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House Defeats Seat Belt Bill

House Defeats Seat Belt Bill

The ND House of Representatives defeated HB 1335 in floor session today by a vote of 40 to 52. If passed, this law would have made the failure to wear a seat belt by any front seat passenger a primary offense. I don’t think anyone can reasonably say not wearing a seat belt is a

If A Third Of Booze Sales Are Going To Underage Drinkers, Maybe Laws Against Underage Drinking Don't Work

“In 2009 underage customers accounted for 30% of all alcohol consumed in this state totaling $69 million in sales,” said Rep. Joe Heilman on the floor of the North Dakota House today where he was arguing in favor of a bill to increase penalties for those who deliver booze to underage drinkers. KXNet – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson

Washington State Gun Ban Gives Law Enforcement Permission To Search Your Home Without A Warrant

Well, they clearly don’t care much for the 2nd amendment, so why would we expect them to care about the 4th amendment? “They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.” That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a

Newtown Shooter Saw Gun Free Zone As The Easiest Target

Keep in mind, every single mass shooting in America, with the exception of the Tucson shooting of former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords, has taken place in a “gun free zone.” Now, according to law enforcement sources, it seems Newtown shooter Adam Lanza picked his target to maximize his body count. And what better target than a

Anti-Gun Activists Take Aim At Gun Raffles

Earlier this month a gun raffle being held as a fundraiser for the West Fargo Hockey Club drew national attention when anti-gun activists took note of it (ironically enough, the national attention had the side effect of selling a lot of raffle tickets). Now the West Fargo raffle, along with a similar raffle being held

Minnesota, Missouri Considering Gun Confiscation Bills

In Missouri, Democrats have introduced a bill requiring anyone owning an “assault weapon” or high-capacity magazine to “Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri” or “Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction.” Minnesota is considering a similar bill: 10.20 Sec.

In Most Of North Dakota Federal Agents Can Search Your Phone Without A Warrant

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security is asserting the right of immigration and border patrol officials to execute “suspicionless and warrantless” searches of electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) within their jurisdiction, which extends 100 miles into the United States from our international borders and coast lines. A glance at this

Private Gun Buyers Infiltrate Seattle Law Enforcement Gun Buy-Back Program

Gun buy-back programs are kind of stupid in that they don’t really accomplish anything, as research has shown. Even for those who believe (wrongly, in my opinion) that fewer guns means less crime and violence, it has to be obvious that the only people ditching their guns for $200 gift cards are a) people who

Law Enforcement, Higher Ed Oppose Drone Bill

Rep. Rick Becker is sponsoring HB1373, which would regulate the use of surveillance drones in North Dakota by requiring that law enforcement get a warrant before using them as part of a criminal investigation. The bill got a hearing before the Judiciary Committee today where law enforcement and higher education officials showed up to oppose

In The Legislature Today: Property Tax Reforms And Drone Regulation

I posted earlier today about the reduction in the state sales tax proposed by Rep. Rick Becker which will be heard before the House Finance and Tax Committee. Here are some other bills also being heard today: HB1199, introduced by Rep. Jeff Delzer, would require that cities, counties and school districts pass their budget and

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