Standing Guard: Ending Holder’s Corrupt, Lawless Rule

The U.S. Department of Justice is supposed to be a neutral guardian of the rule of law and protector of our national order. It is supposed to uphold the United States Constitution. Instead, under President Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, it has become the national enforcer of Chicago-style thuggery on the national scene.


SEND PRESIDENT OBAMA HIS WALKING PAPERS!

On Election Day, Nov. 6, Americans will vote either to defend or surrender freedom in the most consequential national decision in U.S. history. And I pray you read these words in time. Here’s why ...


Ten things every gun owner must know about Barack Obama

If Barack Obama wins a second term in office, our Second Amendment freedom will not survive. Obama will never have to face the voters again, and will therefore be unleashed to push the most extreme elements of his gun-ban agenda to every corner of America.

Profiles in Cowardice: the 2012 Obama/DNC Platform

This week, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox wrote an op-ed for the Daily Caller regarding the 2012 Obama platform. 


Obama's Democratic Plaform Calls for More Restrictions on Gun Owners' Rights

One thing was made crystal clear at the Democratic National Convention, held this week in Charlotte, N.C.  The 2012 National Democratic Platform is President Barack Obama's platform.  There is nothing in the document that doesn't reflect the President's position.


One on One with Mitt Romney

This year's election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That's why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.


GOP Adopts Strongly Pro-Gun Platform

As each party does every four years as part of their national conventions, this week, the Republican Party adopted its platform detailing the general beliefs and policy positions of the party.

Included in the 2012 Republican platform is a strong statement of support for the individual right to keep and bear arms, which goes beyond a generic statement of support for the Second Amendment and includes specific statements on key issues of concern to gun owners.


Obama Shows His True Position on Guns

NRA has reported for the past four years about Barack Obama's long anti-gun record.

He tries to convince gun owners that he is not anti-gun, even as his administration has taken numerous actions that attack gun owners' rights, such as imposing multiple sales reporting requirements on some long guns, and protecting Eric Holder from cooperating with the "Fast & Furious" investigation.

But on July 25th, in a speech to the Urban League, Obama showed his real beliefs, when he once again endorsed a ban on semi-auto firearms.


Contemptible

Is Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress because of his role in the “Fast and Furious” cover-up? As this magazine goes to press, the U.S. House Oversight Committee has just voted 23-17 to recommend Holder be held in contempt. A vote by the full House of Representatives is scheduled for late June, unless Holder releases the documents he has been concealing. Whatever the House does, Holder has already proven his contempt for Congress. And now, President Barack Obama has himself taken a lead role in the cover-up by claiming that “executive privilege” allows him to withhold documents from congressional investigators.

We Can't Wait

We have been enormously successful in restoring Second Amendment freedom to honest Americans. But those hard-earned victories are vulnerable so long as Barack Obama is president. Despite his claims to the contrary, the threats we face today are as real and dangerous as any we’ve faced before.

Poof -- Obama Administration Cuts Funding For Armed Pilots Program

Obama administration’s hostility toward firearms is endangering the safety of everyone who flies—and everyone who does not. Although the administration wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars to reward its political allies, the administration is now attempting to gut the armed pilots program, supposedly to save money. According to federal law, in order for a pilot to carry a firearm in the cockpit, he or she must receive training through the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program. While the program is already failing to train any additional pilots, the administration is proposing a 50 percent funding cut, which will nearly destroy the program.

We Can't Wait

We have been enormously successful in restoring Second Amendment freedom to honest Americans. But those hard-earned victories are vulnerable so long as Barack Obama is president. Despite his claims to the contrary, the threats we face today are as real and dangerous as any we’ve faced before.

Gun Banners Lead Obama Re-Election

For anyone who doubts President Barack Obama’s dedication to a second-term all-out war on the Second Amendment, say just one name—Mayor Rahm Emanuel—the new boss of Chicago machine politics, tapped as the star co-chair for Obama’s re-election campaign. Obama’s Chicago-based campaign manager characterized the mayor as key among those who “share the president’s vision of a future. …”

The Movement to Torch the US Constitution

In the lexicon of the “progressive” movement to rewrite America’s founding document on a global model, the guarantees of what the founders recognized as pre-existing God-given rights—among them, free speech, freedom to assemble, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the right against self-incrimination, the right to be protected against undue search and seizure—all of those most basic protections are considered “negative rights.”

