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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 46 12/6/2018

Guns and Taxes
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Guns and Taxes
David Hogg wants a federal tax on firearms and ammunition. He has repeatedly broached the idea, including multiple times on Twitter, and only sometimes suggests a use for the tax revenue. Hogg’s tweets on a federal gun tax include references to implementing the same sort of licensing and permitting requirements as the government requires to drive a car or funding “gun violence” research.
Checks and Balances? Massachusetts Executive Branch Flouts Court Orders on Firearms Licenses
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Checks and Balances? Massachusetts Executive Branch Flouts Court Orders on Firearms Licenses
The U.S.’s republican form of governance is predicated on co-equal branches of government that check and balance each other in order to preserve individual liberty. The system does not work when one branch simply ignores the lawful authority of another branch.
More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart
NEWS  
More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart
In a November 30 tweet, Tom Arnold, famous for being married to Roseanne Barr and making a few really bad movies, has proven that he knows nothing about guns, gun owners or firearm misuse.
Surprise: Study Finds No Rise in Violent Crime Attributable to Adopting Right-to-Carry Laws
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Surprise: Study Finds No Rise in Violent Crime Attributable to Adopting Right-to-Carry Laws
As we’ve noted recently, much research purporting to demonstrate connections between access to guns or right-to-carry laws and increases in crime is seriously flawed.  Often it's an attempt to curtail or eliminate Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment rather than unbiased scientific research.
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.