right to bear arms and
It’s been said that freedom of the press belongs to those who own one. In 2003, the truth of that statement became our frightening new reality. Fueled by rage over Al Gore’s loss in the 2000 election, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act was specifically intended to silence us.
It banned political free speech 30 days before primary elections, and 60 days before general elections. During those periods, it’s a federal felony to even mention the name of a candidate in political communications.
Of course, the media barely reported this story … because they were exempt from the law. But we refused to be silent.
If only the media could speak, then we would become the media. NRA News was born.
For more than a decade, NRA News has delivered hard-hitting, timely news, investigative journalism, commentary and analysis. Cam Edwards, Ginny Simone and the NRA News Commentators have told Americans the truth about firearms, freedom, crime and personal safety. No one else in the news media can match our authority, expertise and perspective on Second Amendment issues.
Now, I am proud to welcome you to the new NRA News: our most exciting chapter yet. You might recognize shows and personalities from NRA Life of Duty, NRA Freestyle and NRA Women. By uniting these powerful programs within NRA News, we’ve magnified their voice.
I hope you’ll explore the site, and come back often. Whether you’re a new shooter or a lifelong advocate, there is no better place to explore the truth about the firearms or the Second Amendment
The fourth amendment
Right to unreasonable searches
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
In an era of constant political gamesmanship and gridlock, getting things done in Congress is never easy. That was never clearer than the last Congress’ failure to pass long overdue reforms to an antiquated that today threatens the very thing it was intended to protect – the privacy of Americans’ digital communications and records.
A bipartisan group of more than 270 members of the House of Representatives co-sponsored legislation with the same underlying objective -- to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). And yet, these bills were left to die without a vote.
The broad support extends beyond the House. Senators Mike Lee and Pat Leahy have introduced similar ECPA legislation and it has the support of nearly one-quarter of the Senate.
ECPA reform proposals enjoy wide support from conservatives, moderates and liberals, small and big business, labor, former prosecutors and civil libertarians. And it’s obvious why.