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NRA Applauds the Introduction of the Hearing Protection Act, H.R. 367

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC) and John Carter (TX-31) on Monday for introducing the Hearing Protection Act, an important bill that gives gun owners and sportsmen the opportunity to better protect their ears and hearing.

NRATV| Chris W. Cox on National Right to Carry Reciprocity

National Reciprocity and other NRA goals aren’t a given – even with the incoming president and congress. NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox and Grant discuss some of the challenges ahead. Stinchfield airs live on NRATV weekdays at the top of the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

South Carolina: 2017 Session Convenes This Week

The 1st Regular Session of the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 10.  Your NRA-ILA anticipates a busy legislative schedule over the next two years, and we will work to ensure that our rights protected under the Second Amendment will continue to flourish in The Palmetto State. 

Two Shot In Home Invasion

One man is dead and another with life-threatening injuries after police say they tried to break into a Reidland home. Police say they responded to a 911 call Saturday night, January 07, 2017 at 11:11pm concerning a shooting at a home on Stiles Road near the intersection of Babbland Drive. Deputies say after they arrived, they found one man lying in the driveway with gunshot wounds, and another man inside with a gunshot wound deceased. Deputies say it appears the men burglarized the home, kicking in the door. Neither of the two men shot lived in the home. Deputies say the homeowner was home when the two men kicked in the door, and fired shots that hit the two men. The injured man was transported by Mercy Regional EMS to a local hospital and airlifted to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee with life-threatening injuries. The identities of the men have not been released.

New Orleans woman scares off burglar by picking up knife first, then gun

A woman twice scared off a burglar by pulling out a knife and then a gun, but New Orleans police say eventually the suspect, Deangelo Adams, came back with his own gun. Investigators say Adams forced his way into the woman's home on Eads Street around 5:20 a.m. Police say he and the victim got into a fight.

Former NRA Board Member and Civil rights leader Innis, who moved from liberalism to libertarianism, dies at 82

Civil rights icon Roy Innis, who for over 50 years in public life confounded stereotypes and the conventional wisdom of politics, died Sunday morning in New York City after a long illness. He was 82. “Roy got up every day and followed his conscience on what he thought was right, and if that led him to collide with political correctness, he was willing to take the heat,” said Wayne LaPierre, a longtime Innis friend and CEO of the National Rifle Association.

Editorial: Bloomberg group misfires in Nevada

Have you ever tried to tell your boss what to do?The chain of command in the workplace also applies to the levels of government, as Nevada voters recently learned when the gun background check initiative did not take effect Jan. 1 as planned.

Open carry debate focuses on the Okla. State Capitol, itself

Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, wants any Oklahoman with a valid handgun license to be able to carry at the Capitol. A gun owner would be required to show a valid license to security, but officers then could not confiscate or inspect a weapon unless the visitor commits a crime.

South Carolina: Legislators debate removing safety-valve for background checks

Several bills proposed in the past legislative session and again this year would increase the amount of time allowed the FBI to complete background checks before weapons could be sold. Currently if such checks are not finished after three days, stores can complete the sale, though if the FBI later determines the purchaser was ineligible for a gun, authorities will attempt to retrieve it.

Enemy of the Second Amendment Nominated to be California’s Next Attorney General

On January 10, the state Assembly is scheduled to start confirmation hearings on U. S. Representative Xavier Becerra, who was nominated by Governor Brown on January 1 to be California’s next Attorney General.  In his 23 years as a U. S. Representative, Xavier Becerra has consistently voted against your rights when it comes to hunting and Second Amendment-related issues. 

Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

Yesterday, Legislative Bill 68 was introduced in the Nebraska Legislature.  LB 68 is an important bill that will help protect the Second Amendment rights of all Nebraskans by creating a preemption statute to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout The Cornhusker State. 

Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

Yesterday, Legislative Bill 68 was introduced in the Nebraska Legislature.  LB 68 is an important bill that will help protect the Second Amendment rights of all Nebraskans by creating a preemption statute to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout The Cornhusker State. 

40 Percent Myth Further Debunked by Suspiciously-timed Harvard Report

This week saw the publication of survey data compiled by Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s Deborah Azrael, Matthew Miller, and Lisa Hepburn, that should finally lay to rest the long-debunked factoid that 40 percent of firearms sales occur without a background check. The report, titled, “Firearm Acquisition Without Background Checks: Results of a National Survey,” and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that only 22 percent “of gun owners who reported obtaining their most recent firearm within the previous 2 years reported doing so without a background check.” However, rather than celebrate these new findings, gun rights supporters should remain skeptical of this data and even more so of the way its release was handled.

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