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Chris W. Cox: Sen. Jeff Sessions will fight for the Second Amendment

Unlike his predecessors, Jeff Sessions knows that law-abiding gun owners are not the problem. For the last eight years, Americans who care about the Second Amendment and our right to self-defense have faced an administration intent on dismantling those freedoms. The gun control lobby, funded by billionaires like Michael Bloomberg, tried to turn the 2016 election into a referendum on the Second Amendment — and they lost. Now, due in no small part to the efforts of the National Rifle Association and our members, law-abiding gun owners can look forward to a president who respects our rights. In that regard, we should all be happy about President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general.

Obama pens law review article on criminal justice challenges

The outgoing president cautions that challenges toward true reform remain, including the passage of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation, preventing guns from falling into the hands of those who pose a threat, and addressing the nation's opioid epidemic.

Sheriffs won't enforce Nevada gun law after opinion

The next steps for proponents of expanded gun background checks in Nevada are unclear after a legal opinion that for all intents blocks a voter-approved initiative set to go into effect Sunday.What is clear is that the Background Check Act to require a federal database check of private party gun transfers will not be enforced. That’s according to Nevada sheriffs.

Campbell County supervisors OK Liberty University shooting range

Campbell County supervisors approved a shooting range to be built by Liberty University off Camp Hydaway Road on Tuesday night in a 6-0 vote, with Spring Hill Supervisor Jim Borland abstaining because of his employment with Liberty.

Authorities seeking suspects in Bartholomew County home invasion

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspects involved in an home invasion on County Road 675 West. It is believed that two masked individuals invaded the home while the resident was still inside. The resident then fired one shot at the suspects after confronting them. The suspects then fled in a silver or blue older model Cadillac.

Man shot during home invasion

Police have a man in custody for a burglary that ended with two people shot. Officers were called to a home in the 7900 block of Victory Drive in Wards Corner around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. They arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and are both expected to fully recover from their injuries. Detectives have determined that 22-year-old Robert Hicks forced his way into the home, then exchanged gunfire with a 23-year-old man inside. Both men were shot. Hicks is charged with armed burglary, according to Norfolk Police. A witness at the scene told 10 On Your Side, “I was sleeping and about an hour ago, and we heard, pop, pop gunshots. My son immediately came to the room, woke me up … I look out my window, and I see them (police) out there with their guns drawn.” This witness, who did not want to be identified, said she heard police tell a man to “get on the ground” at least 10 times.

Pistol-packing grandma scares off home intruder

A would-be robber was no match for a 74-year-old grandmother who drew her pistol on him over the weekend. Rebbie Roberson said she was about to watch the news Sunday night, when she came face to face with a home intruder. "I reached over there and grabbed this gun, and when I swerved, I pointed it at him and he ran," Roberson said. With her pistol in hand, Roberson ran after the suspect and started shooting. She missed the target, but left a few bullet holes in the walls of her home. Roberson said she always keeps her gun nearby, but hopes this is the last time she'll have to use it. As for the would-be bandit, he's still on the run."

Pistol-packing grandma scares off home intruder

A would-be robber was no match for a 74-year-old grandmother who drew her pistol on him over the weekend. Rebbie Roberson told KSLA she was about to watch the news Sunday night, when she came face to face with a home intruder. "I reached over there and grabbed this gun, and when I swerved, I pointed it at him and he ran," Roberson said. With her pistol in hand, Roberson ran after the suspect and started shooting. She missed the target, but left a few bullet holes in the walls of her home. Roberson said she always keeps her gun nearby, but hopes this is the last time she'll have to use it. As for the would-be bandit, he's still on the run."

Urge Your Senators to Confirm Jeff Sessions

I need your help. President-elect Trump has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General of the United States! That's great news for all of us who cherish our right to keep and bear arms. But Sessions is being attacked for his support of the Second Amendment and law enforcement.

California: Free Webinar on the new “Assault Weapon” Regulations

On December 30, 2016,  the California Department of Justice (DOJ) filed new regulations  for "assault weapons” as a result of AB 1135 and SB 880 that were signed into law last July.  The NRA and CRPA’s legal team have put together a webinar, free of charge, that will allow you to better understand the impact of the regulations.

2017 California Legislative Session Reconvenes Today, January 4th

Today, January 4th, the California Senate and Assembly reconvened in Sacramento for the 2017 legislative session. Coming off the heels of a grueling 2016 session, where anti-gun legislators directly assaulted your Second Amendment rights, it is imperative that gun owners and Second Amendment supporters stay vigilant for the coming session. 

Vermont: Gun Control Legislation is One of the First Bills Introduced in Montpelier

Today, the Vermont General Assembly began its 2017 Legislative Session.  If the precursor to session is any indication, it's going to be a tough battle at the Statehouse this year.  However, rest assured, the NRA will continue to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help advance pro-gun and pro-hunting reforms in Montpelier. 

Home invasion: 'He grabbed me and pushed me into the apartment'

“I’m just glad I’m alive,” Kay Dickinson said a day after the incident happened. She was coming home from work when she noticed a man with a bag of garbage at the end of the hallway for her apartment. Dickinson said she went to unlock her door and the man attacked. "He grabbed me and pushed me into the apartment,” Dickinson recalled. “We had a tussle and he choked me and gagged me, and I dropped everything right there in the kitchen."

Suspected Burglar Shot by Resident in Long Beach

Authorities were sent to the 200 block of East Artesia Boulevard to investigate a shooting report about 5:15 a.m., Long Beach Police Department Sgt. James Richardson stated. Arriving officers found a man at the scene who had been shot in the upper body, Richardson said. Investigators believe the wounded man was a burglar who had been shot by a resident, who remained at the scene and called police.

Dad protecting family shoots home invasion suspect

A home invasion suspect was shot when a Philadelphia homeowner and father of four fought back late Monday night, according to police. Investigators now believe the family may have been targeted. Police say the family returned to the city's Frankford neighborhood just before 11:00 pm Monday. A short time after arriving, there was a knock on the door and the father answered it. That's when two men forced their way in at gunpoint. The homeowner was also armed and a physical altercation ensued.

Obama’s Outrageous Expansion of Gun-Buyer Background Checks

Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? Under finalized new rules released just before Christmas by President Obama, Social Security recipients will be banned from buying a gun if they are deemed “financially incompetent.” Some 4.2 million Social Security recipients — about 10 percent of all people 65 and older — could lose the right to own a gun as a result.

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