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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 4 1/25/2019

U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October.
Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills
On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.  
“Arrest Me:” Pittsburgh Mayor Resorts to Theatrics After DA’s Warning About Illegal Gun Control
NEWS  
“Arrest Me:” Pittsburgh Mayor Resorts to Theatrics After DA’s Warning About Illegal Gun Control
We have been reporting for some time on efforts by Pittsburgh’s mayor and city council to enact sweeping gun control, despite essentially universal agreement that they are prohibited from doing so by the state’s constitution, statutes, and judicial precedent. To say the errant officials have reacted to the widespread criticism of their plan with defiance and shamelessness is an understatement. This week, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto ratcheted up his grandstanding even further, daring Allegheny County’s anti-gun district attorney to arrest him and claiming to be “highly offended” at the suggestion he can’t simply ignore state law.
Bloomberg Wants Armed Guards for Alma Mater as He Seeks to Disarm Average Citizens
NEWS  
Bloomberg Wants Armed Guards for Alma Mater as He Seeks to Disarm Average Citizens
Far more a statist than a liberal, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg does understand the role armed force can play in protecting human life. He just doesn’t value your life. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Arkansas Arkansas
Arkansas: Concealed Carry Fee Reduction Legislation on the Move in Both Chambers
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislation Filed Prohibiting Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms
Hawaii: Ban on Commonly Owned Semi-Autos & Other Anti-Gun Bills Introduced
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Bill Introduced to Ban Many Firearms & Accessories
Illinois: Social Media Search Bill & Other Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced in House
Indiana Indiana
Indiana: Committee to Hear Important Self-Defense Bill
New Mexico New Mexico
House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Passes Bloomberg Anti-Gun Agenda on a 3-2 Vote
New York New York
New York: SAFE Act Part 2 on Tap For Coming Week
South Dakota South Dakota
South Dakota: Senate Passes Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation
Virginia Virginia
Virginia: Additional Anti-Gun Bills Defeated in Committee
Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee
Washington Washington
Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation
Washington: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, On to Senate Floor
Washington: House Committee to Hear Ammunition Ban & Other Anti-Gun Bills
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.