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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

NRA Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General



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NRA Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General 


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement from Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), applauding the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as the 84th attorney general of the United States:
"The NRA and our five million members would like to congratulate Jeff Sessions on his confirmation as attorney general. He will make America a safer place by prosecuting violent criminals while protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners."
The U.S. Senate confirmed Attorney General Sessions by a bi-partisan 52 to 47 vote. ​ 


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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NRA Calls for Swift Confirmation of Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke







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NRA Seeks Swift Confirmation of Interior Secretary Nominee
Renewed Call In Wake of Obama's Final Attack on Gun Owners 


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association today called on the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Congressman Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior.  The renewed call for confirmation follows a final act of contempt for America's gun owners by the Obama administration. During the president's last hours in office, his administration issued an order attacking gun owners' and sportsmen's rights.
"It is more important than ever that we have a secretary of the interior who respects the Second Amendment and will stand up for our rights," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action. "On behalf of the NRA's five million members, I urge the Senate to swiftly confirm President Trump's nominee for secretary of the interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke."
Director's Order No. 219, issued on January 19, directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to phase in a ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition and fishing tackle for all activities on national wildlife refuge lands and waters. This unilateral action was taken without scientific evidence to support it and without consulting state fish and wildlife agencies. In addition, the ban would impose a considerable financial hardship on hunters and anglers who use traditional lead ammunition, by forcing them to use more expensive alternatives.
"The NRA looks forward to working with the Trump administration to reverse this government overreach," concluded Cox.
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.



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Sunday, January 15, 2017

GBBL cleanup...

It's a new year, and time for the yearly cleaning. Also had a complaint about getting some extraneous links to odd sites, like the download Chrome update now site (don't fall for that, just page back)...

I'm saddened to report we lost 70 more blogs that have not posted in more than a year. Our community is, I think, feeling the pressure to limit one's exposure on the broader internet for any number of reasons; personal, professional or otherwise.

To those we lost, thank you for your contributions over the previous years, know that you will be missed...

One blog I left up is Art of the Rifle, since he's left the blog up. It's a great reference blog on shooters and shooting rifles.

Thank you also to those who have come on board in 2016, we appreciate a fresh look from your perspectives.

One final comment, we do not want 'commercial' links. That is not the purpose of GBBL, this is set of links for gun bloggers to share their experiences, comments and perspectives.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

NRA Applauds Sen. Crapo for Introducing Hearing Protection Act



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NRA Applauds Sen. Crapo for Introducing Hearing Protection Act


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo on Wednesday for introducing the Hearing Protection Act, an important bill that eases restrictions on tools that help gun owners and sportsmen protect their hearing. Similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House (H.R. 367).
"The Hearing Protection Act would make it easier for sportsmen to purchase the tools necessary to protect their hearing," said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "Many gun owners and sportsmen suffer severe hearing loss, and yet sound suppressors – a tool that can reduce such loss – are overly regulated and taxed."
The Hearing Protection Act, S. 59, would remove suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act, replacing the current process with a National Instant Criminal Background Check. In addition, the bill would reduce the cost of purchasing a suppressor by removing the $200 transfer tax.
 Suppressors are often mischaracterized. Unlike in the movies, they do not "silence" the sound of a firearm.  By reducing the decibel level made by a firearm to a safe range, suppressors reduce hearing damage for those who shoot and hunt.
S. 59 would make it easier for gun owners and sportsmen to purchase suppressors in the 42 states where they are currently legal. Purchasers would have to pass a background check prior to a sale.
"Gun owners and sportsmen should be able to enjoy their outdoor heritage with the tools necessary to do so safely. This bill makes it easier for them to do that," concluded Cox.


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.


NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action), 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA, 22030, United States

The Legal Brief - Adam clarifies the changes to Form 4473