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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 5 2/2/2018

What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!
Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s important, much less what’s true, is becoming increasingly difficult. 
Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks
On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state prohibition on firearm possession within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the Second Amendment. The case is People v. Chairez.
Canada: As Quebec Brings Long-gun Registry On-line, Federal Liberals Plan New Restrictions
NEWS  
Canada: As Quebec Brings Long-gun Registry On-line, Federal Liberals Plan New Restrictions
The gun owners of the Great White North are bracing for impact.
New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry
The scope of New Hampshire’s permitless carry law expanded this week with reports that the state Attorney General’s office has determined that local school officials cannot prohibit firearms on school grounds. 
Cleveland Loses Firearm Preemption Case, Leaves Taxpayers to Foot the Bill
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Cleveland Loses Firearm Preemption Case, Leaves Taxpayers to Foot the Bill
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Ohio refused to hear an appeal by the City of Cleveland to an intermediate appellate court ruling that invalidated several of Cleveland’s gun control ordinances under the Ohio firearm preemption statute.
Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression
Lawmakers in California must have temporarily exhausted their store of ideas for legislating against law-abiding gun enthusiasts. After years of padding the bureaucracy with ever more complicated rules, restrictions and bans for people who legally own and enjoy guns, lawmakers are now considering a measure to strike a preemptive declaration against gun ownership.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee
Kansas Kansas
Kansas: Self-Defense Legislation Passed by House with Hostile Amendment
Maine Maine
Maine: Ballot Initiative Reform Legislation Returns to the House
Utah Utah
Utah: Legislation to raise Firearm-Related Fees Still Pending on the Senate Floor
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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.