What’s the real story? Will the NRA oppose universal background checks? Or will they allow that legislation to prevent worse bills from going through Congress? I have heard multiple sources say different things and it caused me concern over what is actually the case. On Tuesday, NBC News reported the NRA would not oppose a “background check deal—if Democrats cede a tough records fight.” Evidently the NRA told some members of Congress they would not campaign against the bill. In the same article, however, the head of the NRA-ILA, Chris Cox, was quoted saying, “we do not take positions on hypotheticals. We will make our position known if and when legislation is introduced… To be clear, the National Rifle Association does not support legislation that would criminalize otherwise lawful transfers of firearms between law-abiding Americans.” After reading the article, I began to wonder how its author could make such a claim. The official statement was the NRA would oppose universal background checks, yet the author stated the exact opposite, citing mysterious unnamed “aides familiar with the stalled negotiations.”
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Will that public intoxication ticket you received back in ’85 prevent you from owning a gun? What about the prescription for Xanax to the widowed wife suffering from panic attacks after losing her husband in Afghanistan? If President Obama and the Democrats in Washington get their way, these two things could DENY a person the right to own a firearm.
Who says Congress isn’t efficient? It has taken Congress less than 90 days to capitalize on the tragedy in Connecticut. In case you are not fully following me, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee cast the first votes on measures backed by Obama to tighten gun control laws.
In today’s world, social media rules. The quickest and easiest way to get in touch or stay in touch with friends, public figures, or groups that interest you is by following them on any number of social media outlets. Want to know when a group is having an event? Check Facebook. Want to hear what a public figure thinks about a current event? Check Twitter. Want to watch an informative video about a product you just bought? Check YouTube. On the business side of things, more and more customer service actions are handled through social media sites. So, it is important to use these new channels to stay up-to-date in what is happening in the firearm community. The National Rifle Association has a vast presence on social media. The NRA’s multiple accounts fit into any niche you care about. If you are a hunter, but don’t want to hear all about legal mumbo-jumbo, you can follow NRA’s hunting profiles, but not the NRA-ILA. If you’re a woman, you can follow the NRA’s Womens’ Network to get information relevant to you. And since it’s social media, you make the decisions on what content you get to read and respond to. Here is a list of all of the different NRA groups you can “Like” or “Follow” on Facebook or Twitter.
It does not matter where in the country you live. If your state does not offer concealed carry, you need to get involved. If your state does support your right to self defense and concealed carry, you need to get involved. There is strength in numbers and we need to all come together. The Second Amendment Foundation is leading the way, but we cannot passively sit back and let the other guy do all of the work. The following is the statement from the Second Amendment Foundation.
Since an article detailing companies’ responses to gun and accessory bans appeared in the Cheaper Than Dirt Chronicle, almost 100 manufacturers have announced they are not selling equipment to law-enforcement agencies that their states’ citizens can’t own—in particular, New York.
APRIL 16, 2013 IS THE LAST DAY to take advantage of the $300 NRA lifetime membership offer. The normal rate is $1,000.
I just finished listening to the latest congressional committee hearing regarding SH-216—Sen. Feinstein’s latest attempt to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. I am struck by the blindness exhibited by the anti-gun members of the committee and those testifying.
Last week, Bob Beckel, The Five—Fox News—host asked, “When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?”
Actually, Bob, I heard about one two weeks ago. And that was only one. Statistically, a rape occurs every 21 hours on college campuses throughout the United States.
The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is Requesting Handwritten Letters to State Officials
Due to the lawless assault, organizers say, it is time to get active now. “In response to these unconstitutional actions by the President, on .223, February 23, 2013, the American people will stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment!”
There is a certain number of the pro-gun crowd that’s been out for blood over the last few months and their latest target is the company that gave us the AR-15, Illinois-based ArmaLite, Inc. After Olympic Arms’ bold statement that they will no longer sell to the State of New York due to New York’s SAFE Act, other gun companies have quickly joined the ranks of “you’re either with us or against us.”
Sometimes the best part of joining a club or group is the free stuff. Whether it is a free T-shirt, free food, discounts at different places or some type of branded swag, getting something back for your money is always nice.
The National Rifle Association made this very moving video to remind us that we are the ones who grant the power, not them.
The Second Amendment Foundation is not a Johnny Come Lately organization jumping on the gun control bandwagon. In fact, SAF is the nation’s oldest, and largest, nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to research, publishing, education and legal defense of gun rights.
It may seem like an obvious misstep to many of us; however there are plenty of companies that refuse to see any advantage to their employees carrying firearms on the job.
Firearms makers and gun-accessory manufacturers are certainly facing a hostile Senate and federal administration, but the battles aren’t all on the national stage. Several state governments are also making life difficult for firearms businesses, forcing gun and accessory makers in those states to consider moving their operations to friendlier locations.