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  • When Bushies blew a CIA cover, it was 'treason'; now, it's a mistake

    05/29/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 29, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Byron York
    Valerie Plame doesn't deny that blowing the cover of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan is a serious matter. It's just that, discussing the issue at a Wednesday evening forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Plame seemed to view the outing of the CIA's top spy on the front lines in the Afghan war as more of an embarrassment than an outrage. "My understanding is … it was a military aide who compiled this list of those that were greeting the president when he came," Plame said. "Colossally stupid, but I think it was inadvertent. It was an error … really...
  • Press Laughs at Psaki Saying Obama ‘Doesn’t Give Himself Enough Credit’ on His Foreign Policy(VIDEO)

    05/29/2014 1:42:56 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was openly mocked by the assembled press corps Thursday after saying President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world.” Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked sarcastically whether he deserved 200 percent credit, while another one wondered for what “accomplishments” Psaki meant he deserves more praise. “For engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world,” she said. “I mean, Russia has still annexed Crimea,” another reporter asked. “I mean, Iran — there’s ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here...
  • Holder: subtle racism worse than bigoted outbursts

    05/17/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says subtle, institutionalized racism has a more “pernicious” effect than the occasional bigoted outburst. […] Holder noted that in some schools districts, “significant divisions persist and segregation has reoccurred,” including through discipline policies that affect black males more than whites. …
  • Sriracha CEO compares US Government to Communist Vietnam

    05/13/2014 1:13:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.unitedliberty.org ^ | may 13, 2014 | matthew hurtt
    David Tran fled communist Vietnam in December 1978 on the Huey Fong, a Panamanian freighter that carried Tran and more than 3,000 other refugees to freedom. According to a 2013 profile in the LA TImes, Tran and his family settled in Los Angeles, where he soon realized he couldn’t find work or a hot sauce that he liked. Tran began to make his own hot sauce and sold it in Chinatown. He named it after its place of origin (Si Racha, Thailand) and started a company in 1980, Huy Fong, which he named after the freighter that brought him to the United...
  • Disgraceful: Top Democrats Add Insult to Injury on Benghazi

    05/03/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    TPNN - TEA Party News Network ^ | 5-2-2014 | Todd Cefararatti - Commentary
    Disgraceful: Top Democrats Add Insult to Injury on Benghazi May 2, 2014 By Todd Cefaratti The recent release of the Benghazi emails has Democrats scurrying for cover from the political fallout and in doing so, many are showing their true colors. Former National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Tommy Vietor spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Thursday and downplayed the seriousness of the emails that has rocked the political establishment. When asked about details pertaining to his own involvement in altering the Benghazi talking points to pain President Obama in a more-favorable light, the former Obama staffer flippantly replied, “Dude,...
  • Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves... [Bundy Echoes Black Writer]

    04/24/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | Star Parker
    Uncle Sam’s Plantation is an incisive look at how government manipulates, controls, and ultimately devastates the lives of the poor—and what Americans must do to stop it. Once a hustler and welfare addict who was chewed up and spit out by the ruthless welfare system, Star Parker sheds much needed light on the bungled bureaucratic attempts to end poverty and reveals the insidious deceptions perpetrated by self-serving politicians. “Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.” ―Sean Hannity “Star Parker’s important new book helps advance the understanding—critical for all Americans—that prosperity...
  • The war against American citizens

    04/08/2014 11:16:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In last week’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission , the Supreme Court was not a mere instrument so much as a blowtorch, searing a hole in the fabric of our fragile democracy. The American experiment seems to be run by a smaller and smaller control group as billionaires — like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson — get expanding seats at the shrinking political table. NASCAR drivers wear the corporate logos of their sponsors on their suits. The justices who sided with plutocracy ought to wear sponsorship logos on their robes, too. The all-out assault against campaign finance...
  • Startling: Every Government Agency Is Aggressively Pushing Obama’s Agenda

    04/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by drypowder · 29 replies
    The Independent Sentinal ^ | April 4, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Our government agencies have been completely politicized – every one of them. They are all working to move a leftist agenda FORWARD. Recent developments alone show the intensity of the effort from an unholy and illogical alliance between the EPA and the USDA to Fish & Wildlife seizing control over private lands. Just look at the news releases
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • He said what?? (Chuck Schumer)

    01/25/2014 4:14:20 PM PST · by digdem · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan 24,2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Although the tea party's influence is "undeniable," it is not inevitable -- and it must be crushed for the good of the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued in a long political speech on Thursday. "They've won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans," he complained. Among other recommendations, Schumer suggested an IRS crackdown on funding for tea party groups. "We have to look at electoral reform," he said. "Our very electoral structure has been rigged to favor tea party candidates in Republican primaries, even when...
  • Fight Back Against ‘War on Women’ Attacks, RNC Resolution Urges

    01/23/2014 9:53:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Pro-life Republican candidates can neutralize their Democratic opponents’ “war on women” attacks by fighting back, says Ellen Barrosse, author of a resolution unanimously adopted by the party's Resolutions Committee Wednesday. The resolution was submitted by Barrosse, a committeewoman from Delaware, the same day the Republican National Committee (RNC) officially joined the annual March for Life in Washington for the first time. Barrosse’s resolution states: “Candidates who stay silent on pro-life issues do not identify with key voters, fail to alert voters to Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion stances, and have lost their elections.” …
  • Toure: Playing In Snow Is "Dancing On The Deck Of The Titanic" Because Of Climate Change

    01/23/2014 2:31:39 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-22-2014
    TOURE: "...... I’m sorry, I can only do so many fun, awe-struck stories about the weather and the extraordinary weather events without saying this is because of climate change. That's why we're having all of these extraordinary weather events and we don’t talk about it enough. When a quarter of America thinks these are not caused by human activities. When we act like all this is fun, you know what we are doing? We’re dancing on the deck of the Titanic."
  • Doubts over Common Core

    01/17/2014 2:50:03 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/15/14 | George Will
    Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky. The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda...
  • Figuring out the Liberal Mind

    01/12/2014 2:26:26 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 42 replies
    I wonder if any Freepers are aware of Jon Haidt. His theories explain a lot and explain why we are in this current battle of Freedom vs. Fairness. He is a self-identified liberal so don’t let your friends when you explain this to them get away with saying he is a right wing wacko. Basically he has found that there what he calls “Moral Foundations” that humans everywhere subscribe to. These are in our makeups, and we filter information to fit them into our moral foundation. Basically there are 5 of these: 1)Care/Harm 2)Fairness/Cheating 3)Loyalty/Betrayal 4) Authority/Anarchy 5)Purity/Hedonism Everybody is...
  • Kirsten Powers: “There is something just fundamentally really, really wrong with our media”

    05/11/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 114 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05-11-2013
    Kirsten Powers hit back hard against those who are trying to make this Benghazi story about it being politicized by Republicans, saying that if nobody can cover it because it’s being politicized, then nothing in Washington can ever be covered.
  • Wow: CBS News President and WH Official Tied to Benghazi Scandal Are Brothers

    05/11/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2013 | Guy Benson
    One of the mainstream media journalists whose pursuit of the truth has been truly tenacious and nonpartisan is CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson. Her tough reporting has made life difficult for everyone from Hillary Clinton to the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans. She's also been relentless on the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal -- and, of course, Benghazi. As we mentioned this week, Attkisson's tough investigative journalism is starting to bother unnamed CBS News executives. Here's Politico's scoop, in case you missed it: But from where Attkisson is sitting, there are actually two Goliaths, one of which is almost...
  • SHOCK: IRS Admits to Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election, Apologizes

    05/10/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | May 10 2013 | Becket Adams
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.) issued the following statement: The fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. The Committee will aggressively follow up on the IG report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation.
  • "Gang of Eight" Sen. Dick Durbin defends participating in Chicago May Day event (VIDEO)

