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Ballot Question 3 Is About Control

| August 26, 2016

Ballot Question 3 Is About Control Question 3 on the 2016 ballot asks, “Do you want to require background checks prior to the sale or transfer of firearms between individuals not licensed as firearms dealers, with failure to do so punishable by law, and with some exceptions for family members, hunting, self-defense, lawful competitions and […]

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NRA ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox Delivers Remarks before the Maine Heritage Policy Center

| August 26, 2016

NRA ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox Delivers Remarks before the Maine Heritage Policy Center This week, NRA ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox was in Portland, Maine to address the Maine Heritage Policy Center on the importance of the upcoming elections, and of particular concern to Maine residents, Ballot Question 3. Read his speech […]

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Libertarian VP Candidate William F. Weld Continues to be Anti-Gun

| August 26, 2016

Libertarian VP Candidate William F. Weld Continues to be Anti-Gun As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms.  Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Resident holds home invader at gunpoint, WATE, Knoxville, Tenn. 08/23/16)

| August 26, 2016

Resident holds home invader at gunpoint, WATE, Knoxville, Tenn. 08/23/16) A man and woman were asleep at home in Sevier County, Tenn. when they were awakened by the sound of someone kicking in their door. The male resident retrieved a gun, confronted the home invader, and was able to hold the intruder at gunpoint until […]

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California: Counting Down to the end of the 2016 Legislative Session

| August 26, 2016

California: Counting Down to the end of the 2016 Legislative Session As the California legislature enters the final days of the 2016 legislative session your action is needed on several bills. This week both a pro-gun bill, AB 2510, and an anti-gun bill, SB 1332, were passed and enrolled to the Governor.  In addition, the […]

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Celebrate Mississippi’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday a Week Earlier This Year!

| August 26, 2016

Celebrate Mississippi’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday a Week Earlier This Year! In 2014, the Mississippi Legislature created an annual tax break on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and certain hunting supplies during the first full weekend of September. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Judge upholds Cleveland law requiring gun offender registry

| August 26, 2016

Judge upholds Cleveland law requiring gun offender registry A judge has upheld a law that requires Cleveland residents newly convicted of gun offenses to register with the police department, though a few provisions were knocked down in the ruling issued this week. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Kansas State policy would respect Right-to-Carry in all buildings

| August 26, 2016

Kansas State policy would respect Right-to-Carry in all buildings Kansas State University would allow concealed firearms in all campus buildings and require them to be kept in a holster under guidelines it’s developing in order to comply with a state law. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Harvard, Bloomberg Launch $32M Project to Train US Mayors

| August 25, 2016

Harvard, Bloomberg Launch $32M Project to Train US Mayors Harvard University says it’s partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S. The former New York City mayor is donating $32 million to start the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which aims to train up to 300 mayors over […]

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NRA to Spend $3 Million in Pro-Trump Television Ads

| August 25, 2016

NRA to Spend $3 Million in Pro-Trump Television Ads The country’s largest pro-gun rights group is lending a helping hand to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in his quest for the Oval Office, spending millions of dollars in over a month worth of commercials. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA’s Top Lobbyist Visits Maine To Campaign Against Maine Ballot Measure

| August 25, 2016

NRA’s Top Lobbyist Visits Maine To Campaign Against Maine Ballot Measure The National Rifle Association’s top lobbyist was in Portland to talk up the gun rights agenda — and talk down an initiative on the November ballot that would stiffen background checks for gun purchases in Maine. The NRA’s Chris Cox condemned backers of the […]

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NRA official urges Mainers to reject background checks on gun sales

| August 25, 2016

NRA official urges Mainers to reject background checks on gun sales The director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action on Wednesday urged Mainers to protect their personal freedom from the influence of out-of-state elitists by rejecting a referendum question on background checks for gun sales in November. Chris Cox, the executive director […]

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NRA Attacks Question 3 Ballot Initiative in Maine

| August 24, 2016

NRA Attacks Question 3 Ballot Initiative in Maine During remarks at the Maine Policy Center’s Freedom & Opportunity Luncheon, Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), warned voters that Question 3 would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms but would criminalize common practices of law-abiding gun owners. View full story […]

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NRA, LePage come out against Maine background check proposal

| August 24, 2016

NRA, LePage come out against Maine background check proposal Maine Gov. Paul LePage and National Rifle Association of America lobbyist Chris Cox say a Maine referendum designed to strengthen background checks is an affront to gun rights and individual liberties.   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Statement on Governor Christie’s Conditional Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

| August 24, 2016

NRA Statement on Governor Christie’s Conditional Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox explains how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s conditional vetoes would remove a subjective impediment to firearm permit issuance.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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The Terror Watch List And Due Process Of Law

| August 24, 2016

The Terror Watch List And Due Process Of Law The core mission of the NRA is, of course, to protect our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. In doing so, we also fight to ensure that our firearm freedom is not restricted without due process of law. Our opponents, however, never miss a chance […]

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NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris W. Cox, addresses the The Heritage Policy Center in Portland, Maine.

| August 24, 2016

NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris W. Cox, addresses the The Heritage Policy Center in Portland, Maine. NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris W. Cox, addresses the The Heritage Policy Center in Portland, Maine.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes “Justifiable Need” and “Smart Guns”

| August 24, 2016

New Jersey: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes “Justifiable Need” and “Smart Guns” Today, Governor Chris Christie took a historic step on behalf of the state’s beleaguered gun owners by vetoing A.3689 and S.816. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Maine: Settlement Reached in the Harvey Lembo Case

| August 23, 2016

Maine: Settlement Reached in the Harvey Lembo Case Today, August 23, 2016, a settlement by the parties involved in Harvey Lembo v. Park Place Associates, et. al, was filed with the court dismissing the case.  The settlement recognizes the validity of Legislative Document 1572 and Mr. Lembo’s rights under it. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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California: Register for the Second FREE Webinar on Recently Signed Gun Control Legislation

| August 23, 2016

California: Register for the Second FREE Webinar on Recently Signed Gun Control Legislation Tomorrow, August 24, 2016, at 12:00 pm, is the second of three FREE webinars hosted by NRA & CRPA’s legal team on California’s recently signed anti-firearm legislation.  Learn about how the recently signed gun laws will impact you, when they will go […]

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