The Complicated Collision of Criminal Justice Reform and Gun Rights  The TraceIdeological lines get tangled when reforming the system means people once barred from owning firearms can get them back.

Daily Bulletin: A Popular Gun World Duo Breaks With the NRA  The TraceGood morning, Bulletin readers. Gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform have largely operated in separate lanes. But ideological lines can get ...

Seeking restoration of gun rights, Iowa farmer gets arrested  Las Vegas Review-JournalThe prosecution of Phillips, who is awaiting trial, has reignited debate about whether the lifetime loss of gun rights is too harsh for some defendants.

Florida's voting rights battle heads to court — Guess who's back in Tallahassee? The FBI — Want to text and drive? Go somewhere else  PoliticoGood Monday morning. One of the biggest voting rights battles in years is now underway and it could have reverberations all the way up to the 2020 election.

Rights Groups Sue After Florida Gov. Signs Bill Curbing Voter-Mandated Felon Re-enfranchisement  Democracy Now!Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday requiring formerly incarcerated people with felony convictions to repay all fines and fees to ...

How to fight the spread of voter suppression | TheHill  The HillThe Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision gutted the Voting Rights Act, the most effective tool to prevent racial discrimination in our elections that the ...

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 ...

Surovell: Addressing the gun problem is long overdue  PotomacLocal.comVirginia Governor Ralph Northam has called the state legislature to Richmond this week for a special session to focus on measures to reduce firearm violence in ...

His gun rights were restored in Virginia after serving a sentence. Now he can't buy a gun in Wisconsin  Milwaukee Journal SentinelA former Virginia resident's felony conviction there prohibits him from having a gun in Wisconsin despite having that right restored in Virginia, the Court of ...

Inside the restoration of the 'lost' Peter Max Corvettes  Yahoo NewsThere are Coke-bottle-shaped third- generation cars, that so brightened the golden age of muscle in 1968, but lapsed into flabby, disco-ball status by the late ...

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 ...

Felon Voter Registration Continues As Advocacy Group Raises Money To Pay Fees And Fines  WFSUThousands of felons throughout the state are now eligible to vote, thanks to Amendment 4 and Governor Ron DeSantis signing the implementing bill into law.

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 ...

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Individuals' Firearms Rights in State of California  GlobeNewswireSan Francisco, CA, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorneys for two individual California residents and five constitutional rights advocacy groups filed a ...

No. 3 on the list of Tampa Bay's Most Powerful Politicians: Wilton Simpson  Florida PoliticsFlorida Sen. Wilton Simpson climbed two places on this year's list of Tampa Bay's Most Powerful Politicians for good reason. As incoming Senate President in ...

What has the Montana Shooting Sports Association Done For You?  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsNo other pro-gun political entity in the US, heck in the World, has the exemplary string of successes that Montana Shooting Sports Association can claim.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fact Checking on the News - "Antifa is Arming Themselves"  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsHas Antifa started to arm themselves with guns en-masse? Turns out some progressive news outlets might have their wishful facts all wrong.

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 ...

Virginia's voluntary background checks for gun sales are almost never used: 1 man has been charged  Roanoke TimesThe only patron of a Virginia gun show to be charged and prosecuted after failing a voluntary background check since a 2016 state law expanded the checks for ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘I Think We Put Taxpayers First,’ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs $90.98 Billion Budget  CBS MiamiTALLAHASSEE (NSF)- Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record ...

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 ...

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 ...

Italian Police Arrest Captain of Migrant Ship After She Rescues 53 Refugees  Democracy Now!In Italy, police arrested Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old German captain of a refugee rescue ship, Saturday after her vessel collided with an Italian border police ...

Donald Trump Jr. Reposts, Then Deletes Tweet Attacking Kamala Harris's Racial Identity  Democracy Now!In more news from last week's 2020 Democratic debate, Democrats are condemning Donald Trump Jr. after he retweeted an “alt-right” personality during ...

‘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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Trump Sets Foot in North Korea in Historic First  Democracy Now!In a historic first for a sitting U.S. president, Donald Trump crossed through the Demilitarized Zone and set foot in North Korea Sunday, walking side by side with ...

NYC's “Queer Liberation March” One of Many Pride Events Around the Globe  Democracy Now!And 4 million people took to the streets of New York City Sunday in the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in history. The demonstration was just one of many ...

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.

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 ...

Florida restored voting rights to former felons. Now the GOP wants to thwart reform.  The Washington PostIN NOVEMBER, nearly two-thirds of Florida voters backed a state constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights to roughly 1.4 million former felons ...

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 ...

Florida GOP could limit Amendment 4’s expansion of voting rights  Vox.comLast year, Amendment 4 restored voting rights to more than 1 million people with felony records. The Florida House passed a bill requiring them to pay all court ...

