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Thursday, January 2, 2003

WWII Flying Ace Defined Patriotism for Generations

FAIRFAX, VA -- "He was an ace fighter pilot, a state governor, a war hero, a TV star, ...


Tuesday, December 3, 2002

NRA Applauds Mississippi for Passing Lawsuit Preemption

Fairfax, VA--In a significant victory for the citizens of Mississippi, today Governor Musgrove signed into law a sweeping ...


Friday, November 22, 2002

Statement by NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox on New Jersey ‘Smart Gun` Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2002 FAIRFAX, VA-- The New Jersey General Assembly today passed the ‘smart gun` ...


Thursday, October 17, 2002

Joint Statement On Ballistic "Fingerprinting"

Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice-President National Rifle Association & Chris W. Cox Executive Director, National Rifle Association - Institute ...


Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Victory For Law Abiding Gun Owners In Virginia

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore Asserts Department Exceeded Authority in Banning Concealed Handguns in State Parks Fairfax, VA – ...


Monday, August 12, 2002

Message from NRA President Charlton Heston

Los AngelesAugust 12, 2002My Dear Friends, Colleagues and Fans:My physicians have recently told me I may have a ...


Monday, August 12, 2002

Kansas Voters Repudiate Gun Control

Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected gun control by electing pro-gun, pro-freedom candidates in the Republican primary.


Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Statement by NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox On John Dingell`s Victory in Michigan 15

I would like to congratulate John Dingell on his impressive victory yesterday and thank the thousands of NRA ...


Friday, July 19, 2002

State Attorneys General Support Ashcroft Position on Second Amendment

Seventeen state Attorneys General have joined Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor in a letter sent to U.S. Attorney ...


Thursday, July 11, 2002

Statement By NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox On Passage Of H.R. 4635

Yesterday, by an overwhelming majority, the United States House of Representatives voted to allow pilots the option of ...


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.