Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data.
Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General’s office.
During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,800, a roughly 25 percent drop, according to hospital records collected by the California Department of Public Health.
So Obama gives this news conference today and his big thing is that Congress must vote on the fiscal cliff. Not appear from what he was saying that he didn’t understand that Congress has already passed a number of measures to get by the fiscal cliff. The problem is Harry Reid who controls the Senate, refuses to bring anything to the floor for a vote if it is proposed by Republicans. Reid is probably in fear that his Democratic senators would be in full support of one or more of the plans offered by Republicans.
Even the president has made a proposal to the Senate, which Harry Reid refuses to allow to come to the floor for a vote. Harry Reid is not only not allowing these bills proposed by the Republicans to come to the floor, but he’s not even allowing them to go to committee. The problem the Democrats have here is that the farther of these bills move along in the Senate the more the public will see of them. Once a public understands that the Republicans are working hard to solve the upcoming crisis by coming familiar with the legislation the Republicans are proposing, Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats will be in great danger of losing their positions of power.
So what is going to happen here? Is the house going to continue working and proposing legislation that will turn this country around to the great country it once was while the Democrats just come for the pass useless legislation, like renaming post offices and gun legislation?
Just remember folks when you see this big tax bill that is coming up, it was brought to you by three people, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. They orchestrated and past without any support from the Republicans, Obamacare and the fiscal cliff which we are being driven over at the speed of sound. Four Years now with no budget coming up of the Democratic Senate because of there was a budget would give direction on how your tax money was to be spent. They do not want any restrictions on what they do with the money they are taking out of your pockets this is why they prefer to operate without a budget. It is dishonest and deceitful to say the least.
via Tea For Two.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
The gunman who ambushed four volunteer firefighters, killing two, in upstate New York had spent 17 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980, police said.
This month’s rocket launch by reclusive North Korea shows it has likely developed the technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 km (6,200 miles), South Korean officials said on Sunday, putting the U.S. West Coast in range.
Sacramento police are investigating a deadly home invasion robbery early Saturday in which one of the intruders was shot dead and three other people were wounded.
Taking a break from the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama is spending the first day of his holiday vacation golfing with friends and aides, including longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A home invasion robbery suspect died overnight when he jumped out a second-floor apartment window, apparently after his intended victims opened fire on the alleged intruders.
The incident happened at an apartment complex on Lancashire Circle near Stone Mountain.
Channel 2 Action News reported that a couple with two small children live in the apartment, and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
One of the suspects jumped out a second-story window to escape the gunfire, and hit a tree before falling to the ground and dying, according to Channel 2.
A second suspect was found several miles away in the parking lot of a shopping center on East Park Place in Gwinnett County, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
CALERA, AL (WBRC) –
Calera police are investigating a home invasion in which shots were fired Thursday morning.
Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley says two armed Hispanic males broke into a home in the 300 block of Pilgreen Drive just before 9 a.m. A Hispanic family of four, including a couple and two children ages 9 years old and four months, were inside at the time of the invasion.
Police say the victim was also armed and fired three or four shots during the home invasion. The family is OK and no one was hurt, officials say.
The suspects allegedly grabbed jewelry and cash before fleeing on foot. Police believe they got into a vehicle at some point, but they have not said which direction they traveled or what type of vehicle they may be traveling in.