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  • Texans likely to fight Obama's gun proposal

    01/16/2013 4:44:58 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ted Oberg
    A representative from The Woodlands is vowing to file legislation that would make it illegal to enforce federal bans on semi-automatic weapons. Under Republican State Representative Steve Toth's "Firearms Protection Act," anyone trying to enforce federal gun bans could face felony charges. Toth's announcement comes on the eve of President Barack Obama's unveiling of his initiative to fight gun violence. Some of the so-called concrete steps will address both gun control and mental health care. So how will Texas respond to the recommendations? .... "What should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we're...
  • Barber pushes mental health in meeting with Biden on gun package

    01/16/2013 4:33:50 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    azcapitoltimes.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mary Shinn
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, urged Vice President Joe Biden on Monday to incorporate improved mental health care in any gun-control measures the White House proposes to reduce gun violence. Barber was one of eight House Democrats to meet with Biden, who was charged by President Barack Obama with developing a response to the shooting last month that killed 26 people, most of them children, in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Barber, who was shot in the January 2011 attack at a Tucson Safeway that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said he is not...
  • Bill Clinton on Hillary: ‘She’ll Live to Be 120'

    01/16/2013 4:33:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 15, 2013
    Former President Clinton made a bold prediction about his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Despite her recent health problems, Clinton said his wife is so healthy she’ll outlive him. “I tell her that she still has time to have three more husbands after me. I think she’ll live to be 120,” he said. “I always know that she’s thinking about that whenever I’m stubborn about something — in her constant quest for my self-improvement she refers to me as her first husband.”
  • Congress Must Do Its Duty and ZOT "gun control"

    01/16/2013 4:28:00 AM PST · by obsnob · 77 replies
    “Don’t let the lobbyists win” should be the rallying call of Barack Obama to congress when he unveils wide-ranging measures aimed at curbing gun violence. Following the shooting of 27 people, including 12 children, at a school in Newton Connecticut at the end of last year, the gun debate has been at the top of most people’s discussion list and congress has to seriously consider the measures Obama is set to propose – similar to those passed in New York on Tuesday. In addressing these measures, congress cannot let powerful lobbying groups such as the NRA sway them with various...
  • Jewish religious movements present plans to end gun violence

    01/16/2013 4:15:56 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    jta.org ^ | January 16, 2013
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force and sent letters to Congress. On Jan. 15, which would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday, members of an interfaith alliance known as Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence held a news conference to urge Americans to work together to help curb gun violence. They called for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines...
  • The Media's Favorite Fake Republicans

    01/16/2013 4:05:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican Party is desperately in need of some good advice. It needs to return to Ronald Reagan conservatism and give America a two-party system, not a tinny echo of Obama. But our liberal media keep desperately inviting fake Republicans to offer advice to the GOP. They want to create a new Republican Party, one that rejects the principles of the man who championed freedom. Exhibit A: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Jan. 14 Washington Post insisted on the front page: "Bloomberg wants change in the GOP." Post reporter Jason Horowitz noted, "America's most prominent and deep pocketed...
  • New Math: President Obama Exaggerates Deficit Savings

    01/16/2013 4:01:10 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/15/2013 | John Merline
    At his press conference this week, President Obama made it seem as though the job of getting the government's deficits under control is nearly done. "The consensus is we need about $4 trillion to stabilize our debt and our deficit," he told reporters, "which means we need about $1.5 trillion more." [snip] But a closer look at the numbers shows that Obama is exaggerating how much deficit reduction he's actually achieved, and is being decidedly Pollyannaish about the nation's still massive long-term budget gap and what will be needed to close it.
  • Rupert Murdoch Tweets About Gun Control, Overweight Woman

    01/16/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Georg Szalai
    The News Corp. CEO says he "did not mean to be unsympathetic" after a comment on a "fat lady" who fell through a sidewalk draws criticism from Keith Olbermann. News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch started off the year fairly quietly on Twitter. But on Tuesday night, he once again drew attention with Twitter posts about gun control and an overweight woman from New York whose fall through a sidewalk drew tabloid coverage. "Hopefully we'll get some real actions on guns tomorrow, not just some stage managed stunt," Murdoch tweeted late Tuesday. "This is federal imperative, not for states."...
  • Are Guns the Problem?

