Month: March 2021

A lot has changed for the National Rifle Association since pouring millions into Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign.  A bankruptcy filing, scandals and legal battles plaguing what has for decades been one of the most powerful forces in politics, have given gun control advocates renewed hope that something can get done in Congress. “Our opponents
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Hello and welcome to this week’s D.C. Memo. Spring has sprung in the District, and I’m enjoying the first cherry blossom blooms despite my allergies’ best efforts to bring me down. Today in the memo: D.C. statehood, gun control, and Minnesota’s connection to a new vaccine passport idea. D.C. statehood under debate again Remember the
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Anti-gun legislators are looking to advance legislation through Committees next week that would significantly impair Oregonians’ access to firearms.  On Tuesday, the Oregon House Committee on Health Care has scheduled a Work Session and vote on Mandatory Storage legislation, House Bill 2510.  Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 2510. House Bill 2510, sponsored
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A mass shooting took place in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on March 22. A social media post claims the NRA is at fault. On March 22, a shooter opened fire at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people, including a police officer.  A viral tweet claims the National Rifle Association is
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Yesterday, despite overwhelming public opposition, the Oregon Senate passed anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 554, by a 16 to 7 vote. Next, the bill will go to the House for further consideration.  Please contact your State Representative and ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 554. Senate Bill 554 will create new “gun-free zones” by handing over authority to local governments, universities, and airports to
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——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Either this nation will kill racism, or racism will kill this nation.” (S. Jonas, August, 2018) ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Introductory note to the reader: Regular readers of my columns will know that I write on this subject on a fairly regular basis (see the note at the end of the column for
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Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Mandatory Storage legislation, House Bill 1106.  It is extremely important that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact their lawmakers in opposition to this anti-self-defense bill. House Bill 1106 imposes government-mandated standards for storing firearms, rendering a person’s firearm useless when needed for self-defense.  This should be
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CLOSE Boulder, Colorado mourns the ten people murdered during a shooting rampage inside a King Soopers grocery store. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – With Republicans and Democrats already speeding toward a familiar stalemate over whether to respond to a recent spate of mass shootings, experts on both sides of the debate are predicting the Supreme Court is
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Colorado’s Republican representative Lauren Boebert has suggested in an interview that hammers are more dangerous than assault weapons in America, despite removing an array of guns from her interview background in the wake of the Boulder mass shooting. Ms Boebert asserted during her interview on Newsmax TV’s National Report that what she called Colorado’s “strict
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Following the Atlanta and Boulder murders, we now fall somewhere between hope and inanity. You might think the political moment is propitious. Policies such as tighter criminal background checks and closing the private-sale loophole are wildly popular, including among Republican voters. The National Rifle Association — the main institutional opponent of gun reform — has
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The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter testified on Thursday before a House committee in their first appearances on Capitol Hill since the start of the Biden administration. As expected, sparks flew. The hearing was centered on questions of how to regulate disinformation online, although lawmakers also voiced concerns about the public-health effects of social
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