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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Constitutional Carry is Sweeping the Nation, Alabama Must Be Next!

Pennsylvania is just one step away from joining 21 other states that have passed legislation protecting our constitutional ...


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

That’s Not How Research Works

The NRA calling research papers “anti-gun” may sometimes come across as dismissive or reflexive, or both. Some researchers ...


Monday, October 18, 2021

The Year of the Gun – Record Number of Carry Permits in 2020

Last year was one for the record books. Not only did gun sales climb to unprecedented highs, but 40 ...

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Alabama: Louisiana Also Beats Alabama in Passing Constitutional Carry

Less than a week after the Texas Legislature passed constitutional/permitless carry, yesterday, the Louisiana Legislature passed its own ...

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Alabama: Texas Beats Alabama to Become 21st Constitutional Carry State

Yesterday, the Texas Legislature accepted the conference committee report for House Bill 1927, their constitutional/permitless carry bill.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Alabama: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Yesterday, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session. During this session, the Legislature passed ...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

In These 11 Cases, a Firearm Saved the Owner or Others

Late last month, President Joe Biden used his first address to a joint session of Congress to push ...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Alabama: Texas Also Advancing Permitless Carry

In the time since we last reported on Alabama’s permitless carry bill passing a House committee, the permitless ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Alabama: Nearby Louisiana Advancing Permitless Carry

While Alabama has advanced a permitless carry bill for the first time ever from a house committee, permitless ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Alabama: Permitless Carry Passes Committee

Today, the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee passed House Bill 405 by a voice vote. This ...


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.