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Libertarians Suing NY State Over Gun Laws

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It shouldn’t take a year to get a pistol permit. That’s what Edward Garrett thinks. Garrett moved to New York three years ago from South Dakota. He found the process to get a pistol permit long, arbitrary and onerous. He felt it infringed on his “right to keep and bear arms”. He feels so strongly about this that he is suing New York State along with 8 other plaintiffs. According to the Buffalo News:

The suit, filed on behalf of the local Libertarian Party, points to the time and cost involved in applying for a permit – they claim it can take up to a year – to suggest that the law is overly burdensome and therefore a violation of the Second Amendment.

The plaintiffs also take issue with the various local governments charged with issuing permits and claim the decision-making on who gets them and who doesn’t can vary greatly from county to county.

“The law is arbitrary in both its scope and authority,” said Richard Cooper, a Nassau County businessman and a former state chairman of the Libertarian Party. “That’s inherently unfair.”

Garrett said the suit is intended, at least in part, to get people talking about the permit process.

The Libertarian Party is right in their desire to expedite the gun-owning process. How quickly should it be? Certainly not one year. As an example, in Colorado, you can walk into a gun dealer, purchase a gun and walk away with it after passing the instantaneous background check. Lately such a check has taken about 5 minutes.

On the other hand, NY State wants you to wait a year…and I would bet the process gets longer each year in an effort to dissuade honest people the right to protect themselves and their families.

Do you think New York’s permit process is legitimate or do you feel Mr. Garrett has a good case? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

Think You Know Luxury? Wait Till You See How This Couple Spent Their Welfare Checks

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If you’re sick of watching welfare queens pop out babies just so they can collect on hard earned taxpayers’ money, you might want to sit down for this. Cause what you’re about to hear is the worst example of welfare abuse you’ve likely ever heard.

An Atlanta couple who was illegally operating several retail establishments have been charged with fraud after being exposed for using their WIC money to fund luxury cars, a mansion, and other excessively lavish items.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the whole story:

When will this insanity stop? It seems like no amount of proof is enough to get politicians to shake these kind of people off the teet of public welfare.

What do you think? Can welfare be monitored and used for good? Give us your thoughts in the comments.

The DNC Chair With No Clothes – She Gets Stumped by a Basic Question on Live TV

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Here’s one more thing to add to the list of common knowledge every American should have: the definition of a socialist.

Unfortunately, one of the people who should know this information best, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, couldn’t for the life of her explain the difference between a democrat and a socialist when questioned by Chris Matthews.

If that seems too hard to believe, take a look for yourself:


Hmmm, how telling is that? Perhaps the difference isn’t as big as we thought… or maybe there isn’t one at all. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.

Here’s Why Sadie Robertson is Desperately Asking for America’s Prayers

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The number of devout Christians in the public eye of Hollywood is staggeringly low. And given the persecution the few that profess their beliefs receive, it’s no wonder why things are the way they are.

But Sadie Robertson is one of the most courageous Christian television stars to ever speak out about her faith. And now she’s publicly requesting prayer for an urgent issue.

The Conservative Tribune tells the full story:

In a post on Instagram, the “Duck Dynasty” and “Dancing with the Stars” icon talked about Katie Joyce, a girl with an inoperable brain tumor.

Katie is from the town of Monroe City, Louisiana. She’s been suffering with the cancer since age two, and has been treated at the famed St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. However, doctors there say that they’ve done all they can for her.

Sadie Robertson, however, is a strong believer in the power of prayer, and she isn’t going to let Katie go without a fight.

“This is Katie Joyce — Her family found out she has a brain tumor … on her brain stem which (is) inoperable. The doctors say we need a miracle,” Robertson wrote in her post. “The only thing that can fix this is if we storm the gates of heaven.”

Robertson also included a promise with her post: “Write comments of encouragement & if you know someone who needs prayer feel free to write it in a comment & I will pray for all of you as well.”

It’s truly inspiring to see a believer display their faith in the public forum, especially one so inhospitable as the popular media.

