'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The number of background checks for gun transactions run through the FBI's instant-check system jumped 54 percent in the first two months of 2013 and increased dramatically in all 50 states compared to the same period last year, a spike analysts attribute to the Obama administration's post-Newtown push for new gun controls.
Aperverse side effect of Maryland's gun-control hysteria is that certain proposed legislation could leave American soldiers disarmed. The General Assembly should slow down and think about what it's doing.
Six states are eager to capitalize on last month's horrific shooting of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. New York's quick-draw Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the first to craft a gun-control package behind closed doors and ram it into law within a matter of days.
The small community of Potlatch, Idaho, in the forested, western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, was created as a company town to house workers for the nation's largest white pine sawmill, and its tidy homes and straight, tree-lined streets are a testament to its planners.
They’re being told to monitor both seller and buyer through a state-administered check process that can take hours or even days,” Lawrence Keane, NSSF’s general counsel, explained to me. “Our retailers won’t be able to recoup the actual cost of providing the service — which is capped at $10 — but they will be liable for paperwork errors and subject to license revocation.”