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.
Washington, D.C., - The National Association for Gun Rights PAC urged Wisconsin Republicans to vote against House Speaker Paul Ryan in response to Ryan’s recent legislative push for gun control.
In his short time as Speaker, Congressman Ryan has abandoned the Second Amendment by pushing anti-gun legislation to appease Obama and the gun grabbers,” stated NAGR-PAC Director Dudley Brown, “That's why we're urging gun owners to return the favor by voting out Paul Ryan.”
NAGR is proud to support Rep. Massie's efforts to block the ammo ban
Fredericksburg, VA.-The National Association for Gun Rights is proud to stand with Congressman Thomas Massie in his preemptive efforts to stop any future attempts from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosivs on the Ammo Ban.
Thomas Massie is introducting multiple amendments that will strip the BATF's ability to block specific types of ammunition.
Gun Owners Hail Paul "PATRIOT Act" Filibuster
Fredericksburg, VA.-Following U.S. Senator Rand Paul's ten and a half hour talking filibuster last night, U.S. Senate leadership along with proponents of the "PATRIOT Act's" domestic NSA spying program are scrambling to renew controversial provisions before they expire at the end of the month.
The National Association for Gun Rights is hailing the Paul filibuster as a setback to efforts to renew the anti-gun and anti-gun freedom law. As of Thursday afternoon, the group had delivered 135,673 petitions against the PATRIOT Act and was still gathering more.
Governor Sam Brownback Signs Constitutional Carry
Topeka, KS- At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Governor Sam Brownback signed Senate Bill 45, otherwise known as "Constitutional Carry" into law, making Kansas the sixth state to remove the permit requirment for concealed carry.