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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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Maryland: Gov. Hogan Resists Calls to Shut Down Gun Stores

Friday, April 3, 2020

Maryland: Gov. Hogan Resists Calls to Shut Down Gun Stores

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, along with a number of other openly anti-gun legislators, sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan asking ...

Indiana: Attorney General Opinion Protects Second Amendment

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Indiana: Attorney General Opinion Protects Second Amendment

In response to an inquiry by Senators Jim Buck, Aaron Freeman, and Jim Tomes, Attorney General Curtis Hill ...

Gun Makers and Sellers Remain "Essential" Under Governor Reeves' New Shelter-In-Place Order for Mississippi

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gun Makers and Sellers Remain "Essential" Under Governor Reeves' New Shelter-In-Place Order for Mississippi

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Mississippi ...

California: Culver City Council Meeting Tomorrow to Discuss Firearm Retailers

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

California: Culver City Council Meeting Tomorrow to Discuss Firearm Retailers

The Culver City Council will be holding a special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 pm to ...

Massachusetts: Gov. Baker Closes Gun Stores!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Massachusetts: Gov. Baker Closes Gun Stores!

Late afternoon on March 31st, after gun rights advocates praised the decision, the Baker Administration removed firearm retailers ...

South Carolina: Gun Stores to Remain Open

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

South Carolina: Gun Stores to Remain Open

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-17 yesterday to shut down “non-essential” businesses, effective ...

Maine: Gun Shop Closure Reversed!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Maine: Gun Shop Closure Reversed!

On March 24th, Governor Janet Mills issued Executive Order No. 19 to require all non-essential businesses to close their physical ...

NRA Applauds Protection of Rights During Disasters in South Dakota

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NRA Applauds Protection of Rights During Disasters in South Dakota

The NRA applauds Gov. Kristi Noem for signing HB 1296 to make sure the gun owners of South Dakota ...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Watch: Executive Director of NRA-ILA, Jason Ouimet, Discusses Importance of Second Amendment on Tucker Carlson Tonight

As anti-gun lawmakers exploit a pandemic to eradicate your 2nd Amendment rights across the country, the NRA is ...

California Gun Rights Lawsuit: Part II

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

California Gun Rights Lawsuit: Part II

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) joined other individuals, retailers, and gun rights groups in filing a federal ...

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