Second Amendment

What must residents of other advanced nations think when they see a band of armed, self-appointed vigilantes openly carrying assault rifles, wearing crisscrossed ammunition belts, and scaring the hell out of fellow citizens? Has America turned into a banana republic? How could this happen to the world’s oldest democracy, a once-proud model for other nations?
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To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by email at jrouse@cjonline.com. Events subject to change/cancellation. Please notify by email if your event has been rescheduled. View the complete calendar online. NOVEMBER 15 — Wild Turkey 100, Ravenwood Lodge. For more information, call 800-656-2454. 17 — Fire & Ice: Kiowa Co.
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Senate candidate Jon Ossoff (D-GA) is campaigning on a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles and “high capacity” magazines. On his campaign website Ossoff says, “I support a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.” A ban on semi-automatic rifles, which he referred to as “assault weapons,”
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Rogue elements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are continuing their assault on certain types of commonly-owned semi-automatic pistols. According to the law firm Wiley, ATF has developed a new interpretation of “handgun” that threatens to curtail the supply of foreign-manufactured pistols and could put many law-abiding gun owners in legal jeopardy.
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To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by email at jrouse@cjonline.com. Events subject to change/cancellation. Please notify by email if your event has been rescheduled. View the complete calendar online. NOVEMBER 6-8 — NUCS mixed-bag bird dog tournament, Double Crown Ranch in Dover. Entry deadline is Oct. 30. For more
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click to enlarge Daniel Walters photo An armed citizen during a protest in downtown Spokane. It was the evening before the 2020 election, and with the potential of civil unrest looming, some members of the Spokane City Council were worried. “I have received enough emails from citizens who
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Republican Mark Robinson is set to become North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor, according to Fox News. Robinson went viral in 2018 after delivering an impassioned pro-Second Amendment rights speech at a city council meeting following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What are the details? The outlet reported that
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A number of pro-Second Amendment organizations and two individual citizens are suing the state of New Jersey over “draconian” restrictions on carrying a firearm for self-defense. The litigation is also taking on the state’s application process for concealed carry permits. “The right to bear arms must be available to all citizens, not just a privileged
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“I just think we’re very cynical people, and cynical people tend to be right more often than not.” Whether or not you personally agree with Trevor Moore’s observation, the comedian’s philosophy is all over the work of “The Whitest Kids U’ Know” (WKUK), a sketch comedy group whose self-titled TV show (2007-2011) has become a cult
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In a year of political campaigns filled with name-calling, smears, half-truths and outright falsehoods, the races for two suburban congressional seats have fit in nicely. In the 6th District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten faces off against Republican Jeanne Ives. In the 14th District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s showdown is with Republican Jim Oberweis.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden doubled down on his calls to ban “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines and to institute other gun controls on the final Sunday of his 2020 presidential campaign. Biden’s campaign wrote on his officialvTwitter account: “As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other
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At an outdoor fundraising dinner at the upscale Frigate’s restaurant in Melbourne last month, Alton Edmond’s campaign manager Josephine Hunter compared her boss’s effort to unseat Brevard County Sheriff to the biblical tale of David versus Goliath in introductory remarks. The comparison was obviously so on target, Edmond asked the audience just before he took the microphone: “Does anybody have
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To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar, contact The Topeka Capital-Journal by email at jrouse@cjonline.com. Events subject to change/cancellation. Please notify by email if your event has been rescheduled. View the complete calendar online. OCTOBER 29-31 — Bassmaster College Series National Championship, Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, Fla.. 30 — Sabetha Kansas Ducks Unlimited
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Earlier this year, in a ruling of first impression in Washington State, the Kitsap County District Court decided that the state’s compulsory “firearm surrender” laws violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and the analogous provisions in the state constitution. “In our constitutional system of government, individuals have rights that the government and its agents (including
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