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Gov. Northam and his billionaire allies are desperate to yoke Virginians with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and turn hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Virginians into felons. Gov. Northam knows that none of his gun control proposals will make Virginians safer, but it will make it harder for law-abiding Virginians to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense. Click here to find your state legislators and contact them to voice your concern about Gov. Northam's anti-gun agenda. 

Don't let Gov. Northam take away your rights and put your safety at risk.

It is critical every gun owner in the Commonwealth contact their legislators, urging them to OPPOSE Governor Northam’s anti-gun agenda as Virginia’s legislative session continues in Richmond!

Will any of Gov. Northam’s gun control proposals make Virginians safer?​

So-Called "Universal" Background Checks

Lend your brother a rifle for a deer hunt? Allow your daughter to borrow a handgun for self-defense? You’d all be felons under Gov. Northam’s background check scheme.


"Assault Weapons" Ban

Banning commonly-owned firearms are statistically proven to be ineffective, and SB16 would define assault weapons as accessories and certain pistol grips. 


Standard Capacity Magazine Ban

Many commonly-owned handguns by Virginians would not be grandfathered, turning hundreds of thousands of Virginians into felons overnight.


Silencer/Suppressor Ban

Despite its name, firearms are still very loud with using a silencer/suppressor. With rigorous federal regulations already in place, Virginia should not penalize law-abiding Virginians.


One-Gun-A-Month Purchase Law

Virginia’s law-abiding citizens were exempt from previous one-gun-a-month legislation; Gov. Northam would penalize millions for the actions of one individual.


Requiring Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms

With federal stolen firearms tracking, individuals are already incentivized to report stolen weapons, while criminals remain outside the system.


Say NO to Gov. Northam's extreme gun control agenda. This is anti-gun politics as usual. Let's demand real solutions from Richmond, not failed gun control schemes.

Gov. Northam recently suggested that this is not a complete list of the gun control measures he wants the General Assembly to consider. Volunteer Now. 

NRA-ILA is hosting town hall meetings throughout Virginia— including in Fredericksburg, Ashland, and Belle Haven. 


National Journal  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Outside Money Floods Virginia Governor Race

The race has also been a battleground over gun control, with the National Rifle Association endorsing Gillespie. On ...

Washington Post  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Everytown, gun control group, turns on spigot in Virginia elections with $1 million

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the campaign arm of one of the nation’s biggest gun control groups, ...

Washington Times  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NRA endorses Ed Gillespie over Ralph Northam in Virginia race

Democrats’ recent shift on gun control politics is getting a new test run this year in the Virginia ...

NRA Backs Gillespie in Virginia Governor’s Race


Thursday, August 3, 2017

NRA Backs Gillespie in Virginia Governor’s Race

Gun Rights Group Backs Vogel for Lt. Gov, Adams for Attorney General


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.