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    Anti-gun Bloomberg appears confused about gun laws

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon documents former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s misunderstanding of one of his core issues. Michael Bloomberg, who has spent years bankrolling the gun-control movement, fumbled facts and made muddled claims on how gun laws work while laying out his campaign’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    Americans support guns with their wallets

    Lawrence Keane documents for the Federalist recent gun-sale trends. There’s no denying it: Americans still value gun ownership. The total number of firearm background checks conducted on Nov. 29, 2019, was 202,465. That is the second-highest single day for the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    Supreme Court’s latest gun-rights case produces interesting admissions

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details interesting elements of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments about gun rights. The lawyer defending New York City in a Second Amendment case on Monday admitted to the Supreme Court that the city’s gun restrictions had no impact on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    New Raleigh City Council open to innovation?

    Short-term rentals, backyard cottages, and scooters could get a reprieve with a new mayor and reconstituted city council. New member Jonathan Melton says, “I think we can lead on micromobility,” and Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin proposes holding off enforcement of short-term rental restrictions. Anna Johnson provided the play-by-play.
    Joseph Coletti, December 4, 2019
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    In case you missed it

    A tweet by Johan Norberg that appeared last Thursday gives us 10 more reasons to be thankful:…
    Jon Guze, December 2, 2019
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    Millennials move to the ‘burbs

    Tirzah Duren writes for the Federalist about Millennials‘ migration patterns. For twenty-somethings leaving a small town for the big city, the feeling of liberation and possibility can be exhilarating. Mom and dad, and their rules, are finally in the rearview mirror. But what’s up ahead is often worse—the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    National Review not heading to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Editors at National Review Online explain their disappointment with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that hits close to home. We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up our appeal in the case of National Review Inc. v. Michael E. Mann, and we can…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019