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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, April 24, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, April 25, 2019



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    Photos: The NRA's 148th annual meeting begins Thursday. A look back at past conventions. icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 26, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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:



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    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.



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    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.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Texas: House Will Vote on Two More NRA-Backed Bills Monday!
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    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).



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, April 29, 2019



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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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    NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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’ icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, April 30, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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.



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    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
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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 1, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected

    On April 28th, the Washington Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019 Legislative Session.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 2, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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' icon-external-link.png

    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 3, 2019



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    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.



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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.



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    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.



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    NEWS
    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.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Nevada: Anti-gun Legislation Could be Considered At Any Time In the Senate Judiciary Committee

    May 17th is the deadline for legislation to pass out of the policy committee in the second chamber. Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153, which were previously heard in a joint Judiciary Committee hearing, can be scheduled for a work session and vote at any time.



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    NEWS
    Working Together to Save the Second Amendment: Part 1

    Promoting the defense of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms of NRA’s more than 5 million members, as well as tens of millions more law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, is a distinct privilege I cherish every day.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    California: Firearm-Related Bills Sent to Assembly Appropriations Suspense File

    This week the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent Assembly Bills 18, 1064 and 1254 to the Suspense file for consideration at a later date and the Senate passed Senate Bill 220.



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    NEWS
    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.



    NATIONAL REVIEW
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    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to buy into New York City’s transparent scheme to avoid the Court’s review, and wisely denied the city’s request to indefinitely put a hold on NY State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. It’s the Supreme Court’s first true Second Amendment case since 2010.



    TOWNHALL
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    During his first term in office, President Trump has already solidified his legacy of remaking the courts and appointing conservative, constitutional loyalists to the federal bench. Today, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz became the 100th judge to be confirmed under President Trump's tenure in the White House.
     
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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 18




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    NRA-ILA
    Your Support In Action


    AS A PARTNER IN FREEDOM, you'll join a special community of monthly donors who are committed to defending our Second Amendment rights in Congress, the courts, and all 50 state legislatures. Your monthly gift will ensure NRA-ILA has the resources we need to fight every hour, every day, on every critical front where our firearm freedoms are at stake.


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    Minority Whip Steve Scalise: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum




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    Senator Ted Cruz: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum




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    Governor Eric Holcomb: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum




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    Kyle Kashuv: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum



    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    Arkansas
    Arkansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session

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    Hawaii
    Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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    Illinois
    Illinois: Private Transfer Ban Legislation On The Move

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    Iowa
    Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

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    Nevada
    Nevada: Anti-gun Legislation Could be Considered At Any Time In the Senate Judiciary Committee

    Nevada: Clark County Commission Readies to Pass Gun Control With AB 291 Looming

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    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Legislation

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    Tennessee
    Tennessee: General Assembly Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation

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    Washington
    Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, May 6, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Colorado: General Assembly Adjourns from its 2019 Legislative Session

    Friday night, the Colorado General Assembly adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.



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    Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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
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    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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, May 7, 2019



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    Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough icon-external-link.png

    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?



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    Montana: Governor Vetoes Preemption Legislation – Will be Placed on the 2020 Ballot

    Last week, Governor Steve Bullock vetoed preemption legislation, House Bill 325.



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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 8, 2019



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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
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    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.



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    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
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    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
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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 9, 2019



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    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.



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    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!



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    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
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    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.



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    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 [​IMG]

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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    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



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    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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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 19



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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.



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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.



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    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.



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    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.



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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.


    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    Florida
    Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis has SIGNED SB-7030

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    North Carolina
    North Carolina: Bill Crossover Deadline Passes, Anti-Gun Bills Do Not

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    Washington
    Washington: Gov. Inslee Signs Anti-Gun Bills


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 10, 2019



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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.



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    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



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    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.



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    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.



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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.



    THE DAILY CALLER
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    Police released video footage of a home invasion Wednesday evening that left a Kentucky homeowner wounded after he exchanged gunfire with the perpetrators.



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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, May 13, 2019



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    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
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    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
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    Huntsville Police have released additional information about a shooting that happened at the Publix supermarket on Old Monrovia Rd. Thursday night.



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    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
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    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
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    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."



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, May 14, 2019



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    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.



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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 15, 2019



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    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
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    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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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.



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    Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Bill To Improve Hunting Opportunities

    On May 7th, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 72 into law.



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    California: Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee Takes Up Suspense File on Thursday, May 16

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    WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM
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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 16, 2019



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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
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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    Robbery Suspect Shot by Cleveland Cellphone Store Employee Charged in Separate Hold-up icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 17, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 20



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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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.


    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    Alabama
    Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation

    Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate

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    Florida
    Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, May 21, 2019



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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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 22, 2019



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    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.



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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 23, 2019



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    LA House Votes to Boost Gun Possession and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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

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    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.

    Click link to take action:
    https://act.nraila.org/actions/campaigns/5710

    House Bill 1177, aon 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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