Month: January 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday that the organization’s decision to declare
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A pair of late-season mallard drakes bank toward the decoys. (DerWeg from Pixabay/) Late-season game birds are different animals than the naïve pushovers of opening day. Bigger, fatter, fully feathered, they’re tougher than they were just a few short months ago. And they’ve learned their survival lessons the hard way. They’re skittish and tough to
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Photo: AFP via Getty Images At the very end of his final full day in office, President Trump exercised his clemency power, offering 73 pardons and 73 commutations — more than doubling the number of people he has awarded clemency to since taking office. Then, as Biden’s inauguration got underway, Trump issued one more, pardoning
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On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized an NRA-supported rule to end politically-motivated discrimination in the provision of financial services. The new regulation is now set to take effect on April 1. As we reported last month, the rule follows a long pattern of banks refusing or curtailing service
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Virginia has provided a stark example of how gun control is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners rather than improving public safety. As part of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly’s sweeping attack on gun rights in 2020, anti-gun lawmakers enacted legislation that made it more difficult for gun owners to obtain the
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SHOT Show as we know it didn’t happen in 2021, but that didn’t stop companies from releasing new rifles and updating existing favorites. There aren’t as many brand-new guns this year, but there’s still plenty to get excited about, including a new straight-pull bolt-action from Savage, a host of ultralight options, and expanded chamberings for
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On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized an NRA-supported rule to end politically-motivated discrimination in the provision of financial services. The new regulation is now set to take effect on April 1. As we reported last month, the rule follows a long pattern of banks refusing or curtailing service to lawful industries
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Joe Biden wants Americans to believe that he will focus on what he calls “the renewal of a politics that’s about solving problems – not stoking the flames of hate and chaos.” Yet what “problem” is Biden promising to “solve” before he even takes office? Why the “defeat” of the National Rifle Association, a group of over 5 million Americans of all
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Tomorrow, the House Committee on Privileges and Elections will hear House Bill 2081 to mandate all polling places be gun-free zones. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE HB 2081. House Bill 2081 prohibits firearms within 40 feet of a polling place. It dictates to private property owners what they must do with
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  Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Permitless Carry Legislation, House Bill 102.  Please contact committee members and ask that they SUPPORT House Bill 102. House Bill 102 will strengthen Montana’s self-defense laws by allowing law-abiding Montana gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense throughout the state without first having to obtain a
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On Saturday morning, Facebook published a short update on their blog titled “Our Preparations Ahead of Inauguration Day,” explaining how the social media company would temporarily prohibit advertisements from defense firms amid the fallout from the Jan. 6 US Capitol riots. Facebook wrote, “we are banning ads that promote weapon accessories and protective gear in the US at least
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Ah, the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood premiere: a constellation of stars shining in the Angeleno night, everyone dressed to the nines for handshakes, back-slaps, photo ops, popped corks, and a few pro forma speeches about how hard they all worked. The human @-replies running far-right opinion web site The Daily Wire staged a
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Categories: -The Daily Gazette, Business, Fulton Montgomery Schoharie, News On Jan. 6, the nation watched as a mob stormed its way into the U.S. Capitol building, hell-bent on disrupting the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over incumbent President Donald Trump. The next morning, when John Havlick arrived to open up Frank’s Gun
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Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man Friday for allegedly attempting to pass through security checkpoints with an “unauthorized” credential. The man allegedly carried “unregistered” firearms and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. Capitol Police Arrested Man on Gun Possession Charges Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler Friday evening after searching his vehicle and finding two unregistered
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Tomorrow, Senate Judiciary B Committee will take up preemption legislation, Senate Bill 2107.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 2107. Senate Bill 2107 enhances Mississippi’s preemption laws by adding state agencies to the list of entities that are prohibited from restricting the Second Amendment rights of Mississippi citizens.  Preemption laws serve to prevent
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Reprinted with permission from DailyKos The Republican Party has a brand problem it hopes will simply go away: 147 House members and eight GOP senators branded themselves with a scarlet ‘S’ for sedition when they cast votes on Jan. 6 objecting to congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. In other words, even after murderous
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Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter A major donor to the National Rifle Association is poised to challenge key aspects of the gun group’s bankruptcy filing, in an attempt to hold executives accountable for allegedly having defrauded their members of millions of dollars to support their own lavish lifestyles. Dave Dell’Aquila, a former
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