Second Amendment

In a no-holds-barred rebuke of the federal judge who recently overturned California’s assault weapons ban, Gov. Gavin Newsom lambasted U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez on Thursday as a “wholly-owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association.” “We need to call this federal judge out,” the Democratic governor told reporters as he announced
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday filed an appeal to a federal court decision that overturned the state’s ban on assault weapons, arguing that the law is needed “to protect the safety of Californians.” The appeal seeks to reverse Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who said the state’s
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Yesterday, amid a flurry of high-profile, highly controversial bills, the Wisconsin state assembly passed new gun legislation. The bill’s Republican authors argue that the legislation will protect Wisconsinites’ second amendment rights — Democrats say it’s a clear violation of federal law. The legislation would change a number of policies for Wisconsin’s gun owners and sellers. 
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Jun 12th 2021 The Second. By Carol Anderson. Bloomsbury; 272 pages; $28 and £18.99 A BLACK MAN with a gun has been white America’s nightmare since before the republic was founded. Slave uprisings, black soldiers fighting in the country’s wars, even African-American motorists—all have spurred fear and violence backed by white-supremacist authority. In “The Second”,
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from the Firearms Policy Coalition. REGION — State leaders announced today that an appeal has been filed in response to a San Diego federal judge’s ruling that overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. In addition to appealing U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez’s order
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SACRAMENTO (CBSLA/AP) – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday that the state will appeal a recent ruling by a federal judge which overturned the state’s decades-long assault weapons ban. A California-legal featureless AR-15 style rifle is displayed for sale at a booth at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County
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Gun. (File Photo: IANS) By Shivaji Sengupta Greek statues, with bullet-holes for eyesBlinded as Eros, with surprise,Lover and loved…(Lawrence Durrell) Yes, it has happened again and again and again…This time in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Nine people were killed by a disgruntled worker of the Valley Transportation Authority. One of
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The federal judge who overturned California’s decades-old assault weapons ban last week opened his 94-page ruling with an eye-opening analogy. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment,” US District Judge Roger T. Benitez wrote. In another section, he downplayed the risk
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I got some mail last week from the National Rifle Association. They wanted money. I would have been inclined to donate years ago, when I remembered the NRA as the sponsor of my gun safety classes when I was a kid. That was when the NRA advocated for the Second Amendment by emphasizing responsible gun
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It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, supports a ban on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns.
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Strong gun sales continued in May, with FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data showing nearly 1.3 million background checks were conducted pursuant to firearms sales last month. Moreover, the FBI conducted a total of 3.2 million firearm-related background checks of all types – including checks for NICS exempt firearm permits that allow holders to purchase firearms without an additional
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For many years, there has been a growing disconnect between political promises and constitutional realities in the area of gun control.  Politicians have run on promises of sweeping gun control legislation that would clearly violate controlling case law under the Second Amendment. After every mass shooting, politicians pledge that they will get guns out of
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From CNN: According to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego, the assault weapons ban deprives Californians from owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. Benitez issued a permanent injunction Friday so the law cannot be enforced. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home
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By Roger Bowen Look into my eyes, what do you see? The cult of personality. I know your anger, I know your dreams,  I’ve been everything you want to be. Living Colour If former President Trump has given our nation even one positive legacy, it’s that he awakened Americans’ awareness of and concern for democracy.
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Dr. Emmy Betz can’t overemphasize the impact the lack of funding for firearm violence injury prevention research has had. A decade ago, when she first started her research career, there wasn’t any dedicated funding. At the time her mentors told her, “Listen, you probably don’t want to do that. There’s no money. Politically, it could
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CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Two months after signing into law a measure that will allow most adults in the state to carry handguns without permits, Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday again touted the legislation at a ceremonial bill signing inside a Gallatin gun factory. The law, which is already being challenged
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