Bill restoring ex-felon voting rights passes Nevada Senate on party lines  Nevada AppealLegislation restoring voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences was given final legislative approval Wednesday on a party line vote of ...

State Supreme Court overturns ruling on felon pistol license  The Spokesman-ReviewThe Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get a concealed pistol ...

A Voting-Rights Debate Reveals Why Democrats Keep Losing  The AtlanticWhile 2020 hopefuls debate hypotheticals, state-level Republicans are curtailing the expansion of the franchise in Florida.

There’s a right way to restore felons’ voting rights  Albuquerque JournalSo democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign speech, much to the ...

Gun Control Is A Myth: The Second Amendment Stands Strong Or Not At All - Part 1  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsNever in the history of this Nation have we, Americans, seen such blatant, such willful, such outrageous and confounding assaults on the Second Amendment of ...

‘Everybody is under attack.’ Protesters disrupt Legislature over ‘civil justice.’  Miami HeraldA dozen groups protesting “anti-civil rights” bills briefly halted a House floor session with protests Wednesday afternoon in the Florida Capitol.

Why NRA Is Raising A Red Flag Over  America's 1st FreedomIn Colorado, nearly half of the state's sheriff's departments are in an uproar against a new “red flag” law that would require law enforcement officers to confiscate ...

With Funding in Scant Supply, a Grantmaker Steps up Big Time for Gun Violence Research  Inside PhilanthropyAs a major cause of death in the U.S., gun violence is chronically under-researched. When Congress passed the Dickey Amendment in 1996, federal funding for ...

A bad idea: Voting behind bars  Camden NewsCAMDEN — The debate over allowing felons to vote is heating up as Democratic presidential candidates respond to comments by Vermont Sen. Bernie ...

Judge denies restoration of gun rights to man who has 1976 misdemeanor conviction  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann Wednesday dismissed the suit of Terry E. Laudenslager of South Williamsport who sought restoration of his right to ...

For Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republicans, session was a sweet success  Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers approved a $91.1 billion budget Saturday and went home, capping off a session marked by an active Gov. Ron DeSantis ...

Why most Americans believe inmates shouldn't vote  Washington ExaminerIn light of a new poll showing 75% of Americans disagreeing with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' advocacy of allowing prison inmates to vote, it's worth ...

Montgomery County lawyer again denied restoration of gun rights  Roanoke TimesCHRISTIANSBURG — Longtime New River Valley lawyer Joseph Graham Painter again battled his own history — or at least an interpretation of that history ...

Of course imprisoned criminals shouldn't vote  Washington ExaminerNo, duly imprisoned American criminals should not be allowed to vote. Neither should most newly released ones.

Kings Island, Coney Island, Air Force museum and more: Summer in Southwest Ohio  cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio – From legendary amusement parks such as Kings Island to museums to top-notch music venues and festivals, this corner of the state has ...

Missouri: Right to Carry on Campus Advances in Show Me State  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsAccording to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Missouri was one of 16 states that still banned the concealed carry of handguns on a college ...

California Says Residents With Vacated Out-of-State Convictions May Not Own Guns  ReasonA federal lawsuit says the state is violating the Second Amendment by refusing to recognize the restoration of firearm rights by courts in other states.

Ruling Clarifies That Some White-Collar Felons Can Possess A Firearm  ForbesMost people assume that white collar offenders, like many other federal offenders, cannot possess a firearm as a result of a conviction. A new ruling brings to ...

Veteran seeking restoration of gun rights gets support from Second Amendment PAC  PennLiveWILLIAMSPORT – A political action committee that supports the Second Amendment has joined the effort of a military veteran from Lycoming County who is ...

Democratic candidates' boldest ideas for 2020  CNNThe 2020 Democratic presidential primary is turning into a question of restoration or revolution.

Amendment 4 in Florida restored voting rights to felons. Now that's back in doubt.  NBCNews.comOn Thursday, Florida lawmakers voted along party lines to advance a bill that could bar from the ballot box many of the estimated 1.5 million convicted felons ...

Special interest groups putting the heat on Gov. DeSantis  Sun SentinelNow that the 2019 session is history, interest groups are ratcheting up the pressure on Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign or veto major legislation.

Nonviolent Felons Shouldn't Lose Their Second Amendment Rights  Cato InstituteLarry Hatfield pled guilty to making a false statement to a federal agency and received no prison time. Thirty years of clean living later, the government argues ...

Judge restores gun rights to convicted felons | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com  Northern Virginia DailyA Shenandoah County judge has given back the right to own guns to two convicted felons.

Gun Groups Sue California Over Human Rights Restoration Refusal  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsThe Second Amendment Foundation and four other rights groups have joined in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from ...

