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 ...

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.

Publisher of Virginia news website arrested on wire fraud, gun charges  Richmond.comWASHINGTON — The publisher of the Loudoun Tribune has been arrested and charged with 11 counts of wire fraud, as well as illegally possessing a gun and ...

Florida Republicans Try to Restrict Restoration of Felon Voting Rights  EBONYFlorida legislators passed a bill Tuesday that would limit the number of former felons who can vote, according to NBC News. The measure comes following ...

New Zealand gun laws changed in 6 days: Why can’t US do same?  CTPostWASHINGTON — After the mass shooting killed 50 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday, that nation's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, acted quickly ...

Media, Gun Control Activists Misfire In Attack on GOP Men in Pearls  InsideSourcesWhat's the deal with the pearls?” That was the question heard at the New Hampshire statehouse Tuesday when a handful of Republican men showed up for a.

Ourth: Gun amendment would add confusing language to Iowa Constitution  Des Moines RegisterState Rep. Scott Ourth represents District 26, which includes much of Warren County.

Bill clarifies state law to ban guns from Arkansans convicted of domestic violence  www.fox16.comThe prohibition already exists under federal law, but the bill's sponsor says there is no way for state or local police to enforce it.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 3.26.19  Florida PoliticsGov. Ron DeSantis did what many consider 'the right thing': Pushing the Legislature to send him a bill allowing smokable medical marijuana. But, many still ...

Commonwealth's attorney candidates spar over criminal justice reform  Fairfaxtimes.comFor the first time since his initial election in 2007, Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh has a challenger.

Terry McAuliffe Is Claiming Commonwealth's Attorneys Signed an Amici Curiae Brief Opposing Restoration of Voting Rights to Ex Felons. Let's Take a Closer Look.  Blue VirginiaFormer Gov. Terry McAuliffe, while gearing up for a possible 2020 presidential run, has also been tying up some loose ends from his four years as governor of ...

Second Amendment Foundation sues over mental health 'holds' and suspension of gun rights  Washington TimesThe Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit this week in federal court in California on behalf of individuals the gun-rights group says have been ...

After Years of New Voting Restrictions, Momentum Swings the Other Way  GoverningSome states are still purging voter rolls and requiring IDs. But most are now looking to expand access to the ballot box.

Changes to criminal code must be intelligent, informed and incremental  Arizona Capitol TimesSentencing reform is complex and multi-layered. It must include all stakeholders in the process. Not everyone will get what they want. Not all wrongs will be.

2A Supporters Angry Over Bipartisan Measure for Domestic Violence, TPOs  All On GeorgiaSecond Amendment supporters are lashing out after seven Senate Republicans voted to pass a measure that limits firearm possession of those convicted of ...

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 ...

Jair Bolsonaro’s Southern Strategy  The New YorkerThe authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace. Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected President of ...

Gov. Northam Announces Civil Rights Restored to Over 10000 Virginians  NBC 29 NewsGovernor Northam announced that since he took office just over a year ago, his administration has restored the civil rights of 10992 Virginians previously ...

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 ...

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 ...

Commissioners to hear about noise ordinance  Burlington Times NewsGRAHAM – The Alamance County Board of Commissioners have spent some time over the past few months talking about whether or not the county's noise ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

The Court and the Cross  The New York TimesHow far is the Supreme Court willing to open the public square to more overtly religious expression? A pending case may tell us.

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.

California Says Residents With Vacated Out-of-State Convictions May Not Own Guns - Hit & Run : Reason.com  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.

Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Candidates Face Off  Fairfax ConnectionBy Andrea Worker · Wednesday, March 20, 2019 · Sign in to favorite this; Discuss Comment, Blog about; Share this Email, Facebook, Twitter. Photo by Andrea ...

Nonviolent Felons Shouldn't Lose Their Second Amendment Rights  Cato InstituteIn 1989, Larry Hatfield fudged his employment records to get some extra money from the Railroad Retirement Board. He was caught and pled guilty to the ...

Is Florida's $2.4 billion criminal justice system due for an overhaul?  Sun SentinelDexter Gunn first went to prison in the 1980s when the crack cocaine epidemic raged in South Florida's poor and mostly black neighborhoods. Jeff Brandes is a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million felons  CNNFlorida has approved an amendment that will automatically restore voting rights to more than a million people previously convicted of felonies.

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.

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 ...

Northam announces voting rights restoration to 10K convicted felons  WHSVMore than 10000 people have had their right to vote restored since Gov. Ralph Northam took office, the governor announced Tuesday.

Kirsten Gillibrand and the New Faces of Moral Reform  The New YorkerBenjamin Wallace-Wells interviews Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is running for President, about her midlife moral awakening.

