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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

NRA Goes Big In Key Senate, Governor's Races

The National Rifle Association has reserved $11.4 million for its initial fall advertising campaign and will begin airing its first TV commercials Wednesday in three Senate races crucial to determining which party controls the chamber next year.
The first ads will begin airing in the Arkansas, Colorado and North Carolina Senate races. They will be followed in the next few days with a mix of TV, radio and digital ads to help out the GOP Senate candidates in Georgia, Kentucky, Iowa and Louisiana.

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Codey plans bill to create N.J. gun violence 'restraining orders'

Under the bill, if alerted by friends or family members about a person’s mental health, law enforcement officials would be able to petition a judge to grant a temporary restraining order prohibiting that person from purchasing or possessing firearms. After a yet-to-be-determined period, the judge would reassess the restraining order to decide whether it should be lifted.

4 months ago

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NRA's Chris Cox thunders against Obama, Holder and anti-gun hypocrisy

“The truth is, armed self-defense saves innocent lives, and denying that right gets good people killed,” declared Chris Cox—executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), bringing thousands of NRA members to their feet for one of several standing ovations.

NRA gears up to mark a year of victories at convention in Indianapolis

The nation’s most powerful gun rights group is gathering in this heartland city this weekend in an upbeat mood, with NRA members and attendees at the group’s annual meetings emboldened by a slew of policy victories and ready to press for more.

NRA calls for national Right-to-Carry reciprocity

With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association’s focus at this week’s annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

N.Y. School Reverses Suspension for Student Wearing NRA Shirt

It’s not often the Second Amendment scores a victory in the state of New York, but they got one on Tuesday when the Grand Island School district decided to reverse its decision to suspend a student for wearing a T-shirt with the NRA logo.

New York high school student suspended for NRA pro-2nd Amendment T-shirt

A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.

NRA Seeks To Block Gun Magazine Ban

The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

NRA President James Porter: Know freedom’s enemy

I recently heard the Brady Campaign described as “a supporter of the Second Amendment and moderate voice for common-sense gun safety.” The description involved the Brady Campaign’s giddy support for the latest insane gun laws in California—a new series of what the gun-ban crowd always calls “sensible first steps” in that state’s long march toward felonizing and disarming its innocent, peaceable citizens.

Some of what the Brady bunch bubbled on about was so draconian—including a new list of hunting and collector-grade long guns to be declared contraband as so-called “assault weapons”—that they were actually deep-sixed by normally anti-gun Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto. The notion that the Brady Campaign is “moderate” and supports the Second Amendment is the very definition of The Big Lie.

NRA sues Sunnyvale, Calif., over its new ammunition ban

When voters in Sunnyvale, Calif., approved a gun control measure in November, both sides of the gun debate thought it could help their cause nationally.
Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri, who pushed for the new rules, hoped his city’s restrictions would help to convince local and state lawmakers that there was support for gun control. “City by city, if we start doing something, it’ll give the base for legislators to stand on and take on these issues,” he said in an interview after the vote passed in a 66 percent to 34 percent vote.
But gun rights advocates saw the new rules favorably, too. At least, in a way. While other cases could make it to the level of the Supreme Court, Sunnyvale’s restrictive rules are particularly suited to get there faster, according to an attorney who represents the pro-gun National Rifle Association. And, to get them there, he just filed a lawsuit against the city.

Wayne LaPierre: Obama’s obsession with our gun rights

Barack Obama, the candidate who promised Americans in 2008 that “I will not take your guns away,” now, as President of the United States in 2013, has embraced the universal firearm confiscation of Australia and England—schemes that saw the destruction of hundreds of thousands of registered, legal firearms that had been outlawed and taken under threat of force from licensed gun owners by their governments.

Obama revealed his gun control endgame in a Sept. 22, 2013, political speech at a solemn memorial for the 12 Washington Navy Yard victims murdered by a deranged killer on Sept. 16, 2013.

NRA armed citizen

-A Right-to-Carry permit holder was leaving an apartment in Reading, Pa. when he noticed that the nearby Krick’s Korner convenience store was being robbed by a pair of armed and masked men. The permit holder went to the store’s entrance and ordered the criminals to halt. The robbers responded by drawing their guns on the permit holder, prompting the armed citizen to fire on the thieves, killing them.

Following the shooting, Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told reporters, “I think that this is an incident where the concerned citizen acted justifiably under the law.” A woman who lives near the store told a local media outlet that Krick’s Korner has been the scene of multiple robberies in recent years. (The Reading Eagle, Reading, Pa. 11/05/13)

-An armed robber entered the Stop & Go convenience store in Toledo, Ohio and got into a confrontation with clerk December Long. At some point during the attempted robbery, Long was able to retrieve a firearm, and exchanged gunfire with the criminal. During the exchange, the armed robber was fatally shot, and Long was wounded.

