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91-year-old man who shot home invader can’t get his guns back // Mr. Conservative

Jay Leone is a 91-year-old World War II veteran and former member of the sheriff’s air patrol who used his guns to level the playing field when Samuel Joseph Cutrufelli, a 30-year-old career criminal and meth user, broke into his house. Now that the trial is over, and Cutrufelli has been sentenced to 86 years in prison, Leone wants his guns back – but the Marin County authorities are dragging their feet.

Hutaree Militia Members Acquitted of Sedition –

Members of a Christian militia accused of plotting an antigovernment uprising were acquitted on sedition and conspiracy charges on Tuesday by a federal judge who said prosecutors had failed to prove that the group had concrete plans to attack anyone.

Hutaree militia members sue state cop and FBI agents | Detroit Free Press |

Members of the Hutaree militia — who were acquitted last year of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government and kill police officers — have filed a lawsuit against employees of the FBI and Michigan State Police, alleging their constitutional rights were violated when their homes were raided and guns were seized.

What Ever Happened to the Hutaree Militia? – Hit & Run :

A former militia member who was acquitted of plotting to rebel against the U.S. government hopes to have a new gig: township constable.

Reps challenge DHS ammo buys, say agency using 1,000 more rounds per person than Army | Fox News

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their “massive” bullet buys.

Common Core school standards hit another roadblock, this time in Indiana – Washington Times

State resistance to the nationwide K-12 school standards known as Common Core has spread to Indiana.

Core Question: If Indiana Opts Out, Will Schools Still Get Common Core Texts? | StateImpact Indiana

Textbook publishers cater to the largest market. In this case, that’s probably the 44 states still committed to the new academic standards, says Kathleen Porter-Magee of the pro-Common Core Fordham Institute.

What The Latest Poll Can (And Can’t) Tell Us About Common Core Support | StateImpact Indiana

A slight majority of Hoosiers say Indiana should stick with the Common Core, a set of nationally-crafted academic standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Study: Common Core may take 5 years to get results | The Town Talk |

There’s good news and bad news about the rise of the Common Core State Standards, that new system of math and English standards people hope will reshape and restore American education.

Why the Common Core is Bad for America | Washington Policy Center

Key Findings

The Common Core is the basis for a national curriculum and national test.

Three hundred prominent policymakers and education experts warn the Common Core will close the door on innovation.

The Common Core standards are of insufficient quality.

The cost of the Common Core is considerable, yet unknown.

‘I’m Going to Grab Your Baby, and Don’t Resist’: Cops Barge Into Cali. Parents’ Home, Take Their Baby After They Seek 2nd Medical Opinion — And It’s on Video | Video |

US lawmakers demand action on Syria chemical weapons – Israel News, Ynetnews

Obama and Bush, distinct men with policy overlaps – Yahoo! News

Despite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism to immigration, from war strategy to the global fight against AIDS.

$2 Trillion Underground Economy May Be Recovery’s Savior

The growing underground economy may be helping to prevent the real economy from sinking further, according to analysts.

Nothing Conservative About Internet Sales Tax

There is absolutely nothing conservative about this proposal because, again, what this is about is officials in cash-strapped States across the country looking for new ways to plug their budget holes.

Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab

Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more money to grow their governments. It is not surprising that many of those state governments find out-of-state businesses to be lucrative and politically easy targets for tax legislation.

Internet Sales Tax Hits Consumers Online

Wayne Johnson, who runs a $2.5 million fly fishing eBay shop, said he would be forced to lay off most of his eight full-time employees in order to comply.