    01/16/2013 3:49:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped. Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to...
  • Chief Keef Arrested For Probation Violation [CHICAGO RAPPER pointed gun at cop]

    01/16/2013 3:49:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Jason Lipshutz
    Chicago rapper Chief Keef was taken into custody on Tuesday (Jan. 15) after a judge ruled that the 17-year-old had violated his probation. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the rapper (real name: Keith Cozart) was handcuffed and taken out of court during a probation hearing on Tuesday. Keef is being held until a sentencing hearing on Thursday. Chief Keef was reportedly sentenced to 18 months probation in January 2012 for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Cozart violated his probation, which barred him from coming into contact with any firearms, by visiting...
  • First, the Bad News

    01/16/2013 3:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | John Stossel
    We in the media rarely lie to you. But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context. That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests. Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods. The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of...
  • Fane Lozman, winner in Supreme Court case against Riviera Beach, calls it 'an amazing day'

    01/16/2013 3:29:30 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    .palmbeachpost. ^ | Jan. 15, 2013 | By Jane Musgrave
    Fane Lozman, a Marine turned multi-millionaire inventor turned thorn in the side of Riviera Beach officials, has won his long-running legal battle against the city over his floating home. In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Lozman’s 60-foot, two-story home that was once anchored at the Riviera Beach Marina was not a vessel. As Lozman has argued for years, the court ruled that the city shouldn’t have been able to seize it using centuries-old maritime law. The decision sets the stage for Lozman to return to court to seek damages against Riviera Beach for destroying...
  • When I Was A Kid: Reflections Of A 50-Year-Old American

    01/16/2013 3:10:17 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 53 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-16-2013 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    The United States of America was the greatest nation in the history of the world, bar none, and just about every American school kid knew why http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/when-i-was-a-kid-reflections-of-a-50-year-old-american?f=must_reads
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - January 16, 2013

    01/16/2013 3:02:14 AM PST · by sneakers · 7 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC httphttp://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) ://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • Switching To Generic HIV Drugs Could Save The U.S. Billions [BO will throw AIDS patients under bus]

    01/16/2013 3:01:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 1/16/13 | Joseph Nordqvist
    The U.S health care system could save over $1 billion dollars a year if they replace current antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection with generic versions of the medications, a risky move that could seriously affect the efficacy of HIV treatment. The implications of such a change was explored in a study published in the January 15 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • AP-GfK poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws

    01/16/2013 2:38:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | january 16, 2013 | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA
    Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. Three-quarters of Americans said they reacted to the Connecticut massacre with deep anger, while 54 percent said they felt deeply ashamed...
  • Scott gets an earful from black lawmakers [Florida Governor Hated by Obama Cult]

    01/16/2013 2:25:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Florida Current ^ | 1/15/13 | Bill Cotterell
    Near the beginning of a polite but frank sit-down between Gov. Rick Scott and black state lawmakers, state Sen. Arthenia Joyner cordially told the governor, "We differ on a lot of things." "You're kidding," Scott replied in mock surprise. As the 23 black House and Senate members laughed, he quickly added, "I care about jobs and education, and I'm sure you do, too." For the next hour and 10 minutes, the political-philosophy gulf between the wealthy Republican governor and the black Democrats who represent some of the poorest people in Florida was starkly obvious. They aired their differences on health...
  • Prop-a-palooza: The Use and Abuse of Kiddie Human Shields

    01/16/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging -- a feckless attempt to invoke "For the Children" immunity by hiding behind them. What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-a-longs. We are already...
  • Obama's half brother to run for Kenyan office

