Month: September 2021

I always enjoy “analysis” pieces like this one, which says, “Democrats should write off the midterms.” The problem is that Democrats, who admittedly have a predisposition toward pessimism, sometimes turn these silly attacks into self-fulfilling prophecies. Before the Texas abortion law, I just wanted to hold the House. Now, I want more seats. What I really
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Abortion is a Jewish value, and the US House of Representatives’ vote to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a crucial step in protecting abortion rights across the US, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz said on Friday. The House approved legislation on Friday to protect abortion services against growing Republican-backed
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Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 173 into law, giving researchers access to a host of information on gun owners, including personal identifying information. Because AB 173 was passed as a budget trailer bill, the legislation takes effect immediately.  Governor Newsom is still considering SB 264, legislation to place further restrictions on Gun Shows in Orange County.  Please contact Gov.
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Police respond to ‘active shooter’ at Tennessee grocery store At least one person was killed and another 14 shot in a mass shooting near Memphis, Tennessee. At least four were in a critical condition, while five were non-critical. The shooter is deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The shooting occurred at a Kroger
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The Biden administration on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to uphold a New York handgun restriction in an upcoming and potentially landmark Second Amendment court clash. The Department of Justice, in a brief filed on behalf of the administration, argued that the justices should defer to the longstanding legislative practice of placing limits on firearms
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In a blow to the tired stereotypes perpetuated by gun control supporters, a recent academic survey found broad diversity among recent first time gun buyers. The findings bolstered what many observers had anecdotally discovered, the last year-and-a-half’s pandemic and civil unrest-fueled record-breaking gun sales. Provided with the preliminary survey results, the Wall Street Journal reported, the 2021 National Firearms
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The Virginia state government’s attacks on law-abiding gun owners continue apace. On September 1, Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) used his position to offer an expansive interpretation of statute that will create a confusing patchwork of gun-free zones throughout the Commonwealth. Herring’s actions are an important reminder that gun rights supporters need to be cognizant not
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Legendary musician, reality TV personality, outdoorsman, outspoken conservative and vocal Second Amendment rights advocate Ted Nugent endorsed conservative businesswoman Jessica Fair Taylor while attending his Constitution Day celebration in Centreville, Michigan. The Taylor campaign said that this endorsement further “validates Jessica Taylor’s status as the only true conservative outsider in the race for Senate in
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In a blow to the tired stereotypes perpetuated by gun control supporters, a recent academic survey found broad diversity among recent first time gun buyers. The findings bolstered what many observers had anecdotally discovered, the last year-and-a-half’s pandemic and civil unrest-fueled record-breaking gun sales. Provided with the preliminary survey results, the Wall Street Journal reported, 
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Last year, the Brennan Center for Justice requested under California’s freedom of information law, that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) provide records relating to the Department’s “social media monitoring” activities. The request was based on the lack of public “information about the capabilities and limitations of the LAPD’s social media monitoring operations” and its
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Speaking to the county commissioners, the local man accused the commissioners of having their “strings” pulled by someone more powerful. “Look around you,” the man said to the commissioner meeting. “These people and God will be the ones judging you. You should thank God that we live in a Republic because if we lived in
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Opinion: The practice of removing potential jurors without cause shows how racial bias works in the criminal justice system. Will other states follow Arizona’s lead and end it? Jeffrey Abramson  |  opinion contributor Arizona is taking a bold step toward reforming jury selection — specifically, how potential jurors may be removed from service for no given reason.
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Seasoned administrator Raninder Singh was on Saturday re-elected as the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for an unprecedented fourth term. He beat Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Shyam Singh Yadav 56-3 in the elections in Mohali. (More Sports News) Raninder, son of incumbent Punjab chief minister and Congress leader Capt. Amarinder
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The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Griffin Dix is co-chair of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence chapter in Oakland, California. His son was shot and killed in 1994. This column was produced for The
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