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FILE PHOTO: A police officer is seen on the plaza in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights, showing
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In an arrangement unique to Washington, D.C., the local police department is the only federally licensed firearms dealer that is open to the public. Residents tell the Washington Free Beacon, however, that legally obtaining a handgun has become nearly impossible due to the department’s inaction. The city faced a dilemma in mid-March when the only licensed
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Endorsements can help your fundraising. Let’s be blunt: One of the biggest reasons why endorsements matter to campaigns is that endorsements can open the pocketbooks of potential donors. When organizations endorse a candidate, they announce that they’ve done so, raising the attention given to the campaign and alerting those who are affiliated with their organization that this
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Howard University law students Chanel Sherrod, Domonique Dille and Temitope Aladetimi brought handmade signs to a protest near the White House last Saturday. Sam Gringlas/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sam Gringlas/NPR Howard University law students Chanel Sherrod, Domonique Dille and Temitope Aladetimi brought handmade signs to a protest near the White House last Saturday. Sam
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1of4FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for “The Age of Spin” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Chappelle celebrated George Floyda€™s life and ripped the media for the way
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This week, the California Assembly passed anti-gun bills AB 2362 and AB 2847.  The bills will now move to the Senate for further consideration.   AB 2362, sponsored by Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (D-66), authorizes the Department of Justice to levy monetary fines of up to $1,000 on licensed firearms dealers for minor technical violations.  This bill is
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On June 1, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons and North Fork held a debate between the four candidates vying for the Democratic nomination and who will then face off against incumbent Lee Zeldin (R-NY1) for the New York’s 1st Congressional District seat. The nominees in the upcoming primary election June 23 are
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Bill Cotterell, Capital Curmudgeon Published 8:40 a.m. CT June 12, 2020 Bill Cotterell (Photo: Democrat files) It’s too bad the Florida Supreme Court shot down the public petition campaign for a ban on military-style “assault weapons” last week. Not because the justices ruled, 4-1, that the amendment’s ballot summary had some deceptive wording. That sort of
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Johnson County businessman Bob Hamilton, who entered the race for the Republican nomination for US Senate somewhat later than other candidates, at the end of March, visited Pittsburg on Wednesday and spoke with the Morning Sun about why he is running. “I see the mess that we have in Washington,” Hamilton said.
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JEFFERSON CITY — One night in the Missouri Capitol building in 2016, lawmakers made what some acknowledged at the time was a mistake — a mistake that, for four years, hasn’t been fixed. Both the Senate and House voted to override then-Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 656, which allows conceal and carry without
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A weekend deadline is fast approaching for four pro-gun bills sitting on Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk.  These measures have been passed by the Legislature and will protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and emergency, including during the current COVID-19 outbreak.  Please contact Governor Edwards and ask him to sign these important measures. House Bill 746,
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Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam announced a trio of appointments to the Virginia State Crime Commission, including Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone and Lori Haas, Virginia State Director for a national gun ban group called the “Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.” Haas, a registered lobbyist for a group originally named “National Coalition to Ban Handguns,” has
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But Espinoza’s words, published in September by the Arizona Capitol Times, weren’t entirely his own. They were written on his behalf by an advocacy group that’s backed by Google and other tech behemoths, reflecting Silicon Valley’s stealthy new attempts to shape and weaponize public perception in response to heightened antitrust scrutiny. Under the withering microscope
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Republican Christopher L. Jacobs and Democrat Nate McMurray clashed in a debate Tuesday over proposed police reforms, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and who best represents the values of New York’s 27th congressional district, where a special election will take place later this month. Jacobs, a state senator, offered strong support for President Trump’s
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We’re now more than a week into the White House’s attempts to rationalize Donald Trump’s choice to tear gas peaceful protesters in order to clear the way for a photo op, and the excuses aren’t getting any better. Officials can’t even decide on one lie to tell, ping-ponging between denying the violence against protesters was that serious — the event
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