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WASHINGTON: Gun control activists on Monday (Mar 30) criticised guidance issued by President Donald Trump’s administration recommending that states find that gun stores are critical businesses that can stay open during the coronavirus crisis. The new guidance, issued on Saturday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, offers the administration’s views on which workers are
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the
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Gun sales exploded across the United States as the coronavirus pandemic spread, with retailers experiencing the highest sales volume in recorded history. More than 2.5 million guns were sold in March as fears over the effects of the coronavirus spread, according to an analysis of FBI background check data released Wednesday by Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting
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A coalition of gun rights advocates Tuesday asked a federal judge to grant an injunction blocking California authorities from shuttering gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic. The motion is part of a lawsuit filed Friday by the National Rifle Association and other groups against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alexander Villanueva
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Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed pro-gun bills that protect and strengthen the rights of law-abiding gun owners. House Bill 1296, as previously reported, ensures the law-abiding gun owners of South Dakota won’t be disarmed during natural disasters or emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19. Passed on the final day of the South Dakota legislative session,
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The NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, California Gun Rights Coalition, and Firearms Policy Coalition filed a suit Friday against California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), pointing to gun store closures to claim state and local policies and enforcement measures are violating Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The suit also names Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who
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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-17 yesterday to shut down “non-essential” businesses, effective 5PM on April 1st. The list of “non-essential” businesses does not include gun stores, exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org/coronavirus for further updates on our
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The Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association issued the following statement regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the validity of concealed carry permits that were set to expire during the Declaration of Emergency by Governor Sisolak.  The agreement among the 17 elected county Sheriffs extends the duration of permits that were set to expire on or after March 12, 2020 to remain valid until
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NRA, along with coalition of gun rights groups, files second lawsuit in California to fight Constitutional violations  Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) joined other individuals, retailers, and gun rights groups in filing a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging local policies and enforcement practices that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  “Local governments aren’t promoting
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[embedded content] As anti-gun lawmakers exploit a pandemic to eradicate your 2nd Amendment rights across the country, the NRA is standing & fighting for more law-abiding Americans than ever. Nationwide, the NRA and its membership are leading the fight for everyone’s lawful right to defend themselves and their loved ones. Because the NRA fights for
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FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Gov. Kristi Noem for signing HB 1296, a law that ensures the law-abiding gun owners of South Dakota won’t be disarmed during natural disasters or emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19. “With law enforcement and state resources stretched incredibly thin, it’s
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Daniel Bice Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 2:40 PM EST Mar 3, 2020 A day after a gunman killed five others and himself at the Molson Coors brewery on Wednesday, officials in Milwaukee were busy trying to help the city heal from trauma. Not state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly.  Kelly held a political fundraiser on Thursday — around
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DATE:    March 31, 2020 TO:        USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:    Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President Earlier last week, we started getting requests for information about HR-5717.  Yesterday, an update on this legislation was posted on NRA-ILA’s website.  Those seeking information on HR-5717 by
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After being sued by NRA and other gun-rights groups for unlawfully shuttering California gun stores, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says that he is reversing course.  Villanueva’s reversal follows pro-Second Amendment guidance from the Trump Administration that characterizes gun dealers and manufacturers as an “essential” component of the nation’s critical infrastructure.   As reported here, Villanueva’s partisan response to the