    05/02/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | (May 1, 2013) | Rebel Pundit
    CHICAGO - At Wednesday's annual May Day rally in downtown Chicago, Rebel Pundit was on hand to ask U.S. Senator Dick Durbin why he had no problem identifying with the radical factions that participated in the parade for amnesty, Marxism and anarchy. Durbin was aware he was talking to a "rightwing" news source after he asked his staffer "Breitbart?":
  • ABC News: Support for Gun Checks Stays High; Two-Thirds Back a Path for Immigrants

    04/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2013 | Gary Langer
    Support for a process providing legal status to undocumented immigrants reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while vast public backing for expanded background checks on gun sales held strong – two prominent issues coming to the fore in Congress.With a vote on gun control measures pending, 86 percent support extending background checks to gun sales at gun shows and online. Much smaller majorities support banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, 56 percent in each case, with the latter down from its peak, 65 percent in January, a month after the elementary school shootings in Newtown,...
  • Here we go – CNN Wolf Blitzer blames anti-tax group or tea party for Boston Marathon explosion

    04/15/2013 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    fireandreamitchell.com ^ | 4/15/13 | staff
    <p>Come on. Can’t even the media hacks stop the political BS for just a few hours while we pray for the people and victims of the bombings in Boston at the Marathon? Already, CNN leftist hack Wolf Blitzer is blaming ‘anti-tax’ groups or in other words the Tea Party for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I’ll post video as soon as it comes out. Go F*ck Yourself Wolf Blitzer and CNN. Seriously!</p>
  • What Bias? Liberals Not Too Upset Over Obama’s Trampling Of Our Constitutional Rights

    04/12/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-13 | Curt
    Five years after Obama was elected you still hear the left wail and cry over George W. Bush's "trampling" of American's rights. Interesting isn't it? One could argue that immediately after the worst attack on American soil the surveillance of anyone, including Americans, OUTSIDE of our borders was the prudent option to fight the enemy. In fact The Patriot Act had a sunset date so that Americans could debate in the future whether it was needed anymore. Now we have a President who says its perfectly legal to assassinate Americans on American soil with drones. Bu..bu..but, supporters sputter, it will...
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • It Takes A Village Idiot To Say Kids Belong To State

    04/09/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Family: An MSNBC contributor revisits the statist notion that while you gave birth to your children and feed and clothe them, they are only on loan to you by their true parent — a benevolent and all-knowing government. Melissa Harris-Perry, an African-American professor at Tulane, has endorsed the concept of human ownership by the state, something we thought history would teach her is a bad thing, saying in a promo for MSNBC that "we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong...
  • Obama Slams Republicans For Gun Reform "Stunts"

    04/09/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | April 9, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.
  • Obama Admin: Catholics, Evangelicals “Religious Extremists” Like KKK

    04/08/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration came under fire last week for a presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups in the same vein as al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. The Washington Free Beacon has more information about the Defense Department presentation: The presentation detailed a number of extremist threats within the U.S. military, including white supremacist groups, street gangs, and religious sects. The presentation identified seventeen religious organizations in a slide titled “religious extremism.” They include al Qaeda, Hamas, the Filipino separatist group Abu Sayyaf, and the Ku Klux Klan, which the slide identifies as a...
  • Colorado Democrats push for big election changes (Same Day Registration Voting)

    04/08/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Ivan Moreno
    DENVER — Colorado Democrats are planning sweeping changes to how elections are run in the state, to the dismay of Republican leaders who say they've been excluded from crafting a bill that that would allow same-day voter registration and require mailed ballots to every eligible voter. A bill of more than 100 pages is expected to be introduced this week, likely sparking a big partisan fight over whether the changes benefit one party over the other. Supporters of the changes, which also include eliminating the so-called "inactive voter" status, say the goal is to make voting more accessible. "I think...
  • The Right to Self-Defense

