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New York Reveals the Scam Behind Firearms Waiting Periods

Opinion New York Reveals the Scam Behind Firearms Waiting Periods New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Among the many anti-Second Amendment bills being considered in New York is S.2374/A.2690. Behind that combination of two letters and eight numbers is a very insidious way of infringing your right to keep and bear arms. Essentially, it can impose a waiting period of up to 30 days. These bills, if they pass the state legislature, will likely be signed by Andrew Cuomo. If you want a prime example of a...
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Trump Pledges Veto If Congress Passes Measure Blocking Wall Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump’s declaration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the House would vote on the measure Tuesday. It is sure to pass, and the GOP-...
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Lawmaker: Country deserves to know if Trump is a crook

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the possible release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, which could come as early as next week, sources familiar with the plans say.
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Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly' of the digital economy (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Google apologized for not disclosing to consumers that its Nest security system — specifically, its Nest Guard device — contained a microphone that when enabled, can listen to users' voices and sync with its Assistant product.  Virginia Senator and Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Mark Warner told Business Insider in a statement on Wednesday that Google's failure to disclose information about its microphone was "totally at odds with consumer expectations."  "Both resp...
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Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Opinion Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed. But a new   b...
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Trump DOJ Meddling Included Whitaker Call Seeking New Prosecutor On Cohen Probe

President Trump’s repeated efforts to meddle with Justice Department investigations into him and his inner circle included a phone call to then acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker asking for an ally to be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The report lays out several previously unknown episodes showcasing the private attempts by Trump and his supporters to impede the Cohen investigation as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Acc...
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Why Second Amendment Supporters Should Fix NICS

Opinion Why Second Amendment Supporters Should Fix NICS United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- The recent shooting in Illinois is one that need not have happened. A convicted felon (a category long prohibited from even touching a firearm) acquired a gun and killed five people before cops took him down. In this case, the shooter (who we will not name, so as to not provide additional notoriety for his actions) had been convicted of a felony in 1995, but still got an Illinois Firearm Owners ID (FOID)...
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Red Flag Bill Is BACK In The Colorado Legislature, Every Gun Owner Is At Risk!

Opinion Colorado Red Flag ERPO Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Last legislative session a Red Flag bill died in committee, but we knew it would be back. And it is. This time is worse than before and it should have every gun owner or gun rights supporter worried. This year's bill is being called an “Emergency Risk Protection Order” or ERPO in an attempt to lose the negative “Red Flag” reputation. It is also being pushed more than ever as being about suicide prevention. Don't let any of it fool y...
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H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation

Opinion H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on Wednesday, where amendments and corrections to H.R. 8 could be considered. Unfortunately, the markup was clearly designed to a...
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Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Power to Block Gun Sales

Opinion Right Delayed Rights Denied Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack on gun owners. Both bills were passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. H.R. 1112 would eliminate the 3-day safety-valve provision under the federal firea...
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Democrats Reject Push To Alert ICE When Illegal Immigrants Fail Firearm Background Checks

Fox News: Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms — but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks. The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, in a strict party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun...
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House Dems Open Probe Into Trump Border Move, With Hearing In ‘Coming Days’

Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are opening an “immediate investigation” into President Trump’s move Friday morning to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall.  In a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon, the Democrats requested that he make available to them individuals involved in the decision — including White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and officials at the Department of Justice — for “a hearing in the coming days.” The Democrats are also seeking...
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Trump's border wall 'emergency' faces tough legal hurdles

President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency Friday to build a border wall immediately drew legal challenges that could easily escalate into a landmark test of the balance of power between the White House and Congress. Legal experts said it was "unprecedented" for a president to use his emergency powers to overcome Congress's refusal to fund his wishes, in this case a barrier on the US-Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants. Hours after the announcement, the Trump administration...
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Congresswoman whose son was shot and killed celebrates gun control bill advancing

A freshman lawmaker, whose son was fatally shot in 2012, said the moment that the House Judiciary Committee advanced its first gun violence legislation bill in years was "surreal" and "very bittersweet" for her.
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Whitaker Stays Put At The Justice Department In A New Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, environmental and antitrust. Meanwhile, William Barr is spending his first full day Friday as attorney general meeting with top-lev...
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Lawmaker whose son died from gun violence celebrates gun control bill advancing

