Saturday, February 04, 2017

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 1



NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 1

The Battle to Confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General is Underway!  NRA Member Action Needed Now!
NEWS
The Battle to Confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General is Underway! NRA Member Action Needed Now!
President-elect Trump has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General of the United States! That's great news for all of us who cherish our right to keep and bear arms. But Sessions is being attacked for his support of the Second Amendment and law enforcement. On Tuesday, January 10, the battle over the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General begins when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing.
State Department Snubs Congressional Concerns
NEWS
State Department Snubs Congressional Concerns
President Obama is working hard to make his last days in office count. Unfortunately for the nation, his concern as usual is partisan politics, not good governance.
Chris W. Cox: Sen. Jeff Sessions will fight for the Second Amendment
USA TODAY
Chris W. Cox: Sen. Jeff Sessions will fight for the Second Amendment
Unlike his predecessors, Jeff Sessions knows that law-abiding gun owners are not the problem. For the last eight years, Americans who care about the Second Amendment and our right to self-defense have faced an administration intent on dismantling those freedoms. The gun control lobby, funded by billionaires like Michael Bloomberg, tried to turn the 2016 election into a referendum on the Second Amendment — and they lost. Now, due in no small part to the efforts of the National Rifle Association and our members, law-abiding gun owners can look forward to a president who respects our rights. In that regard, we should all be happy about President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general.
40 Percent Myth Further Debunked by Suspiciously-timed Harvard Report
NEWS
40 Percent Myth Further Debunked by Suspiciously-timed Harvard Report
This week saw the publication of survey data compiled by Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s Deborah Azrael, Matthew Miller, and Lisa Hepburn, that should finally lay to rest the long-debunked factoid that 40 percent of firearms sales occur without a background check. The report, titled, “Firearm Acquisition Without Background Checks: Results of a National Survey,” and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that only 22 percent “of gun owners who reported obtaining their most recent firearm within the previous 2 years reported doing so without a background check.” However, rather than celebrate these new findings, gun rights supporters should remain skeptical of this data and even more so of the way its release was handled.
Gun Shy Professor Claims Need to Counter Campus Carry
NEWS
Gun Shy Professor Claims Need to Counter Campus Carry
Do you look back on your college years and remember the impassioned debates, when disagreements over the Periodic Table of Elements, theories of supply and demand, or the status of Pluto as a planet could sever friendships and result in otherwise well-adjusted academics coming to blows?
Boston University Continues to Tout Flawed Gun Research
NEWS
Boston University Continues to Tout Flawed Gun Research
At times the obstinance of some gun control supporters marvels even their most seasoned observers. Such is the case with Boston University School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea, whose continued promotion of his own deeply flawed research in the face of criticism from gun rights supporters and condemnation from more established anti-gun researchers brings to mind the enduring work of Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, or the behavior of a mule.

VIDEOS

NRA: Donald Trump's Strongest Ally
NRA: Donald Trump's Strongest Ally
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre says that, already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration. They'll spend whatever it takes to cripple his plans and inflict their revenge, LaPierre promises. The NRA chief also reminds us that Trump has no more powerful ally than the National Rifle Association of America, and he calls for supporters to stand by the NRA's side once more. The president-elect, says LaPierre, needs us now more than ever.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: California Department of Justice Inadvertently Discloses Personal Information of Firearm Safety Instructors

California: Free Webinar on the new “Assault Weapon” Regulations

2017 California Legislative Session Reconvenes Today, January 4th
Kentucky Kentucky
Kentucky: Legislative Session Convenes with Introduction of Constitutional Carry Legislation
Missouri Missouri
Missouri: Legislature Convenes for 2017 Legislative Session
Nebraska Nebraska
Nebraska: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced
New Hampshire New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Critical Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation in Committee Next Week!
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Gun Control Legislation is One of the First Bills Introduced in Montpelier

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