Dems Ready Sweeping New Guns Bill
‘We’re stepping up to show that we can do it’
(Politico) – Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides.
The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people.
In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Department’s existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include provisions to prevent domestic abusers from buying guns, sources familiar with the package said. The measure is also expected to include a proposal from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) intended to cut down on gun trafficking, sources said.
The package, which will be discussed at a Thursday press conference but is unlikely to be officially introduced this week, also aims to ensure that all key records are sent to a federal database and would make straw purchasing a federal crime...(MORE)
Ted Nugent: Obama ‘A Pathological Liar & America Hating Goon’
(CNS News) – On October 2, hunter and rock musician Ted Nugent went on Facebook and published a post critical of President Obama. Nugent, 66, called the president ”a pathological liar & America hating goon” and made references to Obamacare, Benghazi, the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal and the IRS abuse scandal. “The guy is a bad man & psychotic liar,” Nugent wrote.
“Heartbreakingly the president of the United States is a pathological liar & America hating goon. Oh, and BTW, if you like your Dr, you can keep your Dr. And NO, we will not provide security for our fellow Americans in ultra-dangerous terrorist regions like Benghazi. And yes, Brian Terry WAS murdered with a gun that the US AG & obama smuggled to mexican drug gangs. And yes, his IRS bitch did criminally abuse power & lie. And yes, he calls gay NBA guys heroes but doesnt call real heroes that sacrificed for freedom. The guy is a bad bad man & psychotic liar.”
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