NRA Claims That Mayors Against Illegal Guns is A Front Group for Anti-Gun Extremist Mayor Bloomberg

NRA Claims That Mayors Against Illegal Guns is A Front Group for Anti-Gun Extremist Mayor Bloomberg

Those are strong words from the NRA, but it appears there might be some truth to them. The NRA claims that Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) has stated and done the following (this comes from a recent effort to wake up the folks in Homestead Florida who are considering working with the MAIG group):

. . . “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) is just a front group for anti-gun extremist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founded and funded by him, to promote his radical anti-gun ideas throughout the nation.

Does Homestead really want to work with a national gun ban group that:

Memorialized Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlane Tsarnaev, cop killer Christopher Dorner and other cold-blooded killers as “victims of gun violence” in its “No More Names” campaign.

Uses taxpayer dollars to work against your constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights – despite founder Bloomberg’s vast personal wealth.

Has suffered blows to its credibility so severe that mayors across the country are leaving the out-of-touch billionaire’s group in droves.

Considers your Second Amendment rights an “outrage.”

Has an oddly large number of mayors charged with or convicted of everything from bribery and extortion to sexual assault (to name only a few). . . .

If you click through and read the article on the NRA site, you will find links providing some support for the NRA’s claims.

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School Forces Student to Remove NRA Shirt

School Forces Student to Remove NRA Shirt

In the days of political correctness, everything offends the sensibilities of school administrators, and this NRA shirt is no different. Somehow wearing the image of a gun on your clothing is portraying violence. It could, but more than likely, the schools just don’t like the NRA’s stand on the Second Amendment, gun rights and self-defense. We can’t have that message get to the kids.

Years ago, my wife and I took an NRA Basic Pistol course. We were shown how to safely handle the gun. I will never forget the instructor’s words that ‘children used to know how to handle a gun, but the culture has become so anti-gun, kids are afraid to look at a gun.’ And, he is right, if kids knew how to handle a gun they might know what to do when or if they find a gun in the bushes, or in a field, or even in someone’s home. Instead the schools ban any kind of expression with regard to guns.

High school student Haley Bullwinkle, from Anaheim Hills, California, was recently ordered by school administrators to change out of a National Rifle Association t-shirt that she’d worn to class.

The t-shirt featured a buck, an American flag, and a silhouette of a hunter. The shirt says “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871.” Bullwinkle’s father was given the shirt for free when he became a member of the NRA.

On the day she wore the shirt, Haley was called into the principal’s office and told her shirt violated the school’s dress policy, which forbids offensive, violent, or divisive clothing.

“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”

Kimberly Flicker, principal of Canyon High School, emailed CBS-LA recently about the school’s handling of the shirt.

“The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code,” she said.

Haley’s father has retained an attorney and wants to know what the school defines as violence. Further, he said that if the image of a hunter is deemed offensive, then the school’s Comanche Indian chief mascot could be seen as offensive as well. . .

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UN Arms Trade Treaty – John Kerry Signed It

UN Arms Trade Treaty – John Kerry Signed It

What does this mean for the future of gun rights in the United States? What does this mean for the Second Amendment? What does it mean for our sovereignty as a nation when we sign a document giving specific gun control powers to an international body?

WASHINGTON — The latest front in the Senate battle over gun control opened Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in New York.

The treaty establishes standards for the global trade in conventional weapons, with the goal of preventing such weapons from being sold to those who would use them to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

In the United States, however, the ATT has been the target of fierce opposition from the gun rights lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, which claims the treaty violates the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.

Supporters, on the other hand, argue that the treaty is necessary to help protect millions around the globe in danger of human rights abuses. “This treaty says that nations must not export arms and ammunition where there is an ‘overriding risk’ that they will be used to commit serious human rights violations,” said Amnesty International USA’s Frank Jannuzi in a statement on Tuesday. “It will help keep arms out of the hands of the wrong people: those responsible for upwards of 1,500 deaths worldwide every day.” . . .

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Outdoor Women’s Adventure Event – NRA

Outdoor Women’s Adventure Event – NRA

Sounds like a great idea for the ladies who enjoy the outdoors and want to get involved with shooting.

The National Rifle Association’s Women’s Programs Department is pleased to announce the launch of the Women’s Outdoor Adventure, an exciting new event developed by women, for women. Scheduled for April 30-May 7, 2012 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Ky., the inaugural Women’s Outdoor Adventure is an eight-day shooting and outdoor event.

Aimed at introducing women to a variety of firearms, the Women’s Outdoor Adventure also features exciting outdoor activities as well as fun and relaxing social events.

“The Women’s Outdoor Adventure is an opportunity for ladies to foster their interest in shooting and the outdoors, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded women,” said Bill Poole, Director of NRA’s Education & Training Division. “We want the attendees to leave with a well-rounded knowledge of firearms and the desire to continue participating in the shooting sports.”

