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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 14 4/13/2018

Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business
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Unfriendly Skies: Delta CEO Claims Bashing NRA Members is Good Business
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, murders, there has been an unusual amount of anti-gun and anti-NRA commentary by private corporations with plenty of problems of their own.   In February, Delta announced it was ending a discount program for passengers who used the airline to travel to the NRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The move had nothing to do with any problems Delta itself experienced with the NRA or its members, but supposedly came in response to what the airline called “the current national debate over gun control amid recent school shootings.” Bizarrely, Delta characterized its decision to link innocent NRA members with school shootings and to punish them by reneging on a contract as a reflection of its “neutral status” and an attempt to “refrain from entering this debate.” 
Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban
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Trial Judge Mocks the Late Justice Scalia While Upholding Expansive Gun Ban
Gun owners have seen many outrageous instances of courts dismissing the importance, if not the very existence, of the individual right to keep and bear arms. But Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts still managed to distinguish himself among this dubious cohort with an opinion published on April 5. Not only the does Young’s opinion uphold an expansive ban on semiautomatic firearms and magazines by misreading Supreme Court precedent, it goes out of its way to mock the legacy and stalwart Second Amendment jurisprudence of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia. 
Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners
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Bailed-out Banks Launch Coordinated Attack on Law-abiding Gun Owners
There is growing evidence that some of America’s financial elite want to create a world in which America’s public policy decisions emanate from corporate boardrooms in Manhattan rather than from citizens and their elected officials.  This was demonstrated in recent weeks when both Citigroup and Bank of America announced changes to their corporate guidelines aimed at preventing law-abiding Americans from exercising their constitutional rights.
The Opposite of Data-Driven Public Policy
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The Opposite of Data-Driven Public Policy
The Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, signed gun control measures earlier this week – adding restrictive new laws including age restrictions on firearms purchases, bans on “high-capacity” (read: standard capacity) magazines, bans on bump stocks, and “closes” the non-existent “gun show loophole.” 
UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control
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UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control
The UK’s descent into absurdity continued this week as officials announced new efforts to crack down on knives and other potentially dangerous objects. The renewed interest in banning sharp objects stems from a recent spate of killings in London. In February and March, London’s murder rate topped New York City’s for the first time in recorded history.
Congratulations to the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia on 70 Years
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Congratulations to the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia on 70 Years
On April 15, the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia celebrates its 70th birthday. Founded in 1948 by a group of roughly 100 shooters in Sydney, SSAA has grown to a membership of nearly 200,000 and into Australia’s preeminent organization representing gun owners.
Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Leadership Conference in Dallas!
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Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Leadership Conference in Dallas!
Join NRA-ILA staff during NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas for a FREE briefing on NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Programs and campaign efforts, with a special concentration on our collegiate outreach. Attendees of all ages are welcome to learn more about what the NRA-ILA is doing to reach out to College Students and how you can help in your local community.
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Dallas
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Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Dallas
Please join us for the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018, as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available, including 8.75 (1.0) in Texas. 
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STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

California California
California: Update on Firearm-Related Bills Heard in Committee This Week
Florida Florida
Florida Alert! Six Leon County Commissioners Thumb Their Noses at Gun Owners
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: House Returns from Recess, Gun Control Bills on the Move
Louisiana Louisiana
Louisiana Action Needed: Gun Control Bills Scheduled for Consideration Next Week
Nebraska Nebraska
Nebraska: Legislature Passes Firearm Records Confidentiality Bill
Vermont Vermont
Vermont: Flip-Flop Phil Signs Historic Gun Control Bill
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