Friday, May 3, 2019

What “Unsigning” the Arms Trade Treaty Means for American Gun Owners

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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 26, NUMBER 18

 
What
NEWS  
What "Unsigning" the Arms Trade Treaty Means for American Gun Owners
Last Friday, President Trump took the historic step of ordering the "unsigning" of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty during his address to the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum. President Trump's action effectively withdraws the United States from the most comprehensive effort towards international gun control.
 
Pro-Gun Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize Gun Sales
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Pro-Gun Congressmen Introduce Bill to Modernize Gun Sales
On Wednesday, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led several pro-gun members of his caucus – including Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) – in introducing a bill to modernize the way firearms are sold under federal law. The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act (FICRA) would update antiquated provisions of the Gun Control Act that reflect a bygone era of criminal recordkeeping and remove arbitrary impediments for law-abiding gun buyers and sellers.
 
MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
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MSNBC Reporter Unwittingly Discovers the Importance of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Sometimes even the worst of the media inadvertently stumbles upon the truth. On April 30th, MSNBC reported that the socialist government of Venezuela was running over its citizens with armored vehicles amidst protests of the government's ongoing tyranny.
 
Swiss Politician Attacks Military Officers' Association Over Pro-Rights Stance
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Swiss Politician Attacks Military Officers' Association Over Pro-Rights Stance
As NRA-ILA previously reported, on May 19 Swiss citizens will vote in a referendum to determine whether the idyllic and well-armed mountain nation will conform their domestic gun laws to the new European Firearms Directive. Expedited following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the new European Firearms Directive requires European Union member states to enact a host of minimum gun control laws, including new registration and licensing requirements and restrictions on centerfire semi-automatic firearms. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is a member of the Schengen Area. Swiss gun control proponents have claimed that a failure to align domestic law with the European Firearms Directive would endanger the neutral nation's Schengen status.
 
NYC's
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NYC's "Desperate Attempt" to Delay Proceedings in Gun Rights Case Rejected by Supreme Court
Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court refused to grant a request by the City of New York to delay the proceedings in the NRA-supported appeal of New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n, Inc. v. City of New York (No. 15-683). The case arises out of a challenge to New York City's notoriously restrictive handgun licensing scheme.
 
Grassroots Leadership Conference Wrap-Up
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Grassroots Leadership Conference Wrap-Up
On Saturday, April 27, the NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations Division hosted its Leadership Conference in conjunction with NRA's Annual Meetings in Indianapolis.
 
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VIDEOS

 
Minority Whip Steve Scalise: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Minority Whip Steve Scalise: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Senator Ted Cruz: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Senator Ted Cruz: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Governor Matt Bevin: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Governor Matt Bevin: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Senator Mike Braun: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Senator Mike Braun: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Senator Todd Young: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Senator Todd Young: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Governor Eric Holcomb: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Governor Eric Holcomb: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Candace Owens: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Candace Owens: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
 
Kyle Kashuv: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
Kyle Kashuv: 2019 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Arkansas Arkansas
Arkansas: Legislature Adjourns From its 2019 Legislative Session
Hawaii Hawaii
Hawaii: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Private Transfer Ban Legislation On The Move
Iowa Iowa
Iowa: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die
Nevada Nevada
Nevada: Anti-gun Legislation Could be Considered At Any Time In the Senate Judiciary Committee
Nevada: Clark County Commission Readies to Pass Gun Control With AB 291 Looming
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Legislation
Tennessee Tennessee
Tennessee: General Assembly Passes Important Self-Defense Legislation
Washington Washington
Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Owner Privacy Protected
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Reminder - FOIA Council meeting next Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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