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  • Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

    07/18/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/18/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election. Mike Szustak, who since April had run the campaign of candidate Tedra Cobb, told the Watertown Daily Times that he’s no longer part of Cobb's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York's 21st Congressional District. The departure follows revelations that Cobb won’t publicly state that she favors banning assault rifles. The video was first...
  • Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

    07/12/2018 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/12/18 | Christian Britschgi
    Starbucks, the nation's largest food and drink retailer, announced on Monday that it would be going strawless.... As is to be expected, Starbucks' decision was greeted with universal adulation.... Yet missing from this fanfare was the inconvenient fact that by ditching plastic straws, Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company's current lid/straw combination.
  • Hawaii becomes 1st state to ban sunscreens deemed harmful to coral reefs

    07/06/2018 11:05:28 AM PDT · by plain talk · 73 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 6, 2018 | Amanda Schmidt
    Hawaii just became the first state to ban certain sunscreens as a measure to protect the state's essential coral reefs. Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday, July 3, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, believed to harm coral reefs and other marine ecosystems. State lawmakers passed the legislation in early May. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of non-prescribed sunscreens on the islands that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which can be deadly for coral larvae. The ban will not be applied to medically prescribed sunscreens or makeup that contain oxybenzone...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • Congress To Give Jeff Sessions More Power To Ban Whatever Substance He Doesn't Like

    06/23/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 21jun18 | Michael Krieger
    Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Reason published an excellent article on the topic in yesterday’s piece: Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers. Here are some key excerpts: If you think the Department of Justice has more than...
  • Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end

    06/23/2018 11:36:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. However the move comes amid an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right to drive. At least eight women's rights activists are being detained and could face trial in a counter-terrorism court and long prison...
  • British Judge Calls for Banning the Sale of Large, Pointed Kitchen Knives

    05/29/2018 10:52:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/29/2018 | Rick Moran
    The UK is in the midst of an epidemic of knife attacks so, naturally, the idea is being floated to ban them.Crown Court Judge Nic Madge said in a speech that there should be a nationwide program to file down the points of large kitchen knives and to ban their sale.Telegraph: Judge Madge told the assembled  judges, barristers and court staff: “These offences often seem motiveless - one boy was stabbed because he had an argument a couple of years before at his junior school.” He said laws designed to reduce the availability of weapons to young would-be offenders...
  • Push to ban gun shows has long, tangled history in California

    05/28/2018 10:57:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ ^ | 5/27/18 | Kristina Davis
    When a Bay Area county decided to pass a law that effectively banned gun shows from its fairgrounds, it sparked one of the nation’s longest running legal battles over the right to bear arms. In the end, the county conceded and the gun shows were allowed to resume under stricter rules, leaving some of the central constitutional questions around the issue unsettled. Once again, gun shows at publicly-owned convention centers and fairgrounds are being targeted for expulsion around the state. And the legal roadmap is no less clear. History around such efforts shows a mix of outcomes, marked at times...
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 68 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • Turkey bans nine books on Kurds, ranging from genocide, Barzani, and Mahabad to Ezidi faith

    05/14/2018 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 5-13-18 | Ari Khalidi
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish authorities recently banned nine translated books of various scholarly subjects about the Kurds, the owner of an Istanbul-based publishing house that released them told Kurdistan 24 on Sunday.A local Turkish court in the Idil district of the Kurdish province of Sirnak deemed the books’ content in contravention of the anti-terror and press laws, citing articles that deal with “terrorist propaganda.”Editor and founder of the publisher Avesta, Abdullah Keskin, said over the phone that a ruling by the court dated back to September last year. However, he was notified of it on Friday.“To be seized, collected,...
  • Developing: California Pushes Bill That Appears To Ban Sale of Bibles

    04/22/2018 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | April 19, 2018 at 6:06pm | Randy DeSoto
    A new California pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy” easily passed the state’s assembly on Thursday.CBS News affiliate KOVR reported the final tally was 50-14. Assembly Bill 2943 now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate.The bill would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” aimed at “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.” Goods would include any books or written materials, while services would encompass counseling individuals seeking to address same-sex...
  • FDA Bans Pure Bulk Caffeine Products, Citing "Significant Public Health Concern"

    04/15/2018 7:58:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    newsweek ^ | Kate Sheridan
    Companies can no longer sell bulk packages of liquid or powdered caffeine directly to consumers, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The policy will take immediate effect “given the significant public health concern,” according to the agency’s statement released Friday. “Highly concentrated and pure caffeine, often sold in bulk packages, have been linked to at least two deaths in otherwise healthy individuals,” the agency stated. ... Between 10 and 14 grams of caffeine is considered life-threatening, according to the FDA’s guidelines, though people can have an irregular or rapid heart rate and seizures after taking just a gram. The...
  • US Town Bans Semi-Auto Rifles, Violators to Be Fined Up to $1,000/Day

    04/05/2018 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 5, 2018 | Rebekah Baker
    A city board in northwestern Illinois near Chicago has taken a significant step to increase gun control in their town. On Monday night, members of The Deerfield Village Board of Deerfield, Illinois voted unanimously to ban what they view as “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, CBS News reported. The ordinance also includes “semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with certain features.” “The possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield is not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense or the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia,” the ordinance states. As noted by CBS,...
  • Update on Vermont Gun Control Push

    03/27/2018 10:10:15 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 24 replies
    AR15.com ^ | 3-27-2018 | theskuh
    Update on VT gun control bill
  • Update on Vermont magazine ban

    03/26/2018 3:34:28 PM PDT · by JamesP81 · 14 replies
    AR15.com ^ | 3-26-2018 | theskuh
    Update to magazine ban bill in VT. Quoting OP's update: Update bill is going to the senate judiciary. Email these people first asking to remove the mag ban from the bill. rsears@leg.state.vt.us jbenning@leg.state.vt.us jwhite@leg.state.vt.us anitka@leg.state.vt.us
  • Magazine ban about to become law in Vermont. Tell them what you think of that.

    03/26/2018 1:01:14 PM PDT · by JamesP81 · 46 replies
    AR15.com ^ | 3-26-2018 | theskuh
    I am calling for your help. As you probably know VT is under assault. The state house just passed a bill with a high cap mag ban among other things. It has to go back to the senate which already passed a version of the bill without the mag ban. We need a couple senators to flip their vote now that the mag ban has been added to stop at least the mag ban portion of the bill. Here are some of the senators that could be emailed and swayed to change their vote. Please email them and tell them...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    kimatv.com ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • BREAKING: Court of appeals upholds ‘sanctuary cities’ ban SB4

    03/13/2018 4:46:15 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 78 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 03/13/2018 | Philip Jankowski
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 4, the state’s so-called sanctuary cities ban, can remain the law of the land in Texas for now, stating that the cities that challenged the law will likely lose in their federal court suit. Plaintiffs in the case include Austin and most of Texas’ other large cities, which sought to overturn the controversial law. It requires cities and counties to enforce detention requests placed on local jail inmates suspected of illegal immigration.
  • Cuomo considering statewide ban on plastic bags

    03/06/2018 5:36:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Gov. Cuomo said he’s considering backing a statewide ban on plastic bags to help curb unnecessary trash — a day after Mayor de Blasio proposed such a restriction for New York City. “It’s clear that we need to address the real environmental concerns caused by the proliferation of plastic ‎bags, and a ban is one of the options we’re reviewing,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. Not so fast, said one influential state lawmaker. “The first step is that they should enforce what’s on the books,” said Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), who led a successful fight against the city imposing a...