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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 21



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    NEWS
    New Federal Law Will Promote Target Range Development on Public Lands

    On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction.



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    NEWS
    Kamala Harris and the News Media Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

    By now gun owners have become accustomed to a certain measure of ignorance from anti-gun politicians and their lapdogs in the mainstream press on matters of firearms policy. It’s the flamboyant stridency of that ignorance that remains shocking.



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    NEWS
    Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?

    Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away

    Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one of the lecturers was in the news for exclusionary comments that apply more readily to his course than to the intended target.



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    NRA-ILA
    Your Support In Action

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


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 24, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Rhode Island: Senate Judiciary Committee Will Consider Two Gun Control Bills Next Week

    A pair of gun bills which were introduced and heard earlier in the session are back.



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    NEWS
    Kamala Harris and the News Media Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

    By now gun owners have become accustomed to a certain measure of ignorance from anti-gun politicians and their lapdogs in the mainstream press on matters of firearms policy. It’s the flamboyant stridency of that ignorance that remains shocking.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Illinois: Your Action Needed – Contact Your State Representative in Opposition to FOID Fee Increase

    Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun Illinois legislators are attempting to introduce a new amendment to gun control legislation, Senate Bill 1966.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away

    Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one of the lecturers was in the news for exclusionary comments that apply more readily to his course than to the intended target.



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    NEWS
    New Federal Law Will Promote Target Range Development on Public Lands

    On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction.



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    NEWS
    Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?

    Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Maryland: Governor Hogan Vetoes Legislation to Repeal Handgun Permit Review Board

    Today, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed House Bill 1343 /Senate Bill 1000, legislation to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation

    Earlier this week, the Louisiana House passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 by a 68 to 30 vote



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Texas: Urge Texas Senate to Adopt Conference Report on HB 1177, NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill

    The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there's one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass.


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    Texas 2019 Regular Session Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Important Pro-2A Reforms & Send Gun Control Crowd Home Empty-Handed

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    The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on Monday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 7,300 pieces of legislation were introduced during the 2019 Regular Session, and your NRA-ILA tracked over 165 firearm-related bills through the process.

    Governor Greg Abbott has already signed House Bill 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases. This will protect tenants’ rights to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, and to transport their guns directly between their personal vehicles and those locations. The bill is designed to protect the Second Amendment rights of renters and was filed in response to tenants who alerted NRA-ILA and the Texas State Rifle Association about a growing number of lease provisions restricting firearms possession and posting of 30.06 and 30.07 signs in apartment complexes. The new law will take effect on September 1 and will only affect future lease agreements.

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    HB 302 joint authors and sponsors with Governor Greg Abbott at recent bill signing (L to R): Rep. Poncho Nevarez, Rep. DeWayne Burns, Sen. Bryan Hughes, Rep. Dennis Paul & Rep. Phil King

    In addition to HB 302, the Legislature passed the following NRA-backed pro-Second Amendment measures, which have all been sent to Governor Abbott for his signature.

    House Bill 121 by Rep Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) provides a legal defense for License To Carry holders who unknowingly enter establishments with 30.06 or 30.07 signs, as long they promptly leave when verbally informed of the policy.

    House Bill 1143 by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) limits the authority of school districts to regulate the manner in which firearms and ammunition are stored in private motor vehicles parked on school property, including by school employees.

    House Bill 1177 by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area. The House and Senate adopted the conference report which contained the strongest language possible from the House version of the bill, protecting evacuees for one week after a disaster declaration, tying that protection to a disaster declaration only rather than a mandatory evacuation order, and allowing shelters which are otherwise prohibited locations to decide whether to accommodate evacuees with firearms in their possession. Gun control advocates are urging Governor Abbott to veto this bill, so please take a moment to contact the governor's office and politely ask him to sign House Bill 1177 into law!

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    House Bill 1791 by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) closes loopholes in the state's "wrongful exclusion" law that cities, counties and state agencies have been using to restrict License To Carry holders in government buildings.

    House Bill 2363 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) & Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) replaces the requirement that minimum standards for firearms and ammunition storage in certain foster homes require those items to be stored separately in two different locked locations with a requirement to allow those items to be stored together in the same locked location. This would allow foster parents to store firearms in a safe and secure manner while making them more readily accessible for personal protection purposes. A Senate Committee weakened the bill with a trigger lock requirement for firearms stored with ammunition in the same locked location, but this bill is just the first step towards restoring the Second Amendment rights of foster parents and their families.

    House Bill 3231 by Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) improves and modernizes the state’s firearms preemption laws, specifically with regard to zoning authority that could be otherwise be used to circumvent state law and regulate the sale or transfer of firearms and ammunition. It brings preemption provisions affecting counties more into line with preemption language that currently applies to municipalities. Although a Senate Committee stripped out language providing legal remedies for private individuals adversely impacted when municipalities or counties violate preemption, it does contain language that allows the State Attorney General to recover reasonable expenses incurred when obtaining injunctions against localities to enforce the law -- including court costs, reasonable attorney ’s fees, investigative costs, witness fees, and deposition costs.

    Senate Bill 535 by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) & Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) strikes "churches, synagogues, or other places of worship" from the list of prohibited locations in the Penal Code, clarifying that these places have the same right enjoyed by nearly all other controllers of private property in the state to decide whether to allow LTC holders on their premises. Places of worship are not crime-free zones, as Texans sadly know. And current law, as written, only serves to confuse and potentially disarm law-abiding citizens.

    Senate Bill 741 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) prohibits a property owners' association from including or enforcing a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits, restricts, or has the effect of prohibiting or restricting any person who is otherwise authorized from lawfully possessing, transporting, or storing a firearm. This measure tracks the intent, but had not been made part of, House Bill 302.

    Senate Bill 772 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) provides for the inadmissibility of evidence in certain civil actions of a person’s failure to forbid handguns on certain property. State law does not currently provide adequate civil liability protections to business establishments which choose not to 30.06/30.07 signs, leaving those establishments vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits and providing incentives to them to adopt restrictive policies against the carrying of handguns by law-abiding citizens.

    Additionally, state anti-gun groups and national gun control organizations backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg once again went home empty-handed, even though the number of bills filed that called for restrictions on firearms was unprecedented. No measures opposed by NRA-ILA passed during the legislative session. The media has been pushing a "fake news" story that a mandatory storage bill was approved. What actually passed was the following rider to the nearly 1,000 page budget:

    Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. (Department of Public Safety) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.

    Below are just a few of the dozens of gun control bills that were defeated this session:

    House Bill 131 by Rep Joe Moody (D-El Paso) & Senate Bill 157 by Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) allowed for the issuance of so-called “red flag” protective orders that could lead to suspension of an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process and surrender of his or her firearms to law enforcement.

