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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 21 6/8/2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  NEWS  GUN LAWS  
California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle
California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine firearm rules will not spare a gun owner in technical violation of the law from the wrath of the California Department of Justice.
Comments Needed on Proposals to Update Export Rules, Ease Burdens on Firearm-Related Businesses
NEWS  
Comments Needed on Proposals to Update Export Rules, Ease Burdens on Firearm-Related Businesses
We recently reported on proposed rules announced by the Trump Administration to update the U.S. export regime for firearms and ammunition and to ease burdens and red tape on domestic firearm-related businesses, especially gunsmiths and manufacturers. Comments on these proposals are still urgently needed to help refine the final rules and ensure the voices of America’s small firearm-related businesses and gun owners are heard.
May 2018 Sets Another Background Check Record
NEWS  
May 2018 Sets Another Background Check Record
Numbers are supposed to be a universal truth. The issue that arises with numbers – specifically the number of NICS checks run by the FBI – is the interpretation or presentation. Narratives shift depending on how the numbers “need” to be reported. High numbers of gun sales? Fear-based clinging to guns. Low numbers? Well, we haven’t had low numbers of NICS checks in quite some time. 

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Delaware Delaware
Delaware: Gun Ban Legislation Fails to Pass Senate Committee
Illinois Illinois
Illinois: Registration & Firearm Surrender Bills Go to Governor Rauner’s Desk
Mississippi Mississippi
Mississippi Supreme Court Rules That Enhanced Carry Permit Holders Can Carry in Courthouses
New Jersey New Jersey
New Jersey: Gun Control Bills Pass Legislature, Now Heading to the Governor
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