NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 29
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 29
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, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas have directed the adjutants general of their National Guards to authorize Guardsmen to be armed in their states.
No Support for Military Right-to-Carry from Obama, Everytown, and Odierno
Support for allowing military personnel to carry firearms for self-protection following the terrorist attack upon military personnel in Chattanooga last week has been strongly declared by several presidential candidates, is building in Congress, and has already taken shape for National Guardsmen in several states. However, the same can’t be said for the usual and not-so-usual suspects.
Gun Control Group Would Endanger Military by Politicizing Firearm Procurement Process
As if misguided anti-gun policies that leave our fighting men and women defenseless stateside weren’t enough, some gun control advocates are intent on reviving a Clinton-era gun control tactic that would pose a danger to our military in the field. In an opinion piece for the Saturday edition of the New York Times, several representatives of the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, described as a group “aimed at building power for social change,” encouraged President Obama to inject gun control politics into federal firearms acquisition procedure.
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Obama’s Social Security Administration to Strip Millions of Americans of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms
As the L.A. Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.” Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans who don’t pose a threat to themselves or anyone else. This new program appears to have been instigated by the SSA in response to a memorandum issued by Obama in January of 2013 which directed all federal agency executives to “improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).” This memorandum required all agency heads to submit to the Department of Justice (DOJ) a plan for “sharing all relevant Federal records” for submission to the NICS.
NRA Applauds Congressman Johnson for Swift Action on Social Security Gun Grab
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) lauded Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, for his swift action urging the Social Security Administration (SSA) to stop developing a system to enter social security beneficiaries into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which, as we reported last weekend, is the Obama Administration’s latest effort to deny millions of Americans their Second Amendment rights without due process.
“High Society” Types Sued Over Anti-Gun “Bracelets”
As the saying goes, “you can’t make this stuff up.” A lawsuit has been filed in Manhattan against a multi-millionaire and his activist wife, over the profits—if there are any—from the sale, by Everytown and Moms Demand Action, of the “Everytown X Urban Zen” bracelet, basically an ugly leather wrist-belt imprinted with a gun control slogan. The New York Post reports that former Goldman Sachs executive J. Michael Evans and his activist wife are being sued for $5 million by a woman who claims she designed the bracelets and that the Evanses “hijacked” her idea out of “sheer greed or malice.”
Vote for NRA-ILA to Help it Beat the Anti-Gunners!
It doesn’t get much easier than this. By going to www.LuckyGunner.com/Brady-v-Lucky-Gunner, then scrolling down to click on “National Rifle Association – ILA (Lobbying Arm),” and “Submit Your Vote” at the bottom, you can help NRA-ILA win money from gun control supporters, which will help ILA fight for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The gun control supporters have been ordered by a federal judge to pay nearly $112,000 to Tennessee ammunition vendor Lucky Gunner, one of several businesses against which the anti-gunners filed a frivolous lawsuit backed by the Brady Campaign’s legal arm, the Brady Center. Lucky Gunner has promised to donate the anti-gunners’ cash to the pro-gun organization receiving the most votes from the public.
Major Airline Lifts Misguided Restrictions on African Hunting Trophies
On Monday, following the release of Cargo Policy and Procedures Advisory No. 278, South African Airways (SAA) effectively lifted their embargo on transporting legally-harvested African wildlife.
Biggest Gun Grab in American History
In this News Minute from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, Jennifer Zahrn reports that, in what would be the largest gun grab in American history, the Obama Administration is seeking to disarm millions of elderly Americans and others who receive Social Security benefits through a representative payee.
Chris W. Cox: Obama’s Social Security Gun Grab
STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
Florida Alert! Governor Rick Scott Takes Action to Expedite CW Licenses for Military
Florida Alert! Obama’s Social Security Administration to Strip Gun Rights of Millions of Seniors