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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 24, No. 24 6/16/2017

NJ Court: State Can’t Criminalize Possession of “Pencils” and Other Lawful Objects for Home Self-defense
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
NJ Court: State Can’t Criminalize Possession of “Pencils” and Other Lawful Objects for Home Self-defense
It is refreshing to finally see some common sense coming out of a court in NJ, as the state is notoriously known for its illogical and Draconian gun laws that do little more than make felons out of law-abiding gun owners.
UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed
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UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed
Every once in a great while, an independent-minded United Kingdom official is overcome with a bout of common sense on firearms. However, such outbursts of reason are typically short-lived, as the gun control apostate becomes the immediate target of the country’s anti-gun establishment politicians and media. Such was the case in 2014, when former Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage had the temerity to point out that the UK’s handgun ban is “ludicrous” and call for its repeal.
Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Policies
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Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Policies
In March, we reported on a series of restrictive policies governing firearms that had been approved by the governing body of the well-known networking and service club, Rotary International. This week came a welcome turn of events, as the club’s board of directors announced that the rules, which had been set to take effect July 1, have undergone substantial “clarification.”
Goodyear Fires Australian Competitive Shooter over Simple Miscommunication
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Goodyear Fires Australian Competitive Shooter over Simple Miscommunication
In the United States there have been a handful of high-profile incidents in which an employer has terminated an employee following the employee’s use of a gun in self-defense while at the workplace. In recent years, NRA has worked with state lawmakers to pass worker protection – or parking lot –  legislation that ensures employees are able to carry a firearm to and from the workplace and store a firearm in their vehicle while at work even if the vehicle is parked on company property.
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Chris W. Cox: The Time For Reciprocity is Long Past Due
Chris W. Cox: The Time For Reciprocity is Long Past Due

NRA-ILA Executive Director praises the law-abiding gun owners who put an end to the madness. Calling the attack a "punch to the gut of America," Cox says the time is long past due for national reciprocity and calls it a common-sense logical step to provide people in a dangerous world with the ability to defend themselves.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Kansas Kansas
Kansas: Governor Brownback Allows Anti-Gun Legislation to Become Law
Maine Maine
Maine: Pro-Gun Legislation Signed by the Governor!
North Carolina North Carolina
Pro-Gun/ Pro-Hunting Bills on the Move in the North Carolina Legislature
Tennessee Tennessee
Listening to gun owners brings new understanding
Washington Washington
Washington: Please Attend WDFW Advisory Committee Meetings
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.