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NRA Statement on Peruta v. California

The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement Monday regarding the United States Supreme Court's denial of petition in the case of Peruta v. California:

74% of American gun owners say owning a gun is ‘essential to their freedom’: Poll

“As a nation, the U.S. has a deep and enduring connection to guns. Integrated into the fabric of American society since the country’s earliest days, guns remain a point of pride for many Americans. Whether for hunting, sport shooting or personal protection, most gun owners count the right to bear arms as central to their freedom,” reports a wide-ranging new poll from the Pew Research Center.It found that 74 percent of all U.S. gun owners say owning a gun is “essential to their freedom.” Another 73 percent of the owners say they could never see themselves “not owning a gun.”

Bloomberg’s Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors

In an interview, Mr. Bloomberg said his city-focused initiative would serve in part as an extension of his advocacy for national policies that address climate change, gun violence, public health and immigration. That largely liberal agenda is aligned with the growing aspirations of big-city mayors, who are mainly Democrats and who have vowed to check conservative mandates emerging from Washington by using their power at the local level.

Washington: Your Input Needed on Recreational Shooting in Tahuya State Forest

Thank you to all NRA members and supporters who attended the public meeting in Mason County on possible locations for the  construction of a target shooting range in the Tahuya State Forest.  DNR has identified two potential locations for a proposed range and is asking for input on the site location and features for the range.  Information from the meeting on the proposed sites may be found here.  Additionally, comments and input on the proposed range locations and on target shooting in the Tahuya State Forest may be sent to targetshooting@dnr.wa.gov.  

Rhode Island: Last Chance to Stop Anti-Gun Bill

The Rhode Island Legislature is going to be ending their six-month session any day now, and as we approach the finish line, this is the most dangerous time for gun owners.

Nationwide Firearms Turn-in Not Enough for Australia’s Gun Haters

On July 1, Australia begins National Firearms Amnesty 2017, the country’s fourth federal firearms buyback (more accurately termed turn-in) or amnesty program since 1987. According to the Australian government, officials hope to capture some of the country’s estimated 260,000 unregistered firearms. The Australian government has also cited the threat of terrorism, and in particular the December 2014 siege on the Lindt Café in Sydney, as justification for the new turn-in. The amnesty period runs to September 30.

Steadfast Czechs Fight on Against EU Gun Control

The European Union’s new restrictions on firearms ownership were finalized on May 24, when the misguided changes to the European Firearms Directive were published in the political bloc’s Official Journal. Despite this setback, the Czech Republic has made clear that the country will continue its fight for European firearms freedom.

Mainstream Media Misrepresents NRA's Position on Right-to-Carry Permits

There is an ongoing debate as to the severity of the decline in the modern attention span. However, in a world pervaded by 140 character messages and trivial clickbait articles, few would argue that many are now consuming information more rapidly and in smaller pieces. In this environment, an article’s headline has become increasingly important, taking an outsized role in conveying the information within.

Colorado teachers, administrators train to take offensive against active shooter

If someone begins shooting at the students or staff at Fleming K-12 School in northeast Colorado, football coach and bus driver Scott Muller wants to be ready to shoot back.“Something like this is nothing you want to do,” Muller said during a break from the active-shooter training course he took this week. “But anybody who wants to protect kids, they will take something like this on.”

Virginia: Washington County drops local fees for handgun carry permits

A local processing fee has been dropped in Washington County, Virginia, to give more residents an opportunity to obtain a concealed handgun carry permit.On Tuesday, Sheriff Fred Newman said all non-mandated fees associated with obtaining a Virginia concealed weapons permit in Washington County will be waived beginning July 1. Washington County citizens will no longer be charged the county’s $25 processing fee and will only be required to pay the $15 fee mandated by the state.

Chinese food driver shoots would-be robber outside abandoned house

A Chinese food delivery driver shot at least one of three teens who police said set up the driver with the intent to rob him. Police said a group of three teens called in a Hot Wok Chinese order and had it delivered to a vacant home on Arancio Drive on the Westside. The delivery driver showed up to the home and was held at gunpoint, according to police. Neighbors told News4Jax that the driver threw the food at one of the teens and pulled his own gun, a Glock, from its holster. He fired four to five shots and hit at least one of the teens, according to police.

Accused robber hospitalized after being shot in St. Helena Parish

A man is in the hospital after a failed robbery attempt at a store in St. Helena Parish. Authorities were called to the scene at the intersection of Highway 448 and Highway 10. There, they discovered a person shot a man in the leg after he attempted to rob them.  Authorities say the would-be robber was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. This is a developing story. We will update it with more information as it becomes available.

2 men killed in botched Brentwood home invasion

Police responded to the 200 block of Birch Street in Brentwood about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday after a shooting was reported, according to the Brentwood Police Department. A man was home alone and opened fire on the two intruders when they entered the house, said Lt. Walter O’Grodnick of the Brentwood Police Department. “We’ve determined the incident was a home invasion,” O’Grodnick said. “As a result of the suspects’ interaction with the victim resident, it forced the victim to fire at both suspects in self-defense.”

NRA to give firearms training to lawmakers, staff

The National Rifle Association has agreed to provide firearms training to House and Senate lawmakers and their staffs in the wake of this month's baseball gun attack. At the urging of Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, who had a staffer pitching at the time of the shooting by James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill., the NRA said it is ready to help. "There is no doubt that the heinous attack that occurred in Virginia last week would have been even worse without the heroic actions of the Capitol Police," wrote Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's lobby shop, the Institute for Legislative Action.

FBI Report on Alexandria Quietly Debunks the Gun-Controllers’ Talking Points

The FBI has published a brief report on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack. Over the past two decades, Democrats have focused on three major proposals for reform. They are: 1) That all private transfers should be contingent upon a federal background check; 2) That firearms that look a certain way should be classed as “assault weapons” and prohibited from sale; and 3) That civilians should be forbidden from buying magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. None of these proposals intersect with what happened in Alexandria.

Female robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ‘take-over style’ robbery

During what Salt Lake City police are calling rare "take-over style" robbery at a Quiznos restaurant Tuesday night, a female employee shot and wounded a female robbery suspect, prompting her two male accomplices to flee. The female suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was in serious condition Wednesday at a hospital, said SLCPD Detective Greg Wilking, who said the suspect was hit in the neck.

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