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  • 10th Circuit holds Municipal Court Convictions of Domestic Violence do not Eliminate 2A Rights

    05/29/2017 6:13:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10th Circuit has issued an opinion that convictions of municipal and local ordinances for domestic violence do not remove a person's rights under the Second Amendment. Current federal law makes a person who has been convicted of domestic violence under "Federal, State, or Tribal law" a prohibited possessor who may not legally purchase or possess firearms or ammunition. In this case, U.S.A. v. Pauler, the defendant, Alexander J. Pauler, had been convicted of violating a Wichita, Kansas municipal ordinance against domestic violence. From WICHITA – A Kansas man convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance...
  • UT:Second Amendment Supporter Finally Prevails in Legal Fight Over Protective Order

    02/04/2014 1:30:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Clark Aposhian stands with his arm on his truck Clark Aposhian, an outspoken second amendment supporter, was arrested  on domestic violence charges on May 27th, 2013.   At the time, I thought it was likely a false accusation.  As a prominent constitutional rights activist who ran a business teaching concealed carry courses, in the middle of a divorce, Aposhian was clearly at risk of being hit with a domestic violence restraining order.  Such an order would take away his second amendment rights for an indeterminate period, and divert enormous time, resources and energy away from his political battles, right when...
  • US Supreme Court reviews gun law for domestic violence offenders (Lautenberg Amendment)

    01/16/2014 3:55:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 50 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan 16, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court heard arguments as it struggles to determine whether domestic violence offenders could be barred from possessing a firearm even if they have only committed minor offenses. The high court's nine justices took up the case of James Castleman, who argues that his domestic assault conviction in Tennessee for intentionally or knowingly causing "bodily injury" to the mother of his child did not prohibit him under federal law from owning a gun. Investigators later learned that he was illegally trafficking guns, and Castleman was charged with violating a ban on gun possession for people...
  • CT:Protective Orders and Firearms, the Salem Witch Trials of Today

    10/23/2013 5:51:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 21 October, 2013 | NA
    Between the years of 1692 and 1693 more than 25 people were accused of being witches and were either executed or died in prison in the area around Salem Massachusetts. Nearly all of the accused and condemned had little more evidence against them than some other person pointing at them and yelling “WITCH!!” One might think that some 300 plus years down the line we might have evolved over such knee jerk reactions and rushes to judgment but when it comes to gun owners that is often not the case. In particular, a person can request a protective order in...
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. “I don’t think it’s right. I mean most us can’t afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves,” Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • Lawmakers under fire for $174,000 TAX FREE gift to widow of millionaire senator

    10/16/2013 8:06:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | N/A
    Lautenberg's net worth was estimated at $57 million in 2011 Lawmakers are under fire for awarding a $174,000 tax-free gift to the widow of late Senator Frank Lautenberg when the cash-strapped government can't even pay its own bills. The tax-free payment for the surviving relatives of members of Congress is a time-honored perk of public service in Washington. The gift is equal to the member's annual salary at their time of death, which in the New Jersey Democrat's case, was $174,000. The payment is written into the appropriations bill that has been approved by the House of Representatives. If the...
  • Budget deal includes $174K payout to widow of millionaire Senator

    10/16/2013 4:19:56 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    Buried inside the budget deal brokered by Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid: a payout to the millionaire widow of the late Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg. There is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.” Agreed to by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate. Lautenberg’s networth $56.8 million last year
  • Stopgap bill approves $3 billion of pork spending

    10/16/2013 4:47:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Buried inside the new stopgap spending bill are several pork project goodies, including nearly quadrupling the maximum price of a dam project on the Ohio River that is turning into a boondoggle — up to nearly $3 billion. The bill also includes $174,000 of taxpayer money being sent to the widow of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. The death gratuity, which has been paid to widows of other lawmakers in the past, raised hackles since Mr. Lautenberg was a multimillionaire, while the government is $16.7 trillion in debt. But lawmakers did nix one provision that was in an early draft...
  • Supreme Court to hear a Lautenberg Amendment Case

    10/02/2013 2:19:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear U.S. v. Castleman, a Tennessee case involving the Lautenberg amendment that deprives individuals of second amendment rights if convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. James Alvin Castleman plead guilty to a crime of domestic assault in 2001, then in 2008 he was found in possession of firearms and convicted of illegal possession of firearms under the Lautenberg amendment. A federal judge said that the Tennessee law did not meet the requirements of the federal law for domestic violence, and dismissed the charges.  The Sixth Circuit, on appeal, upheld the findings...
  • 4 NJ Democrats in first debate for US Senate race

