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Yesterday, the Assembly voted 51-21 to pass Senate Bill 264, previously amended by the Assembly Appropriations Committee to narrow the scope of the bill to prohibit firearm, ammunition, and parts sales in the 32nd District Agricultural Association (Orange County/Costa Mesa). It will now head back to the Senate for concurrence. Please contact your state Senator and ask
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First they were coming for your guns. That didn’t work, so now they’re coming for your bullets. As part of U.S. sanctions against the Russian Federation for using a “Novichok” nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny, the U.S. is effectively banning “permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia.”
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The federal government has rarely made a habit of covering itself in glory, but in recent weeks it seems determined to engender mistrust among the American public. In only the last month, three fresh examples of the federal government’s inability to secure sensitive data have come to light. These examples of official incompetence have once again made clear that
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Mandatory Gun Storage and Magazine Capacity Limits Proposed for 2022 Session ​Dear New Mexico NRA Member: Even though their so-called “universal background check” and “red flag” laws have been abject failures, anti-gun state lawmakers are continuing their war on law-abiding gun owners by calling for mandatory firearms storage proposals and limits on magazine capacity to
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Photo Credit: Marc Gronich State Senator Brian Benjamin, Governor Hocul, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Since taking the reins of power on Tuesday, August 24, Governor Kathy Hochul has been from Manhattan to Syracuse with little time spent in Albany. She has had a full plate of agenda items to contend with, including an eviction
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NRA-ILA Texas State Director Tara Mica presented State Sen. Brandon Creighton with NRA’s Defender of Freedom Award this week at the Texas Capitol.  Sen. Creighton sponsored HB 1500, protecting the operations of firearms manufacturers and retailers during future emergencies or disasters, and was an early and vocal advocate of HB 1927, the landmark Constitutional Carry
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NRA-ILA Texas State Director Tara Mica presented State Rep. Cole Hefner with NRA’s Defender of Freedom Award this week at the Texas Capitol.  Rep. Hefner authored and passed HB 1500, protecting the operations of firearms manufacturers and retailers during future emergencies or disasters.  He also sponsored SB 20, prohibiting hotels in Texas from adopting “no firearms”
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NRA-ILA Texas State Director Tara Mica presented State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) with NRA’s Defender of Freedom Award this week at the Texas Capitol.  Rep. Schaefer authored and passed House Bill 1927, the landmark Constitutional Carry bill, during the 87th Regular Session.  This is a massive victory for Texas gun owners! Dear Texas House District 6 NRA Member:
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NRA-ILA Texas State Director Tara Mica presented State Sen. Charles Schwertner with NRA’s Defender of Freedom Award this week at the Texas Capitol.  Sen. Schwertner authored SB 19, legislation prohibiting corporations which discriminate against the firearms industry from obtaining contracts with Texas governmental entities.  He also sponsored HB 1927, the historic Constitutional Carry bill, in the Senate. Dear Texas
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Dear Texas House District 135 Member: As NRA-ILA reported to you earlier, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills take effect TODAY – September 1.  Your State Representative, Jon Rosenthal, voted against NINE of them.  He voted: AGAINST Constitutional Carry; AGAINST banning banks with policies that discriminate against the firearms industry from doing business with the State of Texas; AGAINST prohibiting anti-gun politicians from halting
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Dear Texas House District 113 Member: As NRA-ILA reported to you earlier, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills take effect TODAY – September 1.  Your State Representative, Rhetta Bowers, voted against NINE of them.  She voted: AGAINST Constitutional Carry; AGAINST allowing victims of abuse aged 18-21 to apply for a License To Carry to protect
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Dear Texas House District 65 Member: As NRA-ILA reported to you earlier, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills take effect TODAY – September 1.  Your State Representative, Michelle Beckley, voted against ELEVEN of them.  She voted: AGAINST Constitutional Carry; AGAINST allowing victims of abuse aged 18-21 to apply for a License To Carry to protect
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Dear Texas House District 47 Member: As NRA-ILA reported to you earlier, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills take effect TODAY – September 1.  Your State Representative, Vikki Goodwin, voted against ELEVEN of them.  She voted: AGAINST Constitutional Carry; AGAINST allowing victims of abuse aged 18-21 to apply for a License To Carry to protect
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Gabriela Pesqueira When the coronavirus pandemic struck last year, people throughout the developed world raced to buy toilet paper, bottled water, yeast for baking bread, and other basic necessities. Americans also stocked up on guns. They bought more than 23 million firearms in 2020, up 65 percent from 2019. First-time gun purchases were notably high.
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On May 11, 2021, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a decision dismissing the Chapter 11 case of the National Rifle Association and certain of its affiliates. The high-profile New York-based non-profit sought bankruptcy protection in Texas on Jan. 15, 2021 and immediately faced
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One of the fake news heavyweights, The Washington Post, wrote a profile on former NRA spokesperson and current conservative radio host Dana Loesch and, remarkably, it didn’t make her sound like “a first class monster.” For the left, that’s something to get steamed over. In his Monday piece, The Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia painted a very
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Governor Roy Cooper, who is no friend to the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, also ignores the recommendations of law-enforcement. Today, he vetoed House Bill 398, NC Sheriffs’ Association-backed legislation to repeal the pistol permit in favor of the federal NICS background check. This is the second piece of pro-Second Amendment legislation Gov. Cooper
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As part of the campaign to stigmatize firearms and legitimate firearm owners, gun control advocates and their allies on the left have targeted anything that resembles or is used as a proxy for a gun – partially chewed pop tarts, fingers (a “level 2 lookalike firearm”), Halloween costume props, and ordinary toys. There are more examples than we could possibly list in
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