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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 1 1/8/2016

Obama Misleads, Cites Bogus Data at CNN “Town Hall”
Obama Misleads, Cites Bogus Data at CNN “Town Hall”
On Thursday, January 7, President Barack Obama appeared in the CNN-produced “Guns in America,” an invitation-only “town hall” held on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Immediately following the forum, CNN shifted to several pundits who offered their analysis of the event. On hand was former Obama administration “Special Advisor for Green Jobs” Van Jones, who, perhaps unintentionally, offered some of the most astute observations of the evening. Jones admitted Obama answered some of the questions “poorly,” later adding that “some of his answers made my skin crawl,” implying that the president does not truly know the issue or understand America’s culture of gun ownership.This is an accurate assessment of the president’s performance, as Obama repeatedly mischaracterized the concerns many Americans have pertaining to their gun rights and cited faulty information to further his arguments.
Obama Issues Executive Actions on Guns
Obama Issues Executive Actions on Guns
On Tuesday, the president announced a series of gun control actions in the form of “executive actions” during a lengthy press conference at the White House.  Throughout, the president made it abundantly clear that restricting the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners will remain his focus in the last year of his tenure.We saw something very similar in January 2013, when Obama said he would not wait for Congress to act on gun control and unilaterally imposed 23 executive actions on guns, insisting they would help save lives. Then, as now, what was missing from Obama’s statements was any substantiation – or even any convincing explanation – of how his restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms would save lives, or impact public safety in a meaningful way. Once again, we were asked to accept as an article of faith that diminishing the rights of the law-abiding will somehow influence the actions of violent criminals or others intent on harm. 
Americans Send Obama Message, Set Firearm Purchase Record
Americans Send Obama Message, Set Firearm Purchase Record
Background checks may not stop criminals from getting guns, but new data on the number of checks make the case that Americans are not as enthusiastic about gun control as President Barack Obama wants people to believe.  On Monday, the day before Obama announced a series of executive actions on gun control, the FBI reported that there were record-shattering numbers of background checks for firearm purchases and permits in the month of December and for the entire year of 2015. A whopping 3.3 million firearm-related checks were conducted in December, the highest one-month tally in the history of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). 
Watch. Listen. Act.
Watch. Listen. Act.
President Obama is using executive actions to restrict your Second Amendment rights. You must make this clear to candidates in 2016: If they support the Obama anti-gun agenda now, they will not get your vote in November!
NRA’s Cox on Obama Gun Town Hall: ‘This President Is Trying to Create an Illusion That He’s Doing Something to Keep People Safe’
NRA’s Cox on Obama Gun Town Hall: ‘This President Is Trying to Create an Illusion That He’s Doing Something to Keep People Safe’

Thursday, while President Barack Obama was hosting a town hall in Fairfax, VA broadcasted on CNN about his gun policy, Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, reacted to Obama’s effort on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File.”

NRA All Access S5 E3 Sneak Peek!
NRA All Access S5 E3 Sneak Peek!

NRA All Access meets with NRA’s legislative team to discuss details to Hillary Clinton’s gun control agenda and the ramifications for gun owners if she were to enter office. Then we recollect on the long lasting relationship between the NRA and Boy Scouts. Watch it Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET on The Outdoor Channel!


California California
2016 California Legislative Session is Underway
How Gavin Newsom’s Initiative Will Flatten California Gun Owners
Delaware Delaware
DNREC Once Again Attempting to Raise Hunting and Trapping License Fees
Florida Florida
Florida Alert: Speaker of the Florida House Statement on Obama Gun Control
Missouri Missouri
Missouri: 2016 Legislative Session Convenes
New Hampshire New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Suppressor Legislation Passes House
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Assembly Committee
New Jersey: Commission Makes Recommendations For Gun Law Reforms
New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico: Important Information about Pre-Filed House Bill 91
New York New York
New York: Legislators Propose Outrageous Ammunition Restriction Legislation
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
After fight with Harrisburg mayor, NRA awards grant to National Civil War Museum
Texas Texas
Texas Attorney General Releases Numerous Opinions Affecting Carry Licensees; Open Carry Law Set to Take Effect on January 1
Virginia Virginia
NRA-ILA Working to Fight Recent Actions by Virginia Attorney General

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.