Following the shooting, a frequent Stop & Go customer told a local media outlet that Long is “real nice and friendly. Hard-nosed. She doesn’t take guff from anybody.” (The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio 11/4/13)

-A married couple was returning to their home in Selmont, Ala. when they happened upon a pair of burglars. Upon being discovered, one of the burglars attacked the husband. The husband responded by drawing a pistol and shooting the attacker, killing him and causing his accomplice to flee.

Following the incident, Sgt. Mike Grantham of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department noted, “At this point, everything that we have found, everything the investigation has turned up, tells us this was a justified shooting.” (The Selma Times-Journal, Selma, Ala. 10/29/13)

-Pastor Carl Sanders walked into a Dollar General store in Evansville, Ind. in order to purchase a Gatorade, but ended up stumbling upon an armed robbery in progress. Shortly after Sanders entered the store, the thief turned his attention to the pastor, ordering him to the ground. Sanders responded by drawing a firearm and telling the armed robber to get on the ground. The thief complied and Sanders held the man until police could arrive.

Sanders took no pleasure in the actions some have called heroic. When forcing the armed man to the ground, Sander told the man that his actions were “out of love.” Sanders later said of the criminal, “He didn’t deserve to be hurt… I wanted him to know you can’t do this.” (WFIE, Evansville, Ind. 10/20/13)

-An 85-year-old woman was asleep at home in Orangeburg County, S.C. when she awakened to the sound of her dog barking. The woman retrieved a gun, went to investigate, and discovered an intruder inside her home. The woman asked the intruder, “what are you doing in my house?” The criminal refused to answer or move, prompting the woman to fire at the home invader, which caused him to flee. (The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C. 10/01/13)

-A 73-year-old retired teacher was at home in Oakland Park, Fla. when a burglar smashed a window to gain access to the house. The homeowner retrieved a gun, went to investigate, and discovered the thief just outside the home, carrying a TV and attacking a neighbor intent on reporting the crime. The homeowner fired at the criminal, striking him several times and causing him to flee to a nearby getaway vehicle. A short time later, police found the getaway vehicle wrecked, with the thief still inside it, about a mile away.
The homeowner made clear to a local media outlet that he did not relish being forced to defend himself and his neighbor, but one of his friends offered effusive praise, stating, “Good for him; wonderful. I wish more people would do that. It’s ridiculous for people to break into homes and think they can get away with it.” The Broward County State Attorney’s Office may look into the shooting, but Broward County Sheriff’s Spokesman Mike Jachles indicated that charges were unlikely, telling reporters, “It appears this was a justifiable shooting… Every indication is that the homeowner was defending himself, his property and his neighbor from being attacked by the intruder.” The intruder faces charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft. (The Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach, Fla. 08/29/13, WFOR-TV, Miami, Fla. 08/28/13)

-A father was at home in Houston, Texas with his wife, four children and the children’s uncle when three armed home invaders entered the apartment. As the uncle was surrendering to the criminals, the father retrieved a gun and fired at the intruders, killing two and causing the third to flee.

Police have questioned the armed citizen, but have made clear to a local media outlet that they believe the father acted within his rights. In the aftermath of the shooting, the family of the armed father showed their support, with his son telling reporters that his father is a “great hero.” (KTRK, Houston, Texas 07/01/13)

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

NRA President: The “Weapons of War” big lie

The “black rifle” is the most popular long gun in America. It is not, as Obama and Feinstein declare, “on our streets,” it is in the homes of millions of ordinary, peaceable Americans. Furthermore, semi-automatic long guns are not, as Sen. Feinstein might claim, the favorites of urban killers.

Anaheim school apologizes for making girl remove NRA T-shirt

A high school student who grabbed a National Rifle Assn. T shirt in her hurry to find something to wear to school was confronted by campus officials who forced the student to remove her shirt or face disciplinary action , the girl’s parents said.
Haley Bullwinkle complied with the demand, took off the white T shirt in the health office and put on a school shirt that officials at Canyon High in Anaheim gave her, but came home confused and frightened, said the girl’s father, who said he received the shirt when he joined the NRA.
"I felt like they were violating my rights, my freedom of speech," the sophomore said. "I want to be able to wear what I want to wear within reason."
On Thursday, the school changed course, apologized to the 16 year old and said campus staff will be trained so that “an incident like this does not occur again.”

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NRA takes aim at California's sweeping gun control bill

The National Rifle Association says it plans to sue the state of California if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill approved by state lawmakers that would ban the future sale of most types of semi automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines.

1 year ago 9 notes

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