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Join us for the 2022 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 8th, at the Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  RSVP is required below as space is limited. Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment, speakers will discuss a variety of critical
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Another week, another round of attacks on law-abiding gun owners in the Empire State. 1. Treating Law-abiding Gun Owners as Presumptive Criminals On September 2, investigative journalism outlet Project Veritas posted a “leaked” New York Police Department “Legal Update Bulletin,” titled, “New York State Restrictions on Carrying Concealed Firearms.” Allegedly a newsletter from the Office
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At their September 1st meeting, the Surry County Board of Supervisors issued a notice that there will be a public hearing to consider an ordinance to ban firearms in certain public places at the October 6th meeting. They previously considered such a gun ban back in 2021. Please click the “Take Action” button or click here to
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On Aug. 24, New York’s Democrat governor Kathy Hochul gave a speech about how the Empire State is combatting what she repeatedly referred to as “gun violence.” Among other things, her remarks suggested that the state will begin using political and ideological litmus tests to determine who is a “suitable person” to own or carry
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Today, at 5:00PM, the Wake County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending the county’s firearm discharge ordinance to further restrict target shooting on private property in unincorporated areas. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend the meeting to oppose this proposed ordinance. To view the agenda or
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Late last night, the California Legislature adjourned sine die, ending the 2022 session. Fortunately, despite efforts by anti-gun politicians to push through more gun control, Assembly Bill 1227 (Excise Tax) and Senate Bill 918 (CCW Reform) failed to pass. This is a huge win for law-abiding gun owners not having additional costs, burdens, and restrictions that
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Last June—in an NRA-ILA backed case—the United States Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment protects the right of law abiding citizens to carry a firearm for personal protection and struck the “proper cause” requirement in New York’s Sullivan Law. The Court was crystal clear: the government cannot trample on our Second Amendment rights through
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This week the California Legislature enters the final week of the legislative session with several anti-gun bills eligible for floor action. It’s critical that you contact your legislators and voice your opposition to AB 1227 (Excise Tax), SB 918 (CCW Reform), and AB 2870 (GVRO Expansion). These bills, on top of the bills already passed and signed this session, will
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When we say “brace yourself,” we’re not kidding. The pistol brace rule is coming as well. But first, a different sort of crackdown was unleashed on the nation this week, as an ATF rule published on April 26 finally took effect on Wednesday. The regulation is entitled “Definition of `Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms.” That
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Survey after survey indicates that crime remains one of the top issues of voters as the country approaches the midterm elections (here, here, here and here, for instance). A closely related concern is soft-on-crime policies, with “a majority of voters support[ing] proposed new laws that would replace local district attorneys who fail to prosecute criminals,” and large percentages of respondents agreeing
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Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s position on guns is straightforward. The former New York manny wants to ban and confiscate America’s most popular firearms and further undermine Texans’ Second Amendment rights. This radical position plays well with some Democratic presidential primary voters. It doesn’t with the Texas electorate. That’s why the perennial
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Gun control advocates’ preferred policies have been repeatedly rejected by the American people through their elected representatives. The U.S. Supreme Court and Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has foreclosed, for now, gun control backers’ chief aim – total civilian disarmament. Moreover, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act makes clear that firearm manufacturers
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Gun control advocates have renewed a longstanding plan to have the Federal Trade Commission (which regulates commercial speech) punish firearms manufacturers for how they advertise firearms. A petition filed with the FTC by several large firearm prohibition organizations claims that any suggestion firearms provide protection to their owners or make their homes safer is tantamount
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This week, the Explanatory Statement Committee approved Ballot Measure 114’s (formerly IP 17) summary that will appear in the voter pamphlet. The Explanatory Statement is supposed to be an impartial, simple, and understandable statement that explains the ballot measure. However, the approved Explanatory Statement is misleading, complicated, and difficult to comprehend. To properly inform the
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Today in an NRA-ILA-backed lawsuit, a coalition of groups that offer and promote youth-firearm safety, youth-shooting sports, and youth-hunting and hunter-education programs filed a lawsuit challenging a newly passed California statute that prohibits them from promoting those programs. The California Assembly passed and Governor Newsom signed AB 2571 into law earlier this year. NRA-ILA provided
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This week, the Boulder County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass a gun control package consisting of five ordinances to infringe on your Second Amendment rights. Commissioner Matt Jones claims these ordinances are “common-sense gun violence laws designed to help keep people safe,” but, apparently, common sense isn’t common. These ordinances are restrictions that attack your constitutional right to
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Tomorrow, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution to repeal/challenge Arizona’s preemption statutes, Resolution NO. 2022 – 44.  This resolution falls in line with efforts by both Pima County and Tucson to pass local gun control ordinances. In 2017, the Arizona State Supreme Court ruled in the State’s favor, causing the City of Tucson to
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On Friday, after a last-minute rule change to allow its consideration, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1808. Authored by Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), H.R. 1808 would ban the most popular semiautomatic rifles in America, many popular semiautomatic shotguns, and the magazines that come with firearms commonly used for self-defense. The bill
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives appears to understand that it has an image problem. According to a recent item from the Washington Times, the ATF has been handing out flyers at gun shows that are designed to bust some “myths” about the agency. Titled “ATF Myths: Not everything you hear is true,”
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Years after Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unilaterally imposed his “assault weapon” ban and confiscation (“buyback”), Canada’s responsible gun owners are still waiting for his government to disclose how this “buyback” will be implemented. One recent sign suggests that the government hopes to recruit private entities, rather than rely on law enforcement or other government
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