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Louisiana Legislature Adjourns 2017 Legislative Session

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 7:09pm
Yesterday evening the Louisiana Legislature adjourned sine die, marking the end of the 2017 legislative session.  This was a successful year for NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across the state as all anti-gun measures were defeated.

Vermont Supreme Court Upholds State Range Protection Law

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 7:06pm
On June 2nd, the Vermont Supreme Court issued its decision in North Country Sportsman's Club v. Town of Williston, which tested the ability of the town to enforce a noise ordinance against the Club for operating a shooting range. The Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling, and held that Vermont’s range protection statutes prevented the town from restricting noise unless it exceeded “historic levels of shooting” at the range.

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Effort Gains Steam in Congress

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 6:28pm
In March, we reported on the details of NRA-backed concealed carry reciprocity legislation pending in Congress. The momentum behind those bills continues to build, with each attracting dozens of co-sponsors.

The Loophole in Background Check Thinking: Criminals Obey the Law

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 4:16pm
Gun control groups expend an awful lot of ink, time and money advocating for “common-sense public safety laws” like “universal” background checks because such restrictions, they claim, will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.

Maine Action Needed: Contact your State Senator in Support of Self-Defense Bill!

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 1:36pm
An important self-defense bill is currently pending in the Maine Senate and it needs your help to advance in the Legislature!

New York: Senate Committee Removes Hearing Protection Bill from Agenda

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 1:07pm
On Wednesday, June 7, the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee was scheduled to hold a hearing on S.1209A by Sen. Robert Ortt.

Rhode Island: Gun Owners Need to Make a Strong Statement with Session End Quickly Approaching

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 1:03pm
Lawmakers in Providence are nearing the finish line and expect to be wrapping up the 2017 Legislative Session in a few weeks.

Washington: Recreational Shooting Meeting for Tahuya State Forest

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:28pm
On Tuesday, June 20, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) has scheduled a public meeting in Mason County to provide an update on planning for the possible construction of a target shooting range in the Tahuya State Forest.  Last year, DNR held a series of public meetings for the people of Washington to voice their opinion on how to preserve and enhance recreational opportunities in Washington’s state forests.  One of the proposed ideas was to develop a shooting range to provide gun owners with an environment where they can practice using their firearms safely and effectively.  A number of possible sites have been identified for a new range and DNR would like to hear input from the public on these locations.  Meeting details can be found below. For more information, please click here.

Jacksonville pizza delivery driver gets into shootout with armed robber

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:15pm
A Jacksonville pizza delivery driver got into a shootout on Saturday after he was robbed, according to police. A police report says the pizza delivery driver was walking into a business on Lem Turner Road when a man with a gun demanded money. "I seen them give you the money  but I am not gonna kill you 'cause you might have kids," the robbery suspect, later identified as Priest Jordan, told the driver. The driver said he handed Jordan $91 in cash and his keys then backed away as Jordan got into his car.

Connecticut: 2017 Legislative Session Adjourns

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:15am
Late last night, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die, marking an end to the 2017 legislative session.  This session saw the introduction of a number of anti-gun bills, which your NRA-ILA and the freedom loving people of Connecticut fought very hard against.  The Legislature will return for a special session later this month to discuss the state budget and your NRA-ILA will be vigilantly monitoring these proceedings to ensure there is no attempt to egregiously hike permit fees for law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut.  Below are some of the anti-gun bills which were introduced this session, all of which failed to pass out of committee.

Trey Gowdy picked to lead House Oversight Committee

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:30am
The Republican Steering Committee has elected Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to serve as the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Florida gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham pushes gun control

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:29am
Graham called for comprehensive universal background checks on all gun sales “to stop criminals and terrorists from purchasing guns.”She also proposed: a ban on large-capacity magazines; a requirement that abusers surrender firearms when a protective order is issued against them; and giving law enforcement “the tools they need to prevent those with serious mental illness from purchasing or keeping firearms.”

More Hoosiers turning to guns for home protection

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:28am
Two deadly home invasions happened this week in Indianapolis. Each time, police say the homeowners shot and killed the intruders.

North Carolina: Bill on Right-to-Carry Permits Clears House, Heads to Senate

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:01am
North Carolina is a step closer to allowing people to carry a concealed handgun in certain places without a permit.On a 64-51 vote, the House gave its final approval Thursday on the measure. It would allow someone at least 18 years old and not otherwise prohibited by law to carry a concealed handgun in locations where it's currently permissible to openly carry a gun.

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Passes Third Reading in House

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:18pm
Today, House Bill 746, the omnibus pro-gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, passed third reading in the North Carolina House of Representatives by a 64-51 vote.  HB 746 will now go to the Senate for consideration.  It is important you contact your state Senator with your strong support for this bill! 

Mother shoots intruder trying to break into apartment on Indy’s east side

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 3:14pm
A mother shot an intruder who was trying to break into her apartment on the city’s east side Wednesday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.

California: Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee on AB 7

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:13pm
Assembly Bill 7, sponsored by Mike Gipson (D-64), is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 13, at 8:30 am. Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to contact the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee and CALL the below Committee Members and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7.

Maine: Senate Unanimously Passes Pro-Gun Bill

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:04am
Yesterday the Maine Senate unanimously passed Legislative Document 9.  Sponsored by state Representative Patrick Corey (R-25), LD 9 would prohibit a government agency or political subdivision of Maine from keeping a list or registry of privately owned firearms, or a list or registry of the owners of those firearms.  While federal law prohibits a universal national gun registry, there are eight states which prohibit state-level gun registries as well.  If LD 9 is enacted, Maine would be the ninth state to prohibit a state-level gun registry.

Lawmaker invites colleagues to Capitol shooting range

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:00am
Rep. Jeff Duncan has invited his colleagues to the Capitol Police shooting range in a Senate office building on Tuesday to try their hand at firing a gun with a silencer.

Eric Holder slammed for ‘Fast and Furious’ obstruction

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 9:59am
The House Oversight Committee let loose with a scathing assessment of Eric Holder in a recent report, accusing the Barack Obama-era attorney general of outright misleading Congress on its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal.