Issues by Topic: Politics

October 14, 2008

Governors 2008: Protecting Your Rights Close to Home

While the presidential race grabs the headlines, the governors elected this year will play a key role in protecting--or diminishing--gun owners’ rights.
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October 14, 2008

Sarah Palin: new energy for hunters and shooters

Few events have shaken up a recent campaign like the choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin—an NRA Life member—for the Republican vice-presidential nomination. Proof of Sen. John McCain’s wisdom in choosing her is that more Americans watched her acceptance speech than watched Barack Obama’s. Many commentators compared Gov. Palin’s natural stage presence to Ronald Reagan’s.
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September 11, 2008

Protecting the People`s House

The Founding Fathers designed the U.S. House of Representatives to mirror the political landscape of America, and it has usually done that. While senators serve for six years (and were elected by state legislatures until 1913), House members have always been directly elected every two years. In the early days of the Republic, most congressmen represented fewer people than state representatives do today. That closeness to the people was intentional: the Founders wanted the House to reflect the people`s views.
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September 11, 2008

WE'RE BARAAACK! The Billionaire Gun-Banners Who Back Obama's "Change"

How Bill Clinton`s point man on gun control, backed by gun-ban king George Soros, is set to play a major role in Barack Obama`s anti-gun plans.
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September 5, 2008

Joe Biden: The Voice Of Anti-Gun Experience

Last week, we highlighted the enormous differences between vice presidential nominees Sarah Palin (R) and Joe Biden (D).
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August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin and Joe Biden: Worlds Apart

Even before this week, the difference between Barack Obama and John McCain was clear.
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August 18, 2008

On the Second Amendment, Don’t Believe Obama

The presidential primary season is finally over, and it is now time for gun owners to take a careful look at just where nominee Barack Obama stands on issues related to the Second Amendment. During the primaries, Obama tried to hide behind vague statements of support for “sportsmen” or unfounded claims of general support for the right to keep and bear arms. But his real record, based on votes taken, political associations, and long standing positions, shows that Barack Obama is a serious threat to Second Amendment liberties. Don’t listen to his campaign rhetoric! Look instead to what he has said and done during his entire political career.
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August 11, 2008

Standing Guard: The Company He Keeps

What do a radical South Side Chicago priest who has demanded that law-abiding firearm dealers and state legislators be “snuffed out,” and Chicago’s political boss, who is “livid” and “outraged” over the Supreme Court’s recognition of the Second Amendment, have in common? Influence over Barack Obama.
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August 11, 2008

Hanging by a Thread

In the U.S. Senate, support for the Second Amendment is razor thin. For that reason, during this election season, your gun rights may very well be hanging by a thread.
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July 28, 2008

Barack Obama's 10 Point Plan to "Change" The Second Amendment

For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians—in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights—Barack Obama’s mantra of “change” means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government.
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July 28, 2008

Election Preview 2008

With key political contests gearing up nationwide, here’s a look at the races where gun owners can make the difference.
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July 28, 2008

Obama Wins Delegate Race, But AHSA Endorsement Flames Out

It was the very last day of the presidential primary season before Barack Obama amassed enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. He did not secure this critical mass from delegates won in primary elections and caucuses, but from so-called “superdelegates”—elected officials and other heavy hitters—who rushed to endorse him on the final day. In fact, Hillary Clinton surprised the pundits with a victory in the South Dakota primary on that final day, when many predictions were for Obama to take that state and Montana in a sweep.
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July 28, 2008

America's Worst Gun Laws: Coming Soon to a State Near You

As you go to the polls in November, remember some of the laws anti-gun politicians think are “reasonable.”
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June 23, 2008

Election Preview, 2008

It’s a major election year. Add to it the election of the leader of the free world, and it seems pretty easy to understand why this election, even more than most, is critically important. But in the context of protecting the Second Amendment, it becomes crystal clear why Election 2008 is one of the most important in our history.
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May 29, 2008

AHSA Endorses Barack Obama

As this unusual campaign season has unfolded, we`ve seen the candidates ratcheting up their politically expedient rhetoric in an attempt to distinguish themselves as the "candidate of choice" for every constituency, while testing the far reaches of credibility in the process. We`ve heard blatantly anti-gun politicians claim to be supportive of the Second Amendment. We`ve seen hypocrisy, and we`ve heard double-speak and insults to our intelligence.
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May 16, 2008

An Exclusive Interview With John McCain

To say that the 2008 elections will be crucial for the future of the Second Amendment would be an understatement. Future efforts to preserve our gun rights and our hunting heritage hinge on who will take the helm at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next January. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox recently sat down with presumptive Republican nominee Senator John McCain. They asked him some direct questions about his record and his philosophy. Here's what Senator McCain had to say.
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May 16, 2008

President`s Column: A True Threat To Freedom

Right now, one of the most anti-gun politicians ever to set foot in Washington, D.C., may be just one election away from the Oval Office, and far too few gun owners realize the true threat to freedom this candidate represents.
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April 11, 2008

Standing Guard: Barack Obama's Slippery Oratory

To understand Barack Obama on the Second Amendment, you have to know about the clash of character between the then-Chicago state senator and an ordinary citizen who exercised his right to armed self-defense in violation of a local gun ban.
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April 3, 2008

Obama Mentor Ted Kennedy's Anti-Gun Career

The man who has cast more anti-gun votes than any other lawmaker in U.S. history has endorsed a candidate for president. On Jan. 28, Sen. Ted Kennedy formally, and to great fanfare, bestowed his political blessing on Sen. Barack Obama.
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February 20, 2008

Your Vote is Your Voice: Make it Heard!

