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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
Vol. 18, No. 5      02/04/11

Feinstein Asks President To
Tighten Import Restrictions On Semi-Automatic Rifles


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On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to have the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives review its interpretation of the federal law that provides for the importation of firearms "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes."  Adopting a narrower interpretation of the law would, Feinstein claimed, help reduce violence in Mexico and the United States.

As the Supreme Court said in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms primarily for self-defense.  This means the "sporting purposes" limitation imposed by the Gun Control Act of 1968 is constitutionally suspect, to put it mildly.  What makes matters worse is that BATFE repeatedly misinterprets the law to serve political ends, which is precisely what Feinstein has in mind.

BATFE Accused Of Fatal Failure To Follow Up On Suspicious Sales:  U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to respond to allegations that it allowed suspicious firearm transactions to proceed, and that a gun sold in one of those cases may have been involved in a shootout that claimed the life of a Border Patrol agent.

Bloomberg At It Again:  With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has demonstrated why he would fail as an NFL head coach.  While most coaches modify their playbooks to adapt to their opponents, Bloomberg simply dusts off his tired, old plays, game after game.

Outrage Of The Week:  There's still no shortage of cases involving school officials' over-zealous, one-size-fits-all, zero-common sense enforcement of "zero-tolerance" rules.

Second Amendment Weekend At Cabela's:  Join NRA-ILA staff tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th, 2011, for a day of important grassroots education.  With what will no doubt be a very busy 2011, we must redouble our efforts to ensure we're prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges we will face.  Please make plans to attend NRA-ILA's FREE Grassroots Workshop and NRA University to learn what you can do to become a better activist in the fight to protect and promote the Second Amendment!

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