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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 24, No. 42 10/27/2017

Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Gun Banners Forward Ambitious Anti-Gun Agenda
Gun control advocates used to argue that waiting periods allowed local officials to run background checks on prospective purchasers, but that justification went out the window when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System came online in 1998. Then the argument shifted to a supposed “cooling-off” period for people who might buy a firearm in the heat of an angry moment, intending to do mischief with it. 
Frightfully Unfun: Joyless Scolds Target Halloween Costume Weaponry
NEWS  
Frightfully Unfun: Joyless Scolds Target Halloween Costume Weaponry
For Thanksgiving, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety issues anti-gun talking points intended to be used to berate your family at the dinner table. At Christmas time, gun control Grinches pester children to turn-in their toy guns. As part of the crusade to ensure no holiday is spared their political commentary, this year the anti-gun scolds finally got around to meddling with Halloween.
With Bizarre Comparisons, NRA Receives Global Recognition and Scorn
NEWS  
With Bizarre Comparisons, NRA Receives Global Recognition and Scorn
Given that even other Western countries don’t share the U.S.’s strong support for natural rights, the foreign press and political classes tend to treat NRA even more harshly than do NRA’s domestic foes. Some have even taken to labeling those they don’t agree with, or unsavory political elements, as their country’s version of NRA. 
Don’t Read the Fine Print
NEWS  
Don’t Read the Fine Print
Legislators and government officials have gone on record admitting that more or tougher gun control laws wouldn’t stop the high-profile massacres that always lead to the introductions of new gun control proposals. You need a new approach, one that utilizes the brightest minds and novel methods to deliver irrefutable proof that guns are bad from the hallowed halls of your Ivy League white tower.  
From Kneeling to Stepping On Freedom
NEWS  
From Kneeling to Stepping On Freedom
Such anti-gun advocacy will almost certainly stir the ire of an already frustrated fan base who, as ratings indicate, want to keep politics out of sports. 
Join NRA-ILA at the 2017
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Join NRA-ILA at the 2017 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium"
The 2017 NRA-ILA “Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium” will be held Saturday, November 11th, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Arizona Arizona
Arizona: Anti-Hunting Groups Launch Initiative to Ban Cougar, Bobcat Hunting
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Trigger Modification Ban Fails on House Floor
Massachusetts Massachusetts
Massachusetts: Gun Control Bills Go to Conference Committee
Ohio Ohio
Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Passes House
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.