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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 27, No. 22 6/2/2020

Lawsuits Begin Over Trudeau’s “Assault Weapon” Ban
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Lawsuits Begin Over Trudeau’s “Assault Weapon” Ban
As we informed our readers earlier, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, took advantage of the suspension of Parliament to declare a ban on what he described as “military grade assault weapons.” The implementing regulations (“Orders in Council”) apply to over 1,500 models and “variants” of guns that have been used for decades for lawful hunting, competitive shooting, and other recreational uses.
Fact Checkers, Editorialists Resort to Fake News to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda
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Fact Checkers, Editorialists Resort to Fake News to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda
As we saw last week with Twitter presuming to fact-check an opinion expressed by President Trump, the legacy media – now in collaboration with tech platforms that constitute the modern public square – still pathetically cling to the idea that they are perceived as a source of “truth” by America at large. Polls, however, show that a majority of Americans do not trust the media to report the news accurately.
California and COVID-19: Gun Control Proposals are Essential, Full Civic Participation is Not
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California and COVID-19: Gun Control Proposals are Essential, Full Civic Participation is Not
COVID-19 hasn't curtailed the California Legislature's never-ending quest for gun control. The same cannot be said for efforts to maintain good governance in the Golden State. Through restrictions on access to the state capitol and disorganized attempts at remote hearings, Californians have had their opportunity to be heard during the legislative process diminished by the pandemic.
Double Counting in Washington State
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Double Counting in Washington State
Public health officials in Washington state are counting people who were fatally injured with a firearm in the tally of COVID-19-related deaths. This decision – and it appears to have been made consciously – reinforces what we already know about public health officials.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Legislature to Reconvene, Range Protection & Preemption Bill Still In Senate
Michigan Michigan
Michigan: Capitol Commission Considering Gun Ban
Mississippi Mississippi
Mississippi Legislature Reconvenes: Urge Your Senators To Take Action on State Firearms Preemption Improvement Bill
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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.