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Thursday, June 4, 2015

NRA-Backed Measures Aimed at Reversing Obama Administration's Implementation of Gun Control Through Executive Action



Good Morning!

I just wanted to make sure you saw this – the vote happened late yesterday evening.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015



NRA-Backed Measures Aimed at Reversing Obama Administration's Implementation of Gun Control Through Executive Action

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today lauded the passage of H.R. 2578, the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Act (CJS), which contained strong pro-Second Amendment provisions aimed at stopping the Obama Administration from enacting its gun control agenda through executive action.

"On behalf of the NRA's five-million members, I want to thank House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers and House CJS subcommittee Chairman John Culberson for their leadership in fighting against the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda," said Chris W. Cox, executive director NRA-ILA.  "Their hard work and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms resulted in a strong pro-Second Amendment piece of legislation. The NRA will continue to work with Congress to prevent President Obama from imposing his back door gun control agenda on the American people."

Among the key measures in the House CJS Appropriations bill are:

·         a prohibition on the use of funds for "Operation Choke Point," a program that chokes off banking services to legitimate businesses;
·         a prohibition on funds to prevent the Obama Administration from banning commonly used ammunition, such as M855;
·         a prohibition on the use of funds to prevent the Justice Department (or any government entity) from spending taxpayer dollars on "gun walking" programs such as the flawed and controversial "Operation Fast and Furious";
·         a prohibition on the use of funds to maintain any record or gun registry on multiple rifle or shotgun sales to law-abiding individuals; 
·         a prohibition of funds for collecting data regarding a person's race or ethnicity on a Form 4473 when purchasing a firearm.



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Catherine Mortensen
Media Liaison
NRA, Institute for Legislative Action
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend we remember those who have sacrificed for us.  Our service-members, our ancestors, our friends who have gone on before us.











Please Remember Those who have given everything for us.

And from the GBBL, please be safe this Memorial Day Weekend.  Get home safely.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NRA NEWS: Hogan signs SB 736, eliminates failed ballistics imaging program


Hey all –

Gov. Hogan signed SB 736 into law today.

If you're planning to cover, here's a quote from Chris Cox:  

"On behalf of the NRA's five million members, we applaud Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for signing into law Senate Bill 736 today. This is a necessary piece of legislation that removes a burdensome and ineffective regulation from the books," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action.

Here's the alert we sent out:



Maryland: Pro-Gun Bill Becomes Law
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 remove an unnecessary burden from firearm manufacturers who are required to continue sending shell cases to a program that has been unfunded for years.  SB 736 was unanimously passed by the Maryland Senate on April 11, and passed by the House of Delegates on a 135 to 2 vote on April 13.
Please contact Governor Larry Hogan and thank him for signing this important piece of legislation into law. 
Thank you to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their elected officials in support of these important laws.  Your support helped make the 2015 legislative session a successful one.