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  1. DATE: May 31, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President MEDIATION ‘FRUITLESS’ IN FIGHT OVER GUN LAW May 29, 2020 NSF Staff The National Rifle Association and Florida officials are asking a federal judge to drop court-ordered mediation in a lawsuit challenging a 2018 state law that prevents people under age 21 from purchasing firearms. The ban was included in a sweeping law passed in response to the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, is accused of killing 17 students and faculty members with a semi-automatic weapon. The law raised the age from 18 to 21 to purchase “long guns,” such as rifles and shotguns. A federal law already banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to people under 21, and the state law broadened that to also prevent private sales of handguns to people under 21, according to court documents. The NRA challenged the law, alleging that the age restriction is an unconstitutional violation of people’s Second Amendment rights to “purchase firearms to defend themselves, their families, and their homes.” Attorney General Ashley Moody’s lawyers, meanwhile, argue that the law doesn’t violate the Second Amendment because, while individuals who are between ages 18 and 21 cannot buy guns, they may still “keep and use” firearms “for any lawful purpose.” In March, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker required the parties to submit a mediation report by July 31 and scheduled a trial in January. But on Friday, lawyers for the state and the NRA asked Walker to allow them to scrap mediation, saying the process “would be fruitless.” The two sides’ positions “are not reconcilable, and no middle ground exists between them,” lawyers wrote in a joint motion “to abrogate” the mediation requirement. “Accordingly, the issues involved in this case are not amenable to mediation. Mediation would not be a productive exercise, nor would it be a worthwhile use of the parties’, or the court’s, resources,” the lawyers wrote.
  2. And that's just 7 barrels - think what would happen when all 14 went at on time.... Sure ya wouldn't want some lineament for that shoulder as well there Pat?????
  3. Next week, both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will be meeting to consider firearm related bills. Contact members of the committees today and urge their opposition! Senate Appropriations: Monday, June 1 at 2 p.m. *To view the hearing click here. * To participate in the hearing, call in information will be made available on the committee website. Click here to contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. SB 914, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), limits when a hunting license satisfies the requirements for purchasing a long gun for those under 21 by requiring the license to be currently valid. This means an individual who has purchased a license for an upcoming season will not satisfy the requirements of the bill. Additionally, SB 914 narrows the exemptions of loans of long-guns to minors and raises the fees the California Department of Justice can charge for eligibility checks on certain ammunition purchases and precursor parts. Assembly Appropriations: The Assembly Public Safety Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 9 a.m. and then again on Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. to consider items sent to suspense. To view the hearing click here. * To participate in the hearing, call in information will be made available on the committee website. Click here to contact members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2847, sponsored by Assembly Member David Chiu (D-17), revises the criteria for handguns to be certified for sale by requiring a microstamp in one place on the interior of the handgun (current law requires two imprinting locations). The bill also requires the removal of three certified handguns from the roster for each new handgun added. It should be noted that no new semi-automatic handguns have been added to the handgun roster since microstamping was certified in 2013. This legislation is nothing more than a means to reduce the options you have to protect yourself and your family. To read more about California's microstamping law click here. AB 2362, sponsored by Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (D-66), authorizes the Department of Justice to levy monetary fines of up to $1,000 on licensed firearms dealers for minor technical violations. This bill is an obvious attempt to drive dealers out of business for inconsequential violations. Continue to check your inbox and http://www.nraila.org for updates concerning your Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage.
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