Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Deerfield, Illinois, Passes “Assault Weapons” Ban Effective June 13

Deerfield, Illinois, Passes “Assault Weapons” Ban Effective June 13

on April 10, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News, State News

The unanimous approval by the Deerfield, Illinois, Village Board of Trustees of a nearly complete ban on all manner of loosely defined “assault weapons” last Monday night has made headline news. It has also generated at least two lawsuits complaining that the law, to become effective June 13, is unconstitutional under Illinois state law. In addition, the ban has generated significant pushback […]

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Red Flag Warning: States Confiscating Guns by Ignoring Fourth Amendment

on March 13, 2018, 8:36 AM / in News

An assortment of new restrictions on the Second Amendment in Florida also launched an attack on the Fourth Amendment, as well. As The New American noted last week, Florida’s new “red flag” law abrogates the Fourth Amendment on the way to violating the Second Amendment: Simply put, someone who thinks someone else might be a danger to himself or others can present his […]

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Media Ignore Real Hero in Florida Shooting: Unarmed Off-duty Police Officer Heinrich

Media Ignore Real Hero in Florida Shooting: Unarmed Off-duty Police Officer Heinrich

on February 28, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News, State News

It is Coral Springs Police Department Sergeant Jeff Heinrich (shown) who deserves most of the credit in ending the shooting spree by Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday. Unfortunately nearly all media attention has been focused on the “failures” of Sheriff Scot Peterson, entrusted with maintaining safety on the school grounds, and three other deputies […]

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Pilots Are Armed, Why Not Teachers?

Pilots Are Armed, Why Not Teachers?

on February 28, 2018, 6:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

Chad Robichaux, a former special agent with the U.S. Federal Air Marshall Service, has been here before. Objections to arming pilots following the Islamic terror attacks on September 11, 2001 were the same as those being raised against arming teachers. Said Robichaux on Breitbart News Tonight last Thursday: “Well, you trust them [pilots] flying your airplane. So now people are saying, […]

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Sen. Hatch’s Retirement Paves Way for Romney: One RINO Replacing Another

Sen. Hatch’s Retirement Paves Way for Romney: One RINO Replacing Another

on January 5, 2018, 6:09 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

H/T Richard If Mitt Romney (shown) ends up in Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat, that would mean one RINO (Republican In Name Only) replacing another. A boxer in his youth, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah announced on Tuesday that he was hanging up his gloves for good. After 40 years in the Senate, he said that he had been fighting the […]

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Heartening Results From Latest Poll on Patriotism

Heartening Results From Latest Poll on Patriotism

on December 27, 2017, 7:24 AM / in National News

Pollster George Barna’s most recent survey on patriotism in America revealed much that remains positive, especially among the younger generation. Instead of defining patriotism as simply “love for or devotion to one’s country” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition), Barna chose instead to select 15 different descriptions. He found that most Americans — young or old; black, white, or Hispanic; conservative or liberal; born-again, […]

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National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

on December 6, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News, Opinion

With the House due to take up, and likely pass, the national reciprocity bill this week, attention is being given to the argument often presented to support it: all that’s wanted is to treat CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) permits like drivers’ licenses. After all, goes the argument, states allow drivers from other states to drive on their roads with licenses […]

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What’s in the GOP Tax Bill?

What’s in the GOP Tax Bill?

on November 7, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

The GOP tax reform bill presented last Thursday attempts to be “revenue neutral” within 10 years. By giving most of the cuts to corporate taxpayers, there’s precious little left for the middle class to enjoy. The problem is not only the mathematics — trying to match the “give” with the “take” — but the politics: Democrats will work to scuttle any attempt […]

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Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

on November 3, 2017, 9:34 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was violently arrested after trying to protect her patient’s Fourth Amendment rights last July, received a $500,000 settlement on Tuesday from Salt Lake City and the University of Utah which owns and operates the hospital. She waived any plans to sue, saying: “We all deserve to know the truth and the truth comes when you see […]

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Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Owes the American People an Apology

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Owes the American People an Apology

on October 25, 2017, 7:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

Florida Democratic Congressman Frederica Wilson (shown) claimed that President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of an American serviceman living in her district was “horrible” and “insensitive.” She claimed President Trump told the widow that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” as if he were somehow responsible for his own death. She later added that the president couldn’t […]

