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DAILY ALERT FOR Saturday, May 26, 2018

 
NEWS
NRA Releases Grades & Endorsements for June 12 Nevada Primary Election
On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Adam Laxalt for governor, Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor, and Wes Duncan for attorney general in Nevada. 
 
West Coast Plutocrats Target Washington State Gun Owners… Again
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
West Coast Plutocrats Target Washington State Gun Owners… Again
Washington State’s would-be oligarchs are attempting to buy Evergreen Staters’ rights again. Four years after West Coast elites dumped $10 million into the campaign for Initiative 594, which criminalized the private transfer of firearms, some of the same plutocrats are spending big bucks to back I-1639, an even more restrictive anti-gun ballot measure.
 
Trump Administration’s Proposed Rulemakings a Win-Win for America's Firearms Industry, National Security
NEWS
Trump Administration’s Proposed Rulemakings a Win-Win for America's Firearms Industry, National Security
On Thursday, the Trump Administration published two rulemakings designed to enhance the competitiveness of American companies in the firearms and ammunition sectors, remove burdens for small businesses, and modernize export controls for the post-Cold War era.  The moves will benefit both the domestic firearms industry and improve national security. The publication of the proposals also triggered a 45-day comment period during which members of the public can provide feedback on the plans and share their own experiences with the underlying regulations.
 
Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control
NEWS
Poll from Bloomberg-Bankrolled School Misleads on Support for Gun Control
Billionaire gun control benefactor Michael Bloomberg has paid a great deal of money to have is name grace Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health. Back in 2001, when the university announced that they were changing the name of the institution to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bloomberg had already given his alma mater more than $100 million. By 2013, Bloomberg had given more than $1 billion to Johns Hopkins. It’s curious then that both the Washington Post and Bloomberg.com have failed to give the aspiring oligarch his due credit for a new poll purporting to show a public consensus in favor of gun control.
 
Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION SECOND AMENDMENT GUN LAWS 
Gun Rights Were Expanded: Once Again, No Problems
As readers of our legislative alerts are only too aware, whenever NRA efforts to create more freedoms for law-abiding gun owners, anti-gun lawmakers and activists immediately begin repeating their doom-and-gloom mantra that the streets will run red with the blood of innocents, or some other outrageous claim.  As readers are also aware, however, the predicted carnage or other negative impacts simply fail to materialize. Most frequently, the sky-is-falling nonsense erupts around the right to carry firearms for personal protection. 
 
Bloomberg Schools Us on Honesty and Truth
NEWS
Bloomberg Schools Us on Honesty and Truth
Commencement speech season is upon us. College graduations provide this annual platform for the famous, the learned, or the highly successful to share their inspirations, life truths, and wisdom with those who are about to embark on the beginning of the rest of their lives. Michael Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor turned gun-control bankroller billionaire, recently delivered the commencement address at Rice University in Texas. 
 
April 2018 NICS Report
GUN LAWS NEWS 
April 2018 NICS Report
We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a sharp increase in checks. April 2018 was the busiest April ever (since NICS began in November 1998). March was the busiest March ever. February was the second-busiest February. More than 2.2 million background checks were conducted through NICS last month, and nearly 2.8 million were run the previous month. So far, 2018 is on track to be a very busy year for the FBI NICS Section. There have been 9,354,635 total NICS checks run through April; only 2016 had more checks run in the first four months of the year. The third busiest January-April was in 2017.  
 
Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized
On May 23rd, the ballot title for Initiative Petition 43 was certified by the state Attorney General.  This final ballot title comes after over 1,000 comments were submitted on the previously proposed ballot title.  Initiative proponents will begin signature gathering on June 8th, or following the completion of any further review of the ballot title by the Oregon Supreme Court if it is challenged.  Proponents of Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines, will have until July 6th to get 88,184 valid signatures to place this on the November ballot.
 
Anti-gun Political Correctness Imperils Monument to Medal of Honor Recipient
NEWS
Anti-gun Political Correctness Imperils Monument to Medal of Honor Recipient
As difficult as it may seem, anti-gun tactics have reached a pathetic new low. We regret to report that some on the anti-gun left, in their fanatical intolerance of all things firearms, now find it acceptable to attack monuments honoring World War II Medal of Honor recipients.
 
WASHINGTON TIMES
Republicans mock Elizabeth Warren's vow to reject nonexistent NRA donations external site
Sen. Elizabeth Warren provided an irresistible opening for her Republican campaign foes with her vow to turn down National Rifle Association contributions to her re-election effort, which are so far nonexistent.
 
THE HILL
Locking guns won't do anything to save lives external site
After Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick forcefully told people of their “responsibility” to lock up their guns. We all want to do something, but everyone locking up their guns will cost more lives than it saves.
 
ANN COULTER
The Doomsday Scenario: What if school walkouts don't work? external site
We can try the walkouts, rallies, moments of silence, media adulation, poems and fist salutes. But if the full arsenal of liberal disapprobation doesn't stop schizophrenics from going on shooting sprees, concealed carry laws will at least save a lot of lives.
 
WND
Weasel of the Week: Educrat Arne Duncan external site
Beltway education bureaucrats abhor families who choose to keep their kids out of public schools – unless it’s to grandstand over gun control.
 
DELAWARE ONLINE
Delaware: Gun rights advocates file second lawsuit against weapons ban in state parks and forests external site
Gun rights advocates are back in court challenging the state's revised rules regarding where firearms are allowed in parks and forests.
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oregon: Attorney General Issues Ballot Title for Semi-Auto Ban external site
The title released Wednesday revises the draft caption following comments from the public and the chief petitioners, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .
 
CNN.COM
Armed bystander kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant external site
An armed bystander gunned down a shooter Thursday at an Oklahoma City restaurant, killing him, police said. A man walked into Louie's Grill & Bar and opened fire, striking two people, who are expected to survive. As the gunman ran from the scene, the bystander armed with a pistol confronted and fatally shot him outside the restaurant, Oklahoma City police Capt. Bo Mathews told reporters.  
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