    01/16/2013 2:13:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** The president's campaign advice? "Have thick skin, be honest and sincere," Malik Obama told CNN. Malik Obama will run as an independent candidate in Kenya's election in March. The county of Siaya, in the western part of the country, has a population of about 842,000. Malik Obama, who studied accounting at the University of Nairobi, and his half brother met for the first time in 1985 and have reportedly kept in close contact ever since. Each served as the other's best man at their weddings.
  • Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’ [Arrogant Jew Hater Alert]

    01/16/2013 1:46:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg (LINK ONLY) | 1/14/13 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-14/what-obama-thinks-israelis-don-t-understand-.html
  • Utah smoothie bar owner charges liberals $1 extra per drink

    01/16/2013 1:44:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/13
    **SNIP** “We have a fiscal problem in this country. We’ve got to deal with it or we don’t have a country, so to kind of help make that point, just a little bit, I charge liberals just a little bit more. Really what I’m focused on is the fiscal differences between big government/small government and liberal ways, as far as entitlements and spending,” said Burnett, in a KSL.com report. Burnett says the extra money will go to support the conservative Washngton-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation. Burnett, also a pro-oil and gas activist, plainly lists prices for his drinks, with...
  • Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

    01/16/2013 1:18:19 AM PST · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 January 2013 | Meyumi Nigashi
    Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest and most serious in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation All Nippon Airways Co said instruments aboard a domestic flight indicated a battery error, triggering emergency warnings to the pilots. It said the battery in the forward cargo hold was the same lithium-ion type as one involved in a fire on another Dreamliner at a U.S. airport last week. The carrier grounded...
  • Renault, Adjusting to Europe’s Declining Market, Will Cut 7,500 Jobs

    01/16/2013 1:07:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 15 January 2013 | Dilly Jolly and Vindu Goel
    France’s ailing industrial sector took another blow on Tuesday when Renault said it planned to cut 7,500 domestic jobs by 2016, or about 17 percent of its French labor force, as it adjusts production capacity to the crushing downturn in the European car market. The plan, which the company said in a statement would save 400 million euros, or $540 million, in annual fixed costs, is needed to lower its break-even point — the amount of revenue needed to cover all outlays — and to “clear the way for the new hiring needed for the future.” The company said that...
  • 'All My Babies' Mamas' canceled by Oxygen amidst controversy, before airing

    01/16/2013 12:59:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Controversial reality show "All My Babies' Mamas" has been canceled by Oxygen after a Change.org petition against the one-hour special received 37,000 signatures. According to reports, Oxygen was planning to highlight Shawty Lo, an Atlanta-based rapper who has 11 children with 10 different women. The show -- which was not being developed as a series, just as a one-time episode -- would have featured all of the women and children moving into one home together. According to an Oxygen press release, the show would "leave the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create...
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • "Law & Order: SVU" gets $10 million tax break from New Jersey (for 09 & 10)

    01/16/2013 12:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    The state Economic Development Authority yesterday awarded the hit NBC television show “Law & Order: SVU” more than $10.2 million in tax credits, two years after the program stopped filming in New Jersey. The credits are for the 2009-2010 season of the long-running hit series. Because of cap restraints, the credits will be spread out over two years — $217,000 this year and $10 million next year.
  • Obama's Long History of Radical, Anti-Constitutional Gun Control (Vanity)

    01/16/2013 12:50:52 AM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 5 replies
    I was shocked to hear some in my local media market trying to rewrite Obama as a gun-friendly, Second Amendment guy, just trying to introduce some “reasonable” regulation in an understandable reaction to the recent spate of "gun violence." The following links are provided to show that this is a complete mischaracterization, that Obama has in fact been out of step with the Second Amendment for a long time, and in fact has been focused for at least 17 years on the same kind of all-out ban that just passed in New York: In 1996, Obama responded to a political...
  • Now Trayvon Martin used to bash gun rights - Top Chicago cop gets aggressive over 2nd Amendment

