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Parkland father Andrew Pollack: Daughter’s murder made me ‘pro-Second Amendment’

| August 23, 2019

Parkland father Andrew Pollack: Daughter’s murder made me ‘pro-Second Amendment’ Andrew Pollack, the outspoken father of one of the students killed during the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, said Wednesday that he was never a big gun-rights supporter until he realized how defenseless his daughter was when she was gunned down at school last year. View […]

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Journalist Attempts To Buy Guns At Walmart, Ends Up Collapsing The Left’s Anti-Gun Narrative Instead

| August 22, 2019

Journalist Attempts To Buy Guns At Walmart, Ends Up Collapsing The Left’s Anti-Gun Narrative Instead After the devastating shooting that took place in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that left 22 people dead and 24 injured, the left began to do its usual pattern of never letting a crisis go to waste. Instead of taking […]

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‘Progressive’ Fantasies About Guns

| August 21, 2019

‘Progressive’ Fantasies About Guns The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today’s progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ever […]

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Guns are a significant part of American society. Taking them away won’t help.

| August 21, 2019

Guns are a significant part of American society. Taking them away won’t help. Gun control is not the answer; universal background checks will do nothing to stop these mass shootings. Joe Biden, when Vice-President admitted this and said so. In all the recent mass shootings, the killer purchased the weapon(s) legally with a background check. […]

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The United States is not Like the Rest of the World on Gun Control

| August 21, 2019

The United States is not Like the Rest of the World on Gun Control If you’re an American, how you think about guns is usually related to three factors: What part of our country you grew up in; what you learned from your parents, relatives and friends; and whether you served in the military. Whether […]

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The Future of African Wildlife Hangs in the Balance

| August 20, 2019

The Future of African Wildlife Hangs in the Balance This week, representatives of 180 nations are gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 18th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES.) Adopted in 1963, CITES globally governs the import and export of wildlife and wildlife products, including hunting trophies. […]

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Caldara: I Want to Give You one of My Guns, Really (click for details)

| August 19, 2019

Caldara: I Want to Give You one of My Guns, Really (click for details) I used to be passionately anti-gun. I gave money to anti-gun organizations. So, I know full well the emotional drive to promote “common-sense gun laws.” View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Churches Arm, Train Congregants in Wake of Mass Shootings

| August 19, 2019

Churches Arm, Train Congregants in Wake of Mass Shootings Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday. Seven men wearing heavy vests and carrying pistols loaded with blanks ran toward the sound of the shots, stopping at the end of a long hallway. As one peeked into the […]

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Florida Alert! "Assault Weapons" Ban Amendment Bans ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

| August 19, 2019

Florida Alert! "Assault Weapons" Ban Amendment Bans ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS The so-called “assault weapons” ban that is proposed for a constitutional amendment to be on the 2020 Election Ballot bans the possession of: “any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun CAPABLE of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition at once, either in a fixed […]

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Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

| August 18, 2019

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s safety: Gun buybacks, discussing why New Zealand’s “gun buyback” […]

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Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

| August 18, 2019

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action.  Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so international relations are not usually front and center for us. We’re focused on protecting the 2nd Amendment […]

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No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

| August 18, 2019

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work Joe Biden has been out on the primary campaign trail working hard. Maybe a little too hard. “We got to let them know who we are,” he recently told a crowd of supporters at the Iowa State Fair. Perhaps the most accurate of the qualities he used to describe himself […]

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California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File

| August 15, 2019

California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File On Monday, August 12, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent AB 1254 to the suspense file and rescheduled AB 1669 to be heard next Monday, August 19. On Wednesday, August 14, the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent SB 172 to the suspense file. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Announces All-Star Lineup of Presenters at 2019 Personal Protection Expo

| August 15, 2019

NRA Announces All-Star Lineup of Presenters at 2019 Personal Protection Expo FT. Worth, TX. – The NRA Personal Protection Expo, Sept. 6-8, 2019 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX is the nation’s premier event for personal protection, concealed carry, and home defense products and education.  View full story Originally posted at […]

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Virginia: Oppose Gov. Northam’s Gun Grab, Attend Public Hearing

| August 15, 2019

Virginia: Oppose Gov. Northam’s Gun Grab, Attend Public Hearing On Tuesday, August 20th, the Virginia State Crime Commission will be accepting public comments as part of its August 19th-20th hearings on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills.  During the July 9th special session, the General Assembly directed the Commission to hold these hearings and report back […]

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Guns Saved These Americans From Assault and Robbery in July

| August 13, 2019

Guns Saved These Americans From Assault and Robbery in July In the wake of tragic mass shootings, such as those occurring in recent days in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, it’s understandable that the nation would search for answers. It’s easy to blame the tools used in the killings and call for measures that […]

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Senate Dems Deliver Stunning Warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or Face Restructuring

| August 13, 2019

Senate Dems Deliver Stunning Warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or Face Restructuring Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to “heal” the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part […]

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Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

| August 13, 2019

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy commentary on the issues of the day. Such was the case […]

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Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

| August 13, 2019

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all would restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. According to […]

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“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe

| August 13, 2019

“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example […]

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