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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 14 4/5/2019

Breaking News: President Trump to speak at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis
NEWS  
Breaking News: President Trump to speak at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis
FAIRFAX, Va.— President Donald Trump will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the third consecutive year that President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. 
New York Times Resurrects Flawed Study
NEWS  
New York Times Resurrects Flawed Study
Bad anti-gun research, and the sensationalist journalism that often accompanies it, provide unending opportunities for the most used (overused?) of all firearm themes: Zombies. Just when you think the thing is gone for good, it appears again.
New Zealand Government Wants Blank Check for Gun Confiscation
NEWS  
New Zealand Government Wants Blank Check for Gun Confiscation
On April 2, gun control legislation hastily concocted after the terrorist attack in Christchurch passed its first reading in the New Zealand Parliament. The legislation would ban, and provide for the confiscation of, several types of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their accessories and even many pump-action shotguns. The oppressive legislation will face two further votes in parliament before it becomes law. Upon brining the legislation to parliament, Police Minister Stuart Nash proclaimed, “Owning a firearm is a privilege, not a right.”
New Study: Cops Prevent Crime
NEWS  
New Study: Cops Prevent Crime
Readers may have noticed that we review “gun policy” studies regularly. Those clamoring for federal funding for gun policy research should set themselves up a Google Scholar alert, but not everything we want to highlight is directly related to gun policy. Crime is a complex issue and criminals are – shockingly – at the root of “gun crime”.
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis
Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Federal Court Stays “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling Effective Friday @ 5:00PM
California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward
California: Firearm Excise Tax, Increased DROS Fees and Other Firearm Related Bills Up for Committee Hearings
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible For Votes In The Senate
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Time Running Out To Support Critical Self-Defense Legislation
Maine Maine
Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: Committee To Vote On Omnibus Gun Control Package
Washington Washington
Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion Fails To Advance
NRA ILA

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.