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Saturday, May 19, 2001

Attorney General Ashcroft Defends The Second Amendment

Attorney General John Ashcroft recently wrote to ILA Executive Director James Jay Baker, regarding the Justice Department`s position ...

Monday, September 11, 2000

The Founders, Not The NRA, Originated The "Myth" ...By Stephen P. Halbrook

Michael Bellesiles tried to revise history, claiming few people owned guns when the Constitution was written. Halbrook responds.

Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Seth Waxman letter on Second Amendment

Letter from Clinton Administration Solicitor General Seth Waxman regarding the Second Amendment.

Thursday, May 4, 2000

The Second Amendment & The U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney Stephan Tahmassebi explains that the Supreme Court has recognized the right to arms as an individual right ...

Tuesday, March 21, 2000

The Arms Of The People Should Be Taken Away

Attorney and constitutional scholar Stephen P. Halbrook details evidence that the Second Amendment was prompted by British plans ...

Tuesday, February 15, 2000

NRA`s Friend Of The Court Brief In U.S. V. Emerson

__________________ No. 99-10331__________________ IN THEUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT__________________UNITED STATES OF AMERICAPlaintiff-Appellantv.

Monday, October 4, 1999

Our 2nd Amendment: The Original Perspective

Attorney David Kopel explains how the greatest judges and legal scholars have considered the right to arms an ...

Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Court Decisions Voiding Restrictive Or Prohibitive Arms Laws

Courts have held on at least 20 reported occasions that a restrictive or prohibitive arms law was unconstitutional ...

Thursday, July 29, 1999

Federal Court Cases Regarding The Second Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court Cases United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1876). This was the first case in ...

Thursday, July 29, 1999

America`s Founding Fathers On<BR> The Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia: "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Proposed Virginia ...


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.