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Dear Mississippi NRA Member: COVID-19’s disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).  This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would have provided citizens
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On Monday, the Argus Leader reported that Paul Erickson, a former Republican political operative, has been sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Erickson originally made headlines for his romantic involvement with Maria Butina, a Russian activist who admitted to infiltrating the National Rifle Association and other GOP circles
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Dear NRA-ILA Friends and Family, I’m excited to announce that the online NRA-ILA Auction is now OPEN and ready for your bids! This year’s auction features numerous firearms, accessories and ammunition.   Every item comes to NRA-ILA as a 100 percent donation, ensuring that all funds go directly to the battle for protecting the Second Amendment. 
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June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks.  The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have
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In 2013, Colorado enacted House Bill 13-1224, which made it a crime, with some exceptions, to sell, transfer, or possess any “large-capacity magazine”after July 1, 2013. A “large-capacity magazine”meant any “fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more
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Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the
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On July 2nd, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, despite it passing the General Assembly with bipartisan supermajorities. He erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows
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Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our more than five million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Paul Rose for re-election to the 32nd Senate district of Tennessee. “Tennesseans can count on Sen. Rose to protect our Second Amendment right to self-defense,” said Matt Herriman, NRA-ILA’s Tennessee state director. “The
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In essence, “Let Them Eat Tweets” revisits the title question of Thomas Frank’s classic “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” Sixteen years after the publication of Frank’s book, the question he raised remains the most important one in American politics: namely, how has the Republican Party achieved so many victories when its economic policies are so
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Fairfax, Va. – NRA-ILA’s North Carolina State Director​​, D.J. Spiker, released the following statement today regarding Gov. Cooper’s veto of HB 652: “It’s disappointing that Gov. Cooper vetoed the bill without even reading it. Had he had read it, he would know the legislation only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the
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Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago amid multiple crises in the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downfall and protests over police brutality and racial injustice. The lastest numbers are the most since the FBI began tracking such checks in 1998. More than 19 million
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Despite making a commitment to working on COVID-19 related legislation and budget issues, anti-gun legislation continues to move forward in the Hawaii legislature. HB 1902 and HB 2744 were passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and are now eligible for floor votes. SB 2635 and SB 3054 passed in a joint meeting of the House Judiciary
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Nicknamed “Battle Born”, we Nevadans are an independent bunch and have a history of wanting to run our own lives. We don’t want government control, nor do we need it. Nevertheless, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend recently with more and more government infringing on basic rights they have no business being involved in. The recent
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Moberly Monitor-Index Wednesday Jul 1, 2020 at 10:29 AM Missouri State Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin representing Missouri’s 18th District will be the featured speaker at the Randolph County Federated Republican Women meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nelly’s Restaurant in Moberly. The dinner and program will follow at 6 p.m. The cost is $11 per person. O’Laughlin also
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Last night, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters can breathe easy as the General Assembly leaves Legislative Hall for another year having passed no gun control legislation. Earlier this year, the General Assembly postponed their session due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  During this time of uncertainty, gun
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The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of the country’s leading gun-rights groups are working to convert many more first-time owners into new gun-rights voters in the run-up to the 2020
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