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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 29, No. 2 1/18/2022

Chicago Politicians, Whistling Past the Graveyard
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Chicago Politicians, Whistling Past the Graveyard
It’s no secret that crime in Chicago has reached levels not seen in decades. Crime statistics released by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for October 2021 show significant increases in incidents of serious crime compared to the same time in 2020, along with double-digit declines in arrest numbers.
Growing the Gun Community in Unlikely Places
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Growing the Gun Community in Unlikely Places
We mentioned a Beverly Hills gun shop last week in an article about the continued increase in background checks and gun sales. We spoke with the proprietor of that shop, and he offered a very humanized take on a story often told with large numbers and broad strokes concepts.
Anti-gunners Ignore the Obvious, Lamely Try to Blame Gun Sales for Rise in Homicide Rates
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Anti-gunners Ignore the Obvious, Lamely Try to Blame Gun Sales for Rise in Homicide Rates
Last week, two gun control advocates – who described themselves as a “crime analyst” and a “data scientist” -- published an article in the anti-gun publication The Atlantic blaming the 2020 spike in homicide rates on that years’ surge in gun sales from federally licensed dealers (FFLs).
Biden Administration Finalizes “New” Firearm Storage Rule
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Biden Administration Finalizes “New” Firearm Storage Rule
On January 3, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would be finalizing a new rule on firearm storage for Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs). The DOJ additionally announced an update to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFs) “Best Practices” Guide for FFLs.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Alabama Alabama
Alabama: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today
Alabama: Sheriff’s Association Working With Anti-Gun Group Opposing Constitutional Carry
Delaware Delaware
Delaware: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today
Indiana Indiana
Indiana: House Passes Lawful Carry, Sends To Senate
Maine Maine
Maine: Judiciary Committee to Consider Carry-Over Gun Confiscation Measure
Maine: Judiciary Committee Rejects Gun Confiscation Measure
Maryland Maryland
Maryland: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today
Nebraska Nebraska
Nebraska: Hearing Scheduled for Constitutional Carry Legislation Next Week
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: Gun Owners End 2021 On High Note, But The Battle Continues
South Carolina South Carolina
South Carolina: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Bad Gun Bill Could Become Worse in House Committee
Virginia Virginia
Virginia: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today
Washington Washington
Washington: Right off the Bat, Committee Schedules Hearing for Anti-Gun Bills
Washington: Another Year – Another Extreme Gun Ban!
Washington: The Hits Keep on Coming as Magazine Ban Pulled to the Senate Floor
Wisconsin Wisconsin
Wisconsin: Senate Committee Passes Constitutional Carry
Wisconsin: Committees Hearing Self-Defense Bills
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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.