Guns Out of Stock at Wal-Mart as Magazine Prices Surge on
With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations.Read more »
FTA: 'If we as a country, and indeed we as a global community, are going to seriously address the question of gun control, we need to address the issue of fabricated weapons and weapon plans, or else the discussion will be moot. This is because the proliferation of 3D printed weaponry changes both the definition of “gun” and of what it means to “control” it.'Read more »
‘Tis the Season of Not Giving
How Regulations Are Making Charity Illegal
Question: Which of the following actions are illegal?
Donating bagels to homeless shelters in New York City;
Holding raffles in South Carolina to raise money for charity;
Providing free dental care to the poor in California;
Distributing eyeglasses to tornado victims in Missouri; or
Answer: All of the above.Read more »
Democrats vow to push for gun control measures in U.S. Congress
(Reuters) - Several Democratic lawmakers called for a new push for U.S. gun restrictions on Sunday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, in the wake of the Connecticut massacre in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school.Read more »
The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act makes it illegal to sell a prescription drug for any purpose other than what's listed on the label. Nevertheless, a divided federal appeals court this week tossed out the conviction of a former drug sales rep who was recorded pitching a doctor on other uses of a medicine approved by regulators solely to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy.Read more »
The plot for Matt Damon's film, "Promised Land" had to be completely rewritten, to nearly comical proportions, because research showed that the fracking claims that were the basis of the story showed to be invalid.Read more »
The problem is always the consolidation of power into the hands of a relative few. This problem is not alleviated via a representative democracy as the current system in the US clearly demonstrates.Read more »
The Washington State Liquor Control Board says it needs to hire 40 additional staff and bring an outside expert in marijuana to implement the voter-approved marijuana legalization measure. In a briefing to a Senate committee in Olympia on Friday, LCB director Pat Kohler said the biggest challenge of setting up a regulated marijuana market was “understanding the product and the industry itself.”Read more »
Compare the United States of 2012 to the United States of 1962. In 1962, the government regulated the price and route of every airplane, every freight train, every truck and every merchant ship in the United States, the price of natural gas, the interest on every checking account, and the commission on every purchase or sale of stock. Owning a gold bar was a serious crime. The top rate of income tax was 91%. It was illegal to own a telephone. All young men were subject to the military draft, etc.Read more »
Sandy's aftermath demonstrates (again) how the use of force helps no one. If the storm demonstrates anything, it's how government force is not the correct response to any situation; especially natural disasters.Read more »
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