Give us your thoughts in the comments.

Stores’ Move to Censor Popular Magazine Might Restore Your Faith in American Morality

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Anyone who’s walked through a grocery store checkout line has seen the filthy headlines that cover the well-known Cosmopolitan magazine. They sit right there at eye-level for all to see – including little boys and girls. The fact that such questionable content is broadcast in plain sight has been the frustration of parents and pure-minded individuals across the country for years, but a conservative activist group is doing something to finally change it.

The Blaze reports:

Two chains of supermarkets and drug stores have both announced that they’ll be covering up copies of Cosmopolitan magazine with blinders — a move that comes after a campaign was launched earlier this year to protect minors from the magazine’s sexual content.

But the biggest surprise in the controversy over Cosmopolitan is that one of the key voices railing against the magazine is Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of famed newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, whose Hearst Corp. publishes the magazine, Newsmax reported.

Hearst and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation — formerly known as Morality in Media — teamed up earlier this year to launch “Cosmo Harms Minors,” an effort to urge retailers to cover up the edgy magazine, while advocating measures to ensure that young people under the age of 18 can’t purchase it.

According to “Cosmo Harms Minors” website, Cosmopolitan “glamorizes things like public, anal, group, or violent sex in nearly all of their issues,” with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation summarizing some of the graphic photos and articles found inside the magazine.

Now, after months of advocacy, both parties are claiming victory.

“A major blow to the magazines profits are coming soon as retail chains Rite Aid and Delhaize America, owner of Hannaford Stores and Food Lion, have recently told the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that they are changing their current policies and will now place Cosmopolitan magazines behind blinders in their stores due to the magazine’s inappropriate content and covers,” a statement read.

This news gives family-focused conservatives around America a real reason to celebrate. Hopefully other stores will follow the example set by Rite Aid and Food Lion and stand up for what’s right as well.

What do you think about this decision? Give us your reaction in the comments.

White House’s Response to Planned Parenthood Videos – Enough to Make You Scream

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Press secretary for the White House Josh Earnest (What an ironic last name for such a slime ball) has issued unbelievable comments addressing the many undercover videos showing high ranking Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and sale of fetal organs and tissue.

Earnest has put down the videos and is still fighting to justify the complete travesty that the organization receives millions of dollars in federal funding. What’s more, he’s trying to discredit and condemn the videos and the gruesome facts they reveal.

Watch this gross injustice exactly as it occurred in the video below:

Can you believe that? Shame on the White House and its staff for allowing this kind of response to be publicly released.

Give us your reaction in the comments and share this video to spread the news.

Days Before Anniversary of London Terror Attack This Stunning Sight Appears in Front of Big Ben

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On July 7, 2005, an unspeakable tragedy took place in London. A group of muslim extremists coordinated a series of suicide bombings that killed 52 innocent British civilians and injured over 700 others.

And just days before the anniversary of this heinous crime – and less than a month after an Islamic State-inspired attack in Tunisia, which left 30 British tourist dead – a chilling image was captured in London in front of Big Ben.

A man with a child on his shoulders was proudly displaying a black flag bearing marks of the Islamic State by draping it across his back.

But despite this blatant act of support of the Islamic State and its international crimes of terror, the man wasn’t arrested or brought into custody. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement on the matter: “The man was spoken to by officers, with consideration given to relevant legislation, particularly the Public Order Act. The decision was taken by officers at the time that the man was acting within the law. He was not arrested,” the report said. “Wearing, carrying or displaying of an emblem or flag, by itself, is not an offense unless the way in which, or the circumstance in which, the emblem is worn, carried or displayed is such as to cause reasonable suspicion that the person is a supporter or member of a proscribed organization,” the report went on. “While support of and membership of ISIS is unlawful, it is not a criminal offense to advocate the creation of an independent state.” Twitter users weighed in on the matter, opposing police actions strongly.

What do you think? Is this an omen of attacks to come? Should people like this be allowed to display their support of ISIS in such a way? Tell us in the comments.

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