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Interview: Allen West, 2019 NRA Board of Directors Candidate

Allen West is running for reelection to the 2019 NRA board of Directors. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand News had a chance to catch up with our friend Allen West to talk about his run for reelection to the NRA board of directors in 2019 and about the organization itself as well as the current political outlook for gun owners in the face of a hostile Congress. Fredy Riehl: Hello Allen, thank you for taking the time to talk with AmmoLand News I know you have a busy schedule. Can you start by l...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Guns, Congress, Colorado, California, US, America, Tennessee, New Jersey, Army, States, Vietnam, Andrew Cuomo, US Army


NRA Needs A Proven Leader, Now More Than Ever

Opinion by Marion Hammer Wayne LaPierre is one of the most humble guys I know. He routinely turns down profile pieces, and he always tells people that it’s the members who are the bedrock of the NRA. Wayne doesn’t just say that. He believes that. More so than anyone else. Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- My name is Marion Hammer. I’ve written in AmmoLand News before. I work as a gun rights lobbyist on gun rights for the NRA and for it’s Florida affiliate – Unified Sportsmen of Florida. I tell you ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Obama, Congress, Aclu, Knox, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Nra, Fairfax, Wayne, Jeff, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre


Time for Changes at National Rifle Association

Opinion Time for Changes at National Rifle Association USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Bloomberg's propaganda mill The Trace, and Mother Jones magazine, have been working overtime together to investigate NRA's activities, digging up as much dirt as they can find, and doing their best to keep the media rumor mill abuzz with negative National Rifle Association news. Obviously both of these “news” outlets are extremely anti-rights and anti-NRA, and they are painting everything they can find in the wors...
Tags: Board of Directors, Guns, Congress, Bloomberg, Washington Dc, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Bob, Irs, James, Nra, Wayne, Mother Jones, NRA Board, National Rifle Association


The Future of the NRA is Change

Opinion New threats will need to be addressed. This will require changes – and some of those changes will be difficult, but necessary to preserve our Second Amendment rights.(Wikimedia Commons photo by Gage Skidmore) Fairfax, Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- The year 2019 will mark the 148th anniversary of the founding of the National Rifle Association. This organization has a long legacy of not just protecting our rights, but also for a host of other programs that serve law-abiding citizens who ...
Tags: Guns, Reagan, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, McDonald, Harold, Owens, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, Wikimedia Commons, Heller, Gun Rights News, National Rifle Association This


Leupold Mark 5HD Named ‘Optic of the Year’ by Shooting Illustrated

Leupold-Stevens Mark 5HD Rifle Scope BEAVERTON, Ore.  -(Ammoland.com)-  Leupold’s Mark 5HD riflescope has been named “Optic of the Year” by Shooting Illustrated, an official journal of the National Rifle Association. The award – officially known as a Golden Bullseye – will be presented to Leupold at the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis. Leupold Mark 5HD Rifle Scope Combining elite optical performance, rugged reliability, and user-friendly features in a package that co...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, Awards, Indianapolis, Gear, Nra, National Rifle Association, Beaverton, Leupold, Leupold Stevens, Leupold Stevens Inc, Shooting Illustrated, NRA Publications, Bruce Pettet, NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards


Gun suicides rise to highest level in 40 years

While mass-shootings are the most visible and spectacular consequence of America's love affair with guns, the person most likely to shoot you is you (either accidentally or deliberately), with a loved one or a friend (again, either accidentally or deliberately) close behind. Suicide is an impulsive act. Half of suicide survivors report planning their deaths for less than ten minutes. States like Connecticut that have passed background check laws for handguns have seen precipitous drops in f...
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Cdc, Suicide, US, America, Connecticut, States, Nra, National Rifle Association, Ammosexuals, Nra Death Cult, Jacqueline Howard CNN


Trump Bump Stock Ban: Now What?

Opinion Trump Bump Stock Ban: Now What? USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, with the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump took a bolder Gun Control step than President Obama ever did. And, he’s done it with the protection of the NRA… at least as much protection as they can give.The National Rifle Association has said that they are “disappointed” in the Bump Stock Ban, but they technically initiated the focus on this gimmicky accessory just days after one was involved in the Las Vegas Killing...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Obama, Congress, United States, Washington Dc, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Facebook Twitter, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, San Antonio Texas, Whitehouse


