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.
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.
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.'”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
Washington, DC. - The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) is calling on House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Michael McCaul (TX-10) to hold Congressional Oversight Hearings following revelations that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has been conducting illegal surveillance on gun owners at gun shows.
ICE recently admitted to conducting surveillance operations targeting gun shows in southern California in 2010 by logging license plate numbers of attendees. A spokeswoman for ICE acknowledged its Homeland Security Investigations agents in San Diego office conducted an operation at the Del Mar gun show.
“In conducting these operations, HSI San Diego and its partners make every effort to utilize all investigative methods for planning purposes,” the ICE spokeswomen told the Wall Street Journal. “As for specific methods, HSI San Diego does not comment.”
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri State Legislature gave final passage to Senate Bill 656, the “Constitutional Carry” bill, making Missouri the tenth state to fully recognize the right to carry.
This was done during the state legislature’s special veto override session on Wednesday afternoon, in which Missouri legislators voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill.
The National Association for Gun Rights delivered over 12,000 petitions from our Missouri members to their legislators, and placed over 20,000 calls, all supporting Constitutional Carry. They sent over 800,000 emails in Missouri supporting the bill, reached another 127,000 Missouri Facebook viewers, and had staff on the ground in Jefferson City through the veto vote.
Phoenix, AZ – The National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGRPAC) unveiled a pair of TV ads Wednesday against U.S. Senator John McCain highlighting his anti-gun legacy.
The ad buy supplements NAGR-PAC’s robust mail and email program to over 400,000 Arizona Republican voters in the August 30 Primary, as well as a full online program targeting Arizona Republican voters.
“Senator McCain has consistently been an enemy of the Second Amendment, but you don’t have to take my word for it -- just look at his record.” said Dudley Brown, NAGR-PAC Director.