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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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Minnesota: Shooting Ranges and Game Farms Will Reopen Following Recent Executive Order

Friday, April 17, 2020

Minnesota: Shooting Ranges and Game Farms Will Reopen Following Recent Executive Order

Shooting ranges and game farms will be allowed to reopen tomorrow following the issuance of Governor Tim Walz’s ...

Maine: City of Portland Illegally Classifies Gun Shops as “Non-Essential”

Friday, April 17, 2020

Maine: City of Portland Illegally Classifies Gun Shops as “Non-Essential”

In response to COVID-19, the Portland Mayor and City Council adopted Order No. 156-19/20 on April 14th, which replaced the list of essential businesses previously ...

NRA Requests Injunction Against Gov. Grisham’s Order Closing Gun Stores

Friday, April 17, 2020

NRA Requests Injunction Against Gov. Grisham’s Order Closing Gun Stores

Late yesterday, NRA and other pro-Second Amendment plaintiffs filed a motion in federal court seeking a TRO (temporary ...

West Virginia: Attorney General Ensures Continuity of Carry Permits

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

West Virginia: Attorney General Ensures Continuity of Carry Permits

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has advised West Virginia sheriffs that under current law, they may accept applications or renewals for ...

California:  AG Release Highlights Second Amendment Deprivations during Crisis

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

California: AG Release Highlights Second Amendment Deprivations during Crisis

Yesterday, the California Attorney General sent out a press release on domestic violence issues related to the COVID-19 ...

California: Assemblyman Santiago Calls for Halt to Firearm and Ammunition Sales!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

California: Assemblyman Santiago Calls for Halt to Firearm and Ammunition Sales!

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-53) issued a letter to Governor Newsom asking that all firearm and ammunition sales in California be ...

Gun Control Advocate Assures Americans: There’s No Need to Buy Guns ‘Cause “the Zombies” Aren’t Coming

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Gun Control Advocate Assures Americans: There’s No Need to Buy Guns ‘Cause “the Zombies” Aren’t Coming

The FBI performed a record-breaking 3.7 million firearm-related background checks last month. According to an April news release ...

The Betray State: Massachusetts's Anti-gun Politicians Use Pandemic to Trample Rights

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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Betray State: Massachusetts's Anti-gun Politicians Use Pandemic to Trample Rights

In recent years, the Bay State's two highest-ranking public officials have been at war with the Second Amendment. ...

Pandemic Exposes Dangers of Severe Gun Controls in Connecticut and D.C.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Pandemic Exposes Dangers of Severe Gun Controls in Connecticut and D.C.

Gun owner licensing and registration, "universal" background checks, and restrictions on the sale of ammunition. Gun owners have ...

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Friday, April 10, 2020

NRA Files Lawsuit Against Anti-Gun New Mexico Governor

Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-Second Amendment organizations filed a lawsuit in New Mexico today ...

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