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AZ: Preservationists File Suit Against Kofa Water

This is a report from the Yuma Sun quoting a press release from preservationist groups.  How establishing water sources in the harsh western Arizona desert environment in the midst of a drought endangers the desert bighorn is left as an exercise to the reader.

 

 — Chris Knox

 

June 28, 2007 – 11:11PM

Conservationists have filed for a temporary restraining order with federal court to prevent any refuge actions that ignore public involvement. The action followed an investigative report released on the declining Kofa bighorn sheep herd, according to an Arizona Wilderness Coalition and Wilderness Watch press release.   Continue reading AZ: Preservationists File Suit Against Kofa Water

Job opportunities for recent college graduates!

An unusual opportunity has been brought to our attention and I wanted to share it with our subscribers.

Our good friends at The Leadership Institute are expanding their college conservative outreach program and they are looking for 70 dynamic young people to recruit, train, and assist conservative students on college campuses in developing effective conservative activist organizations.
Continue reading Job opportunities for recent college graduates!

Action Needed on Tiahrt

Write your Representative today, call your Representative on Monday!

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to vote on the Tiahrt amendment sometime next week, possibly as early as Monday.

Whether your Representative serves on the Appropriations Committee or not, it is important that he hears from you, urging him to do whatever he can to ensure inclusion of these important protections in the BATFE budget appropriation.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the Brady Campaign Against Guns have made defeat of Tiahrt their number one target in this session of Congress, turning what should be an administrative matter into a contentious political issue. Continue reading Action Needed on Tiahrt

Surprise Action in the House

  In a surprise move, the US House of Representatives today passed a bill which provides incentives for states to enhance and computerize criminal and mental health records and make such records available to the FBI's National Instant Check System (NICS).

  While The Firearms Coalition has consistently opposed previous versions of this bill, we do not oppose the bill as it was passed by the House today. Continue reading Surprise Action in the House

The Bar Is Being Lowered!

The Bar is Being Lowered

It's up to you to hold it up!

Take action now. Write to your Governor and the Attorney General and then write to your Senators and Representative. Forward this alert to every gun rights activist and organization you know then send it on to veterans and veterans' organizations because they are among the most severely impacted. The national gun and veterans' organizations and most of the state groups have either completely missed or conceded this issue. Only your immediate action can stop the momentum of this steamroller.

I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn't have time.

Continue reading The Bar Is Being Lowered!

PA Senate Hearing on Violence

[ MOROCCAN AGENT SECRET ] Continue reading PA Senate Hearing on Violence

ATF Increasing Intrusions

  While there has been much discussion and debate recently concerning actions which might be taken by anti-gunners in Congress, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has made "adjustments" to their interpretation of laws regarding "mental defects."  ATF is actively encouraging state Attorneys General to enhance their reporting of persons who fall under the new, broader definitions to the National Instant Check System (NICS) to bar them from ever purchasing or possessing firearms.  Shockingly, the NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are both supporting and encouraging ATF's efforts. 

    The impact of this "adjustment" could be devastating to thousands of people around the country.  According to ATF and NICS, a mentally ill person can never recover.  There is no path for restoration of gun rights once they have been denied on the basis of mental problems. Continue reading ATF Increasing Intrusions

DC Court Refuses to Reverse



  • Subject: DC Court Refuses to Reverse

  • From: AlertsList at FirearmsCoalition.org (Firearms Coalition)

  • Date: Tue May 8 16:46:35 2007


The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has refused the District of Columbia's request for an en banc (full court) rehearing of a three
judge panels decision overturning a portion of DC's restrictive gun laws on Second Amendment grounds.

The District is expected to now appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

We will keep you posted.

Disarmed Victims in Virginia



  • Subject: Disarmed Victims in Virginia
  • From: AlertsList at FirearmsCoalition.org (Firearms Coalition)
  • Date: Mon Apr 16 16:10:08 2007



Thirty three dead after shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. All of the victims were unarmed. The murderer killed himself.

Virginia Tech forbids students and faculty from possessing firearms n campus, even when they have valid concealed weapons permits.

Continue reading Disarmed Victims in Virginia