A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students.
A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, is seeking the images through the Freedom of Information Act. The Defense Department said it didn’t turn up anything responsive to the FOIA, while the CIA found 52 responsive records. The intelligence agency withheld all of them, citing exemptions for classified materials and information specifically exempted by other laws.
The Firearms Freedom Act, a bill pending in the Indiana legislature would (according to its authors) use the Amendment to nullify a considerable amount of assumed federal power over firearms.
Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City has proposed allowing students to carry firearms on Indiana’s public university campuses. Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn wants a bill that would exempt guns made exclusively in Indiana from federal rules and regulations.
Several Wyoming lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to protect gun-owners from any potential federal firearm ban. The “Firearms Protection Act” bill, introduced this week, would make any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday his task force on reducing gun violence is likely to recommend background checks for all gun buyers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips as part of a plan to be given to President Barack Obama by next Tuesday.
These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions.
As we reported last summer, Arizona Leaf owners have been complaining for a while that their cars’ batteries have no effective cooling method, causing them to prematurely lose anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of their charges on hot days. Owners in Phoenix have filed complaints, demanded buybacks and even threatened lawsuits, according to CBS 5 Arizona. And Nissan has bought back several of them under Arizona’s Lemon Laws.
The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending laws requiring drunk drivers to have a device installed on their car after their first offense, but lawmakers say such requirements may not pass in Indiana this legislative session.
The device in question is called an ignition interlock device. It uses a breathalyzer to check a driver’s blood alcohol level and will automatically stop the car if the reading exceeds the legal limit.
Could cultural factors like individualism and dislike of government interference play a role? Americans are less likely to wear seat belts and more likely to ride motorcycles without helmets.