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Grassroots Alert: Vol. 25, No. 22 6/15/2018

Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies
NEWS  
Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies
This week the press gleefully reported the anti-gun pronouncements of a trio of diverse special interest groups. The Washington Post announced, “Frustrated [American Medical Association] adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence.” In a separate piece, addressing statements by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Post blared “Police chiefs plot new strategies against gun violence and mass shootings.” Politico reported, “Conference of Mayors passes resolutions favoring gun control.” In other breaking news, water is wet and the sun rises in the East.
D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA
NEWS  
D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA
Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe we’re just a few more “commonsense safety measures” away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. 
The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting
NEWS  
The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting
It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of Mark David Chapman, when the magazine’s founder, Jann Wenner, decided he wanted to “make something good come out of (the murder).”  Wenner started the Foundation on Violence in America, which was apparently designed to promote a public-relations campaign aimed at convincing Americans to accept restrictions on handguns.
A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun
NEWS  
A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun
The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time the killjoys have deemed it their station to lecture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on proper parenting. The sad controversy erupted on June 10, as Kate Middleton, Prince George, and his sister Princess Charlotte watched Prince William participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucestershire. During the match, four-year-old George was pictured playing in the grass with an orange-tipped toy revolver and a toy knife. According to an account from Gloucestershire Live, the revolver was a squirt gun the future king won as a carnival prize.
The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech
LEGAL & LEGISLATION  
The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech
The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his Tea Party shirt. It is beyond a doubt that the state's application of the law unfairly discriminated against the free speech of NRA members. The lawyer for the state himself told the court that, under the law, a shirt with the slogan “Parkland Strong” would be permissible, while an NRA shirt would not. Ironically, while a shirt displaying the text of the First Amendment would be allowed, a Second Amendment shirt, which “could be viewed as political” would not.

STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP

Delaware Delaware
Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation
Indiana Indiana
Indiana: Indianapolis Committee Defeats Resolution Calling for Gun Ban
Oregon Oregon
Oregon: NRA Challenges Ballot Title for Initiative Petition 44 That Would Restrict Your Right to Self-Defense
Oregon: Court Modifies Scheduling Order for Gun Ban Initiative
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