DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program

DOJ accused of targeting gun industry with ‘Choke Point’ program – The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say.  The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that it finds...

Maloney Urges New Approach To Gun Violence Research

Maloney Urges New Approach To Gun Violence Research – Declaring it’s time for new avenues to probe gun violence, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has introduced legislation to fund public health research to “understand this crisis”.  Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan/Brooklyn) reasoned, “In the past 20 years, even as our population has grown, car fatalities have decreased by 36 percent because our cars and highways are safer as a result of research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

House Dems consider guns action

House Dems consider guns action – House Democrats are considering attaching an amendment to an appropriations bill that would force stricter background checks for gun purchases.  Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said top Democrats are in “discussions” on an amendment but have not decided what the language would say...

Guns, the talk of the political campaign season

Guns, the talk of the political campaign season – The issue of control was once again front and center as the political campaign season heated up.  At the Brunswick fire house, congressmen, senators, assemblymen, county clerks, county executives, and county sheriffs rallied, all of them believing that talking about guns and the Second Amendment will go a long way to fire up the electorate.  It won’t be the only issue leading up to the November election, but make no mistake, the candidates at the Brunswick fire house are counting on widespread anger that they believe was created by the New York Safe Act to lure voters to the...

NY SAFE Act opponents encouraged to stand up, speak out against law at rally

NY SAFE Act opponents encouraged to stand up, speak out against law at rally – What was originally billed as a rally became more of a recruitment event Tuesday evening as incumbents and candidates from municipal, state and federal governments urged supporters to not only vote in the upcoming election themselves, but also to lobby others to do the same in an effort to speak out against the NY SAFE Act. Second Amendment supporters packed the Center Brunswick Fire Hall for the Challenge NY SAFE Act rally, sponsored by the Brunswick Sportsmen’s Club, to show their displeasure with the NY SAFE Act, passed in Jan. 2013, as they claim it was just a first step in more of their rights being taken...
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