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Judge Rules NRA Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Over Contractor Disclosure Law Can Proceed

A federal judge Monday ruled that a lawsuit against Los Angeles by the National Rifle Association (NRA) over the city’s vendor disclosure law can proceed. The NRA filed the lawsuit in April to challenge the city’s new law that requires contractors to disclose contracts or sponsorship with the gun-rights organization, City News Service reported. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson rejected ...

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Sport Shooting Celebrity Julie Golob Resigns From NRA Board

The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Monday that board member Julie Golob is resigning early from her position effective immediately. Golob, a professional sport shooter, is the fourth board member to leave the gun-rights group in two weeks, the Washington Post reported. “I am proud to have had the opportunity to represent the members of the NRA but I can ...

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Houston Paper Calls For Beto To Drop Out

A Houston paper said Monday Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke should abandon his “vanishingly small” presidential hopes and come home to run for a Senate spot. The Houston Chronicle editorial implored the candidate, a former Texas representative for Texas’ 16th District from 2013-2019, to drop out of the race to focus on state priorities, including how to grapple with the ...

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Chuck Schumer Wants a Background Check for Bulletproof Vest Sales

Chuck Schumer

Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced plans Sunday to introduce a bill requiring the FBI to approve body armor sales to civilians. The legislation would establish approval standards overseen by the FBI for civilians to purchase body armor, which includes bulletproof vests, which the gunman wore in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting which killed nine people on Aug. 4, ...

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‘Blood On Their Hands’: Here’s Who An Epstein Attorney Is Blaming For His Death

The media, the government, and the courts are to be blamed for Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide, one of his attorneys said Saturday. Marc Fernich, an attorney for the late multimillionaire found unresponsive in his jail cell  Saturday, said he was outraged and called out a “hysterical” press, “overzealous” lawyers, and “pandering politicians” in a statement released to Fox News Saturday. ...

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Southwest Pilot Flies His Vietnam Vet Father’s Remains Home 52 Years After Waving Goodbye to Him for Last Time

A Southwest Airlines pilot flew his Vietnam veteran father’s remains home Thursday 52 years after waving goodbye to him as a 5-year-old. Bryan Knight piloted the Southwest flight carrying the remains of his father, Air Force fighter pilot Col. Roy Knight Jr., home to Dallas‘ Love Field Thursday, the New York Post reported. Knight said he and his mother dropped ...

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Trump Says NRA’s ‘Strong Views’ On Background Checks Are Being Heard

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he is making sure NRA’s strong views on background checks are being represented in legislative discussions. Trump sent out an early tweet to say that the NRA‘s views are being considered during ongoing discussions with House and Senate leadership on gun background checks, but reiterated that guns should not be in the wrong hands. ...

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Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Dollar Loss

Uber Technologies, Inc. announced Thursday that it lost over $5 Billion last quarter, and experienced its slowest revenue growth ever. The world’s largest ride-hailing company disclosed the loss along with second-quarter results that included $3.1 billion in quarterly revenue, up only 14% from last year and its slowest reported growth ever, The New York Times reported. “We think that 2019 ...

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NRA Comes Out Swinging Against Attacks, Trump Gun Proposals

The National Rifle Association (NRA) responded forcefully Thursday to attacks on the group following recent mass shootings, and to gun measures proposed by President Donald Trump. The mammoth gun-rights organization, which boasts 5 million members, issued an 18-part statement by tweet to address recent events and proposed legislation following back-to-back shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, ...

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Kamala Harris Debuts TV Ad With ‘3AM Agenda’ Campaign Theme

2020 Democratic candidate California Sen. Kamala Harris debuted a campaign ad Thursday introducing her “3AM Agenda” campaign theme. The 60-second spot entitled “Me, Maya, and Mom” is running in Iowa and the Harris campaign has invested high six-figures to keep it up for several weeks, The Hill reported. “She’d work all day then pour her whole heart into Maya and ...

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Graham Announces Gun Confiscation ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Backed By Trump |

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he plans to introduce a bipartisan “red flag” gun confiscation bill that will have President Donald Trump’s support. Graham announced he had reached a deal with Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal to create a federal grant program to help states establish “red flag” laws, or laws that facilitate gun confiscation when a threat is ...

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Murdoch’s New York Post Calls To Bring Back Assault Weapons Ban In Wake Of Shootings

The New York Post editorial board called for a ban on assault weapons Sunday after two shootings claimed 29 lives this weekend. The Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, which also owns Fox News, asked President Donald Trump to bring back an assault weapons ban, according to an editorial. “People all across the nation are scared; many feel like ...

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National Rifle Association Board Members Resign In Protest

The infighting at the National Rifle Association continued Thursday as three board members who had previously asked the gun-rights group to audit its financial and legal activity resigned. Esther Schneider, Sean Maloney and Timothy Knight all tendered resignations from their board positions by letter to NRA President Carolyn Meadows. “While our belief in the NRA’s mission remains as strong today ...

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Remington Asks US Supreme Court To Hear Sandy Hook Liability Case

US Supreme Court

The maker of the gun used in the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school shooting asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to hear an appeal of a state ruling that revived a wrongful death suit against the company. Remington Arms asked the nation’s highest court to hear an appeal of a March Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that reinstated a lawsuit against it ...

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Google Engineer Says He Was Bullied, Fired For Conservative Views

A former Google engineer went public Thursday with allegations that the tech giant discriminates against employees with conservative political views. Kevin Cernekee, who worked on Google‘s laptop products, says he was called ‘insubordinate,’ bullied and eventually fired for his conservative views, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. Cernekee, 41, says the treatment began shortly after he started ...

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