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Saturday, October 18, 2003

Update On D.C. Right To Bear Arms Case

On October 8, a hearing was held on a motion to dismiss in the pending Seegars v. Ashcroft ...

Sunday, August 24, 2003

New Book Revisits Case Findings On Individual`s Right To Arms

An August 19 WorldNetDaily.com article reports that a six-year study of firearm related Supreme Court cases has uncovered ...

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

NRA Files Brief with the Supreme Court in Silveira v. Lockyer

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court, in ...

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Talking Shop with Majority Leader Bill Frist

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox recently sat down with the new Senate Majority Leader to talk about freedom, ...

Friday, March 21, 2003

An Opening Gambit For Tyrants Is To Disarm The Public

An Opening Gambit For Tyrants Is To Disarm The Public The right to Akeep and bear [email protected] is ...

Monday, February 24, 2003

Ninth Circuit Disputes Silveira Decision, Judge Calls Second Amendment an Individual Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in a February 18 ruling questioned that circuit`s recent ...

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Thomas Jefferson on The Right To Bear Arms

Quotes from the author of the Declaration of Independence on the Right to Keep and Bear arms. Taken ...

Sunday, June 30, 2002

A Primer On The Constitutional Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Constitutional law professor Nelson Lund explores the Second Amendment and analyzes the decision in United States v. Emerson.

Friday, June 14, 2002

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Emerson Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States declined without comment to hear U.S. v. Emerson.

Friday, June 7, 2002

Majority of Americans Supports DOJ View on Right to Arms

A recent Zogby International poll shows an overwhelming majority of American voters (75%) support the Bush/Ashcroft Department of ...


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.