Federal, CCI and Speer Ammunition Contribute $100,000 to NSSF’s 2020 #GUNVOTE Voter Education Campaign

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Federal, CCI and Speer Ammunition, leading firearm ammunition manufacturers part of Vista Outdoor, have contributed $100,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE voter registration, education and mobilization campaign.

“Gun owners new and old need to make sure their voice is heard at the ballot box in order to protect the Second Amendment,” said Federal, CCI, Speer Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “There are more than five million new first-time gun owners who already decided to jump off the fence and exercise their right to purchase and possess a firearm. NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign will help these Americans be more informed, engaged and confident in protecting their Constitutional rights as they head to the polls. We whole-heartedly support the #GUNVOTE effort and is proud to make this contribution toward success in November.”   Continue reading

Taurus USA Contributes $100,000 to NSSF’s 2020 #GUNVOTE Voter Education Campaign

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Taurus USA, one of the nation’s leading firearm manufacturers, has contributed $100,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE voter registration, education and mobilization campaign.

“In order to make sure Americans’ Second Amendment rights continue to exist, we need every gun owner, old and new, to cast their ballot in November for candidates who will uphold the Constitution and protect the individual right to keep and bear arms.” said Taurus USA CEO Bret Vorhees. “NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign is a critical resource to educate and activate millions of Second Amendment supporters across the country. At Taurus USA, we’re proud to make this contribution to help achieve these shared goals in November.”

“The firearm and ammunition industry is fortunate to have a leader like Bret Vorhees, whose dedication to protecting the Second Amendment and ensuring the growth and success of our industry is unquestioned,” stated Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “With their generous contribution to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign, Taurus USA is going above and beyond to assist NSSF in registering, educating and activating voters ahead of November’s election. Taurus USA’s substantial contribution is vital now more than ever and is to be commended.”   Continue reading

Trump: The Official NRA Q&A


NRAvote_8673This year’s race for the White House is like no other in our history. Hillary Clinton has made it clear that, if elected, she will come after our firearm freedoms on her very first day in office. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the Second Amendment is on the ballot this November. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, to discuss our right to keep and bear arms and what’s at stake for America’s gun owners in this election.

Chris W. Cox: Mr. Trump, I’d like to begin with an issue of concern to many gun owners. In your 2000 book, The America We Deserve, you stated that while you oppose gun control, you support the federal ban on semi-automatic firearms—the so-called “assault weapons” ban—and also support a longer waiting period to purchase a firearm. During this election, however, you’ve repeatedly pointed out you oppose gun and magazine bans and only support background checks that are instant, accurate and fair. Would you say your position has evolved on these issues?

Donald J. Trump: Absolutely. Over the past 15 years I’ve learned a great deal about how we can protect the good people of this country from those who mean to do us harm. Gun control is not the answer—protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens is the answer. Furthermore, gun bans don’t work. Studies were done after the 1994 “assault weapons” ban expired. They clearly showed that the ban didn’t protect anyone, didn’t reduce crime. It just made it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves with the firearm of their choice. Like with all things, I believe in what works, and gun bans don’t work. I have two sons who don’t just believe in the Second Amendment, they live it. They hunt, target shoot, shoot competitively and carry firearms for personal protection. They’re NRA members, and so am I. I also have a concealed-carry permit. Our commitment to the Second Amendment is unshakable.

CWC: As you know, the future of our firearm freedoms hangs in the balance with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—the author of the Heller decision—which held that the Constitution guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms. I have a couple of questions related to the Supreme Court, but first, do you agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right to own and use firearms for lawful purposes? Continue reading

#GunVote 2016 – Get Involved

For Gun Owners, This Is The Most Important Election Ever

Of course, we all know by now that the democratic front-runner in the 2016 race for the office of the President of the United states has made gun control a major part of her platform, which includes vowing to attack gun rights on her first day in office if elected.  That is a given, since her name is on some of the worst Second Amendment-violating legislation in the United States from the last time she was in the White House.

However, following the passing of of Justice Antonin Scalia (often the deciding opinion on Second Amendment cases before the SCOTUS), the implications of this election go much further and will have much longer lasting repercussions.  Justice Scalia’s vacant seat will be filled by someone appointed by the president we elect in November.  With the balance of the Supreme Court at stake, this election will affect our constitutional rights.  It is crucial that all gun owners and Second Amendment supporters register to vote, become informed about candidates’ positions, and on Election Day, #GUNVOTE. Don’t risk your rights!


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Are you ready for #GunVote 2016?

GunVoteEvery election is, of course, important and we hear the “most important election ever” rhetoric in just about every election cycle.  This one, however, is quite important for gun owners.  Not only because we are electing the next commander in chief and we want the POTUS to be a solid supporter of gun rights as proscribed in our country’s founding documents, but because – provided that Mitch McConnell isn’t completely full of it – the next President is guaranteed to nominate at least one Supreme Court justice.

Being a well informed voter and being active in helping others to be the same is paramount and, for gun owners, there is a great resource to help with that:  the NSSF #GunVote voter education initiative.

The crowded GOP field is still narrowing itself down and there are some solid (and not so solid) pro-gun candidates.  The democrat presidential candidate for the general election will almost certainly be Hillary Clinton.

Despite making a lot of noise about enacting gun control measures, the current president has proven himself to be an  inexperienced, politically impotent empty suit who achieved nothing more than stirring up a few uninformed rabble rousers who complained enough to get their coffee shop posted as a gun-free criminal protection zone.  The running joke among… pretty much everyone… is that he is the Gun Salesman of the Century thanks to the ensuing panic buying every time he picks up his pen and his phone.  Clinton, on the other hand, has been engaged in politics for more than five decades, including being part of the administration that enacted the 1994 so-called “Assault Weapon” Ban, which outlawed many of the most popular firearms based on cosmetic features.    Continue reading

Cast Your #GunVote at the Polls This November 4th

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General elections will be held throughout the US on November 4th this year.  Early voting is already well underway in many locations and absentee ballots are being circulated.

With controversial issues like healthcare and immigration reform being talked about, an openly anti-gun administration which recklessly wields “a pen and a phone,” personnel shake-ups at the Department of Justice and close decisions by an aging supreme court there is clearly a lot at stake with this election.

If you like the idea of more gun control laws and greater restrictions on individual rights, your task is easy:  stay at home and don’t get involved.  On the other hand, if you desire to see our constitution upheld and our rights preserved you have a little more work to do.  An informed, involved populace is the only thing that will keep our nation on track. Continue reading





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