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  • Boy’s Water Pistol Threat Leads To Confiscation Of Father’s Guns, License

    04/10/2013 4:29:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 12 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 4/10/2013 | Bob Livingston
    Yeah, this makes sense: A 10-year-old suggests a bully should be shot with a water pistol, so the police confiscate his father’s firearms and the State revokes his concealed-carry permit. It happened in New York, a State that is notorious for the difficulty it causes its residents who want to legally carry a gun and that recently suspended the U.S. Constitution and passed draconian gun restrictions. The father posted news of his plight April 1 on the Longislandfirearms.com forum.
  • Bipartisan deal reached on gun background checks

    04/10/2013 7:39:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/10/2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal to expand gun background checks to all commercial sales — whether at gun shows, via the Internet or in any circumstance involving paid advertising, according to Senate aides familiar with the talks. The proposed agreement would be more stringent than current law, which requires checks only when purchases are made through a licensed dealer, but less than originally sought by President Obama and congressional Democrats, who were seeking to expand background checks to nearly every kind of sale. The agreement should secure enough bipartisan support for the Senate to proceed to...
  • More NY Gun Confiscation

    04/10/2013 4:15:15 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 27 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | April 9, 2013 | John Pierce
    Joe, who is deployed to Honduras serving his country, was recently able to meet Beth and their 6 year old daughter in Pennsylvania for a family visit. He also wanted to show her the Philadelphia neighborhood where he grew up. It was to be a happy family reunion between a soldier and his girl. What could be more American than that? But now, she has an arrest record and is facing a felony charge that could imprison her for up to 15 years. How could this happen in a supposedly ‘free’ country? It is simple really. Beth took her husband’s...
  • N.Y. Confiscating Guns and FID Cards

    04/10/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 92 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Dan Roberts
    It seems those that tried desperately to warn of such an insidious plot had hit the bullseye with their warnings after all. News came from multiple NY State based firearms enthusiast websites late Friday that confiscations of Pistol Owner ID Cards, as well as firearms and accessories has commenced in NY under the provisions of the horribly flawed, draconian and blatantly unconstitutional NY SAFE Act. Those folks having their weapons and FID cards confiscated have been discovered to have been prescribed multiple different types of psychotropic drugs... Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/04/new-york-gun-confiscation-underway/#ixzz2Q6GBSKiw
  • Gun Confiscation for antidepressant use NY

    04/10/2013 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 39 replies
    ERIE COUNTY NY OFFICE OF GUN PERMITS ^ | 4/1/13 | William Fowler Jr
    http://www.13wham.com/mostpopular/story/Lawyer-Client-s-Gun-Permit-Suspended-Over/hNImuo04KUu6LD2O1KaoCQ.cspx accompanying news story
  • Mayor Weiner? Former Congressman Plots Return. (Freep a poll)

    04/10/2013 1:38:17 PM PDT · by BreezyDog · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2013 | Andrew Grossman
    UPDATED | Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is weighing a run for mayor of New York City, an effort that would mark an attempt to return to public life two years after he resigned in a scandal over sexually explicit messages sent to young women. An interview published Wednesday by the New York Times Magazine marked the first time Mr. Weiner has spoken at length about what led him to exchange lewd messages and photos with women he met online, the impact the scandal had on his wife and his political ambitions. “At breakfast,” the Times article says, “Weiner quickly...
  • Boy’s Water Pistol Threat Leads To Confiscation Of Father’s Guns, License

    04/10/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 33 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | April 10, 2013 | Bob Livingston
    Yeah, this makes sense: A 10-year-old suggests a bully should be shot with a water pistol, so the police confiscate his father’s firearms and the State revokes his concealed-carry permit. It happened in New York, a State that is notorious for the difficulty it causes its residents who want to legally carry a gun and that recently suspended the U.S. Constitution and passed draconian gun restrictions. The father posted news of his plight April 1 on the Longislandfirearms.com forum. As much as he’d like it to have been a bad April Fool’s joke, it’s not. In addition to having his...
  • Disgraced congressman weighs run for NYC mayor

    04/10/2013 10:01:15 AM PDT · by illiac · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/10/13 | MSN News
    Weiner represented Queens and Brooklyn for more than a decade before resigning amid a 2011 scandal over lewd online behavior. NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year. The Democrat told The New York Times Magazine in a story posted online Wednesday that "it's now or maybe never for me" but acknowledged that it's a long shot because some people "just don't have room for a second narrative about me." Weiner said that his political committee spent more than $100,000...
  • Anthony Weiner Gives Tearful Confessional, Eyes Comeback (BARF Alert)

    04/10/2013 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | April 10, 2013 | Maggie Haberman
    In a sweeping confessional interview published Wednesday, Anthony Weiner provided his first explanation of the bizarre behavior that led to his downfall, compared his wife’s circumstance to that of Hillary Clinton’s after the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and acknowledged he’s eagerly looking at a political comeback this year.
  • Gun permit suspended over medication (NY)

