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'Red flag' bill renewing fight over gun control

Few issues divide the General Assembly like gun control and Democrats and Republicans are going to clash again this month over a so-called "red flag" bill to allow a judge to temporarily confiscate weapons from someone having mental-health problems.

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Man Threatens To Assassinate Sheriffs Who Don't Support New Gun Control Laws

Omak, WA – A Washington man who threatened to kill law enforcement officers who aren’t in favor of the state’s new gun control laws was arrested late Wednesday morning. Jaydin Ledford, 23, was transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and faces charges of intimidating a

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Gun Control Activist Threatened to Shoot Sheriffs, FBI Says

Jaydin Ledford, 23, is facing federal charges after investigators said he threatened to kill law enforcement officials in Washington state. Ledford was allegedly angry after several sheriffs said they would not enforce new gun control measures that voters approved during the November 2018 election.

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Wyden talks gun issues at mostly friendly Bend town hall

BEND, Ore. - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., faced a mostly - but not completely - friendly crowd of about 150 Saturday morning at his town hall at Bend's Pilot Butte Middle School, which was interrupted - but not ended - by two people who were removed by police, one shouting at the senator, "You're a cowar

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House to vote on background check bills next week

The House is set to vote on legislation next week to enhance background checks for gun purchases as Democrats seek to move quickly on a top priority since taking the majority. Democrats expect to consider measures to require universal background checks and address the so-called Charleston loophole t

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FAA imposed this big change Saturday for drone pilots

Big changes are in store for the country’s more than 1 million registered drone users, most of whom fly the unmanned aerial systems as a hobby. Starting today, drone operators will have to start displaying their aircraft registration number from the Federal Aviation Administration on the outside of

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Self-Proclaimed Marxist Threatened Cops Who Oppose Gun Control: You ‘Will Be Shot. By Me’

A 23-year-old Washington state resident was arrested earlier this month after posting threatening messages to cops on Facebook. Jaydin Ledford, a self-described Marxist who, according to Newsweek, “also claims to ‘speak for the trees’” posted several messages aimed at Washington cops, and even inclu

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Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. That attack in 2011 led Kelly to leave NASA and

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U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to a Gun Control Law

[Recently], the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October.

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PERRY: Ignore Colorado gun-nut theatrics and enact the red-flag gun control bill now

Time’s up for Colorado’s outrageous gun-rights activists. State lawmakers, unlike those in Congress, are finally moving ahead to do something meaningful to help stem the endless river of people killed by gun violence.

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Dems introduce resolution to overturn Trump's emergency to build wall

Democrats in the House introduced a resolution on Friday that would block President Trump 's emergency declaration on the southern border, a step he took to free up as much as $8 billion in funding to build his proposed border wall.

THE HILL

Bogus gun research underpins calls for overreaching gun control

Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present… Why don’t you declare (the epidemic of gun violence in America) an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would… A Democratic preside

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Lawmaker proposes study of splitting New York into 2 states

ALBANY, New York -- In New York state government news, the topic of splitting the state into separate upstate and downstate entities has popped up again at the Capitol. A lawmaker representing a suburban-rural district in eastern New York this week proposed legislation that would authorize a study i

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‘It’s About Our Right To Defend Ourselves’: Gun Rights Supporters Rally At Capitol

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus gathered for a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. The group is protesting gun control legislation, and arguing in favor of the Second Amendment.

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Daily Bulletin: At Least 20 More States are Considering “Red Flag” Laws

Happy Friday, Bulletin readers. Legislators in Illinois are preparing to take action days after a deadly workplace rampage by a shooter able to keep his firearms despite losing his gun license.

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The State of Census 2020 Is Distrust

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in April whether the Trump administration can make good on its plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But Americans are already resolved on the matter: Overwhelming majorities from across the political spectrum agree that a citizenship question cou

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Dem Rep: Why is Bernie allowed to run in our primary when he’s not even a Democrat?

It *is* strange that Bernie didn’t use the past two and a half years to declare victory in his struggle to push the Democratic Party towards socialism and re-register as a Democrat. Retaining his independence was useful as a way of signaling that he disagreed fundamentally with the party’s neolibera

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Washington state: at least 20 county sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

At least 20 county sheriffs in Washington state – more than half of the state’s total – are now publicly refusing to police new gun laws. Several county governments have also passed local resolutions officially opposing enforcement of the laws.

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GUN CONTROL: Brauchler Red Flags the ‘Red Flag’ Bill to Confiscate Guns

District Attorney George Brauchler is calling out Democrats on their “red flag” bill, which exposes lawmakers for wanting gun control more than actually protecting Coloradans from mentally ill or violent people.

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Washington Man Arrested For Allegedly Vowing Sheriffs Who Oppose Gun Control Law 'Will Be Shot. By Me.'

Around dinner time on Feb. 1, Jaydin Ledford’s ultra-left leaning commentaries took a twisted turn. He went on the offensive and quickly landed himself on law enforcement’s radar, and ultimately behind bars.

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