Saturday, February 27, 2010

National Rifle Association Updates

March 20-24 2010: NRA Range Development & Operations Conference
The Range Development & Operations Conference is a five-day industry seminar focusing on fundamental aspects of building and maintaining a shooting facility. Attendees will receive a multidisciplinary perspective on major topics such as:

Developing business and master plans
Public hearings and zoning boards
Environmental sound
Lead on outdoor ranges and OSHA lead standards
Range maintenance
Range safety
For more info see: NRA Conference

Second Amendment March On Washington Scheduled For April: There will be a Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C., on April 19, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will gather on the northeast corner of the Washington Monument grounds at 10:00 a.m., and the entire event will take place there (due to logistics, the event will be more of a "rally" than an actual march).
2nd Amendment March

Statement By NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox Regarding Washington State Supreme Court Decision: "We are pleased with the Washington State Supreme Court's decision in State v. Sieyes yesterday, which stated that the Second Amendment applies to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause."
2nd Amendment

PETA Critical Of King: Among other things, U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) is a responsible citizen, a family man, a firearm owner, and is staunchly pro-gun. He also has a Twitter account from which he "tweets" fairly regularly.
PETA vs King

Bill O'Reilly On Law-Abiding Citizens Maintaining Their Second Amendment Rights During A Declared State Of Emergency: "That's a pretty extreme position." As we have often reported, in the wake of the illegal gun confiscations in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, NRA focused its attention on legislation to amend existing emergency-powers statutes to guarantee that local authorities never again attempt the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during states of emergency.
Confiscation of Firearms

Update On Bogus "Poll" Of NRA Members: On Dec. 11, 2009, we noted that a poll paid for by anti-gun politician-activist Michael Bloomberg, claiming to show that NRA members support gun control, was conducted by a pollster who has been reprimanded and censured by two professional polling organizations, and who (of course) doesn't have access to NRA's confidential member list.
Bogus Poll

New Rule On Guns In National Parks Takes Effect February 22: On February 22, a new law on guns in national parks takes effect. The law repeals a National Park Service rule that has long prohibited Americans from lawfully possessing firearms in national parks for self-defense.
New Rule

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Quote of the Day:
"There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29

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