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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 31 8/17/2018

NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot
The Thurston County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and ordered a writ of mandamus to prevent I-1639 from appearing on the ballot. The judge agreed the signature sheets did not comply with state law – the font size was too small to be readable and didn't include strikethroughs.
Fake Blues: The Media’s Worst Enemy Isn’t the President, It’s Themselves
NEWS  NEWS  
Fake Blues: The Media’s Worst Enemy Isn’t the President, It’s Themselves
On Thursday, over 300 media outlets joined in a coordinated effort to push back against President Donald Trump. That will hardly come as a shock to many Americans, as it seems mainstream news organizations have done little else throughout his tenure in the White House. Indeed, the stunt was perhaps the most vivid and explicit demonstration to date of the mass groupthink, negative Trump obsession, and narrative of victimhood that characterize the modern media landscape.
Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses
GUN LAWS  NEWS  
Shopify Targets Law-Abiding Firearm Businesses
This week, Canadian e-commerce host Shopify changed their company’s firearm policy with disastrous effects for law-abiding U.S. gun businesses that use their e-commerce services. Shopify’s abrupt overnight decision to block the sale of specific firearms is a reversal of their previous business model and creates financial hardship on gun shops that currently use Shopify. One example of a company impacted by Shopify’s gun policy is Franklin Armory.
Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws
NEWS  GUN LAWS  
Canada: Montreal to Endorse Nationwide Handgun Ban, Police Content with Current Laws
Politicians from the largest city in the Canadian gun control stronghold of Quebec plan to put their weight behind a raft of severe gun restrictions next week. According to a report from Radio Canada International, the Montreal City Council is set to vote Monday to adopt a resolution that would echo the Toronto City Council’s call for new federal gun controls.
No NRA Members Need Apply
NEWS  
No NRA Members Need Apply
Like most people, we understand that educational institutions and staff tend to lean left. The degree and intensity of the bend varies across universities, but a leftward orientation is actually expected today. We’re aware that some – perhaps even many – academics look upon the NRA and gun owners with disdain. We always hoped this didn’t extend to the individual level, that the disdain was limited to the aggregate, and that personal interactions could be open-minded or – gasp! – even cordial.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Precursor Parts Bill Held in Committee as Appropriations Committees Take Up Suspense Files
Texas Texas
Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected
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.