Ten months after the Parkland school shooting and nine months after Congress acted, federal money is flowing to states to boost school security and new records are pouring in to the national background check system.
It’s unclear if either of those is making a difference yet.
Washington state on Tuesday officially banned anyone under age 21 from buying semi-automatic assault rifles.
The ballot initiative, which passed with 59 percent support of voters in November, sought to implement a series of gun control reforms, The Associated Press reported.
Dear Ancestry Community, As 2018 comes to a close, I want to personally thank you for being a member of the Ancestry community. We appreciate that you’ve chosen us to provide you with the tools to enable your journeys of personal discovery. All of us at Ancestry are committed to making family history discovery simpler, Read More
In my five years as opinion editor at the Washington Times, I cannot claim that we never published an op-ed or column that wasn’t totally accurate. But we never knowingly did so, and we rejected many authors’ works for factual inaccuracy.
A firearms law will change in favor of gun owners and the Ohio General Assembly is getting pay raises, thanks to a rare, post-Christmas session lawmakers held Thursday to override vetoes by Gov. John Kasich.
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Rep. Eric Swalwell said in an interview that aired Monday on "Rising" that House Democrats will be ambitious on tackling issues such as immigration, gun control and climate change when they officially take control of the lower chamber next month.
Despite legal developments that arguably make Americans more free from government censorship than they ever have been before, fewer Americans actually feel empowered to speak their minds. Why? Because, thanks to the toxic combination of online shaming and politicized corporate cultures, all too many people reasonably believe they could lose their livelihoods if they share their opinions in public.
Corporate activism and corporate power combine to achieve results that government cannot. American freedom suffers. We lose a culture that respects liberty even as the law remains (for now) intact.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is prepared to spend well over the $100 million he put into his last campaign for New York City mayor if he runs for president in 2020. And he does not plan to accept any outside money from political action committees if he jumps into the race, CNBC has learned.
Hempstead, New York, officials, citing concerns for the safety of children, not only warned parents off buying toy guns as gifts this Christmas — but also took the over-the-top step of hosting a toy gun buyback event.
After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed its intent to appeal the decision to the return of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear to Endangered Species Act protection, Cody’s Loren Grosskopf predicted that side, which includes the state of Wyoming, will prevail.
Some of the Ohio legislative session’s testiest issues - guns, abortion and outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich’s Medicaid expansion - may yet see reversals before year’s end.
Lawmakers reconvene Thursday for rare post-Christmas floor sessions where several Kasich vetoes are poised for potential override. Ohio House spokesman Brad Miller says “everything is on the table.”
More than 200 pieces of legislation signed in 2018 will become law Jan. 1.
State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville said that the laws vary from the mundane, such as dictating when certain departments have to have their vehicle’s oil changed, to helpful like the Telehealth Act that will allow more clinicians to provide remote services for patients.
Anti-gun organizations and their sycophants would have you believe that the 2018 midterm elections were a referendum on gun rights. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi “vows to fight” for “bipartisan, common sense” gun control and announced gun control “will be a priority” even before she had secured the Speaker’s gavel. The eagerness to curtail Constitutional rights isn’t limited to Nancy Pelosi; Representative Mike Thompson, head of the Democrats’ “gun violence prevention task force” and incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Representative Jerry Nadler are both on record confirming they’ll push gun control early next year.
With the 2019 Missouri legislative session to start in a few weeks, legislators have been busy pre-filing both pro and anti-gun legislation. The following bills have been introduced to date and we expect more in the coming weeks.
During the Christmas of 1914, some French, British, and German soldiers along World War I’s Western Front informally ceased hostilities in order to celebrate the holiday. The truce offered the combatants a brief moment to celebrate their shared humanity amidst the otherwise ghastly conflict.
Americans are often encouraged by anti-gun politicians to embrace United Kingdom-style gun control. This would entail restrictive gun owner licensing, a near total ban on all handguns (handguns are permitted but heavily restricted in Northern Ireland), a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, and a near prohibition on the use of firearms and even non-lethal alternatives for self-defense. Moreover, U.S. gun controllers are egged on in their efforts by the UK press.
