Category Archives: Supporting Your Right to Bear Arms

Gun Control Lobby Continues to Ignore the Facts About Background Checks

March 7, 2014 | NRA-ILA //

The Brady Campaign’s recent report that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has "stopped more than 2.1 million would-be gun purchases" sure sounds impressive–but it isn’t true.

The fact is, the vast majority of the 2.1 million people flagged by NICS are either legitimate purchasers who are snagged by mistake, or criminals who are then turned loose to obtain firearms elsewhere, rather than being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

This week, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox wrote an op-ed for the Daily Caller regarding the truth about the Brady "report." To read the article, please click here.

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Contact Your Senators and Ask Them To OPPOSE Confirmation of Anti-Gun Obama Nominee for U.S. Surgeon General

March 7, 2014 | NRA-ILA //

As we reported last week, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently voted to confirm President Obama’s anti-gun nominee–36-year-old Dr. Vivek Murthy–as United States Surgeon General, clearing the way for Murthy’s consideration by the full Senate.

NRA strongly opposes Murthy’s confirmation.  In a letter to Senate leaders, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox noted that the U.S. Surgeon General is charged with the important tasks of providing the American public with information to better inform decisions related to their health, and with directing much of the federal government’s public health efforts.  In order for these roles to be carried out effectively, the public must trust that the Surgeon General’s actions and recommendations are based on empirical and scientific evidence, rather than political or ideological motives.  Unfortunately, Murthy’s record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about the likelihood he would use the office of Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against lawful gun ownership.

The American people deserve a Surgeon General who will carry out the mission of the office unmotivated by political or ideological goals.  Given Dr. Murthy’s lengthy history of hostility towards the right to keep and bear arms, along with his calls for the full weight of the federal government’s health apparatus to be used to target lawful gun ownership, there is strong reason to believe that he would use the influence of the Surgeon General’s office to promote gun control.  Simply put, confirmation of Dr. Murthy is a prescription for disaster for America’s gun owners.

We now await Dr. Murthy’s confirmation vote in the full Senate.  It is critically important that you contact your Senators and ask them to OPPOSE confirmation of President Obama’s radically anti-gun nominee–Dr. Vivek Murthy–for U.S. Surgeon General.

You can contact your U.S. Senators by using the “Write Your Lawmakers” tool at www.NRAILA.org.  You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121.

Again, please take action and contact your U.S. Senators today.

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Doctoring Data on Kids and Guns

February 24, 2014 //

This came as a surprise to criminologists, and other people with cranial blood supplies, who have watched the number of handguns in circulation rise steadily over the past three decades, while simultaneously watching child firearm deaths decline. Using criminology/epidemiology data gold standards – Center for Disease Control (CDC) mortality databases and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Commerce Reports – we can chart these with ease. It shows that while gun availability has risen, fewer kids die.

Read the article: CalGunLaws blog.

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