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  • Republican Senator Says: "I Have No Problems With Funding Planned Parenthood" [Dean Heller, NV]

    04/19/2017 6:59:49 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 27 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 18, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pressured by abortion activists, a Republican U.S. Senator from Nevada flip-flopped on Monday and said he would “protect” Planned Parenthood. U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, faced an angry crowd of abortion activists Monday at his town hall meeting, according to Nevada Public Radio. Many conservative lawmakers have faced hostile crowds at town hall meetings across the country in the past few months. Heller has a pro-life voting record. He recently voted to overturn an Obama administration rule that basically forced states to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. He also voted to confirm new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch....
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decides the Second Amendment is just a suggestion

    02/23/2017 9:46:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Law. Made up Liberal politicians who run states and cities have certain habits they come back to again and again. One is the passage of gun bans they know perfectly well are clear violations of the Second Amendment. Why do the do this? Partly because ideologically they can’t help themselves. But also: They hope to create test cases in the courts that, they hope, will produce favorable rulings and thus establish case law that renders the entire Second Amendment null and void. Toward that end, the State of Maryland scored a very big victory today, as the Fourth Circuit Court...
  • So the Fourth Circuit court just basically gutted Heller

    02/23/2017 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like Neil Gorsuch is going to have his plate full when he finally takes his seat on the Supreme Court. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been busy uprooting the Second Amendment this week, delivering a stunning opinion which essentially overturns the Heller decision without so much as a by your leave to SCOTUS. It involves a case out of Maryland where the state’s Democrats decided to ban “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines. Apparently the idea of precedent is not something they care to have any truck with, as Charles C.W. Cook explains at National Review....
  • The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 12:26:00 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10-4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the people of Maryland, the Carolinas, and the Virginias of the core protections to which the Constitution entitles them. As Judge Traxler’s dissent pointedly establishes, the majority achieved this transformation by contriving “a heretofore unknown ‘test,’ which is whether the firearm in question is ‘most useful...
  • Sens. Cruz, Heller, and Rubio Introduce Bill To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, which would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and therefore recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Currently, the U.S. Embassy is located in Tel Aviv. In a statement, Sen. Cruz said that it was "finally time" to move the embassy. “Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” Sen. Cruz said. “Unfortunately, the Obama administration's vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth - let alone the reality...
  • Addled Clinton Confuses SCOTUS Decision With Gun Control Ad

    10/20/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 20, 2016 | Beth Baumann
    During last night’s final presidential debate, the issue of the Second Amendment came up. Hillary Clinton tried her best to say she would protect the right to bear arms, but wants “sensible regulation”… whatever that’s supposed to mean. I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.
  • Clinton Totally Botched The D.C. vs. Heller Case

    10/20/2016 7:55:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    During Wednesday's debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made a rather curious claim about the District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court case: D.C. was merely trying to "protect toddlers," and the Supreme Court didn't accept the "reasonable regulation." Hillary on Guns Just one small issue: that's not at all what Heller was concerned with. Prior to the Heller decision, the District of Columbia's restrictions on handguns weren't what anyone would call "reasonable." The Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 was a complete and total ban on the private ownership of handguns--even by trained police officers and by people with a...
  • HILLARY LIE: She Crapped All Over Supreme Court On Guns/ Wouldn’t Say She Supports 2nd

    10/19/2016 7:31:01 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    lidblog.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Last Year, Clinton Lambasted The Supreme Court’s Decision In District Of Columbia V. Heller, Which Found D.C.’s Ban On Handguns Unconstitutional. “While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues. Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional… ‘We’ve got to go after this,’ Clinton continued. ‘And here again,...
  • Live Thread Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio

    10/09/2016 10:53:03 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 1 replies
    Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio ^ | 10/09/2016 | Charles Heller
    Liberty Watch, Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM, MST So that government remains the servant, not the master. America Armed & Free 12 PM - 1 PM, MST. Your most up to date info on your right to keep and bear arms, on AM 1030 Tucson, your blowtorch of freedom! Call in line 520 790 2040 Listen live: http://www.kvoi.com/live-stream or TuneIn KVOI The Voice 1030 AM Cortaro, AZ
  • Don't Apologize For Blurting Out The Truth, Justice Ginsburg

    07/16/2016 4:29:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2016 | George Leef
    Many years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley secured a place in our history when he observed that “a faux pas is when you blurt out the truth in Washington.” Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg committed a faux pas in a New York Times interview, blurting out the truth that she is intensely partisan and decides major cases on ideological grounds. Federal judges are supposed to keep out of the political mud, but Justice Ginsburg opined that Donald Trump would be a national disaster. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she...
  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge [CONNECTICUT’S BAN ON POPULAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS]

