Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts?

Posted by: hm1996

Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/19/18 04:37 PM

ILA puts out regular alerts w/upcoming various state/federal legislation and their ratings for candidates in upcoming elections. These alerts also have a quick link which will put you in contact with your elected officials where applicable.

If the moderators do not object, I would be happy to post them as I receive them if there is an interest. Too many different subjects to make them all hot links but you can cut the (enlarged) title of subject which is of interest and paste it in your search engine to get the link to that article.

Here is a sample of today's alert:

Originally Posted By: NRA-ILA

On Friday, May 18, 2018 7:05 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 18, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Contact Your Legislators in Opposition to Anti-Gun Legislation


The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to adjourn from its 2018 Legislation Session on Monday, May 21.

NEWS
NRA Releases Grades & Endorsements for Alabama June 5 Primary Election


Endorses Ivey & Marshall for Re-election in Alabama On behalf of our nearly six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall for re-election in Alabama.

MEDIAITECOM
Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez Says ‘Go Join the Army’ if You Want to Shoot an AR-15


Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez has a message for assault weapons advocates: “Go join the Army if you want to have fun shooting off a weapon, and serve your f#***%g country.” “It’s just cheaper to take away the guns that aren’t imperative to living in America,” she argued. “You don’t need an AR-15 to protect yourself in bed from a robber at night.”



NRA-ILA
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/24/18 03:39 PM

Apparently no interest in the news releases from ILA, but since there is not much traffic on PM during this off season, thought I'd give it one more shot.

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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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NEW YORK TIMES
Why Campus Shootings Are So Shocking: School Is the ‘Safest Place’ for a Child

“Especially in the younger grades, school is the safest place they can be,” said Melissa Sickmund, director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Media more eager to defend MS-13 than NRA


It’d be nice if the media defended the NRA as fiercely as they defend MS-13.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
The Problem With CNN’s School Shooting Count


CNN has been promoting its latest count of school shootings in the aftermath of Friday's tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. But most of the included incidents bear no resemblance to that attack. While the news organization has not released details behind the incidents included in its report that 288 school shootings have occurred in the United States since 2009, it has detailed its count of 22 for this year. Their standard includes any incident where anyone was injured in any way anywhere on school grounds for any school from kindergarten to college.

REUTERS
Trump administration to publish proposed rule changes for gun exports: official

The Trump administration is preparing to publish on Thursday long-delayed proposed rule changes for the export of U.S. firearms, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

CHICAGO SUN TIMES
It’s always the guns and never the mess we’ve created

Focus on the guns. If we can just keep everyone’s attention on the guns and the homicides, we don’t have to think about all the children whose lives have been destroyed in Chicago by drugs.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Elizabeth Warren vows to refuse NRA money after never receiving such donations in the past

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has vowed to do something about mass shootings by refusing to accept campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, even though she’s never received any money from the organization in the past.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
California: Gun show ban will not reduce gun violence

California laws regulating gun shows are the strictest in the nation. The proposed closure of the gun show at the Cow Palace, the state fairground for San Francisco, will have no effect on the reduction of gun violence.

FLORIDA TODAY
Florida: Brevard County employees with concealed permits can bring gun to work — if they follow these rules

Brevard County commissioners have approved updated rules for county staff to carry weapons at work.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Ohio: House Committee Advances Pro-Gun Legislation to the Floor for Pending Vote

Yesterday, the Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Commerce Committee passed House Bill 228 by a party line vote.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: NRA-PVF Candidate Ratings and Endorsements are Now Posted for the Primary Election

Tuesday, June 5th, is Primary Election Day! Your NRA Political Victory Fund has rated, and in some races, endorsed pro-gun/pro-hunting candidates for the upcoming primary election.
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HELP DEFEND SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS


Regards,
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Posted by: Huntinjim

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/24/18 10:29 PM

I try to check the NRA-ILA website regularly but it's nice to see a reminder here in case I miss something.
Posted by: Stu Farish

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/28/18 10:16 AM

I get them, I'm subscribed to the list. But odds are many aren't, doesn't hurt to spread them around.
Posted by: Yukon21

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/28/18 09:53 PM

i not only get them i give to NRA-ILA
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/29/18 09:45 PM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Beware, Lawmakers Returning to Montpelier This Week


While the Legislature wasted most of the 2018 legislative session debating gun control bills which do nothing except punish law-abiding gun owners, and passing other unnecessary bills, they left their most important task, passing a state budget, unfinished.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Legislative Update


Friday, May 25, was the deadline for bills to pass fiscal committees in the house of origin and Friday, June 1, is the deadline to pass the chamber of origin. Below is the status of several firearm-related bills that made it out of the fiscal committees and are eligible for floor votes this week.

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Hillary Clinton promotes anti-gun agenda


The former first lady said she has been inspired by the students of Parkland High School in Florida who are turning their outrage over gun violence into a movement to make gun safety a voting issue for Democrats.She also said she found “hope” in the slate of women candidates running and winning public office around the country, and applauded Attorney General Maura Healey for her work on gun law enforcement.

TULSA WORLD
Oklahoma: NRA re-ignites debate, says OKC killing 'a wake-up call' to governor over constitutional carry


With a Twitter shot at Gov. Mary Fallin from the National Rifle Association Friday afternoon, the subject of constitutional carry rang to life again in Oklahoma, and the Broken Arrow senator who promoted the idea reiterated it might not be dead just yet

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Push to ban gun shows has long, tangled history in California


When a Bay Area county decided to pass a law that effectively banned gun shows from its fairgrounds, it sparked one of the nation’s longest running legal battles over the right to bear arms.

HERALD-REVIEW
More Central Illinois counties pushing for 'gun sanctuary' status


Shelby County may join more than a dozen other Illinois areas to symbolically pronounce itself a “gun sanctuary” in response to various firearm-restriction measures introduced since a series of mass shootings.

BOSTON HERALD
Massachusetts: Gun-rights group fights confiscations


The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts is pledging to fight the proposed “extreme risk” gun bill as it heads to the Senate after overwhelmingly passing the House this week, but its battle may be a long shot with policymakers on both sides of the aisle supporting the legislation.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/31/18 12:12 AM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Time Is Running Out To Make Your Voice Heard


No summary available

WASHINGTON TIMES
God-given, not government granted, guides 2nd Amendment


Citizens of America have Second Amendment rights because they live and breathe — not because government officials have chosen to bestow them with such, as some sort of privilege.

HERALD-DISPATCH
Preserving the Second Amendment


Those who wrote the Constitution knew the importance of protecting core values, defending their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This was of such significance that the founders ensured the right to bear arms was enshrined into the Bill of Rights.

FOX NEWS
California Senate OKs bill raising age to buy rifles, shotguns from 18 to 21


The state senate in California on Tuesday reportedly voted in favor of legislation that would up the legal purchasing age for rifles and shotguns, and would set restrictions on long guns.

TOWNHALL.COM
Democrat Who Said 'F**k The NRA' Is Dropping Out Of NM Congressional Race


Pat Davis is dropping out. The New Mexico Democrat who made headlines with his “f**k the NRA” ad has decided to back his challenger instead. He’s doing it to help shore up party unity in the race that’s considered a toss up. Current representative for New Mexico’s first district is Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is running for governor; incumbent Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is term-limited (via KOB4): "...this year, progressives have a lot of good choices, and it is clear to me that by remaining divided, none of us will win," said Davis. Davis was set to face Haaland and Democrat Damon Martinez in the June primary but says instead, he will continue to work as a city councilor.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Urgent: Anti-Gun Legislators Moving Bills for Firearm Registration, Waiting Periods, & Shutting Down Your Local Gun Stores


As early as today, the Illinois state Senate may consider concurrence on House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 337, which will not only shut down your local gun stores with red tape, but also establish a registration scheme for firearm transfers. In addition, the state House of Representatives may consider House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 3256 to expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 05/31/18 08:43 PM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 31, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Senate May Hear Waiting Period Expansion Bill


Today, the Illinois state Senate may consider House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 3256, which would expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms. HA 1 to SB 3256 previously passed from the state House of Representatives by a vote of 72-44.

DAILY CALLER
Why I Joined the NRA After Writing Gun Control Articles


Years back, I was a staunch gun control advocate. Last week, I joined the NRA and the Gun Owners of America, and I’m looking to join more Second Amendment advocacy groups. How did this evolution take place?

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Edwards agrees to loosen rules on guns in Louisiana churches


Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to loosen Louisiana’s regulations on concealed handguns in churchesThe governor’s office announced Tuesday he signed the bill by Republican Sen. Neil Riser into law.

HERALD SUN
N.C. 'School Self-Defense Act' would let teachers carry handguns in school


North Carolina teachers and other school employees would be allowed to carry handguns on campus "to respond to acts of violence or an imminent threat of violence" under a bill filed Wednesday in the state legislature.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Ask Governor Rauner to Veto Firearm Surrender Bill


On May 30th, the Illinois state Senate voted 43-11 to pass a bill containing egregious violations of your rights. House Amendment 2 to House Bill 2354 allows Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/01/18 09:42 PM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, June 1, 2018
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TWITCHY.COM
So GOOD! NRA Social goes ORANGE for #WearOrange and Shannon Watts loses her [beeep] mind


Everytown spends a lot of time b*tching and moaning on Twitter but their actual efforts to curb gun violence are pretty much limited to just that. And of course, demanding Congress pass a bunch of gun laws that are already on the books or calling for an assault weapon ban that failed when it was tried during the Clinton years. You know, the Clinton who could actually win?



NEWS
Bedrock American Values Prove Stubbornly Resistant to Gun Control Opportunism


Social justice busybodies obsessed with how other people live their lives often portray the success of their causes as a matter of destiny. “The young people will win,” insists one youthful gun control advocate, falsely portraying his personal crusade as a generational mandate. Yet recent events have demonstrated that bedrock American values – including support for the Second Amendment – tend to outlast moments of high emotion that are increasingly relied upon by political opportunists to advance their agenda. Given the chance to collect their thoughts, most Americans instinctively revert to freedom.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Seattle Ordinance to Make Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense Proposed


Last week, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González proposed legislation to the City Council to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents. The proposed ordinance, if passed, would impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as well as punish victims of theft by requiring them to report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours or face increased fines

ORLANDO SENTINEL
Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Chris King calls for bullet tax to pay for gun violence prevention


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King wants to use taxes on weapons and bullets to pay for gun violence intervention and prevention programs, school safety measures and studies of gun violence. The funds also would pay for medical costs for victims of mass shootings “I’m proposing the ‘Every Kid Fund’ for Gun Violence Prevention because every child deserves to grow up in a state free from the scourge of gun violence, whether it’s everyday gun violence or mass shootings,” King said in a statement.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: Pair of Gun Bills Heading To Governor Raimondo


On Thursday, May 31, both chambers of the Rhode Island Legislature passed gun bills despite the objections of Ocean State gun owners.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Ballot Title Certified for Initiative Restricting Your Right to Self-Defense


On May 31st , the Oregon Attorney General certified the ballot title for Initiative Petition 44. This comes after more than 400 comments were submitted on the proposed title As previously reported, NRA submitted comments objecting to the misleading and inadequate ballot title on behalf of our Oregon members. IP 44 proponents will begin signature gathering on June 15th or following the completion of legal challenges brought to the Oregon Supreme Court.



NEWS
UK Busybodies Target Pointed Kitchen Knives, Gun Tattoos


Don’t ever underestimate the British capacity for combining the oppressive with the doltish. This week, the United Kingdom’s decades-long campaign against all things martial sunk to a fresh low when one of the Queen’s more domineering subjects floated a ban on the sale, and possibly the possession, of traditional kitchen utensils. Not to be outdone, other British busybodies demanded satisfaction from a professional athlete whose firearm body art they found objectionable.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Enforce the Second Amendment


States controlled by the Democratic party have chosen to ignore an individual right protected by an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Rights of millions of law-abiding Americans in those states have been routinely violated by Byzantine rules and prohibitions, and courts have turned a blind eye to those abuses. The U.S. Supreme Court could intervene, but instead it has chosen to leave unconstitutional laws on the books. Some prominent Democrats have called for repealing the amendment, and magazine articles have offered elaborate justifications.

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
After Santa Fe, support for gun control in Texas dips, poll shows


The percentage of Texans who support stricter gun laws has dropped, the latest Quinnipiac University poll shows.

DAILY CALLER
Gun control is fading from young Americans' agenda


Six percent of Americans aged 15 to 34 consider gun control the top issue facing the country, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV poll reported on Wednesday. That number is down from a high of 21 percent who considered it the top issue in March, according to the poll.

FOX NEWS
Kamala Harris targets commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms


During the event, Harris outlined some of her policy wishes, including banning “weapons of war” and introducing mandatory background checks.



NEWS
Advocacy-Fueled Hysteria Hides the Truth on School Violence


In the wake of the two recent high-profile school shootings, the institutional gun control movement and many in the mainstream media have taken their always alarmist rhetoric to new heights. Michael Bloomberg anti-gun front group Everytown for Gun Safety has released misleading and routinely debunked figures on the prevalence of school shootings in the U.S. A New York Times columnist, wrote an item following the Houston shooting titled, “This Is School in America Now,” calling such tragedies an “everyday nightmare.” A reporter for the Washington Post authored an article with the salacious and misleading headline “2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members.” It wasn’t until the fifth paragraph that the Post bothered to mention that there are 50 million public school students as compared to 1.3 members of the military; meaning service in our armed forces is in fact, contrary to the headline, 17 times deadlier. Barack Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for a school boycott, while contending that “the threat of gun violence infects everyday life.”
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/06/18 07:22 PM


Cut the (enlarged) title of subject which is of interest and paste it in your search engine to open desired article:


DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: New Magazine Ban Could Become Reality Without Your Help


It’s important that NRA members and gun owners continue contacting legislators as sweeping anti-gun bills inch closer to final passage in Trenton.

ORLANDO WEEKLY
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson wants to create a gun registration database


Federal law prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from creating an electronic, accessible database of gun records – but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says he has a fix for that.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Gun Sales Set Record Again in May


The number of gun-related background checks reached an all-time high once again in May, a report posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday shows.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
California bill to raise firearm purchase age to 21 just another infantilizing overreach


A California bill to deprive 18 to 20 year olds the ability to defend themselves cleared the state Senate on May 29.

CHICAGO SUN TIMES
Right-to-Carry permit holder shoots attempted armed robber in South Chicago


A 63-year-old man with a concealed carry license shot an attempted armed robber Monday evening in the South Chicago neighborhood.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to Consider Gun Show Ban


Today, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the County of Santa Clara will hold a Board of Supervisors Meeting to consider Item #136, an attempt to ban gun shows from the County Fairgrounds property.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/07/18 12:41 AM

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:03 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Gun Ban Legislation Fails to Pass Senate Committee


Today, the Senate Judicial and Community Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to defeat radical gun ban measure, Senate Bill 163.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Legislative Update, Firearm Related Bills Pass the House of Origin Deadline


Friday, June 1 was the deadline for bills to pass out of the house of origin in the California legislature. Below, find an update on firearm and hunting related bills continuing through the legislative process and the current status including upcoming hearings.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Obama’s outdoors czar wants 21-year-old limit on gun buying


Dan Ashe, former President Barack Obama’s Fish and Wildlife Service director, is proposing that Washington pass a package of gun control restrictions far stricter than Hillary Clinton ever proposed or that her husband’s 1994 assault weapons ban imposed. Under his outline, backed by some outdoors writers, AR-15s and most semi-automatic weapons would be banned, nobody under age 21 would be able to buy a gun, and those on the “no-fly” list would be outlawed from owning guns.

LAS VEGAS SUN
Judge mulls Nevada gun buyer screening law passed in 2016


It's not up to a state judge to tell the governor to enact a flawed gun buyer screening law that voters approved nearly 18 months ago, a top state government lawyer said Tuesday. "They're asking the court to order the governor to say specific words, to actually script a letter for the governor and force him to sign it," state Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke said during arguments in a lawsuit seeking enactment of the screening measure. "Those things are miles beyond any legal standard," VanDyke insisted.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/07/18 10:04 PM

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On Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:08 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote

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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, June 7, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Gun Control Bills Pass Legislature, Now Heading to the Governor


Today, the New Jersey Senate passed a package of gun bills which had been previously adopted by the Assembly.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Challenges Oregon Gun Ban


Files Joint Legal Challenge with Oregon Hunters Association The National Rifle Association today announced the filing of a joint legal challenge with the Oregon Hunters Association to contest the state of Oregon’s Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California DOJ Submits Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Regulations to Office of Administrative Law


On Friday, May 25, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (CA DOJ) formally submitted a proposed regulation expanding the application of the definitions for terms relating to “assault weapons” to apply in all circumstances. The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) will decide whether to approve the regulation on or before July 10, 2018.

TOWN HALL
Past Versus Present Americans


Guns haven't changed. People have changed. Behavior that is accepted from today's young people was not accepted yesteryear. For those of us who are 65 or older, assaults on teachers were not routine as they are in some cities.

WHEC
Cuomo: Allow teachers to petition judges to seize parents' guns



New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to allow teachers to ask a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.

THE HILL
Bill Clinton advocates gun control at Robert Kennedy memorial


Former President Clinton invoked former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a call for increased gun restrictions on Wednesday during a memorial for the 50th anniversary of the former senator and attorney general's assassination

DELAWARE STATE NEWS
Semi-auto ban fails in Delaware Senate panel


Legislation to ban the sale, purchase or transfer of “assault-style” weapons failed to make it out of a Senate committee Wednesday — a victory for the hundred or so Delawareans who showed up to protest the measure and the many more who made their opposition clear on social media or in calls and emails to legislators.

WASHINGTON TIMES
New Jersey lawmakers set to vote on 6 gun control bills


New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a half-dozen measures to tighten the state’s already-strict gun laws.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oregon's high court to consider proposed gun-control measure


A proposed ballot measure that would restrict ownership of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines wound up in the Oregon Supreme Court after a gun rights proponent on Wednesday petitioned for a review of the ballot title, saying it was politically charged and deceptive.

HELP DEFEND SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/12/18 12:23 PM


On Monday, June 11, 2018 7:04 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

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DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, June 11, 2018
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DEMOINES REGISTER
YouTube blocks videos from Iowa gun seller Brownells, then changes its mind


YouTube terminated the account of Iowa gun seller Brownells without warning over the weekend, but quickly restored the video channel after receiving pressure from gun supporters. Brownells, which calls itself the "world's largest supplier of firearms accessories and gunsmithing tools," tweeted about YouTube's action on Saturday, saying it received no notice or warning.

NEW HAVEN REGISTER
Lawmakers push unlimited waiting periods


As the fully computerized background-check system came into existence, the five-day wait was no longer a requirement. But in a compromise, Congress agreed to the 72-hour rule in what lawmakers viewed as a balance between a purchaser’s rights and the public-safety need for a complete background check.

NATIONAL REVIEW
YouTube Terminates Channel of Firearms Parts Retailer


YouTube suddenly terminated the channel for the firearms parts company Brownells, the company claimed on Saturday.

NEW YORK POST
Credit service shuts down payments on all gun purchases


Several gun-related businesses were suddenly — and without warning — disrupted in recent weeks when Intuit stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related, The Post has learned.

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
Without guns, there is no America


I’m pro-gun. Maybe that’s shocking to you. I believe my interpretation of the Second Amendment is shared with those who wrote it, and that means something to me. I believe in truth and facts.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Massachusetts Senate approves confiscation bill


Thursday’s vote follows approval of the bill in the Massachusetts House, helping pave its way to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Indiana: Proposed Resolution in Indianapolis to Call for Magazine & Semi-Auto Ban


On June 13th, the Community Affairs Committee of the City-County Council of Marion County and Indianapolis will be hearing Proposal No. 112, 2018 in order to urge the Indiana General Assembly to support a ban on most commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity ammunition magazines.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/13/18 04:03 PM


On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:03 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

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DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New York: Red Flag Bill Would Allow School Employees to Initiate Gun Confiscations


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using his bully pulpit again, proposing more gun control in New York as he launched a bus tour full of theatrics this week calling for teachers and other unaccountable school officials to confiscate firearms.

DES MOINES REGISTER
YouTube blocks videos from Iowa gun seller Brownells, then changes its mind


YouTube terminated the account of Iowa gun seller Brownells without warning over the weekend, then quickly restored the video channel after pressure from gun supporters.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
California Senate committee should reject bill denying young adults the right to defend themselves


The bill will make it illegal for firearms and ammunition to be transfered or sold to young adults aged 18-20 by licensed firearms dealers. In other words, AB3 is just a bailout for unlicensed firearms and ammunition dealers.

CBS SPORTS RADIO
Cuomo Praises Dick’s Sporting Goods Gun Policies


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pointing to Dick's Sporting Goods as proof that "responsible corporate leadership" is good for business.

NEW YORK POST
New York: Cuomo ratchets up pressure on GOP to pass confiscation bill


Gov. Cuomo ratcheted up pressure on Republicans who tenuously control the state Senate to pass a “red flag” bill that would allow teachers, relatives and law enforcement to seek court orders removing guns from people they view as dangerous.

CLEVELAND.COM
Ohio State University trustees approve concealed carry on campus for some off-duty officers


Ohio State University's board of trustees approved a resolution last week that would allow some off-duty officers to carry concealed weapons on campus.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: NRA Opposes Attempt to Fast-Track Gun Ban Initiative


Less than 24 hours after the NRA and other petitioners filed a legal challenge opposing the certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 43, the Oregon Supreme Court issued an order consolidating all legal challenges, denying oral arguments, and establishing imminent filing deadlines. On June 11th, the NRA, along with other petitioners, filed a motion of reconsideration with the Oregon Supreme Court objecting to their scheduling order.

Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/14/18 10:51 PM


On Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:03 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, June 14, 2018
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NEWS
NRA Backs Challenge to Boulder Gun Ban


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced support for a lawsuit challenging Boulder's ban on commonly owned firearms, so-called “high capacity” magazines, as well as its ban on adults under the age of 21 from purchasing any firearms



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Indiana: Indianapolis Committee Defeats Resolution Calling for Gun Ban


Proposal No. 112, 2018 was defeated yesterday in a hearing held by the Community Affairs Committee of the City-County Council of Marion County and Indianapolis.

FOX BUSINESS
Dick's shareholder grills CEO over gun rules


David Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, questioned whether the company was “willfully giving up money” with its new policies, he said in remarks during Dick’s annual shareholder meeting. Almasi attending the meeting representing the conservative think-tank’s Free Enterprise Project, which focuses on free-market investor activism.

REASON
Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers


What's a politician to do when it's clear that people will vigorously resist attempts to restrict their lives? Well, you could empower government officials to arbitrarily punish anybody who might help them exercise their freedom. That's the approach favored by three Democratic members of Congress, who appear to see the path to limiting private firearms ownership in harassing gun dealers and subjecting them to the whims of government officials.

THE HILL
Gun controllers seek to restrict gun rights by targeting financial institutions


At first this was a matter of government policy, but now it is coming about by political pressure on private companies.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Illinois: Cook County Sheriff's Office will enforce semi-auto ban in Northbrook, officials say


Cook County Sheriff’s Office police officers will enforce the county’s assault weapons ban in the Village of Northbrook, according to Village President Sandra Frum.

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
Semi-auto ban request fails in Indianapolis council committee


A proposal calling for the City-County Council to urge the state legislature to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines failed Wednesday night in committee.

THE HILL
N.J. governor signs new gun control laws


New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed six bills on Wednesday to further tighten the state’s already tough gun control laws, according to the Associated Press.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Court Modifies Scheduling Order for Gun Ban Initiative


On Wednesday, June 13th, the Oregon Supreme Court sided in part with the NRA, OHA, and other petitioners in our motion for reconsideration that objected to the court's fast-tracked scheduling order. In doing so, the court denied two motions from the Chief Petitioners of Initiative Petition 43 and modified important filing deadlines in our legal challenge contesting the inadequate ballot title. This modification is a victory for NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across Oregon.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New York: Microstamping On the Assembly Calendar For Thursday


Scores of bills are quickly passing both chambers in Albany with no public input or debate as lawmakers continue to scramble toward the end of session tentatively scheduled for next week. Anti-gun Democrats who control the Assembly passed red flag legislation today (A.11148), and A.5826A to require microstamping for handguns is on the agenda for tomorrow.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 06/16/18 06:20 PM

On Friday, June 15, 2018 7:03 PM, NRA-ILA <admin@nramedia.org> wrote:

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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, June 15, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: NRA Challenges Ballot Title for Initiative Petition 44 That Would Restrict Your Right to Self-Defense


On June 14th, the National Rifle Association along with the Oregon Hunters Association filed a legal challenge with the Oregon Supreme Court to contest the ballot title for Initiative Petition 44, which would force law-abiding gun owners to render their firearms useless in a self-defense situation and would significantly restrict the state’s youth hunting program. The Oregon Attorney General certified this misleading and inadequate ballot title on May 31st after more than 400 comments were submitted on the proposed title.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation


On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

NBC BAY AREA
Hillary Clinton whines about NRA at San Francisco anti-gun dinner


Clinton said her gun safety position made her a target of the gun lobby during her campaign for president.

FOX NEWS
Sen. John Kennedy: Gun rights are being threatened by big banks


In an act of immense corporate overreach, Citigroup issued a press release in March saying it will penalize banking clients who follow federal, state and local laws regarding gun sales. Citigroup’s new policy tells businesses what kind of firearms and accessories they can stock in their stores, and who they can sell them to.

DAILY CAMERA
NRA affiliate in Colorado sues Boulder over semi-auto ban


Attorneys for the Colorado State Shooting Association, Boulder-based Gunsport of Colorado and two private citizens — James Michael Jones and Robert Lynn Chambers — argue the Boulder ordinance is invalid because sections of it conflict with state law.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Delaware: Senate Democrats aim to push ban on semi-automatic firearms


Democratic lawmakers in Delaware are trying to push a ban on certain semi-automatic weapons to the Senate floor for a vote, even though the measure failed in committee.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Molinaro files ethics complaint over Cuomo's use of schools for gun push


GOP gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro shot back Thursday at Gov. Cuomo’s recent gun control tour by filing an ethics complaint about the governor's use of school property for the effort.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Deadline to Register or Modify “Assault Weapons” is Rapidly Approaching


The deadline for gun owners to register their firearms as “assault weapons” or modify them to be compliant with the restrictions that resulted from SB 880 and AB 1135 (2016) must be completed by 11:59:59 P.M. on June 30, 2018. NRA opposed these bills because gun registration inevitably leads to gun confiscation.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: One Last Push to Fight Gun Control Bills


The Rhode Island Legislature is looking to wrap up its 2018 legislative session as early as the end of this week.

POLITICO
Gun control advocates turn to Hollywood for messaging help


The group has discussed targeted voter-registration programs with visiting Democrats, as well as the party’s framing of issues ranging from abortion rights to gun control. In one recent meeting, a Midwestern senator sought advice about how to discuss gun control with conservative-leaning voters in his or her state, multiple participants said.

DENVER POST
Colorado NRA affiliate sues to block Boulder semi-auto ban


The Colorado affiliate of the National Rifle Association sued Boulder on Thursday in an effort to prevent the city from enforcing its assault-weapon ban that takes effect Friday.

TOWN HALL
New Jersey To Gun Owners: Hand Over Those Magazines Or We Could Throw You In Jail


If you don’t submit to our so-called common sense gun control policy, we’ll throw you in jail. That’s the mindset of New Jersey.

NJ.COM
New Jersey: Want to buy a gun? Town officials just made that nearly impossible here


The all-Democratic governing body in Piscataway has unanimously approved an ordinance targeting weapons retailers -- a move apparently without precedent in N.J.

NEWS
NRA Endorses Mike Hunter for Oklahoma Attorney General


Fairfax, Va.— On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Mike Hunter for Oklahoma attorney general.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

FOXNEWS.COM
NJ governor sees guns, not shooter's early prison release, as the problem


New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to Sunday's deadly shooting at a Trenton arts festival by calling for new controls on guns. But a suspect’s gang membership -- and early release from prison after Murphy took office -- may have been bigger factors in an incident that left one person dead and 22 wounded. Meanwhile, Murphy -- a first-term Democrat in his first elected office -- supports shorter sentences for offenders and cuts in prisoner rehabilitation programs.


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Passes Senate



Today, the North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 677

FOX NEWS
Experts shoot holes in CNN's report on school gun violence



The shooting massacre in February at a Florida high school has unleashed a plethora of what experts say are questionable statistics that stoke confusion regarding gun violence in America.

DENVER POST
Colorado: Boulder City Council decides gun stores can’t issue certificates to semi-auto owners


The decision came after a brief discussion among City Council members Tuesday night as they considered tweaks to the ordinance outlawing the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. Boulder, the council and several city officials are being sued in two separate cases challenging the measure.

DAILY TIMES LEADER
Mississippi: Golden Triangle sheriffs expect few problems with gun ruling


Area sheriffs say they won't change how they handle security and don't anticipate problems or additional expenses related to the state Supreme Court's ruling that people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses can take their guns into courthouses.&#8232;

WHTM
Gun bills advance in Pennsylvania House



The Judiciary Committee sent five bills to the full House on Tuesday.

NEW YORK POST
New York: Cuomo doesn’t expect gun control bill to pass this year


Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday he doesn’t expect any more major pieces of legislation to pass this year, including his own proposal to allow cops, family members and school employees to “flag” gun owners who could be a danger to themselves or others.

NY TIMES
Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House


Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — a political independent who has championed left-of-center policies on gun control, immigration and the environment — has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election, with the bulk of that money going to support Democratic congressional candidates, advisers to Mr. Bloomberg said.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor


This morning, the House Judiciary Committee continued its push for gun control by passing House Bill 1872, legislation which would ban many firearm accessories.

TOWNHALL.COM
LOL: The NRA's Social Media Team Obliterates Shannon Watts' Trolling Attempt


On Monday, the National Rifle Association posted a meme encouraging its members to carry their firearm. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts instantly took the tweet to mean that a man was now running the gun rights group's social media accounts. Why? Because what woman would willingly encourage women to "gain weight?"



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Saratoga City Council Considers Mandatory Storage and Lost/Stolen Reporting


On Wednesday, June 20th the Saratoga City Council will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance that would require the mandatory lock storage of firearms in the home and reporting within 48 hours of any lost or stolen firearms.


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: General Assembly Adjourns from its First 2018 Regular Session


Today, the Pennsylvania General Assembly adjourned from its 2018 Legislative Session.

FOX NEWS
The Second Amendment had nothing to do with slavery


For 20 years now, a well-meaning law professor has been peddling the fiction that the Second Amendment – guaranteeing the right of Americans to keep and bear arms – was adopted to protect slavery. He first proposed this in a 1998 law review article and trotted it out again in a recent New York Times op-ed.

DELAWARE ONLINE
Delaware: Semi-auto ban failed because opponents showed up



If you want to know why Delaware Democrats couldn't even get an assault weapons ban on the Senate floor for a vote, here's why: Gun owners are the ones who showed up.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
California bills to curtail Second Amendment rights of young adults advanced this week


Proposals to curtail the Second Amendment rights of young adults in California were approved by Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees this week.

NEWS
Viewers raise concerns about possible petition misinformation


From placing term limits on politicians to increasing the age requirement to buy firearms signature gatherers are out in force collecting signatures for a number of ballot initiatives.

NEWS
Snohomish County voters say petitioners are using misleading signs to get signatures


Some people in Snohomish County say the signature gatherers you often see outside grocery stories are being deceptive.


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be on November Ballot


Yesterday, Senate Bill 677 was passed in the North Carolina state House of Representatives by a vote of 92-23 with an amendment offered by Representative David Lewis (R-53) to improve the language. The Senate concurred with the change by a vote of 41-6, clearing the way for the amendment to be placed on the November ballot.

FOX NEWS
Ten Years after Heller decision, gun rights continue trend toward more freedom, not more gun control


The cornerstone gun-rights decision, Heller v. D.C., the case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights is indeed an individual right, has reached its 10th anniversary.

GAZETTEXTRA
Lawmakers move to reshape North Carolina’s constitution


An amendment protecting the right to hunt and fish has backing from the National Rifle Association and is based on NRA-suggested wording.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Ohio: Court order temporarily blocks Columbus’ gun ordinances


Columbus must halt enforcement of its bump-stock ban and an ordinance that made carrying a gun while under disability a misdemeanor as a Franklin County court decides a lawsuit brought by gun rights groups.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Chicago: Pfleger to lead protest that will shut down stretch of Dan Ryan Expressway


The marchers plan to demand city officials and lawmakers use their muscle to create more jobs and better schools on the South and West sides, where some neighbors are plagued by violence, and to tighten gun control.

FLORIDA POLITICS
Florida: State says appeals court can take up NRA ‘Jane Doe’ issue


Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has acknowledged that legal precedents would allow a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court to decide a dispute about whether the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman should be kept secret in a challenge to a Florida law that raised the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Orange County Fairgrounds Board of Directors Meeting Could Determine Future of Gun Show


On Thursday, June 28th, at 9:00 am, the Board of Directors for the 32nd District Agricultural Association and the Orange County Fairgrounds will be meeting to discuss the approval of upcoming contracts for the Fairgrounds. The approval of the Gun Show contracts are among those listed for consideration
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Idaho: Important Self-Defense Law Now in Effect


On July 1st, Senate Bill 1313 went into effect. This important piece of legislation, which improved the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho, was passed by the legislature earlier this year and became law in March.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Legislature Adjourns from its 2018 Legislative Session


Yesterday, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from their 2018 Legislative Session.

KPIX
California ‘Bullet Button’ Gun Registry Process Bogs Down As Deadline Looms


Take Jay Jacobson. He’s a gun manufacturer, so he knows his firearms. Yet his attempt to register some personal rifles on the California state website has him stumped. He showed us an example: one of the firearms he is trying to register got kicked back three times.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Ohio: Group tied to Bloomberg helping city fight gun regulations lawsuit


A national group that supports more gun regulation is backing Columbus as it fights a lawsuit from gun-rights groups that sued the city over firearms restrictions enacted this year.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Feds: Oklahoma medical marijuana users can't possess guns


Federal officials say Oklahoma residents with medical marijuana cards will be prohibited from obtaining gun permits, following a recent decision by voters to approve the medical use of the drug.
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Florida Alert: Don’t Believe What Pollsters Say about the Gun Control Views of NRA Members

Originally Posted By: Marion Hammer


Time and again national pollsters insist on reporting how NRA members and other gun owners feel about gun control. Don’t believe a word of it.

None of these pollsters has access to NRA’s membership list. NRA strictly protects its membership list and doesn’t give it to mainstream media types, pollsters, solicitors or anyone else. It is a private list and always has been. Anyone who claims to have access to NRA’s membership list is not telling the truth.


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The only legitimate poll of NRA members ever done was a national scientific survey commissioned by NRA. It surveyed 1,000 randomly-selected NRA members across the country and found that NRA members are united on today’s issues.

92 percent oppose banning the sale of firearms between private citizens.
92 percent oppose background checks on the sale of firearms between private citizens.
89 percent oppose banning so-called “assault weapons.”
93 percent oppose gun registration.
91 percent SUPPORT laws to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses.

That is the only legitimate survey of NRA members in existence. It was conducted to expose the bevy of pollsters reporting false survey results.

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WASHINGTON POST
Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears


President Donald Trump said Sunday he was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation

POLITICO
‘The Super Bowl of politics’: Trump’s team readies for Supreme Court battle


In a sparsely decorated “war room” next to the West Wing on the White House grounds, Trump administration officials have been preparing for the president’s Supreme Court pick with an anything-can-happen approach to the historic task.

WASHINGTON POST
Anti-gun protesters take over Chicago highway


Hundreds of people took over a major Chicago highway Saturday, shutting down all northbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 94 — better known locally as the Dan Ryan Expressway — to protest gun violence in the city.

OCEAN CITY NEWS
Oliver North Draws Packed Crowds and Protesters in Ocean City


Only once during his remarks did he briefly mention his appointment as the new president of the National Rifle Association, a position that has drawn criticism from gun opponents, including protesters who carried signs and chanted slogans denouncing North while marching outside the Tabernacle.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools


In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed.
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WASHINGTON POST
Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy


In a Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh said he would have struck down D.C.’s regulations banning certain semiautomatic long guns.

USA TODAY
Kavanaugh: I revere the Constitution


After accepting President Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh spoke about the Constitution.

HARTFORD COURANT
Anti-gun Senators Blumenthal, Murphy Concerned About Trump's Supreme Court Pick


Earlier Monday, both of Connecticut’s senators said they were concerned that Kavanaugh would deliver rulings against gun control.

TULSA WORLD
Southeast Oklahoma district votes to allow licensed school staff to carry firearms


Another rural Oklahoma school district will allow its employees to carry firearms this fall in an effort to keep students and staff from harm.



NEWS
NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court


Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.
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WSMV NASHVILLE
Nashville woman shoots boyfriend to protect her children



A north Nashville woman told police she was forced to shoot her boyfriend after he attacked her children on Saturday night. Police say the children corroborated the woman's complaint and had visible injuries.

DAILY CALLER
Soros-linked group will spend millions to stop Kavanaugh


A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros.

THE HILL
Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination


Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

TIMES UNION
Gun rights groups side with Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh


For Republican pro-Second Amendment Reps. Elise Stefanik and John Faso, Trump’s Supreme Court pick was an “excellent choice.”

POLITICO
Feinstein: I’m equipped to lead anti-Kavanaugh brigade


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Saturday that the vetting process for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will be “incredibly difficult,’’ and that her staff is reading nearly 1 million documents that she said could give red-state Democrats reason to oppose his nomination.

THE DENVER POST
Colorado: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office report notes increase in concealed carry permits in 2017


Boulder County saw an increase in concealed carry permit holders in 2017, and the sheriff’s office said it has already seen an increase again so far in 2018.
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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
California: Gun control activists call for end to gun shows at Cow Palace


Prior attempts to shut down the guns shows locally have been largely unsuccessful, including 2013 legislation that would have required approval by local authorities. That legislation was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

FOX NEWS
Campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban


The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oregon: Pro-Second Amendment measure to appear on Klamath ballot


Petitioners collected enough signatures to place a pro-Second Amendment measure on the November ballot in Klamath County.
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MERCER ISLAND REPORTER
Concerns arise over Initiative 1639 petition format


Significant concerns have been raised about whether the format of the I-1639 petition sheets complies fully with Washington’s constitutional and statutory requirements.

THE OLYMPIAN
Washington: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it?


Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is in a dilemma over Initiative 1639. What is a problem is that I-1639 petitions – signed by more than 360,000 voters and filed with the Office of Secretary of State for verification – look flawed. Wyman says the law requires a readable copy of the initiative text on the back of petitions. But the I-1639 language was in a tiny, hard-to-read font, which leaves her “concerned” that a precedent is set if she ignores it. The second-term Republican said the petitions also failed to clearly mark initiative language that would be new in state law if I-1639 passes. The standard is for initiatives to underline any new language and to run a line through any wording to be repealed.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban


A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more.

MYNORTHWEST
More Washington cities consider gun storage mandates


Communities not far from Seattle are now considering their own safe gun storage regulations after the Emerald City passed its own.

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
Utah lawmakers debate requiring gun locks


The National Rifle Association attacked the proposal Wednesday, and the Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee held a long discussion about whether it would infringe too much on gun owners’ rights, and whether it would actually prevent suicide.
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HOT AIR
Video: Armed Citizen Effectively Defends Family In Houston


“How many of us,” KHOU’s Michelle Choi asked earlier this morning, “have showed up to our driveways late at night, gotten out of our cars thinking everything is safe?” One Houston woman did exactly that last night and got attacked by two men intending on conducting a home-invasion robbery. Unfortunately, the perpetrators chose their target poorly:

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cuomo, Lawmakers Urge Senate to Block Kavanaugh Over Guns


Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment.

THE HILL
NRA sues Seattle over 'safe storage' gun legislation


The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against Seattle over the city’s new gun legislation.
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THE DAILY SIGNAL
I Used to Hate Guns and the NRA. Then I Was Mugged.


I’d hated guns since I was a teenager. It was a gun that killed John Lennon, after all. Guns killed President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Get rid of the guns, problem solved—or so I thought. In December of 2012, I even tweeted President Barack Obama, urging him to repeal the Second Amendment and “stop” the National Rifle Association. (Never mind that a president can’t do either by himself.)



NEWS
Florida Candidate Loses Endorsement for Supporting Gun Control


The previous endorsement for Fred Costello has been rescinded and his rating has been changed from an “A” to a “?” due to his recent statements in support of Florida’s gun control bill, SB 7026.

VERMONT DIGGER
Gov Phil Scott’s (VT) approval rating topples after signing gun control bills


Gov. Phil Scott saw a sharp drop in approval in the second quarter of 2018, the latest Morning Consult poll shows, a plummet that political analysts are attributing to his decision earlier this year to tighten the state’s gun laws. Two other recent polls have shown Scott struggling with his own political base, but unlike those polls, Morning Consult conducts regular polling showing changes over time. Scott, who last quarter was one of the most popular governors in the country, is now one of the least. The new poll shows him dropping from the list of top 10 most liked governors and falling to just three spots away from the 10 least popular state executives.

STAR ADVERTISER
Hawaii gun enthusiasts welcome appeals court ruling


Renyold Studler, head gunsmith at Honolulu Firearms & Range on Queen Street, wears a Sig Sauer 1911 .45-caliber ACP semi-automatic pistol in a holster while he’s in the shop to protect merchandise, customers and his co-workers.

STAR ADVERTISER
‘Open carry’ rejected by Hawaii lawmakers


Senate Judiciary Committee Vice Chairman Karl Rhoads, who has introduced a number of bills in the House and Senate over the years to make Hawaii gun control laws more strict, said allowing people to openly carry loaded firearms in public is “a terrible idea.”

REUTERS
Federal court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions


A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston.

STAR ADVERTISER
Hawaii: Hilo veteran has pushed for gun rights for 6 years


George Young Jr., a Chinese-Hawaiian Vietnam veteran from Hilo, wasn’t surprised after winning a lawsuit for the right to openly carry a gun for protection, a victory that could have significant implications for the Aloha State.

ROLL CALL
With Kavanaugh, Court Could Take Aim at Gun Control Laws


For the past eight years, the high court has avoided major cases addressing the extent to which Congress or state lawmakers can pass laws that restrict firearms — and Thomas and other conservative justices have noted their objections.

ABC NEWS
State Department defends allowing publication of blueprints to 3D print guns


While a State Department spokesperson pointed out that "the court did not rule in favor of the plaintiffs in this case," the administration settled anyway, in part, because there's no added public safety threat because "certain firearms and related items... are widely available" already, the spokesperson told ABC News.

NJ.COM
Oops! Anti-gun N.J. lawmakers look to fix high-capacity magazine ban that also includes cops


Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law last month limiting the size of firearms magazines in New Jersey to 10 rounds as part of a package of bills meant to tighten the state's already strict gun laws.But the measure, which made possession of larger magazines a crime, with a few exceptions, had unintended consequences for police officers in the Garden State.
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GUN LAWS NEWS
New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks


The New York Daily News announced this week that that it was cutting half of its newsroom staff in response to plummeting revenues and circulation. The once-great paper, a New York institution known for its pithy headlines and tabloid format that commuters found easy to read on buses and trains, is failing.



GUN LAWS NEWS
Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic


Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his anti-gun comrades. On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Schumer claimed that such firearms “are not only scary, they’re outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the capacity of a hardened, fully semiautomatic weapon.” A day later, Michael Bloomberg front-group Moms Demand Action re-posted Schumer’s comments on their twitter feed.



GUN LAWS NEWS
Canada: Toronto Politicians Push Nationwide Handgun Ban, Feds to Consider Proposal


Canadian gun control advocates’ goal of civilian disarmament came further into focus this week following a tragic shooting Sunday in Toronto that killed two people and wounded 13. As law enforcement officials were still working to determine where attacker Faisal Hussain had obtained the pistol used in the shooting, various Toronto politicians called for a total ban on the sale or possession of handguns in Canada’s most populous city and for federal legislation that would ban the sale and possession of all handguns and semiautomatic firearms nationwide. Canada’s Liberal-led federal government has expressed its support for further gun control, and is reported to be contemplating a total handgun ban.



GUN LAWS NEWS
Ninth Circuit Stunner: Second Amendment Protects Public Open Carry!


Gun control advocates undoubtedly awoke with a piercing headache Wednesday morning as the news sunk in that the U.S. appellate court for America’s largest circuit has recognized that the Second Amendment protects a right to openly carry loaded firearms in public for self-defense. The ruling came Tuesday in the case of Young v. State of Hawaii.



NEWS
New York Times Revels in Mass Gun Destruction Photo-Essay


The term “gun porn” – which can be derogatory or not, depending on the context – refers to photographs that unabashedly celebrate the engineering and artistry of firearms. It pokes fun at the idea that there is something about seeing shiny chrome or deep bluing on a well-crafted receiver that quickens the pulse of Second Amendment advocates and firearm enthusiasts Who wouldn’t, after all, want those guns for themselves?



NEWS GUN LAWS
Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review


Last week in Mance v. Sessions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one vote, a request for a rehearing of the case by the full panel of the court, and confirmed the reversal of a lower court decision that had ruled the interstate handgun sale ban to be unconstitutional.

WASHINGTON POST
Virginia governor assails school system’s plan to arm teachers


The five-member School Board in Lee County, a small system in Virginia’s far southwest, voted unanimously earlier this month to select an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry concealed weapons or store them in safes on school property.

IRISH TIMES
Ireland: ‘Huge drop’ in gun dealerships leading to ‘more smuggling’


The IGTA said current “overly-strict controls” and “bureaucratic conditions” on legitimate dealers have led to “a decrease in their business and an increase in the smuggling of shooting products into the country”.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Vermont: Gov. Scott's popularity plummets after backing gun control


But Scott might get voted off the island. While he had a 65-21 approval-disapproval rating among Vermonters in the first quarter, he has fallen to 47 percent approval, 42 percent disapproval in this week’s findings, tarnishing his both-sides-of-the-street cred. The likeliest reason for the plummet in his popularity is a landmark gun-control law he signed in April amid protests in this historically gun-friendly state.



NEWS
NRA Challenges Fraudulent Ballot Petitions in Washington


NRA is challenging the Washington Secretary of State's decision to certify fraudulent ballot petitions for sweeping gun control measures on the November ballot.

GAINESVILLE SUN
Florida: Self-defense law is misunderstood


In response to The Sun’s July 25 editorial, “Florida law encourages shootings,” some education and clarification are needed on the history and use of Florida’s misnamed “stand your ground” law and the term “castle doctrine.”

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
Guns or marijuana? Some patients will have to make the choice


As Louisiana's medical marijuana program takes shape some patients might have to make a difficult choice: keep their gun ownership rights or participate in the program.

WLOX
Mississippi: Attorney General says gun restriction signs in courthouse illegal


The fight over enhanced conceal carry rights in courthouses is getting bigger.Now, the State Attorney General’s office has sent Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson a warning. The signs he has posted at the Harrison County Courthouse concerning firearms are illegal, and they must come down or change in 30 days.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Washington: State Supreme Court clarifies when felons can regain gun rights


People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it doesn’t have to be the five years immediately before they petition.
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THE HILL
Judge blocks gun control groups' lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns


A federal judge on Friday tossed out a motion from three national gun control groups seeking a last-minute halt to a settlement that would allow for blueprints of 3-D printed firearms to be posted and dowloaded online.

THE FEDERALIST
The Libertarian Case For Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination


All this goes without mentioning other issues that make libertarian ears ring, ranging from the Second Amendment—he would’ve struck down DC’s gun-registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles, using an historical rather than a “tiers of scrutiny” approach—to a skepticism of broad judicial deference (Chevron, Auer, etc.) to executive agencies. As he repeated at his nomination ceremony, “the Constitution’s separation of powers protects individual liberty.”

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Washington Post reporter surprised to discover some guns more dangerous than others


A recent story in that paper cites new research which found a direct correlation between caliber size and shooting lethality. The bigger the bullet a gun fires, those researchers discovered, the more damage it will do to another human being. That’s enough for writer Christopher Ingraham to conclude that “not all guns are created equal.” But that is obvious, not groundbreaking.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 08/07/18 06:43 PM

WOW!3D guns seem to be the biggest threat to safety in the US suddenly judging from the amount of attention they are getting from political types across the country.

Wonder how many gang-bangers and ne'er do wells will set up to produce firearms to rape, pillage and steal across the USA?

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WFTV
Armed bystander takes down gunman at Titusville back-to-school event


TITUSVILLE, Fla. - An armed bystander shot a man who opened fired on a back-to-school event at a Titusville park after a fistfight, police said The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park on South Street shortly after 5:20 p.m. when the shooter, whom police have not identified, returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing, investigators said.

KRTE
Concealed carry holder stops attempted carjacking in Littlefield


LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD)—Ruben Garcia Lopez, a 25-year-old Littlefield resident, has been arrested, charged with attempting to hijack a car and assaulting a woman and a police officer.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
NRA mocks David Hogg for employing 'armed security' during protest at its headquarters


Guns for me, but not for thee. The National Rifle Association taunted gun control activist David Hogg and his group’s Saturday protest at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters by noting his security. “Today, @davidhogg111 (with armed security) and a bunch of gun-grabbing activists protested our empty HQ,” the gun-rights organization wrote on Twitter on Saturday night...

TOWNHALL
WATCH: NRA Trolls Anti-Gunners During Their 'March On The NRA' Event...And It's EPIC


Anti-gunners descended upon the National Rifle Association's (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Va. on Saturday for their 'National March on the NRA' event. Of course, in typical ironic fashion, David Hogg had to show up with armed security. Because it's okay for him to be protected by guns but not the rest of us.

REUTERS
U.S. appeals court rejects challenges to California gun laws


A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the constitutionality of two California laws restricting the ability of people to buy and carry firearms, rejecting appeals by gun rights advocates.

CINCINNATI.COM
Gov. John Kasich to Ohio lawmakers: Send me gun control bills


Gov. John Kasich wants Ohio lawmakers to pass his gun control proposals. In the meantime, Kasich declined to sign a bill that would allow veterans to skip concealed carry fees.

WASHINGTON POST
Don’t let the government censor blueprints for 3-D-printed guns


But those who oppose these weapons shouldn’t be celebrating. A government ban on publishing such blueprints is going to be difficult to sustain — and that’s probably as it should be. As one court put it in 2001: “Communication does not lose constitutional protection as ‘speech’ simply because it is expressed in the language of computer code.”

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
It's time to call out the left's false narrative on 3D guns


One of the most bizarre aspects of the modern gun debate is the extent to which it is still dominated by ignorance and misinformation. One of the most important controversies in American public life rages on, yet media gatekeepers and all too many politicians simply don't know the most basic facts.

NBC CONNECTICUT
Blumenthal Demands Ban on 3D-Printed Guns


This week, a federal judge in Washington issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of 3-D printable gun blueprints. Now US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wants to ensure that ruling becomes permanent

LOS ANGELES TIMES
L.A. councilman wants to make it illegal to download blueprints for a printable gun


Under a proposal introduced Friday by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, Angelenos could be barred from possessing or transferring the blueprints for a 3-D-printed gun, as well as the weapons themselves. Englander also wants L.A. to prod the state to make possessing such guns or blueprints a felony across California.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Rhode Island: State senator to try to ban 3D-printed guns with new bill


A Rhode Island state senator says she’ll try to get the state to ban 3D-printed plastic guns in the next legislative session.

NEW YORK POST
3-D printed guns are an imaginary problem


“That punk pulled a Glock 7 on me,” reported heroic law-enforcement officer John McClane. “It’s a porcelain gun made in Germany. It doesn’t show up on your airport metal detectors and probably costs more than what you make in a month.”A note for the gun-control gang: “Die Hard 2” wasn’t a documentary.
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NEWS
College Lacrosse Coach Discriminates Against Pro-2A Player


A college lacrosse player at Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University in Florida was told by his coach in June that he had to choose between the team or posting his hunting and firearm pictures online. “You want to play lacrosse for PBA, you won’t post pics of your guns and stuff. That’s simple. You want to continue to post this – you don’t play,” the coach texted the student on June 26.

USA TODAY
NRA ad campaign urges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation


The National Rifle Association has launched a seven-figure national and regional ad campaign, urging confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

REASON.COM
The 1986 Plastic Gun Panic


Have you heard about the "undetectable plastic gun"? The gun control lobbies call it is "tailor-made for terrorism." The Washington Post reports that a state sponsor of terrorism is already attempting to obtain these guns. A Post columnist warns that the police "vehemently oppose the introduction of plastic guns into our armed society." Newsweek predicts the NRA will face a member revolt for opposing legislation to ban plastic guns: "This time the gun lobby may have shot itself in the foot."

DAILY SIGNAL
Sen. Mike Lee: Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs


Following Trump’s tweet, however, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., went to the Senate floor and tried to pass a bill by unanimous consent (meaning there would be no roll call vote, the bill would just pass the Senate immediately without any debate) that would have banned the mere publication of any designs for a plastic gun that could be produced by a 3D printer.

TOWNHALL
Gun Control Becomes Speech Control


In a recent editorial demanding censorship of legal, unclassified information about firearms, The Washington Post mentioned freedom of speech in passing but immediately dismissed its relevance.

CBS SACRAMENTO
California: Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt


An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds


On Tuesday, August 7th, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Edmonds to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance that was recently passed by the Edmonds City Council.
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THE GOLDENDALE SENTINEL
Gun control initiative is certified for November ballot


On July 27, Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified Initiative 1639 for the November General Election.Wyman said concerns remain about whether the format of the I-1639 petition signature sheets complies with constitutional and statutory requirements, and whether it sets a precedent for future petitions. However, the initiative complied with the requirements of RCW 29A.72.170, which limits the Secretary's authority over initiatives to specific criteria.

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM
To Limit the Second Amendment, New York Attacks the First


As I’ve written many times before, the battle over gun rights has devolved into a bitter, unyielding culture war, and in a culture war, civil liberties are often the first casualty. State officials have their own free-speech rights, yes, but those free-speech rights do not include the right to use express or implied threats to wield state power against disfavored viewpoints. Heckle all you want, Governor Cuomo. Display your malice. But the instant that malice translates into state action aimed at speech is the instant the Constitution holds you to account.

NEW YORK POST
Andrew Cuomo is now at war with the Bill of Rights

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lawyers will be in federal court in Albany next month, when they’ll try to get a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him by America’s largest civil rights organization.

DETROIT NEWS
Scaremongering over 3D guns has little to do with reality


First of all, 3D plastic guns aren't being sold to the public. Neither are "downloadable firearms" or "ghost guns." These things don't exist. Data, code and information are being sold to the public. There is no magical contraption that creates a new gun on demand. Sorry.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
The boring truth about 3-D printed guns


It's rare in 2018 for even the most shocking news story to hold public attention beyond a 48-hour window, but it has been weeks since the State Department agreed to let Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed resume hosting its digital firearms files at DEFCAD.com, and the media frenzy has yet to fully abate. After several state attorneys general sued to block the settlement, a Seattle judge granted a temporary restraining order, and a hearing is set for Friday.
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ORLANDO SENTINEL
Florida: AG candidate promises anti-gun task force if elected


The group would return recommendations within 60 to 90 days, on topics including from the state’s preemption of local gun laws, 3-D printing of guns, the sale of assault-style weapons and school shootings.

THE STAR
Canada: Premier Doug Ford opposes ban on handgun sales in Toronto


Premier Doug Ford says he is against a council-requested ban on the sale of handguns and their ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries.