    01/16/2013 12:47:20 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    Handguns cannot be purchased in the city of Chicago, but more than 7,400 guns were confiscated by police last year, according to a CNN report. Now, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has voiced opposition to concealed carry in a city where last year more people were murdered than in Afghanistan. “When people say concealed carry, I say Trayvon Martin,” McCarthy said. He was speaking to a largely black audience at a Rainbow PUSH event in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported McCarthy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., local radio host Cliff Kelley and others discussed gun laws, Chicago’s homicide rate and recent...
  • Brady Bill II, 1993 - Redux 2013

    01/16/2013 12:27:55 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 6 replies
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment | 1994 | Wayne LaPierre
    Guns, Crime, and Punishment, by Wayne LaPierre, © 1994 p.49-50 … But in 1993, with a new sponsor, NY Rep. Charles Schumer, and a new president, Bill Clinton, in the White House, the Brady Bill waiting period passed the U.S. Congress and was signed into law on November 30. It didn’t take long for the “second step to be unveiled. Eight days later on December 8, 1993, Sarah and Jim Brady of Handgun Control, Inc. and Rep. Charles Schumer called a press conference to announce their intention to file “Brady Bill II.” … 1. Requires a license to buy a...
  • Revealed: Obama's likely executive orders on guns

    01/16/2013 12:19:34 AM PST · by Red Steel · 42 replies
    wnd ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Group with enormous influence on White House issues specific plans A progressive group with enormous influence on White House policy has issued specific recommendations to the Obama administration on how to push sweeping gun control, including suggestions for executive orders. The Center for American Progress released an 11-page proposal, reviewed by WND, calling for a full ban on the sale of assault weapons and magazines with a capacity for more than 10 bullets. CAP suggests legislation to require licensing and transfer restrictions on new and existing assault rifles. The CAP paper, delivered to the White House last week, recommends that...
  • What I Most Admire About James O’Keefe [Start Laughing]

    01/16/2013 12:03:48 AM PST · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 15 January 2013 | James O'Keefe
    Conservative video pranksters film "Anti-Gun" ad spoof, plus, they try to convince MSM journalists to put "Gun Free Home" signs in their front yards.
  • Gun buyers racing new law - Purchasers load up on weapons, ammo in hours before state bill signed

    01/15/2013 11:59:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Mark McGuire
    MALTA — The sign at Zack's Sports says store hours are 11-8, but the doors were opened on Tuesday well before that. By 11 a.m., customers could barely navigate the store packed with people. A dozen deep lined up for the register, while the parked cars along Route 9 extended 100 yards in each direction from the filled parking lot near Round Lake. "You will have to wait," a man behind the counter told a customer. "I ran out of toner." By 11:15 a.m., a tide of customers swamped the front vestibule. By lunchtime a line snaked 10-deep outside into...
  • Fitch warns on U.S. rating as debt ceiling fight looms

    01/15/2013 11:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36pm EST | Marc Jones, William James and Daniel Bases
    The United States faces a “material risk” of losing its AAA status if there is a repeat of the wrangling seen in 2011 over raising the country’s self-imposed debt ceiling, credit ratings firm Fitch said on Tuesday. The United States scraped up against its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Dec. 31 and is now employing special measures to meet its financial obligations. The Treasury Department said those steps could be exhausted by mid-February. Despite December’s deal by U.S. politicians to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of spending cuts and tax hikes, Fitch’s head of sovereign ratings, David Riley, said pressure on...
  • Mexico Jumps into the U.S. Gun Control Debate

    01/15/2013 11:42:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bryan Llenas
    A three-ton sign made of confiscated crushed weapons unveiled last year in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, by then-President Felipe Calderón, sent a clear and direct message to American neighbors up north: “No More Weapons.” For years, particularly under Calderón’s leadership, Mexico has directly blamed lax U.S. gun control laws for increased violence south of the border by arming Mexican drug cartels to with military-grade assault weapons. Calderón said the expiration of the U.S. assault weapons ban in 2004 directly coincided with a rise in violence in Mexico. The drug war was severely ramped up with Calderón’s election in 2006. According to...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:42:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • Fiat boss warns European car industry could 'unravel' unless EU co-ordinates capacity cuts

