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  • Pa. gun registry waste of money, resources

    03/24/2019 8:15:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 16 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 23, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun-control advocates have long claimed that a comprehensive registry would be an effective safety tool. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.
  • Pennsylvania gun registry waste of money, resources

    03/24/2019 3:47:17 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 24, 2019 | John R Lott Jr
    Pennsylvania Democrats want to register your guns. On March 15, state House Representatives Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) proposed the Firearms Registration Act, from which only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt. Gov. Tom Wolf strongly supports the bill. “The bill would require Pennsylvanians seeking to do anything with a gun, whether that be own, possess, sell or transfer, to apply for gun registration through State Police,” said Cruz. “This (Pennsylvania State Police) database will aid all law enforcement officials with investigations and with tracking missing or stolen firearms.” State...
  • Hundreds of Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower for a 'Happy No Collusion Day' rally [tr]

    03/23/2019 8:31:14 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 78 replies ^ | March 23, | Chantalle Edmunds
    Full Title: Hundreds of Trump supporters carrying placards and wearing MAGA clothing gather outside Trump Tower in New York City for a 'Happy No Collusion Day' rally to celebrate the end of Robert Mueller's Russia probe Local grassroots pro-Trump organizations throughout the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania areas had called supporters to gather, rally and network. [snip] They rallied on the corner of 5th Avenue and 56th Street in New York City, outside Trump Tower. Banners were held aloft emblazoned with a host of different messages, like, 'Happy No Collusion Day' while others showed their support for the...
  • Hickenlooper: A detailed history of his sexual conquests

    03/23/2019 9:58:30 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/2019 | Joseph Simonson
    Full title is:Hickenlooper offers something different in crowded Democratic field: A detailed history of his sexual conquests If Democratic voters are struggling to see what sets John Hickenlooper apart from the 2020 pack they need to look no further than his autobiography, which outlines in excruciating detail his quest to lose his virginity and, seemingly, every sexual exploit since. The candidate's book, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, outlines the journey from a child in the Philadelphia suburbs to the president of a brewing company, mayor of Denver, and then governor of Colorado.
  • Number of Temple University mumps cases grows to 74, prompting petition to close school

    03/23/2019 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Philadelphia health officials say 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. The latest increase has led to a petition that calls for the school to close until the outbreak can be contained. The petition calls for 10,000 signatures. The university has not yet commented on the petition.
  • UPMC, Dollar Bank withdraw support of St. Barnabas fundraiser over Jeanine Pirro appearance

    03/22/2019 1:52:05 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 50 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 22 | Sean D. Hamill
    UPMC Health Plan, Dollar Bank and Trib Total Media this week have all withdrawn their support for an April Founder’s Day fundraiser for St. Barnabas Charities after at least one local man asked them if the honoree and speaker at the event, Fox News commentator Jeanine Pirro, “reflect the values of your institution.” Ms. Pirro was strongly criticized after comments she made on her Fox News show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine” on March 9 when she said of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who wears a hijab, a traditional covering worn by Muslim women: “Is her adherence to this Islamic...
  • Female HS student files civil rights case over sharing locker room with transgender

    03/21/2019 11:12:02 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 77 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/21/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A female high school student in Pennsylvania has filed a federal civil rights complaint about being forced to share a locker room with a transgender biological male student, stating she felt “violated” when she was changing her clothes and he was “looking at me.” According to WNEP-TV, attorneys for the Honesdale High School student say that the incident occurred earlier during the current school year. The complaint was filed last week with the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division. The student claims that her privacy was violated and that she was summarily subjected to sexual harassment over having to...
  • The financial collapse of the Democratic Mayors

    03/19/2019 12:27:15 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    Recently, non-government organization Truth in Accounting published a reportabout the financial condition of the 75 largest cities of America. As it turns out, 63 out of 75 cities in America were not able to pay bills at the end of the fiscal year of 2017. The final result of this study was the calculation of the burden borne by taxpayers in these American cities. The formula is simple: the financial balance of the city (positive or negative) is divided by the number of inhabitants. The result is a good assessment of how effectively the city authorities work, depending on the...
  • David Urban: Trump’s Pa. popularity no accident

    03/19/2019 11:56:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Triblive ^ | March 16, 2019
    There’s a reason why President Trump is becoming more popular in important Midwestern battleground states like Pennsylvania: Voters don’t want to lose the ongoing economic renaissance that is transforming their lives. According to a recent opinion survey from The Wall Street Journal, the president “cumulatively leads a generic Democratic opponent, 46 percent to 40 percent,” in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The survey’s findings are not surprising, and it’s no small coincidence that those states are all thriving under the president’s pro-growth economic policies.
  • PA Democrats: Our Bill Would Create A Gun Registry In The State