New York: Second Amendment Protects most Arms including Nunchakus

New York: Second Amendment Protects most Arms including Nunchakus U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On 14 December 2018, a New York District judge, Pamela K. Chen, an Obama appointee, has struck down a ban on nunchakus, as unconstitutional.Consider the timeline and history of this ban and its demise.In 1974, in response to “Kung Fu” movies, New York banned the possession, manufacture, transportation, and transfer of Nunchakus. Nunchakus or “chuka sticks” were made into a prohibited weapon by statute.The...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Kung Fu, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, New York State, Nassau County, James, Cuomo, Second Amendment, Trump, McDonald, National Rifle Association


NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape Partners with Leupold & Kristy Titus

NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape Partners with Leupold & Kristy Titus FAIRFAX, Va. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s Women’s Wilderness Escape program has partnered with Leupold and Kristy Titus of Pursue the Wild to introduce a new women-only firearms training event for 2019.From June 3-7, 14 ladies will spend three days in central Oregon’s beautiful town of Redmond learning to handle and shoot a scoped rifle and an optical sighted pistol. All women over the age of 18 are welcome...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, America, Nra, National Rifle Association, Redmond, Competitive Shooting News, Leupold, NRA Whittington Center, Fairfax Va Ammoland, Kristy Titus, Sporting Clays, Women Shooters, Seven Springs Resort, NRA Women 's Wilderness Escape, NRA Women 's Wilderness Escape Partners


Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law

Opinion Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Last week, we reported that it was likely that sweeping gun control measures would be proposed in Pittsburgh. Today, December 14, 2018, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption law and Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent.At the event, Peduto was joined by Pennsylvan...
Tags: Guns, America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, City Council, Michael Bloomberg, Commonwealth, General Assembly, Pittsburgh, Nra, Ortiz, National Rifle Association, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, Tom Wolf, O'Connor


My Choice For the Next NRA EVP is… Comments by NRA Board Member Willes Lee

Opinion NRA EVP / CEO Wayne LaPierre USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I'm in the fight, and my choice to lead the NRA is ……I read with amused interest the recent speculation on who should lead the National Rifle Association of America if longtime stalwart Wayne LaPierre were to leave (he’s not). As a staunch defender of constitutional rights, a longtime member of the NRA and other gun rights organizations, and current board member of the NRA, I’m weighing in. My choice is Wayne LaPierre. If you are in ...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Instagram, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, House, Goa, Andrew Cuomo, Warren Buffet, Trump, Rnc, Nra, State, Don, Feinstein


Russian collusion!

: Russian citizen Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to influence U.S. politics through her connections to the National Rifle Association. She basically meant some NRA people and attended an annual meeting.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Nra, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina


Desiderata for the NRA’s Executive Vice President

Desiderata for the NRA’s Executive Vice President USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The executive vice president of the National Rifle Association is the person who runs the organization at the pleasure of the board, someone like a prime minister who wields power under the figurehead king. Since 1991, that office has been filled by Wayne LaPierre, for good and for ill. There is talk that he is considering stepping down, and it’s worth considering what kind of person should succeed him.I am not a member o...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Guns, America, Republican Party, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Heller, Institute for Legislative Action, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Greg Camp, Greg CampGreg Camp


Who Should Be The Next Executive Vice President of the NRA?

Opinion Editors Note: To be clear AmmoLand News has no knowledge that Wayne Lapierre is about to leave his position as NRA EVP and none of the individuals mentioned in this article have been consulted or expressed any interest in being the next NRA EVP. This series of articles is just a candid discussion of the cold reality that one day we will have a change in leadership. If the pattern we have seen since 1986 holds, Wayne LaPierre could be replaced as Executive Vice President of the NRA by N...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Reagan, Bloomberg, House, Gun Control, Nascar, Michael Bloomberg, Gun Rights, Nra, Carter, Cox, Harold, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre


A Brief History of the NRA Executive Vice President Position

Editors Note: This is AmmoLand News' first article in a series examining the role, challenges, and future of the NRA Executive Vice President position. A Brief History of the NRA Executive Vice President Position: Current CEO Wayne LaPierre. Fairfax, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- For nearly three decades, Wayne LaPierre has been the face of the National Rifle Association. While he has been out there, fighting to preserve our Second Amendment rights, many who oppose our Second Amendment rights call hi...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, West Virginia, Reagan, Tennessee, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Andrew Cuomo, District Of Columbia, Dianne Feinstein, George W Bush, Border Patrol, Gun Rights, Rich, Cincinnati


