A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a Maryland ban on 45 “assault” weapons and a limit on gun magazines to 10 rounds, two key parts of a sweeping gun-control law that were challenged shortly before the law went into effect last year.
Maryland lawmakers approved the measure in response to the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six educators.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake concluded in a 47-page ruling that the law serves the government’s interest in protecting public safety without significantly burdening what the Supreme Court has explained is the core Second Amendment right of “law abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home.”
John Parker Sweeney, an attorney representing groups that opposed the law, argued last month in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that the state went too far and banned popular firearms that can be used for self-defense.
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A Washington D.C. news crew was robbed Friday while investigating an app that warns users of sketchy neighborhoods.
“Tonight was a heck of a night,” WUSA9 reporter Mola Lenghi said in an interview with the station.
The crew was conducting interviews about the app “SketchFactor” in the Petworth neighborhood in Northwest, D.C. when their van was broken into and burglarized. A purse, several backpacks, photography gear, laptop and other electronics were stolen.
“It led us to the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest,” Lenghi explained. “Not gonna call it a sketchy neighborhood, but as folks were telling us that, you know, it was a good neighborhood and not much activity happens around there, as that was being told to us, our van was robbed.”
The app recently made headlines across the internet for offering a user-supported rating system that would combine scores to rate a neighborhood’s “sketchiness” – something that was defined by the app’s white creators as “an event that’s uncomfortable and out of the ordinary.”
The app quickly came under fire from various corners as critics accused white people of unfairly labeling minority neighborhoods as dangerous places to avoid.
Louisiana’s HB 388 requires abortionists to attain admitting privileges within 30 miles of their facility, clarifies that the “Women’s Right to Know” law applies to chemical, as well as surgical abortions, and requires doctors who perform more than five abortions a year to maintain proper licensing.
The author of the bill, Rep. Katrina Jackson, was heavily criticized for her leadership and determination to get the legislation passed. This is because she is a Democratic, African American woman who is proudly pro-life.
One of the first to criticize Rep. Jackson’s bill was none other than Cecile Richards, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In a May 28th article, Richards claimed that women disapproved of HB 388. She said that politicians are attacking women’s health by restricting access to abortion and women won’t stand for this. However, Richards overlooked the fact that HB 388 is for women and by women. The legislation was drafted with the legal expertise of a Bioethics Defense Fund attorney who happens to be a woman. The bill was supported by the committee testimony of Kathy Kleibert, the woman who serves as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. A woman representative, Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge), carried HB 388 on the Senate side and two-thirds of the women members in the legislative body voted in support of this bill.
Another criticism of HB 388 was that it would negatively affect the African-American community. This came to light during the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee meeting on March 19th. According to the Christian Post, pro-abortion advocates and abortion clinic employees testified that, among all women, abortion benefits black women the most.
“The No. 1 genocide in the African-American community, and why we’re becoming a minority of minorities, is because most of our babies are dying in the womb from abortions.
The comments regarding African-American women were that abortion helped them make a choice when they couldn’t take care of their child. And I told them that wasn’t a cure. If you want to really cure the situation that’s going on socioeconomically with everyone, you do that by supporting measures that give people a hand up, and not a handout.”
She continued by saying, “I’m very passionate, especially when you’re looking at the African-American community, because those in the pro-choice community have been attempting to sell us on abortion being a way out for women who can’t afford to have their baby.”
Don’t get me wrong, while government run healthcare is one of the worst ideas since blood-letting–just handing it out to anyone without proper documentation is even worse. But the puzzling part is that Liberals have already set the standard that if something is really, super important (like voting multiple times for Democrat candidates) then an ID should not only not be required, but somehow racist or [insert pejorative, ad hominem adjective or adverb here] if it is.
So it’s understandable, that based on that idea, the Liberals in charge of ObamaCare have already been dishing out taxpayer funds to any Tom, Dick or Hernando that asks for it. So why demand ID now? It’s not like the Obama Administration cares about following the law. They burned that bridge long, long ago.
According to the ObamaBots, “Healthcare” [insert trumpet fanfare] is so important that the nation’s economy should be screwed up and the healthcare of millions of people put in jeopardy to insure that the 4 people who didn’t have healthcare, but wanted it, can now get it.
“We want as many consumers as possible to remain enrolled in marketplace coverage, so we are giving these individuals a last chance to submit their documents before their coverage through the marketplace will end,” Marilyn Tavenner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, said in the statement. (as an aside: Isn’t it just so cute when Socialists use Capitalist terms like “consumer” and “marketplace” to describe socialist programs?)
So are the people running ObamaCare racists? I mean that’s what people who require IDs are, aren’t they?