We Must Be "All In" To Defeat President Obama in 2012

During NRA's  2011 Annual Meetings just one year ago, Wayne LaPierre made it clear that the only way we will be able to avoid losing the Second Amendment rights we have all fought so hard to protect is to do all we can to deny President Barack Obama another four years in the White House.


Obama Whispers Speak Loudly

By now, most of you have heard about President Barack Obama's unfortunate "slip-up" this week. The President was speaking with outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ahead of a summit meeting on nuclear security. Apparently, neither realized that their conversation was being picked up by a live microphone. "This is my last election," Obama told Medvedev as they discussed the United States' missile defense plans in Europe. "After my election, I have more flexibility." To which Medvedev replied, "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir," an apparent reference to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Saving the Future of Freedom

Time after time, election after election when freedom is at risk, gun owners step up and make a difference. We’re stepping up again. We’re not backing down and mark my words: When the sun goes down on Election Day, Barack Obama will have America’s gun owners to thank for his defeat! The president and his campaign advisors don’t like hearing that. He’ll say he hasn’t pursued an anti-gun agenda. He’ll hit the campaign trail and give us lip service about how he’s left gun owners alone during his first term.

Will Holder's Watergate Become Obama's Waterloo?

Any doubt surrounding the mindset driving the gun-ban crowd, especially those infesting the Obama administration, in using human suffering and murder as propaganda tools has been erased by hard evidence coming straight out of congressional investigations of the government’s “Operation Fast and Furious.”


Justice Ginsburg Reminds Us What is at Stake in November

This November’s election isn’t about the direction of our country over the next four years – it’s about the very survival of our Constitution, our values, and our freedoms as we know them. If freedom-loving Americans needed any more evidence for this, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently provided it.

In a visit to Cairo, Egypt, Justice Ginsburg told Al Hayat television, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”


Defeat the Holder/Obama Gun Registration Scheme

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration have devised and implemented a plan that amounts to a gun registration scheme. 

The scheme requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report all sales of two or more semiautomatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines. Yet, under existing law, Holder’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has full access to every record of every firearm transaction by every licensed dealer, whether during a bona fide criminal investigation or simply to enforce compliance with record keeping requirements. This reporting scheme would create a registry of owners of many of today's most popular rifles--firearms owned by millions of Americans for self-defense, hunting and other lawful purposes.


From Hope and Change to Hate and Fear

President Barack Obama has certainly changed the tone in Washington. What used to be a town well-known for partisan bickering has been transformed into a 24/7 hate fest. Obama may bemoan the rancor in Congress every time the cameras are rolling, but make no mistake, this acidic atmosphere is by his own design.


Obama to Congress: I'll decide what's constitutional

Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda.

Obama to Congress: I'll decide what's consitutional

Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda.


Obama Steals Power

For our fragile republic, the emerging autocracy of President Barack Obama presents the gravest danger to our individual liberty in our lifetimes. A single word serves to define the rogue rule of the Obama regime: Lawless.  


The Importance of the 2012 Election

As I travel around the country I run into a lot of people, including some NRA members, who seem to believe that in light of the Heller and McDonald decisions, the Second Amendment is safe regardless of whether or not Barack Obama wins a second term next fall. Nothing could be further from the truth.


Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda.


Michelle Obama's warning to gun owners

Nearly three years into President Obama’s first term in office, Michelle Obama finally said something with which I can agree.

At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience:

“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”


Obama Campaign Organizing Against Gun Owners

Last week the president’s campaign launched AttackWatch.com, a website ostensibly aimed at countering anti-Obama “smears” with “facts.” In reality, the site is a thinly veiled attempt to spread misinformation and whip up anger against anyone who disagrees with Obama.