Restore the Iowa National Guard’s Ability to Carry

From the IFC: After the July 16th murder of four US Marines and one sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee governors of seven states — Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin — have issued orders that members of their state’s National Guard be armed in the wake of yet another domestic terrorist attack targeting US service members. It’s high time Iowa’s National Guard has their ability to carry restored. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has right and the ability to re-arm Iowa’s Guardsmen. … Continued

Take 1 Minute to Tell All of Your Representatives to Support Gun Rights – Thanks to Ruger

Ruger has created a nice webpage that will allow you to inform the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials, and State Attorney General that you support gun rights and believe that the passage of anti-gun laws is misguided.  I encourage everyone to spend a minute doing so.  The web page can be seen here. Then, click here to see other steps that you can take to protect our gun rights.

Urgent – Take Action to Protect Our Gun Rights NOW

Those opposed to gun rights are attempting to take advantage of the the the Sandy Hook School Shooting and resulting public sentiment to enact anti-gun laws. While those of use who are knowledgeable about firearms know

If You’re Not Already an NRA Member, Please Join Today

I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights.  I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA.  If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift.

Reminder: Please Take the Gun Ban Phone Poll

I’ve previously discussed the phone poll that is being run in Cook County, IL in order to justify a draconian gun ban.  This poll is still active, and you do not need to be a resident of Cook County to take the poll:

Sign a Petition to Help End Unlawful FOID Card Issuance Delays

As I’ve previously discussed, residents of Illinois who wish to own a gun need to first get a Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID).  The law requires that the FOID be issued within 30 days, however the Illinois State Police have been breaking the law by taking longer than 30 days to issue FOID cards.  In this discussion forum thread, more people have reported these wrongful delays that can stretch for weeks or even months.  I also see at least a … Continued

Sign the Illinois Concealed Carry Petition

As it stands, Illinois is one of only two states that has no law allowing concealed carry.  The result is that criminals are armed, while law abiding citizens are defenseless.  In the hopes of changing this situation, a petition was started to bring concealed carry to Illinois:

Illinois State Police Unlawfully Delaying Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) Cards

I received an email today from a gentleman named Mick, who mentioned a rather serious problem going on in Illinois with respect to FOID card issuance.  Mick and several other people he knows have waited over 60 days to get their FOID cards, despite the fact that the law requires the FOID be issued or denied within 30 days.  I also personally know of a person whose FOID application has been pending for more than the 30 day waiting period … Continued

Department Of The Interior Extends Deadline For Comments On Right-To-Carry In National Parks

The Department of the Interior was preparing to promulgate rules that would allow concealed carry for self defense in national parks. As the NRA reports, rather than closing the comment period as scheduled and moving toward finalizing this federal regulation, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona), succeeded in delaying the implementation of the final rule by bullying the Department of the Interior to extend the deadline for comments an additional 30 days. The goal of … Continued

NRA to Sue Cities Over Handgun Bans – People from Chicago, Evanston, Morton Grove, Oak Park, and Wilmette Needed!

The NRA is planning to bring Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms lawsuits against cities in Cook County, Illinois, that have handgun bans. These are Chicago, Evanston, Morton Grove, Oak Park, and Wilmette. If you live in one of these cities and might be willing to serve as a potential plaintiff in the lawsuit, the NRA would like to hear from you. Please call (703) 267-1162 as soon as possible. It is vital that we get these handgun … Continued

Join the NRA and save $10

Joining the NRA is a great way to help protect our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms. Normally, a 1 year membership is $35, but you can join here for $25 – That is a $10 discount.

Lookup Your Elected Officials and Ask Them to Support Gun Rights

You can do your part to support gun rights by looking up and contacting your elected officials to let them know that you support gun rights and oppose gun control.  The form at the bottom of this page will allow you to lookup the contact information for your elected officials, and a sample letter is shown below.

Take A Friend Shooting for the First Time

There are a lot of misperceptions, bias, and misinformation out there about guns.  This can make even reasonable and intelligent people, who don’t have first hand experience with guns, believe that guns are somehow evil or are the cause of crime.   One great way to dispel these myths and let your anti-gun friends decide for themselves is to take them to shooting range.  My girlfriend and I recently did that just that, with a co-worker of mine and his wife.  … Continued

View the Latest NRA Action Alerts and News

The latest NRA Action Alerts and News can be found in the RSS feed at and can be seen online at Also, please don’t forget to take further action to protect our gun rights. A few minutes of your time can make all the difference.  You can Join the NRA now and receive a $10 discount.

Take a Quick Phone Survey to Protect Our Gun Rights

The ISRA has posted an urgent alert: ” In order to justify passage of gun control ordinances designed to close all gun shops and ban and confiscate most guns owned by citizens of the county, the Cook County Board is conducting a telephone poll where callers can vote for or against the gun control ordinances

How You Can Support Gun Rights

There are a variety of ways that we can all do our part to protect gun rights. I have listed a few of these ways below