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On Aug. 24, New York’s Democrat governor Kathy Hochul gave a speech about how the Empire State is combatting what she repeatedly referred to as “gun violence.” Among other things, her remarks suggested that the state will begin using political and ideological litmus tests to determine who is a “suitable person” to own or carry
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Today, at 5:00PM, the Wake County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending the county’s firearm discharge ordinance to further restrict target shooting on private property in unincorporated areas. NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend the meeting to oppose this proposed ordinance. To view the agenda or
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Jennifer Lawrence said she’s at war with her conservative relatives over politics.  The 32-year-old Kentucky native commented on her family feud during a cover interview for Vogue. Lawrence discussed having nightmares about Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and recalling how the 2016 election caused a major rift between her and some relatives. “I just worked
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It’s been a decade since Maxwell Alejandro Frost launched his first big campaign. He was 15 years old, coming off a stint volunteering on Barack Obama’s reelection bid and desperate to attend the president’s second inauguration. In an online search for tickets, Frost stumbled across a page soliciting applications to perform in the inaugural parade.
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It’s been a decade since Maxwell Alejandro Frost launched his first big campaign. He was 15 years old, coming off a stint volunteering on Barack Obama’s reelection bid and desperate to attend the president’s second inauguration. In an online search for tickets, Frost stumbled across a page soliciting applications to perform in the inaugural parade.
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Republicans don’t care about safetyRegarding his Aug. 24 letter (“Woke Dems favor criminals over us”), yes, Don Ward, “words matter.”On Jan. 6, Trump supporters violently attacked law enforcement with flag poles and chemical sprays. Trump said he “loved them.” Other Republicans refer to these criminals as “patriots” and “political prisoners.”Republican violent rhetoric continues to fuel
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While the governor and Republican-led Legislature push to expand access to firearms in South Dakota, a majority of voters favors restrictions such as waiting periods and age limits for some gun purchases, according to a statewide poll co-sponsored by South Dakota News Watch. The poll of 500 registered voters showed that 60% of respondents support
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New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her winning streak against the gun lobby with her latest victory defending her state’s gun legislation. The state’s top prosecutor has successfully defended the constitutionality of New York’s recently passed gun safety legislation, the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), which goes into effect today. The Gunowners of America,
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In declaring this summer that New York’s strict rules for granting concealed carry permits to gun owners violated the Second and 14th Amendments, the U.S. Supreme Court has compounded the error of its 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller holding that possession of a handgun in the home was constitutionally protected. The Second
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Opinion editor’s note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes letters from readers online and in print each day. To contribute, click here. ••• Scott Jensen’s “Safer Streets” campaign is disingenuous (“Jensen sees vote potential in metro,” Aug. 28). Leading the Republican chorus that conflates sensible gun regulation with a threat to Second Amendment rights (despite Supreme Court
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Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul is championing the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), which critics say is burdensome and an infringement on numerous constitutional rights. Following a Supreme Court decision in June striking down New York’s concealed carry restrictions as unconstitutional, state Democrats and Hochul moved to crack down further on gun rights, seemingly
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Sheriff Nathan Harmon is a firearms instructor with the National Rifle Association and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. So when he first heard about the Biden administration’s rule cracking down on “ghost guns,” he was fairly apprehensive. But when asked about its recent implementation and the effect it might have on law enforcement,
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President Joe Biden is preparing to deliver a major speech on Thursday promising to heal the “soul of the nation” even as he continues stoking fears about supporters of former President Donald Trump as “semi-fascist.” “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like
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Late last night, the California Legislature adjourned sine die, ending the 2022 session. Fortunately, despite efforts by anti-gun politicians to push through more gun control, Assembly Bill 1227 (Excise Tax) and Senate Bill 918 (CCW Reform) failed to pass. This is a huge win for law-abiding gun owners not having additional costs, burdens, and restrictions that
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In the last few days, Unhinged Joe’s declared: “I respect conservative Republicans. I don’t respect MAGA Republicans.” By Nate Jackson WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Joe Biden took a taxpayer-funded trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania yesterday, where he was supposed to unify Americans behind a “Safer America” agenda to support law enforcement and reduce crime. It was
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By John and Nisha Whitehead With every passing day, the United States government borrows yet another leaf from Nazi Germany’s playbook: Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Censorship. Intimidation. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment. Indoctrination. Indefinite detention. These are not tactics used by constitutional republics, where the rule of law and the rights
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