on August 23, 2015 in E News

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22

NEWS
Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers
A new “study” by David Swedler, trained at the (gun control crusader Michael) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and co-authored by longtime anti-gun researcher David Hemenway, of the Harvard School of Public Health, uses rigged methodology to conclude that law enforcement officers are more likely to be murdered in states that have higher levels of gun ownership. As a result, Swedler and Hemenway say, “States could consider methods for reducing firearm ownership as a way to reduce occupational deaths of LEOs.” In what may be the understatement of the century, Swedler and Hemenway concede that it’s “possible” that law enforcement officers are more likely to be murdered than other Americans because they have “more frequent encounters with motivated violent offenders.” To say the least. According to the FBI, from 2004 to 2013, 46 percent of officer murderers had prior arrests for crimes of violence, 63 percent had been convicted on prior criminal charges, 50 percent had received probation or parole for prior criminal charges, and 26 percent were under judicial supervision, including probation, parole, and conditional release, at the time of the officers’ murders.
NRABLOG.COM
Brady Campaign Criticizes NRA Partnership With Indiana National Guard
Governor Mike Pence recently directed the state’s military bases and training centers to beef up security in response to recent attacks in Tennessee. With this order, he enlisted the National Rifle Association’s world-class training program and trainers. However, per usual, gun control advocates, like the Brady Campaign, placed politics above safety and the lives of our brave men and women. They criticized the Indiana Governor for recruiting the NRA to provide the good deed of offering free materials, training and facilities to the guardsmen. Suggesting that we, the NRA, are “first and foremost” a “lobbying organization”. If anyone has done their research or knows a little bit about the NRA, they would know that we were founded on the principles of marksmanship, and have continued till this day to teach firearm competency and safety to civilians through a network of over 120,000 certified instructors. No other organization in the world does more than the NRA to educate people on the safe and responsible use of firearms.
NEWS
A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America
August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the devastation wrought by the storm and the resulting chaos is a human tragedy of such a vast scale that it endures to this day; and will well beyond. Further, the measures taken to disarm law-abiding firearm owners in Katrina’s wake should serve as a testament to why gun owners guard our right to bear arms so vigilantly.
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Missouri Supreme Court Applies Strict Scrutiny to Gun Case, Upholds Ban on Felon-in-Possession
On August 5, 2014, residents of the Show Me State approved Amendment 5 that strengthened Missouri’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms, with 61% voting in favor of the measure. The amendment made clear that Missouri citizens have an “unalienable” right to keep and bear arms and that any “restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny.” It also states, however, that “[n]othing in this section shall be construed to prevent the general assembly from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those duly adjudged mentally infirm by a court of competent jurisdiction.”
NEWS
Scapegoat Alert! D.C. Murders Increase, Police Chief Blames . . .
Murders in the District of Columbia are not nearly as common as they were a generation ago, when the city’s crack cocaine gangs and former handgun ban held sway. However, murders in D.C. are up by a third thus far in 2015, as compared to the first eight months of last year. And while the local police union faults the city’s police chief, Cathy Lanier, for dismantling units that had kept drug gangs at bay, Lanier is pointing an accusatory finger at guns.
NEWS
Chain of Movie Houses Branches Out to Security Theater
Thanks to a new emphasis on searching the bags of moviegoers, the Regal Cinemas chain is treating its customers to its own brand of security theater. According to a story appearing on NPR, the theater chain has always reserved the right to inspect backpacks and the like to intercept bootleg food and drinks. Now, however, the company is claiming ticket takers will be routinely conducting searches of all bags “[t]o ensure the safety of our guests and employees.”
NEWS
The Chief Craig Effect
On Friday, Fox News reported on the increasing number of Detroit residents exercising their Right-to-Carry, in part because of Police Chief James Craig’s call to arms. Gun owners might recall NRA’s previous coverage of Chief Craig’s support for Detroiters exercising their Second Amendment rights as an effective means of self-defense in a city that has fallen on hard times.
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VIDEOS
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Politicians Once Again Push Failed Clinton Gun Ban
In this News Minute from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, Jennifer Zahrn reports that U.S. Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts and State Senator Marlon Kimpson of South Carolina are calling for a ban on so-called assault weapons. One of the firearms they want to ban is the most popular rifle on the market today – the AR-15 – used by millions of Americans for defense, target shooting, and hunting.
Next Week on NRA All Access
Taya Kyle’s husband, Chris Kyle, was an American hero who devoted his life to serving his country and supporting his family before he was tragically killed. On this episode of NRA All Access we learn how Taya is preserving Chris’s legacy through her new book American Wife, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, and her focus on empowering others.

Later in the episode we learn how a handful of states have outdated laws that ban hunting on Sundays and find out how its affecting the future of hunting and wildlife management in Pennsylvania.

Watch all new episodes of NRA All Access Presented by Taurus on Wednesdays at 7 pm ET on Outdoor Channel.
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP
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California
California Legislature Back to Business on Monday, August 17.
Missouri
Missouri Supreme Court Applies Strict Scrutiny to Gun Case, Upholds Ban on Felon-in-Possession
New Hampshire
New Hampshire: Suppressor Legislation Approved by Subcommittee
New Jersey
New Jersey: Governor Christie Signs Apprentice Hunting Bill into Law
North Dakota
North Dakota: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement Reached with Minnesota
Virginia
All eyes will be on Virginia’s elections this fall

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