Month: November 2022

On Monday White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said President Biden’s Thanksgiving Day criticism of semiautomatic firearms was actually meant to be directed toward “assault weapons.” Real Clear Politics noted that their reporter, Philip Wegmann, asked Jean-Pierre about Biden’s comment: The president has said repeatedly that he wants to ban assault weapons, but on Thanksgiving
The recent spate of unusually horrific killings – in Chesapeake, Virginia, where a Walmart store manager murdered his own employees, and in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a gay bar was shot up – has to some extent reopened what has been the something of a closed issue, assault weapons bans. Why are so many people
Courtesy of ROG5728 (Wikimedia CC0) Oregonians approved a stricter multifaceted gun safety law in the recent election. However, before the ballots were fully tallied, the proposed rule was met with claims that limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds violates the Second Amendment. The problem with establishing gun safety measures begins with the National Rifle Association
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29th, the Honolulu City Council will hear an ordinance to prohibit citizens from exercising their right-to-carry in many places. This is an attempt to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s NYSRPA v. Bruen ruling that affirmed the right-to-carry applies outside the home, which forced Hawaii to stop arbitrarily denying carry permits to applicants
And the shootings continue. Should ownership of all ARs be banned? Maybe not yet. In 1991 Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger emphatically stated that NRA lobbyists’ use of the Second Amendment, in coordination with American gun manufacturers to increase gun sales, was “the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.” As badly worded
BILL WHITAKER Board of Contributors As the 2022 midterm smoke clears, two big losers loom before Texans: Democratic icon Beto O’Rourke, who mistakenly assumed the tragic loss of life in a dead-of-winter state-run power grid collapse and state and local law enforcement incompetence and cowardice in a school shooting massacre would matter to everyday Texans,
Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, is facing backlash from Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg over his “constitutional carry” tweet that he made on Saturday. The GOP lawmaker took to Twitter on Saturday morning and tweeted: “Florida should be a Constitutional Carry state.” His tweet has received 18,000 likes and over 5,000 comments as of Sunday
On this “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Rep. James Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina Former Homeland Security Secretaries Jeh Johnson and Michael Chertoff Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face the Nation.”   MARGARET BRENNAN: I’m
Award-winning journalist Kyle Spencer’s new book, Raising Them Right — The Untold Story of America’s Ultraconservative Youth Movement and Its Plot for Power explores a decades-long campaign — online and off — to lure unsuspecting young people into the far-right fold, capitalizing on magnetic celebrities like Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, the thermodynamic Black
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Gun control advocates hold signs during a protest at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, the U.S., May 27, 2022. /CFP Gun control advocates hold signs during a protest at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at
President Joseph Biden made some alarming remarks about gun control during a Thanksgiving event in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Biden has long targeted Americans’ Second Amendment rights and pushed for a ban on so-called assault weapons. His stance got even more extreme Thursday when he met with reporters outside the Nantucket fire station. The president condemned the
By Chris Pearson, Spring Valley Image: CC via Bing November 25, 2022 (Spring Valley) — Republicans support guys with guns because they hide behind the 2nd Amendment and cower before the NRA. They support criminals who are murdering our kids and neighbors. The GOP has gone soft on crime. That has to change.  We have an epidemic of gun