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  • Harry Reid is Considering Rule Change to Block Filibuster

    05/18/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies ^ | May 18, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to use the so-called “nuclear option” to change the senate rules so that 60 votes are no longer needed to block a filibuster. And it looks like President Obama will support Reid’s efforts if the Republicans try to block upcoming nominations. “If Senator Reid decides to do something on nominations, the president has said he’ll be there to support him,” a Democratic aide told the Post. "This would take away the right to...
  • Gun crime spreads 'like a cancer' across Britain

    10/06/2003 11:24:05 AM PDT · by 45Auto · 44 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Observer/Guardian Unlimited ^ | 5 October 2003 | Tony Thompson
    Few people paid much attention when, late last month, Shabir Hussain and his friend Mohammed Shabir were jailed for 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court. Working with rudimentary tools in the basements of their homes, the pair had set themselves up as armourers to the local underworld, converting blank firing pistols into lethal weapons. They produced more than 170 guns and sold them to gangs from Bristol to Manchester. One week after the jailings, the murder of Nottingham jewellery shop owner Marian Bates, the gunning down of Hertfordshire gangster Dave King, and a drive-by shooting in Reading in which three...
  • Gun used to kill prosecutor is focus of massive search

    07/20/2003 2:34:28 PM PDT · by archy · 37 replies · 958+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2003 | Steve Miletich
    Gun used to kill prosecutor is focus of massive search By Steve Miletich Seattle Times staff reporter FBI agents are conducting an unusually sweeping search for a customized gun used in the killing of Seattle federal prosecutor Thomas Wales, according to the owner of a Minnesota arms company and sources familiar with the investigation. The gun, an Eastern European-made semiautomatic pistol called a Makarov, had been fitted with a replacement barrel that leaves telltale marks on bullets. The search, one of the most laborious gun sweeps in FBI history, is taking place in all 50 states, as agents track down...
  • FBI Doing Gun Roundup To Try To Solve Tom Wales Murder

    07/16/2003 10:11:27 AM PDT · by archy · 49 replies · 902+ views
    K O M O TV ^ | July 15, 2003 | Michelle Esteban
    FBI Doing Gun Roundup To Try To Solve Tom Wales Murder July 15, 2003 By Michelle Esteban SEATTLE - Gun owners say the FBI is rounding up pistols in a nationwide effort to solve the murder of Tom Wales, a federal prosecutor from Seattle. It's been 19 months since Wales was gunned down in his Queen Anne home. The feds are looking for Makarov pistols -- a special kind of gun that may have been used in the killing. Wade's Gun Shop in Bellevue describes it as an inexpensive, but "very reliable" pistol. According to "Mak" owners, the FBI is...