Month: August 2023

  Tillis again returned to Papertown on Aug. 23, hosting a brief but wide-ranging town hall and taking questions from elected officials and municipal administrators on everything from the future of the paper mill to cannabis legalization. Working hard on the ground  Canton Mayor Zeb Smathers welcomed Tillis to BearWaters Brewing, expressing his appreciation for
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From Justo Robles of CalMatters’ California Divide team:  Dozens of domestic workers laid banners on the state Capitol grounds Tuesday that spelled out the words “racist” and “injustice.” Then they cleaned them up.  It was all part of a rally of several hundred domestic laborers to urge state lawmakers to pass more workplace protections. Aminta
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The .44 Magnum round – its immortalization by Dirty Harry notwithstanding – is generally a bit of overkill for law enforcement and private citizen self-defense in urban and suburban environments due to its excessive penetration, recoil, and muzzle blast. However, in rural and wilderness environments where overpenetration is less of a concern, the extra power
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Jacksonville, Florida has witnessed another tragic mass shooting, as a young man unleashed hatred at a Dollar General Store, leaving three Black individuals dead before turning the weapon on himself. The incident once again raises concerns about firearms, particularly the AR-15 style gun, which has become emblematic of such tragedies. AUSTIN, TEXAS – AUGUST 25:
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When it comes to the .32 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridge, most American gun experts will nostalgically associate it with James Bond in the movies and bestselling novels but dismiss it as a “mouse gun” that’s marginal at best for real-world self-defense. But then again, the first rule of a gunfight is “Have a gun.”
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EXCLUSIVE — Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R-MT) filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit over a Maryland county law he says is defying the Supreme Court‘s landmark Second Amendment test by establishing “unconstitutional” gun-free buffer zones. A group of 18 attorneys general led by Knudsen filed the brief Monday at the Virginia-based U.S. Court
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking Kamala Harris and Joe Biden to task for their historical revisionism with regard to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. Harris posted a graphic on X, formerly Twitter, saying about a new ban, “@JoeBiden has taken on the @NRA and won. He can do it again.” The graphic quotes Biden as saying, “I am
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By Miriam Raftery August 25,  2023 (Milwaukee) – Eight Republican presidential candidates squared off in a debate in Milwaukee. Donald Trump, facing indictment on 91 criminal charges in four cases, did not participate but was a topic of discussion among his opponents.  The debate proved lively, with some candidates sharply differering with each other, all
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The National Rifle Association has promoted a false version of American gun culture; among other things is the legendary association with the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms with the Minutemen of the American Revolution. Carl T. Bogus finds a darker history in Madison’s Militia. James Madison, the future president, authored the Second Amendment to placate
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a blistering response to Vice President Kamala Harris arguing President Biden will ban so-called “assault weapons.”  “@JoeBiden has taken on the @NRA and won. He can do it again,” Harris tweeted Tuesday evening, accompanied by a campaign ad celebrating Biden’s determination to “ban assault weapons.”  The NRA shot back
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“What kind of a load you using in that .44?” “It’s a light Special. This size gun, it gives me better control, less recoil than a .357 Magnum with wadcutters.”—Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in response to rookie Officers Davis, Sweet, Astrachan, and Grimes (David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, and Robert Urich) in
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New Jersey’s top law enforcement officer has outlined the state’s plans for mandating gun retailers sell firearms with microstamping technology. Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Tuesday that his office has formally established a process for handguns to be included on the state’s microstamping-enabled firearms roster. LEADING HOUSE DEMOCRAT ADVOCATES NEW AGENCY TO REGULATE AI Under
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Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Solano, chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, calling on the high court justices to reject a lower court ruling that the federal ban on gun possession by people subject to a domestic violence restraining order violates the Second Amendment.
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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is working on legislation that could ultimately ban AR-15s, AK-47s and other military-grade weapons from being carried in Missouri‘s second-largest city, among other things. Jones held a listening session with gun violence survivors and advocates Tuesday morning, alongside members of the city’s Board of Alderman. After the roundtable, the mayor
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Tennessee’s Republican-led Legislature is meeting in special session this week to consider a package of public safety proposals, including some stemming from a deadly shooting at a Nashville elementary school earlier this year. Though the session is not expected to result in any new firearms restrictions, it nonetheless highlights the widely divergent response among states
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Comment on this storyComment The 2024 Republican presidential nominating contest has been mostly about former president Donald Trump. This has obscured ideological schisms within the conservative movement over the proper role of government, America’s place in the world and much more. The first GOP debate on Wednesday, in Milwaukee and airing on Fox News, offers
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