Grassroots Update — July 4, 2022

By Tanya Metaksa. July 4, 2022

What's New—
On the heels of the SCOTUS decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn (NYSR&PA) v. Bruen, all four lawsuits that were being held by the court, have been given a GVR order;
Arizona: the legislature has adjourned;
California: Gov. Newsom has signed two bills while six more are awaiting his consideration. Additionally it has come to light that the Attorney General's office has allowed a leak of a "massive list of gun owners and their personal information."
Delaware: Gov Carney signed all six gun bills that passed the legislature within the past 2 weeks; then the legislature adjourned;
New Jersey: Despite the SCOTUS decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, the NJ Democrat legislators moved 7 gun bills through both Houses that will be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.
New York: the legislature met in an extraordinary session to pass a law that will "counter" the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision.

Biden-Harris Administration:

Dettelbach nomination: On June 16, the Senate voted 52-41 to bring the Dettelbach nomination to head ATF up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. The Senate is in pro forma sessions until after the Fourth of July holiday. A final vote on Dettelbach will probably be scheduled when the Senate returns from its Fourth of July recess and he will become the first confirmed Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in seven years.

2021 – 2022 Congressional Activity;

BiPartisan Safer Communities Act The US media has been pushing for another federal "gun bill" for a long, long time. Supported by a growing number of professional agitators against the Second Amendment they succeeded in passing a bill that met the criteria of "doing something" after two school shootings shocked the nation. .....


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