The Governmental Accountability Office, Congress’ financial investigative and auditing agency, has gotten involved in the controversy over the Department of Homeland Security’s massive buy-up of firearms ammunition.
In a lengthy investigation into security breaches at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, Dallas-Ft. Worth police made a pretty interesting discovery: The easiest way to subvert security measures designed to prevent hijackings or terrorist acts inside airports is to join the ranks of those hired to do the enforcement.
Two billboards erected in Greeley, Colo., which use the historic mistreatment of Native Americans by the Federal government to make the case against gun control, have drawn fire from some residents who say the images are offensive.
Former President Bill Clinton discussed how politicians should go about passing more gun-control legislation, his sadness that his assault weapons ban has expired and where public opinion splits on gun control during a recent event at Georgetown University. Clinton said that politicians should measure the intensity of the opposition when introducing gun-control legislation, intensity that […]
With five months left until health coverage exchanges are due to release their insurer lists for those who’ll be “opting in” to Obamacare in 2014, a poll has come out revealing that a staggering 42 percent of Americans don’t even know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is — as it has been […]
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have vowed that the assault on Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights will resume soon. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that a plan to expand background checks for gun purchases created by “pro-gun Senators” will receive support from the “broad middle” among lawmakers in coming months. “My own little prediction: […]
By a 24-6 margin, the Alabama State Senate just passed a bill that, if approved by the State’s lower chamber, would nullify all Federal gun control measures that are in “violation of the Second Amendment.” Alabama Senate Bill 93 declares: “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the […]
The California Legislature is considering a bill that would give kids in the State’s public schools the option of choosing which public bathroom they use, based on the “gender” with which a student most readily identifies.
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
The spirit of Benjamin Franklin’s oft-quoted assertion that “[t]hose who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” may be enjoying more currency among Americans in 2013 than it has since the days of Sept. 11 and the Patriot Act.