Capitalizing on the October 1 shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, that resulted in the deaths of 10 people, President Obama has tasked his aides with exploring how he can circumvent Congress by using his executive authority to impose new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from so-called high-volume gun dealers.
Is jury nullification a check on official disregard for the rule of law or is it a miscarriage of justice by those who hate law enforcement?
In the aftermath of the October 1 shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, many of those calling for anti-gun measures such as universal background checks, gun registration, and bans on “assault weapons” ignore the fact that practically all mass shootings like the one in Oregon have taken place in “gun-free” zones.
Speaking during an interview with the BBC conducted in Moscow on October 5, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he has offered to go to prison “many times” if the U.S. government would offer him a plea deal that would allow him to return home. However, he is still waiting for the government to respond to his overtures.