Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

NRA Applauds Mississippi for Passing Lawsuit Preemption

Tuesday, December 3, 2002

Fairfax, VA--In a significant victory for the citizens of Mississippi, today Governor Musgrove signed into law a sweeping tort reform bill (H.B. 19) that includes the National Rifle Association (NRA) supported lawsuit preemption language, blocking cities and municipalities from bringing lawsuits against the gun industry, holding the industry responsible for the criminal acts of a third party. Mississippi is the 31st state in the country to pass such legislation. "This is a victory for common sense. On behalf of the NRA`s 4 million members, I`d like to thank the Mississippi Legislature for their support on this important issue. The efforts of solid leaders like Lt. Governor Amy Tuck (R), Senate President Pro Tem Travis Little (D), House Speaker Tim Ford (D), Sen. Tommy Robertson (R), Sen. Glenn Hamilton (R), Rep. Warner McBride (D) and Rep. Keith Montgomery (R) were vital in making this landmark legislation a reality," said Randy Kozuch, director of NRA`s State and Local Affairs. "I would also like to thank Governor Musgrove for calling this special session and signing this important bill into law," added Kozuch. "The very notion of trying to hold a lawful industry responsible for a criminal`s actions defies logic," Kozuch added. "Frivolous lawsuits against the gun industry are costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The only beneficiaries are the greedy trial-lawyers who line their wallets with more money and the grandstanding politicians who get their faces on the nightly news. Hard working Americans don`t want their tax dollars spent persecuting the firearms industry; they want to see the violent criminals who misuse guns prosecuted and in jail. "Judges have thrown out these frivolous lawsuits in numerous cities around the country. But, big-city mayors and money-hungry lawyers have been filing appeal after appeal, wasting more of honest citizen`s money. The only way to stop these lawsuits dead in their tracks is to pass legislation barring cities from suing lawful gun manufacturers. The NRA will continue to work at the state and federal level to pass similar preemption laws," concluded Kozuch. The 131 year-old NRA is the nation`s oldest civil rights group, and advocates enforcement of existing laws to prosecute and punish violent criminals. The NRA is the nation`s leader in teaching gun safety and promoting marksmanship among law enforcement officers nationwide. The Association has over 4 million members across America.
TRENDING NOW
New Hampshire Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Into Law

News  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Hampshire Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Into Law

Measure Effective Immediately. Today was a great victory for gun owners in New Hampshire when Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law, allowing law-abiding New Hampshirites to carry their firearms in the manner that ...

North Dakota: Important Self-Defense Bills Pass House

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

North Dakota: Important Self-Defense Bills Pass House

Today, February 21, two important pro-gun bills passed the House of Representatives.  House Bill 1169, the constitutional/permitless carry bill, passed the House with a 83-9 vote and House Bill 1310, the school carry bill, passed ...

Kentucky: Senate Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Amended

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kentucky: Senate Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation Amended

Today, Senator Robin Webb (D-18) offered a strike and insert amendment to constitutional/permitless carry legislation, Senate Bill 7.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ignores Heller: No Protection for Guns It Deems “Dangerous”

News  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ignores Heller: No Protection for Guns It Deems “Dangerous”

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Heller and McDonald, many of the lower U.S. courts have been making up their own rules when it comes to the Second Amendment. Tuesday’s outrageous opinion by ...

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Today, in a private signing ceremony, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law.  Similar legislation had been vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan for two years in a row, but thanks to your active involvement, ...

New Mexico: Beware of "Fake News" Regarding HB 50!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Mexico: Beware of "Fake News" Regarding HB 50!

Late last week, instead of voting on House Bill 50, the New Mexico House referred the bill back to the House Judiciary Committee.

California DOJ Withdraws “Assault Weapon” Regulations

Monday, February 13, 2017

California DOJ Withdraws “Assault Weapon” Regulations

As previously reported, after the California Department of Justice submitted regulations regarding newly classified “assault weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) for publication in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), NRA and California ...

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

The Massachusetts General Court’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing with the introduction of numerous pro- and anti-gun bills.  Among the pro-gun bills are Senate Docket 1157 and Senate Docket 1889.  Both SD 1157 ...

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

News  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in favor of H.J.Res.40, which would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of ...

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.

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.