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NC: Veto Override Fails for Second Amendment Preservation Act

The veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for HB652 received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 requirement IMG: iStock-884214706 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On July 8th, the veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 minimum needed. HB 652 previously passed both chambers of the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Gov. Cooper erroneousl...
Tags: Texas, Guns, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, General Assembly, Nra, Cooper, Jack Wilson, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, House of Representatives for House


NRA Endorses Rick Tillis for Tennessee State House

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Rick Tillis for re-election to the 92nd House district of Tennessee. IMG iStock-884202954 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-On behalf of our more than five million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rick Tillis for re-election to the 92nd House district of Tennessee. “Tennesseans can count on Rep. Tillis to protect our individual freedom of self-protection,” said Matt Herriman, NRA-ILA's Te...
Tags: Guns, Tennessee, Nra, Lee, Tillis, Herriman, Tennessee State House, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, Matt Herriman, Rick Tillis


Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19

Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19 IMG iStock-884194552 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- COVID-19's disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).  This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would ha...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Senate, Va, Nra, Legislature, IMG, National Rifle Association NRA, Tate Reeves, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, NRA Foundation, COVID, Shane Barnett R Greene Perry Wayne Cos


North Carolina: Second Amendment Preservation Act Up for Veto Override

North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools, iStock-884214706 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, the House of Representatives will consider overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the schools ar...
Tags: Texas, Guns, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, Nra, Cooper, Jack Wilson, Roy Cooper, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security


Americans Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

The NRA reports more Americans than ever are buying firearms. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks. The number of background checks run by the FBI has surpassed 3 million in a month four times. Three of those times have been this year. There have been 38% more checks in January through June of this year t...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, Nra, IMG, NICS, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, FBI NICS, The National Rifle Association of America


Colorado Supreme Court Upholds 2013 Magazine Ban

Colorado Supreme Court upholds unjust 2013 magazine ban. IMG iStock-884190572 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In 2013, Colorado enacted House Bill 13-1224, which made it a crime, with some exceptions, to sell, transfer, or possess any “large-capacity magazine” after July 1, 2013. A “large-capacity magazine” meant any “fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more than fifteen rounds of ammunition...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Colorado, U S Supreme Court, IMG, Colorado Supreme Court, Heller, House Bill, Colorado Court of Appeals, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Colorado Supreme Court Upholds 2013 Magazine Ban, McDonald State, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners


NRA Endorses Sen. John Stevens for Tennessee State Senate

U.S.A. The NRA is officially endorsing John Stevens for re-election to the 24th Senate District of Tennessee, IMG iStock-884202954 -(AmmoLand.com)- On behalf of our more than five million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed John Stevens for re-election to the 24th Senate District of Tennessee. “John Stevens is a champion of our Second Amendment freedoms and has always fought to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Tennesseans,”...
Tags: Guns, Tennessee, Nra, Stevens, Herriman, John Stevens, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Tennessee State Senate, Matt Herriman, Gov Lee


North Carolina’s Gov. (D) Cooper Vetoes Bipartisan Right To Carry in Church Bill

Opinion North Carolina's Gov. (D) Cooper Vetoes Bipartisan Right To Carry in Church Bill Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Breaking news, NRA-ILA's North Carolina State Director​​, D.J. Spiker, released the following statement today regarding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of HB 652 the Bipartisan Right To Carry in Church Bill. North Carolina's Gov. Democrat, Roy Cooper “It's disappointing that Gov. Cooper vetoed the bill without even reading it. Had he had read it, he would know the l...
Tags: Guns, US, America, Bill, North Carolina, Nra, Cooper, National Rifle Association, Executive Mansion, Roy Cooper, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, About the National Rifle Association Established, D J Spiker


