Second Amendment

Since the current U.S. Supreme Court prides itself on being “originalist,” or faithful to the intent of the Constitution as it was written and understood by the Founding Fathers, I’d like to suggest going back to the origins of the Second Amendment. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
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(The Center Square) — As Tennessee’s primary election approaches on Thursday, one of the state’s most interesting contested races is likely the 5th congressional primary for the newly drawn seat. Nine Republican candidates are on the ballot to face Democrat Heidi Campbell on Nov. 8 in the General Election. The only other contested Republican U.S.
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“Every once in a while I make a mistake,” President Biden said in May. “Like, well, once a speech.” He was being modest. Over five decades in public life, the former vice president and longtime US senator built a reputation as America’s premier gaffe-meister, winning the White House in 2020 despite a long history of racist comments, snide asides, and enraged diatribes against voters. And the rigors
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In “They Saved Lisa’s Brain,” Lisa Simpson joins the local Mensa chapter, whose members subsequently decide their intelligence equips them to run Springfield. A live-action version of this Simpsons episode occurs in the pages of Science, which presently lowers its aspirations from explaining the universe to merely running the United States. “The United States has
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By the early 20th century, the increasingly urbanised United States was awash with firearms and experiencing notable levels of gun crime not seen in other countries.  It was 1776, the American colonies had just declared their independence from England, and as war raged the founding fathers were deep in debate: should people have the right
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Oregonians will soon vote on a ballot measure that opponents say could virtually end the legal sale of firearms in the state, making it one of the “strictest gun-control measures ever proposed in the nation,” according to Leonard Williamson, an explanatory committee member who opposes the measure. If voters approve Measure 114, the “Changes to
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The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Key points: Before he became US President, Joe Biden was instrumental in helping secure
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WASHINGTON — Responding to a string of mass shootings, a divided House passed a ban on certain semiautomatic rifles Friday, moving over the near-unanimous opposition of Republicans to reinstate a prohibition that expired nearly two decades ago. Once banned in the U.S., the firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice among young
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The House of Representatives on Friday passed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022,” a bill that would ban various semi-automatic guns, though the measure would grandfather in firearms that people already own. “It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic
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Uvalde victims’ families beg Texas lawmakers to enact gun safety laws The sister of a nine-year-old killed in the Uvalde school rampage tearfully pleaded with Texas lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation. Patrick Colson-Price, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The House narrowly passed a ban on assault weapons Friday, following a series of mass shootings this summer that
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For one week every summer, the Neshoba County Fair is the place to be to hear from Mississippi’s elected officials and those with ambitions to join them in office. This year, on Wednesday and Thursday, the state’s most powerful leaders made their pitch for why they believe Republicans are due to win big in November. “A red
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(Reporter file photo) Friends To the Editor: What is a friend? Although I have a personal understanding of friendship, I considered the better definitions of friendship.  Friendship is characterized by positive interpersonal qualities such as kindness, generosity, loyalty and honesty. If someone befriends a community or town, can there also be affection, esteem, intimacy and
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The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) downgraded Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) following her recent gun control vote but gave challenger Kelly Tshibaka an “A” grade. U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka speaks during a “Save America” rally at Alaska Airlines Center on July 09, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The NRA gave Murkowski
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So much for transitory In 2021, Biden’s Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called inflation “transitory” and assured Americans it was unlikely to be a long-term problem. Well, not so much. It’s not “transitory,” it’s a disaster for all Americans. According to the Consumer Price Index, inflation for June of 2022 reached a 40-year high of 9.1%.
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President Joe Biden said Monday that Republicans who voted against banning assault rifles are not on the side of police in America. Speaking virtually to attendees at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives conference in Orlando, Florida, Biden said that Republicans who refused to ban so-called “weapons of war” are not telling the
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