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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 24, No. 10 3/10/2017

Your Help Urgently Needed to Protect the Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans!
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Your Help Urgently Needed to Protect the Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans!
America’s veterans helped protect us. Now we can ensure they themselves are not arbitrarily denied the right of self-protection.
“Trump Slump” Proved False by Strong Background Check Numbers
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
“Trump Slump” Proved False by Strong Background Check Numbers
Rumors of the “Trump Slump” in gun sales have been exaggerated. Recent reports point to three consecutive months of declining NICS background checks (a proxy for gun sales, though not all background checks are connected to a purchase and a single purchase may include multiple firearms) as evidence that President Trump’s election marks the end in a period that saw background checks monthly records broken regularly.
The Letter of the Law:  Parking Lot Storage Statutes
NEWS  GUN LAWS  
The Letter of the Law: Parking Lot Storage Statutes
You can take your kids to work. You can take your pets to work. But you can’t always take your gun to work. 
Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program
NEWS  GUN LAWS  
Decades after Firearm Confiscation, Australia Announces New Amnesty Program
In a tacit admission that criminals and scofflaws have had little trouble circumventing Australia’s National Firearms Agreement (NFA) and the government’s confiscation effort, Australian officials have set a date for another firearms amnesty program. The program is set to begin in July and last for three months. Despite offering no compensation for surrendered firearms, government officials hope that the plan will net 260,000 of an estimated 600,000 illegally possessed guns.
Czechs Seek Pro-gun Constitutional Amendment in Face of EU Gun Control
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
Czechs Seek Pro-gun Constitutional Amendment in Face of EU Gun Control
Officials from the Czech Republic have been among the most vocal critics of the European Union’s efforts to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Most recently, the Czech government has contemplated taking the drastic step of amending the country’s constitution in order to better protect the rights of Czech citizens to possess guns for self-defense.
NRA-ILA Grassroots State of the Union
NEWS  TAKE ACTION  
NRA-ILA Grassroots State of the Union
Join NRA-ILA Grassroots Director Glen Caroline during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, for a FREE briefing on NRA-ILA’s grassroots successes in the 2016 elections and how those lessons learned can be applied to defending your rights moving ahead.  Glen will also be discussing modifications & improvements to NRA-ILA’s Grassroots programs to better meet the needs of today’s Second Amendment activists.
Attend NRA-ILA Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta!
NEWS  TAKE ACTION  
Attend NRA-ILA Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta!
All college students and recent graduates are welcome to join NRA-ILA Grassroots staff for our third annual Collegiate Leadership Conference during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia (admission is FREE). In addition to Grassroots staff, attendees will hear from a panel of pro-gun student activists who will share their successes in organizing in support of the Second Amendment on campus. Participants will also have the chance to network with other students, build a regional activism plan, and talk with NRA-ILA staff about job opportunities.
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta
NEWS  GUN LAWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta
The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. The gold standard in firearms law classes, this day-long seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.
VIDEOS
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox takes your questions
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox takes your questions

On March 6, 2017, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox answered questions about what the NRA is doing this year to advance our Second Amendment rights!

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox: Raising Taxes on Guns is a “Poll Tax”
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox: Raising Taxes on Guns is a “Poll Tax”

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox joins Grant Stinchfield to talk about how cities that have been stricken with crime are now raising taxes on firearm’s purchases. This type of “poll tax” is now keeping poor people from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

SecureIt Tactical Giveaway
SecureIt Tactical Giveaway

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Alabama Alabama
Alabama: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Could Be Considered on Floor Next Week
Arizona Arizona
Arizona: Pro-Gun Legislation Passed the Senate Last Week
Arkansas Arkansas
Arkansas: Campus Carry Legislation Passes Senate with NRA-Supported Amendment - Contact Representatives for Concurrence!
Connecticut Connecticut
Connecticut: Joint Judiciary Committee to Hear Gun Bills Next Week
Georgia Georgia
Georgia: Pro-Gun Bills Receive a Senate Committee Referral
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Anti-Gun SB 898 Passes in the Senate
Idaho Idaho
Idaho: House Passes Concealed Carry Amendment
Maine Maine
Maine: Several Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings Next Week
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: Gov. Christie Follows Through on Concealed Carry Reform
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Legislative Update on Pro-Gun Bills
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Important NICS Background Check System Legislation Introduced
South Dakota South Dakota
South Dakota: Permitless/Constitutional Carry Legislation Heads to Governor’s Desk
Utah Utah
Utah: Senate Passes Pro-Carry Legislation on Last Day of Session
Washington Washington
Washington: Anti-Gun Bills Fail to Make Deadline
Wisconsin Wisconsin
Wisconsin: CCW Renewal Reform Bills Pass Assembly!
Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Right to Carry a Firearm for Self-Defense on Madison Buses
Wyoming Wyoming
Wyoming: Pro-Carry Legislation Awaits Governor Mead's Signature
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.