• North Carolina: Veto Override Fails for Second Amendment Preservation Act
    Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:45:42 -0500
    On July 8th, the veto override attempt in the House of Representatives for House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, received a vote of 66-48, failing to meet the 3/5 minimum needed. HB 652 previously passed both chambers of the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it would have only applied to churches that operate schools and simply would have allowed parishioners to carry when the schools are not in session, if the church chose to opt-in.
  • NRA Endorses Rick Tillis for Tennessee State House
    Wed, 08 Jul 2020 07:43:22 -0500
    The NRA has endorsed Rep. Rick Tillis for re-election to the 92nd House district of Tennessee.
  • Mississippi Legislature Adjourns from Session Interrupted by COVID-19
    Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:14:33 -0500
    COVID-19's disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).  This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would have provided citizens a remedy for challenging unlawful gun restrictions imposed by these entities.  This is an especially important protection for enhanced and regular carry permit holders.  Preemption statutes protect gun owners by ensuring there is uniformity of laws across the state and not a "patchwork" of confusing and conflicting regulations.  NRA-ILA will continue to work to pass this key measure in 2021.