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
The Truth about the Second Amendment


It was always meant to protect an individual right



NEWS
Canada: Toronto Mayor Calls for Gun Bans, Ontario Premier Targets Criminals


Canadian anti-gun politicians’ campaign to disarm law-abiding citizens continued this week. On Monday, the Canadian press reported on an August 3 letter from Toronto Mayor John Tory to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the missive, Tory appeared to back a plan of total civilian disarmament for Canada’s largest city and urged Trudeau to amend the Liberal Party’s proposed gun control legislation, Bill C-71, to include a host of severe restrictions.



NEWS
NoFundMe: NRA Protest March Nets $70 in National Fundraising Effort


Crowd funding is a relatively recent innovation that allows a person or cause to leverage the vast reach of the Internet to raise money for virtually every imaginable purpose. Even small donations of a few dollars can aggregate into impressive sums with sufficient participation. It also provides an interesting window into the sorts of appeals that move people into parting with their own hard-won cash, as participants vote with their wallets, rather than just their online clicks or survey answers. To that extent, it can provide some insight into what issues really attract substantial grassroots support.



NEWS
King County Unveils “Common Sense” Action Plan: Ban “Semi-automatic, High Velocity Weapons”


In a July 23rd op-ed, Joe McDermott, the Council Chair of King County, Washington, introduced a multi-prong “King County Gun Safety Action Plan” aimed at reducing gun violence.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Divided Appeals Panel Upholds California Ban on Post-2013 Pistols


Imagine if California, to combat what the legislature considered the serious problem of manmade global warming, required all new vehicles sold by car dealers in the state to run on grass clippings, rather than fossil fuels.



NEWS
Adventures in Correlation


Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut recently linked to a news article about a CDC report on homicides, claiming that “allowing more guns in more places isn’t making us safer. It’s doing the opposite.”

DALLAS MORNING NEWS.COM
Anti-NRA Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway resigns from City Council after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges


Anti-NRA Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, who called on NRA to cancel its 2018 convention in Dallas earlier this year, has pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, according to documents filed in Dallas federal court Thursday morning. He has also resigned from the Dallas City Council.The 66-year-old Caraway, who has also served as the city's interim mayor, admitted to accepting $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
California: Several Firearm-Related Bills Sent to their Respective Appropriations Committee Suspense File


The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees met earlier this week and sent all but one firearm-related bill to their respective suspense files to be heard at a later date. The deadline for bills to pass out of the fiscal committees is August 17. Senate Bill 221, was the only firearm-related bill the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed out of committee on Wednesday, August 8. SB 221 is eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor.
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NEWS
NRA Endorses Hyde-Smith for U.S. Senate


FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced on Monday its endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate.

POLITICO
Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set for Sept. 4


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings will start on Sept. 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday.

BALTIMORE SUN
General Assembly to consider banning 3D-printed guns in Maryland


The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation next year to ban access to 3D-printed guns after the federal government gave a Texas-based company the OK to distribute weapon blueprints.
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THE HILL
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh called Scalia a 'hero' and 'role model'


“I loved the guy,” Kavanaugh said in June 2016 at a conference at George Mason Law School. “To me, he was and remains a hero and a role model.”

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Don't forget all those other judges


Senate Republicans are using their rare August work session to make progress on several of President Trump's nominees to the lower courts and the Executive Branch, even as they continue to meet behind closed doors with Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Ninth Circuit Returns to Form, Upholds Bizarre California Gun Regulation


In a ruling earlier this month, it upheld one of the most bizarre and nonsensical gun regulations in the nation. It did so by essentially ignoring the plain language of Heller and approving a legal regime that will naturally and inevitably lead to diminishing options for citizens who seek to lawfully exercise their constitutional right to self-defense.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Bethany Mandel: Women Need Guns


Guns aren’t just an equalizer in situations of random violence, robberies, and potential rapes; they also keep women safe from attackers closer to home.
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NEWS
Judge blocks Washington ballot initiative



Thurston County judge Friday dealt a major blow to a proposed firearms-regulation measure, raising questions about whether Initiative 1639 will appear on Washington’s fall ballot. Superior Court Judge James Dixon ruled that the formatting of the signature petitions used in the Alliance For Gun Responsibility’s campaign “did not comport” to Washington law.

THE ADVOCATE
Louisiana commission blocks two banks from $600 million road plan because of gun sales policies


The State Bond Commission barred two of the largest banks in the world from participating in efforts to fund some highway projects in Louisiana because of firearms policies instituted after recent mass shootings. On 7-6 vote, the commission excluded Citigroup Inc., the nation’s third largest bank, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the second largest, from participating in a $600 million plan to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge and improve access into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, along with a project in Shreveport.

MYNORTHWEST.COM
NRA wins Washington case, stops gun control initiative from going to ballot


Organizers behind gun control Initiative 1639 did not comply with state signature gathering rules, according to a Thurston County superior court judge who ruled in favor of the NRA Friday. I-1639 will now be removed from the November ballot. “The National Rifle Association is glad to see the court today recognized how negligent, if not worse, gun control advocates were in their signature-gathering for this ill-advised ballot initiative,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot


The Thurston County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and ordered a writ of mandamus to prevent I-1639 from appearing on the ballot. The judge agreed the signature sheets did not comply with state law – the font size was too small to be readable and didn't include strikethroughs.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Precursor Parts Bill Held in Committee as Appropriations Committees Take Up Suspense Files


No summary available

KSAT.COM
Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected


Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revive their lawsuit, which had been dismissed last year by a federal judge in Texas.

WASHINGTON POST
Senate confirms the 25th and 26th appellate judges during Trump's tenure


The Senate on Thursday confirmed the 25th and 26th appellate court judges during President Donald Trump's tenure, as Republicans continued reshaping the federal judiciary at a record clip.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Sessions pledges DOJ will prosecute those who violate Undetectable Firearms Act


The nation’s top law enforcement officer committed Thursday to prosecuting individuals that create undetectable 3D printed firearms on Thursday.

RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL
Canada: Montreal city council set to increase pressure on Ottawa to toughen proposed gun legislation


Montreal is set to join Toronto in pressing the federal government to pass a nationwide ban handguns and assault rifles
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WASHINGTON TIMES
Washington: Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative


A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law.

FOX NEWS
New study finds growing demand for Right-to-Carry permits


“We have seen an increase from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to 17.25 million now, with the number increasing every year,” the center’s founder John Lott told Fox News. “It seems very likely that we will continue seeing an increase next year.

PCMAG
Lawmakers Urge Internet Firms to Ban 3D-Printed Gun Files


Five Democratic lawmakers are attempting to push Google, Reddit and Twitter to ban the circulation of 3D-printed gun designs over their platforms.

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
‘Common-sense’ gun control plans actually don’t make sense


A recent editorial (“It’s time for common-sense gun measures,” Journal Aug. 12) called for state lawmakers to pass a number of gun control proposals rolled out last week by Democratic lawmakers. “Common-sense gun measures” is a phrase that gun control activists and anti-gun politicians use in hopes that the public and the media will avoid scrutinizing the details of these bills or questioning their enforceability, efficacy, intrusiveness or necessity.

NOLA.COM
Gun policies keep 2 major banks out of $600 million Louisiana deal


Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday (Aug. 16) from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers.

CBC
Canada: RCMP commissioner 'not sure' handgun ban is the answer to gun violence


"I'm not sure if a complete ban is the answer or tweaking the legislation to ensure more accountability. That's definitely something we need to study," RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki told Chris Hall, host of CBC's The House.

REUTERS
Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control


The latest initiative came into force this summer and allows citizens to own and carry handguns, semi-automatic rifles and other assault weapons after obtaining official authorisation and an identity card that also details the individual’s weapons.Previously, gun sales were restricted to firearms for hunting and sport.

WICS
Illinois: Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to give FOID card holders 60-day renewal grace period


Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation that gives gun owners a 60-day grace period to keep their Firearms Owners Identification Card active while their renewal application is being processed, even if the processing period extends beyond the card’s expiration date.
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NEWS
Outrage of the Week: New Mexico Principal Bullies Pro-Second Amendment Student


The last person you expect your kid to be bullied by is his school principal. But that's exactly what Lisa Riley, the mother of a recent high school graduate from Carlsbad, New Mexico, says happened to her son.

TEXAS TRIBUNE
Federal appeals court upholds Texas campus carry law


The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld Texas' campus carry law, delivering another clear victory to the state in a longshot, long-running lawsuit brought by University of Texas at Austin professors opposed to the law.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Plans for 3D-printed guns explode across internet amid court battle to repress them


Plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the country’s largest social media companies to try to impose limits.

USA TODAY
States aim to permanently stop Internet release of 3D-printed gun plans


A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the US State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the Internet.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
Federal judges appointed by Trump are starting to leave their mark


As Washington prepares for a Senate showdown over whether Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court, Trump has already put his stamp on the judiciary with the lifetime appointments of at least 43 federal judges. Ho was confirmed by the Senate in December by a 53-43 vote.

FRANCE24
Israel eases gun controls following lone-wolf attacks


The shift in policy, announced by the public security ministry late Monday, means that up to 600,000 Israelis could apply for gun licences, a dramatic increase on the current 140,000 civilians with permits.

MONTREAL GAZETTE
Canada: Montreal city council votes to demand Ottawa ban handguns, "assault weapons"


Montreal city council voted unanimously Monday to demand the federal government outlaw the private possession of handguns and assault weapons.

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL ADAM LAXALT
Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement Following Court Decision Dismissing Background Check Lawsuit


Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt applauded a Nevada District Court’s decision to toss out a lawsuit brought by the proponents of Nevada’s stillborn Background Check Act, also known as Question 1. The lawsuit sought to shift the blame for the broken initiative from its drafters to Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The Court, in a comprehensive 22-page opinion, ruled that “as a matter of law, […] given the undisputed efforts to implement The Background Check Act, it is unenforceable as written.”
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NEWS
University of Utah Instructor Ostracizes Concealed Carriers


In an outrageous attempt to punish anyone exercising their Second Amendment rights, a University of Utah instructor tried to isolate concealed carry holders by forcing them into a tiny corner in the back of the classroom. The unnamed graduate teaching assistant told her students on the first day of class this week that anyone carrying a firearm would be forced to stand in a “3 x 3 taped square on the floor in the very back of the classroom.”

SEATTLE TIMES
3D-printed guns: Federal judge in Seattle frustrated over case, could make decision by Monday


A federal judge in Seattle said he’ll decide by Monday whether to issue an injunction blocking a Texas man from publishing downloadable blueprints for producing 3D-printable guns, after lawyers argued the case before him early Tuesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment


Montana's governor is standing by his recent comments that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it's one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nevada judge: State can't enforce 2016 anti-gun measure


Proponents should have known the measure "would be contingent upon the FBI's approval" for the federal agency to take over criminal background checks during private sales of firearms, Clark County District Court Judge Joe Hardy Jr. said.

TORONTO SUN
Canada: Handgun bans are all about dramatic, showy action


One of my first editors once told me the four most dangerous words in the English language are “Something must be done!”Once a politician gets it in his or her head to demonstrate dramatic concern over an issue, he or she will settle on the showiest action, whether or not it will solve the problem.
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SEATTLE TIMES
Washington Supreme Court puts gun control measure I-1639 back on November ballot


The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the proposed gun-regulations measure, Initiative 1639, will appear on November’s election ballot. The ruling comes after a Thurston County judge earlier this month blocked the proposed initiative after Alan Gottlieb of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Rifle Association challenged the legality of the campaign’s signature-gathering petitions.



LEGAL
Read NRA's Brief on Initiative 1639 to Washington State's Supreme Court


The Washington Constitution specifies few requirements for the initiative process, but the first one is this: “Every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.”



NRA WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM
Join Us at the 2018 NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Summit—September 14-16!


Join like-minded women from all across the country who share a passion for protecting the Second Amendment at a fall Summit in Hot Springs, Virginia. You’ll hear from an incredible line-up of speakers featuring national political leaders, journalists, NRA leaders, and other Second Amendment Advocates.



NEWS
Israel Liberalizes Firearms Licensing Regime and Iraq Reexamines Gun Control


A pair of Middle East countries are reexamining their approaches to gun control. Earlier this month, Israel moved forward with its previously announced plans to make firearms more widely available to the civilian population. In nearby Iraq, the government has shifted policy to allow for Iraqi civilians to legally acquire firearms for self-defense.



NEWS
Swing and a Miss: “Experts” Analyze Brett Kavanaugh’s Sports Writing for Clues to Judicial Philosophy


We’ve said it before: The media’s output has become so ludicrous and detached from common experience – particularly as it concerns law and politics – that it’s difficult at times to determine what it’s even trying to do. This week’s example comes to us courtesy of The New Yorker, a publication that indulges in a variety of genres, including what purport to be analyses of current news, cultural essays, and humor pieces. Their pitch line for would-be subscribers is, “Read something that means something,” with a reference to the outlet’s “award-winning journalism.” But the August 27 issue has an article about President Trump’s latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court that is so devoid of value or intellectual rigor that, if it has any meaning at all, it can only be that the publication has erased any distinction between “thought piece” and satire.



NEWS
What Really Drove the Early ‘90s Crime Wave?


A funny thing happens when you read a study: you actually come to understand the authors’ premise, their evidence, and their conclusion.



NEWS
HSUS and PayPal Become…Pals?


PayPal, the world’s largest money transfer service for online transactions, has aligned itself with the animal “rights” extremists at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) through a deceptively named campaign called Paws United for a Cause! PayPal has pledged to match donations made to HSUS through its Facebook page, up to a total of $100K, through August 31.

POLITICO
Kavanaugh popular in Senate battlegrounds


Voters in three conservative states where Senate Democrats are up for reelection want their senators to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a new poll obtained by POLITICO.

CBS SACRAMENTO
California Legislators Consider Tightening State Gun Laws


California already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country but lawmakers are considering even more restrictions.

THE OREGONIAN
Oregon retailers can't bar gun sales based on age


Oregon retailers cannot discriminate against gun buyers based on their age, according to a ruling this week by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.
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WASHINGTON TIMES
Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case


A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to a coalition of states seeking to block a Texas-based company from posting online blueprints for how to make 3D-printed guns.

DAILY CALLER
Potential Gun-Related Cases That Could Reach The Supreme Court



Just after Labor Day, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is going to turn to the serious work of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The timing is crucial. The hearings are expected to last no more than four days. There will likely be a pause between the end of the hearings and when Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will presumably send the confirmation to the full Senate.

REASON
ACLU Sticks Up for the NRA


In a brief filed in federal court today, the ACLU argues that New York's strong-arm efforts to compel banks and insurance companies to ditch the NRA as a customer represent a glaring violation of the First Amendment.

VOLOKH CONSPIRACY
ACLU on the NRA's Lawsuit Against N.Y. Gov. Cuomo


Here's the ACLU's brief (filed Friday), which strikes me as quite sound legally (some paragraph breaks added)

MYNORTHWEST
Law is dead in Washington state: I-1639 is inarguably illegal



There is no law in Washington state. On Friday, the Seattle Supreme Court — formerly the Washington State Supreme Court –killed it. The so-called justices killed the law because they are left-wing activist, arrogant, lying hacks. They hate guns, they hate gun owners, solely due to those factors they unanimously approved Initiative I-1639. The so-called court openly defied the clear and simple language of Washington state law. The so-called judges killed the law.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
State Supreme Court Clears Way for Washington Gun Measure


Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon had said the signature petitions did not clearly identify what would change in the law and the font was too small to be readable. He ordered the secretary of state to stop certification of the measure. But the Supreme Court ruling, written by Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, said the secretary of state is not required to block a measure based on the readability and formatting of the proposed measure's text.

TOWNHALL
Washington State's Gun Control Initiative Will Appear On The November Ballot Despite Questionable Practices


"The problem with the petitions is that they failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law," Alan Gottlieb, Founder and Executive Director of SAF, previously told Townhall.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Bills Moving Fast in the Final Days of the Legislative Session


The California Legislature is pushing bills through the Senate and Assembly floor in the final days of session. Below is an update of the action taken on bills this week and the list of anti-gun bills that are still eligible for votes, which may be considered at any time. Please use our TAKE ACTION Button below to contact your state legislator.

NPR
The School Shootings That Weren't


In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn't confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn't meet the government's parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn't respond to our inquiries.

FOX NEWS
California lawmakers approve tougher restrictions on firearms possession, report says


Lawmakers in California on Monday sent three bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that call for stricter restrictions on firearms in a state that has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.
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LIBERTY PARK PRESS
Ground Zero: Washington Rights Activists Energized, Organizing


In the five days after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County Superior Court ruling on Initiative 1639 to restore the measure to the November ballot, Evergreen State gun owners have been a busy bunch, organizing opposition to the billionaire-backed gun control scheme. On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association officially launched its website opposing the 30-page initiative to explain its many problems, from a gun owner’s perspective. I-1639 is supported by the Seattle-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the same group that spent more than $10 million in 2014 to pass Initiative 594, a gun control measure mandating so-called “universal background checks,” which did not prevent two high-profile shootings in the state in 2016, in Mukilteo and Burlington.

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Dick's Sporting misses same-store sales estimates, shares drop


Dicks’s Sporting Goods DKD.N on Wednesday reported bigger-than-expected drop in same-store sales, hurt by a decision to tighten its gun sale policy and weak sales for Under Armour goods, sending its shares down 10 percent.

FOX NEWS
Kavanaugh's staunch gun-rights defense among hundreds of decisions in spotlight


In his 12 years as a judge, Kavanaugh has issued approximately 300 opinions and delivered numerous speeches and legal arguments. Among them is his dissenting opinion on a pivotal gun ban in 2001.

THE HILL
Pence: In a 'more respectful time,' Kavanaugh would be overwhelmingly confirmed


Vice President Pence on Tuesday blamed a lack of progress on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court in the Senate on Democrats, writing that in "a more respectful time" Kavanaugh would have already been confirmed.

NPR
Texas Company Will Send 3D-Printable Gun Files Directly To Customers


The company at the center of a lawsuit over 3D-printable guns will send plans directly to customers, its founder said Tuesday. That comes a day after a federal judge blocked the State Department from letting the company publish the files online free of charge.

CBC
Canada: Liberals to look at 'full ban' on handguns, assault weapons


The federal government plans to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.
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NEWS
In Wake of Jacksonville Shooting, “News” Outlet Recycles Article Calling for Firearm Confiscation


It’s sometimes said that insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If that’s true, it doesn’t speak well of gun control advocates’ mental health, insofar as they repeat the same ritual after every high-profile firearm-related crime, with little or no lasting impact on public opinion or national policy. Their standard procedure is: immediately misreport basic facts of the incident; unleash the indignation of antigun politicians and celebrities on social media; condemn the NRA and anyone else who offers thoughts and prayers while awaiting reliable information; demand the same types of gun controls that failed to prevent the incident; insist that the gun debate has reached a turning point; and abruptly stop talking about the incident when emotions cool and facts emerge that show how existing gun controls failed.



NEWS
Dick’s’ Sales Soft Following Anti-gun Efforts


Dick’s Sporting Goods has admitted that Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack’s repeated attacks on law-abiding gun owners could be having a negative effect on the company’s bottom line According to a press release reporting the company’s second quarter earnings results, “consolidated same store sales decreased 4.0%.” The document stated, “Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to… negative reactions to our policies related to the sale of firearms and accessories.”



NEWS
Giffords' Gun Control Activists Plot Rollout of Next Generation Firearm Restrictions


Planned obsolescence is a term usually applied to design and economics and refers to intentionally building a limited lifespan into a product to ensure sales of future versions of the same thing. For example, electronics manufacturers have been accused of putting products on the market for which they have already developed “superior” versions or that cannot effectively run constantly updating operating systems so consumers will quickly be forced to “upgrade.”



NEWS
The Arms Trade Treaty: Where 46% Eat Free


The Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded August 24th after yet another week of discussions on little more than administrative procedures and bureaucratic policies. Now, almost four years after it entered into force, the ATT continues to try to expand and remain relevant despite lacking the membership of major arms exporters China and Russia, importers such as India, and having a body composed of States Parties either unwilling or unable to comply with its most fundamental obligations.



NEWS
Oregon Teen Shoots Down Discriminatory Walmart Gun Policy


In what might come as a shock to the legacy press, it turns out there are plenty of young people who value their Second Amendment rights and are willing to fight for them. Case in point: 18-year-old Hannah Brumbles of Deer Island, Ore. Last week, the Beaver State’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) ruled in the young woman’s favor after she challenged a Walmart policy that denied shotgun and rifle sales to young adults ages 18 to 20.


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CBC.CA
Canada: Handgun ban would have 'no impact,' police union head warns


"There's no way in my world or any world I know that this would have an impact on somebody who's going to go out and buy an illegal gun and use it to kill another person or shoot another person," Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association, said Friday.

THE HILL
NRA releases ad targeting Manchin


The National Rifle Association (NRA) released an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for his stance on gun control and urging votes to support his opponent in November's midterm elections. "They want to take away your Second Amendment. You see what's going on. I don't think you want your Second Amendment played with," President Trump says in footage from a rally featured in the ad. "Joe Manchin always voted for Obama. And I like Joe, but Joe doesn't vote for us." "We must elect Patrick Morrisey, we need him," Trump adds, endorsing the West Virginia attorney general.

CNBC.COM
Nancy Pelosi tells House Democrats: 'Be ready' to be in the majority


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats on Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of taking control of the House. The California Democrat wrote in a post-Labor Day memo to colleagues that the party should "Be Ready for the prospect that we will be in the Majority in January" following November's midterm elections. Pelosi said that committee ranking members and other Democratic members have started to draft legislation to follow through on the party's agenda that it outlined in recent months. The House Democratic leader said the party has started to craft bills that would aim to cut health care costs, boost pay and crack down on corruption. Pelosi added that Democrats should prepare to act on "measures that have bipartisan support" including legislation to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation and to prevent gun violence.

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic



Adam Lankford’s paper appeared in the Nov. 2, 2016 edition of a publication called Violence and Victims. Although it professes to be a “peer-reviewed journal,” it’s not clear that his study was subjected to an outside review.

FOX NEWS
Study claiming US is home of one-third of mass-shooters worldwide debunked; figure less than 1.5 percent


A widely-popularized study adopted by the Obama administration claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research.

CBC
Canada: Handgun ban would have 'no impact,' police union head warns


Toronto and Montreal city councils have called for it, Toronto's mayor has demanded it, the federal government is examining it, but the head of Toronto's police union says a handgun ban won't stop shootings.

REASON
A Young Mom Was Justified in a Shooting, but a Past Marijuana Charge Means Prison Time


A young woman who killed an intruder may be heading to prison, even now that authorities have ruled the shooting justified.

THE HILL.COM
Levi Strauss teams up with gun control group: ‘We simply cannot stand by silently’


The company will donate more than $1 million over the next four years to nonprofits and youth activists that work to end gun violence, establishing the “Safer Tomorrow Fund.” The blue jean manufacturer also partnered with gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and other executives to form Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety.
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NEWS
Anti-gun Senator Distorts the Law and the Facts in Unsuccessful Attack on Supreme Court Nominee


This week the nation was subjected to an embarrassing and undignified spectacle of obstructionist partisan politics surrounding the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrat caucus, understanding that Judge Kavanaugh is an eminently qualified jurist with an upstanding reputation and that the votes likely exist to confirm him, abandoned the norms of the Senate and of civility and resorted to childish and temperamental theatrics. This included talking out of order and over their colleagues, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley; encouraging disruptive and illegal protests in the gallery; and holding up large posters to distract the Judge as he answered committee members’ questions.



NEWS
Join NRA-ILA at the 2018 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium"


Join NRA-ILA for the annual 2018 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 6th, at the Orlando Marriot Downtown in Orlando, Florida. RSVP is required.Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment, speakers will discuss a variety of topics among multiple panels. The Symposium will feature top Second Amendment attorneys covering topics that range from recent, critical court decisions, federal and state level updates, as well as legal practice in both defending and advancing gun owners' civil rights in Florida and nationwide.Each registrant will receive valuable information including panelists’ written materials on their respective subjects. For guests who are attorneys, this year’s event may once again meet state requirements for continuing legal education. The event, including all materials, food and beverages, is free, and RSVP is required.https://www.nrailafrontlines.com/2018_law_symposium



NEWS
State Lawmakers Fight Back Against Anti-Gun Bullies



NRA State lawmakers say more needs to be done to protect students from anti-gun bullies in our public schools and universities.



NEWS
Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights


Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, the pants came to symbolize American freedom. As Stanford Historian Niall Ferguson points out in his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, during the Cold War, the American pants were so desirable behind the Iron Curtain that citizens would break any number of laws to obtain them. At one point the company even celebrated America’s armed heritage in a circa 1950 advertising brochure, “Levi’s Gallery of Western Guns & Gunfighters.” It’s with some irony then that Levi’s has abandoned this rugged image to team up with a billionaire oligarch in an effort to empower the government to trample upon the fundamental rights of the American people.

NEWS
NRA Endorses Ken Paxton for Attorney General


Today, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced its endorsement of Ken Paxton for reelection as Texas attorney general.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: BLM Plan Would Open New Areas to Hunting in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft resource management plan for the 58,000-acre San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area that will guide management of the area for years to come.



NEWS
Surprise: Problems with Widely Touted Anti-Gun Research



“I am not interested in giving any serious thought to John Lott or his claims.” Those are the words of University of Alabama associate professor Adam Lankford in response to Fox News after economist John Lott called Lankford’s highly publicized study into question. Lankford’s study was published in 2016 but was touted by President Obama and a fawning media anxious for any “evidence” that gun ownership is somehow evil even before it was officially published. Lankford’s anti-gun perspective is evident early on in his paper. His eighth paragraph starts, “Less positive may be the fact that, according to a comparative study of 178 countries, the United States ranks first in gun ownership…”



NEWS
“Law is Dead in Washington state” – Outraged Reaction to Court Decision on I-1639


The Washington State constitution, Art. 2, sec. 1, contains an explicit direction that each “petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.” A state law incorporating this requirement specifies that all petitions circulated for signatures must have “a readable, full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side of the petition.”

NEWS
NRA Endorses Ron DeSantis for Governor of Florida


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to announce its endorsement of Ron DeSantis for governor in the 2018 Florida general election.



NEWS
Pro-2A Student Shuts Down Anti-Gun Syllabus


University of Kansas NRA anti-gun bias professor student shuts down syllabus



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors Meeting on Gun Shows Tuesday, September 11


The next meeting of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors on Tuesday, September 11, at 10:00 am will be critical. The first part of the meeting will be dedicated to a discussion on the future of gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Anti-gun activists will be out in full force working towards the goal of eliminating gun shows at this publicly owned venue.
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THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW
Washington: With court fight over, gun control measure I-1639 goes around Legislature to voters


For about a week, it looked like Washington wouldn’t vote this year on a sweeping gun control initiative that would restrict the sale of semi-automatic rifles and require firearms to be stored safely in the home. But neither supporters nor opponents of Initiative 1639 took a break between a Thurston County Superior Court judge’s ruling the measure could not go on the November ballot and a Washington Supreme Court ruling that it must. Both had campaigns in full swing as soon as the high court said questions about the size of type and formatting in the initiative language weren’t enough to kill it.

THE HILL
McConnell predicts Senate vote on Kavanaugh in last week of September


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that he expects Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to get a Senate vote in the final week of September.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads


A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops, saying the state failed to show it would prevent suicides or crime.

NBC SAN DIEGO
California: Del Mar Gun Show Postponed Pending Policy Review


The governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds voted Tuesday to postpone the Crossroads of the West Gun Show, an exhibit which has been held at the fairgrounds for the past 30 years.

REASON
Pot Prohibition Makes Self-Defense Illegal


When a stranger forced his way into her apartment, tackled her, punched her repeatedly, and tried to cover her mouth with a cloth, Krissy Noble says, she did what she thought was necessary to protect herself and her unborn baby. She grabbed a handgun from the coffee table and shot the man three times, then ran to a neighbor's apartment and asked her to call the police.

CBC
Canada: As Liberals contemplate handgun ban, an urban-rural caucus divide emerges


The Liberal government is contemplating a national handgun ban — a proposition that has opened up a divide between urban and rural MPs in the party, with some warning the rights of lawful gun holders must be considered when crafting new laws to curb gun crime in Canada.
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NEWS
Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics


For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal under U.S. law for Canadian citizens to vote in U.S. elections or contribute to U.S. political campaigns.



NEWS
Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is no fan of the Second Amendment. As California attorney general, she sided with local officials who refused to issue concealed carry permits to qualified, law-abiding applicants unless they could demonstrate an extraordinary need to carry a gun beyond concern for personal safety. More recently as a U.S. senator, Harris has co-sponsored legislation to ban firearms and magazines millions of Americans own to defend themselves and their loved ones, including the iconic AR-15.



NEWS
No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun


A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t buy Claritin D today because my drivers license just expired - govt rule- wish the govt was that strict about buying guns.”



NEWS
Once Again, Resorting to Doing Something that Does Nothing to Stop Gun Violence


Convincing those who try to blame tragedy on law-abiding gun owners that their “solutions” simply don’t work is a daunting, and usually unrewarding, task. The latest example of this sad fact comes out of Coral Springs, Florida. An organization called 4FNow—the 4F standing for “Fewer Firearms, Fewer Funerals”—is promoting a gun turn-in program this Saturday, September 15, as part of its response to the horrific crimes committed earlier this year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And while this is a completely voluntary operation, it will do nothing to achieve their claimed goal of keeping “kids safe from gun violence.”



NEWS
VIVE LE FRANCE?


Those who follow international news are painfully aware that France has seen a disturbing amount of terrorist attacks carried out within its borders over the last several years. Most are familiar with the January 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper based in Paris, which left 12 dead and 11 wounded. Later that year, the horror continued with a coordinated group of attacks in November that left 130 dead and more than 400 injured. Most of the carnage took place at the Bataclan theatre during a concert.

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New Mexico
Pearce says he’d let veterans hunt, fish for free in New Mexico

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Licensed gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect near I-55

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Teen stabbed by an intruder fights back with a gun in Spanaway

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No charges filed against homeowner who shot, killed neighbor


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Latest Gimmick by Anti-Gun Politicians Is Simply More of The Same


Just when you thought Trenton gun banners had run out of bad ideas, these attention starved politicians simply start recycling stuff that’s already outlawed in New Jersey.

NEWS
Pearce says he’d let veterans hunt, fish for free in New Mexico



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NEWS
No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun


A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t buy Claritin D today because my drivers license just expired - govt rule- wish the govt was that strict about buying guns.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES
The big, dumb controversy that epitomizes the debate over Brett Kavanaugh


During a break in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings on Sept. 4, the father of a school shooting victim approached Kavanaugh and tried to shake his hand.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Gun advocates: The Second Amendment needs Kavanaugh on Supreme Court


Gun rights advocates are stepping into the fight to push conservative federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh across the finish line and onto the U.S. Supreme Court where they expect him to break potential ties on liberal gun control efforts.



NEWS
VIVE LE FRANCE?


Those who follow international news are painfully aware that France has seen a disturbing amount of terrorist attacks carried out within its borders over the last several years. Most are familiar with the January 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper based in Paris, which left 12 dead and 11 wounded. Later that year, the horror continued with a coordinated group of attacks in November that left 130 dead and more than 400 injured. Most of the carnage took place at the Bataclan theatre during a concert.



NEWS
Once Again, Resorting to Doing Something that Does Nothing to Stop Gun Violence


Convincing those who try to blame tragedy on law-abiding gun owners that their “solutions” simply don’t work is a daunting, and usually unrewarding, task. The latest example of this sad fact comes out of Coral Springs, Florida. An organization called 4FNow—the 4F standing for “Fewer Firearms, Fewer Funerals”—is promoting a gun turn-in program this Saturday, September 15, as part of its response to the horrific crimes committed earlier this year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And while this is a completely voluntary operation, it will do nothing to achieve their claimed goal of keeping “kids safe from gun violence.”



NEWS
Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is no fan of the Second Amendment. As California attorney general, she sided with local officials who refused to issue concealed carry permits to qualified, law-abiding applicants unless they could demonstrate an extraordinary need to carry a gun beyond concern for personal safety. More recently as a U.S. senator, Harris has co-sponsored legislation to ban firearms and magazines millions of Americans own to defend themselves and their loved ones, including the iconic AR-15.



NEWS
Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics


For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal under U.S. law for Canadian citizens to vote in U.S. elections or contribute to U.S. political campaigns.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Galvano Committee Gets $200K from ‘EVERYTOWN’ Group


Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano calls himself a Republican but is rumored to be the one who colluded with anti-gun Democrats to engineer the gun control package included in SB-7026 this past session. SB-7026 contained three major gun control provisions and was rammed down the throats of Senate and House Republican legislators.

WASHINGTON POST
Bloomberg gun control group's political arm pouring millions into midterm elections


The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is spending millions to support candidates in four states, underscoring the extent to which gun control is shaping up to be an issue in the November midterm election.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Bloomberg reportedly plans to run for president as Democrat in 2020


Mr. Bloomberg, who mulled presidential runs in 2008, 2012 and 2016, has told confidants that he plans to challenge President Trump’s re-election bid, according to a Thursday report in the Times of London.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Right-to-Carry permits surge to 18 million, Democrats rush to get too


A nation on edge has driven a surge in concealed carry gun licenses, but those getting them aren’t the usual suspects.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Some of the world's most powerful banks push policies circumventing Constitution and federal laws


In America today a new oligarchy, independent of any democratic control, has arisen. It seeks to install its ideology through economic coercion, outside of any legal process.

TOWNHALL
The Ghosts of Obama’s Operation Choke Point


The Constitution stands as a bulwark against the widest affronts to individual rights. Whenever government powers are expanded, individual rights are diminished, and it is the Constitution, protecting us from our own best intentions, that is supposed to stand in the way of such expansions of government power. This is aggravating to some—people who get frustrated with the Constitution’s “arcane” views on free speech or property rights—or the rights to self-defense and to keep and bear arms, and they work hard at ways to try and sidestep the Constitution’s protections.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Activists take a page from NRA to quietly overturn knife restrictions across U.S.


He ordered the 20-ounce rib-eye, and so the waitress at the upscale restaurant dropped off a wood-handled serrated steak knife. Doug Ritter ignored it. Instead he pulled out a folding knife, its 3.4-inch blade illegal to carry concealed here in Clark County. He flicked it open with one hand. When the steak arrived, medium-rare, he started cutting.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Please Attend the Fourth Annual NJ SAFE Conference on Saturday


On Saturday, September 22, the fourth annual New Jersey SAFE Conference will be held at Cumberland County College.

TAMPABAY.COM
NRA blasts Bill Galvano over donation from gun-control group: ‘Our Second Amendment rights were sold’


Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, is getting hit from the right over a donation to his political committee from the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. The pro-gun control organization gave $200,000 to Galvano's Innovate Florida committee, according to state filings dated Sept. 4. Galvano, a moderate, voted for SB 7026, the 2018 law that raised the minimum age a person is allowed to buy a gun, created a three-day waiting period to buy any firearm, banned bump-stock sales and allowed armed staff in public schools.
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FREE BEACON
Texas Republicans Flip Long-Held Democratic State Senate Seat


Texas Republicans refuted talk of a coming "blue wave" on Tuesday by flipping a state senate seat that had long been held by the Democratic Party. Republican Peter Flores, a retired game warden, pulled an upset win in a special election for Texas’s 19th Senate District over the Democratic nominee, former congressman Pete Gallego. The district, which contains all or parts of 17 counties and spans 35,000 square miles—400 of which are on the border between the United States and Mexico, is one of the largest legislative jurisdictions in the country and until recently one of the most Democratic in Texas.

NEWS
Washington Gun Groups Join NRA’s Fight Against Ballot Initiative 1639


Fairfax, Va - Washingtonians and the National Rifle Association for Freedom are pleased to announce that a group of Washington’s most passionate gun rights organizations, the Citizens Committee For The Right To Keep And Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and the Washington Arms Collectors (WAC), have joined our efforts to fight an extreme gun control initiative in Washington state, I-1639



NEWS
NRA Endorses Pete Sessions for U.S. House of Representatives


On behalf of our six million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rep. Pete Sessions for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Richard Hudson in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District


On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Richard Hudson for re-election to North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District.

COURIER PRESS
Delaware Gun Rights firing back at lobbying efforts for another semi-auto ban


Delaware Gun Rights is firing back at lobbying efforts underway by the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, who's calling on lawmakers to introduce another ban on assault weapons next session.

OHIO.COM
Kent State alumna takes aim at university for banning guns during event


Kaitlin Bennett is determined not to let Kent State University thwart her plans to promote gun rights while carrying a firearm on campus.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District


On behalf of our nearly six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Scott Tipton for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District of Maine


The NRA endorses Bruce Poliquin for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.



NEWS
NRA Calls on Phil Bredesen to Retract Misleading Ad


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund today called on U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen to retract a false and misleading campaign ad where he cites an incorrect NRA grade and misleads voters by claiming to support the Second Amendment.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 09/27/18 01:04 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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NEWS
NRA Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor, Jon Husted for Lieutenant Governor


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor and Secretary Jon Husted for lieutenant governor.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
New Hampshire rejects gun control after mass shootings


New Hampshire’s Republican-led Legislature rejected several gun control measures after the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last fall and the school shooting in Florida in February, choosing instead to expand a law on where firearms can be carried.

NBC MIAMI
Florida Wants Court to Nix NRA Bid to Keep Names in Lawsuit Private


The state of Florida is arguing there is no reason for the names of two 19-year-olds to be kept confidential in a challenge to the state's new gun law.

THE HILL
Steyer to spend over $5M on Gillum campaign in Florida


“He’s a fierce gun control person, he’s been a climate champion,” Steyer said of Gillum in an interview with The Times. “He’s called for the impeachment of the president. He’s been willing to talk plainly to Florida voters, and they’ve responded.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling


State officials frustrated by a judge’s decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that’s not their only option to contest the decision.

DENVER POST
PAC vows to change ad after Colorado father of shooting victim condemns it


A national group is changing a political ad after a Colorado father who lost his daughter in a fatal school shooting condemned it, saying it mirrored the last moments of Emily Keyes’ life.
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NEWS
Take Action Now: Urge Your U.S. Senators to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh


On Thursday, the nation witnessed what happens when a man of principle, integrity, and dignity clashes with Washington, D.C.’s political hit machine. U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh presented a scorching defense of his record and his character after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sprung last-minute accusations to try to derail what seemed like Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, your U.S. Senators need to hear from YOU to ensure he is seated on the nation’s highest court when it begins its next session in October. Politely but firmly tell them you stand with Judge Kavanaugh and demand a “yes” vote on his confirmation. You can use the TAKE ACTION feature of our website or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your Senators’ offices.



NEWS
NYC Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Fired Amidst Illegal Shooting Investigation


Earlier this month, we revisited the bizarre story of how an aide to anti-gun senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) was once arrested for impersonating a police officer, with accusations that included wearing a phony uniform, driving a phony police car, and carrying an all-too-real sidearm. Meanwhile, another prominent anti-gun Democrat on the East Coast is now facing an embarrassing firearm-related episode of his own, having been forced to fire his deputy criminal justice director as police continue to investigate the woman’s possible involvement in an illegal shooting.



NEWS
New Report on California “Gun Violence Restraining Order” Law


California law, AB 1014, allows a family member or law enforcement officer to obtain a court order – a “gun violence restraining order” (GVRO) – against another person. The order requires the mandatory confiscation, by local law enforcement, of all firearms the restrained person owns, possesses, or has access to. A temporary or emergency order is issued without notice or the opportunity to contest the order by the affected person, and is effective for 21 days pending a second court hearing. At this full hearing, where the affected person has a right to appear and answer the allegations, the court may either terminate the 21-day order or extend the gun ban by issuing a one-year GVRO. A court may renew such one-year orders indefinitely, leading to a potential lifetime gun ban. A restrained person who violates a GVRO commits a criminal offense and, in addition to the other penalties, faces an additional, mandatory five-year gun ban, which begins to run once the existing GVRO expires.



NEWS
Violent Crime Down in 2017


The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report earlier this week. The report aggregates crime data, including offender and victim information, from law enforcement agencies across the country. About 90% of law enforcement agencies participated. From the FBI’s press release: “After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes dropped 3.0 percent, marking the 15th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.



NEWS
Your Vote is Your Voice


YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE— Register to Vote Election Day is drawing closer, and your NRA wants your voice to be heard! Our Second Amendment rights are being threatened by the anti-gun forces like never before. If you have been following the news, more than likely you have seen the fervor with which our opponents are pushing their agenda.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Join Your NRA-ILA for The Annual Firearms Law Symposium


The 2018 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium will be held Saturday, October 6th, at the Orlando Marriot Downtown in Orlando, Florida.
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We Stand With Brett Kavanaugh






Confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 09/29/18 12:33 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, September 28, 2018
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NEWS
Take Action Now: Urge Your U.S. Senators to Confirm Judge Kavanaugh


On Thursday, the nation witnessed what happens when a man of principle, integrity, and dignity clashes with Washington, D.C.’s political hit machine. U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh presented a scorching defense of his record and his character after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sprung last-minute accusations to try to derail what seemed like Kavanaugh’s likely confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, your U.S. Senators need to hear from YOU to ensure he is seated on the nation’s highest court when it begins its next session in October. Politely but firmly tell them you stand with Judge Kavanaugh and demand a “yes” vote on his confirmation. You can use the TAKE ACTION feature of our website or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your Senators’ offices.

NEW YORK POST
Bloomberg to spend $100 million in effort to flip the House


Mike Bloomberg is digging deeper into his vast fortune and will spend $100 million to try to flip the House to Democratic control in the midterm elections, according to a report Thursday.

TENNESSEAN
Hillary Clinton, gun-control groups, lawmakers unite on fundraiser for 'NR8' candidates


Democratic lawmakers, gun-control groups and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are teaming up for a 24-hour fundraising blitz to help pro-gun-control candidates “take back seats from the gun lobby.”

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Dutch government denies it will register gun owners' race, religion


The Dutch government rowed back Thursday after an uproar over reported plans to register the race and religion of gun owners following a string of European terror attacks.



NEWS
New Report on California “Gun Violence Restraining Order” Law


California law, AB 1014, allows a family member or law enforcement officer to obtain a court order – a “gun violence restraining order” (GVRO) – against another person. The order requires the mandatory confiscation, by local law enforcement, of all firearms the restrained person owns, possesses, or has access to. A temporary or emergency order is issued without notice or the opportunity to contest the order by the affected person, and is effective for 21 days pending a second court hearing. At this full hearing, where the affected person has a right to appear and answer the allegations, the court may either terminate the 21-day order or extend the gun ban by issuing a one-year GVRO. A court may renew such one-year orders indefinitely, leading to a potential lifetime gun ban. A restrained person who violates a GVRO commits a criminal offense and, in addition to the other penalties, faces an additional, mandatory five-year gun ban, which begins to run once the existing GVRO expires.



NEWS
Violent Crime Down in 2017



The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report earlier this week. The report aggregates crime data, including offender and victim information, from law enforcement agencies across the country. About 90% of law enforcement agencies participated. From the FBI’s press release: “After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes dropped 3.0 percent, marking the 15th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.



NEWS
Your Vote is Your Voice


YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE— Register to Vote Election Day is drawing closer, and your NRA wants your voice to be heard! Our Second Amendment rights are being threatened by the anti-gun forces like never before. If you have been following the news, more than likely you have seen the fervor with which our opponents are pushing their agenda.



NEWS
NYC Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Fired Amidst Illegal Shooting Investigation


Earlier this month, we revisited the bizarre story of how an aide to anti-gun senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D-CA) was once arrested for impersonating a police officer, with accusations that included wearing a phony uniform, driving a phony police car, and carrying an all-too-real sidearm. Meanwhile, another prominent anti-gun Democrat on the East Coast is now facing an embarrassing firearm-related episode of his own, having been forced to fire his deputy criminal justice director as police continue to investigate the woman’s possible involvement in an illegal shooting.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/04/18 01:36 PM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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WASHINGTON TIMES
Vermont State Police get 2 bump stocks ahead of Oct. 1 ban


The Vermont State Police has received two bump stocks ahead of the Oct. 1 date when possession of the rapid fire devices became illegal in the state.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
California lawmakers wrote 1,016 new laws this year. Here's some of what did and didn't make it


California’s Legislature revved into high gear when it came to writing laws in 2018, sending the most bills to the governor’s desk in more than a decade.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/05/18 10:17 PM

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 38
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NEWS
Your Senators Still Need to Hear From You: Help Restore Second Amendment Majority on the Supreme Court


On Friday morning, the United States Senate voted 51-49 to limit debate on the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Now, your U.S. Senators need to hear from YOU to ensure he is seated on the nation’s highest court. Even if you've already contacted your Senators, please do so again before Judge Kavanaugh's final confirmation vote tomorrow.



NEWS
The Trace Got Something Right



Earlier this week, FiveThirtyEight collaborated with The Trace to report that the CDC is publishing unreliable data on nonfatal firearms injuries. Fatal firearms injury data from the CDC is based on death certificates. Nonfatal injury data is collected through a survey conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The survey is small – only 100 out of 5,534 registered hospitals are surveyed and only 66 provide the relevant data. That is less than 2% of all hospitals in the country. The results are harrowing.



NEWS
Federal Court Upholds N.J. Mag Ban, Reminds Gun Owners Importance of Federal Judiciary


Just in case gun owners needed another reason to back Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court or to get energized ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey gave us one. On September 28, District Judge Peter G. Sheridan denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have enjoined enforcement of New Jersey’s 10-round magazine capacity limit.



NEWS
Anti-gun Researcher Refutes His Own Anti-gun Conclusion


Doctor Garen Wintemute’s latest contribution to “the prevention of firearm violence” comes in the form of a Perspective column published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Wintemute, you may recall, is the Director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the UC Firearm Violence Research Center. He proposes a two-prong solution to stop mass shootings. The solution, according to Doctor Wintemute? So-called “comprehensive background checks” and emergency protective orders, which “allow courts to have firearms removed temporarily from people who pose an imminent hazard to others or themselves but are not members of a prohibited class.”



NEWS
Your Vote is Your Voice


YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE— Register to Vote Election Day is drawing closer, and your NRA wants your voice to be heard! Our Second Amendment rights are being threatened by the anti-gun forces like never before. If you have been following the news, more than likely you have seen the fervor with which our opponents are pushing their agenda.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/06/18 01:39 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, October 5, 2018
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NEWS
NRA Launches Seven-Figure Campaign in Missouri


In Missouri, NRA-PVF launched a seven-figure campaign in the Missouri senate race warning voters that Claire McCaskill sides with liberal, anti-gun elites and against our constitutional freedoms.



NEWS
Your Senators Still Need to Hear From You: Help Restore Second Amendment Majority on the Supreme Court


On Friday morning, the United States Senate voted 51-49 to limit debate on the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Now, your U.S. Senators need to hear from YOU to ensure he is seated on the nation’s highest court. Even if you've already contacted your Senators, please do so again before Judge Kavanaugh's final confirmation vote tomorrow.

NEWS
NRA Announces Ad Campaign to Defeat Phil Bredesen


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today kicked-off a seven-figure campaign in Tennessee to inform voters that a vote for Phil Bredesen is a vote for the Schumer/Pelosi/Feinstein gun control agenda. The first ad of the campaign, Always Tennessee, will air on cable, regional broadcast, radio and digital platforms.



NEWS
Federal Court Upholds N.J. Mag Ban, Reminds Gun Owners Importance of Federal Judiciary


Just in case gun owners needed another reason to back Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court or to get energized ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey gave us one. On September 28, District Judge Peter G. Sheridan denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have enjoined enforcement of New Jersey’s 10-round magazine capacity limit.



NEWS
Anti-gun Researcher Refutes His Own Anti-gun Conclusion


Doctor Garen Wintemute’s latest contribution to “the prevention of firearm violence” comes in the form of a Perspective column published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Wintemute, you may recall, is the Director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the UC Firearm Violence Research Center. He proposes a two-prong solution to stop mass shootings. The solution, according to Doctor Wintemute? So-called “comprehensive background checks” and emergency protective orders, which “allow courts to have firearms removed temporarily from people who pose an imminent hazard to others or themselves but are not members of a prohibited class.”



NEWS
The Trace Got Something Right


Earlier this week, FiveThirtyEight collaborated with The Trace to report that the CDC is publishing unreliable data on nonfatal firearms injuries. Fatal firearms injury data from the CDC is based on death certificates. Nonfatal injury data is collected through a survey conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The survey is small – only 100 out of 5,534 registered hospitals are surveyed and only 66 provide the relevant data. That is less than 2% of all hospitals in the country. The results are harrowing.

MIAMI HERALDCOM
Former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg giving $250K to Gillum as they campaign together in South Florida


Add another billionaire to Andrew Gillum’s growing list of well-heeled financial backers. As he heads to South Florida to appear with Parkland parents, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is cutting a $250,000 check to the Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s political committee. Following an event Friday in Coral Springs on behalf of his Everytown for Gun Safety, the possible 2020 presidential candidate is scheduled to appear Saturday in West Palm Beach at a Democratic party fundraiser and then with Gillum Sunday at a Century Village Jewish center in Pembroke Pines.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/10/18 05:47 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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NEWS
NRA Downgrades Sen. Tester's Rating to a D


NRA downgraded Sen. Jon Tester’s rating to “D” after he voted against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Wicker for U.S Senate in Mississippi


The NRA endorses Sen. Roger Wicker for reelection to the U.S. Senate because Mississippi can count on him to stand up for their right to self-defense and our nation’s hunting and recreational shooting heritage.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Raw Story senior editor says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot


A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.

POLITICO
California governor candidates talk gun control



Cox, when asked for his views on gun safety, called for the media to “stop publicizing the names and pictures of these perpetrators of gun crimes,’’ adding “I think California has done a lot to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally deranged.’’

SUN-SENTINEL
National gun control group spending $2 million to elect Florida Democrats


The gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety said Monday it’s putting $2 million into statewide Florida elections to help elect Democrats who favor restrictions on guns.

EAGLE TRIBUNE
Massachusetts: Healey's rival focuses on gun control issues



"She is violating the Second Amendment," Republican Jay McMahon, a Bourne-based attorney challenging Healey in the Nov. 6 elections, said in a debate broadcast on WGBH radio Wednesday night. "She's been a political activist ... by her reinterpretation of the assault weapons ban. She signed an edict declaring whole categories of guns illegal to possess."

KSAT
Texas: Proposed regulations on gun stores have some San Antonio City Council members divided


A public safety initiative aimed at reducing gun violence has City Council members divided.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: San Diego County Board of Supervisors to Consider Recreational Shooting Ban for BLM Land at Tomorrow Morning’s Board Meeting


Tomorrow, October 9, at 9:00 a.m., the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will be considering an ordinance to ban recreational shooting on BLM land. This is a result of the June 26, 2018 meeting where Supervisor Dianne Jacob quietly agendized (Item 17); a proposal to ban recreational shooting on BLM land around Donohoe Mountain.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/11/18 11:42 AM

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
NRA Drops New Anti-Bredesen Ad in Tennessee Senate Race


The National Rifle Association released a new ad opposing Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen and supporting Republican Marsha Blackburn this week in the gun-rights group's latest foray into the hotly contested Senate race. "The Supreme Court is divided," the ad begins. "Our right to self-defense hangs in the balance. If Phil Bredesen wins, Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein will destroy our right to self-defense." The ad then goes on to advocate that Tennesseans vote for Bredesen's opponent. "But there's something you can do about it," the ad says. "Marsha Blackburn will defend our rights. Always. On November 6, vote Marsha Blackburn for US. Senate."



NEWS
NRA Launches Seven-Figure Ad Campaign in Indiana


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today launched a seven-figure ad campaign to inform voters that Sen. Joe Donnelly cannot be trusted to support their constitutional right to self-defense. The television ad, titled DC Joe , will air on cable and broadcast stations.

NEWS
There’s Nothing Grassroots About Bloomberg-backed Gun Control


By now you know the media narrative: young Americans are uniformly working together on “grassroots” anti-gun activism in an attempt to unseat pro-gun elected officials across the country at all levels of government. The danger facing gun owners is very real. Without an historic effort from pro-gun voters, gun control will be on the agenda throughout the country come January. But the threat doesn’t come from a grassroots movement, it comes from a cadre of wealthy elites intent on eliminating your fundamental rights.

NEWS
Don’t Let Your State’s Governor Mansion Become a Gun-Free Home


While Congressional elections will likely get the lion’s share of media coverage leading up to November 6, gun owners know that threats to our Right to Keep and Bear Arms do not only emanate from Washington, DC. State legislatures regularly move far more swiftly than Congress when it comes to considering proposals that impact our Second Amendment freedoms.

LIBERTY PARK PRESS
WA Law Enforcement Groups Line Up Against I-1639



Four major Evergreen State law enforcement organizations representing the overwhelming majority of sheriff’s deputies, local police and state troopers have lined up against Initiative 1639, which would make Washington’s gun laws among the strictest in the nation.

TENNESSEE STAR
Tennessee: Bredesen Claims ‘Not With Dems’ on Gun Control Before Bloomberg Fundraiser


Gun-control advocate Mike Bloomberg hosted a Manhattan fundraiser for Bredesen Tuesday.

THE SEATTLE TIMES
Washington’s I-1639 would implement some of the nation’s most stringent gun-control laws


What isn’t up for discussion is that the 30-page initiative, on the Nov. 6 ballot, will vault Washington into the vanguard of state gun-restriction laws with Massachusetts, Hawaii and California.

NBC SAN DIEGO
California: Supervisors Vote to Ban Target Shooting Near Dulzura


The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to restrict target shooting in San Diego County's backcountry near Dulzura, citing a 2017 wildfire that was sparked by gunfire.

MIAMI HERALD
Florida: Gun control group investing millions in the 2018 election endorses a Miami Republican


A national gun control group co-founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is endorsing Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in the nation’s most expensive House race.

GOVERNING.COM
Does Hunting Need Constitutional Protections?



This November, North Carolina voters will decide whether to codify the right to hunt and fish in the state’s constitution. This type of amendment is not new, though it has rapidly gained steam in the last two decades. More than 20 states have cemented a constitutional right to hunt and fish -- most through the ballot box. The effort is backed by outdoor sporting groups and the National Rifle Association (NRA) and faces concerns from animal rights groups. If approved by voters, this change would limit the state's ability to regulate hunting and establish hunting as the "preferred" means of managing wildlife.

NEWS
Tennessee Democrat Brings in Bloomberg for Fundraiser


Billionaire gun control activist Michael Bloomberg will be headlining an Oct. 9 fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen after the candidate was accused of misleading people on his gun record. The fundraiser is planned to take place at Bloomberg's home in Manhattan, according to CNBC. The former New York City mayor and top funder for many national gun control groups is asking donors to contribute as much as $2,700 to attend the event. While the event is being organized by the Bredesen campaign, it is unclear if the candidate will be there in person.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/16/18 05:10 PM

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE
With Kavanaugh on court, gun laws could be targeted


At a minimum, Kavanaugh appears to be a vote for the Supreme Court to consider cases involving the court’s landmark Heller decision, in which the justices said the Second Amendment includes the right to own a handgun inside the home for self-protection.

