Statistics for NICS firearm background checks reported by the FBI on its website indicate that the system initiated 1,795,102 such checks in September, setting a record for that month. Another new record was set in October, with 1,976,759 background checks, which was 373,290 more than October 2014, a 23-percent increase.
In the year since the Ferguson riots, public sentiment toward law enforcement has deteriorated. At the same time, violent crime has risen in many of America's cities which had been seeing those numbers decline. The "Ferguson effect" has changed both the level of violent crime and the way law enforcement deals with it. And citizens in America's cities are paying for it.
In its attempt to get to the bottom of the Tea Party targeting scandal, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee introduced articles of impeachment on Tuesday against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for lying, stalling, and deceiving Congress.
With his recent remarks on the often violent Black Lives Matter movement, critics say that Barack Obama has defended the indefensible.
Though the Department of Justice has declared that the IRS and its former executive Lois Lerner have been cleared of any wrongdoing related to the Tea Party targeting scandal, some question the validity of the Justice Department’s investigation.