NEW ORLEANS – The National Rifle Association and three individuals lost an appeal in a case centering on the right of 18-20-year-olds to procure a concealed handgun license.
The NRA of America Inc., Rebekah Jennings, Brennan Harmon and Andrew Payne first sued Steven C. McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety in a Texas district court. At the time of the original suit, all the plaintiffs were between the ages of 18-20 and alleged that they wanted to carry a concealed weapon in public for self-defense purposes but were unable to get a license because they were under the age of 21. The suit claimed violation of the individuals’ second amendment rights.
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Alan C. Arnold
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:05
Letter to the Editor Loyola Maroon
May 8, 2013
Recently, we were made aware of an article that appeared in the Loyola Maroon in late April. In it Stewart Sinclair described in detail the abortion that his unnamed girlfriend suffered through after jointly deciding to terminate their unwanted pregnancy.
The first reaction was one of grief and compassion for the young girl. However the way the article was written appears not to seek compassion or sympathy but to make a political statement. The writer chooses to tell us that the abortion took place on Good Friday. Then he vows to put aside the position of his church and enthusiastically join with his” liberal friends” in their crusade to promote the “right to choose”. Since he complains about the cost, one is left to assume that he expects the university’s health care system or the public to pay for it regardless of their religious convictions.
Why does the Maroon grant center stage to this student to espouse his value system, which is diametrically opposed to that of the Catholic Church, without granting a rebuttal in the same publication? Obviously censorship by the university is not allowed nor do we encourage it. However good judgment in an inflammatory situation is a necessary requirement in every organization including the press. Since the next print publication is not until late August we feel compelled to offer a rebuttal now.
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Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS – They’re known as “ducks” – tour vehicles that travel on land and water — and a local company wants to bring them to New Orleans. The amphibious tours are already common in other cities like Boston and Seattle, but some opponents don’t want them here.
Tuesday, representatives from New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours — which also operates the Steamboat Natchez — shared details of their plan before the Vieux Carre Commission.
“We’re real excited about it,” said company vice president Greg Hoffman. “We understand there are concerns and we have met with a variety of groups to see what the concerns are.”
The duck vehicles would take passengers onto Lake Ponchartrain via the Bonnabel boat launch, but the tours would begin and end in the French Quarter.
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Survivors discuss what happened to them during the storm.
Published on May 21, 2013
“Also, James Rosen, I emailed with him tonight and he told me that even his parents’ home phone records in Staten Island were taken. So when you talk about overreaching here… It’s an overreach.”
A bill is being crafted in secret, according to the Hartford Courant, that would affect information connected to the Newtown shooting investigation. WTIC's Michael Guerrera reports...
IN AN UNORTHODOX MANNER, STAFF MEMBERS FROM THE STATE'S TOP PROSECUTOR AND GOVERNOR DANNEL MALLOY'S OFFICE MET WITH LAWMAKERS TO PUT TOGETHER LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW RECORDS LINKED TO THE NEWTOWN INVESTIGATION LIKE 9-1-1 CALLS, VICTIM PHOTOS AND POSSIBLY MORE TO BE WITHHELD FROM THE PUBLIC...THE LEGISLATION IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE FORM OF A SPECIAL ACT RELATED SOLELY TO THE NEWTOWN SITUATION AND NOT A BLANKET AMENDMENT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT...A REPORT ON THE NEWTOWN INVESTIGATION IS EXPECTED FROM STATE POLICE IN JUNE.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
The ex-congressman whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago said in a YouTube video announcement late Tuesday that he's in the New York City mayoral race. He'd said last month he was considering it.
"I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I also learned some tough lessons," he said in the video.
A homeless man who was left severely disfigured after his face was almost chewed off in a random attack in Miami has said he is grateful to the people who have helped him recover.
Ronald Poppo, who was set upon by Rudy Eugene in a bizarre assault, appeared in good spirits when he was filmed this week, a year on from his ordeal.
Periodically, new research shows that use and consumer "engagement" with Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has fallen and is usually replaced by time people spend on some alternative social media. If all the research were accurate, put together it would paint a picture of Facebook's near-term demise. But Facebook, at least for the time being, is flourishing.
The latest data about Facebook use, particularly in contrast to Twitter, is from Pew Internet.
Posted: May 18, 2013 5:43 PM by Troy Gaulden
BATON ROUGE, La. – A man pleaded for help after jumping on the hood of a moving truck on Coursey Blvd. after his sign was picked up, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
Stubbs says the man was on Coursey selling shrimp when another man driving a pickup truck pulled over and picked up his sign.
When the man in the truck went to pull off with the sign, the man selling the shrimp jumped on the hood of the pickup.
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