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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Fighting for Wetland and Gun Rights: CA Waterfowl (VIDEO)  Guns.comCalifornia is home to high culture and Hollywood fame as well as some of the best waterfowl hunting in the world thanks to groups like the CWA.

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 ...

‘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.

Football coach tackles armed man at high school, police arrest suspect  ABC NEWS 4PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) – Portland police say a Parkrose High School football and track coach Keanon Lowe tackled a man armed with a gun to the ground ...

Florida GOP Condemned for Undermining Hard-Won Voting Rights for Felons With 'Modern Day Poll Tax'  Common Dreams"Disturbingly, this legislation will cause de facto lifetime disenfranchisement for large swaths of formerly incarcerated individuals who have completed their ...

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 ...

Rick Scott and the V word — Trump wants more Everglades cash — Can Ballard get Trump to play ball? — Gun group goes after FDLE commissioner  PoliticoGood Tuesday morning. If you rattle sabers over Venezuela and the president doesn't appear to hear you, are you really making a sound in the White House?

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 ...

BC-AP News Digest 6 pm  Hastings TribuneHere are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable *content*. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Pinellas Legislative Delegation Democrats lament 'distressing' session  Florida PoliticsThe all-Democrat panel at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon Thursday lamented all the things you would expect about this year's Legislative Session.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

A recap and analysis of the 2019 legislative session  Florida CourierBY DARA KAM NEWS *SERVICE* OF FLORIDA. TALLAHASSEE – From the mundane to the “transformational,” Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature didn't ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

BC-AP News Digest 5:30 am  WSOC CharlotteHere are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable *content*. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 HeraldMany of the people affected are our family members, neighbors, co-workers, high school classmates, church friends and acquaintances of people we know.

Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO: 'Without us, we wouldn't have had President Trump'  Washington TimesWayne LaPierre, the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Friday applauded gun-rights activists for their advocacy over the ...

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 ...

Google Relents On RMEF 'Animal Cruelty' Virtue Signaling  AmmoLand Shooting Sports Newsany promotions about hunting practices, even when they are intended as a healthy method of population control and/or conservation, is considered as animal ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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,

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

South Florida 100: Notre Dame Cathedral fire; a Sun Sentinel Pulitzer Prize; Florida Legislature enters final two weeks of session - South Florida Sun-Sentinel  Sun SentinelLooking ahead: It's ten years since Congress passed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. There has been progress in addressing some of the ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 5.17.19  Florida PoliticsBreaking overnight — “Russian government hackers targeted small county in Florida panhandle in 2016” via The Washington Post — The Russian military spy ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Florida Wrestles Over Felon Voting Rights Restoration | Daily Business Review  Law.comAlthough Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights for most felons some haven't registered because they ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Civil Rights Advocates Consider Litigation Over Voting Rights Restoration Bills | Daily Business Review  Law.comProposed legislation in the Florida House and Senate have some gearing up for potential lawsuits over the right of ex-felons' voting rights.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 HeraldOutgoing ACLU Executive Director Howard Simon is retiring after more than two decades of advocacy for Florida's disenfranchised felons, same-sex couples, ...

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.

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 ...

Tennessee Considers Easing Felon Voting Rights Restoration  U.S. News & World ReportNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering a move to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.