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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NRA- ILA - Politifact - Hillary statement on guns FALSE




In Case You Missed It

72% of Voters Disagree with Hillary Clinton

It's no secret that Hillary Clinton has made gun control, particularly the NRA-backed Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a linchpin of her campaign. However, in true Hillary fashion, her claims that the PLCAA provides broad immunity for law abiding firearms manufacturers and retailers simply aren't true. Politifact rated her repeated assertion that gun manufacturers and sellers are "the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability" as false. Her claims that American voters stand with her are equally untrue. In fact, a new poll released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) finds the exact opposite to be true – 72% of voters agree that the PLCAA should be kept, including a majority of voters who supported President Obama in the 2012 election.   


By the Numbers

ü  72% of voters disagree with a centerpiece of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

ü  Seven of 10 American voters do not believe that crime victims should be able to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers when their product is lawfully made and sold but used illegally to commit a crime.

ü  Support for the NRA-backed Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) spans political parties and all U.S. geographic regions.

ü  A majority (53%) of respondents who cast a vote for President Obama in the last election support the PLCAA.

ü  56% of non-gun owner respondents support the PLCAA.



          


Catherine Mortensen
Media Liaison
National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NRA Statement on US Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

SCOTUS Nomination: Merrick Garland
"With Justice Scalia's tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for the fundamental, individual right to own a firearm for self-defense. Four justices believe law-abiding Americans have that right – and four justices do not. President Obama has nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and  law-abiding gun owners. Obama has already nominated two Supreme Court justices who oppose the right to own firearms and there is absolutely no reason to think he has changed his approach this time. In fact, a basic analysis of Merrick Garland's judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. Therefore, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country, strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court." Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA

ü Merrick Garland's record on the Second Amendment is unacceptable to anyone who respects the U.S. Constitution and an individual's fundamental right to self-protection.

ü He is the most anti-gun nominee in recent history. This should come as no surprise, given President Obama's disdain for the Second Amendment.

ü He has consistently shown a complete disregard of the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

ü Garland's history of anti-Second Amendment rulings support the conclusion that were he to be confirmed he would vote to overturn Heller.
o   In 2007, he voted to give D.C. a second chance to have its handgun ban upheld after a three-judge panel struck it down. At the time, this was the most significant Second Amendment case in America.

o   In 2004, Garland voted against rehearing another Second Amendment case (Seegars v. Gonzales), effectively casting a vote against the individual right to keep and bear arms.

o   Justice Scalia was the author of Heller v McDonald. Heller affirmed that the Second Amendment is an individual right. The Heller decision stands in the way of gun-control supporters' ultimate goal of banning and confiscating guns.

o   If Heller is overturned, the Second Amendment for all intents and purposes would cease to exist.

o   In 2000, Garland voted in favor of the federal government's plan to retain Americans' personal information from gun purchase background checks despite federal laws prohibiting national firearm registration and requiring the destruction of these records.

o    Judge Garland weighed in on several significant firearms-related cases, including Parker, Seegars, NRA v. Reno,. He voted against the rights of firearm owners on each occasion.
ü The examples of Garland's disdain for the right to keep and bear arms go on and on, including  in a major case upholding the then-existing Clinton "assault weapons" ban against a constitutional challenge

ü It's almost certain that Garland agrees with Hillary Clinton when she said "the Supreme Court is wrong" that the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

ü In his nomination, President Obama has again placed partisanship and antagonism towards gun owners above the higher callings of his office.

ü If Garland is confirmed, Obama would be taking America back in time to an era where Supreme Court justices uphold the anti-gun policies of the president. Obama is hoping Garland will overturn the Supreme Court precedent that stands in the way of confiscatory gun control, like the gun ban and confiscation programs implemented in Australia.





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016

NRA - ILA - NRA Backed Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act passes House






National Rifle Association of America | 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax, VA 22031


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION
NRA Public Affairs
(703) 267-3820
media@nraq.org
NRA-Backed Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act Passes House
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association applauds the passage of H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. Introduced by Representative Robert Wittman (R-VA 1), the SHARE Act provides enhanced access to public lands while limiting punitive regulations promoted by "animal rights" extremists.
"The SHARE Act will strengthen America's hunting, fishing, and sport shooting heritage now and in the future," said Chris Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "There will be more resources available for public ranges, more hunter access to public lands, and more opportunities for Americans to enjoy the great outdoors."
In addition to allowing law-abiding gun owners increased access to carry firearms on land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, the SHARE Act also protects the use of traditional ammunition and requires that U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management management plans to facilitate hunting, fishing, and shooting. Finally, the bill would more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition for hunters and law-abiding gun owners.
"On behalf of our 5 million members, we would like to thank Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI 1), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA 1).  We also appreciate the hard work of Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT 1), Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX 32) and the lead sponsors of the bill: Reps. Robert Wittman (R-VA 1), Tim Walz (D-MN 1), Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3), and Gene Green (D-TX 29) on moving this legislation through the House," concluded Cox.
The NRA would also like to thank Safari Club International, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and other groups that worked hard to rally support for the legislation.
The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate, where a similar package (the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015) has already advanced from the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources and Environment and Public Works.
~NRA~
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.




Contact information: Lars Dalseide, NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action), 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030


NRA ILA -Concealed Carry Reciprocity Deal Signed in Virginia






National Rifle Association of America | 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax, VA 22031


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/26/2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION
NRA Public Affairs
(703) 267-3820
media@nraq.org
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Deal Signed in Virginia
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) commends Virginia's leaders for reaching an agreement to secure the rights of law-abiding concealed carry permit holders. H.B. 1163 and S.B. 610 which will restore and promote concealed carry reciprocity for permit holders in the Commonwealth and around the country, were signed into law today.
"Now, more than six million law-abiding gun owners will be free to travel in and out of Virginia with their Second Amendment rights intact," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.  "Self-defense is a fundamental right that must be respected." 
On Dec. 22, 2015, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring decided to sever concealed carry reciprocity agreements with half the country. The change was set to take effect early in 2016. The decision nullified agreements with the following states; Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 
In addition to providing concealed carry recognition for valid permits from other states, the bipartisan legislation signed today requires the Virginia State Police to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states where needed. 
"Concealed carry permit holders are among the safest groups of citizens in Virginia and throughout the country. On behalf of the NRA's more than five million members, we commend this effort to protect public safety and fundamental freedoms. Hopefully this effort will encourage Congress to pass national right to carry reciprocity legislation as soon as possible," concluded Cox.
Governor McAuliffe signed the legislation earlier today despite a repeated onslaught of attacks from New York City Billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his misguided gun control allies.
~NRA~
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.




Contact information: Lars Dalseide, NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action), 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030