Month: February 2022

Last month we reported on ordinary Ukrainians taking up arms to defend their country and communities against a possible Russian invasion.  Now, the worst has come to pass; Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of the country, quickly gaining ground against a valiant but vastly outmatched Ukrainian army. The U.S. and NATO are banding together to
Washington CNN —   Texas Gov. Greg Abbott faces seven Republican opponents in the March 1 Republican primary as he seeks a third term leading the Lone Star State. But he has spent most of his campaign attacking the likely Democratic nominee, Beto O’Rourke. Left-leaning policy proposals pushed by O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, during
Guns and abortion may be the two defining issues of the U.S. Supreme Court’s current term, and California politicians, with their typical arrogance, are attempting to use one issue to influence the justices’ decision on the other. “We’ll see how principled the U.S. Supreme Court is,” Gov. Gavin Newsom sneered last week. Lately the governor
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” conservative commentator Charlie Sykes expressed nothing but contempt for GOP lawmakers and conservatives who are using the crisis in Ukraine to bash President Joe Biden who is leading the world in pushing back at Vladimir Putin. After host Jonathan Capehart shared a supercut that showed former president
On stage in a hotel ballroom glowing red, white and blue, Ron DeSantis was recalling his days in Congress and a book he wrote about America’s troubles. It was “read by about a dozen people,” the Florida governor said with rare self-deprecation. DeSantis then told a gathering of grassroots conservatives on Thursday: “I look back
A decade ago, the shooting death of Black teenager Trayvon Martin by an armed neighborhood watch volunteer ignited a national debate over gun violence, race and the power of self-defense statutes that authorize the use of deadly force. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, channeled her grief into a purpose. In an essay this month titled “Trayvon:
Now Bennett, the Sedgwick County district attorney, was holding a news conference on the death of a Black teenager named Cedric Lofton, detailing how county staff had restrained the 17-year-old facedown for more than half an hour. He said the state’s stand-your-ground law precluded charges because staff had a right to defend themselves after Lofton
This week, the Arizona House took action on a number of pro-gun bills, passing four off the floor, which will now move to the Senate for further consideration. House Bill 2166 exempts firearms and firearm safety equipment, such as gun safes and gun locks, from state transaction privilege and use taxes. This recognizes that the government
House Bill 1462, to ensure law-abiding citizens may carry firearms for self-defense on public transit, is now eligible for consideration on the House floor. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1462. House Bill 1462 removes the prohibition on law-abiding citizens carrying firearms for self-defense on public transit property and in vehicles. This bill
A Manhattan judge indicated Friday that he doesn’t believe New York’s attorney general has been illegally gunning for the National Rifle Association. AG Letitia James filed suit against the gun rights group in 2020, claiming its top executives flouted nonprofit laws by diverting millions of agency dollars to fund their lavish lifestyles replete with trips
Fairfax, Va. – The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action released the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States; “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has never affirmed that the Second Amendment protects the individual, fundamental right of all Americans to keep and bear arms for the defense
Hundreds of Americans, a disproportionately high number of them Black people, are being shot and killed as a result of controversial “stand your ground” laws that have swept across the nation since the killing of Trayvon Martin, activists say. A decade after the unarmed Black teenager, walking home from a store, was shot and killed
Last year’s failed attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom showcased some candidates thoroughly unfit to lead the state. The Republicans trying to replace Newsom included a talk radio shock jock, a reality TV star and a real estate developer who campaigned with a 1,000-pound bear. The governor effectively painted them as Trump-like characters out
Yesterday, NRA-ILA filed an amicus curiae (or friend of the court) brief supporting penalties against local officials who violate Florida’s preemption law with local infringements. This is the second amicus brief that NRA-ILA has filed to protect the Second Amendment freedoms affected by this important case, which is captioned as Fried v. State of Florida.
by Jeff Gross, contributing writer As the weather keeps flipping back and forth from cold to warm and back again, you ice fishing folks will notice large cracks going across the ponds. These are called pressure ridges.  These ridges form when the ice warms and cracks and separates from other ice flows. At night these
ANALYSIS: By Giacomo Lichtner, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington During the anti-lockdown protests at Parliament last year, I was told about a 15-year-old who stopped to ask someone why they were crying. The person replied they were Jewish and had been upset by Nazi imagery used by some protesters, including swastikas chalked
Today, the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Water Committee passed Hunter Education Legislation, House Bill 22-1168.  The measure now heads to the House Floor for a full vote.  Please contact your state Representative and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 22-1168. House Bill 22-1168 allows local education providers, upon entering into an agreement with an individual or
“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord Lambert here: I hate to go all airport bookstore business section here and quote Sun Tzu, but nevertheless: “If you know the enemy and know yourself,