NRA Releases Statement on the Trump Bump Stock Ban

The National Rifle Association has issued an official statement on the Trump bump stock ban. Now that the ATF has complied with President Trump’s virtual order to reclassify bump fire stocks as machine guns, the NRA claims that it was either “let ATF review its prior determinations” or risk even more restrictive action…from a GOP-controlled congress…that […]

NRA-ILA Praises White House School Safety Commission Recommendation for Red Flag Laws

Chris Cox, the executive director and chief lobbyist of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, has publicly praised the White House School Safety Commission and their recommendation for gun confiscation. As a NRA life member, I’m disturbed by the trend. First was the NRA’s support for bump stock regulation, followed by their flip-flopping on the matter. […]

Zinke Announces Appointments to New Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the appointment of members to the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, which was created on January 9, 2018. Former SEAL Zinke has repeatedly described himself as a “Teddy Roosevelt guy.” However, in contrast to Roosevelt’s conservation efforts, Zinke has been actively rolling back public […]

NRA-ILA Announces Major Leadership Forum Speaker

  The NRA announced today Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking at the Leadership Forum in Dallas next week during their Annual Meeting. MEDIA ADVISORY Vice President Pence to Speak at NRA ILA Leadership Forum Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced that Vice President Mike Pence […]

Is the NRA Relevant?

My recent stories for TTAG about the National Rifle Association’s PR problems have hit something of a nerve. More specifically, members are up in arms about the NRA’s flirtation with Democratic House leader Harry Reid (links here and here). The palaver over the NRA’s “carve out” on the campaign finance DISCLOSE Act has also done little to […]

NRA Convention: We got that covered.

I’m off to see the blizzard…of products, keynotes (Palin, Beck) and some scintillating (I hope) seminars. (Let’s see…do I want to go to the one on “Refuse to be a Victim” or the one on “Advanced Sausage Processing”? Decisions, decisisons…) Anywho, I’m hittin’ the road, so my postings will be a little thin until I […]