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Congress Afraid Of Itty Bitty Knives On Planes

The Transportation Security Administration recently reversed a policy barring small knives on airplanes, but some members of Congress evidently believe the move makes U.S. airspace unsafe. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have filed legislation to reverse the TSA decision. “Introduced amendment to prevent TSA from allowing passengers to carry small knives onto […]

Rangel Claims ‘Millions Of Kids Dying’ From Assault Weapons

Representative Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) toed the company line in admirable fashion in an interview on MSNBC this week, spicing up his gun control rhetoric with a helping of hyperbole so big it might get him banned for excess in his home State’s largest city. Asked his thoughts on Democratic Senators’ failure at preserving a proposed […]

Cruz Amendment To Do Away With Obamacare Voted Down

Today, the Senate rejected an effort by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to repeal Obamacare; but it is probably far from the last attempt by Republicans to dismantle President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan. Cruz’s effort would have been carried out through an amendment to the Senate budget proposal that sought to “establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund […]

T-S-A! T-S-A!, Student Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus, Big Sis Mum Before Congress On Billion-Bullet Stash, Israeli Leader Calls Obama’s Speech ‘Filth,’ Prez Tweets Bloody Beatle’s Glasses Pic To Woo Support For Gun Grab: Friday Morning News Roundup 3-22-2013

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.

President Wants New Fund To Prop Up Green Energy Projects ‘Too Risky’ For Marketplace

President Wants New Fund To Prop Up Green Energy Projects ‘Too Risky’ For Marketplace

An undeterred President Barack Obama, heavily criticized for his Administration’s support of spectacularly unsuccessful green energy start-ups, told an Illinois audience last week the government should expand its role in helping fund private green projects that wouldn’t survive in a free market.

New Yorkers Can Snitch On Gun Owners For $500 Reward

New Yorkers Can Snitch On Gun Owners For $500 Reward

In New York State if you report gun owners to officials and they are found to be in possession of illegal firearms after an investigation, you could score $500. That’s because for more than a year the State has been running a “well-kept secret” tip line that offers rewards to callers depending on what comes from the gun-related information they provide.

Background Check Stats Reveal Gun Sales Higher Than Ever

Background Check Stats Reveal Gun Sales Higher Than Ever

An analysis of FBI-maintained data on the volume of background checks conducted when stores sell firearms reveals that Americans are buying more guns than at any time since the agency began keeping track of the numbers. Of particular interest is the dramatic spike in sales since late last year.

Federal Budget Madness Continues

Federal Budget Madness Continues

If you haven’t already braced yourself for another round of Federal budget insanity, now is the time. Today, the Senate is expected to embark on what promises to be a contentious round of budgetary votes. And on Thursday, the House passed a budget by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on a 221-207 vote with no Democratic support.

Congress Tells USPS It Must Keep Saturday Delivery

The mail will continue to run on Saturday, if President Barack Obama signs into law a continuing resolution Congress approved Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service, a cost-recovery operation, announced in February it planned to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail this summer, a move intended to save $2 billion a year. USPS lost about $16 […]

New York Police Find ‘Arsenal’ In Man’s Home

Law enforcement officials in Long Island, N.Y., are lauding a “huge gun bust” after confiscating and “arsenal” of 300 handguns, shotguns and rifles from the residence of 66-year-old Jerry Steiner, who they allege was running an illegal gunsmithing business.

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