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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 19 5/10/2019

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Pushes May-Issue Federal Firearm Owner Licensing and Gun Confiscation
NEWS  
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Pushes May-Issue Federal Firearm Owner Licensing and Gun Confiscation
On Monday, in an obvious and desperate attempt to garner attention in an overcrowded 2020 Democratic presidential field, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) threw long-cultivated anti-gun strategy and messaging to the wind and further exposed the gun control endgame when he released his “Plan To End the Gun Violence Epidemic.” The document is a slapdash gun control advocate wish list, at the core of which is a plan to create a may-issue federal gun owner licensing scheme and confiscate millions of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.
Does Shannon Watts want a Ban on all Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?
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Does Shannon Watts want a Ban on all Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?
Shannon Watts has developed her persona as a “full-time volunteer” who wants nothing more than to bring “common sense gun laws” to this country. However, she once again reminded gun owners of her true agenda with a recent tweet. We are used to individuals misrepresenting our message to push their own political agendas, but, in this case, we thought it necessary to correct the record.
State of “Gun Violence” in the United States
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State of “Gun Violence” in the United States
Politicians treat so-called "gun violence" as a lever issue, hoping to energize their base and guilt law-abiding Americans into supporting policies that would have no effect on crime or help the mentally ill. Part of this effort entails presenting as large a number of fatalities as possible, and so researchers, the media, and anti-gun politicians combine suicide, homicide, accidents, legal interventions, and incidents in which the intent is unknown.
“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information
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“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information
NRA-ILA has previously written about the FBI’s “Rap Back” service, a law enforcement tool allowing authorized agencies to receive automatic criminal history updates about particular individuals – a person under criminal investigation or subject to probation or parole, or for noncriminal purposes, to monitor an employment applicant or person in a position of public trust, to ensure that they are  not engaging in criminal conduct that would disqualify them from that employment.
NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban
The main brief in the NRA supported case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association et al v. the City of New York and the New York City Police Department-License Division has officially be filed with the Supreme Court. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Florida Florida
Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis has SIGNED SB-7030
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Bill Crossover Deadline Passes, Anti-Gun Bills Do Not
Washington Washington
Washington: Gov. Inslee Signs Anti-Gun Bills
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.