Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

Donald Trump stuns allies … wants tighter gun control laws – video

Donald Trump stuns allies by signalling backing for tighter gun control

  • Stance puts president at odds with NRA and Republican lawmakers
  • Trump urges lawmakers to be ‘strong’ on background checks

President Donald Trump

Donald Trump has repeatedly endorsed a series of gun control proposals that put the Republican president at odds with the National Rifle Association and stunned lawmakers within his own party.

The president made the remarks during an extraordinary, hour-long White House meeting on Wednesday with congressional Republicans and Democrats who are under pressure to address gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at a Florida high school earlier this month. 

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US Politics: NO! The Founding Fathers Did NOT Give You a Right to Bear Arms – Opinion

That Was a Result of Corporatism and Partisanship Posing as Jurisprudence

John Atcheson | Common Dreams

For most of USA history, all the way through to the end of the 20th Century, the introductory phrase “a well-regulated militia” was seen by courts to constrain the clause “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

In short, that individual “right” was contingent on the need to keep a well-regulated militia, and hence it protected the States’ interests in having a militia, not an individuals’ right to have and carry a gun.    Continue reading

CSJID Newsletter – February 2018

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