Month: December 2023

Four current senators and three former senators who opposed gun reform legislation following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School told The Washington Post they now believe they made a mistake. “My activity was passive, not active, in searching for a solution, and that I regret,” former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., told the outlet. Heitkamp had
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After high-profile mass shootings, calls to focus on mental health — including passing more red flag gun confiscation laws and expanding involuntary commitment statutes — have become as frequent as pushes for increased gun control. “It’s about mental health” has become a common refrain after shootings. The mental health component of America’s longstanding debate over
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Recently, we addressed developments in Flagstaff, Arizona, where local officials seem to be allergic to the idea that gun shop owners, gun owners and people who champion the Second Amendment deserve to be afforded equality before the law. There, leaders were walking away from revenue for displays at the city’s airport because of fears the
Healthcare and quality education for all. Treat all people and religions with respect and fairness. Trust women to make their own decisions. Raise the pay of working people and support unionization. Get assault weapons off the streets. Do something about climate change. Clean up toxic waste sites and outlaw pesticides that damage children. Replace fossil
A federal judge in Illinois has declined to temporarily delay a portion of the state law banning some high-power semiautomatic weapons from going into effect. U.S. District Judge Stephen McGlynn on Friday declined a request from several gun rights groups that would have delayed the Jan. 1 deadline for residents of Illinois to register their
by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo, top: Jason Hunter This warm and wild weather may not allow for ice fishing, however, people with rod and reel are doing well.  Numerous large trout in the 20-inch range are being caught around Rhode Island. These trout were stocked for the Veterans Day Holiday and the fish are exceptional.
A new study reveals donations to the National Rifle Association have consistently surged in counties where school shootings have happened. The research study for Science Advances published on Wednesday found that following a school shooting, total NRA donation money increases by 30% on average, while the number of NRA donors spikes by 40% in the
WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Gun violence legislation is a topic dividing members of Congress, but Senator Angus King of Maine was trying to bridge the gap on Thursday by introducing new legislation. In introducing the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion Act, or GOSAFE, King said, “What the bill does is limit the most lethal piece of
Key considerations to think about Dave Bryant Published December 20, 2023 @ 6:00 am PST We all carry guns. On duty, you may not have much choice. Departments frequently issue a service weapon and allow minimal or no customization of it. From a liability and training perspective, that makes sense. Although changing grips might
(Image courtesy of the NRA-ILA via Facebook) WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to recent acts by the federal Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) here, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has joined Republican colleagues in introducing the Protect American Gun Exporter (PAGE) Act. That proposal, introduced into the 118th Congress on Dec. 18, seeks to undermine
Image by Jason Gillman from Pixabay  December 19, 2023 – WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), joined by Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Rick Scott (R-FL), have introduced the Protect American Gun Exporter Act. This bill comes in response to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS)
Norris Fleetwood Stiff, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023, in Blacksburg, Virginia. Born on April 2, 1939, in the heart of Newport, Norris’s journey began in an era of simplicity and grew into a life marked by dedication and love. Norris’s life was one of steadfast devotion