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  • Crime soared with Mass. gun law

    03/07/2018 6:33:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN 1998, Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the toughest gun-control legislation in the country. Among other stringencies, it banned semiautomatic “assault” weapons, imposed strict new licensing rules, prohibited anyone convicted of a violent crime or drug trafficking from ever carrying or owning a gun, and enacted severe penalties for storing guns unlocked. “Today, Massachusetts leads the way in cracking down on gun violence,” said Republican Governor Paul Cellucci as he signed the bill into law. “It will save lives and help fight crime in our communities.” Scott Harshbarger, the state’s Democratic attorney general, agreed: “This vote is a victory...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: We let Obama defy the law, and took a step toward autocracy

    03/06/2018 7:05:30 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | March 3, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal." — President Richard Nixon Early in the residency of Barack Obama, some activists pressured him to stop deporting illegals... But Obama was a smart lawyer surrounded by other smart lawyers. He even boasted that he had been a Constitutional law professor. He had actually just been a part-time and untenured instructor, but he still knew that the president had no authority to ignore the immigration laws. According to the New York Times and Washington Post, he clearly said so... at least 17 times. But then he did it anyway. ......
  • The Only Thing We Know for Sure After a Mass Shooting

    02/20/2018 5:24:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | February 20, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Here we go again. This time it was at a high school in Florida. It has become depressingly familiar. Not just the horrific shooting, but also the words that come after something like this. Officials assure us that the victims and their families are in their thoughts and prayers. Then come the calls for more restrictions on guns. Then we get the reminders that if we see something we need to say something. It's all so predictable. But by now we know something else that's predictable: It's going to happen again -- if not at a school, then at a...
  • The 40 Iron Laws of Politics in America

    02/04/2018 4:50:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | John Hawkins
    1) Liberals care much more about policies that make them feel good about themselves than they do about policies that actually make life better for people. 2) That person in politics being compared to Hitler is really not very much like Hitler at all. 3) The bigger government gets, the worse it serves the people. 4) While they are in office, all Republican Presidents will be portrayed by the Left as either evil, crazy, racist, stupid or some combination thereof. 5) For every actual racist act and comment in politics, there are 500 people being falsely called bigots because Democrats...
  • Pres. Trump Signs 7 Bills into Law as America-First Policies Continue

    01/09/2018 5:44:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    OANN ^ | Jan 8 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    The laws range from further improving the Department of Veteran Affairs to cracking down on human trafficking and sexual assault. He also signed bills that celebrate the African-American community. Those include a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African-Americans in the country, and a law which establishes the African American Civil Rights Network within the National Park Service.
  • Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018

    01/01/2018 8:04:47 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | December 30, 2017 | Madison Park
    Hundreds of new state laws go into effect on the first day of 2018. Iowa voters will be asked to show their IDs at the polls. West Virginia also requires voters at any election to show valid ID at the poll. The state permits both non-photo and photo IDs. California employers can no longer ask about your prior salary. . A new Nevada law requires employers to grant up to 160 hours of leave per year to employees who are victims of domestic violence or have family members who are victims. Employers in Vermont can't request or require employees to...
  • 18 new California laws you should know going into 2018

    12/31/2017 12:10:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    KCRA TV ^ | 12:30 PM PST Dec 28, 2017 | Sarah Heise
    As 2017 draws to a close, we're looking forward to 2018 and all the new laws that take effect Jan. 1 Vehicle registration fee increase Recreational-use marijuana Marijuana use in vehicles Minimum wage increase Bars and ride-sharing Sanctuary state of California Ammunition sales Gender identity on driver’s licenses Guns banned at schools Buses and seat belts High school exit exam Baby changing tables in bathrooms Rescue animal sales Job salary history Free college Neighborhood voting Car window tinting Crossing the street
  • Columbia leaders pass new ordinance prohibiting the use of bump stocks

    12/20/2017 6:56:56 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 18 replies
    ABCNews4 ^ | December 20, 2017 | ABC News 4
    Columbia leaders passed an ordinance Tuesday that is the first of its kind, clearing the way for Columbia to become the first city in the United States to ban use of so-called "bump stocks." Bump stocks are a specially modified aftermarket gun attachments firearm owners can put on semi-automatic rifles. The bump stocks allow the weapons to which they're attached to simulate fully-automatic fire. Columbia's newly passed ordinance prohibits bump stocks and similar firearm attachments from being attached to weapons, not the actual sale or ownership of them. Breaking this law would be a misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine...
  • Liberals Freak Out As House Approves Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    11/30/2017 10:19:20 AM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2017 | Mac Slavo
    The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 late Wednesday for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. This bill would amend the federal criminal code to allow the concealed carry of guns across state lines for all concealed carry permit holders. Should this bill become a law, states will not be able to impose their individual requirements for a concealed carry license on those who have a license to conceal in a different state. The left is already terrified. Republicans rejected Democratic amendments that would ban violent offenders from qualifying under the law (because violent offenders cannot obtain a concealed carry...
  • Net Neutrality Laws on the Brink – Here’s the Reality

