Your NRA-ILA never rests when it comes to fighting to preserve the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment. This fall, there are two big challenges for ILA. First is the U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill that directs funding for our nation’s military. Learn about the NRA-ILA opposed anti-gun provisions contained within it here. Second, On September 21, the Biden Administration filed an amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, supporting New York’s draconian and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to bear firearms in public for self-defense. Read all about it here.
One state that has proved it continues to protect and promote our Second Amendment freedoms is Tennessee. As further proof of the state’s commitment, one more firearm industry giant—Smith & Wesson—has announced the Volunteer State will be home to its headquarters by 2023. Read the announcement here about its plans to relocate.
For those of you who live in states in which you can enjoy concealed carry, you know we are living in what may be the golden age of concealed-carry handguns. But some handguns are not the best fit for first time concealed-carry practitioners or those who are new to the shooting sports. If you find yourself in that category, be sure to read contributor B. Gil Horman’s 4 Concealed Carry Options Beginners Should Avoid.
The first three things all new gun owners should drill into their memories are the NRA Gun Safety Rules, which have been modeled by countless other gun training organizations nationwide. But as psychologist and NRA Women contributor Samantha Mann has recently pondered, perhaps the Gun Safety Rules don’t necessarily stop at 3. Learn what she means.
After you’ve become a more experienced shooter, the next step often leads to investigating the best gear and gadgets to enhance your day at the range or afield, including the many apps devised for today’s firearm enthusiasts. Today’s technology is staggering, but not all of today’s firearm apps are about ballistics. Learn more from our friends at Shooting Illustrated as they detail The Best Apps for Shooting Enthusiasts.
Most of us have had the experience where a non-hunter friend, relative or random person is truly surprised by the fact that you hunt and own guns. If so, what you do and say next step can be the most important. Contributor Melissa Bachman educates us on how to articulate from where this passion derives, and identify a few of the misconceptions.
And finally, it’s now October and “that time of year.” Some people believe in ghosts, while others couldn’t give them a second thought. Yet the frequent strange, sinister and sometimes inexplicable events that have occurred in these places below make it difficult to say, “Oh, it’s just the wind.” From our friends at NRA Family, read Fun Friday: Haunted Forests.