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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 28, No. 30 7/26/2021

Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns
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Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns
During a July 21 CNN “presidential town hall,” Joe Biden expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned handguns. Responding to a question about the recent increase in violent crime, the career politician stated,
How Anti-Gun Research Works
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How Anti-Gun Research Works
The objective world mistrusts most gun policy research because it’s clear the objective is to produce an anti-gun outcome rather than honest analysis. Politicians and professional activists claim the mantle of evidence but will ignore any findings that threaten their anti-gun agenda.
Great Expectations, Empty Promises: Gun Control in Washington State
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Great Expectations, Empty Promises: Gun Control in Washington State
For years, voters in the Evergreen State have been assured that if only they approve certain gun control ballot initiatives, they would “save lives” and reduce crime. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the organization pushing these ballot measures, has made an industry (if the term applies to an entity funded by donations from billionaires) out of peddling a new gun control law every so often.
St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner Ignores Violent Crime While Playing Politics with Gun Owners
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St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner Ignores Violent Crime While Playing Politics with Gun Owners
Similar to many other urban areas of the country, St. Louis saw a dramatic increase in homicide in 2020. The Gateway to the West’s homicide rate per 100 thousand residents exploded from 64.5 in 2019 to 87.2 in 2020. The homicide rate was far and away the city’s highest in the preceding 50 years.
NRA-ILA Applauds Rep. Claudia Tenney and U.S. House of Representatives’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
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NRA-ILA Applauds Rep. Claudia Tenney and U.S. House of Representatives’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. NRA-ILA’s opening brief is located here.
NRA-ILA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
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NRA-ILA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. NRA-ILA’s opening brief is located here.
NRA-ILA Applauds Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Senators’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
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NRA-ILA Applauds Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Senators’ Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. NRA-ILA’s opening brief is located here.
Forty-Three Amicus Briefs Filed In Support OF NRA-ILA Backed Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
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Forty-Three Amicus Briefs Filed In Support OF NRA-ILA Backed Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided to hear the NRA-ILA backed case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. And just last week, NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in this crucial case, which is located here.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana: Betrayal at the Capitol
Maine Maine
Maine: Legislature Adjourns from 2021 Legislative Session
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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.