    House Bill 195 by Rep Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) &House Bill 1169 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) restricted the private transfer of firearms at gun shows – a favorite target of the gun control crowd – by requiring every transaction to be conducted through a licensed dealer involving extensive paperwork and payment of an undetermined fee.

    House Bill 349 by Rep Cesar Blanco (D-El Paso) banned the manufacture, sale and possession of devices designed to increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle and includes common modifications done to firearms by law-abiding citizens to make them more suitable for self-defense, hunting or competition.

    House Bill 930 by Rep Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) repealed the Lone Star State’s “Castle Doctrine” law.

    House Bill 1163 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) allowed municipalities with a population of more than 750,000 to vote on whether to prohibit License To Carry holders from openly carrying handguns within city limits.

    House Bill 1164 by Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) expanded the prohibited places that apply to License to Carry (LTC) holders in Penal Code Section 46.035 to include facilities such as golf courses, amphitheaters, auditoriums, theaters, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, civic centers and convention centers.

    House Bill 1207 by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) made it a crime for a person to fail to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of the person becoming aware that the gun was lost or stolen.

    House Bill 1236 by Rep. Vikki Goodwin (D-Austin) & House Bill 1173 by Rep. Rafael Anchia allowed public colleges and universities to opt-out of Texas’ campus carry law.

    House Bill 1375 by Rep. Terry Meza (D-Arlington) prohibits the transfer of a firearm from a person who is not a licensed firearm dealer to another person without recording the name of the purchaser and the serial number of the firearm sold. Also required this information to be submitted to and registered with DPS within 30 days.

    House Bill 1713 by Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) required persons convicted of any misdemeanor involving family violence -- including some Class C violations punishable by only just a fine -- to surrender their firearms to a law enforcement agency or sell them to a federal firearms licensed dealer (FFL). It would have also required persons subject to certain protective orders -- some of which are issued without notice or a hearing -- to do the same. This bill did not involve adequate due process ort provide sufficient firearms disposition options, such as transferring guns to non-prohibited third parties or storing them with an FFL.

    House Bill 2280 by Rep. Vicki Goodwin (D-Austin) repealed the 30.06/30.07 written notification and signage requirement, allowing property owners to exclude License To Carry holders with 8 ½ x 11” signs containing less wording and a pictogram downloadable from DPS’ website. The net effect of this legislation would have been to make it easier for businesses to ban firearms from their premises and more difficult for LTC holders to receive effective notice from property owners.

    House Bill 3508 by Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) changed Texas’ carry law from “shall issue” to “may issue”; DPS would not have been required to issue a License To Carry to someone who met all the eligibility requirements under the law.

    Thank you to all the NRA members who attended committee hearings and who contacted lawmakers throughout session in response to action alerts from your NRA-ILA!
     
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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, May 29, 2019



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    Biden's role in 1994 crime bill under scrutiny by Trump and Democrats icon-external-link.png

    here are few areas where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidates agree, but both are now taking shots at the Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for his support of the 1994 crime bill.



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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during next year's presidential election, he would work to confirm a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session

    Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Oklahoma: Legislature Adjourns From its Successful 2019 Session

    Late last week, the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session.



    NEWS
    Biden's education plan pledges to 'defeat' the NRA, support "assault weapons" ban

    Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged on Tuesday to "defeat the National Rifle Association" as part of his 2020 campaign promise to fight for school safety. "As President, he will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before," Biden's plan, released on Tuesday, read. It stated part of the plan to "defeat" the NRA included supporting legislation that banned "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines.



    DENVERPOST.COM
    Hickenlooper is latest Democrat to make guns a priority in 2020 presidential race icon-external-link.png

    At a library two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 students were among those killed in one of the nation’s most horrific mass shootings, John Hickenlooper sat Saturday among two dozen survivors, listening to their ideas on how to curb gun violence and pitching a few of his own. Universal background checks are a must, the former two-term Colorado governor said. Then, maybe, an assault weapons ban. As president, he would go community by community, House district by House district, with data to convince reluctant federal lawmakers to pass meaningful gun control legislation.



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    The Texas Senate on Sunday night narrowly approved a bill that would allow Texans to carry their guns for up to a week after a natural disaster. House Bill 1177 passed by a vote of 16-15 and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature or veto. If it becomes law, any Texan who can legally own a firearm would be able to carry their handgun, open or concealed, for a full week after a state or natural disaster is declared.



    NY TIMES
    Fearing Supreme Court Loss, New York Tries to Make Gun Case Vanish icon-external-link.png

    A couple of weeks ago, the New York Police Department held an unusual public hearing. Its purpose was to make a Supreme Court case disappear. In January, the court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a New York City gun regulation. The city, fearing a loss that would endanger gun control laws across the nation, responded by moving to change the regulation. The idea was to make the case moot. The move required seeking comments from the public, in writing and at the hearing. Gun rights advocates were not happy.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Texas 2019 Regular Session Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Important Pro-2A Reforms & Send Gun Control Crowd Home Empty-Handed

    The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on Monday of Memorial Day weekend. More than 7,300 pieces of legislation were introduced during the 2019 Regular Session, and your NRA-ILA tracked over 165 firearm-related bills through the process.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Tennessee: Governor Bill Lee Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

    Last week, Governor Bill Lee signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705, into law.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Nevada: Urgent, Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill AB 291 to be Heard Tomorrow!

    Late this afternoon, with less than a week to go in the legislative session, the Senate Judiciary Committee posted an agenda announcing it will consider AB 291 tomorrow, May 29th, at 8AM. As previously reported, it is anticipated that tomorrow’s hearing will be limited in scope to potential amendments that will include “red flag” laws. However, amended language has not been made available, leaving the public in the dark on issues impacting their constitutional rights.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, May 30, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Louisiana: Senate Committee to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary B Committee is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281.



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    Tracking ammunition sales and requiring more safety training. Here are 4 new ways N.J.'s tough gun laws could get more strict. icon-external-link.png

    New Jersey could require all handgun ammunition sales to be recorded and compel many people with firearms in the state to undergo regular safety training. Those are just a couple of new rules on guns proposed in four bills that have been introduced in the state legislature are intended to close loopholes and keep firearms out of the hands of people who aren’t supposed to have one, backers say.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Michigan: House Passes CPL Reform Bill

    On May 24th, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 90-19 to pass House Bill 4434 to reduce the penalty for law-abiding citizens who forget to renew their Concealed Pistol License in certain instances. HB 4434 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration, but has not yet received a committee referral.



