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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 33 9/3/2019

News Flash: Legally Buying a Gun Isn’t So Easy After All
NEWS  
News Flash: Legally Buying a Gun Isn’t So Easy After All
Earlier this month, an intrepid news reporter for Business Insider decided to see for herself how easy it was to get a gun from Walmart, even as gun control activists were calling on the retail giant to stop selling firearms. She then recounted her experience in an admirably straightforward article. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work out so well for her or for gun control advocates who hope to convince Americans that guns are just too easy to get. There’s a whole genre of gun control rhetoric centered around all the things that are supposedly more difficult to get or to do in America than buying a gun.
NASCAR Takes a Hard Left
NEWS  
NASCAR Takes a Hard Left
After decades of NASCAR drivers literally turning left for hours every race day (road course races excluded, of course), the governing body appears to be taking a figurative left turn, politically. K-Var, a retailer in outdoor and shooting sports products, reports that it was told it would need to edit/change an ad submitted earlier this year it had intended to be included in NASCAR’s official program. The problem, apparently, is that the K-Var ad included depictions of “assault-style rifles/sniper rifles.” Presumably, the offending firearm is an AK-variant manufactured by Arsenal.  
California Mayor to Tax Law-abiding Gun Owners for the Actions of Criminals
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California Mayor to Tax Law-abiding Gun Owners for the Actions of Criminals
This week, San Jose, Calif. Mayor Sam Liccardo took to the pages of the Washington Post to tout a plan to require law-abiding gun owners in his city to purchase firearms insurance. Under the Liccardo proposal, firearms owners would be required to purchase “coverage for accidental discharge of the gun, and for the intentional acts of third parties who steal, borrow, or otherwise acquire the gun.” If unable to acquire insurance, or as an alternative to purchasing insurance, the city would “require gun owners to pay a per-household fee to participate in a public compensation pool to eliminate the public cost -- a taxpayers subsidy -- of gun violence resulting from private ownership.” Further, Liccardo wants the city to explore “a measure that would impose a tax on all ammunition and firearm purchases.”
Senate Republicans Rebuke Colleagues for Threatening SCOTUS
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Senate Republicans Rebuke Colleagues for Threatening SCOTUS
On Thursday, all 53 Republican Senators signed onto a letter encouraging the Supreme Court to ignore an amicus curiae brief from five Democrat Senators that threatened the high court with restructuring if it did not rule the way those Senators wished.  

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Appropriations Committees and Heads to the Floor
Florida Florida
Florida Alert! How Much Are David Dell'Aquila's Gun Rights Worth?
Florida Alert! New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu VETOES 3-Gun Control Bills
Florida Alert! Senate clears Marion Hammer of wrongdoing after compensation reporting probe
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.