    04/08/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Government compels, restrains and takes. Thomas Jefferson understood that when he wrote that our liberties are inalienable and endowed by our Creator, and the only reason we have formed governments is to engage them to protect our liberties. We enacted the Constitution as the supreme law of the land to restrain the government. Yet somewhere along the way, government got the idea that it can more easily protect the freedom of us all from the abuses of a few by curtailing the freedom of us all. I know that sounds ridiculous, but that's where we are today. The anti-Second Amendment...
  • MSNBC: Your Kids Belong to the State

    04/08/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor. I believe she's at Tulane. It's a major university, wherever she teaches. She's an African-American professor at Tulane. That's right. She also has a show on PMSNBC. Of course they've got this slogan over there called "Lean Forward" or some such thing. Hosts of their shows are cutting promos that they run on the network, and last week they began airing a new Lean Forward promo for her show, which airs on the weekends. This is that promo. HARRIS-PERRY: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've...
  • Obama flying 11 relatives of Sandy Hook victims to D.C. on Air Force One so they can back gun

    04/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    associated Press ^ | 4/8/13 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is bringing 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut´s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One on Monday so they can personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition. A nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise, said that after Obama´s speech on gun control in Hartford, he is flying with relatives of seven children and one staffer killed during December´s massacre at the school. The White House says Obama is going to argue that lawmakers have an
  • States Look to Apply ‘Sin Tax’ to Firearm and Ammo Purchases (VIDEO)

    04/08/2013 1:01:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 20 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    For venal politicians on the front lines of the movement to subvert the Second Amendment, it’s a cunningly effective strategy: if they can’t ban it, they’re going to tax it. By adding a ‘sin tax’ to gun and ammo purchases they make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. It’s just a principle of economics. Participation drops the more expensive a hobby or a recreational activity becomes, even on an incremental scale. Of course, as mentioned, we’re not just talking about a hobby or an activity or even a bad habit. We’re...
  • Former SEAL Has Special Message for Bloomberg in New NRA Video: If You Really Cared About Freedom…

    04/08/2013 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    The Blaze via Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso has a special message for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others like him who are pushing for more gun control: "If you really cared about the American people, you'd stand up for more freedom for them, and not more power and status for yourself." The 12-year veteran is one of the newest NRA News contributors and has just released a diatribe against politicians who say they stand up for American safety but are quick to sacrifice essential freedom.
  • COMMUNISM SURVIVOR BLASTS SALEM GUN GRABBERS: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT FREEDOM IS!" (video)

    04/08/2013 4:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | april 7, 2013
    "You don't know what freedom is because you never lost it!" With a pointed finger Manuel Martinez called out Anti-Gun Committee Leader Floyd Prozansky during heated testimony on Friday. You can bet Prozansky got the message. To quote Mr. Martinez: "malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established ... a dictatorial regime ... in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People." Mr. Martinez escaped the brutal Communist regime in Cuba in 1954. His testimony included how...
  • Maureen Dowd: Can We Get Hillary Without the Foolery?

    04/07/2013 9:56:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 6, 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    PLEASE don’t ask me this anymore. It’s such a silly question. Of course Hillary is running. I’ve never met a man who was told he could be president who didn’t want to be president. So naturally, a woman who’s told she can be the first commandress in chief wants to be. “Running for president is like sex,” James Carville told me. “No one ever did it once and forgot about it.” Joe Biden wants the job. He’s human (very). But he’s a realist. He knows the Democratic Party has a messianic urge to finish what it started so spectacularly with...
  • Bill to seize registered assault weapons dead, author says (California)

    03/23/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | March 22, 2013 | Josh Richman
    SACRAMENTO — One of the most controversial gun-control bills introduced in California this year — a move to seize the 166,000 registered assault weapons grandfathered in under the state's ban — is dead, its author said Thursday. When Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced AB174 in January, it was designed to declare the Legislature's intent to end all "grandfather clauses" allowing ownership of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. But on Tuesday, he gutted and amended the bill to address public-school health centers instead. Coincidentally, it was the same day that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he won't include Sen....
  • Senator Reid Drops Schumer and Feinstein Gun Bills

