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2020 NRA-ILA Summer Auction

| July 6, 2020

2020 NRA-ILA Summer Auction Click here to check out the 2020 NRA-ILA Summer Auction! View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record

| July 6, 2020

Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record 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.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Colorado Supreme Court Upholds 2013 Magazine Ban

| July 6, 2020

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds 2013 Magazine Ban 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 […]

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Virginia: NRA Monitoring Upcoming Special Session

| July 6, 2020

Virginia: NRA Monitoring Upcoming Special Session Last month, Governor Ralph Northam called for the General Assembly to convene a special session in August. The central focus is likely to be budgetary concerns for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While there have not been any indications that Gov. Northam or the anti-gun majority will use this special […]

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North Carolina: Second Amendment Preservation Act Up for Veto Override Tomorrow

| July 6, 2020

North Carolina: Second Amendment Preservation Act Up for Veto Override Tomorrow Tomorrow, 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 […]

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NRA Endorses Sen. John Stevens for Tennessee State Senate

| July 3, 2020

NRA Endorses Sen. John Stevens for Tennessee State Senate NRA is proud to announce their endorsement of John Stevens for re-election to the 24th Senate district of Tennessee. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Endorses Sen. Bill Powers for Tennessee State Senate

| July 3, 2020

NRA Endorses Sen. Bill Powers for Tennessee State Senate NRA is pleased to announce their endorsement of Bill Powers for re-election to the 22nd Senate district of Tennessee. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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NRA Endorses Sen. Paul Rose for Tennessee State Senate

| July 3, 2020

NRA Endorses Sen. Paul Rose for Tennessee State Senate NRA is proud to announce their endorsement of Paul Rose for re-election to the 32nd Senate district of Tennessee. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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

| July 2, 2020

North Carolina’s Gov. Cooper Vetoes Bipartisan Right To Carry in Church Bill North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would allow churches that run schools to allow parishioners to carry firearms when schools are not in session.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Gun Background Checks Hit Record High in June, a Sign of Booming Sales, FBI Reveals

| July 2, 2020

Gun Background Checks Hit Record High in June, a Sign of Booming Sales, FBI Reveals Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago amid multiple crises in the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downfall and protests over police brutality and racial injustice. The […]

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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for the Floor

| July 1, 2020

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for the Floor Despite making a commitment to working on COVID-19 related legislation and budget issues only, 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. View full story Originally posted […]

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Indiana: Effective Today! License to Carry Fees Eliminated

| July 1, 2020

Indiana: Effective Today! License to Carry Fees Eliminated Starting today, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) go into effect. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Delaware: General Assembly Officially Adjourns for the Year

| July 1, 2020

Delaware: General Assembly Officially Adjourns for the Year Last night, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: Anti-Gun Laws Take Effect Tomorrow, July 1

| June 30, 2020

Virginia: Anti-Gun Laws Take Effect Tomorrow, July 1 Tomorrow, 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 […]

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New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections

| June 30, 2020

New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of the country’s leading gun-rights groups are working to convert many more first-time owners into new gun-rights […]

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Trump Hits Judicial Milestone

| June 29, 2020

Trump Hits Judicial Milestone 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 […]

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Maryland Illustrates Problem with Requiring Permission to Exercise Constitutional Rights

| June 29, 2020

Maryland Illustrates Problem with Requiring Permission to Exercise Constitutional Rights 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 […]

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When They Go Lowe… Okla. Supreme Court Invalidates Attack on Constitutional Carry Law (Again)

| June 29, 2020

When They Go Lowe… Okla. Supreme Court Invalidates Attack on Constitutional Carry Law (Again) 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.   View full story Originally posted at […]

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

| June 29, 2020

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

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Florida Alert! Fitzenhagen Tries to Walk-Back Pledge to Democrat – But We’re Not buying It

| June 27, 2020

Florida Alert! Fitzenhagen Tries to Walk-Back Pledge to Democrat – But We’re Not buying It After refusing to deny or confirm her commitment to support Senate Democrat Gary Farmer for Senate President when asked by a Politico reporter on Tuesday, Republican Heather Fitzenhagen has now rushed out a statement pledging support for Republican Wilton Simpson.  […]

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