Protesters at the Michigan Capitol. (Screen capture via YouTube) My vision of America has no room for treating any group of people as expendable. In this I am at odds with much of our history. Expendability has not usually consisted of literally throwing people overboard, except for the “ghastly arithmetic” of slaves being brutally subtracted
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(CNN) — The FBI conducted nearly 3 million background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms in April, making it the fourth highest month for background checks since the bureau began keeping statistics in 1998, according to new data released by the agency. Figures from April were down from the record-shattering spike
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has cancelled its annual convention and laid off dozens of employees, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation took the measures, after their convention and key shooting events were cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a memo to staff last week, Wayne LaPierre, the organisation’s CEO, announced that there would be a 20 per cent cut in
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Recently, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 18 of his pro-gun colleagues in the U.S. Senate called upon the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration (SBA) to protect law-abiding firearm businesses against political discrimination from banks and other financial institutions that administer the recently-enacted COVID-19 SBA loan programs. In a letter dated April 28th, the Senators
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) laid off dozens of workers and slashed staff pay after the coronavirus pandemic forced the gun advocacy group to cancel its annual convention and a slew of fundraising events, according to a leaked internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. The pandemic threatens to weaken the NRA’s influence ahead of the 2020
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The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential election and during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to flex their Second Amendment rights despite restrictions due to COVID-19. Dozens of employees have been
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Recently, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 18 of his pro-gun colleagues in the U.S. Senate called upon the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration (SBA) to protect law-abiding firearm businesses against political discrimination from banks and other financial institutions that administer the recently-enacted COVID-19 SBA loan programs. In a letter dated April 28th,
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Despite ongoing speculation as to whether a deteriorating Joe Biden will even be the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, on April 28 failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton endorsed the former vice president’s White House bid. The endorsement took place during a socially distant “Women’s Town Hall,” where the lifelong politicians focused almost entirely
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