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New Study: Over 16.3 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw the largest increase ever in number of permits
During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 16.36 million – a 256% increase since 2007. Unlike surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer some personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have on gun ownership across the United States. 

One More Reason Gun Owners Should Be Celebrated
The safety record of America’s gun owners is nothing short of stunning. 

Intruders shot and arrested with more arrests possible after homeowner defends property
One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a group of people tried to break into an apartment.  The suspect, Damon Hayes, Jr., 20, was shot and killed by a homeowner. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is assisting the Zachary Police Department process the scene that included numerous bullet casing, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. McDavid says

Group that protested NRA over 'violent' rhetoric embraces convicted cop killer
The group behind last week's protest against the National Rifle Association over rhetoric it claimed was a "direct endorsement of violence" wished a convicted cop killer and fugitive a happy birthday on Monday.

Massachusetts: Gun seizure legislation introduced
Jim Wallace, the executive director of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, opposes the protective order bill. He said it does not do enough to address what happens after a firearm is taken away from an at-risk person.“You’ve got somebody who has an issue, you’ve got to drag them through this process which is going to aggravate the issue and then you’re going to take away their civil rights, and then what?” Wallace said. “What are we doing for them? Nothing.”

California: Assembly Appropriations Passes Dealer Storage Bill and Sends One-Gun-a-Month Bill to Suspense
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The Danger Of A “Not In My Backyard” Mentality On Shooting Ranges
Muscatine County, Iowa, is home to about 40,000 people, and like too many places around the country, gun owners there have no public range where they can practice or compete safely. That may be changing, but it won’t be easy. The Muscatine Journal recently reported on a contentious public meeting about the proposed range, and found dozens of voices raised in favor of the range, along with some individuals who might seem like unlikely opponents.

Wrong, Congressman Beyer. Self-Defense is a Right Shared by all Law-Abiding Americans
The Wall Street Journal recently published an irresponsible opinion piece written by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer. The article was misleading and manipulative of the facts and it was clear that the op-ed was published without a basic fact check. The NRA sought to set the record straight by submitting both an op-ed piece and a letter to the editor. The WSJ published neither. It’s important people know the facts behind Beyer’s ludicrous claims. Here’s the op-ed Chris Cox , NRA-ILA’s executive director wrote in response.

Good Samaritans take proper steps that stop carjacking suspect
In addition to the dozens of law enforcement officials who were involved in the capture of an armed carjacking suspect early Wednesday morning, three men beginning their workday emerged as the good Samaritans who made all the difference.

Robbery victim shot armed man at gated south Kansas City apartment complex
A man and woman took matters into their own hands when they say someone tried to rob them. Now, that suspect is dead. The shooting happened about 4:55 a.m. at the Timber Lakes Apartments in the 11200 block of Montgall Avenue. It was at the apartment where the couple says a man with a gun tried to force them inside their home. The boyfriend grabbed his own gun and fought back.  "My girlfriend and I put our groceries inside and I was going to walk her back to her car," Josh Habib said. Habib and his girlfriend were returning from Walmart after working the night shift at their job.  

Suspect shot in leg during home invasion
A burglary suspect was shot after breaking into a home in Duquesne, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday on Clearview Avenue. According to police, a person inside the home shot the suspect in the leg. That person was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Our photographer found a second scene down the street. A blue vehicle was being towed from the woods.  Allegheny County Police are investigating.

Massachusetts: Anti-Gun Bill Heard By Committee
Yesterday, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard H.3081, anti-gun extreme risk protection legislation.  Your NRA-ILA was present at the hearing and testified against this anti-gun bill and against the anti-gun groups who were also present.

What the Texas Attorney General's office does
For instance, my office vigorously defended the Second Amendment rights of Texans by suing Waller County and the city of Austin to bring them into compliance with the state’s licensed carry laws. Recently, my office defeated a lawsuit brought by three University of Texas at Austin professors who sued to block the state’s campus carry law, simply because they disagreed with it.

Southeast Baltimore lawmakers release anti-violence plan
The plan from state Sen. Bill Ferguson and Dels. Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman and Robbyn Lewis, all Democrats, calls for tougher gun laws and more robust funding for social programs.