Month: October 2020

As Attorney General Tim Fox vacates his seat early next year, two newcomers to statewide political races are battling to become Montana’s top lawyer and laying out distinct choices for voters.  The spirited race pits Republican Austin Knudsen, a former Montana House speaker and now Roosevelt County attorney, against Great Falls Democrat Raph Graybill, Gov.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) recently informed firearm manufacturer Q, LLC that, in ATF’s view, Q’s “Honey Badger” pistol with stabilizing brace is actually a short-barreled rifle and therefore subject to the National Firearms Act (“NFA”). The NRA strongly disagrees with this arbitrary, inequitable, and incorrect determination by ATF that puts millions of
With Daniel Lippman WOOTEN HEADS TO HOLLAND & KNIGHT: The Democratic lobbyist Todd Wooten has left the S-3 Group to join Holland & Knight, where he started on Monday as a partner. He’ll be the firm’s senior lobbyist focused on Senate Democrats. Wooten, a former senior tax and energy counsel on the Senate Finance Committee,
Rep. Mark Baisley, House District 39 incumbent and former vice chair of the Republican Party of Colorado, is facing Democratic challenger Ian Chapman, a military combat veteran and head nurse from Florissant. The seat represents about 77,400 residents living in all of Teller County and parts of Douglas County. Baisley, a Roxborough Park resident and
President Donald Trump said in a video Monday night that people shouldn’t let Covid-19 “dominate” their life. | Win McNamee/Getty Images HOW CAN YOU SAY you support masks, if the Covid-stricken president of the United States walks into the White House and takes off his mask publicly before filming a video without said mask —
Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on The Internal Revenue Service is investigating longtime National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for possible criminal tax fraud related to his personal taxes, according to people familiar with the matter. IRS: NEED TO KNOW DEVELOPMENTS Mr. LaPierre was paid $2.2 million by
Mass killers and violent militias have echoed President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for years, but his stoking of dangerous conspiracy theories and tacit approval of extremists have resulted in “countless threats of violence and looming civil war” ahead of the election, according to a new report from the gun control advocacy group Everytown shared exclusively with Salon.
The Internal Revenue Service is said to have launched a criminal investigation into  National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for possible tax fraud related to his personal finances.  Filings show LaPierre, 70, who has been in charge of the NRA’s day-to-day operations since 1991, was paid $2.2 million by the non-profit group in 2018. He made a reported total
Updated 4:20 pm CDT, Monday, October 5, 2020 File photo of three variations of Daisy BB guns. (Tom Lounsbury/Hearst Michigan) File photo of three variations of Daisy BB guns. (Tom Lounsbury/Hearst Michigan) File photo of three variations of Daisy BB guns. (Tom Lounsbury/Hearst Michigan) File photo of three variations of Daisy BB guns. (Tom Lounsbury/Hearst Michigan)
CLOSE Republican state Rep. Thad Altman and GOP primary challenger Matt Nye sit down with FLORIDA TODAY’s Editorial Board ahead of the Aug. 18 primary election. Florida Today Two candidates with backgrounds in education will square off for the House District 50 seat in the November election , but the Republican and Democrat nonetheless have much
A federal judge ruled this week that city officials in Los Angeles must pay the National Rifle Association a six-figure settlement after violating the gun-rights group’s First Amendment rights. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Judge Stephen Wilson blocked an ordinance late last year that would have forced companies to disclose connections with the NRA
Robert Carlson, a California businessman who dreamed of becoming the cocaine king of the skies, used private jets for three years to funnel a billion dollars worth of cartel drugs through smaller airports across the country — exploiting a security blind spot.  He did it over and over again, profiting off a rarely policed mode of transportation. And
After ammunition and body armor retailers were unsuccessfully sued by the parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in a 2012 mass shooting, the companies sought to recoup their legal fees. According to the victim’s mother, her family declared bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay more than $200,000 by a judge. Now, Corky Messner, the Republican whose
Massad Ayoob gives his perspective on Kenosha, Wisc., new gun ownership, training in the time of pandemic and more. Few names in the realm of concealed carry and self-defense are as recognized as Massad Ayoob. Plain-spoken and extremely thoughtful, the renowned firearms author, law-enforcement veteran, competitive shooter, firearms instructor and all-around self-defense guru has demystified