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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 11 3/15/2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head
On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.  
Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry
NEWS  
Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry
The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.
Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy
NEWS  
Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so subtly threaten a bank for lawfully serving businesses that don’t reflect her political views.  While the media did their best to protect Barack Obama and his administration from any hint of scandal, two gun related issues managed to stain the White House with considerable and widespread disrepute. 
Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Bill Signing Ceremony
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Bill Signing Ceremony
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox to a ceremonial bill signing for SB 150, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm. 
Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71
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Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71
Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) concluded two days of hearings on Bill C-71, the Liberal government’s gun control bill. (An additional hearing date has been set for March 18, 2019.) The committee has so far heard from approximately 40 witnesses, including gun rights advocates, gun control groups, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, researchers and academics, sport shooting associations, industry groups, small business owners, Statistics Canada, community activists, and others.  
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NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox Meets with Governor Bevin in Kentucky
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox Meets with Governor Bevin in Kentucky

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Arizona Arizona
Arizona: School Pick-Up/Drop-off Bill Passes Committee, Headed To Senate Floor
California California
California: Anti-Gun Joint Resolution Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee
Florida Florida
Florida Alert! Moms Demand Action Publicly Criticized for INACCURATE Testimony
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Both Chambers Pass Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment
Mississippi Mississippi
Mississippi: Pro-Gun Bill Signed by Governor
Nevada Nevada
Nevada: Bill Introduced to Criminalize Firearm Modifications
Texas Texas
Texas: NRA-Supported Bills on the Move in the House & Gain Key Support from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Washington Washington
Washington: Gun Ban Bills Fail Crossover Deadline
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
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