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    Biden wrong on banning assault weapons

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online questions Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s latest claim involving assault weapons. Presidential candidate Joe Biden writes: “Many police departments have reported an increase in criminals using assault weapons since 2004. And multiple analyses of the data around mass shootings provide evidence that,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    It’s Time to Reform the N.C. Criminal Code

    This week, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt reported in a research brief on the state of North Carolina’s criminal code. Schietzelt puts forward an ordinance from Lillington, N.C. as an example of the overcomplexity and disorganization of criminal laws in the state. Lillington Ordinance 90.26 reads: 90.26 POSSESSION OF ANIMALS AND STRAYS.
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on confusion surrounding N.C. law and smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how trade wars hurt N.C. workers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    There is bipartisan support for calendar flexibility, so stop breaking the law

    In “Several School Systems Rebel Against NC Calendar Law By Opening Early,” Ann Doss Helms has the scoop. North Carolina’s school calendar law mandates that public schools open “no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26.” Yet public schools in Iredell County opened last week.  After…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2019
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    Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Becki Gray Discusses Gun Policy with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray went on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center to discuss gun policy and health care. The group discussed the lack of substantive policy conversation around gun policy in the General Assembly. Tiberii…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    Warren wealth tax wouldn’t work

    Kyle Sammin of the Federalist explores one of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s worst ideas. Even if the people were on board at a gut level, the real facts and results of implementing a wealth tax would be instantly unpopular. Warren says the tax only applies to wealth…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
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    Firearms cases heading to the highest court

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner looks ahead to the next round of gun-related cases that could be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. The U.S. Supreme Court will start its next term after a summer punctuated by mass shootings that left more than two dozen dead,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019