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on February 10, 2014 in World News

Gun control activist was carrying gun while visiting school

              Gun control activist was carrying gun while visiting school A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The arrested gun-control advocate, Dwayne Ferguson, caused quite a scene at Harvey Austin Elementary School, reports local CBS affiliate WIVB. At about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, police acted on a pair of anonymous 911 tips. A battalion of cops quickly swarmed the school. The brigade included… View Article

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70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs

70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs Exclusive: David Kupelian tells untold story of nation’s rapidly escalating drug dependence The heroin-overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has caused the media to focus, however fleetingly, on America’s drug problem.News accounts of the Oscar-winner’s tragic demise typically reference the startling increase in heroin-related deaths in the last four to five years. The problem, reporters explain, is the vast number of Americans addicted to prescription pain meds like OxyContin, many of whom discover heroin to be both cheaper and easier to obtain than the prescription opioid drugs to which they initially became addicted…. View Article

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Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms

        Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right… View Article

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Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

                        Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists. The Ohio National Guard’s Civil Support Team practices in a May 2013 drill at Put-in-Bay The ONG 52nd Civil Support Team training scenario involved a plot from local school district employees to use biological weapons in order to advance their beliefs about “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.” Portsmouth Chief… View Article

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Manufacturers Change Look of AR-15

        Manufacturers Change Look of AR-15; Rifle Is Now Legal in New York State Pass a stupid law, get a stupid result. This, Clash Daily reports, is a remodeled AR-15, and it is legal in New York despite the state’s “assault weapons” ban: When the opponents of “assault weapon” bans argue that it is preposterous for the state to ban firearms based on the way they look, they really mean it. It is. The rifle in the photograph above is no more or less powerful than the one that has been banned; it just looks different. And,… View Article

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Lights Out for NSA?

Lights Out for NSA? Maryland Lawmakers Push to Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters NSA nerve center in Fort Meade targeted by bill. The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way. Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts. The bill would deprive NSA facilities water and electricity carried over public utilities, ban the use of… View Article

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Policing For Profit

                In British Columbia, the government can take away your home, your car and your cash, without ever charging you with a crime. Most people in BC are not aware of how easily the government can take away their most valuable possessions. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever been charged with a crime. In many cases the government doesn’t need to go to court at all! The BC Liberals have made it easier and easier for police to profit from seizing private property. This trend is called “policing for profit” and it is… View Article

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Keith Ellison on Obamacare-Related Job Losses

                    Rep Keith Ellison on Obamacare-Related Job Losses: Americans Work Too Much Anyway During the February 9 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) said the loss of work hours due to Obamacare could actually be a good thing because Americans work too much anyway, compared to people in other industrialized countries. The discussion began when round-table host Jonathan Karl asked Congressman Tom Cole (R-Okla.) about a CBO report showing “the equivalent of two million-plus workers coming out of the economy” due to Obamacare. Cole said, “Obamacare… View Article

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SWAT uses Fla. woman’s home without permission

          ‘You all need to leave’: SWAT uses Fla. woman’s home without permission A Jacksonville, Fla., homeowner said she was ordered out of her house by members of a SWAT team who were responding to an incident at a neighbor’s residence. “The cop goes ‘You all need to leave, you can’t be in your house,’” Deborah Franz said, describing the SWAT team response to her next-door neighbor’s loud fighting, to a local station. She did leave — for the whole six hours standoff that ensued between SWAT agents and someone in her neighbor’s home. Afterward, officers… View Article

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‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation,’ I will

Obama: ‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation,’ I will In his weekly address, Obama repeated previous comments about circumventing Congressional process. “I want to work with Congress on this agenda where I can,” Mr. Obama said. “But in this year of action, whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, I will.” Obama: ‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation,’ I will

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