friday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Exhibit Hall is FREE to NRA Members Registration Hours: Thursday, April 12: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes

    04/08/2012 5:44:56 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/6/12 | Libby Lewis
    NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causesLibby LewisUpdated 6:05 PM EDT, Fri April 6, 2012 Washington (CNN) -- This week, Coca-Cola and Kraft announced they are pulling their corporate memberships from a conservative group that was behind the spread of "stand your ground" laws like the one highlighted in Florida by the Trayvon Martin case. The American Legislative Executive Council, also known as ALEC, is getting attention lately for its behind the scenes work pushing conservative legislation in the states. The group has gotten even more attention since a neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed...
  • NRA convention to bring gear, guns ... and candidates to St. Louis

    04/02/2012 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    St. Louis Today ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jake Wageman
    Tuesday's primaries on the East Coast don't end the GOP presidential contest, then the next big date on the calendar could be in St. Louis. Missouri Republicans have already, for the most part, made their preferred nominee know, but three of the four contenders still in the race are due back in the state next week for the mother of all gun shows. For the second time in five years, the National Rifle Association is holding its annual conference — which will attract tens of thousands of gun enthusiasts from around the country — at the America's Center downtown. ....Set...
  • NRA Introduces New Hoodies With Gun Pockets In Online Store

    03/28/2012 4:36:25 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    mediaite ^ | March 28, 2012 | James Crugnale
    n the midst of the national furor over hoodies, The National Rifle Association has introduced a new specialized hoodie to their online store. Dubbed the NRA Concealed Carry Hooded Sweatshirt, the organization explains that this item will help fit concealed carry “around your lifestyle – not the other way around.”
  • Texas P&W Commission Opens Public Comment Period for Allowing Suppressor Use While Hunting

    03/26/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 8+ views
    Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Opens Public Comment Period for Allowing Suppressor Use While Hunting The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change allowing the use of suppressors (also referred to as silencers) on firearms for the hunting of game species. Currently, Texas law permits the use of lawfully-possessed suppressors for all other shooting activities, including the taking of nuisance species. Enactment of this rule change would ensure that hunting is treated the same way as other shooting activities with respect to the use of suppressors, and allow all hunters to reap...
  • Mitt rejects right-wing aid

    03/12/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | September 23, 1994 | ANDREW MIGA
    WASHINGTON - Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney had a blunt message yesterday for right-wing special interest groups eyeing his race against Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: Stay out. "I don't want special interest groups making this their campaign," he said. "I don't want their money. I don't want their help. This is my race." Romney would be a likely recipient of contributions and support from an array of national servative groups long aligned against Kennedy, the Senate's leading liberal voice. But the GOP nominee said he will take stands that put him at odds with some traditional ultra-conservative groups, and cited...
  • Mourdock picks up NRA endorsement in GOP primary (Indiana)

    03/11/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WTHR Channel 13 ^ | March 6, 2012
    The National Rifle Association is supporting tea-party favorite Richard Mourdock in his GOP primary race against veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar. National NRA lobbyist Chris Cox is scheduled Wednesday to announce his group's support for Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer running against Lugar in the May primary. The Mourdock campaign confirmed the endorsement Tuesday. A handful of high-profile conservative groups have lined up behind Mourdock in his bid to oust Lugar. The anti-tax Club for Growth threw its support behind Mourdock last month. Lugar's supporters have opened a pair of Super PACs recently to raise unlimited funds to support his...
  • Iowa House Approves Gun Bills Following Democratic Walkout

    03/02/2012 9:03:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 29 February, 2012 | NRA
    Wednesday was an eventful day in Des Moines for pro-gun advocates that began with the House Democratic caucus’ mass exodus from the state capitol in protest of the scheduled consideration of two NRA priority pro-gun bills. Despite the fact the Republican majority had a quorum and could have passed legislation without the Democratic caucus, action was delayed until the caucus returned late in the afternoon. Once normal order was restored, gun owners in the Hawkeye State saw the Right to Keep and Bear Arms state constitutional amendment amended to the original NRA-supported language and passed. Gun owners then saw the...
  • GOP and NRA "Locked in a Symbiotic Relationship" (barf alert)

    02/29/2012 6:21:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    Normally when a representative for the National Rifle Association (NRA) visits the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), we’re talking about NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, and he’s there to promote a range of bizarre conspiracy theories concerning gun confiscation and the Obama Administration. Over the years, Wayne and the NRA have learned that there’s no better fundraising tool than good ol’ fearmongering. This year, however, a far more interesting and revealing moment occurred at CPAC when NRA President David Keene presented Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with the “Defender of Freedom Award” on behalf of the NRA...
  • Newt Gingrich addresses the NRA in a way that No Other presidential candidate has before

    02/26/2012 12:39:50 AM PST · by Marguerite · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | February 20, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich addresses the NRA in a way that No Other presidential candidate has before in 24 yrs. Every single website is saturating their news post attempting to downplay Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. This all-out effort is proof positive that this man is at the right time in the right place. We need somebody like Newt Gingrich that can go into Washington and go to work on day one. All the other presidential candidates are a mere learn on the job apprentices compared to Newt Gingrich.