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Trump Signals Support For Renewed Assault Weapons Ban

UPDATE: My oldest son points out that this is from a year ago.  I asked him if that is important?  He says, “The Art of War” is necessary for understanding Trump.  It’s difficult to understand whether he’s serious or simply tactically owning or feigning positions.  My response: Then why the red flag laws and bump stock ban? Via Uncle, this isn’t the Onion.  It’s real. President Donald Trump raised the issue, unprompted, during a roughly hour-long televised meeting with Feinstein and other member...
Tags: Congress, California, White House, West Virginia, Military, Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Amy, Feinstein, National Rifle Association, Manchin


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...
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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


Russia 'not ruling out prisoner exhange' for Briton held on spying charges

Russia’s foreign ministry has not ruled out a prisoner exchange for the British citizen held on apparent charges of espionage. Paul Whelan, a former US marine, was arrested in Moscow on December 28th. Russian media reported claims that the 48-year-old was apprehended in possession of a USB drive containing the names of Russian security agents. Since his arrest Mr Whelan, who also holds US, Canadian and Irish passports, has been kept in the notoriously brutal Lefortovo prison in the Russian capit...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Iraq, Russia, US, David, United States, Moscow, Cia, National Rifle Association, Whelan, RIA Novosti, Oleg, Federal Security Service FSB, Sergei Ryabkov


What The NRA Is Doing As Part Of Its Effort To Go Global

The National Rifle Association has been going international in promoting gun ownership. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz, who covers the firearms industry.
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Npr, Nra, National Rifle Association, Mary Louise Kelly, Polly Mosendz


American Detained In Russia On Spying Charges Also Holds British Citizenship

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say the American former Marine who is being held in Moscow on spying charges also holds British citizenship, and London has requested consular access to him. Paul Whelan, the global security director for a U.S. company, was arrested a week ago in Moscow. At the time, he was identified only as an American. Britain’s Press Association said Whelan’s U.K. citizenship was reported by the U.S. embassy to British officials on Thursday. That was a day after U.S. Ambassa...
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Russia, Ap, Britain, United States, Marines, Moscow, Salisbury, Interfax, National Rifle Association, Foreign Ministry, Auburn Hills Michigan, TASS, Whelan


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


2018 Was A Bad Year For The NRA, And The Worst Could Be Yet To Come

Was it just a blip, or could the National Rifle Association's power be starting to wane for good?
Tags: News, Nra, National Rifle Association


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


Eric Metaxas Sides with Russians over U.S. Dept of Justice in Maria Butina Case (UPDATED)

David Barton (left), Eric Metaxas (right) Yesterday, Eric Metaxas tweeted this defense of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina (see my post about her case): It was a forced plea agreement. Totally shameful that they did this to her, threatening her with another YEAR in solitary. Wait till the whole story comes out if you care about the truth. The only good thing is her faith has gotten much stronger as a result of her sufferings. https://t.co/tOPf5OoNTn — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) December 17,...
Tags: Health, Russia, Christian, Doj, Infertility, Justice Department, National Rifle Association, Driscoll, David Barton, Voice of America, Christian Post, Eric Metaxas, U S Dept of Justice, Metaxas, Robert Driscoll, Maria Butina


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


Eric Metaxas Sides with Russians over U.S. Dept of Justice in Maria Butina Case

David Barton (left), Eric Metaxas (right) Yesterday, Eric Metaxas tweeted this defense of admitted Russian agent Maria Butina (see my post about her case): It was a forced plea agreement. Totally shameful that they did this to her, threatening her with another YEAR in solitary. Wait till the whole story comes out if you care about the truth. The only good thing is her faith has gotten much stronger as a result of her sufferings. https://t.co/tOPf5OoNTn — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) December 17,...
Tags: Health, Russia, Christian, Infertility, National Rifle Association, David Barton, Voice of America, Christian Post, Eric Metaxas, U S Dept of Justice, Metaxas, Robert Driscoll, Maria Butina, Butina


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


Donald Trump moves to ban bump stocks used in America's worst mass shooting

Donald Trump has officially moved to to ban bump stocks, the controversial devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. Bump stocks were used by gunman Stephen Paddock who killed 58 people at a music festival in Las Vegas in October last year,  the worst mass shooting in modern US history. A senior Justice Department official said bump stocks will be banned from late March next year. Following the Las Vegas shooting the devices became a focal point in the na...
Tags: News, Congress, US, America, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, National Rifle Association, ATF, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Matthew Whitaker, Paddock, Slide Fire Solutions, Stephen Paddock


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 ...
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National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy Maria Butina Admits Guilt

Surrounding the 2016 election, the Russian government was quite busy in the U.S. One component of their efforts was an effort to infiltrate the Republican party via the National Rifle Association. Alex Torshin and Maria Butina were point people on that effort. Today, the plea agreement with Butina was released by the Department of Justice. Butina has been in custody since her arrest in July. My interest in Butina’s arrest was due to a minor aspect of the story. Butina also infiltrated the Fellow...
Tags: Health, Putin, Russia, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Infertility, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, NPB, National Prayer Breakfast, Doug Burleigh, Fellowship Foundation, Maria Butina, Butina, National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy


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


Maria Butina Admits Conspiring as Kremlin Agent Targeting GOP, NRA

The 30-year-old gun enthusiast operated as a Kremlin agent as she befriended National Rifle Association leaders and influential U.S. conservatives, she admitted Thursday in federal court in Washington. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics,” prosecutor Erik Kenerson said at the hearing, reading from the government’s statement of facts.
Tags: News, Washington, Kremlin, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina, Butina, Erik Kenerson


In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. The case, which is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Moscow, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Fsb, Trump, Nra, KGB, National Rifle Association


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


Russian government claims accused spy was 'tortured' in US custody

The Russian government alleged in an exclusive interview that Maria Butina, who had cultivated connections with the National Rifle Association before the 2016 US election, was "tortured" while in US custody.
Tags: Europe, News, US, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina


Russia claims accused spy was 'tortured' in US custody, but doesn't provide evidence

The Russian government claims that Maria Butina, the accused Russian spy who had cultivated connections with the National Rifle Association before the 2016 US election, was "tortured" while in US custody.
Tags: News, Russia, US, Stories, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina


Russian government claims accused spy Maria Butina was 'tortured' in US custody, but doesn't provide any evidence

The Russian government alleged in an exclusive interview that Maria Butina, who had cultivated connections with the National Rifle Association before the 2016 US election, was "tortured" while in US custody.
Tags: US, Cnn, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina


Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he had never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest. U.S. prosecutors have alleged that Maria Butina gathered intelligence and worked to develop relationships with American politicians through the National Rifle Association. […]
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, World, United States, Moscow, National Rifle Association, Nation & World, Maria Butina


Former prosecutor: This is unusual

Maria Butina, an accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to the National Rifle Association before the 2016 election, has begun cooperating with federal prosecutors after agreeing to a plea deal in recent days, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Tags: News, Stories, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina


Bharara: Unusual for accused spy to cooperate

Maria Butina, an accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to the National Rifle Association before the 2016 election, has begun cooperating with federal prosecutors after agreeing to a plea deal in recent days, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Tags: News, Stories, National Rifle Association, Maria Butina