Last Friday, President Trump took the historic step of ordering the "unsigning" of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty during his address to the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum. President Trump's action effectively withdraws the United States from the most comprehensive effort towards international gun control.
On Wednesday, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led several pro-gun members of his caucus – including Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) – in introducing a bill to modernize the way firearms are sold under federal law. The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act (FICRA) would update antiquated provisions of the Gun Control Act that reflect a bygone era of criminal recordkeeping and remove arbitrary impediments for law-abiding gun buyers and sellers.
Sometimes even the worst of the media inadvertently stumbles upon the truth. On April 30th, MSNBC reported that the socialist government of Venezuela was running over its citizens with armored vehicles amidst protests of the government's ongoing tyranny.
As NRA-ILA previously reported, on May 19 Swiss citizens will vote in a referendum to determine whether the idyllic and well-armed mountain nation will conform their domestic gun laws to the new European Firearms Directive. Expedited following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the new European Firearms Directive requires European Union member states to enact a host of minimum gun control laws, including new registration and licensing requirements and restrictions on centerfire semi-automatic firearms. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is a member of the Schengen Area. Swiss gun control proponents have claimed that a failure to align domestic law with the European Firearms Directive would endanger the neutral nation's Schengen status.
Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court refused to grant a request by the City of New York to delay the proceedings in the NRA-supported appeal of New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n, Inc. v. City of New York (No. 15-683). The case arises out of a challenge to New York City's notoriously restrictive handgun licensing scheme.
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