NC’s Gov. Cooper Vetoes Bipartisan Right To Carry in Church Bill

Common Sense Church Protection Going Nowhere in North Carolina IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA-ILA's North Carolina State Director​​, D.J. Spiker, released the following statement today regarding Gov. Cooper's veto of HB 652: “It's disappointing that Gov. Cooper vetoed the bill without even reading it. Had he had read it, he would know the legislation only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the schools are not in session, if ​the churc...
Tags: Guns, Bill, North Carolina, Nra, Cooper, Executive Mansion, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Common Sense Church Protection Going Nowhere, D J Spiker


NRA: More Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for the Floor in Hawaii

The NRA-ILA reports anti-gun legislation continues to move forward in the Hawaii legislature. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-Despite making a commitment to working on COVID-19 related legislation and budget issues, anti-gun legislation continues to move forward in the Hawaii legislature. HB 1902 and HB 2744 were passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and are now eligible for floor votes. SB 2635 and SB 3054 passed in a joint meeting of the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committees. SB...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Hawaii, House, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, IMG, Finance Committee, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, House Judiciary and Public Safety Committees, House Public Safety and Judiciary Committees


Indiana: Effective Today! License to Carry Fees Eliminated

Effective today in Indiana, a five-year License to Carry a Handgun is now free to obtain. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Starting today, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) go into effect.  A five-year License to Carry a Handgun is now free to obtain.  In addition, applicants now have the option to register to vote while applying.  Removing barriers for lawful carry in Indiana, including taxes and fees, is significant for many Hoosier gun owners that desire to carry for the defense of them...
Tags: Guns, Indiana, House, Nra, Jim Lucas, IMG, Ben Smaltz, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


Delaware General Assembly Officially Adjourns for the Year

Last night, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session.  IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last night, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters can breathe easy as the General Assembly leaves Legislative Hall for another year having passed no gun control legislation. Earlier this year, the General Assembly postponed their session due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  During this time of unc...
Tags: Guns, Delaware, General Assembly, Nra, John Carney, Legislative Hall, Delaware General Assembly, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


NRA: Multiple Anti-Gun Laws In Effect Today in Virginia

Multi anti-gun bills come into effect today in Virginia. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, July 1st, the anti-gun bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam will take effect. Though Gov. Northam was unable to get the General Assembly to pass his comprehensive gun ban during the 2020 session, he stated during his press conference at the bill signings that he will seek it again next year. It is critical that Second Amendment supporters remain read...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Virginia, House, Bill, Alexandria, General Assembly, Nra, State Police, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


California: Assembly Sends AB 88 Back to Senate without a Vote

California: Assembly Sends AB 88 Back to Senate without a Vote IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last Friday, the California Assembly was expected to vote on AB 88, the public safety budget trailer bill that was recently amended to include gun control language. The Assembly instead returned AB 88 to the Senate without taking a vote, prior to adjourning and resuming the summer recess. AB 88 is a budget trailer bill that includes significant policy changes that, expand the definition of “assau...
Tags: Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


Oklahoma Supreme Court Invalidates Attack on Constitutional Carry Law

Anti-gunners are pushing the war on constitutional carry in Oklahoma began, after the state legislature passed HB 2597. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The latest chapter in a sustained campaign to undo Oklahoma’s new constitutional carry law has ended, with a court ruling adding a fresh defeat to what has so far been an unbroken series of failures. The war on constitutional carry in Oklahoma began, after the state legislature passed HB 2597, an NRA-backed bill to amend the “unlawful carry...
Tags: Guns, Bloomberg, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Nra, State, Lowe, House Committee, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma House, Stitt, Oklahoma Senate, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


MD Illustrates Problem with Requiring Permission to Exercise Rights

Maryland's recent “catastrophic hardware failure” illustrates issues with asking permission for Constitutional rights. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- 2020 continues to serve up examples of why Americans should not tolerate gun control schemes that require citizens to obtain government permission before exercising their Second Amendment rights. This week, the Maryland State Police experienced what they termed a “catastrophic hardware failure” that interrupted that state’s ability to proces...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Barack Obama, Fbi, Martin O'malley, Nra, IMG, Maryland State Police, Maryland State, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Department of State Police, Maryland State Police Licensing Division, National Instant Criminal Check System NICS


