December 28, 2012
Posted on December 27, 2012
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)—author of the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004—has announced that on the first day of the new Congress—January 3rd— she will introduce a bill to which her 1994 ban will pale by comparison. On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, “I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. Read more . . .
December 27, 2012
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, shown here in October protesting Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of the TRUST Act, recently reintroduced the bill. And this time it could make it, due to bipartisan talk of immigration reform.
PHOTO BY ALEX EMSLIE
Look sharp, Sacramento. And brush up on your Spanish: The immigration debate is set to flare up once again in Washington, D.C., but the path to citizenship may begin here in the state Capitol.
Democratic state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently, and for the third time, introduced the TRUST Act to the California Legislature. This bill would limit state law enforcement’s participation in Secure Communities, a system introduced by President George W. Bush and expanded by the Obama administration that allows federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ask local police and sherrif departments across the country to hold undocumented immigrants already in custody for the purpose of deportation. More…
December 26, 2012
San Francisco And Oakland Crowds Hand Over Guns in Buyback
December 22, 2012/Source: Breitbart
In San Francisco and Oakland on Saturday, citizens brought their guns to sell to the police in return for cash. Every volunteer who returned a gun was $200 richer walking away. The line was so long in San Francisco that there was no cash left after lunchtime and I.O.U.s were substituted instead.
Oakland’s citizens gave even more guns back, including assault weapons and Ak-47s; the line of people returning guns, which was comprised of those standing and those in cars, was almost two miles long. A limit of three per person was imposed.
Oakland’s police chief, Howard Jordan, said, “When we remove guns off our streets that could be used in a crime, we reduce the possibility of our youth and community being a victim.”
December 21, 2012
Newtown the Latest Example of Media Overkill
I have been a resident of Newtown for over 30 years, save for a few years in the 1990s. On behalf of all us, I beg the media: Please go away. The healing will begin, but not until the news trucks and reporters shoving microphones in our faces go away.…»
The impulse to exploit a school shooting remains an irresistible temptation for our friends on the left.…»
Do the “we know best” government bureaucrats who birthed ObamaCare think doctors will simply stay still in the wake of this beast?…»
When an event such as the Newtown Massacre occurs, we are told how to speak with our children to prevent traumatizing them. But it is we, the adults, who are drinking of the soporific of constant review, reformulation, and rehash to sooth our troubled souls. …»
Trying to persuade establishment Republicans that he’s serious about what they’re serious about: playing the Democrats’ game, somewhat, by addressing as important an issue that is a straw man’s straw man.…»
Those seeking the “root causes” of the massacre at Sandy Hook need to look deeper than simple calls for gun control will allow.…»
Which is the greatest priority in public education, teaching our children, or fulfilling a teacher’s selfish interests? …»
December 20, 2012
Exclusive: David Kupelian on the real secret to preserving ‘the last, best hope of earth’
In the biblical story of the prodigal son, a headstrong and foolish young man leaves his father’s home for “a far country” where he soon squanders his entire inheritance on “harlots” and other unspecified “riotous living.”
But that’s not the end of the story.
With the father’s money gone, the son’s good times quickly turn bad, especially when “a mighty famine” arises in the land. What seemed at first to have been a life of newfound freedom and personal gratification has become one of tribulation and suffering. Yet because of that suffering, he at last comes to his senses. Starving and remorseful, yet too ashamed to return home as a son, he determines instead to journey back and offer himself to his father as just another hired servant. That way, at least, he won’t starve. Read more