Month: December 2021

HARTFORD — Joining gun-safety advocates before Tuesday’s ninth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Monday voiced rare optimism over the possibility of national legislation finally emerging from a Congress where the influence of the National Rifle Association appears to be waning. Noting that more state
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Since March, the City of Boulder has been looking for ways to reverse its defeat in the NRA-ILA supported case challenging Boulder’s unlawful bans against commonly owned “assault weapons” and magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds. This week, the City of Boulder finally abandoned its appeal of the lower court decision striking Boulder’s unlawful hardware prohibitions.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday pledged to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state, citing the same authority claimed by conservative lawmakers in Texas to outlaw most abortions once a heartbeat is detected. California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style
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A standard talking point of gun prohibitionists is that in these modern times, ordinary people don’t need their own firearms because the police will protect them from criminals. Last year, no less than David Chipman, President Biden’s failed nominee to lead the ATF– employed then as as a senior policy advisor for the Giffords anti-gun
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FAITH BEAT: HOT SOUP AND SONG: A Community singalong and soup share at First Presbyterian Church next weekend will help fight food insecurity. Friends and neighbors are invited to bring a favorite soup—chicken or vegan, in a crock pot (plugs, cups and spoons provided) or other appliance to keep warm, and support the Brooklyn Heights
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Medical problems are best solved by medical guidance and practices; medical problems are seldom solved by political posturing. Political posturing does not heal; it creates deeper hurts and social damages. Watching news stories, reading Trib stories and letters to the editors, or driving by some local schools allows us to witness the growing rifts that
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When Manuel Oliver watched President Joe Biden deliver a generic, nondescript statement about the latest in a string of mass shootings tearing apart American families, he decided that enough was enough. It was 30 November and a teenage gunman had opened fire inside a high school in Oxford, Michigan, with a gun it later emerged
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Today, lame duck Governor Ralph Northam announced that his proposed two-year state budget will include allocating $27.4 million of your taxpayer dollars towards anti-gun propaganda to further attack Second Amendment rights. The proposal seeks to establish a so-called Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention at the Department of Criminal Justice Services. It is true
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The recent conviction of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery is welcome news; it has been described as “justice being served.” The convictions were appropriate for the three white men who followed a young Black jogger in their cars, confronted him and then shot him. But it cannot bring back Ahmaud Arbery. Convictions alone cannot be
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Since March, the City of Boulder has been looking for ways to reverse its defeat in the NRA-ILA supported case challenging Boulder’s unlawful bans against commonly owned “assault weapons” and magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds. This week, the City of Boulder finally abandoned its appeal of the lower court decision striking Boulder’s unlawful hardware
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On Tuesday, December 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 307 and House Bill 197.  Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT these pro-gun measures. House Bill 307: Over recent years, numerous local governments have attempted to enact gun control
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(The Center Square) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James surprisingly announced Thursday she was suspending her campaign for the next year’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Instead, she said she will run for re-election. “There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job,” she said in
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Our nation’s political divide was on stark display this week, following yet another senseless school shooting — the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since 2018 — that stole the lives of four Michigan teenagers and traumatized hundreds of other Oxford High School students forced to “run, hide or fight” a 15-year-old attacker armed with
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New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday that she is suspending her campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 2022 Governor’s race. In a tweet, James said there were a number of important investigations” underway and that she will seek reelection as attorney general to see them through. “I am running for re-election to
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