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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 28, No. 42 10/18/2021

NYSRPA Case Exposes Biden’s Anti-Second Amendment Bias, Vindicates Opposition to Garland
NEWS  NEWS  
NYSRPA Case Exposes Biden’s Anti-Second Amendment Bias, Vindicates Opposition to Garland
Further evidence of Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s contempt for the Second Amendment has emerged in recent weeks.
The Year of the Gun – Record Number of Carry Permits in 2020
NEWS  NEWS  
The Year of the Gun – Record Number of Carry Permits in 2020
Last year was one for the record books. Not only did gun sales climb to unprecedented highs, but 40 percent of all purchasers were first-time gun buyers, estimated to be some 8.4 million people.
The View Doesn’t Appreciate a Right
NEWS  NEWS  
The View Doesn’t Appreciate a Right
Women, and especially black women, are increasingly buying firearms for self-defense. This reality did not sit well with the hosts of a somehow still-running daytime talk show.
Virginia: Terry McAuliffe Wants to Ban Guns, Register Gun Owners, and Restrict Carry
NEWS  NEWS  
Virginia: Terry McAuliffe Wants to Ban Guns, Register Gun Owners, and Restrict Carry
Virginians are increasingly exercising their Second Amendment rights. NICS Checks in the commonwealth were up more than 60-percent from 2019 to 2020. From 2019 to 2021 there was a 21-percent increase in the number of resident Right-to-Carry permits. National data on gun buyers in 2020 suggest that half of new gun owners are women and that new owners are more diverse than the general population. Moreover, Gallup polling shows that less than 0.5-percent of Americans consider guns to be the most important problem facing the country.
Final Brief Filed in Key Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court of the United States
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Final Brief Filed in Key Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court of the United States
The final reply brief has been filed in the NRA-ILA-supported case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. This was the final filing before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on November 3rd.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: San Diego County Considering Further Restrictions on Home-Built Firearms
California: Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Adding More Restrictions to Gun Shows
Ohio Ohio
Ohio: House Committee Holding Second Proponent Hearing for Emergency Powers Bill
Wisconsin Wisconsin
Wisconsin: Update On Worshipper Protection & Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Bills
Wisconsin: Constitutional Carry Introduced in Sporting Freedom Package
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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.