Month: September 2022

A lawyer challenging provisions of New York’s new gun law argued that the state restricts people from carrying weapons in too many places.   The argument was made during a hearing Thursday, September 29 before Federal Judge Glenn Suddaby in Syracuse as he decides whether to temporarily order a hold on provisions of the law
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Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke plans on Friday to march out parents and families of the 19 children killed in the Uvalde school shooting, hours before he faces off against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on the debate stage. Mr. O’Rourke, a former congressman and former presidential candidate, is set to join the families in
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Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall introduced legislation Thursday that would protect Americans’ second amendment rights from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) proposed registry for firearms with stabilizing braces. The legislation, first obtained by the Daily Caller, is titled the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today (SHORT) Act. The bill would specifically
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After a downgrade in her first campaign, Gov. Janet Mills’ ranking with one of the most prominent gun lobbying organizations increased this year without much fanfare — reflecting the changing political terrain on gun rights since her first campaign. The release of the National Rifle Association’s campaign scorecards last week saw Republican gubernatorial candidate and
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Courtesy of Bennilover (Flickr CC0) “A sick and regressive nation.” This is how history will tell the story of 21st-century America. I read another article just minutes ago telling the tale of another mass shooting. In the Roxborough area of Philadelphia, just outside of Roxborough High School, five young men were shot by two assailants
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PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order Tuesday banning the possession of firearms and other deadly weapons at city recreation centers and playgrounds, a move that could reignite a long-standing debate about whether Philadelphia should be able to write its own gun laws. The action came weeks after Tiffany Fletcher was fatally struck
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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Tuesday signed an executive order banning the possession of firearms and other deadly weapons at city recreation centers and playgrounds, a move that could reignite a long-standing debate about whether the city should be able to write its own gun laws. The action came weeks after Tiffany Fletcher
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NRA-ILA will host its annual 2022 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium on Saturday, October 8th, at the Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree.  The event, including breakfast and lunch, is FREE. Space is limited, and RSVP is required at link below. Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second
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It is long past time to repeal the Second Amendment. Why? To strengthen democracy. Without the Second Amendment, wrote Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, states and towns would be free to pass their own gun laws that wouldn’t be overturned again and again by courts citing either the Second Amendment or other precedent reliant on the Second
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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race has shaped up along the usual political division on guns, though the candidates’ pasts cause issues for their current stances. Gun policy has not been the center of attention for Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz. Instead, any debate on guns has been overshadowed by education,
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Born in Brooklyn in 1935 to a blue collar family, Florio dropped out of high school but earned his equivalency degree from New Jersey while serving in the U.S. Navy and competing as a middleweight amateur boxer. He eventually graduated from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and Rutgers Law School in
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Jim Florio, the governor whose four-year tenure left New Jersey with an assault-weapons ban and higher taxes, spurring a trifecta of Republican control that persisted for years, died Sunday at 85. Florio, a Democrat who spent 15 years as a congressman before leaving the post to seek the governorship in 1990, served a single term
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Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement that the state’s environmental movement had lost a “titan.” “Governor Florio never stopped working to conserve our beautiful state for future generations, and we will miss his wise advice and advocacy,” Potosnak Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation
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As we’ve previously reported, on September 9, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved a Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearm retailers. MCCs enable payment processors and banks to categorize, monitor, and collect data on various types of transactions. Before the ISO decision, firearm retailers fell under the MCC for sporting goods stores or miscellaneous retail. This
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Former NJ Governor Jim Florio joins environmentalists in opposition to a Jackson solar farm A LOOK BACK: Former NJ Governor Jim Florio joins environmentalists in opposition to a Jackson solar farm. Thomas P. Costello, Asbury Park Press South Jersey officials paid tribute Monday to the life and public service legacy of James J. “Jim” Florio,
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