The Chicago Tribune points out that a local community is having trouble buying ammunition for police guns: “The national discussion on gun laws made its way to the Orland Park Village Board meeting this week when the police department asked to make its annual ammunition purchase earlier than normal. Police Chief Tim McCarthy said it is becoming more difficult to find suppliers with the ammunition needed by the police department because of an increase in demand. “We have been checking around,” he said. ‘We’re finding that ammunition is drying up.’”
Can anyone doubt why the likes of Wayne LaPierre of the NRA is going around the country warning folks that “Obama’s gonna take your guns”? The bulk of the NRA’s funding comes from ammunition and gun manufacturers, but gosh, I can’t imagine they would be so venal as to try to scare people just to boost their sales . . . would they?
Reuters reports that “A key U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing in coming weeks to examine U.S. aviation safety oversight and the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to allow Boeing Co. to use highly flammable lithium-ion batteries on board its new 787 Dreamliner, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.”
The Senate better watch out; it looks as if they are dangerously close to endorsing the existence of, gasp, regulations!
Fox (sic) News has condemned the President’s Inaugural Speech for not reaching out enough and being a liberal screed (the end of Reaganism, etc.). It is not known which one of their staffers actually saw and heard the speech or read a transcript to supply them with their lines.
GOP Shocked and Aw, Jeez . . .