Entries by NRA Institute for Legislative Action

FLORIDA ALERT: “Assault Weapons” Ban Amendment Bans ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

The so-called “assault weapons” ban that is proposed for a constitutional amendment to be on the 2020 Election Ballot bans the possession of: “any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun CAPABLE of holding more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition at once, either in a fixed or detachable magazine or other ammunition feeding device.” The fact is, […]

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

 In the wake of two recent criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented either of last weekend’s tragedies, but they all would restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. “Universal” Background Checks Won’t Stop Mass Shootings Every […]

FLORIDA: Court Rules Public Officials Can’t Be Punished for Violating the Law

A Leon County Circuit Court judge has just given rogue, anti-gun public officials a “get-out-of-jail-free card.” This court has effectively given tacit approval for local government officials to knowingly and willfully violate the state preemption law by striking down the penalty provisions.  The message is:  go ahead and violate the law, the state can’t punish […]

“Smart” Guns and Mandatory Storage: Two Bad Policy Ideas Cut from the Same Tattered Cloth

Whenever a tragedy strikes that involves a firearm, no matter how statistically rare the event may actually be, you can count on anti-gun extremists to try to exploit it. The responses from those opposed to the Second Amendment upon hearing that a fatality resulted when a firearm was used by a criminal, or accessed by […]

Despite Agency Abuse, Florida Concealed Carry License Holders Number Over 2 Million

The media is reporting that Florida is leading the nation and has now become the first state to have 2 million active concealed carry license holders.  This is despite the irregularities and allegations of unlawful activities in the Commissioner of Agriculture’s office that slow and delay the issuance of licenses. For the first time, since […]

Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data

A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week generated considerable media attention that focused on the purported finding and not the underlying research design: “Gun control tied to fewer child deaths: Study” “Who’d A Thunk It? Tougher Gun Laws Mean Fewer U.S. Kids Die, Study Shows” “Tougher Gun Laws Do Mean […]

New Zealand Experience Further Proves Registration Facilitates Confiscations

Firearms registration facilitates firearms confiscation. This fact has been demonstrated in recent weeks, as the New Zealand authorities have lamented that the country does not have a firearms registry to assist them in their gun confiscation efforts. Following a high-profile shooting in Christchurch, the New Zealand government enacted the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019. […]

Living in La-La Land: Joe Biden’s Alternative Reality

Anti-gun folks typically characterize their gun control restrictions as “common sense” and “responsible,” regardless of how poorly grounded in reality these “solutions” tend to be, or how little their proponents understand what these measures will do (like the gun control supporters at one event who, when asked, were unable to explain what an AR-15 or a bumpstock […]

VIDEO: Dianne Feinstein Is Trying (Again) To Ban the Most Popular Firearm in America

After all these years, Dianne Feinstein is still clueless about guns. “Dianne Feinstein, the anti-gun senator from California, took to Twitter to show just how clueless she really is on guns. She went down the road that every anti-gunner does and went after the always vilified AR-15.” —Grant  RELATED ARTICLES: Chuck Michel: Preliminary Wins […]

Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party’s base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate them. No one doubts that the political hard left is unified around the idea of gun control in principle. But […]

VIDEO: Based on Crime Rates, Pro-2A Advocates Should Control the Narrative

Anti-gun advocates have claimed that the gun-rights lobby has been running rough-shod over our nation’s gun laws for thirty years. Interestingly enough, though, in those thirty years, gun crime has been on the decline.  RELATED ARTICLES: Mike Weisman: State Senator Smugly Calls for Confiscation Amy Swearer: Why Gun Control Is Wrong Response to Tragic […]

Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Law Protecting State Constitution Amendment Process

HB-5 Ballot Measure, Protects Florida’s Constitution from Outsiders HB-5 – Contains an amendment by Rep. James Grant (R) to restore the right of Floridians to control the Florida citizen ballot initiative petition process. The amendment is intended to stop out-of-state billionaires from crafting amendments to Florida’s Constitution, then sending paid, out-of-state petition gatherers into Florida […]

VIDEO: High-Capacity Mags Have Better Chance of Saving Lives? Research Suggests So.

J. Eric Dietz of the Homeland Security Institute joins Cam to discuss research that suggests higher-capacity magazines are more likely to save lives. Originally aired on Cam & Co 06/06/2019.  RELATED ARTICLES: Jeff Houston: The Dangers of Gun-Free Zones James Makowski: Lightening the Load on Michigan Gun Owners David Adams: Gov. Northam Calls Special Session […]

NRA Statement on Virginia Governor’s Gun Control Proposals

FAIRFAX, Va.–   The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action’s director of public affairs, Jennifer Baker, released the following statement on Tuesday in reaction to Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun control proposals: “Gov. Northam is following the gun control playbook by exploiting a tragedy to push his failed political agenda.  The fact is none of […]