Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987.
The sidearm of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer constitutes a critical part of the United States of America’s “first line of defense.” For 15 years, this pistol has been a .40 caliber Heckler and Koch P2000. But in April 2019, the CBP announced that it had adopted the 9x19mm Glock 47 and Glock 19 as the new standard issue sidearms of CBP officers nationwide.
On the afternoon of Good Friday in April, 2010, Shane Claiborne, a thirty-five-year-old evangelical activist sporting dreadlocks and homemade pants, followed a group of teen-agers carrying an eight-foot-tall wooden cross down a street in North Philadelphia. They marched to a gun store in Kensington called the Shooter Shop.
Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, little progress has been made in policy and law to prevent them from happening again.
The Washington Post published an article last week which observed that virtually every Democratic presidential candidate was engaging in vigorous attacks on the Second Amendment — thereby taking a step which had rightfully terrified Democrats for the last 25 years.
Some of my fellow gun owners need to understand that not everyone digs our rights and interests. So, we need to represent the Second Amendment with the utmost respect at all times and ensure that others are doing the same, or one day, we might no longer enjoy those freedoms.
During a CNN town hall on Tuesday, presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) spoke out about gun control by making bold claims about gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The push to demonize private gun ownership never stops. Michael Bloomberg and other gun control advocates are continuing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into research that the news media uncritically disseminates.
On Friday, March 29thU.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring unconstitutional California’s law criminalizing possession of firearm magazines with a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds. Unfortunately, less than one week later – on Thursday, April 4th – Benitez relented, and stayed his Order.