Washington, April 9, 2020 These elected representatives from California are part of the group who sent this to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They want the Department of Homeland Security to remove gun retailers and manufacturers from the list of essential businesses in its guidance to local and state officials in containing the spread of COVID-19. Firearm distributors provide no proven public health benefit, and in fact, the proliferation of guns pose added safety threats to communities. Remember these names during our election cycle. Among the Members signing the letter: Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13); Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32); Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09); Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)Read More →

It is surprising for me to see how the most successful leader the NRA has in its history – who is responsible for more successes in the protection of our 2nd Amendment rights – is being maligned by vaunted names in journalism like the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Over the years, he has brought billions of dollars into the organization to keep it strong and to successfully fight gun control schemes by billionaires like Bloomberg and Soros and politicians like Clinton and Obama, yet he is attacked for a salary that is smaller than what both for-profit and non-profit organizations that areRead More →

When I first read the report three days ago that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” and urged the federal government to do the same, I was struck by the audacity and stupidity of the individual Supervisors abusing their office to attack us… the lawful gun-owning members of the NRA. Then I received a copy of this letter. Dr. Val Zudans is the mayor of Vero Beach, FL – and a Life Member of the NRA. He didn’t take kindly to being labeled a terrorist by the buffoons across the country and tookRead More →

My name is Joel Friedman. I have been proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America since 2002. Although I have spent a great deal of my life as a businessman and a family man, for the past three decades I have dedicated a tremendous amount of my time to becoming an effective political activist. This endeavor has been one borne of the love for our freedoms, especially our Second Amendment. My initial motivation for becoming involved was the fact that some proposed laws were attempting to outlaw my firearms and prevent me from leaving them to my childrenRead More →