    08/05/2013 8:11:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2013 10:04 PM EDT | Geoff Mulvihill
    Three New Jersey Democrats running in a special U.S. Senate election got their first crack Monday night at the front runner, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in the first debate among all four candidates in the abbreviated campaign. At times, they tried to gang up on Booker to show he’s less liberal than them on issues such as using public money to send children to private schools or revising health insurance laws even further. But largely, the four candidates found themselves in agreement and their differences were relatively nuanced. The four are running in a hastily scheduled Aug. 13 primary to...
  • The Battle of Midway And The Passing of The Torch

    06/10/2013 3:28:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 10, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The final World War II veteran to serve in the United States Senate died on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Frank Lautenberg’s passing is significant, and every American should understand why. Fifty-two years ago, fellow World War II vet John F. Kennedy told America that “the torch has been passed to a new generation.” That torch is now burning out; an era has ended, and many wonder if America will ever see another like it. To try and understand, go back seven decades to the empty sea west of Hawaii in June 1942. Only...
  • Cory Booker to enter Senate Race

    06/07/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Gefn · 7 replies ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jonathan tamari
    Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker will enter the race for US Senate, a campaign aide confirmed Friday.
  • Chris Christie appoints NJ Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as interim senator

    06/06/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/06/2013 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Chris Christie has appointed New Jersey’s Attorney General Jeff Chiesa, a former federal prosecutor who worked for him as governor and as U.S. Attorney, as the interim senator replacing the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. “I said on Monday I was going to select the person I thought was going to be the best person to represent New Jersey between now and Oct. 13,” Christie told reporters. “During the last few days as I’ve gotten to deliberate on this decision, it became clear to me that Attorney General Chiesa would be the best person to represent the people of New Jersey...
  • Chris Christie Senate Appt. Announcement Live (Atty Gen Jeff Chiesa; will not run in election)

    06/06/2013 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    Chris Christie just announced that the NJ State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa will be appointed to the Senate pending the Special Election in October. Chiesa will not run
  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg Remembered For Tenacious Rise (Biden Cracking Jokes)

    06/05/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | June 5th | Writer
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Friends, family and hundreds of dignitaries gathered for a funeral service Wednesday to remember U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
  • Lautenberg's Death Muddles N.J. Picture for 2014

    06/04/2013 2:09:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Sean Trende
    Five-term Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey passed away Monday from viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the Senate, had retired from the upper chamber in 2000, only to be drafted at the last minute in 2002 to replace... --snip-- So he has a bit of a dilemma here. Legislative leaders have to stand for re-election this year, so appointing one of them could create a vacancy in a pair of bodies where Republicans are already outnumbered. There is also an ideological dilemma. He could appoint a conservative, but having to run with him or...
  • Christie: Oct. election to fill Lautenberg seat

    06/04/2013 12:57:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2013 | Angela Delli Santi
    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday set an October special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death, a decision that gets voters the quickest possible say on who will represents them but also preserves Christie as the top attraction on November's ballot. The move means the state will have two statewide elections less than three weeks apart, a rare occurrence that's already drawing criticism. At a news conference, Christie didn't answer the big question of whom he'll appoint to the seat in the meantime, but he said he has a list of possibilities....
  • Hillary Clinton Will Eulogize Lautenberg at Funeral On Wednesday (& VP Biden)

    06/04/2013 11:13:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    New ^ | June 04, 2013 at 1:03 PM
    <p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will eulogize New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg at his funeral Wednesday, according to Lautenberg’s office.</p> <p>The office released details today of the final send off for Lautenberg, who died early Monday morning from viral pneumonia at the age of 89. The events will take place over three days.</p>
  • Chris Christie sets special election to decide Lautenberg replacement

    06/04/2013 11:34:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Tuesday for a special election later this year to decide who will fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, though he did not say whom he might appoint in the interim. The Republican governor, during a press conference in Trenton, said he wants to make sure New Jersey voters have a "voice and a choice" He set the primary for Aug. 13 and the general election for Oct. 16. The announcement ended some -- but not all -- of the speculation about Christie's handling of the open seat. Lautenberg, a Democrat and...
  • Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat(Christie votes Present)

    06/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 6-4-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    He just held a news conference. He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13. He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then. Video when available. I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so hopefully readers can add local color in the comments. Christie splits baby: D's get speedy special elex (could have waited 18 mo),GOP likely gets placeholder Sen & no Booker on ballot in Nov — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 4, 2013 Christie's decision is all about...