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Twenty million people rallied, marched and staged clean-ups across the country on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. Many carried signs that read “Mother Nature Bats Last.”  But who knew there would be actual bats involved?  Fifty years later, the COVID-19 pandemic is the starkest example of natural disasters foretold but not prepared for. 
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The CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA) told the gun group’s board of directors that its legal battles have cost it $100 million, according to a newly revealed recording obtained by NPR. In the recording from a January meeting, CEO Wayne LaPierre laments “the power of weaponized government” in the form of ongoing investigations by the attorneys
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Trump supporters endanger themselves and the country by protesting social distancing orders. Jamie Squire / Getty Images Here’s your daily roundup of all the local and national news about COVID-19. (Like our coverage? Please consider donating to the Mercury to keep it comin’!) • As of today, Oregon’s total number of COVID-19 cases is 1,986
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April 20, 2020 By Jon King / jking@whmi.com A full slate of nine Democratic candidates is running for seats on the Livingston County Commission in the 2020 election. According to a release from the Livingston County Democratic Party, the nine candidates include a farmer, teachers, a banker, a lawyer, a home repair specialist, a stay-at-home
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Protests against state stay-at-home orders have attracted a wide range of fringe activists and ardent Trump supporters. They have also attracted a family of political activists whom some Republican lawmakers have called “scam artists.” A family-run network of pro-gun groups is behind five of the largest Facebook groups dedicated to protesting the shelter-in-place restrictions, according
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A network of pro-gun activists and numerous prominent Republican groups are behind at least some of the protests of coronavirus restrictions seen around the country in recent days. Some of the largest Facebook groups calling for protests around the country are run by three far-right gun activists who believe the National Rifle Association (NRA) is too liberal,
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Shooting ranges and game farms will be allowed to reopen tomorrow following the issuance of Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order to lessen restrictions on outdoor recreation.  Thankfully, this order also loosens restrictions on hunting and fishing, allowing Minnesota citizens to once again take to the field and resume enjoying America’s oldest traditions. Today’s order comes
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  Our Second Amendment rights are being threatened. The City of Portland needs to hear from you now! In response to COVID-19, the Portland Mayor and City Council adopted Order No. 156-19/20 on April 14th, which replaced the list of essential businesses previously authorized by the city.  The order stated that “Gun shops shall not be considered an essential business or service within
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Late yesterday, NRA and other pro-Second Amendment plaintiffs filed a motion in federal court seeking a TRO (temporary restraining order) in the lawsuit previously filed against anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.  If the motion is granted, the state will be prohibited from enforcing the closure of gun stores and shooting ranges under the Governor’s COVID-19
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DATE:    April 16, 2020 TO:       USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:   Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   While THE TRACE, another Bloomberg creation, is touting a bogus study that attempts to claim guns are used more in suicides than for self defense, facts show otherwise.   According to data
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Georgia state representative Vernon Jones, apostate. Photo: Georgia House of Representatives Nothing excites the pro-Trump media quite like an African-American public figure endorsing the Boss. On the rare occasion it happens, there is much excitement about this being the tip of an emerging iceberg of black support for the man who Made America Great Again
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In recent years, the Bay State’s two highest-ranking public officials have been at war with the Second Amendment. In 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey (D) unilaterally perverted a state law that had been on the books for 18 years in order to prohibit thousands of legal semi-automatic firearms. In 2018, Governor Charlie Baker (R) undermined the government’s system of checks and
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The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, has come under fire in recent weeks for unloading stock holdings right before the market crashed on fears of coronavirus and for a timely sale of shares in an obscure Dutch fertilizer company. Now the North Carolina Republican’s 2017 sale of his Washington, D.C., home to
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Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-53) is circulating a letter to Governor Newsom asking that all firearm and ammunition sales in California be halted during the COVID-19 crisis to “mitigate undue risks to our public.”  Once again, California anti-gun extremists are wasting no time taking advantage of the national crisis to read from the same script: while the emergency is
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A group known for calling out abusive governments around the world is wading into the gun control debate in the United States. In a conference call with journalists last week, Amnesty International called American gun violence a human rights crisis and condemned the federal government for deeming guns “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The international
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SANTA FE, N.M. — The Republican Party urged New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday to use “common sense” and allow certain nonessential small businesses to reopen with some requirements for social distancing. Speaking on a virtual press conference with small business owners, GOP Chair Steve Pearce said new restrictions are unfaily hurting small
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The FBI performed a record-breaking 3.7 million firearm-related background checks last month. According to an April news release from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF), March 2020 estimates of firearm sales show an increase of over 85% from March 2019 – single handgun sales jumped by 91%, and single long-gun sales increased by over 73%.
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