Senate Republicans block domestic terrorism bill
From the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on gun measures after the deadly Texas school shooting. https://t.co/hMdW0iNItZ— The Associated Press (@AP) May 26, 2022
Yesterday and today, The New York Times asked Republican senators "whether they . . .
The WV House considers legislation to arm WV teachers and school personnel
As reported by Ryan Quinn in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, the WV House Education Committee advanced a bill for school districts to allow school personnel to be armed:
The West Virginia House Education Committee has again advanced a bill that would let teachers and principals bring concealed guns into public schools, if their . . .
Tough talk from Senator Manchin: Beto O’Rourke is not taking my guns away
Ah, we already knew that, Joe. Your office says that you don’t own an assault weapon
From producer/off-air reporter Frank Thorp at NBC News:
FYI, per his office, Sen Manchin does NOT own an AR-type weapon, so Beto's buyback program wouldn't affect him. https://t.co/Gqw4uPy7Ah— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 18, 2019
That didn’t keep rightwing media from making this a big deal. Here's the headline from . . .
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Congressman McKinley: the two biggest retailers in the state of West Virginia are responding to the gun crisis, when will you?
First Walmart, now Kroger reacts to gun violence
The headline from the Washington Post earlier today:
Following Walmart’s lead, Kroger asks customers not to openly carry firearms in stores
Kroger followed Walmart in asking customers not to display their firearms in stores located in “open carry” states, becoming the latest big chain to . . .
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Will the real David McKinley please stand up?
The congressman says different things about red flag laws in different parts of his congressional district but no one at an Ogden call him out on it
Five days ago, the Wheeling News-Register’s front page featured this story about West Virginia’s 1st District congressman:
McKinley Backs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Regulations
McKinley, of course, was following President Trump’s lead and our local Republican paper was more than willing to publicize how one of its favorites . . .
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Senator Manchin revives background checks (with update)
President Trump on August 9: "On background checks, we have tremendous support for really common-sense, sensible, important background checks."
After the deaths at Sandy Hook in 2013, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin co-sponsored an amendment to expand background checks only to see his efforts fail as only 54 senators (out of the 60 needed) supported his amendment. Two days ago, on Face the Nation, he discussed working with Trump’s staff on passing similar background . . .
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Of red flags and straw men
Today’s Wheeling News-Register features our local congressman and the paper’s editor on gun control
Representative McKinley is doing the same thing on guns as he did on climate change
Earlier this year, I wrote an extended post on how our local representative, David McKinley, had apparently moved away from being a climate-change denier. I argued that McKinley had changed his position because, given the preponderant amount of . . .
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