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Thursday, July 13, 2017

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 26

Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote
Gun owners received disappointing news on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that effectively let stand California’s “may-issue” permitting regime. The upshot of this decision is that law-abiding Californians in many areas of the state will be effectively denied the right to “bear” arms in public for self-defense. 
California Court Block’s Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban


LEGAL and LEGISLATION  NEWS
California Court Block’s Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban
The battle to secure Second Amendment rights is ever-evolving. On Monday, gun owners were dealt a disappointing blow with the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the legal scheme that empowers California counties to effectively ban the bearing of arms (see related article). Yet by Thursday, Second Amendment advocates were cheering a federal court’s opinion blocking enforcement of California’s draconian magazine ban. That opinion, in Duncan v. Becerra, shows what’s possible when a federal judge treats the right to keep and bear arms with the respect deserved by all provisions within the Bill of Rights. 
Pro-Gun Members of Congress Seek to Protect Veterans, Preserve Historically Significant Firearms
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  GUN LAWS
Pro-Gun Members of Congress Seek to Protect Veterans, Preserve Historically Significant Firearms
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative David P. Roe (R-TN) this week introduced bills to create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register historic war mementos that would be considered regulated firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA).
Gun-Banning U.S. Conference of Mayors Attacks National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS
Gun-Banning U.S. Conference of Mayors Attacks National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
The U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their 85th Annual Meeting from June 23-26 in sunny Miami Beach, Fla.  Continuing a tradition almost as old as the meeting, the assembled mayors schemed on how to prevent the American people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
Seattle’s Tax on Gun Retailers – A Gun Control “Bait and Switch”
NEWS  LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Seattle’s Tax on Gun Retailers – A Gun Control “Bait and Switch”
In the world of retail sales, “bait and switch” refers to a marketing tactic in which one item or product (the bait) is attractively advertised in order to get interested customers to commit to a different product (the switch).     
Czech Lower House Approves Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment
NEWS
Czech Lower House Approves Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment
Exactly two weeks after the Czech Republic announced that they would challenge restrictive changes to the European Union’s European Firearms Directive in the European Court of Justice, the small nation has once again acted to defend themselves against transnational gun controllers. On June 28, the Czech Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Czech Parliament) approved a constitutional amendment to protect Czech citizens’ right to possess firearms and ammunition, with a reported 139 of 200 deputies voting in favor.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Governor Brown Signs AB 103 and Anti-Gun Bills Pass Public Safety Committees

California: DOJ’s Proposed “Assault Weapon” Regulations Rejected by Office of Administrative Law

California: Federal Judge Grants Request to Stay Enforcement of California’s Magazine Ban
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect July 1!
Kansas Kansas
Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From 2017 Legislative Session
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: Legislative Sine Die Adjournment Approaching
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: School Carry Bill Passes Senate with Weakening Amendment
Tennessee Tennessee
Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation goes into Effect on Saturday
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Veto Session Officially Concludes 2017 Session
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