Team CSSA E-NEWS – August 30, 2015 ** Please share this with your friends ** Unsubscribe ________________________________________ COMMENTARY – ELECTION REALITIES Firearm owners have become complacent. After many years of respect shown to our community by the Harper government, we have begun to believe that firearms ownership in Canada is safe. It is not. Not even close. The antis are working on several fronts: at the United Nations, in municipalities and, of course, within the opposition parties. Members of Parliament like Liberal Adam Vaughan and NDP Randall Garrison assail our community at every opportunity, while known enemies of firearm owners… View Articleclick here for more
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 34 ________________________________________ NEWS White House, Media Mislead on Crime Trends, Ignore Evidence that Could Save More Lives Tragedy strikes – and the White House immediately shifts into exploitation mode, trying to use raw emotion to push “solutions” that don’t fit the facts. From Charles C. W. Cooke at National Review comes a timely reminder, however, that despite well-publicized crimes, the nation as a whole is getting safer and less violent. As Mr. Cooke notes, the U.S. firearm homicide rate peaked in 1993 and has fallen dramatically since then. Meanwhile, he adds correctly, gun control...
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 34 ________________________________________ NEWS White House, Media Mislead on Crime Trends, Ignore Evidence that Could Save More Lives Tragedy strikes – and the White House immediately shifts into exploitation mode, trying to use raw emotion...click here for more
Here’s a quick overview of the latest political news: • Hillary Clinton and the perception she has “something to hide.” Like Bonnie and Clyde, or a Coke and a smile, the Clintons and scandal go hand in hand. You’d think by now that Bill and Hillary are so experienced in doing scandal damage control they could open their own crisis communications firm. So it’s a curious thing to watch Hillary flounder around, unable to craft a plausible explanation of what really happened to her emails, the classified information she apparently received on her personal email account, and her server. Many… View Articleclick here for more
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22 NEWS Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers A new “study” by David Swedler, trained at the (gun control crusader Michael) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and co-authored by longtime anti-gun researcher David Hemenway, of the Harvard School of Public Health, uses rigged methodology to conclude that law enforcement officers are more likely to be murdered in states that have higher levels of gun ownership. As a result, Swedler and Hemenway say, “States could consider methods for reducing firearm ownership as a way to reduce occupational deaths of LEOs.” In what may be the understatement of...
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22 NEWS Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers A new “study” by David Swedler, trained at the (gun control crusader Michael) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and co-authored by longtime anti-gun researcher David Hemenway, of the...click here for more
We have a lot of important updates this week. Please take a look! Visit Your Congressman’s Office Next Week to Help Stop the Iran Deal: We must stand up and push back against the horrible Iran deal. We are calling for all Tea Party activists to visit your local Congressional offices on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at noon local time to tell your Senators or Representative to stop President Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal. We have created a toolkit to help you with your visit. We encourage everyone to at least drop off a letter. In areas where Tea Party groups… View Articleclick here for more
Law lets certified troops carry concealed handguns CRPA via USA Today Even as the debate rages about whether, where and when service members should be allowed to carry weapons, some troops already are permitted to carry concealed handguns even if their state does not have a concealed-carry law. The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, a little-known federal law extended to apply to military personnel in 2013, already gives credentialed troops, in addition to military police, authority to carry weapons while off duty in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a U.S. military official. READ… View Articleclick here for more
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 31 LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS NRA Supports Senator Cornyn’s Bill to Halt Obama NICS Abuses On August 5th, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S. 2002, a bill to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens from continued bureaucratic abuse by the Obama Administration. As we reported on July 18th, Obama’s latest gun grabbing ploy was to forward all individuals receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits through a representative payee to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as “prohibited persons” under federal firearms law. This is estimated to impact over 4 million… View Articleclick here for more
Harper Government announces new provisions of the Common Sense Firearms Licencing Act are coming into force
Harper Government announces new provisions of the Common Sense Firearms Licencing Act are coming into force July 31, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Today, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney, announced the coming into force of two additional provisions under the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act. Effective September 2, 2015, these changes to the Firearms Act will come into force: • The elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licences (PALs); and • The Authorization to Transport (ATT) becoming a condition of a… View Articleclick here for more
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 29 ________________________________________ NEWS Presidential Candidates, Members of Congress, and Governors Call for Military Right-to-Carry Following the murder of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor by a terrorist in Chattanooga, presidential candidates, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R), businessman Donald Trump, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (R), and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), have called for a change in federal law to allow stateside military personnel to carry firearms for protection. In addition, the governors of Arkansas, Florida,… View Articleclick here for more