Firearms

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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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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In a Friday night news dump, a California judge issued a ruling announcing that the state’s assault weapon ban, in place since 1989, was unconstitutional because reasons. It caused a stir primarily for using language that sounded conspicuously like what the National Rifle Association and American militia groups have long been spouting in their newsletters
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) — There was swift reaction across the Bay Area after a federal judge overturned California’s three-decade long ban on assault weapons. Many are planning an appeal. Steve Sposato of Lafayette was shocked to hear about the Federal judge’s ruling, overturning California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. Sposato’s wife Jody was was one
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Innocent people massacred.Click.Thoughts and prayers.Click.Weeping relatives.Click.Shooter with anger and resentment issues.Click.A well-regulated militia.Click, click, click. On Wednesday in San Jose, nine people died of gunshots fired by Samuel Cassidy, a 57-year-old VTA maintenance worker. Law enforcement authorities said Thursday he was armed with three semi-automatic handguns and 11 ammunition magazines each holding 12 rounds, making
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President Biden’s choice to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) struggled under questioning from Republican senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, declining to identify which guns he would want banned as assault weapons. “You have called for an assault weapons ban,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told David Chipman during the Senate
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Several national organizations representing law enforcement officers are applauding President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ahead of his confirmation hearing Wednesday, according to correspondence obtained by CNN. In a series of letters addressed to the Senate Judiciary Committee, national policing groups endorsed the nomination of David Chipman
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Days after lawmakers began debating a package of firearm regulation bills at the Colorado Capitol, a Colorado Springs man walked into a birthday party in the early hours of May 9 with a gun, shooting six adults before turning the weapon on himself. All were killed. According to police, the suspect — the boyfriend of
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I have lived in Branford since 1975 and was shocked by the recent event where an active shooter was holed was up on Main Street above the local hairdresser, across from a shopping center, and next to other well-known Branford landmarks. I recognize that shootings have become a way of life in the United States,
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CLOSE President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time after nearly 100 days into his presidency. USA TODAY In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and stretched others, mainly repeated claims we’ve heard before: Biden said he inherited the “worst
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Full text of President Biden’s Speech (followed by Tim Scott’s full speech): Madame Speaker.   Madame Vice President.  No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.  The First Lady.  The Second Gentleman.  Mr. Chief Justice.  Members of the United States Congress and the Cabinet – and distinguished guests.  My fellow
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Take a look at President Biden’s full remarks for his address to a joint session of Congress below.Madame Speaker.Madame Vice President.No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.The First Lady.The Second Gentleman.Mr. Chief Justice.Members of the United States Congress and the Cabinet — and distinguished guests.My fellow Americans.While the
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President Joe Biden is gearing up for his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, timed to the Democratic POTUS’s 100th day in office. As he reports to lawmakers on his accomplishments to date, he shall outline his administration’s domestic and foreign policy priorities. Joe Biden will reportedly make mention of
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