Poll Finds 66% Of Voters Want No New Gun Laws
A recent Zogby International poll conducted for Associated Television News found that 66% of the American voting public rejects the idea that new gun control laws are needed.
The poll asked: "Which of the following two statements regarding gun control comes closer to your own opinion?
Statement A: There needs to be new and tougher gun control legislation to help in the fight against gun crime.
Statement B: There are enough laws on the books. What is needed is better enforcement of current laws regarding gun control."
Conversely, the poll found that just 31% of the American public thinks new and tougher gun control laws are needed, and that voters who support better enforcement of existing gun laws are found across virtually all demographic groups, and in all regions of the country.
Jesse Jackson Announces A Day Of Anti-Gun Reckoning--And What You Can Do About It: On August 28, Rev. Jesse Jackson is organizing an anti-gun protest in up to 25 cities nationwide. Not willing to lay the blame for crime on criminals, Jackson and his cronies claim, "people who buy guns from gun shops kill people." Since the sale of every firearm from every licensed gun dealer is subject to a background check, it is unclear how the millions of law-abiding Americans who go through this mandated check and legally "buy guns from gun shops" are responsible for killing people. Then again, though, Jackson is never one to let the facts get in the way of a misguided PR opportunity.
Register To Vote! With the 2007 Election season in full swing in five states (Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia), it is critical that gun owners and gun rights supporters are registered to vote in advance of respective deadlines. With the all-important 2008 campaign already well underway, you can bet the opponents of our freedom will be working this year to gain momentum. It is critical that we as gun owners are registered to vote and that we most assuredly vote on Election Day.
To assist you in registering to vote this year, NRA-ILA has a number of tools available. Please visit www.nraila.org/ActionCenter/GetInvolvedLocally/VoterInformat ion.aspx?st and choose your state to find out all the voter registration dates, deadlines, and requirements for this year's elections. To print a voter registration application that you can complete and return by mail, please visit https://ssl.capwiz.com/nra/e4/nvra/? action=formhere. You may also obtain voter registration information by calling the ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).Let's make sure that we in the pro-Second Amendment community do all we can in registering and voting this year.
STATE ROUNDUP (please click to see any updates on states not listed below.)
CALIFORNIA: California Senate Expected To Vote On Microstamping and Lead Ammunition Legislation Any Day Any day the State Senate could vote on two anti-gun bills, Assembly Bill 821, which would ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting in various hunting zones around the state that incorporate condor range and; Assembly Bill 1471, which would require that after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number of the firearm be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing. Under AB1471, the manufacture, sale, and transfer of handguns that do not include their identifying information would be a crime. Please contact your State Senator today and respectfully urge him or her to oppose AB 821 and AB 1471. Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.
California Fish & Game Commission Holding A Special Meeting Regarding Ammunition For Hunters On Monday, August 27, the California Fish & Game Commission is holding a special meeting. Some of topics to be discussed are: the authorized methods for hunting big game, non-lead ammunition, and the status of the California condor. This meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 27 at the Resources Building Auditorium, First Floor, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, 95814. Your attendance is crucial to help protect the future of hunting in California.
MISSOURI: Missouri's "Hunting Heritage Protection Act" Being Undermined On July 3, 2007 Governor Matt Blunt (R) signed Senate Bill 225, the "Hunting Heritage Protection Areas Act" into law. Now, NRA members are anxiously awaiting the bill's effective date of August 28. Since passage in the closing days of Missouri's regular session, the Missouri Municipal League (MML) has undermined NRA members' hard work on SB 225 by urging all cities that do not currently have restrictions on hunting and the discharge of firearms to enact such ordinances prior to the effective date of the bill. Now, the MML is also trying to influence your local Park District board to undermine SB 225! Please be sure to monitor your city governme
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