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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 30 8/10/2018

Divided Appeals Panel Upholds California Ban on Post-2013 Pistols
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Divided Appeals Panel Upholds California Ban on Post-2013 Pistols
Imagine if California, to combat what the legislature considered the serious problem of manmade global warming, required all new vehicles sold by car dealers in the state to run on grass clippings, rather than fossil fuels.
NoFundMe: NRA Protest March Nets $70 in National Fundraising Effort
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NoFundMe: NRA Protest March Nets $70 in National Fundraising Effort
Crowd funding is a relatively recent innovation that allows a person or cause to leverage the vast reach of the Internet to raise money for virtually every imaginable purpose. Even small donations of a few dollars can aggregate into impressive sums with sufficient participation. It also provides an interesting window into the sorts of appeals that move people into parting with their own hard-won cash, as participants vote with their wallets, rather than just their online clicks or survey answers. To that extent, it can provide some insight into what issues really attract substantial grassroots support.
King County Unveils “Common Sense” Action Plan: Ban “Semi-automatic, High Velocity Weapons”
NEWS  
King County Unveils “Common Sense” Action Plan: Ban “Semi-automatic, High Velocity Weapons”
In a July 23rd op-ed, Joe McDermott, the Council Chair of King County, Washington, introduced a multi-prong “King County Gun Safety Action Plan” aimed at reducing gun violence.
Adventures in Correlation
NEWS  
Adventures in Correlation
Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut recently linked to a news article about a CDC report on homicides, claiming that “allowing more guns in more places isn’t making us safer. It’s doing the opposite.”
Canada: Toronto Mayor Calls for Gun Bans, Ontario Premier Targets Criminals
NEWS  
Canada: Toronto Mayor Calls for Gun Bans, Ontario Premier Targets Criminals
Canadian anti-gun politicians’ campaign to disarm law-abiding citizens continued this week. On Monday, the Canadian press reported on an August 3 letter from Toronto Mayor John Tory to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the missive, Tory appeared to back a plan of total civilian disarmament for Canada’s largest city and urged Trudeau to amend the Liberal Party’s proposed gun control legislation, Bill C-71, to include a host of severe restrictions.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Several Firearm-Related Bills Sent to their Respective Appropriations Committee Suspense File
Washington Washington
Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds
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.