The FBI performed a record-breaking 3.7 million firearm-related background checks last month. According to an April news release from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF), March 2020 estimates of firearm sales show an increase of over 85% from March 2019 – single handgun sales jumped by 91%, and single long-gun sales increased by over 73%.
A 19-year old who broke into a Fredericksburg, Texas home early Saturday morning was shot and killed after attacking one of the residents inside. The Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office says the intruder, identified as Cleto Neri Solorzano, may have been on some type of drug when he began banging on the back door of the
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress needs to hear from you! Due to the COVID-19 crisis, they will be holding their annual spring meeting online, but you will still have an opportunity to make your voice heard regarding hunting and conservation issues. An online questionnaire will be open for 72 hours, starting 7PM tonight. Please fill out
DATE: April 13, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President Safety. Personal safety and safety of family are the reasons for gun purchases of many first-time gun buyers. And, as we are beginning to see, many first-time gun buyers are angry with
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DATE: April 12, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President It is often said that history repeats itself. Some have recently drawn parallels between entering World War II and the ravages it brought upon this nation, with the horrendous Coronavirus pandemic
Aside from the fact that all governors have unprecedented burdens ahead of them in this pandemic, trying to make up for Covid omissions by the Trump administration and that dealing with a federal lawsuit of this level of epic stupidity is a waste of my governor’s time: I think this is all badge of honor
Gun owners in Illinois with looming expiration dates no longer need to worry about immediately renewing their Firearm Owner Identification card or Concealed Carry License, the Illinois State Police announced. State police filed emergency rules that took effect Thursday to provide relief to FOID card holders and CCL during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules that
Commentary: The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-Second Amendment organizations filed a lawsuit in New Mexico today challenging anti-gun Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s use of emergency powers and her COVID-19 statewide order to shut down firearm retailers and ranges. “Politicians imperil our families by declaring our fundamental right of self defense ‘non-essential’ while they free criminals,” said
DATE: April 11, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President An employee of a Florida Gun Shop called me last week to let us know that a very liberal customer was quite angry that he could not pick out
NRA Digital Director William ‘Billy’ McLaughlin (Screen capture via NRATV on YouTube) Gay D.C. resident William ‘Billy’ McLaughlin, who serves as Digital Director for the National Rifle Association, told members of Log Cabin Republicans of D.C. on Feb. 20 that the controversial gun rights advocacy group has welcomed him as an out gay employee. McLaughlin,
On April 10th, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the anti-gun bills passed by the General Assembly. They will take effect on July 1st. Despite concerns that he would make amendments to criminalize gifting or loaning firearms or eliminate the carry permit exemption for handgun rationing, he did not. The bills that received amendments will
Whenever a world-changing event such as coronavirus unfolds, there are decisions to be made that we never expected to confront. One is the duty that fell to the nation’s governors about which businesses are essential, and should remain open, and which should be temporarily closed, to extend state and national quarantines. Maine has some experience
The Arlington Heights homeowner who authorities say fought off one would-be robber Saturday and fatally shot another in self-defense wrote a heartfelt Facebook post thanking the community and police for an outpouring of support. “It has been the most challenging last few days for our family,” Sebastian Maniscalco wrote Tuesday night on his Facebook page.
This week, the Illinois State Police (ISP) filed emergency rules that extend the expiration date of current FOID cards and CCL licensees during the Covid-19 outbreak. The new rules are as follows from ISP’s Facebook page. FOID card holders, who submit their renewal application will remain valid during the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation
DATE: April 10, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President Somethings just don’t need any explanation. Mr. Williams article speaks for itself. By Lee Williams April 10, 2020 After Americans bought more than 2 million guns last month, the Florida chapter of
In New York, the real estate lobby tried to convince Gov. Andrew Cuomo that people could be left homeless if the industry is forced to shut down. Retailers in Illinois pressed to get businesses that service swimming pools and hot tubs added to the list of businesses considered too essential to be closed. Advertisement And
Suit is Among Many filed in Fight Against Gun Store Closures During COVID-19 Pandemic Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-Second Amendment organizations filed a lawsuit in New Mexico today challenging anti-gun Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s use of emergency powers and her COVID-19 statewide order to shut down firearm retailers and ranges.