Category Archives: Gun Politics

Guns & Ammo Offers Free Issue Online in December

Guns & Ammo Free Preview
Guns & Ammo Free Preview

DENVER, Colo. -(Ammoland.com)- Guns & Ammo, one of the nation’s leading firearms magazines and the most popular title within Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s top-tier list of outdoor lifestyle publications, will offer its December issue free of charge online from December 12 – January 9, 2018.

Guns & Ammo boasts more than 11 million readers – with 29.7 readers per copy – more readers than any other firearms or outdoor lifestyle publication as measured by MediaMark Research and Intelligence (MRI).

Guns & Ammo magazine is one of 15 industry-leading publications from Outdoor Sportsman Group, which caters to a collective audience of more than 30 million total readers.

The free December issue will include the highly-anticipated “2017 Guns & Ammo of the Year” awards and a first-look at the new Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact, Shield and M360 lightweight revolver.

Other features include: “Winchester’s Deer Season XP,” “The Concealed Carry Seat Belt Conundrum” and “Meet NovX,” the revolutionary stainless steel/aluminum/polymer hybrid ammunition, as well as other engaging articles.

“We are excited about offering a free and timely preview of Guns & Ammo for the holidays,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing Chief Operating Officer, Mike Carney said. “Whether you are new to the shooting sports or a seasoned participant, this issue previews exciting product launches for 2018 and details our best-of-the-best picks from all the new guns we covered over the year. The free issue is only available for a limited time online, so head over to www.gunsandammo.com/freepreview and enjoy some compelling shooting sports coverage during your holiday break.”

For information and the opportunity to view your free version of Guns & Ammo visit their website.

Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda

Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda
Gun control advocates used to argue that waiting periods allowed local officials to run background checks on prospective purchasers, but that justification went out the window when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System came online in 1998. Then the argument shifted to a supposed “cooling-off” period for people who might buy a firearm in the heat of an angry moment, intending to do mischief with it.

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Preliminary Plan Could Close Public Lands to Target Shooting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of developing a management plan for 658,200 acres of surface land in eastern Colorado within the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office.  It recently released a document that provides an early look at how it could manage these public lands for the future.  The BLM is seeking public comment through May 5th.  Following analysis of the comments, the BLM will develop a draft management plan that will later be released for additional public comment.

This early review is a very important opportunity for all those who enjoy target shooting on these lands to let the agency know at this early planning stage how proposed management alternatives (Alternatives A through D) could positively or negatively affect recreation opportunities.  Hunting is not affected by any of the Alternatives.

The “Preliminary Alternatives Report and Draft Basis for Analysis” can be reviewed online at: http://on.doi.gov/1HVULcA.  Click on “Documents and Reports” in the left hand column. How each of the four Alternatives addresses target shooting is shown in the chart on pages 178 and 179.  Other pages addressing target shooting are pages 193, 200, and 340.

Comments may be submitted to the BLM online at blm_co_rg_rmp_comments@blm.gov

Those who recreate on these lands are the most knowledgeable as to how management decisions will shape their own future use of these public lands.  Please take the time to review the document and submit your comments to the BLM.

House Committee “Kills” Magazine Bill

Yesterday, the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee considered House Bill 1097, legislation to repeal the 2013 anti-self-defense law that limits the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold.  Unfortunately, the House committee voted on a party-line vote to defeat the bill and continue to prevent law-abiding Coloradans from being able to effectively defend themselves and their loved ones.

Magazine Limit Repeal Bill Approved by Senate Committee

On January 31, the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee approved Senate Bill 7 by a 3-2 vote (Yes: Marble, Neville, and Scott – No: Court and Fenberg).  Thank you to Senator Vicki Marble for sponsoring Senate Bill 7.  SB 7 would repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold, now heads to the Senate floor where it will await a vote by the full chamber.

Please continue to contact your state Senator and state Representative and politely urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.


SB 7 would remove this restriction so that law-abiding Coloradans are not limited in their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.  Please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and state Representative, and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.

Colorado: Legislature Convenes for its 2017 Legislative Session

On Wednesday, January 11, the Colorado General Assembly begins its 2017 Legislative Session.  It is important that gun owners and sportsmen across the state of Colorado stay actively involved throughout the New Year as well as stay-tuned to NRA-ILA email alerts and www.NRAILA.org as the session progresses.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to work hard to promote and protect your Second Amendment rights, and keep you updated on the status of legislation impacting your Second Amendment rights in Colorado.

Donald Trump’s Position on the 2nd Amendment

View Mr. Trump’s position:
https://assets.donaldjtrump.com/Second_Amendment_Rights.pdf

  • Defend the Second Amendment of our Constitution. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
  • Nominate United States Supreme Court justices that will abide by the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States that includes upholding the Second Amendment.
  • Enforce the laws on the books. We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals.
  • Expand and bring back programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live.
  • Empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement does a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time.
  • Fix our broken mental health system. All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We must expand treatment programs, and reform the laws to make it easier to take preventive action to save innocent lives. Most people with mental health problems are not violent, but just need help, and these reforms will help everyone.
  • Defend the rights of law-abiding gun owners:

– Military bases and recruiting centers – to have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves
– National right to carry – should be legal in all 50 states
– Background checks – we need to fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.
– Gun and magazine bans – the government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own