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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 24, No. 39 9/29/2017

Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of  Columbia Concealed Carry Ban
NEWS  
Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Concealed Carry Ban
In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges of that court striking down provisions of the City’s code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 
Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ensure Congress Acts on Pro-gun Legislation!
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  SECOND AMENDMENT  
Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ensure Congress Acts on Pro-gun Legislation!
Two of the NRA’s highest priority bills could be before Congress any day now. Your help is needed to ensure they go the distance.
NRA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Ban
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
NRA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Ban
This month, the United States Supreme Court commenced its October sitting. Among the cases that the Court may decide to review is Kolbe v. Hogan, No. 17-127. 
Fake News: Washington Post Falsely Suggests Trump Will Arm Foreign Tyrants With American Guns
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Fake News: Washington Post Falsely Suggests Trump Will Arm Foreign Tyrants With American Guns
Reports arose recently that the White House is planning to approve changes to rules governing the export of U.S. firearms and ammunition. Predictably, before the planned regulations were even released for public review and comment, the Washington Post swiftly activated its fake news division to breathlessly warn America of the horrible outcomes the changes “could” provoke. 
Hysteria Subsides as Campus Carry is Implemented in Georgia, Kansas, and Texas
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
Hysteria Subsides as Campus Carry is Implemented in Georgia, Kansas, and Texas
As sure as day follows night, when it comes to the liberalization of Right-to-Carry laws, the initial anti-gun hysteria recedes and is eventually replaced by most people wondering what all of the fuss was about. 
Australian Farmer Defends Family from Knife-Wielding Trespasser, Government Confiscates Firearms
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Australian Farmer Defends Family from Knife-Wielding Trespasser, Government Confiscates Firearms
In 1992, the government of New South Wales (the most populous Australian state) enacted the “Firearms Legislation (Amendment) Act 1992.” Under the law, gun owners were required to express a “genuine reason” for possessing a firearm. 
New York Times on Surviving the Apocalypse: Firearms are Out
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New York Times on Surviving the Apocalypse: Firearms are Out
If there are any ironclad rules for those hoping to survive the collapse of society, one would surely be to avoid densely populated cities, especially if they’re easily cut-off from the mainland via a handful of bridges or tunnels. The second, after this week, would be to avoid the survival advice of the New York Times, a newspaper published in just such a city, and one easily cut-off from the common sense of the more down-to-earth parts of America. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

New York New York
Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education Presents the 2017 Firearms Civil Rights Conference
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh: Councilman Introduces Ordinance to Disarm Citizens in City Parks
Washington Washington
Washington: Please Consider Attending Wenas Target Shooting Meeting
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