Posts Tagged ‘Second Amendment’

Steve Sanetti, President of the NSSF; the shooting sports trade organization.

Does the NRA Support or Oppose Universal Background Checks?

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.”


Getting Connected: The NRA on Social Media

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.

Equality of Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment Foundation

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.

We do not halt sales to individual officers even in problematic states

ArmaLite Stands by Local LEOs by Continuing Sales of AR-15s to Restricted States

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.”

Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation

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.


Gun Companies Under Fire: What’s Their Next Move?

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.