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    Among 2020 Democrats who have worked in Congress, few have worked solo on meaningful legislation. The Hill’s analysis of past legislative activity shows the vast majority of Democratic candidates who have served or still serve in the House and Senate have passed few pieces of legislation on their own.



    WASHINGTON TIMES
    CNN's Chris Cuomo ripped for 'Only in America' response to rape survivor's pro-gun message icon-external-link.png

    CNN’s Chris Cuomo faced fierce feedback on Wednesday after tweeting about a pro-gun rape survivor’s message. “Only in America,” the “Cuomo Prime Time” host wrote in response to an NRA promotional video featuring Kimberly Corban. The 60-second clip includes Mrs. Corban recounting the time she was raped as a 20-year-old living in off-campus housing.



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    A man accused of stealing a car with a 6-year-old boy inside in West Palm Beach and crashing it in Lantana early Saturday was shot by the boy's father, deputies said. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Lamar Thurman, 29, drove away in the car, which was parked in front of a home on Roberts Lane, while the engine was on and the boy was inside as his father was saying goodbye to friends.



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    Man shot in neighbor's home charged after allegedly undressing in 12-year-old's bedroom during break-in icon-external-link.png

    The mother of a 12-year-old girl says her daughter did everything right when a man broke into their home and began undressing in the girl's bedroom over the weekend. Donald Oliver, 38, was in court Monday morning, a day after he was shot while allegedly breaking into the home in the 1200 block of Homeview Avenue, near Taylor Blvd.



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    Detectives are investigating a home invasion that ended in a shooting late Tuesday night. Officers say two masked and armed men used the front door to enter a home in the 2800 block of 28th Avenue North in St. Petersburg around 11:40 p.m.



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    Fingerprinting For FOID Cards Clears IL House icon-external-link.png

    The legislation would require a one-time submission of fingerprints to get or renew a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card or concealed carry license. The fingerprints would go into Illinois State Police and FBI databases, which track criminal records and prior FOID card suspensions or revocations. Opponents argue it would treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. But state Rep. Kathleen Willis, a Democrat from Addison, said Illinois already uses fingerprinting for a variety of safety measures.



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    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo responded to several critics who slammed him on Wednesday over a tweet they said appeared to mock National Rifle Association (NRA) member and rape survivor Kimberly Corban. Corban appeared in an NRA ad advocating her Second Amendment right after going into detail how she survived a rape when she was 20 years old. "I'm a mother of two, and if a predator or anyone else tries to harm me or my family, they have to come through my firearm first," Corban said. Cuomo reacted to the ad, tweeting "Only in America."



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    What happens when a “well-known” lobbyist for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gets arrested? Well, the mainstream media covers the story. With a pillow. Until it stops moving. That’s what happened when Robert Blaisdell was arrested for a host of charges relating to a domestic violence incident police say happened at his residence.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Illinois: House Passes FOID Fee Increase & Mandatory Fingerprinting

    On May 29th, the Illinois state House of Representatives voted 62-52 to pass Senate Bill 1966, sending the amended version back to the state Senate for further consideration. Among other things, they would increase the fees and also impose a mandatory fingerprinting requirement for both new FOID and renewal applications.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, May 31, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    New York: Legislature Attempting to Moot Supreme Court Review of NYC Law

    On Wednesday, the Senate Codes Committee passed S.6151 (Kavanaugh) on a 9 to 4 vote.



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    NEWS
    Texas: Journalists Stretching the Truth…Again

    Journalists who have become mouthpieces for gun control groups have loudly declared victory over the NRA following the recent adjournment of the Texas Legislature. They announced the resounding “defeat” with Texas legislators adding funds to the 2020-2021 budget for the Department of Public Safety to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. Since the mainstream media won’t, let’s set the record straight.



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    NEWS
    Senate Rejects Amendments: Canada’s Bill C-71 Poised to Become Law

    The Senate is often referred to as Parliament’s “chamber of sober second thought” in relation to decisions made by the elected members of the House of Commons. However, the red chamber not only gave the Liberal government’s gun control bill, C-71, third reading this week, but did so after rejecting a report from the Senate’s own committee that proposed significant amendments.



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    NEWS HUNTING
    The Hardest Thing of All to Explain About Hunting

    The big black bear came in under the shade of pines. He didn’t make a sound my ears caught over the raucous singing of red-winged blackbirds. I was in a stand 15 feet up a poplar tree and only knew the bear was coming because a little bear on the bait picked up his head and his body grew rigid.



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    NEWS
    Can Women Save Our Hunting Heritage By Themselves?

    We throw the stat around so casually: “Women make up the fastest growing demographic in hunting.” But is that accurate? And, more importantly, if it is true, is it enough to reverse the decline in hunting?



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    NEWS
    Joe Biden’s “Education” Plan Aims to “Defeat” the NRA, Reprise Failed Gun Control Law

    This week the campaign website for presidential hopeful Joe Biden published what it called an “Education … Plan for Educators, Students, and Our Future.” Among its agenda items was to “[d]efeat the National Rifle Association” by “championing legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines – bans [Biden] authored in 1994.” In other words, Biden would reprise a law that was widely recognized (including among gun control advocates) as a failure and the cause of his party losing control of Congress 1994.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course: Policies Based on Selective Evidence, Anti-Gun Preferences

    Week Three of the Bloomberg School of Public Health Coursera program, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change,” seemingly promised some substance. This week’s module is titled “Evidence-Based Policies to Prevent Gun Violence” but the threshold for what qualifies as “evidence-based” is subjective. As in, the Bloomberg team selects what qualifies as evidence and what should just be done even in the absence of evidence.



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    NEWS
    A Closer Look at Federal Funding for “Gun Violence” Research

    “As a major cause of death in the U.S., gun violence is chronically under-researched.” So goes the refrain from the gun-control chorus. It’s a catchy tune, especially among those who think that the answer is greater government – and taxpayer – involvement:



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Louisiana: Senators Ronnie Johns and Eric LaFleur voted with Gun-Control Groups to Halt a Bill to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Owners

    Today, Senators Ronnie Johns and Eric LaFleur voted against a pro-gun bill that would protect law-abiding gun owners against a potential patchwork of gun control ordinances throughout the state.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Texas: Attorney General Ken Paxton Issues Key Opinion on State Firearms Preemption Law

    On Friday, May 24, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an important opinion clarifying Texas’ State Firearms Preemption Law.



