Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN News

Fabio Defends Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fabio Defends Right to Keep and Bear Arms

In Hollywood, advocating for gun rights is more shocking than gluten and cellulite. Actors decry private gun ownership in America as “a …. disgrace,” endorse Australian-style gun bans, and generally follow the same predictable script when it comes to increased gun control.

These celebs – many of whom profit handsomely by portraying graphic violence using guns – claim to “hate guns,” “don’t think we need guns in this country,” and describe the constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms as a “problem.”

How refreshing, then, to hear someone in the entertainment industry discuss the Second Amendment with other than knee-jerk outrage.

Actor/spokesperson/professional hunk and recent naturalized U.S. citizen Fabio Lanzoni – better known for glossy locks than Glocks – spoke out about the importance of defending lawful gun ownership after his Los Angeles home was recently burglarized and many of his friends were robbed or mugged.

Unlike people elsewhere, Americans have the constitutional right to be armed against criminals, who “are always going to have every single weapon available to them.” Pointing to Europe, Italian-born Fabio had some cautionary advice. “Don’t you ever give up your guns. If people lose that right, forget about it. Politicians – they will take everything away from you. And then what are you going to do, protest with a rock? Because that’s what they do in Europe.” And the self-same politicians “don’t really have to care” about ordinary people and gun rights because the politicians “are protected. They have security.”

Unfortunately for Fabio and other Golden State residents, crime in California is on the rise. Besides an uptick in the violent crime rate for the state overall, one source indicates the violent crime rate in 2016 for the City of Los Angeles increased by nearly 60 percent since 2013, with both the homicide and property crime rates continuing to climb for the third year in a row.

Yet California continues to make it harder and harder for good people to defend themselves. The State has the most restrictive gun laws in America, mandating background checks and other restrictions on firearm transfers and sales, “assault weapon” and large capacity magazine bans, limits on handgun purchases, open carry prohibitions, and a restrictive concealed carry permitting law. For example, to qualify for the issuance of a concealed carry permit the applicant must satisfy a “good cause” requirement. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) interprets this to mean something more than a desire to carry for personal safety and requiring “convincing evidence of a clear and present danger to life or of great bodily injury to the applicant, his (or her) spouse, or dependent child, which cannot be adequately dealt with by existing law enforcement resources, and which danger cannot be reasonably avoided by alternative measures, and which danger would be significantly mitigated by the applicant’s carrying of a concealed firearm.”

A similar narrow, particularized “good cause” interpretation was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Peruta v. Calif., a case that the NRA and other groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review at this time. (The case is pending the Court’s decision to review and the NRA will post updates on this important case as they occur.)

Unlike his Hollywood compatriots, who mainly prefer to shame people for viewing firearms as something other than movie props, Fabio says he’ll be putting his rights to good use by joining the ranks of America’s gun owners.

TRENDING NOW
NRA Scores Legal Victory Against ATF; “Pistol Brace Rule” Enjoined From Going Into Effect Against NRA Members

Monday, April 1, 2024

NRA Scores Legal Victory Against ATF; “Pistol Brace Rule” Enjoined From Going Into Effect Against NRA Members

NRA Members Among the Largest Class Protected from Draconian Rule

Fallout from Trudeau’s Gun Grab: Crime is Up, Number of Gun Ranges Drops

News  

Monday, June 17, 2024

Fallout from Trudeau’s Gun Grab: Crime is Up, Number of Gun Ranges Drops

In Canada, a ban on over 1,500 firearm makes, models and variants, together with a mandatory government confiscation (“buyback”) requirement, was imposed by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over four years ago. 

NRA Releases Statement on Rahimi Decision

Friday, June 21, 2024

NRA Releases Statement on Rahimi Decision

Today, in United States v. Rahimi, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal prohibition on firearms possession by individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders.

U.S. Supreme Court invalidates ATF Rule Classifying Bump Stocks as Machineguns

Friday, June 14, 2024

U.S. Supreme Court invalidates ATF Rule Classifying Bump Stocks as Machineguns

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unlawfully exceeded its authority by classifying bump stocks as machineguns.

NRA Files Amicus Brief with Ninth Circuit in Challenge to California’s Billy Club Ban

Friday, June 14, 2024

NRA Files Amicus Brief with Ninth Circuit in Challenge to California’s Billy Club Ban

Today, NRA filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a challenge to California’s prohibition on the possession of billy clubs.

Still no Trace of the Truth

News  

Monday, June 17, 2024

Still no Trace of the Truth

In our first installment of a critical analysis of an anti-gun propaganda podcast series from The Trace, we covered the lies, misinformation, and deceptive emotional arguments made in the first four episodes. 

Bob Barr Elected NRA President, Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

News  

Monday, May 20, 2024

Bob Barr Elected NRA President, Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

Today, the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America elected former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr as President of the NRA and Doug Hamlin as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO. The meeting ...

NRA Secures Landmark Legal Victory; Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for NRA in First Amendment Case Against Former New York Regulator

News  

Thursday, May 30, 2024

NRA Secures Landmark Legal Victory; Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for NRA in First Amendment Case Against Former New York Regulator

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) scored a historic legal victory today in one of the most closely followed First Amendment cases in the nation. In a stinging rebuke of New York’s “blacklisting campaign” against ...

Turks and Chaos: Island Jurisdiction a Potential Nightmare for U.S. Gun Owners

News  

Monday, May 13, 2024

Turks and Chaos: Island Jurisdiction a Potential Nightmare for U.S. Gun Owners

Set aside communist Cuba for a moment, these days another Caribbean island jurisdiction is providing a cautionary tale for U.S. gun owners. 

Kansas: Legislators Seize Special Session Opportunity to Start Discussion for 2025 Session

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Kansas: Legislators Seize Special Session Opportunity to Start Discussion for 2025 Session

Last month, Gov. Laura Kelly called a special session of the Kansas Legislature to deal with tax issues. The special session adjourned this week, lasting less than 24 hours. Despite the brevity, pro-gun Senators J.R. ...

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.