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Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Ban While Courts Deal With Lawsuits

A county court issued a stay Monday to prevent the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing the city’s recently approved gun rules until legal challenges by gun-rights groups are resolved. Plaintiff and city attorneys agreed to the stay after meeting Monday morning before Judge Joseph James in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “We want to ...

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Swiss Voters Likely Set To Adopt Stricter Gun Measures, Polls Show

Exit polls Sunday indicate Swiss voters will likely adopt tighter gun measures more aligned with the European Union by a comfortable margin. Swiss citizens voted Sunday in a referendum that included serial-numbering of some gun parts, training requirements and waivers to possess certain semi-automatic weapons. The referendum could also impact Switzerland’s standing in the open-border Schengen zone, according to USA ...

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Chelsea Manning Goes Back To The Big House For Refusing To Testify

A federal judge remanded Chelsea Manning back into federal custody Thursday for again refusing to testify before a grand jury in the WikiLeaks investigation. The former U.S. Army intelligence analyst returns to jail after being released May 9 because the grand jury term expired. Manning, 31, had previously served 62 days for refusing to testify about releasing thousands of classified ...

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Col. Allen West Goes After NRA: CEO LaPierre Should Resign, Prez Meadows Is ‘A Liar’

Col. Allen West, a board member of the National Rifle Association, came out swinging Tuesday against the group’s CEO Wayne LaPierre and its newly-elected president Carolyn Meadows. West spoke out against the group in his blog, saying that contrary to media reports otherwise, the NRA’s Board of Directors was never informed about the issues related to spending by the organization ...

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Gun Advocates Sue Florida Authorities, Allege Waiting Period Abuses

A group called Florida Carry filed a lawsuit Monday against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), alleging the agency is slow-walking gun background checks. The gun-rights group is accusing the FDLE of delaying some gun pre-purchase background checks, which state law requires be performed within 24 working hours, or three days, beginning March 2018. Some applicants have been forced ...

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Washington State Toughens Gun Laws, Bans ‘Ghost Guns’

Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a series of gun bills into law, including a law banning 3D-printed and other “ghost” guns. Seven gun-related bills with a variety of gun access restrictions became law, including gun removals by police for certain people with restraining orders against them and domestic violence suspects, as well as tightened laws for minors, The Associated ...

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Denver Decriminalizes ‘Magic’ Mushroom Possession

The city of Denver effectively legalized psilocybin mushrooms in Tuesday’s municipal elections by passing an ordinance to decriminalize possession of the hallucinogenic drug. Ordinance 301 passed by 50.56 percent, according to unofficial results the city posted. The ballot’s language stops short of legalizing the drug, instead barring prosecutors and police from imposing criminal penalties for personal possession for adults 21 ...

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Chick-Fil-A Revenues Soar Above The Competition

Chick-fil-A is on track to become the nation’s third-largest fast-food chain, behind McDonald’s and Starbucks. The fast-food chain’s sales have tripled over the last 10 years and it reported $10.8 billion for 2018, according to food-service consultancy Technomic Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported. The company has faced repeated boycotts and protests against expansion locations by political interests. The protests ...

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Rhode Island Towns Declare Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Another Rhode Island town declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, claiming its citizens will maintain their right to bears arms even if state lawmakers pass legislation enforcing further restrictions. The town of Hopkinton passed a resolution Monday night, vowing not to enforce laws that infringe on the Second Amendment’s provision to keep and bear arms, although the measures are “largely ...

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Oklahoma Says Concealed Guns OK For Zoos, Parks

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday allowing people to carry concealed guns in public places like zoos and parks. House Bill 2010 enables people to conceal carry in places under a public trust, and prohibits those spaces from enforcing no-gun policies, Tulsa World reported. However, in what many view as a compromise between gun-rights advocates and those who ...

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New NRA President Puts Georgia’s 6th District Democrat On Notice

The newly-elected president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) told reporters Tuesday she will support any GOP challenger to Democratic Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath in the next election. “Whoever [runs against McBath] will get an endorsement from the NRA,” said Carolyn Meadows, who also lives in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Meadows has vowed to throw the full weight of ...

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House Democrats Earmark $50 Million To Study Gun Violence

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House Democrats on Monday set aside $50 million in their initial labor, health and education bill to study gun violence, ending a 20-year congressional hold on the subject. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will split the money to study firearm injury and mortality prevention, according to Politico. “For the first ...

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