A Texas man who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army after being convicted for a minor drug charge in 1971 was turned away from a local Walmart after attempting to purchase a .22-caliber rifle and failing a Federal background check for his 42 year-old offense. According to a report from CBS Houston, Ron […]
The Justice Department, likely getting ready to further investigate the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, has asked police in Sanford, Fla., to hold all evidence related to the case, including Zimmerman’s handgun. The move comes as Justice officials weigh levying civil rights charges against Zimmerman. “As the Department first acknowledged last […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The partner of a California man is suing the Kern County sheriff’s department after a May incident in which she alleges sheriff’s deputies attacked him while he slept in someone’s front yard and beat him to death, without his having had a chance to demonstrate that he was a potential threat to their safety.
According to Libertarian Party officials, American distaste for the Nation’s mainstream political parties is beginning to show in a way that has the potential to change American politics over the next several years. At a Libertarian National Committee meeting last weekend, the Party announced that the number of people requesting information about running for political office as Libertarians in upcoming elections has doubled.
The American Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday indicating that American law enforcement largely considers simply traveling in an automobile reason enough to track American citizens and log their movements.
If you like the police state feel of post-9/11 New York City, you’re going to love this: President Barack Obama and Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer have been touting NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the man to take the reins at the Department of Homeland Security following news of Janet Napolitano’s leaving office. […]
President Barack Obama told Univision this week that he “probably” wouldn’t resort to granting amnesty on a grand scale to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. “Probably not. I think that it is very important for us to recognize that the way to solve this problem has to be legislative. I […]
In February, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don’t need high-powered weapons for protection, because a shotgun will do just fine. In fact, Biden told his wife to fire a shotgun in the air if she was ever in danger at home. “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shot gun,” Biden […]
House Judiciary Committee lawmakers grilled top Obama Administration officials Wednesday over National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations that the agency collects American communications data in bulk. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole testified before a bipartisan group of lawmakers, reasserting the Administration’s claim that the NSA’s tactics “achieve the right balance” between protecting American […]