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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 16 4/26/2018

Act Now: Join Pro-gun Lawmakers Seeking Answers and Accountability from Anti-gun Banks
NEWS  
Act Now: Join Pro-gun Lawmakers Seeking Answers and Accountability from Anti-gun Banks
We recently reported on the disturbing trend of large U.S. banks – most notably Bank of America (BofA) and Citigroup – using their enormous market power to discriminate against customers based on lawful firearm-related business activities. 
Vice President Pence to Speak at the 2018 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
NEWS  
Vice President Pence to Speak at the 2018 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced that Vice President Mike Pence  will keynote the annual NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, May 4, in Dallas, Texas. The event kicks off the 2018 election cycle and will feature a powerful lineup of pro-freedom speakers.
CDC Kept Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Firearms for Self-Defense
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT  
CDC Kept Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Firearms for Self-Defense
The year is 1996. The Right to Carry movement is building momentum across the United States after violent crime peaked in the early 1990s. Criminologists Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz just published a study estimating that 2.5 million Americans used a firearm to defend themselves against another person in 1993. Gun-control advocates scoff at the number, though Kleck refutes the criticisms levied at his work.
Gun Control Advocates Target Peaceful Switzerland
NEWS  
Gun Control Advocates Target Peaceful Switzerland
By any measure, Switzerland is a great place to live. In 2018, the United Nations World Happiness Report ranked Switzerland the fifth happiest nation on earth; from 2012-2014 the idyllic nation ranked first
Some Police Officials Betray Their Constituents on Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Some Police Officials Betray Their Constituents on Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
On April 19, the International Association of Chiefs of Police sent Congress a letter expressing their opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38/S. 446). This legislation would ensure that a person who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm in one state could do so in all other states. The letter was adopted by 473 officials from all over the country.
Washington State Gun Owners Targeted by Another Misguided Ballot Initiative
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Washington State Gun Owners Targeted by Another Misguided Ballot Initiative
Washington’s gun control ballot initiative industry has recently announced its latest measure, “The Reduce Assault Weapon Violence Initiative,” intended for the November 2018 election. According to the proponent, the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), this initiative will address “the root causes of recent tragedies.” 
Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Leadership Conference in Dallas!
TAKE ACTION  NEWS  
Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Leadership Conference in Dallas!
Join NRA-ILA staff during NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas for a FREE briefing on NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Programs and campaign efforts, with a special concentration on our collegiate outreach. Attendees of all ages are welcome to learn more about what the NRA-ILA is doing to reach out to College Students and how you can help in your local community.
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Dallas
TAKE ACTION  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Dallas
Please join us for the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018, as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available, including 8.75 (1.0) in Texas. 
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NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry.


STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California Fish and Game Commission to Allow Archery Hunters to Carry Firearms Following NRA and CRPA Petition
Colorado Colorado
Colorado: Magazine Ban Repeal Legislation Defeated in House Committee
Florida Florida
ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury
Kansas Kansas
Kansas: Urge Your Lawmakers to Consider Self-Defense Legislation During Veto Session
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: Committee Passes Pro-Gun Bills to the House Floor
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: House Approves Constitutional Carry Amendment
Rhode Island Rhode Island
Rhode Island: Massive Opposition to Gun Control Bills in Providence
Washington Washington
Washington: Anti-Gun Group Files Ballot Initiative After Failing in Legislature
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.