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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. --( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...