Second Amendment

This week, tearful but tenacious families of the 19 children murdered in their Uvalde classrooms at Robb Elementary School marked Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, by marching on the Texas capitol to both honor their lost children and reiterate their (futile) months-long pleas for sensible gun reform from Gov. Greg ‘Could-Have-Been-Worse’ Abbott and
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Beneath the still-gleaming white dome, the US Capitol’s new generation of promising leaders are jockeying for position, staking their turf, marking their hydrants and swapping last-minute promises for next year’s power. Today we will mainly be speaking to just one category of our promising new leaders: The ones who want the American populace to know
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. The Second Amendment reads: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Traditionally, this was seen as a barrier to the federal government running roughshod over the states,
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The heads of the Oregon police chiefs and sheriffs associations have submitted statements to a federal judge, saying their agencies are unprepared and not staffed or funded to support a permitting program for prospective gun buyers as required under Measure 114, which is supposed to take effect Thursday. Jason Myers, a retired Marion County sheriff
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One of the strictest gun control laws in the nation is facing a new National Rifle Association-backed legal challenge as a federal judge prepares to decide whether to delay the measure’s implementation. Two former Oregon lawmakers, a sporting goods store, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Oregon State Shooting Association — the NRA’s
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The National Rifle Association’s Oregon affiliate, joined by two former state lawmakers, an Oregon sporting goods store and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Thursday filed the third lawsuit challenging Measure 114, a day before a judge hears arguments on whether to delay the gun control measure from taking effect. The suit contends the measure imposes
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Opinion editor’s note: Editorials represent the opinions of the Star Tribune Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom. ••• Over the summer, President Joe Biden achieved a modest but importantly bipartisan accord on gun reforms. Now the fragile coalition of senators who helped forge that agreement faces a more serious challenge: reinstating the federal
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As everyone knows, guns don’t kill people—bullets do. Georgia GOP Goddess Majorie Taylor Greene tells us the Second Amendment guarantees us the right to buy guns on the same day they don’t kill people. And after all, how can we be safe without guns—you want to bring a knife to a gun fight? (That would
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On Monday White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said President Biden’s Thanksgiving Day criticism of semiautomatic firearms was actually meant to be directed toward “assault weapons.” Real Clear Politics noted that their reporter, Philip Wegmann, asked Jean-Pierre about Biden’s comment: The president has said repeatedly that he wants to ban assault weapons, but on Thanksgiving
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The recent spate of unusually horrific killings – in Chesapeake, Virginia, where a Walmart store manager murdered his own employees, and in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a gay bar was shot up – has to some extent reopened what has been the something of a closed issue, assault weapons bans. Why are so many people
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Courtesy of ROG5728 (Wikimedia CC0) Oregonians approved a stricter multifaceted gun safety law in the recent election. However, before the ballots were fully tallied, the proposed rule was met with claims that limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds violates the Second Amendment. The problem with establishing gun safety measures begins with the National Rifle Association
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And the shootings continue. Should ownership of all ARs be banned? Maybe not yet. In 1991 Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger emphatically stated that NRA lobbyists’ use of the Second Amendment, in coordination with American gun manufacturers to increase gun sales, was “the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.” As badly worded
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Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, is facing backlash from Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg over his “constitutional carry” tweet that he made on Saturday. The GOP lawmaker took to Twitter on Saturday morning and tweeted: “Florida should be a Constitutional Carry state.” His tweet has received 18,000 likes and over 5,000 comments as of Sunday
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