Thursday, January 17, 2013
"Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution," The National Rifle Association said.
The National Rife Association has released a statement following the announcement of President's Obama's gun control plan, which includes 23 executive actions that do not require the approval of Congress. The President is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass measures such as universal background checks on gun sales, a ban on military-style assault rifles and limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines. The NRA's press release states that "attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation." The entire text of the press release follows: Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The organization, which held its annual convention in St. Louis this year, plans a "major" news conference Friday in Washington, D.C.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The national conversation taking place in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shootings Friday has thus far not included the advocacy group for gun rights, the National Rifle Association. That changed Tuesday afternoon with a statement sent to reporters around the country: "The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters--and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The National Rifle Association is hosting a convention in St. Louis this weekend with speakers like Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Glenn Beck.
There will be a wide array of guns and knives for people to "ooh" and "ahh" about as the National Rifle Association (NRA) brings its annual meeting and exhibits to town Friday and through the weekend at America's Center. St. Louis is hosting the NRA convention for the second time in five years. In 2007, the city was the beneficiary of an NRA decision to abandon its original host city of Columbus, OH, a retaliation that followed the Columbus City Council's passage of a law banning assault-type weapons. The NRA moved its big confab to St. Louis and liked it so much it came back this year. So, what restrictions on firearms are acceptable? By its actions, the NRA obviously doesn't like bans on assault weapons, but are there any restrictions …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Education and sales go hand in hand for locals at this year's National Convention in St. Louis.
Anyone walking through the annual convention at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in St. Louis will be witness to seven acres of what many here have called "Nirvana" for gun enthusiasts. For local firms and organizations from the Fenton and High Ridge areas, it has been an opportunity to educate and market. "This is a big deal, you get 60 thousand people to walk through here, trying to let people know what the Remington Society does this is a good way to get the word out, " said Billy Smith, Merchandise Manager and a Director of the High Ridge-based Remington Society of America. According to the organization's website, The Remington Society is "An organization dedicated to the collection and study of Remington firearms, …