Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement Wednesday saying she is "proud to support" the Obama administration's efforts to "combat gun violence in our country." Here's more from Napolitano's statement:Read more
President Barack Obama will put more "counselors" in school to help thwart gun violence. According to a background briefer provided by the White House, Obama hopes to add an additional 1,000 "school resource officers and counselors."
From the White House's document:Read more
President Obama and Vice President Biden revealed their proposed reforms intended to reduce firearms related violence.Read more
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich talked about gun control this morning on CBS:Read more
As talk of gun control legislation continues, Vice President Joe Biden, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, will meet tomorrow with gun "victims' groups."Read more
Heidi Heitkamp, a Democratic senator from North Dakota, called President Barack Obama's gun control proposal, as it has been reported in the Washington Post, "way in extreme."Read more
Since the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the media have been braying about the need for a national conversation on gun control. Putting aside our suspicion that the left’s idea of a “national conversation” is telling people it disagrees with to shut up, The Scrapbook is very much invested in the importance of protecting children. We’re happy to talk about the issue, and even willing to entertain the idea that new laws and regulations might help prevent mass shootings.Read more
Nate Silver: "Perry Surges in Polls, Testing Romney’s Strategy"Read more
The Obama administration’s Justice Department has been no stranger to controversy. Attorney General Eric Holder has staked out controversial policies on everything from terrorist detainee trials to the decision not to pursue voter intimidation charges against two New Black Panther party members patrolling a polling place with weapons.Read more
Again, I'm still utterly baffled that the White House wants to have a national conversation on gun laws. I can't forsee this issue doing him any good at all in next year's election. Unless of course, Obama's is giving up on blue-collar and rural Democrats and just trying to shore up the base. In which case, he's in really bad shape.
In any event, NRA head Wayne LaPierre isn't about to give Obama the satisfaction:Read more
Bill Clinton: Why the heck is it so hard to get a drilling permit in a bad economy?
Apparently unaware there's an election next year, Obama is now pushing gun control.Read more
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