Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Illinois Bill Proposes Firearm Registration

Meet HB4715, a new bill proposed in Illinois. It is sponsored by Representative Kelly M. Cassidy (D – Chicago), and it’s all about registration. Cassidy introduced the bill on February 5th, and it immediately was passed to the state’s Rules Committee, where there is a 3-2 majority for Democrats. The law would require all gun …

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Feb 25 2014

Chicago Boy Throws Snowball, Gets Felony

An unnamed 13-year-old Chicago boy has been charged with a felony for allegedly throwing a snowball at a police officer. The boy maintains that he is innocent, and that another child threw the snow at the parked car, not the officer. The boy was one of a group of 15 children walking home from school …

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Feb 23 2014

MA Guns for (Even More) Gun Control

Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, along with California and New York. In 2004, Governor Mitt Romney made permanent the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. There’s also a long list of banned handguns that gets longer every year, including most Glocks, all Kel-tecs, all Hi-Points, and all Taurus handguns. …

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Feb 19 2014

ROTC Teen Shot While Holding Wii Remote

17-year-old Christopher Roupe of Euharlee, Georgia, was shot by local police. His crime? Answering the door while holding a Wii Remote. Police went to the family home in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park last Friday to serve Roupe’s father a warrant for violating probation. Police say the teen – who was an active ROTC …

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Feb 19 2014

11-Year-Old Suspended for Turning in Broken Toy Gun

Overzealous Zero Tolerance policies continue to sweep across the nation, with gun-crime champion Chicago committing the most recent and ridiculous display. The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who turned in a broken, non-firing toy gun to school officials. He had forgotten that the toy was in his jacket pocket. …

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Feb 13 2014

Cop Shoots Service Dog at 9-Year-Old’s Birthday Party

Saturday, a Filer, ID police officer responded to a call about two loose dogs wandering the street. 38 seconds after the officer exited his vehicle, one of the dogs was dead. Turns out, the canine was a service dog for Rick Clubb, a man with Parkinson’s, who was also hosting his son’s birthday party when …

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Feb 08 2014

Government Documents: 72 Types of Americans Labeled as “Potential Terrorists”

Are you a returning veteran, prepper, or gun owner? Do you own a political blog, or have one saved to your bookmarks? If you said yes, then the government might consider you a terrorist. The official definition of terrorism is an act or acts that are dangerous to human life and are a violation of …

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Feb 08 2014

McGruff Crime Dog Gets 16 Years for Pot and Grenade Launcher

Remember McGruff, the friendly neighborhood bloodhound that wanted you to “take a bite out of crime”? The war on drugs has instead taken a bite out of him. 41-tear-old John R. Morales, a former McGruff actor who played the character for the Harris County, Texas Sheriff’s Association in the late 1990s, has been sentenced to …

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