This week, the Boulder County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass a gun control package consisting of five ordinances to infringe on your Second Amendment rights. Commissioner Matt Jones claims these ordinances are “common-sense gun violence laws designed to help keep people safe,” but, apparently, common sense isn’t common. These ordinances are restrictions that attack your constitutional right to
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The Democratic congressional challenger walked up to the Republican candidates’ booth at the Cecil County Fair, smiled and introduced herself. “Hi, I’m Heather Mizeur. Nice to meet you,” she said. There, in a display hall surrounded by funnel cakes, corn dogs and tractors, she talked with a county Republican official about her platform of trying
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Adolescents well into their early 20s still are developing their abilities to use judgment and impulse control. If you want help grasping that fact, think of the difference between an incoming college freshman and the same young person as a college senior. The difference in emotional maturity is often dramatic. Gov. Greg Abbott and the
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Welcome to your 2022 Primary Election Special, a guide to the candidates vying for your vote. Inside, you will find information about the people running for all city, county, state and national seats at the primary election this August. This guide is intended as an at-a-glance look at the candidates as you head for the
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Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, has a very right-wing voting record. But in the Trumpified Republican Party of 2022, it isn’t uncommon for arch-conservative Republicans to be told that they aren’t conservative enough — and the 70-year-old GOP senator now finds himself being formally censured
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Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, has a very right-wing voting record. But in the Trumpified Republican Party of 2022, it isn’t uncommon for arch-conservative Republicans to be told that they aren’t conservative enough — and the 70-year-old GOP senator now finds himself being formally censured
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Since the current U.S. Supreme Court prides itself on being “originalist,” or faithful to the intent of the Constitution as it was written and understood by the Founding Fathers, I’d like to suggest going back to the origins of the Second Amendment. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
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(The Center Square) — As Tennessee’s primary election approaches on Thursday, one of the state’s most interesting contested races is likely the 5th congressional primary for the newly drawn seat. Nine Republican candidates are on the ballot to face Democrat Heidi Campbell on Nov. 8 in the General Election. The only other contested Republican U.S.
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“Every once in a while I make a mistake,” President Biden said in May. “Like, well, once a speech.” He was being modest. Over five decades in public life, the former vice president and longtime US senator built a reputation as America’s premier gaffe-meister, winning the White House in 2020 despite a long history of racist comments, snide asides, and enraged diatribes against voters. And the rigors
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed Smith & Wesson Brands Inc (SWBI.O) for information on its AR-15 style firearms sales and marketing after the gunmaker’s chief executive refused to appear before lawmakers last month, it said in a statement. The panel, led by Democratic U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, cited
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In “They Saved Lisa’s Brain,” Lisa Simpson joins the local Mensa chapter, whose members subsequently decide their intelligence equips them to run Springfield. A live-action version of this Simpsons episode occurs in the pages of Science, which presently lowers its aspirations from explaining the universe to merely running the United States. “The United States has
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Tomorrow, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution to repeal/challenge Arizona’s preemption statutes, Resolution NO. 2022 – 44.  This resolution falls in line with efforts by both Pima County and Tucson to pass local gun control ordinances. In 2017, the Arizona State Supreme Court ruled in the State’s favor, causing the City of Tucson to
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By the early 20th century, the increasingly urbanised United States was awash with firearms and experiencing notable levels of gun crime not seen in other countries.  It was 1776, the American colonies had just declared their independence from England, and as war raged the founding fathers were deep in debate: should people have the right
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On Friday, after a last-minute rule change to allow its consideration, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1808. Authored by Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), H.R. 1808 would ban the most popular semiautomatic rifles in America, many popular semiautomatic shotguns, and the magazines that come with firearms commonly used for self-defense. The bill
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives appears to understand that it has an image problem. According to a recent item from the Washington Times, the ATF has been handing out flyers at gun shows that are designed to bust some “myths” about the agency. Titled “ATF Myths: Not everything you hear is true,”
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Years after Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unilaterally imposed his “assault weapon” ban and confiscation (“buyback”), Canada’s responsible gun owners are still waiting for his government to disclose how this “buyback” will be implemented. One recent sign suggests that the government hopes to recruit private entities, rather than rely on law enforcement or other government
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Commentary In late June, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker traveled to New Hampshire to be the keynote speaker at New Hampshire’s Democratic Party state convention. Officially, he was there to “help other Democratic governors get elected” and to lobby for Chicago as the site of the party’s 2024 presidential convention. Unofficially, there was buzz that Pritzker
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Oregonians will soon vote on a ballot measure that opponents say could virtually end the legal sale of firearms in the state, making it one of the “strictest gun-control measures ever proposed in the nation,” according to Leonard Williamson, an explanatory committee member who opposes the measure. If voters approve Measure 114, the “Changes to
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The House passed a bill to ban assault weapons—although just barely—and it will likely be struck down in the Senate. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 passed in a final vote on Friday of 217-213, as Representatives did not vote strictly along party lines. Two Republicans, Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) voted for
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The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Key points: Before he became US President, Joe Biden was instrumental in helping secure
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