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Written by John Cole, Managing Editor Guns. Trump. Taxes. The GOP candidates fighting an ad war in the Lehigh Valley agree on one thing: their opponent is too liberal. They have claimed the conservative, pro-Trump mantle in the hotly contested June 2 primary for the 7th district. The winner will face first-term incumbent Dem Susan
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Friday May 22, 2020 at 12:40 PM State Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina, will be the featured speaker at the Randolph County Federated Republican Women’s monthly meeting at 5 p.m. June 2 at the Nelly’s Restaurant in Moberly. Greetings will begin at 5 p.m. and the dinner and program will follow at 6 p.m. The dinner costs
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We’re always told by the NRA how responsible gun owners are, writes Caffeinated Politics blogger Gregory Humphrey, so how do you explain the theft of deadly weapons  from three unlocked vehicles in Madison in just the past few weeks?, he wonders. Empower Wisconsin’s M. D. Kittle contends that Wisconsin’s health secretary, Andrea Palm, keeps pushing
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Pro-Gun Bills Set for Floor Debate TOMORROW The liberal, left wing media in Louisiana is calling basic 2A protections “extremism” and “ridiculous.” Last week, a House committee passed four pro-gun bills to the House Floor where they will be considered for a vote tomorrow.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to contact State Representatives and ask
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The Illinois General Assembly has reconvened and Senate Bill 1966, the gun control package from 2019, is still waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in Senate Committee.  Sponsored by Senator Julie Morrison (D-29), Senate Bill 1966 will: Criminalize private transfers, with violations being punished as a Class 4 felony. Require the recipient of a firearm gifted by a family member to
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Late Friday, the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session. During this session, anti-gun State Representative Jason Lowe attempted to push legislation to repeal Oklahoma’s Constitutional Carry law.  NRA members and Second Amendment supporters ensured that their voices were heard, and committee members soundly defeated this legislation by a 12-1 vote.  Thank you for remaining
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Close observers of gun politics might be surprised to learn that decades-long Chicago gun control advocate and Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger is in fact capable of some logic. An Agence France-Press piece ​on the continuing violence in Chicago amidst the COVID-19 lockdown shared Pfleger’s thoughts on the Windy City’s crime problem. Eschewing the notion
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Everytown for Gun Safety produced an “analysis” that sought to tie an “‘alarming’ spike” in fatal firearms-related accidents involving children to the recent surge in firearms purchases across the country. Their point is predicated on the deliberate exclusion and misuse of their own data – they used the tragic deaths of children to push their
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COVID-19 is indiscriminate –it infects without regard to class or background or political orientation. In addition to the loss of health or lives or livelihoods, an indirect victim of the virus, one more selectively targeted due to government intent or intransigence, is civil rights. In New Mexico, for example, despite the governor’s claim that “we
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Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious. These days, Barack Obama spends his time collecting money from a lucrative Netflix contract, shuffling between lavish homes in Washington, D.C. and on Martha’s Vineyard, and occasionally offering his tepid support for presumptive democratic presidential
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On May 18th, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2020 session.  During this session, sheriffs attempted at every turn to derail NRA-supported Senate bill 47 and House Bill 39, bills to improve your right to self-defense by creating the option of a lifetime carry permit.  The Alabama Sheriff’s Association even attempted to push
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Political reporters just love stories about lawmakers “wasting” tax dollars. Every two years, when a new batch of legislators would arrive in town, there was a tradition that they got to decorate their offices with whatever they wanted. Lavish sofas, mirrored walls, wood-paneled break-fronts and you name it as each new arrival competed with the
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The Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees will be hearing bills this week that will negatively impact your Second Amendment Rights. Contact members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to oppose AB 2847 and AB 2362 and also contact Senate Public Safety Committee members and urge their opposition to SB 914.  Assembly Public Safety: Tuesday May
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Today, Gov. Baker signed COVID-19 Order No. 33 easing restrictions that were put into place to address the COVID-19 crisis. The new guidance allows shooting ranges to open today, May 18th.  Shooting ranges will be required to follow the safety protocols outlined in the Governor’s Order.  Gov. Baker’s original COVID-19 Order No. 21 closed shooting
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Commitment 2020: Democratic Candidate Forum CD3 Updated: 4:55 PM MDT May 17, 2020 Hide Transcript Show Transcript ANNOUNCER: THIS IS A KOAT COMMITMENT 2020 SPECIAL. DOUG: GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M DOUG FERNANDEZ. WELCOME TO OUR COMMITMENT 2020 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FORUM, FOR NEW MEXICO’S THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. KOAT HAS PARTNERED WITH THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, SO YOU CAN
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By Larry Keane Just like Seinfeld’s George Constanza, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams probably thinks to herself, “I must be liked!” She’s trying awfully hard as she auditions to join 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s ticket as the vice presidential candidate. Millions of gun-owning Americans have reasons for concern and should pay attention as Election Day nears.
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FAIRFAX, Va. – All nine NRA-endorsed state Senate candidates won their primaries in Nebraska on Wednesday and will be up for election in November. “Despite the mainstream media’s traditional anti-gun narrative, last night’s victories prove that, when given the choice, American voters support lawmakers who protect their right to keep and bear arms,” said NRA’s
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Yesterday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.  These bills now head to the House Floor where they could be voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Thank you to the bill sponsors for ushering these four important bills through the House Committee.  These measures protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and
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