By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm | UPDATED: March 22, 2019 at 4:50 am Just days after a gunman massacred 50 people in New Zealand, the country banned military-style rifles used in the attack and touched off another searing debate in the U.S., where citizens’ right to bear arms is both a bedrock constitutional liberty and constant source of division. Soon after, U.S. leaders on the left like California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called on Americans to follow New Zealand’s example and enact bans on military-style guns. “In country after country, massacres are followed by sweeping changes to gun laws, as logic would dictate,” Feinstein said Thursday on Twitter. “The United States needs to follow these examples and take action to protect Americans from this deadly public health scourge.” In country after country, massacres are followed by sweeping changes to gun laws, as logic … [Read more...] about New Zealand banned military style guns after massacre. What about U.S.?
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Matt Sedensky AP National Writer Published 8:32 AM EST Nov 4, 2018 New York – Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states. While opponents are afraid of what such a convention would do, supporters say it is the only way to deal with the federal government’s overreach and ineptitude. “They literally see this as the survival of the nation,” said Karla Jones, director of the federalism task force at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, which represents state lawmakers and offers guidance and model legislation for states to call a convention under the … [Read more...] about Group pushes for U.S. Constitutional convention of states
Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press Updated 1:37 pm CDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. participates in an interview at the The Atlantic's 'The Constitution in Crisis' forum in Washington. A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family underwent his first court appearance in Chicago. James Dean Blevins was told Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official identified only as "United States Senator J.F." could be transferred to Chicago if prosecutors don't object. Authorities have declined to provide the victim's full name, but Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is the only senator with those initials. less FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. participates in an interview at the The Atlantic's 'The Constitution in Crisis' forum in Washington. A man accused of threatening to … [Read more...] about Man charged with threatening senator has 1st court hearing
By Joe Garofoli Updated 4:16 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 California State Senator Kevin De Leon, left, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, right, face off during a United States Senate debate moderated by Public Policy Institute of California CEO and President Mark Baldassare, center, held at the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. less California State Senator Kevin De Leon, left, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, right, face off during a United States Senate debate moderated by Public Policy Institute of California CEO and President Mark ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., walks past members of the media after a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) less Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., walks past … [Read more...] about Kevin de León goes easy on Dianne Feinstein in lone Senate debate
Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Updated 9:51 am PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 FILE--In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day in Phoenix. Republican Martha McSally and Sinema will confront each other at a debate Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in a race for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, which could determine which party controls the Senate next year. less FILE--In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day in Phoenix. Republican Martha McSally and Sinema will ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP FILE--In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., addresses her constituents during a Get Out the Vote Rally in Gilbert, Ariz. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and McSally … [Read more...] about McSally, Sinema face each other in Arizona Senate debate