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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 21 5/27/2016

Katie Couric is an Anti-Gun Fraud and Hypocrite
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Katie Couric is an Anti-Gun Fraud and Hypocrite
Google-search “Katie Couric, gun control, edited” and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Actually, you’ll see what most news organizations are talking about.
AP: Trump Has Clinched GOP Nomination
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AP: Trump Has Clinched GOP Nomination
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Donald J. Trump has exceeded the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States on the first ballot at the party’s convention next month.
“Rap Back”: A New Federal Firearm Registry
NEWS  
“Rap Back”: A New Federal Firearm Registry
As part of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification Program, the agency is implementing what it calls the “Rap Back” service.  “Rap Back” provides law enforcement agencies – at their request – ongoing alerts on specific individuals.
White House Gun Control Meeting - Let’s “Set the Table” for the New President
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White House Gun Control Meeting - Let’s “Set the Table” for the New President
Speaking at a May 24 “Gun Violence Prevention Convening” held at the White House with state and local government officials, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. appeared to concede that the window for further gun control measures by the Obama Administration has passed, acknowledging “we’re probably not going to get much more done in the next nine months” on gun control. 
Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Process Yields Wins for the Second Amendment
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Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Process Yields Wins for the Second Amendment
On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies. Included in the committee-approved draft were a number of important riders that would protect Second Amendment rights by defunding overreaching or restrictive programs that serve mainly to burden lawful possession of or commerce in firearms.
Outrage of the Week: Kindergartner Suspended for Princess Bubble Gun
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Outrage of the Week: Kindergartner Suspended for Princess Bubble Gun
Early last week, school officials at Southeast Elementary in Brighton, Colo. suspended a 5-year-old kindergartner for bringing a “fake weapon” to school. Illustrating the fanatical manner in which school weapons policies are enforced throughout the country, the “weapon” in question was a battery-powered clear plastic gun that blows bubbles when the trigger is pulled.
Enthusiasm Abounds at Second Annual Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference
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Enthusiasm Abounds at Second Annual Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference
On Saturday, May 21st, in conjunction with NRA’s Annual Meetings in Louisville, NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Division hosted the Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference. Demonstrating the support for our rights among college students and millennials, attendance was double that of last year’s inaugural event!
VIDEOS
Watch: NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President
Watch: NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, address the crowd and discuss the importance of this year's election.

Watch: Senator Rand Paul's Speech at the 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Watch: Senator Rand Paul's Speech at the 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky.

Watch: Congressman Trey Gowdy's Speech at the 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Watch: Congressman Trey Gowdy's Speech at the 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. 


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Alaska Alaska
Alaska: Legislature Adjourns with Unfinished Business Concerning Campus Carry
California California
California: Assembly Appropriations Committee Sends Several Anti-Guns Bills to the Assembly Floor
Florida Florida
Florida Urgent! Email the Governor - Charles McBurney is UNFIT to be a Judge
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: There’s Still Time to Contact the Governor on Three Anti-Gun Bills!
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Anti-Gun Amendment Proposed for Gun Store Licensing Bill
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: Committee Advances Critical Personal Protection Bill for Domestic Violence Victims
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Legislation Introduced
Ohio Ohio
Ohio: NICS Compliant Standard Now Recognized for All Valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holders
South Carolina South Carolina
South Carolina: Time Running Out for South Carolina Right-to-Carry Recognition
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Permitless Carry Went Into Effect on May 24!
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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.