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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 30 7/29/2016

Hillary Clinton and Establishment Democrats Embrace Gun Control at Philadelphia Convention
NEWS  
Hillary Clinton and Establishment Democrats Embrace Gun Control at Philadelphia Convention
If there was any uncertainty about the animosity Hillary Clinton and the elites of her party have toward America’s gun owners, those doubts were conclusively resolved by this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Again and again, the convention’s organizers made sure the issue of “gun violence” was front and center, even though – with more guns being sold than at any time in American history – the U.S. homicide rate remains at a historic low. 
Just in Time for His Party’s Convention, Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control
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Just in Time for His Party’s Convention, Obama Administration Releases Latest Executive Gun Control
On Friday, July 22, just as members of his party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama Administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. This time the bad news came via the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is primarily responsible for administering the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing rules, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The upshot is that DDTC is labeling commercial gunsmiths as “manufacturers” for performing relatively simple work such as threading a barrel or fabricating a small custom part for an older firearm. Under the AECA, “manufacturers” are required to register with DDTC at significant expense or risk onerous criminal penalties. 
Senate Anti-Gunner Spins Latest Clinton Debacle
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Senate Anti-Gunner Spins Latest Clinton Debacle
Anti-gun zealot Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sure can keep a straight face when he’s evading hard questions that reveal his and his allies’ flaws of judgment and character.
Massachusetts Officials Question AG Gun Ban
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Massachusetts Officials Question AG Gun Ban
As we reported last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey unilaterally banned many common firearms via executive action.  AG Healey’s “enforcement notice” has now come under attack by officials within the Massachusetts government, including many from her own party.  
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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 meets with Mark Bollman, founder of outdoor lifestyle brand, Ball and Buck, to learn more about the man who inspired this made in America company and see first hand how Ball and Buck brings a new generation to the hunting/outdoor lifestyle. Then we travel to Georgia to meet Lance Toland, a businessman who goes to great lengths to protect his employees and keep them out of harms way during business hours. Tune in Wednesday at 7pm ET on Outdoor Channel!

Defend Your Right to Self-Defense
Defend Your Right to Self-Defense

Your right to own a gun for self-defense is at risk this Election. Hillary Clinton will take away your right. Don't let it be taken away. Defend freedom. Defend your right to self-defense. Defeat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!

The Hillary Standard
The Hillary Standard
There is a real Hillary Standard: It's that she wants to surround herself with armed protection, but demand the rest of us go defenseless.
A Special Invitation from Susan LaPierre to the 2016 Women's Leadership Forum Summit
A Special Invitation from Susan LaPierre to the 2016 Women's Leadership Forum Summit

You are cordially invited to join the members of the NRA Women's Leadership Forum for a weekend of activism, sisterhood and rejuvenation. With the most important election of our lifetime drawing near, now is the time to lift our voices and show our support for the Second Amendment. Former Reagan speechwriter and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan is among the weekend's lineup of inspiring speakers. You can also look forward to hearing from a First Ladies' panel including Tonette Walker, Lori Otter and Deborah Bryant, The Well Armed Woman founder Carrie Lightfoot, tactical training expert Steve Tarani, Republican strategist and political commentator Kellyanne Conway, Turning Point USA Executive Director Charlie Kirk and Laura Ingraham of The Laura Ingraham Show. In addition to incredible speakers, you'll have time to enjoy historic D.C. sites and form life-long friendships. It's sure to be equal parts relaxing and inspiring—please join us!

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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Massachusetts Massachusetts
Massachusetts: Attend State House Lobby Day This Saturday!
Washington Washington
Anti-Gun Coalition Calls for “West Coast Ban” on Commonly-Owned Semi-Auto Firearms
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.