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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 28, No. 36 9/7/2021

URGENT! September 8 Deadline Last Chance to Submit Comments on Proposed Rule for Stabilizing Braces
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URGENT! September 8 Deadline Last Chance to Submit Comments on Proposed Rule for Stabilizing Braces
In June, ATF published a new notice of proposed rulemaking on its website entitled Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces.” If implemented, the new rule could impact millions of law-abiding gun owners.  If you want to help stop the biggest gun grab in American history, submit your comments on or before this Wednesday, September 8.
Billions’ Worth of Equipment Left Behind, While Feds Purge Records on Afghanistan, Affirm Commitment to Gun Control
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Billions’ Worth of Equipment Left Behind, While Feds Purge Records on Afghanistan, Affirm Commitment to Gun Control
As the Taliban celebrates the withdrawal of U.S. forces by parading their American-sourced tactical vehicles, aircraft, guns and other weapons, reports have emerged that the Biden Administration has ordered federal agencies to delete online information respecting the cost of this military equipment and related spending in Afghanistan, while proclaiming its support for more gun control.
Flailing CDC Abdicates Infectious Disease Role to Target Gun Owners
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Flailing CDC Abdicates Infectious Disease Role to Target Gun Owners
Americans' trust in the federal government has been in a decades long decline. According to Pew Research polling data, in 1964 77 percent of Americans reported that they trusted the federal government to do what is right "just about always" or "most of the time." In April 2021, less than a quarter of Americans shared that trust.
Stopping Government Abuse During States of Emergency
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Stopping Government Abuse During States of Emergency
Most will remember the devastation that hit Louisiana, as well as several neighboring states, when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. New Orleans was dealt a particularly hard blow, and some may feel it will never completely recover.
Big Government Provides Some Data
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Big Government Provides Some Data
The FBI usually released crime data in September. Researchers and policy wonks would pour over the data, looking for any hint of a chance for a policy intervention or investigating long-term trends. This year will be different.
NRA-ILA Files Friend of the Court Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Hear a Challenge to ATF’s Bump Stock Rule
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NRA-ILA Files Friend of the Court Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Hear a Challenge to ATF’s Bump Stock Rule
Today, NRA-ILA filed an amicus curiae (or friend of the court) brief in support of a petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging ATF’s 2018 rule that classified bump stocks as machine guns. This is the second time NRA-ILA has filed an amicus curiae brief in a case challenging this rule in as many months.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Gun Show Restriction Bill to Return to Senate for Concurrence
California: Anti-Gun Bills Head to Assembly Floor
New Mexico New Mexico
Anti-Gun Albuquerque Democrats Introduce “Crime Control” Package Heavy On Gun Control
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Gov. Cooper Vetoes Pistol Permit Repeal
Texas Texas
A Dozen NRA-Backed Bills Take Effect TODAY, Including Constitutional Carry
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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.