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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 23, No. 43 10/28/2016

Clinton Pushes Semi-Auto Ban as Public Rejects Gun Bans in Record Numbers
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Clinton Pushes Semi-Auto Ban as Public Rejects Gun Bans in Record Numbers
Hillary Clinton has made clear that she would make gun control a top priority of her presidency, and has pointed to a new ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms as one of her chief goals. At a June 17, 2014 CNN “town hall” event, Clinton was asked, “Do you think that reinstating the ban on assault weapons and banning high capacity magazines would do any good?” Clinton affirmed her support for a ban, and stated, “We cannot let a minority of people -- and that's what it is, it is a minority of people -- hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.” Clinton’s team might want to rework this line of attack, as a Gallup poll released this week shows that a record number, and a majority, of Americans oppose a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms.
New York Attorney General Publishes Phony “Trafficking” Study With Flawed, Incomplete Data
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New York Attorney General Publishes Phony “Trafficking” Study With Flawed, Incomplete Data
This week, the New York Attorney General’s Office, led by Eric T. Schneiderman, released a report entitled “Target on Trafficking: New York Crime Gun Analysis” (the report). The report – accompanied by an interactive website – uses ATF trace data to attempt to build a case that the “lax” gun laws of other states lead to firearms being illegally “trafficked” into New York, which has some of the nation’s strictest firearms laws. It then goes on to insist that Congress and even other states must pass additional gun control to secure New York’s “right” to “gun safety.”
Bloomberg’s “Scientists” Hoping to “Disprove” Your Fundamental Rights
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Bloomberg’s “Scientists” Hoping to “Disprove” Your Fundamental Rights
On October 15, a group of researchers at the Michael Bloomberg funded Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research did what they are paid to do: deliver “evidence” to support the necessity of banning guns. This time, they went after firearms on college campuses. Spoiler alert: they determined “the research” showed it’s a bad idea.
Labels Matter
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Labels Matter
Proponents of gun control are fond of fiddling with terminology in an effort to make their “product” a better sell. “Gun control” has been rebranded as “gun safety,” new gun restrictions automatically are tagged with the prefix “common sense,” skeptical gun owners are “the gun lobby,” and “I support the Second Amendment” comes with the invisible caveat, “except when I don’t.”
Update: Bloomberg-Backed Pennsylvania Attorney General Sentenced to 10-23 Months in Prison
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Update: Bloomberg-Backed Pennsylvania Attorney General Sentenced to 10-23 Months in Prison
Back in August, we reported that Michael Bloomberg-backed then-sitting Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had been found guilty of criminal conspiracy and perjury in a case stemming from the abuse of her office. Kane’s sentencing hearing was held Monday, where Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced the former attorney general to 10 to 23 months in prison.
Australian Politicians Clash over Lever-Action Shotgun
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Australian Politicians Clash over Lever-Action Shotgun
Despite reports of a government compromise last year, Australia is once again embroiled in a heated political battle over the fate of a popular lever-action shotgun. In August 2015, it was reported that New South Wales Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm had secured a deal with Australia’s Liberal Party-led government of Prime Minister Tony Abbot for the removal of a temporary ban on the importation of a seven-round version of the Adler Arms A-110 shotgun, in exchange for his support on unrelated legislation. In September 2015, Malcolm Turnbull defeated Abbott for the leadership of the Liberal Party, becoming the 29th prime minister of Australia. Last week, Leyonhjelm accused the current Liberal leadership of reneging on the deal by keeping the import ban in place.
Help NRA Get Out the Pro-Gun Vote!
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Help NRA Get Out the Pro-Gun Vote!
As November 8th quickly approaches and races tighten across the country, there has never been a more critical time for the voice of the pro-gun community to be heard. The Presidency, the balance of the U.S. Senate and their roles in determining the balance of the Supreme Court, could decide the fate of the Second Amendment for generations to come. This is the reality that all Second Amendment supporters face and the very reason we need to make sure the pro-gun vote turns out!
PVF Ratings and Endorsements
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PVF Ratings and Endorsements
With Election Day less than a month away and early voting already underway in several states, it is critical that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters get out and vote for their Second Amendment rights on or before November 8! To find out which candidates will defend your individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms, please visit www.nrapvf.org.
Show Your Support—NEW NRA Yard Signs Available!
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Show Your Support—NEW NRA Yard Signs Available!
Show your support for NRA and the Second Amendment this election cycle by purchasing an NRA yard sign.  With everything that is at stake this year, including the Presidency, the balance of the U.S. Senate and the makeup of the Supreme Court for generations to come, there has never been a greater need to support NRA and NRA-PVF endorsed candidates than right now.  
Work Locally with Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative
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Work Locally with Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative
Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative (CFR) is an NRA-ILA staff person who is living in your area, coordinating our volunteer activities with one goal in mind--ensuring pro-Second Amendment voters turn out to "Vote Freedom First!" on Election Day. 
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Four Justices
Four Justices

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Public Hillary vs. Private Hillary
Public Hillary vs. Private Hillary

Hillary Clinton can't be trusted. Publicly, she may say she "respects" the Second Amendment, but privately it's a different story.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Proposed Ammunition Serialization Legislation Plagued with Issues and Costs
Indiana Indiana
Indiana: Support the Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment!
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Critical Semi-Automatic Rifle Hunting Legislation Heads to the Governor!
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Senator Craig Blair Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award
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.