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 75 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • SF Moves to Require Long Guns to be Locked up in Home

    05/27/2016 6:28:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    San Francisco is posed to pass an ordinance to require all guns not carried on your person to be unloaded and locked up.  It would be very close to the Washington, D.C. case of District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court reaffirmed that the Second Amendment was a fundamental, individual right to keep and carry arms for self defense.  The difference with this ordinance is that it allows a person to carry a loaded handgun on their person, in their home, but requires all other firearms to be unloaded and locked up.From sfexaminer.com: The proposal comes after...
  • ROTTEN, miserable NRSC, NRCC still using Trump to raise $$ for their own!

    05/05/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | May 5, 2016 | TheTownCrier
    ONE day! It took only one day after Trump wins...IN SPITE OF THEM...for the Republicans in the House (NRCC) and the Senate (NRSC) to scam Trump supporters into supporting their RINO candidates...NONE of which helped Trump! TTC has written about this extensively...BOTH have been doing this since Trump announced and have STOLEN likely millions of $$$ from the Trump campaign and they have NO intention of stopping...unless YOU make them! These elected traitors give NOT one rip about you or the United States of America. They care about their own little club and ripping you off to enrich themselves. This...
  • Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland: Tough on Crime, but Soft on Guns?

    03/16/2016 11:41:04 AM PDT · by RC one · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 9:03 am, March 16th, 2016 8 | by Ronn Blitzer
    Garland, currently the Chief Judge of the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals, is viewed by some to be left-leaning on gun control. In a 2007 case, he voted to review a restrictive gun law that had previously been shot down. The law included a requirement for guns to be kept unloaded and disassembled, unless they were being kept at a place of business or were being used for legal recreational activities. Prohibiting people from having functioning guns for defense in their home was a critical issue. A U.S. District Court had ruled against the ban (and for the gun owner)....
  • Following Jeb's Exit, Nevada Senator Heller Endorses Rubio

    02/21/2016 12:18:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2016 | by Elaina Plott
    Two days before the Nevada caucuses, Senator Dean Heller (R.,NV) has thrown his weight behind Marco Rubio for president. Heller, previously a Jeb Bush supporter, announced his endorsement this morning on Twitter. The move comes mere hours after Bush's exit from the race on Saturday evening. Marco Rubio "is the next generation of conservative leadership, and I am proud to offer my full support," Heller tweeted. "Marco understands Nevada, he grew up here -- I look forward to campaigning with him today," he added. Heller's imprimatur could help Rubio thread the needle with crucial pockets of the Silver State electorate....
  • This was Justice Scalia's most game-changing decision in his 30 years on the bench

    02/14/2016 12:55:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2016 | Erin Fuchs
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79, wrote many notable opinions and dissents during his 30 years on the bench. But there is one case that stands out: Scalia's 2008 majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down a Washington, DC, handgun ban and led to a slew of lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of gun control. "It was the first Supreme Court decision to authoritatively interpret the Second Amendment. It is rare for [a] justice to write on a constitutional issue where there is no prior case law," UCLA law professor...
  • How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz (conservative movement)

    01/05/2016 7:27:32 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    In just a few years, he turned an obscure Texas legal post into a national platform for red-meat conservative causes.In 2008, in the high-profile Supreme Court gun-rights case called District of Columbia v. Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Daniel Price Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office of the man who was then the state's solicitor general, Ted Cruz.The brief took a strong stance on the divisive question of whether the Second Amendment establishes an individual right to own guns, or just protects state and local militias. The brief...
  • Federal court strikes down some D.C. gun laws as unconstitutional

    09/19/2015 12:19:43 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/18/2015 | AP via FoxNews
    In a mixed decision, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional several strict gun registration laws in the nation's capital, but upheld other restrictions aimed at public safety.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that the city cannot ban gun owners from registering more than one pistol per month or require owners to re-register a gun every three years. The court also invalidated requirements that owners make a personal appearance to register a gun and pass a test about firearms laws. 
  • GOP Sens. Hatch, Heller endorse Bush

    08/12/2015 8:52:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/12/2015 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Dean Heller (Nev.) are throwing their support behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ahead of an event in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday. "Our nation is at a crossroads. It is in dire need of a proven leader. That leader is Jeb Bush,” Heller said in a statement to the Reno Gazette-Journal. “The nation needs the pragmatic, conservative, principled leadership that only Jeb provides. And Jeb understands why Nevada is important when appealing to the majority of American voters."
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...