Month: September 2021

A leaked document has revealed the membership list of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), showing how it provides opportunities for elite Republicans, wealthy entrepreneurs, media proprietors and pillars of the US conservative movement to rub shoulders with anti-abortion and anti-Islamic extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors rightwing hate groups, describes
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Paul Adell stood in the shooting stall wearing earmuffs atop his Chicago Bulls baseball cap. He fired a Canik TP9 Elite Combat pistol a half-dozen times, hitting a target 10 feet away with almost surgical precision. He pressed the safety on the gun and placed it on a table in the stall before turning to
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David Chipman’s confirmation odyssey began with a short congratulatory buzz from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in April and ended, he said, with a long, rueful call from the presidential adviser Steve Ricchetti admitting the White House had fallen “short.” Mr. Chipman, a brash gun control activist whose nomination to head the Bureau of Alcohol,
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called out a Democrat-linked ad campaign targeting Republican voters that portrayed him as insufficiently pro-gun. An investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation on Monday revealed two Democrat-linked consultant firms, Gambit Strategies and MBA Consulting Group, were behind a digital ad campaign portraying Youngkin, a Republican, as untrustworthy on gun rights,
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Circuit Judge Chip Welch today refused to dismiss a taxpayers’ lawsuit challenging Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s spending of public money on ads that promote her image and on out-of-state lawsuits. Here’s his order. Rutledge contends she’s immune from lawsuits and subject only to voters and in some spending decisions, the General Assembly. The lawsuit alleges
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A political committee tied to Democratic strategists is reportedly posing as a conservative group to try to drive a wedge between Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Younkin and Republican base voters in November’s closely watched election. During the past week, some voters in Virginia have been targeted with ads on Facebook, Instagram, Google and Snapchat questioning
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A Democrat-linked consulting firm is running a Facebook Ads campaign taking aim at Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin because he is not endorsed by the National Rifle Association. The ad campaign is funded by Accountability Virginia PAC, a political action committee registered to MBA Consulting Group, a D.C.-based firm that works to elect Democratic candidates.
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Tomorrow, the Ohio House Government Oversight Committee will consider Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 325.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 325. House Bill 325 declares firearm possession, transportation, carrying, commerce, training range access, as well as hunting and fishing, to be life sustaining, essential activities.  Both local and state government
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CNN’s anti-gun bias, including a willingness to fake stories to push gun control, has been apparent for decades. The self-styled “most trusted name in news” further diminished what’s left of its tarnished reputation this week when it parroted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) line on Second Amendment rights. In a piece titled, “China and the
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Think of the foremost applications of a firearm. Self-defense and protection have become the primary motivation for Americans’ acquisition of firearms, but the prevalence of defensive gun use remains disputed. New research, conducted in support of a brief for the Supreme Court, offers more evidence that a large number of Americans have used a firearm
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On September 21, the Biden Administration filed an amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, supporting New York’s draconian and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to bear firearms in public for self-defense. This NRA-supported challenge to New York’s “may-issue” licensing scheme for public handgun
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill that directs funding for our nation’s military. Unfortunately, this year’s bill contains two anti-gun provisions opposed by NRA-ILA. The first provision, included in the bill by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), would ignore due process protections
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COLUMBIA — To combat a startling rise in violent crime, South Carolina officers need the ability to arrest more convicted felons illegally carrying a gun, according to the state’s top law enforcement officer.  State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel said he will push for legislation next year to align state law to what’s already illegal
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He’s sitting out on his front porch in the late afternoon with a can of beer. Bothering no one. We speak to him as we walk by; we always do. He has complimented our dogs before; we know each other by sight, but we’ve never had a conversation of consequence before. But today he has
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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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