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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 27, No. 33 8/17/2020

California’s Ban on Large Capacity Magazines “Goes Too Far” -- Ninth Circuit Strikes Ban as Unconstitutional
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California’s Ban on Large Capacity Magazines “Goes Too Far” -- Ninth Circuit Strikes Ban as Unconstitutional
In Duncan v. Becerra, a case supported by the NRA, the  United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that California’s ban on the possession of “large capacity magazines”(LCMs) violates the Second Amendment.
Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History
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Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History
Between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s calls for firearm confiscation and the draft Democratic Party Platform, the 2020 Democratic ticket was already shaping up to be the most anti-Second Amendment in history. With Biden’s, or his team of able-minded handlers’, choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the vice presidential slot, the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party have cemented this ignominious distinction.
Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot: Hammering Away at the Second Amendment
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Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot: Hammering Away at the Second Amendment
City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has consistently demanded more gun control as the answer to the “epidemic of violence”that her city is experiencing. In an interview on July 18, for example, the mayor was clear: “the only way we’re going to really get at that problem in a profound way …is to have federal laws in place that require background checks and strengthen the penalties for people who pick up guns and wreak havoc in our communities.” 
Survey says…
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Survey says…
It’s hard to get good survey data on firearms related issues for a number of reasons, which we’ll detail below, but new data indicates that gun owners are a diverse community and provides more evidence that the recent surge in gun sales was not restricted along partisan, racial, or gender lines.
Joyless Scold Points Finger at Lighthearted Gesture, Reveals Gun Control Mindset
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Joyless Scold Points Finger at Lighthearted Gesture, Reveals Gun Control Mindset
In August, the Municipal Messenger of Morris Township, NJ published a notice that applications were being accepted for the jurisdiction’s 2020 Citizen Police Academy. The notice was accompanied by a photograph of the Academy’s 2018 Class, posing with finger-guns at the ready against the backdrop of a calibrated gun sight reticle.

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Albuquerque Resolution Calls for Re-Writing the New Mexico Constitution, Ripping Out the State Firearms Preemption Clause
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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.