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February 12, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Open-carry guns: Legislature taking a page from Supreme Court’s book

The irony of our state legislators follows in the vein of a recent legal decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our state legislators create a ban on open-carrying firearm protesters in order to do their job in safety. The ban fails to protect other elected officials during local city and county meetings [“Battle…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: First Amendment, Glenda Tecklenburg, guns

April 6, 2014 at 6:27 PM

McCutcheon v. FEC: A ruling for the wealthy few

The Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC directly conflicts with the First Amendment [“McCutcheon decision unravels campaign finance regulation,” Opinion, April 6]. The amendment states that no law should be made which would abridge the freedom of speech. In a large-scale society such as ours, this requires that all people be given equal…


Comments | More in Campaign finance | Topics: democracy, First Amendment, McCutcheon v. FEC