After an armed burglar stole $100 from his home, Angel Benitez took
a self-defense class and obtained a concealed-carry permit. "This
year, I'm going to prepare myself," Benitez recalled saying to
himself. And, according to police, he did just that when he heard
the screams of his friend, Carmen Ramos. Benitez found a man
pointing a gun at Ramos. "When I saw the gun, I fired," said
Benitez. "He could have killed my friend." Ramos' daughter, who was
watching television, thought her mother had been shot, but then saw
the burglar stumble out the door. "He was yelling 'Ow, ow!'" she
recalled. A man with a gunshot wound later arrived at the hospital,
but police were still investigating whether he was the intruder.
Democrats searching for a standard-bearer in the 2020 presidential election lit on long-time entertainment, media, and publishing figure Oprah Winfrey this week, following a speech Winfrey gave at a televised Hollywood extravaganza.
This week, Virginia Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam outlined their top priorities for the upcoming legislative session, and highlighted expanded background checks for all firearm sales and other transfers (so-called “universal” background checks) as ...
On Monday, January 15th at 10:00AM, the Senate Law & Justice Committee is scheduled to hear multiple anti-gun bills. Testimony will be limited during the hearing, so all NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly ...
Last night, anti-gun legislators introduced substitute bills for Senate Bill 5444 and Senate Bill 5463. These substituted versions will replace the original bills that are scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, January 15th. NRA remains opposed ...
Next Thursday, January 18th, House Bill 1122 is scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee. Introduced by Representative Ruth Kagi (D-34) in 2017, HB 1122 received a public hearing last year and a ...
While most of America was busy preparing to celebrate the New Year, gun owners in California were scrambling to lawfully purchase ammunition while they still could. Beginning January 1, all ammunition sales were required go ...
Yesterday, Senator Owen Hill, and Representatives Lori Saine and Stephen Humphrey introduced Senate Bill 52, legislation that seeks to repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold.
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.