    THE FEDERALIST
    It’s Time For The Supreme Court To Make States Stop Ignoring The Second Amendment icon-external-link.png

    The Supreme Court has the chance to reinforce its 11-year-old message to the lower courts: the Second Amendment is not to be weighed against governmental interests. The people have a natural right to keep and bear arms. Courts must consider that right as important as our Founders and Framers did. Until that happens, governments across our republic will continue to ignore our rights, and the lower courts will not stop them.



    AP
    Wyoming district teachers, staff, support allowing guns [​IMG]

    A solid majority of teachers and staff in a Wyoming school district say they support allowing employees to carry concealed guns for security purposes. The Gillette News-Record reports 58 percent of 533 employees polled by the Campbell County school district say they support arming district employees.



    CHICAGO TRIBUNE
    What you should know about the gun control legislation awaiting a vote by the Illinois Senate icon-external-link.png

    With Illinois’ legislative session rapidly winding down, Democratic lawmakers were pushing Thursday to secure votes needed to pass significant changes to the state’s gun licensing procedures — over the objections of Second Amendment advocates who labeled the new regulations among the most “onerous” in the nation. The so-called Fix the FOID legislation — which narrowly passed in the Illinois House Wednesday but awaits a vote on the state Senate — comes more than three months after Aurora joined the national list of communities forced to endure the tragedy of a mass shooting.



    BUSINESS INSIDER
    Salesforce is refusing to let its customers use its software to sell semi-automatic guns icon-external-link.png

    One of the most popular producers of business software has told customers they can't use its technology to sell semiautomatic weapons and firearms.



    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
    NRA Membership Dues, Contributions Rebounded In 2018 icon-external-link.png

    The National Rifle Association of America and its associated groups saw a sizable increase of both membership dues and contributions in 2018, according to the group's annual report.



    NEWTOWNBEE
    Presidential Candidate John Hickenlooper Visits Newtown, Talks Gun Control icon-external-link.png

    John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr, United States presidential candidate for 2020, visited the C.H. Booth Library on May 25 to discuss his campaign stance on gun-related topics. Mr Hickenlooper served as the 42nd Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019 and is a member of the Democratic Party.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    California: Precursor Parts and DROS Increase Bill Pass Assembly

    On Tuesday, May 28, AB 879 and AB 1669 passed the Assembly and will be transmitted to the Senate for further consideration. Next week, policy committees will resume work with the Senate Public Safety Committee considering Assembly Joint Resolution 4 and 5.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 4, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Nevada: Legislature Adjourns, Continue to Contact the Governor!

    On June 3rd, the Nevada Legislature adjourned its 2019 legislative session. Assembly Bill 291, which was passed and enrolled to the Governor, is still awaiting his consideration.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    New Hampshire: House Floor Votes On Anti-Gun Bills Possible Soon

    At any moment, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives may hold floor votes to consider concurrence on a number of bills received from the Senate that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.



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    NEWS
    NRA Statement on Virginia Governor's Gun Control Proposals

    The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action's director of public affairs, Jennifer Baker, released the following statement on Tuesday in reaction to Gov. Ralph Northam's gun control proposals:



    FOX NEWS
    Brit Hume on Kirsten Gillibrand's friendly letter to NRA: She may be 'most flexible politician' I've ever seen icon-external-link.png

    Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand one of the "the most flexible politicians" he's ever seen after the NRA released a friendly 2008 letter from the Democratic presidential hopeful. During a Fox News town hall Sunday, the New York senator argued that Americans are "ripped apart again and again" by senseless gun violence, and slammed the NRA for caring "more about profits than the American people."



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Washington: Public Hearing on I-1639 Rifle Transfer Fee

    On June 4th, the Department of Licensing will be holding a public hearing to set the fee that will be charged on all sales and transfers of semi-automatic rifles when the remaining provisions of I-1639 go into effect on July 1st.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    NRA and CRPA Hosting Webinar Regarding Upcoming California Ammunition Background Check Requirements

    On Wednesday, June 26, NRA and CRPA will be hosting a free live webinar discussing the upcoming ammunition background check requirements scheduled to take effect July 1.



    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
    Gillibrand to NRA in 2008: ‘Look Forward to Working With You for Many Years’ icon-external-link.png

    The National Rifle Association released a letter Monday sent to its executive director by then-Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) in 2008, where she wrote of her desire to work with the guns rights organization for "many years." "I appreciate the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners right and I look forward to working with you for many years in Congress," she wrote.



    WFLA
    Florida mother holds intruder at gunpoint waiting for deputies to arrive on scene icon-external-link.png

    A Tampa Bay mother said she experienced 26 minutes of terror. During half of that nightmare, Lauren Richards was forced to hold an alleged intruder at gunpoint. The incident occurred in Rolling Oaks Estates in Hudson, Florida in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 25, 2019. Surveillance video shows an armed neighbor trying to help before deputies arrived at the scene. The accused intruder, Devin Cooke, 25, lives nearby, according to a PCSO incident report.



    AP
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    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam , a Democrat, told The Associated Press ahead of his Tuesday announcement that he plans to convene a special legislative session later this summer.



    FOX NEWS
    NRA responds to Gillibrand put-down by posting her 2008 letter praising gun-rights group icon-external-link.png

    One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the "worst organization in this country," the group on Monday posted an effusive letter it received from Gillibrand in 2008 in which she praised "the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights" and said she hoped to work with it "for many years in Congress." At a fiery Fox News town hall in Dubuque, Iowa Sunday, Gillibrand charged that the NRA cares "more about their profits than the American people" and "lies" for the sake of profit. But the NRA has countered that Gillibrand, whose campaign has attracted at most 1 percent support in national and early voting state polls, was a cynical political opportunist trying to gin up support for her candidacy.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, June 5, 2019



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    NEWS
    NRA Supported Case Calls for Suspension of Illinois’s FOID Act

    An NRA-supported case in Illinois is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the state's Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Act.



    DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
    Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access to Hunting and Fishing on 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide icon-external-link.png

    Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than 1.4 million acres. “President Trump is committed to expanding public access on public lands, and this proposal is executing on that directive by opening and increasing more access to hunting and fishing by the Fish and Wildlife Service at more stations and across more acres than ever before,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “Hunting and fishing are more than just traditional pastimes as they are also vital to the conservation of our lands and waters, our outdoor recreation economy, and our American way of life. These refuges and hatcheries provide incredible opportunities for sportsmen and women and their families across the country to pass on a fishing and hunting heritage to future generations and connect with wildlife.”



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Vermont: Your Action Needed – Urge Governor to Veto Waiting Period Legislation

    Yesterday, waiting period legislation S.169 was delivered to the desk of Governor Phil Scott for his consideration.



