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How did the Las Vegas Shooter Get Around Laws Banning Fully Automatic Weapons?

Not surprisingly, the state of Nevada has relatively lax gun laws. For example, Nevada allows the purchase of rifles, shotguns, or handguns in any amount, without a license. These firearms do not need to be registered. It is also legal to carry weapons openly without a permit, or concealed, with a permit. However, the purchase, sale, possession of fully automatic weapons is still illegal in......
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O.J. Simpson: Free At Last but Free to Live Anywhere He Wants?

Shortly after midnight on Sunday morning O.J. Simpson was freed from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. Simpson had been sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery as part of a botched 2007 hotel-room heist in Las Vegas, Nevada. But he was released after serving nine years. He was granted parole on July 20, 2017. Note that probation occurs prior to and......
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Is Asteroid Mining Legal Yet?

Existing Treaties and Laws It sounds like science fiction, but did you know there’s an Outer Space Treaty of 1967 (OST)? The rights to freely and unilaterally access, explore, and use outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is set forth in the OST. Most experts agree that the OST prohibits nations from exercising territorial sovereignty over celestial bodies but seems to allow......
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Online Fantasy Sports Betting: Where Is It Legal?

There are roughly 30.6 million fantasy sports players and 74-percent of them prefer no-cash platforms. Worldwide, football, baseball and U.S. soccer are the most popular fantasy sports. In 2006 the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed by Congress. While the UIGEA made it illegal for banks and other financial institutions to process transactions related to online gambling and online poker in the United......
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What Happens If You Ignore Mandatory Evacuation Orders?

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Irma had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph — just below highest Category 5 status — and is forecast to remain at about that strength when it comes ashore on Sunday morning. Mandatory evacuation orders have now been issued in numerous counties, including all residents and visitors in the Florida Keys. Despite its vulnerability to extreme weather, Florida does not......
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Fact or Fiction: Owning Pepper Spray Is ILLEGAL in Most of Europe?

This is a fact!  In 2016 police in Denmark sparked anger by warning a teenage girl that she faced prosecution for using pepper spray to fend off a sexual assault near an asylum seekers center. A local police spokesman said: ‘It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely to be charged for that.’ She also faced a £50 fine. The case has caused......
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Is There A Legal Right to Protest with Guns?

Last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, about 500 protestors marched in an event dubbed “Unite the Right.” Some of the marchers carried Nazi flags. Many were openly carrying guns and rifles. In fact, some of the march attendants were members of well-armed militias. According to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the police were “outgunned” by militia members “who had better equipment than our police had. … You......
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Fact: There’s A National Left Handers’ Day on August 13!

It’s estimated that only about 7-11% of the world population is left handed. Left handers haven’t always had it easy. During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks. In fact, did you know wedding rings are worn on the left hand to help ward off the evil associated with the left hand? Things have definitely turned around for lefties. Left handers can now......
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President Trump’s 17-Day Golf Club Vacation?

President Trump has announced plans to spend 17 days (about three weeks) vacationing this August at his “summer White House” – his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump has spent a good deal of time away from the White House, including 21 of his first 26 weekends, mostly at his luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Why does President Trump spend so......
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A Transgender Military Ban … What Does It Really Mean?

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous......
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