Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 15



Breaking News! President Trump to Speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Breaking News! President Trump to Speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry. The Forum is also a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office . The 2017 leadership forum includes President Trump, governors, congressmen, and senators. 
 
Bloomberg Reemerges to Shower Cash on Antigun Causes
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
Bloomberg Reemerges to Shower Cash on Anti-gun Causes
In 2014, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged $50 million to “take on the NRA.”  Three years later, America’s embrace of Second Amendment rights is as strong as ever, and pro-gun sentiments dominate both chambers of Congress, the White House, and the bulk of state legislatures and governor’s mansions. 
Record-High Gun Industry Figures Reflect Surges in Sales and Permits
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
Record-High Gun Industry Figures Reflect Surges in Sales and Permits
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has recently released a report detailing the sizeable contribution the firearm and ammunition industry makes towards the economic well-being of this country. According to “The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2017,” on the economic impact of the firearm industry in terms of jobs and taxes:
 
Study on Noise Exposure Suggests Firearm Owners Would Benefit from Better Access to Suppressors
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
Study on Noise Exposure Suggests Firearm Owners Would Benefit from Better Access to Suppressors
Gun owners should always make sure to use proper hearing protection when operating firearms. Unfortunately, evidence from a recent study published in The Laryngoscope, a medical journal that specializes in head and neck disorders including otolaryngology, revealed that many shooters do not employ adequate hearing protection while exercising their Second Amendment rights. While some of the study’s findings are discouraging, the prevalence of excess noise exposure during the recreational use of firearms underscores the importance of pending legislation that would increase access to firearm suppressors.
 
New Zealand MPs Propose Raft of New Gun Controls
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New Zealand MPs Propose Raft of New Gun Controls
On April 7, the New Zealand Parliament’s Law and Order Committee issued the results of a formal inquiry into the country’s gun laws. Misleadingly titled, “Inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand,” the report makes the case for extreme new gun controls aimed at New Zealand’s approximately 242,056 law-abiding gun owners. The onerous recommendations impact nearly every aspect of gun ownership in the country.
 
5 reasons to support National Reciprocity
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION
5 reasons to support National Reciprocity
Exercising a right shouldn’t be contingent upon what state you’re in.
 
NRA-ILA Frontlines™ Activist Leader Program
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NRA-ILA Frontlines™ Activist Leader Program
In 1994, NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Division established its flagship “grasstops” program—the NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) Program.  During the ensuing years, hundreds of NRA members stepped up to the plate to serve in this volunteer leadership position to mobilize gun owners for political and legislative activism.
 
NRA-ILA Grassroots State of the Union
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NRA-ILA Grassroots State of the Union
Join NRA-ILA Grassroots Director Glen Caroline during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, for a FREE briefing on NRA-ILA’s grassroots successes in the 2016 elections and how those lessons learned can be applied to defending your rights moving ahead.  Glen will also be discussing modifications & improvements to NRA-ILA’s Grassroots programs to better meet the needs of today’s Second Amendment activists.
 
Attend NRA-ILA Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta!
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Attend NRA-ILA Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta!
All college students and recent graduates are welcome to join NRA-ILA Grassroots staff for our third annual Collegiate Leadership Conference during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia (admission is FREE). In addition to Grassroots staff, attendees will hear from a panel of pro-gun student activists who will share their successes in organizing in support of the Second Amendment on campus. Participants will also have the chance to network with other students, build a regional activism plan, and talk with NRA-ILA staff about job opportunities.
 
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta
NEWS  GUN LAWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Atlanta
The Annual National Firearms Law Seminar will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. The gold standard in firearms law classes, this day-long seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.

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Get your tickets for the The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia
Get your tickets for the The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia
The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia will be attended by over 80,000 patriots, feature 800+ exhibitors, and include a jam-packed schedule of seminars, workshops, special events and celebrity meet and greets! You don't want to miss out on this exciting celebration of freedom.
 
Join us for the 11th annual Women's Leadership Forum and Luncheon
Join us for the 11th annual Women's Leadership Forum and Luncheon
Connected by their commitment to freedom, women from all walks of life come together at the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction. The Women's Leadership Forum is a coalition of philanthropic women united with the mission of infusing new enthusiasm, new excitement, new leaders and new opportunities into the fight for Second Amendment freedoms. Please join the Women’s Leadership Forum Co-Chairs Susan LaPierre and Janet Nyce for an exciting day of auctions, food and entertainment. Held on Friday, April 28 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, the 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction will be the best event yet!
 
NRA Country Jam: Story Behind the Song
NRA Country Jam: Story Behind the Song
NRA Country is known for delivering great country music entertainment, and this year will not disappoint! Come hear Chris Janson, Josh Thompson, Lindsay Ell, and Cary Barlowe tell the stories behind their songs, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a songwriter in Nashville.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Contact Your Senator in Opposition to Gun Dealer Licensing Scheme
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Governor Branstad Expands the Second Amendment Rights of Gun Owners Across Iowa
Kentucky Kentucky
Kentucky: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Training Bill
Maine Maine
Maine Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Still Looming in House
Maine: Sunday Hunting Bills Voted Down in Committee Work Session
Maryland Maryland
Maryland: 2017 General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die
Massachusetts Massachusetts
Massachusetts: Anti-Gun Bill Pending in House
Montana Montana
Montana: Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Passed out of Committee
Nebraska Nebraska
Nebraska: Firearms Preemption Bill Passes First Floor Vote
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Pistol Purchase Permit Reform Bills Introduced
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Pro-Gun Preemption Bill Passed out of Committee
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: Bill to Expand Hunting Opportunities Passes House
Tennessee Tennessee
Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Passed out of House Subcommittee
Washington Washington
Washington: Two Gun Bills Pass Second Chamber
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