Florida Law Restoring The Vote To Felons Takes Effect  NPRApproved by referendum, the measure overturns a 150-year-old ban. It applies to those who have completed their sentences, except those convicted of murder ...

Governor Northam announces civil rights restored to over 10,000 Virginians  WTKR News 3RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam says that since he took office, his administration has restored the civil rights of 10,992 Virginians previously convicted of ...

‘A joyous day’ ahead as 1.4 million Florida ex-felons have voting rights restored  Washington PostSARASOTA — One of the largest enfranchisements of U.S. citizens in the past century begins Tuesday in Florida, and many of the more than 1.4 million ...

Here is every new gun law in the U.S. since the Parkland shooting  Tampa Bay TimesLegislatures around the country have passed dozens of bills to address gun violence in the year since the 17 people died in a mass shooting at Marjory ...

'Everybody is under attack.' Protesters disrupt Florida House  Tampa Bay TimesTALLAHASSEE — About a dozen groups protesting “anti-civil rights” bills on topics from immigration to school vouchers to restoration of felons voting rights ...

Biden has VP history working against him in 2020  NBC NewsWASHINGTON — When he officially gets into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, Joe Biden will have this math working against him. Since World War II, ...

Florida Amendment 4 results: ex-felon voting rights restored via ballot initiative  Vox.comFlorida voters during Tuesday's midterm elections approved Amendment 4, automatically restoring voting rights in the state for people previously convicted of ...

Officials discuss justice system's hold on marginalized communities during '32' documentary screening  Chattanooga Times Free PressThe Chattanooga city councilwoman asked everyone in the room Thursday to stand up if they'd ever been a slave before. Near the front stage of The ...

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe aims to unseat Democratic prosecutor who opposed him on felon rights  Washington PostAt a fundraiser, McAuliffe said he would support Parisa Tafti over Theo Stamos in the race for Arlington commonwealth's attorney.

Amendment 4 will give felons their lives back, and save the rest of us money  Miami HeraldFlorida's 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and a second ...

Amendment 4 will save taxpayer money and give felons a second chance | Opinion  Tallahassee.comFlorida's 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and to a ...

Things to Ponder, Reparations, Gun Control & Criminal Voting Rights  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsDemocrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base. These are America's ...

Push to restore felon voting rights in Minnesota gains momentum, key supporters  Star TribuneMinnesota is one of 22 states where felons cannot vote until they complete post-incarceration supervision. The change could affect as many as 60000 on ...

Tennessee Bill Would Restore Felons' Voting Rights  ReasonA new bill in Tennessee proposes to restore voting rights to hundreds of thousands of convicted felons. State Sen. Steven Dickerson (R–Nashville) and state ...

Florida Amendment 4: midterm election voters decide on ex-felons’ right to vote  Vox.comAmendment 4 will let Florida voters restore voting rights for ex-felons.

Publisher of Loudoun news website arrested on wire fraud, gun charges  Washington PostThe publisher of the Loudoun Tribune was arrested Thursday night and charged with 11 counts of wire fraud, as well as illegally possessing a gun and lying to ...

Part III: The Current State of Laws Regarding Mental Illness and Guns  Heritage.orgContrary to popular narratives espoused in the aftermath of tragic events involving both firearms and mentally ill persons,

Google Relents On RMEF 'Animal Cruelty' Virtue Signaling  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsOpinion By Larry Keane Editors Note: Here is another example for big tech censoring our industry message. Be sure and subscribe to AmmoLand News' email ...

Voting rights: how I restored my voting rights after a felony conviction  Vox.com17 million Americans have a past felony conviction and are eligible to register to vote right now. Many of them don't know this. Until very recently, I was one of ...

Idaho House lawmakers take aim at gun rights measures  Lewiston Morning TribuneBOISE — Gun rights took center stage on the House floor Thursday, while hemp legalization and transportation funding bills moved through committee.

State Supreme Court clarifies when felons can regain gun rights  Q13 News SeattleOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it ...

Inside the Unlikely Movement That Could Restore Voting Rights to 1.4 Million Floridians  Mother JonesOn a muggy August day in 2005, Desmond Meade stood in front of the railroad tracks north of downtown Miami and prepared to take his life. He'd been released ...

Diane Dimond: Let's Think Through the Proposal to Allow Prisoners to Vote  NoozhawkSo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a Democratic Party presidential candidate, wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign ...

12 years after felony conviction, man convinces Deschutes judge to restore gun rights  Bend BulletinA convicted felon from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, traveled to Bend earlier this month and convinced a Deschutes County Circuit Court judge to restore his gun rights.

Former felon praises Gov. Reynolds' proposal to restore voting rights  KCCI Des MoinesGov. Kim Reynolds proposed changing the Iowa Constitution to restore the voting rights of convicted felons while delivering her Condition of the State address.

