NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 23, NUMBER 4 LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS Chief Justice Barack Obama? Here’s perhaps the most compelling argument we’ve heard against Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. Continuing her streak of adopting terrible (and perhaps planted) suggestions raised at campaign stops, Clinton on Tuesday called the appointment of Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court “a great idea,” according to an article in the Washington Examiner. Should that happen, Obama’s continued assault on the rights of America’s gun owners could last for decades. LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS House Democrats Ask Obama to Expand Rifle Ban On January 11, approximately 90 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to use his executive authority to tighten restrictions on the importation of detachable-magazine, semi-automatic rifles. Back in 1989, ATF reversed its interpretation of federal law to ban the importation of 43 makes and models of rifles functionally identical to the U.S.-made AR-15 and Springfield Armory M1A. The targeted rifles, which ATF had approved for importation for several years, included, but was not limited to, the semi-automatic AK-47, FN-FAL, FN-FNC, Steyr AUG, HK 91/93/94, Galil AR/ARM and Beretta AR-70. NEWS Two-Faced Hillary Adjusts Her Gun Control Message and Volume for Different Audiences Hillary Clinton is not known for her sincerity and forthrightness. In fact, a poll conducted last September by Suffolk University/USA Today demonstrated that more than one in five voters associate some term of deceitfulness with Clinton, including “liar,” “dishonest,” “untrustworthy,” and “fake.” This followed an earlier Quinnipiac University poll that found, “’Liar’ is the first word that comes to mind more than others in an open-ended question when voters think of Clinton.” And that one followed similar findings from CNN/ORC International. Et cetera. Like Abraham Lincoln said, “you cannot fool all the people all the time.” NEWS Bloomberg for President? Amid reports that the FBI is close to recommending that the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified materials, and that FBI Director James Comey and other agency personnel investigating Clinton may resign if the DOJ refuses to do so, sources close to Michael Bloomberg say the billionaire former mayor of New York City may run for president if Clinton appears unable to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. GUN LAWS NEWS Air Force Establishes Gun Carrying Programs “Rangers Lead the Way” has been the motto of U.S. Army Rangers since June 6, 1944, when the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion did precisely that on Omaha Beach. However, when it comes to allowing military personnel to carry firearms to protect themselves, their families, their fellow troops, and visitors from terrorist attacks on military bases in the United States, the U.S. Air Force may be at the tip of the spear. In response to the terrorist attack on military facilities in Chattanooga last year, the Air Force has reminded base commanders that they can authorize personnel to carry weapons on-duty and off-duty, and has established armed personnel programs to increase base security. Fox News reports, “the Unit Marshal Program enables commanders at every level to work with security forces to train Air Force members and allow them to open carry their [Beretta] M9 service pistol at their duty location. The Security Forces Staff Arming program enables more security officers to carry a government-issued weapon while on duty.” NEWS GUN LAWS New Jersey Actor Faces Jail Time over Possession of Air Pistol during Movie Shoot If it seems as though that every couple of months there is another high-profile gun control injustice in New Jersey, that’s because there is. The latest incident occurred in Woodbridge, N.J. when a local actor unwittingly violated the Garden State’s onerous gun laws. According to an account provided by New York City’s WPIX, actor and stand-up comedian Carlo Bellario accepted the role of a gangster in a low budget film titled, Vendetta Games. While shooting a portion of the movie in November, the filmmaker provided Bellario with an air pistol to simulate a real firearm for the scene. TAKE ACTION Michael Bloomberg is ALL IN to strip away your Second Amendment Rights! Are you ALL IN to make sure he doesn't succeed?! Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is in a spending freefall attacking our gun rights all across the U.S., on multiple fronts…in Congress, in state legislatures, and on the airwaves. Further, he’s gathering signatures and pouring money into anti-freedom ballot initiatives in states like WA, NV ME, and AZ. In the ’15 VA elections, he spent more than $2 million on a couple of state senate races! If he’s willing to invest that much in VA alone, imagine how much of his BILLIONS he will spend in ’16 all across the nation! VIDEOS We can't afford a "Justice Obama" The most recent Second Amendment cases at the U.S. Supreme Court were decided by a 5-4 vote. That's why the fact that Hillary Clinton thinks it would be a "great idea" for Barack Obama to serve on the bench is such a scary thought. America needs a president who will appoint Supreme Court judges who believe in the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms! Australia Means Bans & Confiscation What they're talking about, when they're talking about Australia, are bans and confiscation. Sneak Peek at Next Week's NRA All Access! NRA All Access heads to California for an inside look to how Hollywood stars train for roles with a firearm for the big screen. Then we head to the Bay Area where increasing gun control regulations prompted the last gun store to close shop for good. Air date: February 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM EST on The Outdoor Channel! STATE GRASSROOTS ROUND-UP Alabama Alabama: Attorney General Strange Highlights President Obama’s Hypocrisy and Supports Your Second Amendment Rights Delaware Delaware: Mandatory Destruction of Firearms Legislation Tabled Florida Florida Report: BIG Day for Gun Owners in Florida -- Four Victories Iowa Iowa: Firearms Suppressor Bill Passes House SubcommitteeIowa: House Subcommittee Advances Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights Maryland Maryland: Please Attend Third Annual 2A Tuesday on February 2ndMaryland: 2A Tuesday Inclement Weather Policy Missouri Missouri: Carry Permit Legislation to Limit Application FeesMissouri: Campus Carry Legislation Heard in Senate Committee Yesterday New Hampshire New Hampshire: Gun-Free Zone Legislation Heading to Committee Next Week New Jersey Persistent Anti-Gun Lawmakers Still Determined to Pass “Smart Gun” Bill in New Jersey Oregon Oregon: Two Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings Next Week Pennsylvania Gun Control Debate in Philadelphia Vermont Anti-Gun Burlington Charter Change Bills to be Heard in Committee on Thursday West Virginia West Virginia: Permitless Carry Bill Advances Out of CommitteeWest Virginia advances bill on concealed-carry without permit Wisconsin Legislation to Expand Concealed Carry Formally Introduced in WisconsinJoin NRA-ILA for a special Grassroots Workshop at the NRA/Wisconsin Force State Convention on February 7! 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