Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

As 109th Congress Winds Down, Our Efforts To Pass Pro-Gun Reform Must Heat Up!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The 109th Congress has provided gun owners with some tremendous victories-including passage of the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” in 2005, and in October, legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during states of emergency--to name just a few.  (For a more complete list of legislative victories in the 109th Congress, see the Special Grassroots Alert [10/11/06].)

However, in January 2007, control of Congress will change hands, and anti-gun leaders will be in near full control.  With the 109th Congress winding down and adjourning by year’s end, it is critical that we pull out all the stops to try to pass one of  NRA-ILA’s top legislative priorities-- H.R. 5092, the NRA-backed “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) Modernization and Reform Act.” 

H.R. 5092, sponsored by Representatives Howard Coble (R-N.C.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.), has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bi-partisan 277-131 vote.  This legislation was drafted in large part to address BATFE abuses at Richmond, Virginia-area gun shows last year, which were detailed in three oversight hearings by the House Crime Subcommittee this spring. The measure will help curb BATFE’s efforts to revoke dealers’ licenses for minor paperwork errors, establish new guidelines for BATFE investigations, and improve the appeals process for dealers.  It will also provide more accountability and much-needed reform to this federal law enforcement agency.

Please contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to bring H.R. 5092 up for a vote before the 109th Congress adjourns.  You may call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121.  Additional contact information for your lawmakers can be found by visiting www.NRAILA.org, clicking the “Take Action” icon, and then clicking the “Write Your Representatives” icon.

TRENDING NOW
Did Joe Finally Admit His Anti-Gun Agenda’s True Goal

News  

Monday, January 24, 2022

Did Joe Finally Admit His Anti-Gun Agenda’s True Goal

Last weekend, when four hostages were taken at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, countless people remained transfixed on their televisions and computers, awaiting the outcome. Fortunately, the hostages were able to free themselves. ...

Gun Control Group Hopes to Smear U.S. Firearms Industry with New Website

News  

Monday, January 24, 2022

Gun Control Group Hopes to Smear U.S. Firearms Industry with New Website

We all knew who the finger-pointers and tattletales were in junior high school. A disproportionate number of them, it seems, now populate America’s anti-gun lobby.

Virginia: Extreme Bill Will Ban Home Defense & End Youth Hunting

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Virginia: Extreme Bill Will Ban Home Defense & End Youth Hunting

Though a pro-Second Amendment majority sits in the House of Delegates this session, that’s not stopping anti-gun lawmakers from continuing to push the same radical gun control they’ve pushed for the past two years. Here ...

Advocacy Isn’t Science

News  

Monday, January 24, 2022

Advocacy Isn’t Science

Everytown for Gun Safety produced a report that received favorable coverage on CNN and in The Hill without so much as a basic due-diligence level of questioning. True journalism has been replaced with activism in many newsrooms, so allow ...

Biden Administration Finalizes “New” Firearm Storage Rule

News  

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Biden Administration Finalizes “New” Firearm Storage Rule

On January 3, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would be finalizing a new rule on firearm storage for Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs). The DOJ additionally announced an update to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, ...

NRA Wins Case Against Los Angeles County

News  

Thursday, January 20, 2022

NRA Wins Case Against Los Angeles County

The Ninth Circuit sided with the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) on Thursday when it struck down a Los Angeles County order that forced gun stores and shooting ranges to close in ...

Indiana: Lawful Carry Stalls In Senate

Friday, January 21, 2022

Indiana: Lawful Carry Stalls In Senate

After two years of opposition from Governor Holcomb’s administration and stonewalling by the Republican-controlled Senate and President Pro Tempore Rod Bray, Hoosier’s are demanding action on Lawful Carry legislation, also known as Constitutional Carry.

California: San Jose to Consider Ordinance Taxing Gun Owners

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

California: San Jose to Consider Ordinance Taxing Gun Owners

On January 25th, the San Jose City Council will consider File 22-045, an ordinance to tax gun owners and mandate that they purchase liability insurance.

Arizona: First Week of Session Sees A Flurry of Firearm Related Legislation Introduced

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Arizona: First Week of Session Sees A Flurry of Firearm Related Legislation Introduced

Last week, the Arizona Legislature convened for the 2022 session. More than two dozen firearm-related bills have been introduced with proposals to both strengthen and limit your Second Amendment Rights in Arizona. Below are a ...

Wisconsin: Self-Defense Bills Pass Assembly, On to Senate

Friday, January 21, 2022

Wisconsin: Self-Defense Bills Pass Assembly, On to Senate

Yesterday, the Assembly passed four NRA-backed self-defense bills on bipartisan voice votes. They will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.