In the right-wing media, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is among the extremists who is often portrayed as a victim of “cancel culture” — and Lindell’s critics are responding that given his willingness to promote outright lies and bogus conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election and his efforts to disenfranchise millions of Americans who voted
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Gun-rights groups and firearms manufacturers decried a rule proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at the request of President Joe Biden that would deem most firearms with stabilizing pistol braces illegal, saying that millions of lawfully abiding gun owners would be affected. “It will be the largest gun registration, destruction, and
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I got some mail last week from the National Rifle Association. They wanted money. I would have been inclined to donate years ago, when I remembered the NRA as the sponsor of my gun safety classes when I was a kid. That was when the NRA advocated for the Second Amendment by emphasizing responsible gun
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It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, supports a ban on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns.
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Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 286 into law. AB 286 essentially bans home-building firearms for personal use by prohibiting private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by hobbyists to make their own firearms. Existing law already bans prohibited persons, such as felons, from possessing any firearm, whether home-built or commercially produced. Rather than seek
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Associated Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET June 8, 2019 | Updated 10:04 p.m. ET June 7, 2021 Pete Rozelle announced the merger of the NFL and AFL. (Photo: Sports Illustrated) Today is June 8. On this date in: A.D. 632 The prophet Muhammad died in Medina. 1789 James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in
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In a Friday night news dump, a California judge issued a ruling announcing that the state’s assault weapon ban, in place since 1989, was unconstitutional because reasons. It caused a stir primarily for using language that sounded conspicuously like what the National Rifle Association and American militia groups have long been spouting in their newsletters
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CLOSE Retired investor Foster Friess (Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP) If you prefer to huddle up with a book on flights, you probably would not have wanted Foster Friess sitting near you. The affable, outgoing part-time Arizona resident often would strike up conversations with strangers on planes to learn about them and their jobs. It was one of the things he
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Strong gun sales continued in May, with FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data showing nearly 1.3 million background checks were conducted pursuant to firearms sales last month. Moreover, the FBI conducted a total of 3.2 million firearm-related background checks of all types – including checks for NICS exempt firearm permits that allow holders to purchase firearms without an additional
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When you think of a Castle you might think of Kings and Queens and Knights protecting the fortress from intruders or enemies of the royal families. But I think of everyday Americans and the structures which they live in. Your home is your castle, and you protect your home, the property around
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Tomorrow, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee will hold a second hearing for Senate Bill 185, where it will receive proponent testimony. The bill ensures that Second Amendment rights remain protected during a state of emergency. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 185. Senate Bill 185 declares firearm possession, transportation,
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During director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee David Chipman’s May 26 Senate confirmation hearing, the paid anti-gun activist worked to obscure the woeful record of the 1994 Clinton “assault weapons” ban. That ban prohibited the sale of certain types of commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms, and magazines with a capacity greater than 10
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It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, supports a ban on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns.
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Republicans are bigots who like killing baby ducks at NRA events, framing people for assassination attempts and do not worry about reality. So says the unwatchable Showtime “comedy” Black Monday, set in the late 1980s. In last week’s episode, Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannells), a fictional adulterous and closeted gay Republican congressman, was shot in an attempted assassination. After
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For many years, there has been a growing disconnect between political promises and constitutional realities in the area of gun control.  Politicians have run on promises of sweeping gun control legislation that would clearly violate controlling case law under the Second Amendment. After every mass shooting, politicians pledge that they will get guns out of
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