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Posted 2 years ago in Government gun rights by Michele Bowman  
Senate Judiciary Committee Takes on Gun Violence

Following the executive branch’s announcement of its gun control recommendations earlier in the month, on Jan. 30 the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the problem of gun violence in the United States. At the hearing, which lasted about four hours, proponents of gun control squared off against the National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates.   Calls for Controls Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in 2011 by a mentally disturbed man, and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Gun Groups Resist as NY Leads Assault Weapon Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Jan. 9 State of the State speech adds to a growing chorus for tighter gun control laws that gun rights groups promise to resist.  As expected, Cuomo proposed a stricter assault weapon law and an outright ban on high-capacity magazines, saying he wanted to strengthen what are already some of the toughest gun laws in the country.    Shoot for the Stars At the same event, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy urged the U.S. Congress to tighten …

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Deferred Action for Young, Illegal Immigrants [Podcast]

  Matt:  This is Matt Plessner for Lawyers.com Radio and we’ll be talking about “deferred actions for childhood arrivals” and how this affects you. We’re joined by attorney David Cox of CoxEsq from St. Louis, Missouri.   What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? David: Deferred action for childhood arrivals is the Obama Administration’s attempt to help children who were brought into the United States without any choice of their own because they were minors at the time and don’t …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Taxation by Betsy Kim  
Your Opinion on the Fiscal Cliff [Poll]

President Barack Obama wants to balance the budget and avoid the “fiscal cliff” by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Today, to play nice with Republicans, the president proposed increasing taxes for people earning $400,000 or more. His original plan raised taxes for those at a cut-off income level of $250,000. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke coined the phrase “fiscal cliff.” This term means the harsh economic conditions set to happen, when the Bush-era tax cuts expire on Dec. 31, 2012. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Obama Says Targeting Pot Users ‘Would Not Make Sense’

President Barack Obama said he doesn’t intend to crack down on marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, where recreational use is now legal. But marijuana reform advocates are only cautiously optimistic about his statement, because they’ve heard this kind of talk from the president before. “We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters on Friday. “It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have …

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