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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 27 7/8/2016

No Charges for Hillary Clinton
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No Charges for Hillary Clinton
Until recently, corrupt politicians at least made an “honest” effort to conceal their wrongdoing. When former U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) tried to sell Barack Obama’s then-vacant U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, at least he didn’t do so by taking out an ad in the Chicago Tribune. When former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) obtained a large sum of money through bribes, he at least hid the cash in his refrigerator. 
In Draft Party Platform, Democrats Regress on Gun Rights
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In Draft Party Platform, Democrats Regress on Gun Rights
Following the lead of their presumptive presidential nominee, the Democratic Party is set to adopt a gun control plank in their 2016 party platform that lays bare the party leadership’s antipathy towards gun rights. The draft 2016 plank marks a significant shift in the party’s approach to the issue. Out is the lip service paid to the Second Amendment contained in the last several party platforms; the 2016 version is a forthright list of restrictive policies and an inflammatory tone common to the Democratic Party platforms of the 1990s.
The Myth of “Declining” Gun Ownership
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The Myth of “Declining” Gun Ownership
Americans are buying guns at an unprecedented rate (please see related story) and have been doing so for some time, but is gun ownership declining, as gun control supporters claim?  Gun control supporters want politicians to believe that it is, on the theory that politicians are more likely to vote for restrictions if they think that opponents of restrictions are in the minority.   
Gun Purchases Continue to Soar
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Gun Purchases Continue to Soar
Maybe Americans aren’t taking to Hillary Clinton’s sour attitude toward guns. Maybe they’re arming themselves out of concern about terrorists and criminals of a more conventional stripe. And maybe they’re showing what they think of members of Congress who use terrorists’ crimes as the excuse to push for more gun control.
Phoenix City Officials Shoot Down Western-Themed Amusement Featuring Fake Guns
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Phoenix City Officials Shoot Down Western-Themed Amusement Featuring Fake Guns
For the past 31 years, the City of Phoenix, AZ has hosted a Fourth of July event centered around what it bills as “one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest.” In addition to the fireworks, part of the fun is an array of different vendors offering a variety of amusements. This year, however, the city rejected the application of a Wild West oriented shooting gallery as inappropriate for the event.
Download the Official NRA-ILA App!
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At the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox sent a loud message to anti-gun lawmakers: the NRA, its members, and its activists, would “fight like hell” to defend the Second Amendment at the ballot box this November.   
VIDEOS
Sneak Peek at Next Week's NRA All Access
Sneak Peek at Next Week's NRA All Access

NRA All Access visits with Jason McCarthy whose military service inspired him to start GORUCK, an outdoor gear and lifestyle company that encourages people to push themselves to their absolute limit and teaches them safe and important skills along the way. Then we meet 83-year-old Elaine Lunt who proves age is just a number when pursuing her dream of harvesting her first bull elk.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Maine Maine
NRA Launches new Vote No on Question 3 Website!
Nevada Nevada
Nevada: Updated List of Recognized Concealed-Carry Permits
Watch the NRA's latest Vote No on Question 1 Ad!
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Stalls as Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
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.