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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.

 

 

Covid-19 Articles
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TownHall  

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Latest Victim of COVID-19 Is the Second Amendment

The latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a health care worker, a first responder, or a ...

Pennsylvania: Gun Shops Allowed to Reopen on a Limited Basis

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pennsylvania: Gun Shops Allowed to Reopen on a Limited Basis

During the current Covid 19 outbreak, many businesses were forced to close because they are considered “non-life-sustaining.”

Breitbart  

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NRA: Coronavirus Lockdowns Show Danger of Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases

The National Rifle Association (NRA) notes that coronavirus shutdowns resulting in the closure of gun stores in various ...

North Carolina: Wake Co. Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permit Issuance

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

North Carolina: Wake Co. Sheriff Suspends Pistol Permit Issuance

At a time when uncertainty about social order has prompted a large number of Americans to exercise their ...

State Representative Requests Opinion from Texas Attorney General on Exclusion of Gun Manufacturers & Retailers as "Essential Businesses" in Local Emergency Orders

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

State Representative Requests Opinion from Texas Attorney General on Exclusion of Gun Manufacturers & Retailers as "Essential Businesses" in Local Emergency Orders

Today, State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Ways & Means, formally requested an ...

Denver Mayor Exempts Alcohol Stores and Marijuana Dispensaries, not Gun Stores

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Denver Mayor Exempts Alcohol Stores and Marijuana Dispensaries, not Gun Stores

Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a city-wide shutdown amidst the current Covid 19 outbreak.

West Virginia: Gov. Justice Protects Second Amendment

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

West Virginia: Gov. Justice Protects Second Amendment

Governor Jim Justice’s recent Executive Order No. 9-20 designates “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers” under “Essential Businesses and Operations,” ...

Wisconsin: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Emergency Order

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wisconsin: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Emergency Order

Governor Tony Evers’ recent Emergency Order #12, titled “Safer at Home,” designates “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for ...

Virginia: Gun Stores to Remain Open

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Virginia: Gun Stores to Remain Open

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ralph Northam’s recently issued Executive Order 53 temporarily places restrictions on numerous businesses ...

Arizona: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Executive Order

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Arizona: Second Amendment Rights Protected by Governor’s Executive Order

Governor Doug Ducey’s recent Executive Order 2020-12 designates “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security” ...

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.