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Whether you're traveling interstate, have recently moved, or are a long-time resident, knowing your specific state's gun laws is an important part of gun ownership.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

House Passes Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the House of Representatives today for passing The ...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Guns are an easy target, but the real crime of despair and neglect is harder to fix

The availability of such high-quality firearms indicates the presence of a robust gun trade in a city with ...


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congress takes on Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida last month introduced legislation that would bar city lawmakers from passing gun ...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tougher scrutiny in store for D.C.

The House committee that oversees the District plans to exercise its authority over the nation’s capital more aggressively ...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Congress moves to alter D.C. gun laws

On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), reintroduced a bill to repeal the District’s gun-control laws, which are among ...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

In D.C., the federal government gives released criminals many chances to fail

Over two years, 23-year-old Steven Pugh violated almost every condition of his court-ordered probation for carrying a gun ...

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

He says he robbed 100 people in D.C. Could he have been stopped before he killed?

D.C. judges twice sentenced him — for simple assault and robbery — under the District’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, ...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

D.C. to lift stun-gun ban after constitutional challenge by gun rights advocates

The District government will not seek to enforce the city’s stun-gun ban against three residents who challenged the ...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Federal appeals court questions D.C.’s restrictions on concealed carry of firearms

Appeals court judges had tough questions on Tuesday for the District’s lawyers about strict limits the city places ...

Washington Times  

Monday, September 19, 2016

D.C.’s gun laws to be tested in federal appeals court

It’s been two years since a federal court struck down the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public, ...


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.