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  • A Call To Ban Steak Knives

    12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 62 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 5/2005 | BBC news
    A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all. They consulted 10 top chefs from...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)
  • Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, dies

    12/17/2012 3:07:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 123 replies
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  • The Communist Party USA echoes President Obama's call for more gun control

    12/17/2012 2:57:34 PM PST · by FL2012 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    While most of the nation is still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and continues to mourn the innocent victims, others are already working to exploit the horrific event for political gain. After all, as President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once infamously said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste" because a crisis provides an "opportunity to do things that you think [sic] you could not do before."
  • Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting

    12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence. "On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor. "Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today." "Let...
  • Oregon State Rep. Proposes Arming Teachers To Prevent Shootings (video)

    12/17/2012 2:46:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    STATE REP. DENNIS RICHARDSON, (R-OREGON): Well, it's been 13 years since the tragedy in Columbine, almost 6 years since Virginia Tech, and now we all mourn the massacre that occurred in Connecticut last Friday. We cannot continue to be passive when the only person who's armed in a school shooting situation is the shooter himself, the psychopath. What I'm suggesting is that we have campus responders, two or three volunteers, that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members, hopefully maybe prior military, prior law enforcement, but people who are trained who will be armed. And when...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, December-17-2012

    12/17/2012 2:24:33 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 56 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud

    12/17/2012 2:19:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EST, 16 December 2012 | James Rush
    Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 percent of “yes” votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting “took place in darkness”120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stationsEgyptians voted narrowly in favor of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. … Representatives of the seven (rights) groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday’s vote in 10 of Egypt’s 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts. The representatives told a news conference that they had reports of individuals falsely identifying...
  • Connecticut statutes - it was ALREADY BANNED!!

    12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST · by djf · 43 replies
    Connecticut gov website ^ | N/A | CT State
    I just checked on what Connecticut law says about firearms. Now, I don't agree with the law particularly. But I did find this: CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition. (1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore...
  • A ‘fiscal cliff’ deal is near: Here are the details

    12/17/2012 2:11:44 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    Washington Post - Wonkblog ^ | 17 Dec 12 | Erza Klein
    <p>All at once, a “fiscal cliff” deal seems to be coming together. Speaker John Boehner’s latest offer doesn’t go quite far enough for the White House to agree, but it goes far enough that many think they can see the agreement taking shape.</p>
  • Mayor Of San Juan Capistrano Attacked On City Street

    12/17/2012 2:05:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 17, 2012 10:49 AM
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of San Juan Capistrano is recovering Monday after being attacked while walking with his wife over the weekend. Mayor John Taylor and his wife were leaving a Christmas event around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the attack happened, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The couple was walking along Old Los Rios and Del Obispo Streets when they heard someone walking behind them, authorities said. As Taylor and his wife moved off to the side, Taylor was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by two heavy-set Hispanic suspects. The men continued...
  • The student debt explosion: Higher education bubble threatens to add to nation’s economic woes

    12/17/2012 2:05:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/17/2012
    President Obama and members of Congress have spent so much that the federal debt is headed toward $16.4 trillion. Those lawmakers must be using budgetary skills they picked up in college, as undergrads around the nation are racking up red ink at a record pace. Student loan debt jumped $42 billion last quarter, the New York Federal Reserve reported last week, bringing the total owed to about $1 trillion. That’s more than Americans owe on automobile loans or credit cards, and school bills have become so large that many have found themselves unable to pay. The official student loan delinquency...
  • Congrats, Barry. US falls out of top 10 most prosperous nations

    12/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2012 | Rick Moran
    You know that period between sleep and wakefulness where you're not quite sure you're still dreaming? I read this blog item at Powerline and had the exact same reaction: Via InstaPundit, we learn that for the first time, the United States does not rank as one of the world's ten most prosperous nations, as rated by London's Legatum Institute. The authors of the report found that the U.S.'s slippage is being driven by "a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead." Well, they're right: in Barack Obama's America, hard work...
  • Feds Run Amok With Arroyo Over-Regulation

    12/17/2012 1:53:53 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Dec 16 2012 | Albuquerque Journal
    To paraphrase, the arroyo to hell is paved with good intentions, illegally dumped garbage, dead trees and underbrush. Just ask Peter and Françoise Smith. They had the audacity to clear debris out of the arroyo on their property behind their home, off N.M. 14 southwest of Santa Fe. Peter Smith says “people dumped garbage down there, and there was a beetle infestation that took out a lot of the piñon.” He says the estimated 600 dead trees presented a fire hazard and the non-native “salt cedar was getting to the point it was so thick you couldn’t walk through it....
  • MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South'

    12/17/2012 1:52:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    MSNBC Host: Right to Work Came From 'Segregationist White Supremacist South' By Elizabeth Harrington December 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said on Sunday he is “uncomfortable” using the phrase “right-to-work” because it has its origins in the “segregationist white supremacist south.” “I’m not going to use the phrase [right to work] that is commonly used because it is such a ridiculous—let me just give people a little bit of history here,” Hayes said on his show, “Up With Chris Hayes.” He made the comment in connection with Michigan’s new right-to-work law. “The phrase is coined by a guy...
  • Vanity - An Attempt at a Concise Gun Control Argument

    12/17/2012 1:33:24 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 49 replies
    12/17/12 | dagogo redux
    Historically, the world’s worst gun violence against fellow citizens has overwhelmingly occurred when the military and police forces of would be tyrants were not balanced by an adequately armed citizenry.
  • In Recent Years, a Drop in Public Support for Gun Control Laws

    12/17/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by An Old Man · 41 replies
    Tecaucus ^ | MARJORIE CONNELLY
    Support for gun control measures has steadily dropped over the last decade, and previous mass shootings had little effect on public opinion about gun laws. It is too early to tell if the age and the number of the victims in the killings in Newtown, Conn., will now have an impact on attitudes toward gun control.
  • Richard Engel: NBC News Correspondent Reportedly Missing In Syria Since

    12/17/2012 1:12:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Richard Engel has reportedly gone missing in Syria, with the NBC News foreign correspondent out of touch since last Thursday. Reports of EngelÂ’s disappearance have come from Turkish news sources, which also note that a Turkish journalist working with Engel, Aziz AkyavaÅŸ, has also gone missing. Engel had been reporting on the ongoing conflict between rebels and forces backing President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST · by Faith · 28 replies
    December 17, 2012 | Faith
    Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14
  • As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover Columbia University ROTC office

    12/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be...