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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

NRA Files Brief with the Supreme Court in Silveira v. Lockyer

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court, in ...

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Talking Shop with Majority Leader Bill Frist

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox recently sat down with the new Senate Majority Leader to talk about freedom, ...

Friday, March 21, 2003

An Opening Gambit For Tyrants Is To Disarm The Public

An Opening Gambit For Tyrants Is To Disarm The Public The right to Akeep and bear arms@ is ...

Monday, February 24, 2003

Ninth Circuit Disputes Silveira Decision, Judge Calls Second Amendment an Individual Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a February 18 ruling questioned that circuit`s recent ...

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Thomas Jefferson on The Right To Bear Arms

Quotes from the author of the Declaration of Independence on the Right to Keep and Bear arms. Taken ...

Sunday, June 30, 2002

A Primer On The Constitutional Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Constitutional law professor Nelson Lund explores the Second Amendment and analyzes the decision in United States v. Emerson.

Friday, June 14, 2002

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Emerson Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined without comment to hear U.S. v. Emerson.

Friday, June 7, 2002

Majority of Americans Supports DOJ View on Right to Arms

A recent Zogby International poll shows an overwhelming majority of American voters (75%) support the Bush/Ashcroft Department of ...

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Anti-gun Lobby Attempt To Influence U.S. Brief In Supreme Court On Emerson Second Amendment Case<BR> By Stephen P. Halbrook

Distinguished author and Constitutional lawyer Stephen Halbrook responds to the Violence Policy Center`s letter to Solicitor General Olson ...

Friday, May 10, 2002

DOJ Reaffirms Constitution Protects Individual Right to Arms

U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson sent gun-ban extremists into a state of virtual "collective" apoplexy when he ...


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.