Second Amendment

“California has the strictest gun laws in the U.S.” That’s what CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell reported as she walked with Gov. Gavin Newsom through Monterey Park, the site of a horrific recent shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations. O’Donnell and Newsom were not walking alone. In addition to the camera crew, they were accompanied
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Gadfly | February 4th, 2023 By Ed Raymond fargogadfly@gmail.com Can a Sick Society Recover from Plagues, Pandemics, and Pandemonium? I wanted to check the dictionary definition of “pandemic”: Widespread; general; universal. In medicine: Epidemic over an especially wide geographic area. A pandemic disease. Just under pandemic was the word “pandemonium”: “Any place characterized by uproar
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An Illinois judge issued a second temporary restraining order on Thursday against a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 12 rounds. The lawsuit (pdf), filed by 1,690 plaintiffs against Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.) in January, argued that the Protect Illinois Communities Act (HB 5471) violated multiple clauses in the Illinois Constitution,
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Hands off! Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Earlier this week, congressional Democrats and media folk noticed that Republican U.S. House members, including trouble magnet George Santos, were sporting lapel pins made in the shape of an assault weapon. Where are these assault weapon pins coming from? Who is passing these out? pic.twitter.com/CVtzNHX9k2 — Rep. Jimmy Gomez
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After a string of mass shootings, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif) is tightening the reigns on California residents’ Second Amendment rights.  On Wednesday, Newsom expressed his support for Senate Bill 2, which calls for more gun restrictions, limiting where people are allowed to carry concealed guns.  If passed, residents would no longer be able to carry
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Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The fear of gun violence pervades all of our lives. Who doesn’t feel a heightened degree of anxiety when in public spaces these days? There is no place or venue where the need to be vigilant is not required. This is the milieu of madness we
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The recent escalation in Israeli military violence and Palestinian shootings in Jerusalem and the West Bank has been depressingly familiar. Over the past week, the Israeli army raided the Jenin refugee camp, killing 10 people including a 61-year-old woman; a Palestinian shot dead seven Israeli Jews in the East Jerusalem settlement of Neve Yaakov; a
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has consistently resisted the government’s efforts to classify firearms with braces under the National Firearms Act. However, when the latest regulation was suggested, the NRA provided remarks, which can be accessed here. On December 20, 2022, NRA-ILA representatives met with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to review
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CLAIM: In the lead-up to his February 1 push for more gun control, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) claimed, “Permitless carry does not make you safer.” VERDICT: Partly False. On June 7, 2017, Breitbart News relayed FBI data published by the NRA that showed two of the earliest permitless carry states, hereafter called constitutional carry
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WalkUp Foundation founder Ryan Petty, who lost his daughter in the Parkland, Florida, shooting, told California Gov. Gavin Newsom that more gun control would not have saved his daughter’s life. Petty was responding to Newsom’s claims that a new bill endorsed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on concealed carry of firearms would put Floridians in
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Florida legislators have taken the first step toward allowing any adult Floridian without a criminal record to carry concealed weapons free of any need to take gun-safety classes or register with the state. They wouldn’t be allowed to openly pack handguns, as in the Wild West. Still, opponents warned that bills introduced Monday in the
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Military veterans from Texas and Wisconsin are suing the Biden administration over a new rule from the Biden Administration which recategorizes up to 40 million pistols with stabilizing braces as “short-barreled rifles.”  The rule, implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), would reclassify many pistols used with stabilizing braces as short-barreled
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Legislative Republicans have taken the first step toward allowing any adult Floridian without a criminal record to carry concealed weapons free of any need to take gun-safety classes or register with the state. They wouldn’t be allowed to openly pack handguns, as in the Wild West. Still, Democrats warned that bills introduced Monday in the
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DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick will not face censure after comments earlier this month in which he said his department would not enforce some components of the state’s ban on assault weapons. According to a joint statement, the decision was reached after conversations involving Mendrick, DuPage County Board Chair Deborah Conroy and DuPage County State’s
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Calling the proposal an effort to “remove the government permission slip,” House Speaker Paul Renner on Monday announced legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses. Renner, R-Palm Coast, was flanked by Republican lawmakers and county sheriffs who backed the 63-page proposal, which would create what supporters call “constitutional
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Florida lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to allow people to carry a concealed firearm without having to get a government-issued permit – a move that could make the majority of U.S. states permitless-carry territory. “Our right to bear arms, of course, is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Republican state Rep. Chuck
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