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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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Jackson Mayor’s Unconstitutional and Unlawful Ban on Open Carry Expires Without Extension or Renewal

Friday, May 1, 2020

Jackson Mayor’s Unconstitutional and Unlawful Ban on Open Carry Expires Without Extension or Renewal

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce that his unconstitutional and unlawful ...

Y'all Politics  

Friday, May 1, 2020

Attorney General Fitch Files Amicus Curiae Against Jackson Open Carry Ban

Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed an amicus curiae, or friend of the court brief, in federal court today, ...

NRA Statement on New Mexico Governor's Announcement

News  

Thursday, April 30, 2020

NRA Statement on New Mexico Governor's Announcement

Fairfax, Va. - The New Mexico state director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Tara Reilly Mica, ...

Clarion Ledger  

Thursday, April 30, 2020

U.S. Attorney Hurst: Our constitutional rights do not end at Jackson’s city limits

The character of a nation is revealed by the values it defends during times of crisis.  As the ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Jackson Mayor’s Illegal Open Carry Gun Ban

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lawsuit Filed Against Jackson Mayor’s Illegal Open Carry Gun Ban

The Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. ...

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch Issues a Stern Rebuke of Jackson Mayor’s Ban on Open Carry

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch Issues a Stern Rebuke of Jackson Mayor’s Ban on Open Carry

Pro-Second Amendment State Attorney General Lynn Fitch sent this sharply-worded letter to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on ...

Jackson Mayor Uses COVID-19 to Unlawfully Ban Open Carry

Monday, April 27, 2020

Jackson Mayor Uses COVID-19 to Unlawfully Ban Open Carry

On Friday, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order suspending "the carrying of an unconcealed loaded or ...

Connecticut: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Friday, April 24, 2020

Connecticut: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Amid concerns of the COVID-19 virus, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die April 21, 2020.  

The Washington Free Beacon  

Monday, April 20, 2020

First-Time Buyers Explain Why Coronavirus Drove Them to Gun Stores in Record Numbers

Aaron Eaton learned how to shoot in the Army back in 2006 but holstered a pistol for the ...

Citing COVID-19, California Extends Ex Parte "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Orders to 110 Days!

News  

Monday, April 20, 2020

Citing COVID-19, California Extends Ex Parte "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Orders to 110 Days!

A state with one of the worst "Red Flag" gun confiscation laws on the books just got worse. ...

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.