Brethren bits for May 17, 2019  Church of the Brethren NewslineBrethren Disaster Ministries and Global Mission and *Service* are encouraging Brethren to consider taking up the “Ration Challenge” from Church World *Service* ...

A constitutional amendment to restore Iowa felon voting rights may hinge on requirement to fully pay restitution  Des Moines RegisterGov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to amend the Iowa Constitution to automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons will face opposition from lawmakers who ...

Pro-Gun Bills Headed To Embattled Virginia Governor's Desk  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsThree pro-gun bills are headed to the embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's desk. As well, there are also two pro-gun bills and one anti-gun bill to be ...

Tennessee lawmaker wants voting rights restored to convicted felons  WZTVNASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A Tennessee lawmaker is pushing for restored voting rights for convicted felons. Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville) is sponsoring ...

Legislative Update: Last Gun-Control Bill In the 2019 VA General Assembly Is Gone!  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsSB 1321, Hanger's bill that would have banned a provider of Licensed Day Home from having a firearm on their person for self-defense, was DEFEATED by a 6 ...

Amendment 4 gives felons a second chance and saves Florida money | Opinion  Florida TodayData proves that the vast majority of felons who get their voting and other civil rights back do not commit new crimes.

Gun laws in 2018 - NMGDB  NewsdayThe 2018 Valentine's Day shooting that killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida prompted students and ...

New Florida bill could help those with convictions restore voting and gun rights  Florida Times-UnionState Rep. Cord Byrd has filed a bill that allows those who've completed prison and probation sentences for felonies to seek to have their voting and gun rights ...

Florida Felons Want Their Voting Rights Restored  The AtlanticA ballot amendment in the November election could restore voting rights to 1.5 million felons in Florida, one of just three states that permanently bars felons from ...

Federal Judge Restores Non-Violent Offender’s Gun Rights Following Landmark Case  Washington Free BeaconA federal judge determined misdemeanor DUI convictions were not serious enough to justify lifelong restriction of Second Amendment rights.

Florida Restored Voting Rights to Returning Citizens. Now What?  Next CityAmendment 4 was a milestone legal victory, but voter registration isn't automatic.

Florida ballot measure looks to restore felon voting rights  Fox NewsMore than 1.5 million Florida residents are barred from voting in state elections for the rest of their lives, because of a tough law that permanently revokes voting ...

Allowing Prisoners to Vote: Let's Think This Through, by Diane Dimond  Creators SyndicateSo democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign speech, much to the ...

Amendment 4 Passed. Will It Actually Get Implemented?  WLRNOn Tuesday, Florida voters passed Amendment 4 with over 64 percent of the vote. The passage of the citizen- driven initiative will grant the right to vote.

Florida felon voting rights restoration bill draws concerns  Star TribuneAdvocates who pushed for a constitutional amendment to restore most Florida felons' voting rights are opposing a bill that sets terms for restoration.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.8.19  Florida PoliticsHappy birthday to Ashley Walker, the savviest Democratic consultant in Florida (please don't tell Eric Johnson we wrote that.) —. President Donald Trump will be ...

Advocates push to restore voting rights for convicts in and out of prison  NJTV NewsThere was overwhelming support for a bill that would restore the voting rights of felons who are currently incarcerated and on probation or parole.

Florida felon voting rights: Who got theirs back under Scott?  Palm Beach PostThe governor restored rights to the lowest percentage of blacks, highest percentage of Republicans in 50 years, The Post found. Howard Lee Lockett brought his ...

Florida gives more than 1 million people their voting rights back  NBCNews.comFlorida's Amendment 4 passed on Tuesday night; advocates estimate it could give 1.5 million people their voting rights back.

40 Florida Ex-Felons Get Civil Rights Restored At Clemency Board Meeting  WUFTForty ex-felons had their civil rights restored at Florida's Executive Clemency Board meeting Thursday. It was the first Executive Clemency Board meeting to ...

Will Florida’s Ex-Felons Finally Regain the Right to Vote?  The New York TimesA referendum on the November ballot in Florida would re-enfranchise 1.5 million citizens — and could change the state's electorate.

Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restoration  The Washington PostRICHMOND — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie on Monday launched a TV ad claiming that Democrat Ralph Northam made it easier for violent ...

Here's what you haven't heard about restoring ex-felons' voting rights: Analysis  Orlando SentinelThe analysis "Civil Rights Restoration in Florida and Amendment 4" addresses some of the glaring gaps in the public discourse on ex-felons' rights and more.

ACLU chief Howard Simon leaves on the ‘highest note’ — restoring felons’ voting rights  Bradenton HeraldHoward Simon wanted to wait for just a few more minutes. The executive director of ACLU Florida — at least until he steps down Nov. 30 — had spent years ...

