Month: February 2023

Like many young boys, I owned a holster and a pair of guns to go with it as we played ‘cowboys and Indians.’ Growing older, we played ‘Zorro’ with our sticks as swords until many moms noted “you’ll poke your eyes out!” Still growing a bit older, I saw an ad for this little BB
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The American Academy of Pediatrics says around one-third of American children live in homes with firearms, and of these households, 43% contain at least one unlocked firearm. In Jefferson County, school officials have voted to include secure firearm-storage information in schools’ Student Behavior and Intervention Handbook, which will be distributed to parents. Betty McIntee, a
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On Friday, the Senate Ways & Means Committee will hold an executive session and likely vote on Senate Bill 5078, to allow anti-gun zealots to bankrupt the firearm industry with frivolous lawsuits. NRA testified in opposition to SB 5078 at the committee’s January 31st hearing. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 5078. Senate Bill 5078 aims to undermine
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Courtesy of Julie Ellis (Flickr CC0) You’ve read the headlines, or maybe you haven’t. Mass shootings are no longer “news.” They happen in our schools, our churches, at the mall, grocery stores, gyms, bars, restaurants, and dance clubs, in greater numbers than the days on a calendar. Everywhere we go, doing the normal things which
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Plus, More Gun Control Bills Filed in the New Mexico Senate The New Mexico House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved House Bill 100 by Rep. Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe), legislation imposing a mandatory 14-day waiting period on all firearm purchases, by a 6-4 vote. This legislation will not “enhance” the existing FBI background check process in any way as the author claims; it will only delay
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Former SC Gov Nikki Haley announces 2024 US Presidential run Former SC Gov Nikki Haley announces 2024 US Presidential run at the Charleston Visitors Center in Charleston, SC Feb. 15, 2023. Ken Ruinard, Greenville News This week, just after a mass shooting in Michigan, lawmakers advanced a National Rifle Association-backed bill that would make South
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks to the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced this week that she will not run for reelection, sounding the official starting gun for the 2024 campaign to succeed her in the Senate. As the race gets going, it probably makes sense to ask a fundamental question:
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PROVIDENCE – A gun-rights advocate is suing state Attorney General Peter F. Neronha in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of the state’s requirement of a “showing of need” for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Warwick resident Michael O’Neil filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court, arguing that the state had violated his Second
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In summary Dianne Feinstein remained firmly committed to working across the aisle, even as partisanship increased in the Senate. As voters start thinking about the political ideals of her successor, some argue that California will be best served by someone who can maintain that spirit. Guest Commentary written by Scott Gerber Scott Gerber is the
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The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will meet on Monday, February 20, 2023, to vote on Senate Bill 150, the Senate companion to House Bill 543, the constitutional carry bill. The hearing will take place in the Knott Building (room 412) at 3 p.m. Please attend in order to show your support for SB 150 and help Florida become the 26th constitutional carry state!
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Yesterday, anti-gun lawmakers filed bill packages to criminalize private transfers, require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, and allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process. Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE these gun control schemes. Senate Bills 76, 77, and 78 further criminalize private transfers of firearms by expanding
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The North Carolina Senate voted 29-19 to pass Senate Bill 41, a bill that recognizes law-abiding citizens’ right to self-defense while attending a church with a school attached and, also, repeals the redundant permit-to-purchase system. The House passed, House Bill 49, a similar pro-self-defense bill to Senate Bill 41, by a vote of 77-43. Garnishing bipartisan support in
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A West Virginia House committee advanced legislation Wednesday to allow handguns on campus, just hours after more than three dozen speakers urged lawmakers to reject the proposal. The proposal, Senate Bill 10, would allow those with a concealed carry license to carry without fear of punishment by the college. Gwen Bergner,
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The Monterey Park rampage on Jan. 21 was just one of a number of mass shootings to occur in California in January. Two days after that event, seven people were killed at Half Moon Bay, while a mass shooting in Oakland claimed another life. With over 100 gun control laws, California has an “A” rating
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Twenty-six-year-old Rep. Maxwell Frost travelled over to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Tuesday for an interview temp host Sarah Silverman to discuss an assortment of left-wing goals, one of which was gun control with Frost urging people to vote for “morally just leaders who actually give a damn about children’s lives.” Silverman began by telling
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Former child actor Austin Majors’ death earlier this week from a suspected fentanyl overdose while staying at an “interim housing program” makes him the latest victim of the drug and homelessness crises plaguing California. According to Majors’ sister, Kali Raglin, the 27-year-old’s cause of death was a “suspected fentanyl poisoning with an ongoing investigation,” however
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