WTMJ: Milwaukee Common Council opposes changes in concealed carry laws.
This comes as lawmakers in the State Capitol push to lower the minimum age to get a concealed carry license to 18 years old. Proposals also call for license holders to be able to have guns in vehicles on school grounds.
MedPage Today: COVID vaccines no match for prison Delta outbreak.
Axios: Texas restricts access to medical abortion pill.
Driving the news: The new bill, Senate Bill 4, prevents physicians or providers from giving out abortion-inducing drugs after seven weeks of pregnancy.
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Stop military surveillance drones from coming home.
A federal statute authorizes the Pentagon to transfer surveillance technology, among other military equipment, to state and local police. This threatens privacy, free speech, and racial justice.
So Congress should do the right thing and enact Representative Ayanna Pressley’s amendment, Moratorium on Transfer of Controlled Property to Enforcement Agencies, to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA22). It would greatly curtail the amount of dangerous military equipment, including surveillance drones, that could be transferred to local and state law enforcement agencies through the Department of Defense’s “1033 program.” It has already placed $7.4 billion in military equipment with police departments since 1990.
CBS: Amazon says it's time to legalize cannabis. (So does WJI!)
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