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The Washington Free Beacon  

Monday, June 15, 2020

Residents Complain D.C.’s Police Department Creating Bottleneck for Handgun Purchases

In an arrangement unique to Washington, D.C., the local police department is the only federally licensed firearms dealer ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Federal court enjoins California large-capacity magazine confiscation

A California statute to confiscate large-capacity gun magazines, scheduled to take effect July 1, was enjoined by a ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Firearms technology and the original meaning of the Second Amendment

Gun-control advocates often argue that gun-control laws must be more restrictive than the original meaning of the Second ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Second Amendment may be restored on Army Corps of Engineers land

You might think that a government unit called the “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” would mainly perform projects ...

Washington Post  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Origins of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Rutherford’s ‘Lex, Rex’

One way a well-ordered society preserved a proper balance of power was ensuring that government did not have ...

Washington Post  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act: Facts and policy

Hillary Clinton has castigated Bernie Sanders for voting for a federal statute that she says provides “absolute immunity” ...

Washington Post  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Good guys with guns: Former Interpol chief Ron Noble on the Westgate Mall mass shooting

One of the differences between moderate advocates of gun control and prohibitionists is in their attitudes toward self-defense. ...

Washington Post  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

9th Circuit opinion on rights of gun stores applies standard, rigorous Second Amendment doctrines

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision Monday in Teixeira v. County of Alameda vindicates ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fact check: Obama claim that ‘I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings; this just doesn’t happen in other countries.’

This morning in Paris (!), President Obama said at a news conference, “I mean, I say this every ...

Volokh Conspiracy  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Kopel: The costs and consequences of gun control

Today the Cato Institute published my monograph “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control.” The policy analysis examines ...


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.