Connecticut’s Stupid Gun Laws, Smoking Weed For A Living, Detroit Sucks And Taxing Rain: Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-4-2013


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.

  • Knee-jerk alert: Lawmakers in Connecticut just passed a steaming pile of anti-gun legislation that will do little more than criminalize a vast number of its law-abiding residents who happen to be gun owners.


  • There are food critics, art critics, wine critics and film critics. And now, one man in Colorado has the envy of every half-baked ganja toker in the United States: Meet William Breaths, America’s first pot critic. Whatever your views on marijuana, you have to admit: That Breaths’ job exists is good for liberty.


  • Officials at Detroit Metro Airport pulled a free newspaper from terminals over a headline that reads: “Detroit, The Most Miserable City in America.” The headline was meant to be facetious, but perhaps it is too true for the glibness to be appreciated.



  • The Administration of Barack Obama is set to hire tens of thousands of Obamacare “navigators” (read union workers and community activists) who will start out making $20 an hour or more.


  • Amnesty: An illegal alien in Arizona killed a woman for not allowing him to have sex with her 13-year-old daughter.


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  • Dave

    I have a question. Is there ANY gun control legislation that the NRA would support?
    They don’t like background checks
    They don’t like databases
    They don’t like stiffer penalties for gun trafficers or people that commit crimes with their guns.
    They don’t like limits on the type of gun or magazine size
    They don’t like better ways for law enforcement to share info
    They don’t like the international arms treaty to prevent terrorists from getting guns
    So what would these people support besides to have all disputes settled in the street with a gun?

    • Aaron

      Ya, how about all the unconstitutional legislation that has already passed. Its like someone saying, “cmon, just give me one more dollar” after you’ve already given them hundreds. And then in their eternal ignorance they keep saying “geez, you can’t even give me ONE dollar”.

    • vicki

      dave writes:
      “So what would these people support besides to have all disputes settled in the street with a gun?”

      I do not speak for the NRA but what we (I and like minded individuals) support the U.S. Constitution. We support punishing criminal behavior based on the behavior not the tool(s) used. We even support gun control. That is why we tell folk about things like

      • Dave

        Ok, then you support background checks, databases, stiffer penalties, better ways to allow law enforcement to do their jobs? You know.. Most of what Obama was proposing? Just nothing that restricts the types of weapons on the street… Is that accurate?

        • vicki


  • FreedomFighter

    Detroit Metro

    Subject: Should The US Pull Out
    Of Chicago??

    We pulled out of Iraq and are pulling out of
    Afghanistan –

    should we pull out of Chicago too?

    Body count: In the last six months

    292 killed (murdered) in Chicago

    compared to 221 killed in Iraq,

    and Chicago has one of the strictest

    gun laws in the entire US –

    a ban on hand guns.

    President: Barack Hussein Obama

    Senator: Dick Durbin

    House of Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Governor: Pat Quinn

    House Leader: Mike Madigan

    Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)

    Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

    The leadership in Illinois – all

    Of course, they’re all blaming each other.

    Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    Chicago school system rated one of the worst in
    the country.

    Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

    State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst
    in country.

    Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

    Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest
    in country.

    Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!

    This is the political culture that Obama
    comes from in Illinois.

    And he is going to “fix”
    Washington politics for us???

    George Ryan is no longer governor, he is in the
    big house.

    Of course he was replaced by Rob Blagojevich
    who is…that’s right, also

    in the big house.

    And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a

    weeks ago. That’s because he is fighting being
    sent to…right again,

    the big house!

    The Land of Lincoln,
    where politicians make license plates!!!!

    • vicki

      Anti gun people can’t even really blame guns, though they try to all the time. Population of Chicago ~2,707,120. Number of murders 292 so

      ~2.7 MILLION Americans living in Chicago who didn’t kill anyone (where tool=gun) are punished DAILY.

      Stop PUNISHING the INNOCENT for the acts of a VERY few.

      STOP IT

  • Dave

    Should we have a moment of silence for all the victims of background checks?