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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, March 22, 2019




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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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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) icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, March 25, 2019



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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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, March 26, 2019



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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.



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    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!



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    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.



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    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.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

    Yesterday, Governor Gary Herbert signed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 114 into law.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 [​IMG]

    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...-politics/article228395119.html#storylink=cpy



    BALTIMORE SUN
    Maryland Senate votes to abolish the state's Handgun Permit Review Board; measure moves to House icon-external-link.png

    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, March 27, 2019



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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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, March 28, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, March 29, 2019



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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.



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    NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS
    Get Your Tickets Today to the 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum! icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.”



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, April 1, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 icon-external-link.png

    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]



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, April 2, 2019



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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.



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    Tennessee: Multiple Committee Hearings Scheduled Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, several gun bills are scheduled in multiple committees for consideration,



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    Oregon may expand gun-free zones, raise gun buying age icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, April 3, 2019



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    Idaho: Governor Signs Important Self-Defense Legislation into Law

    Yesterday, Governor Brad Little signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, into law.



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    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.



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, April 4, 2019



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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.



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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 14



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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.



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    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.



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    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.”



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    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”.



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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.


    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    California
    California: Federal Court Stays “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling Effective Friday @ 5:00PM

    California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward

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    Hawaii
    Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible For Votes In The Senate

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    Iowa
    Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation

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    Maine
    Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law

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    Oregon
    Oregon: Committee To Vote On Omnibus Gun Control Package

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    Washington
    Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion Fails To Advance


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 5, 2019





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    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
    The folly of 'Red Flag' gun laws icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, April 8, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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



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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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 [​IMG]

    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, April 9, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    Maryland: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die from its 2019 Legislative Session

    Late last night, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned from their 2019 Legislative Session.



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    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."



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    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto To Sign Gun Control Bills Today icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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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.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, April 10, 2019



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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.



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    NRA Backs Suit Over Pittsburgh Gun Laws Passed in Wake of Synagogue Attack icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, April 11, 2019



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    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.



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    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.



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    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 ...



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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.



    THE DAILY SIGNAL
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    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.”



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 12, 2019



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    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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    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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    NRA HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
    Brain Science Shows How Hunters Win or Lose at Survival icon-external-link.png

    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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    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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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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
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    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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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 15



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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.



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    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.



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    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 ...



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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    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.



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    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.



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    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!



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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.



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    NRA HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
    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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    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.


    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    Hawaii
    Hawaii: Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote

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    Illinois
    Illinois: Legislation To Ban Private Transfers & Seize Firearms Introduced

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    Indiana
    Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills Go To Conference

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    Nevada
    Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties

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    Oregon
    Oregon: Committee Passes 45-Page Gun Control Package


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, April 15, 2019



    BREITBART
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    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
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    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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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, April 16, 2019



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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.



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    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
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    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 icon-external-link.png

    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, April 17, 2019



    YELLOWHAMMER NEWS
    Dem state senator: Second Amendment advocates have ‘mental problems’ icon-external-link.png

    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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, April 18, 2019



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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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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
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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 19, 2019



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    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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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.



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    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!



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    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.



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    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
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    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.”



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, April 22, 2019




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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.



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    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.



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    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
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    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
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    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.



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    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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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, April 23, 2019



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    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.



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    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.



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    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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