Reports out of the Chicago area may have anti-gun groups dismayed. As applications for concealed carry permits rise, robberies have decreased by 20 percent, according to police department statistics.
Smart-gun inventor Bill Gentry of Kodiak Industries told Attorney General Eric Holder in a 2013 closed meeting that his patented trigger-lock device is meant to save lives, not restrict freedom, and that he would "burn it down" if it is mandated by gun control laws.
During a public statement issued on August 14, Obama attacked local police in Ferguson, Missouri, for the heavily militarized and widely criticized response to unrest following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Aside from inappropriately meddling in state and local affairs that, constitutionally speaking, should not be an official concern of the president or the federal government, the irony and stench of hypocrisy surrounding the whole situation and Obama’s role in militarizing the police has been largely overlooked so far.
A New Mexico district judge ruled that a 10 Commandments monument in front of the Bloomfield, New Mexico, City Hall was unconstitutional.