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Thursday, July 29, 1999

America`s Founding Fathers On<BR> The Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Proposed Virginia ...

Wednesday, July 28, 1999

The Bill Of Rights And The States

By Stephan B. Tahmassebi. Viewed by Chief Justice John Marshall as a check against excesses of the federal ...

Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Virginia`s Great Dissenters

By Thomas M. Moncure, Jr. Fearful of an all-powerful federal government, Patrick Henry and George Mason conditioned Virginia`s ...

Friday, July 16, 1999

Madison And The Bill Of Rights

James Madison`s lonely struggle against his fellow Federalists yielded one of the greatest documents of liberty ever written.


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.