Background checks for ammunition buys moving toward ballot in California

Background checks for ammunition buys moving toward ballot in California

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to launch today a statewide ballot campaign to require ammunition buyers to undergo instant background checks as gun-control advocates increasingly expand their focus beyond guns to ammo. The proposed 2016 initiative would also ban the possession of ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds, requiring owners turn them over […]

Obama doesn’t get his way on EPA water rule

Obama doesn’t get his way on EPA water rule

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Courts — one of the few banes of President Obama’s imperial tendencies — have thwarted yet another White House attempt to legislate through policy. Last Friday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency would be acting illegally if it attempted to enforce its […]

Obama names NY education disaster to replace Duncan

Obama names NY education disaster to replace Duncan

From ProRev NYS Allies for Public Education – The announcement of John King to replace Arne Duncan as US Education Secretary is bad news for the nation, according to NYS Allies for Public Education, a coalition of more than 50 parent and educator groups throughout the state. “Throughout his term in New York, John King […]

Federal Tax Code and regulations now exceed 10 million words in length

Federal Tax Code and regulations now exceed 10 million words in length

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon The length of the federal tax code and regulations now exceed 10 million words, according to a report from the Tax Foundation. According to the report, the federal tax code is 2,412,000 words long, and federal tax regulations are 7,655,000 words long. In 1955, the federal tax code […]

Giving back—not the role of government

Giving back—not the role of government

By Jane Orient, M.D. / AAPS Many people forget that the government cannot give what it has not first taken. And once it takes power or gains a source of revenue, going back is very hard. For example: the Cadillac tax—so structured that most plans will eventually be treated as Cadillacs. Having served its purpose […]

Tulsi Gabbard, DNC vice chairwoman, says she was disinvited from Democratic debate

Tulsi Gabbard, DNC vice chairwoman, says she was disinvited from Democratic debate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, speaks during a meeting at Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in Ahmadabad, India, on Dec. 27, 2014. Gabbard was on an official visit to India. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the committee disinvited her from the first Democratic presidential debate […]

Washington Post contributor finds ‘zero correlation’ between state gun laws and murder rate

Washington Post contributor finds ‘zero correlation’ between state gun laws and murder rate

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Washington Post contributor Eugene Volokh finds “zero” correlation between state-level gun laws and the death rate, including murders in which firearms have been used. After looking at data on all manner of gun-related deaths and comparing that with the laws that attempt to affect access to firearms, Volokh […]

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