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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 27, No. 3 1/20/2020

Sorry Shannon, But Those “Random Civilians” Are What Are Known As NRA Members
NEWS  NEWS  
Sorry Shannon, But Those “Random Civilians” Are What Are Known As NRA Members
We were well aware that after New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent a cool $2.5 million on his latest acquisition, majority control of the Virginia General Assembly, law-abiding gun owners in The Old Dominion would see an onslaught of legislation designed to infringe on their right to keep and bear arms. As the legislature prepared to convene, NRA-ILA scheduled a day for legislative action to show our opposition to the anti-gun agenda of Bloomberg and Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, and we asked our members to show up at the capitol in Richmond.
Another One Bites the Dust
NEWS  NEWS  
Another One Bites the Dust
Actually, that headline is a little misleading, as we are referring to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) abandoning his bid to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election. But when we last reported on the Democrat clown-car that is the field of candidates who wished to challenge Trump for POTUS, there were 19 active campaigns.
Virginia Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills - Committee Advances a Fourth
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Virginia Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills - Committee Advances a Fourth
Last week, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee sent four gun control bills to the full chamber. The measures included an attack on the state firearms preemption statute and Right-to-Carry permit holders (SB35), a one-handgun-a-month bill (SB69), legislation to criminalize the private sale and trade of firearms (SB70), and a “red flag” firearm confiscation bill (SB240). As of press time, the full Senate has passed three of those bills: SB35, SB69, and SB70. Due to a staggering amount of proposed amendments and diverse concerns, the full senate has yet to consider SB240.
State of Ignorance: California Pushes False Information to School Kids on the Second Amendment
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
State of Ignorance: California Pushes False Information to School Kids on the Second Amendment
As an incorporated provision of the United States Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment is the supreme law of the land, applying to all U.S. jurisdictions and to the actions of federal, state, and local officials. The U.S. Supreme Court provides the final and authoritative interpretation of that provision, as well as other provisions of the U.S. Constitution. All of this is elementary civics.
Sen. Daines Introduces Bill to Update Federal Protections for Lawful Transport of Unloaded Guns
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Sen. Daines Introduces Bill to Update Federal Protections for Lawful Transport of Unloaded Guns
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced a bill late last year that would reestablish the rule of law for people traveling with firearms in the New York City Metropolitan area.
Crime Data is Readily Available
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Crime Data is Readily Available
Crime and public safety are central components of gun control rhetoric, so we’d like to make crime statistics as accessible as possible.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Florida Florida
Alert! Florida REPUBLICAN Senators Vote for Massive Gun Control Bill
Florida Alert! Donald Trump, Jr. Blasts FL Republican Bill Galvano Over Taking Money from Bloomberg
New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Gearing up for Session by Pre-Filing Gun Control Bills
Texas Texas
Governor Abbott Presents White Settlement Hero Jack Wilson With Texas’ Medal of Courage
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.