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    Arizona: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

    On May 28th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2019 legislative session. During this session, the House passed House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to pass this legislation when it reached the floor.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, June 6, 2019



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    NEWS
    NRA Applauds Challenge to Colorado’s Unconstitutional Magazine Ban

    NRA applauds CSSA for filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to Colorado’s unconstitutional ban on common rifle and pistol magazines.



    FACTCHECK.ORG
    Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws icon-external-link.png

    n remarks at a technology conference in Brazil, former President Barack Obama misrepresented U.S. gun laws, claiming that “anybody can buy any weapon … without much, if any, regulation,” including “machine guns.” Machine guns have been tightly regulated since 1934 and banned since 1986, except for the sale or transfer of such a weapon that “was lawfully registered and possessed before May 19, 1986,” according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. And even then it can only be transferred from one registered owner to another registered owner. Obama made his remarks May 30 at a technology conference hosted by VTEX. During a question and answer period, the former president was asked about his “most difficult day” in office.



    FOX 5
    Trump administration plans major expansion of hunting and fishing in protected US wildlife refuges icon-external-link.png

    The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation's wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.



    THE FEDERALIST
    Virginia Governor Exploits Virginia Beach Tragedy To Attempt Gun Control icon-external-link.png

    Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for a special session of the state’s legislature to consider gun control measures following the tragic murder of 12 in Virginia Beach last week. The scandal-plagued governor is pressing for gun control measures he pursued earlier in the legislative session, but were defeated by the narrowly held Republican majority. Northam is seeking a ban on standard-capacity magazines, modern sporting rifles, and suppressors, plus extreme-risk protection orders, mandatory home storage laws, and other measures.


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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 22



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    NEWS
    NRA Statement on Virginia Governor's Gun Control Proposals

    The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action's director of public affairs, Jennifer Baker, released the following statement on Tuesday in reaction to Gov. Ralph Northam's gun control proposals:



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    NEWS
    Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

    Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals.



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    NEWS
    Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

    In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about firearm suppressors, this is false.



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    NEWS
    Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners. The details of Northam’s plan have yet to be released, but such bans in other states and the failed federal ban have often targeted magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. There are hundreds of millions of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds that are lawfully-possessed and lawfully used every day in the U.S.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

    We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.”



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    NEWS
    NRA Supported Case Calls for Suspension of Illinois’s FOID Act

    An NRA-supported case in Illinois is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the state's Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Act.



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    NEWS
    NRA Applauds Challenge to Colorado’s Unconstitutional Magazine Ban

    NRA applauds CSSA for filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to Colorado’s unconstitutional ban on common rifle and pistol magazines.



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    TAKE ACTION
    Grassroots Spotlight: NRA Collegiate Coalition at Western Michigan University

    The NRA Collegiate Coalition at Western Michigan University recently wrapped up another stellar year on campus in support of the Second Amendment. The group, founded in 2017 by Grant Van Dorn and Cory Gardner, provides a unique and special opportunity for students. The group was started with the goal of providing a place for student Second Amendment advocates to gather on campus to discuss ongoing issues surrounding firearms and the shooting sports, but also to provide a casual and inclusive environment to welcome others to come learn more about NRA, the Second Amendment, and the gun debate.



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    NEWS HUNTING
    The Hardest Thing of All to Explain About Hunting

    The big black bear came in under the shade of pines. He didn’t make a sound my ears caught over the raucous singing of red-winged blackbirds. I was in a stand 15 feet up a poplar tree and only knew the bear was coming because a little bear on the bait picked up his head and his body grew rigid.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, June 7, 2019



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    NEWS
    Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

    Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals.



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    NEWS
    Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners. The details of Northam’s plan have yet to be released, but such bans in other states and the failed federal ban have often targeted magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. There are hundreds of millions of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds that are lawfully-possessed and lawfully used every day in the U.S.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

    We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change”



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    NEWS
    Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

    In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about firearm suppressors, this is false.



    COURTHOUSE NEWS
    Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns icon-external-link.png

    A week after 12 people were shot dead by a former Virginia Beach city employee, Governor Ralph Northam said Friday that Virginia lawmakers will reconvene July 9 for a special legislative session aimed at changing state gun laws. In a proclamation released Friday morning, Northam exercised powers granted to him by the state constitution allowing him to summon all 140 legislators back to Richmond outside of their normal two-month legislative session usually held in the first part of the year.



    FOX NEWS
    John Lott: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent icon-external-link.png

    Despite what you might believe from watching television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent. However, as soon as it was clear that the Virginia Beach killer used a noise suppressor on one of his guns last Friday when he killed 12 people, Democrats called for suppressors to be banned. Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special legislative session to pass a ban.



    PERSONAL DEFENSE WORLD
    Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker [​IMG]

    Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These reasons include fun, sport and, of course, self defense, which is what a California mother recently used her’s for, after she called police for help.



    WASHINGTON EXAMINER
    Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers icon-external-link.png

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that removes the cap on the number of teachers who can become armed marshals in schools. This bill, along with others intended to promote school safety, came in response to the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead after a student opened fire, according to the Associated Press. No gun control measures were passed as part of the legislation.



    DENVER POST
    30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court icon-external-link.png

    About half of the state’s county sheriffs this week joined the battle against Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, arguing that the law hinders peoples’ ability to defend themselves. Although law enforcement are exempt from the ban, the sheriffs argued in their brief to the Colorado Supreme Court that civilians should have the same access to magazines as typical officers and deputies. If law enforcement agencies believe a magazine that holds 20 or 30 rounds is best for defense, then those magazines are the best option for regular people who want to defend themselves, the sheriffs argued.



    ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
    Money for CDC to study gun injuries fires old debate icon-external-link.png

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again a focus of the battle over firearms, as Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath and other Democrats are trying to restore funding for the agency to study gun violence. The Atlanta-based CDC stopped researching causes and results of such violence in 1993 when Republican lawmakers reacted to study saying homes with guns were five times more likely than homes without guns to be the scene of suicides and almost three times more likely to be the scene of homicides.



    FOX BUSINESS
    Salesforce says some firearms can no longer be sold using company software: report icon-external-link.png

    Salesforce Opens a New Window. has updated its acceptable-use policy, telling its customers to either stop selling certain firearms or forget about using its software, a report stated. The company, which describes Opens a New Window. itself as an “online solution for customer relationship management,” updated its policy in April, The Washington Post Opens a New Window. first reported.