With the rise of early and absentee voting, Election Day is no longer a single day, but rather a period that can last for weeks. Voting early or absentee “banks” your vote, freeing you up to help friendly candidates’ campaigns turn out the remaining pro-gun votes on Election Day, when final victory is won.
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February 12, 2008

Statement from NRA on 31 Attys General Signing Pro-Individual Rights Amicus Brief

Fairfax, Va. - The NRA is pleased to note that an overwhelming majority of state Attorneys General filed a significant amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the...
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February 7, 2008

Political Report: The Bloomberg Treatment

The annals of political history are littered with careers cut short by a reflexive, media-driven embrace of gun control.
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November 20, 2007

Pennsylvania Gun Control Bills Defeated

Fairfax, Va. – The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee today struck down three gun control bills and successfully preserved Second Amendment rights for law-abiding gun owners in...
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October 31, 2007

NRA-PVF Endorses Delegate Bill Carrico for Re-election in VA House District 5

Candidate Earns Highest NRA-PVF “A+” Rating Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announces its endorsement of State Delegate Charles “Bill”...
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October 1, 2007

NRA-PVF Endorses Haley Barbour’s Re-Election For Governor of Mississippi

Fairfax, VA. – The National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox are traveling across the State...
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July 27, 2007

Tiahrt Amendment Passes U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill containing language preserving the integrity of ongoing criminal investigations and safeguarding the lives of undercover law enforcement...
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July 20, 2007

NRA-PVF Endorses Congressman Bobby Jindal For Governor of Louisiana

Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox are traveling across the...
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July 19, 2007

NRA - PVF Endorses Mississippi State Senator Charlie Ross In the August 7 GOP Primary for Lt. Governor in Mississippi

Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed State Senator Charlie Ross (R-20) in the August 7 Republican primary for Mississippi Lieutenant...
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July 9, 2007

New Jersey Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Coalition

Fairfax, VA - Oldsmans Township, NJ Mayor Harry Moore has resigned his membership from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition, continuing the trend of mayors jaded...
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June 28, 2007

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Shelby Amendment Bloomberg and Mikulski Strip Attempt Rejected

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) welcomed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee decision to reinstate language commonly known as the Tiahrt Amendment into the...
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June 25, 2007

NRA Comments on Supreme Court Decision in Wisconsin Right-to-Life Campaign Finance Suit

Washington, D.C.) - The National Rifle Association applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court that limits the reach of the Bi-Partisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA)...
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June 20, 2007

Indiana Mayor Latest to Leave Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Coalition

Fairfax, VA - Carmel, Indiana Mayor Jim Brainard is the most recent addition to a list of the nation’s mayors to resign from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition. “These...
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March 1, 2007

State of the States

The new frontiers in the battle to protect our rights are being carved out in the 50 state capitals. The state legislatures are the incubators for issues that will soon come to Washington, so it's even more critical that we kill the noxious spores of restrictions on our rights before they spread.
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February 1, 2007

Political Report: A New Majority in Congress

We built an extensive record of accomplishments between 2000 and 2006, and now the enemies of freedom are mustering to capture back all of this ground—and then some.
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January 19, 2007

Bennett – McConnell Amendment Passes!NRA - ILA Grassroots Activism Protected

Fairfax, VA- The U.S. Senate has voted 55-43 to accept an amendment to S.A. 3, the "Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act", removing a proposal that would have drastically...
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January 11, 2007

Unleashed

20/20 hindsight: Looking back in retrospect, if you could have put armed air marshals on those four doomed 9/11 airliners, would you? If you could have arrayed air-defense radars and rockets at Pearl Harbor, would you? What if the White House had ignored Albert Einstein�s warnings--and America had finished second in the race for the atomic bomb? American gun owners now face similar, fateful decisions: Readiness? Or apathy?
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November 22, 2006

Election Day 2006

"The Democrats who are prospering right now and who are perhaps going to win are not silly. They have read the marketplace. You know what the big winner in this election is? The NRA....
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November 15, 2006

Election Day 2006

On Election Day 2006, voters took out both frustration and anger on the Republican Party and turned over the levers of power to the Democrats. Importantly, however, on a day that saw an electorate expressing dissatisfaction over such things as conduct of the war, political corruption and competency to govern, Americans cast their votes for pro-gun candidates from both parties. Candidates who championed gun control in contested races were nearly non-existent.
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November 2, 2006

McCaskill’s So-Called “Hunter” Group Bankrolled Campaigns of Anti-Hunting PoliticiansAHSA HIDES FUNDING SOURCE

Fairfax, VA-There is a last minute effort in Missouri by a new pro-gun control group camouflaging itself as a pro-hunter organization to try to deceive Missouri voters.  The group,...
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October 26, 2006

NRA – PVF Endorses Incumbent Congressman Charles Boustany for Re-Election to Louisiana’s 7th District

Fairfax, VA—Congressman Charles Boustany, running for re-election in Louisiana’s 7th District, has received the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)’s endorsement. NRA-PVF...
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