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House Homeland Security Committee member Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, criticized  Republicans and the National Rifle Association (NRA) on “The Story” Tuesday while discussing a spike in gun violence across America’s cities. Jackson Lee, who represents parts of Houston, also called for more programs in inner cities to help those facing poverty find a way out of their economic situation. AT
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Friday, July 10, the Hawaii legislature adjourned the 2020 regular session. With the adjournment, HB 1902, restricting magazine capacity and SB 2635, placing additional restrictions on ammunition purchases, were defeated! Unfortunately, the legislature did pass two anti-gun bills, HB 2744 severely restricting homebuilt firearms and SB 3054 imposing penalties for not reporting the permanent removal of a firearm from
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Tomorrow, the Newport News City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to submit public comments to oppose this proposed ordinance. You may click here for information on participating in the meeting remotely by video conference. If you wish to attend this meeting in person, click here for
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On Friday, July 10th, the Trump Administration fixed a nearly two decade old State Department policy on suppressor exports. State Department rescinded their previous policy in the following statement:      DDTC Web Notice Regarding an Update to its Suppressor Policy Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound
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It has become commonly accepted among anti-gun extremists to ignore the mountains of evidence that exposes the abject failure of gun control to prevent violent criminals from acting like violent criminals.  They reject the fact that criminals already violate myriad laws at the local, state, and federal level in furtherance of their illicit activities, and
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The anti-gun activism machine is getting desperate. Researchers at UC Davis allege in a new paper that “excess” firearm purchases over the last few months may have led a significant increase in “gun violence.” The authors – with at least a baker’s dozen advanced degrees and millions of dollars of funding from California taxpayers –
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The debate over firearms in America heated up over the weekend as AR-15 trended nationwide on Twitter. The discussion followed a tweet by the National Rifle Association praising firearms platform, which are widely referred to as assault rifles. “The AR-15 is the modern day musket,” the NRA tweeted. “An everyday gun for everyday citizens.” “;
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Next up after the Biden-Sanders task forces? The Democratic platform drafting committee—and progressives have their work cut out for them. The vast majority of appointees to the drafting committee are establishment-friendly Democrats—many of whom hold potential financial conflicts and questionable backgrounds of their own. A month out from the Democratic National Convention, the party continues
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As Israel moves to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find any Democrat in Washington who does not oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans.  Even mainstream pro-Israel organisations and key US legislators who are usually unwavering in their support for the Israeli government have denounced the move.  Yet the
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An anti-gun group expressed support in their newsletter for changing Maryland law to allow for regulated firearm transfers to be delayed indefinitely. This was prompted by the state’s background check system becoming temporarily inoperable recently. Maryland law allows firearm dealers to transfer regulated firearms after waiting seven days if Maryland State Police (MSP) does not
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They see the real threat to democracy as the Republican Party’s subservience to corporate and financial interests and a handful of the wealthiest Americans. In their view, the GOP’s dedication to the cause of plutocracy explains nearly every pernicious development in American public life: galloping economic inequality, declining state capacity, growing right-wing populism and white
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A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to block a bid by the Trump administration to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears endangered species protections, preventing them from being hunted. The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision from a Montana District Court that the bears were wrongly unlisted as a threatened
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The National Rifle Association has been conspicuously silent on police violence amid weeks of nationwide demonstrations, despite calling itself the “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” The NRA’s leaders and social media accounts have made no mention of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the protests, or the police violence against peaceful protesters. “The NRA loves
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Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) sketched out what he views as glaring differences with Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. as the two begin their general election in one of the state’s most competitive congressional districts. “It’s not just the candidate, it’s the moment,” Malinowski said.  “In this moment I’d rather be running on my record
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Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of our more than five million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rick Tillis for re-election to the 92nd House district of Tennessee. “Tennesseans can count on Rep. Tillis to protect our individual freedom of self-protection,” said Matt Herriman, NRA-ILA’s Tennessee state director. “The NRA
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Dear Mississippi NRA Member: COVID-19’s disruption of the legislative session, which ended last week, stalled efforts to pass NRA-backed House Bill 1215 by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos.).  This legislation would have added state agencies to the existing preemption statute which limits the authority of cities and counties to pass arbitrary restrictions on firearm possession and also would have provided citizens
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