    YAHOO NEWS
    Supreme Court rulings on gerrymandering set to shape elections for the next decade icon-external-link.png

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule this month on two gerrymandering cases that will have a massive impact on the partisan balance of American politics for the next decade. The decisions in Rucho v. Common Cause, which deals with the drawing of North Carolina’s congressional districts, and Benisek v. Lamone, which involves Maryland’s, will help shape the balance of power in Congress and in state legislatures.



    FREE BEACON
    McBath Calls for ‘Gun-Free Society’ icon-external-link.png

    On Tuesday, Representative Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) urged a group of gun-rights activists to "stand up for a gun-free society" during a press conference on her introduction of a red flag bill. "The time has come to stand up, to be empowered to save lives," Rep. McBath said at the end of her press conference. "That is our charge. That is what we’re called to do. So, thank you for being here today. I hope that you take this charge back to your communities and stand up for a gun-free society."


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, June 10, 2019



    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis SIGNS HB-5 to Protect our Constitution

    HB-5 – Contains an amendment by Rep. James Grant (R) to restore the right of Floridians to control the Florida citizen ballot initiative petition process



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    New Jersey: Assembly Judiciary Committee Begins Next Wave of Gun Control

    Nobody ever accused New Jersey of lacking gun laws, and yet, lawmakers in Trenton can’t seem to accomplish anything except pass gun bills.



    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Ohio Gun-Control group to propose gun background check ballot measure icon-external-link.png

    Ohio voters may soon see background checks on their ballots. Ohioans for Gun Safety, a grassroots organization that advocates for expanding background checks on gun sales, announced Monday that it is proposing a ballot measure that would effectively require background checks for all gun sales done online and at gun shows. The measure, entitled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales,” would be an initiated statute, meaning a change to the Ohio Revised Code made via a vote of the people of Ohio. Ohioans for Gun Safety is aiming to have the issue on the ballot by 2020.



    DAILY CALLER
    Barr: Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement icon-external-link.png

    In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures he will press the commonwealth’s legislature to adopt in a special session as early as late June. Predictably, his proposals miss the mark widely. While Northam’s announcement came within days of the May 31st shooting rampage in Virginia Beach by a former municipal worker, the proposed measures reflect steps that already could have been taken by government officials, or consist of proposals that would not have prevented the murderer’s actions. Unsurprisingly of course, facts and substance took a back seat to political and emotional triggers.



    MIAMI HERALD
    Florida push to ban "assault weapons" hits milestone ahead of Pulse shooting anniversary icon-external-link.png

    A group pushing to ban "assault weapons" in Florida has hit a significant milestone in its effort to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. Ban 'Assault Weapons' Now!, a bipartisan organization led in part by survivors of mass shootings in Orlando and Parkland, announced Monday that it has obtained 103,000 signed petitions. The total should be enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of its proposed ballot question, a mandatory step in the process.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 11, 2019



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    Lawsuit: Student Suspended Because of Photo with Firearm icon-external-link.png

    A former student at First Coast Technical College has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the college violated her constitutional rights when she was suspended based on a post on social media.



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    A lawyer for the family of Virginia Beach victim Kate Nixon says she wanted to bring a gun to work for self-defense on the very day of the shooting but did not because of the gun-free policy.



    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    Bill Maher Urges Liberals to 'Learn more About Guns,' Says Issue is a 2020 Loser for Democrats icon-external-link.png

    Bill Maher says the 2020 election may get ugly for Democrats if they make gun control one of the party’s primary objectives. The “Real Time” host recently told his HBO audience that it was time for liberals to “learn more about guns” and stop acting as if their policies are a silver bullet for mass shootings.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Vermont: Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Waiting Period Bill

    Last night, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed S.169 which would have created a 24-hour waiting period on handguns.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, June 12, 2019



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    Nevada: Deadline Tomorrow For Governor to Act on Anti-Gun Bill

    Tomorrow, June 13th, is the deadline for Governor Steve Sisolak to take action on Assembly Bill 291.



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    Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a move that sparked a shootout that put the alleged stickup man in a hospital and his underage sidekick in detention.



    THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
    Gun Restrictions Handicap Law-Abiding Citizens Under the Guise of Making Them Safer icon-external-link.png

    In the wake of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., that claimed the lives of 12 people, Gov. Ralph Northam has called for a special legislative session to address gun-related violence. Using the shooting as a call to action, he then proposed a variety of restrictions on lawful gun owners – not one of which would have prevented or even mitigated the very shooting used to justify them.



    TOWNHALL
    Newsom's Coveted Ammo Background Check Law is Set to go Into Effect – And CA Gun Owners are Prepping icon-external-link.png

    Gun owners in California are buying ammunition en masse as they prepare for a new ammo background check law that is set to go into effect on July 1. Beginning next month, every time a person in the state purchases ammo, he or she must undergo a background check.



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    Last year, right after a student fatally shot eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged Texans to lock up their firearms. The killer had stolen his father’s guns.



    THE TRUTH ABOUT GUNS
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    Police responding to the deadly mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn’t have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Over the radio, they desperately pleaded for the electronic cards and talked of bringing in a sledgehammer, an explosive charge or other means of breaking down the doors.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control

    Despite his failed gun control agenda being soundly defeated early on in the 2019 regular legislative session, Governor Ralph Northam has called a special session to once again push for radical gun control in response to the tragic murders in Virginia Beach last month.



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    Maine: Vote Scheduled for Anti-Gun Bill

    Tomorrow, June 12th, the Maine State House of Representatives will vote 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.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, June 13, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
    Pennsylvania: Contact Your Senators in Support of Pro-Hunting Legislation

    Currently awaiting consideration in the State Senate is an important pro-hunting reform bill, Senate Bill 147.



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    A woman shot and killed a man who broke into her Ortega Farms home on the Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. News4Jax has learned the woman had a temporary restraining order against him.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, June 14, 2019



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill

    Ignoring the constitutional rights of law-abiding Nevadans, on June 14th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed omnibus anti-gun Assembly Bill 291 into law. Your NRA would like to thank the many lawmakers who stood with our members and Second Amendment supporters at every step of the legislative process in opposition to AB 291.



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    NEWS
    Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy

    On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year’s CEO Summit was “Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice.” Making clear that much of the event was about corporate virtue signaling strategy, “Session 2” on the June 4 agenda was titled, “The Courage to Stand Alone: CEO Voice & Virtue.”



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    NEWS
    Obama Lies about Guns… Again

    Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage conversation, Obama said, “Our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy [guns] over the internet, they can buy machine guns.”



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology

    This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn’t even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we’ll point those out whenever possible. We’d like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.



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    NEWS
    New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade

    After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.



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    NEWS
    Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

    Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.”



