|The film Under the Gun, produced and narrated by news anchor Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, took a major credibility hit soon after its May release, when it was revealed that the film incorporates footage intentionally manipulated and edited to show, incorrectly, that members of a Virginia-based gun rights group were dumbstruck upon being asked about background checks for gun purchases.|
|Last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey added to the confusion caused by her decision to unilaterally ban common semi-automatic firearms by releasing a list of “Guns That Are Not Assault Weapons.” In other words, she decided to independently, once again, confuse law-abiding citizens about a law that has existed for nearly two decades with another “opinion” that has little to do with the law itself.|
July, University of Texas at Austin professors Jennifer Lynn
Glass, Lisa Moore, and Mia Carter filed suit in the United States
District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Attorney
General Ken Paxton and UT officials to block the implementation of a
recent change in Texas law that permits campus carry for those with a
license in most portions of public university campuses.|
|As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms. Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways.|
|Amid social and economic strife that threatens to topple the regime of Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan government is employing a favorite tactic of tyrants the world over, further gun control. Last week, Reuters reported that Venezuela Interior Minister Nestor Reverol is ramping up efforts to disarm the populace through a program of confiscation and gun turn-ins.|
|This week, NRA ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox was in Portland, Maine to address the Maine Heritage Policy Center on the importance of the upcoming elections, and of particular concern to Maine residents, Ballot Question 3. Read his speech here, and learn more about Question 3 here.|
|Your NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative (CFR) is an NRA-ILA staff person who is living in your area, coordinating our volunteer activities with one goal in mind--ensuring pro-Second Amendment voters turn out to "Vote Freedom First!" on Election Day.|
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