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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

NRA Applauds U.S. House Resolution Supporting America`s Sportsmen

The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing a resolution by unanimous ...


Friday, September 12, 2003

NRA Statement on Passage of Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill

In the second veto override in support of gun rights this week, the Missouri Legislature passed legislation banning ...


Thursday, September 11, 2003

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor`s Veto of Right-to-Carry Legislation

FAIRFAX, VA - In a historic vote, the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate passed the nation`s 36th ...


Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Unions, Commerce and Conservation Organizations Urge Passage of S. 659, The "Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act"

Washington, D.C. -- The effort to stop reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the American firearms industry recently gained ...


Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Letter to the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Below is a letter by Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action to The Atlanta ...


Monday, July 28, 2003

Charlton Heston Statement Upon Receiving Presidential Medal Of Freedom

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Academy Award winning actor and civil rights activist Charlton Heston was honored to receive the ...


Monday, July 21, 2003

NAACP Case Against the Firearms Industry Dismissed

Washington, DC-- Following the recommendation of a 12 member advisory jury, Judge Jack B. Weinstein ruled today in ...


Thursday, July 17, 2003

Bill Introduced to Restore the Right of Self-Defense in D.C.

FAIRFAX, VA - The "District of Columbia Personal Protection Act," a bill that seeks to restore the Second ...


Monday, June 23, 2003

Texas Protects Right-To-Carry Permit Holders

FAIRFAX, VA - Gov. Rick Perry (R) of Texas signed into law SB 501, a bill which restores ...


Friday, June 13, 2003

Alaska Passes Broad Right To Carry Law

FAIRFAX, VA - Governor Frank Murkowski of Alaska signed into law HB 102, a "Right-to-Carry" bill, which enables ...


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.