    01/15/2013 11:41:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2013 | Richard Blackden
    The boss of Italian carmaker Fiat has warned that Europe's embattled car industry will 'unravel' unless the European Union steps into co-ordinate urgent cuts in capacity across the continent. Sergio Marchionne, who is also chief executive of US carmaker Chrysler, said that the biggest carmakers in Europe probably lost about €5bn in 2012 as sales in the region fell for a fifth straight year. With sales forecast to decline for a sixth year in 2013, most experts believe that the industry needs to embark on significant retrenchment to better match the weakened state of demand from drivers. "I've been an...
  • N.J. mayors, Virginia Tech shooting victim's father, demand tougher gun regulations

    01/15/2013 11:21:41 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies
    nj.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Tom Haydon
    Flemington resident Michael Pohle knows all too well the pain caused by the tragic epidemic of school shootings across the country. He has been pushing for tougher gun regulations since his son, Michael Jr., was one of 30 students shot and killed at Virginia Tech in 2007. Monday, one month after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at a school in Newtown Conn., Pohle spoke out in support of a group of mayors from New Jersey communities who are working toward the same goal. "With each new national tragedy, our members of Congress tell us that...
  • Oak Creek mayor goes to D.C. to push for gun law changes

    01/15/2013 11:15:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    620wtmj.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Annie Scholz
    OAK CREEK -- When people talk gun control they often bring up the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek. Now the Oak Creek Mayor wants the discussion to go beyond and he's headed for Washington. Mayor Steve Scaffidi hopes to find real solutions for what he calls a violence problem - not necessarily a gun problem. "We can find some way to impact this problem,” Scaffidi said. “Not throw our hands up and say we can't do anything." Scaffidi dealt with a mass shooting just months into his first term. "My life has changed. I feel that every day. I...
  • Democratic lawmakers unveil gun proposals in Richmond

    01/15/2013 11:09:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    wdbj7.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Joe Dashiell
    RICHMOND, Va.— A month after the school shootings in Connecticut, President Obama is preparing to unveil a major gun control proposal Wednesday morning. And Virginia lawmakers are promoting legislation they say will make an immediate impact on gun safety in the state. Arlington Delegate Patrick Hope says he was stunned by how easy it was to purchase a handgun, when he and Alexandria Senator Adam Ebbin visited a gun show in northern Virginia recently. He showed the weapon to reporters at a State Capitol news conference Tuesday morning. "I bought this gun with nothing more than a request to see...
  • Gun Control? Over My Dead Body!

    01/15/2013 11:04:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    TMJ The Mountain ^ | January 13, 2013 | Beth Dodd
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, the debate over gun control in our country has heated up, with many people seeing this event as the line in the sand for stricter gun control laws and others fearful of loosing their second amendment rights. Here in Teller County, where hunting provides a nice kick to the local economy every fall, the locals I spoke with were of the opinion that the problem is cultural, with too many angry, crazy people getting access to weapons. From this point of view, banning any kind of...
  • Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations [WEDNESDAY]

    01/15/2013 10:58:16 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/15/13 | Philip Rucker
    "President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearms buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips."
  • Rep. Kennedy calls for gun control legislation following Newtown shooting

    01/15/2013 10:49:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    wickedlocal.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Gerry Tuoti
    Taunton — Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III is calling for “reasonable” gun control legislation in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month that left 27 dead in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children. “Now is not the time for bombastic statements or proclamations of what Congress will do,” Kennedy said, responding to National Rifle Association president David Keene’s recent assertion that Congress is unlikely to pass an assault weapons ban. Kennedy favors such a ban on assault rifles. The Massachusetts Democrat, who was in Taunton part of the day Monday to tour the General Dynamics facility in Myles...
  • Gillard flags crackdown on gun violence

