Month: May 2022

Everytown for Gun Safety, one of the nation’s largest gun safety advocacy groups, has declared Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-Newark) the “Gun Sense Candidate.” Payne was lauded for his support of universal background checks, an assault weapon ban, and a nationwide gun buyback program. Everytown also pointed to Payne’s “F” rating from the National
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OPINION: President Biden, in response to calls from mourners in Uvalde to “do something” about gun violence, promised “We will.” What? Vice President Kamala Harris called for “an assault weapons ban.” Whatever that means. California Gov. Gavin Newsom pressed for laws allowing government and victims of shootings to sue gun manufacturers and dealers. What for?
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When on December 14, 2012 a terrorist shot dead 26 people, including 20 children, at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the US were shaken to the core. It was not the first shooting, nor was it the first time children were targeted by a shooter who had easy access to
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NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Gun control activist Igor Volsky criticized gun culture as racist and built on misleading ideas about masculinity while appearing on MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show.” On Sunday, guest host Ayman Mohyeldin spoke with Volsky on the National Rifle Association (NRA) proceeding with its annual convention following the
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — After making surprising comments in favor of certain gun reform policies last week, Conservative Party leaders are seeking a primary challenger for Rep. Chris Jacobs. Jacobs, a Republican from Orchard Park, currently represents New York’s 27th Congressional District. After redistricting, he is attempting to win the seat of the state’s
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The National Rifle Association announced Monday that its Board of Directors voted to re-elect Wayne LaPierre to continue serving as the organization’s CEO and executive vice president. Mr. LaPierre’s reelection was never in doubt before the vote, as he received almost unanimous support over Lt. Col. Allen West, who launched a takeover campaign in the
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week’s massacre at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School is the latest stark reminder of just how little action the United States Congress has taken in recent years on gun reform. The U.S. Senate did not take up a single piece of major gun violence prevention legislation last year or so far this
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Deadly Ideas On January 6, after hiding as the Capitol was attacked, and Officer Brian Sicknick was dying, Lee Zeldin emerged from his safe haven, joined his MAGA squad, and refused to certify the election of President Joe Biden. He does not represent the 1st Congressional District honorably or effectively, and has spent his years
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The 2022 National Rifle Association of America (NRA) convention took place this past weekend in Houston, Texas. I was there as both an attendee and as a member of the association’s Board of Directors. Over the course of three days, as tens of thousands of people wandered through the exhibit hall and meeting rooms, I
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Saturday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) called for the “disbandment” of the National Rifle Association (NRA) “by all means possible.” The Massachusetts Democrat said the measures should include going after the membership. “We must pursue the disbandment of the NRA by all means possible — litigation, money, membership,”
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As a national holiday, Memorial Day is meant to bring us together. Even if we differ on the politics that led our country into the many wars the U.S. has fought over the years, I can appreciate my neighbors who raise a flag, hands on hearts, at the veterans’ memorial at the local park. It’s
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If the Founding Fathers were around today, they would be flabbergasted by our inability to take even the most basic, common sense steps to protect our children from being murdered at school. Passively accepting, year after year, horrific school shootings, like the recent slaughter in Uvalde, Texas, would strike them as collective madness, which it
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Legislatively Speaking By Senator Lena C. Taylor Lena C. Taylor With the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Texas, many question the constitutionality of civilians having unfettered access to AR-15 assault weapons. This rifle has been the armament of choice in a number of large-scale shootings recently. While ranging in price from $400 –
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After political fireworks Friday and the crowded, sometimes-hectic Saturday, the final day of the NRA convention in downtown Houston was a tamped-down affair with fewer attendees and a smaller, less-fiery crowd of protesters across the street in Discovery Green. Down in numbers, however, didn’t mean protesters were any less determined outside the George R. Brown
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