FOX NEWS
Tennessee: White male 'gun nuts' are 'biggest terrorist organization on the planet,' Bredesen ally wrote online: report


A spokesman for a Democratic group that is supporting former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in his run for a U.S. Senate seat referred to “white male” gun owners as "Murican gun nuts" in response to a Facebook post asking people to identify “the biggest terrorist organization on the planet,” according to a report.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kansas parade won't bar Kobach's replica gun


Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
New York: Hit for voting against gun control bills, Molinaro says it's more important to get to the root of violence


Molinaro, speaking to reporters Friday at the state Capitol, said it’s more important to look at the root cause of the violence, such as a generational poverty, a failing education system, and what he deemed a decades-long dismantling of mental health services.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/17/18 12:51 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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PROJECT VERITAS
“People just can’t know that.” MO Sen. McCaskill Hides Agenda Including “semi-automatic rifle ban” from Moderate Voters, Staffers Reveal in Undercover Video it “could hurt her ability to get elected.”


Senator McCaskill revealed her intention to vote on various gun control measures in undercover footage.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Staffers laud McCaskill for hiding gun views in undercover video: 'She's really good about strategy'


The latest Project Veritas video accuses Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, and her campaign staffers of hiding their views on gun control and President Obama from the state’s conservative voters.

TIMES FREE PRESS
NRA campaigns for Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race


Backed by the National Rifle Association, GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn pledged Monday to work to protect gun rights and warned that her opponent will support judges who could threaten an individual's right to have a firearm in their home.

THE ATLANTIC
Michael Bloomberg Can Buy Popularity, but Can He Buy the Presidency?


Here's the premise: A white, by then 78-year-old New Yorker, who built his fortune on Wall Street and is one of its most vocal defenders, and who’s had issues with African Americans and women, is the answer to what’s going on in the Democratic Party right now.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Baltimore’s gun offender registry is a misfire


Gun registries are reflective of gun control measures generally which have racially disparate outcomes.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/18/18 06:31 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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POLITICO
Pelosi details her plans for House majority


After that, Pelosi said, Democrats are looking at lowering drug prices and then will try to work with Republicans on a gun background check bill and protecting so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Trump stocks federal appeals courts with conservative judges at record pace


President Trump is smashing the record for appointing judges to the powerful federal appeals courts with 29 picks confirmed, helping him put his stamp on the judiciary well beyond the Supreme Court.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges


An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.

WBFF
Guns and Medical Marijuana: An Illegal Mix, According to Feds


Maryland’s medical marijuana users may have gained the right to use the drug, but as a result, their right to bear arms is taken away.

THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR
How Guns Made America


Andrew Cuomo recently blurted out that “America has never been great.” The remark generated the predictable reaction and Cuomo quickly backed away, saying that the remark had been “inartful” and that, of course, “America has always been great.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Montana: AG asks judge to reconsider Missoula gun ordinance case


Montana's attorney general is asking a state judge to reconsider a ruling that upholds Missoula's right to enforce background checks on all firearms transfers in the city.

TORONTO SUN
Canada: Serious flaws in Ottawa's handgun ban consultations


The Trudeau government said they would consult far and wide on banning handguns, they just didn’t specify that it would be world-wide.



NEWS
President’s Column | Your Vote Outweighs Their Millions: Make Your Voice Heard Nov. 6


My fellow NRA members, we stand at the edge of the precipice of one of the most important elections of our lives. That is the reality we face, and we face it just days from now. All the freedoms we hold dear are at stake in this election. The enemies of our freedom are highly organized and abundantly funded, thanks to a group of super-rich political elites [beeep]-bent on “buying” this election to serve their own agenda. This self-serving cabal of billionaires and their pet politicians have conspired to permanently transform America into a socialist state.They tried their best to win the White House in 2016, and they’ve done everything possible to undo that election ever since.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/19/18 08:54 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 40
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NEWS
Poll: Most Americans Oppose Ban on “America’s Rifle”


This week, Gallup released the results of a poll which included a finding that should surprise no one: Americans oppose a ban on AR-15s and similar semiautomatic firearms by robust a margin of 17%. Meanwhile, current support for such a ban is 7% lower than the historical trend dating back to 1996, when Gallup first began polling on the issue. Americans, in other words, appear not to have been swayed by the intense media editorializing, celebrity pontificating, and youthful activism of the past year aimed at prohibiting what is by all accounts the most popular types of rifles in the country.



NEWS
President’s Column | Your Vote Outweighs Their Millions: Make Your Voice Heard Nov. 6


My fellow NRA members, we stand at the edge of the precipice of one of the most important elections of our lives. That is the reality we face, and we face it just days from now. All the freedoms we hold dear are at stake in this election. The enemies of our freedom are highly organized and abundantly funded, thanks to a group of super-rich political elites [beeep]-bent on “buying” this election to serve their own agenda. This self-serving cabal of billionaires and their pet politicians have conspired to permanently transform America into a socialist state.They tried their best to win the White House in 2016, and they’ve done everything possible to undo that election ever since.



NEWS
Show-Me State Sham: Sen. McCaskill Cons Missouri Voters on Guns


It appears Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) forgot she represents the Show-Me State. Missouri’s nickname derives from its residents’ healthy skepticism – especially for politicians and their “frothy eloquence” Rather than take someone’s word for something, Missourians would like to be shown. Missouri voters across the political spectrum don’t like what they were shown this week. Hidden camera video from journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas showing that McCaskill and her staff have misled Missourians on her support for severe gun controls and impeaching President Donald Trump.



NEWS
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Brooklyn Area Witches Unite to “Take Down” People “In Charge,” Hurl Curses at Justice Kavanaugh


Well, Samhain is approaching, and if you’re familiar with the wing of the extreme Left that also identifies as witches and warlocks, that can only mean one thing: more politically-inspired attempts at paranormal activity! We last reported on this phenomenon in June (coincidentally near the time of the summer solstice), when a filmmaker announced he was releasing a documentary on a “spellbiding” cast over the NRA and Donald Trump during Samhain 2017. As one article put it, the film seeks to “Tell [the] Story of Resistance Through Witchcraft.”



NEWS
For Levi’s, Freedom isn’t Fashionable


Americans eager to take political direction from a multinational pants manufacturer were in luck this week. On Tuesday, PRWeek, a public relations trade publication, published an interview with Levi Strauss & Co. Chief Communications Officer Kelly McGinnis and Everytown for Gun Safety Public Affairs Director Stacey Radnor. The interview shed further light on the apparel giant’s partnership with billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg’s front group and their well-choreographed efforts to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.



NEWS
Illinois “Parking Lot Law” Shields Employee from Termination


A federal appeals court recently upheld a labor arbitrator’s decision concluding that, in light of the state’s concealed carry law, an employer had improperly fired an employee for violating the company’s weapons policy. The case, Ameren Illinois Co. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, concerned the scope of an arbitrator’s authority to interpret a collective bargaining agreement by reference to state law on firearms and private property.
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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, October 19, 2018
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NEWS
NRA Launches Seven-Figure Ad Campaign in Georgia


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today launched a seven-figure ad campaign to inform voters that Stacey Abrams supports an extreme gun-control agenda that would leave Georgians defenseless. The television ad, entitled Woman Working Late, will air on cable and broadcast stations.




NEWS
For Levi’s, Freedom isn’t Fashionable


Americans eager to take political direction from a multinational pants manufacturer were in luck this week. On Tuesday, PRWeek, a public relations trade publication, published an interview with Levi Strauss & Co. Chief Communications Officer Kelly McGinnis and Everytown for Gun Safety Public Affairs Director Stacey Radnor. The interview shed further light on the apparel giant’s partnership with billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg’s front group and their well-choreographed efforts to attack Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.



NEWS
Poll: Most Americans Oppose Ban on “America’s Rifle”


This week, Gallup released the results of a poll which included a finding that should surprise no one: Americans oppose a ban on AR-15s and similar semiautomatic firearms by robust a margin of 17%. Meanwhile, current support for such a ban is 7% lower than the historical trend dating back to 1996, when Gallup first began polling on the issue. Americans, in other words, appear not to have been swayed by the intense media editorializing, celebrity pontificating, and youthful activism of the past year aimed at prohibiting what is by all accounts the most popular types of rifles in the country.



NEWS
Illinois “Parking Lot Law” Shields Employee from Termination


A federal appeals court recently upheld a labor arbitrator’s decision concluding that, in light of the state’s concealed carry law, an employer had improperly fired an employee for violating the company’s weapons policy. The case, Ameren Illinois Co. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, concerned the scope of an arbitrator’s authority to interpret a collective bargaining agreement by reference to state law on firearms and private property.



NEWS
[size:14pt]Show-Me State Sham: Sen. McCaskill Cons Missouri Voters on Guns



It appears Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) forgot she represents the Show-Me State. Missouri’s nickname derives from its residents’ healthy skepticism – especially for politicians and their “frothy eloquence.” Rather than take someone’s word for something, Missourians would like to be shown. Missouri voters across the political spectrum don’t like what they were shown this week. Hidden camera video from journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas showing that McCaskill and her staff have misled Missourians on her support for severe gun controls and impeaching President Donald Trump.



NEWS
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Brooklyn Area Witches Unite to “Take Down” People “In Charge,” Hurl Curses at Justice Kavanaugh


Well, Samhain is approaching, and if you’re familiar with the wing of the extreme Left that also identifies as witches and warlocks, that can only mean one thing: more politically-inspired attempts at paranormal activity! We last reported on this phenomenon in June (coincidentally near the time of the summer solstice), when a filmmaker announced he was releasing a documentary on a “spellbiding” cast over the NRA and Donald Trump during Samhain 2017. As one article put it, the film seeks to “Tell [the] Story of Resistance Through Witchcraft.”

GALLUP
Gallup: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Commonly-owned Semi-automatic Rifles


Americans' support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year's measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and 2016.

SEATTLEPI
Washington gun control initiative will 'impact other places' -- Giffords, Kelly


The report of gun safety initiative I-1639 passing this November will be heard far beyond Washington's borders and give rise to similar measures in others states, ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords and NASA astronaut Mark Kelly predicted on Thursday in Seattle.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Sen. Claire McCaskill wants GOP foe to launch investigation into Project Veritas video sting


Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, has called for her Senate opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, to launch an investigation into Project Veritas after her campaign was targeted this week in hidden-camera videos.

FOX NEWS
Democratic candidates enjoy windfall of out-of-state cash, as left-wing donors bet big


The cash flood underscores how key races have become nationalized – influenced not only by President Trump or Nancy Pelosi, but by big political investments from well-heeled donors in Manhattan and Silicon Valley.

MIAMI HERALD
Florida: Anti-gun group to spend additional $1.8M on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw campaigns


Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/25/18 12:16 AM

DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, October 22, 2018
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VANITY FAIR
“Nobody Loves Daddy Warbucks”: Michael Bloomberg’s Cash-Bombs Will Elect Democrats in 2018—But Will They Help Elect Him in 2020?


The former New York City mayor is dropping $100 million on the midterms—but it may not buy him a shot in the Democratic presidential primary.

TORONTO SUN
Canada: The Liberals are coming for Yukoners' guns


Last week, hot on the heels of the backdoor gun registry, Bill C-71, the Trudeau Liberal government moved forward on its next phase of harassing law-abiding firearms owners with its initiative to ban handguns and so-called assault weapons

BREITBART
Poll: Gun Control Support Down 17 Percent Over Past 28 Years


A Gallup poll released this week shows gun control support has fallen 17 percent since 1990.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
In a new survey, powerful North Carolinians agree on weed but not on guns


The survey also asked about what the state should do to cut down on crime and incarceration, and what — if anything — leaders should do to adopt “reasonable gun laws ... that would actually help reduce gun crime.”

WHTM
Pennsylvania: State Representative looks to eliminate concealed carry fees


State Rep. David Zimmerman wants to eliminate the concealed carry fee currently charged for applicants who are honorably discharged veterans or are 65-years old and older.

SEATTLE TIMES
Washington: Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law


They claimed the storage requirements violated Washington state law, which prohibits cities from regulating guns. Seattle leaders have said the city’s law deals with storage, rather than buying or carrying guns. Alim and Thyng cited a fear of home invasions as their motivation to keep their firearms unlocked.

YAHOO.COM
Jamie Lee Curtis Made Sure ‘Halloween’ Only Used Firearms for Self-Defense and Aligned With Her Views on Gun Control


“They knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms,” Curtis said. “And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie. I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defense for her and her family.”
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/25/18 01:43 PM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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TENNESSEAN
Michael Bloomberg backs Phil Bredesen and voters should be appalled


Bloomberg does not just fund the gun control movement, he attacks anyone who supports Second Amendment rights.

BREITBART
Student Gun Violence Summit: Ban Sale of ‘Weapons that Fire Velocity Rounds’


The Student Gun Violence Summit put forward a Bill of Rights calling for a ban on the sale of “weapons that fire velocity rounds.”

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
The Problem With the FBI's 'Active Shooter' Data


The FBI’s first report claimed that only once from 2000-2013 did a concealed handgun permit holder stop one of 160 reported “active shooter” attacks.

NBC BAY AREA
California: Changes to Morgan Hill's Gun Laws on the Table


The gun control changes the city council will consider include requiring people to report stolen weapons to Morgan Hill police within 48 hours, requiring all unused weapons — not just loaded ones — to be placed in a lock box or be trigger-locked, and banning anyone from owning any high-capacity weapon, even if they were purchased before they were banned by state law in 2000.

BREITBART
Georgia: Stacey Abrams Seeks Ban on Entire Category of Firearms, Repeal of Campus Carry


Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) is running on pledges to ban an entire category of firearms and repeal the campus carry law that allows concealed permit holders to be armed on campus for self-defense.

SEATTLE TIMES.COM
State law-enforcement groups oppose firearms Initiative 1639, but top King County officials support it


Gun-rights advocates are touting opposition of state law-enforcement groups to Initiative 1639 as they seek to build a case against the firearms-restrictions measure on the November ballot. The National Rifle Association and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which have led the campaign against the measure, are highlighting a handful of law enforcement groups against the initiative, including the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) and the Washington State Sheriffs Association. The Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and the Washington State Patrol Troopers Association also oppose I-1639. And last week, the Washington state Fraternal Order of Police came out against the initiative.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/26/18 06:42 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, October 25, 2018
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WASHINGTON POST
Apply the empirical method to your school-shooting anxieties


Throw facts at your anxiety, because it is in fact irrational. Something fatal can happen to all of us anywhere — and does, eventually — but the likelihood of any U.S. child dying by any cause is very low.

SPACE COAST DAILY
Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Earns Endorsement From Gun Control PAC For Gabrielle Giffords


Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running to be Florida’s next governor, has reeled in the support of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., as she continues to push for more gun control across the nation.

WRAL.COM
Gun rights vs. gun control a major factor for many Georgia voter


Republicans are mounting a counteroffensive, warning that Democratic victories would pose the sharpest threat in decades to expansions in gun rights. The National Rifle Association recently snapped up $500,000 in TV airtime to drive their case home.

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO
Massachusetts: In Raucous AG Debate, Healey And McMahon Clash On Trump And Guns


He went after Healey for shutting the sale of so-called “copycat” assault weapons, which gun-makers were producing to get around the state’s assault weapons ban.“I think the attorney general should be enforcing the Second Amendment on behalf of the citizens. She just banned wholesale categories of guns because she doesn’t like guns.”



NEWS
NRA Launches Ad Campaign in Oklahoma


Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has launched an ad campaign to inform voters that Drew Edmondson supports an extreme gun-control agenda that would leave Oklahomans defenseless. The television ad, entitled Call to Serve, is airing on cable and broadcast stations.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/28/18 02:05 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, October 26, 2018
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NEWS
Republican Mayor Survives Recall Effort After Twitter-Checking David Hogg


Fortunes seem to rise and fall on Twitter with alarming regularity. But the platform may not be an equal opportunity soapbox, with some opinions reportedly getting more exposure than others and some speakers seemingly operating with greater impunity. That’s why it was refreshing this week to see the people of Waterville, Me. stand behind their Republican mayor, Nick Isgro, after an effort was launched to recall him from office. Mayor Isgro’s supposed offense? Calling gun control activist David Hogg to task in a tweet.

WASHINGTON POST
Michael Bloomberg plows $43 million in support of Democrats in the first half of October


Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, plowed $43 million into super PACs supporting Democrats in the first two weeks of October, a sign of his intensifying political influence in the final stretch of the midterms as he secures his place among the top three donors this election.

CTV NEWS
Canada: Gun control advocates say time is running out for Ottawa to act


Gun control groups representing those affected by some of Canada’s worst mass shootings say time is running out for the federal government to ban handguns and assault weapons before the 2019 election.



NEWS
Americans Oppose Gun Bans


Last week, we looked at a Gallup poll that found a majority of adults now oppose a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and discussed how even Everytown for Gun Safety is now running campaign ads focused on anything but gun control to help push their agenda.



NEWS
CNN Denies Reality of Gun Confiscation to Attack President Trump


It’s as if someone confiscated the facts from CNN. When it comes to guns or President Donald Trump the self-professed “most trusted name in news” has a difficult time telling the truth. Combine those topics into a single story and the network can’t seem to help but fabricate a story.



NEWS
Halloween II


No, our recent article on the latest installment in the Halloween movie franchise, and lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis’s confusing, empty rhetoric about her “support” for the Second Amendment, will not lead to unending “sequels,” like the Halloween series. But with the movie’s release last Friday adding some details about the film’s portrayal of firearms use, and considering Curtis defended her support of repressive gun control policies while trying to maintain that she is not anti-gun, it seemed appropriate for at least this follow-up.



NEWS
Washington Post Advice Columnist Gets it Right on Irrational Fear of School Shootings


These days the cynical adage “if it bleeds, it leads” seems as applicable to the news media as ever. This is all the more reason that Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax should be applauded for a recent piece where she sought to quell her readers’ out-sized fears about school shootings. Titled, “Apply the empirical method to your school-shooting anxieties,” Hax urged her readers to take a moment to look at the facts about school shootings before succumbing to fear.

THE YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC EDITORIAL BOARD
Editorial: Recommended: ‘No’ on Initiative 1639


It is all all-too-predictable pattern: Every time a mass shooting happens in this country — and they occur with sickening frequency — calls for gun reform rise from growing segments of the populace. Politicians offer “thoughts and prayers” but often little else in terms of real change to a gun violence problem that seems uniquely American. Closer to home, the state Legislature has failed several times to implement measures to curtail gun violence – the exception being the ban on bump stocks signed into law earlier this year. So, with a lack of political will, it is left to the voter-initiative process to try to break the governmental gridlock on gun safety. Which brings us to Initiative 1639, a wide-ranging measure that attempts to solve an arsenal of issues: an age requirement of 21 to buy semiautomatic rifles, in line with the law on handgun purchases; a law specifying “safe storage” of weapons in homes; mandatory training; and a 10-day waiting period on semiautomatic rifle purchase.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/30/18 11:19 AM

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DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, October 29, 2018
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REUTERS
U.S. gun-control forces outspending pro-gun groups on election


Boosted largely by the personal fortune of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, the gun-control war chest almost entirely benefits Democrats, who are seeking to wrest majorities from the Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate in the Nov. 6 elections.

THE HILL
Bloomberg quietly spends millions in TV ads


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has quietly reserved more than $30 million in television advertising for Democratic candidates in swing districts in the two weeks before next month’s midterm elections.

TENNESSEAN
Tennessee: Phil Bredesen may hunt votes, but he’s no sportsman


The only time you see Phil Bredesen get excited about hunting is when he campaigns for public office. In fact, the only time it’s hunting season for Bredesen seems to be during campaign season.

BREITBART
Florida: Bill Nelson Wants to Implement Gun Controls Already in Place


Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) wants to implement gun controls that are already in place and are almost always the means by which mass public attackers get their guns.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Montana: Missoula judge denies AG Fox's motion to reopen gun lawsuit


Montana Attorney General Tim Fox’s latest bid to challenge the city of Missoula’s gun regulations has been denied.



NEWS
Kelly Would Leave Kansans Defenseless


Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is warning Kansans that Laura Kelly’s extreme gun control agenda would leave honest, hard-working Kansans defenseless.

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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/30/18 09:26 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: San Diego Board of Supervisors Considers Ordinance to Ban Recreational Shooting on Federal Land


The San Diego Board of Supervisors voted in favor of a ban (on first reading) on federal BLM land for the Donohoe Flats and Pink Gate recreational shooting areas. This ordinance will be on the agenda again at the Board’s November 13th meeting and we need Second Amendment supporters to attend and write to the Board to oppose the final passage of the ordinance.

THE HILL
Retired ATF agent says AR-15 rifles should be regulated like machine guns


David Chipman, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent, on Monday said AR-15 rifles should be regulated like machine guns.

TEXAS MONTHLY
The Hero of the Sutherland Springs Shooting Is Still Reckoning with What Happened that Day


Stephen Willeford had just taken a bite of chocolate cake when the stranger approached. It was a warm evening in August, and Willeford was eating at Baldy’s American Diner, just a few miles from his home in Sutherland Springs.

PROJECT VERITAS
AZ Sen Candidate Sinema “can’t be talking about” Gun Bans; Says Arizonans Will “actually shoot you”


Sinema Campaign Manager: “We can’t be talking about an assault weapons ban,” Describes an Incremental Approach to Gun Control

NJ.COM
Murphy pushes even tighter gun laws in N.J.


The Democratic governor said he'll work with the Democrat-controlled state Legislature to enact a second round of new gun laws just months after signing a package of six laws in June.

BREITBART
Piers Morgan Asks Americans to at Least Consider ‘Giving up Some of Your Guns’


Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan took to Twitter on Sunday to ask Americans to at least consider “giving up some of your guns.”
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 10/31/18 11:39 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Voters in 10 Oregon counties to vote on gun rights ordinance


Voters in 10 Oregon counties will decide on Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances this Election Day.

AZ CENTRAL
Activist group films undercover video of Kyrsten Sinema, staffers


"When I say ban guns in California, we’re all like, yeah, ban them, but you say ban guns out here?" the unidentified Project Veritas staffer asks Sinema. "They’ll actually shoot you," Sinema responds.

DAILY WIRE
Georgia: Stacey Abrams Wants Gun Ban, Dodges Confiscation Question


Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said on Tuesday that she wants to ban semi-automatic rifles and refused to answer whether she supports the government confiscating firearms from the public.

NEWS
NRA FACT CHECKER How Chris Gambill Earned His “F”


Defend the freedom of all Hoosiers. Vote Jon Ford for State Senate in District 38 Chris Gambill is asking why he got an “F” from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund.



NEWS
A Special Message from Wayne LaPierre and Chris W. Cox


Dear Fellow NRA Member: On November 6, millions of Americans will go to the polls to decide the future of everything we hold dear. Our freedoms and our fundamental right to defend ourselves is on the ballot. We can’t afford to sit this one out.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 11/02/18 06:10 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, November 1, 2018
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WASHINGTON TIMES
Despite promises after Parkland shooting, gun control fails to become pivotal issue in midterms


Gun control groups are on track to outspend the National Rifle Association in federal races for the first time in years, yet even post-Parkland they’re struggling to make headway in this year’s midterm elections.

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
31% Blame Lack of Gun Control, Not Shooters in Gun Crimes



One-third of Americans think access to guns is more at fault than the killers in incidents of this kind.

KMPH
Special Report: California’s Confusing Gun Laws


A bunch of new gun laws, including new registration requirements for rifles, are either in effect or about to be.

DENVER POST
Last-ditch campaign spending is headed Colorado voters’ way



Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund is among the largest last-minute spenders in the race between Republican U.S. Rep Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Jason Crow.

WHYY
Delaware’s bump stock ban to take effect after turn-in events


In June, Delaware lawmakers decided to ban bump stock possession, adding the devices to a list of outlawed weapons and items including sawed-off shotguns and silencers. As part of that legislation, the state will spend up to $15,000 overall to buy bump stocks and trigger cranks from residents who owned them before the ban. The state is offering $100 per bump stock and $15 for a trigger crank. Bump stocks advertised for sale online are going for as low as $69.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Mike Dunleavy for Governor of Alaska


NRA has endorsed Mike Dunleavy for governor of Alaska and encourages all members, gun owners, and sportsmen in Alaska to vote for Mike Dunleavy this month.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 11/02/18 09:55 PM

DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, November 2, 2018
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FOXNEWS.COM
North Dakota Democratic Party discourages hunters from voting, claims they could lose out-of-state licenses


The North Dakota Democratic Party is discouraging hunters from voting in the upcoming election, claiming they could lose their out-of-state hunting licenses if they do so.



NEWS
A Matter of Contempt: The Government’s Information on Bill C-71


A few days ago, the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs began its investigation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and “contempt of parliament.” The hearing arises out of information the RCMP – the government agency responsible for firearm licensing, registration, and classification – had posted online at its Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) website regarding Bill C-71. Bill C-71, a gun control measure, was introduced on March 30 and includes a proposed reclassification of certain guns, CZ 858 and Swiss Arms (SA) rifles, from “non-restricted” or “restricted” to “prohibited” firearms. This change would affect thousands of Canadian gun owners who currently lawfully possess such guns. As of early November, Bill C-71 has not been passed.



NEWS
Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Reiterates Support for Semi-automatic Ban


During a recent segment on ABC’s The View, Stacey Abrams reiterated her support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. During an interview with the candidate, host Meghan McCain, daughter of longtime U.S. Senator John McCain, asked Abrams, You have been endorsed by Everytown, which is an anti-gun organization. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group as well. You say you are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA. Michael Bloomberg and others like him, in the wake of what happened in Pittsburgh, support taking away the AR-15, which is the most popular rifle in America, away from people. Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?



NEWS
Videos Reveal Arizona’s Sinema and Florida’s Gillum Downplay Anti-gun Positions


In the last decade, gun control groups have tried to get more sophisticated with how they market their unpopular ideas. Some gun control advocates have gone so far as to partner with high-profile public relations firms to create messaging guides for their anti-gun allies The overarching aim of these efforts is to obscure the gun control movement’s radical goals in order to appeal to a wider swath of the electorate.



NEWS
NRA-Supported Case Could Soon be Taken Up by the US Supreme Court


What if you lived in a major metropolitan area that said you were free to practice the religion of your choice while within its jurisdiction, but in order to worship outside of that jurisdiction, you were required to first ask permission? And what if that permission was rarely granted? Would you feel like your right to exercise the religion of your choice is still protected? Now imagine you are a newspaper publisher in that same city. You are allowed to distribute your articles within that jurisdiction without any restrictions against editorial content, but if you want to send any copies outside the boundaries of the city, each issue must be submitted for review by city officials who may or may not deem it suitable to be read outside the confines of their control. Is that still free speech and a free press?

TENNESSEAN
Bloomberg Super PAC plows $29.5 million to support Democrats in House races


Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee has made a last minute injection of $29.5 million in campaign advertising trying to help Democrats in key House races.

FOX NEWS
Missouri Republican Josh Hawley targeted by illegal mailer on gun rights despite NRA endorsement


Josh Hawley, the Republican Senate hopeful in Missouri, has been targeted by an anonymous and illegal campaign mailer, the second such incident to emerge targeting GOP hopefuls in the run-up to the midterms.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Where's Andrew? Cuomo's four challengers debate without him


Each of the four candidates also made it clear they have little interest in reviving a part of Cuomo’s SAFE Act gun control law that has yet to be implemented — the creation of an ammunition database by state police.



NEWS
Ahead of Election, Washington Post Resorts to Fake News to Politicize Tragedy


On Monday, the Washington Post published an editorial about last Saturday’s heinous crime at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The piece was titled “We can stop this American carnage.” True to form, the Post blamed the event not on the actions of a hateful and manifestly evil individual but on a supposed need for more federal gun control.



NEWS
Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies


Everyone has hobbies. Some doctors’ collective hobby is opining on firearms policy. Half of the articles in the “Latest from Annals” email from the Annals of Internal Medicine journal are related to firearms. The most prominent of these articles is a position paper written by the American College of Physicians (ACP) that expands upon their 2014 paper and reflects every anti-gunner’s public policy wish list, save for the outsized role given to doctors. The ACP’s policy recommendations include a ban on semiautomatic firearms and “high” (read: standard) capacity magazines, licensing and permitting requirements, improved reporting to NICS, restrictions on concealed carry, and so on. None of the ACP’s policy recommendations focus on law enforcement or the importance of identifying, prosecuting, and incarcerating criminals. As Philip J. Cook notes in his commentary, “It is unfortunate that the public health community has not recognized the importance of policing gun violence as a key aspect of prevention.”



NEWS
Missing the Marx: Gun Control’s Future is … Communism?


After every high profile crime committed with a firearm of any sort, there are always calls for gun control. But one particular proposal this week managed to distinguish itself amid the usual din, if only for its audacity and what it reveals about the mindset of people who wish to disarm their fellow Americans.



NEWS
Former ATF Agent Pulls Mask Off Giffords’s Plans for Federal AR-15 Registration


In an odd turn, just before Halloween one prominent gun control group briefly got out of costume. When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly launched Americans for Responsible Solutions (now named Giffords) in early 2013, gun owners were assured that the group sought moderate “common-sense solutions” to gun violence. The group admonished NRA for not working to “to find the balance between our rights” and gun regulation. Giffords and Kelly explained, “we don't want to take away your guns any more than we want to give up the two guns we have locked in a safe at home.”
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 11/17/18 12:47 AM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 44
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NEWS
House Democrats Outline Gun Control Agenda for 116th Congress


With anti-gun Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives come January, now is the time to prepare for a new onslaught on the Second Amendment. Emboldened by the mere thought of controlling the lower chamber, we are already seeing the warning signs of what will come for the next two years. First, virtually all Democrat leadership positions are likely to be filled by long-time anti-gun zealots, such as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Similarly, key committees will surely be chaired by extremists with long histories of supporting any and all legislation designed to diminish the rights of law-abiding gun owners.



NEWS
Yes, George Soros is a Gun Grabber


In 2015, billionaire gun control financier and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg financed the creation of the anti-gun propaganda outlet The Trace. Ever grateful for their wealthy benefactor’s unfettered largesse, the Bloomberg advocacy group now views less-profligate anti-gun tycoons as irrelevant to gun control lobby’s efforts. In a piece titled, “George Soros Is Not the Gun Grabber the NRA Says He Is,” The Trace sets out to rehabilitate the anti-gun image of the Hungarian-born billionaire and his political apparatus, Open Society Foundations.



NEWS
Toledo Mayor Plays Politics With Officer Safety Via New Firearm Procurement Measures


Bad ideas have a way of recurring within gun control circles. And when they do, they are usually accompanied by self-congratulatory rhetoric about their supposedly “innovative” and “forward-thinking” nature. That was certainly the case this week when Toledo’s Democrat mayor, Wade Kapszukiewicz, announced he would use the City’s firearm and ammunition procurement process to pressure vendors into adopting practices not required by law to restrict “civilian” access to their products. “I’m not saying this is going to eradicate the problem in our nation or even avoid a tragedy in my own city, but just because we can’t do everything doesn’t mean we can do nothing,” he told The Huffington Post, which falsely reported the policy is “the first of its kind in the U.S.”



NEWS
Indulgences for Hollywood as Movie Studio Buys Gun Offsets


In 2014, Hollywood movie mogul and fierce NRA critic Harvey Weinstein appeared to acknowledge the movie industry might be able to have a positive impact by reducing its glorification of criminal violence. Weinstein explained, I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be… I know for me personally … I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here. It has already. For me, I can’t do it. I can’t make one movie and say this is what I want for my kids and then just go out and be a hypocrite.



NEWS
NRA Challenges Constitutional Violations in Initiative 1639


The NRA was joined by the Second Amendment Foundation in filing a lawsuit challenging gun control measures recently passed in Washington ballot initiative I-1639.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Ohio
Ohio: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation, Contact Your Senator
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 11/30/18 10:36 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 45
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NEWS
Anti-Gun Researchers Undermine the Anti-Gun Narrative


We have good news from a joint effort between the Violence Prevention Research Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins University.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Retired Anti-Gun Justice Reveals Attempts to Thwart Landmark Heller Decision


Few Supreme Court justices have been as avowedly opposed to the Second Amendment as John Paul Stevens, who retired from the high court in June 2010. Stevens wrote a lengthy dissent to the landmark decision of District of Columbia v. Heller and to its follow-up, McDonald v. Chicago. He then continued to advocate against those cases even after his retirement, including in a book proposing amendments to the Constitution and in a high-profile editorial published in the New York Times urging repeal of the Second Amendment. Now Stevens is publishing a memoir and has revealed what were by his own account extraordinary efforts to try to thwart the outcome of the Heller decision or at least to limit the scope of the Second Amendment’s individual right.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Engineering Professor Shares Thoughts on Constitutional Law, Calls for Handgun Ban


In a recent piece for the Bangor Daily News ironically titled, “Why banning handguns makes sense,” Associate University of Maine Electrical Engineering Professor George Elliott struggled to argue why the tools of self-defense have no place in civilized society and are unworthy of constitutional protection. Unsurprisingly, some of the academic’s own statements refute his thesis.
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Does a Hunter’s Gunshot Attract Predators?

Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 12/07/18 11:33 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 46
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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Guns and Taxes


David Hogg wants a federal tax on firearms and ammunition. He has repeatedly broached the idea, including multiple times on Twitter, and only sometimes suggests a use for the tax revenue. Hogg’s tweets on a federal gun tax include references to implementing the same sort of licensing and permitting requirements as the government requires to drive a car or funding “gun violence” research.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Checks and Balances? Massachusetts Executive Branch Flouts Court Orders on Firearms Licenses


The U.S.’s republican form of governance is predicated on co-equal branches of government that check and balance each other in order to preserve individual liberty. The system does not work when one branch simply ignores the lawful authority of another branch.



NEWS
More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart


In a November 30 tweet, Tom Arnold, famous for being married to Roseanne Barr and making a few really bad movies, has proven that he knows nothing about guns, gun owners or firearm misuse.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Surprise: Study Finds No Rise in Violent Crime Attributable to Adopting Right-to-Carry Laws


As we’ve noted recently, much research purporting to demonstrate connections between access to guns or right-to-carry laws and increases in crime is seriously flawed. Often it's an attempt to curtail or eliminate Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment rather than unbiased scientific research.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 12/15/18 03:54 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 47
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NEWS
News Flash: Michael Bloomberg Not a Fan of the First Amendment, Either


Michael Bloomberg, former NYC mayor and billionaire patron of the Nanny State, may be gearing up for the presidential race in 2020. He gave the idea of running as an independent candidate “serious consideration” in 2016, but ultimately decided against it.



NEWS
Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law


Yesterday, we reported that it was likely that sweeping gun control measures would be proposed in Pittsburgh. Today, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption law and Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent. At the event, Peduto was joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, who benefitted from $500,000 in spending from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety during his 2018 re-election bid, and City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger.



NEWS
Misleading Headlines and the Murder Rate


We hear a lot about “fake news.” We regularly see data miscoded and statistics misused. What we have seen several times over the last several months does not really fit any of those categories.



NEWS
“This Hollow Display of Security” – Canada’s Liberal Government Presses for Even More Gun Control


Speaking in Montreal this month on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique tragedy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed his government’s plans to further restrict legal access to handguns and “assault weapons” and refused to rule out a “full ban” on handguns.



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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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California
California Department of Justice Releases First Set of Proposed Ammunition Sales Regulations
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 12/22/18 10:21 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 25, NUMBER 48
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NEWS
Getting Priorities Straight: House Democrats and the Public


Anti-gun organizations and their sycophants would have you believe that the 2018 midterm elections were a referendum on gun rights. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi “vows to fight” for “bipartisan, common sense” gun control and announced gun control “will be a priority” even before she had secured the Speaker’s gavel. The eagerness to curtail Constitutional rights isn’t limited to Nancy Pelosi; Representative Mike Thompson, head of the Democrats’ “gun violence prevention task force” and incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Representative Jerry Nadler are both on record confirming they’ll push gun control early next year.

NEWS
NRA Statement on Bump Fire Stock Rule

This week, the Department of Justice announced that it would soon be releasing a final rule classifying “bump-stock-type-devices” as “machineguns” under the National Firearms Act.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Let Freedom Swing! Judge Rules Nunchucks are Second Amendment Arms, Chops New York Ban


Residents of New York have long been deprived of important rights protected by the Second Amendment. But they gained at least one more option for self-defense last Friday when a federal judge in Brooklyn invalided the state’s 1974 ban on nunchucks, a martial arts weapon immortalized by the late Bruce Lee in a series of iconic films.



NEWS
No Christmas Truce in the Culture War: Gun Controllers Indoctrinate Kids with Toy Gun Turn-in


During the Christmas of 1914, some French, British, and German soldiers along World War I’s Western Front informally ceased hostilities in order to celebrate the holiday. The truce offered the combatants a brief moment to celebrate their shared humanity amidst the otherwise ghastly conflict.



NEWS HUNTING
Twist: American Criticizes UK Shooting Traditions?


Americans are often encouraged by anti-gun politicians to embrace United Kingdom-style gun control. This would entail restrictive gun owner licensing, a near total ban on all handguns (handguns are permitted but heavily restricted in Northern Ireland), a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, and a near prohibition on the use of firearms and even non-lethal alternatives for self-defense. Moreover, U.S. gun controllers are egged on in their efforts by the UK press.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 01/04/19 10:55 PM

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1

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NEWS
Gun Controllers Want Credit Card Companies to Monitor and Restrict Lawful Purchases


Gun controllers frustrated that their federal agenda has been repeatedly rejected by Americans through their elected representatives are seeking to restrict gun rights by way of the private financial system. The goal is to pressure financial services companies into either not doing business with the firearms industry and gun owners or to comprehensively surveille their lawful activity



NEWS GUN LAWS
Gun Owners Call BS on Restrictive Measures in New Jersey and Canada


Treating nice people like criminals isn’t likely to enhance respect for the law.That’s a tough lesson anti-gun officials in New Jersey and Canada are learning now that deadlines are past or nearly arrived for certain newly-enacted gun control measures.



NEWS
Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results


Anti-gun organizations want you to believe that the next law, the next restriction on gun rights, the next burden for law-abiding gun owners will be the game-changer Whenever gun control fails – and it always does – the answer is that the effort didn’t go far enough. Researchers grasp for an excuse when they find their preferred gun control laws have no effect on crime.



NEWS
Researchers Credit Right to Carry Law With Reduction in Chicago Property Crimes


In July 2013, the Illinois legislature overrode the veto of then-Governor Patrick Quinn to eliminate the state’s status as the last holdout in refusing to issue concealed-carry permits. In moving from “no-issue” to “shall issue,” law-abiding citizens of the Land of Lincoln were finally able to enjoy the Second Amendment rights affirmed in D.C. v. Heller, McDonald v. Chicago, and Moore v. Madigan. Yet, even while benefiting from armed protection at the expense of taxpayers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintained that “gun control is essential,” and that the new concealed carry law would result in an increase in crime.

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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 01/11/19 08:12 PM

She's BACK......Pelosi, that is:
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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 2
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TAKE ACTION LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills


This week two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban


On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that come with most modern firearms.



NEWS
Background Checks: No Impact on Criminals



We have seen a generation of gun-grabbers rise and fall. The new generation of gun-grabbers are pushing for the same tired and baseless policies that won’t so much as inconvenience criminals. We understand the emotional response to violence and the desire to “do something.”



NEWS
Media Contagion Effect and Mass Shootings


Writing for Editor & Publisher, freelance journalist Angela Morris asked recently, “Do Journalists Deserve Some Blame for America’s Mass Shootings?” A review of the evidence summarized by Morris should serve as a stark warning for journalists who cover mass shootings.



NEWS
Canada’s Gun Control Advocates Boast Handgun Ban is “Within Reach”


On August 28, 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed Bill Blair, his minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to examine the feasibility of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.” A government website established as part of the public consultation process on this issue confirms that “The Prime Minister has publicly committed to examining all options relating to a handgun ban.”



NEWS
Monster Mistake, Take Two?



Capitulating to radical, anti-gun extremism has become acceptable to some within the business community in recent years, especially for companies that seem to care little about our rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. We’ve seen banks cave in to small, but vocal groups of gun-ban advocates when they have pledged to restructure how, or even if, they will do business with manufacturers and distributers of completely lawful products. Dick’s Sporting Goods made news when it decided to publicly embrace the anti-gun agenda. Things have not gone so well with that decision. But anti-gun political correctness was raised (or should that be lowered?) to a new level by Feld Entertainment, which owns the touring monster truck show known as Monster Jam.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Oregon
Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Pre-Filed, Legislature to Convene Monday



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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 3
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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills


On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push


Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor wants local residents to relinquish important aspects of their Second Amendment rights. If they refuse, he would have it cost them their liberty and treasure. But O’Connor himself apparently doesn’t believe he is bound by the law in making this happen, only that it’s permissible because he considers it “the right thing.”



NEWS
Who Are the Real Extremists?


NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple look into the anti-gun agenda, however, will show that proponents of restriction on a right protected by the U.S. Constitution are the true extremists.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Illinois
Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Firearm Registration & Dealer Licensing Bill


Iowa
Iowa: Constitutional Amendment Suffers Setback


North Carolina
North Carolina: Open Public Lands to Sunday Hunting!


Washington
Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills


West Virginia
West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill Introduced


Wisconsin
Wisconsin: Governor Evers Starts Session with Gun Control Push
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 01/25/19 11:19 PM

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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law


This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills


On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
“Arrest Me:” Pittsburgh Mayor Resorts to Theatrics After DA’s Warning About Illegal Gun Control


We have been reporting for some time on efforts by Pittsburgh’s mayor and city council to enact sweeping gun control, despite essentially universal agreement that they are prohibited from doing so by the state’s constitution, statutes, and judicial precedent. To say the errant officials have reacted to the widespread criticism of their plan with defiance and shamelessness is an understatement. This week, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto ratcheted up his grandstanding even further, daring Allegheny County’s anti-gun district attorney to arrest him and claiming to be “highly offended” at the suggestion he can’t simply ignore state law.



NEWS
Bloomberg Wants Armed Guards for Alma Mater as He Seeks to Disarm Average Citizens


Far more a statist than a liberal, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does understand the role armed force can play in protecting human life. He just doesn’t value your life.
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Arkansas
Arkansas: Concealed Carry Fee Reduction Legislation on the Move in Both Chambers


Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislation Filed Prohibiting Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms
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Hawaii: Ban on Commonly Owned Semi-Autos & Other Anti-Gun Bills Introduced


Illinois
Illinois: Bill Introduced to Ban Many Firearms & Accessories
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Illinois: Social Media Search Bill & Other Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced in House


Indiana
Indiana: Committee to Hear Important Self-Defense Bill



New Mexico
House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Passes Bloomberg Anti-Gun Agenda on a 3-2 Vote


New York
New York: SAFE Act Part 2 on Tap For Coming Week


South Dakota
South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry
Legislation


Virginia
Virginia: Additional Anti-Gun Bills Defeated in Committee
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Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee


Washington
Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation
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Washington: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, On to Senate Floor
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Washington: House Committee to Hear Ammunition Ban & Other Anti-Gun Bills
Posted by: hm1996

Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 02/02/19 08:45 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 5
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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Congress to Take Up Gun Control Next Week


On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.



NEWS
Governor Noem Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry Bill


South Dakota Governor Noem signs Senate Bill 47, an NRA-backed bill recognizing constitutional carry, into law. This measure allows law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm without a government permit.



NEWS
NRA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief on NJ Permit Case


NRA applauds amicus brief signed by 23 attorneys general in support of Rogers v. Grewal, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New Jersey's unconstitutional requirements for obtaining a handgun carry permit.



NEWS
Kamala Harris Calls for Gun Ban, Reveals Logical Weakness of Anti-gun Position


In her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has enlisted several former Hillary Clinton staffers. Harris also appears intent on using the failed 2008 and 2016 presidential candidate’s gun control playbook.



NEWS
Oklahoma! Musical Producers Take Anti-gun Pandering Clear Up to the Sky


The entertainment industry’s virtue-signaling is as high as an elephant’s eye and it looks like it’s climbing clear up to the sky.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Arkansas
Arkansas: House Could Consider Concealed Carry Fee Reduction Next Week


Illinois
Illinois: Ammunition Registry Bill Introduced


New Mexico
Last night, Bloomberg-backed SB8, "Universal" Background Check Legislation, Passed Senate Judiciary Committee on a Party-line 6-4 Vote


South Dakota
South Dakota: Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Bill


Washington
Washington: Magazine Ban & Firearm Seizure Bills Pass Committee
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 02/08/19 09:04 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 6
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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
House to Move Forward with Ineffective Gun Control Proposals


On Wednesday, gun owners got to see what a Nancy Pelosi controlled Congress looks like as the House Judiciary Committee held its first gun control hearing in nearly a decade. Things went as one would expect.



NEWS
Everytown Ignoring Bloomberg’s Findings


We regularly cover anti-gun organizations’ “research” efforts and analyze the claims they make. These claims usually cite a study that excluded important factors, picked a narrow timeframe, or misunderstood some relevant law that undermines the premise.



NEWS GUN LAWS
Some Semblance of Law Returns to the Woeful Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Procedure


In early December, NRA-ILA alerted gun owners to an ongoing dispute between the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the state courts. The governor’s office had advised that it would refuse to comply with lawful court orders to reinstate some Massachusetts residents’ Firearms Identification Cards. Early this week, the Boston Globe reported that the Governor’s office had reversed course and will comply with the court orders, returning Massachusetts to some semblance of a Republican form of government.



NEWS
Aloha to Tax dollars: Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Firearm Factoid Factory


Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.”



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Connecticut
Connecticut: Massive Ammunition Tax Bill Introduced


Indiana
Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills to House Floor After Passing Committees


Iowa
Iowa: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced


Nevada
Nevada: Secret Gun Control Bill Committee Hearing On Tuesday, Feb. 12!


Washington
Washington: Legislation to Expand Gun-Free Zones to be Heard


West Virginia
West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill to Be Heard in Committee
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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, February 14, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Assembly Floor Vote Tomorrow for Bloomberg Background Check Bill


On February 14th, the Nevada state Assembly Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 143. SB 143 is expected to receive a floor vote in the full Assembly tomorrow, February 15th.

REVIEWJOURNAL.COM
NRA lobbyist Dan Reid on background checks, red flag laws, lawsuits


The background check bill currently being rushed through the Nevada legislature isn’t the same as the background check initiative voters passed in 2016. The bill also has a weaker exemption for hunters than a similar law in California. That’s according to Dan Reid, western director of the National Rifle Association, who said the NRA is also considering a legal challenge. The Nevada Legislature is currently considering SB143, which would mandate background checks on private-party firearm sales and transfers. In 2016, voters narrowly approved a similar initiative, but it never took effect after the FBI refused to do the background checks.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry; On to the House


Today, February 14th, the Kentucky state Senate voted 29-8 to pass Senate Bill 150. SB 150 will now go to the state House of Representatives where it will be referred to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: School Pick-Up/Drop-Off Bill Introduced


On February 13th, House Bill 2693 was introduced to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless. HB 2693 has not yet been assigned to a committee for further consideration.

CNN
Washington's Attorney General Says He'll Defend Gun Law Some Sheriffs Call Unconstitutional


Police chiefs who refuse to enforce Washington state's new gun restrictions could be liable if that refusal results in someone buying a gun and committing a crime, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

SPORTS AFIELD
Hunt It to Save It


It was the last clear, bright day of September, and I went out onto the plains to hunt sage grouse. A brace of the oversized birds makes a limit, but there’s still the kicking up of them among the brush and cactus, and seeing the English cocker run, overjoyed. These are birds to pluck, much too special to skin before eating.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Senate Floor Vote For Constitutional Carry Today


Today, February 14th, the Kentucky state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee voted 11-1 to approve Senate Bill 150. SB 150 will now go to the full Senate floor for further consideration, where it is expected to receive a vote today.

FOXNEWS.COM
Oklahoma gun bill to remove permit and training requirements clears House vote


A bill in the Oklahoma Legislature that would remove licensing and training requirements for handgun owners cleared the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday with mostly Republican support. The bill – House Bill 2597 – passed in a 70-30 vote, with all 24 Democrats in opposition along with a handful of Republicans. A similar bill passed both the House and Senate last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Mary Fallin over concerns from law enforcement.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Passes Senate, Moves to the Assembly


On February 13th, the Nevada state Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 143 to criminalize private firearm transfers by a party line vote. SB 143 has been transmitted to the Assembly and referred to the Judiciary Committee where it has been scheduled for a work session tomorrow, February 14th.
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NEWS
Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales


H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack on gun owners. Both bills were passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. H.R. 1112 would eliminate the 3-day safety-valve provision under the federal firearms background check system that prevents the government from enacting an indefinite delay of firearm purchases for law-abiding Americans. All Federal Firearms Licensees (gun dealers) are required to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers to determine if transferring the firearm would violate state or federal law. Under current law, if an FFL initiates a background check, but does not receive a determination from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within three business days, the FFL may proceed with the firearms transfer. After the three-day window, FBI continues to research the matter that gave rise to an individual’s delay for 90 days after the check was initiated. If it is later determined that the person is prohibited from possessing firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is notified and tasked with retrieving the firearm.



NEWS
Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland


Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed.



NEWS
Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality


A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers


The New Mexico Legislature has now heard and passed both House Bill 8 and Senate Bill 8 in their chambers of origin.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: Committee to Hear School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill


On Wednesday, February 20th at 9:00AM, the Arizona state House Committee on Public Safety will be hearing House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.

WPRI.COM
Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo pushes for gun control bills, including banning commonly owned semi-automatic rifles


Gov. Gina Raimondo is once again pushing for a package of gun control bills, including an "assault weapons" ban, that have failed to pass the General Assembly in past years.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: City of Los Angeles Discriminates Against NRA Supporters


This week, the City Council Members of Los Angeles showed their extreme distain of the Second Amendment, the NRA and our supporters. On February 12, the City Council held the first reading of a proposed ordinance that requires prospective contractors of the City to disclose all contracts with or sponsorship of the National Rifle Association.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Clarence Thomas Retiring from Supreme Court Would be a Big Loss, Even if Replaced by a Conservative


There's been an increasing amount of debate in recent months about whether it would be strategically smart for Justice Clarence Thomas to retire from the Supreme Court after the end of this term.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
If You’re a Los Angeles City Contractor with Ties to the NRA, You Now Need to Disclose It


Los Angeles sounds like a fun place to live, and not just because it’s a 500-square-mile urinal. The L.A. City Council passed an ordinance this week requiring city contractors to disclose all financial ties, donations, etc., to the National Rifle Association. The Los Angeles Times reports:



LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation


The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on Wednesday, where amendments and corrections to H.R. 8 could be considered. Unfortunately, the markup was clearly designed to allow the anti-gun Democrats who control the Judiciary Committee to grandstand and promote attacks on law-abiding gun owners, rather than consider efforts to combat violent crime.

TOWNHALL
Support For New Restrictions On Firearms Has Taken A Nosedive


This was inevitable. It’s a trend that follows most tragedies of this sort. Support for new gun control regulations dips immensely months after a mass-shooting event.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 02/15/19 10:32 PM

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 7
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation


The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on Wednesday, where amendments and corrections to H.R. 8 could be considered. Unfortunately, the markup was clearly designed to allow the anti-gun Democrats who control the Judiciary Committee to grandstand and promote attacks on law-abiding gun owners, rather than consider efforts to combat violent crime.



NEWS
Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales


H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack on gun owners. Both bills were passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. H.R. 1112 would eliminate the 3-day safety-valve provision under the federal firearms background check system that prevents the government from enacting an indefinite delay of firearm purchases for law-abiding Americans. All Federal Firearms Licensees (gun dealers) are required to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers to determine if transferring the firearm would violate state or federal law. Under current law, if an FFL initiates a background check, but does not receive a determination from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within three business days, the FFL may proceed with the firearms transfer. After the three-day window, FBI continues to research the matter that gave rise to an individual’s delay for 90 days after the check was initiated. If it is later determined that the person is prohibited from possessing firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is notified and tasked with retrieving the firearm.



NEWS
Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland


Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed.



NEWS
Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality


A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.”
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Arizona
Arizona: Committee to Hear School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill


Illinois
Illinois: Gun Tax Legislation Introduced


Indiana
Indiana: Self-Defense Bill Passes House, On To Senate


Iowa
Iowa: Subcommittee Passes Constitutional Carry


Kentucky
Kentucky: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry; On to the House


Missouri
Missouri: HB 643, Self-Defense on Public Transit, Referred to Committee


New Mexico
New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers


Oklahoma
Oklahoma: House Overwhelmingly Passes Constitutional Carry Legislation
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DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, February 18, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Georgia: WMA Hunting Bill to go to Senate Floor


On February 13th, the Georgia state Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee approved Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Tyler Harper (R-7), to repeal the prohibition on hunting of wildlife management areas (WMA) and increase the number of deer tags available to each hunter.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Anti-Gunners Don't Speak for NRA Members


In a 2/14/19 article by Julia Manchester posted on The Hill.com, the reporter says that "The Giffords Law Center, a gun control advocacy group, found in a poll one month after the Parkland shooting last year that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members expressed support" for gun control. That is FALSE. That statement and any claims by the Gifford gun control advocacy organization about polling of NRA members is patently untrue. Let me say that another way: in all probability, it is an intentional and calculated lie designed to deceive honest people.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process


On February 19th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be holding an executive session on Senate Bill 5745 to expand the circumstances under which Second Amendment rights may be revoked without due process. In addition, the committee is also scheduled on February 21st to vote on Senate Bill 5434 to expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Sportsmen’s Event at the Statehouse Tuesday Night


All NRA members and Vermont gun owners are invited and encouraged to attend the annual legislative mixer Tuesday night being hosted by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, your NRA state association.
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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, February 21, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: House Committee to Consider New Concealed Carry Permit Legislation


Yesterday, the House Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee passed House Bill 1264.

WUFT.ORG
Florida Democrats Reveal Political Strategy On New Gun Laws


The political strategy for Democrats hoping to rewrite Florida gun laws is emerging in Tallahassee, as lawmakers introduce more than a dozen new bills to see whether any proposals might gain traction among majority Republicans.

THE HILL.COM
House to vote on gun control bills next week


The House is set to vote on legislation (H.R. 8) next week to criminalize private transfers and legislation (H.R. 1112) would eliminate the 3-day safety-valve provision under the federal firearms background check system that prevents the government from enacting an indefinite delay of firearm purchases for law-abiding Americans.

WASHINGTONPOST.COM
Most Americans incorrectly think gun-murder rates have gotten worse, not better


On the first anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., NPR, “PBS NewsHour” and Marist released a poll exploring views of various approaches to gun ownership in the United States. At the end of that poll, though, was an interesting question. The pollsters asked respondents a question about a matter of fact: Did they think that the rate of gun murders in the United States was higher or lower than it had been 25 years ago? This history was probably not immediately at hand for respondents. So how did the poll respondents view gun violence now as opposed to then? Most believed that the rate of gun murders now is higher than it was at that point. To be explicit: This is wrong. Data from the FBI breaks out reported murders by type of weapon, showing a drop in the raw count of firearm murders since a peak in 1993. (Both the Marist poll and the FBI data are predicated on “murder” as a metric, a term The Washington Post generally reserves for homicides involving a criminal conviction.)

KOAT 7 ALBUQUERQUE
Gun Proposals Causing Sheriffs to Take Action


Several counties in New Mexico are attempting to pass resolutions to become Second Amendment Sanctuary counties. The proposals come as several gun-control proposals make their way through the Legislature.

THE OUTDOOR WIRE
Building Some Bridges


A 2017 report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/new-5-...ishing-wildlife shows that wildlife-watching is really increasing, and the number of fishermen nation-wide is finally stable after declining.

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Bogus Gun Research Underpins Calls for Overreaching Gun Control


Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present… Why don’t you declare (the epidemic of gun violence in America) an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would… A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.”
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 02/23/19 10:14 PM

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 8
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Gun Control to Be Heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives Next Week


As we reported last week, anti-gun members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with two gun control bills. These bills will be on the House floor next week, so please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112.



