Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

From the NRA: President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now … Continued

NRA Alert: Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Measures Next Week–Your Activism More Critical Than Ever!

On April 11, by a vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with debate and votes on a variety of gun control proposals. The underlying bill that will be considered by the Senate is S. 649, the so-called “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.”  A number of amendments will be offered to S. 649, including a ban on commonly and lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and language to criminalize the private transfer of firearms and force gun … Continued

Iowa: Gun Confidentiality Protection Ready for Final House Vote

An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives.  Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week.  It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their … Continued

Iowa: Gun Privacy Bill Passes House Committee – contact your state representatives and urge them to support HF81

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NRA-backed House File 81 passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this important legislation would prohibit the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of … Continued

Urgent – Take Action to Protect Our Gun Rights NOW

Those opposed to gun rights are attempting to take advantage of the the the Sandy Hook School Shooting and resulting public sentiment to enact anti-gun laws. While those of use who are knowledgeable about firearms know

NRA Response to Justice Bryer’s Anti Gun Statements – Video Clip

United States Supreme Court Justice Bryer recently stated that he believed that the founders of this county would have allowed gun control.  Given that Justice Bryer voted against gun rights in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, I can’t say I was too surprised to hear that statement.  However, I find myself in great disagreement with the idea that the framers of the constitution would have supported gun control.  The video clip shown below has an excellent discussion of … Continued

President Obama’s Latest Anti-Gun Nominee: Andrew Traver for the BATFE

As I’ve discussed before, President Obama is about as anti gun as it gets.  He was endorsed by the Brady Campaign, and chose gun rights opponent Joe Biden to be his vice president.  Since taking office, he has nominated anti gun individuals such as Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano, and State Department official Harold Hongju Koh to key positions within his administration.  This trend continues with Obama’s nomination of Andrew Traver to head the … Continued

If You Haven’t Done So Already, Please Join the NRA

I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights.  I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA.  If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift. Joining the NRA is a great way to help protect our 2nd amendment … Continued

“In Clarence Thomas’s gun rights opinion, race plays a major role”

Sticking with today’s topic of the intersection of guns, race, and McDonald v. Chicago, I thought I would also point out another article worth reading.  This one, by Courtland Milloy is entitled In Clarence Thomas’s gun rights opinion, race plays a major role.  An excerpt can be seen below:

The McDonald v. Chicago Decision is Just Hours Away

UPDATE: MCDONALD V. CHICAGO HAS BEEN DECIDED, AND IT IS A VICTORY FOR GUN RIGHTS! MORE INFORMATION HERE In a matter of hours, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Chicago handgun ban.  Hopefully, the Court will find the handgun ban to a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, ending the ability of state and local governments to infringe the right to keep and bear arms with impunity.  Once … Continued

More on Guns and Race

I recently received an email about guns, the NRA, and racism.  Although I’ve addressed guns and race before, I feel compelled to take up the issue once more:

My Response to an Anti-Gun New York Times Editorial

The New York Times recently published an anti-gun editorial, entitled “The Gun Lobby’s Long Shadow.” In that editorial, the author engages in the sort of anti-gun fear-mongering that has become all too common in the mainstream media, and also attempts to portray the “gun lobby” as a few aloof individuals, rather than a group of millions of law abiding, gun owning Americans.  Quotes from that editorial, and my responses, can be seen below:

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver Signs Concealed Carry Reform Law!

As reported,Iowa Governor Chet Culver has finally signed SF2379, making Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state. This important law, which takes effect on January 1, 2011, will put an end to arbitrary denials of the right to carry a gun for self defense in Iowa.

If You’re Not Already an NRA Member, Please Join Today

I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights.  I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA.  If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift.

“Outrage of the Week”

Below is a recent article from the NRA, which discusses how a law abiding gun owner was jailed for 4 days then dragged through a lengthy legal nightmare, due to a combination of unreasonable gun control laws and poor judgment upon the part of those whose duty it is to enforce those laws: This week’s Outrage concerns a legal case that comes to us from New Jersey, where a well-meaning firearm owner, through a series of events that were no … Continued

Kindergartner Suspended for Making Gun Shape with His Hand

A 6 year old Ionia, Michigan boy was reportedly suspended from kindergarten for making a pretend gun shape with his hand: When Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter. They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason’s mother. . . Jammer says her son isn’t … Continued

Attend the 2010 Annual NRA Meeting in Charlotte, NC on May 14 – 16

Below is information for the NRA’s 2010 annual meeting: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 14 – May 16. . . This year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have an estimated 70,000 attendees, putting this on target to be one of the largest and finest in NRA’s 139-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s … Continued

