West Virginia: Parking Lot Protection Bill Goes to Senate Floor

On March 6th, the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to pass House Bill 4187.  It had previously passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 85-14 and now heads to the Senate floor for further consideration.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.

Arizona: Political Tactics in Phoenix Threatening Your Rights

Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun legislators may attempt to use political maneuvers in order to push through gun control legislation on Thursday, March 8th.  Please contact your state Senator and Representative and urge them to stand strong in support of the Second Amendment and reject any attempts by anti-gun legislators to use political maneuvers to move gun control legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state legislators.  Anti-gun legislators may attempt to move the following bills on Thursday: 

If You’re Trying To Ban Guns, The Least You Can Do Is Learn The Basics

Can anyone imagine a major newspaper running an op-ed justifying public ignorance on public policy? Actually, not merely justifying the ignorance, but rather arguing that facts only help smother discourse rather than enhance it. It’s improbable. Then again, this is the gun debate. And one side benefits from policy illiteracy.

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Legislators Attack National Reciprocity

On Thursday, March 8th, a number of resolutions and concurrent resolutions will be heard to request the Congressional Delegation of Hawaii to vote against any national reciprocity legislation.  The state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee will be hearing Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 and Senate Resolution 7 and the state House Committee on Public Safety will be hearing House Concurrent Resolution 37 and House Resolution 29.  Please contact members of the committees and urge them to OPPOSE these anti-gun resolutions.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

NRA Says Bronin Putting Politics Before Public Safety

The National Rifle Association says Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s call to eliminate the organization from the gun-permitting process in Connecticut is political posturing. “No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA,’’ said spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “The NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.”

New Jersey: Update on Assembly Gun Bills and Trenton Gun Owner Rally

Last week, your NRA-ILA joined our state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, and dozens of other New Jersey gun owners in testifying against a package of seven gun control bills which were heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

NAACP Urges National Gun Confiscation

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday.

Gun rights advocates take aim at new age restrictions

As stores rush to impose a minimum age of 21 for gun purchases, some Second Amendment supporters say like-minded people should consider mounting legal challenges, saying the companies may have a hard time defending against claims of age discrimination for a core constitutional right.

Why the Left Won’t Win the Gun-Control Debate

John Locke described the right of self-defense as a “fundamental law of nature.” It is an unalienable right every bit as essential to human liberty as the right to speak. Indeed, when a person experiences an actual threat, the need to exercise that right of self-defense becomes more immediately primal and deeply felt than any other constitutional right.

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker.

For six years I lived in constant fear of a stalker. He harassed me, in person and online, at all hours of the day and night. I notified police and made several reports. A judge granted me a protective order. But still, the stalking and harassment continued. I truly felt all alone. He was slowly taking my life from me. It wasn’t until the death threats began that I knew I had to take matters into my own hands. I got a gun.