Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Congress Returns From Recess

Friday, August 31, 2001

The U.S. Senate and House return from their August recess on Tuesday, so now is the time to turn your attention back to your lawmakers’ Washington, D.C., offices. It is likely that anti-gun politicians will soon renew their attacks on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, so please continue to contact your federal lawmakers whenever possible to urge them to support the Second Amendment, and oppose any attacks on gun shows or any efforts to give the FBI the authority to use the National Instant Check System (NICS) as a registry of law-abiding gun purchasers.

Remember to remind Congress that it was the pro-gun vote that many political analysts have determined is the reason President George Bush (R) defeated anti-gunner Al Gore (D) in November 2000. And it was none other than Bill Clinton (D) who said, when commenting to Dan Rather last year about the results of the 2000 elections, “They’ve (NRA) probably had more to do than anyone else in the fact we didn’t win the House this time.” When speaking specifically about Bush’s victory over Gore, Clinton also stated, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that, in at least five states I can think of, the NRA had a decisive influence.... And they hurt Al Gore.” And the most recent CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll on what Americans think is “the most important problem facing this country today” saw only 1% respond “guns.” In other words, no matter how much the gun-ban lobby formerly known as HCI wants to try to convince politicians that promoting its gun-ban agenda is a “winning issue,” the voters and most political pundits seem to disagree. NRA-ILA will soon launch advertisements in the nation’s capital reminding any lawmakers who might be wavering on the issue of gun control that pro-gun voters will not stand for any effort to infringe on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

You can contact your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121, your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, or use the “Write Your Reps” tool at NRAILA.org to find additional contact information.

TRENDING NOW
California: Bullet Button Guns Must be Purchased and Received by Dec 31st

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

California: Bullet Button Guns Must be Purchased and Received by Dec 31st

Recently the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms sent out a notice to California firearms dealers with information regarding the recently passed “assault weapon” legislation, SB880 and AB 1135.

New Jersey:  Urgent! Legislation Puts Shooting Ranges in Crosshairs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Jersey: Urgent! Legislation Puts Shooting Ranges in Crosshairs

Shooting ranges as we know them may be a thing of the past if anti-gun politicians have their way in the Garden State.  A pair of dangerous bills are scheduled in the Assembly Law & ...

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee - But your Senator Still Needs to Hear from You!

Hunting  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee - But your Senator Still Needs to Hear from You!

Thanks to your emails and calls, Senate Bill 206, legislation which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois, was passed out of committee and has been sent to the Senate floor for consideration.

Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

News  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

In what will hopefully be one of the final acts of the Obama Administration on firearms, the ATF on Monday announced that its proposed changes to the Form 4473 would go into effect on January ...

News  

Friday, July 1, 2016

California Governor Signs Draconian Gun Control Package into Law

Fairfax, Va.— California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a package of gun bills that were rushed through the state legislature with no regard for proper process. The National Rifle Association Institute for ...

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation on the Move in the Senate – Contact Your Senator in Support Immediately!

Hunting  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation on the Move in the Senate – Contact Your Senator in Support Immediately!

At 4:00pm today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear Senate Bill 206, legislation which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois.

NRA Applauds the Pre-Filing of Texas Senate Bill 16

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NRA Applauds the Pre-Filing of Texas Senate Bill 16

Your NRA-ILA applauds Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and state Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) for prioritizing and pre-filing legislation for the 85th regular session to address License To Carry (LTC) fees in Texas.

Peruta Case is Supreme Court Bound -- Help Bring Shall Issue to California

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Peruta Case is Supreme Court Bound -- Help Bring Shall Issue to California

Now that we have secured a big win in the presidential election, NRA is working with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) to take the Peruta case to the U.S. Supreme Court and bring ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Gun Control Supporters Race to Embarrass Themselves Following OSU Stabbing Attack

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gun Control Supporters Race to Embarrass Themselves Following OSU Stabbing Attack

Guinness World Records may refuse to acknowledge feats pertaining to the lawful exercise of right to keep and bear arms, but how about a world record for most shameless attempt to politicize tragedy? The competition would ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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 U.S. Constitution.