NEWS
Bloomberg’s Everytown: Criminalizing Private Transfers is About Creating “Culture of Compliance”


If you were still under the impression that gun control was about giving law enforcement the tools to target violent criminals, think again. At a February 12 hearing concerning Nevada Senate Bill 143 that criminalizes the private transfer of firearms, Attorney for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety William Rosen made clear that gun control is about creating more servile law-abiding gun owners.



NEWS
Pelosi Claims Future President Could Use “National Emergency” to Target Guns


First, gun control supporters supposedly wanted a “national conversation” on gun violence. Then they purported to want Congress to enact so-called “common sense gun reform.” Now some anti-gun lawmakers are dispensing with any pretense of good or constitutional governance and revealing that they are willing to target guns and gun owners by executive fiat.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
The Truth about Gun Sales and H.R. 8


As Congress considers H.R. 8, let’s consider some of the arguments made in support of so-called “universal” background checks. Anti-gun organizations regularly claim that criminals acquire firearms online. Everytown and its predecessor, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, have published a number of “reports” that claim to have found evidence of prohibited people attempting to buy firearms through websites that “could potentially” transfer tens of thousands of guns. This last statement, of course, chooses hyperbole over reality.



NEWS
What to Make of Crime in England?


Sometimes it’s hard to understand what things are really like “across the pond.” Anti-gun extremists in America reflexively point to England whenever the discussion about adding restrictions, and especially banning firearms, arises here in the United States. England, after all, had banned virtually all semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns in the 1980s, then imposed a near total ban on handguns in the 90s. Those British subjects who wish to own the few types of rifles and shotguns the government has deemed allowable for civilian possession must navigate a Byzantine system of licensing and certification.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Arizona
Arizona: School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill Advances From Committee


Colorado
Colorado: Contact Your Lawmakers in Opposition to Anti-Gun “Red Flag” Bill


Georgia
Georgia: WMA Hunting Bill to go to Senate Floor



Iowa
Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee


Kentucky
Kentucky: Urge Judiciary Committee to Support Constitutional Carry


Maryland
Maryland: Please Attend House and Senate Committee Hearings on Gun Bills


Nevada
Nevada: Governor Signs Bloomberg Background Check Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers


South Dakota
South Dakota: Enhanced Preemption Legislation Heads to the Governor's Desk


Tennessee
Tennessee: House Committee to Consider New Concealed Carry Permit Legislation


Texas
Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation


West Virginia
West Virginia: Campus Carry Moves to House Floor
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DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, February 25, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill On Second Reading


On February 26th, the West Virginia state House of Delegates will have a second reading on House Bill 2519 to ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus. HB 2519 overcame a motion to reject on first reading by a vote of 61-36 on February 25th, and several anti-gun amendments are expected to be offered.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation This Week


On Wednesday, February 27, the House Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing on two anti-gun bills, House File 8 and House File 9.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard This Week


This week, the Tennessee General Assembly is scheduled to consider multiple pro-gun bills.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Committee Deadline For Bills Passes


Friday, February 22nd, was the deadline for all bills to advance out of committee. Bills which have advanced will be considered by their respective full chambers for floor votes. Bills which failed to advance have likely been defeated for this year.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: House Committee to Consider Governor’s Gun Tax Legislation on Thursday


On Thursday, February 28, the House Finance Committee is scheduled to consider one of Governor Gina Raimondo's budget proposals which includes an additional 10 percent excise tax on all firearms and ammunition, raising the total tax to 17 percent.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
NRA assails Hollywood, AOC, CNN’s Acosta over gun rights


In a message timed for tonight’s Oscars, the National Rifle Association is rolling out its biggest gun to call on the country to focus on teaching children their Constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment, instead of tearing those rights down in a drive to socialism.

POLITICO
Dems move toward first vote on gun crontrol


In the most high-profile congressional vote on gun control in years, House Democrats are set to pass a bipartisan measure this week that mandates federal background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Bill to Shut Down Shooting Ranges Defeated


This morning, the Maine State and Local Government Committee held a public hearing on Legislative Document 489, which would have allowed noise ordinances to be used to shut down local shooting ranges. At the sponsor's request and after hearing input from citizens, the committee opted to protect Maine's sport shooting ranges and voted unanimously "ought not to pass" in committee, effectively killing the bill.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oklahoma: Senate to Vote on Constitutional Carry Legislation This Week!


On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Senate is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry Legislation, House Bill 2597.
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DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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FOXNEWS
House Republicans denounce Democratic move to tighten gun laws


A group of House Republicans gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill to express their anger over two bills proposed by their Democratic colleagues that, if passed, would drastically tighten federal gun laws. The Republican lawmakers, who were joined by a group of Second Amendment supporters, lambasted the two bills – HR 8 and HR 1112 – as “ineffective” and far overreaching measures that would ultimately lead to guns being confiscated from lawful owners.

AMERICAN THINKER
Fun with Statistics and the Gun Control Debate


Gun control advocates often contend that more gun deaths occur when guns are abundant in society. The statistics they use to make the case are not persuasive.

WASHCOCHRONICLE
Maryland "Gun Bill Day" Turns Ugly - State Dem Secretary Threatens to "Dox" Protesters


Today firearm owners from across the state testified in Annapolis regarding multiple gun control bills currently being considered by the state legislature.Many of those testifying arrived in shirts stating that they "will not comply" with new gun control laws.This took a turn for the worst when the Maryland Democratic Party secretary, Robbie Leonard, threatened to "dox" those testifying today.

IWF.ORG
Why Pelosi’s Gun Control Plans Won’t Make Us Safer


This week, Nancy Pelosi is making good on her promise to bring sweeping gun control bills now that the Democrats are in the House majority. As with nearly all gun control proposals, the first two bills being offered this week won’t make us any safer. Arguably, they will make the law-abiding even less safe.

DELAWARE ONLINE
What's in the gun control bills that House Democrats will bring to a vote this week


The House on Wednesday will hold its first major vote on gun control legislation in years, bringing to the floor two bills aimed at strengthening the background check system for gun purchases.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
McConnell uses his control of the Senate to put pressure on 2020 Democratic candidates


With nearly one in five Democratic senators now eyeing the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is using his control over the chamber to make life a little more difficult for President Trump’s 2020 challengers.

ABC 47
Maryland: Lawmakers looking to redefine gun carrying requirements


Included in Monday’s hearing schedule was House Bill 342. It’s a bill that would clear up who has the right to carry a firearm. To clear that up, lawmakers are focusing on self defense as a viable reason to carry.
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DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Iowa: Committee to Hear The Family Defense Act


On February 28th, the Iowa state House Public Safety Committee will be hearing House File 259, The Family Defense Act, to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oklahoma Enacts Constitutional Carry Law


The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt for signing into law House Bill 2597, NRA-backed legislation that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

TULSA WORLD
Senate passes 'constitutional carry' bill that Gov. Kevin Stitt will sign into law


A NRA supported measure that would allow individuals to carry firearms without a permit or training is headed to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Gun Control Bills on Senate Floor


A number of gun control bills are moving to the Washington state Senate floor after advancing from committee before the deadline and could be considered at any moment.

NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Extreme Gun Control Bill


FAIRFAX, Va.–Today, the newly minted anti-gun leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives passed its first gun control measure by a 240 -190 vote, offering further proof that anti-gun politicians are more interested in scoring cheap political points than doing their jobs and passing meaningful legislation that would make Americans safer.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Senate Committee Scheduled to Consider Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow


On Thursday, the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider multiple firearm-related bills at 10:30am in Room 10.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Constitutional Carry Bill to House Floor


On February 27th, the Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to pass Senate Bill 150. SB 150 will now go to the House floor for a full vote.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Mexico Action Needed: House Committee Passes New York Style Gun Control Legislation


Yesterday, the New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee passed gun control legislation criminalizing most private firearm sales, by a 3 to 2 vote.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
West Virginia: Your Help Needed, Campus Carry Bill Faces Delay


On February 27th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Shott motioned for House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act, to be moved to the Rules Committee from the House floor. With deadlines approaching, HB 2519 may potentially be unable to return to the floor if it does not get out of the Rules Committee quickly.

KIOWA COUNTY SIGNAL
Kansas House bill widening deer-hunting opportunities of nonresidents gains traction


Ravenwood hunting lodge owner Ken Corbet tracked down votes Tuesday to advance a House bill allowing Kansas landowners to resell their permits for hunting white-tail deer on the open market at any price to nonresidents of the state. The controversial legislation survived a first-round vote 63-60 but has yet to run the Senate gauntlet and earn the endorsement of Gov. Laura Kelly. At least five similar bills have failed to survive the legislative process in the past couple of years.

THE ENTERPRISE
Maryland: Legislators should lift ban on Sunday hunting


Maryland is home to world-class waterfowl and deer hunting. Hunting has been part of our heritage since the very beginning. The Chesapeake region and Susquehanna Flats go hand in hand with Maryland’s and the nation’s tradition of waterfowl hunting.

POLITICO
Graham rejects House gun bills even before vote


As the House moves toward the most high-profile gun control votes in years, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is warning he has no plans to take up the Democratic-drafted gun bills.

FOX4KC
Trump threatens to veto gun bills pushed by Democrats


President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Democrats are just getting started on their gun control wish list


Democrats on Wednesday are poised to pass the first significant gun control measures in decades through the House after pledging to take action during the 2018 election. The effort will hit a roadblock in the Republican-led Senate, but House Democrats are touting the legislation as the first of many measures they will consider. “We’ve got a ton of things identified,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., who heads a House task force on gun violence established by Democrats. The panel is examining conceal-carry reciprocity laws, “red flag” laws targeting gun owners who are deemed a safety risk, and laws to protect children from accessing guns, Democrats said.

THE FEDERALIST
No, Gun Control Isn’t A Good Idea Because Some Military Officers Say So


When general and admirals speak, veterans like me tend to listen. That’s why I perked up at a recent letter from the political gun-control group Giffords Veterans Coalition signed by 13 retired officers. That letter advised Congress that passing background checks that ban private gun sales is a moral imperative. They contend this infringement on constitutional rights is necessary to protect American safety. There are a few things the military just won’t tolerate. Lack of discipline. Disrespect. Getting out of step. I should know—I spent 25 years instilling those values into my Marines. On this, though, I can’t salute. These military officers claim the moral high ground in the gun debate. Their service is admirable, but they hardly speak for all of us. I’ve been to war, and I won’t forget those who prey on disarmed societies.

FOXNEWS.COM
Dem gun bill threatens to turn gun owners into criminals


The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on misguided legislationthat supposedly would improve criminal background checks of gun buyers and keep guns out of the hands of criminals. But instead of closing loopholes that allow criminals to access firearms, the bill by House Democrats could turn millions of law-abiding American gun owners into felons. Yes, you read that right.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Constitutional Carry to Be Heard In House Judiciary Committee


On February 27th, the Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 150.
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DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, February 28, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Connecticut: Bill to Ban Hunting Along Quinnipiac River To Be Heard


On March 1st, the Connecticut state Joint Committee on Environment will be hearing Senate Bill 245, which would make the unprecedented move of legislatively banning hunting along the Quinnipiac River in New Haven.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: Firearm Seizure Bill to be Heard


On March 5th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 687, which would take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to Senate Floor


Last week, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs passed three anti-gun bills out of committee that could come up for a vote on the Senate floor as soon as tomorrow.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nebraska: Committee Heard Firearm Seizure Bill Without Due Process


On February 28th, the Nebraska state Judiciary Committee heard Legislative Bill 58 and may bring it up for a vote soon. LB 58 would allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended following baseless accusations without due process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: Vote Expected at Anytime on School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill


The Arizona state House of Representatives may consider House Bill 2693 at any moment. HB 2693 would improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.

NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Reacts to Passage of H.R. 1112


FAIRFAX, Va.– For the second day in a row, the anti-gun leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives passed an extreme gun control measure designed to discourage law-abiding Americans from exercising a constitutional right. Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement in reaction to H.R 1112, the so-called "Charleston Loophole” bill, passing the House by a vote of 228 to 198:

FOX 9
Minnesota Democrats advance gun restrictions in late-night vote


House Democrats advanced their plan to require background checks on most gun sales and transfers in Minnesota during a late-night vote Wednesday. The measure passed along party lines, 9-7, in the House Public Safety committee. Late Wednesday, the panel was also considering legislation allowing police to seize guns from people deemed by a judge to pose a threat to themselves or others.

SF GATE
Surprise Republican win in House exposes divisions in Democratic leadership


A surprise Republican win in the House on a procedural vote Wednesday exposed divisions within the Democratic leadership, set off recriminations and underscored that the party is still adjusting to its new majority. GOP leaders used one of the few tools available to the House minority to amend a Democratic gun-control bill, adding a provision that would require notification to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when illegal immigrants try to buy a gun.

POLITICO
House Democrats weigh rules change after GOP floor victory


Democratic leaders are considering changing House rules to make it harder for Republicans to spring surprise procedural votes on the majority after several embarrassing incidents on the floor in recent weeks.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
West Virginia: Campus Carry Passes House, On to Senate


On February 27th, the West Virginia state House of Delegates passed House Bill 2519 by a vote of 59-41 to ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus. Earlier on the same day, HB 2519 was motioned to be referred to the House Rules Committee. Despite that delay, HB 2519 returned to the floor in time for a vote and will now go to the state Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration.
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Re: Any Interest in NRA ILA Legislative Alerts? - 03/02/19 01:02 PM

The socialists (call a spade a spade) are on the move! If you care anything about the 2nd Amendment, the time has come to act. Take a moment and click on link in first article to send your thoughts (or the prepared message) to YOUR senators. NUMBERS MATTER!

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 9
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Federal Gun Control is on the Move! CLICK TO CONTACT YOUR SENATORS to Oppose H.R.8, S.42 and H.R. 1112!


Anti-gun Democrats made good on their promises this week, advancing two extreme gun control bills through the U.S. House of Representatives. While there remains a slim pro-gun majority in the upper chamber, your U.S. Senators need to hear from you NOW to ensure the Second Amendment firewall stays intact and stops this treacherous legislation in its tracks.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
H.R. 8 Votes Reveal Dem House Leadership Values Illegal Aliens over Law-abiding Gun Owners


The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed gun control measures H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 largely along party lines this week. However, a surprise procedural move by a Republican prior to the passage of H.R. 8 underscored the deep divisions in the Democratic Party along with the depth of the leadership’s deep disdain for gun owners. Moreover, the procedural wrangling around the bill further revealed that gun control efforts are not about confronting criminal conduct involving firearms, but rather about burdening gun owners.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Go Figure: Gun Controllers Use Fuzzy Math to Push an Agenda That Doesn’t Add Up


There are a lot of things Second Amendment supporters and gun control advocates disagree on, including history, constitutional interpretation, the frequency of armed self-defense, and the role of human agency in violent crime.



NEWS
Blast from the Past: Proof Found That Brady Campaign Still Exists!


Nostalgia gripped gun owners this week as longtime foe the Brady Campaign managed to garner a few measly headlines in the media landscape they once commanded so ably. As it happens, the Brady Campaign has decided to go undergo another rebranding effort and will now go by simply “Brady.” For those counting, this is the fourth different name for the outmoded handgun prohibition organization.



TAKE ACTION
Grassroots Spotlight: NRA Collegiate Coalition at ECU--Making a Difference on Campus


The NRA Collegiate Coalition (NRA CC) at East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina) is off to another great start this semester. The group, founded by Giovanni Triana in 2017, is among the most active in the nation. Giovanni took the initiative to start this group “to bridge the gap between staunch supporters of the Second Amendment and skeptical students with minimal exposure to the gun community.” They have in fact lived up to this mission, and embrace the full gamut of what it means to be Second Amendment advocates on campus.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Hawaii
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to Senate Floor


Kentucky
Kentucky: Permitless/Constitutional Carry Heads to Governor


Maine
Maine: Bill to Shut Down Shooting Ranges Defeated


New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Firearm Seizure Bill to be Heard


New Mexico
New Mexico Update: Multiple Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled for Saturday


Oklahoma
Oklahoma Enacts Constitutional Carry Law


Oregon
Oregon: Gun Ban Introduced in the State Legislature


Texas
Texas: House Committee to Consider Critical Self-defense Reform Measure Protecting the Right-to-Carry During Emergencies


West Virginia
West Virginia: Campus Carry Passes House, On to Senate



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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Wants Everyone to Be Vegan

by Cody McLaughlin - Saturday, February 16, 2019

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Wants Everyone to Be Vegan
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In a recent interview with Vegnews, a pro-vegan anti-hunting magazine, New Jersey’s junior senator and newest 2020 presidential candidate, Cory Booker, (D-N.J.) flaunted his anti-hunting and animal rights extremist credentials in a lengthy talk about his plans for the country.

Sen. Cory Booker Declares the World Has a Meat Problem

When asked what he would like to accomplish legislatively for animals and veganism, he launched into a tirade about the “negative impacts” that our current food system has on animals. “It’s great to see that consciousness and how people are demanding a change,” he said. He went on to list the bills he currently backs for supporting deep-pocketed corporate vegan interests, labeling them as wins for animals, “public safety” and “American values.”

While claiming to be “pro-choice” in every sense, Senator Booker at the same time declared that “the planet simply can’t sustain’ meat consumption” and the “Standard American Diet” of meat and sides. He further suggested that he would “fight the existing model” by building a new model, presumably without meat, to make current nutrition standards—and years of evolution and traditional meat consumption—“obsolete.”

The End Goal: A Cost-Focused “Shadow Ban” of Meat Consumption

Rather than battling the “political third rail” of America’s politics by uttering a charged, controversial statement where Booker tries to force America to become vegan overnight via legislation, he chooses here to please his extremist backers by instead forcing the cost of meat so high that the average American can no longer afford to eat a balanced meal. By forcing animal farming first into solely small businesses, it will drastically drive up the cost of meat production and, by extension, consumption. These sorts of “shadow bans” are par for the course among liberal special interest groups, such as when Connecticut lawmakers introduced a bill recently to impose a 50 percent tax on ammunition to dissuade cash-strapped middle-class Americans from pursuing pastimes like gun ownership, hunting and recreational target shooting.

The Facts About Meat Consumption

While perhaps the most controversial “sect” of meat eaters, sportsmen are also the most prolific when it comes to environmental protection (and even true animal welfare). As a matter of fact, according to data from groups like the NRA to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, nearly 34 million Americans ages 16 and older head outdoors to hunt and fish every year, and those 34 million Americans are responsible for the majority of fish and wildlife conservation funding in the United States just through their hunting license fees and excise taxes on their equipment—not to mention the countless dollars in charitable giving to habitat restoration projects and hunter-backed wildlife conservation groups through charitable contributions to organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, the Mule Deer Foundation and others.

Animal farming, meanwhile, is a huge industry that employs millions of Americans with family-wage jobs. It also is a major contributor to efforts to preserve green and open space nationwide—including in Booker’s home state of New Jersey.

Also worth noting, while some Democrats actually are running away from the extremist “Green New Deal” proposal being advanced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in recent weeks—and with proposals such as “economic security for those unwilling to work” who can blame them—Sen. Cory Booker has made this issue front-and-center in his campaign for the White House.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Connecticut: Gun Bill Day, Multiple Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard


On March 11th, the Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee will be hearing a number of bills affecting your Second Amendment rights, including bills to continue the never-ending push for more gun control in Connecticut. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are invited to attend the public hearing and make their voices heard.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Legislature to Consider Numerous Gun Bills This Week


This week, multiple gun bills have been scheduled for hearings and floor votes.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: Joint Hearing Scheduled on Yet Another Anti-Gun Bill This Friday


This Friday, in the Joint Hearing Room at 9:00am, after multiple days of extended testimony in opposition to anti-gun bills in Maryland, a joint hearing between the Executive Nominations Committee and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider yet another anti-gun bill, Senate Bill 1000.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bills Advance to Judiciary Committee


Last week, the House Public Safety Committee passed two anti-gun bills out of committee, House File 8 and House File 9.

SYRACUSE.COM

New York lawmakers aim to expand gun storage rules



- Democratic lawmakers want to expand New York’s gun storage law to cover homes with children. The proposal expands the state’s existing safe storage law, which already applies to homes where there is a resident barred from owning a gun, such as a convicted felon or someone subject to a protective order, according to the Times Union in Albany. To comply, gun owners must have a locking device for their firearms or store them in locked containers. Under the new proposal, the storage requirements would expand to cover any residence with children under age 16.

TRUTH ABOUT GUNS.COM
2A Fee Hike in New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Wants to Price Guns Out of Reach of the Poor


Under current law, applicants must pay $52.66 to be fingerprinted when applying for a New Jersey Firearm Purchaser ID card or a pistol permit. The permit application itself costs $5. (The handgun permit fee is $2.) Governor Phil Murphy wants to increase the application fee to sixty times the current amount (and have permits expire in four years). A source close to the Murphy administration has confirmed with NJ2AS that he will be advocating to raise the cost of a firearm identification card to $300 and also raise the cost of a retired law enforcement conceal carry permit to $150. We expect this announcement to occur during his budget address Tuesday afternoon.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Mexico: Last Chance to Contact your Lawmakers in Opposition to New York-Style Gun Control Bill


As early as tonight, the New Mexico House could hold the final vote on legislation that would criminalize almost all private sales of firearms, Senate Bill 8.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Georgia: Pro-Hunting Bill Heads to House Floor


Last week, the Georgia state House Committee on Game, Fish and Parks passed Senate Bill 72 and it will now head to the House floor for a final vote.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Colorado: “Red Flag” Legislation to be Voted on in the House


As early as this morning the Colorado House could vote on “Red Flag” legislation, House Bill 1177.
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NY TIMES.COM
Michael Bloomberg Will Not Run for President in 2020


Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who joined the Democratic Party last year to crusade against President Trump, has decided not to challenge Mr. Trump as a candidate in the 2020 election.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Utah: Gun Control Bills Pending Hearing in House Committee


Several gun control bills are currently pending consideration in the House Rules Committee which if enacted into law would severely impact the rights of Utah’s law-abiding gun owners.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: Important Self-Defense Legislation to Receive Committee Vote


Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on an important bill that would clarify Arkansas’ current self-defense law, Senate Bill 484.

ABC NEWS
New Mexico moves to expand background checks on gun sales


Legislators sent a bill to expand background checks on private gun sales in New Mexico to the governor's desk Monday for certain approval after a bruising series of debates and objections from county sheriffs across much of the state. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vowed to sign the legislation and immediately issued a statement that applauded final legislative approval by the House on a 42-27 vote, after legislators exhausted a three-hour limit on floor debate.

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE
Another gun-control law in New York: Safe storage in the home may be required


Gun owners in New York with children in their homes may have to take steps to keep their weapons in safe-storage units. The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill that aims to prevent kids from having access to guns in their homes, making it a potential criminal charge if the weapons are not safely stored.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Mississippi: Your State Senator Needs to Hear your Support for HB 1581


Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary A Committee unanimously passed NRA-supported House Bill 1581. HB 1581 now moves to the Senate floor for final consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Magazine Ban & Gun-Free Zone Expansion Bills Introduced


On March 4th, legislation was introduced to allow local governments and other entities to ban the carrying of firearms in public buildings and to ban firearm magazines with a capacity greater than ten. This comes less than a week after legislation was introduced to ban many commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used by countless gun owners for target shooting, hunting, and self-defense.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill Passes House, On to Senate


On March 4th, the Arizona state House of Representatives voted 31-27 to pass House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless. Your NRA would like to thank Representative Warren Petersen (R-12) for sponsoring this critical bill and the Arizona House of Representatives for voting to pass it. HB 2693 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Gun Control Bills Pass Chamber of Origin & Resolution Introduced to Redefine or Repeal the Second Amendment


This week, a resolution was introduced in the Hawaii state Senate calling on the U.S. Congress to change or repeal the Second Amendment. This resolution shows a gross disregard for individual liberties that the United States was founded upon.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Georgia: Anti-Gun Bill Tabled After Advancing Out of Committee


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation


Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation, House Bill 1655, which would expand the list of prohibited persons under state law to include individuals who are not currently prohibited under federal law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Unrelenting Assault in the Garden State


Gov. Phil Murphy might not be able to handle a snowstorm, but he sure knows how to attack law-abiding gun owners.

WPSD6LOCAL6.COM
Kentucky governor says he will sign concealed carry bill


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he will sign a bill letting people carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The Republican governor told reporters on Tuesday that the measure is supported by a vast majority of Kentuckians. The measure won final approval from state lawmakers last week. Its supporters include the National Rifle Association.

CNSNEWS.COM
Democrats Point to Student Gun-Control Activists As a Reason to Lower Voting Age to 16


H.R. 1, a massive voting rights/election security/campaign finance/ethics bill now making its way through the House of Representatives, would make "significant changes to the operation of federal elections by states," according to a summary produced by the Congressional Budget Office. The bill does not allow 16-year-olds to vote, but Democrats are offering amendments that would do just that. Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) introduced their amendments Tuesday night before the House Rules Committee. Both lawmakers pointed to the activism of young gun control advocates as one of the reasons for lowering the voting age.

ABQJOURNAL.COM
Paperwork problem delays gun control legislation


The gun background check bill isn’t headed to the governor’s desk just yet. A clerical error in a committee document means the proposal, Senate Bill 8, is headed back to the Senate rather than directly to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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Illinois: Bill to Create Gun Seizure Regime Introduced


Illinois state Senator Michael Hastings (D-19) has introduced legislation to create a gun seizure regime that would even apply to those who have simply failed to renew their firearm license.

OCREGISTER.COM
What’s really at stake in the Supreme Court’s new gun case


When the Supreme Court agreed to hear N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Assn’ v. The City of New York (N.Y. Rifle & Pistol) in late January, it broke a decade-long reticence on the Second Amendment. The case, a challenge to a New York City law restricting the transportation of handguns, isn’t the minor issue it may seem at first glance. Indeed, N.Y. Rifle & Pistol is much more than a case about a dumb city law—it will set the future of how all Second Amendment cases are decided in this country. N.Y. Rifle & Pistol concerns an utterly bizarre city law that effectively bans pistol permit holders from transporting their firearms outside of New York City (the irony of which seems to be lost on the eminently anti-gun municipality, one would think they would want as many guns to leave the city as possible). Still, this absurdity offers an opportunity: The case gives the Court a chance to set Second Amendment law straight after the lower courts have spent the last decade running roughshod over the amendment.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Bill to Increase Government Red Tape For CPL May Be Voted On Soon


Senate Bill 5174 has been pulled from the Rules Committee and is now eligible for a floor vote. SB 5174 would make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain a Concealed Pistol License.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Mexico: Senate Concurs on New York-Style Gun Control Legislation, Sends to the Governor’s Desk


Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate concurred on legislation to criminalize almost all private sales of firearms, Senate Bill 8

NJ.COM
Murphy wants to hike taxes and fees on guns and ammo in N.J.



Gov. Phil Murphy is once again taking aim at firearms sales in New Jersey, asking lawmakers to significantly raise permit fees and enact new taxes on guns and ammunition. The governor on Tuesday renewed a call for New Jersey to raise fees for permits and licenses needed to buy and sell guns in the Garden State, which have remained the same since the 1960s.

FOX NEWS
Bloomberg reveals he won't run for president in 2020, but urges Dems to 'defeat Trump'


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he will not run for president in 2020 while also bashing President Trump in an op-ed and pledging to ramp up efforts to solve national issues. “I’ve never made any secret of my belief that Donald Trump is a threat to our country.” Bloomberg opened his piece, which was published on Bloomberg.com.

BREITBART
Kris Kobach: When People Without Gun Experience Pass Gun Laws


The Democrats’ latest legislative achievement in Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives is a perfect example of what happens when people who have no clue about a subject draft legislation on the topic.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill Fails in Senate Judiciary Committee


On March 5th, House Bill 2519, The Campus Self-Defense Act, failed to pass the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee. HB 2519 previously had passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 59-41.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: House Committee to Consider Pro-Gun Legislation


As early as next Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee could consider important pro-gun legislation, Senate Bill 400.



NEWS
Democrat Congressman Wants to Tax and Register Squirrel Guns



By the standards of today’s anti-gun zealots, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) seems at first glance to be aiming rather low with H.R. 1263, which seeks to add to the National Firearms Act any “semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable [magazine].” Oh, don’t get us wrong. No reasonable, freedom-loving person would try to impose such a preposterous, constitutionally-suspect burden on such a large swath of America’s firearm owners.



NEWS
Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Labels Gun Rights Activists “Terrorists,” Calls for Doxing


In addition to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the Bill of Rights protects Americans from government action “abridging the freedom of speech” and ensures “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This week, Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard offered further evidence that anti-gun advocates are so intent on attacking the Second Amendment that they are willing to destroy the rest of the Bill of Rights along with it.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Please Attend Public Hearing on Gun Bills Next Week


On Tuesday, March 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, VT.



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NEWS
Default Proceeds Replaced by Default Infringement


For most people, a NICS check is instantaneous or at least expedient. Other people are subject to a delay, which is best explained by the FBI itself: “When a NICS background check matches a record to the prospective firearms transferee, the NICS Section determines if a federal prohibitor exists. However, if a federal prohibitor does not exist, the NICS Section employee processing the background check must further review the record match(es) to determine if any applicable state law renders the prospective firearms transferee prohibited.”



NEWS
Anti-gun Democrats Press for Publicly Funded Gun Control Advocacy


On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations held a hearing supposedly geared toward “Addressing the Public Health Emergency of Gun Violence.”

THE HILL
McConnell works to freeze support for Dem campaign finance effort


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pulling out all the stops to make sure not a single Republican senator backs the campaign finance and ethics reform bill that House Democrats are set to pass on Friday. McConnell, a longtime opponent of campaign finance reform who battled the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over the issue, made clear in December that the House proposal would never see floor time in the Senate.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
What The Potential 2020 Candidates Are Doing And Saying, Vol. 9


For the first time in 2019, this week saw more potential 2020 presidential candidates remove themselves from the running than join the race, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and even Hillary Clinton all saying that they would not launch campaigns. Two candidates did announce campaigns, however: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. They are the race’s first governors, and upwards of 10 more people, most notably former Vice President Joe Biden and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, continue to wait in the wings.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Democrats Care More About Winning Than Usual


Electability is a very slippery concept, especially in presidential elections, so caution should be taken when saying Jane Candidate can or can’t win a general election. Electability means different things to different people, but whatever it means to them, more Democrats than usual may be prioritizing it when deciding their primary vote in 2020.

FOXNEWS.COM
Dems want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership


Democrats in the U.S. House are likely to approve spending $50 million in taxpayer funds for public health research on gun violence. While that may sound like a good idea at first glance, it really wouldn’t do anything to reduce gun violence in our country.
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WATCH &#9654; LtCol Oliver North's Speech at CPAC


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WATCH &#9654; Firearms Freedoms and the Re-emergence of Socialism
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Gun Control Legislation Scheduled for House Committee Hearing on Wednesday


On Wednesday, at 1:00pm in the House Majority Hearing Room, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation, House Bill 63.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Colorado: “Red Flag” Legislation to be Considered in Senate Committee on Friday


On Friday, upon adjournment as early as 10:00am in Room 357, the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider “Red Flag” legislation, House Bill 1177.



NEWS
Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry


The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

NEWSBUSTERS.COM
Fox, the NRA, and Liberal Repression of Dissent


The other day, somewhat lost in all the coverage of President Trump at CPAC, there was a very concerning CPAC talk by Wayne LaPierre. Wayne is, of course, the longtime head of the National Rifle Association. And what he had to say was as enlightening as it was concerning.

WBSF.COM
Hearing on gun bills packed as lawmakers discuss several bills


Advocates for gun rights and gun control packed a legislative hearing on several firearms bills. The Judiciary Committee's hearing happened at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday at 10 a.m. The proposals discussed brought on a flood of written testimony.

DAILYCALLER.COM
Woman Reportedly Booted From Gun Hearing After Threatening To Shoot Lawmaker, NRA Members


An unidentified woman was reportedly ejected from a Connecticut gun hearing Monday after she was spotted sending a text threatening to shoot a lawmaker and NRA members. “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” a photo of the text message-in-progress reads, according to a tweet. The woman appeared to be directing her ire at Republican Connecticut state Sen. Rob Sampson, who describes himself as a Constitutional conservative and is an NRA “Defender of Freedom Award” recipient



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Montana: Two Gun Control Bills Scheduled for a Hearing in House Committee Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two gun control measures that would make it difficult for individuals to defend themselves in certain self-defense situations.

FOXNEWS.COM
Maryland Democratic official takes heat for calls to 'dox' gun rights activists


A Democratic Party leader in Maryland is facing criticism for last month posting on Facebook a call to “dox” gun rights activists. Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard took to social media to post photos from a Maryland House Judiciary Committee meeting in late February, where gun rights activists wore “We Will Not Comply” shirts during the hearing on additional gun control measures, along with a message calling the advocates “homegrown terrorists” and calling on his followers to “dox” them.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: Multiple Gun Bills Scheduled for a House Committee Hearing Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider multiple bills.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: House Committee to Consider HPRB Repeal


Tomorrow at 1:00pm, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1343, legislation to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Ohio: Governor Signs Legislative Fix into Law


Today, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 86, legislation that fixes a drafting error passed in the previous legislative session.

THE HILL
House Republicans find Silver Lining in Minority


House Republicans would much rather be in the majority, passing bills and fulfilling President Trump's agenda. But they are quickly realizing that life in the minority can come with some perks — and some easy political victories.

FOX BUSINESS
Will Hunting Season Mean Bad Times for Dick's Sporting Goods Again in Q4?


A ban on sales of certain rifles at Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) backfired as gun enthusiasts continue to take their business elsewhere, both for gun and other outdoor gear. The impact of their absence is noticeable.

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT
Armed with Pastel Handles and Pink Holsters, Women are Storming Into Gun Sales


BANG! Ping. BANG, BANG! Ping, ping. Gunshots echoed through the trees of a rural farm, lead disintegrating into dust as it exploded against thick steel targets.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion & Firearms Seizure Bills Up For Vote Soon


On March 9th, Senate Bill 5434 to expand arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens would be unable to defend themselves and Senate Bill 5745 to expand the program to seize firearms without due process were pulled from the Senate Rules Committee and may receive floor votes as early as tomorrow, March 11th



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Utah: House Committee Scheduled to Hear Anti-Gun Bill Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation that would hold gun owners liable for the criminal actions of others, House Bill 190.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Iowa: House Floor Hearing For Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment


On March 13th, the Iowa state House of Representatives will hear House Joint Resolution 13 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right. In addition, House File 636 to reduce arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless and House File 716 to expand the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting are also currently in the House awaiting a hearing.

USA TODAY
Ocasio-Cortez Says She isn't Putting Moderate Democrats in a Tough Spot. They Disagree


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive superstar who has captured an enthusiastic following, disputed charges from moderate Democrats that she is making it harder for them to win re-election in 2020.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Pick-up/Drop-off Bill


On March 14th at 10:00AM, the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.

FOXBUSINESS.COM
Dick's to stop selling guns in 125 stores amid sales fallout from ban


Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens a New Window. is planning to eliminate guns and other hunting products from 125 stores Opens a New Window. in 2019, a move that comes as the retailer continues to suffer fallout from its controversial decision to ban the sale of some firearms.

NJ1015.COM
Gov. Murphy’s hike on gun fees is about control, range owner says


It's been just under a week since Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his $38.6 billion state budget, including a proposed $9 million hike on gun fees and taxes And that's sent shockwaves through New Jersey's community of licensed gun owners and second amendment supporters. As laid out in Murphy's budget blueprint, gun fees would increase from $5 to $100 for a firearms purchaser identification card, and from no charge to $50 for a duplicate ID card. They'd increase from $2 to $50 for a permit to purchase; from $20 to $400 for applications or renewals of gun-carry permits; and from $15 to $45 for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System review for firearms purchases.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM
Massachusetts AG’s Attempt to Block Gun-Rights Suit Fails


On Friday, a federal judge denied Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey's (D.) request that a suit filed against her decision to unilaterally redefine "assault weapons" be stayed. Healey had requested the stay because she believes a parallel case against her 2016 decision to expand the definition of banned "assault weapons" should be decided first. U.S. District Court judge Timothy Hillman ruled the federal case deals with factors beyond those at hand in the state case. "The Enforcement Notice warrants constitutional review for vagueness without reaching the state law issue," he wrote in his ruling.

FOX19 KY
Governor Signs KY Bill into Law Allowing Concealed Carry Without Permit


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill to change gun laws in the Commonwealth. Bevin signed the NRA-backed measure, Senate Bill 150, into law Monday. It allows anyone 21 and over to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in the state of Kentucky.
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NEWS
Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy


On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so subtly threaten a bank for lawfully serving businesses that don’t reflect her political views. While the media did their best to protect Barack Obama and his administration from any hint of scandal, two gun related issues managed to stain the White House with considerable and widespread disrepute.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: House Committee Passes Gun Control Legislation to the House Floor


Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 63. HB 63 will now head to the House floor for consideration.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Moms Demand Action Publicly Criticized for INACCURATE Testimony


On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, two bills supported by NRA & USF were heard and overwhelmingly passed in the House Criminal Justice Committee. Ms. Shannon Guse, speaking on behalf of Moms Demand Action, made patently false statements in her testimony about HB-403. But she didn't get away with it. Democrat Ranking Committee Member, Rep. Michael Grieco, called her out in front of the Committee for her inaccurate testimony.

NEWS EDGE
Sign in Print Woman booted from Conn. gun hearing for texting she'd 'blow away' GOP lawmaker, NRA members


A woman was escorted from the Connecticut State Capitol building after someone spotted her writing a text that said she wanted to "blow away" a Republican lawmaker and National Rifle Association members during a public hearing on gun control Monday.

FOX NEWS
Illinois Democrat pushing to ban Second Amendment sanctuary cities


Video: Illinois Democrat pushing to ban Second Amendment sanctuary cities

WTNH.COM
Lawmakers set to introduce gun control legislation requiring background checks on ammunition purchases


Several lawmakers are joining together on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to talk gun control legislation. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Sschultz are holding a press conference Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to introduce 'Jaime's Law.' The bill would require universal background checks for ammunition purchases
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: School Pick-Up/Drop-off Bill Passes Committee, Headed To Senate Floor


On March 14th, the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass House Bill 2693, sending it on to the full Senate where it will await a floor vote. HB 2693 would improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Iowa: Both Chambers Pass Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment


On March 13th, the Iowa state Senate voted 33-16 to pass Senate Joint Resolution 18 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right. Later the same day, the state House of Representatives voted 53-46 to concur. While this important amendment will not appear on the ballot until 2022, there are still two pieces of critical, pro-gun legislation that can be heard and enacted this year



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Senate Judiciary Committee Acting on Gun Bills This Week


On Friday morning, March 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting again to “mark-up” several gun bills, and they could potentially vote on some of the legislation.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: NRA-Supported Bills on the Move in the House & Gain Key Support from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick


Gun control measures loom in the background as session truly starts cranking this month



NEWS
Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Bill Signing Ceremony


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox to a ceremonial bill signing for SB 150, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

NEW HAVEN REGISTER
Iowa lawmakers approve gun rights constitutional amendment


The Iowa Legislature has again passed a resolution that would add the U.S. Constitution's gun protections by amendment to the state constitution.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Pittsburgh Council gears up for gun bill votes


Debate in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers warmed up Wednesday ahead of next week’s expected preliminary votes on amendments to three proposed gun-control bills, even though the motion on the table merely called for adding an appendix.

YAHOO NEWS
The Left Can’t Blame Money in Politics for Its Policy Failures



Both of our political parties are dominated by people who believe that the American people are fundamentally on their side. When they face political setbacks, then, there must be some nefarious explanation for the thwarting of the people’s will. For contemporary Republicans, that explanation is likely to involve the media or the “deep state.” For Democrats, it will probably include money in politics. On the left, it’s the go-to theory for why progressive policies haven’t already been adopted. Why hasn’t the federal government taken strong action to fight climate change? It must be due to the influence of the fossil-fuel industry. Why doesn’t serious gun control ever get traction in Congress even when polls seem to back it? It’s because of the National Rifle Association’s contributions to campaigns.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION

New Mexico: House Passes Gun Control Bill to Governor’s Desk



Last night, the New Mexico House passed a bill to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham that would go beyond federal law by removing certain individuals’ Second Amendment rights.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head


On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.



NEWS
Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71


Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) concluded two days of hearings on Bill C-71, the Liberal government’s gun control bill. (An additional hearing date has been set for March 18, 2019.) The committee has so far heard from approximately 40 witnesses, including gun rights advocates, gun control groups, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, researchers and academics, sport shooting associations, industry groups, small business owners, Statistics Canada, community activists, and others.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: Gun Day Hearing Scheduled in House Committee on Tuesday


Next Tuesday, March 19, upon rise of the House (around 3:30pm) in Room 101, the House Committee on Judiciary has scheduled a long list of gun bills for consideration



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: House Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills



Today March 15th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs is hearing anti-gun bills SB 600, SB 621, and SB 1466.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Multiple Gun Bill Hearings Scheduled in the Volunteer State


Next week, the Tennessee General Assembly has multiple gun bills being considered in multiple committees, and your legislators need to hear from you!

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL
Florida House panel advances two gun bills backed by NRA


A House panel has advanced two gun bills, backed by the National Rifle Association, that are reopening a debate about whether people with concealed-weapons licenses should be able to carry guns on school campuses used by churches and store firearms in vehicles on school property.

THE HILL
The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority


Republicans are eyeing a path to the House majority that takes them through Trump country. The GOP has already put 55 districts held by Democrats on its target list for 2020. But Republican hopes are highest in the 31 districts that President Trump carried in 2016. That includes 13 districts where the real estate mogul bested Hillary Clinton by more than 6 points.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: Gun Control Bills on the Move in Maryland!


Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee amended multiple gun control bills before sending them to the House for further consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Mississippi: Pro-Gun Bill Signed by Governor


On Thursday, March 14, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed NRA-supported HB 1581 into law after it was passed unanimously in each chamber earlier this session.
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TOWNHALL
Firearms Reporter Takes Kirsten Gillibrand to the Woodshed Over Her Anti-Gun Remarks


It’s not that they don’t know. I’m sure they do know by now. They have to, but for the sake of the narrative, they need to peddle straight garbage about firearms to get their base drummed up.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
What Does Beto O’Rourke Believe?


There has been a debate, both in the run-up to and since last week’s launch of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, about his ideology and policy positions. It has two dimensions.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice


With less than 12 hours-notice to the public, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, this morning.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: House Passes Multiple Gun Control Bills to the Senate


Last night, the Maryland House passed multiple gun control bills. House Bill 786 was passed by a 90 to 49 vote, and House Bill 740 was passed by a 94 to 45 vote.

BALTIMORE SUN
Maryland House of Delegates OKs bills requiring long gun background checks, banning 3D-printed guns


The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval Monday to bills that would ban 3D printed guns and require background checks for all sales of long guns, such as shotguns and rifles. The bills are among the priorities of gun-control advocates, but just as strongly opposed by gun-rights supporters.

WPRI.COM
Rhode Island lawmakers consider gun control bills



Lawmakers are set to take up a number of bills related to gun control. Among them, is a measure that would raise the age to buy a gun in Rhode Island.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Iowa: Remind Your Representative to Support The Family Defense Act


Under current law, Permit to Carry Weapons (PCW) holders are left defenseless when they choose to pick-up or drop-off their loved-ones at school or have to comply with the anti-self-defense policies their employer sets for parking lots. Legislation is currently sitting in the Iowa state House of Representatives awaiting further action that would ensure law-abiding citizens can defend themselves and their families as they go about their daily activities.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Introduced, Legislator Bill Introduction Deadline Extended


Today, Assembly Bill 291 was introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41). This omnibus anti-gun legislation is a threat to both gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Indiana: Senate Committee Passes Important Self-Defense Bill


On March 20th, the Indiana state Senate Judiciary committee voted 7-3 to pass House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Gun Control Bill Placed On Senate Calendar and Ready for Floor Vote


The Vermont Senate is expected to vote on this year’s biggest gun control bill as early as tomorrow.

BREITBART
Nolte: CNN Wins Cronkite Award for Jake Tapper’s Rape Victim-Booing Town Hall


As if to prove just what a rotted and rancid institution journalism has become, of all the media events to occur last year, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism has been given to the CNN town hall where a rape victim was booed.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Connecticut: Committee Votes Today For Gun Bills


On March 20th, the Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee will be voting on a number of bills before them that would affect your Second Amendment rights, including bills to continue the never-ending push for more gun control in Connecticut.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
The Real Reason Connecticut's Decision About Remington and Sandy Hook Doesn't Make Sense


Gun control activists joyously celebrated a court decision Thursday, claiming that the ruling will be a massive step towards ending gun violence.

FREEBEACONCOM
Data Review Contradicts Hickenlooper Claim on Colo. Gun-Check Law


A review of Colorado data on gun background checks contradicts recent claims by former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper has repeatedly touted his signature on a universal background check measure. He has said the law was important because background checks in Colorado have prevented people from purchasing guns and that the system in place beforehand didn't require checks on half of all gun sales.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session


The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Montana: Preemption Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee


This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 325 and 357 by a party line 6 to 4 vote.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans


NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed.

VTDIGGER
Judge rejects state’s motion to dismiss "high-capacity" magazine ban case


Judge Mary Miles Teachout says attorneys arguing for and against a high-capacity magazine ban in Vermont need to fight it out in court before she decides on the constitutionality of a law passed last year. The state filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the gun owners and sellers bringing the case did not have legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the ban. Attorneys representing the gun owners were seeking a summary judgement, arguing that the facts of the case proved beyond debate that the ban is unconstitutional.

WASHINGTONPOST.COM
U.S. Democrats rally as New Zealand bans semi-automatic firearms


New Zealand moved with relative light-speed political urgency to ban semiautomatic weapons in the wake of Friday’s massacre at two Christchurch mosques, sparking a discussion in Washington: If a ban could happen there, could it also happen here? Democrats looking for a similar path will face different obstacles in a country where gun rights enshrined in the Constitution have been impervious to a row of mass killings. New Zealand has a tradition of hunting and shooting as sport similar to the United States, but there is no legal provision to own weapons for self-defense.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Indiana: Bill Amended To Expand Self-Defense Opportunities


On March 20th, Senate Bill 119 was amended by the House Public Policy Committee and passed by a vote of 13-0 to include language that was originally in House Bill 1643.

PHILLY.COM
‘My firearm would’ve saved me’: Raped as a Temple student, she now fights for gun rights


Savannah Lindquist desperately tried to remember what she’d learned in the women’s self-defense class. She jerked her wrists, fighting to break her attacker’s grasp. She couldn’t.

AXIOS.COM
Bernie Sanders: U.S. must follow New Zealand's lead and ban "assault weapons"


Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said late Wednesday the U.S. must follow New Zealand's lead in banning assault weapons, and it should do so by taking on the National Rifle Association — which swiftly rejected the call. “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States"



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: NRA & SAF Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds Moves Forward


On March 20th, the Washington Superior Court rejected the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation against the City of Edmonds to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance passed by the City Council. The lawsuit can now proceed.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Rally to Defend the 2nd Against California-Style Infringements


Second Amendment rights in Oregon are under attack like never before and it is critical that every NRA member and Second Amendment supporter takes an active role to fight back. Local Oregon businesses Radian Weapons and Noveske Rifleworks hope you will join them in Salem for the Defend the 2nd rally where law-abiding citizens will remind their elected lawmakers who they work for and tell them to end this assault on our Constitutional rights.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis


Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Senate Passes Handgun Waiting Period Legislation


Despite passing the most sweeping gun control bill in the history of the state last session, the gun ban groups proved that their thirst to end your constitutional rights is far from quenched.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: House to Vote on Gun Control Legislation Next Week


On Tuesday, the Delaware House is scheduled to vote on House Bill 63.



NEWS
U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation


American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, and media outlets have offered their full-throated support for the New Zealand government’s efforts to ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun owners.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban


NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.



NEWS
Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban


The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have resorted to or propagated lies about Australia’s gun confiscation experience in order to push their anti-gun agenda.



NEWS
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights


The Last Frontier is also one of the last places one expects to find rights-trampling government officials. The state’s strong libertarian streak is one of the reasons a recent report regarding the authoritarian behavior of an official from the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is so jarring.



NEWS
Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services


On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Judge throws out Deerfield's "assault weapons" ban


A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on "assault weapons" five years after the Illinois legislature declared such regulations the exclusive power of the state. Judge Luis Berrones issued a permanent injunction blocking the village from enforcing its ordinance. In the ruling, Berrones wrote that the plaintiff gun owners have “a clearly ascertainable right to not be subjected to a preempted and unenforceable ordinance” that prohibits possession of "assault weapons", imposes financial penalties for keeping them and allows their property to be confiscated.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Supreme Court to Review New York City Gun Control Law



A headline in Reason Magazine said it all: “Have Gun, Can’t Travel.” That’s the plight of New York City “premises licensees” under one of the most bizarre and oppressive gun control laws in the nation. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has that law in its sights.



NEWS
Feinstein Pushes to Ban America’s Most Popular Firearm, Again


It’s been nearly 25 years since Dianne Feinstein uttered those words while discussing the 1994 ban on semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns. With that proclamation, she made clear that her ultimate goal when it comes to firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens is nothing short of confiscation.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Why New Zealand's New Gun Controls would be Unconstitutional in America


As my colleague Anna Giaritelli notes, gun control activists are calling for U.S. adoption of New Zealand's new gun regulations, as ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following last week's terrorist attack.

FREEBEACON.COM
Dems and Gun-Control Advocates Celebrate New Zealand Gun-Confiscation Plan


American gun-control advocates and Democratic politicians took to social media to celebrate New Zealand's plan to ban and confiscate many semiautomatic rifles and magazines on Thursday in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque attack. New Zealand's plan involves banning the sale and possession of any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition. Those who own such firearms would have to turn them in to police during a yet-to-be-determined buyback period or face criminal prosecution, fines, and jail time. The policy further restricts gun ownership in the country, which has a small number of gun owners. State officials enjoy wide authority to deny or revoke gun ownership licenses, which are required to purchase or own firearms.

MYNORTHWEST.COM
NRA President Oliver North on Washington state’s gun laws


NRA President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North stopped by The Dori Monson Show Wednesday to talk about the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates, and to go over new gun laws in Washington state. “None of these things are going to stop the kinds of heinous crimes we’ve been watching over the past several years,” he told Monson. “When you look at some of these acts — these mass killings — the legislation that Washington, and many other states, are enacting aren’t going to stop any of these.”

FREEBEACON.COM
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: ‘Nobody in America Has Suggested Banning Any Guns’ (They Have)


MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said "nobody in America has suggested banning any guns" during coverage Thursday of new gun control measures in New Zealand, although in fact many people in America have suggested banning types of guns. "Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?" he asked, going on to discuss a recent NBC News report on the prevalence of suicide by guns in the United States. Velshi's comment is curious, given the intense wave of support for gun control measures on the left, particularly in the past year since the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities


On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting. HF 716 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: “Red Flag” and Other Gun Bills To Be Heard This week


This week, the Tennessee state Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee will be hearing a number of bills that would impact our Second Amendment rights in Tennessee.

POLITICO.COM
Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats squeeze big banks on guns, immigration, climate


More than a decade after Wall Street's crash wrecked the global economy, House Democrats are threatening to stigmatize the nation's biggest banks again. Progressive freshmen like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are joining with veteran lawmakers to try to shame the lenders into taking a stand on some of the country’s most divisive issues: climate change, gun violence and immigration.

TOWNHALL.COM
There It Is...Ocasio-Cortez Pushes For A Gun Ban


The New Zealand shooting, which left 50 people dead, is already being weaponized by the Left to pursue yet another wave of anti-gun activism. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government virtually banned semi-automatic rifles, so of course, Democrats over here were oozing with all the feelings over that. Sen. Bernie Sanders was all over it almost immediately after news of the ban was reported. There is no wiggle room in Kiwi land, folks. It’s a gun confiscation program. No grandfather clause, or anything, if you own a so-called “military-style” assault rifle (liberal speak for a scary gun), you need to turn them over. It’s trash, but it’s also a good reminder for why we have a Second Amendment to our constitution. There are some in the media who say that no one has called for a gun ban. That’s patently false. The newest to voice their gun grabbing feelings is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

SOUTH EAST MISSOURIAN
Oliver North extols virtues of United States during 50th annual Lincoln Day celebration


Combat veteran of the Marine Corps and president of the National Rifle Association Oliver North emphasized the importance of maintaining freedom by defending the Second Amendment during the 50th annual Lincoln Day celebration Saturday at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau.

POLITICO
Cramer bill would penalize big banks that turn away gun industry


Sen. Kevin Cramer is introducing legislation designed to discourage big banks from cutting off the firearms industry, the latest response to moves by lenders such as Citigroup and Bank of America that have distanced themselves from the gun business.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: Contact Your State Senators and Urge Them to Support Senate Bill 19!


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Firearm Seizure & Other Bills to Be Heard In Committees


This week, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will be hearing several bills affecting Second Amendment rights that crossed over from the opposite chamber.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard This Week


Tomorrow, March 27th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466. On Thursday, March 28th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on House Bill 720.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: House Committee Hearing Scheduled for Tomorrow Morning


Tomorrow, the House Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee is scheduled to consider multiple gun bills, and committee members need to hear from you now!



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kansas: House to Have Final Vote on Self-Defense Legislation Tomorrow


Today, the Kansas House passed House Bill 2326 on a voice vote, and is expected to hold a final vote on the pro-gun legislation tomorrow.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: House Passes Gun Control Legislation to the Senate


Today, the Delaware House passed gun control legislation, House Bill 63, by a 22 to 19 vote. HB 63 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law



Yesterday, Governor Gary Herbert signed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 114 into law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Idaho: Senate Committee Passes Self-Defense Legislation


Yesterday, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee passed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206. HB 206 now heads to the Senate floor for final consideration.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Deja Vu! Moms Demand Action Give INACCURATE Testimony AGAIN


On Monday 3/25/2019, SB-1238 - Guns on Private Property of Churches by Sen. Debbie Mayfield was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and PASSED by a vote of 4-2. However, the story of the day was the arrogance and lack of professionalism by Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action lobbying group and their "lobbyist of the day."

FOX 8
Ohio: Settlement allows students to store firearms in cars on Ohio State campus


A student gun-rights group has announced a settlement with Ohio State University over the ability of concealed-carry permit holders to store guns in vehicles.The Students for Concealed Carry Foundation group says the settlement resolves a lawsuit first brought in 2014.

IDAHO STATESMAN
Idaho: Conceal carry bill advances despite Boise Police chief’s safety, training concerns


Proponents and opponents of a bill lowering the age to 18 to conceal carry a handgun within Idaho city limits without a permit or training testified on Monday about the importance of firearm-safety training. Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/poli...l#storylink=cpy


BALTIMORE SUN
Maryland Senate votes to abolish the state's Handgun Permit Review Board; measure moves to House


The Maryland Senate approved a bill Monday night that would abolish the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board. The 30-16 vote now moves the measure to the House of Delegates for consideration.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas: Gun Control Bill to be Heard in Committee



Tomorrow, the Senate City, County, and Local Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 621, legislation that could deprive you of your Second Amendment rights without due process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Connecticut: Gun Control Bills Pass Committee


The Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee has voted to pass a number of gun control bills. They will now go to their respective chambers for further consideration.

