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  • Cornyn says gun reform negotiations prompted a lot of ‘chin stroking’ in GOP

    06/07/2022 12:45:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/07/2022 | Jared Gans
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Tuesday told a group of reporters he “sensed a lot of chin-stroking” when he briefed his Republican colleagues on the discussions of a bipartisan group of senators working on gun reform. Cornyn is one of nine senators currently working to reach a bipartisan agreement on gun legislation in the aftermath of multiple mass shootings that have occurred throughout the country, including one at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 students and two teachers.
  • Dem Sen. Murphy: Not Passing Gun Reform Could Mean ‘Failure for Our Entire Democracy’

    06/05/2022 7:26:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/05/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that if gun reform measures were not passed, “the consequences of failure for our entire democracy are more significant than ever.” Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Does it have to happen this week? Is this do or die week? And would President Biden getting involved in negotiations help?
  • Manchin calls for ‘common sense’ gun limits, resists filibuster reform

    05/24/2022 5:52:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/24/2022 | Mike Lillis
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday lamented the lack of Senate support for tougher gun laws following a mass shooting in Texas hours earlier but rejected the notion of eliminating the filibuster for the purpose of passing such a bill. Manchin noted that he has three grandchildren similar in age to the victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where at least 14 kids and one teacher were shot and killed.
  • Clyburn: Biden Will Issue Executive Order on Policing Reform

    05/24/2022 12:36:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/2022 | Pam Key
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) declared Tuesday on MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports” that to mark the upcoming anniversary of George Floyd’s death, President Joe Biden will issue an executive order aimed at policing practices. Díaz-Balart said, “Congressman, tomorrow, as you know, will mark two years since George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer put his knee on Floyd’s neck. His death led to calls for police reform. But Bipartisan talks have fallen apart. Is there any hope of anything coming out of this soon?”
  • New Hampshire Close to Passing Off Road Vehicle Carry Reform

    05/02/2022 4:49:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 26, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    New Hampshire is getting close to passing a reform of current carry restrictions. The current law restricts the carry of loaded handguns on off-road vehicles, including snowmobiles, to those with a carry permit. The law is a relic of the days before New Hampshire passed Constitutional Carry in February of 2017, five years ago. On March 10, 2022, the New Hampshire House passed the bill easily, 204 to 134, with 54 not voting. HB 1636 reforms the law to remove the carry permit requirement for carry of loaded firearms on off-road vehicles. On April 20, 2022, the bill passed the...
  • Eccentric Billionaire Accomplishes More For Free Speech In One Afternoon Than Republicans Have In Decades

    04/27/2022 11:15:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 26, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    WORLD—According to sources, an eccentric immigrant entrepreneur from South Africa just accomplished more for free speech than Republicans have in decades of controlling the government, wielding Federal power, and spending trillions of dollars. "Wow! Who is this guy? He's really making us look bad here," said one Republican Senator. "This Twitter deal is such a huge step forward for freedom of expression! Wow! Imagine if other conservative wealthy people did stuff like that instead of funding our reelection campaigns? Um, wait—I didn't mean that. Scratch that. Are you recording this?" Experts concur that Twitter being purchased by a private entity...
  • MSNBC’s Wallace: NYC Subway Shooting Shows Urgent Need for ‘Gun Reform’

    04/12/2022 6:23:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/12/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Tuesday on her show “Deadline” that the shooting on the Brooklyn subway train, which injured more than a dozen people, showed “how urgent gun reform” was needed in this country. At a press conference, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said, “The entire state of New York stands with the people of the city, this community, and we say no more. No more mass shootings. No more disrupting lives. No more creating heartbreak for people just trying to live their lives as normal New Yorkers. It has to end. It ends now.”
  • DOCCS To End Parole Supervision For 8,000 Parolees At End Of March

    03/30/2022 9:30:54 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will end parole supervision for 8-thousand parolees at the end of this week. This is under a good faith measure of the ‘Less is More’ legislation signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul last fall to improve justice and safety in city jails. Also, it ensures that DOCCS focuses its resources on helping people complete community supervision. “When the Governor signed Less Is More into law she transformed the parole system in New York State. In the spirit of the law, DOCCS staff immediately went to...
  • David Hogg: ‘Disappointed’ in Biden for Not Delivering on Gun Reform

    02/14/2022 7:52:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/14/2022 | Trent Baker
    Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg on Monday voiced his disappointment in President Joe Biden’s handling of gun reform. On the campaign trail, Biden promised he would go after gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association.
  • NYC mayor calls on lawmakers to pass gun reform after two cops shot

    01/22/2022 7:51:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 121 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/22/2021 | Caroline Vakil
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) called on lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to pass gun reform after the city announced that one officer had been fatally shot and another remained in critical condition during a shooting in Harlem on Friday evening. “We don't make guns here. How are we removing thousands of guns off the street, and they still find their way into New York City? In the hands of people who are killers, constantly carbon highways of death, destroying our communities,” Adams said on Friday night. “We need Washington to join us and act now to stop the...
  • Incremental Strategy to Reform & Repeal the National Firearms Act

