A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment

A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment – Veteran New York Times editor Craig Whitney reexamines America’s relationship with guns and looking at the ways guns are part of American culture. In Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment he makes the case that trying to restrict gun ownership doesn’t effectively deter crime and argues that, if we focus on controlling violence rather than guns themselves, the Second Amendment may not be as lethal as the left would like to...

Raymond Kelly swipes at President Obama

Raymond Kelly swipes at President Obama – New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly zinged President Barack Obama for his silence on gun violence in Chicago.  “Maybe the city most affected (by guns) is Chicago,” Kelly said, according to a New York Daily News story on Monday. “The president’s hometown, but barely a peep out of...

A hello to arms: More in Hudson Valley get handgun permits

A hello to arms: More in Hudson Valley get handgun permits – In the six Hudson Valley counties north of New York City, 14,293 people received handgun permits in the last five years. Crime has plummeted throughout the state over the last several years — and fear of crime has waned — but many thousands of people in New York still apply for and receive gun permits. Over the past five years, more than 99,000 handgun permits were issued in New York State, according to the New York State Police Pistol Permit Bureau. Individuals apply for permits through their home counties, not through the state police, but the Pistol Permit Bureau is charged with keeping the...

After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks

After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks – Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $60 billion global arms...

Bloomberg’s Super PAC Narrowly Misses Most Congressional Targets

Bloomberg’s Super PAC Narrowly Misses Most Congressional Targets – Late in this year’s election cycle, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suddenly announced the creation of a “super PAC,” Independence USA, through which the billionaire mayor could funnel unlimited sums of cash to candidates who support his political agenda of gun control, gay marriage and education reform. Looking at the federal races Mr. Bloomberg aimed to influence through the new political action committee, however, a majority of his candidates narrowly lost last...
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