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Heitkamp Says No To Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Bill

Heitkamp Says No To Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Bill

After much waffling, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has finally said no to the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill. Here’s the Senator’s press release: WASHINGTON, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp released the following statement regarding the Manchin-Toomey Amendment: “I’ve been adamant from the very beginning of this conversation that the focus should be on mental health issues,

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Can Senator Heitkamp's Vote For Gun Control Be Bought With Exemptions?

The Washington Post reports that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is being wooed into voting for gun control with exemptions for background checks for some North Dakota communities. Which is reminiscent of efforts to pass Obamacare by offering state-specific exemptions from certain regulations in the bill (i.e. the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the “Bismarck Earmark”). In an effort

Democrat Wants NASCAR Race Pulled Off Air Because The NRA Is Sponsoring It

Why not, the nanny statists got the Winston Cup sponsorship pulled. So, having successfully censored tobacco advertising, obviously they think they can get guns pulled too. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy does not like the NRA, and he’s making that quite clear. In a letter to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, he’s asking that Fox cancel

Michael Moore: "Fear And Racism" Is Why Americans Like Guns

I’ll stipulate to the idea that “fear” is why a lot of Americans want guns. We do, and should, have a certain level of fear for those who might do us wrong. But racism? If gun rights proponents are so racist, then why do they want gun rights for blacks and Hispanics and other minorities

Democrat Wants NASCAR To Cut NRA Sponsorship

How dare NASCAR accept a sponsorship from the NRA. What do they think this is, a free country? Sen. Chris Murphy wants NASCAR to pass on NRA’s race sponsorship. In a letter sent Thursday to NASCAR CEO Brian France, Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, asks the stock car racing association to drop the NRA’s sponsorship of

Every Single Democrat Ethics And Transparency Proposal Got A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation Yesterday

At the beginning of the legislative session Democrats introduced a raft of transparency and ethics laws. Some of what Democrats are proposing are very, very bad ideas that would do to facilitate partisan bickering, and hinder free speech, than promote ethics or transparency. HB1444, introduced by Rep. Gail Mooney, would require anyone proposing model legislation

NDSU Faculty March In Favor Of Public Funding For Planned Parenthood

Tuition is out of control, student loan debt is becoming a national crisis and the value of a college degree is in serious decline, but what gets these people riled up? That North Dakota taxpayers don’t want their public institutions partnering with an overtly political advocacy organization like Planned Parenthood. Just another reason to privatize

Interview: Cramer Says President Obama Has Used Sandy Hook Shooting For Gun Control Agenda

Rep. Kevin Cramer was in North Dakota this weekend and announced his plans for a round table discussion about gun rights. It will be a part of a series of forums on American issues, and will be held on February 22nd in Fargo. Cramer says he’s putting this discussion together in North Dakota because he’s

Hoeven Goes Wobbly On Gun Control: "I'm Going To Have To See"

It’s no secret that Heidi Heitkamp, despite touting her “A-rating” from the NRA, is wobbly on gun rights issues. Unfortunately, North Dakota’s other Senator John Hoeven hasn’t exactly been outspoken in his support of gun rights either. On January 4th Hoeven appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program and was asked about his position on gun

Heitkamp Still Sending Mixed Signals On Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. She didn’t really have much of interest to say – generic pleadings for working togetherness, etc., etc. – but on gun control she was downright confusing. “Are you willing to sign on to some of the reforms that Vice President Biden and President

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