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NRA Names Virginia Lawmaker Defender of Freedom

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:30pm
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association awarded Virginia Delegate Todd Gilbert the Defender of Freedom Award at the 146th National Rifle Association annual meeting in Atlanta on Friday, April 28. 

NRA Names Virginia Lawmaker Defender of Freedom

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:30pm
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association awarded Virginia Delegate Todd Gilbert the Defender of Freedom Award at the 146th National Rifle Association annual meeting in Atlanta on Friday, April 28. 

Arizona: Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Protecting the Transfer of Private Property

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:24pm
Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1122 into law.  Sponsored by state Senator Gail Griffin (R-14), this important legislation will prevent the state of Arizona, a county, city or town government from requiring a person to access or facilitate access to any state, federal or third party database as a condition of selling, gifting, donating or transferring personal property.  This will include so-called “universal background checks” on the private transfer of firearms.      

Arizona: Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Protecting the Transfer of Private Property

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:24pm
Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1122 into law.  Sponsored by state Senator Gail Griffin (R-14), this important legislation will prevent the state of Arizona, a county, city or town government from requiring a person to access or facilitate access to any state, federal or third party database as a condition of selling, gifting, donating or transferring personal property.  This will include so-called “universal background checks” on the private transfer of firearms.      

Turning Their Back On The Supreme Court

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:37am
To rein in renegade lower courts, the Supreme Court must re-engage on the subject of firearm freedoms.

Turning Their Back On The Supreme Court

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:37am
To rein in renegade lower courts, the Supreme Court must re-engage on the subject of firearm freedoms.

NRA Reaching Out To Millennials As Campus Carry Activists

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:56am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has less than a week to make a decision on whether to sign or veto a bill to allow guns on public college campuses. The campus carry measure is opposed by school and police leaders, as well as many students and staff. But a handful of students say it’s their right to carry firearms and they’re part of a growing, national movement.

Arizona: Ducey OKs background check preemption legislation

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:55am
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that block state and local governments from requiring background checks on private gun sales.

Debate over campus carry in Maine

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:54am
Maine’s public colleges currently forbid guns on campus except by express permission from officials and in certain situations, such as a visiting law enforcement official. State law allows anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

New Jersey stun gun ban struck down, by consent order; New Orleans ban repealed

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:53am
Last week, the New Jersey stun gun ban was officially declared unconstitutional, by consent order between the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (represented by Alan Beck) and the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. The AG’s office had concluded “that an outright ban on the possession of electronic arms within the state … would likely not pass constitutional muster” in light of Caetano v. Massachusetts, Heller, and McDonald; I think that’s correct, for reasons described in my “Nonlethal Self-Defense, (Almost Entirely) Nonlethal Weapons, and the Rights to Keep and Bear Arms and Defend Life” article. The New Orleans City Council also repealed the New Orleans ban last week.

TN Urgent Action Needed: Pro-Gun Bill Heading to the House Floor

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:30am
HB 508, sponsored by Representative William Lamberth is heading to the House floor for a vote.

TN Urgent Action Needed: Pro-Gun Bill Heading to the House Floor

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:30am
HB 508, sponsored by Representative William Lamberth is heading to the House floor for a vote.

Georgia: Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Governor’s Consideration

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:00am
Currently Governor Nathan Deal (R) has two pro-gun bills on his desk awaiting consideration.   Please contact Governor Deal and urge him to sign House Bill 280 and House Bill 292 into law!

Georgia: Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Governor’s Consideration

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:00am
Currently Governor Nathan Deal (R) has two pro-gun bills on his desk awaiting consideration.   Please contact Governor Deal and urge him to sign House Bill 280 and House Bill 292 into law!

South Carolina: Gun Bills on the Move in Columbia

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 7:55am
The South Carolina House of Representatives could vote on House Bill 3240 any day now.  Introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107).  H. 3240 would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina.

South Carolina: Gun Bills on the Move in Columbia

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 7:55am
The South Carolina House of Representatives could vote on House Bill 3240 any day now.  Introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107).  H. 3240 would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina.

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill Advances to Senate

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 8:26pm
This week was the crossover deadline for the North Carolina General Assembly, which means that most bills which have not passed a chamber are now dead for the remainder of the 2017 session.  While most of the substantive pro-gun reforms that NRA has reported on have not passed out of either chamber, we have received firm commitments from legislators in both chambers that we will still be able to promote a strong legislative agenda.  Several firearm-related bills that made minor pro-gun changes to existing law have advanced, and those remain viable to be amended into more robust bills which will improve our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in North Carolina.  Further, House Republican Leadership has committed to working with NRA to amend legislation and make it exempt from the crossover rules.