Month: March 2023

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would allow people to carry guns without concealed-weapons licenses, sending the issue to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 27-13 along almost straight party lines to pass the measure (HB 543), with Sen. Ileana Garcia, R-Miami, joining Democrats in opposition.
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The tragedy at the Covenant School in Nashville marked America’s 131st mass shooting of the year, just 86 days into 2023. The murders of six people – including three children – by a gunman wielding three legally-purchased guns triggered a political response that we are all-too-familiar with. Democrats called for gun safety reforms, which Republicans
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Letters to the Editor  |  The Columbus Dispatch Board members to blame if this is a scheme The March 27 article “Ohio teachers pension fund faces pivotal moment with upcoming board election” reported about the controversies between current State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio members and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, who have endorsed candidates
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In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in this biweekly roundup. Lest We Forget “Why in God’s name do we allow these weapons of war on our streets
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A federal judge hearing a challenge against gun measures in Delaware ruled against opponents iover a major question in Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, Inc. et al. v. Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security et al, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced. In an opinion issued Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews denied a preliminary injunction
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click to enlarge Photo by JD Casto The March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Orlando following the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Florida Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would allow people to carry guns without concealed-weapons licenses, sending the issue to Gov.
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click to enlarge Photo by JD Casto The March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Orlando following the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Florida Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would allow people to carry guns without concealed-weapons licenses, sending the issue to Gov.
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Republican North Carolina lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill repealing the state’s pistol purchase permit system, enabling the repeal effort to proceed. The Republican-controlled North Carolina House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 41 earlier this month. The bill, which passed in both the House and Senate on party-line votes, repeals a
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The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. LZ Granderson is an opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Sandy Hook is the mass shooting I hear mentioned most often when people talk about the moment they knew
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As the Senate prepares to pass a permitless carry bill, many hard-line conservatives say Gov. Ron DeSantis should reject it. “This bill is a half-measure and is not what gun owners were promised,” said gun activist Matt Collins. “It isn’t true Constitutional Carry because it doesn’t include an open carry provision. This bill is weak
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Talk about bad luck! What are the odds of the Nashville school shooter being a transgendered person who is ALSO mentally ill? Arguably, there were hints. In a form of modern Lysenkoism, young transgenders overwhelmingly come from homes with signs that say: “In This House, We Believe: Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights,
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Wednesday that Republicans have “made up” freedom in the Second Amendment and blamed them for Monday’s shooting at a Christian elementary school. The Nashville Police Department received a call at 10:13 a.m. Monday morning about shots fired at a private Christian elementary school and arrived on scene. Upon arrival, 28-year-old transgender
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