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NRA Bankruptcy and Other Court Documents

We’re gathering and posting documents from the NRA’s bankruptcy and other legal cases, so readers can reference them.  Additional documents will be added over time.

Tax exempt donations to support Phil Journey’s efforts can be sent to: CDFE c/o Phil Journey,
PO Box 501
Haysville, KS  67060

Here’s the empty Reorganization Plan approved by the Board on May 1: reorg-plan

NRABankruptcyPetition

BrewerCounselPetition

CreditorCommittee

JourneyMotionForExaminer

Debtor’s info Brief

Dkt.-131-AMcs-Motion-to-Dismiss

NYAGMotiontoDismiss

NRA’s Financial Statement

MMPMotionforNewCreditorCommittee

TrusteeObjectiontoBrewer

Motion for Members

 

Rights Rallies Across the Country

April 1, 2014
SCOPE Gun Rights Rally
11:00am – 2pm
Capital Park, Albany, NY

April 3, 2014
Gun Rights Rally Day
10:00am – 12 Noon
Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO

April 5, 2014
Day of Resistance Gun Rally
10:00am – 12 Noon
Stanton’s Shopping Center, Alvin, TX

April 5, 2014
Connecticut Gun Rights Rally
Noon until 3:00pm
Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, CT

April 12, 2014
Open Carry PA Court Victory Rally!
2:00pm
Perry Square, Erie, PA

April 19, 2014
2nd Amendment Rally
12 Noon
Battle Green, Lexington, MA

April 29, 2014
9th annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally
10:00am
Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA

April 29, 2014
2nd Amendment March
9:45am
Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI

May 17, 2014
Firearm Freedom Day
10am – 3pm
City Park, Guntown, MS

MAIG Resource Page

The Firearms Coalition’s MAIG Resource Page

Suggestions and links to help people battle MAIG.

Please check back to see what information we add.

It is worth noting that, when confronted, a number of mayors on the MAIG list have denied ever being members of the group.  It is possible that MAIG has added mayors without their knowledge or consent, in which case, a simple note to the mayor informing him that he is on the member list and urging him to resign should garner good results.  This is also another reason to be sure that you are polite in your initial contact.  Your mayor might be a victim, not a villain.

The Low-Hanging Fruit 
MAIG Mayors with few compatriots in their state

Idaho – 1

North Dakota – 1

Utah – 1

West Virginia – 1

Alabama – 2

Kansas – 2

Nevada – 2

New Hampshire – 2

Arkansas – 3

Montana – 3

Hawaii – 3

Delaware – 4

South Carolina – 4

Rhode Island – 5

Tennessee – 5

Arizona – 7

Texas – 7

Indiana – 8

Iowa – 8

Georgia – 11

Oregon – 11

Virginia – 12

Colorado – 13

North Carolina – 15

 http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml

Nebraska Firearm Owners pushes for MAIG-Free Nebraska:
 http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/v?e=319326&c=138A6&t=1&l=388976A&email=51HYtcLwzNJ4r61YPStp%2BTA%2F6cdMyejMNyIeD9VsXLU%3D&relid=4C4AEFA1

Nebraska’s last MAIG member resigns:
 http://www.livewellnebraska.com/article/20130809/NEWS2005/130809265

SAF’s campaign against MAIG:
 http://www.saf.org/images/maig.pdf

Gun Owners Against Illegal Mayors: 
http://www.stopillegalmayors.com/

NRA on MAIG: 
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2012/criminal-behavior-by-members-of-maig.aspx

And a dedicated Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gun-Owners-Against-Ignorant-Mayors/162136290601778?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser 

Some quotes from mayors who have quit MAIG.
These are courtesy of our friend Alan Korwin and his excellent feature “Page 9”
 http://gunlaws.com/PageNineIndex.htm
 5- Mayors Against Guns Bleeding Members

The lamestream media told you:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is doing everything they can to take guns off the street, lock up criminals and make the world safer for all of us. Why the NRA and these horrid gun people would work against that is sick.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

