Jan
16
White House pledges to use campaign operation to push gun measures

Vice President Biden told House Democrats who attended a White House meeting on gun control measures on Monday that the Obama administration intended to mobilize the grassroots operation left over from the 2012 presidential campaign to help push for the gun related measures it would unveil Wednesday, according to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who participated in the meeting.
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Jan
11
White House goes after guns

The White House just realized it had to at least pretend to listen to America’s 100 million gun owners. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. invited a representative from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to attend a White House meeting with anti gun groups scheduled to take place Thursday.Up to now, gun owners have been left out of President Obama’s task force seeking “solutions” to gun violence by the end of the month. The simultaneous high profile media blitz is meant to ready the public for radical limits on the Second Amendment.
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Jan
07
Calls from Gun Owners Overwhelm the Illinois State House – Legislators Back Down from Vote on Semiautomatic Firearms and Magazine Ban for Now

Last night, anti-gun legislators in the Illinois House were scheduled to vote on an amendment to Senate Bill 2899 which would have turned this bill into a semiautomatic firearms/magazine ban and registration scheme (previously reported by NRA-ILA here).  However, in a large part thanks to your telephone calls and e-mail messages, the Illinois House decided that it would not vote on the anti-gun amendment to SB 2899, and did not even hear this amendment in committee.   The announcement of this decision was made by state Representative Elaine Nekritz, Chairman of the House committee where this bill had been sent.  To view this announcement, please click here – she says it herself — your calls and e-mails made a difference!
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Jan
06
Illinois: Votes Suspended in Senate — Anti-Gun Action Shifts to State House on Sunday

Yesterday when Senate President John Cullerton was unable to garner thirty votes in the Illinois Senate to pass legislation banning firearms and magazines, he postponed the floor votes on these bills until next week.  Now Governor Patrick Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have shifted their anti-gun focus to the state House of Representatives in an attempt to ban your guns and magazines during the Lame Duck session on Sunday through Tuesday.
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