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NRA Welcomes Call to Address Root Causes of Violence

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:16
The NRA welcomes the President’s call to address the root causes of the horrific acts of violence.
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NRA Statement on Texas, Ohio Tragedies

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 16:33
Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims of these tragedies, as well as the entire communities of El Paso and Dayton. On behalf of our millions of members, we salute the courage of the first responders and others offering their services during this time.
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California Federal Judge: Semi-automatics and Machineguns are “Virtually Indistinguishable”

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 07:43
The ever-gushing fount of legal imagination that is California has provided the rest of America with another head-scratcher. On July 22, Judge Josephine L. Statonof the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted defendant California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s motion for summary judgment in Rupp v. Becerra, a case challenging the latest iteration of the California Assault Weapons Control Act (AWCA). According to the judge, commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms like the AR-15 “are virtually indistinguishable” from fully-automatic machineguns.
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Supreme Court: NYSRPA Files Response to NYC Mootness Claim

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:30
On July 22, the City of New York filed a motion to have the pending NRA-supported case against it dismissed by the United States Supreme Court on the basis that the litigation has been forestalled by recent legislative maneuverings at the state and local level. At the same time, the City also asked the Supreme Court to further extend the deadline by which the City had to file its merits brief, from August 5 to September 30. The reason offered for the extension request was that, given the mootness claim, the City was left “without any legal reason to file a brief responding to the substantive claims [the] petitioners have advanced,” but “[g]ranting this extension will allow breathing space for the Court to determine how it wishes this case to proceed, if at all.”   
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Kamala Harris and Her Perplexing Anti-Gun Ideas

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:05
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the two-dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, has been promoting her anti-gun platform for many months. This isn’t really news, as every Democrat seeking the party’s nomination has embraced virulently anti-gun policies in some way, shape or form. The apparent task of each candidate, including Harris, is to prove he or she is the MOST anti-gun. This, it would appear, is necessary to satisfy the anti-gun extremists that hope to guide the entire Democrat Party down the path of eviscerating the Second Amendment.  
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Florida Alert! State Appeals "Get Out of Jail Free" Ruling by Leon County Judge

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:09
On Monday, July 29th we reported that a Leon County Circuit Court judge had struck down the penalty provisions that punish local government officials for knowingly and willfully violating state law and had essentially given them a "get-out-of-jail-free card." 
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Homeowner Shoots Suspected Intruder During Home Invasion

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:39
Police said a suspected intruder was shot during a home invasion on the Southwest Side on Wednesday morning. The incident happened at a home along Five Palms Drive, near Old Pearsall Road.
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Joe Biden Steps Up Gun Targeting Ahead of Debate

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:12
Joe Biden’s been in Washington D.C. for nearly 50 years and he’s finally got a plan. Too bad, it’s not much of one. Former Vice President Joe Biden released his Criminal Justice campaign platform just in time for the second Democratic presidential candidate debate to be held in Detroit. He’s up to his old tricks. Denunciate. Conflate. Obfuscate.
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Florida Alert! Attorney General Ashley Moody: Assault Weapons Ban Ballot Measure "MISLEADING"

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:09
In the petition filed Friday, July 26th, Attorney General Ashley Moody informed the Florida Supreme Court that the "Assault Weapons Ban" ballot language is "misleading" and is "clearly and conclusively defective."
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Florida Alert: Court Rules Public Officials Can't Be Punished for Violating the Law

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:33
A Leon County Circuit Court judge has just given rogue, anti-gun public officials a "get-out-of-jail-free card."  This court has effectively given tacit approval for local government officials to knowingly and willfully violate the state preemption law by striking down the penalty provisions.  The message is:  go ahead and violate the law, the state can't punish you.
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A Pair of Academics Question Gun Control Orthodoxy

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 15:24
Given that so much gun policy research is explicitly funded by individuals hostile to our right to keep and bear arms, gun owners are right to be skeptical of academics who delve into the topic. However, there are times when well-respected academics have proven confident enough to challenge the prevailing left-wing orthodoxies on gun control. Such is the case with recent pieces from Northeastern University Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy James Alan Fox and Harvard Kennedy School of Government Research Fellow Thomas Abt.
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“Smart” Guns and Mandatory Storage: Two Bad Policy Ideas Cut from the Same Tattered Cloth

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 15:24
Whenever a tragedy strikes that involves a firearm, no matter how statistically rare the event may actually be, you can count on anti-gun extremists to try to exploit it. The responses from those opposed to the Second Amendment upon hearing that a fatality resulted when a firearm was used by a criminal, or accessed by someone who should not have access, tend to sound fairly similar. If a ban isn’t the response selected from the handful of ideas gun control advocates have been promoting for decades, then added restrictions on law-abiding gun owners is the policy du jour. Restricting access to guns is a very popular notion among those who feel there should be far less freedom when it comes to responsible gun ownership.
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Never Enough: New Zealand Government Pushes Even More Gun Control

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 15:23
On July 22, New Zealand’s Labour-led government announced a wide array of new gun control proposals. The move came amidst the island nation’s ongoing program to confiscate commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms from law-abiding gun owners that will last through December 20. The government’s most recent attack on gun owners is likely to engender further civil disobedience to the firearm confiscation scheme
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Customer with Concealed Carry Permit Shoots 2 Robbers at Virginia 7-Eleven, Killing One: Police

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:13
A 7-Eleven customer shot two people who were allegedly trying to rob the Virginia Beach convenience store early Thursday morning, killing one of them and injuring the other, according to witnesses and police. The store is located in the 100 block of South Newtown Road.
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NH Dad Pulls Gun on Intruder Until Police Arrive

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:10
Three days after a New Hampshire homeowner opened fire on a stranger who had broken into his home, a similar situation unfolded just a few miles away in the same city. In broad daylight Wednesday afternoon, a man held an attempted burglar at gunpoint while his two kids witnessed the entire ordeal.
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Conservative Think-Tank Takes Aim at Levi Strauss Over Gun Control Stance

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:06
A conservative think-tank took aim at denim maker Levi Strauss & Co. over their stance on gun control during a recent shareholders meeting. The National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) says they have taken to attending shareholder meetings with the intent to get companies to advance "free market ideals" such as gun rights.
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Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:08
On July 28th, the following anti-gun bills will go into effect in Washington:
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Virginia: Submit Comments on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Control

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 14:51
The Virginia State Crime Commission is now accepting public comments on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills ahead of its August 19th and 20th hearings on these policy proposals.  During the July 9th special session, the General Assembly directed the Commission to hold these hearings and report back with its findings.
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Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:37
On August 16, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.
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California: Injunction Filed to Stop California Ammunition Sales Restrictions

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 15:23
On Monday, July 22, CRPA with support of NRA, filed a motion requesting an injunction against enforcement of California's recently implemented ammunition laws. The injunction is part of the case Rhode v. Becerra, filed in April of 2018, where lead Plaintiff and gold medal Olympian shooter Kim Rhode and other Plaintiffs have asked the court to halt enforcement after a dubious roll out of the new law on July 1st.  
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