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NRA Feed - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 08:00
On Tuesday, October 1, three important pro-gun laws take effect in Montana.
Connecticut: Law Requiring "Ammunition Certificate" to Purchase Ammunition and Magazines Takes Effect Tomorrow
NRA Feed - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 07:36
One important provision of Senate Bill 1160, passed in the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy (D), takes effect on Tuesday, October 1.
NRA Feed - Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:54
Maryland: Multiple Citizen Groups Unite to Prevent Senate Bill 281 from Being Implemented with NRA’s Support
NRA Feed - Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:00
Yesterday, with support from the National Rifle Association the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland Shall Issue, Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and several firearms dealers along with individual Maryland citizens, filed suit to stop the implementation and enforcement of Maryland’s planned ban on certain common and popular semi-automatic long guns and restriction on the purchase or sale of magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds.
NRA Feed - Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:00
Next week, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is planning to consider a misguided resolution calling upon the Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder (R) to repeal Michigan’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and to create additional regulations that would further restrict your Second Amendment rights and inherent right to self-defense. This resolution is scheduled to be considered at the Board’s next meeting on Wednesday, October 2, at 6:45 pm.
NWTF Feed - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 23:00
Shortly before he was reelected, President Obama proclaimed to the rapturous cheers and applause of his supporters, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
The Pleasant Hill City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance at a public hearing this Monday, September 30, that would require all firearms dealers to obtain a police-issued permit from the City of Pleasant Hill in order to lawfully sell firearms and ammunition in the City. Drafted by Mayor Michael Harris and Councilmember David Durant, this proposed ordinance seeks to formalize the procedure and requirements for obtaining such permits.
California: Still Time to Contact the Governor and Urge Him to VETO ALL Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bills
Governor Jerry Brown has until October 13 to sign or veto the onerous bills listed below and he STILL needs to hear your OPPOSITION. Governor Brown needs to know that the liberal media has it wrong and that California has hundreds of thousands of law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters as residents and voters.
Please attend one of our FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops in Morristown, on October 2nd, and Cherry Hill, on October 3rd.
This week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry signed the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of the United States. In doing so, he and the Obama administration have made our country a signatory nation to a treaty that the Senate has signaled it won't ratify.
According to the treaty, the international sale of weapons would be linked to the human rights records of buyers; it requires the countries that sign on to establish regulations for selling weapons. This has raised concern that the treaty could be used as an excuse to push new gun laws. But the treaty also advocates keeping data of arms purchases, which the NRA and other groups say could be used as an international log to keep tabs on gun owners.
Gun rights activists in Maryland have filed a federal lawsuit to block the state's new gun law before new requirements on assault weapons and large magazines go into effect Oct. 1.
Top agency officials launched a probe into the actions of ATF agents in the sting, after the Journal Sentinel exposed numerous shortcomings of what was called "Operation Fearless." Among the Journal Sentinel findings: Agents hired a brain damaged man to promote the store and set up drug and gun deals, then arrested him on federal counts; three government owned guns, including a machine gun, were stolen; and the undercover storefront was ripped off of $40,000 in merchandise.
Attorneys from the law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C. have filed a lawsuit on behalf of several individual gun owners and the Calguns Shooting Sports Association ("CGSSA"), challenging the California Department of Justice's (DOJ) misuse of monies collected from a fee that DOJ can require firearm purchasers to pay at the time of sale, the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Fee. The lawsuit, assisted by the National Rifle Association, who has brought a federal lawsuit (Bauer v. Harris) seeking similar relief on Second Amendment grounds, seeks to stop DOJ from continuing to stick law abiding gun owners with the bill for funding its general law enforcement projects through the DROS fee.
Perhaps we were too harsh on textbook publishers last week for botching the proper interpretation of the Second Amendment, as even those in charge of the official website of a body sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" apparently can't be expected to get it right. The official website of the United States Senate features a "Virtual Reference Desk" section on the Constitution which offers an explanation of the Second Amendment that reads, "Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated." The passage downplays the individual right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment and gives undue credence to an interpretation of the amendment long-held in disrepute and rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010.
NRA-ILA has received a number of questions on the status of the NICS system in the case of a government shutdown.
Last week, the FBI released its national crime report for 2012. By a slight margin, the nation's violent crime rate decreased in 2012--relative to 2011--making it the lowest it has been since 1970.
NRA Feed - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 19:00
A robber entered the Raetta Quick Stop convenience store in House Springs, Mo. displayed a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied with the demand, but the owner of the store retrieved a handgun and confronted the criminal. The owner was able to hold the robber at gunpoint until police could arrive, without anyone getting hurt.
NRA Feed - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 19:00
But detractors to the treaty see a threat to individual American freedoms hanging in the balance as well."The Obama administration is once again demonstrating its contempt for our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms," Chris Cox, executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action at the National Rifle Association, said in a written statement."This treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme," Cox said, adding the NRA would continue working to oppose Senate ratification of the treaty.