Close observers of gun politics might be surprised to learn that decades-long Chicago gun control advocate and Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger is in fact capable of some logic. An Agence France-Press piece on the continuing violence in Chicago amidst the COVID-19 lockdown shared Pfleger’s thoughts on the Windy City’s crime problem. Eschewing the notion
Everytown for Gun Safety produced an “analysis” that sought to tie an “‘alarming’ spike” in fatal firearms-related accidents involving children to the recent surge in firearms purchases across the country. Their point is predicated on the deliberate exclusion and misuse of their own data – they used the tragic deaths of children to push their
COVID-19 is indiscriminate –it infects without regard to class or background or political orientation. In addition to the loss of health or lives or livelihoods, an indirect victim of the virus, one more selectively targeted due to government intent or intransigence, is civil rights. In New Mexico, for example, despite the governor’s claim that “we
Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious. These days, Barack Obama spends his time collecting money from a lucrative Netflix contract, shuffling between lavish homes in Washington, D.C. and on Martha’s Vineyard, and occasionally offering his tepid support for presumptive democratic presidential
On May 18th, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2020 session. During this session, sheriffs attempted at every turn to derail NRA-supported Senate bill 47 and House Bill 39, bills to improve your right to self-defense by creating the option of a lifetime carry permit. The Alabama Sheriff’s Association even attempted to push
Political reporters just love stories about lawmakers “wasting” tax dollars. Every two years, when a new batch of legislators would arrive in town, there was a tradition that they got to decorate their offices with whatever they wanted. Lavish sofas, mirrored walls, wood-paneled break-fronts and you name it as each new arrival competed with the
The Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees will be hearing bills this week that will negatively impact your Second Amendment Rights. Contact members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to oppose AB 2847 and AB 2362 and also contact Senate Public Safety Committee members and urge their opposition to SB 914. Assembly Public Safety: Tuesday May
Today, Gov. Baker signed COVID-19 Order No. 33 easing restrictions that were put into place to address the COVID-19 crisis. The new guidance allows shooting ranges to open today, May 18th. Shooting ranges will be required to follow the safety protocols outlined in the Governor’s Order. Gov. Baker’s original COVID-19 Order No. 21 closed shooting
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By John Sadler (contact) Sunday, May 17, 2020 | 2 a.m. Nevada’s 4th Congressional District is one of the state’s largest districts, covering much of North Las Vegas and a large portion of the state’s rural area. It was created in 2013 after redistricting following the 2010 Census. Incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford, who has held
By Larry Keane Just like Seinfeld’s George Constanza, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams probably thinks to herself, “I must be liked!” She’s trying awfully hard as she auditions to join 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s ticket as the vice presidential candidate. Millions of gun-owning Americans have reasons for concern and should pay attention as Election Day nears.
FAIRFAX, Va. – All nine NRA-endorsed state Senate candidates won their primaries in Nebraska on Wednesday and will be up for election in November. “Despite the mainstream media’s traditional anti-gun narrative, last night’s victories prove that, when given the choice, American voters support lawmakers who protect their right to keep and bear arms,” said NRA’s
Last week, Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a preliminary injunction that allows gun stores to resume operation in the Bay State as long as they adhere to a set of social distancing guidelines. The ruling is an important victory in the fight to protect Second Amendment rights
Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) reversed his decision to reopen indoor gun ranges and other businesses throughout the state on Tuesday after pressure from county officials in Northern Virginia. In a new executive order, Northam said he would keep business closures in effect for localities in the populous northern part of the state. He had ordered
Yesterday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. These bills now head to the House Floor where they could be voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Thank you to the bill sponsors for ushering these four important bills through the House Committee. These measures protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that small retail businesses in the state, including gun stores, can operate at 25% of fire code capacity effective Saturday, May 16, as long as COVID-safe practices are in place. Even with that limited opening, her order provides little relief to firearm retailers who have been shut down in Cibola, McKinley and San
The United States and China are engaged in transformative power transition with implications for the balance of power in East Asia, contributing to increased strategic competition. The power transition also contributes to trade tension, as it compels U.S. and Chinese reconsideration of the bilateral terms of trade and investment. But the power transition does not
Over the years in Montana politics, Democrats have done a good job at attempting to portray themselves as pro 2nd Amendment. Some have even earned the coveted endorsement of the National Rifle Association(NRA). At best, though, Montana Democrats have typically been able to at least keep the NRA at bay and kept the NRA from making
Facebook has set up American Edge, a political advocacy group for the high-tech industry, which is drawing scrutiny from United States lawmakers, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. American Edge will fund ad campaigns and studies by academics to push its efforts, according to the paper. Facebook is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to
As any option trader knows, volatility generates higher premiums. When the market is behaving normally, and we are in a flat or bull market, selling naked puts can be a solid, reliable, and relatively low-risk way to generate regular income. But what happens when we get blindsided by a market crash and stocks get put
The arrest last December of a former Mexican security minister in the U.S. on drug charges has compelled the current Mexican government to send a note to the U.S. government demanding to know of Mexican government involvement in the failed ATF sting ‘Fast and Furious.” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard quoted
On Friday, May 15th, the United States Supreme Court will meet in a private conference to vote on whether or not to grant eleven, Second Amendment cert petitions. We could know as early as this Friday afternoon whether or not any of the petitions have been granted. Most likely, we will have to wait until
Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle via AP In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA’s annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The NRA has been cutting staff and salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 2 a.m.
Facebook is helping set up a new political advocacy group in D.C., called “American Edge,” hoping to dissuade lawmakers against regulating big tech companies, according to a report in the Washington Post. According to the report, the Facebook-backed lobbying group will attempt to convince federal lawmakers that big tech companies are “essential to the U.S. economy
NRA’s effort to vindicate the Second Amendment rights of young adults in Florida in the case NRA v. Swearingen has passed an important milestone. On Friday May 1, the Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida Mark E. Walker denied almost all of the state’s motion to dismiss, allowing the case to move forward.
with Tonya Riley Elon Musk built a career on contrarianism. But his characteristic defiance and bluster carries new legal and public health risks amid a global pandemic. The Tesla chief executive took his campaign against government stay-at-home orders to a new level yesterday as he openly dared California authorities to arrest him in a tweet.
In December, American Edge formed as a nonprofit organization, and last month, it registered an accompanying foundation, according to incorporation documents filed in Virginia. The setup essentially allows it to navigate a thicket of tax laws in such a way that it can raise money, and blitz the airwaves with ads, without the obligation of
click image Photo via Young Americans for Liberty website Plaintiff Cliff Maloney Amid political fighting about the issue, a Northwest Florida resident has filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to suspend accepting online
Cliff Maloney, an Okaloosa County resident who is president of the group Young Americans for Liberty, filed the lawsuit Friday in Leon County circuit court, alleging the decision by Fried violated his 2nd Amendment rights and state law. This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus
April 2020 set another record for background checks conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS). The FBI NICS office conducted 2,911,128 background checks last month – a nearly 25% increase from the previous April, which had been the previous record high for the month of April. April 2020 is now the fourth-busiest month in