NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 8
NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 8
LEGAL & LEGISLATION GUN LAWS NEWS
Obama’s Power Grab to Ban Ammo in Full Swing. Only YOU Can Stop Him!
In a familiarly troubling pattern, the Obama administration’s wanton crusade against the Second Amendment marches on. You must act NOW if we are to stop them in their tracks! In an attempt to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is moving to ban a whole class of common rifle ammunition with a radical reinterpretation of a nearly 30-year-old law regulating so-called “armor piercing” ammunition. The BATFE’s new “Framework” would prohibit the manufacturing, importation, and sale of M855 ball ammunition, one of the most popular cartridges for the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America. The Obama Administration’s repeated attempts to outlaw the AR-15 and other firearms have been unsuccessful, so they’re attempting to do what they see as the next best thing–ban one of the most popular types of ammunition the AR-15 uses.
Does Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety really have “two million members?” Is Moms Demand Action really “a powerful grassroots network of moms?” Or are these just front groups that consist of a handful of Bloomberg hirelings, pretending to represent more people than they do, to trick Americans into submitting to their fanatically-obsessed employer’s will?
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Status of Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Legislation
Last week, NRA updated you on the status of all NRA supported Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bills in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. NRA fully supports efforts to require states to respect an individual’s right to self-defense no matter what state they are in. Each bill saw an increase in cosponsorship this week. Again, NRA urges you to please contact your elected officials, if he or she if not a current cosponsor, to support these important bills.
In a story we first reported on in 2013, the makers of a cellphone application that purports to alert its users to the location of “dangerous guns and owners” continue to push the product. A 2015 version of the program developed at a lab run by the University of California San Diego is now in beta testing. Rather than provide any real service to its users, the Gun Geo Marker Mark 1 App appears to be little more than a thinly-veiled means to harass, and violate the privacy of, gun owners.
“Just imagine that my daughter’s iPhone was a gun.” You may immediately think that would be a preferable exchange for any college student facing an impending sexual assault. Yet the imaginary request comes via a recent article in The Washington Post titled “You think your drunk college-age daughters are bad with their iPhones? Imagine them with guns.”
On Tuesday, nine doctors and lawyers, claiming to represent their medical and legal organizations (and by extension, the members of their professions), strained their credibility and made fools of themselves with a call to action in favor of gun control.
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The NRA-ILA Grassroots Division will be hosting the first ever Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits! Geared specifically toward the next generation of Second Amendment activists, this one-of-a kind event will be an exciting opportunity for college students to learn more about the Second Amendment and how to become a more effective advocate on their campus and in their community! (The event is open to all interested attendees, but its focus will be on college students.)
In this news minute from the NRA-ILA, Jennifer Zahrn speaks about veteran news reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s characterization of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as an astroturfer.
NRA CEO & EVP Wayne LaPierre: CPAC 2015
Wayne LaPierre addressed the crowd at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
Arkansas: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Introduced in Legislature
Florida Alert: “Astroturf” groups attack lawmakers who support campus carry
Florida Urgent Alert: Contact Committee Members Immediately
South Dakota: NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Bills Fail in Committee
South Dakota: House Overwhelmingly Passes “Shall Sign” Legislation
West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation Passes Through Senate Committee Unanimously
West Virginia: Misinformation Being Spread about Permitless Carry Legislation
West Virginia: Permit Holder Confidentiality Legislation to Receive Hearing Tomorrow