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PROVIDENCE — With less than a month left in this year’s legislative session, all five of Rhode Island’s statewide office-holders made a united call Tuesday for passage of “common-sense gun safety legislation,” from a 10-round limit on ammunition clips to assault weapons and school grounds gun bans. Gov. Dan McKee took turns at a microphone with Attorney General Peter
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A lawsuit that accuses Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge of using her office to promote her political career over the best interests of the state and illegally using public money to do so has survived its first legal challenge. A Pulaski County circuit judge ruled that one of the three claims against her can proceed
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In a no-holds-barred rebuke of the federal judge who recently overturned California’s assault weapons ban, Gov. Gavin Newsom lambasted U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez on Thursday as a “wholly-owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association.” “We need to call this federal judge out,” the Democratic governor told reporters as he announced
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The Edward J. Schwartz federal courthouse building in downtown San Diego / Photo by Adriana Heldiz U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a graduate of San Diego State and Western State College of Law, thrust himself into the national spotlight late last week – and into the path of Democrats’ fury – when he deemed California’s
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FILE – In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., right, speaks to then-Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer warned his Democratic colleagues that June will “test our resolve” as senators return Monday to consider infrastructure, voting rights and other priorities. Six
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday filed an appeal to a federal court decision that overturned the state’s ban on assault weapons, arguing that the law is needed “to protect the safety of Californians.” The appeal seeks to reverse Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who said the state’s
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Yesterday, amid a flurry of high-profile, highly controversial bills, the Wisconsin state assembly passed new gun legislation. The bill’s Republican authors argue that the legislation will protect Wisconsinites’ second amendment rights — Democrats say it’s a clear violation of federal law. The legislation would change a number of policies for Wisconsin’s gun owners and sellers. 
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Jun 12th 2021 The Second. By Carol Anderson. Bloomsbury; 272 pages; $28 and £18.99 A BLACK MAN with a gun has been white America’s nightmare since before the republic was founded. Slave uprisings, black soldiers fighting in the country’s wars, even African-American motorists—all have spurred fear and violence backed by white-supremacist authority. In “The Second”,
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Currently sitting on the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards, is Louisiana’s Constitutional Carry Legislation, Senate Bill 118.  With limited time for the Governor to sign this historic measure, NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact their State Representative and urge them to ask Governor Edwards to sign the bill into law.  Also, please
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A proposal to expand Louisiana’s definition of domestic abuse to include controlling behaviors like coercion and intimidation was shelved on Thursday ahead of adjournment, spelling the end to legislation that faced unexpected opposition from the state’s powerful gun lobby and religious right.  Rep. Malinda White, the chief sponsor of House Bill 159, took to the
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from the Firearms Policy Coalition. REGION — State leaders announced today that an appeal has been filed in response to a San Diego federal judge’s ruling that overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. In addition to appealing U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez’s order
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By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge’s upending of the state’s restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision. They described last week’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez as an
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SACRAMENTO (CBSLA/AP) – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday that the state will appeal a recent ruling by a federal judge which overturned the state’s decades-long assault weapons ban. A California-legal featureless AR-15 style rifle is displayed for sale at a booth at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County
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Yesterday, The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned from its 2021 Regular Session.  This year, NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters worked hard to contact their legislators in opposition to multiple anti-gun measures, preventing many from advancing.  Unfortunately, House Bill 6355 was passed and is now sitting on the desk of Governor Ned Lamont.  Please contact Governor
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Written by John Cole, Managing Editor and PoliticsPA Staff The special election date is announced for the state House’s 113th District, while two state Senators were sworn-in to office on Wednesday. Here is the Playbook.    HD113: Special Election Set For November 2: The special election is to fill the open state House seat previously
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These are discouraging times for Californians who advocate for gun control laws. Nine days after San Jose endured the worst mass shooting in Bay Area history, federal Judge Roger T. Benitez of San Diego threw out California’s 30-year-old law banning assault-style weapons. It was bad enough that Benitez nonsensically likened an AR-15 rifle to a
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As election returns started rolling in from the Democratic primary Tuesday, Republicans started boasting about having the most diverse statewide ticket in Virginia history. Although Democrats nominated a candidate for lieutenant governor who describes herself as an “Afro Latina, Lebanese, Irish woman,” Republicans can boast they have a ticket that has candidates from Northern Virginia
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Gun. (File Photo: IANS) By Shivaji Sengupta Greek statues, with bullet-holes for eyesBlinded as Eros, with surprise,Lover and loved…(Lawrence Durrell) Yes, it has happened again and again and again…This time in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Nine people were killed by a disgruntled worker of the Valley Transportation Authority. One of
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The federal judge who overturned California’s decades-old assault weapons ban last week opened his 94-page ruling with an eye-opening analogy. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment,” US District Judge Roger T. Benitez wrote. In another section, he downplayed the risk
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