NRA Statement on Military Carry

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Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement regarding the ban on troops carrying firearms on military installations:

“It’s outrageous that members of our Armed Services have lost their lives because the government has forced them to be disarmed in the workplace.”

“President Obama should fully repeal Defense Department Directive 5210.56 immediately, and Congress should pursue a legislative fix to ensure that our service men and women are allowed to defend themselves on U.S. soil.”

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Question of the Day: Is The NRA Crying Wolf?

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Last week the NRA aimed its sights (metaphorically speaking, of course) at Australia’s gun laws. More specifically, the post-Port Arthur massacre legislation that included a national gun buyback confiscation which effectively disarmed most of Oz’s law-abiding firearm owners. The focus was put on Australia’s gun laws by our esteemed President who held them up as an example to be emulated here during an interview after the Charleston church shooting . . .

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Everytown for Gun Safety: Dylann Roof FBI NICS Failure is NRA’s Fault

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It’s the same thing every time. A five-time deported illegal alien felon murders a woman in San Francisco – using a federal agent’s gun, no less – and Nancy Pelosi figures that’s as good an excuse as any to push for more gun control laws. In fact, the way she sees it, Congress has a “moral responsibility” to act. And she isn’t talking about “doing something” about accommodating sanctuary cities or irresponsible feds who can’t manage to hold onto their pistols. Then the FBI admits that Dylann Roof got his gun because of a bureaucratic screw-up by the basement-dwelling NICS trolls and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety blames…you got it…the NRA. It’s all their fault. Here’s their latest email blast . . .
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Gun Control Advocates Pissing in the Wind?

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Never take your gun rights for granted. Always repel politicians’ aspirations to degrade and destroy your right to keep and bear arms. Remember that millions of Americans live in states that restrict the type of guns they can buy, force them to register their guns and ban them from carrying guns. At the same time, take satisfaction in the fact that the enemies of firearms freedom are claiming victory in the face of tremendous losses, putting their delusionary aspirations in high relief. Enabled, of course, by the anti-gun mainstream media. Here’s a perfect example from usnews.com under the unintentionally ironic headline A Tipping Point on Guns . . .

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Did NRA Board Member Tell the Truth About Murdered Gun Control Advocate?

Reverend Clementa Pinckney (courtesy wltx.com)

Drawing attention to the fact that Reverend Clementa Pinckney [above] – the pastor murdered in the Charleston church massacre  – was a gun control advocate is bound to anger his family, friends and like-minded colleagues. Suggesting that his crusade for gun control may have contributed to his death will no doubt be seen as adding insult to injury. But is it true? The first part of that statement certainly is . . .

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Note to NRA: Recuit Minorities NOW!

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TTAG’s been on the NRA’s butt for years, pleading with them to initiate minority outreach programs. Introduce them to guns, STAT. Because that’s where the battle for our gun rights will be won or lost. And right now, gun rights are losing. Big time. The latest research from Pew on Hispanic and African Americans’ views on gun control – and the role of government – is some scary, scary you-know-what. Check out the graphic above. And check this out . . .

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BREAKING: NRA Introduces Bill to Permanently Define “Sporting Purposes” Exemption

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Word comes that Rob Bishop (R-UT) has introduced HR 2710, a bill designed to permanently define the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal gun control legislation and remove the ATF’s ability to interpret those laws as they see fit. The proposed legislation would require that self defense and all other lawful purposes be included in the consideration and given equal weight. This move would eliminate the ATF’s ability to ban things like the importation of certain firearms (Korean M1 Garand rifles, Norinco M-14 copies, Saiga shotguns and rifles), types of ammunition (M855), and keep shotguns from being labeled as destructive devices in some situations. The bill is consistent with a previously reported rumor that specifically is looking to clean up an ATF mistake in a politically acceptable manner. Here’s the text of the press release . . .

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Rev. Creech to the NRA: Uphold NC Sunday Hunting Ban

Reverend Mark Creech (courtesy truthwinsout.org)

Dear National Rifle Association,

I want to begin this correspondence by saying that I believe very much in what you’ve stood for over the years. Your organization has worked tirelessly to defend our nation’s Second Amendment. Although I never took the time to join the NRA, I am a fan and believe the nation is indebted to your great work. As you know, there is currently legislation under consideration in the North Carolina General Assembly that would repeal North Carolina’s 145 year-old Sunday hunting ban . . .

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NRA Demos Suppressors, Dispels Myths for Illinois Media

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Some here at TTAG can be quick to voice our criticism of the NRA. When we think they are slow to react or we think their message is off. But we should also take time to pat them on the back when they get it right. And they did just that in Illinois this week. In a showing of forward thinking, NRA arranged for a shoot and demonstration of suppressors for the capitol press corp. NRA has been working with the American Suppressor Association to legalize suppressors in the Land of Lincoln. Bills have been filed and they continue to work on the issue at the state capitol . . .

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Re-Loaders Alert! Maryland Ditches Mandatory Shell Casing Law

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A gun control law repealed? In Maryland? True story. Here’s NRA-ILA alert (because the world needs more lerts):

Your NRA-ILA is glad to report that Governor Larry Hogan (R) has signed into law Senate Bill 736.  As previously reported, SB 736, sponsored by state Senator Edward Reilly (R-33), will eliminate the unnecessary database and failed ballistic fingerprint system from state law.  This pro-gun bill will . . .

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Is the NRA on the Wrong Side of the Second Amendment?

The National Rifle Association’s public and ongoing acceptance of The Brady Bill’s provisions – specifically the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) – runs completely counter to the Second Amendment. What part of “shall not be infringed” does the NRA not understand? That said, the NRA lives in the real world. They’re trying to hold the line against expanded background checks, a movement that just gained purchase in Oregon. The chances of repealing Brady at the federal level are somewhere between slim and none and slim just left town. The NRA’s mantra . . .

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