Democrats voted overwhelmingly for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to become Speaker of the House in the new Congress. She promises to make gun control a priority. NSSF’s Larry Keane told the Washington Times what we can expect.
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The midterm elections are around the corner and whether or not your favorite candidate will be on the ballot it is important for every voter to your legislators’ positions. In an effort to assist voters in making their decisions, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has been conducting question and answer sessions in an effort to get learn more about or pro Second Amendment lawmaker’s firearms heritage and position on the issues.
Deerfield IL jumped in with both feet when it entered the foray to be what many would consider to be the most oppressive gun control community in the nation. Fortunately, it looks like local lawmakers bit off more than they could chew when they went after the Second Amendment rights of citizens, thanks to the efforts of pro 2A groups such as the Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association.
July 4th is a day we “oohh” and “ahh” over impressive firework displays and enjoy a charcoal grilled all-American burger with family and friends. It is also the most important date in American history. July 4th, also called Independence Day, is the day the colonists officially declared their independence from Great Britain, securing our freedom and liberty to this day. As gun owners, we understand how important these unalienable rights are. Without this day, 237 years ago and the relentlessness that the colonists fought during the Revolutionary War our liberty and freedoms would have been replaced with tyranny and severe firearms restrictions. On July 4, not only do we celebrate a free nation, but we also honor those 56 revolutionary men who secured our right to keep and bear arms.
On October 6, 2016, Mexican Senator Jorge Luis Preciado of the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) published a policy recommendation in the Senate Gazette to amend Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution to emulate the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, allowing Mexico citizens to carry handguns for personal protection in their homes, vehicles and businesses.
Just when you thought it was safe to go out in public, the California courts restrict your right to self-defense once again. This time, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the right to carry concealed weapons in public.
This week, anti-gun lawmakers have been hard at work to amend House Bill 1016 into a passable version. All proposed amendments would still implement some of the most restrictive regulations for gun stores and force them to close. Your NRA-ILA continues to outright oppose House Bill 1016 and any anti-gun amendment proposed.
Amendment 1 has been filed on HB1016 Safety Tech, which would create the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, one of the most onerous assaults on gun rights seen in Illinois in years. It is scheduled for Judiciary – Criminal Committee hearing May 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Stratton Building Room D-1 Springfield, IL.
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign and “admit his incompetence” after Wednesday’s report that there have been 1,000 shootings in Chicago so far this year.