    11/27/2017 10:49:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    We are hearing arguments for and against the rollback of the Net Neutrality laws, but what is the reality. And more importantly, why are we ignoring the other 30 plus countries in the world that have already tried this? As FCC chairman Ajit Pai seeks to repeal the latest regulations on how the internet can be delivered, it seems that not a single person involved in the debate is putting forward a solid argument one way or the other. It is clearly not because they don’t know them (they’re not that hard to find), so could it be because they...
  • Legislation and Lobbyists…

    11/17/2017 7:00:57 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 2 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 16, 2017 | Sundance
    There are many people taking notice of modern politics for the first time in their lives. There is also some confusion noticed between two groups who talk above and around each other. Two groups communicating from two entirely different sets of understanding. Perhaps it is valuable to reset the larger frames of reference and provide clarity. Many, heck, most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. There is...
  • Backlash swift after Trump tweet on NBC

    10/12/2017 8:39:21 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2017 | Harper Neidig
    President Trump's suggestion that NBC should potentially have its broadcast license challenged has prompted a wave of condemnation from both sides of the aisle, with many saying that such a move would violate the First Amendment. Trump lashed out at NBC News on Wednesday after the outlet reported that Trump had suggested increasing the nation's nuclear arms stockpile during a meeting with top Cabinet officials. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Trump tweeted.
  • Nevada Gun Laws

    10/11/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by 7thson · 25 replies
    There is no limit on bulk purchases, amounts of ammunition, or magazine sizes. A gun dealer also does not have to comply with law enforcement; police inspections of Nevada gun shops are not allowed by state law. Many gun control activists believe the absence of regulations on dealers combined with the constant flow of tourism attribute to Nevada's bleak murder numbers. Since 2000, Nevada has had on average 27 gun related deaths per 100,000 people annually, by far the most in the US.
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....
  • Meanwhile in Fort Lauderdale, it looks as if looting is well underway

    09/10/2017 2:12:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/10/17 | Jacob B.
    As Hurricane Irma begins to make landfall on the southern part of the Florida peninsula, looters don’t appear to be wasting any time in going after the items they want.
  • Gun-toting Texan going to CA in a week. Anything I need to know?

    09/03/2017 7:04:35 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 96 replies
    We are gun-toting Texans who have to travel to California in about a week. We will be crossing the AZ/CA border on I-40. Is there anything we should know? I drove to CA on 1-10 in 1985 packing guns, and didn't have a problem then. Has anything changed?
  • Durham County Sheriff: We Will Identify Those Who Pulled Down Confederate Statue

    08/15/2017 10:00:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 8/15/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews says his office is working to identify individuals who pulled down the Confederate statue on Durham County property Monday night. Andrews’ statement comes amid reports that sheriff’s officials were present when the statue was pulled down, videoing the act but not intervening to stop it or arrest those doing it. Breitbart News reported that protesters placed a tow rope around the neck and shoulder of a Confederate statue and pulled it down from atop the monument on which it stood. WNCN reports that protesters took turns kicking the statue once it was on the ground,...
  • Scaramucci’s calls for tougher gun laws vanish from Twitter

    07/21/2017 6:10:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has posted his support for stringent gun-control laws – a position that would be at odds with President Trump’s views. “I have always been for strong gun control laws,” Scaramucci tweeted after the December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 kids were gunned down. In August 2012, he tweeted: “We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls.”
  • Social Security – History – Laws – Entitlements – Abuses – And Why Pay Taxes To A Broken Government?

    07/01/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Back before the Industrial Revolution most people were rural, and they lived off the land. Families took care of their aging families. Parents had big farm houses that encompassed not only Mom, Dad, and children, but Grandma and Grandpa were a part of the mix…possibly even Aunt Hilda if she needed a roof over her head. The whole family worked together to make the living. Even little Johnny had his chore of feeding the chickens. His little sister gathered the eggs, and Mama fixed them for breakfast. Meanwhile, Daddy had already gotten up at the crack of dawn to build...
  • 7.2 Million Reasons to Introduce Voter ID Laws

    06/22/2017 5:13:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Conservative think tank, Just facts, has released the results of a long running study into whether or not voter fraud from non US citizens actually takes place. Up until now, the MSM and especially the previous government have followed “the truth” of an old report that stated “zero people out of 18 million in the US have voted illegally”. But more in-depth research now suggest that of 7.2 million non-US citizens who are illegally (or mistakenly ) registered to vote, a potential 5.7 million could have cast ballots in the 2008 Presidential election. When Barack Obama said “Of course...