Michigan House Republicans Seek to Reduce Penalties for Gun License Violations

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Gun laws, Michigan House Republicans
The author writes, “Gun rights supporters in the Michigan House are working to decriminalize certain firearm-related offenses as part of a larger effort to roll back regulations on gun ownership and use in the state. House Republicans named protecting Second Amendment rights as one of its top priorities this session. So far, many of the gun-related bills taken up for hearings focus on reducing existing penalties for violating Michigan’s ... gun laws or removing restrictions on certain gun use.” Photo credit: Michigan Municipal League / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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Nevada: Feds Should Restudy Seismic Risk at Nuke Dump Site (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Nevada’s governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation’s most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert.”

Judge Quashes SFPD Warrant Used to Search Journalist’s Phone (Reader Steve)

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “A judge on Thursday quashed a search warrant used by San Francisco police to search a journalist’s phone in what was part of a controversial investigation into the leak of a police report on the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi. San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Rochelle East issued the ruling in court Thursday afternoon, essentially barring investigators from using any evidence that was obtained with the order.”

Fack Check: Trump Falsely Accuses Ocasio-Cortez of Calling Americans ‘Garbage’ (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes, “Ocasio-Cortez did not call Americans ‘garbage’; she said in March that the country has gone so far in the wrong direction that people shouldn’t be satisfied with moderate policies that are merely ‘10% better from garbage.’”

Police Officer Suggests AOC Should be Shot, Calling Her a ‘Vile Idiot’ (Chris)

The author writes, “‘This vile idiot needs a round,’ officer Charlie Rispoli wrote in a Facebook post referring to Ocasio-Cortez last week, according to a screenshot first reported by New Orleans news site NOLA.com on Saturday. ‘And I don’t mean the kind she used to serve,’ he continued. Before becoming a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez worked in a New York City bar as a bartender.”

How Bioluminescence Works in Nature (Chris)

The author writes, “A whopping 76 percent of ocean animals are bioluminescent, which means they produce their own light through a series of chemical reactions or host bacteria that do.”

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