    03/20/2013 3:53:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:52 | Bob Adelmann
    Senator Reid Drops Schumer and Feinstein Gun Bills Written by Bob Adelmann In announcing on Monday afternoon that he was dropping Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill from consideration by the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said, “Right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. That’s not 60. I have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue…” He added: I’m not going to try to put something on the floor that won’t succeed. I want something that will succeed. I think the worst of all worlds...
  • Biden cites the 'black-helicopter crowd'

    03/20/2013 6:44:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Vice President Joe Biden says requiring Americans to register guns would "cross a cultural line" that would incite conservatives and conspiracy theorists. "The idea that you register your guns – it may make logical sense to say this, but there isn’t a constitutional right to own an automobile. There is a Second Amendment Constitutional right to own a weapon: the right to have and bear arms," he said in an interview with NPR's "All Things Considered." "When you go to registration, it raises all the black-helicopter-crowd notion that what this is all about is identifying who has a gun so...
  • Andrea Mitchell Scolds Fellow Reporters: 'You Guys Let the Assault Weapons Ban Die!'

    03/20/2013 6:26:23 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3-20-13 | Goeffrey Dikens
    "Like a concerned parent on a business trip checking in on her unsupervised children, an exasperated Andrea Mitchell whined to fellow Washington reporters Susan Page and Chris Cillizza, that they had "let the assault weapons ban...die!""
  • New Laws Force Gun Co. Out of Colorado, Costing State Hundreds of Jobs, Millions in Sales

    03/20/2013 4:26:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/20/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, is moving out of the state following the passage of new gun-control laws - and taking hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars of commerce with it.Magpul's Chief Operating Office, Doug Smith told the Denver Post:"Our moving efforts are underway. It's going to be a phased approach, and until the move is complete, we're going to continue manufacturing magazines in Colorado."Within the next 30-days we will manufacture our first magazine outside the state of Colorado."Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper signed three new gun bills into law today which requires background checks for private and...
  • Colorado gun sales skyrocket to all-time high as gun control debates heat up

    03/20/2013 3:45:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    DENVER - Colorado gun sales have been at an all-time high over the past three months, and the increase is a direct result of gun control debates. The mere discussion of a ban on assault rifles in particular is flooding the state with assault rifles. Richard Taylor, manager of The Firing Line in Aurora, is one of several gun dealers in the metro area who say they could sell many more military-style assault rifles than they have been -- if they could get enough of the guns to satisfy demand. “We have had a tremendous run in the past three...
  • Cowardly Congress,Ruthless NRA,and an Impotent Obama Conspire Against Assault-Weapons Ban BARF-O-LA

    03/20/2013 2:05:58 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 18 replies
    National Journal via Yahoo ^ | March 20, 2013 | Ron Fournier | National Journal
    I don’t have the words to describe the cowardice of Congress or the depravity of the gun lobby, which conspired to kill the assault-weapons ban. I can’t explain the apparent impotence of President Obama who vowed to “use whatever power this office holds” to convert the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School into commonsense common good. Fortunately, Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News found the words: Any fool knows that [Adam] Lanza couldn’t possibly have killed as many children as quickly as he did on the morning of Dec. 14 without an assault weapon in his hands. So...
  • Conn. gov's panel issues early gun control ideas

    03/20/2013 2:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2013 | Susan Haigh
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An advisory panel reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for Connecticut's governor on Monday recommended requiring registration of all firearms in the state and mandating all its K-12 classrooms have doors that can be locked from the inside. There was also enough consensus among the commission members to recommend bans on high-capacity magazines and the possession, sale or transfer or guns — both military-style firearms and handguns — that are capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading. Other recommendations in an interim report from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper signs landmark gun-control bills

    03/20/2013 9:13:33 AM PDT · by FortWorthPatriot · 56 replies
    U. S. News ^ | March 20, 2013 | Matthew DeLuca
    Here we go! Will MAGPUL pull out now?
  • Holy cow: Not even 40 votes in the Senate for the assault-weapons ban, says Reid

