The Institute for Legislative Action

As the lobbying arm of NRA, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is dedicated to any issue affecting firearms ownership and use. ILA works to defeat restrictive gun control legislation, to pass pro-gun reform legislation, and to educate the public about the facts concerning gun ownership.

Statement on Sen. Durbin's Stand Your Ground Hearing

October 29th, 2013

Chris W. Cox

Stand Your Ground laws have been signed by governors in 20 states, including eight democratic governors, two of whom — Kathleen Sebelius (D-KA) and Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) — were appointed to cabinet positions by President Obama. If Sen. Durbin is truly interested in making Americans safer, he should compel Attorney General Eric Holder to testify over what Mayor Rahm Emmanuel called the federal government’s “horrible” effort of prosecuting criminals with firearms in Chicago — America’s murder capital in Durbin’s home state.