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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 19 5/13/2016

Trump is Right;
Trump is Right; "Fact Checkers" Embarrass Themselves Covering for Hillary
On May 7, at a campaign rally in Lynden, Wash., likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said, "Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it. Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away. She wants to abolish the Second Amendment." Trump is correct. However, in the days since this statement, the Annenberg Foundation’s FactCheck.org and PolitiFact have bent over backwards to defend Clinton from this legitimate description of her positions. These outlets’ attempts to contort Clinton’s record to suit their agenda is so shameless one hopes the efforts prompt Columbia University to create a Pulitzer Prize for cognitive dissonance.
Military Press Peddles Anti-Gun Propaganda to Service Members
Military Press Peddles Anti-Gun Propaganda to Service Members
Gun owners have come to expect a certain amount of anti-gun bias from the mainstream press and entertainment industry. Unfortunately, in recent years this noxious prejudice has found its way into a wider variety of media, even some directed at members of our armed services. Late last week, Military Press published a movie review on a new Katie Couric-produced gun control documentary titled, "Under the Gun." To describe the review as "glowing" (it labeled the documentary a "must-see") would be a severe understatement.
Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death
Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death
Groups claiming to speak for the medical profession have long criticized America’s gun culture in general and NRA in particular. Besides supporting an array of gun controls and suggesting that firearms do not belong in the same communities as children, the groups bewail limitations on the use of public funding for supposed “studies” that in reality are thinly-disguised advocacy pieces with preordained anti-gun conclusions. Even fictional doctors have been coopted into gun control efforts. 
Court Sides with Home Invaders and Landlords Who Disarm Vulnerable Residents in Maine Case
Court Sides with Home Invaders and Landlords Who Disarm Vulnerable Residents in Maine Case
Burglars targeting seniors and landlords who run publicly-subsidized apartments where such criminals strike with abandon won a legal victory in Maine this week, as Knox County Justice William Stokes dismissed a suit by a man threatened with eviction for exercising his Second Amendment rights. We have been reporting since last year on the case of Harvey Lembo, a 67-year-old former police officer and lobsterman who obtained a handgun for self-protection after his subsidized apartment in Epping, Maine was burglarized multiple times by thieves looking for pain medicine. And it’s a fortunate thing he did. The very night after he obtained the gun, the wheelchair-bound senior was forced to use it to defend his life against yet another home invader, this one with a felony record for a violent crime. 
Important Second Amendment Case Reheard by Federal Appellate Court
Important Second Amendment Case Reheard by Federal Appellate Court
On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reheard the NRA-supported case Kolbe v. Hogan, which challenges Maryland’s bans on various popular semi-automatic rifles and detachable magazines.  In early February, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit vacated a lower court ruling that upheld the bans, but the court agreed to en banc rehearing before the full fifteen-member court. 
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The Event You Don't Want to Miss
The Event You Don't Want to Miss
If you're planning on attending the 145th NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, KY this year, then the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is an event you won't want to miss.  Featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders, this forum is a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office — governor, congressman, senator or president of the United States.
You're Invited to the  Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference
You're Invited to the Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference
NRA-ILA invites you to attend the Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 p.m. This special event is being held in conjunction with this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville! At this FREE event, NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff will provide in depth training for student leaders that will focus on current issues we are facing, how to effectively combat anti-gun myths, and opportunities to get involved with the NRA. The event itself, and all associated materials and food, are FREE!
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Louisville
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.   


Alabama Alabama
Alabama: Governor Bentley Signs Pro-Gun Legislation
Arizona Arizona
Arizona: Governor Ducey Signs Important Pro-Gun Legislation!
Delaware Delaware
Delaware: House Overwhelmingly Passes Sunday Hunting Legislation
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Anti-Gun Coalition Proposes Outrageous Legislation that Would Only Close Gun Stores
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: House and Senate Take Action on NRA-Backed Bills
Minnesota Minnesota
Minnesota: Anti-Hunting Amendment Defeated on House Floor, But the Fight isn’t Over
Missouri Missouri
Missouri: Pro-Gun Omnibus Self-Defense Legislation Passes Out of General Assembly on Final Day
New Hampshire New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes the Senate with Amendment
New Hampshire: NRA-Endorsed Suppressor Legislation Passes Final Concurrence Vote
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Urge your Lawmakers to Repeal Unnecessary Requirement for Pistol Purchase Permit
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Conference Committees Still Considering Important Pro-Gun Bills
South Carolina South Carolina
South Carolina: Recognition Bill Designated for Special Order to be Heard Next Week
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Legislature Adjourns and Gun Owners Emerge as Victors
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Permitless Carry to Go Into Effect on May 24

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