Obama In ‘Executive Action’ Mode On Guns; Shooting Sprees Cause Less Than .1 Percent Of ‘Gun’ Deaths; Sign Your Benghazi NDA Or Get A Good Lawyer; Record Taxes, Record Deficit; Waiving Terror Laws To Arm Syria’s Rebels – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 9-17-2013

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

 

  • In the wake of the shooting at a Washington, D.C.-area Navy Yard, White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama is implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows. “The president supports, as do an overwhelming majority of Americans, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence,” Carney said. Source: CBS D.C…  

 

  • Mass U.S. shootings such as the bloody rampage at the Washington Navy Yard spur safety concerns and garner intense media attention while statistically accounting for few of the total murders reported nationwide. Over a 30-year span, mass slaughters listed in a recent Congressional Research Service report caused the deaths of 547 people. Over the same three decades through 2012, that’s less than a tenth of 1 percent of the 559,347 people the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates were murdered in America. Source: Bloomberg…

 

  • A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker. Source: The Washington Free Beacon…

 

  • The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,472,542,000,000 in tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, which ran from Oct. 1, 2012 through the end of August, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for August. That is up about $285 billion from the approximately $2,187,527,000,000 in taxes the government took in through August of fiscal 2012. Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still accumulated a $755 billion deficit in the first eleven months of fiscal 2013. Source: CNS News…

 

  • President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al-Qaida. Assad’s regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah. Source: Washington Examiner… 

 

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