Tomorrow, the Newport News City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to submit public comments to oppose this proposed ordinance. You may click here for information on participating in the meeting remotely by video conference. If you wish to attend this meeting in person, click here for
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On Friday, July 10th, the Trump Administration fixed a nearly two decade old State Department policy on suppressor exports. State Department rescinded their previous policy in the following statement:      DDTC Web Notice Regarding an Update to its Suppressor Policy Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound
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Federal Premium just launched a new Hydra-Shok Deep load specifically for 380 Auto. The new ammo becomes the company’s first expanding .380 to consistently pass beyond the FBI protocol penetration test of 12 inches. Federal Hydra-Shok Deep 380 The Hydra-Shok Deep load penetrated both bare gel and heavy clothing tests. As micro-carry pistols continue to
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The anti-gun activism machine is getting desperate. Researchers at UC Davis allege in a new paper that “excess” firearm purchases over the last few months may have led a significant increase in “gun violence.” The authors – with at least a baker’s dozen advanced degrees and millions of dollars of funding from California taxpayers –
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The debate over firearms in America heated up over the weekend as AR-15 trended nationwide on Twitter. The discussion followed a tweet by the National Rifle Association praising firearms platform, which are widely referred to as assault rifles. “The AR-15 is the modern day musket,” the NRA tweeted. “An everyday gun for everyday citizens.” “;
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Next up after the Biden-Sanders task forces? The Democratic platform drafting committee—and progressives have their work cut out for them. The vast majority of appointees to the drafting committee are establishment-friendly Democrats—many of whom hold potential financial conflicts and questionable backgrounds of their own. A month out from the Democratic National Convention, the party continues
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As Israel moves to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find any Democrat in Washington who does not oppose Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans.  Even mainstream pro-Israel organisations and key US legislators who are usually unwavering in their support for the Israeli government have denounced the move.  Yet the
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An anti-gun group expressed support in their newsletter for changing Maryland law to allow for regulated firearm transfers to be delayed indefinitely. This was prompted by the state’s background check system becoming temporarily inoperable recently. Maryland law allows firearm dealers to transfer regulated firearms after waiting seven days if Maryland State Police (MSP) does not
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By Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson Liveright. 266 pp. $26.95 — ‘Let Them Eat Tweets” is not, according to authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, about President Trump. As the titular play on Marie Antoinette’s famous quote suggests, the authors believe that American society is moving toward control by a selfish oligarchy, but
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There’s not much authentically dangerous game out there, which is why rifles and cartridges for same are not sold in every gun store. But these critters deserve to be taken seriously. “The ones that shoot back,” I’ve heard them called, and it’s a valid label. The group includes the big cats, the big bears, Cape
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They see the real threat to democracy as the Republican Party’s subservience to corporate and financial interests and a handful of the wealthiest Americans. In their view, the GOP’s dedication to the cause of plutocracy explains nearly every pernicious development in American public life: galloping economic inequality, declining state capacity, growing right-wing populism and white
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Ruffed grouse live in dense cover. It’s important to pick a shotgun that is lightweight and maneuverable. (LisaTaylorPhoto from Pixabay /) Grouse and the cover they live in shape grouse guns. Heavy brush demands a light, compact gun that can be carried in one hand while the other fends off branches. Limited visibility dictates open
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Despite the anti-gun laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2020 session having already taken effect on July 1st, anti-gun groups demanded and received a bill signing ceremony in Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam was more than happy to appease these groups backed by out-of-state interests to show a good return on their investment that
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The National Rifle Association has been conspicuously silent on police violence amid weeks of nationwide demonstrations, despite calling itself the “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” The NRA’s leaders and social media accounts have made no mention of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the protests, or the police violence against peaceful protesters. “The NRA loves
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Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) sketched out what he views as glaring differences with Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. as the two begin their general election in one of the state’s most competitive congressional districts. “It’s not just the candidate, it’s the moment,” Malinowski said.  “In this moment I’d rather be running on my record
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