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Man accused of attempting to assassinate Obama claims statements ‘coerced’

The attorneys for an Idaho man who allegedly shot at the White House in late 2011 claim that his statements to the police were “coerced,” reported Boise Weekly. They also said that the suspect, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, was handcuffed to a chair for hours after being arrested and that he…

Malkin: Obama guilty of ‘child abuse’ for using ‘kiddie human shields’

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of “child abuse” because she said he had used children as “kiddie human shields” to advance his gun safety agenda. On Wednesday, a number of children — who had written the president calling for action after the December Sandy Hook…

Rubio: Obama ‘doesn’t have the guts’ to admit he’s against the Second Amendment

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that President Barack Obama probably wants to repeal the Second Amendment but “doesn’t have the guts” to admit it. The Florida Republican on Wednesday told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he opposes Obama’s efforts to curb gun violence because his ideas won’t work and…

Victim’s brother: Obama executive order ‘would have prevented Virginia Tech’

Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of “The Young Turks,” Omar Samaha, brother to one of the victims in the Virginia Tech massacre, said that he believes President Barack Obama’s executive orders strengthening background check databases for gun buyers “definitely would have prevented” the shooting spree that left 32 dead. Seung-Hui Cho,…

Recreational assault weapons fire riddles Ohio home, narrowly misses officer

Two men were arrested in Ohio on Wednesday after their target practice with an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally shot up a woman’s home and nearly hit a officer who was responding to reports of gunfire. Mary Kuruc told WEWS that her daughter discovered a bullet hole in the siding of…

Tucson shooting survivor heartened by Obama’s gun plan: ‘Now is the time’

Two years ago Patricia Maisch gained first-hand experience of America’s epidemic of gun violence. She was attending a street rally called by Tucson politician Gabby Giffords when shooting erupted, and she helped disarm the gunman by grabbing his second magazine thus preventing him from reloading. Unharmed in the incident that…

Rick Perry: ‘Pray for help’ rather than passing gun laws

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said Wednesday that Americans should become more devout rather than attempt to reduce gun violence through laws and regulations. After President Barack Obama announced his proposals to fight against gun violence in the United States, Perry released a statement that said none of the…

Assault weapons ban likely to die in GOP-dominated House

The assault weapons ban proposed by US President Barack Obama on Wednesday faces quicksand in Congress, where Republicans are in a position to defeat any such a measure. Instead, lawmakers in the House and Senate could address some of Obama’s other proposals, including a universal background check for all gun…

Professor James Tracy says he’s facing university probe over Newtown conspiracy

A tenured professor who controversially claimed the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut never happened is worried that he may now lose his job. Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy told the university’s student newspaper that the university plans to have a meeting with him later this week regarding his conspiracy…

Rep. Steve Stockman backs off impeachment threat against Obama

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) said Wednesday he did not think impeaching President Barack Obama would be necessary to protect the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “Impeachment is not something to be taken lightly,” he said in a statement. “It is a grave and serious undertaking that should only be…

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