Month: May 2020

Despite ongoing speculation as to whether a deteriorating Joe Biden will even be the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, on April 28 failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton endorsed the former vice president’s White House bid. The endorsement took place during a socially distant “Women’s Town Hall,” where the lifelong politicians focused almost entirely
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People at the NRA booth during Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to
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Already struggling due to expensive legal battles, the National Rifle Association is scraping by amid the coronavirus pandemic, with dozens of employees laid off or furloughed and senior staffers taking 20 percent pay cuts. The organization canceled its national convention and several fundraisers and other events that bring money into the group. In a memo
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“‘The most vicious political backstabber to come down the pike!'” this reporter said to Rep. Ron Marlenee, R.-Mont., during an interview in his Capitol Hill office in the fall of 1984. “Did you actually say that about [Montana’s Democratic Gov.] Ted Schwinden?” The question, to say the least, startled Marlenee. As staffer Kurt Christensen stifled
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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential election and during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to
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DATE:  May 3, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President Store owners explain why they defied coronavirus shutdown orders By Stephen GutowskiWashington Free BeaconMay 3, 2020  https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/meet-the-florida-firefighter-who-refused-to-close-his-gun-store/   On the afternoon of March 24, two Delray Beach, Fla., code enforcement officials walked
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DATE:   May 2, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   On Guns, Joe Biden Is Full Of It by NRA-ILA StaffAmerica’s 1st FreedomMay 2, 2020 https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2020/5/2/on-guns-joe-biden-is-full-of-it/  Presumptive Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact or a
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Campaign Beat: Debates, Scheduling Conflicts And The Quickly Approaching Primaries Gubernatorial debates get testy as the primary gets closer. The race for attorney general features four experienced candidates. House Republican candidate Matt Rosendale emphasizes familiar themes in a new campaign ad. Democrat Kathleen Williams is the fundraising leader in the House race. And how former
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Joe Biden waited 37 days to directly address the allegation of sexual assault lodged against him from a former Senate staffer, CBS News campaign reporter Bo Erickson and CBSNews.com political reporter Grace Segers report. Tara Reade said on a podcast in March that in 1993, Biden penetrated her with his hand while in the U.S. Capitol complex, when she was a staff
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DATE:  May 1, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   Nikki Fried, Florida’s anti-gun Commissioner of Agriculture clearly violated Florida law and pretended to have authority she is specifically denied by statute [f.s.790.06(15)].  She knew it. She was even formally asked  to
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Firearm Retailers Still Not Authorized to Fully Operate Dear New Mexico NRA Member: Late yesterday, facing mounting pressure to re-open New Mexico businesses and litigation filed by NRA-ILA, the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association and other pro-Second Amendment organizations, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham extended her emergency executive stay-at-home order until Friday, May 15.  However, she
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Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce that his unconstitutional and unlawful order prohibiting open carry within city limits would no longer be in effect after midnight, and would apparently remain expired as of Friday, May 1. He thanked New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s national gun control groups Everytown
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The leading firearms industry trade group is warning that likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a gun ban advocate, is eyeing running mates who favor stricter gun control, likely making the ticket the most anti-gun ever and one that will seek to confiscate weapons. “That’s the one area Biden doesn’t need help. Biden already has
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Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed an amicus curiae, or friend of the court brief, in federal court today, reaffirming our constitutional right to bear arms, supporting our State laws that protect that right, and seeking to overturn Jackson’s unlawful order. “Jackson has no authority to suspend open carry and it is shameful to use the
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A year after being re-elected as the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre has seen his group go from an electoral kingmaker to the edge of financial ruin. He and other NRA executives have urged laid-off employees to seek public assistance benefits. The nation’s most prominent pro-gun lobby has lost tens of
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