Attendees will enjoy the thrill of learning to shoot on the world-class ranges of the Rockcastle Shooting Center while receiving instruction from the country’s top female shooters and firearms instructors. From trying their hand at shooting rifles, pistols, and shotguns during exciting multi-gun competition, to the fun of sporting clays, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of shooting disciplines in a supportive, encouraging setting. . . .

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Gun Control Legislation – Obama’s Administration Has Attempted to Use Fast and Furious To Further Its Anti-Gun Stance – Chris Cox

Gun Control Legislation – Obama’s Administration Has Attempted to Use Fast and Furious To Further Its Anti-Gun Stance – Chris Cox

These are strong words from Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action and the organization’s chief lobbyist. The saddest part of this entire anti-gun agenda is the willingness to endanger lives, both in the United States and Mexico. All honest, law-abiding gunowners should be looking for Justice for the Justice Department.

Read Chris Cox’s article here.

NRA Concern over Fast and Furious Operation is said to be an ‘Agenda’ to Undermine Eric Holder and President Obama – Salon Article

NRA Concern over Fast and Furious Operation is said to be an ‘Agenda’ to Undermine Eric Holder and President Obama – Salon Article

This Salon article is extremely critical of the NRA’s dogged pursuit of justice in the failed Fast and Furious gunrunning operation. Not only that, the Salon article claims that the NRA’s seeking to change gun legislation, ie, lax gun control laws, has been as damaging as the Fast and Furious operation. What a ridiculous claim to associate the NRA’s action, ie, protecting the law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, is equivalent to our government’s plan to allow straw gun purchases (AGAINST ITS OWN LAWS), knowing that these guns would end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. And, that these guns would be used to destroy innocent lives in Mexico. Read John Lott’s editorial that mentions no effort was even made to do any guntracing, nor was the Mexican government notified.

. . .The NRA has homed in on Operation Fast and Furious in order to advance its agenda of undermining not just Holder but the president. The misguided operation, run by ATF officials reporting to the Justice Department, encouraged Arizona gun dealers to sell weapons to “straw purchasers,” with the hopes of tracing the weapons to the Mexican cartels. ATF lost track of many of the guns, and some surfaced at crime scenes on both sides of the Mexican border, including one involving the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last year in Arizona. . . .

The whole truth is that lax U.S. gun laws — supported by the NRA — are what have helped the Mexican drug cartels to arm themselves and slaughter law enforcement officers, rivals and innocent people.

“The NRA has been devoted to assure that our gun laws remain anemic, ” said Dennis Henigan, acting president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. ”The NRA is not really interested in stopping the gun trafficking.”

As a matter of fact, the NRA is interested in stopping the gun trafficking, it is seeking Eric Holder’s removal from office.

Read more at Salon

NRA is a Front For Illegal Gun Sales – Author Claims

NRA is a Front For Illegal Gun Sales – Author Claims

The author of the following article is ranting about the NRA, claiming that it is a front for illegal gun sales. That is news to me, as I thought they were protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens from government infringement. I’ve never heard the NRA encourage any kind of illegal activity, yet the author claims that somehow knowing that a gun has traveled from someone to someone will reduce crime. The folks who are shooting people don’t really care about any kind of laws, and they will get the guns regardless. But the law-abiding, as soon as the government restricts legitimate gun sales, will be hassled to purchase and sell guns.

The National Rifle Association, that well-funded protector of the people’s right to keep and bear arms, is also a felon’s best friend.

The group’s zero tolerance toward gun registration or any kind of public database that records and tracks the purchase of firearms — fueled by a paranoia that crooks, killers and rogue government agencies would use that information for evil — has triggered the kind of collateral damage that politicians, both here and in Washington, should be condemning instead of condoning. . . .

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NRA Members and Gun Owners Will Vote Second Amendment At Ballot Box

NRA Members and Gun Owners Will Vote Second Amendment At Ballot Box

Gun Owners who support gun rights and the Second Amendment will vote, and their vote is a powerful voice through the ballot box this November. There are millions of NRA members, and NRA’s Wayne LaPierre reminds politicians what has historically happened during the elections when gun rights and freedom are on the table. The 2012 presidential election is critical for gun owners.

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National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 822, Moves Closer to Passage

National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 822, Moves Closer to Passage

Good news for law-abiding citizens who wish to carry in other states without fear of unknowingly breaking a law and being charged with a criminal act.

Thanks to the good work of millions of American gun owners and NRA members, Congress is moving closer to restoring one of our fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

Ten days ago, the House Judiciary Committee considered amendments to the “National Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), which would allow any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to exercise the right to carry a firearm in any state that permits concealed carry. . . .

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