NRA: Trump Hits Judicial Milestone, Elects 200th Judge

President Trump hits judicial milestone with the confirmation of his 200th judge. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, President Donald Trump’s 200th judicial nominee was confirmed; Judge Cory Wilson of Mississippi. Wilson will join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Trump has now filled all federal circuit court vacancies, and appointed more appellate judges than any other president at this point in his presidency. He is closing in on making as many circuit court appoi...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Wilson, Trump, Nra, IMG, Giffords, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


Iowa: Gov. Reynolds Signs Pro-Gun & Pro-Hunting Bills

Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 2502 to protect shooting ranges from being shut down by unreasonable local ordinances. Iowa Gun Control, iStock-884220838 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 2502 to protect shooting ranges from being shut down by unreasonable local ordinances and ensure that Second Amendment rights remain protected across the state. On June 18th, she signed House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by defin...
Tags: Guns, House, Iowa, Kim Reynolds, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


NC: Second Amendment Preservation Act Clears General Assembly

Yesterday, the North Carolina Senate and House passed HB 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On June 25th, the North Carolina Senate voted 33-14 and the House of Representatives voted 77-38 to pass House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, to expand the ability of citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones while attending religious worship. After this bill stalled last year, the Senate took swift bipartisan action on June 19th of...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, House, House Of Representatives, General Assembly, Nra, Jack Wilson, Roy Cooper, North Carolina Senate, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, North Carolina Rifle Pistol Association


Indiana: Major Pro-Gun Measures in Effect July 1st

Indiana residents can now receive a 5-year license to carry a concealed firearm free of charge. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-The National Rifle Association is pleased to inform law-abiding Indiana gun owners that, beginning July 1, NRA-backed changes to existing law will go into effect allowing state residents to obtain a 5-year license to carry a handgun free of charge. “Removing barriers so that all law-abiding Hoosiers can carry a firearm for self-defense is a significant victory,” sa...
Tags: Guns, Indiana, House, Nra, Jim Lucas, Weber, National Rifle Association, IMG, Ben Smaltz, John Weber, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, LTCH


PA: House Votes to Protect 2nd Amendment with Emergency Powers Laws

The NRA urges Americans to support Houser Bill 1747, protecting the Second Amendment from infringement by emergency powers. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Pennsylvania is one step closer to joining the growing list of states which are protecting Second Amendment rights when a state of emergency is declared. On Wednesday, June 24, the House passed House Bill 1747 by Rep. Matthew Dowling on a vote of 127 to 74.  The bill prevents the Governor from suspending or limiting the sale, dispensing...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Pennsylvania, House, Nra, IMG, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Houser Bill, Matthew Dowling, Executives NRA


Urgent – New Hampshire Senate to Vote on Firearm Seizure Bill

The NRA urges members to let the NH Senate know we don't support gun control – ever! IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee sent House Bill 687 to the Senate floor for consideration after a motion to kill the bill failed by a vote of 2-3. Next week, the Senate is expected to hold a floor vote on this firearm seizure bill that would take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process. Please click the “Take Action” link below t...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Nra, New Hampshire Senate, House Bill, NH Senate, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Debra Altschiller D Rockingham, Urgent New Hampshire Senate


NRA: California Has More Gun Control in the Budget

The NRA reports that California is adding more gun control measures to an upcoming public safety budget. IMG NRA-LA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Tomorrow, June 24, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee will be hearing several budget trailer bills including Assembly Bill 88 relating to the public safety budget. AB 88 was amended yesterday to include significant policy changes that would expand the definition of “assault weapon” under California's “Assault Weapons Control Act”. Additionally, ...
Tags: Budget, Guns, California, Nra, Budget Committee, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, NRAILA, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, IMG NRA


