Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Senate rejected Pat Toomey's attempt to expand background checks via a controversial gun control amendment voted on Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey sounded unconcerned in a conference call Wednesday when a reporter asked about the possibility that his NRA rating would be downgraded because of his recent compromise move on gun control. "This is not about the NRA or politics for me," Toomey said. The Toomey-Manchin amendment to expand background checks was narrowly defeated in the Senate on Wednesday afternoon. The vote was 54 yes to 46 no. Sixty votes rather than a simple majority were needed to pass the amendment. Toomey issued this statement just after the vote: “I did what I thought was the right thing for our country. I sought out a compromise position that I thought could move the ball forward on an important matter of public safety. My only regret is that our…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A gun industry analyst says NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre is hypocritical in his latest attack on violent movies
Washington, DC — A report issued Jan. 2 by author and gun industry expert Tom Diaz shoots down National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s recent attack on violence in films and games. Bloody Reel: How The National Rifle Association And The Gun Industry Exploit Violent Movies To Sell Guns...And More Guns, documents in detail how the NRA and the gun industry it represents have promoted the use of guns in movies and exploited many of the very movies LaPierre recently attacked as the cause of gun violence in America. Here's more on the gun debate: NRA: Put Armed Security in Every School Now Mom's Group Slams NRA Response to Sandy Hook Shooting Assault Weapons Ban? Here's Where Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Stand Tell Us: …
Friday, December 21, 2012
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, interrupted by protesters during a national press conference, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) called on Congress to act immediately to put armed security officers in every school and make sure "blanket safety" is in place before school resumes after holiday break. "We need to make every school in America immediately deploy a protection program," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. Should every school have armed security? Tell us in the comments section below. The NRA went on the offensive Friday saying violent video games such as Kindergarten Killer and "blood-soaked" films are to blame for gun violence such as last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Do you think assault weapons should be banned? Vote in our poll. A protester interrupted the press conference …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Some politicians are suggesting that it's time to ban assault weapons in the United States in the wake of Friday's Newtown school shooting.
Nineteen types of assault weapons — semi-automatic or fully automatic guns with the capacity to shoot many bullets in a short period of time — were banned in the United States from 1994 to 2004. In 2004, the ban expired and neither President Bush nor Congress acted to renew it. Some politicians are calling for new laws that would ban the type of high-capacity weapons used by the gunman to kill 20 children and six adults in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman told the Associated Press Sunday that the U.S. should ban military-style assault weapons. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said she would propose a law next year banning big clips, drums and strips of more than 10 bullets. In his …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tredyffrin Police will present a series of public education programs designed to help keep the public safer and well-informed about critical issues.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tredyffrin Township's Acting Superintendent of Police, Anthony Giaimo, has announced a monthly safety presentation for township residents. As part of his department's community crime prevention initiative, the “Police Learning Series” will host a variety of relevant topics presented by Township officers. The public presentations are held on the last Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Township Building. March 29th: Megan's Law: What Every Parent Needs to Know 7 to 9 pm, Keene Hall (Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building) Officer James Konieczny will cover the use of Pennsylvania Megan's Law website and the grooming process used by child abusers. April 26th:Drugs of Abuse in the Teen Population 7 to 9 pm, Multi-Purpose …