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL
Proposal to arm teachers moves forward in Florida Senate, despite opposition


A proposal to arm teachers advanced along party lines in the Florida Senate Tuesday, despite opposition from students and educators who say it won’t make schools safer and could put children in harm’s way. A Senate panel approved the measure in a 5-3 vote — just over a year after a gunman opened fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and killed 17 students and staff.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Mike Crapo warns big banks against caving to progressives on guns


Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, warned the nation’s largest banks Tuesday against cutting off access to gun manufacturers and other controversial industries due to political pressure. “Banks serve customers who are geographically and politically diverse, and it is wrong to use essential banking services as a way to choke off such services to lawful, creditworthy businesses,” Crapo wrote to the CEOs of Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, State Street Bank, and Wells Fargo.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kansas: House Overwhelmingly Passes Permit Recognition Legislation


Today, the Kansas House passed permit recognition legislation, House Bill 2326, by a final vote of 83 to 41. HB 2326 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Indiana: House Committee Passes Amended Self-Defense Bill


On March 27th, the Indiana state House Committee on Ways & Means voted to pass Senate Bill 119 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Indiana. It will now go to the full House of Representatives where it should be on the floor calendar for next week.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Busy Week Ahead for Committees in the Volunteer State


On Tuesday, April 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: Gun Control Night – Round 2


A couple of weeks after Rhode Island gun owners flooded the Statehouse with a sea of yellow for House hearings on gun bills, lawmakers are returning to Providence to hold another round.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Republicans Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Banks from Targeting Gun Industry


A pair of Republican senators introduced a bill on Friday that they say will prevent large financial institutions from denying service to gun and ammunition makers and dealers. Sens. Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.) and John Kennedy (R., La.) introduced S821, the Freedom Financing Act, in an effort to keep banks with more than $10 billion in assets from denying services to members of the gun industry. The Republicans said the bill was designed to prevent major financial institutions from effectively crippling legal gun transactions they don’t like They said the banking industry should not be able to decide whether Americans can lawfully purchase legal gun products.

THE COMPLETE COLORADO
Colorado’s Dave Kopel to U.S. Senate committee: “Red Flag” laws must fully respect due process


Colorado constitutional scholar David Kopel today testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on implementation of “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws in the states. Several U.S. senators, including Committee Chair Lindsey Graham, are exploring the idea of giving federal grants to states to implement such laws. Kopel is research director at the Independence Institute*, a free market think tank in Denver, and adjunct professor of constitutional law at Denver University’s Sturm College of Law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Idaho: Self-Defense Legislation Passed Out of Senate, Heads to Governor


Yesterday, the Idaho Senate passed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, by a 28 to 7 vote.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Comprehensive Anti-Gun Bill to Be Heard


On April 2nd, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing where they will discuss Senate Bill 978. Though Senate Bill 978 as introduced would direct the Oregon State Police to study unlawful transfers, anti-gun legislators will be amending it into an omnibus gun control package that will include provisions from legislation already introduced during this session.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Bill To Criminalize Firearm Modifications And Allow Local Infringements to Be Heard!


On Monday, April 1st at 8AM in room 4100, the Nevada Legislature will be holding a joint hearing of the Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees to consider Assembly Bill 291. Introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41), this omnibus anti-gun legislation is a threat to both law-abiding gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS
Breaking! Federal Court Finds California Magazine Ban Violates the Second Amendment


In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. The case is Duncan v. Becerra. The NRA-supported case had already been up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the question of whether the law’s enforcement should be suspended during proceedings on its constitutionality. Last July, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld Judge Benitez’s suspension of enforcement and sent the case back to him for further proceedings on the merits of the law itself.



NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS
Get Your Tickets Today to the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum!


NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry.

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
CNN's Parkland Townhall Sought to Inflame, Not Inform


When I was told over a year ago that I would be attending CNN’s “townhall” on the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I knew it would neither be a journalistic endeavor nor a genuine townhall meeting where anyone would be permitted to speak. CNN’s own title said it all: “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action.” So this was an advocacy event, not a journalistic undertaking, which makes the Walter Cronkite Award the news channel received last week for the program utterly undeserved.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Complaint Filed in NRA-supported Challenge to Hawaii Concealed Carry Law


FAIRFAX, Va. – The Hawaii Rifle Association (HRA), with the support of the National Rifle Association, today filed a lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s extreme requirement that a concealed carry license can only be issued in “urgent” or “exceptional” instances. “This law is so extreme that regular, law-abiding Americans cannot obtain concealed carry licenses, and that is a clear violation of their right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.



NEWS
Ocasio-Cortez Joins Effort to Pressure Banks into Adopting the Far Left’s Anti-gun Agenda


The battle over politics in the financial marketplace continues to intensify. The combatants include anti-gun politicians who insist that banks have a social responsibility to sign onto the far left’s political agenda. Opposing them are patriotic Americans of all stripes who believe that federally chartered banks should serve the law-abiding public without ideological or political discrimination.

CLEVELAND.COM
Ohio is closer than ever to allowing concealed weapons without a permit, supporters say


For the first time in more than 20 years of trying, gun-rights advocates in Ohio say they’re optimistic that the state will soon no longer require a license to carry a hidden handgun or other deadly weapons. Nearly half of all Ohio House Republicans are co-sponsoring new legislation to abolish the state’s conceal-carry license and training requirements. The legislation, House Bill 174, would also expand the list of allowable concealed weapons to include rifles and shotguns, instead of just handguns. In addition, the bill would repeal an Ohio law requiring motorists stopped by law enforcement to notify the officer if they are carrying a gun.



NEWS
Dick’s Sporting Goods Loses $150 million on Gun Control Crusade


For the last year we’ve been reporting on the bizarre saga of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ transformation from a relatively functional purveyor of mainstream sporting goods to a groveling symbol of modern corporate virtue signaling. On Friday, new evidence emerged of just how much that crusade has cost the retailer.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: House to Hold Public Hearing on Gun Bill Tuesday Night



Last month, Vermont gun owners flooded Vermont Technical College for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed gun legislation.



NEWS
Questionable Metrics in New Study


A Columbia University doctoral student in epidemiology and professors from the NYU School of Public Health, the BU School of Public Health, and the Penn School of Medicine published a study last week in The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) that purports to have found that “states with more permissive gun laws and greater gun ownership had higher rates of mass shootings, and a growing divide appears to be emerging between restrictive and permissive states.”



HUNTING
ESPN Sportscaster Attacks Sportsman


Perhaps jealous of all of the negative coverage his MSNBC protégé has received in recent days, this week ESPN host Keith Olbermann launched an unhinged Twitter attack against a Mississippi hunter that earned the political commentator widespread scorn.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die


On Thursday, March 28th, the Kentucky Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session having passed and enacted legislation that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Language Released For Gun Control Bill, Additional Hearing Scheduled


On April 2nd, the Oregon state Senate Committee on Judiciary will be holding a public hearing for Senate Bill 978. The -1 amendment for SB 978 is an omnibus gun control package that includes numerous anti-gun provisions pulled from previously introduced legislation.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: More Firearm-Related Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committees this Week


On Tuesday, April 2, both the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee are scheduled to hear several firearm-related bills and on Wednesday, April 3, the Assembly Appropriations Committee is also scheduled to hear several firearm-related bills.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation


The Iowa state House of Representatives has the opportunity to ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves and their loved ones. Unfortunately, they have still not brought up House File 636, the Family Defense Act, for debate and time is running out to move that critical piece of legislation.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law


On March 29th, Governor Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 79, "An Act to Protect Shooting Ranges."

WASHINGTON TIMES.COM
Punishing the gun industry


President Donald J. Trump can do one simple thing that would, with one stroke of his pen, save little businesses across America, bring fairness to a politically incorrect industry that voted for him and stop another attempt to bankrupt America’s gun manufacturers. Mr. Trump can approve this reform to modernize our export-control language so that it includes the U.S. ammunition and firearms industry. All of the other industry sectors that were involved have already benefitted from this process, as their oversight for export was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export experts at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

LASVEGASNOW.COM
Nevada lawmakers consider new gun-control measures


A pair of gun control measures get their first - and possibly only - hearing before a state legislative committee Monday morning. The bills are being pushed by Nevada Democrats, who say more gun control is needed in the wake of the 1 October shooting in 2017.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Colorado: “Red Flag” Legislation Sent to the Governor after House Concurs


Today, the Colorado House Concurred on House Bill 1177, legislation that could derive an individual of their Second Amendment rights without due process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: Senate Advances NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill - Multiple Bills to be Heard in House Committee on Wednesday


This morning, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously voted out a committee substitute for Senate Bill 19, an NRA-backed measure sponsored by State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) that protects the rights of tenants to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in residential units, and to transport them directly en route between their personal vehicles and their apartments or condominiums.

NEWS
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FOX 61
Colorado sheriff says he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce proposed gun law


Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees so strongly with a gun bill making its way through the Colorado legislature that he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce it. “It’s a matter of doing what’s right,” he said. He’s not the only one who feels so strongly.

THE HILL
This week: Senate GOP prepares to change rules on Trump nominees


Senate Republicans are preparing to push through a rules change that would cut down the amount of time it takes to confirm hundreds of President Trump’s nominees. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed up the resolution for an initial vote before the Senate left town, bringing the years-long fight over the pace of nominations to a head this week.

FOX NEWS
High-capacity [sic] gun magazines to remain legal in California, judge rules


High-capacity [sic, actually standard capacity] gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited a home invasion where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker and two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.[sic, actually standard capacity]



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Reminder, Hearing Tomorrow With New Updates, Contact your Legislators Today!


Late yesterday, the Judiciary Committee announced yet another change to Monday's agenda for their gun control hearing, this time limiting the amount of time for consideration on AB 291, the omnibus gun control bill, and a time change for AB 153, to impose one-size-fits-all standards for firearm storage. This sudden change seems to signal an alarming trend where legislation impacting our Second Amendment rights gets rushed through a single joint committee hearing instead of separate hearings in each chamber like other legislation.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Montana: Senate Passes Preemption Legislation to the Governor’s Desk


Today, the Montana Senate passed House Bill 325 and 357 by a 29 to 20, and 28 to 21 vote respectively.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Multiple Committee Hearings Scheduled Tomorrow


Tomorrow, several gun bills are scheduled in multiple committees for consideration,



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arkansas Urgent Action Needed: Contact Your Senator and Urge them to Support Self-Defense Legislation on the Floor


Senate Bill 484, sponsored by Senator Bob Ballinger and Representative Aaron Pilkington, would remove the ambiguous and confusing language in Arkansas’ current duty to retreat statute.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
NRA is back, ‘highest ever’ membership


The National Rifle Association has recovered from a membership drop after President Trump’s 2016 election and is now at the highest levels ever in its history. New figures put the membership at approximately 5.5 million.

OREGON LIVE.COM
Oregon may expand gun-free zones, raise gun buying age


Oregon lawmakers have scheduled about four hours of public hearings on Tuesday to tackle what’s shaping up to be this year’s principal gun legislation. In the morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will take testimony on a 44-page proposal that would, among other things, penalize some gun owners who fail to lock up their guns and allow gun dealers to refuse to sell guns to people younger than 21. In the afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a more limited gun control bill.

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE.COM
Pittsburgh council approves gun-control bills


Pittsburgh City Council approved a package of gun laws Tuesday by a 6-3 vote. The legislation will place restrictions on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines used for self-defense.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Idaho: Governor Signs Important Self-Defense Legislation into Law


Yesterday, Governor Brad Little signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, into law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA and CRPA Oppose California’s Request to Immediately Halt “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling


On Tuesday, April 2, NRA and CRPA attorneys filed an opposition to California’s request seeking an immediate stay of enforcement of Friday’s decision in the case of Duncan v. Becerra, which found California’s restrictions against so-called “large-capacity” magazines unconstitutional and unenforceable. The decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California is a tremendous victory for gun owners in California, striking down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, most of which have been in place for nearly two-decades.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Georgia: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die


On April 2nd, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session having passed Senate Bill 72 in the last hours of session. SB 72 now heads to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk to be signed into law. In addition, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 150, was defeated this session when it was tabled.

TOWNHALL
McConnell: Due to Endless Democratic Obstruction, It's Time to Fast-Track Trump Nominees


If you've been following the judicial confirmation wars of recent years, you're already aware that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly taken off the gloves, forcing Democrats to live by the hardball partisan rules they've established over the course of numerous ends-driven power grabs. He detonated Harry Reid's nuclear option after the minority party launched an unprecedented filibuster against Justice Gorsuch's nomination, and has subsequently trimmed and stymied other delay tactics, as Democrats have adjusted their approach to across-the-board resistance. With some Democrats already fuming over the current consequences of the status quo they helped establish (President Trump and Leader McConnell have teamed up to confirm judges at a record pace), additional changes may be on the way.

INDY STAR
NRA convention expected to draw 80,000 to Indy


The National Rifle Association expects to draw up to 80,000 members later this month to Indianapolis for its annual convention, billed as "15 acres of guns and gear." "It's an economic win when we host the NRA and it's a win for the tourism workforce," said Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy.

GUNS.COM
Feds Grant $1 Billion to Wildlife Agencies from Gun, Equipment Sales


The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Monday announced over $1 billion in funding collected from the long-standing excise tax on the sale of guns, ammo, archery, and fishing equipment. The funds were collected included $673 million from the Pittman-Robertson and $365 million from the Dingell-Johnson programs, which have levied taxes against manufacturers of hunting and fishing equipment since 1937 and 1950, respectively. The initiative makes America’s sportsmen conservationists as they have contributed $21 billion over the years for the benefit of public recreation, wildlife restoration, and hunter’s education through their everyday purchases.

THE HILL
Pittsburgh approves new gun control legislation


The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved new gun control legislation that will place restrictions on the use of military-style assault weapons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The legislation would ban the use assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, which authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded several others. It would also ban the use armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, as well as allow the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be dangerous to themselves or others, the Post-Gazette reported. The paper noted that the legislation is expected to face court challenges from pro-gun advocates who say they'll sue to block the laws from taking effect, citing Pennsylvania state law that forbids municipalities from regulating guns.

MAIL TRIBUNE
Oregon Democrats pursue gun control measures


As part of an ambitious Democratic agenda, Oregon lawmakers are considering a range of gun control measures, including a provision that would penalize gun owners who fail to safely store their weapons at home. Advocates from both sides of the aisle flooded the Capitol on Tuesday to weigh in on an omnibus gun control package, which, among other things, would tighten gun storage requirements and outlaw untraceable firearms. The proposal would also tighten regulations around 3-D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, requiring that those who build these weapons to pass a background check. It would also allow retailers to set a minimum purchasing age of firearms and other accessories to 18, 19, 20 or 21. Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods and other major retailers have raised the minimum purchasing age to 21 and have been slapped with age discrimination lawsuits in response.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House Floor Votes For Anti-Gun Bills


On April 4th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives will be holding floor votes for House Bill 564 to restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds and House Bill 696 to take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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Minnesota: Urge Committee Members to Oppose Anti-Gun Amendments to Omnibus Bill


Today, the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee has convened a hearing to discuss its Public Safety Omnibus bill.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Duncan v. Becerra Update on NRA and CRPA’s Opposition to California’s Request to Halt “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling


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FOX 17
2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities' spreading to multiple states


Counties in several states are putting their own spin on 'Sanctuary Cities' by passing laws creating what is being called 'Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities.' Originally, sanctuary cities were places where laws were passed in which local law enforcement agencies and governments would not enforce federal immigration laws. Now, these 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities -or counties to be more specific, are passing their own resolutions to combat state or city government laws deemed restrictive by locals to 2nd Amendment rights.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Conservative Supreme Court candidate declares victory in Wisconsin


Conservative Brian Hagedorn declared victory in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race. Hagedorn led fellow appeals court Judge Lisa Neubauer 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent as of Wednesday morning. The results will not become official until a canvass of the votes. The Associated Press had not declared a victor, and both sides were digging in for the possibility of a recount and had made fundraising appeals. If the vote holds, the conservative majority on the court will expand from 4-3 to 5-2, and liberals will be unable to seize back control in 2020.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Committee To Vote On Omnibus Gun Control Package


On April 8th, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a work session and committee vote on Senate Bill 978 and its proposed amendments. SB 978 and the -1 amendment received a public hearing on April 2nd. Your NRA would like to thank all the NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who attended the committee hearing in opposition to this legislation.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Protect Your Second Amendment Rights from California-Style Infringements, Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops


Second Amendment rights in Oregon are under attack like never before and we need your help to fight back. That’s why we hope you will join us for one of our NRA-ILA Legislative Workshops where you will learn more about the threats to your rights in Oregon and what you can do to help us defeat them.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, Age Restriction Bill Eligible for a Floor Vote


Last week, the Hawaii state House Committee on Judiciary passed anti-gun bills Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466. Both bills are now eligible for the floor and SB 600 could receive a vote as early as tomorrow. Additionally, the Senate Committee on Judiciary passed HB 720, which will also be eligible for a floor vote.
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NEWS
President Donald J. Trump will Address NRA Members at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana


FAIRFAX, Va.— President Donald Trump will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the third consecutive year that President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.



NEWS
New York Times Resurrects Flawed Study


Bad anti-gun research, and the sensationalist journalism that often accompanies it, provide unending opportunities for the most used (overused?) of all firearm themes: Zombies. Just when you think the thing is gone for good, it appears again.



NEWS
New Zealand Government Wants Blank Check for Gun Confiscation


On April 2, gun control legislation hastily concocted after the terrorist attack in Christchurch passed its first reading in the New Zealand Parliament. The legislation would ban, and provide for the confiscation of, several types of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their accessories and even many pump-action shotguns. The oppressive legislation will face two further votes in parliament before it becomes law. Upon brining the legislation to parliament, Police Minister Stuart Nash proclaimed, “Owning a firearm is a privilege, not a right.”



NEWS
New Study: Cops Prevent Crime


Readers may have noticed that we review “gun policy” studies regularly. Those clamoring for federal funding for gun policy research should set themselves up a Google Scholar alert, but not everything we want to highlight is directly related to gun policy. Crime is a complex issue and criminals are – shockingly – at the root of “gun crime”.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis


Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.
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California
California: Federal Court Stays “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling Effective Friday @ 5:00PM
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California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward


Hawaii
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible For Votes In The Senate


Iowa
Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation


Maine
Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law



Oregon
Oregon: Committee To Vote On Omnibus Gun Control Package


Washington
Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion Fails To Advance

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Firearm Excise Tax, Increased DROS Fees and Other Firearm Related Bills Up for Committee Hearings

On Tuesday, April 9, the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife and Senate Governmental Organization Committee will be considering firearm and hunting related legislation.



WASHINGTON TIMES
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Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law. Given the news media plays these laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, as being so sensible, Sheriff Reams looks like a kooky right-winger. After all, who could be against taking away guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others? But the laws are more complicated than usually discussed in the press. Depending upon the state, anyone from a family member, intimate partner, ex, house or apartment mates, or police can file a complaint. Under Colorado’s proposed law, anyone can make a phone call to the police. They don’t even have to be living in the state. There is no hearing. All the judge has before them is the statement of concern.



FOX NEWS
Frank Miniter: How Trump can stop Democrats from unfairly punishing the gun industry icon-external-link.png

President Trump can do one simple thing that would, with one stroke of his pen, save little businesses across America, bring fairness to a politically incorrect industry that voted for him and stop another attempt to bankrupt America’s gun manufacturers. Trump can approve a reform to modernize our export-control language so that it includes the U.S. ammunition and firearms industry. All the other industry sectors that were involved have already benefitted from this process, when their oversight for export was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export experts at the U.S. Department of Commerce.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Committee to Hear Legislation Clarifying State Law on LTC Holders in Church

On Monday, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hear NRA-backed House Bill 1231 by Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van).
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Deadline for Bills to Advance From Policy Committees this Friday/Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Heard Tomorrow


Friday, April 12th, is the deadline for bills to advance from committees in their chamber of origin.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote


Senate Bill 1466 to allow for the seizure of firearms without due process will be eligible for a floor vote in the Hawaii House of Representatives as early as tomorrow, April 9th. In addition, the Senate passed House Bill 720 on Friday, April 5th, and it is now headed to Governor David Ige’s desk for his consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Committee to Hear More Anti-Gun Bills on Wednesday!


On Wednesday, April 10, the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety will hold public hearings on a number of NRA-opposed bills



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled in Multiple Committees This Week


Multiple Pro-Gun Bills scheduled for committee hearings this week.

TOWNHALL
Ouch: New Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren Running a Distant Third...In Massachusetts


Let's start with the requisite caveats that Democratic presidential primary is a marathon, not a sprint -- and that the field is still taking shape. We are also more than two months away from the first debates of the cycle (one set is scheduled for late June, then another in late July), and roughly ten full months away from the Iowa caucuses.

NEWS
NRA-PVF Endorses Fred Keller for U.S. House



The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Fred Keller in the upcoming special election for the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

BREITBART
Hawkins: Democrats Ignore NZ Gun Control Failures, Push Confiscation


Democrats overlooked the gun control failures leading up to the March 15, 2019, New Zealand mosque attacks, choosing instead to push bans and confiscations as the next step of an incremental gun control push.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill Still Awaiting Senate Floor Vote


On March 14th, the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass House Bill 2693, sending it on to the full Senate where it is still awaiting a floor vote. HB 2693 would improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.
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Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills Go To Conference


On April 8th, the Indiana state Senate voted 42-7 to pass House Bill 1284 and on April 2nd, the state House of Representatives voted 75-21 to pass Senate Bill 119. Because of the modifications made to these bills during the process, both bills will now be headed to conference committees for further action.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Legislation To Ban Private Transfers & Seize Firearms Introduced


On April 8th, House Amendment 1 to House Bill 96 was filed to impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as to criminalize private transfers and to create a gun seizure regime. HA 1 to HB 96 has been referred to the Rules Committee pending further committee assignments.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die from its 2019 Legislative Session


Late last night, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned from their 2019 Legislative Session.

SFGATE
Eric Swalwell on Assault Weapons: 'Just Take the 15 Million that are Out There and Buy Them Back'


Bay Area congressman Eric Swalwell on Monday became the latest person to join the incredibly crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. His primary policy message of the campaign will be gun control, and he's proposing a mandatory buyback of "military-style semiautomatic assault weapons."

WESA.FM
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto To Sign Gun Control Bills Today


A package of bills at the center of a heated debate about gun control in Pittsburgh is expected to become law today. Mayor Bill Peduto tells The Confluence he'll sign the bills at noon today. The bills would ban the use of assault-style weapons within city limits and allow guns to be temporarily seized from those deemed too dangerous to own them.

USA TODAY
Why I Learned to Use a Gun at a Mature Age and Now Carry One


My friends are well aware that I carry and know that should I be called to do so, I will protect them to the best of my ability.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pittsburgh Residents Challenge Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines


With assistance from the NRA, Pittsburgh residents filed a lawsuit today challenging the city’s ban on publicly carrying loaded magazines that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Pittsburgh’s recently enacted ordinance misleadingly describes these magazines as “large capacity” even though they come standard with many of the nation’s most popular firearms and are commonly used in handguns carried for self-defense.
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Delaware: Multiple Gun Control Bills Introduced in the General Assembly


Today, the Delaware Senate saw the introduction of multiple gun control bills, including gun bans, magazine bans, and requiring a permit to purchase.

NBC NEWS.COM
NRA Backs Suit Over Pittsburgh Gun Laws Passed in Wake of Synagogue Attack


Gun rights groups sued Tuesday to block Pittsburgh from enforcing firearms legislation passed after a mass shooting at a synagogue, accusing city officials of blatantly defying the state's prohibition on municipal gun regulation.

MIAMI HERALD
Chairman of Alaska Rights Commission Quits Amid Controversy


The chairman of the Alaska human rights commission submitted his resignation after the state agency found itself in the middle of a controversy involving its executive director.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Committee Passes 45-Page Gun Control Package


On April 9th, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 978 with the -5 Amendment. This legislation is an omnibus gun control package that, among other things, would require firearms be kept unavailable for self-defense and would also expand gun free zones where law-abiding individuals would be left defenseless. It will now go to the Senate floor for further consideration.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Passes Two NRA-Backed Bills This Week


This week, the Texas House passed two pro-Second Amendment measures to further protect your rights in the Lone Star State.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Firearm Modification Ban & Local Infringement Bill Scheduled For a Committee Vote Tomorrow


On April 12th, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary will hold a work session where they will vote on Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153. Despite rumors of possible amendments, none have been posted at the time of this alert.



NEWS HUNTING
NRA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior


With NRA's congratulations, David Bernhardt is confirmed as the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior ...



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii's Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements


The Hawaii Rifle Association, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a motion today seeking an immediate injunction against the unlawful and unconstitutional requirements Hawaii imposes on residents who wish to carry a firearm for self-defense.

THE DAILY SIGNAL
Latest News of Self-Defense With Firearms Contradicts Gun Control Rhetoric


Gun control advocates long have controlled the narrative about defensive uses of firearms, calling the “good guy with a gun” scenario a “myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.”

FOX40 BINGHAMTON, NY
Fact-Checking Gillibrand's Claim NRA 'Is Largely Funded' by Gun Makers


During her CNN town hall Tuesday night, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York addressed a question on gun control and her personal shift from receiving an A-rating by the National Rifle Association during her time as a member of the House of Representatives to the F-rating she maintains as a senator.
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NEWS
NRA Statement on New York City's Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review


NRA reacts to New York City's attempt to avoid having the NRA-supported Supreme Court case N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association, et al. v. City of N.Y., et al heard in DC.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms


On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing it called, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” If you are wondering what that could possibly have to do with the Second Amendment, let us remind you that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the Speaker of the House.



NEWS
Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report


Early this week, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) met to review and vote on Bill C-71, the Liberal Government’s gun control measure, section by section. This review follows several days of testimony that concluded on April 3, 2019.

HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO
Hawaii Rifle Association, NRA Seek Injunction To Suspend Gun Carry Requirements


Gun advocates filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court asking for an immediate injunction stopping enforcement of permit requirements that they say amount to a de facto ban on carrying guns. The request is part of an ongoing lawsuit against Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors that is making its way through the courts. The suit, Livingston v. Ballard, seeks to invalidate state law that states a license to carry a gun can only be issued when "urgent" or "exceptional." The Hawaii Rifle Association, backed by the National Rifle Association, wants the district court to suspend enforcement of the law while the suit proceeds on.

FOX40.COM
Gun Groups: Million-Plus Extended Magazines Flood California


More than a million high-capacity ammunition magazines flooded into California during a one-week window created when a federal judge temporarily threw out the state’s ban, gun owners’ groups estimated Thursday.



NEWS
Swiss to Vote on Implementation of EU Gun Controls


On May 19, Swiss citizens will go to the polls to vote in a referendum that will determine whether the peaceful mountain nation will acquiesce to the mandates of the European Firearms Directive. The Swiss have a proud history of voting to protect their firearms heritage. In 2011, the Swiss electorate rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the tradition of militia members keeping their firearms at home and burdened law-abiding gun owners with federal gun registration and new acquisition requirements.



NEWS
Get the Hect Outta Here: Police Chief Suspended After Students Complain About Pro-Gun "Likes"


Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges are two liberal arts institutions for women in the western part of Massachusetts. Both share a campus police department that until recently was overseen by Chief Daniel Hect, who took command February 18 of this year. Less than two months later, however, Hect finds himself on administrative leave after a wave of discontent following students’ scrutiny of his social media accounts. The main complaints, at least according to the students themselves, center on Chief Hect having “liked” tweets that in some cases were issued by the National Rifle Association and in others were supportive of the president of the United States.



NEWS
Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research


In 2017, anti-gun researcher John Donohue and his team released a study that purported to find that Right to Carry laws increase overall violent crime rates. The paper was updated six months later seemingly to address criticism of its methodology and produced the same conclusion. Readers may be familiar with the study as an anti-gun press fawned over the results without questioning the mechanism of the effect or the methodology itself.



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Brain Science Shows How Hunters Win or Lose at Survival


Why is someone who has everything he needs to survive being lost in the woods—including skills and supplies—found dead while someone else—with no gear or training—is found alive? Sure, some of it is chance, but survivors, no matter their nationality, religion or economic strata, share similar character traits and patterns of decision-making that increase their chances of making it out alive. If you’ve read Laurence Gonzales’ “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why” then you already know that you need to practice this way of living long before you get off course in a blinding snow storm, your business fails or you’re diagnosed with cancer. If you’ve followed up that book with “Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience” then you know even more about how the brain processes survival and how you can use hunting, for example, to help heal post-traumatic stress disorder.



NRA HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
"Snapshot Wisconsin" Uses Citizen Science to Aid Wildlife


What do you do if you have more than 6,000 blocks of habitat to survey for wildlife management, but you don’t have anywhere near the number of biologists or field technicians needed to accomplish the task? Answer: If you are a research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), you come up with a wild idea. You ask the public if it would be willing to help. You ask if state residents would set up and monitor thousands of trail cameras in areas of suitable habitat across the state. And you’d call it Snapshot Wisconsin.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Your State Representative Needs to Hear From You Immediately!


A couple weeks ago, the Vermont House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on an anti-gun bill that ended with the committee chair gaveling down the waving of the American flag during the proceedings.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Court Halts Public Housing Gun Ban, Big Win for Ill. Rape Victim


A federal court on Thursday cleared the way for an Illinois rape victim to have a gun in her public housing apartment to protect herself from further domestic violence, the latest judicial victory for Second Amendment advocates.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
DA Says Not Yet to Private Criminal Complaints Against Gun-Controlling City Officials


While some Pittsburgh residents are ready to file private criminal complaints over the city's recently passed gun-control laws, the Allegheny County district attorney's office on Thursday warned: Not so fast.
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NEWS
NRA Statement on New York City's Desperate Attempt to Avoid Supreme Court Review


NRA reacts to New York City's attempt to avoid having the NRA-supported Supreme Court case N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Association, et al. v. City of N.Y., et al heard in DC.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Another Day, Another Hearing with Anti-Gun Democrats Grandstanding on Firearms


On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing it called, “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” If you are wondering what that could possibly have to do with the Second Amendment, let us remind you that Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the Speaker of the House.



NEWS HUNTING
NRA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior


With NRA's congratulations, David Bernhardt is confirmed as the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior ...



NEWS
Get the Hect Outta Here: Police Chief Suspended After Students Complain About Pro-Gun "Likes"


Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges are two liberal arts institutions for women in the western part of Massachusetts. Both share a campus police department that until recently was overseen by Chief Daniel Hect, who took command February 18 of this year. Less than two months later, however, Hect finds himself on administrative leave after a wave of discontent following students’ scrutiny of his social media accounts. The main complaints, at least according to the students themselves, center on Chief Hect having “liked” tweets that in some cases were issued by the National Rifle Association and in others were supportive of the president of the United States.



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Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii's Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements


The Hawaii Rifle Association, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a motion today seeking an immediate injunction against the unlawful and unconstitutional requirements Hawaii imposes on residents who wish to carry a firearm for self-defense.



NEWS
Swiss to Vote on Implementation of EU Gun Controls


On May 19, Swiss citizens will go to the polls to vote in a referendum that will determine whether the peaceful mountain nation will acquiesce to the mandates of the European Firearms Directive. The Swiss have a proud history of voting to protect their firearms heritage. In 2011, the Swiss electorate rejected a ballot measure that would have ended the tradition of militia members keeping their firearms at home and burdened law-abiding gun owners with federal gun registration and new acquisition requirements.



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Pittsburgh Residents Challenge Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines


With assistance from the NRA, Pittsburgh residents filed a lawsuit today challenging the city’s ban on publicly carrying loaded magazines that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Pittsburgh’s recently enacted ordinance misleadingly describes these magazines as “large capacity” even though they come standard with many of the nation’s most popular firearms and are commonly used in handguns carried for self-defense.



NEWS
Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research


In 2017, anti-gun researcher John Donohue and his team released a study that purported to find that Right to Carry laws increase overall violent crime rates. The paper was updated six months later seemingly to address criticism of its methodology and produced the same conclusion. Readers may be familiar with the study as an anti-gun press fawned over the results without questioning the mechanism of the effect or the methodology itself.



NEWS
Canadian Senate Committee Rejects Handgun Ban Amendment; Issues Bill C-71 Report


Early this week, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) met to review and vote on Bill C-71, the Liberal Government’s gun control measure, section by section. This review follows several days of testimony that concluded on April 3, 2019.



NEWS
Breaking News: President Trump to speak at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis


FAIRFAX, Va.— President Donald Trump will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the third consecutive year that President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend NRA’s Grassroots Leadership Conference at the Annual Meetings in Indy!


Taking place in Indianapolis, this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is quickly approaching, and you are invited!



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis


Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.



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Brain Science Shows How Hunters Win or Lose at Survival


Why is someone who has everything he needs to survive being lost in the woods—including skills and supplies—found dead while someone else—with no gear or training—is found alive? Sure, some of it is chance, but survivors, no matter their nationality, religion or economic strata, share similar character traits and patterns of decision-making that increase their chances of making it out alive. If you’ve read Laurence Gonzales’ “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why” then you already know that you need to practice this way of living long before you get off course in a blinding snow storm, your business fails or you’re diagnosed with cancer. If you’ve followed up that book with “Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience” then you know even more about how the brain processes survival and how you can use hunting, for example, to help heal post-traumatic stress disorder.



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"Snapshot Wisconsin" Uses Citizen Science to Aid Wildlife


What do you do if you have more than 6,000 blocks of habitat to survey for wildlife management, but you don’t have anywhere near the number of biologists or field technicians needed to accomplish the task? Answer: If you are a research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), you come up with a wild idea. You ask the public if it would be willing to help. You ask if state residents would set up and monitor thousands of trail cameras in areas of suitable habitat across the state. And you’d call it Snapshot Wisconsin.
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Hawaii
Hawaii: Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote



Illinois
Illinois: Legislation To Ban Private Transfers & Seize Firearms Introduced


Indiana
Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills Go To Conference


Nevada
Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties


Oregon
Oregon: Committee Passes 45-Page Gun Control Package

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BREITBART
Massachusetts Campus Police Chief on Leave After Liking Tweets by NRA, Trump


The new joint campus police chief for Mount Holyoke College and Smith College in Massachusetts has been placed on leave after his personal Twitter account sparked outrage among students. The police chief had allegedly “liked” tweets from the National Rifle Association and President Donald Trump, which caused students to question whether their campus community is “safe.”

TOWNHALL
The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report...or Get Completely Wrong


Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder. “He raised a gun to shoot me,” said dental hygienist Sabrina Steal.



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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Consideration in Both Chambers This Week


This week, Senate Bill 403 and its companion bill, House Bill 167, are scheduled for consideration in their respective chambers.
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Texas: House to Consider Reform Measure Protecting the Right-to-Carry During Emergencies


Tomorrow, the Texas House is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1177, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), which protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area subject to a mandatory order issued during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Anti-Gun HB 265 would Violate your Civil Liberties



Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 265. Without a doubt, HB 265 is one of the most egregious violations of civil liberties ever introduced in the Alabama Legislature. This slipshod and misguided bill would create a process that is ripe for abuse.

THE HILL
Senate Bill Seeks to Bring Freedom Back to Banking


There’s something Orwellian about unaccountable corporate executives parsing over every purchase you make. It sounds “1984-ish,” but for the firearms industry, it’s a 2019 reality.

TOWNHALL
Swalwell: I Will Jail Those Who Defy My Gun Grabbing Agenda



Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is running for president. He’s one of many who are hopping into the 2020 clown car. No, he probably won’t win the nomination.
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YELLOWHAMMER NEWS
Dem state senator: Second Amendment advocates have ‘mental problems’


During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s public hearing on a constitutional carry bill on Wednesday, a Democratic state senator accused Second Amendment advocates of wanting people with mental illnesses to be able to purchase and possess firearms, leading the senator to assert that these same advocates themselves have “some mental problems.” State Sen. Gerald Allen’s (R-Tuscaloosa) SB 4 would get rid of the requirement that a gun owner has to have a permit to carry a lawfully owned firearm. It would not affect any existing legal requirements for someone to lawfully obtain that firearm.



NEWS
Vice President Pence will Deliver Remarks at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana


Vice President Mike Pence will address NRA members at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

NEWS
Pittsburgh Residents Seek Preliminary Injunction Against Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines


With support from the NRA, gun owners challenging Pittsburgh’s ban on publicly carrying loaded magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a motion today seeking a preliminary injunction. If the motion is granted, an injunction would prohibit Pittsburgh from enforcing its ban while the case is pending.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Gun Control Package Sent To Another Committee


Thanks to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their state Senators in opposition, Senate Bill 978 has been sent to the Oregon Senate Committee on Rules instead of directly to the Senate floor for a vote. While in the Committee on Rules, however, the bill is likely to be amended and could potentially include new provisions.

THE DAILY CALLER
UVA Student Asks Beto Why He Gave Less to Charity than A College Student


An unnamed student at the University of Virginia asked former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, during a Tuesday meet-and-greet on campus, why he gave less to charity than a recent college graduate.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Citi's Gun Crackdown Gives Ammo to 2nd Amendment Foes, Advocate Says


Justin Danhof wants Citigroup to take billionaire investor Warren Buffett's advice and stop pushing the gun merchants among its customers to set stricter limits on which products they sell and who can buy them.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Firearm Seizure Bill Heads To Judiciary Committee


On April 22nd, the Maine Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Legislative Document 1312, which would allow for firearms to be seized and Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process.
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Oregon: Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops To Help Protect Your Rights


Second Amendment rights in Oregon are under attack like never before and we need your help to fight back. That’s why we hope you will join us for one of our NRA-ILA Legislative Workshops where you will learn more about the threats to your rights in Oregon and what you can do to help us defeat them.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Passes Evacuation Carry Bill


On Thursday, the Texas House gave final approval to House Bill 1177 by a vote of 102-29.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Bills


After receiving a notice of disagreement for the House amendments to both Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466, the conference committee has met and agreed to the House amendments for both bills. The bills will be voted on again in the Senate as early as today.

LITHGOW MERCURY--AUSTRALIA
Lithgow City Council Backs Small Arms Factory Museum Fight


Lithgow City Council has thrown its support behind the Lithgow Small Arms Museum (LSAFM) after it found out that 70 per cent of the museums collection could be destroyed due to new regulations

NBC NEWS
Gun Control Case Study: A Mass Shooting, Major Reforms, Then A Political Backlash


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper bills himself as the experienced, consensus-building Democrat in the 2020 presidential race, one who has successfully tackled divisive issues like gun control.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Anti-Gun Bill Threatens Equal Protection of Right-to-Carry


On April 22nd, the Maine State and Local Government Committee will hold a hearing on Legislative Document 1470. LD 1470 would weaken Maine’s preemption laws to allow local municipalities to create a patchwork of laws, including prohibitions on where law abiding citizens may carry.

INDYSTAR.COM
Mike Pence to join Donald Trump at NRA convention in Indianapolis


The list of speakers for this month's National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis has grown a bit longer: Vice President Mike Pence will return to Indiana to speak at the event, the NRA announced Wednesday. The former Indiana governor will speak April 26 at a leadership forum with the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. President Donald Trump is also scheduled to speak at the convention, which is scheduled for April 26-28.
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NEWS
Heeee’s Baaack: Bill Clinton Peddles Gun Control on a Wish and a Lie


Proving there is no statute of limitations on political opportunism, this week former President Bill Clinton used the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Littleton, Colo. to pen an op-ed pushing the modern gun control agenda. In doing so, Clinton adopted several of the tired falsehoods that have become attendant to this debate.In recalling a White House conference on school violence that touched upon school shootings in 1999, Clinton noted, “This was a year before Columbine, when our nation did not foresee how increasingly frequent such attacks would become…” This passage is intended to give the impression that school violence and school shootings are common occurrences that have increased since the 1990s. This is not true.



NEWS
New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing


The New York Times – the “paper of record” – reports that “Gun Research is Suddenly Hot.” While we’re happy to see the Times has finally acknowledged that “gun research” can survive federal restrictions on taxpayer funded gun control advocacy, there are necessary caveats here.The volume of “gun violence research” may be increasing, but the field has not been as neglected as the media would have you believe. The Arnold Foundation and the Rand Corporation have partnered on a research venture into firearm-related violence that to date has reviewed thousands of studies published between 2003 and 2016.



NEWS
Media Continues to Cause Distorted Fear of School Violence


When it comes to the wellbeing of today’s youth, one would think that all could agree that provoking unnecessary fear should be avoided. That apparently is not the case, however, when it comes to pushing the narrative that changes are urgently needed to America’s gun control laws to keep schoolchildren safe from an “epidemic” of “gun violence” that is spiraling out of control. The truth is that schools are as safe as they’ve been in the last two decades, yet polls show the public believing the opposite to be true.

THE COEUR D'ALENE PRESS
North Idaho’s Arm of the NRA


Sitting across from him in the Hayden Panera Bread on Prairie Avenue, watching him smile and sip his coffee as he tells his genial backstory in a friendly, mild-mannered voice, it’s easy to forget that Dwight Van Horn is one of the most powerful people you’ll likely ever meet.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Constitutional Carry Vote as Soon as Next Week


The Alabama Senate could bring Senate Bill 4, Constitutional Carry, to the floor for a vote next week!



HUNTING
Can We Fight Zombie Deer?


Mention zombies and everyone sits up and takes notice. The topic of zombies has become a fun intellectual pastime in the last decade. As proof, look no further than the nearest selection of popular TV shows, blockbuster movies, green-tipped bullets or lime green AR-15s. The recent reference to deer zombies infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the media is neither accurate nor appropriate, but it was successful in sparking a much-needed discussion about the seriousness of the condition.



HUNTING
NRA’s Seminar to Address Global Poaching Crisis


It is the dawning of a new era. There is something special happening in America that, as a matter of fact, is happening on a global basis: the heightened awareness of conserving our natural wildlife resources and a stronger-than-ever move by hunter-conservationists to combat poaching. Helping to promote and lead the charge in anti-poaching initiatives is the National Rifle Association (NRA) America’s No. 1 organization for hunters. Along with defending American freedom and our constitutional rights, the NRA has been involved in protecting and defending hunting and wildlife conservation since its inception in 1871. Now it has announced it is holding a seminar titled, "Fighting Poaching: How the Hunting Community Can Stem the Tide" during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis on Sat., Apr. 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

NATIONAL REVIEW
Buttigieg: Assault-Rifle Ban ‘Should Be On the Table’


South Bend, Ind. mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential contender Pete Buttigieg expressed support Wednesday for a federal ban on what he called “weapons of war.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: DOJ Issues “Notice of Modification” to Proposed Ammunition Background Check Regulations


Today, the California Department of Justice issued a “Notice of Modification” to their proposed regulations regarding the soon to be implemented ammunition background check procedures. As a result of these changes, a second 15-day public comment period has been initiated. We are currently reviewing the proposal and will update members on the effect of these changes.
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Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bill Passes Legislature, On to Governor


On April 22nd, both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly voted to concur with the amendments made to House Bill 1284 during the conference committee process. HB 1284 has been amended to now include many important concepts from HB 1643. House Bill 1284 will now go to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.



NEWS
President to Speak at 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26


President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The complete list of speakers is below. To obtain media credentials, please click here. Credential requests must be received by midnight EST April 23, 2019. Set-up details and logistical information will be available on Tuesday, April 23.



NEWS
NRA Statement on NYSRPA's Response to New York City's Travel Ban


NRA backs NYSRPA's response as New York City desperately tries to kill a lawsuit challenging the city’s unconstitutional firearm travel ban.

NEWS
Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories


When I started with NRA in 1995, most of the attention our organization received was over legislative efforts in Congress. Firearm-related legislation at the federal level obviously has an impact on far more law-abiding gun owners than what happens in a single state. As I wrote last month, though, Congress often moves at a glacial pace. If you want to see a more rapid advancement in our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, you need to examine what we have been doing at the state level. Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987.

NEWS
With Proposed Federal Legislation, Anti-gun Advocates Seek to Impose May-Issue Gun Ownership


In 1987, only ten states had concealed carry laws that treated the Right-to-Carry in a manner consistent with our constitutional right to bear arms. Understanding that the whims and prejudices of government officials are incompatible with the proper recognition of a constitutional right, in the following three decades NRA and our members have worked to replace discretionary may-issue concealed carry permitting statutes with shall-issue Right-to-Carry laws. Today, 42 states and even the District of Columbia have Right-to-Carry laws that grant permits to law-abiding residents.

INDY STAR
NRA convention in Indianapolis: Trump's speech and everything else you need to know


The President of the United States, a country music icon, protesters and up to 80,000 gun-rights enthusiasts will assemble later this month in Downtown Indianapolis for the National Rifle Association's 148th annual convention. Gun-lovers and defenders of the Second Amendment will rub shoulders at the convention, billed as "15 acres of guns and gear," April 26-28 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. There will be more than 800 exhibitors throughout 650,000 square feet of exhibit space.

NEW YORK TIMES
New Jersey Governor Proposes 20-Fold Increase in Gun Ownership Fees


Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey wants to put the state at the forefront of a movement to raise fees on gun permits in order to expand efforts to tackle gun violence and reduce the flow of illegal firearms. Though New Jersey has strict gun control laws, its firearms fees have not changed since the mid-1960s, making it a bargain for gun owners. A firearm identification card costs $5, while a permit to own a firearm is $2. A permit to carry a gun costs $20. New York City, which also has stringent gun laws, charges $340 to apply for a permit to own and carry a gun.

ABC NEWS
Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton to run for president in 2020


Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts announced he's mounting a bid for president in 2020, expanding the Democratic field to 19 candidates. During his time in Congress, he's also been a loud advocate for banning semi-automatic assault weapons.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Senate to Consider Judiciary Omnibus Bill Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the Minnesota Senate is scheduled to consider the Senate Judiciary Omnibus bill, SF 802. Anti-gun legislators might take this as an attempt to push gun control amendments during the floor vote.



NEWS
NRA Supporting Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owner's Private Data


The NRA is supporting a challenge to Washington State's plan to release names and addresses of those who participated in the state’s bump stock buy-back program.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Chamber of Origin Deadline Today, Anti-Gun Bills On The Move


Today is the deadline for legislative bills to pass out of their chamber of origin. AB 291 and AB 153 are anticipated to receive votes today.
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Washington: NRA Backs Lawsuit to Prevent Public Database of Gun Owners


On April 23rd, NRA backed the filing of a lawsuit to prevent the public disclosure of the names and addresses of gun owners who voluntarily surrendered their bump-fire stocks for compensation in the program administered by the Washington State Patrol. Recently, an anti-gun activist filed a public records request in order to build a searchable database of those who previously owned these firearm accessories and surrendered them in good faith.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: Senate Committee to Hear Three NRA-Backed Measures on Thursday!


On Thursday, April 25, the Senate State Affairs Committee will meet at 9:00am in the Texas Senate Chamber to hold public hearings on the three NRA-backed measures below.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Democrats are still lost on gun control and presidential power


A gentleman, out for a walk late at night, comes upon a drunk who is sprawled beneath a street lamp, clawing at the pavement. “Sir, what are you doing?” asks the man. “Looking for my keys,” the drunk replies. AD 00:06 / 00:15 “You dropped them around here, then?” the man asks. “No,” says the drunk. “Then why are you looking here?” “Because,” the drunk replies, “this is where the light is.” This old anecdote sums up Democrats’ approach to preventing mass shootings for the last seven years or so. They don’t have answers. But when they become convinced that there’s something they can accomplish, they go right for it. It doesn’t bother them if their solution is completely irrelevant to the problem they’re supposedly solving.

INDY STAR
Here's what the NRA and Indianapolis hotels, restaurants said about convention-goers with firearms


The National Rifle Association's three-day convention in Indianapolis this week is expected to bring more than 75,000 people to the city's hotels and restaurants, and some are expected to being carrying firearms.

INDY STAR
Trump NRA visit: What drivers and travelers need to know about his Indianapolis appearance


It's going to be a busy day in Indianapolis on Friday. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to appear at the National Rifle Association convention in downtown Indianapolis, which is expected to bring an estimated 80,000 attendees over the course of four days.
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TULSA WORLD
Photos: The NRA's 148th annual meeting begins Thursday. A look back at past conventions.


The National Rifle Association is gathering for its 148th annual meeting, which begins Thursday in Indianapolis. What started in 1871 as a group devoted to hunting, shooting sports and gun safety has evolved into one of the most powerful forces in American politics. Some photos over the years:

NBC BAY AREA
The NRA Sues Los Angeles Over Its Disclosure Law for City Contractors


The National Rifle Association is suing Los Angeles over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group. The lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the law violates the First Amendment right to free speech and association and its 14th Amendment right to equal protection. The city says it will defend the ordinance, which took effect April 1.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
North Dakota: Firearm-Related Reform Heads to the Governor’s Desk


This week, the North Dakota Legislature passed pro-gun Senate Bill 2140 by a 42 to 4 vote in the Senate and an 89 to 3 vote in the House.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Gun Control Bills Pass Assembly


On April 23rd, the Nevada Assembly voted to pass Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153. AB 291 and AB 153 have been transmitted to the Senate and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration.
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Hawaii: Contact the Governor Today!


On April 24th, Governor David Ige signed House Bill 720 to impose criminal penalties upon gun owners if they fail to follow government requirements for how lost or stolen firearms must be reported. Additionally, SB 600 and SB 1466 have been transmitted to the Governor for his consideration.

NEWS
NRA Applauds Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb for Signing Comprehensive Gun Rights Bill into Law


FAIRFAX, Va.– The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb for signing into law a comprehensive gun rights bill that will make it easier for law-abiding Hoosiers to defend themselves. Gov. Holcomb signed the bill into law on the stage of the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum at the Indiana Convention Center - Lucas Oil Stadium.

NEWS
NRA Applauds President Trump's Announcement to Un-sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty


Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, issued the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will unsign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, unbinding the United States from the obligation to refrain from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of an unconstitutional Treaty signed on September 25, 2013 by then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry despite its threat to our national sovereignty and Second Amendment:



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: House and Senate Omnibus Bills Update


On Monday, the Minnesota House is scheduled to consider the House Public Safety/Judiciary Omnibus legislation.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: NRA Files Lawsuit Against Los Angeles for Blacklisting Contractors Affiliated with the NRA


On April 24, 2019, NRA filed a lawsuit challenging the City of Los Angeles’ recently adopted ordinance requiring current and prospective contractors working with the city to disclose any relationships with the NRA as a violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Make no mistake, the goal of this outrageous Ordinance is to discourage NRA membership and silencing support for the Second Amendment.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Will Vote on Two More NRA-Backed Bills Monday!


On Monday, April 29, the Texas House of Representatives will consider two NRA-supported measures: HB 3231 by Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) and HB 2363 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine).



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Advancing in the General Assembly


As early as Monday, pro-gun legislation House Bill 1264 could receive a vote on the House floor.

FOX NEWS
Trump to speak at annual NRA convention in Indiana on Friday



President Trump will address members and leaders of the National Rifle Association on Friday at the group's annual convention in Indiana. Around 80,000 gun enthusiasts and more than 800 exhibitors are expected to pack the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for the three-day event, the Indianapolis Star reported. It will mark the third straight year that Trump will deliver the keynote address, where he is expected to champion the rights of gun owners.

FOX 59
NRA kicks off 2019 conference in Indy



More than 800 exhibitors continued putting final touches on their displays Thursday in the halls of the Indiana Convention Center in anticipation of Friday’s opening of the NRA’s 148th Annual Meeting. The NRA’s return to Indianapolis after five years is equal parts business meeting, trade show and fundraising extravaganza with a presidential visit and all-star country concert thrown in.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: Senate Committee to Hear Gun Control Bills


On April 30th, the New Hampshire state Senate Judiciary Committee will hear two anti-gun bills that were previously passed by the state House of Representatives. House Bill 514 will impose delays on Second Amendment rights and House Bill 564 would restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds.
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NEWS
Report: UK Gun Owner Loses Licenses Over Social Media Presence



In 2016, UK shooter and popular YouTube gun channel personality Callum Long-Collins told the BBC, “Being British and a firearms owner, it almost feels illegal to have any sort of opinion on using guns for self-defense.” The comments appear to have been proved correct. According to an April 23 article in The Times titled, “Gun licences stripped from shooting activist over YouTube comments,” Long-Collins told the publication that he lost an appeal to have his firearms licenses reinstated with the primary reason being the content of his YouTube page, EnglishShooting.



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New Jersey Governor Hopes to Price Low-Income Residents Out of the Lawful Gun Market


It’s no secret that the Garden State is hardly Eden for Second Amendment supporters, who are subjected there to some of the strictest firearm laws in the nation. But now Democrat Gov. Philip D. Murphy is targeting New Jersey’s law-abiding gun owners and would-be gun owners with proposals to increase by several orders of magnitude the mandatory fees state residents must pay to own or carry firearms. These anti-gun taxes would hit low-income residents the hardest, predictably pricing many of them out of the gun market entirely, even though they typically live in the state’s highest crime areas.



NEWS
President Trump Withdraws U.S. from United Nations Arms Trade Treaty


During his speech to the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, President Trump announced that he would “unsign” the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) effectively withdrawing the United States from the treaty.



NEWS
President Trump and Vice President Pence Make History Once Again at 2019 NRA Annual Meeting


For the second year in a row, a sitting president and vice president both addressed NRA members at the 148th Annual Meetings in Indianapolis on Friday during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. This makes the third year in a row that President Trump joined with thousands of NRA members to share his support for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. His is once again one for the history books. In 2017, he became the first sitting president to attend the Annual Meetings in more than three decades when he addressed the Leadership Forum in Atlanta. The last president to attend the NRA Annual Meetings was Ronald Reagan in 1983.

USA TODAY
Trump reverses U.S. course on Arms Trade Treaty during speech at NRA in Indianapolis


President Donald Trump said Friday that he would pull out of the Arms Trade Treaty, a global 2014 pact designed to regulate the sale of conventional weapons, from guns to battle tanks. "We will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone," Trump said in a speech to the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby. "We are taking our signature back." The treaty negotiations began in 2012 under the purview of the United Nations. President Barack Obama signed it in 2013.

BREITBART NEWS
Mike Pence to the NRA: ‘No One Is Taking Your Guns’


Vice President Mike Pence addressed the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum and invoked the words of Charlton Heston, saying, “From my cold, dead hands.” He was referencing Heston’s famous 2000 speech in which he hoisted a rifle over his head and said, “I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed: ‘From my cold, dead hands.'” The crowd erupted in applause.

FOX 59
IN Focus: Trump, Pence headline NRA convention in Indianapolis


President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited Indianapolis Friday to address the National Rifle Association. Both delivered remarks at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum. This is the third straight year the president has delivered the keynote address at the forum, which was scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: Your Action Needed: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Bills This Week


This week, the following bills will be heard in the House Administration of Criminal Justice committee.
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Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die


On April 27th, the Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die from the 2019 Legislative Session. During this session, both chambers passed Senate Joint Resolution 18 to propose an amendment to the state Constitution affirming and recognizing the right of Iowans’ to keep and bear arms as a fundamental individual right. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives missed an opportunity to ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves and their loved ones when they failed to bring up House File 636, the Family Defense Act, for debate.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Private Transfer Ban Legislation On The Move


With the Illinois General Assembly returning from recess, House Amendment 1 to House Bill 96 is likely to move quickly. HA 1 to HB 96 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and creating a gun seizure regime.

THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS
SCOTUS to City of New York – NYSR&PA v NYC Goes Forward


As you probably know, the Supreme Court agreed to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. City of New York earlier this year That case has the potential to be a landmark decision for gun rights on the order of (or possibly exceeding) Heller and McDonald. Those who read the legal tea leaves on the anti-gun side have recognized the potential for the case to re-write (read: strike down) gun control laws across the country and it has them in a quiet state of panic. So much so, in fact, that the city of New York put the wheels in motion to change the law that’s at issue in the case.
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Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected


On April 28th, the Washington Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019 Legislative Session.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: House Committee Passes Two Pro-Gun Bills


Today, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee passed pro-gun measures, House Bill 281 and House Bill 235

GUNS.COM
Feinstein Pushes to Bump Age for Mags, ‘Assault Weapons’ to 21


U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein intends to introduce a bill to Congress that would ban the sale of “high capacity” magazines and “assault weapons” to adults under age 21. Feinstein, a California Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Monday that she intends to propose the legislation in coming days.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Clark County Commission Readies to Pass Gun Control With AB 291 Looming


Last week, the Nevada Assembly passed legislation that would give county politicians unprecedented control over gun rights across the state. Assembly Bill 291, which was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but has not been scheduled at this time for action, would criminalize certain firearm modifications, allow local level of gun control laws, and expand the authority for localities to create “gun-free zones.” The passage of this bill would inevitably result in a patchwork of laws for both residents and visitors to navigate while subjecting Nevadans in one county to rules and regulations regarding their constitutional rights different from those in a neighboring county.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Legislation


Yesterday, the Senate Local Government Committee passed enhanced preemption legislation, Senate Bill 531 by a 7 to 4 vote.



NEWS
NRA Honors Indiana Representatives Lucas and Smaltz with Defender of Freedom Award


FAIRFAX, Va.– The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) awarded Indiana State Representatives Jim Lucas and Ben Smaltz the Defender of Freedom Award at the 148th National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM) in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 27.
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NEWS
NRA Statement on Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owners' Private Data


In response to an NRA-supported lawsuit, Washington passed a law prohibiting the release of gun owners' private information to the general public.



NEWS
NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act


NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois's FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life and an 84-year-old Marine combat vet.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: General Assembly Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation


Self-defense legislation House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705 have now officially passed both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Florida just became one of the safest states for students


Teachers in Florida will soon be able to carry arms into classrooms. And contrary to what the groaners on the left will say, that means Florida is poised to become one of the safest states in the nation for little kids and teens to go to school. The House voted 65 to 47 in favor of the bill; the Senate, 22 to 17; the governor, Republican Ron DeSantis is poised to sign it into law.

FOX NEWS
MSNBC reporter says if Venezuelan military 'have the guns they have the power'


A journalist reporting on the crisis in Venezuela Tuesday said the efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro are taking longer than expected in part because not everyone in the country is allowed to own guns. “So if the military have the guns, they have the power,” MSNBC contributor Kerry Sanders told host Andrea Mitchell during her show, according to a report from Mediaite.
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NEWS
What “Unsigning” the Arms Trade Treaty Means for American Gun Owners


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.



NEWS
Pro-Gun Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize Gun Sales


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.



NEWS
[/size]MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms


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.



NEWS
[size:14pt]Swiss Politician Attacks Military Officers' Association Over Pro-Rights Stance



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.



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NYC’s “Desperate Attempt” to Delay Proceedings in Gun Rights Case Rejected by Supreme Court


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 [beeep]’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.



TAKE ACTION
Grassroots Leadership Conference Wrap-Up


On Saturday, April 27, the NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations Division hosted its Leadership Conference in conjunction with NRA’s Annual Meetings in Indianapolis.



NRA-ILA
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Congressional Whip Steve Scalise Speaks to NRA








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Governor Matt Bevin: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum





Senator Mike Braun: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum




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Governor Eric Holcomb: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum





Candace Owens: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum






Kyle Kashuv: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum



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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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Arkansas
Arkansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session


Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die


Illinois
Illinois: Private Transfer Ban Legislation On The Move


Iowa
Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die


Nevada
Nevada: Anti-gun Legislation Could be Considered At Any Time In the Senate Judiciary Committee
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Nevada: Clark County Commission Readies to Pass Gun Control With AB 291 Looming


Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Legislation


Tennessee
Tennessee: General Assembly Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation


Washington
Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Conference Committee Hearings Begin Today on Omnibus Anti-Gun Legislation


Today, a conference committee will convene to consider Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety bills, SF 802 /HF 2792.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Semi-Auto Ban and Other Gun Control Bills to be heard in Senate Committee on Wednesday


On Wednesday, May 8 at 2:30pm in the Senate Chamber, the Senate Executive Committee is scheduled to consider three extreme gun control measures, Senate Bill 68, Senate Bill 70, and Senate Bill 82.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Colorado: General Assembly Adjourns from its 2019 Legislative Session


Friday night, the Colorado General Assembly adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.

AP
[/size]Justice Clarence Thomas’ Moment May Finally Have Arrived


Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
[size:14pt]Tennessee: Self-Defense Legislation Heads to the Governor’s Desk



As previously reported, important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705 passed the General Assembly.

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
A Defense of ‘Assault Weapons’


A familiar feud in American politics has reared its head once more. After the massacre that struck Christchurch, New Zealand in mid-March, the question of whether civilians should be able to own “assault weapons” again became en vogue.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
North Dakota: Firearm-Related Reform Signed by the Governor


On April 26, Governor Doug Burgum signed pro-gun Senate Bill 2140 into law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill Headed To Governor Abbott


On Thursday, the Texas Senate voted 25-6 to give final approval to House Bill 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases. This will protect tenants’ rights to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, and to transport their guns between their personal vehicles and those locations.

NY TIMES
Cory Booker’s Gun Control Plan Calls for National Gun Licensing Program


Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey rolled out a broad plan on Monday that seeks to combat "gun violence" through measures including a gun licensing program and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The most notable piece of Mr. Booker’s plan is the proposed gun licensing program, which would enact minimum standards for gun ownership nationwide. Under such a program, a person seeking to buy a gun would need to apply for a license in much the same way one applies for a passport. Mr. Booker’s campaign said the process would involve submitting fingerprints and sitting for an interview, and would require applicants to complete a certified gun safety course. Each applicant would also undergo a federal background check before being issued a gun license, which would be valid for up to five years.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Gun Bills Head to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee


On May 10th, the Maine Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold public hearings on a self-defense bill along with numerous anti-gun bills. It is critical that committee members hear from NRA members and Second Amendment supporters like you! If you are able to do so, please attend these hearings in Room 436 of the State House at 9:00 AM on May 10th in order to oppose gun control.
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TOWNHALL
Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough


From New Zealand to Sri Lanka, houses of worship are under attack. This has been an all too common phenomenon around the world. At home, there have been recent shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego, and at churches in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, and South Carolina. So how do we make people safer?



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Montana: Governor Vetoes Preemption Legislation – Will be Placed on the 2020 Ballot


Last week, Governor Steve Bullock vetoed preemption legislation, House Bill 325.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: House to Consider Two Pro-Gun Bills Next Week


Next week, the Louisiana House is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 and House Bill 235.

GUNS.COM
Lawmakers Demand Google Scrap Anti-Hunting Ad Policy


Two lawmakers say Google’s stance on refusing to run paid ads for pro-hunting groups steps on centuries of the country’s hunting legacy.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Gun confiscation on the table as Booker, Swalwell lead 2020 Democrats leftward


Democratic presidential candidates are headed sharply left on gun control as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Rep. Eric Swalwell sought Monday to one-up each other with calls for the government to confiscate firearms. Booker pledged to take executive action on his first day in office “closing dangerous loopholes in gun sales, cracking down on unscrupulous dealers and gun manufacturers, and investing in communities impacted by gun violence.”

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Cory Booker: Americans should be 'thrown in jail' if they won't give up their guns


Cory Booker said he backs legislation that would get Americans “thrown in jail” for owning "assault weapons" if they do not hand them over in a buyback program in which they would be sold to the government. Booker, a senator for New Jersey and 2020 presidential hopeful, said that incarceration would be an option after a “reasonable period" following the buyback offer. “Again, we should have a law that bans these weapons, and we should have a reasonable period in which people can turn in these weapons. Right now we have a nation that allows in streets and communities like mine these weapons that should not exist,” Booker said on CNN on Monday.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Connecticut: Gun Control Bills To Receive Votes Today


Today, the Connecticut House of Representatives will hold votes for a broad-based set of gun control legislation that would require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, effectively end the centuries old practice of home-manufacturing firearms for personal use, and impose unnecessary restrictions on transporting handguns.
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NEWS
NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban


The main brief in the NRA supported case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association et al v. the City of New York and the New York City Police Department-License Division has officially be filed with the Supreme Court.

TOWNHALL
Why This Rifle Maker Keeps Its Base Of Operations In One Of The Most Anti-Gun Parts Of The Country


It’s right there for all to see—and with pride: Henry—Made In America, or Not At All. That’s the mantra of Henry Repeating Arms, a gun manufacturer based out of Bayonne, New Jersey.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
South Carolina: Constitutional Carry To Be Heard Again By Subcommittee


On May 9th, a subcommittee of the South Carolina state Senate Committee on Judiciary will hold another hearing on Senate Bill 139, the SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2019, to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a firearm may carry a handgun for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape.

DELAWARE STATE NEWS
3 gun bills to be heard in Senate committee today


A Senate committee is set to hear three highly controversial gun bills this afternoon. The Senate Executive Committee is scheduled to convene at 2:30 today to listen to testimony and vote on legislation that would create a permitting process to buy a firearm, ban “assault weapons” and prohibit magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds.

BREITBART.COM
Shannon Watts Mocks NRA Opposition to Centerfire Rifle Ammo Ban


On Tuesday Shannon Watts used Twitter to mock the NRA’s opposition to a ban of centerfire rifle ammunition. Watts is the founder of Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action. Her criticism was ubiquitously rooted in the NRA’s opposition to an “armor piercing” ammunition ban. What Watts missed is that the opposition rests, in part, on gun controllers’ ambiguous use of the phrase “armor piercing,” whereby they expanded the term beyond its actual meaning in order to broaden the scope of the ban being sought.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Gun Owner Action May Derail Late Push to Pass Waiting Period Bill


The Vermont legislative session is nearing the finish line, and an anti-gun bill that was being heavily and rapidly pushed months ago has fallen off the pace as gun owners have persistently expressed opposition to the bill.



NEWS
In Case You Missed It: Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks at the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum


Thank you to all the Texans who joined us in Indiana at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting. And to all of those who couldn’t make it, we missed you!



NEWS
In Case You Missed It: Rep. Steve Scalise Speaks at the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum


Thank you to all the Louisiana NRA supporters who made the trip to Indiana this year to attend the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting And to all of those who couldn’t make it, we missed you!

NATIONAL REVIEW
Cory Booker’s Dangerous Gun-Control Plan


Having thus far failed to break through in the Democratic primary, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is seeking to gain an edge in the contest by advancing the most extreme package of gun-control proposals to be touted by any presidential aspirant in two decades In addition to the usual laundry list — “universal” background checks, a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” the prohibition of standard-capacity magazines — Booker hopes to establish not only a federal registry of guns, but a federal registry of gun owners, too. Under the terms of Booker’s plan, Americans wishing to exercise their Second Amendment rights would have to apply to Washington for permission — not just once, but every five years — and to inform the executive branch of each weapon they own in their home.



NEWS
In Case You Missed It: Gov. Bevin Speaks at the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum


The Bluegrass State was well represented at the National Rifle Association’s 148th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis by Gov. Matt Bevin. In his address to the thousands of freedom loving patriots gathered at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum, your NRA-endorsed governor made clear he will fight to protect our God-given right to defend ourselves, our families, and our homes.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis has SIGNED SB-7030


Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB-7030 within hours after receiving it. SB-7030 contains the language that authorizes local school boards to allow classroom teachers to go through training and carry firearms on school campuses. News reports suggested that "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" and another Bloomberg group, "Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America," were apparently pushing on Governor DeSantis to veto SB-7070 -- the wrong bill.

THE HILL.COM
Students walk out of vigil for shooting victims after speakers talk gun control


Students and parents walked out of a planned vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Colorado high school after they say the memorial became political, 9 News reported. The event was described as an “interfaith memorial vigil” to honor victims of the Tuesday shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which left one student dead and eight others injured. Students from STEM reportedly became frustrated when two Democratic politicians from Colorado, Rep. Jason Crow and Sen. Michael Bennet, who is running for president, began to speak about gun control and policy.

BREITBART
Bolsonaro Expands Brazilian Gun Rights with Executive Order


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro kept one of his campaign promises on Tuesday by signing an executive order to relax his country’s 2003 firearms law.

NBC3I.COM
Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers


More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. DeSantis signed the bill in private and didn't issue a statement afterward. The bill was one of the most contentious of the legislative session that ended Saturday. It expands the "guardian" program that allows school districts to approve school employees and teachers with a role outside the classroom, such as a coach, to carry guns. School districts have to approve and teachers have to volunteer. They then go through police-like training with a sheriff's office and undergo a psychiatric evaluation and a background check. The new law expands the program to make all teachers eligible regardless of whether they have a non-classroom role.

USA TODAY
Students walk out of Colorado school shooting vigil, saying their trauma was being politicized


Students who survived Tuesday's suburban Denver school shooting walked out of a gun-control rally Wednesday night in anger and tears over concerns the event inappropriately politicized their grief. While primarily billed as a vigil to honor high school shooting victim Kendrick Castillo, most of the speakers at the 2,000-person rally were politicians and gun-control advocates pushing Congress to change the nation's gun laws. After about 30 minutes, hundreds of students from the STEM School stormed out yelling "this is not for us!", "political stunt" and "we are people, not a statement."

FOXNEWS.COM
Gun control returns to presidential campaign trail as 2020 Dems push sweeping plans


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker says gun violence “is an everyday experience to people like me.” As he unveiled a wide-ranging gun control proposal this week and showcased his call for federal licensing of firearms, the Democrat from New Jersey and former mayor of Newark -- one of the toughest cities in the nation -- emphasized that “I can’t stay away from this.” Booker became the latest Democratic White House hopeful to make the issue of gun violence a top priority in the 2020 campaign. In the wake of the 2018 massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, gun control has returned to the center of the Democratic Party’s spotlight.

TOWNHALL.COM
Mic Drop: NRA Schools Shannon Watts On Ammo Basics And Her Response Is Cringeworthy


The National Rifle Association's Institute For Legislative Action's Chris Cox penned an article reminding Second Amendment supporters of the challenges – and victories – gun owners have had, despite calls for stricter gun control legislation. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts saw the piece but must have skimmed it. Either that or she doesn't understand the very basics of firearms and ammunition. She took to Twitter to attempt to call out the NRA for defending "armor piercing ammunition," the very ammo that's used for self-defense purposes.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: Senate Committee Hearing on Gun Control Bills Ends Before All Testimony Heard


Yesterday, the Senate Executive Committee held a hearing to consider a package of gun control bills



NEWS
In Case You Missed It: Holcomb, Braun, and Young Address the Crowds at the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum


Thank you for hosting more than 81,000 NRA members in Indianapolis last month at the NRA’s 148th Annual Meeting! We greatly appreciate the warm welcome you extended to all of us. One of the highlights of the meeting was hearing from Gov. Eric Holcomb, Sen. Todd Young, and Sen. Mike Braun at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. All three made clear they will fight to protect our God-given right to defend ourselves, our families, and our homes.
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NEWS
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Pushes May-Issue Federal Firearm Owner Licensing and Gun Confiscation


On Monday, in an obvious and desperate attempt to garner attention in an overcrowded 2020 Democratic presidential field, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) threw long-cultivated anti-gun strategy and messaging to the wind and further exposed the gun control endgame when he released his “Plan To End the Gun Violence Epidemic.” The document is a slapdash gun control advocate wish list, at the core of which is a plan to create a may-issue federal gun owner licensing scheme and confiscate millions of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.



NEWS
Does Shannon Watts want a Ban on all Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?


Shannon Watts has developed her persona as a “full-time volunteer” who wants nothing more than to bring “common sense gun laws” to this country. However, she once again reminded gun owners of her true agenda with a recent tweet. We are used to individuals misrepresenting our message to push their own political agendas, but, in this case, we thought it necessary to correct the record.



NEWS
State of “Gun Violence” in the United States



Politicians treat so-called "gun violence" as a lever issue, hoping to energize their base and guilt law-abiding Americans into supporting policies that would have no effect on crime or help the mentally ill. Part of this effort entails presenting as large a number of fatalities as possible, and so researchers, the media, and anti-gun politicians combine suicide, homicide, accidents, legal interventions, and incidents in which the intent is unknown.



NEWS
“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information


NRA-ILA has previously written about the FBI’s “Rap Back” service, a law enforcement tool allowing authorized agencies to receive automatic criminal history updates about particular individuals – a person under criminal investigation or subject to probation or parole, or for noncriminal purposes, to monitor an employment applicant or person in a position of public trust, to ensure that they are not engaging in criminal conduct that would disqualify them from that employment.



NEWS
NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban


The main brief in the NRA supported case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association et al v. the City of New York and the New York City Police Department-License Division has officially be filed with the Supreme Court.
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Florida
Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis has SIGNED SB-7030


North Carolina
North Carolina: Bill Crossover Deadline Passes, Anti-Gun Bills Do Not


Washington
Washington: Gov. Inslee Signs Anti-Gun Bills

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NEWS
Does Shannon Watts want a Ban on all Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?


Shannon Watts has developed her persona as a “full-time volunteer” who wants nothing more than to bring “common sense gun laws” to this country. However, she once again reminded gun owners of her true agenda with a recent tweet. We are used to individuals misrepresenting our message to push their own political agendas, but, in this case, we thought it necessary to correct the record.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: House Finishes Up Action on More Pro-Gun Bills & Senate Committee Sets NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill for Monday Hearing


Late on Thursday, May 9, the House passed two additional NRA-backed bills by voice vote: House Bill 1143



NEWS
“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information


NRA-ILA has previously written about the FBI’s “Rap Back” service, a law enforcement tool allowing authorized agencies to receive automatic criminal history updates about particular individuals – a person under criminal investigation or subject to probation or parole, or for noncriminal purposes, to monitor an employment applicant or person in a position of public trust, to ensure that they are not engaging in criminal conduct that would disqualify them from that employment.



NEWS
State of “Gun Violence” in the United States



Politicians treat so-called "gun violence" as a lever issue, hoping to energize their base and guilt law-abiding Americans into supporting policies that would have no effect on crime or help the mentally ill. Part of this effort entails presenting as large a number of fatalities as possible, and so researchers, the media, and anti-gun politicians combine suicide, homicide, accidents, legal interventions, and incidents in which the intent is unknown.



NEWS
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Pushes May-Issue Federal Firearm Owner Licensing and Gun Confiscation


On Monday, in an obvious and desperate attempt to garner attention in an overcrowded 2020 Democratic presidential field, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) threw long-cultivated anti-gun strategy and messaging to the wind and further exposed the gun control endgame when he released his “Plan To End the Gun Violence Epidemic.” The document is a slapdash gun control advocate wish list, at the core of which is a plan to create a may-issue federal gun owner licensing scheme and confiscate millions of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.


THE DAILY CALLER
Video Shows Armed Homeowner Scaring Off Burglars


Police released video footage of a home invasion Wednesday evening that left a Kentucky homeowner wounded after he exchanged gunfire with the perpetrators.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Omnibus Anti-Gun Legislation Could be Acted on Any Day


On Saturday, May 11, at noon or at the call of the chair, in room 120 of the Capitol, the Judiciary/Public Safety conference committee on SF 802 will reconvene.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
2020 Democrats Continue to Display Disdain for Middle America


Gunshots ring out like a war zone, one right after the other in a sporadic pattern of near-deafening blasts. I’ll never forget the many evenings I spent sitting on that wooden bench, sipping my off-brand root beer, and watching my dad and grandfather take on bright orange clay birds one by one, week after week.

YAHOO! NEWS
New York's Top Court Shields Ohio Dealer Who Sold Gun Used In Shooting


A splintered New York state Court of Appeals said an upstate shooting victim cannot pursue a negligence lawsuit against an Ohio firearms dealer who sold a gun in Ohio that was later resold on the black market and used in the shooting.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
North Carolina: Bill Crossover Deadline Passes, Anti-Gun Bills Do Not


May 9th was the deadline for the majority of bills to pass from their chamber of origin to the opposite chamber. Despite efforts by anti-gun legislators to restrict your rights, no gun control bills have advanced.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Gov. Inslee Signs Anti-Gun Bills


On May 8th, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a number of anti-gun bills that had been passed by the Legislature during the 2019 Legislative Session.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Conference Committee to Consider Anti-Gun Language for Omnibus Legislation


Tomorrow, the Judiciary/Public Safety conference committee will reconvene at noon in Capitol Room 120, or at the call of the chair, to discuss SF 802.

FOX NEWS
Frank Miniter: Student Walkout at Colorado Shooting Vigil is a Good Sign


The very public scene of hundreds of Colorado students and their parents walking out of a vigil that was turned into political theater by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence was so embarrassing that the gun control group actually issued an apology.

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM ALABAMA
Update on Shooting in Publix Parking Lot


Huntsville Police have released additional information about a shooting that happened at the Publix supermarket on Old Monrovia Rd. Thursday night.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: House to Consider Two Pro-Gun Bills This Week


This week, the Louisiana House is scheduled to consider two pro-gun bills, House Bill 281 and House Bill 235.

DELAWARE STATE NEWS
Delaware gun control bills stall in committee


Three controversial gun bills will not be released from committee, meaning they are essentially dead. The measures, which were discussed before a packed house in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday, would have prohibited a variety of semi-automatic firearms classified as “assault weapons,” criminalized magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds and established a permitting process to buy a gun. While the bills faced an uphill climb to become law, defeat in the first real test of the legislative process is a surprising outcome and a big blow to gun control advocates. Opponents on the committee still could reverse their decision and send the bills to the entire Senate, but the odds of such a change of opinion appear slim.

WASHINGTONEXAMINER
Gillibrand calls for "assault weapon" and large magazine bans to combat "gun violence"


Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said that she does not support creating a federal firearm licensing system. “No, I think there is a better approach,” Gillibrand told the Washington Examiner at a campaign stop in Warner, N.H., on Saturday, when asked about a plan proposed by primary rival Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. “To end gun violence, I would do three things,” she said. “I would, No. 1, pass universal background checks, which are commonsense and supported by 70% of America."

WASHINGTONPOST.COM
Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns


The Fact Checker obviously has no opinion on whether guns should face regulatory oversight for safety or design. But Booker’s comparison of the regulations of toy guns and real guns is specious. In the Medium post, he made clear that when he said “more regulation,” he meant CPSC regulation, not all regulation. The careful language was probably just One or Two Pinocchios. But such nuances were lost when he spoke on television or tweeted about it, pushing himself into the Three Pinocchio range. The CPSC does not regulate guns, but it does regulate toy guns. That does not mean there are “more regulations” of toy guns than real ones. Firearms, at just about every level, are highly regulated in the United States. Booker is calling for another level of regulation, but he can’t suggest toy guns are even more highly regulated.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: Your Action Needed - House to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the Louisiana House is scheduled to consider preemption legislation, House Bill 281.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Waiting Period Legislation Passes House Committee


Monday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee passed S.169 on a 7-4 vote, setting up a potential gun debate on the House floor during the last days of the 2019 legislative session.

KDFW FOX 4 DALLAS
Would-be Robber Shot Dead by Grand Prairie Homeowner


A home invasion suspect was shot dead by a Grand Prairie homeowner early Monday. Police said the suspect, Rayme Castilleja, 20, “specifically targeted the residence” in the 2000 block of Plains Court about 1:15 a.m. Monday in an attempt to rob the homeowner.

PHILLY.COM
Pa. Lawmakers Move to Bar Local Gun Laws in Wake of Pittsburgh Measures


When Pittsburgh passed restrictions on guns last month, it reignited a fight over which level of government should regulate firearms. In recent weeks, two Republican lawmakers began pushing to strengthen the state’s control over gun regulations and make it easier for some groups, such as lobbyists, to recoup legal fees to fight cities’ rules.

THE OUTDOOR WIRE
Anti-Hunting Congressman Introduces Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban


Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has introduced legislation that would ban the hunting of grizzly bears anywhere in the country except for Alaska. Grijalva, who chairs the House Resources Committee, is a frequent author of anti-hunting bills and is consistently rated at 100% by the Humane Society of the United States.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Bill to Create Lifetime Carry Permit to be heard in House Committee


Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee will hear House Bill 595, sponsored by Representative Proncey Robertson (R-7). HB 595 would create a new lifetime carry permit issued by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to state residents.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate


Earlier today, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 392 with a bipartisan vote of 8 to 1, sponsored by Senator Randy Price (R-13). SB 392 could be heard as soon as tomorrow by the full Senate.

ABC 7 LOS ANGELES
Father Shoots, Kills Home Intruder in Lancaster


A man was fatally shot after allegedly breaking into a Lancaster home on Sunday. The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. in the 45100 block of Loma Vista Drive.

SEATTLEPI.COM
King County Sheriff Releases 911 Audio of Fatal Home Invasion


Authorities released the 911 call recording of a home invasion in Seattle's White Center neighborhood, where the homeowner shot and killed the 29-year-old intruder. A newly-trained 911 operator received a call at about 2:40 a.m. on April 22 from a man who claimed an intruder was in the house. Within a minute of her asking the homeowner what he was reporting, crashes can be heard.



NEWS
NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act


NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois's FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life, an organization dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of Illinois residents.

FOXNEWS.COM
Pavlich blasts Kamala Harris' proposed executive action on gun control: 'Attack on Second Amendment rights'


Katie Pavlich said Sen. Kamala Harris’ proposed executive action on gun control would be “an attack on Second Amendment rights.” Harris, D-Calif, is expected to pledge at a campaign event in New Hampshire Wednesday that if she’s elected president, she would sign an executive order banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons, Politico reported. "If by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk to sign with all of the good ideas or any of the good ideas that I'm prepared to take executive action because that's what's needed," Harris said on CNN Sunday.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Bill To Improve Hunting Opportunities


On May 7th, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 72 into law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee Takes Up Suspense File on Thursday, May 16


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WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM
Joe Biden pitches fingerprint-locked firearms to reduce gun violence


Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is open to a federal firearm licensing system and suggested fingerprint-locked guns as a way to combat gun violence. “I’ve never heard of that before, I think it’s worth looking into,” Biden told the Washington Examiner Tuesday at a campaign stop when asked his position on federal firearm licensing. “I don’t know whether, where that is in terms of under the Constitution whether we’re able to do that. My guess is we could.”

POLITICO.COM
Kamala Harris escalates gun control agenda


Kamala Harris' unilateral crackdown on guns is expanding. At a presidential campaign event Wednesday in New Hampshire, Harris will pledge to take executive action banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons — a move that comes just three weeks after the California Democrat rolled out her sweeping gun-control proposal. Harris — a former career prosecutor who appears intent on owning the gun issue in the crowded primary — said if Congress fails to pass stricter gun laws in her first 100 days as president, she would take matters into her own hands. That involves signing executive orders requiring near-universal background checks on gun sales, closing the so-called "boyfriend loophole," reversing the Trump administration's move to allow fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants to buy guns, and repealing a law that prevents victims from holding gun-makers and firearms dealers liable for their losses.

REUTERS.COM
Senator Harris to promise ban on U.S. imports of some "high-powered" guns


Expanding on her gun control proposals, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will announce on Wednesday that if elected president she will prohibit imports of some high-powered guns into the United States. Harris has already endorsed a swath of gun control measures, but at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, she will promise to institute a ban on “AR-15-style assault weapons,” a senior campaign official said. There is legal precedent for such a ban, the aide said, pointing to similar measures by former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush taken in order to study permanent bans.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: Conference Committee Votes Down Anti-Gun Language for Omnibus Legislation


On Tuesday, the Judiciary/Public Safety Conference Committee voted down the addition of anti-gun language from House Files 8 and 9 onto the Omnibus Bill, SF 802.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Your Action Needed - Waiting Period Legislation Heads to the Governor


Yesterday, the Vermont House passed waiting period legislation S.169 by an 82 to 58 vote.

VERMONTBIZCOM
Vermont House passes 24-hour waiting period for gun purchases


The Vermont House on Wednesday evening gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169 (link is external) on a vote of 82-58. The law is intended to provide a "cooling off" period for people considering suicide. The bill also updates language regarding the purchase and use of high-capacity ammunition magazines. The law, if signed as is by Governor Phil Scott, would: •Establish a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns; and, •Update and provide clarity on several restrictions on the transfer and use of high capacity ammunition feeding devices.

NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge


NRA Applauds Attorney General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation


Yesterday, Wednesday, May 15 the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 595, sponsored by Representative Proncey Robertson (R-7), with a vote scheduled for next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.

LAW.COM
Trump Administration Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn NYC Gun Law


The Trump administration late Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn New York City’s controversial rule that bans individuals from transporting handguns outside their home in most cases. In a brief filed with the high court, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice, which is not a party to the litigation, argued in a brief to the court on Wednesday that the rule contradicts the Second Amendment and unlawfully restricts interstate commerce by limiting where gun owners can bring their firearms. The rule is being challenged before the high court by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, which appealed a lower court decision upholding the regulation from last year. The group is affiliated with the National Rifle Association.

CLEVELAND.COM
Robbery Suspect Shot by Cleveland Cellphone Store Employee Charged in Separate Hold-up


A Cleveland man shot by a Metro by T-Mobile employee during an attempted robbery also committed a hold-up days earlier at another cellphone store, court records say.

NATIONAL REVIEW
You Can’t Enact ‘Near-Universal’ Background Checks via Executive Order


Kamala Harris is upping her gun-control game, apparently in a desire to keep up with Cory Booker. Specifically, she’s threatening executive action if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidency, and she’s gradually putting out details of what she thinks she can accomplish this way.

FOXNEWS.COM
John Lott: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities


Name a gun control regulation, and you’ll find Democratic presidential candidates who enthusiastically support it. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., promised Wednesday that if she becomes president she will use executive orders to mandate background checks on the private transfers of guns, revoke the licenses of gun makers and dealers whose guns are used in crimes, and ban the importation of many semi-automatic guns. Her proposals follow Sen. Cory Booker’s push for licensing gun owners and an even longer list of gun regulations. Like Harris, Booker, D-N.J., is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

ABC7CHICAGO
Major overhaul of Illinois gun card program would require fingerprinting


New legislation introduced late Wednesday afternoon in Springfield would, for the first time, require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Under the proposal, a Firearm Owners Identification Card would surge in price from $10 to $50 and the duration of the card would be cut in half from ten years to five years.
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Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case


As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with their own firearms. The plaintiffs in the case have raised a number of objections to the regime, the foremost of which is that it violates the Second Amendment. The case is New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York City.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Governor Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill


On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 302 by Representative Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.



NEWS
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear


Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Webster, and his colleagues at the Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research launched their much anticipated massive, open online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” this week. The course is available on Coursera, an online learning platform.

TOWNHALL
Time for a National Conversation on Allowing Teachers to Protect Their Classrooms


In the wake of tragic and senseless shootings at a high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and a college campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, we once again find ourselves asking why these attacks occur and how we can stop them in the future.



NEWS
Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort


At the National Retail Federation’s 2018 convention in New York City, Levi Strauss & Co. Brand President James Curleigh told those assembled that the multinational pants manufacturer intends to be the “most relevant lifestyle brand.” Evidently, part of creating that “lifestyle” includes foisting a doctrinaire set of political beliefs onto its employees and customers.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Retired Justice Stevens Continues Crusade Against Guns


Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens does not believe a law-abiding citizen has a right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment, and he wants to make sure everyone knows it. He made his position clear when he authored a dissenting opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court, in fact, held that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up


Once again the Florida Legislature has turned a deaf ear to the pleas of ministers, church administrators and church members. Churches have repeatedly – for over 3 years – prayed and urged the legislature to correct the provision in Florida law that usurps their right to provide safety and security on their property.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Connecticut: Senate To Vote On Gun Control Bills


As early as next week, the Connecticut state Senate may hold votes on a broad-based set of gun control legislation. The state House of Representatives previously passed these to require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, effectively end the centuries old practice of home-manufacturing firearms for personal use, and impose unnecessary restrictions on transporting handguns.



NEWS
Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill


The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for signing NRA-backed legislation that protects tenants’ rights by prohibiting “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: "Red Flag" Legislation Scheduled for Hearing Next Week


On Tuesday, May 21, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation (HB 483) that would deny a gun owner their right to keep and bear arms without due process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Committee To Receive Private Transfer Ban Legislation


On May 21st, the Illinois state House of Representatives Rules Committee will hear House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966 and send it to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration. HA 1 to SB 1966 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and increasing the cost and red tape for a FOID card.
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NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case


As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with their own firearms. The plaintiffs in the case have raised a number of objections to the regime, the foremost of which is that it violates the Second Amendment. The case is New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York City.



NEWS
Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort


At the National Retail Federation’s 2018 convention in New York City, Levi Strauss & Co. Brand President James Curleigh told those assembled that the multinational pants manufacturer intends to be the “most relevant lifestyle brand.” Evidently, part of creating that “lifestyle” includes foisting a doctrinaire set of political beliefs onto its employees and customers.



NEWS
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear


Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Webster, and his colleagues at the Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research launched their much anticipated massive, open online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” this week. The course is available on Coursera, an online learning platform.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Retired Justice Stevens Continues Crusade Against Guns


Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens does not believe a law-abiding citizen has a right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment, and he wants to make sure everyone knows it. He made his position clear when he authored a dissenting opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court, in fact, held that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right.



NEWS
Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill


The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for signing NRA-backed legislation that protects tenants’ rights by prohibiting “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act


NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois's FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life, an organization dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of Illinois residents.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge


NRA Applauds Attorney General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge.
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Alabama
Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation
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Florida
Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Lawsuit Against I-1639 Proceeds After Motion To Dismiss Denied


On May 20th, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected a motion by the government defendants to dismiss the lawsuit filed by NRA and the SAF against Washington’s gun control ballot initiative, I-1639. The lawsuit may now proceed.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Increase Cost of FOID 1000


On May 21st, the Illinois state House Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 to pass House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966. While it has not yet been scheduled for further action, the House may take it up at any time. HA 1 to SB 1966 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and increasing the cost and red tape for a FOID card.

TRIBUNE STAR TERRE HAUTE
Cabbie Shoots Would-be Armed Robber, Police Say


A robbery suspect was shot by his intended victim Monday morning at Greenwood Manor Apartments. City police said a local cab driver picked up the suspect on the Indiana State University campus before 10:45 a.m. Monday and took him to an apartment on 19th Street.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Taking Aim at the Arms Trade Treaty


Some of the most notable policy victories take time — and they seldom generate banner headlines. Take the Arms Trade Treaty. There’s an excellent chance that you’re saying, “The what?” There was a relatively minor ripple in the news cycle when President Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from it.



NEWS HUNTING
Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories


When I started with NRA in 1995, most of the attention our organization received was over legislative efforts in Congress. Firearm-related legislation at the federal level obviously has an impact on far more law-abiding gun owners than what happens in a single state. As I wrote last month, though, Congress often moves at a glacial pace. If you want to see a more rapid advancement in our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, you need to examine what we have been doing at the state level. Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987.

TOWNHALL
Now There’s Irrefutable Proof: Arming School Staff Keeps Kids Safe


In the latest two horrific school shootings, one at a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) high school in Highlands Ranch, CO, and the other at a college in Charlotte, NC, two courageous students lost their lives as they tackled the shooters to stop the slaughter.



NEWS SECOND AMENDMENT
Judges Matter: Contrasting Court Decisions Demonstrate Importance of Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights


I’ve said it before: President Trump’s nomination of conservative judges may well be his most important legacy. Here, “conservative” does not refer to political ideology. It means a legal philosophy that seeks fidelity to the Constitution’s original meaning and the plain text of our laws. This contrasts with “progressive” jurisprudence that treats legal texts not as enduring constraints, but as springboards to policies or outcomes judges think best for present times.
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NRA, gun rights groups using New York City rules to seek expansion of Second Amendment in Supreme Court


Gun rights groups are using New York City restrictions that may be repealed as a rallying cry to press the Supreme Court for a major expansion of its Second Amendment precedents. The effort is based on the hope that the court's new, five-member conservative majority will be more sympathetic to gun rights, in much the same way that anti-abortion groups are hoping for a high court crackdown on reproductive rights.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Minnesota: 2019 Regular Session Ends as Legislature Gears up for Special Session This Week


Monday night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session. Though, lawmakers are expected to reconvene later this week for a short Special Session.

BREITBART.COM
Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control


On Tuesday a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Washington’s gun control Initiative 1639. I-1639 took effect January 1, 2019, and UPI reported that it “bans the sale of semi-automatic weapons to anyone under the age of 21” I-1639 also put an enhanced background check in place for those still allowed to buy commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles and puts gun storage requirements in place, along with penalties for gun owners who fail to comply with those requirements.

CHICAGO.CBSLOCAL.COM
Gun Control Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases


Gun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. The measure would require anyone applying for or renewing a Firearm Owner’s Identification card to submit fingerprints as part of their application. It also would require background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers.

DRISCOLL REGISTER
Parkland families push petitions for 2020 ban on "assault weapons" in Florida


Relatives of some of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gathered with activists Monday in Fort Lauderdale to submit the first of what they hope will be more than 1 million petitions signed in a push to force a 2020 ballot question to prohibit the possession of what they called “military-grade” weapons. If it passes, the ban would be cemented as an amendment to the Florida Constitution.

WFAA 8 DALLAS
Suspected Armed Robber Shot Dead on SMU Boulevard by Potential Victim, Police Say


A man suspected of an attempted robbery has been shot dead at an apartment complex near Southern Methodist University campus Tuesday night, Dallas police said. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mockingbird Flats Apartments.

WDRB 41 LOUISVILLE
Dozens Take Part in Active Church Shooting Training at Crestwood Gun Range


Parishioners of several Louisville-area churches are now better trained when it comes to protecting others from a gunman. More than 50 people came out to Openrange Gun Range on Tuesday for a free church security conference. The two-hour class taught gun safety and what to do in case of an active shooter situation.

THE DENVER POST
Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Calls for National Standard Gun Licenses


John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s former two-term governor turned Democratic presidential candidate, wants to create a national standard for gun licenses — one that would require individuals who want to own a gun to pass a safety test first — as part of a national gun control platform his campaign released Wednesday.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: Senate Floor Votes Scheduled for Anti-Gun Bills


On May 23rd, the New Hampshire state Senate will be holding floor votes for a number of bills that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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BOSSIERNOW.COM
LA House Votes to Boost Gun Possession and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws


The Louisiana House on Tuesday passed proposals that would restrict local regulation of gun control and boost existing “stand your ground” laws. The House voted 68-30 to support a bill by Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, which would eliminate the authority of local governments to prohibit the possession of firearms in certain businesses and public buildings.

UNION LEADER.COM
In party-line votes, NH Senate passes 3 gun-control bills


The state Senate approved three gun control measures Thursday along strict, party-line votes, closing a background-check loophole, imposing a three-day waiting period to buy a gun and permitting local school boards to ban guns on their property. But the identical, 13-10 votes -- with all Democrats for and all Republican senators voting against -- send each bill back the House of Representatives for review because senators made substantial changes to them.



NRA.ORG
An Important Message from Your NRA Leadership and Past Presidents


Since the NRA was founded almost 150 years ago, our adversaries have repeatedly tried to take us down. Today is no different. A recent burst of media claims the NRA is vulnerable, financially unstable, and weakened in its fight to defend the Second Amendment. Obviously intent on not letting the facts get in the way of a good story, most reports offer a distorted and inaccurate view of the NRA. As officers and past presidents of the NRA, we write today to set the record straight.
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Texas: Conference Committee to Vote on Evacuation Carry


Dear Second Amendment Supporter:
The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there's one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass.

House Bill 1177, an NRA-backed measure that protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area, has been sent to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The House passed a stronger bill that protects evacuees for a longer period of time -- one week versus 48 hours after a disaster declaration -- and ties the protection to a disaster declaration only, rather than a mandatory evacuation order and a disaster declaration.

The bill sponsors, Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) and Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), are fighting for the strongest version of the bill in conference committee. Here is how you can help!

Please contact your state Senator and urge them to support the conference report on House Bill 1177.

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NEWS
New Federal Law Will Promote Target Range Development on Public Lands


On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction.



NEWS
Kamala Harris and the News Media Don’t Know What They Don’t Know


By now gun owners have become accustomed to a certain measure of ignorance from anti-gun politicians and their lapdogs in the mainstream press on matters of firearms policy. It’s the flamboyant stridency of that ignorance that remains shocking.



NEWS
Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?


Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms.



NEWS
Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away


Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one of the lecturers was in the news for exclusionary comments that apply more readily to his course than to the intended target.



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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Rhode Island: Senate Judiciary Committee Will Consider Two Gun Control Bills Next Week


A pair of gun bills which were introduced and heard earlier in the session are back.



NEWS
Kamala Harris and the News Media Don’t Know What They Don’t Know


By now gun owners have become accustomed to a certain measure of ignorance from anti-gun politicians and their lapdogs in the mainstream press on matters of firearms policy. It’s the flamboyant stridency of that ignorance that remains shocking.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Your Action Needed – Contact Your State Representative in Opposition to FOID Fee Increase


Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun Illinois legislators are attempting to introduce a new amendment to gun control legislation, Senate Bill 1966.



NEWS
Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away


Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one of the lecturers was in the news for exclusionary comments that apply more readily to his course than to the intended target.



NEWS
New Federal Law Will Promote Target Range Development on Public Lands


On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction.



NEWS
Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?


Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maryland: Governor Hogan Vetoes Legislation to Repeal Handgun Permit Review Board


Today, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed House Bill 1343 /Senate Bill 1000, legislation to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation


Earlier this week, the Louisiana House passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 by a 68 to 30 vote



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: Urge Texas Senate to Adopt Conference Report on HB 1177, NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill


The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there's one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass.
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Texas 2019 Regular Session Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Important Pro-2A Reforms & Send Gun Control Crowd Home Empty-Handed


The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on Monday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 7,300 pieces of legislation were introduced during the 2019 Regular Session, and your NRA-ILA tracked over 165 firearm-related bills through the process.
Governor Greg Abbott has already signed House Bill 302 by Rep.

Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases. This will protect tenants’ rights to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, and to transport their guns directly between their personal vehicles and those locations. The bill is designed to protect the Second Amendment rights of renters and was filed in response to tenants who alerted NRA-ILA and the Texas State Rifle Association about a growing number of lease provisions restricting firearms possession and posting of 30.06 and 30.07 signs in apartment complexes. The new law will take effect on September 1 and will only affect future lease agreements.


House Bill 121 by Rep Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) provides a legal defense for License To Carry holders who unknowingly enter establishments with 30.06 or 30.07 signs, as long they promptly leave when verbally informed of the policy.

House Bill 1143 by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) limits the authority of school districts to regulate the manner in which firearms and ammunition are stored in private motor vehicles parked on school property, including by school employees.

House Bill 1177 by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area. The House and Senate adopted the conference report which contained the strongest language possible from the House version of the bill, protecting evacuees for one week after a disaster declaration, tying that protection to a disaster declaration only rather than a mandatory evacuation order, and allowing shelters which are otherwise prohibited locations to decide whether to accommodate evacuees with firearms in their possession. Gun control advocates are urging Governor Abbott to veto this bill, so please take a moment to contact the governor's office and politely ask him to sign House Bill 1177 into law!

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HB 302 joint authors and sponsors with Governor Greg Abbott at recent bill signing (L to R): Rep. Poncho Nevarez, Rep. DeWayne Burns, Sen. Bryan Hughes, Rep. Dennis Paul & Rep. Phil King
In addition to HB 302, the Legislature passed the following NRA-backed pro-Second Amendment measures, which have all been sent to Governor Abbott for his signature.

House Bill 1791 by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) closes loopholes in the state's "wrongful exclusion" law that cities, counties and state agencies have been using to restrict License To Carry holders in government buildings.

House Bill 2363 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) & Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) replaces the requirement that minimum standards for firearms and ammunition storage in certain foster homes require those items to be stored separately in two different locked locations with a requirement to allow those items to be stored together in the same locked location. This would allow foster parents to store firearms in a safe and secure manner while making them more readily accessible for personal protection purposes. A Senate Committee weakened the bill with a trigger lock requirement for firearms stored with ammunition in the same locked location, but this bill is just the first step towards restoring the Second Amendment rights of foster parents and their families.

House Bill 3231 by Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) improves and modernizes the state’s firearms preemption laws, specifically with regard to zoning authority that could be otherwise be used to circumvent state law and regulate the sale or transfer of firearms and ammunition. It brings preemption provisions affecting counties more into line with preemption language that currently applies to municipalities. Although a Senate Committee stripped out language providing legal remedies for private individuals adversely impacted when municipalities or counties violate preemption, it does contain language that allows the State Attorney General to recover reasonable expenses incurred when obtaining injunctions against localities to enforce the law -- including court costs, reasonable attorney ’s fees, investigative costs, witness fees, and deposition costs.
Senate Bill 535 by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) & Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) strikes "churches, synagogues, or other places of worship" from the list of prohibited locations in the Penal Code, clarifying that these places have the same right enjoyed by nearly all other controllers of private property in the state to decide whether to allow LTC holders on their premises. Places of worship are not crime-free zones, as Texans sadly know. And current law, as written, only serves to confuse and potentially disarm law-abiding citizens.

Senate Bill 741 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) prohibits a property owners' association from including or enforcing a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits, restricts, or has the effect of prohibiting or restricting any person who is otherwise authorized from lawfully possessing, transporting, or storing a firearm. This measure tracks the intent, but had not been made part of, House Bill 302.

Senate Bill 772 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) provides for the inadmissibility of evidence in certain civil actions of a person’s failure to forbid handguns on certain property. State law does not currently provide adequate civil liability protections to business establishments which choose not to 30.06/30.07 signs, leaving those establishments vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits and providing incentives to them to adopt restrictive policies against the carrying of handguns by law-abiding citizens.

Additionally, state anti-gun groups and national gun control organizations backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg once again went home empty-handed, even though the number of bills filed that called for restrictions on firearms was unprecedented. No measures opposed by NRA-ILA passed during the legislative session. The media has been pushing a "fake news" story that a mandatory storage bill was approved. What actually passed was the following rider to the nearly 1,000 page budget:
Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. (Department of Public Safety) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.
Below are just a few of the dozens of gun control bills that were defeated this session:
House Bill 131 by Rep Joe Moody (D-El Paso) & Senate Bill 157 by Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) allowed for the issuance of so-called “red flag” protective orders that could lead to suspension of an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process and surrender of his or her firearms to law enforcement.

House Bill 195 by Rep Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) &House Bill 1169 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) restricted the private transfer of firearms at gun shows – a favorite target of the gun control crowd – by requiring every transaction to be conducted through a licensed dealer involving extensive paperwork and payment of an undetermined fee.

House Bill 349 by Rep Cesar Blanco (D-El Paso) banned the manufacture, sale and possession of devices designed to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle and includes common modifications done to firearms by law-abiding citizens to make them more suitable for self-defense, hunting or competition.

House Bill 930 by Rep Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) repealed the Lone Star State’s “Castle Doctrine” law.
House Bill 1163 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) allowed municipalities with a population of more than 750,000 to vote on whether to prohibit License To Carry holders from openly carrying handguns within city limits.

House Bill 1164 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) expanded the prohibited places that apply to License to Carry (LTC) holders in Penal Code Section 46.035 to include facilities such as golf courses, amphitheaters, auditoriums, theaters, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, civic centers and convention centers.
House Bill 1207 by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) made it a crime for a person to fail to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of the person becoming aware that the gun was lost or stolen.

House Bill 1236 by Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) & House Bill 1173 by Rep. Rafael Anchia allowed public colleges and universities to opt-out of Texas’ campus carry law.
House Bill 1375 by Rep. Terry Meza (D-Arlington) prohibits the transfer of a firearm from a person who is not a licensed firearm dealer to another person without recording the name of the purchaser and the serial number of the firearm sold. Also required this information to be submitted to and registered with DPS within 30 days.

House Bill 1713 by Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) required persons convicted of any misdemeanor involving family violence -- including some Class C violations punishable by only just a fine -- to surrender their firearms to a law enforcement agency or sell them to a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL). It would have also required persons subject to certain protective orders -- some of which are issued without notice or a hearing -- to do the same. This bill did not involve adequate due process ort provide sufficient firearms disposition options, such as transferring guns to non-prohibited third parties or storing them with an FFL.

House Bill 2280 by Rep. Vicki Goodwin (D-Austin) repealed the 30.06/30.07 written notification and signage requirement, allowing property owners to exclude License To Carry holders with 8 ½ x 11” signs containing less wording and a pictogram downloadable from DPS’ website. The net effect of this legislation would have been to make it easier for businesses to ban firearms from their premises and more difficult for LTC holders to receive effective notice from property owners.
House Bill 3508 by Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) changed Texas’ carry law from “shall issue” to “may issue”; DPS would not have been required to issue a License To Carry to someone who met all the eligibility requirements under the law.
Thank you to all the NRA members who attended committee hearings and who contacted lawmakers throughout session in response to action alerts from your NRA-ILA!
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FOX56.COM
Biden's role in 1994 crime bill under scrutiny by Trump and Democrats


here are few areas where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidates agree, but both are now taking shots at the Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for his support of the 1994 crime bill.

CNN
In reversal from 2016, McConnell says he would fill a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during next year's presidential election, he would work to confirm a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session


Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oklahoma: Legislature Adjourns From its Successful 2019 Session


Late last week, the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.

NEWS
Biden's education plan pledges to 'defeat' the NRA, support "assault weapons" ban


Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged on Tuesday to "defeat the National Rifle Association" as part of his 2020 campaign promise to fight for school safety. "As President, he will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before," Biden's plan, released on Tuesday, read. It stated part of the plan to "defeat" the NRA included supporting legislation that banned "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines.

DENVERPOST.COM
Hickenlooper is latest Democrat to make guns a priority in 2020 presidential race


At a library two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 students were among those killed in one of the nation’s most horrific mass shootings, John Hickenlooper sat Saturday among two dozen survivors, listening to their ideas on how to curb gun violence and pitching a few of his own. Universal background checks are a must, the former two-term Colorado governor said. Then, maybe, an assault weapons ban. As president, he would go community by community, House district by House district, with data to convince reluctant federal lawmakers to pass meaningful gun control legislation.

DALLASNEWS.COM
Texas just passed a bill to let people carry their handguns for a full week after natural disasters


The Texas Senate on Sunday night narrowly approved a bill that would allow Texans to carry their guns for up to a week after a natural disaster. House Bill 1177 passed by a vote of 16-15 and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature or veto. If it becomes law, any Texan who can legally own a firearm would be able to carry their handgun, open or concealed, for a full week after a state or natural disaster is declared.

NY TIMES
Fearing Supreme Court Loss, New York Tries to Make Gun Case Vanish


A couple of weeks ago, the New York Police Department held an unusual public hearing. Its purpose was to make a Supreme Court case disappear. In January, the court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a New York City gun regulation. The city, fearing a loss that would endanger gun control laws across the nation, responded by moving to change the regulation. The idea was to make the case moot. The move required seeking comments from the public, in writing and at the hearing. Gun rights advocates were not happy.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas 2019 Regular Session Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Important Pro-2A Reforms & Send Gun Control Crowd Home Empty-Handed


The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on Monday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 7,300 pieces of legislation were introduced during the 2019 Regular Session, and your NRA-ILA tracked over 165 firearm-related bills through the process.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Tennessee: Governor Bill Lee Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law


Last week, Governor Bill Lee signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705, into law.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Nevada: Urgent, Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill AB 291 to be Heard Tomorrow!


Late this afternoon, with less than a week to go in the legislative session, the Senate Judiciary Committee posted an agenda announcing it will consider AB 291 tomorrow, May 29th, at 8AM. As previously reported, it is anticipated that tomorrow’s hearing will be limited in scope to potential amendments that will include “red flag” laws. However, amended language has not been made available, leaving the public in the dark on issues impacting their constitutional rights.
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Louisiana: Senate Committee to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow


Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary B Committee is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281.

NJ.COM
Tracking ammunition sales and requiring more safety training. Here are 4 new ways N.J.'s tough gun laws could get more strict.


New Jersey could require all handgun ammunition sales to be recorded and compel many people with firearms in the state to undergo regular safety training. Those are just a couple of new rules on guns proposed in four bills that have been introduced in the state legislature are intended to close loopholes and keep firearms out of the hands of people who aren’t supposed to have one, backers say.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Michigan: House Passes CPL Reform Bill


On May 24th, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 90-19 to pass House Bill 4434 to reduce the penalty for law-abiding citizens who forget to renew their Concealed Pistol License in certain instances. HB 4434 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration, but has not yet received a committee referral.

THE HILL
2020 Democrats have thin legislative resumes


Among 2020 Democrats who have worked in Congress, few have worked solo on meaningful legislation. The Hill’s analysis of past legislative activity shows the vast majority of Democratic candidates who have served or still serve in the House and Senate have passed few pieces of legislation on their own.

WASHINGTON TIMES
CNN's Chris Cuomo ripped for 'Only in America' response to rape survivor's pro-gun message


CNN’s Chris Cuomo faced fierce feedback on Wednesday after tweeting about a pro-gun rape survivor’s message. “Only in America,” the “Cuomo Prime Time” host wrote in response to an NRA promotional video featuring Kimberly Corban. The 60-second clip includes Mrs. Corban recounting the time she was raped as a 20-year-old living in off-campus housing.

LOCAL 10
Man who stole car with 6-year-old boy inside shot by boy's father, deputies say


A man accused of stealing a car with a 6-year-old boy inside in West Palm Beach and crashing it in Lantana early Saturday was shot by the boy's father, deputies said. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Lamar Thurman, 29, drove away in the car, which was parked in front of a home on Roberts Lane, while the engine was on and the boy was inside as his father was saying goodbye to friends.

WDRB
Man shot in neighbor's home charged after allegedly undressing in 12-year-old's bedroom during break-in


The mother of a 12-year-old girl says her daughter did everything right when a man broke into their home and began undressing in the girl's bedroom over the weekend. Donald Oliver, 38, was in court Monday morning, a day after he was shot while allegedly breaking into the home in the 1200 block of Homeview Avenue, near Taylor Blvd.

WFTS ABC
Intruder shot during home invasion in St. Petersburg


Detectives are investigating a home invasion that ended in a shooting late Tuesday night. Officers say two masked and armed men used the front door to enter a home in the 2800 block of 28th Avenue North in St. Petersburg around 11:40 p.m.

ILLINOISNPR
Fingerprinting For FOID Cards Clears IL House


The legislation would require a one-time submission of fingerprints to get or renew a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card or concealed carry license. The fingerprints would go into Illinois State Police and FBI databases, which track criminal records and prior FOID card suspensions or revocations. Opponents argue it would treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. But state Rep. Kathleen Willis, a Democrat from Addison, said Illinois already uses fingerprinting for a variety of safety measures.

FOXNEWS.COM
CNN's Chris Cuomo responds to backlash after being accused of 'mocking' armed rape survivor


CNN anchor Chris Cuomo responded to several critics who slammed him on Wednesday over a tweet they said appeared to mock National Rifle Association (NRA) member and rape survivor Kimberly Corban. Corban appeared in an NRA ad advocating her Second Amendment right after going into detail how she survived a rape when she was 20 years old. "I'm a mother of two, and if a predator or anyone else tries to harm me or my family, they have to come through my firearm first," Corban said. Cuomo reacted to the ad, tweeting "Only in America."

THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS
Everytown for Gun Safety Lobbyist Arrested For Assault, Domestic Violence, False Imprisonment


What happens when a “well-known” lobbyist for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gets arrested? Well, the mainstream media covers the story. With a pillow. Until it stops moving. That’s what happened when Robert Blaisdell was arrested for a host of charges relating to a domestic violence incident police say happened at his residence.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: House Passes FOID Fee Increase & Mandatory Fingerprinting


On May 29th, the Illinois state House of Representatives voted 62-52 to pass Senate Bill 1966, sending the amended version back to the state Senate for further consideration. Among other things, they would increase the fees and also impose a mandatory fingerprinting requirement for both new FOID and renewal applications.
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New York: Legislature Attempting to Moot Supreme Court Review of NYC Law


On Wednesday, the Senate Codes Committee passed S.6151 (Kavanaugh) on a 9 to 4 vote.



NEWS
Texas: Journalists Stretching the Truth…Again


Journalists who have become mouthpieces for gun control groups have loudly declared victory over the NRA following the recent adjournment of the Texas Legislature. They announced the resounding “defeat” with Texas legislators adding funds to the 2020-2021 budget for the Department of Public Safety to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. Since the mainstream media won’t, let’s set the record straight.



NEWS
Senate Rejects Amendments: Canada’s Bill C-71 Poised to Become Law


The Senate is often referred to as Parliament’s “chamber of sober second thought” in relation to decisions made by the elected members of the House of Commons. However, the red chamber not only gave the Liberal government’s gun control bill, C-71, third reading this week, but did so after rejecting a report from the Senate’s own committee that proposed significant amendments.



NEWS HUNTING
The Hardest Thing of All to Explain About Hunting


The big black bear came in under the shade of pines. He didn’t make a sound my ears caught over the raucous singing of red-winged blackbirds. I was in a stand 15 feet up a poplar tree and only knew the bear was coming because a little bear on the bait picked up his head and his body grew rigid.



NEWS
Can Women Save Our Hunting Heritage By Themselves?


We throw the stat around so casually: “Women make up the fastest growing demographic in hunting.” But is that accurate? And, more importantly, if it is true, is it enough to reverse the decline in hunting?



NEWS
Joe Biden’s “Education” Plan Aims to “Defeat” the NRA, Reprise Failed Gun Control Law


This week the campaign website for presidential hopeful Joe Biden published what it called an “Education … Plan for Educators, Students, and Our Future.” Among its agenda items was to “[d]efeat the National Rifle Association” by “championing legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines – bans [Biden] authored in 1994.” In other words, Biden would reprise a law that was widely recognized (including among gun control advocates) as a failure and the cause of his party losing control of Congress 1994.



NEWS
Bloomberg Course: Policies Based on Selective Evidence, Anti-Gun Preferences


Week Three of the Bloomberg School of Public Health Coursera program, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change,” seemingly promised some substance. This week’s module is titled “Evidence-Based Policies to Prevent Gun Violence” but the threshold for what qualifies as “evidence-based” is subjective. As in, the Bloomberg team selects what qualifies as evidence and what should just be done even in the absence of evidence.



NEWS
A Closer Look at Federal Funding for “Gun Violence” Research


“As a major cause of death in the U.S., gun violence is chronically under-researched.” So goes the refrain from the gun-control chorus. It’s a catchy tune, especially among those who think that the answer is greater government – and taxpayer – involvement:



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Louisiana: Senators Ronnie Johns and Eric LaFleur voted with Gun-Control Groups to Halt a Bill to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Owners


Today, Senators Ronnie Johns and Eric LaFleur voted against a pro-gun bill that would protect law-abiding gun owners against a potential patchwork of gun control ordinances throughout the state.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas: Attorney General Ken Paxton Issues Key Opinion on State Firearms Preemption Law


On Friday, May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an important opinion clarifying Texas’ State Firearms Preemption Law.

THE FEDERALIST
It’s Time For The Supreme Court To Make States Stop Ignoring The Second Amendment


The Supreme Court has the chance to reinforce its 11-year-old message to the lower courts: the Second Amendment is not to be weighed against governmental interests. The people have a natural right to keep and bear arms. Courts must consider that right as important as our Founders and Framers did. Until that happens, governments across our republic will continue to ignore our rights, and the lower courts will not stop them.

AP
Wyoming district teachers, staff, support allowing guns


A solid majority of teachers and staff in a Wyoming school district say they support allowing employees to carry concealed guns for security purposes. The Gillette News-Record reports 58 percent of 533 employees polled by the Campbell County school district say they support arming district employees.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
What you should know about the gun control legislation awaiting a vote by the Illinois Senate


With Illinois’ legislative session rapidly winding down, Democratic lawmakers were pushing Thursday to secure votes needed to pass significant changes to the state’s gun licensing procedures — over the objections of Second Amendment advocates who labeled the new regulations among the most “onerous” in the nation. The so-called Fix the FOID legislation — which narrowly passed in the Illinois House Wednesday but awaits a vote on the state Senate — comes more than three months after Aurora joined the national list of communities forced to endure the tragedy of a mass shooting.

BUSINESS INSIDER
Salesforce is refusing to let its customers use its software to sell semi-automatic guns


One of the most popular producers of business software has told customers they can't use its technology to sell semiautomatic weapons and firearms.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
NRA Membership Dues, Contributions Rebounded In 2018


The National Rifle Association of America and its associated groups saw a sizable increase of both membership dues and contributions in 2018, according to the group's annual report.

NEWTOWNBEE
Presidential Candidate John Hickenlooper Visits Newtown, Talks Gun Control


John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr, United States presidential candidate for 2020, visited the C.H. Booth Library on May 25 to discuss his campaign stance on gun-related topics. Mr Hickenlooper served as the 42nd Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019 and is a member of the Democratic Party.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Precursor Parts and DROS Increase Bill Pass Assembly


On Tuesday, May 28, AB 879 and AB 1669 passed the Assembly and will be transmitted to the Senate for further consideration. Next week, policy committees will resume work with the Senate Public Safety Committee considering Assembly Joint Resolution 4 and 5.
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Rhode Island: Senate Will Consider 3D Gun Bill This Week


Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a substitute amendment to S.84 and passed the bill out of committee.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Alabama: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die


On Friday, May 31, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019 Legislative Session.
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Nevada: Legislature Adjourns, Continue to Contact the Governor!


On June 3rd, the Nevada Legislature adjourned its 2019 legislative session. Assembly Bill 291, which was passed and enrolled to the Governor, is still awaiting his consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House Floor Votes On Anti-Gun Bills Possible Soon


At any moment, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives may hold floor votes to consider concurrence on a number of bills received from the Senate that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.



NEWS
NRA Statement on Virginia Governor's Gun Control Proposals


The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action's director of public affairs, Jennifer Baker, released the following statement on Tuesday in reaction to Gov. Ralph Northam's gun control proposals:

FOX NEWS
Brit Hume on Kirsten Gillibrand's friendly letter to NRA: She may be 'most flexible politician' I've ever seen


Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand one of the "the most flexible politicians" he's ever seen after the NRA released a friendly 2008 letter from the Democratic presidential hopeful. During a Fox News town hall Sunday, the New York senator argued that Americans are "ripped apart again and again" by senseless gun violence, and slammed the NRA for caring "more about profits than the American people."



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Public Hearing on I-1639 Rifle Transfer Fee


On June 4th, the Department of Licensing will be holding a public hearing to set the fee that will be charged on all sales and transfers of semi-automatic rifles when the remaining provisions of I-1639 go into effect on July 1st.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA and CRPA Hosting Webinar Regarding Upcoming California Ammunition Background Check Requirements


On Wednesday, June 26, NRA and CRPA will be hosting a free live webinar discussing the upcoming ammunition background check requirements scheduled to take effect July 1.

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Gillibrand to NRA in 2008: ‘Look Forward to Working With You for Many Years’


The National Rifle Association released a letter Monday sent to its executive director by then-Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) in 2008, where she wrote of her desire to work with the guns rights organization for "many years." "I appreciate the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners right and I look forward to working with you for many years in Congress," she wrote.

WFLA
Florida mother holds intruder at gunpoint waiting for deputies to arrive on scene


A Tampa Bay mother said she experienced 26 minutes of terror. During half of that nightmare, Lauren Richards was forced to hold an alleged intruder at gunpoint. The incident occurred in Rolling Oaks Estates in Hudson, Florida in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 25, 2019. Surveillance video shows an armed neighbor trying to help before deputies arrived at the scene. The accused intruder, Devin Cooke, 25, lives nearby, according to a PCSO incident report.

AP
Virginia Governor to Call Special Session on Guns


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam , a Democrat, told The Associated Press ahead of his Tuesday announcement that he plans to convene a special legislative session later this summer.

FOX NEWS
NRA responds to Gillibrand put-down by posting her 2008 letter praising gun-rights group


One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the "worst organization in this country," the group on Monday posted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008 in which she praised "the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights" and said she hoped to work with it "for many years in Congress." At a fiery Fox News town hall in Dubuque, Iowa Sunday, Gillibrand charged that the NRA cares "more about their profits than the American people" and "lies" for the sake of profit. But the NRA has countered that Gillibrand, whose campaign has attracted at most 1 percent support in national and early voting state polls, was a cynical political opportunist trying to gin up support for her candidacy.

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NRA Supported Case Calls for Suspension of Illinois’s FOID Act


An NRA-supported case in Illinois is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the state's Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Act.

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Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access to Hunting and Fishing on 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide


Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than 1.4 million acres. “President Trump is committed to expanding public access on public lands, and this proposal is executing on that directive by opening and increasing more access to hunting and fishing by the Fish and Wildlife Service at more stations and across more acres than ever before,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “Hunting and fishing are more than just traditional pastimes as they are also vital to the conservation of our lands and waters, our outdoor recreation economy, and our American way of life. These refuges and hatcheries provide incredible opportunities for sportsmen and women and their families across the country to pass on a fishing and hunting heritage to future generations and connect with wildlife.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Your Action Needed – Urge Governor to Veto Waiting Period Legislation


Yesterday, waiting period legislation S.169 was delivered to the desk of Governor Phil Scott for his consideration.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Arizona: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die


On May 28th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019 legislative session. During this session, the House passed House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to pass this legislation when it reached the floor.
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NEWS
NRA Applauds Challenge to Colorado’s Unconstitutional Magazine Ban


NRA applauds CSSA for filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to Colorado’s unconstitutional ban on common rifle and pistol magazines.

FACTCHECK.ORG
Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws


n remarks at a technology conference in Brazil, former President Barack Obama misrepresented U.S. gun laws, claiming that “anybody can buy any weapon … without much, if any, regulation,” including “machine guns.” Machine guns have been tightly regulated since 1934 and banned since 1986, except for the sale or transfer of such a weapon that “was lawfully registered and possessed before May 19, 1986,” according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. And even then it can only be transferred from one registered owner to another registered owner. Obama made his remarks May 30 at a technology conference hosted by VTEX. During a question and answer period, the former president was asked about his “most difficult day” in office.

FOX 5
Trump administration plans major expansion of hunting and fishing in protected US wildlife refuges


The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation's wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.

THE FEDERALIST
Virginia Governor Exploits Virginia Beach Tragedy To Attempt Gun Control


Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for a special session of the state’s legislature to consider gun control measures following the tragic murder of 12 in Virginia Beach last week. The scandal-plagued governor is pressing for gun control measures he pursued earlier in the legislative session, but were defeated by the narrowly held Republican majority. Northam is seeking a ban on standard-capacity magazines, modern sporting rifles, and suppressors, plus extreme-risk protection orders, mandatory home storage laws, and other measures.
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NRA Statement on Virginia Governor's Gun Control Proposals


The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action's director of public affairs, Jennifer Baker, released the following statement on Tuesday in reaction to Gov. Ralph Northam's gun control proposals:



NEWS
Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!


Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals.



NEWS
Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?


In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about firearm suppressors, this is false.



NEWS
Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners. The details of Northam’s plan have yet to be released, but such bans in other states and the failed federal ban have often targeted magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. There are hundreds of millions of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds that are lawfully-possessed and lawfully used every day in the U.S.



NEWS
Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate


We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.”



NEWS
NRA Supported Case Calls for Suspension of Illinois’s FOID Act


An NRA-supported case in Illinois is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the state's Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Act.



NEWS
NRA Applauds Challenge to Colorado’s Unconstitutional Magazine Ban


NRA applauds CSSA for filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to Colorado’s unconstitutional ban on common rifle and pistol magazines.



TAKE ACTION
Grassroots Spotlight: NRA Collegiate Coalition at Western Michigan University


The NRA Collegiate Coalition at Western Michigan University recently wrapped up another stellar year on campus in support of the Second Amendment. The group, founded in 2017 by Grant Van Dorn and Cory Gardner, provides a unique and special opportunity for students. The group was started with the goal of providing a place for student Second Amendment advocates to gather on campus to discuss ongoing issues surrounding firearms and the shooting sports, but also to provide a casual and inclusive environment to welcome others to come learn more about NRA, the Second Amendment, and the gun debate.



NEWS HUNTING
The Hardest Thing of All to Explain About Hunting


The big black bear came in under the shade of pines. He didn’t make a sound my ears caught over the raucous singing of red-winged blackbirds. I was in a stand 15 feet up a poplar tree and only knew the bear was coming because a little bear on the bait picked up his head and his body grew rigid.

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Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!


Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals.



NEWS
Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners. The details of Northam’s plan have yet to be released, but such bans in other states and the failed federal ban have often targeted magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. There are hundreds of millions of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds that are lawfully-possessed and lawfully used every day in the U.S.



NEWS
Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate


We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change”



NEWS
Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?


In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about firearm suppressors, this is false.

COURTHOUSE NEWS
Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns


A week after 12 people were shot dead by a former Virginia Beach city employee, Governor Ralph Northam said Friday that Virginia lawmakers will reconvene July 9 for a special legislative session aimed at changing state gun laws. In a proclamation released Friday morning, Northam exercised powers granted to him by the state constitution allowing him to summon all 140 legislators back to Richmond outside of their normal two-month legislative session usually held in the first part of the year.

FOX NEWS
John Lott: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent


Despite what you might believe from watchin¬g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent. However, as soon as it was clear that the Virginia Beach killer used a noise suppressor on one of his guns last Friday when he killed 12 people, Democrats called for suppressors to be banned. Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special legislative session to pass a ban.

PERSONAL DEFENSE WORLD
Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker


Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These reasons include fun, sport and, of course, self defense, which is what a California mother recently used her’s for, after she called police for help.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that removes the cap on the number of teachers who can become armed marshals in schools. This bill, along with others intended to promote school safety, came in response to the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead after a student opened fire, according to the Associated Press. No gun control measures were passed as part of the legislation.

DENVER POST
30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court


About half of the state’s county sheriffs this week joined the battle against Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, arguing that the law hinders peoples’ ability to defend themselves. Although law enforcement are exempt from the ban, the sheriffs argued in their brief to the Colorado Supreme Court that civilians should have the same access to magazines as typical officers and deputies. If law enforcement agencies believe a magazine that holds 20 or 30 rounds is best for defense, then those magazines are the best option for regular people who want to defend themselves, the sheriffs argued.

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
Money for CDC to study gun injuries fires old debate


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again a focus of the battle over firearms, as Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath and other Democrats are trying to restore funding for the agency to study gun violence. The Atlanta-based CDC stopped researching causes and results of such violence in 1993 when Republican lawmakers reacted to study saying homes with guns were five times more likely than homes without guns to be the scene of suicides and almost three times more likely to be the scene of homicides.

FOX BUSINESS
Salesforce says some firearms can no longer be sold using company software: report


Salesforce Opens a New Window. has updated its acceptable-use policy, telling its customers to either stop selling certain firearms or forget about using its software, a report stated. The company, which describes Opens a New Window. itself as an “online solution for customer relationship management,” updated its policy in April, The Washington Post Opens a New Window. first reported.

YAHOO NEWS
Supreme Court rulings on gerrymandering set to shape elections for the next decade


The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule this month on two gerrymandering cases that will have a massive impact on the partisan balance of American politics for the next decade. The decisions in Rucho v. Common Cause, which deals with the drawing of North Carolina’s congressional districts, and Benisek v. Lamone, which involves Maryland’s, will help shape the balance of power in Congress and in state legislatures.

FREE BEACON
McBath Calls for ‘Gun-Free Society’


On Tuesday, Representative Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) urged a group of gun-rights activists to "stand up for a gun-free society" during a press conference on her introduction of a red flag bill. "The time has come to stand up, to be empowered to save lives," Rep. McBath said at the end of her press conference. "That is our charge. That is what we’re called to do. So, thank you for being here today. I hope that you take this charge back to your communities and stand up for a gun-free society."
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis SIGNS HB-5 to Protect our Constitution


HB-5 – Contains an amendment by Rep. James Grant (R) to restore the right of Floridians to control the Florida citizen ballot initiative petition process



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Assembly Judiciary Committee Begins Next Wave of Gun Control


Nobody ever accused New Jersey of lacking gun laws, and yet, lawmakers in Trenton can’t seem to accomplish anything except pass gun bills.

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Ohio Gun-Control group to propose gun background check ballot measure


Ohio voters may soon see background checks on their ballots. Ohioans for Gun Safety, a grassroots organization that advocates for expanding background checks on gun sales, announced Monday that it is proposing a ballot measure that would effectively require background checks for all gun sales done online and at gun shows. The measure, entitled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales,” would be an initiated statute, meaning a change to the Ohio Revised Code made via a vote of the people of Ohio. Ohioans for Gun Safety is aiming to have the issue on the ballot by 2020.

DAILY CALLER
Barr: Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement


In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures he will press the commonwealth’s legislature to adopt in a special session as early as late June. Predictably, his proposals miss the mark widely. While Northam’s announcement came within days of the May 31st shooting rampage in Virginia Beach by a former municipal worker, the proposed measures reflect steps that already could have been taken by government officials, or consist of proposals that would not have prevented the murderer’s actions. Unsurprisingly of course, facts and substance took a back seat to political and emotional triggers.

MIAMI HERALD
Florida push to ban "assault weapons" hits milestone ahead of Pulse shooting anniversary


A group pushing to ban "assault weapons" in Florida has hit a significant milestone in its effort to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. Ban 'Assault Weapons' Now!, a bipartisan organization led in part by survivors of mass shootings in Orlando and Parkland, announced Monday that it has obtained 103,000 signed petitions. The total should be enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of its proposed ballot question, a mandatory step in the process.
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Lawsuit: Student Suspended Because of Photo with Firearm


A former student at First Coast Technical College has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the college violated her constitutional rights when she was suspended based on a post on social media.

BREITBART
Lawyer: Gun-Free Policy Kept Virginia Beach Victim Unarmed on Day of Attack


A lawyer for the family of Virginia Beach victim Kate Nixon says she wanted to bring a gun to work for self-defense on the very day of the shooting but did not because of the gun-free policy.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Bill Maher Urges Liberals to 'Learn more About Guns,' Says Issue is a 2020 Loser for Democrats


Bill Maher says the 2020 election may get ugly for Democrats if they make gun control one of the party’s primary objectives. The “Real Time” host recently told his HBO audience that it was time for liberals to “learn more about guns” and stop acting as if their policies are a silver bullet for mass shootings.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Waiting Period Bill


Last night, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed S.169 which would have created a 24-hour waiting period on handguns.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Pennsylvania: Contact Your Senators in Support of Pro-Hunting Legislation


Currently awaiting consideration in the State Senate is an important pro-hunting reform bill, Senate Bill 147.

NEWS4JAX
‘Intruder' Killed in Home Invasion had Court Order Against Him


A woman shot and killed a man who broke into her Ortega Farms home on the Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. News4Jax has learned the woman had a temporary restraining order against him.
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Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill


Ignoring the constitutional rights of law-abiding Nevadans, on June 14th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed omnibus anti-gun Assembly Bill 291 into law. Your NRA would like to thank the many lawmakers who stood with our members and Second Amendment supporters at every step of the legislative process in opposition to AB 291.



NEWS
Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy


On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year’s CEO Summit was “Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice.” Making clear that much of the event was about corporate virtue signaling strategy, “Session 2” on the June 4 agenda was titled, “The Courage to Stand Alone: CEO Voice & Virtue.”



NEWS
Obama Lies about Guns… Again


Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage conversation, Obama said, “Our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy [guns] over the internet, they can buy machine guns.”



NEWS
Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology


This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn’t even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we’ll point those out whenever possible. We’d like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.



NEWS
New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade


After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.



NEWS
Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun


Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills


On June 13th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives voted to concur on two anti-gun bills that they had received back from the Senate. House Bills 109 and 514 will now go to Governor Chris Sununu’s desk, where his office has indicated that he is not looking to make any changes to existing firearm laws.

HARTFORD COURANT
An Anti-hunting Bill would have been Bad for African Wildlife. Here’s why.


The adjournment of the Connecticut Assembly has derailed Senate Bill 20, legislation that would have criminalized importation of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and giraffe parts from Africa into the state. Hunters and wildlife conservationists around the world, especially in Africa, are overjoyed to see this development.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
2020 Democrats all Offering the Same Hot Dogs


A couple of decades ago, the food vendors that plied the streets of major U.S. cities were a case study in monotony. Even though they were technically competitors, the hot dog carts and halal stands that crowded the corners tended to sell the exact same products at the exact same price.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Assembly Committee Passes Gun Control Package


Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a package of anti-gun bills heavily opposed by NRA and ANJRPC.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Why Balanced Reporting About Guns is Crucial


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NEWS
Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor


If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party’s base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate them.



NEWS
Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy


On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year’s CEO Summit was “Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice.” Making clear that much of the event was about corporate virtue signaling strategy, “Session 2” on the June 4 agenda was titled, “The Courage to Stand Alone: CEO Voice & Virtue.”



NEWS
Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun


Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.”



NEWS
Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology


This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn’t even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we’ll point those out whenever possible. We’d like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.



NEWS
New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade


After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.



NEWS
Obama Lies about Guns… Again


Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage conversation, Obama said, “Our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy [guns] over the internet, they can buy machine guns.”



NEWS
Interior Secretary Seeks to Expand Hunting Opportunities


On June 6, in a proposal supported and encouraged by the National Rifle Association, U.S. Secretary of The Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt announced a plan for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). In all, more than 1.4 million acres would be opened for these new hunting and angling opportunities.



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New Hampshire
New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills


Virginia
Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control

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Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law


New Laws Will Take Effect on September 1
Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session. Thank you to pro-Second Amendment leaders and lawmakers in the House and Senate for their work to ensure passage of these measures. Here is the list of NRA-backed bills which will become law on September 1:

House Bill 121 by Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) provides a legal defense for License To Carry holders who unknowingly enter establishments with 30.06 or 30.07 signs, as long they promptly leave when verbally informed of the policy.

House Bill 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) prohibits “no firearms” clauses in future residential lease agreements and protect tenants’ rights to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, and to transport their guns directly between their personal vehicles and these locations.

House Bill 1143 by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) prevents school districts from effectively prohibiting the possession of firearms in private motor vehicles by limiting their authority to regulate the manner in which they are stored in locked cars and trucks -- including by employees.

House Bill 1177 by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area, and allows shelters which are otherwise prohibited locations to decide whether to accommodate evacuees with firearms in their possession.

House Bill 1791 by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) closes loopholes in the state's "wrongful exclusion" law that cities, counties and state agencies have been using to restrict License To Carry holders in government buildings.

House Bill 2363 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) & Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) allows foster parents to store firearms in a safe and secure manner while making them more readily accessible for personal protection purposes.

House Bill 3231 by Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) improves and modernizes the state’s firearms preemption law, curbs the ability of municipalities to abuse their zoning authority and circumvent state law to restrict the sale or transfer of firearms and ammunition at the local level, and allows the State Attorney General to recover reasonable expenses incurred when obtaining injunctions against localities which violate the preemption statute.

Senate Bill 535 by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) & Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) strikes "churches, synagogues, or other places of worship" from the list of prohibited locations in the Penal Code, clarifying that these places have the same right enjoyed by nearly all other controllers of private property in the state to decide whether to allow License To Carry holders on their premises.

Senate Bill 741 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) prohibits a property owners' association from including or enforcing a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits, restricts, or has the effect of prohibiting or restricting any person who is otherwise authorized from lawfully possessing, transporting, or storing a firearm.

Senate Bill 772 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) provides civil liability protection to business establishments which choose not to post 30.06/30.07 signs, making them less vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits and giving them an incentive to adopt permissive policies for the carrying of handguns by law-abiding citizens on their premises.

Lastly, there's been a lot of coverage in the media lately about the state's role in promoting gun safety and the following rider that was included in the state budget bill, which was also signed into law by Governor Abbott and which NRA did not oppose:

Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. (Department of Public Safety) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.
NRA supported the award of a $1 million grant from the State of Texas to the National Shooting Sports Foundation for the distribution of Project ChildSafe

(https://www.projectchildsafe.org/) firearms safety kits to Texas residents through a network of law enforcement and community partners. We appreciate Governor Abbott's recognition of NSSF's expertise in firearms safety and his effort to bring this proven and effective safety program, which is free of anti-gun rhetoric and bias, to Texas residents.
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GUNS.COM
Congressional Dems Push to Require a License to Exercise Fundamental, Constitutional Right


Democrats on Capitol Hill have debuted a proposal to help mandate that those who want a handgun first be approved for a permit. The legislation, backed by Dems in both the House and Senate, would encourage more states to adopt licensing schemes like Connecticut’s handgun purchasing law, which requires a special renewable permit to purchase any revolver or pistol. Dubbed the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, the bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut along with U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn and Jamie Raskin, D-Md.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law


Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.

NATIONAL REVIEW
The Worst Advice Column Ever Written?


From Live Well Nebraska comes the most amusingly hysterical and extraordinarily ignorant advice column I have read in a long while. It consists of a question, posed by a man writing as “Dumbfounded Father,” and a response, offered by “syndicated columnist” Amy Dickinson. At no point in the exchange does either person range within a country mile of reality.



WASHINGTONPOST.COM
I wish the gay community were more accepting of gun supporters. I should know.


Last June, I attended my first Pride parade. I’m a 24-year-old gay man, and the downtown D.C. event came two months after I started my new job as social media manager for the National Rifle Association. The District, where I live, is a liberal city. Gay people are embraced; guns are not. You don’t have to see how the District votes to know that. You can tell by the signs in people’s yards and the bumper stickers on their cars. The gay community is largely anti-gun, too.
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HOT AIR
Dems: The Second Amendment Was About Hunting, You Know


Earlier today, Ed picked through the bones of Eric Swalwell’s laughable gun control platform, pointing out a very real gap in the congressman’s grasp of the Second Amendment. But the longshot POTUS candidate isn’t the only member of his party that seems to have trouble grasping the finer points of the Bill of Rights.

THE DAILY SIGNAL
Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims


Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms is not a malevolent, outdated barricade to peace that must be demolished or diminished in the name of public safety.

TOWNHALL
Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell's Gun Control Proposal? His 'Rally' Numbers Outside NRA's Headquarters


Over the last few days Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has continually teased a "really big rally" where he'd unveil his gun control proposal outside of the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday.

FOX NEWS
Rep. Thomas Massie, John Lott: Gun-Free Zones Need to Go. They Are not only Ineffective, They're Dangerous


The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern—yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns. The most lives are claimed in places where people can’t defend themselves on equal footing. It’s not a coincidence the attack occurred in a public building filled with public employees prohibited from carrying handguns, concealed or otherwise.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California DOJ Proposes “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for All Firearm and Ammunition Transfers


Yesterday, the California Department of Justice officially submitted proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant California driver license or identification cards whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.
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BREITBART
IL Sen. Taunts Gun Owner: Forget the Fine, Maybe We’ll Just Take Your Firearms


Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms. The exchange was caught on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was tied to proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic firearms in one’s home.

TOWNHALL
California Gun Owners Feel The Repercussions Of Illegal Aliens Obtaining IDs


The California Department of Justice on Monday filed an "emergency regulations" proposal. If adopted, Californians would be required to have REAL IDs to purchase firearms and ammunition beginning on July 1.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Assembly and Senate to Vote on Smart Guns on Thursday


Last week, anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton passed several bills out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

DALLASNEWS
NRA celebrates 'highly successful' year in Texas as new gun bills signed into law


It will soon be easier to carry guns in Texas churches, schools, apartment buildings and disaster zones. Sunday was the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to approve or veto bills passed during the 2019 meeting of the Texas Legislature, which wrapped up late last month. An effort to do away with the state's gun licensing rules failed to reach his desk, but Abbott signed several bills that will further loosen Texas' permissive gun laws. Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association said the session was very successful.

ROANOKE.COM
Abingdon crowd rejects governor's call for action on gun control following Virginia Beach mass shooting


A roundtable in Southwest Virginia about gun policy on Tuesday started with an audience member’s recitation of the Second Amendment. From there, residents passionate about gun rights peppered Brian Moran, Virginia’s secretary of public safety, with concerns about an upcoming special session in which the General Assembly will take up gun control proposals.

PILOTONLINE.COM
Gun ban in municipal buildings rejected in wake of mass shooting in Virginia Beach


In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in city history, many people said they'd feel safer if they could bring guns into government buildings. They made that clear to the City Council on Tuesday night as members considered a resolution to support a ban on bringing them into such places.

HERALD COURIER
Gun proposals find strong opposition in Southwest Virginia


About 100 people jammed into a classroom at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon with nearly all voicing displeasure over laws proposed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. At the center of the room, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran listened to comments and fielded dozens of questions and concerns about the recently proposed regulations during the 90-minute session — one of six such events statewide.
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NRA HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
CBS News Tells the True Story of Trophy Hunting


The truth about hunting’s contributions to wildlife conservation and economic development in rural Africa is too often drowned out in the media by the criticism of activists who live far from the problems. CBS News, however, recently broke this trend when on June 7 it unveiled its original documentary titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation.”

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Joe Biden's Silly 'James Bond-Style' Gun Control Fantasy


Joe Biden has a dream. “If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help,” he recently told donors in New York City, as the Washington Examiner noted, “if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it.” Well, that’s just great.
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NEWS
A Tale of Two Rallies


The 2020 presidential contest is now underway in earnest. On Tuesday, President Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign to a packed house at the 20,000 seat Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Earlier that day, one of the two dozen or so contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination tried to have a rally of his own to draw attention to his signature issue of gun control. The difference between the two events speaks volumes about the role the Second Amendment plays in American politics.



NEWS
Bloomberg Course: Certified in Advocacy


We did it. We “earned” a course certificate for the Bloomberg School’s massive open online course titled “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” After six grueling weeks we have heard what Michael Bloomberg’s champions of gun control want us to hear and even caught the acknowledgement of some truths that should undermine the gun control agenda.



NEWS
Video: Arrogant Illinois State Senator Proposes Confiscating Guns


Anti-gun lawmakers, including some of those vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, are becoming increasingly open about their desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens and jail those who don’t comply. Perhaps taking a cue from their strident federal allies, this trend has trickled down to state politicians.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Jersey: Legislature Passes Smart Gun Legislation


On Thursday, both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature passed “smart gun” legislation despite this technology being more science fiction than reality.

FOX 17 NASHVILLE
Mt. Juliet Considers Allowing City Employees with Carry Permits to Bring Guns to Work


City leaders in Mt. Juliet are considering allowing city employees to bring guns to work if they have a valid carry permit. Right now, Mt. Juliet has about 180 people who work for the city. About a quarter of them are police so they already have guns, but the rest – some leaders argue – are sitting ducks if something were to happen.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Maine: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Control Measures Defeated


On June 20th, the Maine Legislature adjourned from the first session of the 129th Legislature. During this session, several egregious pieces of anti-gun legislation were defeated, including bills to criminalize private transfers of firearms and ban many commonly-owned standard capacity magazines. Thwarting efforts to threaten shooting ranges, the Legislature instead took steps to protect ranges, passing a bill that Governor Janet Mills signed into law. Unfortunately, the Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a Stand Your Ground measure, LD 533, that would have strengthened Mainers’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be.



NEWS
Why the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Site Is Hunters’ Top Tool


When the NRA was founded in 1871, shooting and hunting were distinct parts of America’s culture, readily perceived as one in the same. But while the 5.2-million-member NRA is America’s largest organization of hunters with 3.5 million hunters in its ranks, the NRA and American hunters are not telling their story—and hunting and shooting have evolved into separate entities.

HOT AIR
Busted For Defending Your Own Home


This is probably one of my least favorite subjects to cover, but it’s the sort of thing we need to remain aware of. Questions of self-defense, the castle doctrine and home security come up often enough, and they can impact nearly anyone in the country if your luck runs low.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Session Nears End, Senators Prevent a Quorum


Today, the Oregon Senate Minority Caucus left the Capitol building and are refusing to attend floor sessions in order to prevent a quorum on certain pieces of legislation. Because of this, anti-gun legislators are now threatening to bring back the omnibus gun control package, Senate Bill 978, by forcing a floor vote should enough Senators return to the Capitol. In order to prevent SB 978 from being considered, a quorum must not be reached for the remainder of the legislative session, which is to run through June 30th.
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THE ROANOKE TIMES
Northam admits his proposals wouldn’t have stopped the Virginia Beach shooting


Northam conceded that his proposals wouldn’t have necessarily prevented the Virginia Beach shooting. But he said the legislation his administration has backed would have helped.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California Reminder: NRA and CRPA Hosting Webinar on June 26 Discussing Upcoming Ammunition Sales Restrictions


As reported earlier this month, NRA and CRPA will be hosting a free live webinar discussing all of the upcoming ammunition background check requirements scheduled to take effect July 1.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House to Vote on Bill Restricting Self-Defense


On Thursday, June 27th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on the Committee of Conference report for HB 564. House Bill 564 would restrict law-abiding citizens from defending themselves and their loved ones on school grounds.

DAILY CALLER
Senator Chris Murphy Introduces Smart Gun Legislation


Anti-gun politicians in the 116th Congress have no shortage of ideas when it comes to different ways of threatening the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners in America. The misnomer phrase “common sense gun safety” includes misguided and ineffective policies such as requiring background checks to purchase ammunition or requiring so-called “smart gun” technology despite the slew of unanswered questions that experts have posed about the reliability of the unproven technology.
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NEWS
Living in La-La Land: Joe Biden’s Alternative Reality


Anti-gun folks typically characterize their gun control restrictions as “common sense” and “responsible,” regardless of how poorly grounded in reality these “solutions” tend to be, or how little their proponents understand what these measures will do (like the gun control supporters at one event who, when asked, were unable to explain what an AR-15 or a bumpstock is).



NEWS
60 Minutes “Research” Discovers Bullets Can Cause Damage


Last Sunday, the “news” program 60 Minutes ran a story it called “What makes the AR-15 style rifle the weapon of choice for mass shooters?” The producer of the piece, Ashley Velie, claimed the intent was to present a story that was “completely apolitical.” From the very outset, however, starting with the inflammatory and inaccurate title, it was clear the real intent was to vilify the most popular centerfire rifle in America.



NEWS
Study Reinforces What We Already Know: Criminals Don’t Follow the Law


The state of Illinois holds a B+ rating from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (the highest rating given is an A). Gun control advocates would have you believe this means it should be a relatively safe place.



NEWS
Virginia: Richmond Mayor Attacks the Right-to-Carry and State Preemption


Virginia’s 400,000 concealed handgun permit holders would not be able to exercise their Right-to-Carry in large portions of their capital city if Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had his way. On Monday, Stoney proposed a local ordinance that would prohibit law-abiding gun owners from carrying a firearm in any “[c]ity-owned building, park, or recreation or community facility.



NEWS
Animal Rights Thinking Threatens Wildlife Conservation


A recent paper published by a group of people ostensibly involved in the wildlife sciences highlights the clear threat animal rights thinking represents to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation—a threat that extends to hunting’s very important place within that model. The paper, published in Conservation Letters and prepared by researchers at Oregon State University, attacks what the authors term “trophy hunting.”
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California
California: Ammunition Background Check Takes Effect July 1


Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Sunday Hunting Legislation Passes Senate, Moves to House


Washington
Washington: New Lead Regulations Would Target Shooting Ranges

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NEWS
Study Reinforces What We Already Know: Criminals Don’t Follow the Law


The state of Illinois holds a B+ rating from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (the highest rating given is an A). Gun control advocates would have you believe this means it should be a relatively safe place.



NEWS
60 Minutes “Research” Discovers Bullets Can Cause Damage


Last Sunday, the “news” program 60 Minutes ran a story it called “What makes the AR-15 style rifle the weapon of choice for mass shooters?” The producer of the piece, Ashley Velie, claimed the intent was to present a story that was “completely apolitical.” From the very outset, however, starting with the inflammatory and inaccurate title, it was clear the real intent was to vilify the most popular centerfire rifle in America.



NEWS
Virginia: Richmond Mayor Attacks the Right-to-Carry and State Preemption


Virginia’s 400,000 concealed handgun permit holders would not be able to exercise their Right-to-Carry in large portions of their capital city if Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had his way. On Monday, Stoney proposed a local ordinance that would prohibit law-abiding gun owners from carrying a firearm in any “[c]ity-owned building, park, or recreation or community facility.



NEWS
Living in La-La Land: Joe Biden’s Alternative Reality


Anti-gun folks typically characterize their gun control restrictions as “common sense” and “responsible,” regardless of how poorly grounded in reality these “solutions” tend to be, or how little their proponents understand what these measures will do (like the gun control supporters at one event who, when asked, were unable to explain what an AR-15 or a bumpstock is).



NEWS
Animal Rights Thinking Threatens Wildlife Conservation


A recent paper published by a group of people ostensibly involved in the wildlife sciences highlights the clear threat animal rights thinking represents to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation—a threat that extends to hunting’s very important place within that model. The paper, published in Conservation Letters and prepared by researchers at Oregon State University, attacks what the authors term “trophy hunting.”
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Anti-Gun Bill Defeated


On June 30th, the Oregon Legislature adjourned Sine Die from the 2019 Legislative Session, resulting in omnibus gun control Senate Bill 978 being officially defeated.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
South Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Law Goes into Effect Today


Today, South Dakota’s Constitutional Carry law goes into effect.

FOX NEWS
John R. Lott, Jr. and Andrew Pollack: Dems and gun control -- they want it whether it works or not


The two Democratic presidential debates last week in Miami were marked by calls to remember Florida’s Parkland High School shooting, which occurred only 50 miles away from where the debate took place. The Democrats agreed on two solutions to stop these attacks: impose background checks on private transfers of guns, and ban “military-style” “weapons of war.” Even when the questions weren’t about gun control, candidates still found ways to bring up the topic.
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NEWS
Bloomberg’s Killjoys Target Fourth of July Fireworks


In a July 3, 1776 letter to his wife Abigail, founding father John Adams wrote about how Independence Day should be celebrated. Adams explained, I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
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NEWS
Vox Wants to Take Your Guns


A conspiracy relies on secrecy. Some are, perhaps, never uncovered. Others are exposed by the conspirators themselves, who cannot help but share the details whether from arrogance or anxiousness. For years, law-abiding gun owners and the American public at large have been told by anti-gun candidates that they “aren’t coming to take your guns” but they “just want to…”



NEWS
New Zealand Experience Further Proves Registration Facilitates Confiscations


Firearms registration facilitates firearms confiscation. This fact has been demonstrated in recent weeks, as the New Zealand authorities have lamented that the country does not have a firearms registry to assist them in their gun confiscation efforts.



NEWS
Recent Poll Shows Gun Control Not as Popular as Some Would Like to Believe


A recent Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, conducted immediately prior to the recent Democratic debates and gathering responses from 1,991 registered voters, asked about views toward the candidates, issues of potential importance in the election, voting intention, and the like. Of special concern to us were questions about gun policy (i.e., gun control). “Gun policy,” like “common-sense laws,” seems a benign allegory for denying Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms.



NEWS
Virginia: Defend Freedom, Oppose Gov. Northam in Richmond Tomorrow


Governor Ralph Northam and his gun ban allies are ready to push their extreme anti-gun agenda when the General Assembly convenes its special session tomorrow--July 9th. Your NRA is calling on members and Second Amendment supporters to join in the fight against Gov. Northam’s misguided gun control proposals by coming to Richmond on July 9th to personally urge their elected officials to stand up for our rights and oppose the Northam gun ban agenda.

NBC4I.COM
Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings


Nancy Miramontes had 30 seconds to find the gunman. The Utah school psychologist weaved through a maze of dusty halls before spotting him in the corner of a classroom, holding a gun to a student’s head. She took a deep breath and fired three shots, the first time she’s ever used a gun. One bullet pierced the shooter’s forehead.

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
Police say man shot as he breaks into neighbor’s home in southwest Spokane


It wasn’t the first time the man had broken into the home, but it was the first time he’d been shot while trying. Spokane police say the intruder barged into his neighbor’s home this weekend armed with “large kitchen style knives” in each hand – and was then shot in the chest by the homeowner.

FOX NEWS
Lawrence Keane: The Democrats really are coming for your guns


What a difference three years makes. The first primary debates showed us just how far the Democratic party has drifted on Second Amendment rights.

THE ROANOKE TIMES
Suetterlein: Northam, unlike Kaine, politicizes a mass shooting


Suetterlein represents a state Senate district that runs from Bedford County to Wythe County. He is a Republican. On April 17, 2007, then-Governor Tim Kaine emphatically expressed his disdain for those who would attempt to use the horrific murders at Virginia Tech for political advantage. "I think for people who want to take this after just twenty-four hours and make it into their political hobby horse to ride, I’ve got nothing but loathing for them,” Governor Kaine declared. “They can take that elsewhere."
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NEWS
New Zealand Experience Further Proves Registration Facilitates Confiscations


Firearms registration facilitates firearms confiscation. This fact has been demonstrated in recent weeks, as the New Zealand authorities have lamented that the country does not have a firearms registry to assist them in their gun confiscation efforts.



NEWS
Virginia: Defend Freedom, Oppose Gov. Northam in Richmond Tomorrow


Governor Ralph Northam and his gun ban allies are ready to push their extreme anti-gun agenda when the General Assembly convenes its special session tomorrow--July 9th. Your NRA is calling on members and Second Amendment supporters to join in the fight against Gov. Northam’s misguided gun control proposals by coming to Richmond on July 9th to personally urge their elected officials to stand up for our rights and oppose the Northam gun ban agenda.



NEWS
Vox Wants to Take Your Guns


A conspiracy relies on secrecy. Some are, perhaps, never uncovered. Others are exposed by the conspirators themselves, who cannot help but share the details whether from arrogance or anxiousness. For years, law-abiding gun owners and the American public at large have been told by anti-gun candidates that they “aren’t coming to take your guns” but they “just want to…”



NEWS
Recent Poll Shows Gun Control Not as Popular as Some Would Like to Believe


A recent Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, conducted immediately prior to the recent Democratic debates and gathering responses from 1,991 registered voters, asked about views toward the candidates, issues of potential importance in the election, voting intention, and the like. Of special concern to us were questions about gun policy (i.e., gun control). “Gun policy,” like “common-sense laws,” seems a benign allegory for denying Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms.
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Oregon
Oregon: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Anti-Gun Bill Defeated


Washington
Washington: I-1639 To Go Into Effect July 1

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NEWS
NRA-PVF Endorses Mark Baker for Attorney General of Mississippi


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Mark Baker for Mississippi attorney general in the 2019 primary election.



NEWS
NRA Endorses Tate Reeves for Governor of Mississippi


The NRA has endorsed Tate Reeves as he runs for governor in the 2019 Mississippi primary election.



NEWS
NRA Statement On Virginia Special Session


FAIRFAX, Va.– The interim executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Jason Ouimet, released the following statement today regarding the special session in Virginia: "The National Rifle Association has a long history of working to reduce violent crime rates within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We commend the House and Senate Republican leadership for renewing the focus on putting violent criminals behind bars and a much needed refocus on mental health initiatives. Without a final report on the Virginia Beach investigation, this special session by Gov. Northam was a complete taxpayer-funded distraction. The discussion before the Virginia Crime Commission should focus on solutions that provide strong due process and put a stop to the continued politicization of law-abiding individual’s constitutional rights."

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’There really are a lot of misconceptions about suppressors’: NRA says on gun silencers Northam aims to ban


Virginia lawmakers return to the state Capitol Tuesday with one item on their agenda: Guns. The special session called by Governor Ralph Northam gets underway at noon.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Hawaii: Governor Ige Signs Anti-Gun Legislation


On July 9th, Governor David Ige signed the final remaining anti-gun bill awaiting his consideration, Senate Bill 600. This comes on the heels of him signing Senate Bill 1466 on June 27th.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Virginia: Special Session Adjourned, Anti-Gunners Not Finished


During the July 9th special session, House and Senate leadership directed the Virginia State Crime Commission to undertake a “systematic review” of the tragic May 31st attack in Virginia Beach, along with the legislation submitted during the special session.



NEWS
NRA-PVF Endorses Delbert Hosemann for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Delbert Hosemann for lieutenant governor of Mississippi in the 2019 primary election.

BREITBART
Eight Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Who Plan to Come for Your Guns


Every Democrat presidential hopeful supports a slew of gun controls but eight in particular actually plan to ban certain guns that law-abiding Americans currently possess. The positions vary from simply banning certain types of guns to confiscating them via a mandated ban and buyback combo.
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FOXBUSINESS.COM
Walmart Will Stop Gun Sales In New Mexico Over Background Check Laws: Report


Walmart will reportedly stop selling guns at its New Mexico stores later this month. The retailer’s decision came after the state passed a new law expanding background checks, which was put into effect on July 1, CBS News reported.

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Tampa Pastor Holds Suspected Intruder At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive


A Tampa pastor held a suspected intruder at gunpoint while he waited for police to arrive, authorities said. Police said the burglar set off the alarm system at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church shortly before 1 a.m.

WSB RADIO ATLANTA
Intruder With Machete Shot, Killed By Homeowner, Dekalb Police Say


An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County home, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While he has not been positively identified, investigators believe he lived next door to the home he’s accused of breaking into in the 3300 block of Northlake Trail in unincorporated Doraville.
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THE DAILY SIGNAL
Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics


At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right to keep and bear arms, including the mass confiscation of commonly owned firearms, it’s important to remember that those same firearms are regularly used by average Americans to defend their life, liberty, and property.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: City of San Diego Considers Gun Control Ordinance


San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliott has asked the City Council to consider a draft ordinance that would require mandatory locked storage of firearms in the home and would propose a conflicting law regarding the reporting of lost or stolen firearms. Ms. Elliott works closely with gun control advocates in the City and made a strong effort to justify her request for the City to take action at the June meeting of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. While the Committee was divided on the issue, the proposal did get enough votes to put it before the full City Council for consideration.

FOX NEWS
Frank Miniter: To Reduce Gun Violence, We Need to Do These Things


When he called the Republican-controlled Virginia Legislature to the state Capitol for a special session this week, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam wasn’t really attempting to make changes to the state’s gun laws that would have stopped the murderer who killed a dozen people in Virginia Beach in May.
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DESERET NEWS
Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah


An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said. About 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 391 N. 900 East on the report of a burglary in progress, according to a statement from Lehi police. The 20-year-old man had gotten into the second-level apartment and "was armed with a knife," Lehi Police Sgt. Robert Marshall said.
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FOX CAROLINA
Anderson Co homeowner who shot intruder: 'I didn't want that to happen, but I had no other choice'


Anderson County deputies are investigating after a homeowner said he has to shoot a man to defend his family when the intruder forced his way into his Williamston home. Deputies said they were called to the home on Boiter Road just after 10 p.m.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Virginia: Crime Commission Hearing Dates Set


As directed by the General Assembly during the July 9th special session, the Virginia State Crime Commission will be holding hearings on August 19th and 20th to evaluate Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills.
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NEWS
“Fact Checker:” Joe Biden’s “Gun Ban” Not a Gun Ban Because Some Guns Wouldn’t Be Banned


Facebook has teamed up with what it calls “third-party fact-checkers” to punish users of its platform that post information embarrassing or inconvenient to this outlook. Yet like most sources of what passes as “news” or “journalism” these days, these “independent” organizations have knowledge deficits and outright biases that color the information they provide to the public. Take, for example, Politifact’s assertion that a gun ban is not a gun ban if there are still guns left to be banned.



NEWS
Presidential Pretender Who Campaigned on Gun Control First to Call It Quits


On Monday, Eric Swalwell became the first of the many pretenders for the Democrat presidential nomination to bow (or perhaps slink) out of the race. The U.S. Congressman from California’s 15th District had tried to distinguish himself from the field by putting extreme gun control front and center in his messaging. The result was a campaign that lasted only four months and that relegated the 38-year-old lawmaker to obscurity.



NEWS
Hollywood Fantasy v. Reality on Firearm Suppressors


It’s no secret that Hollywood has a very loose relationship with reality. The movie industry, after all, is based on fantasy and escapism, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If someone wants to forget about their daily struggles in the real world, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sitting through the latest blockbuster; watching an improbable hero overcome overwhelming odds to save the day, America, Earth, or even the whole universe. Just try to remember not to confuse what you see on your screen with real life.



NEWS
NRA Statement On Virginia Special Session


FAIRFAX, Va.– The interim executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Jason Ouimet, released the following statement today regarding the special session in Virginia: "The National Rifle Association has a long history of working to reduce violent crime rates within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We commend the House and Senate Republican leadership for renewing the focus on putting violent criminals behind bars and a much needed refocus on mental health initiatives. Without a final report on the Virginia Beach investigation, this special session by Gov. Northam was a complete taxpayer-funded distraction. The discussion before the Virginia Crime Commission should focus on solutions that provide strong due process and put a stop to the continued politicization of law-abiding individual’s constitutional rights."



NEWS
USFWS Says Free NRA Hunter Ed Course Counts As P-R Match Dollars


Fairfax, Va.—Underscoring the NRA’s $3 million investment in hunting’s future in creating the most comprehensive, free online hunter education program nationwide, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced state wildlife agencies now may claim a dollar value of the NRA’s Free Online Hunter Education Course as in-kind match dollars to access federal Pittman-Robertson (P-R) grant funds. The move marks a major win for the NRA and state wildlife agencies, which rely on the P-R dollars administered by the USFWS’ Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Division for their fish and wildlife conservation programs, and is a giant step forward in bolstering states’ hunter recruitment efforts and the national NRA-backed R3 movement (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation).
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Hawaii
Hawaii: Governor Ige Signs Anti-Gun Legislation


Virginia
Virginia: Special Session Adjourned, Anti-Gunners Not Finished

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HOT AIR
New Jersey’s New “Smart Gun” Law is a Disaster in the Making


As soon as New Jersey’s new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, arrived in office he began working with the Democratic majority in the legislature to pass onerous gun control laws. Not satisfied with that effort, he’s now rolled out a new package of legislation along the same lines, referring to it as “Gun Safety Package 2.0.” One of the chief elements of this new legislation deals with so-called “smart guns” and mandates regarding their availability in the Garden State. (NJ.com)

KUSI NEWS
Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question


A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police. This particular case is leading people to question the logic of the San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot’s new law that would require gun owners to safely store their guns in either a safe or with a trigger device when not in use.

MYSA
Gun license gets chilly response


More than half of Illinois’ 2,351 federally licensed gun dealers haven’t applied for state licenses required by the new Illinois’ Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, which takes effect today. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the state’s Firearm Dealer License Certification Act on Jan. 18 after taking office. Lawmakers held the measure over from the previous General Assembly after former Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto it.
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NEWS
NRA-PVF Endorses Michael Watson for Mississippi Secretary of State


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Michael Watson for Mississippi secretary of state in the 2019 primary election.

TUCSON.COM
The Latest: Police: Man Fatally Shot During Holdup Attempt


Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot a knife-wielding robber attempting to steal his car at a gas pump outside a convenience store early Wednesday morning.

THE HILL
Dems Open to Killing Filibuster in Next Congress


Democratic leaders are opening the door to eliminating the 60-vote legislative filibuster if they recapture the Senate majority in the 2020 elections. The future of the filibuster has emerged as a divisive topic in the crowded 2020 presidential primary field, which includes a half-dozen Democratic senators.
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WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Kamala Harris is Preparing to Govern by Executive Order


Sen. Kamala Harris is leading the pack of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates when it comes to outlining executive action she would take if she were elected and her proposals were thwarted by Congress.

BREITBART
Levi Strauss Sticking with Gun Control Push Whether Customers Agree or Not


Levi Strauss joined hands with the gun control lobby in the Fall of 2018 and is sticking to their guns whether customers agree or not. On September 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Levi Strauss was launching a million dollar gun control campaign. This also entailed teaming up with Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control Everytown for Gun Safety, going so far as to provide jeans for actors who appeared in Everytown PSAs.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense


On July 18th, Initiative Petition 40 was filed in Oregon to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding adults by imposing a broad, one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms. This egregious attack on our freedoms uses virtually the same language as the failed Initiative Petition 44 from 2018 as well as the same provisions from Senate Bill 978 that did not pass during the 2019 legislative session. Anti-gun proponents will stop at nothing to restrict self-defense rights in Oregon, and will be using this initiative petition in an attempt to coerce legislators to pass gun control during the 2020 short session.
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NEWS
Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data


A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week generated considerable media attention that focused on the purported finding and not the underlying research design:



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NYC Makes Second Bid to Shake Off Supreme Court Scrutiny


Apparently cognizant of the risks of pressing ahead with the defense of its nonsensical and extreme firearm law, New York City has now ramped up its arguments that the legal challenge to the law is “moot” and no longer merits the intervention of the United States Supreme Court.
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Oregon
Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense


Virginia
Virginia: Crime Commission Hearing Dates Set

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California: Injunction Filed to Stop California Ammunition Sales Restrictions


On Monday, July 22, CRPA with support of NRA, filed a motion requesting an injunction against enforcement of California's recently implemented ammunition laws. The injunction is part of the case Rhode v. Becerra, filed in April of 2018, where lead Plaintiff and gold medal Olympian shooter Kim Rhode and other Plaintiffs have asked the court to halt enforcement after a dubious roll out of the new law on July 1st.
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Virginia: Submit Comments on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Control


The Virginia State Crime Commission is now accepting public comments on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills ahead of its August 19th and 20th hearings on these policy proposals. During the July 9th special session, the General Assembly directed the Commission to hold these hearings and report back with its findings.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award


On August 16, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.
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WASHINGTON POST
Virginia’s Second Amendment freedoms are protected thanks to the NRA


Our Second Amendment freedoms in Virginia are intact today because of the hard work of the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who stood up to the Bloomberg gun-control lobby. Our freedoms are safe for another day because Second Amendment supporters made their voices heard and lawmakers listened. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) underestimated voters’ ability to see through his political ruse. They understood the special session was a $45,000 taxpayer-funded distraction from the allegations of racism and sexual assault that hang over the Northam administration. Virginians understand that not a single one of Northam’s misguided proposals would have prevented the tragedy in Virginia Beach. Law-abiding gun owners in the commonwealth are tired of being blamed for the acts of deranged criminals and are demanding real solutions to crime.
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FOX31 DENVER
omCuster with Concealed Carry Permit Shoots 2 Robbers at Virginia 7-Eleven, Killing One: Police external site
A 7-Eleven customer shot two people who were allegedly trying to rob the Virginia Beach convenience store early Thursday morning, killing one of them and injuring the other, according to witnesses and police. The store is located in the 100 block of South Newtown Road.

NBC10 BOSTON
NH Dad Pulls Gun on Intruder Until Police Arrive external site
Three days after a New Hampshire homeowner opened fire on a stranger who had broken into his home, a similar situation unfolded just a few miles away in the same city. In broad daylight Wednesday afternoon, a man held an attempted burglar at gunpoint while his two kids witnessed the entire ordeal.

