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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 29, No. 46 12/5/2022

Did Biden Call Most American Gun Owners Sick?
NEWS  NEWS  
Did Biden Call Most American Gun Owners Sick?
There are few things in life that one can truly count on. Of course, there’s the old saying about death and taxes, and we know the sun will rise in the East and set in the West. But it’s getting to the point where you can guarantee that, when Joe Biden says anything about firearms, it will be either outrageous, a blatant lie, or just incomprehensible.
On Crime, We Know What Works
NEWS  NEWS  
On Crime, We Know What Works
In recent years, much of elite opinion has been dedicated to obfuscating the causes and solutions to the increase in violent crime. At its least harmful, this messaging effort has focused on the admittedly complicated array of factors that can contribute to crime. At its worst, the campaign has sought to scapegoat the rights of law-abiding Americans for the current predicament.
Oregon Agrees That Delaying Measure 114’s Permit-to-Purchase Requirement Is Necessary After Challenged in NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit
NEWS  NEWS  
Oregon Agrees That Delaying Measure 114’s Permit-to-Purchase Requirement Is Necessary After Challenged in NRA-ILA Backed Lawsuit
Last week, an NRA-ILA backed lawsuit was filed challenging Oregon Measure 114, which created a mislabeled permit-to-purchase a firearm and banned the possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The lawsuit also asked the court to preliminary enjoin the measure—especially the permit-to-purchase requirement, because there was no infrastructure in place to implement it. Declarations were submitted by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police informing the court that the state’s local law enforcement agencies, who are now “permit agents” under Measure 114, are not prepared to issue permits on the state’s rushed timeline. The declarations also informed the court that Measure 114’s newly required training course, which is a prerequisite to getting a permit, does not exist, so nobody could get a permit even if a permitting system was in place.
Trudeau’s Real Agenda: Ban Legal Firearm Ownership Altogether
NEWS  NEWS  
Trudeau’s Real Agenda: Ban Legal Firearm Ownership Altogether
How appropriate is it that “gaslighting” (“the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage”) is Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2022.
Public Lands Lawsuit Settled—All Lands Remain Open to Hunting
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Public Lands Lawsuit Settled—All Lands Remain Open to Hunting
In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres of land. That decision was challenged in federal court, and the NRA, Safari Club International, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation all moved to intervene in the lawsuit and defend the new hunting opportunities.
CA DOJ Gun Owner Data Leak Due to “Deficiencies in Policies, Procedures, and Inadequate Oversight” Study Finds
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
CA DOJ Gun Owner Data Leak Due to “Deficiencies in Policies, Procedures, and Inadequate Oversight” Study Finds
Today, the California Department of Justice announced an independent study was completed regarding the recent data leak of gun owner information. The study found that while the leak was not intentional, it was "due to a number of deficiencies within DOJ including lack of training, expertise, and professional rigor; insufficient documentation, policies, and procedures; and inadequate oversight" impacting more than 190,000 gun owners. To read the CA DOJ’s full press release, click here. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Colorado Colorado
Colorado: Broomfield City Moves to Adopt Gun Control Package to Diminish Second Amendment Rights!
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Honolulu Seeks to Severely Restrict Carry
Ohio Ohio
Ohio: Emergency Powers Bill Advances to House Floor
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.