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    New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills

    On June 13th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives voted to concur on two anti-gun bills that they had received back from the Senate. House Bills 109 and 514 will now go to Governor Chris Sununu’s desk, where his office has indicated that he is not looking to make any changes to existing firearm laws.



    HARTFORD COURANT
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    The adjournment of the Connecticut Assembly has derailed Senate Bill 20, legislation that would have criminalized importation of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and giraffe parts from Africa into the state. Hunters and wildlife conservationists around the world, especially in Africa, are overjoyed to see this development.



    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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    A couple of decades ago, the food vendors that plied the streets of major U.S. cities were a case study in monotony. Even though they were technically competitors, the hot dog carts and halal stands that crowded the corners tended to sell the exact same products at the exact same price.



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    New Jersey: Assembly Committee Passes Gun Control Package

    Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a package of anti-gun bills heavily opposed by NRA and ANJRPC.



    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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    Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League and a devoted church goer at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.


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    NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 23



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    NEWS
    Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

    If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party’s base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate them.



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    NEWS
    Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy

    On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year’s CEO Summit was “Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice.” Making clear that much of the event was about corporate virtue signaling strategy, “Session 2” on the June 4 agenda was titled, “The Courage to Stand Alone: CEO Voice & Virtue.”



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    NEWS
    Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

    Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.”



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology

    This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn’t even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we’ll point those out whenever possible. We’d like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.



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    NEWS
    New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade

    After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.



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    NEWS
    Obama Lies about Guns… Again

    Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage conversation, Obama said, “Our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy [guns] over the internet, they can buy machine guns.”



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    NEWS
    Interior Secretary Seeks to Expand Hunting Opportunities

    On June 6, in a proposal supported and encouraged by the National Rifle Association, U.S. Secretary of The Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt announced a plan for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). In all, more than 1.4 million acres would be opened for these new hunting and angling opportunities.



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


    STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP


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    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills

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    Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control


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    Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

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    New Laws Will Take Effect on September 1
    Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session. Thank you to pro-Second Amendment leaders and lawmakers in the House and Senate for their work to ensure passage of these measures. Here is the list of NRA-backed bills which will become law on September 1:

    House Bill 121 by Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) provides a legal defense for License To Carry holders who unknowingly enter establishments with 30.06 or 30.07 signs, as long they promptly leave when verbally informed of the policy.

    House Bill 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) prohibits “no firearms” clauses in future residential lease agreements and protect tenants’ rights to possess lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, and to transport their guns directly between their personal vehicles and these locations.

    House Bill 1143 by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) prevents school districts from effectively prohibiting the possession of firearms in private motor vehicles by limiting their authority to regulate the manner in which they are stored in locked cars and trucks -- including by employees.

    House Bill 1177 by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) & Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area, and allows shelters which are otherwise prohibited locations to decide whether to accommodate evacuees with firearms in their possession.

    House Bill 1791 by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) closes loopholes in the state's "wrongful exclusion" law that cities, counties and state agencies have been using to restrict License To Carry holders in government buildings.

    House Bill 2363 by Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) & Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) allows foster parents to store firearms in a safe and secure manner while making them more readily accessible for personal protection purposes.

    House Bill 3231 by Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) & Sen. Pat Fallon (R-Prosper) improves and modernizes the state’s firearms preemption law, curbs the ability of municipalities to abuse their zoning authority and circumvent state law to restrict the sale or transfer of firearms and ammunition at the local level, and allows the State Attorney General to recover reasonable expenses incurred when obtaining injunctions against localities which violate the preemption statute.

    Senate Bill 535 by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) & Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) strikes "churches, synagogues, or other places of worship" from the list of prohibited locations in the Penal Code, clarifying that these places have the same right enjoyed by nearly all other controllers of private property in the state to decide whether to allow License To Carry holders on their premises.

    Senate Bill 741 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) prohibits a property owners' association from including or enforcing a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits, restricts, or has the effect of prohibiting or restricting any person who is otherwise authorized from lawfully possessing, transporting, or storing a firearm.

    Senate Bill 772 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) & Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) provides civil liability protection to business establishments which choose not to post 30.06/30.07 signs, making them less vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits and giving them an incentive to adopt permissive policies for the carrying of handguns by law-abiding citizens on their premises.

    Lastly, there's been a lot of coverage in the media lately about the state's role in promoting gun safety and the following rider that was included in the state budget bill, which was also signed into law by Governor Abbott and which NRA did not oppose:

    Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. (Department of Public Safety) $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign. The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.

    NRA supported the award of a $1 million grant from the State of Texas to the National Shooting Sports Foundation for the distribution of Project ChildSafe (https://www.projectchildsafe.org/) firearms safety kits to Texas residents through a network of law enforcement and community partners. We appreciate Governor Abbott's recognition of NSSF's expertise in firearms safety and his effort to bring this proven and effective safety program, which is free of anti-gun rhetoric and bias, to Texas residents.
     
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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, June 17, 2019



    GUNS.COM
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    Democrats on Capitol Hill have debuted a proposal to help mandate that those who want a handgun first be approved for a permit. The legislation, backed by Dems in both the House and Senate, would encourage more states to adopt licensing schemes like Connecticut’s handgun purchasing law, which requires a special renewable permit to purchase any revolver or pistol. Dubbed the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, the bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut along with U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn and Jamie Raskin, D-Md.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

    Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.



    NATIONAL REVIEW
    The Worst Advice Column Ever Written? icon-external-link.png

    From Live Well Nebraska comes the most amusingly hysterical and extraordinarily ignorant advice column I have read in a long while. It consists of a question, posed by a man writing as “Dumbfounded Father,” and a response, offered by “syndicated columnist” Amy Dickinson. At no point in the exchange does either person range within a country mile of reality.



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    WASHINGTONPOST.COM
    I wish the gay community were more accepting of gun supporters. I should know. icon-external-link.png

    Last June, I attended my first Pride parade. I’m a 24-year-old gay man, and the downtown D.C. event came two months after I started my new job as social media manager for the National Rifle Association. The District, where I live, is a liberal city. Gay people are embraced; guns are not. You don’t have to see how the District votes to know that. You can tell by the signs in people’s yards and the bumper stickers on their cars. The gay community is largely anti-gun, too.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 18, 2019



    HOT AIR
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    Earlier today, Ed picked through the bones of Eric Swalwell’s laughable gun control platform, pointing out a very real gap in the congressman’s grasp of the Second Amendment. But the longshot POTUS candidate isn’t the only member of his party that seems to have trouble grasping the finer points of the Bill of Rights.



