Politics & 2nd Amendment

Yeti said the “facts directly contradict the inaccurate statement” made by the National Rifle Association, which claimed the cooler company dropped a subsidiary of the gun lobby without notice or reason. In Monday’s statement, the Austin-based company explained it had eliminated discounts offered to the NRA and a number of other organizations as well but
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A recent Gallup poll revealed the percentage of Americans ranking gun control as the nation’s top problem decreased by half this month. The survey, conducted April 2-11, found only 6 percent of respondents said strengthening regulations on gun sales remains the country’s “most important problem” — down from 13 percent in March. Dissatisfaction with the
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Amalgamated Bank said it will pull investments from Sturm, Ruger & Company and withhold support for an board member if the gun maker fails to adopt new corporate policies and cut ties with the National Rifle Association. The bank’s chief executive Keith Mestrich described Ruger’s relationship with the NRA as “short-termism” in their resistance to
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“I support a ban on ‘assault-style’ weapons,” Wheeler told student activists at City Hall on Friday. (Photo: Wheeler/Twitter) Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, promised a group seeking gun control that he would work to both institute local regulations and overturn a state ban on such laws. Speaking to a group of student activists gathered outside
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Yeti has reportedly declined to be an NRA vendor moving forward, a decision that rubbed some of the company’s fans the wrong way (Photo: Yeti) According to the National Rifle Association, Yeti, the popular Austin-based maker of coolers, drinkware and ice chests, quietly declined to do business with the organization– a move that quickly drew scorn
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A national teacher’s union ended a program directing members in need of mortgage loans to Wells Fargo because of the bank’s relationship with the National Rifle Association and gun makers. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten explained the partnership ended because Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan failed to meet with union officials to
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor Carlos “Carlitos” Rodriguez speaks as teens kick off a voter registration rally, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters) Teenagers in the Denver suburb of Littleton organized a rally Thursday to amp up youth voter registration ahead of November’s
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Boston Police Commissioner William Evans argues national reciprocity will lead to dangerous encounters at traffic stops and other interaction with those who may be carrying concealed firearms (Photo: Boston PD) In a letter dominated by chiefs from states such as Massachusetts and New York, the International Association of Chiefs of Police urged against expanded concealed
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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., delivers remarks following President Barack Obama’s statement announcing Holder’s departure, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014. (Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House Archives) President Obama’s controversial attorney general is reportedly inching closer to a bid for the White House. Former Attorney General Eric Holder told
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Local media in gun control-heavy Quebec are reporting on an unlicensed firearms maker that operated out of a metal fabrication shop in Montreal. The French-language Le Journal de Montreal reported prosecutors this week are trying Pierre Larivière, 63, and Jean-Pierre Huot, 61, on a series of weapons charges following a 2014 incident in which Montreal
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Adam Jackson, founder of Edge AI, developed facial recognition software capable of detecting violent offenders before they enter a soft target. (Photo: Beacon Center of Tennessee) A military veteran in Tennessee wants to install groundbreaking facial recognition software at vulnerable targets to thwart potential attacks — except a state licensing board won’t let him, according
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The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday found the state’s total ban on civilian possession of a stun gun violates the Second Amendment. In the 22-page ruling in Ramirez v. Commonwealth, Chief Justice Ralph Gants said the high court “reluctantly” came to the conclusion that Massachusetts’s blanket prohibition on electronic weapons couldn’t be saved as it
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Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was found guilty of 23 felonies on Thursday. (Photo:Gage Skidmore/Flickr) A former congressman from southern Texas could spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of 23 counts of fraud last week. Federal law enforcement in Houston took former U.S. Rep. Stephen Stockman into custody
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Alex Jones standing in front of a bunch of maps. (Photo: InfoWars via Youtube) Parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre filed suit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has maintained that the horrific event was faked and possibly staged by the government. The lawsuit, filed in a Texas state court,
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