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 ...

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 ...

No. 15 on the list of Tampa Bay's Most Powerful Politicians: Darryl Rouson  Florida Politicsnsw-xmijjf2dzrx4w7iuimmoqnu2tqb9k962ist78l870e-6tv70ei71k7-fk9msekmsr4mp3gvbdg1vujqlt8ag2dk950xfgir6s59x7pxxcpy7hl0hpaeckbnan739whj1.

Confusion, Potential Delays as Florida Prepares to Restore Voting Rights to Felons  Next CityFlorida's Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for felons who've served their time, takes effect January 8. But elections supervisors say they've received ...

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 ...

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 ...

What's Going on the Week of June 23  Sunshine State NewsFirst came Republican President Donald Trump. Now, get ready for the Democrats who want to drive him out of the White House.Twenty Democratic presidential ...

Abrupt about-face on indictment of Louisiana coastal scientist shocks legal community  NOLA.comThe abrupt decision by federal prosecutors in Baton Rouge to throw out an audacious indictment against two well-regarded Louisiana coastal scientists just six ...

Last Call for 6.25.19 — A prime-time read of what's going down in Florida politics  Florida PoliticsLast Call — A prime-time read of what's going down in Florida politics. First Shot. Attorney General Ashley Moody applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis' approval of a ...

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 ...

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.

Jay Inslee climate plan: how to phase out fossil fuel production in the US  Vox.comJay Inslee's presidential campaign has been releasing its climate policy — the central rationale for its existence — in pieces. Extremely large, detailed, and ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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,

What the Attention Economy Does to Workers—and How It Drives America Insane  Pacific StandardTwo new books argue that the attention economy is unsustainable—for people, and for the planet.

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 ...

Most Kentucky felons would have voting rights restored under new bill  Courier JournalMost convicted felons in Kentucky would have their voting rights automatically restored after completing their sentences, parole and probation under a bill filed ...

Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims  Daily SignalGun control would have hindered these people's ability to defend themselves in the face of an urgent threat.

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 ...

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 ...

Texas Votes to Repeal Weapons Bans, Restore 2A Rights to Access Clubs and Knucks  AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsThe Texas legislature has repealed a ban on "knuckles" and a ban on the carry of clubs. The repeal of both weapons bans has been sent to Governor Abbott.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nevada governor signs bill to restore voting rights to convicted felons | TheHill  The HillNevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Wednesday signed into law a pair of criminal justice reform bills, including one that restores voting rights to convicted felons ...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviol  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 ...

Louisiana will be ready for felon voting rights change, officials say  NOLA.comState officials said Louisiana will be ready for a law change that will allow thousands of people convicted of felonies to vote as of March 1, although little ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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  ReasonMore than 8 percent of the state's population is currently disenfranchised.

House DFL Leadership Lumps Gun Rights Restrictions into Omnibus Budget Bill  Alpha News MNThe Minnesota DFL Controlled House of Representatives has moved to amend gun control provisions into their Omnibus Public Safety Budget Bill.

Felon voting rights constitutional amendment won't advance this year  Des Moines RegisterWhen Senate Republicans met Thursday to consider a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to former felons, Gov. Kim Reynolds didn't know how it ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Gov. Kim Reynolds says she's open to automatically restoring felon voting rights in Iowa  Des Moines RegisterGov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday raised the possibility of automatically restoring voting rights to felons, a move that could affect at least 52,000 disenfranchised ...

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 ...

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Kim Reynolds to propose constitutional amendment lifting felon voting ban in Condition of the State  Des Moines RegisterGov. Kim Reynolds will propose a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to convicted felons in her Condition of the State address Tuesday.

Florida Republicans limit Amendment 4’s expansion of voting rights  Vox.comAfter weeks of debate and over the objection of several voting and civil rights groups, the Florida Legislature has passed a measure requiring people with felony ...

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 ...

Iowa House overwhelmingly passes felon voting rights constitutional amendment  Des Moines RegisterThe Iowa House overwhelmingly passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights for felons who have completed their sentences, ...

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 ...

House votes to let nonviolent ex-felons restore gun rights  Washington ExaminerIn a significant victory for Second Amendment rights, the House this week voted to let non-violent felons win back their gun rights. Citing a grandfather who as a ...

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, ...

Here's how Kim Reynolds is making it easier for former felons to regain the right to vote  Des Moines RegisterFelons leaving Iowa's prisons or completing their parole will have an invitation from Gov. Kim Reynolds to apply to have their voting rights restored under a ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

Did the NRA Oppose Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in April 2019?  Snopes.comWhile the gun rights group says they support the main thrust of the Violence Against Women Act, they oppose amendments that lower the criminal threshold to ...