We all know that knowledge is power. Those who can’t make it to Nashville can still watch NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox address the organization’s latest business, battles and goals at the Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday morning. NRANews.com will be broadcasting the event live from the Grand Ballroom at the Music City Center.
Join host Cam Edwards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, as LaPierre, Cox and other NRA officers lead the charge against those who would destroy our freedom—and our very way of life. Learn morehere.
Be Smarter—Cam & Company Sunday Special
Be Smarter—Cam & Company Sunday Special
Fans of NRANews.com’s Cam & Company won’t want to miss a special Sunday broadcast live from the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville.
Even if they can’t be there in person, savvy NRA members will want to glean all the information they can from the meetings—the place for the latest Second Amendment news. Join Cam from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern, with a dynamic lineup of guests, including Ted Nugent, LtCol Oliver North, Outdoor Channel hosts Craig and Brittany Boddington, American Hunter editor Scott Olmsted, and industry leaders from a variety of firearms and accessories companies.
Tough Gun Control Still A Priority
In a Howard University interview of President Obama, ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser confirmed what the BATFE’s recent attempt to ban M855 ammo should have already made clear: New, tough firearms restrictions and barriers to ownership are still on the president’s agenda.
Sprinkling phrases like “administratively tighten,” “chipping away” and “common-sense gun safety laws” throughout the interview, the president called out his idea of the usual suspects—the NRA, the gun lobby and the (Republican-held) Congress—as intractable on the subject.
You are warned.
Anti-Gunners Gone Wild, Sort Of …
It seems unlikely that anyone is surprised by anti-gun protests at the NRA Annual Meetings, and Nashville’s 2015 gathering will be no different, according to a story appearing in The Tennessean.
Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organizers are planning a rally on Saturday in Riverfront Park, and the numbers are sure to be small. Their precise message to the expected 70,000-plus attendees is murky, though organizers posit that they’re “countering the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda and rallying for safer gun laws.” How these gun laws will be different and more effective than the thousands criminals already ignore remains unspecified.
Perhaps hardest to take are the ongoing claims of organizations like these to be “grassroots” or respecters of the Constitution. As A1F has frequently pointed out, these groups are anything but. They’re helmed by handpicked media pros and just as frequently receive lavish funding from the usual anti-gun suspects—Michael Bloomberg, et al. And all, quite frequently, from inside an armed security cordon.
Survey Of Academics Shows Support For Armed Self-Defense
A recent survey of economists found that a majority believes guns are more likely to be used for self-defense than for crime. The survey was conducted by Gary Mauser, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University, for John Lott Jr., Crime Prevention Research Center president. Mauser and Lott suspected previous surveys on the attitudes of academics toward armed self-defense might be biased, due to both the pool of respondents (in that case, sociologists and public health researchers) and the way certain questions were phrased.
Mauser’s poll targeted economists who had published gun research in peer-reviewed journals, ensuring that respondents had enough background knowledge to possess an informed opinion. He also took care to word questions as neutrally as possible. His results—that about 83 percent believe there is a net benefit to gun ownership—are in line with the results of recent Gallup polls, which found that roughly two-thirds of Americans believe guns make homes safer.
Much Ado About Nothing
Liberals and gun laws are a funny thing. On one hand, they expect criminals to obey these laws, so they continually call for tightened restrictions on who can own what, and where. On the other hand, when a large group actually obeys the laws, they turn around and mockingly deride them.
Case in point—the annual NRA convention. Held in Nashville, Tenn., this week, the media has been having a heyday proclaiming the fact that NRA is “banning working guns.” As anyone who’s ever attended a gun show knows, display firearms are always disabled—so there’s certainly nothing newsworthy here. The NRA is also asking attendees to follow state and local laws—more non-news.
In fact, it seems the only real news is that the liberal rags—to no one’s great surprise—continue to twist the truth to fit their agenda.
Homeowner Shoots Rabid Fox That Threatened Family
A Northbridge, Mass., man had his own “Atticus Finch” moment when he defended his family against a rabid fox that had attacked his son in a shed and proceeded to chase his wife. Dana Stanley heard the commotion and called 911, explaining to dispatchers that he would soon be firing a gun in a residential area. As he spoke on the phone, the fox charged him and was fatally shot. Lab testing confirmed that the animal had rabies, and it had been sighted attacking local pets since the day before.