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Obama set to unveil sweeping gun control plans

US President Barack Obama was to unveil sweeping plans to tighten gun controls Wednesday, with an assault weapons ban, background checks for all buyers and limits on high-capacity magazines likely. Obama was to outline his comprehensive strategy to thwart America’s scourge of gun violence surrounded by children who wrote to…

Republican freshman to Fox News host: Obama reminds me of Saddam Hussein

Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas unfavorably compared President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln and Saddam Hussein on Tuesday night. The Republican freshman appeared on Fox News’ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss how he would try impeach Obama if the President attempted to use an executive…

NRA ad: Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ because of Secret Service

The National Rifle Association released a television advertisement Tuesday night that claims President Barack Obama is a hypocrite because his children are protected by the Secret Service. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the narrator of the ad wonders. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security…

NRA triggers furor with its shooting-range app

The National Rifle Association, which blames video games in part for mass shootings, triggered controversy Tuesday after coming out with its own game for iPhones and iPads. “NRA: Practice Range,” released Sunday, is billed as “the NRA’s new mobile nerve center” with access to information about gun safety, legislation and…

New York passes tough new gun control laws

New York on Tuesday passed what supporters called the toughest gun ownership law in the country and became the first US state to impose new restrictions in the wake of last month’s elementary school massacre in Connecticut. Lawmakers in the lower house of the State Assembly voted 104-43 in favor…

Rand Paul blasts ‘King’ Obama over gun control

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying his plan to use executive orders to reduce gun violence was an attack on the Constitution. “I’m against having a king,” Paul told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I think having a monarch is what we fought the…

Reagan AG Ed Meese says Obama could be impeached over guns

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese has joined the growing chorus of right-wing voices calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama if his administration takes any steps toward increasing gun control. According to Talking Points Memo, the former Reagan official said in an interview with Newsmax on Monday night…

Obama to demand gun control measures while surrounded by children

With recommendations from Biden in hand, president expected to opt for legislative options rather than executive action Barack Obama is to step up pressure on Congress to act on gun violence by surrounding himself with schoolchildren from across the country when he unveils proposals on Wednesday aimed at preventing a…

Defiant NY Republican: ‘There will be more than 7 bullets’ in my wife’s gun

A Republican state lawmaker from New York decried the prospect of tighter gun regulations on Tuesday, saying it would criminalize gun owners, including himself and his wife, Think Progress reported. “This bill would turn me into a criminal,” Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) said. “Because you can bet that before I…

KY sheriff vowed to defy gun laws because 2nd Amendment is ‘like the Bible’

A Kentucky sheriff who refused to enforce any new gun laws that he deemed unconstitutional says that the Second Amendment is “like the Bible” because “you either believe it or you don’t.” In a recent interview with The Lexington Herald-Leader, Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman said that he had a…

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