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Statement from Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, on Sen. Durbin's Stand Your Ground Hearing

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fairfax, VA - Stand Your Ground laws have been signed by governors in 20 states, including eight democratic governors, two of whom – Kathleen Sebelius (D-KA) and Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) – were appointed to cabinet positions by President Obama. If Sen. Durbin is truly interested in making Americans safer, he should compel Attorney General Eric Holder to testify over what Mayor Rahm Emmanuel called the federal government’s “horrible” effort of prosecuting criminals with firearms in Chicago – America’s murder capital in Durbin’s home state.

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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.