Firearms

By Jim Lieb Updated: 1 hour ago Published: 1 hour ago In response to the recent two mass killings in which an AR-15 style rifle was used, there have been numerous calls in the media, editorials and letters to ban such assault weapons. NBC News estimates Americans own 15 million AR-15-style rifles. In 2020, there
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is comfortable with the bipartisan deal Senate Democrats and Republicans struck on gun control legislation, signaling that he will join in passing a bill when it comes to a vote. “For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework,” the Kentucky Republican said during a
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By Marina Villeneuve Associated Press Four Republican candidates for New York governor pledged during a televised debate Monday night to undo years of one-party rule and focus on battling crime and improving the economy if elected to office. It’s an uphill battle for Republicans vying for the governor’s office in New York, where registered Democrats
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Fox News is, to put it mildly, not known for indulging progressive politics – but the rightwing news channel gave it a go on Monday, when Bernie Sanders appeared in a debate on the network’s sister channel, Fox Nation. Sanders, the Vermont senator, democratic socialist and two-time presidential candidate, took on Lindsey Graham, his Republican
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In the wake of recent school gun violence and the Senate’s subsequent gun control consideration, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), the leading candidate running for Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) open Senate seat, blasted Republicans working with Democrats to “weaken the Second Amendment” and enact “unlawful” gun measures that are both “unconstitutional” and ineffective, as he called
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A bipartisan group of senators unveiled an agreement on principle for gun safety legislation Sunday, providing an overview of a forthcoming package of reforms to address one of the nation’s most pressing and divisive issues in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. One of the biggest factors
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opinion Austin American-Statesman Each week we ask readers to weigh in on a timely topic. This week, we asked: “Would Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s call to shift $50 million in the state budget to buy bulletproof shields for school police officers prevent more mass shootings at Texas schools? If not, how could the money be better
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You’re hearing a deafening chorus demanding new gun regulations to “do something” about mass shootings. President Joe Biden said it in his nationally televised speech last week: “Do something. Just do something. For God’s sake, do something.” But here’s one problem: the desperate desire to “do something” blinds gun-control advocates to the fact that their
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A man stormed the  stage during the ‘March for our Lives’ protest against gun violence, causing an stampede as thousands of attendees fled in terror when he reportedly threw an object at the audience.  More than 5,000 people attending the event at the National Mall in Washington, DC, cowered on the floor after the unidentified pro-gun protester
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The majority of the American people are good folks, having normal reactions to gun violence. Republicans and Democrats alike are shocked and saddened by the senseless death of 19 children and two teachers slaughtered at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The same people were heartbroken about the needless killings in a Buffalo grocery store,
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If crossover voters helped anyone, it may have been Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. He avoided a runoff when he topped the 50% threshold needed to elude a second round by about 55,000 votes in his victory over U.S. Rep. Jody Hice. Other contests weren’t as close: For example, Gov. Brian Kemp, in his
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The upcoming January 6 hearings are not the only subjects being unnecessarily dragged on and on by the liberal media. On Thursday’s edition of Morning Joe, viewers had the privilege of seeing Scarborough and friends once again continue ranting about the GOP as monsters unmoved by children killed in mass shootings. When reacting to Congressman and assassination attempt survivor Steve Scalise’s
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Gun worship is transcendent in the United States, with 400 million guns in circulation – more guns than people – and only cursory controls on who can buy or access them. Firearms are fetishized, celebrated and brandished throughout our society, delivering a devastating daily death toll unknown anywhere else in the world. This idolatry reveres
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