Washington State is the New California

My state of birth is Washington State. I was fortunate to grow up in a state with stunning mountains, plentiful pine trees, and more sunshine than one might expect. When I started shooting and hunting I discovered something else: Washington State had darn good laws relating to gun rights and awesome hunting opportunities. Fast forward […]

NRA Backs Motion to Halt New Jersey Magazine Ban 

A press release from the National Rifle Association: Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced support for a motion filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to halt the enforcement of New Jersey¹s ban on so-called “high-capacity” magazines until the court rules on the underlying case. The […]

Zinke Announces Appointments to New Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

Earlier this week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the appointment of members to the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, which was created on January 9, 2018. Former SEAL Zinke has repeatedly described himself as a “Teddy Roosevelt guy.” However, in contrast to Roosevelt’s conservation efforts, Zinke has been actively rolling back public […]

NRA Sends YETI Tumbling With Record-Clarifying Statement

I’ll be the first to admit that after reading Marion Hammer’s memo regarding YETI Coolers last weekend, I was concerned with how this information was being shared with NRA members. The email, also published on the NRA-ILA website, stated (in part): “For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of […]

I Am The NRA (And You Should Be, Too)

Yesterday I slid my renewed NRA membership card into my wallet. As the red-white-and-blue rectangle of plastic snugged up against my NSSF press card and ragged old Hunter’s Education card, it hit me: 15+ years of membership, and only now am I forced to defend my decision to support the NRA. Over 15 years and […]

NRA-ILA Announces Major Leadership Forum Speaker

  The NRA announced today Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking at the Leadership Forum in Dallas next week during their Annual Meeting. MEDIA ADVISORY Vice President Pence to Speak at NRA ILA Leadership Forum Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced that Vice President Mike Pence […]

Daily Digest: Upholding Pennsylvania Law, Radical Empathy in New York, and Nothing New in New Jersey

Pennsylvania, where the law is still the law . . . Gun Bans: Court Reminds Local Governments They Lack Authority to Restrict Guns – “The court rejected the claim that the ordinance was within the authority of a municipality regulating the use of its own property. The underlying basis for the ordinance was the Township’s police […]

California: Hearing on “The Safety for All Act of 2016” Ballot Initiative Scheduled for Tuesday, May 3

(The following is reprinted from nraila.org with permission.) The Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hold an informational hearing tomorrow, Tuesday May 3, at 9:30am in hearing room 4203, on Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s gun control initiative, “The Safety for All Act of 2016.”  A vote will not be taken at this […]