    THE DAILY SIGNAL
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    Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms is not a malevolent, outdated barricade to peace that must be demolished or diminished in the name of public safety.



    TOWNHALL
    Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell's Gun Control Proposal? His 'Rally' Numbers Outside NRA's Headquarters icon-external-link.png

    Over the last few days Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has continually teased a "really big rally" where he'd unveil his gun control proposal outside of the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday.



    FOX NEWS
    Rep. Thomas Massie, John Lott: Gun-Free Zones Need to Go. They Are not only Ineffective, They're Dangerous icon-external-link.png

    The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern—yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns. The most lives are claimed in places where people can’t defend themselves on equal footing. It’s not a coincidence the attack occurred in a public building filled with public employees prohibited from carrying handguns, concealed or otherwise.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    California DOJ Proposes “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for All Firearm and Ammunition Transfers

    Yesterday, the California Department of Justice officially submitted proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant California driver license or identification cards whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, June 19, 2019



    BREITBART
    IL Sen. Taunts Gun Owner: Forget the Fine, Maybe We’ll Just Take Your Firearms icon-external-link.png

    Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms. The exchange was caught on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was tied to proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic firearms in one’s home.



    TOWNHALL
    California Gun Owners Feel The Repercussions Of Illegal Aliens Obtaining IDs [​IMG]

    The California Department of Justice on Monday filed an "emergency regulations" proposal. If adopted, Californians would be required to have REAL IDs to purchase firearms and ammunition beginning on July 1.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    New Jersey: Assembly and Senate to Vote on Smart Guns on Thursday

    Last week, anti-gun lawmakers in Trenton passed several bills out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.



    DALLASNEWS
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    It will soon be easier to carry guns in Texas churches, schools, apartment buildings and disaster zones. Sunday was the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to approve or veto bills passed during the 2019 meeting of the Texas Legislature, which wrapped up late last month. An effort to do away with the state's gun licensing rules failed to reach his desk, but Abbott signed several bills that will further loosen Texas' permissive gun laws. Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association said the session was very successful.



    ROANOKE.COM
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    A roundtable in Southwest Virginia about gun policy on Tuesday started with an audience member’s recitation of the Second Amendment. From there, residents passionate about gun rights peppered Brian Moran, Virginia’s secretary of public safety, with concerns about an upcoming special session in which the General Assembly will take up gun control proposals.



    PILOTONLINE.COM
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    In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in city history, many people said they'd feel safer if they could bring guns into government buildings. They made that clear to the City Council on Tuesday night as members considered a resolution to support a ban on bringing them into such places.



    HERALD COURIER
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    About 100 people jammed into a classroom at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon with nearly all voicing displeasure over laws proposed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. At the center of the room, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran listened to comments and fielded dozens of questions and concerns about the recently proposed regulations during the 90-minute session — one of six such events statewide.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, June 20, 2019



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    The truth about hunting’s contributions to wildlife conservation and economic development in rural Africa is too often drowned out in the media by the criticism of activists who live far from the problems. CBS News, however, recently broke this trend when on June 7 it unveiled its original documentary titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation.”



    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
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    Joe Biden has a dream. “If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help,” he recently told donors in New York City, as the Washington Examiner noted, “if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it.” Well, that’s just great.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, June 21, 2019



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    A Tale of Two Rallies

    The 2020 presidential contest is now underway in earnest. On Tuesday, President Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign to a packed house at the 20,000 seat Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Earlier that day, one of the two dozen or so contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination tried to have a rally of his own to draw attention to his signature issue of gun control. The difference between the two events speaks volumes about the role the Second Amendment plays in American politics.



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    NEWS
    Bloomberg Course: Certified in Advocacy

    We did it. We “earned” a course certificate for the Bloomberg School’s massive open online course titled “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” After six grueling weeks we have heard what Michael Bloomberg’s champions of gun control want us to hear and even caught the acknowledgement of some truths that should undermine the gun control agenda.



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    Video: Arrogant Illinois State Senator Proposes Confiscating Guns

    Anti-gun lawmakers, including some of those vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, are becoming increasingly open about their desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens and jail those who don’t comply. Perhaps taking a cue from their strident federal allies, this trend has trickled down to state politicians.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    New Jersey: Legislature Passes Smart Gun Legislation

    On Thursday, both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature passed “smart gun” legislation despite this technology being more science fiction than reality.



    FOX 17 NASHVILLE
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    City leaders in Mt. Juliet are considering allowing city employees to bring guns to work if they have a valid carry permit. Right now, Mt. Juliet has about 180 people who work for the city. About a quarter of them are police so they already have guns, but the rest – some leaders argue – are sitting ducks if something were to happen.



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    LEGAL & LEGISLATION
    Maine: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Control Measures Defeated

    On June 20th, the Maine Legislature adjourned from the first session of the 129th Legislature. During this session, several egregious pieces of anti-gun legislation were defeated, including bills to criminalize private transfers of firearms and ban many commonly-owned standard capacity magazines. Thwarting efforts to threaten shooting ranges, the Legislature instead took steps to protect ranges, passing a bill that Governor Janet Mills signed into law. Unfortunately, the Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a Stand Your Ground measure, LD 533, that would have strengthened Mainers’ fundamental right to self-defense anywhere they are legally allowed to be.



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    Why the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Site Is Hunters’ Top Tool

    When the NRA was founded in 1871, shooting and hunting were distinct parts of America’s culture, readily perceived as one in the same. But while the 5.2-million-member NRA is America’s largest organization of hunters with 3.5 million hunters in its ranks, the NRA and American hunters are not telling their story—and hunting and shooting have evolved into separate entities.



    HOT AIR
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    This is probably one of my least favorite subjects to cover, but it’s the sort of thing we need to remain aware of. Questions of self-defense, the castle doctrine and home security come up often enough, and they can impact nearly anyone in the country if your luck runs low.



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    Oregon: Session Nears End, Senators Prevent a Quorum

    Today, the Oregon Senate Minority Caucus left the Capitol building and are refusing to attend floor sessions in order to prevent a quorum on certain pieces of legislation. Because of this, anti-gun legislators are now threatening to bring back the omnibus gun control package, Senate Bill 978, by forcing a floor vote should enough Senators return to the Capitol. In order to prevent SB 978 from being considered, a quorum must not be reached for the remainder of the legislative session, which is to run through June 30th.


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    DAILY ALERT FOR Monday, June 24, 2019



    THE ROANOKE TIMES
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    Northam conceded that his proposals wouldn’t have necessarily prevented the Virginia Beach shooting. But he said the legislation his administration has backed would have helped.


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