Pending Trump Bump Stock Ban Won’t Satisfy Enemies but Will Alienate Allies

Fine words. What does he think his impending regulatory ban with life-destroying punishments for noncompliance is if not an infringement? (Donlad J. Trump – Facebook photos) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Exclusive: Trump administration to announce final bump stock ban,” CNN boasted Wednesday. What was so exclusive about that, aside from sourcing the information to nameless “US officials familiar with the matter” is unclear – everyone watching developments has anticipated this happening soon due to t...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, White House, US, Cnn, Fbi, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, ATF, Office of Management and Budget, David Codrea, BATFE


31st Annual George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners Announced

BEST IN SHOW Emma Vande Vort, Grade 10; “Swimming Lessons”; Lynden, WA FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 31st annual George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. Held in November at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., the 2018 contest featured 350 entries submitted by young artists from all over the country. Begun in 1987, the Youth Wildlife Art Contest challenges students to create exceptional works of art depicting Nort...
Tags: Art, Guns, America, Nra, National Rifle Association, Carrollton, Sugarland, FAIRFAX Va, Lynden, Conservation News, Shooting Industry News, Art Contest, Fairfax Va Ammoland, NRA Headquarters, George Montgomery, Elizabeth Bush


NRA shenanigans too much for some gun owners

Another story came out this week about gun owners letting their NRA memberships lapse. My gun-owning family — admittedly more my husband than me — falls into that middle ground. He chose to drop his NRA affiliation and his favored gun range when its mandatory NRA membership tipped from practical tips into political advocacy. Apparently, he is not alone. The National Rifle Association of America reported $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016, according to The...
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Donald Trump, Nra, Fairfax, Mother Jones, National Rifle Association, Powell, Josh Powell, The National Rifle Association of America, Craig Spray


Forgotten Memo Shows Gun-grabbing Built into FBI’s DNA

Hoover (R) and assistant/companion Clyde Tolson (Los Angeles Daily News – PD) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store” is an old meme gun owners use to express the more serious concern that Constitutional authority to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms is non-existent. “Boot the BATFE!” was a campaign the late Aaron Zelman of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership started to argue that point, and to call for the elimination of th...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Fbi, DEA, University Of Virginia, Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau, Albert, National Rifle Association, House Committee, J. Edgar Hoover, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, David Codrea


NRA Texas Multi-State Regional Tactical Police Competition returns this Friday

NRA Texas Multi-State Regional Tactical Police Competition returns this Friday FAIRFAX, Va. -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA Law Enforcement Division will be returning to the Extreme Tactics & Training Solutions facilities in Waxahachie, Texas, to conduct the Texas Multi-State Regional Tactical Police Competition on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1.Known by the initials TPC, the NRA’s Tactical Police Competition program was created to provide law enforcement agencies and their officers a ...
Tags: Guns, America, Law Enforcement, Nra, National Rifle Association, Police training, Competitive Shooting News, Shooting Media News, Competitive Shooting, NRA Law Enforcement Division, Waxahachie Texas, Extreme Tactics Training Solutions


South Dakota expects Constitutional Carry with Governor Elect Kristi Noem

South Dakota Governor-Elect Kristi Noem Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- South Dakota is a deep red state. It should have passed Constitutional Carry years ago. Constitutional Carry is a reform of gun laws restrictions to approximate the restrictions in place when the Bill of Rights was adopted in 1791. Actually, it did. More than once. But Republican governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed a Constitutional Carry bill on March 17, 2017.  This wasn't the first time.  It was a long-standing performance. Gover...
Tags: New York, Guns, Obama, Senate, Department Of Defense, South Dakota, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Michael Bloomberg, National Rifle Association, George Soros, Dennis Daugaard, Kristi Noem, Daugaard, South Dakotans, Gun Rights News


How to Fight Corporate Gun Control

How to Fight Corporate Gun Control U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When it comes to gun control, many people think of legislation, political campaigns, and even ballot issues. Lately, though, a new front is opening up in the battle for our Second Amendment rights – and it is primarily in corporate corner offices and boardrooms.Major corporations are now siding with those who attack our Second Amendment rights. Sounds harsh, but that is the objective reality behind the decisions of a number of compani...
Tags: New York, Guns, Bank Of America, Reagan, Bloomberg, House, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Citibank, Michael Bloomberg, Gun Rights, Cuomo, Nra, Harold, National Rifle Association, Dana Loesch


NRA Hunter Education Online Course Now Available in West Virginia

NRA Hunter Education Online Course Now Available in West Virginia FAIRFAX, Va. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association’s award-winning free NRA Hunter Education online course is now available in the state of West Virginia. West Virginia is the latest addition as NRA works to make the course available to new hunters in all 50 states.West Virginia joins Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut, Florida and Oregon as states that accept the free NRA online Hunter Education course as a prer...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, America, West Virginia, United States, Nra, National Rifle Association, West Virginia West Virginia, Conservation News, Hunting News, Hunter Education, NRA Hunter Education, NRA Online Hunter Education, NRA Hunter Education Online Course Now Available, Mexico Texas Connecticut Florida, Online Hunter Education


