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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 14 4/8/2016

Senator Charges Obama's Executive Clemency Program with Putting Firearm Offenders on the Streets
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Senator Charges Obama's Executive Clemency Program with Putting Firearm Offenders on the Streets
We’ve often mentioned that President Obama, despite his insistent shaming of America over its supposed lack of gun regulation, has shown little interest in enforcing the gun control laws already on the books.  But it gets worse. A lot worse. Information has now arisen that the Obama administration is granting executive clemency to dozens of felons imprisoned for firearm-related offenses, some whose crimes involved possessing or using a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. These criminals will for the most part be released back into the very communities that they exploited and victimized with their offenses. 
Hillary Supporter Fact Checks Clinton: Don’t Blame Vermont for New York Crime!
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Hillary Supporter Fact Checks Clinton: Don’t Blame Vermont for New York Crime!
Hillary Clinton apparently wants to make sure that no matter how her current campaign fares, she will at least retain her title as the least trusted person in American politics. In campaign-panic mode on Monday, having lost the last five state caucuses to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Clinton made another statement to be added to her ever-lengthening list of lies and misrepresentations.
At Least Five Gun-Purchase Records Set in March 2016
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At Least Five Gun-Purchase Records Set in March 2016
“Hillary Clinton is making gun control a central theme of her campaign” for president of the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports. But whether this is a strategy that will win the White House is in dispute, or certainly ought to be. Based upon trends in firearm background checks conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), opposition to gun control may be stronger than ever.  
Make Plans to Attend the Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference in Louisville!
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Make Plans to Attend the Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference in Louisville!
The NRA-ILA Grassroots Division will be hosting the Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky! NRA-ILA's Annual Youth Leadership Conference is designed for current college students and recent graduates who are looking to take an active role on their campus and in their community to defend and promote the Second Amendment.
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Louisville
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Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Louisville
The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. The gold standard in firearms law classes, this day-long seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.   
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Empowering Public Housing Residents to Defend Themselves
Empowering Public Housing Residents to Defend Themselves

In this News Minute from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, Jennifer Zahrn reports that, in Maine, Governor Paul LePage is expected to sign an NRA-backed bill that would allow residents of public housing to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Alaska Alaska
Alaska: Important Self-Defense Legislation Passes Senate, Moves to House
Georgia Georgia
Georgia: Governor Deal Needs to Hear from You
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: Pro And Anti-Gun Bills to be Voted on by Louisiana House as Early as Next Week!
Mississippi Mississippi
Mississippi: House Gives Final Approval to NRA-Backed Permitless Carry Bill, Sends Measure to Gov. Bryant for His Signature
Missouri Missouri
Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Moves to House Floor for Consideration
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: Committee Advances Flawed Domestic Violence Bill
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed out of Committee, Headed to Senate Floor
Tennessee Tennessee
Tennessee: Higher Ed Self-Defense Legislation Passed Out of House Committee
Washington Washington
Washington: Pro-Gun Bill Signed into Law by Governor
NRA ILA

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.