Pennsylvania: Join Your NRA in Harrisburg!

On Monday, May 22, NRA will be teaming up with other pro-gun groups from across Pennsylvania to host the 11th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg. 

1 shot in early morning home invasion shooting

A resident living in a home in the 4000 block of 69th Street shot and killed an intruder just before 4 a.m. Police said the shooting happened inside the home. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person who also lived in the home was shot and suffered minor injuries. They are expected to be OK. The suspect was not identified by police. The investigation into the incident continues.

GOP lawmakers mark success with rules reversals

Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet the environment and more.

Zinke Urges Fellow Montanans to Pick Gianforte

Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the state's only congressional seat.Pence implored the crowd of hundreds at the Metrapark pavilion in Billings to help elect Gianforte, who he said would be an ally to the Trump administration.

Students have right to defend themselves in violent world

Georgia’s new campus carry bill could mean the difference between life or death for a student who is being threatened by a deadly weapon. As a student at Georgia Tech, it is comforting to know that the right to protect myself no longer ends the instant I walk onto campus grounds. I spend a huge part of my day on campus, and I don’t want to be a sitting duck to a violent criminal. We all have a God-given right to protect and defend ourselves.

California: One Gun a Month Bill Scheduled for Hearing

Senate Bill 497, is scheduled to be heard on Monday, May 15 in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Assembly Bill 521, which passed out of Assembly Appropriations last week is now eligible for third reading and a vote on the Assembly floor.  Assembly Bill 424 has still not been considered by the Assembly and remains eligible for a vote at any time.  

Maine: Self-Defense Bills Voted Out of Committee

Yesterday, the Legislative Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs voted both Legislative Document 1370 and Legislative Document 988 out of committee with divided “ought not to pass” reports.  Both of these bills will now go back to their respective chambers for further consideration.  Please contact your state Representative in support of LD 1370 and your state Senator in support of LD 988! 

Ohio: “Duty to Inform” Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week

On Tuesday, May 16, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 142.  Sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), HB 142 would remove the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop.  Please contact members of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee and urge them to support HB 142! 

Nevada: Pro-Gun Bill Headed to Governor Sandoval

Yesterday, May 11, the Senate passed Assembly Bill 118, a pro-gun bill which would allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable discharge between 18 and 20 years of age to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm, with a 20-0 vote.  AB 118 will now go to Governor Sandoval for his consideration.

Don’t Scapegoat Gun Owners for Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem

The last two weeks have brought more evidence that Chicago’s gangland violence continues to spiral out of control. On May 2, two plainclothes police officers were shot while conducting an investigation in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. A van driven by an alleged gang associate pulled up next to the officers and a passenger in the vehicle opened fire. Then on Sunday, mourners were gathered at a makeshift outdoor memorial for an individual who had been shot and killed the night before in the City’s Brighton Park neighborhood, when two masked gunmen fired upon the crowd. Two were killed and eight were wounded in what police are characterizing as a gang retaliation shooting.

Home Intruder Deterred By Firearm

A woman warded off a man with a gun who entered her house early this morning in the 500 block of South Rufe Taylor Road, sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Ricker said in a report. The victim told deputies that about 12:20 a.m. this morning, a man she did not know entered her house through an open garage door.

London Gun License Data Sharing Shows Perils of Centralized Gun Owner Records

Every month it seems as if another corporation is apologizing to customers for a wide-ranging data breach. Despite its nearly limitless resources, the federal government has fared little better, proving itself incapable of protecting the sensitive information of its own employees from hackers. While there are important steps that businesses and government can take to help to protect vital information, the simple truth is that the sharing and collection of electronic data facilitates these sorts of breaches.

Oklahoma: Pro-Gun Legislation Heads to the Governor

Last night, the Oklahoma Senate passed Senate Bill 397 by a 39-1 vote.  This important pro-gun bill will now be sent to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin for her consideration.