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Grassroots Spotlight: Meet Annual Award Winners Joey Marie, Stacy Simons, and Matt Balla

Monday, May 15, 2023

Grassroots Spotlight: Meet Annual Award Winners Joey Marie, Stacy Simons, and Matt Balla

At NRA’s 152nd Annual Meetings in Indianapolis last month, the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division was proud to honor the latest winners of the NRA-ILA Jay M. Littlefield Award. This annual award recognizes individual NRA members for their meritorious defense of the Second Amendment.

Joey Marie is an NRA-ILA Frontlines Activist Leader of our North Carolina NRA-ILA Grassroots team. In her role as a Frontlines Activist Leader, Joey was NRA-ILA’s greatest volunteer in North Carolina. Living in Johnston County, just outside of the Raleigh-Durham metro area, Joey was a valuable resource in a pivotal election area of the Tar Heel State. Whether it was helping organize events, reaching our targeted voters, finding 2nd Amendment Activist Centers, recruiting new volunteers, or just being our eyes & ears on the ground, there was not a single time that Joey was unwilling, or said “no” when asked to help. As a new Grassroots Coordinator began overseeing North Carolina, and a new Campaign Field Representative began working in the area, Joey Marie provided great insight and advice that made learning the greater Raleigh area’s political landscape much easier. Not pictured.

Stacy Simons has been a Nevada NRA-ILA Frontlines Activist Leader since 2018. Her high commitment and energy in support of NRA, and her willingness to help advance the Second Amendment through grassroots service, are well known, not only in southern Nevada, but nationwide. She always goes above and beyond to support the cause and inspire others to do the same. She regularly attends and hosts various events helping to promote NRA and the Second Amendment. Her bright smile and fun personality draws people in, and she is able to convince first-time-shooters and gun owners to get involved with important NRA-ILA efforts.


Matt Balla is the owner of Peacemakers Gun Range in Howell, Michigan. Matt serves the Second Amendment in many different ways, and his ongoing support of NRA-ILA is invaluable. He has consistently helped to host NRA 2A Days and NRA FreedomFest events, as well as generously donating his time, resources, and shop for any use to help engage and educate the community. The NRA-ILA Grassroots staff is very grateful to have partners like Peacemakers Gun Range, that do all of the important work in supporting the Second Amendment community every day, in every way!


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Monday, April 1, 2024

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New Orleans Tries an End-run around Constitutional Carry

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Monday, July 8, 2024

New Orleans Tries an End-run around Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry (R) assumed office on January 8 of this year and wasted no time working to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Louisianans. 

The UN’s Circle of Life

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Monday, July 8, 2024

The UN’s Circle of Life

The United Nation’s Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects (PoA) is now almost 23 years old.

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, July 12, 2024

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

On Friday, July 12th, Governor Chris Sununu (R-New Hampshire) signed HB 1186, "an act relative to firearm purchaser's privacy."

Crime Prevention Research Center: Carry Laws Don’t Increase Gun Theft, Decrease Police Effectiveness

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Crime Prevention Research Center: Carry Laws Don’t Increase Gun Theft, Decrease Police Effectiveness

Gun-control groups campaign against right-to-carry laws by claiming that guns carried in public pose a substantial threat to public safety, and that concealed carry permitting laws lead to more violent crime, not less.

NRA Files Legal Challenge to California’s Excise Tax on Firearm and Ammunition Sales

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

NRA Files Legal Challenge to California’s Excise Tax on Firearm and Ammunition Sales

Today, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA), together with the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and California Rifle & Pistol Association, filed a lawsuit challenging California’s 11% excise tax on gross ...

Grassroots Spotlight: AF Boyer Hardware Store

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Grassroots Spotlight: AF Boyer Hardware Store

A fortunate group of NRA members and staff was recently afforded the opportunity to step back in time!

No, children are not more likely to die by guns than motor vehicles

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Monday, April 24, 2023

No, children are not more likely to die by guns than motor vehicles

Another year brings about another opportunity for gun control activists and their media lackeys to manipulate CDC fatal injury data to push a misleading factoid on children and firearms.

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

Today, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is honored to announce its full endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for re-election to a second term as President of the United States of America. ...

NRA Proven Right Again: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Outs Himself as an Anti-Gun Hack

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Monday, July 1, 2024

NRA Proven Right Again: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Outs Himself as an Anti-Gun Hack

There was a LOT of vindication going around last week for those opposed to the Biden cabal and the ongoing deceptions it has perpetrated (in collusion with the legacy media) against the American public. 

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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.