    03/20/2013 2:01:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 19, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Amazing. I predicted once or twice in writing about the AWB that there might not be 50 votes but I felt silly about it afterwards. Of course there’d be 50 votes. The bill was doomed to be filibustered given the GOP’s solid opposition plus the skittishness of red-state Dems like Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, and Mary Landrieu, but Reid would be able to muster 50 if only because Senate Democrats would want to avoid humiliating Obama after his big gun-control campaign. That way, even when the bill failed on the cloture vote, O could still claim that it had majority...
  • Colorado Sheriff Within Rights Not To Enforce New Gun Control Laws

    03/19/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 March, 2013 | John Richardson
    Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County, Colorado has been out front in his opposition to the new gun control laws in that state. He led a delegation of sheriffs in testifying against the bills before the Colorado legislature earlier this month. Now he has announced that he doesn't plan to enforce the new laws - and he is within the letter of the law. "Why put the effort into enforcing a law that is unenforceable?" Cooke told The Denver Post on Monday. "With all of the other crimes that are going on, I don't have the manpower, the resources or...
  • Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages

    03/19/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    cnet ^ | 3/19/13
    AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to capture and store Americans' confidential text messages, according to a proposal that will be presented to a congressional panel today. The law enforcement proposal would require wireless providers to record and store customers' SMS messages -- a controversial idea akin to requiring them to surreptitiously record audio of their customers' phone calls -- in case police decide to obtain them at some point in the future.
  • Assault weapons ban won't be in Dems' gun bill (Boo Hoo Frankenstein)

    03/19/2013 11:39:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 03/19/13 | Alen Fram
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won't be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, the sponsor of the ban said Tuesday, a decision that means the ban stands little chance of survival. Instead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will be able to offer her ban on the military-style firearms as an amendment. Feinstein is all but certain to need 60 votes from the 100-member Senate to prevail, but she faces solid Republican opposition and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.
  • Colorado governor to sign into law gun measures on magazine limits, expanded background checks

    03/18/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 18, 2013
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation Wednesday that sets limits on ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearms, marking a Democratic victory in a state where gun ownership is a treasured right and Second Amendment debate has played out in the wake of two mass shootings. The measures proposed are some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and their passage comes after weeks of tense legislative battles. Republicans and gun rights supporters put up a major fight against the measures in this politically moderate state, while Democrats made them the centerpieces of a...
  • Legislators, Advocates Unite To Push Local & Federal Gun Control Legislation

    03/18/2013 8:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Progress Illinois ^ | March 18, 2013 | Ellyn Fortino
    Legislators and gun control advocates united Sunday afternoon to discuss and rally around state and federal gun control legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Progress Illinois was there for the unifying, and at points emotional, event. Steve Young (pictured), a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Evanston, held up a photo yesterday of his late son Andrew in front of the nearly 500 people packed inside of Chicago Sinai Congregation’s sanctuary. Andrew was shot and killed in 1996 when he was 19 years old. “He was killed by a teenager with a gun originally...
  • MSNBC’s ‘Lean Forward’ Ad Unwittingly Alludes to Communist 'Great Leap Forward,'

    03/18/2013 7:02:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    MSNBC’s newest ad features weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry unwittingly -- or at least one hopes-- referencing the Communist Chinese economic program known as the “Great Leap Forward” which left an estimated 18-45 million Chinese dead. The 30-second ad featuring Ms. Perry is narrated as follows: No fight began just in the years preceding victory. The struggle for civil rights didn’t begin in the 1950s. African-Americans had been demanding representation since the 1880s. Women didn’t just start fighting for the vote in the 1920s. That began at the founding of this country. Immigrants to this country have been since its founding...
  • Gun-control sabbath calls for assault ban

    03/18/2013 11:23:35 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    UPI.com ^ | 2/17/2013 | UPI
    Religious leaders attending the U.S. Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, organizers said.