Second Amendment

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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Leading Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch, the former spokeswoman of the National Rifle Association, took to task on Monday the Kenosha County prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. What happened? During closing arguments on Monday, lead prosecutor Thomas Binger made several questionable remarks and decisions. Binger referred to Kenosha rioters as a “crowd of heroes”
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Glenn Youngkin did something unusual for a Republican candidate: He kept the National Rifle Association at arm’s length during his campaign for Virginia governor. Youngkin, who is a lifetime member of the NRA, declined to fill out the group’s candidate endorsement questionnaire. The NRA, which is based in northern Virginia, responded accordingly. In July, the
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The Big Idea: How often are guns used in self-defense, really? The Daily strives to reveal a new idea in every episode. Below, we go deeper on one of those from our show this week. For years, the Rev. Rob Schenck was staunchly pro-gun rights — he even wrote a book connecting the Second Amendment
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After 20 children and six adults were brutally murdered during the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, political leaders from President Barack Obama to ordinary Democrats pushed for gun control. Despite overwhelming public support for at least modest gun control measures, the efforts to implement federal reform were for nought, thanks in large part to the massive
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https://sputniknews.com/20211110/deep-s-nra-secret-tapes-revealing-groups-post-columbine-strategy-leaked-after-two-decades-1090628270.html ‘Deep S***’: NRA ‘Secret Tapes’ Revealing Group’s Post-Columbine Strategy Leaked After Two Decades ‘Deep S***’: NRA ‘Secret Tapes’ Revealing Group’s Post-Columbine Strategy Leaked After Two Decades The 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School – one of the deadliest in US history – prompted a lot of criticism of gun rights advocates, including the…
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