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FBI Planned to Kill Occupy Leaders

                    According to journalist David Lindorff, the FBI planned to assassinate the leaders of the now moribund Occupy movement “via suppressed sniper rifles.” Lindorff cites a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington, DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. The redacted document obtained from the FBI in Houston states: An identified [DELETED] as of October planned to engage in sniper attacks against protestors (sic) in Houston, Texas if deemed necessary. An identified [DELETED] had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests… View Article

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Man defends home and family against three burglars, fatally shoots two

A father in Texas was well prepared to defend his home this past weekend and demonstrated it when he fought back against three home invaders, sending two of them to thief heaven after they made the fatal mistake of breaking into the wrong home.   This past Sunday afternoon, three burglars broke into an Oak Leaf Village apartment in North Houston brandishing a gun and demanding cash. “They said ‘the money, the money,’” said resident Lila Pena. That’s when her husband Javier Ortiz grabbed his own gun and shot two of them dead, sending the third suspect fleeing in terror…. View Article

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Colorado Gun Shops Suffer Under New Firearm Laws

New gun laws enacted in Colorado yesterday have crippled some gun and pawn shops. The state once considered part of the Wild West is now reduced to imposing universal background checks on gun purchases and is also banned from selling ammunition magazines that hold over 15 rounds. New gun laws followed in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school last December in Newtown, Conn. where 20 children and 6 adults were killed. Although the story has been widely publicized and city governments nationwide have even implemented legislation based on this event alone, many questions remain unanswered… View Article

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Ohio City Bans Fireworks, Drinks, Grills, and Enacts Mandatory Bag Searches for July 4th

  The City of Lakewood Ohio will be celebrating July 4th with mandatory bag searches and a ban on all Fourth of July related fun — including fireworks, drinks, grills, pets, sports, and just about everything else. The anti-independence regulation is a real testament to the current state of our nation, which now stands for heavy bans on all forms of person freedom. But I would have never actually known about this insane ban if it weren’t for a Storyleak reader who sent me the amazing image above. And following my inquiry as to where the image came from, doubting that… View Article

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US plans to further militarize its southern border irk Mexicans

Mexicans continue to express rising outrage over US plans to further militarize its southern border with Mexico under a border security bill that is certain to win passage in the US Senate. “We are ‘friends and neighbors,’ as is repeated ad nauseam, but the US is about to militarize the border with Mexico as if we were at war,” said Mexican Congressman Fernando Belaunzaran with the left-wing Democratic Revolution Party in a tweeted this week, cited Wednesday in a Los Angeles Times report. “Neighbors don’t do this to each other,” wrote prominent news anchor Jorge Ramos of major Mexico-based broadcast… View Article

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Illinois governor vetoes parts of concealed carry gun bill

                      Illinois governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday vetoed parts of a gun bill that would have allowed people to carry more than one gun, carry guns into some places that serve alcohol, and carry a partly exposed gun. Flanked by parents of gun violence victims, Democrat Quinn said at a press conference that he objected to at least nine provisions of the new Illinois concealed carry measure that was passed by the legislature. “This is a flawed bill with serious safety problems that must be addressed,” Quinn said. After the… View Article

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Gun Rights Supporters Defiant

As Colorado’s new ban on the sale and possession of “high capacity” magazines went into effect on July 1, gun control opponents gathered on the front steps of the state capitol and “swapped and sold high capacity magazines in plain view of police officers, daring them to make an arrest.” According CBS Denver, dozens of protesters gathered as rally organizer Ryan Tulega said: “The government knows [this law] is unenforceable. It’s feel good legislation.” Although no arrests were made, state representative Dan Pabon (D-Denver) warned the protesters that they may not have it so easy in the future. He said… View Article

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Top 5 Things Michelle Obama Has Complained About

5. The White House is like a “really nice prison.” That would mean that the First Lady failed to make parole in November 2012. Ms. Obama made that complaint at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania, among fellow inmates, some from countries where the opposition occupies really nasty prisons. 4. Our student loans were “higher than our mortgage.” That complaint, at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, sounds awful, except that both of the Obamas went to Harvard Law School, one of the most elite and expensive schools in the country. Many young people today would love to have a mortgage. 3. I… View Article

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Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control

                            Alaska might seem a hard place to sell a gun control message in a state where subsistence hunting is for many a way of life, and where people routinely carry guns into the wilderness for protection from bears. But that didn’t deter former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, from bringing their campaign for expanded background checks to the heart of gun-rights country on Tuesday. Background checks on people who want to buy firearms at gun shows would not prevent all of the… View Article

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DNI Clapper Admits ‘Clearly Erroneous’ Testimony on NSA Surveillance

                      On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apologized for what he termed a “clearly erroneous” statement he made under oath to Congress regarding the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. On March 12, Clapper responded in the negative to a question by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) about whether the NSA collected “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.” He added, “There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.” That statement was false. In an attempt to get past… View Article

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