Gun Rights

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The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to rallying its base in an election year. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the gun-rights organization during what should be heady times for the group, in the middle of
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A year after being re-elected as the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre has seen his group go from an electoral kingmaker to the edge of financial ruin. He and other NRA executives have urged laid-off employees to seek public assistance benefits. The nation’s most prominent pro-gun lobby has lost tens of
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DATE:  May 3, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President Store owners explain why they defied coronavirus shutdown orders By Stephen GutowskiWashington Free BeaconMay 3, 2020  https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/meet-the-florida-firefighter-who-refused-to-close-his-gun-store/ On the afternoon of March 24, two Delray Beach, Fla., code enforcement officials walked into
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DATE:   May 2, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President On Guns, Joe Biden Is Full Of It by NRA-ILA StaffAmerica’s 1st FreedomMay 2, 2020 https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2020/5/2/on-guns-joe-biden-is-full-of-it/  Presumptive Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact or a firm
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Dozens of pastors across the Bible Belt have succumbed to coronavirus after churches and televangelists played down the pandemic and actively encouraged churchgoers to flout self-distancing guidelines. As many as 30 church leaders from the nation’s largest African American Pentecostal denomination have now been confirmed to have died in the outbreak, as members defied public
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The leading firearms industry trade group is warning that likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a gun ban advocate, is eyeing running mates who favor stricter gun control, likely making the ticket the most anti-gun ever and one that will seek to confiscate weapons. “That’s the one area Biden doesn’t need help. Biden already has
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Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce that his unconstitutional and unlawful order prohibiting open carry within city limits would no longer be in effect after midnight, and would apparently remain expired as of Friday, May 1. He thanked New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s national gun control groups Everytown
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Firearm Retailers Still Not Authorized to Fully Operate Dear New Mexico NRA Member: Late yesterday, facing mounting pressure to re-open New Mexico businesses and litigation filed by NRA-ILA, the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association and other pro-Second Amendment organizations, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham extended her emergency executive stay-at-home order until Friday, May 15.  However, she
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DATE:  May 1, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President Nikki Fried, Florida’s anti-gun Commissioner of Agriculture clearly violated Florida law and pretended to have authority she is specifically denied by statute [f.s.790.06(15)].  She knew it. She was even formally asked  to stop
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Fairfax, Va. - The New Mexico state director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Tara Reilly Mica, on Thursday released the following statement in response to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lugan Grisham’s announcement regarding mandated gun store closures.  “The governor’s announcement today was a first step toward restoring the self-defense and Second Amendment rights of New