Month: March 2021

Alabama lawmakers have not passed a single piece of pro-gun legislation in six years. Other states are enthusiastically passing a variety of bills to protect and advance Second Amendment rights for the benefit of law-abiding citizens. Just this year, legislatures in Montana, Tennessee, Iowa, and Utah have passed constitutional/permitless carry bills. Recently, Georgia passed a
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Yesterday, the General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session. During this session, the House passed House Bill 175 to prohibit financial institutions from discriminating against firearm businesses. Unfortunately, the Senate did not take action on this critical bill, resulting in it failing to pass this year. As a small victory for the
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“As a new resident of Nelsonville, I was surprised by the lovely church bells that grace us with brief playlists throughout the day. I was also surprised by the National Anthem which resounds every day at noon from the Washington Street location. It seems innocuous but I question the motive. Is this a call for
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Andrew Cuomo figured ambiguously but, as it has turned out, fatefully, in a remembrance of his father Mario Cuomo, written in 2015 by The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg on the occasion of the elder Cuomo’s passing. Hertzberg reprised Mario Cuomo’s maddeningly contradictory responses in 1993 to President Clinton’s offer to nominate him for the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Byron White. Clinton
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When future Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a federal appeals court in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., at the time ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed concern over Barrett’s religious affiliation as a pious Roman Catholic identified with her church’s most conservative elements. “I think whatever a religion is, it
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The National Rifle Association was quick to chide President Biden over his son Hunter’s reported firearms misadventures, saying that the Democrat should clean up his own house before cracking down on responsible gun owners. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action raised concerns about the Secret Service’s alleged involvement in the search for Hunter Biden’s discarded
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The US National Rifle Association (NRA) is at the forefront of the fight over Second Amendment rights as the Biden administration and Democratic Party are seeking to tighten up gun controls following deadly shootings in Georgia and Colorado. However, the 150-year-old group is in a heap of trouble itself. The NRA has signalled that it’s
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As early as tomorrow, the Senate is expected to vote on Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation, House Bill 2058, as well as Eddie Eagle Gun Safety legislation, House Bill 2089.  These measures are rapidly advancing through the Kansas Legislature, and your State Senator needs to hear from you! Proposed by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, House Bill 2058 does the following:
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The slaughter in Boulder, Colorado, coming on the heels of the slaughter in Atlanta, should make clear to everyone in the country that our nation’s gun policies are not working. Thirty-one people were murdered in Chicago in February, and there were 144 shootings. In one city in one month. The two political parties retreated quickly
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With Daniel Lippman AZAR TO HEADLINE FUNDRAISER FOR FORMER CHIEF RUNNING IN SPECIAL ELECTION: Former HHS Secretary Alex Azar will headline a fundraiser tomorrow for his top aide running to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), according to an invitation obtained by PI. — The fundraiser for former HHS chief of staff Brian Harrison,
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In the wake of two (more) high-profile mass shootings, we’re (again) talking about guns — and whether Congress will do anything to restrict people from purchasing them. That debate occasioned this exchange on Sunday between “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (bolding is mine): Wallace: “Senator, first of
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Joe Biden faces low approval ratings over his approach to gun violence after mass shootings. On March 25, President Joe Biden detailed his goals involving COVID-19, vaccine distribution and immigration in his first presidential news conference. The conference took place three days after 10 people died in a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, but Biden
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Let’s deal with reality, not the National Rifle Association’s fantasy. The all-too-frequent mass shootings, defined by the FBI as having four or more victims, have little to do with “mental problems.” According to the American Psychiatric Association, less than 4% of gun violence — that is all gun violence, not just mass shootings — is
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CLOSE During his speech, Lee highlighted his budget and legislative priorities, including the state’s COVID-19 response, education, rural development and assistance for struggling families. Nashville Tennessean The Tennessee General Assembly has approved Gov. Bill Lee’s legislation to allow most adults to carry handguns without obtaining a permit, a measure some Republicans sought for years to
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Carl Levin’s new memoir (Wayne State University Press, $30) offers a prescription for our politics. // Image courtesy of Wayne State University Press Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator has a lot to say. Carl Levin, who served 36 years in Washington and retired in 2015, goes deep in Getting to the Heart of the Matter, a
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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for signing NRA-backed House Bill 1212 into law, providing more protection for the self-defense rights of law-abiding South Dakotans. “I would like to thank Gov. Noem for her leadership on this critical self-defense initiative. Today was a celebration
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Gov. Brian Kemp (R) railed against Democrat activist Stacey Abrams for her response to the Georgia legislature’s recent passage of the Election Integrity Act, telling host Matthew Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday that Abrams was spreading untruths in order “to pad her bank account.” Abrams excoriated the bill, SB 202, upon its passage Thursday, calling it an
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Tomorrow, March 30th, the New Hampshire Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on pro-gun legislation that fixes the handgun purchase process in the Granite State. Please contact committee members, by email and phone, and politely ask them to support Senate Bill 141. Senate Bill 141  resolves New Hampshire’s longstanding problem with delays during handgun purchases, by
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Late Sunday night, the Washington House of Representatives quietly attempted to go to work passing unconstitutional anti-gun legislation off the House Floor. Despite overwhelming outcry from the public, hours of debate and offers of amendments that would have prevented law-abiding Washingtonians from becoming criminals, the House voted along party lines 57-40 to pass ESSB 5038. ESSB 5038 will now head back
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