Delaware Public Housing Gun Ban Abolished – Thanks to NRA and CRI

The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) conducted a 5 month long investigation into unconstitutional gun ban in Delaware’s public housing.  Upon finding that the state’s 4 public housing authorities forbid residents to have a gun in their home for self defense, the CRI contacted the NRA for assistance.  After the NRA become involved,

“Fables, Myths & Other Tall Tales about GUN LAWS, CRIME and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS”

I would encourage everyone to check out either the online version or the downloadable (PDF) version of the NRA’s “Fables, Myths & Other Tall Tales about GUN LAWS, CRIME and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS” pamphlet.  It debunks many anti-gun myths, and should be of help when debating gun rights with those who take as fact the anti gun and anti self defense propaganda which saturates the mainstream media.

Chuck Norris on Gun Rights

The video clip below is an NRA ad featuring Chuck Norris.  It is over a year old now, but I still found it to be worth posting:

Oral Arguments Date Set for McDonald v. City of Chicago

As reported, the Supreme Court has scheduled the McDonald v. Chicago oral arguments for March 2, 2010. This case will determine whether the Chicago handgun ban is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court will likely release its decision in late June or early July.

NRA Files Brief in McDonald v. Chicago

The NRA has filed its brief with the United States Supreme Court for the McDonald v. Chicago case, which involves a challenge to Chicago’s handgun ban under the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution.  The NRA’s press release, and a link to their brief, can be seen below:

“The Final Destination” Movie Perpetuates Myth about NRA Racism

Saturday night, my fiancé and I decided to go see a movie.  There wasn’t anything playing that we really wanted to see, but I noticed that The Final Destination was being shown in 3D. Since neither of us had yet seen a modern 3D movie in theaters, we settled on The Final Destination.  The movie wasn’t that great, as we sort of expected.  The 3D system wasn’t that great either, and left us both with mild headaches and eye strain.  … Continued

Second Amendment Freedom Rally Tomorrow in Chicago!

Below is an announcement from the ISRA, about the Second Amendment Freedom Rally.  It takes place Friday, June 26,2009 in downtown Chicago.  I really encourage everyone to attend.  Sadly, I won’t be there, since I now live in Iowa and can’t take the day off from work.

My Response to Mike Littwin’s Anti Gun Editorial

Mike Littwin recently wrote this anti gun editorial for the Denver Post.  Written in a sarcastic manner, it blames guns for society’s woes, and blames NRA members for the actions of armed criminals who break just about every law in the book as they murder law abiding people who were disarmed by so-called gun free zones.  My response is below:

Report on Gun Related Laws Pending in Illinois

The NRA has put together a nice report on proposed Illinois laws that effect gun rights.  It is critical that those of us who live in IL contact our elected officials and make our voices heard, as our gun rights are in jeopardy.  Those who live outside of Illinois should also recognize that the anti gun laws pending in Illinois could soon come to your state too, as anti gun laws can spread like wildfire.

NRA Wins Against Illegal San Francisco Public Housing Gun Ban

As reported, the NRA has prevailed over the San Francisco Housing Authority’s illegal ban on gun ownership for those living in public housing.  Previously, San Francisco Housing Authority had a lease provision banning guns in the public housing residences, but has agreed to remove the provisions and admit that such provisions are not lawful, in order to settle the lawsuit filed by the NRA.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Lashes Out at Pro-Gun Senator Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand has been appointed to fill the New York senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Gillibrand, a Democrat, is a supporter of gun rights who has a 100% positive rating from the NRA.  This infuriates fellow Democrat Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who is strongly opposed to gun rights.  Congresswoman McCarthy lashed out at Gillibrand during an interview:

The Most Biased Anti Gun Rights Interview I’ve Ever Seen

Scott Vogel is the Communications Director for the “Freedom States Alliance,” a (misnamed) anti gun group dedicated to disarming the law abiding citizens of the United States.  In his interview on BuzzFlash.com, he made a great many untrue statements regarding gun rights.  However it is the one-sided, anti gun rights, interview questions that really drew my attention.  I address the incredibly biased “interview” questions below:

Another Way to Ban Guns: Make Everyone Inelligible to Own a Gun

The NRA recently ran an excellent article discussing a newer gun control tactic, which attempts to ban owners, rather than banning guns.  This approach has existed in Canada for quite some time, and is now moving to states such as New York.  You can read the article below: