|Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strong statement in support of the Second Amendment by passing H.J. Res. 40, which would repeal Barack Obama’s scandalous attempt to grab guns from thousands of law-abiding Social Security Administration (SSA) beneficiaries.
week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior,
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.). Zinke’s nomination now moves to the full
Senate, where a confirmation vote could happen imminently.
|Jeff Sessions, the former U.S. senator from Alabama, was confirmed on Wednesday as the new U.S. attorney general.
|On Monday, the Washington Post reported on a “white paper” written by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald Turk that outlines several changes that ATF could make to decrease the burdens placed on gun owners and the firearms industry while maintaining public safety. Titled “Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms Regulations” and dated January 20, 2017, the document covers a raft of issues that NRA has previously worked to address, and vindicates NRA’s long-held contentions about the dubious efficacy of many firearms regulations. While the white paper does fail to address some of the legitimate concerns of gun owners in certain areas, the majority of document should serve to inform ATF regulatory reform efforts moving forward.
|We hear it all the time from the anti-gun folks: firearms are a “public health” crisis. The proponents of this theory, of course, ignore the main reason Americans own guns … one that is demonstrated thousands, if not millions, of times a year: they can save the lives of their owners and the owner’s loved ones.
|Today, February 9, the full House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 12 by a vote of 200-97. SB 12 will now go to Governor Chris Sununu for final consideration. Please contact Governor Sununu and urge him to sign SB 12 into law.
|The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement from Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), applauding the appointment of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate:
|Thanks to all your hard work last year, the Second Amendment saw resounding victories on Election Day 2016. From local state legislature races, to governor races, to Congress and the United States presidency, YOU showed up to elected pro-gun lawmakers into office. YOU did that.
|STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP