Month: February 2021

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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