“I was never an active member. They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” – Mayor Bob Scott, Sioux City, Iowa

“It was a mistake really…They swindle you in and then put your name on the list.” – Mayor Keith Hoffman, East Berlin, Pennsylvania

“I am withdrawing because I believe the MAIG is attempting to erode all gun ownership, not just illegal guns. Additionally, I have learned that the MAIG may be working on issues which conflict with legal gun ownership. It appears the MAIG has misrepresented itself to the Mayors of America and its citizens. This is gun control, not crime prevention.” – Former Mayor Patricia Shontz, Madeira Beach, Florida

“I became a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns based on my belief that this group would help in the fight against criminal gun use. After all, who isn’t for making our communities safer by getting illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of the wrong people? After careful consideration and after listening to the concerns of many of my constituents I have come to the conclusion that some of your organization’s statements and actions can be construed as infringing on the rights of legitimate gun owners. Because of this, I request that you remove my name from your web site and from your membership lists.” – Former Mayor Royce Pollard, Vancouver, Washington

“I am withdrawing because you are attempting to erode all gun ownership, not just illegal guns. I have learned that the coalition may be working on issues which conflict with legal gun ownership, and that some actions on your behalf are dubious…Regrettably, it has become continuously clear to me that you are using this coalition of mayors to advance a hidden agenda of bringing lawsuits against members of the firearms industry and spreading anti-gun propaganda.” – Former Mayor Marlene Anielski, Walton Hills, Ohio

“Sometime ago, I attended a meeting with many city officials from throughout the United States. At this meeting there was a table with the title “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.” Not wanting illegal guns, I signed the form not knowing what kind of spin would ensue. As it turned out, it was against the 2nd amendment, etc. I have since been removed from the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” movement. On our city website I have a letter to all stating my position. I’m not against the NRA, guns or hunting and never will be.” – Mayor John D. Link, Edgewood, Kentucky

“It is simply unconscionable that this coalition, under your [Michael Bloomberg’s] leadership, would call for a repeal of the Shelby/Tiahrt amendment that helps to safeguard criminal investigations and the lives of law enforcement officers, witnesses and others by restricting access to firearms trace data solely to law enforcement. How anyone, least of all a public official, could be willing to sacrifice such a law enforcement lifeline in order to gain an edge in suing an industry they have political differences with is repugnant to me. The fact that your campaign against this protective language consisted of overheated rhetoric, deception and falsehoods is disturbing.” – Mayor Harry Moore, Oldmans Township, New Jersey

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Resolution of NRA Members

Resolution submitted to the Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association, 4 May, 2013 by Jeff Knox, NRA Endowment Member and Director of The Firearms Coalition, calling for a continued uncompromising stance against encroaching gun control. 

The resolution passed unanimously.

WHEREAS, gun control extremists exploited a terrible tragedy and launched an unprecedented assault on the rights of responsible citizens during the first quarter of this year; and

WHEREAS, these extremists and their media allies played heavily on the public’s emotions and lack of knowledge about firearms and firearms laws; and

WHEREAS, there were high expectations for several, seriously restrictive and prohibitive bills to be passed by the US Senate; and

WHEREAS, none of the gun control proposals offered would have prevented or mitigated any of the recent atrocities that were used to fuel the assault on Americans’ rights; and

Continue reading Resolution of NRA Members

The Wrong Side

Senator Dianne Feinstein was kind enough to publish a list of people and organizations who have lent their name in support of her AW bill, so we’ve decided to make sure you didn’t miss it.

Law Enforcement

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Major Cities Chiefs Association
Police Executive Research Forum
Police Foundation
Women in Federal Law Enforcement
Chaska (Minn.) Police Chief Scott Knight, former chairman of the Firearms Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne

Localities

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Ventura County Board of Supervisors
Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Anthony Smith
Boston City Council

California mayors

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster

Continue reading The Wrong Side

Stop the Gun Ban – Join The Coalition!

