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Senate Gun Deal Would Expand Background Checks

April 10, 2013
U.S. Senators reached an agreement that would expand background checks for firearm purchases to limit access to weapons for criminals and the mentally ill.

NRA Vows To Challenge Maryland Gun Law

April 9, 2013
The National Rifle Association's president told a Washington, D.C. radio station Tuesday the organization will "absolutely" challenge Maryland's strict gun control law awaiting the governor's signature.

Kahr Arms Donates to Gun Rights Groups

April 8, 2013
The founder of Kahr Arms has donated $25,000 to three gun-rights groups to help the firearms industry combat gun-control measures rolling out in several states.

NRA Report Argues for Weapons Training for School Personnel

April 2, 2013
The School Shield Initiative task force recommended improved training for school resource officers and a training program for designated school personnel that wish to be armed. The model for both, as outlined in the report, involves 40 to 60 hours of comprehensive instruction.

NRA Uses DOJ's Own Gun Control Memo Against It

February 25, 2013
The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration — ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.

IACP President Questions NRA School Security Plan

December 21, 2012
The president of a national police chiefs' association said a National Rifle Association proposal to assign an armed officer to each school in the nation would unduly tax patrol resources for other law enforcement missions.

NRA Calls for Armed Officers in All Schools

December 21, 2012
Saying the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre called for armed officers in all schools today during a press conference at the organization's headquarters.

Fed Court Strikes Down Illinois Concealed Carry Ban

December 11, 2012
A federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on carrying a concealed, permitted handgun Tuesday in the latest victory for gun-rights advocates.

ILEETA 2012: Shattering The Box

April 23, 2012
More than 740 of the best police trainers gathered last week for the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in Wheeling, Ill., for a week that was packed with training, lectures and interactive classes.

Video: Chicago's Top Cop Calls Federal Gun Laws Racist

June 24, 2011
During an at-times rambling speech at Saint Sabina Church earlier this month, Chicago's new top cop called federal gun laws "government-sponsored racism," said he doesn't mind being unpopular with the NRA, and criticized Sarah Palin for hunting caribou.

Chicago's Top Cop Calls Gun Laws Racist

June 24, 2011
While speaking at a local church, Chicago's new top cop called federal gun laws "government-sponsored racism," said he doesn't mind being unpopular with the NRA, and criticized Sarah Palin for hunting caribou.

NRA Declines Gun-Policy Meeting with Obama

March 15, 2011
The National Rifle Association's chief executive has responded to President Obama's invitation to discuss gun policy with a, "No thank you," saying the president should focus the debate on dangerous criminals rather than guns.

NRA Honors LE Courage and Service

September 13, 2010

Since 1993, the National Rifle Association has presented the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

National Rifle Association and Law Enforcement: Celebrating 50 Years of Teamwork

September 13, 2010

From its founding, one of the NRA's most important missions has been to improve the firearms prowess of Americans who may be called to serve their country in the armed forces. And since 1960, the organization has also helped train another kind of warrior: the law enforcement officer.

NRA Seeks Candidates for Officer of the Year Award

July 27, 2010
The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award was established in 1993 and "recognizes exceptional valor, public service, and dedication to the principles of our Constitutional heritage," according to the NRA.

NRA Asks Florida Adoption Agencies to Stop Asking About Gun Ownership

November 5, 2009
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.

Aimpoint and MidwayUSA Partner to Support the NRA

November 3, 2009
Aimpoint Inc. and MidwayUSA have teamed up once again to show their support for the National Rifle Association. This popular promotion gives NRA members an opportunity to purchase an Aimpoint CompM4 electronic red dot sight at a special price, with a $100 donation made to the NRA by Aimpoint for every sight package purchased from MidwayUSA through the end of 2009.

NRA's National Police Shooting Championships Set For Sept. 20-24

September 16, 2009
The National Rifle Association's National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) run from Sept. 20-24 at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, N.M., the group has announced.

NRA Names FN SLP 'Shotgun of the Year'

May 11, 2009
The modular FN SLP shotgun ships with two gas pistons, for heavy and light loads, that offer its law enforcement operator more flexibility and longer life, according to the company. A variety of shotgun choke tubes and accessory sporting barrels are also available for the SLP.

NRA's National Police Shooting Championships Returning to Albuquerque

July 20, 2007
After a successful debut in 2006, the National Rifle Association will hold its 45th National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) at Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, N.M., October 1–4, 2007, with a practice day scheduled for September 30.
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