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2012 Elections

#gunvote: Thanks for Your Support


With the election results in, it’s important to remember that the same voters who gave President Obama four more years in office by a narrower margin than he won in 2008 also produced a divided Congress. Democrats remain in control of the Senate by a few votes. Republicans hold a solid majority in the House. […]



Bloomberg: No Guardsmen for Brooklyn …They may want to bring their own guns


Remember the “Soup Nazi” from the Seinfeld show? He was the character that imperiously decided who could and who could not have soup. Well, in the wake of devastation from Hurricane Sandy, we have in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent behavior an unfunny reprise of that role. The Brooklyn Paper reported on Nov. […]



Presidential Note Passing


Remember in school when you had to read a note aloud if you were caught passing it to another person? Well, it seems President Obama long ago wrote a straightforward and frank note regarding his views on the Second Amendment. And now it’s sparking interest on the auction circuit, the equivalent of being read aloud. […]



Nevada Anti-gun Legislator Should Win a Silver . . . for Intolerance


To Silver State Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, goes the silver medal for intolerance when it comes to the public expressing its opposition to more gun control in Nevada. After a recent 8-5 vote of that state’s Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to not even hear a proposal […]



The Only Poll That Matters – Election Day


As the election season comes to a close and the television commercials, political mailings, and radio advertisements reach a fevered crescendo, the pundits are studying poll results that seem to shift by the hour. But in the end there is only one poll that truly matters, and that is Election Day itself. It is your […]



#gunvote: More guns, still less crime


According to the most recent crime data released by the FBI for 2011, violent crime is down for the fifth straight year. When one drills down into the data, the long-term trend is astounding: Violent crime has fallen 65 percent since 1993. While there are many factors in the mix, it is incontrovertible that firearms […]



#gunvote: Now He Tells Us!


Recently on the campaign trail in Iowa, the president told his audience: “Trust matters. Iowa, you know me. I say what I mean and mean what I say. You could take a videotape of the things I say, (from) 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you’d say this is the same guy.” Since he […]



Memo to Ammo Makers from the CBD: Oppose the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (Wait, what?)


It is an Alice in Wonderland through the looking glass moment we could not have predicted. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which is leading the effort to force the federal Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to ban traditional ammunition, has been contacting ammunition manufacturers by email asking them to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 […]



#gunvote: A Tipping Point?


Is the presidential election at a tipping point? The recent poll from Gallup indicates that Mitt Romney has taken a sharp lead after the debates. Now the pundits are arguing over whether the poll is critically flawed. Others are pointing to the poll as evidence that Romney may over-perform in the raw national vote number while […]



#gunvote: Back to the Future?


During the second presidential debate, President Obama stated in a clear answer to a questioner that “…what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also […]



Educate Yourself, Others, Then Vote


The following post comes to us from Tony Mandile, a regular contributor to NSSF.org’s “Hunting and Shooting Opportunities” section. This article and others like it — as well as information about hunting and shooting opportunities in every state — can be found at nssf.org/events.   Educate Yourself, Others, Then Vote #gunvote and NSSF® website help guide voters […]



Justice for the 2nd Amendment


As the election nears, it is important to remember that the battle for our rights is fought not only in the halls of Congress, but also before nine people who are seated in a building just across the street from the U.S. Capitol – the Supreme Court. The next president could have the opportunity to […]



In Vice President Joe Biden’s Debate Performance, We See the Attitude of an Administration


In less than a month we will know if the Oct. 11 vice presidential debate made any difference in the 2012 election, but we think the bullying and condescending approach of the incumbent vice president itself speaks volumes about the attitude of the Obama administration toward those who hold different political and policy views. During […]



Cook County Board President Wants to Tax Guns, Ammo


From the gun control capital of the heartland comes yet another attention-diverting effort intended to appear as if it would deal with the costs of Chicago’s rampant, gang-related violence while helping fill dwindling government coffers. What would it really do? The answer is all too familiar — penalize law-abiding citizens who own firearms. Cook County […]



Anti-Gun UC-Davis Study of Retailers Funded by Joyce Foundation Underwhelms


Recently, an article appeared in the Journal of Urban Health, “Characteristics of Federally Licensed Firearms Retailers and Retail Establishments in the United States: Initial Findings from the Firearms Licensee Survey” by Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Program, University of California, Davis. Dr. Wintemute is perhaps best known for authoring the anti-gun report, […]



Hunting Season Has Started, And So Has The Election!


The leaves are beginning to turn colors and there is crispness in the morning air. Hunting season has begun, and so has the election! If on Election Day you will be away on a long-planned, and well-earned hunting trip – or if you will be away from home for any reason – don’t lose your […]



NRA Endorses Romney-Ryan Ticket


One day after Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s highly credited performance in the first presidential debate, the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) officially endorsed the Romney-Ryan ticket in the November presidential election. “As the Supreme Court has recently reaffirmed, the Second Amendment protects a basic and fundamental individual right—the right to bear arms,” said Mitt Romney […]



The Skewing of an Election


Are the recent presidential polls skewed? Could that impact turnout? Well, that is what some in the GOP and others have been pondering, given revelations that the way polls are being weighted may favor one party more heavily. In fact, there are strong indications that the current industry standard media polling model is based on […]



National Voter Registration Day Today


Did you know today is National Voter Registration Day? The importance of voting, especially in this election, is critical. For those who cherish the 2nd Amendment or our national hunting heritage, your voter registration card is more important than your hunting license because the former protects the latter. And it’s free! We at NSSF have […]



Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Clears Major Hurdle, Vote Expected in Lame Duck


By an overwhelming bipartisan majority (84-7)  the U.S. Senate early Saturday morning agreed to debate and vote on final passage of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525) as the first item of business after the November election. Eventual passage of this pro-sportsmen’s legislation will promote, protect and preserve our nation’s hunting, shooting and conservation heritage […]