Dear Texas NRA Member: Today, State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Ways & Means, formally requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on whether city and/or county officials can prohibit the sale of firearms through an emergency order or declaration by excluding firearms manufacturers and retailers as “essential businesses.” 
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  DATE:    March 24, 2020 TO:         USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:   Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President It was another very tough Legislative Session in Florida this year.  Anti-gun Democrats were emboldened by Michael Bloomberg’s money.  His money had been strategically placed to help pass another major gun
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Governor Jim Justice’s recent Executive Order No. 9-20 designates “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers” under “Essential Businesses and Operations,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. In doing so, Gov. Justice reaffirms that the Second Amendment is the law of the land while other jurisdictions are using the pandemic as an excuse to strip
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On Tuesday, March 10, the House Judiciary Committee received House Bill 2344, legislation that implements a “permit to purchase” for ammunition, as well as a tax on all ammo purchases.  Sponsored by anti-gun Representative Thomas Murt, this legislation is a slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners whose excise taxes already fund many conservation programs in The
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Way too many Americans mistake zombie movies for real life: This is what we are learning from the public response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. While public health officials offer advice like “wash your hands” and “for heaven’s sake, stay home,” huge numbers of Americans are instead stampeding to gun stores to buy up weapons and ammunition.
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Way too many Americans mistake zombie movies for real life: This is what we are learning from the public response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. While public health officials offer advice like “wash your hands” and “for heaven’s sake, stay home,” huge numbers of Americans are instead stampeding to gun stores to buy up weapons and ammunition. In
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The Committee for Stronger Rural Communities (CSRC), a Super PAC founded to support Rep. Collin Peterson’s re-election bid, aims to raise $1,000,000 this cycle and is already half-way there. Organized late last year by representatives of American Crystal Sugar Co., a farmer-owned cooperative based in Moorhead, the Super PAC aims to keep the Seventh District
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The National Rifle Association hit back at criticism of its latest Second Amendment rights advertisement after a top Senate Democrat called the ad “sickening.” What’s this ad? Over the weekend, the NRA published a video featuring cancer survivor Carletta Whiting. In the video, Whiting — who says she has a fibromyalgia disability — highlighted the
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It was not your typical Broadway or West End crowd. On Thursday night, audience members passed through airport-style metal detectors into the cavernous and maze-like Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. At least two wore red “Make America Great Again” hats; one sported a blue “pro-life” sweater. Outside the amphitheater was a placard for
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NRA posts video of disabled cancer survivor urging people to stockpile weapons amid coronavirus pandemic as Democrats call it ‘sickening’ The National Rifle Association released a video showing a disabled woman with a semi-automatic firearm warning of politicians who might ‘exploit’ the pandemic Breast cancer survivor Carletta Whiting who is also disabled  features in a four-minute
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At a time when uncertainty about social order has prompted a large number of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to self-defense, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has made it impossible for Garden Staters to do so. On March 21, the New Jersey State Police issued the following message to Federal Firearms Licensees. On Saturday March 21,
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Mike Solano wasn’t like so many others who stood in line last week outside Rosedale Highway gun store Second Amendment. That is, he already had a gun at home and .40-caliber ammunition — just not enough for what he considers a comfortable level of protection. “People (who) can’t get no water, can’t get no food,
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On Friday March 20, Gov. Gina Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-07 which suspends the 7-day statutory background check requirement and now allows up to 30 days to complete checks.  There is zero justification for extending the firearm waiting period to 30 days.  Rhode Island’s current 7-day waiting period is a manufactured, arbitrary waiting period and is not a reflection on how
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Minnesota received more than $30.9 million and North Dakota more than $12.8 million in Sportfish Restoration and Wildlife Restoration funds, the Department of Interior said Thursday in announcing the allocation of nearly $1 billion nationally in conservation funds generated through excise taxes in 2019. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on Thursday announced the disbursement
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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania homeowner accused of fatally shooting an armed intruder will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Thursday. The unidentified shooter was justified because “all necessary elements were met” under the castle doctrine, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. The Collegeville homeowner shot Robert Pollock, 55, of Schwenksville, after
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SAN JOSE — As Bay Area business owners navigated the labyrinthine rules of the sweeping shelter-in-place order implemented Monday, many gun dealers across the region opted to stay open this week, amid a spike in sales apparently driven by fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But after customers lined up around gun stores in several counties
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The county commissioners have been asked to declare Buncombe County a Second Amendment sanctuary county, or, as the group that petitioned the commissioners call it, a “constitutional rights protection county” [“Shall Not Be Infringed? Buncombe Residents Seek Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary’” Feb. 5, Xpress]. I hope that those words strike you as strangely as they strike
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms. She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.” The declaration declaring the mayor’s power
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Newman, who came within 2,200 votes of ousting Lipinski in 2018, crafted a formidable and well-funded campaign operation for the rematch. Her turnout operation knocked over 100,000 doors and she nabbed early endorsements from nearly every high-profile progressive, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). That support helped Newman tap a groundswell
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By Kurtis Lee and Anita Chabria/Los Angeles Times 1h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmail Tulse, United States – David Stone snagged a cardboard box of .223-caliber ammunition from the shelf and slid it across the glass countertop, offering his go-to sales pitch: “Welcome to the biggest selection of ammunition in all of Oklahoma.” “I’m not
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Right-wing conspiracy theorists and supporters of President Donald Trump bombarded an Illinois mayor after he declared coronavirus an emergency because they don’t believe it’s a crisis. The New York Times reported Tuesday, Champaign, IL Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, like many leaders, is being forced to respond to the coronavirus. After issuing an emergency declaration, she
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