Second Amendment

The US National Rifle Association (NRA) is at the forefront of the fight over Second Amendment rights as the Biden administration and Democratic Party are seeking to tighten up gun controls following deadly shootings in Georgia and Colorado. However, the 150-year-old group is in a heap of trouble itself. The NRA has signalled that it’s
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In the wake of two (more) high-profile mass shootings, we’re (again) talking about guns — and whether Congress will do anything to restrict people from purchasing them. That debate occasioned this exchange on Sunday between “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (bolding is mine): Wallace: “Senator, first of
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CLOSE During his speech, Lee highlighted his budget and legislative priorities, including the state’s COVID-19 response, education, rural development and assistance for struggling families. Nashville Tennessean The Tennessee General Assembly has approved Gov. Bill Lee’s legislation to allow most adults to carry handguns without obtaining a permit, a measure some Republicans sought for years to
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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a study that claims “racially biased conservative Whites” support the Second Amendment right to bear arms because they identify gun ownership with good citizenship and suggests mass shootings “may be a symptom of the country’s enduring legacy of racism.” This analysis was published in the
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It’s an even bigger challenge at the federal level, where no major gun-control measure has passed in more than two decades, even though nearly 20,000 Americans were killed by guns last year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Boulder residents paid their respects to the lives lost on March 22 and reflected on the long
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I’ve always been an independent voter. I vote for candidates based on the person, not their party affiliation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatens “scorched earth” if the filibuster is changed or eliminated. Can it possibly get any worse than the current environment in our country? To me, we have no sane gun control legislation
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——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Either this nation will kill racism, or racism will kill this nation.” (S. Jonas, August, 2018) ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Introductory note to the reader: Regular readers of my columns will know that I write on this subject on a fairly regular basis (see the note at the end of the column for
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CLOSE Boulder, Colorado mourns the ten people murdered during a shooting rampage inside a King Soopers grocery store. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – With Republicans and Democrats already speeding toward a familiar stalemate over whether to respond to a recent spate of mass shootings, experts on both sides of the debate are predicting the Supreme Court is
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Following the Atlanta and Boulder murders, we now fall somewhere between hope and inanity. You might think the political moment is propitious. Policies such as tighter criminal background checks and closing the private-sale loophole are wildly popular, including among Republican voters. The National Rifle Association — the main institutional opponent of gun reform — has
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