Latest Edition of California Gun Laws Book Explains New 2019 CA. Gun Laws

California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations (2019 Sixth Edition) LONG BEACH, Calif. – -(AmmoLand.com)- More than two dozen new gun laws were passed during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions and the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has issued several new regulations and policies that impact California gun owners. There are now over 800 California state statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition, a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Guns, California, Gear, Doj, Gun Laws, Los Angeles County, National Rifle Association, California Department of Justice, Michel, California California, C.D. Michel, County of Los Angeles, Chuck Michel, California Rifle Pistol Association


NRA, SAF Lawsuit Evokes Fundamental Questions About Rights and Democracy

The vote is in, this fellow lost and his rights are what the majority say they are. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging gun control Initiative 1639 in Washington State, on several grounds,” an SAF press release advises. “The lawsuit challenges the measure on the grounds that it violates the commerce clause by banning sales of rifles to non-residents, and that it unconstitutionally impairs th...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, United States, Militia, Washington State, SAF, Nra, National Rifle Association, National Guard, David Codrea, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News, Naval Militia, Audie Murphy


Gun Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Washington Initiative 1639

Gun Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Washington Initiative 1639 BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging gun control Initiative 1639 in Washington State, on several grounds.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In addition to SAF and NRA, plaintiffs include gun dealers and young adults in the affected age group.The lawsuit challenges the ...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Washington State, Nra, Cox, National Rifle Association, The Foundation, Gottlieb, Evergreen State, Institute for Legislative Action, Alan Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Rights News, Chris W Cox, Bellevue WA, Initiative 1639


Bloody Gunquack Meltdowns on Twitter Show Motives about Agenda, Not Science

It figures gunquacks who don't know what they're talking about would respond to the truth of that with victim-exploiting social media tantrums. (NRA/Twitter) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “A doctor has shared a gruesome photo of her scrubs covered in blood to hit back at the National Rifle Association's claim that doctors should ‘stay in their lane',” . “Dr Kristin Gee, of Los Angeles, posted a picture of her pants and shoes drenched in a gunshot victim's blood, writing: ‘To the @NRA, this is what i...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, California, Los Angeles, Daily Mail, Nra, Brady, National Rifle Association, David Codrea, Harvard School of Public Health, Giffords, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News, Deborah Prothrow Stith, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership


Dealing with Social Stigmatization of the Second Amendment

The effort to get companies like FedEx to cut ties with the NRA is part of an effort to stigmatize the Second Amendment and those who defend it. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Raysonho) U.S.A. –(AmmoLand.com)- The good news on the Second Amendment is that the courts have been shifting in a pro-Second Amendment direction. With the Heller and McDonald rulings, the Supreme Court has formally ruled what we all knew was the truth: The Second Amendment is an individual right. However, the bad news is t...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Eric Holder, America, Reagan, Gun Control, Andrew Cuomo, Gun Rights, Fedex, Clinton, Mainstream Media, Nra, McDonald, Harold, National Rifle Association, Holder


Federal judge: suit can go forward against Cuomo over regulatory squeeze

A federal judge has ruled the National Rifle Association can proceed with its First Amendment suit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his pressure on regulated banks, insurers to cut ties with gun rights advocacy groups like the NRA. “U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy questioned Cuomo’s claim that his messages about the wisdom and propriety of providing financial services to the NRA amount to nothing but legitimate regulatory oversight and protected government speech.” [Jacob Sullum and bac...
Tags: New York, Guns, Law, Uncategorized, Aclu, Andrew Cuomo, First Amendment, Cuomo, Nra, National Rifle Association, RATTNER, Jacob Sullum, Eugene Volokh, Hans Bader, Regulatory Retaliation, NRA U S District


Incumbent House Losses Not a National Rebuke of ‘Trumpism’

President Trump Delivers a Statement on Midterm Election Results (The White House-video screen capture) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- With the turnover of the House of Representatives to the Democrats in Tuesday’s midterm elections, those who predicted a “Blue Wave” are ecstatic and pointing to a national “thumbs down” for the Donald Trump administration and its policies. While a surface “analysis,” (meaning no real effort besides parroting “progressive” talking points) may look like that’s what h...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, New York, Guns, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Taylor, Trump



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