NRA-ILA will host its annual 2022 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 8th, at the Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree.  The event, including breakfast and lunch, is FREE. Space is limited, and RSVP is required at link below. Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second
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It is long past time to repeal the Second Amendment. Why? To strengthen democracy. Without the Second Amendment, wrote Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, states and towns would be free to pass their own gun laws that wouldn’t be overturned again and again by courts citing either the Second Amendment or other precedent reliant on the Second
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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race has shaped up along the usual political division on guns, though the candidates’ pasts cause issues for their current stances. Gun policy has not been the center of attention for Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz. Instead, any debate on guns has been overshadowed by education,
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Born in Brooklyn in 1935 to a blue collar family, Florio dropped out of high school but earned his equivalency degree from New Jersey while serving in the U.S. Navy and competing as a middleweight amateur boxer. He eventually graduated from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and Rutgers Law School in
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Jim Florio, the governor whose four-year tenure left New Jersey with an assault-weapons ban and higher taxes, spurring a trifecta of Republican control that persisted for years, died Sunday at 85. Florio, a Democrat who spent 15 years as a congressman before leaving the post to seek the governorship in 1990, served a single term
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Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement that the state’s environmental movement had lost a “titan.” “Governor Florio never stopped working to conserve our beautiful state for future generations, and we will miss his wise advice and advocacy,” Potosnak Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation
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As we’ve previously reported, on September 9, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved a Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearm retailers. MCCs enable payment processors and banks to categorize, monitor, and collect data on various types of transactions. Before the ISO decision, firearm retailers fell under the MCC for sporting goods stores or miscellaneous retail. This
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Former NJ Governor Jim Florio joins environmentalists in opposition to a Jackson solar farm A LOOK BACK: Former NJ Governor Jim Florio joins environmentalists in opposition to a Jackson solar farm. Thomas P. Costello, Asbury Park Press South Jersey officials paid tribute Monday to the life and public service legacy of James J. “Jim” Florio,
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Over the past 50 years, and particularly since the early 2000s, the gun lobby has notched substantial successes in weakening gun laws and promulgating firearm ownership across the country. With significant resources and a multitude of media channels to propagate their message, the gun lobby has successfully drowned out reputable research on firearms with a
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It’s not often that I agree with our current president, but it does happen. Of course, most of those agreements happen when he says something by mistake, as he did Friday. President Joe Biden conceded — accidentally, of course — an argument that pro-Second Amendment conservatives have been making for decades: So-called “assault weapons” defend
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Kyle Waterman is a proven Kalispell public servant. His City Council, City-County Health Board and County Transportation Committee record shows that he goes the extra mile finding solutions. Living in SD 4, he knows the people, their concerns, and issues. Candidate Kyle believes Montana has had secure elections; however, legal voters deserve equal access to
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In August, authorities in Hondo, Texas, revoked a permit for an NRA-affiliated group to hold its fundraiser on city property. The event featured a raffle for an AR-15, the same assault rifle that slaughtered 21 people in nearby Uvalde last May. At a city council meeting, families of the victims read the names of the
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Published: 9/23/2022 7:01:01 AM Modified: 9/23/2022 7:00:23 AM Trump’s conservatives on the Supreme Court have it wrong when it comes to gun ownership. They erroneously choose to ignore that the Constitutional right to bear arms came into being in the context of raising militias for the common defense. Today, we have the military and law
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SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – Illinois state lawmakers continue to discuss the best strategies to address rising gun violence across the state. The House Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force heard more ideas from gun control advocates and supporters of the Second Amendment Thursday. Many Democratic lawmakers want to pass an assault weapons ban to prevent
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