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Best Wishes for the Holidays and 2012 from NRA-ILA!

On behalf of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, please accept my best wishes to you and your family for the holiday season and the New Year ahead.
As an NRA member, you're among just 5% of gun owners nationwide who are taking an active role in protecting and defending our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

And because of this leadership role you've chosen to play in shaping the future of freedom, I wanted to bring you up-to-date on just a few of the battles that NRA-ILA has fought and won during 2011.

Holder has been holding out

Fast & Furious mystery: Holder’s absent e-mails

Eric Holder has been holding out.
That stunning admission came from the embattled attorney general under questioning from Arizona Congressman Trent Franks during Thursday’s sometimes volatile hearing by the House Judiciary Committee that focused on Operation Fast and Furious.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/fast-furious-mystery-holde...

Article by Dave Workman

The Next Decisive Day in American Hisotry

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre views 6 November, 2012 as the next decisive day in American history.

"There can be no question that the Second Amendment, as we know it, may cease to exist should Barack Obama win a second term in office," LaPierre wrote in a column that appeared at Townhall.com.

Holder on hot seat, Dems on defensive

Warpath: Holder on hot seat, Dems on defensive

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee rushed to the defense of Attorney General Eric Holder this morning as Republicans put him under the microscope about his handling of the Operation Fast and Furious fiasco.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/warpath-holder-on-hot-seat...

Article by Dave Workman

Rep. Walsh bill would withhold U.N. funding over global gun control

Walsh submits bill to withhold U.N. funds; CCRKBA helped draft

Legislation that would withhold United States funds from the United Nations if the U.N. pushes an arms treaty that threatens the Second Amendment has been introduced by freshman Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, and the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms helped draft it.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/flash-walsh-submits-bill-t...

Article by Dave Workman

Grassley calls for Lanny Breuer's resignation over F&F

BREAKING: Grassley calls for Lanny Breuer’s resignation from DoJ

Senator Charles Grassley has called on Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, to hand in his resignation over his apparent mishandling and misleading testimony about his involvement in the oversight of Operation Fast and Furious.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/breaking-grassley-calls-fo...

Article by Dave Workman

CCRKBA has share of victory in Halligan rejection

Halligan rejection a win for NW gun rights group

Tuesday’s derailment in the U.S. Senate of anti-gun judicial nominee Caitlin Halligan was a sweet victory for gun rights organizations including the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/halligan-rejection-a-win-f...

Article by Dave Workman

Gun Owners Score Victory in the Senate

Anti-gun Judicial Nominee Defeated!

The response of Gun Owners of America members to Monday’s alert was overwhelming and played an important role in defeating the confirmation of Caitlin Halligan, a judicial nominee with a history of anti-gun activism.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to ram through Halligan’s confirmation on Tuesday afternoon. In a procedural maneuver known as a “cloture vote,” Reid needed 60 votes to move the nomination forward for a final vote, but was defeated 54-45.

Issa ramps up heat on Holder

Issa turns up heat on Holder as Judiciary hearing looms

Three days before he is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder came under intensified criticism by Rep. Darrell Issa as the California congressman announced he is launching an investigation of the Drug Enforcement Administration for alleged money laundering.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/issa-turns-up-heat-on-hold...

Article by Dave Workman