    01/15/2013 10:43:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | January 15, 2013 | Simon Cullen
    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled possible Federal Government action to crack down on gun violence in western Sydney and unrest in Logan, south of Brisbane. New South Wales police have set up a taskforce to investigate a double shooting in Wetherill Park yesterday that left a 45-year-old man dead and a 31-year-old in hospital. In Logan, police have been forced to intervene in long-running racial tensions that have resulted in street clashes in recent days. Ms Gillard has praised the efforts of police in responding to the violence, but says it is clear that further action is needed to...
  • Largest Pa. gun show says no to assault rifles

    01/15/2013 10:42:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    philly.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Pennsylvania gun owners threatened to boycott the state's largest hunting and fishing expo Tuesday after organizers announced that they would ban the display and sale of assault rifles at this year's show. Reed Exhibitions, a British-based company that runs the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg each February, notified vendors of the change in policy over the last several days, a company representative confirmed to The Inquirer. The presence of so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines might have served as "a distraction" from other aspects of the event in the wake of the recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn.,...
  • Malloy, Lawmakers Outraged Over NRA Shooter App

    01/15/2013 10:27:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Bob Connors
    The National Rifle Association has released a new shooter game for that is suggested for kids as young as four. NRA: Practice Range was released as an app in the iTunes store on Sunday, just a month after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "How dumb can you get? How insulting can you be? They are tone deaf. You can quote me on any of that," said Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday. The app allows users to shoot at targets and does not include the ability to shoot at live subjects. According to the iTunes description, the app "offers...
  • Cities and towns to seek sweeping gun reforms

    01/15/2013 10:21:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Dirk Perrefortand Ken Dixon
    HARTFORD -- Connecticut will have the toughest gun laws in the country if the Legislature adopts a proposal to be unveiled Wednesday by an organization representing the overwhelming majority of the state's towns and cities. The proposal from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities would set up a Gun Offender Registry for any individuals convicted of a gun crime, require a permit to purchase either ammunition or a rifle, mandate the registration of all firearms and impose rules that would bar residents with a history of mental illness from obtaining a gun permit. The plan also would limit firearm magazine capacity,...
  • Boycott State of New York, pull money out of Wall St, cancel trips, don't buy anything made NY.

    01/15/2013 10:18:12 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    If the gunowners in this country simultaneously pulled money out of NY Stock market, cancelled trips to New York, refused to buy products manufactured in New York it would affect Bloomturd, Cuomo, Sliver and the rest of the Constitution burners in that wretched state. The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control. Courtesy of the NRA-ILA & SCOPE Misinformed Moms March – Sponsors They removed their page: http://www.millionmommarch.com/html/march2000/sponsors.html, but we saved the list. A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595...
  • Minnesotans continue to pursue gun permits in record numbers

    01/15/2013 10:13:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    startribune.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | PAUL LEVY and JIM ANDERSON
    Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole has drawn a line in the sand over President Obama's package of gun-control measures to be unveiled Wednesday: If the rules don't pass Cole's constitutional muster, he won't comply. In a politically charged pre-emptive strike against a set of legislative initiatives and executive orders that have already unleashed heated debate, Cole asserted Tuesday in a letter to his constituents that current state gun laws are sufficient while respecting the right to bear arms "which ... I believe is fundamental to our individual freedom." Neither the federal government, nor any federal official, can dictate mandates to...
  • Yet another mess in the making in Mali? [Op-Ed]

    01/15/2013 10:09:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Gwynne Dyer
    Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. But they must keep the Afghanistan example in mind Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Government in Bamako. But the days in question weren't over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking over the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time”,...
  • Obama to Announce Gun Ban Surrounded by Children

    01/15/2013 10:06:50 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    America's never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste Administration will strike again tomorrow with a series of restrictions on our civil rights when it comes to a Second Amendment the president is duly sworn to protect, not infringe upon.