Press Releases from National Association for Gun Rights

Columbia, SC – Yesterday, State Representative Jonathon Hill filed Constitutional Carry, a bill that would remove the requirement to obtain a government-issued permit in order to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense in South Carolina.

“The National Association for Gun Rights has been working closely with progun State Representative Jonathon Hill on this landmark legislation,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If passed, South Carolina would be the eleventh state to remove this government mandate once and for all.”

Under current law, concealed carrying a firearm in South Carolina does require a permit, and open carry is illegal. Constitutional Carry would not remove the existing permit process for those who seek reciprocity with neighboring states; however, it would remove the requirement to obtain the permit when carrying openly or concealed in South Carolina.

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Concord, NH - The National Association for Gun Rights is hailing the passage of Constitutional Carry in New Hampshire, which cleared its final legislative hurdle in the State House today by a vote of 200-97.

Senate Bill 12 recognizes the right of every law-abiding citizen in New Hampshire to carry a firearm for self–defense without having to beg the government for a permit.

“New Hampshire is on the verge of becoming the eleventh state to remove this government permission slip nonsense once and for all,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If you have a legal handgun, Constitutional Carry says you can carry it without having to beg a bureaucrat for a permit.”

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Windsor, CO – On Friday the National Association for Gun Rights delivered over 30,000 petitions to the White House after the fax machine line was reportedly severed.

These petitions, collected over the previous weekend, were signed by individual National Association for Gun Rights members and supporters, urging President Trump to immediately take action by fulfilling his pro-gun promises and undoing the great harm the Obama Administration inflicted on law-abiding gun owners.

“Throughout President Trump’s campaign, he promised to defend the Second Amendment, and now gun owners are urging him to come through on his promises,” said Dudley Brown, the group’s President. “Our members and supporters are using these petitions to send a message that we must have our Second Amendment rights restored.”

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Austin, TX - National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) President Dudley Brown along with state affiliate Texas Gun Rights (TXGR) are pleased to award Rep. Matt Rinaldi and Rep. Jonathan Stickland the .50 Caliber Freedom Award for their staunch defense of the Second Amendment.

On January 13th, 2017, Stickland, Rinaldi and Brown briefed National Association for Gun Rights and Texas Gun Rights members on the full plans to push Constitutional Carry forward full speed in the current session of the state legislature.

Rinaldi and Stickland have a proven track record of championing pro-gun legislation in the Texas legislature. During the 2015 legislative session, Stickland sponsored Constitutional Carry and Rinaldi joined him in the fight as a co-sponsor.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 09:36

Obama Enacts Social Security Gun Ban

Windsor, CO - President Obama drew harsh criticism from the National Association for Gun Rights following Monday’s announcement that he will force the implementation of the Social Security Gun Ban before leaving office.

The final fourteen-page rule published in the Federal Register says the agency will begin the process of placing beneficiaries on the NICS prohibited persons list beginning January 18, 2017, just two days before inauguration.

This announcement comes as the agency also dismissed out of hand over 89,000 individually signed petitions from members and supporters of the National Association for Gun Rights which made up 95% or all petitions received.

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Windsor, CO - The following comments were made by Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights, regarding the nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.

“The consideration of Mitt Romney, David Petreaus, Rudy Giuliani and Joe Manchin for Secretary of State was alarming, considering their strong anti-gun history. President-elect Trump’s rejection of these finalists is a win for the Second Amendment.”

“The National Association for Gun Rights is urging Mr. Tillerson, if he is confirmed as Secretary, to give his full-throated support for withdrawing the United States from the U.N. 'Small Arms Treaty.'”

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Windsor, CO – President-elect Donald Trump has announced three top potential nominees for Secretary of State – all of which have a long history of supporting gun control.

“If President-elect Trump wants to keep his promise to protect the Second Amendment, then he needs to scrap his top picks for Secretary of State,” said Dudley Brown, the group’s President.

“Even a quick Google search will show alarming truths about each nominee’s anti-gun positions and ties to gun control groups,” said Brown.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:41

NAGR Champions Constitutional Carry in Texas

Austin, TX- Earlier today State Representative Jonathan Stickland prefiled Constitutional Carry, a bill that would remove the requirement to obtain a government-issued permit in order to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense in Texas.

“The National Association for Gun Rights has been working closely with pro-gun State Representative Jonathan Stickland on this landmark legislation,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If passed, Texas would be the eleventh state to remove this government mandate once and for all.”

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 13:54

Pro-gun Candidates Cruise to Victory

Windsor, CO – Gun owners are celebrating a historic victory for the Second Amendment following a massive repudiation of President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s gun control agenda at the polls Tuesday.

“It was a slap in the face to virtually every know-it-all gun grabber in Washington,” stated Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “A flat out rejection of President Obama’s gun control policies.”

The result is not only President-elect Donald Trump, but a cascade of pro-gun candidates winning in Congress and in State Legislatures across the nation.

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Monday, 07 November 2016 15:04

Toomey Taking Heat for Gun Control Record

Windsor, CO – Embattled Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is taking heat from Second Amendment supporters for his sponsorship of gun control legislation following a new ad released by the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) on Wednesday.

“Pat Toomey’s record of attacking the Second Amendment would make many anti-gun Democrats blush,” said the group’s President, Dudley Brown. “His sponsorship of Obama’s defunct expanded gun registration scheme was the largest assault on gun rights since Bill Clinton was in office.”

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