U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Underway

UN-Take-Your-GunsAs we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners.  That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.

As called for in a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, a conference began this week in New York City to draft the treaty's language.  The United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty is one of the most serious threats to American gun owners in decades.

The NRA will continue to maintain a strong presence at the ATT meeting, which will run through July 27.  And we will continue to champion the position that any ATT must in no way impact gun owners' rights.

Day one of the conference began with a stunning degree of inaction, as the meeting failed to formally convene for either morning or afternoon sessions.  However, anti-gun groups are present in force and are insisting that civilian firearms be included within the scope of the ATT.   


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NRA, Bass Pro, and the American Warrior 300

Nothing is more patriotic than the Second Amendment, auto racing, and the American flag.  This weekend, fans at Daytona International Speedway will get to experience all three.  The Bass Pro Shops Chevrolets, piloted by Austin Dillon in the Nationwide Series and Jamie McMurray in the Sprint Cup Series, will be adorned with patriotic colors as well as a promotion for the NRA Museum, a 10,000 square-foot facility slated to open in 2013 at the Bass Pro Shops Flagship store in Springfield, Missouri. This museum will complement the current museum at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.



"Top Shot" Champ Invests in NRA

If you're a fan of the History Channel's very popular "Top Shot" show you may already know of season 4's "Top Shot" champion, Chris Cheng.  But you should also know about Cheng's personal story and his support for the NRA and the shooting sports.  For example, after receiving his "Top Shot" prize money, the first thing Cheng did was upgrade to a fully paid NRA Life Membership.  

"I want my first investment to symbolize how important it is for all of us who love the shooting sports to support the National Rifle Association in whatever capacity we can, whether it's with money, with our time, or by simply sharing our love for shooting with friends, family and colleagues."


Celebrate Liberty by Participating in "National Training Week" has come up with an idea for getting more Americans involved in shooting sports; the effort is called "National Training Week" and is designed to promote marksmanship and gun safety across the Country.   As part of the effort, during the week of July 4 to July 11, ranges are encouraged to offer free or discounted handgun rentals, special classes for people who are new to firearms, safety instructions for parents and youngsters, and advanced classes for skilled shooters.  Check with your local range to see if they are participating in "National Training Week" then get out and shoot! 


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What You've Been Missing on Facebook

Two weeks ago we reported that the NRA surpassed 1.5 million “Likes” on our page. By the time you read this, it will have grown by an astounding 24,000 more Likes.

There is no doubt about it- Facebook is becoming one of the NRA’s greatest communication mediums. If you aren’t on Facebook, or just haven’t liked the NRA page yet, here is what you’ve been missing out on: 

  • Breaking news on important Second Amendment issues
  • Updates from NRA programs, event details/invites, and industry highlights
  • Interactive NRA graphics, videos, and polls
  • NRA contests and giveaways with prizes that get better every week (including one going on this weekend!)

If those aren’t enough to convince you-- just know that the reason the NRA page is growing by the hour is because of passionate people sharing our posts with their friends. Be sure to join in on the conversation and like NRA on Facebook today! 



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NEW YORK: Gun Owners Victorious

NORTH CAROLINA:  This Year’s Short Session Falls Short

PENNSYLVANIA: Time Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation

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VIRGINIA:  New Pro- Gun Laws Take Effect

VIRGINIA:  Attend the Grand Opening of the NRA Virginia Beach Campaign Field Office on Saturday, July 28!

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