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Democrat Party Donations Falling Behind

Democrat Party Donations Falling Behind

on October 25, 2017, 7:22 AM / in National News

Rich liberal Democrat donors aren’t donating, wrote Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti while attending the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fall meeting in Las Vegas this week. It’s reflected in the numbers: At the end of September, the DNC had just $7 million in its checking account, while the Republican National Committee (RNC) is sitting on $44 million. Since January, the RNC has raised more than $104 […]

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Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

on September 17, 2017, 6:54 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Wednesday that the proposed purchase of Lattice Semiconductor — the world’s second-largest manufacturer of simple and complex programmable logic devices — by China-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners was blocked by President Trump: Today, consistent with the administration’s commitment to take all actions necessary to ensure the protection of U.S. national security, the president issued an order […]

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Judge Roy Moore Gaining Momentum Going into Alabama Senate Runoff

Judge Roy Moore Gaining Momentum Going into Alabama Senate Runoff

on September 14, 2017, 7:53 AM / in National News, State News

Kentucky Republican Representative Thomas Massie is just the latest in an increasingly large number of supporters of Roy Moore, giving him his strong endorsement on Tuesday. Said Massie, “Roy Moore has more political spine than anyone I know,” adding: He has twice chosen to lose his job rather than compromise his principles. He is a man willing to stand up to the […]

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Two Fourth Amendment Cases Prove the Constitution Still Works

Two Fourth Amendment Cases Prove the Constitution Still Works

on September 9, 2017, 7:26 AM / in National News, Opinion

A nurse in Utah and a couple in Texas stood up for their rights as guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights. The Utah nurse hasn’t filed suit, but the Texas couple did, and in both cases law-enforcement officials have been exposed and shamed for their illegal conduct. Both cases were aided with the help of videos taken of […]

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Did CNN Fake That Rescue?

Did CNN Fake That Rescue?

on September 3, 2017, 8:22 AM / in National News

CNN’s Drew Griffin performed a dramatic rescue on live television near Beaumont, Texas, on Wednesday. The YouTube video of the rescue has already been viewed nearly 400,000 times. Said Griffin: We just literally rescued this guy out. This man just accidentally drove into a ravine that looked like a road. And his truck just went in, and it’s now going down that […]

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Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Begins, Again

Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Begins, Again

on August 3, 2017, 7:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned Congress in a letter sent Friday that they had precious little time to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling before his department ran out of money. He even put a date on when that would happen if the ceiling wasn’t raised: “Based upon our available information, I believe that it is critical that Congress act to increase […]

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Disincentives Cut Food Stamp Use

Disincentives Cut Food Stamp Use

on July 25, 2017, 9:27 AM / in National News, State News

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) reveals a sharp drop in participation in the program, touching lows not seen since before 2010. In 2016, 44 million Americans and immigrants (legal and illegal) took advantage of taxpayers’ largesse, costing $71 billion. In 2010, there were 47 million receiving SNAP benefits, costing […]

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Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

on July 5, 2017, 7:45 AM / in National News, State News

The decision by Florida Circuit Court Judge Milton Hirsch on Monday delighted opponents of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. Declaring on procedural grounds that changes just enacted into law by the Florida legislature were unconstitutional, Hirsh’s decision “totally derails these changes to ‘stand your ground’ [law],” chortled Tamara Lave, law professor at the University of Miami’s School of Law. She added […]

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Otto Warmbier Died of Oxygen Deprivation, Not Botulism as Claimed by His Torturers

Otto Warmbier Died of Oxygen Deprivation, Not Botulism as Claimed by His Torturers

on June 22, 2017, 8:08 AM / in International News, Opinion

The pain and grief suffered by the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster while in North Korea last year, was evident in their statement issued Monday afternoon: It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded […]

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Trump’s Strange Reversal on Ex-Im Bank: Names One Opposed to It to Run It?

Trump’s Strange Reversal on Ex-Im Bank: Names One Opposed to It to Run It?

on April 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

When Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) learned on Friday that President Trump intended to resuscitate the Export-Import Bank by naming two people to its board (it has been limping along with just three out of five board members present), he nailed it, tweeting, “ExIm corporate welfare bank is the symbol of D.C. cronyism. It steals from taxpayers to subsidize big corporations. […]

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