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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 26, No. 20 5/17/2019

Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case
As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with their own firearms. The plaintiffs in the case have raised a number of objections to the regime, the foremost of which is that it violates the Second Amendment. The case is New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York City.
Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort
NEWS  
Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort
At the National Retail Federation’s 2018 convention in New York City, Levi Strauss & Co. Brand President James Curleigh told those assembled that the multinational pants manufacturer intends to be the “most relevant lifestyle brand.” Evidently, part of creating that “lifestyle” includes foisting a doctrinaire set of political beliefs onto its employees and customers.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear
Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Webster, and his colleagues at the Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research launched their much anticipated massive, open online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” this week. The course is available on Coursera, an online learning platform.
Retired Justice Stevens Continues Crusade Against Guns
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Retired Justice Stevens Continues Crusade Against Guns
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens does not believe a law-abiding citizen has a right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment, and he wants to make sure everyone knows it. He made his position clear when he authored a dissenting opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court, in fact, held that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right.
Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill
NEWS  
Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for signing NRA-backed legislation that protects tenants’ rights by prohibiting “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.   
NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act
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NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act
NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois's FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life, an organization dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of Illinois residents. 
NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge
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NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge
NRA Applauds Attorney General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Alabama Alabama
Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation
Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate
Florida Florida
Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up
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.