Month: October 2023

New York’s rollout of background checks to buy firearm ammunition is creating issues for sellers and buyers alike. The state’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act took effect in early September and includes a background check prior to the purchase of ammunition as well as a $9 fee for a background check to buy a
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Rep. Jared Golden’s about-face on gun laws is not surprising. He is a Democrat representing Lewiston, Maine, still convulsed by a mass shooting that took 18 lives. Formerly against tightening the laws, Golden now wants a ban on semiautomatic weapons. One can understand why elected officials in rural areas, even in generally liberal states, would
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After last week’s mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine that killed 18 people and injured 13 others, the NRA releases an ad showing Speaker Mike Johnson sticking to his guns on the topic of background checks. (See video below.) “So grateful to be an NRA member with you, because as NRA members, we understand that the
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Lewiston, Maine: Eighteen killed, 13 injured in a rampage by a guy with an assault rifle.  The shooter: A certified firearms instructor and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.  The community locked down until he’s placed in custody. Press conferences; school classes cancelled; politicians falling all over each other with their thoughts and prayers
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After another tragic slaughter, this time in Maine, reportedly by an assault-style weapon, we have to endure more tongue-flapping from Republicans about keeping the integrity of the Second Amendment and the need for more mental health resources. While one’s emotional and mental well-being is important and necessary, the importance of legislation focused on assault-style weapons
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Faced with spiking antisemitism and flaring tensions following Hamas’ attacks on Israel, Jews in Los Angeles are increasingly turning to gun ownership, self-defense classes and armed security for safety, according to a rabbi who has been training Jewish religious leaders for years.  “Growing up Orthodox, people hating Jews has been a part of my life,”
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Mayor Alan Webber has long championed ideas to confront the scourge of gun violence, from designating certain city-owned properties as gun-free zones to mulling a tax on ammunition. Now Webber is pushing a proposal to repeal a provision of the state constitution that prevents local governments from regulating firearms as they so choose. As part
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Golden, a tattooed Marine veteran, has long drawn on his support for gun rights as one pillar of his image as a rebel Democrat who understands the heavily-armed and politically red swath of Maine he represents. He has broken with his party on several gun safety measures, including voting against an assault weapons ban last
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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! Recently, I started watching Yellowstone, the TV series about a wealthy rancher in Montana and his struggles to keep his ranch intact. It debuted in 2016, so I am a little late to the party, but it is beautifully
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7 minutes ago Calls Grow For Greater Gun Control After Maine Shooting—Here’s Why That’s Unlikely To Happen“,”scope”:{“topStory”:{“index”:1,”title”:”Calls Grow For Greater Gun Control After Maine Shooting—Here’s Why That’s Unlikely To Happen”,”image”:”https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/653d18f2a25813c3067cc8e8/290×0.jpg?cropX1=0&cropX2=4000&cropY1=269&cropY2=2520″,”isHappeningNowArticle”:true,”date”:”7 minutes ago”,”uri”:”https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2023/10/28/calls-grow-for-greater-gun-control-after-maine-shooting-heres-why-thats-unlikely-to-happen/”}},”id”:”72palk1ag4qo00″},{“textContent”:” 11 hours ago Maine Mass Shooting Suspect Found Dead With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound“,”scope”:{“topStory”:{“index”:2,”title”:”Maine Mass Shooting Suspect Found Dead With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound”,”image”:”https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/653c8fbf5989abb17da57b59/290×0.jpg?cropX1=0&cropX2=1597&cropY1=165&cropY2=1064″,”isHappeningNowArticle”:true,”date”:”11 hours
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The Issue: A mass shooting at two locations in Lewiston, Maine, in which at least 18 people were killed. I don’t understand the obsession that the press has with learning the motive of the latest mass murderer in Maine (“Definition of insanity,” Oct. 27). The motive is immaterial as long as any angry, obsessed mentally
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Hal Phillips We’re fine. That’s what I’ve been texting to dozens of friends and family, starting at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. We live in Auburn, across the Androscoggin River, which separates our small city from our slightly larger sister city. As of Friday, there was still an active shooter at large, two days after
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WASHINGTON: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday (Friday in Manila) highlighted his own country’s consensus on restricting guns as he visited the United States during the latest mass shooting. At a luncheon at the State Department during a state visit, Albanese recalled how Australia enacted tough gun laws after a gunman killed 35 people
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President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and the administration’s other economic advisors have resurrected the idea that the government can promote economic growth by regulating businesses, protecting workers, and investing in ordinary Americans. That theory reaches back to the liberal consensus of the years from 1933 to 1981, when members
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Kentucky Values, a group affiliated with the Republican Governors Association (RGA), announced the launch of two advertisements backing Republican gubernatorial nominee and Attorney General Daniel Cameron in the home stretch of his race against Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY).  The 15-second advertisements released Friday, titled “Strong” and “Endorsed,” highlight Cameron’s efforts to fight the Biden administration
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The term “RINO” didn’t begin to describe the level of contempt the so-called “conservatives” of ABC’s The View had for the ideology and people they purported to represent. In the wake of the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, FAKE conservatives Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro spewed pure ignorance and hatred at any Republican (politician
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The mass shooting in Lewiston on Wednesday that claimed the lives of 18 people is drawing attention to Maine’s weak gun laws, with advocates and lawmakers arguing for firearm safety measures to prevent another tragedy.  Many of Maine’s political leaders have a complicated history on the issue, though, often opposing large-scale reforms and working with
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