Biden Regroups, Promises Fight

Biden Regroups, Promises Fight
At a press conference this week, Vice President Joe Biden (D) warned that he and the Obama administration have not given up on their proposed gun control measures, declared that the administration would “beat” NRA by passing gun control measures,  and vowed that legislators who oppose the administration on gun control will “pay a political price” for doing so. As reported in the Washington Post, Biden said to an audience that included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, “As proud as the president and I am of progress we’ve made, we need Congress to act.  We need everyone in the country to know the fight is not over. Far from it.”  He further stated, “Janet Napolitano has not given up. Eric Holder has not given up.” Biden renewed the administration’s call for “universal” background checks and reminded attendees that gun control remains on the administration’s agenda despite a major defeat in the U.S. Senate in April.  “Because of the invocation of a rule, a perverted filibuster rule requiring 60 votes for everything, we lost,” said Biden.

Alaska: Governor protects Second Amendment rights
Continuing his commitment to fight for and defend Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights, Governor Sean Parnell today signed several firearm and self-defense bills into law. The governor was joined by numerous legislators, including House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Charlie Huggins, and Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association as he signed the package of bills in support of Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights.

NRA and CRPA Orange County Carry Suits Lead to Appeal
Opening another front in the Right-to-Carry battle, on Sept. 5, a lawsuit backed by the NRA and the California Rifle and Pistol Association was filed against Orange County, Calif. and Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The suit (McKay v. Hutchens) was filed on behalf of several Orange County residents who have been denied carry licenses and seeks to remedy Sheriff Hutchens’ discriminatory licensing practice of requiring “good cause,” which the complaint defines as “a special or contemporaneous ‘need’ to defend oneself – something more than ‘general concerns about personal safety.’”

Michael Bloomberg aide lobbied on guns in Nevada
Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group sent a city employee to register as a lobbyist in Nevada on state-based firearms issues, a use of government resources that raises further questions about the relationship between the city and the mayor’s self-funded 501(c)(4).

Morsi defiant after military’s reported plan to overturn government

Morsi defiant after military’s reported plan to overturn government
Mohammed Morsi’s defiant statement sets up a major confrontation between supporters of the president and Egyptians angry over what they see as his efforts to impose control by his Muslim Brotherhood as well as his failure to introduce reforms …

Clock Ticks as Egypt’s Military Reveals Post-Morsi Plans
Egypt’s army has plans to push Mohamed Morsi aside and suspend the constitution … but parliamentary polls would be delayed until strict conditions for selecting candidates were in force, the sources said. They would not say how the military intended …

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Hunting Confident Of Trading In Line With View, Shares Rise – Update

Hunting Confident Of Trading In Line With View, Shares Rise – Update
Energy services group Hunting Plc. (HTG.L) Monday said it remains confident of trading in line with expectations and that the firm is well positioned to capture growth opportunities as investment in oil and gas exploration continues onshore and offshore.

Hunting Given Neutral Rating at Nomura (HTG)
Hunting (LON: HTG)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Nomura in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a GBX 745 ($11.33) price objective on the stock. Nomura’s …

Military families optimistic about economy; for now
Military families are falling in line with broad public optimism about the economy and the future of their own financial lives — at least for now, according to a recent survey by a corporation that assists troops with financial planning.

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Michigan voters to have say on hunting wolves
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – Michigan voters may get two chances during the 2014 general election to have their say on hunting wolves. An opposition group announced Tuesday it will begin collecting petition signatures seeking a referendum on a …

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