Second Amendment

   Conservative author and radio host Dana Loesch backed Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate campaign Thursday, touting his record on conservative issues.  Loesch, who grew up near the St. Louis region, said her home state would benefit from sending Schmitt and his platform to Capitol Hill.  “Eric Schmitt is a conservative fighter who knows
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Recent Trials should have taught you plenty. I’ve always believed in our Justice system, and the recent events & trials have re-enforced that belief. The day after the reading of the Rittenhouse verdict I held an Arizona Concealed Carry permit class with 29 students. It was exciting to me because the class represented persons wanting
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Washington Watch Like many Americans, I was overjoyed by news that a Georgia jury had found three white men guilty of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man. The jury rejected the defense’s argument that the three men were “protecting and defending” their neighbourhood and therefore were justified in using their trucks to
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Taylorville, IL — Rodney Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, announced today he is running for re-election to Congress in the newly-drawn 15thCongressional district, which includes his home in Taylorville and much of the district he currently represents. He is the only incumbent member of Congress who resides in this district following the Congressional redistricting process.
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Political violence is on people’s minds. The right to petition the government for redress of grievances enshrined in the First Amendment seems to be running against the grain of the right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment. After Rittenhouse’s acquittal, anti-racists may feel it’s too dangerous to petition. (The fascists are taking it
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By Marcus Davis (A comparison of the rights afforded to the recently acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse in the deadly Kenosha, Wis. shootings, and himself and other African American men) I’m not here to comment on Rittenhouse’s guilt or innocence. I’m not here to criticize the poor performance of the prosecution. I’m not here to critique
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During the civil rights movement, protesters had to fear fire hoses, dogs and tear gas. Now, with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, not only will protesters continue to fear excessive police force, but because a Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse not guilty in the killing of two protesters and the wounding of another, random gun-toting vigilantes
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Who will be the next Kyle Rittenhouse? It’s a question worth asking as the case against three men in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery prepares to go to a jury in Georgia. Like the Rittenhouse case, it too has garnered national attention and has already drawn demonstrations. As has become routine in these events, we
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The National Rifle Association has notched a big milestone: its 150th anniversary. “For 150 years, millions of Americans from all walks of life, races, colors, and creeds have been proud members of the National Rifle Association of America. From Presidents of the United States, military heroes, those with household names to rank and file Americans
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Between 2016 and 2020, over 23,000 unserialized firearms were used in crimes, including 325 homicides and attempted homicides. Because they are easy to make and assemble, and also can’t be traced, ghost guns have become the choice for criminals, extremists, gun traffickers, and others who are otherwise prohibited from buying guns. One man, whose family claimed
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KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke up, fell forward toward the defense table and then hugged one of his attorneys as he
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The anonymous jury, whose racial make-up was not disclosed by the court but appeared to be overwhelmingly white, deliberated for close to 3½ days. President Joe Biden called for calm, saying that while the outcome would “leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.” Rittenhouse could
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Kyle Rittenhouse‘s acquittal for the fatal shootings of racial justice protesters last year has spurred powerful – and divergent – reactions from activists and lawmakers across the United States, highlighting the political symbolism of the trial and deep-seated divisions in the country. Civil rights groups and Democratic activists decried the verdict on Friday as an
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Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial stinks of the white racial frame. The smell is oppressive, smothering. It’s hard to breathe. As Toni Morrison once explained, “The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.” As sociologist
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Alec Baldwin speaks out for the first time on camera about the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins. Video / Backgrid / CNN Actor Alec Baldwin’s brother claims he’s been made a “scapegoat” over the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Speaking on the Domenick Nati Show on Monday, Daniel Baldwin, 61, claimed that “Alec
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Alec Baldwin‘s brother Daniel claimed the actor has been made a scapegoat over the fatal on-set shooting of a cinematographer because ‘he’s opinionated’ and has ‘really staunch’ political views.  Daniel appeared on The Domenick Nati Show on Monday, which was livestreamed on Instagram. During the show, Daniel, 61, insisted that despite the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
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The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Griffin Dix is co-chair of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence chapter in Oakland, California. His son was shot and killed in 1994. This column was produced for The
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