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  • Parents Need to Demand that Congress Enact Gun Reform

    04/22/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 41 replies
    Babble.com ^ | 4/22/13 | Brian Gresko
    The news has sucked this week. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, to poison ricin discovered in the President's mail, and the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has any stretch of five days better epitomized life in post 9/11 America? Fear, violence, explosions, and chemicals. As I write this, my Twitter feed buzzes in the background; the city of Boston remains on lockdown as police engage the surviving suspect of the bombing. Yet as Dennis Lehane wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times on Tuesday, we'll recover from acts of terror like...
  • Report: Suspects had no gun licenses

    04/22/2013 12:50:51 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/13 | Mike Lillis
    The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were not licensed to have the firearms they used in several shootouts with police on Friday, Reuters reported Sunday night. The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws – an issue that was put on the back-burner last week after the Senate blocked the central elements of a gun-control package backed by President Obama. Because Massachusetts state law bars handgun ownership for those younger than 21, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 26, was the only brother who could have obtained a...
  • MILLER: Q&A on D.C.'s gun laws

    08/16/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The shooting at the Family Research Council in Washington on Wednesday raised many questions about the guns laws in the District of Columbia. As people continued to tweet me questions, I decided to answer them all in one post. Below are your questions, followed by my responses. Feel free to elaborate in the comment section at the bottom. Q: Is it legal to carry a concealed firearm in DC? A: No, the nation’s capital does not recognize the right to bear arms. It is illegal to have a gun outside the home in D.C. The city was forced in 2008...
  • Judge: Security 'Pat-Downs" Of Buc Fans Unconstitutional

    07/28/2006 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Cagey · 134 replies · 1,949+ views
    WKMG-TV ^ | 7-28-2006
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Security "pat-downs" of fans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers games are unconstitutional and unreasonable, a federal judge ruled Friday, throwing into question the practice at NFL games nationwide. U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore issued an order siding with a Bucs season-ticket holder who had sued to stop the fan searches that began last season after the NFL implemented enhanced security measures. High school civics teacher Gordon Johnson sued the Tampa Sports Authority, which operates the stadium, to stop officials from conducting the "suspicionless" searches. A state judge agreed with Johnston that the searches are likely unconstitutional and...
  • Honor, Racism, Service Rifles & "Assault Weapons": One Black Cop's View

    03/08/2004 7:04:14 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 37 replies · 2,589+ views
    2nd Amendment Police Department ^ | 3/8/04 | Henry "Snake" Bowman, Police Officer
    " Well, you Sons of Bitches, now you know how I feel!"                                       -General George S.Patton- You may not like what I'm going to say here, but the First Amendment is still in effect (at the time of the time of this writing) so I'm going to exercise my right to rant: Prepare to get your feathers ruffled!... If you are an uniformed Police Officer of any rank and do not fully, and honorably support the pre-existing God given rights enumerated in the 2nd Amendment, you are a disgrace to your Badge and your oath of office to protect...