    04/09/2013 9:41:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 74 replies
    WIVB ^ | 09 Apr 2013 | Al Vaughters
    AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon the recommendation of State Police, who learned the man is on anti-anxiety medication."Claiming that he had taken some psychotropic medications, and that he no longer could be eligible for the pistol permit," Tresmond said.The permit holder lives in Amherst and Tresmond accompanied the man as he turned in his seven handguns used...
  • It’s official: New York gun confiscation is on [Gun permit suspended over medication]

    04/09/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    WIVB.com via bob-owens.com ^ | 9 April, 2013 | WIVB
    And so this is how it begins: a man with no criminal record and no mental health issues is told by the state that he must turn in his legally-purchased arms to the state because they somehow accessed his medical records. Reader LC Scotty dropped this admission of tyranny into the comments of today’s earlier post: The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon...
  • Remington Arms Says It Will Stay in New York (given $80 million)

    04/09/2013 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    ILION, N.Y. — Remington Arms will be staying in the Mohawk Valley for the foreseeable future. Two days after sources say Remington Officials met with three State Senators and three Assembly, U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna announced that the Pentagon would be awarding Remington an $80 million contract. In the meeting, sources say, Remington told the State lawmakers that they were moving forward with a $20 million upgrade to their plant that employs 1,200 people.
  • A Form of Gun Confiscation Has Reportedly Begun in New York State

    04/09/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT · by rmlew · 90 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 9, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Despite promises from the president and a host of other politicians who are pushing for more gun control that nobody is coming for your guns, the confiscation of guns and gun permits has apparently started in some form in New York State. One attorney representing several people who have been forced to surrender their guns spoke with TheBlaze and alerted us to some disturbing facts: Gun owners are losing their 2nd Amendment rights without due process.HIPAA Laws are likely being compromised and the 4th and 5th Amendments are being violated in some of these cases How did confiscation start happening...
  • Obama back in NYC for cash (Dems miffed---say prez is "cannibalizing" donors)

    04/09/2013 4:52:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/9/13 | PAGE SIX
    EDITED EXCERPT Obama promises “a frank and intimate discussion, will answer questions and take a photo,” at a $32,400 per couple fund-raiser. But Obama has annoyed Dem insiders. “It’s like ‘Lord of the Flies’....he's cannibalizing donors.” Others expressed fund-raiser fatigue: “It is stunning that he's back. We’d like to see some results for the money we’ve already given." The invite explains to Dems: “You may ask why the fund-raiser and the reason is twofold....we've built a large campaign operation melding a 2 million grass-roots army of volunteers with ground-breaking technology . . . We can’t let Republicans catch up. The...
  • NRA Trumps OFA - Support for Barack Obama doesn’t mean support for his policies.

    04/08/2013 12:35:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 8, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Pro-gun rally in Albany, N.Y., February 28, 2013 Obama for America’s post-election transformation into the grassroots lobbying group Organizing for Action (OFA) was supposed to provide the political heft (and supersized bank account) President Obama would need to implement his sweeping second-term agenda. So far, however, efforts to translate OFA’s success in turning out support for its candidate into generating support for his actual policies have thoroughly failed to impress.Take gun control. In the months since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the president has waged an aggressive campaign to implement stricter gun-control policies. He concluded his State of the...
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    04/08/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 8-12, 2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Judge approves $2.43B Bank of America settlement

    04/07/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Apr 5, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has approved Bank of America's $2.43 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders over the company's acquisition of former competitor Merrill Lynch. A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Manhattan approved the settlement Friday. The bank proposed the settlement in late September. The agreement resolves allegations that Bank of America did not disclose the state of its finances or those of Merrill Lynch when it agreed to buy Merrill in September 2008. Judge Kevin Castel said the settlement was "hard fought," but called the...
  • Castro forged papers

    04/07/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/7/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Democrat used trickery for gaining power, court papers show. Now resigned, state Assemblyman Nelson Castro---a Dominican Republic native---schemed to illegally register dozens of latino voters, and forged signatures on petitions to seek office earlier as a Democrat district leader. The revelations were spelled out in a deal in which feds agreed not to prosecute in return for Castro's wearing a wire to nail his shady Democrat colleagues. Castro admitted to lying about dozens of (illegals) registered to vote using his address.
  • Former Rep. Weiner reportedly considering NYC mayor run

    04/06/2013 6:53:06 PM PDT · by haffast · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-6-2013 | New York Post
    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is laying the groundwork for a political comeback, possibly as a startling addition to this year’s mayoral race, sources said yesterday. Political insiders were abuzz at news that Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, had granted a lengthy magazine interview for the first time since his resignation in an embarrassing sexting scandal in 2011. “The magazine piece is step one of a two-step process for him to run citywide this year,” said one Democratic Party source. “He’s looking at public advocate and comptroller, but he really thinks he can use this to get back in and...
  • Sen. Gillibrand fundraises off of potential Scott Brown run in NH

    04/06/2013 5:56:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent out a fundraising email on behalf of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) suggested he might run for Senate in New Hampshire. "If he enters this race, Jeanne will immediately become the top target of Karl Rove and the Tea Party Super PACs," Gillibrand wrote in the fundraising email sent out on Friday. "Jeanne needs our help now to prepare for the attacks from Brown and his allies. They’ve launched a 'Granitebomb' campaign to fight back." Less than 24 hours earlier Brown was asked about a possible campaign in New Hampshire....