Second Amendment

The United States Capitol Good evening.  Mr. Speaker. Madam Vice President. Members of Congress. My Fellow Americans.  In January 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt came to this chamber to speak to the nation.  He said, “I address you at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union.”  Hitler was on the march. War was raging in Europe.  President Roosevelt’s purpose was to wake up the
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The Judiciary Committee heard two more gun-related bills — with 12 hours of slated public testimony — that are part of a suite of legislation brought forward by Legislative Democrats who call the measures sensible and necessary to save lives.  Sen. Peggy Rotundo (D-Androscoggin) introduced a bill that seeks to require a 72-hour waiting period
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Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades. President Obama urged Congress to allocate $10 million for new research after the Newtown school shooting. But House Republicans say they won’t approve it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget still lists zero dollars for research on gun violence
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Advocates for gun safety reforms and gun owners’ rights fill the Maine State House Thursday for public hearings on proposed gun law reforms. Photo by Randy Billings/Staff Writer AUGUSTA — Gun safety activists and gun rights advocates packed the halls of the Maine State House on Thursday afternoon and delivered sometimes emotional testimony about proposals
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FILE – Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, including one carrying the Gadsden flag, try to break through a police barrier Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) When Christopher Gadsden presented colonial Marines with a flag he designed depicting a coiled rattlesnake over the words “Don’t Tread On
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a spending package that includes legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) to protect veterans from losing their Second Amendment rights without due process. Bost’s proposal, which restricts the Department of Veterans Affairs’ from automatically submitting veterans’ names for background checks when they need help
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OPINION A tenderpreneur’s lament Andrew Donaldson | 06 March 2024 Andrew Donaldson on Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu’s allegations against Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula A FAMOUS GROUSE STRANGE as it may seem, but Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s current spot of bother reminds me of Charles Dickens’s boundlessly optimistic character, Wilkins Micawber. Perhaps this is due to an apparently routine matter of balancing household expenses that
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Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson of North Carolina won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press. Robinson, the first African American to hold his current office, has attracted attention for his statements and staunch support of Second Amendment rights. On Tuesday, he won the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the
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RICHMOND — An angry Walmart employee in Chesapeake purchased a gun Nov. 22, 2022. Hours later, six of his co-workers were dead. Only a few months later, a 6-year-old student in Newport News brought his mother’s firearm to school and shot his teacher. In December, a 2-year-old girl in Hampton died after she accessed a loaded
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We wouldn’t want the week to go by without a word of congratulations to the National Rifle Association, one of America’s most venerable and distinguished civil rights organizations. The worst of the legal onslaught launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James has passed. Despite their best efforts to close the doors of
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America’s oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, is officially closing its plant in New York this month and moving to Georgia after more than 200 years in the Empire State. America’s oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, is officially closing its plant in New York this month and moving to Georgia after more than 200 years in the Empire
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An interesting summary of the historical background to this pending Supreme Court case (in which I’m Counsel of Record, and which the ACLU’s Legal Director, David Cole, will be arguing on March 18), by the ACLU’s Jennesa Calvo-Friedman: More than 60 years ago the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment bars the government from
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The South Dakota Legislature’s main run has hit its final week, with lawmakers facing major decisions ranging from finalizing the budget to addressing prison construction and a controversial pipeline measure. District 18 Sen. Jean Hunhoff (R-Yankton) and Reps. Mike Stevens (R-Yankton) and Julie Auch (R-Lesterville) appeared at Saturday’s final Cracker Barrel of the session. Hunhoff
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Maria Isa at a 2022 event (photo by Sarah Whiting) UPDATED March 12: The House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee heard a bill co-authored by Representative Maria Isa Perez-Vega (DFL-65B), representative of District 66B, to enable local governmental units around the state to restrict or prohibit the possession of dangerous weapons on public lands
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It’s concerning when we have folks seeking to restrict our Second Amendment rights. Maybe even more so when we see how ignorant the people in power who are looking at these issues are about guns.  I wrote last week about how Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson somehow thought that bump stocks would make a
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Karina Gonzalez, 48, and her 15-year-old daughter were fatally shot by her husband, Jose Alvarez, in their Little Village home on July 3, 2023. Before she was killed, Gonzalez had obtained a civil order of protection against her husband, which required law enforcement to remove his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. But he never voluntarily
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Good morning. I’m Samantha Young, a reporter at KFF Health News who covers health-care politics and policy in California, including the impact of gun violence. Please send tips and story ideas to syoung@kff.org. Not a subscriber? Sign up here. Today’s edition: Congress released six funding bills ahead of Friday’s shutdown deadline. A popular Obamacare provision
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