At the end of September California Governor Jerry Brown signed two anti-gun bills into law that have further eroded the Second Amendment’s foothold in the state. On second thought, erosion is too soft a word. Assembly Bills 1609 and 1014 have dealt a lethal blow to gun rights in the state by setting the wheels in motion to build a statewide gun owner database and by making it easier for law enforcement officers to file restraining orders to have citizens forfeit
Does everybody remember the story of Texas teenager Jacob Lavoro, which we covered in an edition of The Morning Roar a few months ago? Lavoro was arrested in May of this year when his neighbor reporte4d a “strange smell” emanating from his apartment. Rather than knocking on his door and asking what the smell was, the neighbor called the police. The police arrived, searched his house (probably illegally) and found that Lavoro had been making pot brownies. Because Lavoro used
Two employees at a bar in north Harris County by Houston, TX must be very thankful that one of their customers was packing heat last weekend. About 2:30 am Saturday morning a bartender and waitress were cleaning-up to close the Houston area bar when four armed men burst through the doors. Two of the men proceeded into the bar area and demanded everyone get down on the floor. The other two armed robbers lingered by the door. The robbers must
Animal cruelty is a topic that understandably evokes an emotional response. A person that chooses to consistently release their aggression by harming a defenseless pet is the lowest scum in society. Hopefully, there is a special place in hell reserved for despicable individuals that harm dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals. Reasonable and civilized people can come to an agreement that condemns and punishes those that abuse domesticated animals. While most libertarians probably fall in the camp that believes animals
You lucky kittens, you, not only do you get a Morning Roar! written by me today, but also tomorrow! Throw your hats in the air! Americans Don’t Trust the Center for Disease Control There is an interesting article up on NBC’s website that calls into question the trust that Americans have and should have in the CDC, especially in light of the organization’s handling of the ebola outbreak that is spreading and has just recently been found in Dallas. Many
Happy hump day! Here’s your Wednesday edition of The Morning Roar! White House May Check Tourists Blocks Away The Secret Service is considering changing their White House defense strategy in order to prevent a similar incident as one that occurred last week. On Friday, a man with a knife jumped the fence and made it to the front door of the White House. Earlier this week, authorities announced that the front gate to the White House will now be locked.
Hope your weekend was fantabulous. Now, your Monday Morning Roar! Where in the U.S. Has “Open Carry” Handgun Laws? The Wall Street Journal helpfully published a map to assist in the debate going on about open carry, or the legality of carrying guns in plain sight in public. Oddly enough, it’s far more legal in far more states to carry a concealed weapon than one in plain sight, which seems paradoxic. I know that I, for one, would much
It’s Thursday! Which is almost Friday! But more importantly, it means you get another edition of The Morning Roar! Texas Governor Rick Perry Loses Right to Concealed Carry and Purchase Ammo This past weekend Texas Governor Rick Perry – our old friend from our days of live tweeting every GOP debate in 2012 – was indicted on charges that he abused his official capacity as governor and of coercion of a public servant. I don’t intend to dwell on the charges themselves.
Get your week started off on the right foot with The Morning Roar! Trouble With Curfew In Ferguson Last Friday we had wall-to-wall Ferguson coverage throughout the day starting with The Morning Roar, Felony Friday revealed the Silver Lining To The Ferguson Occupation, and finally an article on Learning Ferguson’s Lessons. We’ll be continuing the Ferguson coverage with today’s first story. Over the weekend Missouri Governor Jay Nixon instituted a curfew from midnight to 5am. The curfew didn’t exactly go
The Morning Roar for Thursday, August 14th…and it will surprise you. FCC Commissioner Calls For End to NFL TV Blackouts; Wants Antitrust Exemption Repealed Did you hear that? Yes, that was the sound of my jaw dropping after reading that an FCC Commissioner, Ajit Pai, called for the FCC to end its support of the NFL’s ridiculous exemption to antitrust laws that allow it to blackout games in local markets that haven’t sold out. That’s a stance that has been