    01/15/2022 5:21:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 11, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Six months ago, this correspondent wrote an essay on Incrementalism v. “all or nothing”. It was well-received: Roland T. Gunner ~ “Mr. Weingarten, I take my hat off to you. This article is the best thing I have read in modern memory. Now, tell me, how do we get incremental movememt on reppealing the NFA? And for all you naysayers, sit down, shut up, or help us get it done.”Incremental movement is happening to dismantle the National Firearms Act (NFA), bit by bit. The ultimate goal is repeal.Here is how it is being done, and what needs to be done...
  • Obama Urges National Gun Reform — Senate Needs to Quell ‘Easy Access to Guns’

    09/28/2021 1:38:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/28/2021 | Pam Key
    Quell this commie scum.
  • Minnesota high court allows ballot question on Minneapolis police reform

    09/17/2021 5:57:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/17/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday night ruled in favor of allowing an amendment to remain on the ballot that would replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a “Department of Public Safety.” The decision by the state’s highest court, which overturned a lower-court ruling, came the night before early and absentee voting is set to begin in the Minneapolis municipal elections. On Tuesday, a district judge rejected the language of the ballot question that would replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety. The measure would remove Minneapolis’ charter’s requirement for minimum police staffing levels in...
  • Protect American Medical Innovation from Misguided Reform

    09/12/2021 5:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 12, 2021 | Steve Sherman
    Americans are learning and relearning many lessons from the coronavirus pandemic. One is the importance of allowing drug companies to innovate. In the United States, where the federal government encouraged pharmaceutical innovation, three companies came up with effective vaccines within a few months. Contrast that with China, where the government controls everything (especially prices). China also produced vaccines; but they don’t work very well. If you doubt me, just ask people in Thailand and Indonesia, which stopped using Chinese vaccines this summer. It’s not simply COVID-19 at issue, though. It’s prescription drugs in general. Lawmakers in the House and Senate...
  • Republicans block 'rotten' election reform bill in Senate as VP Harris presides over debate

    06/22/2021 3:50:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Fox news ^ | 06/22/2021 | Marisa Schultz
    Senate Republicans Tuesday blocked sweeping legislation on election and campaign finance reforms that Democrats said is crucial is ensuring voting rights and saving democracy but Republican blasted as a partisan federal takeover of elections. The "For the People Act" needed 60 votes to clear a procedural vote in the Senate Tuesday, but Republicans filibustered and killed the legislation from advancing to debate. No Republicans joined with the 50 Democrats on the motion to proceed.
  • Do You Feel Like Your Hands Are Tied ?

    06/20/2021 2:58:56 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies
    self ^ | June 20, 2021 | knarf
    Our founding was predicated by the wisdom of men that had seen the nations of now and decided to formulate a nation for tomorrow.A concept missing in the American mind todayDefinition of posterity 1: the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation 2: all future generations
  • 'Americans are sick and tired of out-of-touch personalities deranged by Hollywood wokism': Critics tear into Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry for 'propaganda' video suggesting Democrat voting reform will prevent a dystopian world

    06/19/2021 12:15:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Katy Perry and her British movie star boyfriend Orlando Bloom have been criticized for 'fake virtue signalling' and 'propaganda' for a 'dystopian' video set in the future where democracy was dead. The pair, dressed in rags and in makeup portraying them as dirty, are seen calling voters from 2021 from an apocalyptic scene in 2055, and suggested the dire scene began when the 'voting rights bill died in the Senate'. In the video for the advocacy group representUS, they are referring to the HR1 For The People Act, which Democrats have said will expand voting rights by mandating at least...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Survival of American Democracy Could Depend’ on Left-Wing Election Reform

    06/02/2021 1:44:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, citing the opinion of over 100 “democracy scholars,” warned that the very “survival of American Democracy” could depend on Democrats passing legislation that would effectively loosen election safeguards by stripping states of their authority to impose basic election integrity measures, such as requiring voter ID and restricting vote by mail. “Over a hundred democracy scholars warn that the survival of American democracy could depend on passing national voting rights protections over the next few months,” Clinton said, linking to a Washington Post op-ed titled, “A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in...
  • Floyd legislation reveals divide in police-reform movement

    05/23/2021 4:29:08 AM PDT · by RandFan · 8 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Monifa Bandele became a community organizer in the late 1990s, after New York City police fatally shot a young, unarmed Black immigrant named Amadou Diallo in the Bronx. In the two decades since, she repeatedly witnessed police reforms that failed to stop Black people from dying at the hands of officers. Some of those reforms are now part of federal legislation being negotiated in the name of George Floyd, the Black man whose murder under the knee of a white Minneapolis officer last year sparked worldwide protests. For instance, the legislation calls for banning chokeholds, a...
  • Reform Prosecutors May Hang on, but National Democrats May Not

    05/21/2021 8:43:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 21, 2021 | Michael Barone
    This week's Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney could presage outcomes in the 2022 and 2024 elections, but not in the way the winner would like. Foreigners are often surprised that Americans elect most of their local prosecutors -- and that these prosecutors can become major forces in public force. But we do and they can. Thomas Dewey, as a 38-year-old Manhattan district attorney, was a major presidential candidate in 1940 and was the Republican nominee in the following two elections. Pat Brown got his political start as San Francisco DA, and he and his son, Jerry, were governors...