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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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Connecticut: Gov. Lamont Protects Second Amendment

Monday, March 23, 2020

Connecticut: Gov. Lamont Protects Second Amendment

Governor Ned Lamont’s recent Executive Order 7H designates firearm and ammunition retail operations as essential businesses, exempting them from being ...

Indiana: Gov. Holcomb Protects Second Amendment

Monday, March 23, 2020

Indiana: Gov. Holcomb Protects Second Amendment

Governor Eric Holcomb’s recent Executive Order 20-08 designates“firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security” under Essential ...

New Jersey Stops Firearms Transfers!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

New Jersey Stops Firearms Transfers!

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

Disabled Woman Weak to Coronavirus Issues Message to Politicians Using Pandemic to Push Gun Control

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Disabled Woman Weak to Coronavirus Issues Message to Politicians Using Pandemic to Push Gun Control

Americans are flocking to gun stores because they know the only reliable self-defense during a crisis is the ...

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo Taking Advantage of National Emergency to Advance Political Agenda

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo Taking Advantage of National Emergency to Advance Political Agenda

On Friday March 20, Gov. Gina Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-07 which suspends the 7-day statutory background check requirement and ...

Kansas: Legislature Passes Resolution Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers to Seize Ammunition and Property

Friday, March 20, 2020

Kansas: Legislature Passes Resolution Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers to Seize Ammunition and Property

Late Thursday night, the Kansas Legislature passed House Committee Resolution 5025.  

The 2A is a Constant in Times of Crisis

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Friday, March 20, 2020

The 2A is a Constant in Times of Crisis

Concerns for personal safety, new limitations on the arrests of criminals in some cities, and potential gun control ...

Los Angeles Sheriff Works to Empty Jails While Disparaging Second Amendment Rights

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Los Angeles Sheriff Works to Empty Jails While Disparaging Second Amendment Rights

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has an unorthodox plan for ensuring public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: ...

Cities Seek to Close Gun Stores, Claim Exercise of Second Amendment Rights “Non-Essential”

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Cities Seek to Close Gun Stores, Claim Exercise of Second Amendment Rights “Non-Essential”

In San Jose, California, police have ordered a gun shop to close. Local officials insisted it is a “nonessential” ...

Is New Orleans on a Path to Repeat the Errors of Katrina?

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Is New Orleans on a Path to Repeat the Errors of Katrina?

In reality, we are all too frequently reminded of philosopher George Santayana’s famous statement; “Those who cannot remember ...

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