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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Missouri: 2015 Legislative Session Ends with School Security Funding

During the Missouri 2015 Legislative Session, Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed numerous budget bills that included budgetary line items relating to school safety and security measures. Along with active shooter training and other measures already in place, these items address the issue of creating a safer school environment by making Missouri more compliant with the NRA’s National School Shield Program.

Debunking the gun control myths with real voter polling

As president of the National Rifle Association during the days following the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, I was on the front lines defending Second Amendment rights against President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a network of gun control advocates who used that tragedy to promote a gun control agenda that, had it been in place on Dec. 14, 2012, would not have prevented the tragedy. Obama and his allies in Congress and on the outside realized early on that to win the campaign to enact new gun control laws, they would have to convince those serving in Congress that the NRA was a paper tiger that could be ignored. The refrain began at the top and was repeated almost daily.

Oklahoma: Your Elected Officials are Failing to Protect the Second Amendment

The Oklahoma Legislature has failed to act decisively to preserve your Second Amendment rights against private interests who seek to ban your LEGAL right to peacefully carry in public spaces for self-defense. Governor Mary Fallin has vetoed Senate Bill 41, and NRA members need to act now more than ever.

Maine: Legislative Document 801 Voted Down in Committee

Yesterday, May 19, the Joint Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife voted down anti-bear hunting legislation, Legislative Document 801 (Bates-Westbrook).

Illinois: Your Legislators Need to Hear From You on Pro-Gun and Pro-Hunting Legislation

During the 2015 session, your NRA-ILA has patiently waited for the Illinois General Assembly to move bills and address certain issues of concern to our members and gun owners. However, not a single pro-gun bill has received a hearing, vote or chance to be debated on the floor of the Senate.

Texas Legislature Approves NRA Backed Constitutional Amendment Protecting the Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds members of the Texas state House and Senate for passing Senate Joint Resolution 22, a constitutional amendment to protect the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in the state of Texas. Voters will have the opportunity to ratify the amendment on November 3, 2015. “Adoption of the Right to Hunt and Fish amendment will safeguard the hunters and anglers of Texas from extreme animal rights groups dedicated to abolishing America’s outdoor tradition,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. “This important constitutional safeguard will protect wildlife and promote conservation.”

How the NRA made a difference in North Carolina

As a freedom-lover and avid outdoorsman, I understand the importance of protecting the Second Amendment, which has been under attack by liberal special interest groups funded by elitist billionaires. The number-one defender of the Second Amendment rights is the National Rifle Association. The NRA works tirelessly to elect pro-Second Amendment candidates, and it fights fearlessly to win tough public policy battles and preserve those rights. The NRA has earned its reputation as one of the most trusted, respected and reliable protectors of our constitutional freedoms. All elected officials — whether they’re a city council member, state legislator or member of Congress — know that if they stand up for the Second Amendment, theNRA will stand up for them. And when it comes to shaping public policy, the NRA is one of the rare national advocacy organizations that actually says what it means, and then backs it up with results.

D.C. weighing appeal of court ruling that loosens gun control law

A defeat this week for gun restrictions in the District has once again thrust the city into a national battle over the Second Amendment that could test the legal limits of not only gun controls but also gun rights.

D.C. police chief downplays ruling on concealed carry law

Citing the low number of concealed carry permit applications the District has received, D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Tuesday downplayed the effects of a federal court ruling that strikes down the city’s requirement gun owners demonstrate a “good reason” in order to receive the permits.

George Stephanopoulos sought gun control debate in Bill Clinton administration

Former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos tried to spark a gun debate inside the White House in 1994 over a memo calling for Democrats to be more cognizant of the political consequences of anti-gun policies, according to documents from the Clinton Presidential Library.

NRA’s Chris Cox sees surge in gun rights support heading into 2016

The National Rifle Association is planning a major voter-outreach program for the 2016 presidential election, buoyed by its success in targeted elections last year and hoping to capitalize on Americans’ growing belief that gun ownership will make them safer as fear of crime rises, its chief lobbyist says.

Gun rights advocates fight to change Colorado’s limits on ammunition magazines

There is nothing that infuriates Colorado firearms owners more than the 15-round ammunition magazine limit enacted two years ago by Democrats, but a proposal to raise the limit to 30 rounds has split the states gun rights movement.

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