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Way too many Americans mistake zombie movies for real life: This is what we are learning from the public response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. While public health officials offer advice like “wash your hands” and “for heaven’s sake, stay home,” huge numbers of Americans are instead stampeding to gun stores to buy up weapons and ammunition. In
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It was not your typical Broadway or West End crowd. On Thursday night, audience members passed through airport-style metal detectors into the cavernous and maze-like Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. At least two wore red “Make America Great Again” hats; one sported a blue “pro-life” sweater. Outside the amphitheater was a placard for
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At a time when uncertainty about social order has prompted a large number of Americans to exercise their Second Amendment right to self-defense, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has made it impossible for Garden Staters to do so. On March 21, the New Jersey State Police issued the following message to Federal Firearms Licensees. On Saturday March 21,
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On Friday March 20, Gov. Gina Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-07 which suspends the 7-day statutory background check requirement and now allows up to 30 days to complete checks.  There is zero justification for extending the firearm waiting period to 30 days.  Rhode Island’s current 7-day waiting period is a manufactured, arbitrary waiting period and is not a reflection on how
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Minnesota received more than $30.9 million and North Dakota more than $12.8 million in Sportfish Restoration and Wildlife Restoration funds, the Department of Interior said Thursday in announcing the allocation of nearly $1 billion nationally in conservation funds generated through excise taxes in 2019. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on Thursday announced the disbursement
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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania homeowner accused of fatally shooting an armed intruder will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Thursday. The unidentified shooter was justified because “all necessary elements were met” under the castle doctrine, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. The Collegeville homeowner shot Robert Pollock, 55, of Schwenksville, after
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SAN JOSE — As Bay Area business owners navigated the labyrinthine rules of the sweeping shelter-in-place order implemented Monday, many gun dealers across the region opted to stay open this week, amid a spike in sales apparently driven by fears over the coronavirus pandemic. But after customers lined up around gun stores in several counties
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms. She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.” The declaration declaring the mayor’s power
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Newman, who came within 2,200 votes of ousting Lipinski in 2018, crafted a formidable and well-funded campaign operation for the rematch. Her turnout operation knocked over 100,000 doors and she nabbed early endorsements from nearly every high-profile progressive, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). That support helped Newman tap a groundswell
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Right-wing conspiracy theorists and supporters of President Donald Trump bombarded an Illinois mayor after he declared coronavirus an emergency because they don’t believe it’s a crisis. The New York Times reported Tuesday, Champaign, IL Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, like many leaders, is being forced to respond to the coronavirus. After issuing an emergency declaration, she
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While law-abiding citizens are preoccupied with keeping themselves and loved ones healthy, anti-gun legislators advanced unnecessary gun control legislation, House Bill 4. Instead of using the time left in the shortened session to assure the well-being of their constituents, delegates hid behind closed doors and passed the long gun transfer ban without public input.  House
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Pete Williams, Dan Gallo and Mike Memoli 14h ago / 1:45 PM UTC WILMINGTON, Del. — After a nearly three year hiatus, Joe Biden is once again a protectee of the United States Secret Service. A protective detail began its assignment with the former vice president and Democratic front-runner this week, multiple law enforcement officials told
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On March 9, President Trump’s historic Export Reform initiative officially got underway, as companion rules published by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce took effect. These rules are aimed at modernizing America’s regime for exports of non-military firearms and ammunition and will promote both U.S. businesses and national security. An effort to block implementation
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The NRA has a great record of ensuring that the language used for ballot measures in Oregon is fair, accurate and clear. In 2018, an NRA-backed challenge successfully opposed the language of proposed ballot titles for Initiative Petition 43 (a failed “assault weapons” and magazines ban) and Initiative Petition 44 (likewise withdrawn).    In the most
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Presumptive Democratic 2020 Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact, or a firm grasp of the facts. However, even an American public that has long been aware of his shortcomings was taken aback this week when the former vice president launched an unhinged attack on a pro-Second Amendment auto worker. Aside from
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Now that the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination in America is narrowing to a two-person race, the case for Joe Biden is even more compelling and urgent. I have known and worked with him since he entered the U.S. Senate more than 40 years ago, and then as vice president. From the start of
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The list below is part of a broad examination in The New York Times of President Trump’s transformation of the federal judiciary. 2nd Circuit (Connecticut, New York, Vermont) Joseph F. Bianco, U.S. District Court judge. Born in 1966 in Flushing, N.Y. Graduated from Columbia Law and Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Spent nearly a decade
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Two days after tornadoes ravaged Middle Tennessee, killing 24 people and displacing hundreds, a new crisis touched down in the state.  On March 5, Gov. Bill Lee announced Tennessee’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. In the eight days since, things have … escalated. The World Health Organization has
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