Month: July 2021

Dear New Mexico NRA Member: Last week marked the two-year anniversary of New Mexico’s ban on private firearm transfers, otherwise known as the state’s “universal background check” scheme, taking effect.  That law and the subsequent red flag firearms surrender bill passed in 2020 have been abject failures at controlling crime in the Land of Enchantment.  NRA-ILA and
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The assassination of Haitian Prime Minister Jovenel Moïse has stunned the country and shocked South Florida’s Haitian community. The Caribbean nation of roughly 11 million people, many of them living amid poverty and rising violence, now faces an even more uncertain future. READ MORE: Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett: Review Has Already Started
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The National Rifle Association on Wednesday went to a federal appeals court after a judge last month upheld a Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns. The NRA, which challenged the constitutionality of the law after it passed in 2018, filed a notice of appealing the ruling by
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Today,  NRA-ILA appealed a federal judge’s ruling that begrudgingly upheld the state’s ban on transferring firearms to young adults between the ages of 18-20. The NRA is pursuing the appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to protect the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all law-abiding adults.  There is no question
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Two years have now passed since the first of several hotly debated gun-control bills passed in Santa Fe. When these gun-control bills were passed, we were told by supporters that these laws were “proven” to reduce violent crime and homicides. But what has actually transpired since? Quite the opposite. Per the FBI, the homicide rate
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The modern iteration of the National Rifle Association as a political force opposed to any measure of gun safety was familiar to Fred Guttenberg even before his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed along with 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February 2018. The group’s response to Parkland was
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, has signed into law two new gun control bills, tightening firearm storage requirements and expanding the existing ban on ghost guns. At a signing ceremony last week, Ige said the measures are “focused on increasing the safety and well-being of our community.” One of the bills, called HB31, imposes more stringent
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On June 7th, ATF published a new notice of proposed rulemaking on its website entitled Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces”. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on June 10th, 2021, giving interested parties until September 8th, 2021 to file comments. The rule seems aimed at making nearly all configurations of firearms
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After wrapping up their final cases for the 2020–2021 session last week, the Supreme Court’s nine justices will not reconvene again until October — but when they do, they are expected to issue major rulings on abortion and gun rights that will be influential for years to come. While more cases could still be added,
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Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings.  The Seminar will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states
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Professional “fact checkers” at the Washington Post and elsewhere aren’t notable for their pro-gun bias. In the past, for example, these propagandists have condemned as incorrect claims that Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe in the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense, and that Joe Biden supports gun confiscation, while using the same framework
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As we celebrate America’s birthday, gun owners should affirm the rights our founding fathers enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Freedom-loving Americans can make their voices heard and protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms for future generations by contacting their Senators and telling them to reject gun control lobbyist David Chipman’s nomination for
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David Calvert/ The Nevada Independent via AP, Pool (2020) State Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, shown in 2020, shepherded Senate Bill 452 through the the chamber earlier this year. The measure would have allowed casinos to become gun-free zones. By Ric Anderson (contact) Sunday, July 4, 2021 | 2 a.m. In recent sessions of
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“It’s not about politics.” New York prosecutor Carey Dunne’s words were repeated like a mantra after this week’s indictment of the Trump Organization and its financial chief, Allen WeisselbergAllen Howard WeisselbergWhy the Trump Organization indictment may be far less consequential than the media think Alvin Bragg set to become new Manhattan DA, take over Trump Organization
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Sen. Susan Collins recently announced that she will vote against the nomination of David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying that she found this nomination to be “unusually divisive.” I couldn’t agree more. As the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, I work hard to preserve
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