FOX17 NASHVILLE
Conservative Think-Tank Takes Aim at Levi Strauss Over Gun Control Stance external site
A conservative think-tank took aim at denim maker Levi Strauss & Co. over their stance on gun control during a recent shareholders meeting. The National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) says they have taken to attending shareholder meetings with the intent to get companies to advance "free market ideals" such as gun rights.

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Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect
On July 28th, the following anti-gun bills will go into effect in Washington:
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NEWS
Never Enough: New Zealand Government Pushes Even More Gun Control


On July 22, New Zealand’s Labour-led government announced a wide array of new gun control proposals. The move came amidst the island nation’s ongoing program to confiscate commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms from law-abiding gun owners that will last through December 20. The government’s most recent attack on gun owners is likely to engender further civil disobedience to the firearm confiscation scheme



NEWS
“Smart” Guns and Mandatory Storage: Two Bad Policy Ideas Cut from the Same Tattered Cloth


Whenever a tragedy strikes that involves a firearm, no matter how statistically rare the event may actually be, you can count on anti-gun extremists to try to exploit it. The responses from those opposed to the Second Amendment upon hearing that a fatality resulted when a firearm was used by a criminal, or accessed by someone who should not have access, tend to sound fairly similar. If a ban isn’t the response selected from the handful of ideas gun control advocates have been promoting for decades, then added restrictions on law-abiding gun owners is the policy du jour. Restricting access to guns is a very popular notion among those who feel there should be far less freedom when it comes to responsible gun ownership.



NEWS
A Pair of Academics Question Gun Control Orthodoxy


Given that so much gun policy research is explicitly funded by individuals hostile to our right to keep and bear arms, gun owners are right to be skeptical of academics who delve into the topic. However, there are times when well-respected academics have proven confident enough to challenge the prevailing left-wing orthodoxies on gun control. Such is the case with recent pieces from Northeastern University Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy James Alan Fox and Harvard Kennedy School of Government Research Fellow Thomas Abt.
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Kentucky
Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award


Virginia
Virginia: Submit Comments on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Control


Washington
Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert: Court Rules Public Officials Can't Be Punished for Violating the Law

A Leon County Circuit Court judge has just given rogue, anti-gun public officials a "get-out-of-jail-free card." This court has effectively given tacit approval for local government officials to knowingly and willfully violate the state preemption law by striking down the penalty provisions. The message is: go ahead and violate the law, the state can't punish you.


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TOWNHALL
Joe Biden Steps Up Gun Targeting Ahead of Debate


Joe Biden’s been in Washington D.C. for nearly 50 years and he’s finally got a plan. Too bad, it’s not much of one. Former Vice President Joe Biden released his Criminal Justice campaign platform just in time for the second Democratic presidential candidate debate to be held in Detroit. He’s up to his old tricks. Denunciate. Conflate. Obfuscate.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Attorney General Ashley Moody: Assault Weapons Ban Ballot Measure "MISLEADING"


In the petition filed Friday, July 26th, Attorney General Ashley Moody informed the Florida Supreme Court that the "Assault Weapons Ban" ballot language is "misleading" and is "clearly and conclusively defective."
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NEWS4SA
Homeowner Shoots Suspected Intruder During Home Invasion


Police said a suspected intruder was shot during a home invasion on the Southwest Side on Wednesday morning. The incident happened at a home along Five Palms Drive, near Old Pearsall Road.


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TOWNHALL
Elizabeth Warren Plans to Tax Americans Out of Their Second Amendment Rights


Gun control has been a solid political talking point for over a week now in the wake of two mass shootings, one of which was carried out by a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. Democrat presidential candidates have wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity to politicize their way through a crowded primary.

BREITBART
FBI: More People Killed by Hammers, Clubs than with Rifles of Any Kind


The most recent FBI crime stats show that more people were killed in 2017 with hammers and clubs than were killed with rifles of any kind. Breitbart News reported the most recent numbers–those for 2017–on September 26, 2018.
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NEWS
Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control


In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all would restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), 75 percent of criminals in state and federal state prison who had possessed a firearm during their offense acquired the firearm through theft, “Off the street/underground market,” or “from a family member or friend, or as a gift.” Less than one percent got firearms from dealers or non-dealers at gun shows.



NEWS
Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info


Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy commentary on the issues of the day. Such was the case this week when the would-be first gentleman penned an op-ed touting one of his presidential administration’s abject policy failures, the so-called “assault weapons” ban.



NEWS



Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example the background check ballot initiatives on the 2016 ballots in Maine and Nevada.



NEWS
[size:14pt]Kamala Harris and Her Perplexing Anti-Gun Ideas


U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the two-dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, has been promoting her anti-gun platform for many months. This isn’t really news, as every Democrat seeking the party’s nomination has embraced virulently anti-gun policies in some way, shape or form. The apparent task of each candidate, including Harris, is to prove he or she is the MOST anti-gun. This, it would appear, is necessary to satisfy the anti-gun extremists that hope to guide the entire Democrat Party down the path of eviscerating the Second Amendment.
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu Vetoes Anti-Gun Bills
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File


On Monday, August 12, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent AB 1254 to the suspense file and rescheduled AB 1669 to be heard next Monday, August 19. On Wednesday, August 14, the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent SB 172 to the suspense file.

NEWS
NRA Announces All-Star Lineup of Presenters at 2019 Personal Protection Expo


FT. Worth, TX. – The NRA Personal Protection Expo, Sept. 6-8, 2019 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX is the nation’s premier event for personal protection, concealed carry, and home defense products and education.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Virginia: Oppose Gov. Northam’s Gun Grab, Attend Public Hearing


On Tuesday, August 20th, the Virginia State Crime Commission will be accepting public comments as part of its August 19th-20th hearings on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills. During the July 9th special session, the General Assembly directed the Commission to hold these hearings and report back with its findings.
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NEWS
No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work


Joe Biden has been out on the primary campaign trail working hard. Maybe a little too hard. “We got to let them know who we are,” he recently told a crowd of supporters at the Iowa State Fair. Perhaps the most accurate of the qualities he used to describe himself and his fellow travelers was “We choose truth over facts!” That much we know, Joe.



NEWS
Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure


There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action. Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so international relations are not usually front and center for us. We’re focused on protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. The horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton gave opportunistic foreign regimes an opening to offer clumsy critiques of the United States regarding our level of violent crime.



NEWS
Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns


A smart person learns from his mistakes. An even smarter person learns from the mistakes of others. Beto O’Rourke, an unemployed Texan running for president, must not be too smart.



NEWS
Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives


The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s safety: Gun buybacks, discussing why New Zealand’s “gun buyback” program could serve as a useful model on how the government can engage with gun owners in this country. According to the piece, the “voluntary nature of gun buybacks – along with the incentive of being compensated – gives them a special place in the worldwide debate over gun regulations.” In the case of the New Zealand program, it is neither a “buyback” nor voluntary. Apart from the quibble that the privately-owned guns have not been owned or sold by the government such that any later relinquishment is, in fact, a “buy back,” there’s nothing optional about the program, unless the decision between surrendering your property or facing hard jail time can be said to represent a real and honest choice.
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California
California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File


Virginia
Virginia: Oppose Gov. Northam’s Gun Grab, Attend Public Hearing

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NRA HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
The Future of African Wildlife Hangs in the Balance


This week, representatives of 180 nations are gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 18th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES.) Adopted in 1963, CITES globally governs the import and export of wildlife and wildlife products, including hunting trophies. The treaty is also the origin of implementing laws like the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
'Progressive' Fantasies About Guns


The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today’s progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ever after.

TENNESSEAN.COM
Guns are a significant part of American society. Taking them away won't help.


Gun control is not the answer; universal background checks will do nothing to stop these mass shootings. Joe Biden, when Vice-President admitted this and said so. In all the recent mass shootings, the killer purchased the weapon(s) legally with a background check. Likewise, so-called red flag laws would not have stopped these as well.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The United States is not Like the Rest of the World on Gun Control


If you’re an American, how you think about guns is usually related to three factors: What part of our country you grew up in; what you learned from your parents, relatives and friends; and whether you served in the military. Whether you or your family may have also been a victim of violence can have “pro” or “con” effect on your view on guns, and it’s easy to understand either reaction.
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RED STATE
Journalist Attempts To Buy Guns At Walmart, Ends Up Collapsing The Left’s Anti-Gun Narrative Instead


After the devastating shooting that took place in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that left 22 people dead and 24 injured, the left began to do its usual pattern of never letting a crisis go to waste. Instead of taking a moment to mourn the fallen, they immediately launched into the process of making it an agenda item.
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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Parkland father Andrew Pollack: Daughter's murder made me 'pro-Second Amendment'


Andrew Pollack, the outspoken father of one of the students killed during the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, said Wednesday that he was never a big gun-rights supporter until he realized how defenseless his daughter was when she was gunned down at school last year.
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NEWS
Marching Toward Gun Confiscation: Prohibition Advocates Released Unhinged Gun Control Plan

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This week, March for Our Lives – the gun control group that arose in the wake of the criminal mass attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. – released a lengthy plan outlining its vision for firearm regulation in America. Reduced to its essence, the plan is to discourage gun ownership through numerous layers of red tape, fees and government mandates.



NEWS
Divide and Conquer: Giffords (Formerly LCAV) Looks to Split Gun Owners to Enact Controls

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Divide et impera; divide and rule; divide and conquer. For millennia political actors have understood that one of the most effective means of defeating your enemy is to divide them and set the component parts against each other. For what seems nearly as long, gun control supporters have sought to separate gun owners from their rights by using this strategy.



NEWS
Flag on the Play: Media Promotes Gun Confiscation Laws by Exaggerating “Study” Results


“Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have found that, in the three years since California implemented the nation’s first law allowing guns to be taken from individuals who pose an extreme risk, the so-called red flag orders have prevented at least 21 mass shootings.



HUNTING NEWS
Virginia Hunters Raise $17,684.89 to Feed the Hungry


It is a fact that hunters are the world’s top conservationists and do more for wildlife than any other group. But what many people don’t know is how much we hunters care about our fellow man and how proactive we are in helping people in our own communities to fight hunger. For nearly 30 years, we have been helping to feed those less fortunate through the Hunters for the Hungry (HFTH) movement, sharing the wild game we harvest through state-based programs where we hunt and live. By donating and in many cases also paying to process the meat, we are providing a high-protein, low-cholesterol meat source to those who otherwise would go hungry.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Senate clears Marion Hammer of wrongdoing after compensation reporting probe

Although some news outlets have reported stories that have attempted to show that Marion Hammer did something wrong, we thought you should see one story that attempted to be fair and accurate.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Massachusetts: Gun Bills to be Heard Wednesday


On Wednesday, August 28th, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding a public hearing at 10:00 AM to discuss numerous bills pertaining to firearm laws in the state. It comes as no surprise that many of the proposals before the Committee are anti-gun measures that would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Tacoma to Repeat Seattle’s Mistakes with Proposed Gun Tax


On August 27th, the Tacoma City Council will be hosting a study session to consider an ordinance that would allow the city to levy a tax on all firearms and ammunition sales.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu VETOES 3-Gun Control Bills

You won't read this in the mainstream media and we thought you should know that common sense and loyalty to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is alive and well in the New Hampshire Governor's office.



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NEWS
Concealed Carry Fashion Show Returns to the NRA Personal Protection Expo in Ft. Worth

FAIRFAX, Va. – The NRA Personal Protection Expo welcomes back the Concealed Carry Fashion Show on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Ft. Worth Convention Center in Ft. Worth, TX. This is no ordinary run-of-the-mill fashion show – models will showcase the Expo’s top concealed carry products – and demonstrate the features and benefits to an audience of firearm enthusiasts and international media.


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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
The Texas Legislature Passed Ten Bills Protecting Your Second Amendment Rights During the 2019 Session. These Measures All Take Effect on September 1.


The Texas Legislature Passed Ten Bills Protecting Your Second Amendment Rights During the 2019 Session. These Measures All Take Effect on September 1.

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! How Much Are David Dell'Aquila's Gun Rights Worth?


Are David Dell'Aquila's gun rights worth $100,000? Worth more than $100 million? Worth whatever it takes to defeat the anti-gun agitators and enemies of the Second Amendment? You're damned right! Whether he donates money to NRA to fund the fight or not - NRA is fighting for his rights and yours. Help fund the fight! Go here: https://donate.nra.org/donate

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NEWS
News Flash: Legally Buying a Gun Isn’t So Easy After All


Earlier this month, an intrepid news reporter for Business Insider decided to see for herself how easy it was to get a gun from Walmart, even as gun control activists were calling on the retail giant to stop selling firearms. She then recounted her experience in an admirably straightforward article. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work out so well for her or for gun control advocates who hope to convince Americans that guns are just too easy to get. There’s a whole genre of gun control rhetoric centered around all the things that are supposedly more difficult to get or to do in America than buying a gun.



NEWS
NASCAR Takes a Hard Left


After decades of NASCAR drivers literally turning left for hours every race day (road course races excluded, of course), the governing body appears to be taking a figurative left turn, politically. K-Var, a retailer in outdoor and shooting sports products, reports that it was told it would need to edit/change an ad submitted earlier this year it had intended to be included in NASCAR’s official program The problem, apparently, is that the K-Var ad included depictions of “assault-style rifles/sniper rifles.” Presumably, the offending firearm is an AK-variant manufactured by Arsenal.



NEWS
California Mayor to Tax Law-abiding Gun Owners for the Actions of Criminals


This week, San Jose, Calif. Mayor Sam Liccardo took to the pages of the Washington Post to tout a plan to require law-abiding gun owners in his city to purchase firearms insurance. Under the Liccardo proposal, firearms owners would be required to purchase “coverage for accidental discharge of the gun, and for the intentional acts of third parties who steal, borrow, or otherwise acquire the gun.” If unable to acquire insurance, or as an alternative to purchasing insurance, the city would “require gun owners to pay a per-household fee to participate in a public compensation pool to eliminate the public cost -- a taxpayers subsidy -- of gun violence resulting from private ownership.” Further, Liccardo wants the city to explore “a measure that would impose a tax on all ammunition and firearm purchases.”



NEWS
Senate Republicans Rebuke Colleagues for Threatening SCOTUS


On Thursday, all 53 Republican Senators signed onto a letter encouraging the Supreme Court to ignore an amicus curiae brief from five Democrat Senators that threatened the high court with restructuring if it did not rule the way those Senators wished.
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California
California: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Appropriations Committees and Heads to the Floor


Florida
Florida Alert! How Much Are David Dell'Aquila's Gun Rights Worth?
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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu VETOES 3-Gun Control Bills
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Florida Alert! Senate clears Marion Hammer of wrongdoing after compensation reporting probe

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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
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A customer with a gun stopped a man with a knife at an Ohio McDonald’s over the weekend, police say. A 22-year-old man made threats inside an area McDonald’s on Saturday with a knife in hand, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.

NEWS
NRA Statement on Walmart's Decision to Change Firearms Policy

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association released the following statement today regarding Walmart's decision to change its firearms and ammunition policies:"The strongest defense of freedom has always been our free-market economy. It is shameful to see Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites. Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms. The truth is Walmart’s actions today will not make us any safer. Rather than place the blame on the criminal, Walmart has chosen to victimize law-abiding Americans. Our leaders must be willing to approach the problems of crime, violence and mental health with sincerity and honesty."



FOX NEWS
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Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.


NEWS
Senate Republicans Rebuke Colleagues for Threatening SCOTUS

On Thursday, all 53 Republican Senators signed onto a letter encouraging the Supreme Court to ignore an amicus curiae brief from five Democrat Senators that threatened the high court with restructuring if it did not rule the way those Senators wished.


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CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., accused President Donald Trump of showing “a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes” after Trump criticized a federal judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes — threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they see fit.



THE HILL
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In the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Odessa, Texas, over the past 30 days, 2020 Democrat presidential candidates are squeezing as much political capital as possible out of the fallout.



WASHINGTON EXAMINER
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As Beto O’Rourke put it: “This is f—ked up.” The Texas Democrat and mediocre presidential candidate offered these wise words in an effort to capitalize on tragedy this weekend to try and once again reboot his failing campaign. O’Rourke was responding to the tragic news of another mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, over the weekend that left at least seven dead and 25 injured.


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NATIONAL REVIEW
San Francisco Deemed the NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’. Here’s Why That’s Wrong.


On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution labeling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization.” The resolution also states that “the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”

LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert! Are You Ready For Gun Registration?


A Constitutional Amendment calling for an "assault weapons" ban is being proposed for the ballot in 2020. The definition of "assault weapon," in the amendment, includes ALL semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. If the amendment goes on the ballot and is passed, people will be required to either turn in those firearms or register them with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) -- so they can make you turn them in later.
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ABC13 HOUSTON
Woman Shoots Man who Reached into Car and Tried to Steal Purse in SW Houston: Police icon-external-link.png

A woman shot and wounded a suspected robber who reached for her purse, police say. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston.

BREITBART
Joe Biden Starts Week Pushing ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban icon-external-link.png

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden renewed his push for an “assault weapons” ban via a Sunday night tweet. Biden wrote: “The deadliest mass shootings all have one thing in common: assault weapons. It’s past time we get these weapons of war off our streets. I’ve banned them before, and I’ll ban them again in the White House.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Florida Alert: Have They Los Their Minds?

San Francisco Officials passed a resolution branding NRA a "terrorist organization." Want to know why? Here are some reasons......


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NEWS
“Pro-gun” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Turns on Second Amendment Supporters, Sides With Anti-Gun Lobby


Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick uses his political website to claim he is “leading the fight for life and liberty in Texas, including … standing up for the Second Amendment.” He also proudly notes his prior NRA endorsement. But when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms, Dan Patrick is showing himself to be all hat and no cattle. On Friday, for example, he appeared on Fox Newsto promote a federal mandate for expanded background checks In doing so, he exposed himself as not just unprincipled on the Second Amendment, but ill-informed as well.



NEWS
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Declares NRA a “Domestic Terrorist Organization”


On September 3, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution, “declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization and urging other cities, states, and the federal government to do the same.”The resolution was sponsored by District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who is described on the city’s website as a former prosecutor and “a leader and spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”



NEWS
Walmart Clamps Down on Firearm and Ammunition Sales


One of America’s largest big box retailers and a significant purveyor of firearms and ammunition is yielding to anti-gun hysteria by calling for action on gun control and adding extra-legal policies to its firearm and ammunition sales. Way to act like Dick’s, Walmart.



NEWS
Progressively More Mindless on Gun Control


It’s hard to imagine that Joe Biden could outdo himself with a gun control proposal even more absurd than his DNA-activated smart gun, but our imagination is apparently more constrained by truth and facts than that of the former vice president.



NEWS
Groovy: Former NY Times Editor Wants to Return to 1960 Gun Laws


Proving once again that ignorance is no bar to publication in the U.S. legacy press, former executive editor of the New York Times Howell Raines has offered his inane take on the current gun control debate in a piece for the Washington Post. According to the gun-control supporting newspaperman, the key to solving the political stalemate over firearms is to “revert to the gun laws that prevailed in the United States around 1960.” Raines claimed such a move would “break the maniacal hold of the National Rifle Association on the nation’s recreational shooters, not to mention Congress.”



NEWS
Join NRA-ILA at the 2019 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium"


Join NRA-ILA for the annual 2019 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 5th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian. RSVP is required.Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment, speakers will discuss a variety of topics among multiple panels. The Symposium will feature top Second Amendment attorneys covering topics that range from recent, critical court decisions, federal and state level updates, as well as legal practice and legislative updates on both defending and advancing gun owners' civil rights in Virginia and nationwide.
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Wayne LaPierre: NRA's 5 Million Members Are Not Terrorists


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization.’
NRA's 5 Million Members are police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, construction workers, stay-at-home moms, business owners, and WE ARE ALL LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS.
This is a reckless assault on a freedom-loving organization, its members, and the principles our nation stands for. We remain undeterred - guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to violence.
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California
California: Precursor Parts Bill and GVRO Expansion Passes the State Senate


Florida
Florida Alert! Are You Ready For Gun Registration?
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend the FREE 2019 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on October 5th in Midlothian


Please plan to attend the FREE 2019 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 5th, at the Doubletree Hilton Richmond-Midlothian in Virginia.

TOWNHALL
NRA Sues San Francisco For Declaring It a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'


The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday for declaring the group a “domestic terrorist organization.” The gun rights group argues in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that the city and county of San Francisco as well as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors infringed on the NRA’s free speech rights and is trying to blacklist those associated with the group.

TULSA WORLD
Rich Manieri: Gun Control won't Solve our Violence Problem

You probably haven’t heard about this because no shots were fired. A 15-year-old boy showed up Aug. 28 at Great Crossing High School in Scott County, Kentucky, with a handgun. It was fully loaded.

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BREITBART
Ted Cruz: Corporate Gun Control is ‘Social Signaling at the Country Club’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to 145 companies pushing for more gun laws by suggesting corporate gun control is “social signaling at the country club.” On September 12, Breitbart News reported the GAP, Levi Strauss, Pinterest, Twitter, Yelp, and 140 other companies sent a letter to Congress asking for universal background checks and legislation allowing court orders to seize firearms.

TOWNHALL
Cruz Has a Warning For the GOP About Background Check Legislation


Sen. Ted Cruz warned Republicans not to pursue expanded background checks Thursday at an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, saying that it could jeopardize their chances in 2020.

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WASHINGTON TIMES
'Guardian' Program Trains Armed Teachers to Stop an Active School Shooter


“Get down on your knees!” It’s not something a teacher ordinarily would shout during a summer training program, but this is no ordinary program. This teacher was participating in active shooter response training under Florida’s revamped Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program at Southport Elementary School near Panama City.

WRAL.COM RALEIGH
Second deadly home invasion in 24 hours leaves intruder in Fayetteville dead, another at large


Fayetteville police reported a home invasion Thursday evening that left one intruder dead and another at large after being shot by the homeowner. It comes less than 24 hours after another home invasion in the county.

WASHINGTON TIMES
Chris Matthews labels O'Rourke's gun buyback 'extreme': 'I don't know where you get away with that'


MSNBC host Chris Matthews suggested Thursday that former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s proposed mandatory buyback of semi-automatic rifles is a losing issue. “I don’t know where you get away with that,” the liberal host said after Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate.

TOWNHALL
Wow. It’s Not Just Donald Trump That’s Broken The Minds Of Liberal America


Okay—we all knew that President Donald J. Trump broke the minds of liberal America. You see that with the ongoing myth peddling concerning Russian collusion.

NEWS
NRA Statement on Texas Governor's Safety Action Report


The National Rifle Association released the following statement on Friday regarding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Texas Safety Action Report:

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NEWS
Beto Going All-In on Confiscation


Democrat Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke continues to struggle to gain any sort of traction for his campaign. With some polls putting him in 10th place, and his average sitting around 7th, some might say that it is desperation time for the candidate who was once a darling with the far left and the legacy media while he was running his losing campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). A recent tweet from O’Rourke is just one clue that the candidate is, indeed, becoming desperate.



NEWS
House Democrats Continue Unprecedented Push for More Gun Control


As was continually threatened while Congress was on its six-week Summer break, House Democrats hastily convened a hearing on Tuesday to promote their latest batch of anti-gun bills. The House Judiciary Committee’s markup of three bills, with Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) controlling the process, went as one might expect. The anti-gun Democrat majority railed against guns, while Republicans demonstrated the innumerable flaws with each proposal.



NEWS
Tell Your Lawmakers: No Semi-Auto and Magazine Ban!


The Democrat Party is now so aligned with gun control that every major candidate running for its 2020 presidential nomination recently appeared in a propaganda video produced by one of the nation’s most active firearm prohibition groups. It should come as no surprise, then, that a bill introduced in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to ban most modern semi-automatic long guns, and the original-equipment magazines used with such firearms, is rapidly gaining steam. Your help is urgently needed to ensure this wide-ranging gun ban never becomes law.



NEWS
NRA Files Suit Against San Francisco for Violating First Amendment


On September 3, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors smeared millions of law-abiding Americans by unanimously adopting a resolution that designated NRA a “domestic terrorist organization.” Less than one week later, on September 9, NRA filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against the City and County of San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors to vindicate the political and First Amendment rights of NRA members and all Americans.



NEWS
Playing Games with Numbers


Stanford Law Professor John Donohue and Theodora Boulouta, a Stanford undergrad, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times that claims their new research shows the 1994 “assault weapons” ban really did work. Their finding is that, “Compared with the decade before its adoption, the federal assault weapon ban in effect from September 1994 through 2004 was associated with a 25 percent drop in gun massacres (from eight to six) and a 40 percent drop in fatalities (from 81 to 49).”



NEWS
NRA-ILA 2020 Election Updates from Personal Protection Expo


NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Programs and Campaign Field Operations Division hosted multiple seminars during the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo in Fort Worth,Texas to educate gun owners on the importance of getting involved in the 2020 Elections. It is no secret that the anti-gunners are fired up and well-funded, and if we are going to be victorious on Election Day, it will be because pro-Second Amendment voters start now to prepare for next year’s elections.

Dear San Francisco: I am not a terrorist.


NRA members attending the NRA Personal Protection Expo in Texas wanted to give a message to the anti-gun San Francisco politicians who declared the NRA a "domestic terrorist organization." We are proud that the NRA is the most diverse and inclusive group in America. NRA members are police officers, veterans, teachers, nurses, mothers, fathers, construction workers, firefighters, and law-abiding Americans... WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS. #IAmTheNRA

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Carson City Council to Hear Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Firearm Possession and Sales


Today, September 17 at 5pm PST, the Carson City Council will be considering a late addition to this evening’s City Council meeting, Resolution 19-1693. The resolution is being pushed by Mayor Albert Robles in an effort to prohibit firearm dealers and firearm possession in the City of Carson.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House to Vote on Gov. Sununu's Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills


On Wednesday, September 18th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Governor Chris Sununu's vetoes of three anti-gun bills sent to his desk by the General Court. Anti-gun Representatives who remain stubbornly committed to gun control are hoping to override Governor Sununu’s vetoes.

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California: Carson City Council Fails to Pass Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Firearm Possession and Sales


Yesterday, September 17, the Carson City Council failed to pass anti-gun Resolution 19-1693. The resolution was being pushed by Mayor Albert Robles in an effort to prohibit firearm dealers and firearm possession in the City of Carson to the point of a near outright ban.
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YAHOO NEWS
Gun victim Scalise leads opposition to stricter US laws


Opposing sides in the US gun debate staked out their positions Wednesday ahead of anticipated White House firearm safety proposals, with a top lawmaker who was nearly shot dead pushing back against reforms. Congressional Democrats have demanded swift action on issues like expanding background checks to nearly all gun sales, and passing so-called red flag laws allowing authorities to confiscate weapons from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. President Donald Trump has waffled. Following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas in August that left 22 people dead, Trump expressed interest in expanding background checks, but has since retreated. One reform opponent is the number-two House Republican, Steve Scalise, a fierce gun rights advocate despite being gravely wounded in a 2017 shooting at a congressional baseball practice. "Every time there's a mass shooting, I can tell you firsthand the first thing we all ought to do is pray," he told reporters.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Texas mass shooting survivor lobbies Congress for less gun control


Since surviving a 1991 mass shooting at a Luby's in Killeen, Suzanna Gratia Hupp has lobbied for looser gun control laws that she says could have allowed her to save the 23 victims, including both of her parents. "I reached for the gun in my purse on the floor next to me," Hupp told a congressional committee Wednesday during a hearing on the economic costs of gun violence. She recounted the moments after the killer, George Hennard, crashed his pickup into the restaurant where she was eating with her parents and opened fire. "But then I realized that a few months earlier I had made the stupidest decision of my life. My gun was 100 yards away, dutifully left in my car to obey the law because at that time in the state of Texas, carrying a handgun was illegal." Hupp's campaign to ease restrictions on guns has spanned several decades. She won a seat in the Texas House, where she served for 10 years. On Wednesday, she told her story during a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee.



NEWS HUNTING
NRA Names Jason Ouimet to Head NRA Institute for Legislative Action


The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has named Jason Ouimet to serve as executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). The NRA Board of Directors unanimously affirmed Ouimet's selection at its recent board meeting.
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NEWS
The Hopkins Hypocrite: Michael Bloomberg Touts Free Speech While Everytown Affiliate Degrades First Amendment


Former New York City Mayor and billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg wants you to know just how ardent a supporter of political pluralism and free speech he really is. In a piece for the magnate’s self-titled media outlet, Bloomberg took issue with the growing intolerance Americans seem to have for opposing political viewpoints. The subtitle of the item explained that “agreeing to disagree is a civic virtue.” But where was Bloomberg’s outrage on September 3rd, when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution designating NRA a “domestic terrorist organization”?



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
U.S. Supreme Court Schedules NRA-Supported Second Amendment Case for Argument


In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. The case arose from a New York City regulation that banned city residents with “premises” handgun licenses from taking their own legally-owned firearms outside Gotham for lawful purposes. The city defended the law all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, insisting it was essential to public safety. But ever since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of that decision, city and state officials in New York have been running scared, desperately maneuvering to convince the justices to dismiss it. Now, it seems, their reckoning may be nigh, as the high court has scheduled the case for argument on Dec. 2.



NEWS
Beto’s Confiscation Plan Shows Why Gun Owners Must Reject Appeasement


Gun confiscation is the goal. Gun confiscation has always been the goal. Thanks to a recent outburst by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Robert (Beto) Francis O’Rourke, potentially millions more Americans are now aware of this fact.



NEWS
ANDREW WHO?




It’s no secret that the legacy media in America is struggling to maintain a certain level of trust with the general public. Polls show that Americans often feel that there is a great deal of bias permeating the nation’s newsrooms, with one survey even showing there is less confidence in the press than there is in Congress or the Executive Branch.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: Please Attend Senate Judiciary Hearings on Numerous Gun Control Proposals


Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings on “Behavioral Health, Second Amendment Rights, and other Gun Related Issues.”



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Calls for Firearm Confiscation & Criminalizing Private Transfers


On September 19th, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Representative Melissa Sargent (D-48), and Senator Lena Taylor (D-4) held a press conference calling on the Legislature to violate the Second Amendment by: 1) allowing confiscation of firearms without due process; and 2) criminalizing private transfers. If the Legislature does not quickly comply with these demands, Gov. Evers threatened to push for a special session.

DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
Conservation Perspective: Buzz Charlton and Myles McCallum


There is a growing debate in Africa regarding the replacement of traditional sustainable use hunting areas with photo-tourism. The reality is that only a very small percentage of wild Africa lends itself to the photo tourism model as a way of sustaining both wilderness areas and wildlife. The Dande safari area in Zimbabwe is just one of many examples of the Conservation Through Hunting model being the only realistic revenue generator for truly wild areas that do not lend themselves to photo-tourism.

DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
Tanzania- How Hunting Saves Wildlife Pt. 2


Part 2 of this series focuses on the harm being done to the Tanzania safari industry do to ongoing import suspensions of both lion and elephant into the US. It clearly highlights the detrimental effect on Tanzania's wildlife, people, and wilderness areas, all of which depend on revenue of a healthy safari hunting industry to conserve Tanzania's wilderness and the wildlife that call it home. Mantheakis also addresses the misguided and fraudulent campaigns of the anti-hunting movement.

DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
The Unheard Voice


As the debate continues between the anti-hunting community and those who believe in the "Conservation Through Hunting" model, the unheard voice is the rural African who must live among the wild animals. It is these people who are most affected when politics supercedes science in the management of wildlife.

DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
The Guardians


The future of both wildlife and wilderness in modern Africa continues to follow a proven path. Only when rural people living among the wildlife realize shared benefits of conservation based hunting in their area will they embrace the wildlife and work with safari operators to eliminate illegal poaching. Chartlon McCallum and the Dande Safari Area clearly paint this portrait of conservation success.

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NEWS
Beto's Confiscation Plan Shows Why Gun Owners Must Reject Appeasement

Gun confiscation is the goal. Gun confiscation has always been the goal. Thanks to a recent outburst by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Robert (Beto) Francis O’Rourke, potentially millions more Americans are now aware of this fact.



NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
U.S. Supreme Court Schedules NRA-Supported Second Amendment Case for Argument

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. The case arose from a New York City regulation that banned city residents with “premises” handgun licenses from taking their own legally-owned firearms outside Gotham for lawful purposes. The city defended the law all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, insisting it was essential to public safety. But ever since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of that decision, city and state officials in New York have been running scared, desperately maneuvering to convince the justices to dismiss it. Now, it seems, their reckoning may be nigh, as the high court has scheduled the case for argument on Dec. 2.


NEWS
The Hopkins Hypocrite: Michael Bloomberg Touts Free Speech While Another Bloomberg Entity Degrades It

Former New York City Mayor and billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg wants you to know just how ardent a supporter of political pluralism and free speech he really is. In a piece for the magnate’s self-titled media outlet, Bloomberg took issue with the growing intolerance Americans seem to have for opposing political viewpoints. The subtitle of the item explained that “agreeing to disagree is a civic virtue.” But where was Bloomberg’s outrage on September 3rd, when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution designating NRA a “domestic terrorist organization”?



NEWS HUNTING
NRA Names Jason Ouimet to Head NRA Institute for Legislative Action

The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has named Jason Ouimet to serve as executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). The NRA Board of Directors unanimously affirmed Ouimet's selection at its recent board meeting.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP




Wisconsin
Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Calls for Firearm Confiscation & Criminalizing Private Transfers

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House Sustains Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills


Anti-gun Representatives tried and failed on Wednesday, September 18th to override Governor Chris Sununu’s vetoes of three-anti gun bills.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Join Us for the 2019 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium Next Saturday October 5th


Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment, speakers will discuss a variety of topics among multiple panels. The Symposium will feature top Second Amendment attorneys covering topics that range from recent, critical court decisions, federal and state level updates, as well as critical legislative and political updates on defending and advancing gun owners' civil rights in Virginia.
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NEWS
NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report


The National Rifle Association released the following statements on Friday regarding the politically motivated report issued by Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee:



NEWS
Member Spotlight: Meet the Woman Who Took on Beto O’Rourke


A Colorado woman challenged Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan at a town hall last week and the video went viral. Lauren Boebert’s interaction with the presidential candidate was viewed more than 5 million times on NRA social media and was shared 190,000 times. Boebert was even featured on national news. The NRA sat down with Boebert for a Q&A. Here’s what she had to say.
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NEWS
Virginia Police Chief Advocates Ban on All Guns at U.S. House “Assault Weapons” Hearing


On Sept. 25, the Democrat-led U.S House Judiciary Committee held a 3 ½ hour “hearing” entitled “Protecting America From Assault Weapons.” That framing of the issue underscored the erroneous notion that Americans need protection from inanimate objects, rather than from violent criminals who have and always will use any means at their disposal to harm innocent, defenseless people. It also revealed the unfortunate agenda of the proceedings, which was to emphasize politics and finger-pointing over any useful exploration of how Congress might take meaningful steps to improve public safety.



NEWS
Where the House Judiciary Actually Got Things Right


While there was plenty wrong with Wednesday’s House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1296, the proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms introduced by Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.), there were some shining moments for those who still support the Second Amendment.



NEWS
Anti-gun AGs Push So-called “Universal” Background Checks for Ammunition


Gun control laws aren’t about stopping violent criminals, they are about burdening law-abiding gun owners. Few pieces of anti-gun legislation illustrate this fact better than H.R.1705/S1924, which would extend anti-gun lawmakers’ cumbersome so-called “universal” background check proposal to cover the commercial and private transfers of ammunition. On September 23, this onerous plan received the support of 21 politically minded state attorneys general, who signed a letter to congressional leadership advocating for the proposal.



NEWS
NRA Supports Supreme Court Petition Against Massachusetts Semi-Auto Ban


On Monday, the plaintiffs in the NRA-supported case of Worman v. Healey filed their petition for writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States. This case challenges Massachusetts’s unconstitutional ban on commonly-owned, semi-automatic firearms as a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing the Supreme Court rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.
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THE DAILY SIGNAL
Lawful Gun Owners Defended Their Lives and Livelihoods in August

It seems as though every day another celebrity or politician demands that we place more severe restrictions on the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Unlike many of these celebrities and politicians, most of us do not live in safe, gated communities or spend much of our day protected by professional armed security.



TOWNHALL
The House Judiciary Committee's Assault Weapons Ban Fallout

If you want to see how extreme the Democrats have gotten on gun control, you just had to listen to a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week It is one thing for Democrats such as Beto O'Rourke and Rep. Eric Swalwell (R-CA) to call for confiscating AR-15s and civilian versions of AK-47s. But in the committee hearing this past Wednesday, the loudest applause came when Democratic witnesses called for bans on all or at least the vast majority of guns.


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THE WASHINTON TIMES
Florida Teachers now Allowed to Carry Guns in Classroom


Florida teachers are now allowed to carry guns in their classroom thanks to a controversial new law that went into effect Tuesday. School districts can now choose to opt in or out of arming teachers.



NEWS
San Francisco Backs Down: Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, Mayor Breed Declares – We Won’t Blacklist NRA Contractors


The National Rifle Association of America declared victory in San Francisco today, after Mayor London Breed formally disavowed key provisions of a municipal resolution that signaled the blacklisting of contractors linked to the Second Amendment advocacy group.

TOWNHALL
Beto to 2020 Dems: I Won't Win the Nomination but Please Adopt My Gun Control Proposal


Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) made waves when he said "[beeep] yes!" to taking away law-abiding gun owners AR-15s and AK-47s via a mandatory "buyback" program. Anti-gunners rallied around him, applauding him for being unapologetically in favor of harsh gun control measures that could eventually lead to firearm confiscation.
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THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Rifle Murders Declined Nearly 24 Percent, FBI Report Shows


America saw a significant decrease in the number of homicides involving rifles, a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released on Monday shows. All methods of murder dropped by 7 percent in 2018, and gun murders fell by 6.7 percent, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. But murders committed specifically with rifles fell by an even greater 23.8 percent.

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NEWS
Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply' with a Gun Ban


Last week, a retired Tulsa, Oklahoma law enforcement officer testified in a Congressional hearing that she “would not comply” if Congress passes a ban on firearms. Her bold assertion earned her national media attention and viral status on social media. Dianna Muller, who is the founder of a non-partisan Second Amendment advocacy group called the DC Project, is also a proud NRA Member. We caught up with Dianna after the hearing.



NEWS
MSNBC’s Las Vegas Anti-Gun Rally


On Wednesday, anti-gun news outlet MSNBC, along with their partner organizations Giffords and March for Our Lives, hosted nine Democrat candidates for President for what was billed as a “Gun Safety Forum” Most of the time was spent by candidates and anti-gun activists railing against guns, NRA, and occasionally, President Donald Trump.



NEWS
Federal Court Entertains Bizarre Legal Theories That Threaten Gun Owners, Rule of Law


Frustrated by the lack of political progress on the gun control agenda, the legal wing the anti-gun movement continues to pursue ever-more radical and confused legal strategies. In the 1990s, trial lawyers and their allies in government sought to bankrupt the gun industry by holding them accountable for the criminal actions of third parties – a theory that would have overturned hundreds of years of established tort law. After failing to stop campus carry legislation in Texas in 2015, a group of professors filed a suit claiming that the state’s recognition of the Right-to-Carry in the classroom unlawfully infringed on their “First Amendment rights to academic freedom.”



NEWS
Violent Crime Dropped in 2018


The FBI released the 2018 “Crime in the United States” report on Monday, which compiles crime data from law enforcement agencies around the country. The news is good, and the positive data proved easy to consume:



NEWS
San Francisco Mayor Waffles on NRA “Terrorist” Group Designation


It seems that not all the powers-that-be in San Francisco are sure how to move forward with the Board of Supervisors’ widely-publicized “declaration” that the NRA is a “domestic terrorist organization.”



NEWS
NRA’s Adaptive Shooting Program Aids Disabled Hunters


It’s well-known that the shooting sports offer many positive experiences for people. But what if you suffer from a physical disability? How do you actually hunt afield, compete with other shooters in various events or even just access your local range for much-needed practice?

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Beto was Honest About Taking Guns, and That's Why Joe Biden's Gun Plan is Dead on Arrival


Former Vice President Joe Biden has a plan for gun control. It certainly isn't the most radical plan out there. He wants to expand the list of crimes for which convicts can be deprived of their gun rights to include misdemeanor hate crimes.

TOWNHALL
Women, Minorities Fueling Increase in Concealed Handgun Permits


Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals.



LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Texas House Select Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Farmers Branch on Interim Charges To Prevent Mass Violence


In a shameless effort to exploit the tragedies in El Paso, Midland, and Odessa, gun control advocates have demanded restrictive measures that would eliminate private firearm transfers, ban commonly-owned firearms and magazines and impose so-called "red flag" gun confiscation laws.
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NEWS
MSNBC’s Las Vegas Anti-Gun Rally


On Wednesday, anti-gun news outlet MSNBC, along with their partner organizations Giffords and March for Our Lives, hosted nine Democrat candidates for President for what was billed as a “Gun Safety Forum.” Most of the time was spent by candidates and anti-gun activists railing against guns, NRA, and occasionally, President Donald Trump.



NEWS
San Francisco Mayor Waffles on NRA “Terrorist” Group Designation


It seems that not all the powers-that-be in San Francisco are sure how to move forward with the Board of Supervisors’ widely-publicized “declaration” that the NRA is a “domestic terrorist organization.”



NEWS
Federal Court Entertains Bizarre Legal Theories That Threaten Gun Owners, Rule of Law


Frustrated by the lack of political progress on the gun control agenda, the legal wing the anti-gun movement continues to pursue ever-more radical and confused legal strategies. In the 1990s, trial lawyers and their allies in government sought to bankrupt the gun industry by holding them accountable for the criminal actions of third parties – a theory that would have overturned hundreds of years of established tort law. After failing to stop campus carry legislation in Texas in 2015, a group of professors filed a suit claiming that the state’s recognition of the Right-to-Carry in the classroom unlawfully infringed on their “First Amendment rights to academic freedom.”



NEWS
Violent Crime Dropped in 2018


The FBI released the 2018 “Crime in the United States” report on Monday, which compiles crime data from law enforcement agencies around the country. The news is good, and the positive data proved easy to consume:



NEWS
NRA’s Adaptive Shooting Program Aids Disabled Hunters


It’s well-known that the shooting sports offer many positive experiences for people. But what if you suffer from a physical disability? How do you actually hunt afield, compete with other shooters in various events or even just access your local range for much-needed practice?



NEWS
Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply' with a Gun Ban


Last week, a retired Tulsa, Oklahoma law enforcement officer testified in a Congressional hearing that she “would not comply” if Congress passes a ban on firearms. Her bold assertion earned her national media attention and viral status on social media. Dianna Muller, who is the founder of a non-partisan Second Amendment advocacy group called the DC Project, is also a proud NRA Member. We caught up with Dianna after the hearing.
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Illinois
Illinois: Committee Rules May Shut Down Gun Stores

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Several Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting Governor’s Action


Governor Newsom has until Sunday, October 13 to take action on anti-gun bills awaiting his consideration. Contact Governor Newsom and respectfully urge him to VETO AB 12, AB 61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Supreme Court Keeps Gun Law Challenge on Docket Despite Democrats' Threat to Pack the Court


The Supreme Court Monday declined to dismiss a Second Amendment challenge to a firearm regulation in New York City after Democrats threatened the justices with court packing, fearing a divided ruling. The case involves a New York City system that set up two types of licenses for handgun possession: one that allowed carry outside the home, and the other that only authorized possession at a home or business.
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NEWS
Supreme Court Denies Attempt to Derail NRA-Supported Case Against NYC’s Travel Ban


NRA applauds the Supreme Court's decision to reject New York City’s attempt to derail an NRA-supported case challenging a New York City ordinance that violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding city residents by restricting lawful travel with firearms.

TOWNHALL
Dick's Sporting Goods Strikes Again: This Time They Destroyed Millions In AR-15s


Dick's Sporting Goods stopped selling AR-15 (or what they like to refer to as "assault weapons") and "high capacity magazines" following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chain's CEO, Ed Stack, decided to go a step further and completely stop selling rifles to anyone under the age of 21.
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19 NEWS CLEVELAND
Man Who Robbed Barberton Couple Likely the Same Man Shot and Killed While Trying to Rob Akron Man


A man says a robber held a gun to his head on Hazelwood Street in Barberton on Sunday night. He and his girlfriend were walking around at about 9 p.m. when the suspect approached them from behind. “I was calm, but I was scared,” she said.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law


Earlier today, Governor Newsom signed the seven anti-gun bills listed below into law.

TOWNHALL
Widespread Ignorance: Americans Wrongly Believe Most Gun Deaths in US Are Homicides and Mass Shootings


On some level, can you blame average people for getting the facts so wrong? In light of the news media's ugly blend of profound bias and almost proud ignorance on gun issues, it's entirely unsurprising that the public is deeply misinformed on the subject. The latest case in point is a fresh survey in which Americans badly miss the mark in estimating the top causes of gun-related deaths. Voters vastly overestimate the prevalence and toll of homicides and (especially) mass shootings, while sharply underestimating suicides.
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NEWS
Dick’s Spends Big on Gun-Chopping, Virtue-Signaling Bonanza (But It Will Still Sell You a Firearm)


Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, wants you to know he’s committed to keeping AR-15s “off the street.” But he’s also committed (for the time being) to selling other types of firearms.


NEWS
Virginia’s Anti-gun Politicians Put Politics Before Fighting Gun Crime


Virginia’s anti-gun politicians are serious about attacking law-abiding gun owners, but are indifferent about actual gun crime. As highlighted in a recent report in the Washington Free Beacon by Stephen Gutowski, the Virginia Department of Justice Services (DCJS) has chosen to forego almost $700,000 in federal grants to combat gun violence in order to make a political statement about U.S. immigration policy.


NEWS
Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again


Last week, economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.


NEWS
Grassroots Spotlight: NRA-ILA Fighting the Bloomberg Money In Virginia 2019 Elections


The Nov. 5th election may be the most consequential ever for our Second Amendment rights in the Commonwealth. That’s because every seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate is up for grabs and gun control advocates, bankrolled by an out of state New York billionaire, are trying to buy the election. In contrast, the NRA is focused on our tried and true grassroots model of educating our supporters on candidates’ positions on the Second Amendment, and working to ensure they turn out to vote on Election Day.
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California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law

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NEWS
Veteran Criticizes Police Practices, Gets Guns and Firearm License Seized by Chief of Police


Watch what you say about local officialdom in Tisbury, Mass., or you may find Police Chief Mark Saloio knocking at your door to revoke your Second Amendment rights.


NEWS
Confiscation or "Mandatory Buyback"?


It is interesting to watch certain Democrats struggle when trying to convince law-abiding gun owners how “reasonable” it is for the government to take away your firearms. Do the anti-gun groups and candidates pushing confiscation honestly believe you’ll be fooled?


NEWS
California Gun Confiscation Draws ACLU Opposition


We know that gun rights are interconnected with other civil rights. In their zeal to attack law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment rights, gun control advocates have shown a willingness to trample other cherished civil liberties. Anti-gun advocates and lawmakers have openly stated their desire to abrogate individuals’ Second Amendment rights based on the exercise of their First Amendment right to free speech. Other politicians have sought to restrict gun owners’ First Amendment rights to associate and engage in pro-gun political activism. Governments have attempted to violate gun owners’ privacy rights through intrusive surveillance practices.


NEWS
Assault on Firearm Industry Fails: Federal Court Dismisses Ohio Lawsuit


On October 9, a federal court in Ohio considered and dismissed, with prejudice, a lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, Remington, Sig Sauer, and other gun manufacturers, arising from a class action brought by Primus Group LLC. Primus Group LLC v. Smith & Wesson Corp, et al, No. 2:19-cv-3450, 2019 WL 5067211 (S.D. Ohio, Oct. 9, 2019).


DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
DSC Foundation Videos Explain Why Hunting Is Conservation


Though many American hunters may not realize it, the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and its DSC Foundation (DSCF) has been a prime supporter and promoter of anti-poaching efforts on the African continent. A mission-focused conservation organization, the DSC is funded by hunters from around the world and hosts what it calls “The Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet,” an annual hunters’ convention that raises tremendous funds for grants in the conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy arenas.

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THE CONVERSATION
Have we become too paranoid about mass shootings?


Many Americans worry about when – not if – another mass shooting will occur, and a Gallup poll from September found that nearly half of Americans fear being a victim of one of these attacks.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Orders Special Session to Ram Gun Control Through Legislature


Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session to convene on November 7. Gov. Evers previously tried to undermine your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms through a confiscation scheme devoid of due process and the criminalization of private transfers – and he’s hoping you won’t notice his stubborn attempt to steal your rights again.

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NEWS
NRA & Gun Owners Win. Bloomberg / Everytown Lose.


The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded a decision by the Montana state Supreme Court protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners in that state. In an NRA-backed case, the justices held, in a 5-0 decision, that the City of Missoula's attempt to impose extreme gun control measures was a clear violation of state law.

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois: Gun Control Bill May Move Soon


The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene for a Veto Session on October 28th and gun control legislation may move quickly. Anti-gun legislators are not giving up in their attempt to pass Senate Bill 1966 to criminalize private firearm transfers and unnecessarily increase the cost and red tape for a FOID. SB 1966 previously passed the House, so it is critical that the Senate votes it down in this Veto Session.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Pennsylvania: Your Action Needed - Urge Your Representative to Support Important Pro-Hunting Legislation on Monday


On Monday, October 28, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to consider pro-hunting legislation, Senate Bill 147.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
New Hampshire: House Committee to Vote on Firearm Seizure Bill


On October 30th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold the final executive session on the carry-over House Bill 687, which would allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended and firearms seized without due process.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Washington: Court Upholds State Preemption in Legal Victory for NRA & SAF


On October 18th, law-abiding gun owners won a major victory when the Washington Superior Court granted a motion for summary judgment against the City of Edmonds for violating the state’s preemption statute. This win invalidates the mandatory firearm storage ordinance passed by the City Council, and constitutes a victory for freedom and the Second Amendment.

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NEWS
Anti-gun Ghosts Consider Challenges to President Trump as Current Field Falters


This is the time of year when hideous creatures emerge on television and computer screens to menace and prey upon the unwary.


NEWS
Of Course Shannon Watts and Everytown are Anti-gun and Hate the Second Amendment


Shannon Watts must be making a late run at PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year. On the October 18 edition of CBS’s “The Takeout with Major Garrett,” the gun control activist told the correspondent, “Often people think that because we're doing this work, we're anti-gun or we don't support the Second Amendment. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Anyone remotely familiar with the American gun control debate will know that nothing could be closer to a demonstrable lie.


NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
NRA & Gun Owners Win. Bloomberg / Everytown Lose.


The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded a decision by the Montana state Supreme Court protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners in that state. In an NRA-backed case, the justices held, in a 5-0 decision, that the City of Missoula's attempt to impose extreme gun control measures was a clear violation of state law.


NEWS
NRA Member spotlight: Meet the Man Who Helped Turn an Anti-Gun Townhall into a Pro-gun Rally


At a townhall meeting in Michigan this month, Congresswoman Haley Stevens appeared to lose control when the NRA came up and began emotionally screaming, “The NRA has got to go! The NRA has got to go!” The audience was filled with pro-2A Michiganders. Justin Nazaroff, an NRA Life- and Business Alliance Member, was among them. He defended gun owners in a hard-hitting TV interview afterwards.
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire: House Committee to Vote on Firearm Seizure Bill


Oregon
Oregon: NRA Files Opposition to 2020 Proposed Restriction on Gun Rights


Washington
Washington: Court Upholds State Preemption in Legal Victory for NRA & SAF

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NEWS
Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Firearm Owners in Election Mailing


Here’s a hint for Virginia gun owners and sportsmen: When you get a firearm-related election mailing with a New York City return address and proudly proclaiming that it’s printed on soy ink, you can safely assume it doesn’t reflect reality, much less Virginians’ values on the right to keep and bear arms. In fact, it’s probably the only time that blaze orange is being used as camouflage.


NEWS
Do as I Say Not as I Do


On October 19, Everytown’s Moms hosted a “Firearms 101” event at a New Jersey public library, featuring speaker Scott Pappalardo, its “volunteer leader.” The objective was to educate attendees on “firearms basics–how they work, how they are classified and how the permitting process works in NJ and in other states across the country.”


NEWS
Member Spotlight: Benghazi Survivor Tig Tiegen Speaks Out Against Dems’ Gun Control Schemes


Benghazi survivor and veteran John “Tig” Tiegen says veterans are increasingly concerned that gun confiscation schemes like the one Beto O’Rourke pushed could leave them defenseless. Tig, who now advocates for veterans through his foundation Beyond the Battlefield, says veterans who struggle with PTSD fear that gun control advocates are coming for their guns. Tig, a proud NRA member, warns veterans to not be complacent about their rights.


HUNTING
Camp Freedom Helps the Disabled Enjoy Hunting and Shooting


Over ten years ago, Bill Bachenberg noticed the lack of disabled shooters at his business, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, Pa. What he found out is that wheelchairs were not able to navigate his stone pathways and many were on disability and could not afford to shoot sporting clays.
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Firearm Seizure Bill Headed to House Floor

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NEWS
NRA Statement on 2019 Election Results


The National Rifle Association released the following statement on the 2019 election results: "As if Gov. Northam’s legacy of ineptitude wasn’t enough, Virginians are about to experience life under a distant tycoon’s thumb."

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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award


On November 12, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.

NBC4
Background check bill facing uphill battle in Ohio Senate


When do you know your legislation is facing an uphill battle? When the chairman of the committee is calling elements of it out on the carpet for not being clear enough in its first hearing. That is exactly what happened to State Senators Cecil Thomas and Peggy Lehner as they introduced a bill they say would close loopholes that allow private sellers to transfer firearms at gun shows without needing to get a background check first.


REUTERS
After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for a July special session but left without a vote.


LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Wisconsin: Special Session On Gun Control Convenes


Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session that convenes today, November 7. Gov. Evers previously tried to undermine your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms through a confiscation scheme devoid of due process and the criminalization of private transfers – and he’s hoping you won’t notice his stubborn attempt to steal your rights again.

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NEWS
A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief


Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O’Rourke abandoned his run for President last week, once again leaving a void for the most strident anti-gun candidate seeking the Democrat nomination. Even before declaring his candidacy for President, California Representative Eric Swalwell raised the specter of banning AR-15s and similar firearms, forcing Americans to turn them in through a confiscation scheme mislabeled as a “mandatory buyback,” then “go[ing] after” resisters. He even famously “joked” about using nukes to enforce his scheme.


NEWS GUN LAWS
Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever


Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Tremp In recent weeks, gun owners have been given two prime examples of just how important strong firearms preemption laws are to the vibrant exercise of Second Amendment rights. On October 22, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a Missoula ordinance that purported to restrict city residents’ ability to transfer firearms. On October 29, Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James struck down a raft of Pittsburgh ordinances that purported to regulate the use of firearms in public places within the city and provide for the confiscation of firearms without due process. In both instances the tribunals pointed to the state firearms preemption statute as precluding the locality’s anti-gun efforts.

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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, November 15, 2019
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LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Kentucky: Committee to Consider Firearm Seizures Without Due Process


On Friday, November 22nd, the Kentucky state Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary will consider so called “red-flag laws.” Though no legislation has been introduced, such laws usually allow for Second Amendment rights to be suspended and firearms seized without due process.

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