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.

 

As police powers have become more nationalized and centralized, the abuse of those powers has increased dramatically, threatening civil liberty.

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.
 

 

 

The part-time Helmetta, New Jersey policeman who said he didn't have to follow the Constitution if Obama doesn't obey it — as revealed in a viral Internet video — has resigned, according to a report in a central New Jersey newspaper.

 

 

A new source of information for investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald has revealed that the federal government's spy agencies are now tracking more than one million people and have partnered with state governments to scoop up driver's license pictures for their databases.

An internal CIA Inspector General review concluded the CIA did indeed spy on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, delete information on their computers, and knowingly refer false information to the U.S. Justice Department for prosecution of Senate staffers.

In an article slamming a senate candidate from Iowa, The Daily Beast presents an inaccurate account of the Tenth Amendment and nullification.

A North Carolina bill authorizing license plate tracking was removed from the legislative calendar.

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