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Friday, February 5, 2016

Fourth Circuit Requires “Strict Scrutiny” for Maryland Gun and Magazine Ban

It hasn’t been a good week for Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, would-be contender for President of the United States, and staunch gun control advocate. As we report elsewhere, O’Malley was finally forced to ...  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Kolbe v. Hogan: 4th Circuit requires strict scrutiny for Maryland ban on magazines and semiautomatics

Yesterday the 4th Circuit decided Kolbe v. Hogan, a Second Amendment challenge to a 2013 Maryland arms prohibition statute. The statute bans the sale of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and also bans ...


Friday, January 29, 2016

Chief Justice Barack Obama?

Here’s perhaps the most compelling argument we’ve heard against Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. Continuing her streak ...


Friday, January 22, 2016

Court Decision, Drug Lord’s Capture Illustrate Ongoing Fallout of Operation Fast & Furious

A sharp memory and respect for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms go hand in hand. The Second ...

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Supreme Court (Again) Punts on the Second Amendment, Leaves Voters to Carry the Ball

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...


Monday, November 16, 2015

NRA Supports Second Amendment Rights for Maine

NRA issued the following statement in support of Maine resident Harvey Lembo’s legal efforts to protect his Second Amendment rights. Lembo filed suit in Maine Superior Court today seeking a permanent injunction prohibiting his landlord ...


Friday, November 6, 2015

Woman Who Illegally Bought Gun Used to Shoot Cop Sentenced to One Year of Probation

A federal judge in Omaha on Monday sentenced a woman to one year of probation for illegally buying a gun ...

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium" a Resounding Success

The 2015 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium" was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Hartford, Connecticut.  Sponsored by The NRA Foundation and hosted by NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, the annual symposium ...

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Attend Law Symposium on Protecting the Right to Bear Arms: History and Challenges

On November 5, the Heritage Foundation, the Georgetown Center on the Constitution, and the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy will host a one-day Law Symposium on Protecting the Right to Bear Arms: History ...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Bans on America’s Most Popular Rifles and Magazines

If any further evidence were necessary of what’s at stake with the 2016 general election, a ruling issued ...


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.