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.
This is another case of the government investigating itself and declaring itself innocent of all manner of crimes.
While the gun control crowd continues to repeat the mantra that guns are responsible for the increase in mass killings, a new study from Sweden shows the more likely cause is the increased use of Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) used to treat anxiety and depression. Young people taking the drugs have a much higher risk for violent behavior.
The Obama administration's increasingly controversial Justice Department, in partnership with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, announced the creation of a new czar position to focus on “domestic terrorism” — especially the alleged threat from Christians and Americans with “anti-government” views. While ostensibly created to serve as a coordination office overseeing domestic terror cases, critics and analysts are sounding the alarm, warning that the administration is plotting to go after its political opponents with the full force of the federal government.
Almost 90 percent of those executed during a five-month period in the Obama administration's mass-murder-via-drone machinations were not even specific targets selected by the White House for extrajudicial assassination, according to a massive leak of classified official U.S. documents unveiled this week by The Intercept. In fact, it appears that despite his purported concerns over the death of innocents, Obama has killed more innocent civilians, some of them U.S. citizens, than all of the mass-shooters in the United States throughout his term in office — combined.
Buy a gun, folks — do it for the children. That could now be the message after the revelation that a Harvard University study has thoroughly refuted the gun-control agenda.
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.