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on September 16, 2013 in World News

State Battles over Gun Control Intensify

                      State Battles over Gun Control Intensify Battles for and against gun control continue to intensify in various states around the country. Although Colorado took center stage with the recall of state senator John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) days ago, gun control is or has been the recent focus in Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, New York, and Connecticut. The good news for gun owners is that the clear majority of the battles are against gun control. In Mississippi, House Bill 2 was passed in the last legislative session… View Article

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on September 16, 2013 in World News

New Report Scales Back Global Warming

                      New Report Scales Back Global Warming On September 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release part of their fifth assessment report on climate change. For the first time since 1990, this report will scale back the hysteria on global warming. Matt Ridley at The Wall Street Journal viewed a few leaks from the 31-page document and talked to one of the senior climate scientists. The temperature rise due to man-made carbon dioxide is lower than their prediction in 2007. Originally a three degrees Celsius increase was… View Article

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on September 16, 2013 in World News

Data-Mining Americans’ Credit Card Transactions

                  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Data-Mining Americans’ Credit Card Transactions Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray and his staff are planning to track four out of five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year through a controversial new data-mining program. Richard Pollock of the Washington Examiner reported Friday that a CFPB strategic planning document for fiscal years 2013-2017 discusses a “markets monitoring” program through which officials plan to track 80 percent–up to 42 billion–credit card transactions in 2013 made by Americans. In addition, the strategic planning document indicates CFPB plans… View Article

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on September 16, 2013 in World News

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Gun Law

                      Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Gun Law Illinois is one of the most anti-gun states in America, and its supreme court is appointed by its governor. The past two governors have been zealous opponents of gun rights: Democrats Pat Quinn and the notorious Rod Blagojevich. The court they appointed just struck down Illinois’ soon-to-expire law against carrying firearms as a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. In Illinois v. Aguilar, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the case of Alberto Aguilar, who was engaged in criminal conduct when… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

Nevada Dumps 1,500 Mental Patients

                Nevada Dumps 1,500 Mental Patients Via One-Way Greyhound Ticket to California A new lawsuit filed by the city of San Francisco on behalf of the state of California alleges that over the past five years, the state of Nevada has dumped 1,500 mental patients onto other states by putting them them on Greyhound busses and sending them over state lines with no prior arrangements with families or other mental hospitals once they arrive. According to the federal class action lawsuit that the city of San Francisco is spearheading, nearly all of the… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

Arkansas legalizes sale of raw milk directly from farms

                      Arkansas legalizes sale of raw milk directly from farms (NaturalNews) Steadfast efforts to end the senseless prohibition of raw milk  sales in Arkansas have finally been successful, at least in a somewhat limited  sense. Residents living in the Natural State will now be able to purchase raw  milk directly from the farms where it is produced, thanks to the recent passage  of House Bill 1536. However, raw milk sales at farmers markets and retail stores  will still be prohibited under the new law. According to  ArkansasOnline.com, Governor Mike Beebe… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

Mississippi Open Carry

                      Mississippi Open Carry: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Carry Permit While everyone was watching news in Colorado during the final weeks of the recalls, Mississippi was instituting a new law to allow the open carry of firearms without a concealed carry permit. House Bill 2 was passed in Mississippi’s last legislative session and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R), but put on hold in July when Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued an injunction to have the legislature “clarify it.” On August 29 the Mississippi Supreme Court “unanimously… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

Chicago Ends Gun Registry, Eliminates City Gun Permit

                      Chicago Ends Gun Registry, Eliminates City Gun Permit On September 11, Chicago’s city council abolished its 45-year old gun registry and the city’s gun permit requirement amid pressure from the Supreme Court and the U.S. 7th Circuit Court Appeals. In 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court ruled against Chicago’s gun restrictions, making it clear that “every city and state must adhere to the Second Amendment.” Yet the Supreme Court did not specifically lay out what changes needed to take place. That happened in 2012, after the case returned to… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

California Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10/Hour

                      California Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10/Hour California’s Legislature has passed a bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation. Washington state currently has the top minimum wage at $9.19 an hour, an amount that is pegged to rise with inflation. Some cities, including San Francisco, have slightly higher minimum wages. The state Senate approved AB10 on a 26-11 vote and the Assembly followed hours later on a 51-25 vote, both… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

NY Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo’s Gun Control Law

                      NY Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo’s Gun Control Law A group of New York Sheriffs have announced that they will not enforce the gun control measures contained in the SAFE Act, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January. The SAFE Act limits magazine capacity to seven rounds, “prohibits the sale of certain types of semi-automatic rifles and gives current owners of such weapons one year to get them registered with the state,” or else. But according to PoliceOne.com, “the New York State Sheriffs Association and… View Article

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