Month: March 2021

Today, the Tennessee House gave final approval to NRA-supported Constitutional Carry Legislation, Senate Bill 765 /House Bill 786.  This important measure now heads to the desk of Governor Bill Lee for his signature.  Following a large misinformation campaign from faux-gun rights organizations and gun control proponents to derail this outcome, Tennesseans will finally be able to utilize
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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a study that claims “racially biased conservative Whites” support the Second Amendment right to bear arms because they identify gun ownership with good citizenship and suggests mass shootings “may be a symptom of the country’s enduring legacy of racism.” This analysis was published in the
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Calls for gun control and gun reform came quickly after last Monday’s mass shooting at a King Soopers market in Boulder, Colo. They always do following such incidents, which happen with horrifying frequency. This time gun reform legislation, usually derailed due to bipartisan bickering, is a real possibility. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on Sunday said
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Your NRA-ILA invites you to attend a statewide, virtual town hall meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 pm.  We will recap last week’s public hearing in a Texas House Committee, on NRA-backed permitless carry bills, discuss the critical next steps for this legislation, and educate you on how you can help this legislation pass! When:Monday, March 29, at 7:00 pm CST Where:NRA-ILA Grassroots Virtual
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was once the gold-standard for professional, unbiased law enforcement, with the exploits of federal agents and U.S. attorneys in battling crime, terrorism, and discrimination a source of pride and reassurance to Americans across the political spectrum. Joe Biden, however, appears determined to undermine that reputation and tradition with nominees
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Congressional hearings are supposedly held to investigate public policy issues so well-meaning legislators can apply facts and reason to forming evidence-based and constitutional solutions. This is the reason that courts judging the validity of legislative enactments typically give broad deference to the judgments of lawmakers on matters of both constitutionality and fact. On Tuesday, the
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According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, there have already been 124 mass shootings in the United States in 2021. Most mass shootings are domestic violence incidents that never make the news. Unfortunately, the past two weeks have seen two tragic public mass shootings. Last week eight people, including six Asian women, were shot in Atlanta
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It’s an even bigger challenge at the federal level, where no major gun-control measure has passed in more than two decades, even though nearly 20,000 Americans were killed by guns last year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Boulder residents paid their respects to the lives lost on March 22 and reflected on the long
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<p>Law enforcement and other experts predict that <a href=”https://www.salon.com/2021/02/16/republican-party-is-now-a-terrorist-organization–and-none-of-this-is-a-surprise/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>the United States may experience years, if not decades, of terrorism and other political violence by right-wing insurgents who have been inspired and mobilized by Trump’s presidency and movement.</a></p><p>The Republican Party is the front organization — the “polite face” — of American neofascism. In
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I’ve always been an independent voter. I vote for candidates based on the person, not their party affiliation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatens “scorched earth” if the filibuster is changed or eliminated. Can it possibly get any worse than the current environment in our country? To me, we have no sane gun control legislation
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On Monday, the House General Laws Committee is hearing House Bill 1068, to ensure Second Amendment rights remain protected during states of emergencies. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1068. House Bill 1068 designates firearm businesses as “essential” and prohibits the state, government officials and agencies, or local governments from prohibiting,
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Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 458, to protect Second Amendment rights during emergencies. It will now go to the House for further consideration. Please contact your delegate and ask them to SUPPORT SB 458. Senate Bill 458 prohibits the state, government officials and agencies, or local governments from restricting
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A GOP lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump on his campaign to overturn the 2020 election results is now playing a central role coordinating the Republican effort to tighten voting laws around the country. Cleta Mitchell, a longtime Republican lawyer and advocate for conservative causes, was among the Trump advisers on a January phone
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Perhaps the surest — and sickest — sign that, after more than a year of the pandemic, things are getting back to “normal” in the U.S. has been not only the return of mass shootings, but also the Republican refusal to do anything about them. After two gun massacres in Atlanta and Boulder in just
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In the 14 days after the death of George Floyd, 19 people across the country died in violent protests. Not all the deaths were gun-related, and some of the dead were engaged in criminal activity. Nonetheless, the nation responded with shock and talked of little else in the weeks that followed. This week, a single
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