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Only the NRA has the credibility and strength to advance hunting and defend hunters’ rights nationwide!

 

We’ve long led the charge to protect our hunting heritage against attack:

-SPEARHEADED hunter education in 1949 and today is the only organization to offer a state-of-the-art, free, online hunter education course

-EXPANDS & PROTECTS our hunting rights with representatives in Washington, D.C. and every state in the nation. 

-DEFENDS against anti-hunting ballot initiatives designed to erode hunting and destroy our heritage

-LEADS Right to Hunt and Fish constitutional amendments in the states to protect hunting for future generations 

-GRADES elected officials on their support for hunting and the Second Amendment so voters know which officials stand with them and their rights 

-FIGHTS anti-hunting laws and regulations by challenging them in court 

-PUBLISHES the most popular hunting magazine in the U.S.

 

“Hunters’ rights will either be defended or they will be lost forever.  And only the NRA offers you the strength to defeat anti-hunting extremists, protect our hunting heritage, and conserve our wildlife resources.”

-        Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA

 

What We Fight For...

The NRA supports Right to Hunt and Fish state constitutional amendments.

NRA-ILA believes Americans have the right to engage with our natural environment through hunting and fishing. We NRA has spearheaded the campaign for RTHF amendments, currently adopted in 19 states, in order to help protect America’s rich outdoor heritage from well-funded efforts by national animal extremist groups to get hunting banned. These Amendments provide meaningful and permanent protections for sportsmen and science-driven wildlife management 

The NRA supports the right to use suppressors while hunting.

NRA-ILA recognizes the legitimate benefits of using suppressors while hunting that some Americans enjoy- such as hearing protection and recoil reduction. We oppose any legislation that seeks to further restrict the use of suppressors and continue to fight for the passage of the Hearing Protection Act- now included in the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act

The NRA opposes bans on Sunday hunting.

Other outdoor activities are allowed on Sunday, including those that take place on public and private property, such as fishing, hiking and golf. Restrictions on Sunday hunting effectively treat hunters as second-class citizens and tacitly endorse the view of animal extremists that there is something wrong with hunting. Such a view ignores the fact that hunting is part of America’s heritage and hunters contribute billions of dollars to wildlife and conservation programs, through license fees and revenues generated through purchases of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. 

The NRA supports Public Access to Private Land Hunting Programs

Finding a place to hunt is one of the biggest challenges hunters face today, and NRA-ILA is actively working on multiple fronts to promote solutions to this growing problem. Each state can help by adopting a program to increase public access to private land. Twenty-six states have public access programs, which provide modest payments to landowners who open up their lands to sportsmen. NRA-ILA will continue to promote these programs at the state and federal level.

The NRA opposes banning lawfully owned Ivory in the U.S.

While the NRA supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory, banning lawfully owned Ivory would do nothing to protect elephants in Africa and Asia, but would instead make sellers of legal ivory potential criminals overnight, as well as destroy the value of property held by countless gun owners, art collectors, musicians and others. Furthermore, the NRA recognizes the fact that hunters are part of the solution to the ivory trade, as hunting revenue greatly contributes to anti-poaching programs, and should not be treated like part of the problem.

NRA-ILA is the legislative branch of the National Rifle Association. Since our establishment in 1975, we have consistently fought for conservation and hunter's rights. Thanks to our committed staff and a wide base of support, we have successfully blocked countless pieces of legislation that would have greatly limited our Second Amendment Rights. The NRA has done more for hunters than any other organization by far, and we could not have done it without you! Check out some of our recent victories:

 

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California: Several Firearm-Related Bills Sent to their Respective Appropriations Committee Suspense File

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

California: Several Firearm-Related Bills Sent to their Respective Appropriations Committee Suspense File

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees met earlier this week and sent all but one firearm-related bill to ...

BLM’s Plan Will Manage Use of Vehicles on Public Lands in Northwestern Colorado

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BLM’s Plan Will Manage Use of Vehicles on Public Lands in Northwestern Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a preliminary plan that will determine where vehicles can be ...

Arizona: BLM Plan Would Open New Areas to Hunting in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Arizona: BLM Plan Would Open New Areas to Hunting in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft resource management plan for the 58,000-acre San Pedro Riparian ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

On July 11th, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating ...

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be on November Ballot

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be on November Ballot

Yesterday, Senate Bill 677 was passed in the North Carolina state House of Representatives by a vote of 92-23 with an amendment ...

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Passes Senate

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Passes Senate

Today, the North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 677

North Carolina: Bill to Create Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be Heard

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

North Carolina: Bill to Create Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be Heard

Senate Bill 677, previously introduced in the North Carolina state Senate, is now scheduled to be heard in the ...

Iowa: Vote to be Held Tomorrow on Arbitrarily Restricting Hunting Firearms

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Iowa: Vote to be Held Tomorrow on Arbitrarily Restricting Hunting Firearms

On May 10th at 9:30AM, the Iowa state Natural Resource Commission will be voting on potential rule changes to Chapter ...

Georgia: Spalding County Discharge Ordinance Vote Rescheduled

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Georgia: Spalding County Discharge Ordinance Vote Rescheduled

On May 7th, the Spalding County Board of Commissioners will be voting on 2018-ORD-07, after having tabled it during ...

Iowa: Proposed Rule Change Arbitrarily Restricts Hunting Firearms

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Iowa: Proposed Rule Change Arbitrarily Restricts Hunting Firearms

On May 1st, the Iowa state Natural Resource Commission will be holding a public hearing to discuss potential ...

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.