Your NRA-ILA Daily Alert 5-14-2016

National Rifle Association of America, Institute For Legislative ActionMissouri: Pro-Gun Omnibus Self-Defense Legislation Passes Out of General Assembly on Final Day – Missouri: Pro-Gun Omnibus Self-Defense Legislation Passes Out of General Assembly on Final Day.  Minnesota: Anti-Hunting Amendment Defeated on House Floor, But the Fight isn’t Over – Today, NRA members and Second Amendment supporters from the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rallied to contact their state Representatives and defeat a proposed lead ammunition ban amendment on the House floor.

Important Second Amendment Case Reheard by Federal Appellate Court
On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reheard the NRA-supported case Kolbe v. Hogan, which challenges Maryland’s bans on various popular semi-automatic rifles and detachable magazines.  In early February, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit vacated a lower court ruling that upheld the bans, but the court agreed to en banc rehearing before the full fifteen-member court. 
The Event You Don’t Want to Miss
If you’re planning on attending the 145th NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, KY this year, then the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is an event you won’t want to miss.  Featuring our nation’s top Second Amendment leaders, this forum is a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office — governor, congressman, senator or president of the United States.
North Carolina: Urge your Lawmakers to Repeal Unnecessary Requirement for Pistol Purchase Permit
The North Carolina General Assembly’s “Short” Session is under way, and while there were several solid pro-gun advancements made last year, there is still some work that needs to be done this year.  
Trump is Right; “Fact Checkers” Embarrass Themselves Covering for Hillary
On May 7, at a campaign rally in Lynden, Wash., likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said, “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it. Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away. She wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” Trump is correct. However, in the days since this statement, the Annenberg Foundation’s and PolitiFact have bent over backwards to defend Clinton from this legitimate description of her positions. These outlets’ attempts to contort Clinton’s record to suit their agenda is so shameless one hopes the efforts prompt the Columbia University to create a Pulitzer Prize for cognitive dissonance.
Alabama: Governor Bentley Signs Pro-Gun Legislation
Today, Governor Bentley signed pro-self-defense House Bill 98 into law.  
Yes, Hillary Wants to Get Rid of the Second Amendment
Last week Trump pointed out – correctly — that Hillary Clinton wants to “abolish the Second Amendment.” Never willing to let an accurate statement about a liberal politician go to waste, the folks over at got right on it: “Trump Distorts Clinton’s Gun Stance,” they declared. He did not; he accurately summarized Hillary Clinton’s opinions on guns, and itself demonstrated this.
University of Texas regents set to consider gun rules
The University of Texas System’s regents on Thursday postponed until July a vote on proposed rules allowing concealed handguns in campus classrooms and buildings due to concerns that some might be too restrictive.
Texas now has over a million licenses gun carriers
The state of Texas passed a milestone in the first months of 2016: More than a million residents-3 percent of total population-are licensed to tote handguns in public, whether openly or concealed.That’s a big army of armed citizens.
Maine: Judge backs Rockland landlord that threatened to evict gun-owning tenant
A Rockland man’s civil rights were not violated when the landlord of his subsidized apartment told him to give up his gun or face eviction after he shot an intruder, a Knox County judge ruled this week.
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Court Sides with Home Invaders and Landlords Who Disarms Vulnerable Residents in Maine Case
Burglars targeting seniors and landlords who run publicly-subsidized apartments where such criminals strike with abandon won a legal victory in Maine this week, as Knox County Justice William Stokes dismissed a suit by a man threatened with eviction for exercising his Second Amendment rights. We have been reporting since last year on the case of Harvey Lembo, a 67-year-old former police officer and lobsterman who obtained a handgun for self-protection after his subsidized apartment in Epping, Maine was burglarized multiple times by thieves looking for pain medicine. And it’s a fortunate thing he did. The very night after he obtained the gun, the wheelchair-bound senior was forced to use it to defend his life against yet another home invader, this one with a felony record for a violent crime. 
Report Suggests that Doctors are a Leading Cause of Death
Groups claiming to speak for the medical profession have long criticized America’s gun culture in general and NRA in particular. Besides supporting an array of gun controls and suggesting that firearms do not belong in the same communities as children, the groups bewail limitations on the use of public funding for supposed “studies” that in reality are thinly-disguised advocacy pieces with preordained anti-gun conclusions. Even fictional doctors have been coopted into gun control efforts. 
Military Press Peddles Anti-Gun Propaganda to Service Members
Gun owners have come to expect a certain amount of anti-gun bias from the mainstream press and entertainment industry. Unfortunately, in recent years this noxious prejudice has found its way into a wider variety of media, even some directed at members of our armed services. Late last week, Military Press published a movie review on a new Katie Couric-produced gun control documentary titled, “Under the Gun.” To describe the review as “glowing” (it labeled the documentary a “must-see”) would be a severe understatement.
Louisiana: House and Senate Take Action on NRA-Backed Bills
This week, the Louisiana House unanimously passed NRA-backed House Bill 1155, sponsored by state Representative Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs). 
Minnesota: URGENT – Ammunition Ban Amendment Expected on the House Floor TODAY
Today, the Minnesota House is scheduled to bring up and consider the Natural Resources Appropriations bill, Senate File 2963.
New Hampshire: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes the Senate with Amendment
Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate passed an amended version of emergency powers legislation, House Bill 512.
Armed Citizens Rescue Abducted 9-Year-Old
Two men safely found a 9-year-old girl who had allegedly been abducted by her uncle. The armed citizens captured the man and held him at gun point until law enforcement arrived and took the man into custody. The victim appeared to be unharmed and safely returned to her family.