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Friday, October 12, 2001

First Reckless Lawsuit Meets Final Demise

The City of New Orleans continues to set precedents when it comes to reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt ...

Friday, October 12, 2001

Senate Passes Smith/Burns Amendment

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1447, the "Aviation Security Act," on a rare 100 - 0 vote. ...

Friday, October 5, 2001

AGS Continues To Try To Exploit Fear Over Terrorism

Last week, we reported the shameless attempt by Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) to exploit the terrorist attacks ...

Friday, October 5, 2001

Support the Smith/Burns Amendment

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, various proposals have been offered to deal with ...

Friday, October 5, 2001

Congress Considers "Demilitarization" Requirement

This week, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1438, the Department of Defense (DoD) annual authorization bill, which contains ...

Friday, September 28, 2001

Anti-Gunners Shamelessly Exploit September 11 Tragedies

As we predicted, the anti-Second Amendment community has employed the disgraceful tactic of exploiting our nation`s fear over ...

Friday, September 21, 2001

Some Stores Suspend the Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

When terrorists launched their attacks last week, many Americans became extremely concerned over their safety, and rightfully so.

Friday, September 21, 2001

Congressional Debate Coming

In the days and weeks to come, Congress will consider many proposals that seek to ensure America`s safety ...

Friday, September 7, 2001

Congress Back - Senate Action Likely Next Week

With both chambers of Congress now back in full swing, the pro-gun community needs to continue expressing its ...

Friday, August 31, 2001

Congress Returns From Recess

The U.S. Senate and House return from their August recess on Tuesday, so now is the time to ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.