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Nothing is more important than protecting ourselves and our families -- especially during these times of uncertainty. Yet, some anti-gun lawmakers are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to deny you and your loved ones your fundamental right to self-defense and your Second Amendment rights. 

These anti-gun and anti-self defense extremists deem gun stores "non-essential," they shut down issuance of firearm permits, and, in some locations, they have created extreme delays for background checks required for firearm transfers. Some jurisdictions have even put added restrictions on firearm transfers, making it all but impossible for many law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

All of this is happening against a backdrop of reported prisoner furloughs and law enforcement only arresting for the most serious of crimes. 

Just like you, we know that's wrong.

That is why the NRA will keep a constant watch on what is happening nationwide and will work diligently to ensure that you are able to defend yourself and your family during these unprecedented times. In the past four decades, your NRA has led the way to pass Right-to-Carry, Castle Doctrine, and most important for the current crisis, protection against gun confiscation during declared emergencies. This time is no different.

We hope you find this website useful. Please use it to stay updated on what's happening in your town or state and across the country. If you need help or would like to alert us to something happening in your town or state, please contact us here or send us an email at COVID19@nrahq.org.

During these difficult times, your NRA is keeping vigilant watch over your right to buy a gun and to make sure you are able to defend yourself and your family. The NRA fights for all law-abiding gun owners, whether they can afford to donate or not. We understand times are tough. But, if you have the means, please help us keep fighting against those politicians who are determined to strip away our right to self-defense and their billionaire backers. Every dollar counts. We thank you in advance.   

If you are unable to help us at this time, please drop us a line and let us know how you and your family are doing. We are always grateful to hear from our members and supporters. Again, a big THANK YOU from all of us here at the NRA.

Stay safe.

 

 

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Glimpse of Toy Gun in School-Related Zoom Call Results in Police Response to Family Home

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Glimpse of Toy Gun in School-Related Zoom Call Results in Police Response to Family Home

Of all the recent developments in American life arising from state lockdown orders, perhaps none is so sinister ...

Perpetual Lockdown Batters Remnants of New York City’s Long-Lived Gun Culture

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Perpetual Lockdown Batters Remnants of New York City’s Long-Lived Gun Culture

Some of America’s most pro-gun people ironically inhabit some of its most anti-gun locales. Like plants that can ...

New Jersey: Outdoor Shooting Ranges Set to Reopen Friday

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New Jersey: Outdoor Shooting Ranges Set to Reopen Friday

Thanks to a lawsuit brought against Governor Murphy by NRA’s state association, ANJRPC, Governor Phil Murphy announced this ...

Father Pfleger's Selective Reasoning

News  

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Father Pfleger's Selective Reasoning

Close observers of gun politics might be surprised to learn that decades-long Chicago gun control advocate and Catholic ...

Playing Pandemic Politics in New Mexico

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Playing Pandemic Politics in New Mexico

COVID-19 is indiscriminate –it infects without regard to class or background or political orientation. In addition to the ...

While Loosening Some Restrictions, Anti-Gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Continues to Punish Certain Gun Stores

Thursday, May 14, 2020

While Loosening Some Restrictions, Anti-Gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Continues to Punish Certain Gun Stores

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that small retail businesses in the state, including gun stores, can operate at 25% of ...

Minnesota Urgent Alert: House to Consider Pro-Gun Amendment Allowing Electronic Application for Carry Permits During Covid-19 Outbreak

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Minnesota Urgent Alert: House to Consider Pro-Gun Amendment Allowing Electronic Application for Carry Permits During Covid-19 Outbreak

Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives will consider an Amendment to House File 4605 that will allow applicants for carry ...

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Extends the Expiration of Current Shooting Range Permits

Monday, May 11, 2020

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Extends the Expiration of Current Shooting Range Permits

Last week, the Pennsylvania Game Commission put out a press release announcing that all 2019-20 shooting range permits will remain valid for ...

Virginia: Indoor Ranges to Reopen

Monday, May 11, 2020

Virginia: Indoor Ranges to Reopen

On Friday, May 8th, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 61 outlining “Phase One” of easing restrictions that were put ...

The Streak Continues: April Sets NICS Record

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Monday, May 11, 2020

The Streak Continues: April Sets NICS Record

April 2020 set another record for background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS). The ...

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