Nation holds it’s breath as Second Amendment in Cross Hairs

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Former federal prosecutor, writer, and former member of the United States House of Representatives Bob Barr returns to expand on his recent Daily Caller article titled, “Homeland Security Continues to Demonize Conservatives and Libertarians” in which he notes that supporters of he or Ron Paul were targeted by a MIAC report warning readers to be weary of “militias” and those that display Gadsden (“Don’t tread on me”) bumper stickers. FULL STORY

US President Barack Obama has said he wants common-sense measures to control guns, following last week’s cinema shooting that killed 12 people. Mr Obama pledged to work with members of both political parties and civic organisations to reach a consensus on the matter, but gave no details. Mitt Romney, his Republican rival for the presidency, said changing US gun laws would not prevent such tragedies. James Holmes, 24, is being held over the shooting at the cinema in Aurora. According to US media reports, Mr Holmes sent a notebook describing a massacre to a psychiatrist at his university. SOURCE

Much to the chagrin of gun-control proponents, the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shootings have not triggered a new political push for stricter regulation of the right to bear arms. Both President Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, reaffirmed their support for gun rights in the aftermath of the shootings and declined to back new gun control measures. On the contrary, Obama spokesman Jay Carney stressed that the president would “protect Second Amendment rights.” While the call for stricter gun control did go up from predictable sources like liberal columnists and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the media mostly restrained the impulse to endorse new restrictions on firearms. FULL STORY



UNITED NATIONS –  The arms trade treaty being hammered out by the United Nations is nearing completion, and the current draft shows it could lead to perpetual attacks on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and American foreign policy, critics say. The document, which critics say has been framed by countries hostile to U.S. interests, allows for future amendments to be approved by just two-thirds of states showing up at an amendment conference. That means it could be agreed to by the U.S., put into effect and then changed over Washington’s objections. And even if the U.S. Senate refuses to ratify it, the deal could have a huge impact on the global arms trade, where the U.S. is the biggest player. FULL STORY



It has been a week since the massacre in Aurora, Colorado. The two major U.S. presidential candidates spent the past week avoiding the subject of whether anything should be done to prevent such shootings from recurring. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, declared Wednesday that “changing the heart of the American people” is our best hope to stop the carnage. President Barack Obamaoffered little more than support for his past positions, such as banning assault weapons. Very likely, both candidates will spend the next few months avoiding the issue altogether. FULL STORY


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