Second Amendment

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
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
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
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
——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– “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
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
Kits make ghost guns unregistered and untraceable Guns made by hobbyists or 3D printers are just as lethal, but aren’t traceable and don’t require background checks. USA TODAY A campus-wide email promoting an event about 3D-printed guns has upset some Iowa State University students in the wake of mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta. The
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
With Daniel Lippman FIRST IN PI — BALLARD ADDS TOP WALSH AIDE: Eugene O’Flaherty, most recently corporation counsel for the city of Boston and a top aide to now-Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, has joined Ballard Partners as a partner as the firm looks to expand its congressional practice and ties to the new administration, giving