Black Guns Matter bringing gun rights workshop to Chicago's African-American community  Chicago TribuneThe grass-roots gun rights group Black Guns Matter is doing outreach and a training session for Chicago's African-American community.

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 ...

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 ...

Restore felons' voting rights, Florida. It's smart justice | Opinion  Sun SentinelAmendment 4, the “Voting Restoration Amendment,” will save Florida taxpayers money and give felons a second chance. Florida residents should vote "Yes" in ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

State Justices Clarify When Felons Can Regain Gun Rights  U.S. News & World ReportOLYMPIA, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 on 2018 Florida ballot is about voting rights  Bradenton HeraldAmendment 4 on the Election 2018 ballot in Florida would restore voting rights to former felons who have completed their sentences. It would not apply to people ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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’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 ...

Should Missouri felons have voting rights restored once they’re released from prison?  Kansas City StarRestoring voting rights to convicted felons in Missouri who have been released from prison but remain on probation or parole is overdue. A bill that's part of a ...

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.”

Florida felon voting rights: Who got theirs back under Scott?  Sarasota Herald-TribuneThe governor restored rights to the lowest percentage of blacks, highest percentage of Republicans in 50 years. Howard Lee Lockett brought his wife and ...

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.

Should Iowa restore voting rights to 52,000 felons? Advisory board says yes.  Des Moines RegisterIowa felon voter rights should be restored, a legislative advisory board recommended Wednesday.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Kim Reynolds' proposal would restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences  Des Moines RegisterReynolds on Tuesday released the language of a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution that would restore felon voting rights.

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 ...

Tennessee Bill Would Restore Felons' Voting Rights - Hit & Run : Reason.com  ReasonMore than 8 percent of the state's population is currently disenfranchised.

Iowa Poll finds broad support for restoring felons' voting rights  Des Moines RegisterSupport for restoration of felons' voting rights spans gender, political affiliation, age groups, income levels and rural and urban poll respondents.

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,

Iowa lawmakers see pushback on restoring felon voting rights  The GazetteDES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds believes Iowa is a place where “if you've made mistakes, you can find a second chance.” That applies to felons, she said ...

Nevada laws on ‘pink tax,’ felons’ rights take effect Tuesday  Las Vegas Review-JournalTwo new laws take effect in Nevada on Tuesday: the voter-approved “pink tax” exemption for feminine hygiene products and a bill from the 2017 Legislature ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tennessee lawmakers introduce bills to restore voting rights for convicted felons | TheHill  The HillTwo Tennessee state lawmakers on Wednesday introduced bills to restore the voting rights of people with felony convictions after they serve their sentences.

New session creates chance for Georgia’s hot-button issues to bubble up  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBills dealing with religion, guns and abortion faced resistance in Georgia in recent years, but Gov.-elect Brian Kemp backed them during the campaign.

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 ...

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.

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.

Gun-rights group planning Whidbey gathering  Whidbey News-TimesA controversial gun-rights group will be holding an open meeting Saturday at Greenbank Farm.

Cuomo Plans to Restore Voting Rights to Paroled Felons  The New York TimesALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he intends to restore voting rights to felons on parole, a move that could open the ballot box ...

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 ...

Appeals Court Weighs Restoration of Felons' Rights | Daily Business Review  Law.comYraida Guanipa a Miami consultant stood outside the federal appeals court Wednesday morning in downtown Atlanta dressed in a bright orange scarf…

The Supreme Court returns to gun rights and gun control  Chicago TribuneIn recent years, the Supreme Court has been silent on the Second Amendment, but it's now ready to revisit gun rights and gun control efforts.

Mayflower II restoration right on schedule  WTNH.comThe restoration process for the Mayflower II is going according to schedule.

Bangladesh celebrates Independence Day  newagebd.netPoliticians, activists and people from all walks of life flocked to the National Memorial at Savar and other monuments across the country on Tuesday to pay ...

They served their time and are promised the vote — now what?  The LedgerAn estimated 1.4 million Floridians will become newly eligible to vote next month following the passage of a constitutional amendment dedicated to restoring the ...

9 Investigates: Despite amendment, state takes 'pause' on restoring rights to felons  WFTV OrlandoAmendment 4, the automatic restoration of voting rights to felons, was approved by 64.5 percent of Florida voters. However, state leaders might not be ready to ...

Louisiana Secretary of State: More people may get voting rights restored than originally thought  NOLA.comRepublican Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin believes a new law passed by the Louisiana Legislature last year may restore voting rights to thousands of more ...

Iowa lawmakers hear strong support for restoring felon voting rights  The GazetteDES MOINES — The degrees of support varied, but no one opposed Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposed constitutional amendment to restore felon voting 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.