    03/19/2019 7:50:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 3/18/2019 | Matt Vespa
    We all saw the rumblings of this for years. Democrats want to destroy the Second Amendment, create gun registries, and eventually confiscate firearms. It won’t happen in a couple of years, of course. This is the long game. Emboldened by their state-level victories in Vermont and Florida, in which the anti-gun Left was able to increase the age to purchase all firearms to 21. In Vermont, they even got Republican (and at the time pro-NRA) Gov. Phil Scott to sign off on magazine limits. As you all know, 18 years of age was the minimum for a long gun. In...
  • Proposal would create gun registry across Pennsylvania

    03/19/2019 3:53:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 19, 2019
    Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a gun registry across the state. The bill would require gun owners across the state to register their firearms through state police every year. Under the proposal, gun owners would need to undergo an annual background check, including fingerprinting. Gun rights advocates are against the idea, saying it’s a violation of the federal and state constitutions.
  • Church political signs don't violate law

    03/18/2019 7:11:51 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Citizens Voice (Wilkes-Barre PA), p. A1 ^ | March 17, 2019 | Bill Wellock
    After seeing messages such as “Abortion is Murder, Upheld by Goulish Lawmakers,” “We Honor the Flag of the God Blessed Nation, Shame on the NFL” and others, a reader wrote to The Citizens’ Voice’s “Ask the Voice” series about whether a church can display political messages. The reader also asked how to report a violation, if in fact there was one...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sex allegations lead to child bride investigation at Philly mosque

    03/17/2019 8:08:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    6 ABC Action News ^ | March 15, 2019 | Chad Pradelli
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are now investigating whether child weddings are being conducted at a Philadelphia mosque after a sexual assault victim comes forward to Action News. In a Facebook video posted two weeks ago, one of the alleged victims describes her ordeal. She's 17 now but says she first became a child bride at 14. "At the time I was a virgin. It was going to be my first marriage of course," said the teen. She says it didn't last. And in 2016, she says she was married off to Rajmann Sanders, a man more than twice her age...
  • Firearms Registration Act Introduced In Pennsylvania (same sex offenders!)

    03/16/2019 8:23:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17MAR19 | John Crump
    A new bill introduced in Pennsylvania would establish a gun registry within the state.
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Rahm Emanuel says Democrats' hard left turn could re-elect Trump

    03/12/2019 12:00:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 March 2019 | Howard Kurtz
    Rahm is right. The Democrats are in a leftward lurch that could ruin their chances of retaking the White House. Rahm Emanuel, now stepping down after two terms as mayor of Chicago, knows something about winning elections. He was a key White House operative for Bill Clinton and chief of staff for Barack Obama. It was Rahm, as chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, who engineered the party's takeover of the House in 2006 — and is known for his hardball brand of politics, with all the subtlety of his frequent F-bombs. If Mayor Emanuel believes the Democrats are in...
  • Imam denies statements made at North Philadelphia mosque were anti-Semitic

    03/11/2019 12:56:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 03/11/2019 | Kristin E. Holmes
    --SNIP--- Abouhatab delivered at least three sermons at the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society over the course of several months starting in November, when he was recorded calling Jews “the vilest” people and, in a discussion of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon, referred to former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as a “Polish crook” who would slit open a woman’s belly. The statements contained in a five-minute compilation video were released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors and translates Arabic and Muslim media. The Inquirer has confirmed the accuracy of the translation with...
  • High taxes be damned, the rich keep moving to California

    03/11/2019 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2019 | By George Skelton
    Are rich people fleeing California to escape astronomical state income taxes? That’s the word. But it’s fake news. In fact, more wealthy people are moving to California than leaving, research indicates. It’s the poor and middle class who are departing. It makes sense. If you’re getting rich in California and can afford to live comfortably here in this balmy climate, there’s little incentive to leave — except to stick it to the tax collector in Sacramento. “If you’ve got your business here and you’re making money, it’s hard to leave,” says Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce....
  • Detroit police want charges against Allegheny County Controller, prosecutor says

    03/08/2019 9:24:49 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    TribLive ^ | 3/8/2019 | Bob Bauder
    Detroit police are seeking charges against Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner following an altercation early Wednesday in a Downtown hotel, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Assistant Prosecutor Marie Miller released a statement Friday saying the office is reviewing a warrant request from Detroit police. She said a decision on whether charges are warranted would likely come sometime after Friday. “The matter is currently being reviewed,” Miller said. “No further information will be released until a charging decision is made. The decision is not expected today.” Wagner, 42, of Point Breeze was jailed after an altercation with police around...
  • 'Whites have rights': Outrage over billboard attacking Jussie Smollett and Rep. John Lewis

    03/07/2019 4:09:29 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/7/2019
    A Pennsylvania billboard has sparked an outcry and accusations of racism — but the man who put it up insists that he’s simply trying to strike up a “conversation” about race. Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo’s newsletter. As Pittsburgh’s WPXI reports, the controversial digital billboard stands on Route 422 outside Worthington, Pa. Its changing screen features multiple messages. One reads “whites have rights,” while another features a photo of actor Jussie Smollett, who is being investigated for an alleged hate crime hoax. “Jussie Smollett hangs himself! Sets ‘race’ relations back 100...