As ammunition prices have bounced all over the place and the threat/promise of increased firearms and ammunition legislation has increased, I have started doing more and more of my training with airsoft police tactical pistols or trainers. They have allowed me to train with my wife more often than we could if live fire were our only option. As an added benefit, I know that if it becomes illegal or a serious liability to train with firearms in the future, I have a backup plan in place to stay proficient as well as get new shooters up to speed with firearms.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has accused President Barack Obama of violating “the spirit of the 1st Amendment.” In an interview with WBZ Radio, Romney criticized the President for banning one of Boston’s major newspapers, the Boston Herald, from covering Obama’s recent visit to the Hub.
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has not yet solidified his candidacy for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination, but he has begun criticizing his former boss. During a recent interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, he said that President Barack Obama made a mistake when he intervened in Libya.
Pregnant women in Texas who want to get an abortion must first get a sonogram, according to a new law signed by Republican Governor Rick Perry.
A new study reveals that a popular martial arts practice can help elderly citizens avoid falls as well as improve their emotional well-being.
Donald Trump is gone — sort of. Keith Olbermann is back — sort of. Liberals want school science replaced with school science fiction. What’s next, the U.S.S. Jimmy Hoffa? And, a step in the right-ish direction for the TSA. All this, plus watch President Barack Obama throw Israel under the bus — in 1080 High-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made a deal, calling for a vote to grant a four-year extension to several expiring parts of The Patriot Act. “The provisions at issue allow the government to use roving wiretaps on multiple electronic devices and across multiple carriers and get court-approved access to business records relevant to terrorist investigations,” according to an article on FoxNews.com.
President Barack Obama is losing some of his most ardent supporters, according to several new polls. The Daily Caller reported that, in a recent informal survey, of 83 percent of recent college graduates who voted for Obama in 2008, only 27 percent say they are committed to voting for him again. “Eighty percent said they would consider voting for a Republican,” an article on the site read.
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) rejected a proposal for $2 trillion in budget cuts, saying cuts alone are an unacceptable way to balance the budget. “You can’t do $2 trillion just in cuts,” Reid said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “There has to be a mix of spending cuts, including defense. There has to be a more fair apportionment of tax policy in this country.”
The Supreme Court has ruled that police officers have the right to enter a private residence without a warrant if they believe a suspect may be destroying crucial evidence. On May 16, the nation’s highest court decided 8-1 in favor of the State of Kentucky over Hollis King, who filed a lawsuit after police entered his home without a warrant.
A group of legislators have urged President Barack Obama to hire more inspectors general in order to help prevent waste, fraud and corruption in the Federal government. Eight lawmakers, including four Republicans, three Democrats and one Independent, signed a joint letter to Obama, expressing their concern over the lack of watchdogs in various departments, according to The Wall Street Journal.
There’s a lot I love about the South, particularly my adopted state of Georgia. But there’s one thing I am definitely not proud of: the wacky pronouncements from incredibly ineffective do-gooder Former President Jimmy Carter. Did you hear his latest?
Some of the more emotional reunions I have ever witnessed occurred at airports. Few can match the joy of wives (and, sometimes, husbands) and children as they welcome a service member returning safely from overseas. This past Saturday, such a reunion took place at Baltimore Washington International Airport. But in this case, the highly decorated veteran wasn’t returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. Instead, he had just been released from military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
The nation’s first openly gay House Speaker, who serves in the State of Rhode Island, has angered many advocates of same-sex marriage by backing legislation that would legalize civil unions for homosexual couples. Late last month, Gordon Fox (D-Providence) pledged his support for a law that would allow civil unions for gay citizens.
This will be the last Freedom Watch I will write. The world as we know it ends tomorrow, according to Harold Camping, who said his calculations come from his reading of the Bible and comparing numerological calculations to historical events like the founding of Israel in 1948.
Rocker Ted Nugent might be best known for his 1977 hit single “Cat Scratch Fever,” but nowadays the outspoken guitarist has struck a chord with gun-rights advocates. Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on May 18, Nugent said that “more guns equals less crime.”
Six Republican senators wrote a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday, asking whether the President plans to act in compliance with the War Powers Act, with regard to the Unites States’ military campaign in Libya. The resolution requires the President to receive approval from Congress for military action lasting longer than 60 days.
According to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, more married Americans are staying together for longer amounts of time. An article on WashingtonPost.com read: “Three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a 10-year anniversary, according to census statistics reported Wednesday. That was a rise of 3 percentage points compared with couples who married in the early 1980s, when the nation’s divorce rate was at its highest.”
The White House Press Office snubbed the Boston Herald on Wednesday, denying the paper full access to President Barack Obama’s fundraiser in Boston. The Press Office told the paper via email that press pool reporters are chosen by their ability to “fairly” cover the news. An article on BostonHerald.com discusses the rejection, which came after the paper ran a Mitt Romney opinion piece on the front page — more than a month before the President’s visit.
A Chinese/American joint study suggests species may not be going extinct at the high rates that have previously been estimated. An article for FoxNews.com discusses the study, which was published in the May 19 issue of the scientific journal Nature.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign unveiled T-shirts that mock the Birther movement. A political blog on ABCNews.com described the shirts. They feature Obama’s face and the slogan “Made in the USA” on the front, with a picture of the President’s recently- released long-form birth certificate on the back. One can receive this “limited edition” shirt by donating $25 to Obama’s campaign.
The next presidential election may be 18 months away, but the political world is abuzz as a diverse group of candidates on the Republican side is vying for the party’s nomination.