2020 NRA-ILA Summer Auction
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Choosing Self-Reliance: New NICS Record
June 2020 set another all-time background check record. The FBI NICS office ran 3,931,607 total background checks last month, breaking the previous record by nearly two-hundred-thousand checks.
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds 2013 Magazine Ban
In 2013, Colorado enacted House Bill 13-1224, which made it a crime, with some exceptions, to sell, transfer, or possess any “large-capacity magazine”after July 1, 2013. A “large-capacity magazine”meant any “fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more than fifteen rounds of ammunition.”
Virginia: NRA Monitoring Upcoming Special Session
Last month, Governor Ralph Northam called for the General Assembly to convene a special session in August. The central focus is likely to be budgetary concerns for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. While there have not been any indications that Gov. Northam or the anti-gun majority will use this special session for a renewed push towards comprehensive gun bans, your NRA will be actively monitoring the session.
North Carolina: Second Amendment Preservation Act Up for Veto Override Tomorrow
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider overriding Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Gov. Cooper erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the schools are not in session, if the church wishes to opt-in.
North Carolina: Gov. Cooper Vetoes Bipartisan Second Amendment Preservation Act
On July 2nd, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 652, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, despite it passing the General Assembly with bipartisan supermajorities. He erroneously claimed that the bill will allow guns in schools and threatens the safety of students and teachers. Instead, it only applies to churches that operate schools and simply allows parishioners to carry when the schools are not in session, if the church wishes to opt-in. Gov. Cooper’s veto shows that he cares little about personal safety or private property rights. HB 652 will now go back to the General Assembly, where they may consider a veto override.