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LOCASH

IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Robert W. Pfeifle, Worcester, PA (from: Elizabeth P. Pfeifle); Robert A. Cleveland,
Meridian, ID (from: Jackie M. Cleveland); Lt. Billy Joe McNally, USMCR, Kaufman, TX
(from: Michael McNally); Peter Rothing, Bozeman, MT (from: Arnold Karch); Mark W.
Davidson, Grant, MI (from: B. Lindfors); Warren Miller (from: Cape Radiology Group);
Keith Hewlett, Rochester, MN (from: Zumbro Valley Arms Collectors); Pamela A. Rider,
Thomaston, GA (from: Dewayne H. Rider); George Alves (from: Warren and Vickie Alves);
James K. Case, East LeRoy, MI (from: Peggy L. Case); Raymond Hendrickson, Cream
Ridge, NJ (from: Barbara A. Hendrickson).

ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(The following have contributed $1,000.00 or more to the NRA Institute for
Legislative Action: June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017)
Kimber Manufacturing Inc., Elmsford, NY; Randy Luth, Fountain Hills, AZ; Sandra
Sadler, Junction, TX; Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc., Cocoa, FL; Dakota Territory
Gun Collectors Association Inc., West Fargo, ND; John Starkus, Los Angeles, CA;
Alison Horsman, Roslyn, SD; Patrick Hogan, Dallas, TX; Mike Kamler, Shickley,
NE; Regis Synan, Export, PA; Jay King, Vero Beach, FL; Turner's Operations, Inc.,
Cucamonga, CA; George Adamski, Elk River, MN; Gail Kincaid, Fort Stockton, TX;
Patrick McMurtray, Christiana, TN; Susan Cothran, Poplar Bluff, MO; Frank Byrne,
Philadelphia, PA; Frank Gavitt, Flower Mound, TX; Edmund Mallett, Windham, OH;
Eric Nicholas, Fremont, WI; Anthony Caliendo, Westville, IN; Gregory K. Mork,
Glenview, IL; Karen Lien, Perkasie, PA; James Shoureas, Boca Raton, FL; Edwin F.
Liddle, Birmingham, MI; Rockford Nungester, Agoura Hills, CA; Cape Radiology
Group, Cape Girardeau, MO; John R. Todd, Palm Springs, CA; Billy B. Hopper,
Mentone, TX; Barbara Cowan, Havre, MT.

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Photo courtesy of Warp Speed

Benitez had some unusually sharp characterizations of
California's gun control laws. "The language used, the internally referenced provisions, the interplay among them, and
the plethora of other gun regulations, have made the State's
magazine laws difficult to understand for all but the most
learned experts," he stated. "Too much complexity fails to
give fair notice and violates due process."
The judge noted that even the attorney for the state of
California could not describe all of the ban's intricacies during the hearing. "Who could blame her?" he asked rhetorically. "The California matrix of gun control laws is among the
harshest in the nation and [is] filled with criminal law traps for
people of common intelligence who desire to obey the law."
Benitez also assailed the creeping incrementalism that
retroactively seeks to punish facially harmless behavior
by upstanding people who are acting in good faith.
"Constitutional rights would become meaningless if states
could obliterate them by enacting incrementally more burdensome restrictions while arguing that a reviewing court
must evaluate each restriction by itself when determining
constitutionality," he wrote.
Benitez framed the questions in the Duncan case as
whether a law-abiding, responsible citizen has "a right to
defend his home from criminals using whatever common
magazine size he or she judges best suits the situation" and
"to keep and bear a common magazine useful for service in
a militia." He opined that "a final decision on the merits is
likely to answer both questions 'yes.'"
This opinion represents a very encouraging development, but unfortunately it is not the last word in the case. It
remains to be seen if the state will appeal the injunction, and
the court must still resolve the underlying claims. Once that
happens, further appeals are likely to follow.
Overall, however, the events were a reminder of the critical
role that federal judges play in the freedoms that Americans
enjoy (or don't enjoy). And having a president who respects
the Constitution when appointing those judges is a safeguard
that no liberty-loving American can overestimate.

H

ot country duo LOCASH includes Baltimore native
Chris Lucas and Preston Brust from Indianapolis.
Their smash No. 1 hit "I Know Somebody" topped
the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck charts
after their RIAA Gold-Certified "I Love This Life" single
ascended to the top of the charts. Both hits are included on
their new album, "The Fighters," their first full-length project
with Reviver Records. The duo played to a sold-out crowd in
2016 at the Great American Outdoor Show concert, and the
two are on a North American tour. Visit locashmusic.com
to see when their high-energy show is coming to a city near
you! NRA Country's Vanessa Shahidi recently interviewed
the two performers:
VS: If you had a week off to spend in Mother Nature, how
would you spend that time?
Brust: I'd probably find a cabin near a good bass-fishing
pond where I could take my wife and daughter. I can't wait
to watch my little girl catch her very first fish!
VS: Who shared their love of the outdoors with you growing up?
Lucas: I grew up in Baltimore and would go to the ocean
almost every weekend. On the way to the Eastern Shore,
the duck, deer and turkey hunting was incredible. My uncle,
cousins and all of us would go crabbing and fishing as well,
so it's been part of my life for years.
Brust: My dad taught me everything I know about the outdoors. He taught me very early on all about deer hunting, to
respect the land and how to be a good hunter. The lessons
I learned from him will always be with me and they are the
same lessons I'll pass down to my kids.
VS: What can we expect from your new album/upcoming
project?
Lucas: We're working on energetic, roll-the-windows-down
infectious songs that just make you happy. People want to
be taken to a special place when listening to music. That
sets the mood for the whole day and night. That is what
we try and love to do. We're really proud of our latest
album "The Fighters" and our current single "Ring On
Every Finger!"

NRA Country is a lifestyle and a bond between the country
music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.
It's powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for
the military and the responsibilities of protecting the great
American life. For more information visit nracountry.com,
follow on Twitter @NRACountry, and NRA_Country on Instagram.

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