Second Amendment

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    California Ruling Gives Supreme Court Good Reason to Address Gun Rights

    Mark Overstreet explains in a Federalist column how a recent court ruling from California could have an impact on Second Amendment law. Last week, in Miller v. Bonta, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” such as the ubiquitous AR-15, as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    1619 Project Inspires Attack on Second Amendment

    David Harsanyi of National Review Online exposes a misguided attempt to rewrite the history of American gun rights. Left-wing academic Carol Anderson’s new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, is all over the news. “The Second Amendment is not about guns — it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021
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    Ending the Jim Crow era pistol permit is long overdue

    The pistol permit law in North Carolina is a Jim Crow relic. A holdover from the early 20th century, 1919 to be exact, and similar laws have been repealed in every other Southern state. Reason called the pistol permit process the “Klan’s Favorite Law.” The entire…
    Ray Nothstine, April 16, 2021
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    President Biden Targets the Second Amendment

    President Biden says gun violence is a public health epidemic, and that his plans to address it are all about gun safety, not gun control. To get there, he’s proposed numerous executive actions, including the imposition of what are called “red flag laws.” This is from the White House…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2021
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    Challenging Biden’s gun control claims

    John Lott and Thomas Massie write for Real Clear Politics about the president’s dubious and fraudulent gun claims. There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    Documenting Democrats’ latest gun dilemma

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a new challenge for congressional Democrats seeking more gun control. Senate Democrats punted on taking up House gun-control bills on Friday, acknowledging that the restrictions put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) were “dead on arrival,” according…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    Democrats’ gun bill draws fire

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details concerns raised by congressional Democrats’ latest gun-related legislation. A controversial gun bill backed by House Democrats could steer taxpayer dollars to a leading gun-control ally to consult on a federal study of the background check system. Majority Whip Rep. James…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2021
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    Will North Carolina join the growing constitutional carry crowd?

    The General Assembly has two firearm bills on the calendar for March 9. H.B. 48 and H.B. 49 should pass the House on March 10. In the interest of public safety, H.B. 48 gives certain trained medical first responders…
    Ray Nothstine, March 9, 2021