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Obama’s Potemkin gun plan

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s Potemkin gun plan Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it’s staging a comeback.One thing hasn’t changed: The agenda includes mostly measures […]

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Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Private Sales Restrictions and Gun Registration The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which became operational in 1998, verifies that a person seeking to buy a firearm from a gun dealer is not prohibited from doing so by federal or state law. The National Rifle Association supported its establishment.  Gun control supporters opposed NICS, […]

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NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA’s lobbying bags big legislative wins in states over the past two decades The NRA and its vast network of local affiliates achieve their success through a mix of skilled local lobbying and voter mobilization. Annual report cards rate legislators on an A to F scale based on voting records, and the group sends millions […]

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NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

NRA Statement in Response to Reed Exhibitions’ Decision to Ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show The National Rifle Association strongly disagrees with Reed Exhibitions’ decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, February 2-10. We encourage Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their position. View full […]

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Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress The gun control agenda that President Obama unveiled with urgency on Wednesday now faces an uncertain fate in a bitterly divided Congress, where Republican opposition hardened and centrist Democrats remained noncommittal after a month of feverish public debate.By pursuing an expansive overhaul of the nation’s gun […]

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Lowry: An infantile spectacle

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lowry: An infantile spectacle President Barack Obama set a new standard Wednesday for stupidly exploitative White House events by appearing onstage with children to unveil his gun control proposals.He quoted from letters that the kids had written him. He invoked their Solomonic authority: “Their voices should compel us to change.” He signed executive orders as […]

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Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama makes biggest gun control push in decades Rolling out a wide ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who will resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights. View […]

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Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Texas attorney general launches ad campaign urging New York gun-lovers to move to Texas The Texas attorney general has launched an Internet ad campaign inviting New Yorkers who feel their state’s new gun laws are too restrictive to move to Texas. View full story

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Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s gun control plan faces steep challenge in Congress President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence face a difficult path through a sharply divided U.S. Congress, where the biggest gun control fight in decades looms on an issue that has long been one of the most divisive in American politics. View full story

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Massachusetts: Gov. Patrick seeks new gun laws

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts: Gov. Patrick seeks new gun laws Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced a new series of gun laws on Wednesday that would tighten rules on sales of weapons and ammunition. View full story

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Gun Appreciation Day Rally 1/19/2013

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Westchester County Firearms Owners Association (WCFOA) member and former 17th U.S. Congressional District candidate Frank Morganthaler is holding a protest rally this Saturday, January 19th, in White Plains. A flyer is attached as a .pdf file. Please contact Frank directly with any questions as WCFOA is not involved with the planning or logistics of the […]

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Cook County Gives Up On Stopping Crime – Considers Passing Law to Punish the Victim Instead of the Criminal!

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cook County Gives Up On Stopping Crime – Considers Passing Law to Punish the Victim Instead of the Criminal! Today, Cook County Commissioners trotted out their latest in a series of affronts to law-abiding gun owners: an ordinance that does not even attempt to go after the criminal, but – literally — makes the victims of crime pay!  The […]

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Delaware: Governor Jack Markell Unveils Gun Control Plan to Leave You Defenseless

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delaware: Governor Jack Markell Unveils Gun Control Plan to Leave You Defenseless Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) has unveiled broad gun control plans that should alarm all law-abiding gun owners in the First State.  At this moment, legislation has not been introduced.  However his proposals as outlined in his news release snub the Supreme Court’s repeated ruling that the […]

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Virginia: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 Will Hear Several Firearm Bills Tomorrow

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Virginia: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 Will Hear Several Firearm Bills Tomorrow On Thursday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 will hold a hearing on several bills of interest to Virginia gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters.  The following bills will be considered […]

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Connecticut: Weston Board of Selectmen to Consider Gun Ban Ordinance TOMORROW

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Connecticut: Weston Board of Selectmen to Consider Gun Ban Ordinance TOMORROW The Weston Board of Selectmen will meet TOMORROW, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and come to a decision regarding a sweeping gun ban ordinance that would severely infringe on your Second Amendment rights. View full story

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White House pledges to use campaign operation to push gun measures

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

White House pledges to use campaign operation to push gun measures Vice President Biden told House Democrats who attended a White House meeting on gun control measures on Monday that the Obama administration intended to mobilize the grassroots operation left over from the 2012 presidential campaign to help push for the gun related measures it […]

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Statement from the National Rifle Association of America In Response to President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Statement from the National Rifle Association of America In Response to President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals Fairfax, Va. – Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership.  Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority. View full story

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Obama’s one-man gun grab

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s one-man gun grab Pro gun groups weren’t exaggerating during the election last year when they warned President Obama intended to go after guns in a second term. With his second inaugural less than a week away, Mr. Obama is already so determined to put sweeping new restrictions in place that he threatened Monday to […]

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New York: Republicans say Cuomo rushed process

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York: Republicans say Cuomo rushed process Some Republicans assailed the rush to force through the legislation. Rank and file lawmakers got copies of the lengthy proposal about an hour before the State Senate began voting Monday.”This is haphazard,” said Assemb. Al Graf (R Holbrook). “We’re not supposed to be here to advance any one […]

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Gun owners upset by new controls passed by N.Y. lawmakers

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gun owners upset by new controls passed by N.Y. lawmakers Signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, the New York legislation tightens a ban on assault style rifles, calls for background checks on ammunition purchases, outlaws large capacity magazines and tries to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people deemed […]

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