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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to assist in the recruitment, education, and retaining of sportsmen and women through NRA’s vast hunter education and outreach programs. “Together with the USFWS, the NRA has worked
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Members and other Second Amendment supporters, you may have seen that other Virginia gun rights groups recently mentioned last year’s legislation and Governor Northam’s gun ban bill, HB961, making at least one incorrect claim. We feel that it is critical to address this. House Bill 961, Governor Northam’s gun ban, was carried over by Senate Judiciary to the 2021 session. However, because no legislative action
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The year 2020 saw Americans across political and demographic lines embrace their Second Amendment rights in unprecedented numbers. Last week, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) reintroduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would give more meaningful effect to those rights by ensuring they stay intact as travelers crossed state lines. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia
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Millions of Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights for the first time in 2020. And, it’s easy to understand why. Bare shelves at local grocery stores fueled fears that the breakdown in supply chains would lead to a breakdown in our social order. Inmates released early to stem the spread of the virus within prisons
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The General Assembly starts its 2021 session this week and House Bill 175, a bill with California-style restrictions on ammunition sales, has already received a committee assignment. Please contact the House Judiciary Committee to OPPOSE HB 175. House Bill 175 is a deeply flawed bill that requires “ammunition vendors” to conduct a federal NICS background
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Not satisfied with the infringements from last year, gun ban advocates are now going after private property rights. In an interview, Lori Haas of the so-called Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said that she plans to push for legislation to ban firearms from all polling locations and to make Capitol Square a permanent gun-free zone.
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Today, during the first week of Indiana’s 2021 legislative session, Representatives Ben Smaltz, Matthew Lehman, and Timothy Wesco introduced House Bill 1369, to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Please contact your state representative and ask them to support this critical bill. House Bill 1369 allows any law-abiding
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The year 2020 saw Americans across political and demographic lines embrace their Second Amendment rights in unprecedented numbers. Last week, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) reintroduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would give more meaningful effect to those rights by ensuring they stay intact as travelers crossed state lines. Forty-two states and the
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As challenges across the country continue, many state legislatures are gearing up for active sessions.  Several state legislatures have commenced their 2021 legislative sessions, or will be starting their sessions in the coming days.  Your NRA-ILA team will be actively engaged in every state capital this year. Gun control advocates will continue their push to
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The world has said “good riddance” to 2020 and ushered in a new year. Although 2020 was a year in which many people faced extraordinary challenges, it did come with a silver lining for advocates of a strong Second Amendment right—unprecedented growth in the number of Americans who embrace their right to keep and bear
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Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider self-defense legislation, House Bill 102.  The hearing is scheduled for 8:00am and your contacts are needed!  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT your right to defend yourself by voting “yes” on House Bill 102. House Bill 102 would strengthen Montana’s self-defense laws by
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FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) thanks Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for signing Senate Bill 175, important self-defense legislation that protects Ohioans should they ever be forced to defend themselves or their families while outside of their home. “This bill ensures that victims are protected should they ever need to defend
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Last month, we reported that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a significant banking regulator, issued a proposed rule that aims to end politically-motivated manipulation of the financial service industry and require large banks to provide fair access to all the products they offer law-abiding customers – including the firearms community.  Then, last week, 23 Democrats on
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On December 23rd, ATF posted a document to its website indicating that its recently published Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces” is withdrawn. The withdraw notice indicates that “[u]pon further consultation with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, ATF is withdrawing, pending further Department of Justice review,
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On the Eleventh & Twelfth Days of Christmas, Anti-Gun Reps Gave to Thee: Semi-Auto & Magazine Bans  We’ve reached the end of NRA-ILA’s countdown of the legislative lumps of coal that anti-Second Amendment lawmakers in Texas are leaving in gun owners’ stockings this year.  But with more than two months to go before the bill introduction deadline on March 12, you can bet there’ll be more radical gun control to come in the new year! Thank
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FAIRFAX, Va. — An important piece of NRA-backed legislation passed the Ohio legislature on Friday and is on Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk awaiting his signature. Senate Bill 175 strengthens Ohio’s self-defense laws by removing an individual’s duty to retreat. “Ohio law should favor victims of crime rather than the criminal, as it does now. When a crime occurs, a victim has milliseconds
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A Supreme Court ruling this month, Tanzin v. Tamvir, No. 19-71, offers a few valuable insights into the “No Fly, No Buy” gun control proposal championed by the Obama administration (here and here), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown group, among others. “No Fly, No Buy” is based
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