A freshman lawmaker, whose son was fatally shot in 2012, said the moment that the House Judiciary Committee advanced its first gun violence legislation bill in years was "surreal" and "very bittersweet" for her.
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Whitaker remains at Justice Dept. but in different role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, […]
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House Advances Universal Background Checks

Quote: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would require universal background checks for gun purchases in the latest sign that Democrats are prioritizing gun control in the first days of their majority. Lawmakers on the panel voted along party lines to approve the bill, 23-15. Democrats hope to bring the measure to the floor for a vote in the coming weeks. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...-for-gun-sales...
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House Advances Uiversal Background Checks

Quote: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would require universal background checks for gun purchases in the latest sign that Democrats are prioritizing gun control in the first days of their majority. Lawmakers on the panel voted along party lines to approve the bill, 23-15. Democrats hope to bring the measure to the floor for a vote in the coming weeks. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...-for-gun-sales ...
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House Judicary Panel Advances UBC

Quote: The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would require universal background checks for gun purchases in the latest sign that Democrats are prioritizing gun control in the first days of their majority. Lawmakers on the panel voted along party lines to approve the bill, 23-15. Democrats hope to bring the measure to the floor for a vote in the coming weeks. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...-for-gun-sales...
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The Lobbying Swamp Is Flourishing In Trump’s Washington

At least 33 former officials — including ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — have found ways to sidestep the administration’s ethics pledge. Of those, at least 18 are now registered federal lobbyists and the rest work in jobs that closely resemble lobbying. It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue ...
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House panel backs bill expanding gun-sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee has approved a bill to require background checks for all sales and transfers of firearms, a first step by majority Democrats to tighten gun laws after eight years of Republican rule. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday night, 23-15, sending it to the House floor. Democrats […]
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House panel asks Whitaker to clarify “incomplete” testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Wednesday that many of the answers that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gave his committee in a hearing last week were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence,” and he is asking for further clarification. In a letter sent to Whitaker, Nadler said he will […]
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Nadler Threatens To Depose Whitaker Over Testimony ‘Contradicted By Other Evidence’

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Wednesday suggested that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker misled the committee during a recent oversight hearing.  Nadler threatened to formally depose Whitaker if the acting attorney general’s responses to certain questions weren’t clarified. “ Members on both sides of the aisle found many of your answers to be unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence,” Nadler wrote in a letter to Whitaker. “I have asked...
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House committee recruits lawyers who say Trump obstructed justice

A key congressional committee investigating President Donald Trump announced Tuesday it is hiring two outspoken lawyers who have urged Trump's indictment and impeachment for obstruction and other charges. The House Judiciary Committee, which would likely hear any impeachment motion against the president, said that Barry Berke and Norman Eisen would be retained as "special oversight counsels" related to the Department of Justice and to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump ...
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House Judiciary Brings On Norm Eisen, Barry Berke As ‘Special Oversight Counsels’

The House Judiciary Committee has brought on Norm Eisen and Barry Berke as “special oversight counsels” to the committee’s Democratic majority to consult on matters relating to the Justice Department, special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and other issues, Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced Tuesday. Eisen is the co-founder of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and formerly served as the White House special counsel for ethics and government re...
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Judiciary panel hires veteran lawyers as Trump probes begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says he has hired two veteran lawyers and critics of President Donald Trump as his committee begins to investigate the president and his administration. The new additions could provide expertise for impeachment proceedings, if Democrats decide at some point to pursue them. The hiring of the […]
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House Judiciary Committee hires lawyers who have written case for Trump impeachment

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, has hired two legal consultants who have advocated for the impeachment or possible indictment of President Donald Trump for obstructing justice.
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House Judiciary Committee Hires Trump Legal Critics for Investigations

The House Judiciary Committee has hired two high-profile legal critics of President Trump to help lead investigations into his legal and ethical conduct.
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Political Speechwriters Weigh In On Acting Attorney General's Testimony

NPR's Michel Martin talks to Democratic speechwriter Paul Orzulak and former Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary about the political theater displayed at Friday's House Judiciary Committee hearing.
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