|NEWS SECOND AMENDMENT |
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings
|Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller “guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.”|
|NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION SECOND AMENDMENT |
The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors
|Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on firearm suppressors.|
|NEWS GUN LAWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION |
Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights
|On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a week later, we now know the more likely reason that Seattle failed to disclose this tax revenue; because the money raised fell woefully short of the figure projected by supporters of the tax.|
|NEWS SECOND AMENDMENT |
More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents
|The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry. The Forum is also a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office – including governor, congressman, Senator, or President of the United States. Stay tuned to the website for the list of speakers and special guests as they are announced!
You may have heard that national reciprocity is a priority for the NRA and law-abiding gun owners. You may also know that relevant legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate by pro-Second Amendment lawmakers. But what is concealed carry reciprocity, exactly? Watch the video to find out, then urge your lawmakers in Washington support national reciprocity! The Second Amendment applies to every American in every state; it’s time for Congress to realize that!
Urge your senators and representative to support national reciprocity: https://act.nraila.org/takeaction.aspx?AlertID=1538&_ga=1.51090857.1233517159.1489514183
The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia will be attended by over 80,000 patriots, feature 800+ exhibitors, and include a jam-packed schedule of seminars, workshops, special events and celebrity meet and greets! You don't want to miss out on this exciting celebration of freedom.
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