While legislators stated their goal was to not exceed federal restrictions of firearms as they relate to domestic violence convictions and related orders of protection, some wording may not be clear enough to ensure that is the case. NRA still has some unresolved concerns regarding the potential impact of the language.
During this legislative process, many of our requested changes have been accepted, but time for this session is running out, and proponents of the bill felt there is not enough time to make all of the changes we requested and still meet the deadline for bill passage this year. While we are disappointed, NRA will work next year to ensure that the provisions of the legislation passed this year that may have unintended consequences are fixed.
Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators and expressed their concern about this piece of legislation.
About the NRA-ILA
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.