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Bill Could Mandate Background Checks For Gunpowder

A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would mandate background checks on anyone attempting to buy traditional gun powder, commonly known as black powder. The move comes as Democratic Senators react to the Boston Marathon bombing. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), on whose behalf Reid introduced the bill, said requiring the checks “is […]

Gay Paris, Washington Whitewashes Words, Acquittals For Gosnell, Wrong Guy In Ricin Case, And Pay Up, Mr. President: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 4-24-2013

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.

Pew Study: Nearly All Americans Lost Worth Under Obama-Led ‘Recovery’

Pew Study: Nearly All Americans Lost Worth Under Obama-Led ‘Recovery’

According to a new statistical report, the only Americans who saw their money grow during the past two years of “economic recovery” touted by the Administration of President Barack Obama are those who weren’t hurting to begin with: the wealthy. Everybody else? On the whole, they lost money.

Rand Paul Says Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Doesn’t Address System’s Failures

Rand Paul Says Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Doesn’t Address System’s Failures

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wrote a letter Monday urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to hold up any action on proposed immigration reform until Congress better understands what’s actually broken with the immigration laws already in place.

Regulate The Environmental Protection Agency If You’re Really ‘Green’

Regulate The Environmental Protection Agency If You’re Really ‘Green’

The Environmental Protection Agency appears well on its way to achieving its self-defeating goal of completely shuttering any polluting industry in the United States. Once the EPA drives all of America’s industry to nations where they can pollute freely, will the agency come up with a plan to keep pollutants from floating over U.S. borders?

Disgraced Rangel Sues To Overturn House Censure From 2010

Disgraced Rangel Sues To Overturn House Censure From 2010

Disgraced Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is hoping to gig the system by suing the lawmakers whose investigative work led to his censure by the House of Representatives in 2010. But he isn’t maintaining his innocence. Rather, the 82-year-old is trying to change how history will remember him by having the censure reversed on a procedural technicality.

No Place For Liberty In The Progressives’ Timid New World

The Founders’ vision of the United States as a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world grew largely from their desire to ensure that the Nation never resembled that from which they were forced to fight a bloody war to free themselves. The law of the land, in its original construct, was designed to protect personal freedom, privacy and the right to self-preservation against the malicious intent of both agents of the state and free-actors with equal vigor.

But, for busybodies and statists hell-bent on total control, the modern world is too different a place for Americans to value the historic advice — and legislation — of the Nation’s Founding Fathers. And every tragedy or event that has the potential to affront the hearts of Americans with the least bit of unease represents a new chance for the liberty-averse to make their case for less Constitutional consideration.

Post-Boston Gun Sales Offer More Proof That Gun Grabbers’ Agenda Is Backfiring

Every time there’s a highly publicized violent crime with multiple victims in America, liberals co-opt the tragedy to talk about updating the 2nd Amendment to make the country safer. Meanwhile, normal Americans go to gun shops and arms themselves against the twofold — but strangely related — threat of domestic terrorism and government tyranny. Breitbart […]

Chicago Tribune Mocks Texans Killed By Plant Explosion In Sick Economic Editorial

The Chicago Tribune mockingly referenced the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that took 14 lives last week in a below-the-belt editorial jab at Texas Governor Rick Perry’s visit to Illinois in the name of recruiting industry to his State. Perry his sights on the economically damaged Prairie State recently with a $42,000 radio ad buy in […]

UPDATE: Eighth-Grader Jailed For NRA Shirt At School Returns To Class — In The Same Shirt

A West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested for wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school showed up for his first day back at class wearing the very shirt that originally drew all the unwanted attention from one school employee. But there was a little vindication this time: Lots of kids showed their […]

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