|NEWS SECOND AMENDMENT |
Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil M. Gorsuch Would Respect the Second Amendment
|This week, President Trump kept one of his most important campaign promises by nominating an originalist judge – Neil Gorsuch – to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last February. Scalia was the court’s foremost practitioner of originalism and textualism, judicial philosophies that seek to resolve constitutional questions by reference to the language of the document, as publicly understood at the time of its enactment.|
|NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION |
Sessions Nomination Moves to Full Senate. NRA Member Action Needed Now!
|On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), by an 11-9 vote. Sessions’s nomination now moves to the full Senate, where a confirmation vote will likely take place in the coming week. The Judiciary Committee’s approval came a day later than anticipated, after Democrat committee members delayed the vote in order to express their displeasure with the Trump administration. The move led Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to remark, “Our friends on the other side seem to be upset about the outcome of the election on November 8. I guess you could say they're going through the stages of grief.”|
U.S. House Passes Repeal of Social Security Administration Gun Grab, Begins Rolling Back Obama Era Executive Gun Control
|On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strong statement in support of the Second Amendment by passing H.J. Res. 40, which would repeal Barack Obama’s scandalous attempt to grab guns from thousands of vulnerable, law-abiding Social Security recipients. Anti-gun activists and their media typists have predictably reacted to the House vote with hysteria and dishonesty. In this case, it’s particularly troubling that self-proclaimed “progressives” immediately resorted to stigmatizing and stereotyping the mentally ill to whip up fear and misinformation.|
Zinke Nomination for Interior Secretary Moves to Full Senate
|On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), by a 16-6 vote. Zinke’s nomination now moves to the full Senate, where a confirmation vote will likely take place in the coming weeks.|
|NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION GUN LAWS |
When Laws Collide: Federal Preemption and State Firearm Freedom Acts
|For the last several years, so-called “Firearms Freedom Acts” or “Second Amendment Preservation Acts” have attracted a lot of attention. Such legislation, passed or introduced in various states, seeks to make federal laws regarding firearms inapplicable to firearms and ammunition produced, sold, and used exclusively within the state’s borders on the premise that Congress’s power to regulate commerce among the states doesn’t reach purely in-state activities.|
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|Thanks to all your hard work last year, the Second Amendment saw resounding victories on Election Day 2016. From local state legislature races, to governor races, to Congress and the United States presidency, YOU showed up to elected pro-gun lawmakers into office. YOU did that.|
Wayne LaPierre sits next to President Trump at the White House to plan for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court Justice. President Trump personally thanks Wayne LaPierre for the pivotal role the NRA played in his election.
President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Chris says that we had a great night in November, but now the hard work begins. No matter where you live or who your senators are, NRA members need to engage them by phone, email, letter or tweet and let them know that Judge Gorsuch is eminently qualified and deserves a rapid confirmation. He urges NRA members not to be reluctant to contact them multiple times; Bloomberg and Democrats are preparing for full-on war; it's up to us to win the fight.
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