Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 17

NRA-ILA Leadership Forum: President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
NRA-ILA Leadership Forum: President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom
That elections have consequences was made crystal clear at last week’s NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, GA.  For the first time since President Reagan spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting in 1983, a sitting president addressed NRA members during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, April 28th.
Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  GUN LAWS
Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces
News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.
Press Basks in Self-Pity as President Skips Media Event to Engage with America
NEWS
Press Basks in Self-Pity as President Skips Media Event to Engage with America
President Trump has a busy schedule this week. On Friday, he becomes the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan in 1983 to address the members of the National Rifle
Association during our Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, GA. The next day he will hold a rally at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg to mark the 100th day of his presidency. 
Research Shows Murders are Heavily Concentrated in Small Fraction of Counties
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
Research Shows Murders are Heavily Concentrated in Small Fraction of Counties
This week, a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) revealed just how concentrated murders are in the U.S. Citing county level data from 2014, researchers determined that a small fraction of all counties are responsible for a majority of the murders in the U.S.
Expanding NYPD Gun License Corruption Scandal Shows Need for Reform
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Expanding NYPD Gun License Corruption Scandal Shows Need for Reform
Further scandal hit the New York City Police Department’s License Division this week as federal prosecutors charged four individuals in two separate bribery conspiracies following a wide-ranging corruption investigation concerning the city’s issuance of handgun licenses. The latest round of charges comes a year after news broke of severe corruption within the License Division when federal prosecutors charged prominent Brooklyn businessman Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein for bribing division officials to shepherd certain handgun license applications through the licensing process. The latest charges suggests that the corruption went to the highest levels of the License Division, and that handgun licenses were essentially up for sale.
Download the NRA-ILA App to Win!
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Download the NRA-ILA App to Win!
As a thank you for standing with us in the fight to defend the Second Amendment, we’re giving away a B12i Breda Shotgun during the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits! All you have to do is download the NRA-ILA app, access the giveaway on the action screen, and enter to win!
EU Council Adopts Gun Control Measures Passed by Parliament
NEWS  SECOND AMENDMENT
EU Council Adopts Gun Control Measures Passed by Parliament
On Tuesday, the European Council met in Luxembourg and adopted wide-ranging restrictive revisions to the EU Firearms Directive. The move comes after negotiations between the European Parliament and Council led to a heavily-revised version of the European Commission’s initial gun control proposal, which was announced in December and passed by the European Parliament in March.
NRA-ILA Grassroots on the Ground in Atlanta
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NRA-ILA Grassroots on the Ground in Atlanta
In conjunction with NRA’s Annual Meetings in Atlanta, the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division once again had a busy schedule of events.

VIDEOS

President Donald Trump: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
President Donald Trump: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
President Donald Trump addressed the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wayne LaPierre: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Wayne LaPierre: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chris W. Cox: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Chris W. Cox: 2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox reflects on the critical November election when freedom truly hung in the balance, and salutes the gun owners who stormed the polls in an act of sheer defiance of the elites. He encourages the crowd to vow to make November more than a temporary moment and instead a permanent political red line for every would-be holder of power. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation
Maine Maine
Maine: Committee to Consider Campus Carry Legislation Next Week
Montana Montana
Montana: Legislature Rejects Governor’s Proposed Changes to Restaurant Carry
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oklahoma: Senate Could Soon Consider Preemption Legislation
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Vote
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Critical Preemption Bills Pass Out of Their Chambers of Origin
West Virginia West Virginia
West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law
Wisconsin Wisconsin
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