Written by John Cole, Managing Editor A long-time communications executive is running for Governor in 2022.  Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications and Vice Chairman of CPAC and the American Conservative Union, formally announced his intentions to seek the Republican Party nomination for Governor on Thursday evening.  “I know what needs to be done,” Gerow
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On Tuesday, June 22nd, attorneys from the law firm Kirkland & Ellis will argue that California’s ban on standard-capacity magazines violates the Second Amendment before an 11-judge, en-banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an NRA-backed case.  Our attorneys have already successfully argued this case before a three-judge panel that struck the ban
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The National Rifle Association has gone through a metamorphosis since its founding after the Civil War. Created to improve marksmanship among soldiers and recruits, it at first cooperated with the federal government on concealed weapon permits and other laws regulating firearms. But over time it grew into a powerful organization that opposed almost all gun
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Conservatives have a special purgatory for uppity black women who dare question America’s founding myths. New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones — her Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” centralized slavery in America’s origin story, a heresy that inspired laws banning her work from classrooms — now lives there. And she’s about to have company.
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Gov. Greg Abbott signed multiple new gun-related bills into law Thursday. But do they work the way you would think? TEMPLE, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott signed a slew of new gun-related legislation on Thursday. But how those laws were described, and how they will actually affect Texans, may not be exactly the same.  Here
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Letters submitted by BDN readers are verified by BDN Opinion Page staff. Send your letters to letters@bangordailynews.com. The new sanctuary cities Sanctuary cities, in their original sense, are a communal response to the perceived immorality of some laws. In the sense of saving people from unconscionable abuse — such as dubiously legitimate deportation. The people who provide
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Earlier this week, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors considered a proposed ordinance banning firearms in certain public places. File 21-320 prohibits possessing, carrying, or transporting firearms, ammunition, or components in or on county owned or controlled buildings, parks, and recreation centers. There are no exemptions for concealed handgun permit holders or for storage in parked
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Anti-gun Democrats in Congress have filed legislation that would require licensing for any handgun owner, delivering a devastating blow to the Second Amendment. HR 3740, unashamedly called the “Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021,” would also direct the U.S. Attorney General to establish a system for the “registration of all handguns owned, possessed, or
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This week, Texas became the 21st state to enact Constitutional Carry after Governor Greg Abbott signed TX House Bill 1927.  The Governor’s signature also signaled the defeat of anti-gun groups who mounted increased calls to the Texas legislature and Governor, calling for the bill’s demise. Now, Louisiana faces a similar outcry from the far left
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on June 17 signed into law seven pieces of gun-rights related legislation aimed at enforcing the protection of Second Amendment Rights in Texas. The governor appeared at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio for the bill signing ceremony and was joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dade Phelan, and several other Republican lawmakers
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Missouri has become the latest state to throw down a broad challenge to the enforcement of federal firearms laws, as Republican-controlled state legislatures intensify their fierce political counterattack against President Biden’s gun control proposals. A bill signed by Gov. Mike Parson over the weekend — at a gun store called Frontier Justice — threatens a
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The Los Angeles Times editorial page is less a journalistic enterprise than it is a partisan grievance noticeboard. The editorial board’s descent into trivial activist messaging was on full display in a pair of recent pieces lamenting the federal judiciary’s recognition of the Second Amendment. In both, the editorial board denied the core rulings in
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