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The Danger Of A “Not In My Backyard” Mentality On Shooting Ranges

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:18pm
Muscatine County, Iowa, is home to about 40,000 people, and like too many places around the country, gun owners there have no public range where they can practice or compete safely. That may be changing, but it won’t be easy. The Muscatine Journal recently reported on a contentious public meeting about the proposed range, and found dozens of voices raised in favor of the range, along with some individuals who might seem like unlikely opponents.

Wrong, Congressman Beyer. Self-Defense is a Right Shared by all Law-Abiding Americans

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:55am
The Wall Street Journal recently published an irresponsible opinion piece written by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer. The article was misleading and manipulative of the facts and it was clear that the op-ed was published without a basic fact check. The NRA sought to set the record straight by submitting both an op-ed piece and a letter to the editor. The WSJ published neither. It’s important people know the facts behind Beyer’s ludicrous claims. Here’s the op-ed Chris Cox , NRA-ILA’s executive director wrote in response.

Good Samaritans take proper steps that stop carjacking suspect

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:46am
In addition to the dozens of law enforcement officials who were involved in the capture of an armed carjacking suspect early Wednesday morning, three men beginning their workday emerged as the good Samaritans who made all the difference.

Robbery victim shot armed man at gated south Kansas City apartment complex

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:44am
A man and woman took matters into their own hands when they say someone tried to rob them. Now, that suspect is dead. The shooting happened about 4:55 a.m. at the Timber Lakes Apartments in the 11200 block of Montgall Avenue. It was at the apartment where the couple says a man with a gun tried to force them inside their home. The boyfriend grabbed his own gun and fought back.  "My girlfriend and I put our groceries inside and I was going to walk her back to her car," Josh Habib said. Habib and his girlfriend were returning from Walmart after working the night shift at their job.  

Suspect shot in leg during home invasion

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:37am
A burglary suspect was shot after breaking into a home in Duquesne, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday on Clearview Avenue. According to police, a person inside the home shot the suspect in the leg. That person was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Our photographer found a second scene down the street. A blue vehicle was being towed from the woods.  Allegheny County Police are investigating.

Massachusetts: Anti-Gun Bill Heard By Committee

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:37am
Yesterday, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard H.3081, anti-gun extreme risk protection legislation.  Your NRA-ILA was present at the hearing and testified against this anti-gun bill and against the anti-gun groups who were also present.

What the Texas Attorney General's office does

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:35am
For instance, my office vigorously defended the Second Amendment rights of Texans by suing Waller County and the city of Austin to bring them into compliance with the state’s licensed carry laws. Recently, my office defeated a lawsuit brought by three University of Texas at Austin professors who sued to block the state’s campus carry law, simply because they disagreed with it.

Southeast Baltimore lawmakers release anti-violence plan

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:34am
The plan from state Sen. Bill Ferguson and Dels. Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman and Robbyn Lewis, all Democrats, calls for tougher gun laws and more robust funding for social programs.

California: Help Save Cordova Shooting Center

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:21pm
Tomorrow, July 19, the Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD) Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on the future of the Cordova Shooting Center. 

Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shoots knife-wielding burglar

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:51pm
A Rancho Cucamonga homeowner shot and wounded a thief who advanced at him with a knife, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. Deputies arrived at a home in the 5400 block of Carriage Place around 6:15 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of shots heard in the area. The homeowner told deputies that he heard noises in his garage and went to investigate the sounds. When he entered his garage, he saw a suspect burglarizing his car.

Church burglar shot during robbery by staff member

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:47pm
The suspect of a church burglary is now dead he was killed while he was in progress of robbing staff members. The suspect 26-year-old Steffon Tolver is no stranger to the court system. In 2011 he pleaded guilty to first- degree robbery and was sentence to 15 years in prison, now this strike was his last. Crossroads Baptist, a church with a heart, is now dealing with heartache. After two church employees were robbed on church grounds resulting in the death of the burglar. "He completed one robbery in which he received roughly $50 dollars and proceeded to try to rob someone else and the second person had a handgun and shot the suspect while he was in his office," said LT. Brian Smith. It happened around 10:30 Sunday night. Although the church doors were open that morning, there were still worker there preparing for the upcoming week late into the night.

Armed With Her Dad’s Gun, This 17-Year-Old Girl Fended Off A Wanted Man Who Broke Into Her Home

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:45pm
A 17-year-old girl defended herself with her dad’s gun from a wanted car thief who broke into her home while she slept Monday morning.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Trump administration will crack down on violent crime

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:39am
In wide-ranging remarks to a national conference of prosecutors, Sessions drew on local examples to make his case for a renewed approach to violent crime, drawing several rounds of applause from an audience of more than 250 officials at the summer meeting of the National District Attorneys Association.

Flying with guns: There’s a right way — and a wrong way, the TSA demonstrates at KCI

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:38am
You don’t have to leave your firearms at home when catching a flight to your summer vacation — but there’s a right way to bring them with you.

Media shows its true colors on guns at women’s march

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:37am
Gun control advocates keep claiming that guns are only used to kill people and that people should just rely on the police to protect them.But gun controllers’ actions keep showing that they don’t believe that. When it comes to their safety, they understand that guns save lives. Guns are for them, not the untrusted, unwashed masses.

California: Beaumont may move concealed carry application process in house

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:36am
The Beaumont Police Department is suggesting moving the Carry Concealed Weapons permitting process in house to ease the burden on the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and to speed up the process.The Beaumont City Council will be asked to approve the move when it meets Tuesday, July 18.

Baltimore City Council deeply divided over mandatory sentence for gun possession

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:36am
The City Council is deeply divided over a proposal to impose a mandatory one-year sentence for carrying a handgun in much of Baltimore.

Medicine's shameful silence on silencers

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:35am
What if a cheap, simple, and safe method existed for preventing permanent hearing loss in tens of millions of Americans?America's doctors should be singing its praises and recommending it to their patients. American doctor organizations should be doing the same, as well as vigorously supporting the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367 and its companion bill S. 59) or the newly introduced Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, or SHUSH (S. 1505 in the Senate and H.R. 3139 in the House). But they are doing neither. Why not?

California: DOJ Releases Proposed Regulations Regarding Ammunition Vendor Licensing

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:48am
On Friday, July 14th, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (“DOJ”) claims to have released its anticipated proposed regulations for the issuance of ammunition vendor licenses.  Under the Administrative Procedure Act, a government agency is required to provide notice to those who signed up for “notifications of future rulemaking activities.” But NRA and CRPA attorneys received no notice of the proposed regulations, despite being subscribed to receive emails regarding any and all rulemaking activity from DOJ.