Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 16

Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation
 LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  
Chicago: Mayor Emanuel Demands Tougher Laws for Gun Dealers as Straw Purchaser Gets Probation
On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with representatives of the UCAN organization to make the case for further gun controls to combat the city’s violent crime. Chicago’s WLS reported that Emanuel used the opportunity to demand enactment of "strong and sensible" legislation targeting firearms dealers while lambasting federal gun laws as weak. However, a sentence handed down in a recent straw purchasing case bolsters the argument that the city’s violent crime problem is a result of weak and inconsistent enforcement of existing law rather than a need for more gun control.
 
The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION  SECOND AMENDMENT
The Prosecutors and the Pagans: Two Sides of the Empire State’s Gun Laws
Early this month, members of the gun-control group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence met at a “Manhattan Summit” and took the time to express their dismay and alarm over federal bills proposing national concealed carry reciprocity. At the group’s news conference, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., explained that if the “dangerous” reciprocity legislation passes, someone from neighboring Vermont, “where there are no permit requirements, could come into New York City with a loaded gun, come to Times Square, go to the subways and be amongst us in our communities.” This would be very bad, apparently, despite the fact that Vermont consistently ranks as one of the safest states in the country, with a violent crime rate less than a third of that of New York State and where an estimated 70 to 75 percent of adult Vermonters own guns. 
 
“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun
Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time it was 16-year-old Sarah Allena Nichols, formerly a student at Prattville High School in Autauga County, Alabama, and now serving a year’s expulsion from Autauga County schools, school property, and any school-sponsored function.
 
NRA-ILA Grassroots State of the Union
NEWS  TAKE ACTION
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.

VIDEOS

 
Chris W. Cox: Reciprocity
Chris W. Cox: Reciprocity
Chris W. Cox says states that deny one constitutional freedom criminalize the entire Bill of Rights. He promises to battle on behalf of America's 100 million gun owners until the full measure of our Second Amendment freedom is restored to every citizen in every corner of the land. The National Rifle Association fights for the protection of these liberties. The NRA is Freedom's Safest Place.
 
Ask Me Anything- Grassroots Events at the NRA Annual Meeting
Ask Me Anything- Grassroots Events at the NRA Annual Meeting
This week's Ask Me Anything with Glen Caroline, the Director of NRA's Grassroots.
 
Chris W. Cox on the NRA Annual Meetings
Chris W. Cox on the NRA Annual Meetings
President Trump will address NRA Annual Meetings on April 28. He’s the first sitting president to do so since Reagan in 1983. NRA-ILA’s Chris W. Cox joins Cam Edwards to discuss why it's great to have someone in the White House who supports the Second Amendment and who shows his support for the NRA members who put him over the top in November.
 
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.
 
NRA-ILA's Chris W. Cox on Fox & Friends
NRA-ILA's Chris W. Cox on Fox & Friends
Discussing President Trump speaking at the 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Atlanta, GA. To get your tickets: https://www.nraam.org/events/2017/nra-ila-leadership-forum/
 
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


Connecticut: Ivory Ban Legislation Referred to House Committee
Alabama Alabama
Alabama: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Senate
Florida Florida
Florida: Anti-Gun Advocates Working to Change the Florida Constitution
North Carolina North Carolina
North Carolina: Hearing on Pro-Hunting Legislation Rescheduled for Next Week
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Senate Firearms Preemption Bill Expected for Floor Vote Next Week
Texas Texas
Texas: House Committee Advances Bill to Significantly Reduce License To Carry Fees!
Key Progress Made on Permitless Carry in Texas
Washington Washington
Washington: Governor Inslee Signs Bill for Permit Renewal Notices
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Range Protection Bill Signed by Governor
Wisconsin Wisconsin
Join Your NRA-ILA on May 3rd at the Sun Prairie Cabela's
Join Your NRA-ILA on May 4th at the Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club
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