The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, alleging that she is trying to dissolve the NRA for “politically motivated reasons.” James had filed a lawsuit in August against the NRA alleging that the gun-rights group diverted millions of dollars to fund travel and for other allegedly improper purposes.
Stores such as Academy Sports in Tallahassee allow the purchasing of guns in Florida. Photo by Paulette Jordan The Florida Senate has introduced a bill, SB 1052, which is titled the Self Defense Restoration Act. This will delete provisions in the controversial Stand Your Ground law relating to people using or threatening to use force
EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — The city of Edmonds lost another legal battle this week in its effort to enforce a statute telling residents how to store their guns. A three-judge state appeals panel ruled unanimously that the city ordinance “regardless of its arguable benefits to public safety” is “unambiguously” pre-empted by state law and provisions
The National Rifle Association (NRA) in a new lawsuit is accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) of “weaponizing” her power against the group. The NRA filed a counter lawsuit against James in the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday accusing James of seeking to dissolve the group for political purposes. The counter complaint was first reported
Dear Texas NRA Member: COVID-19 and uncivil disorder have illustrated that in times of crisis or uncertainty, Americans buy guns. Last year, as concerned citizens across the country lined up outside gun stores to exercise their constitutional right to purchase and own firearms, state and local officials – including those in a number of Texas cities and counties – refused to designate firearms retailers as “essential
February 19th was the bill filing deadline for the California State Legislature. A few more bills to place restrictions on your already diminished rights, as well as one to protect your rights, have been filed. Anti-Gun Assembly Bill 1223 taxes firearms at $25 each, and ammunition at a certain percentage yet to be determined, in order to
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, on Tuesday expressed his support for Alabama state Rep. Andrew Sorrell’s House Bill 405, which would allow Alabamians to carry a concealed pistol without needing to obtain a concealed carry permit. This type of legislation is often referred to as permitless carry or constitutional carry by gun rights advocates. According to
Gun control activists who are looking for bold, decisive action from the Biden administration have been disappointed so far in the president’s lack of policy on the issue. But Biden is about to change that with a flurry of executive orders targeting law-abiding citizens who choose to own a gun.
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Last night, the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee defeated House Bill 279 on a party-line vote. The measure, filed by Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park), would have prevented future executive or Department of Health emergency orders from shutting down firearm manufacturers, retailers and shooting ranges, and denying law-abiding citizens their right to purchase, own and use firearms. The committee did,
Yesterday, Senate Bill 5038 was pulled from the Senate Rules Committee and sent to the Senate Floor where it can be heard at any time. NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact their State Senator and ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 5038 in any form. Senate Bill 5038 makes it a crime to openly
Today, the Arkansas House marked the final vote on Stand Your ground Legislation, Senate Bill 24. This important self-defense measure now heads to the desk of Governor Asa Hutchinson for his signature. Please contact Governor Hutchinson and ask him to sign Senate Bill 24 into law. This important legislation is a huge step forward for self-defense
A second attempt to get a controversial “stand-your-ground” bill out of the House Judiciary Committee succeeded Tuesday, after members of the committee beat back an attempt to amend the bill in a way to appease gun owners. The vote sends Senate Bill 24, which would eliminate the duty to retreat from Arkansas’ self-defense laws, to
METAIRIE, LA – FEBRUARY 20: Investigators and patrons gather in the parking lot of the Jefferson Gun … [+] Outlet on February 20, 2021 in Metairie, Louisiana. According to reports, three people were killed and two injured after an altercation lead to gunfire at an indoor shooting range. (Photo by Michael DeMocker/Getty Images) Getty Images
The bill would also prevent a political subdivision of the state from enforcing federal firearms regulations enacted after Jan. 1 if the state has not also adopted that law. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hundreds of pro gun proponents gather at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
This week, the House is expected to vote on pro-firearm related legislation. Use the “Take Action” button below to contact your state representative and encourage their support of HB 2840, HB 2827, and HB 2551. House Bill 2840 allows law-abiding citizens to store their loaded firearms in their locked personal vehicles while parked on school grounds. This
Stand Your Ground legislation, Senate Bill 24, could be considered on the House Floor as early as tomorrow, and your State Representatives need to hear from you now! Please contact your State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 24. This important legislation is a huge step forward for self-defense rights and law-abiding gun owners
DATE: February 23, 2021 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President Deception and fraud is alive and well among Democrats in the Florida Senate. At least one anti-gun Senator is blatantly engaging in out-right fraud by filing a massive unconstitutional gun control
Today, the Senate Committee on Judiciary issued a favorable report for Senate Bill 43, to expand the ability of citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones while attending religious worship. They referred the bill to the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate for further consideration. Senate Bill 43 allows law-abiding citizens who
The Statehouse in Montpelier remains shuddered under the continued protocols of COVID, however the business of the Legislature forges ahead on the Internet tomorrow morning. On Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a “public hearing” on Zoom/YouTube. In a normal year, an entire cadre of orange-clad Second Amendment supporters would have ventured
Tomorrow, February 24th, the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold floor votes on self-defense legislation, House Bill 81 and House Bill 197. Please contact your State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 81 and House Bill 197. House Bill 81 is a common-sense clarification in the laws relating to the statute governing physical force
Dear New Mexico NRA Member: On Monday night, the House Judiciary Committee advanced House Bill 193, which amends New Mexico’s red flag firearms surrender law to allow a police officer to petition for an extreme risk protective order (ERPO) directly, and to confiscate any firearms discovered when serving the order. Owners of guns seized in this manner would no longer have the option of storing them with,
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) opens on Thursday 25 February in Orlando, Florida, with ousted president Donald Trump its headline speaker in his first public engagement since leaving the White House for Mar-a-Lago a month ago. A four-day gathering of right-wing activists from across the United States, CPAC was founded in 1974 by the
ANALYSIS/OPINION: On Valentine’s Day, President Biden sent you a love letter: He’s coming for your guns. A Feb. 14 statement from the Biden White House called on Congress to extend background checks to “all” gun sales in the country — by definition including between friends or even family members. Such universal tracking of
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action applauds a decision by the Washington Court of Appeals today that upheld the state’s preemption law and struck down a pair of local ordinances that restricted the right of law-abiding gun owners. “Today’s ruling is an important victory for the people of Washington,” said
A new advertising campaign from Everytown for Gun Safety is targeted at an unusual demographic for an organization that promotes stricter gun laws: card-carrying, dues-paying members of the National Rifle Association. The six-figure campaign includes television ads on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as digital ads directed at N.R.A. members and gun owners.
Tomorrow, February 22nd, the House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs is hearing House Bill 534 House Draft 1, to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Please consider submitting testimony in favor of HB 534 HD 1 through the Hawaii Legislative website. For help creating an account and submitting testimony, click here. House
Last week, anti-gun legislators filed bills to require registration for many common semi-automatic firearms, ban many firearm modifications, and increase the fee and red tape to apply for a FOID. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE House Bills 3212, 3222, and 3245. House Bill 3212 bans, among other things, “any other
Today, the House passed House Bill 1369 by a vote of 65-31 and sent it on to the Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to promptly support HB 1369. House Bill 1369 allows any law-abiding adult who is legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun
All but one state bordering Arkansas saw rates of gun deaths increase in the years after passing stand-your-ground legislation similar to a bill under consideration by the Arkansas General Assembly, a review of two decades’ worth of federal mortality data by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette found. In Mississippi, Oklahoma and Missouri, the number of people killed