Month: August 2021

San Francisco’s district attorney on Wednesday sued three online retailers for selling “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms that can be made from do-it-yourself kits, part of an intensifying nationwide effort to stem the flood of deadly homemade weapons into American cities. In a civil complaint filed in California Superior Court, District Attorney Chesa Boudin accused the
OPINION: At a recent speaking engagement in Ashburton, MP Stuart Smith, the National Party’s climate spokesperson, criticised the 2020 National Climate Change Risk Assessment report (NCCRA) prepared for the Minister of the Environment under the 2019 Zero Carbon Act. As documented by NZ Herald local democracy reporter Adam Burns in a August 4 article, Smith
Today, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will hold a vote on banning firearms in certain public places. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE the proposed Ordinance No. 21-10.  Please click the “Take Action” button to contact the Board of Supervisors. The proposed Ordinance No. 21-10 prohibits firearms, ammunition, and components in county owned
The senator said the panel “should also examine the extent of any coordination between those groups, the Trump administration, and the members of Congress who objected to the electoral count.” Linking the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a protracted effort by secretive right-wing groups and wealthy GOP contributors, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday
Today, the Legislature reconvenes from its summer recess. On Thursday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will hear SB 264, legislation that prohibits gun shows from taking place on any state property, and SB 715, legislation that limits when a hunting license can be used for firearm purchases. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 264 and SB
The Biden Department of Justice is threatening to upend the U.S. firearm industry and how Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights. On May 21, ATF published a new proposed rule in the Federal Register entitled Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms. That publication triggered the opening of a public comment period. The
On July 21, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave a press conference in which he attempted to bolster his image on crime heading into the home stretch of a hotly contested recall election. According to the California Attorney General’s office, homicides were up 31 percent in 2020 over 2019. As is the habit of soft-on-violent-crime politicians,
Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A new state law will soon let most Texans carry handguns in public without going through training or having to get permits. Gov. Greg Abbott lauded the so-called “constitutional carry” legislation and other firearms bills
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More often than not, the stars, moons and planets of New York’s political heavens have aligned perfectly for Kathy Hochul. From rising through former Chairman Joseph F. Crangle’s Democratic organization, to her appointment and subsequent election as county clerk, to the three-way race allowing victory in a Republican congressional district, to her selection as Gov.
“The attack on the Capitol on January 6 was the culmination of a monthslong disinformation campaign designed to allow President [Donald] Trump to remain in office,” Whitehouse (D-R.I.) wrote in a letter (pdf) to Sen. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, also known