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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 4 1/26/2018

Cherry-Picking Statistics: How the Violence Policy Center Manipulates Data to Advance their Cause
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
Cherry-Picking Statistics: How the Violence Policy Center Manipulates Data to Advance their Cause
Last week, the Violence Policy Center shared their analysis of 2016 fatal injury statistics, which are released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and available for public analysis. 
“Strict Scrutiny” Amendments: Iron Plating for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
“Strict Scrutiny” Amendments: Iron Plating for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
The Iowa legislature is considering House Joint Resolution 13 to add a right to keep and bear arms to the state’s constitution. Should the introduced language eventually be adopted, the Hawkeye State would become the fourth – behind Louisiana, Missouri, and Alabama – to explicitly designate strict scrutiny as the required judicial standard for adjudicating restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
UK: Gun Control Extremists Target Police for Teaching Teen Cadets About Firearms
NEWS  
UK: Gun Control Extremists Target Police for Teaching Teen Cadets About Firearms
This week brought yet another marker in the ongoing degeneration of the rights afforded British people.
Stemming the Tide: Violent Crime Decreased in First Six Months of 2017
NEWS  
Stemming the Tide: Violent Crime Decreased in First Six Months of 2017
The FBI released the first-round of 2017 crime data earlier this week. The Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report covers January through June of 2017 and the results are mixed. 
VIDEOS
Chris W. Cox: Don’t Let Up for a Second
Chris W. Cox: Don’t Let Up for a Second

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox in Cam & Co during 2018 SHOT show in Las Vegas. 


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Delaware Delaware
Delaware: Gun Control Legislation Released From Committee Before Recess
Florida Florida
Florida Alert! Church Property Rights/Guns on Church Property Bills PASS
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Bills Introduced
Indiana Indiana
Indiana: Carry Permit Bills Pass Committees
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Passes Subcommittee
Mississippi Mississippi
Mississippi: NRA-Backed HB 1083 Advances from House Committee
New Hampshire New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Committee Soon to Consider Pro-Gun Legislation
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: New Governor Wastes Little Time Attacking Gun Owners
South Carolina South Carolina
South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Bill to be Heard
Utah Utah
Utah: Legislation to Raise Firearm-Related Fees Heads to the Senate Floor
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Public Hearing on Gun Bills Scheduled
Virginia Virginia
Virginia: Slew of Anti-Gun Bills Die in Subcommittee
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Three Pro-Gun Bills Introduced During First Weeks of Session
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.