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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 30, No. 18 5/8/2023

The Disingenuous “Assault Weapons” Ban
The Disingenuous “Assault Weapons” Ban
On April 25, 2023, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed HB1240 into law. The legislation is a sweeping, and flagrantly unconstitutional ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. The law prohibits a host of rifles by name, including America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15, “in all forms.” The prohibition also targets centerfire rifles capable of accepting a detachable magazine and are equipped with one enumerated feature – such as certain popular barrel attachments, grips, and stocks.
Canada’s Gun Confiscation Program in “First Phase”
Canada’s Gun Confiscation Program in “First Phase”
Late last month, federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino announced “the first phase” of the federal government’s gun confiscation (“buyback”) program, part of the May 2020 ban on “assault weapons.” The Canadian press reports this initial step is a contract with the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), a group representing Canada’s hunting and sport shooting industry, to work with Public Safety Canada and firearm businesses and retailers. This phase, according to the news report, will cover approximately 11,000 now-“prohibited” firearms and related parts held as inventory, which the law now bans licensed retailers from transferring, selling or returning to the manufacturers.
Washington Post: “Democratic AGs are Using the Courts to Win on…Gun Control”
Washington Post: “Democratic AGs are Using the Courts to Win on…Gun Control”
With all due respect to the Washington Post, the headline to the recent article referenced in the title of this piece reminds us of the iconic phrase uttered by the character Inigo Montoya in the 1987 film Princess Bride.


Alaska Alaska
Alaska: House Passes Emergency Powers Bill
Colorado Colorado
Colorado: Extreme Private Property Ban Killed
Colorado House to Vote on Misguided Bill Targeting Custom-Made Firearms
Colorado: Misguided Bill Targeting Custom-Made Firearms and Shooting Ban on Private Property Committee Hearings Tomorrow
Delaware Delaware
Delaware: Senate Passes Maryland-Style Handgun Licensing Bill
Florida Florida
Florida: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to be on 2024 Ballot
Florida: House Passes Bill Repealing Age Discrimination of Adults
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die from 2023 Session
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns from 2023 Legislative Session
Kansas Kansas
Kansas Legislature Adjourned Sine Die From the 2023 Session
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: Senate Committee Hearing "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Bill - Oppose SB 212
Maine Maine
Maine: Several Critical Gun Bills Being Heard Next Week
Maine: Extreme Polling Place Gun Ban Killed
Massachusetts Massachusetts
Massachusetts: “Gun Law Listening Tour” in Brockton on Monday, May 8th
Missouri Missouri
Missouri: Self-Defense Bill Going to Senate Floor
Montana Montana
Montana Legislature Adjourned Sine Die from the 2023 Session
Nevada Nevada
Nevada: Senate Judiciary Committee Voting on Carry Restrictions & Age Discrimination
Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Committee Considering Expanding Prohibited Person Categories
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina – Concealed Carry Bill Falls Short at Crossover
North Dakota North Dakota
North Dakota Legislature Adjourned Sine Die From the 2023 Session
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma Governor Signed Two Important Second Amendment Bills: Boat Carry and Constitutional Carry Cleanup
Texas Texas
Texas: Begin Contacting Your State Senators in Support of Two Pro-Second Amendment Bills
Texas House to Consider Three Pro-Second Amendment Measures on Tuesday
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Floor Vote on 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill on Friday, May 5th
Vermont: Floor vote on 72-Hour Waiting Period bill on Tuesday, May 2nd

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