Residents of New York have long been deprived of important rights protected by the Second Amendment.
But they gained at least one more option for self-defense last Friday when a federal judge in Brooklyn invalided the state’s 1974 ban on nunchucks, a martial arts weapon immortalized by the late Bruce Lee in a series of iconic films.
Florida Congresswoman Val Demings' (FL-D) phony, anti-gun, anti-self-defense. deceitful distortions about Florida's Stand Your Ground are dismantled (perhaps too politely) by Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-R)
Although election results are still coming in as I write this, the overall picture of the 2018 midterm elections has emerged. Democrats made substantial – though not historic – gains in the U.S. House, retaking a majority and likely handing the speakership to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Democrats also picked up a handful of governorships across the map, with statehouses now about evenly divided between red and blue. At the same time, the U.S. Senate’s pro-gun majority not only held but grew.
The massive “blue wave” the mainstream media and coastal elites hoped would dominate the political landscape failed to materialize. Instead, the antigun left spent unprecedented and mind-boggling sums only to fall significantly short of the gains that Republicans made during the same points of the Clinton and Obama presidencies.
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Last week, the California Legislature convened for an organizational session and swearing in ceremonies for legislators, and considering that California politicians consist almost entirely of left-leaning, anti-Constitutional and anti-gun legislators, there are going to be more and more attacks on your rights to own guns, and more and more taxes imposed so they can funnel more money into their choked coffers.
Whether you are opening a gift or meeting someone new at a party, the holiday season can be a time of revelation and surprise. But, as much as the season is about discoveries, it is also a time of reflection and offers a great opportunity to connect with our family’s past and to enjoy traditions Read More
The National Rifle Association’s Virginia State Director released the following statement following Ronnie Campbell’s election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Campbell will represent Virginia’s 24th House of Delegates District, which was vacated following Ben Cline's election to Congress. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action mobilized NRA members and Second Amendment supporters in the district with a robust mail and phone banking campaign.
A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against three Putnam County deputies and the Putnam County Commission after a Scott Depot man, who was legally carrying a gun in plain view, was arrested for obstruction of justice.
A Florida lawyer representing 15 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students says he is "exploring all of our options" after a federal judge ruled that law enforcement and school officials had no legal duty to protect students during a Valentine's Day rampage at the school that left 17 people dead.
When Regina King started down the path to discover her ancestors, she knew their history may include some hardships. She was ready to face those hardships, because she believes “uncomfortable conversations are where solutions live.” During Regina’s journey to learn about her 2x great-grandfather, Moses Crosby, she learned first-hand about facing difficult facts about the Read More
In Who Do You Think You Are?, Matthew Morrison uncovered fascinating ancestors, each with their own tales of hardship and triumph. For some time, however, roadblocks stood in the way of discovering his ancestor’s stories. Only a tight combination of historical records and DNA could unlock the secrets in Matthew’s tree. The marriage of records Read More
With the preliminary detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in white-tailed deer in western Tennessee, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds deer hunters of a new rule that prohibits the importation of whole deer carcasses and restricts the importation of specific carcass parts from anywhere outside of North Carolina.
When I was born, World War II was a couple of months from ending. My father was stationed at Barksdale Field outside of Bossier City, Louisiana, as a high-altitude physiologist and trainer of B-26 bomber crews on the oxygen systems in the airplane.
House Democrats are planning to move several high-profile bills to combat gun violence soon after they take power in January, underscoring their belief that the political landscape has shifted dramatically on an issue that's plagued American society for decades.
If you’re thinking of venturing outside your home today, the news may change your mind. “Gun deaths in U.S. reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal,” blared Thursday’s headline on CNN’s website. A news release from Everytown for Gun Safety noted that “39,773 people were killed by gun violence in 2017 — approximately 1,100 more than were killed by motor vehicle accidents.”
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Ann Arbor can continue to sterilize deer but the state would be prohibited from issuing new sterilization permits until 2022 under legislation approved early Thursday morning by Michigan's Republican-led House.