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Gun owners in Illinois with looming expiration dates no longer need to worry about immediately renewing their Firearm Owner Identification card or Concealed Carry License, the Illinois State Police announced. State police filed emergency rules that took effect Thursday to provide relief to FOID card holders and CCL during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules that
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Today is Friday, April 10, the 101st day of 2020. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 10, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage. On this date: In 1815, the Mount Tambora volcano on the Indonesian island of
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The intensity has bled over into the Wisconsin high court itself. In recent years, one justice was accused of physically assaulting another; Republicans engineered the removal of the long-serving liberal chief justice; and campaigns have seen allegations of sexual misconduct and religious bigotry. Meanwhile, the stakes continue to get higher. The high court has played
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On April 2, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced that it had received 25,468 background checks for gun sales in the previous week — a 227% increase from the same time frame in 2019. It’s indicative of a trend as old as the United States — in times of crisis, be it financial, political, health-related
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At the White House coronavirus task force press briefing on April 7, President Donald Trump distorted the facts about the person he dismissed as the chief watchdog for spending under the new pandemic relief legislation and the Wisconsin election, which took place as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak: The president suggested he removed Glenn Fine
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(RNS) — In the midst of one plague, we are sowing the seeds of another. As our nation struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, gun sales are surging. Such sales are always seasonal, but according to the FBI’s analysis of data from licensed gun stores, Americans bought 1 million more guns last month than are
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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association on Wednesday applauded U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith’s proposal to expand hunting and fishing opportunities nationwide by 2.3 million acres. This expansion would be the largest in modern history and brings the total expansion of hunting and fishing opportunties under
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As COVID-19 diagnoses surpasses 400,000 cases, U.S. hospitals are concerned about capacity. There are not enough ventilators, beds or frontline clinical staff to handle the impending tsunami of intensive care unit patients. Meanwhile, U.S. unemployment counts have continued to multiply, exceeding 10 million in the past 30 days.  Many are worried about each of these
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With David Beavers, Daniel Lippman and Zachary Warmbrodt THERE’S NO HIRING FREEZE ON K STREET: Some Washington lobbying firms are still hiring, even amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. The Smith-Free Group has added Chris Scribner, who was previously an in-house lobbyist for Regions Financial Corporation. “Chris has established relationships with Members and staff in
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Fairfax, Va. – In response to the growing number of first-time gun buyers during the coronavirus outbreak, the National Rifle Association’s Education & Training Division is pleased to announce the launch of four new online gun safety courses.  “These courses will provide an option for first-time gun owners who don’t have the ability to take an
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If any foreign policy change is emerging in the post-coronavirus era, it’s the desire to tangle with and inch away from China. | Ng Han Guan/AP Photo PLAYBOOK FLASHBACK … 10 YEARS AGO (YESTERDAY) … “BREAKING — Treasury Secretary [Timothy] Geithner has added a SURPRISE STOP in Beijing on Thursday to meet with a Chinese
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With David Beavers and Daniel Lippman ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE: Here’s an indication of how fast the lobbying on coronavirus relief measures is moving: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Congress this morning urging them to shore up the $349 billion loan program run by the Small Business Administration — as
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  DATE:    April 7, 2020 TO:       USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:   Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   Bloomberg’s Everytown Law can’t run from their anti-gun, anti-Constitution memorandum.  The memorandum urges governors and mayors to essentially ignore the Department of Homeland Security and our nation’s President and to
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Written by John Cole, Managing Editor The issue of gun control has been increasingly more prevalent over the past few elections. In 2020, a leading gun control group is placing Pennsylvania as one of their top priorities.  Everytown for Gun Safety, the Michael Bloomberg backed organization that works to “end gun violence and build safer
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While much in the world has been suspended or stopped, our efforts to protect and defend the Second Amendment must go on. While we all know the most effective methods of communicating with voters about an upcoming election involve person-to-person interaction, current circumstances make that near impossible.  Thus, we must adapt and adjust to make
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It’s not just would-be authoritarian governors and local officials here in the U.S. that are using the COVID-19 crisis to attack the natural right to armed self-defense. Aspiring tyrants the world over are using the ongoing pandemic as an excuse to advance their preexisting gun control agendas. In at least three Australian states, government officials have used the emergency
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