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National Rifle Association

Jan 21, 2021

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward

A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.

Nov 19, 2019

NRA supports Supreme Court challenge to Md. handgun law

The National Rifle Association has backed a Maryland gun rights group’s appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing the state handgun permit law’s requirement that applicants provide the state with a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun outside the home violates the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. In papers filed with the […]

Sep 10, 2018

US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

Federal prosecutors are backtracking on their allegation that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent offered to trade sex for access, according to a Justice Department court filing.

Apr 25, 2013

Steven I. Platt: Federal ‘rules’ hamper democratic governance

The month of April has at best been a month during which events have generated serious questions about our federal government’s ability to protect its citizens, as well as its ability to institutionally respect and respond to the will of the huge majority of the people officials were elected to represent.

Apr 23, 2013

Eye Opener: House Republicans could shake up leadership

A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.

Apr 19, 2013

Frosh claims victory over NRA

Sen. Brian E. Frosh says the National Rifle Association's decision to fight Maryland's yet-to-be-signed gun control law in court rather than at the polls shows the pro-gun organization knows state voters would uphold the law.

Apr 18, 2013

Eye Opener: Gun control opponents opt for court battle

A few government and politics headlines for Thursday.

Apr 11, 2013

Challenges expected on gun-control laws

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, who has all but officially announced his candidacy for Maryland attorney general next year, could find himself — if elected — defending in court the constitutionality of the state’s coming gun-control laws. These will impose licensing and fingerprinting requirements on handgun purchasers, ban semi-automatic assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines.

Apr 10, 2013

Eye Opener: NRA going to court

Here's a few government and politics headlines for Wednesday.

Mar 18, 2013

Md. State Police busy as gun applications surge

BERLIN — Since mid-December, Bob Arthur has watched as the time Maryland State Police need to review a gun application stretched to more than a month. For the owner of Shooters Supply and other shop owners, the reason is simple: demand is high. Amid concerns about stricter gun laws in Maryland following the school shooting […]

Jan 16, 2013

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

WASHINGTON — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. A month after […]

Nov 30, 2012

10 state attorneys general oppose gun permit law

ALBANY, N.Y. — Attorneys general in New York and nine other states are asking U.S. Senate leaders to stop legislation that would let licensed gun owners carry concealed firearms across state lines. Letters sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., say it would restrict states’ ability to control […]

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