NRA Warns More Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hawaii

The NRA-ILA reports additional anti-gun legislation is coming to Hawaii. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite pressing issues the state is facing surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers are continuing the assault on our Second Amendment Freedoms, scheduling additional anti-gun bills for a hearing this week. The House Pubic Safety and Judiciary Committees are holding a joint hearing on Wednesday, June 24 to hear SB 2635 and SB 3054. Additionally as reported, the Senate Judiciary Commi...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Hawaii, House, Committee, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, House Judiciary Committee, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, House Pubic Safety and Judiciary Committees, House Public Safety Veterans and Military Affairs


Indiana: Law Removing License to Carry Fee Goes in Effect July 1st

The NRA Reports that starting July 1st, Indiana residents can get a license to carry a handgun free of charge. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Next Wednesday, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) will go into effect.  A five-year License to Carry a Handgun will now be free to obtain.  In addition, applicants will have the option to register to vote while applying.  ​Removing barriers for lawful carry in Indiana, including taxes and fees, is significant for many Hoosier gun owners that desire...
Tags: Guns, Indiana, House, Nra, Jim Lucas, Ben Smaltz, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, LTCH


SCOTUS Inaction Frustrates 2A Supporters, Emboldens Anti-gunners

U.S. Supreme Court Image NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun owners are by now used to being disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold their rights or even to defend its own Second Amendment precedents. But the court’s neglect reached a new low last Monday, with its sweeping decision to deny review of the many Second Amendment cases pending on its docket. At issue were 10 petitions that offered the court opportunities to clarify the most important and contentious issues in t...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, New Jersey, Rogers, Trump, Nra, Thomas, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, Third Circuit, Clarence Thomas, Grewal, Heller, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA


Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bill Passes Legislature, On to Governor

Indiana passed an important self-defense bill, now it moves on to the Governor.  IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-On April 22nd, both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly voted to concur with the amendments made to House Bill 1284 during the conference committee process.  HB 1284 has been amended to now include many important concepts from HB 1643.  House Bill 1284 will now go to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.  Your NRA would like to thank Representative Jim Lucas (R-69)...
Tags: Guns, Indiana, Lucas, Nra, Jim Lucas, IMG, Ben Smaltz, Indiana General Assembly, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Eric Holcomb


VA: Alexandria Set to Create Gun-Free Zones, Undermine Right-to-Carry

The NRA warns that the city of Alexandria in Virginia is set to create multiple gun-free zones and violate the Second Amendment. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s raft of new gun controls set to take effect on July 1st, Alexandria Mayor Justin M. Wilson and the City Council are wasting no time in attacking gun rights. HB421/SB35, signed by Northam on April 22nd, weakened the state firearms preemption statute to allow localities to prohibit the possession, c...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, City Council, Alexandria, Nra, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Alexandria City Council, Justin M Wilson


CA Bills Pass Senate Appropriations Committee Now Eligible for Floor Vote

Today, the Senate Appropriations considered bills sent to the Suspense File earlier this month, passing SB 914 and SB 1175 on party-line voting. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, the Senate Appropriations considered bills sent to the Suspense File earlier this month, passing SB 914 and SB 1175 on party-line voting.  Both bills are eligible for votes on the Senate floor.  Contact your Senator today and urge their opposition to SB 914 and SB 1175. Click here to contact your State Senato...
Tags: Guns, Senate, IMG, California Department of Justice, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Henry Stern, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, NRAILA, Anthony Portantino, CA Bills Pass Senate Appropriations Committee


Fed Court Prohibits Future Restrictions On Open Carry by City of Jackson

Federal court prohibits future restrictions on open-carry by the city of Jackson. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA-ILA reported to you in April that the Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, had filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Mount Olive) against Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's executive order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in the city. This legal action was filed in the U.S. District Cou...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Court, Jackson, Lumumba, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Fed Court, Mississippi Justice Institute, Dana Criswell