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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Hill: NRA Set to Go On Offense

The Hill's story can be found here:
“For the first time in almost a decade, the NRA is shifting from a defensive stance to a pro-active stance,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said. “We’re going from defense to offense.

“Now, we have a pro-Second Amendment Congress, and a pro-Second Amendment president, who will sign pro-Second Amendment legislation. That’s a huge shift.”
Among the NRA's top priorities is passage of concealed carry national reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act.  If you have been on the NRA web site recently you've probably noticed the first story is about contacting your senators to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.  Not long after the election, NRANews released this video of Wayne LaPierre titled "Our Time is Now." And, the NRA is anticipating a supreme court pick that will return the number of justices to a pro-Second Amendment majority.  President Trump will announce his pick tonight in a prime-time address to the nation.

The Hill talked with Adam Winkler, a law processor and gun control advocate and he pointed out why the NRA has been so successful:
“One of the things that makes NRA such a political powerhouse is that, by and large, it stays focused on the issue it cares about: guns,” said Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Whatever Trump might say about women and sexual harassment, that’s just not as interesting to the NRA. They are focused on what Trump will do for guns.”
As Wayne LaPierre said, now is the time.

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