Around the country, restoring felons' voting rights is often a bipartisan issue. Not in Minnesota.  MinnPostFew issues divide DFLers and Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature these days more than the push to allow convicted felons the right to vote once they are ...

Florida’s felon disenfranchisement system under intense national glare  Tampa Bay TimesTALLAHASSEE –For only the third time this year — but this time under a withering national media glare — Florida's highest elected officials sat in judgment ...

Editorial: Don’t narrow felon voting rights  Tampa Bay TimesRepublicans in the Florida Legislature continue to try to limit the impact of Amendment 4. It's an insult to voters who approved the amendment.

Of Course Incoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants to Delay Restoring Voting Rights for Felons  SplinterFlorida voters want to make their state more democratic, so of course the conservatives in power are going to fight that effort tooth and nail.

Democrats Are Newly Emboldened on Gun Control  The AtlanticExit polls in November showed that 59 percent of voters in House races favored “stricter gun-control measures.”

Amendment 4 will save taxpayers, give felons second chance: Guestview  Pensacola News JournalFlorida voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society be given a second chance.

Washington: State Supreme Court clarifies when felons can regain gun rights  NRA ILAPeople in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it doesn't have to be the five ...

Legislation would restore voting rights for 89000 formerly incarcerated  Nevada CurrentAn estimated 89,000 formerly incarcerated Nevadans could immediately have their voting rights restored under proposed legislation. Under the current process ...

After getting his own pardon, Gainesville man helps others restore their rights  Gainesville TimesRecently sober, and after seeing his daughter at Duke University, Earnest Mason knew he needed to make a change in 2000 to expand his opportunities.

Congress Tries Again To Restore Gun Rights To Veterans With Caretakers  Task & PurposeA group of bipartisan senators want to reverse a longstanding federal policy that prevents veterans from owning firearms if someone else is handling their ...

From guns to abortion, Florida Legislature to tackle controversial issues  Sun SentinelControversial issues spanning from guns to abortion will be on the Florida Legislature's agenda during the upcoming session that starts Tuesday.

U.S. top court deals setback to gun control advocates on felon ban  ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to gun control advocates by opening the door for some convicted felons to ...

House Democrats Pass Landmark Voting Rights Bill on a Party-Line Vote  New York MagazineA high-priority Democratic bill expanding voting rights while providing for campaign finance and lobbying reform passed the House with every Democrat voting ...

Applications to restore felons' voting rights sent to 3,000 Linn County residents  The GazetteCEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Auditor's Office has mailed letters to about 3,000 residents with felonies who have completed probation or parole and may ...

The Second(-Class) Amendment  National ReviewThe Second Amendment rights granted under Heller deserve the same vigorous follow-up and support from the Supreme Court that it gave integration after ...

Are Republicans trying to allow convicted felons to own guns?  PolitiFactRep. José Serrano, D-Bronx, said legislation he's against would allow convicted felons to own guns. That's not allowed under federal law for most people with a ...

Former Warren County jailer denied right to own guns  The Winchester StarWINCHESTER — An ex-Warren County jail corrections officer convicted on assault, gun, and intent to maim charges in 2012 failed on Wednesday in Frederick ...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviole  Los Angeles TimesTrump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania ...

In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownership  Washington PostRICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order last month restoring the voting rights of 206,000 felons had an unintended consequence: It's now easier for those ...

Republican, Democrat team up to restore voting and firearm rights to Iowa's felons  Des Moines RegisterA Democrat and a Republican have teamed up to try to restore voting and firearms rights to Iowa felons.

Federal Court Restores Second Amendment Rights Of Drunk Driver  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsMr. Holloway had his Second Amendment rights removed after being convicted of driving under the influence. The Holloway case is another step in the process ...

New Bill Would Allow Florida Felons to Own Guns  NBC 6 South FloridaA new bill filed earlier this month could make it easier for convicted felons to have their voting and gun rights restored.

Oceanside 'Top Gun' home relocated as hotel moves forward  10NewsOCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — A piece of cinema history located in North San Diego County will soon have a new home. The historic Graves House featured in ...

Not all felons lose their gun rights  Coldwater Daily ReporterCOLDWATER — Branch County Prosecutor Ralph Kimble said with the start of firearm deer season, his office has been questioned about convicted felons using ...

In Florida, getting back civil rights means groveling to politicians  Orlando SentinelLast month, while trying to decide whether to restore a Florida man's right to vote — a right the man lost when convicted of a crime more than a decade ago ...

Tennessee considers easing felon voting rights restoration  WATE 6 On Your SideTennessee lawmakers are considering a move to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored.