Rock Island Auction Company, an Illinois firearms auction house, has launched the "Rock Island Auction Freedom Challenge," an online fundraising campaign aimed at raising money to support the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action's efforts to preserve Second Amendment rights. RIAC pledged to match up to $1 million in donations raised through the online video campaign.
“If you have a gun, and you want to continue to own it legally, then this challenge is for you,” said RIA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Hogan. “It doesn't matter if you go hunting, target shoot, want to protect yourself or your family, are a member of an at-risk group, are a sport shooter or are a collector. We want your donation, and we will match it. If every person who owned a gun donated just one dollar, the impact would be enormous.”
Second Amendment supporters who accept the challenge will record a video of themselves challenging their friends and family to take the challenge, stating why they are participating in the challenge and then posting to their own social media pages. Donations can be made at www.RIAFreedomChallenge.com. It is not necessary to receive a challenge to participate.
Conservative activist James O’Keefe, stating that he was so proud of anti-gun Democrats for standing up and courageously sitting down to protest for gun control, decided to stage a little test. So he created a yard sign that displayed the name of an imaginary gun-control group, Citizens Against Senseless Gun Violence, and a proclamation that read, “This home is proudly gun-free!” He then shopped the signs around gun-control champions on Capitol Hill.
The results likely won’t surprise you, as the hypocrisy was immediately exposed. One staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., declared, “I’m actually a gun owner,” while an intern for Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., summed up the gist of the comments expressed when he stated, “I feel like that would unnecessarily make my home a target.”
Concluded O’Keefe, “The hypocrisy of the anti-gun lobby is a weapon in itself, and a great threat to the American public.”
NRA-ILA App Now Available
With this critical election year in full swing, NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action is living up to its word to “fight like hell” to defend the Second Amendment at the ballot box this November.
NRA-ILA has introduced the NRA-ILA app, developed with the group’s activist, volunteer and grassroots army in mind. The “one-stop shop” will allow anyone with a smartphone to join the frontlines of the fight to defend Second Amendment freedoms.
Through the app, users will be able to earn action points to unlock badges and climb the leaderboard; chat with like-minded activists from around the country; share user-generated content; engage with NRA images, videos and stories; stay up to date on events in their area; and even contact their lawmakers. In short, they’ll be able to stand and fight for the Second Amendment like never before.
Murphy Heads Effort to Raise Cash For Pro-Gun Control Candidates
Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn.) latest push for gun control comes in the form of a fundraising initiative called the “Fund to End Gun Violence.” Designed to raise money for anti-gun congressional candidates, Democrats plan to use three key criteria in determining who to endorse:
Candidates must support so-called “universal background checks”;
Candidates must support the “no fly, no buy” measure, which squashes due process of law; and
Candidates must support ending a ban on gun research, which doesn’t even exist.
The group, which includes longtime Democratic gun-control champions Sens. Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker, Rep. Katherine Clark and Rep. Robin Kelly, will likely focus on critical Senate races in New Hampshire and Nevada.
Video Outlines Dangers of Nevada Question 1
NRA Nevadans for Freedom has unveiled a video that exposes the truth about Nevada's Question 1, the gun control ballot initiative. The video highlights scenarios that illustrate how the gun control initiative would cost law-abiding gun owners their time, money and freedom.
Art and Cindi Clark, whose son, Branson, was murdered in a 1998 shooting in Reno, appear in the video expressing their opposition to the initiative. The couple admonish anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg for exploiting victims of crime to push his gun control agenda on law-abiding Nevadans.
“Michael Bloomberg does not have permission to hijack my tragedy,” says Cindi Clark. “This law would not have prevented what happened to my son.”
The ad also features Sheriff Ron Unger of Lander County speaking out against the measure. “If a criminal wants to get a gun, he's going to go get a gun, period. What Bloomberg's doing is going to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens,” Unger says.
A Phoenix home with a broken back door damaged in a previous break-in made for the perfect target, allowing a crowbar-wielding intruder easy access. But when the homeowner awakened to find the home invader, he didn’t hesitate—he grabbed his gun and began firing.
One of the shots struck the intruder in the leg, and the homeowner held the man at gunpoint until the police arrived. Investigators said it was unclear whether the two men knew each other. The homeowner was questioned and released, while the intruder remains in serious condition at a local hospital.