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March 25, 2009  
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Concealed Carry in National Parks Suspended
from NRA-ILA
On March 19, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by carrying a concealed firearm in national parks and wildlife refuges. More


Arkansas Representative Enlists 65 Pro-gun Democrats to Send Message to Attorney General Holder
from the U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Mike Ross (AR-04) led a group of 65 pro-gun Democrats in denouncing recent comments made by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s on February 25 that the Obama administration intended to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. The group sent a letter to the Attorney General on March 18, urging him to abandon any effort to reinstate the assault weapons ban and to focus instead on effective law enforcement strategies to enforce the nation’s current laws against violent criminals and drug traffickers. More

Gun Control and Consequences
from the Chattanooga Times Free Press
The recent tragic shooting that left 11 people, including the gunman, dead in south Alabama has generated demands for “more gun control.” That was predictable. Shootings in other states have led to calls for government to restrict or even do away with the right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Rarely considered, though, are the harmful effects of gun control, and how it leaves law-abiding people at the mercy of criminals who are perfectly willing to use guns illegally. More

Gun Control Debate Hangs over U.S.-Mexico Violence
from The Associated Press
Members of Congress may be alarmed by the surge in Mexican drug violence and its potential to spill across the border, but they grow silent when the talk turns to gun control as a solution. "The Second Amendment Task Force opposes the discussed ban and will fight any attempts that infringe on our Second Amendment rights," said Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., a chairman of the group. More

Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban
from FOX News
Get ready for a gunfight. Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to "confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban, gun advocates claim. More

Proposed Lead Ban Causes Stir
from The Washington Times
The American Sportfishing Association, an Alexandria-based trade group, isn't happy with an arbitrary decision by the National Park Service that would ban the use of lead components in fishing tackle in all national parks by 2010. The ban also would include lead component ammunition used by hunters. An official with the trade group said it was surprised and dismayed by the announcement. More

Winter Weather Helps Some Hunters, Hurts Others
from ESPN
Deer hunters across whitetail country produced mixed results this past season, as unusually cold and rainy winter weather generally hampered hunting efforts in the northern tier of states, while relatively dry, mild weather in other areas encouraged more hunters to participate. More


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