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New York Republican: Rubio Isn’t Welcome Here

Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) took a shot Friday at Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for embarking on a fundraising trip in New York after voting against a relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “And by the way, guys like Marco Rubio in Florida. All the money that your people have gotten in Florida over the […]

Maryland Goes After Guns, Facebook Goes After Your Privacy, You’re Still Not On Disability!?, Mickey D’s Workers Strike In NYC, Even Hispanics Think U.S. Should Enforce Immigration Law: Friday Morning News Roundup 4-5-2013

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.

Congress To Hash Out Cybersecurity In The Dark

Congress To Hash Out Cybersecurity In The Dark

Privacy advocates are standing up to oppose a bill before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that would grant more powers to corporations for sharing customer data among themselves and, if the bill survives the committee process whole, the government.

Connecticut Passes Gun Grab While Other States Dig In To Protect 2nd Amendment

Connecticut Passes Gun Grab While Other States Dig In To Protect 2nd Amendment

The Connecticut Legislature passed its sweeping package of gun control early Thursday, vastly tightening restrictions on firearms ownership in a State already regarded by gun control advocates, long before the December 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, as having the Nation’s fifth-toughest gun laws.

FP Calls Ted Cruz Most Hated Man In The Senate, And That’s A Good Thing

FP Calls Ted Cruz Most Hated Man In The Senate, And That’s A Good Thing

In a short period of time, freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has proven to supporters back home and throughout the Nation that he is a shining example of an anti-establishment Republican. He has followed through with his campaign promises; as a result, the GOP elite loathe the Senator.

LaPierre: Connecticut Gun Laws Won’t Stop Violence

  National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre ridiculed the newly passed gun legislation — some of the toughest in the country — saying that the legislative impact will be nil in with regard to reducing violence in the State. “I think the problem with what Connecticut did, is the criminals, the drug dealers, the people […]

First Magpul, Now HiViz: Gun Companies Continue To Flee Colorado

Another firearms company is getting out of Colorado, saying the State’s recent legislation banning high-capacity magazines and requiring residents to obtain and pay for their own background checks is unConstitutional and demonstrates lawmakers’ willingness to infringe citizens’ right to bear arms. HiViz Shooting Systems of Fort Collins, which makes sights, recoil pads and accessories, announced […]

NHTSA Wants To Make Road Rules Without Public Input

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, responsible for a number of major rules that affect American commuters on a daily basis, is looking to grant itself authority to rush rules into law without the traditional public comment period. NHTSA officials have floated a proposal that would give the agency “direct final rulemaking” authority over new […]

Could Obama Get A Tax Break For His Publicity Stunt?

President Barack Obama announced earlier in the week that he would take a 5 percent pay cut to his Presidential salary in support of Federal employees affected by sequestration cuts. “The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, […]

Inhofe Salivates Over Prospect Of War With Hermit Kingdom

Bellicose language, it seems, is not reserved for Hermit Kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un. Hawkish Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a recent interview that the United States should prepare immediately to strike North Korea. “We should be prepared to do it right now,’’ Inhofe told Newsmax. […]

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