Last month, on the anniversary of 1989’s Tiananmen Square massacre in communist China, Austin Tong posted an Instagram photo of him holding his AR-15 with the accompanying phrase “don’t tread on me.” Image source: YouTube screenshot It seemed a more than fitting gesture. After all, Tong was born in China and moved to the United
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Congressional leaders announced Thursday that Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and a civil rights icon, would lie in state next week in the Capitol Rotunda, one of the highest American honors, before a viewing for the public to be held outside. With the Capitol closed to the public because of the pandemic, Mr. Lewis
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A Fordham University student filed a lawsuit against the school after he was banned from campus over social media posts showing hiim holding an AR-15, and another about slain retired officer David Dorn. Austin Tong, a 21-year-old rising senior at Fordham University, last month made two separate social media posts to his Instagram account.  A letter
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What do you do when millions of Americans are lining up against your worldview? You find a friendly reporter willing to help you try to cast a frightful shadow over that reality in the hopes of advancing your anti-American agenda. At least, that’s what Everytown did. A Politico reporter used FBI NICS data acquired by
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A leading gun safety organization, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, has endorsed Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) for re-election to a second term in Congress. This is a repeat endorsement for Kim, who won the group’s backing in his successful 2018 campaign against two-term incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River). This sets up
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When Biden said Trump was our first racist president, he might’ve been forgetting a few people. It’s Thursday, and this is your politics tip sheet. President Trump walked yesterday to a White House event about combating crime in cities. Bloomberg’s gun control group throws its weight behind (mostly) Democratic candidates. When Michael Bloomberg announced the
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ANALYSIS/OPINION: For years, conservative groups and especially the National Rifle Association have been warning that the government would find a way to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans. Many dismissed what they regarded as a scare tactic designed to raise money. What is happening in St. Louis should awaken us to the fact that those
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It looks like Biden will beat Trump badly and the Republicans will suffer disastrous losses across the country in November. Although the polls have just been inching toward the Democrats, suddenly articles about what Trump might do if he loses are multiplying, here, here, and here. Trump might declare the elections fake, go on FOX News to say
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It is a slow and steady form of gun control gradually gaining momentum with limited public fanfare: If guns cannot be directly taken from the hands of citizens, the next best target is the banks and financial institutions that enable transactions or loans for the industry. “Financial activism by banks is by far one of the largest emerging threats
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Tomorrow, the Arlington County Board will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend this meeting remotely, which will be conducted by video conference starting at 5PM, to OPPOSE Item #63. Click here for information on how to attend this meeting remotely and make your voice heard. NRA has
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With Daniel Lippman Here are your Lobbying Disclosure Act revenue rankings for the second quarter of 2020. TOP FIRMS Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck: $12.9 million (versus $11.2 million in Q1 2020 and $10.1 million in Q2 2019) Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: $12.4 million (versus $12.6 million in Q1 2020 and $10.2 million in
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Reeling from polls predicting defeat in November’s election, President Donald Trump struck a newly serious tone on the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, acknowledging that a disease he has frequently played down would “get worse.” “Some areas of our country are doing very well,” Trump said at his first formal White House briefing on the pandemic in
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Ohio’s Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder was just arrested by federal authorities in a $60 million bribery and conspiracy case. Householder ran for office in 2018, saying: “I’m a Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Christian Conservative with the highest NRA rating in Ohio’s history.” Also arrested were an advisor to the Speaker, the state’s former GOP chairman, a former
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Missouri governor says he’d PARDON gun-toting St. Louis couple if they are charged for pointing firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their mansion Missouri governor Mike Parson said he will pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey The governor said the couple has ‘every right to protect themselves’ last month Comes after couple seen brandishing firearms
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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection as the president of the United States of America in 2020. The endorsement was announced in a letter sent to the president yesterday, Wednesday, July 15.  “On behalf of America’s 5 million NRA members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
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European firearm owners are in the midst of a three fronted war on the possession and use of lead ammunition. The battles are being fought against a European-wide ban on metallic lead (ammunition), a prohibition on the use of lead ammunition in terrestrial environments, and a ban on both the use and possession of lead
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Anti-gun activists are laying the groundwork now to blame gun owners for any increase in violent crime this year. First came desperate attempts to tie “gun violence” to COVID-19 when the pandemic dominated the news cycle. Now, anti-gun academics are rushing to produce research that can be used to blame gun owners for any increases
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Tonight, Joy Reid moves from her weekend morning show AM Joy into a precious primetime 7 PM Eastern spot on MSNBC. It’s that network’s way of rewarding her nine years of spewing hatred against conservatives. Reid is an anchor whose radicalism stands apart even from left-wing colleagues like Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell.  In 2017, with
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