The Firearms Coalition is, as the name implies, a coalition of groups and individuals concerned about our right to arms.  Our coalition represents thousands of gun clubs, grass roots organizations, and individual activists, but we need more.  Recently we teamed up with a number of gun rights leaders from around the country to form a new, even larger coalition, one dedicated to a single goal: Stopping the growing tsunami of anti-rights legislation and regulation building in Washington, DC. 

Our position is simple:  Just Say No.  No to any gun ban.  No to any restrictions or bans on magazines.  No to registration.  No to government intrusion into personal transactions between private individuals.  No to any and all forms of additional gun control – no matter what any other national or local organizations might say or do.  No new gun laws.  No compromise.  No way.

If you agree with this position, we need your voice added to our coalition.  If you belong to a gun club, state association, grassroots organization, church, business, or family that agrees with this position, we need their voices added to our efforts as well.

All you have to do is register on this site!

Continue reading Stop the Gun Ban – Join The Coalition!

Updateed — SB 249 pulled California on verge of banning most semi-autos

Update: 

California State Senator Leland Yee’s horrible SB 249, which would have essentially banned possession of thousands, if not millions of common semi-automatic firearms in California, has been removed from the Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing calendar.  The bill is dead for this year.  Great work, Calguns.net, Gun Owners California, NRA, and other California activists.  It’s critical that this kind of bill be slapped down quickly and firmly.  As we all know, every bad idea that comes out of California eventually spreads across the rest of the country.  One great piece of news coming out of this is that there are several hard up-or-down votes to move the bill along.  Here’s hoping that California activists can put a dent in their re-election hopes.

There was some controversy within the gun rights community with Gun Owners California reporting as early as Tuesday afternoon that the bill was dead.  Calguns and other groups tweeted that the news was being reported prematurely and that activists should keep the pressure on.  We’ll refrain from taking sides in a local dispute, but will point out that there is no downside that we can see with the California state senate phone lines being tied up for a few hours longer.  Better the dogs bark too long than be called off too early. 

Altogether a good day’s work for the state of California, and the nation!  Thanks to everyone!

Chris Knox



Our friend Jim Shults (Shults Media Relations, LLC) has forwarded a note calling attention to S.B. 249.  Yes, we checked, and yes, it’s bad.  The bill would essentially outlaw any gun with a removable box magazine and do away with the “bullet button” workaround that California activists were able to enact a couple of years ago.  Not only would S.B. 249 make common guns illegal, it would require a massive gun turn-in.  If the gun turn-in is found legal, it’s a massive violation of the Fifth Amendment as well as the Second.  On the other hand if gun owners were to be compensated for their confiscated property, it would drive the state further into a fiscal crisis. 

What to do
Friends unfortunate enough to live in the People’s Democratic Republic of California should immediately contact their legislators.  A good source of information is http://calguns.net and its special page, http://stopsb249.org/You can also follow their Twitter feed @stopsb249.

Issa recaps F&F, drafts Contempt of Congress resolution

Representative Darrel Issa (R-CA) has ramped up his often repeated threat to charge Attorney General Eric Holder with Contempt of Congress over the DOJ’s stonewalling in the Fast & Furious investigation by publicly circulating a draft Contempt resolution.   True to form, Holder is shrugging off the threat and it looks unlikely, even if the resolution is formalized and passed, that it will make Holder responsive and accommodating to congressional investigators.  Contempt charges from Congress are rarely filed, and even more rarely passed for further action.  The last time Congress passed one of these resolutions was against Carl Rove in 2008.  That citation, from the House Judiciary Committee, was never taken up by the full house, cooperation was never obtained, and it, and another Contempt citation from the previous year against two other Bush staffers, is still in litigation.  At least this draft resolution does an excellent job of spelling out the specifics of the Fast & Furious case and points out the major flaws of the operation.

Read the full draft resolution and Rep. Issa’s explanatory memo by clicking here.

http://www.firearmscoalition.org/images/news/update-on-fast-and-furious-with-attachment-final.pdf