They’re Takin Yer Guns!!1! Everybody Freak Out!

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Google is launching an effort aimed at getting electric utilities and states to change how they charge consumers for electricity. [The Hill]

At least two people were killed and one person was injured in a shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College Tuesday evening. [H-L]

Same-sex couples stood at government counters in two North Carolina cities on Monday to ask for marriage licenses they knew they would be denied, part of a push across the U.S. South this month to demand equality even where opposition runs deep. [Reuters]

Defense attorneys for twin brothers facing up to 10 years in prison on weapons charges tried to create reasonable doubt in jurors’ minds Monday by questioning how the investigating detective identified the men from a surveillance video. [Richmond Register]

Here is a really good illustration, from Fox “News,” featuring President Blackness with a gun pointed at his head. [Wonkette]

Kentucky State Police drove more than 31 million miles last year. Amid falling revenue, they say they’re exploring ways to cut back on fuel consumption. [WKYT]

New York passed sweeping gun control legislation and mouth-breathing teabaggers are freaking out about it. We guess this is what they’re so upset about: Cuomo’s bill, a package of more than a dozen new provisions, broadens the definition of “assault weapons” and limits the size of ammunition magazines while increasing penalties for illegal gun crime and making it easier to revoke gun licenses from people deemed mentally ill. [WSJ]

We’ve been saying something similar for how long now? Major cities in the U.S. are racking up massive pension debts, and Louisville is among the worst in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. [C-J/AKN]

The number of US military members who committed suicide rose to a record 349 in 2012, far exceeding US combat deaths in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said. [BBC]

The attorney general’s office has ruled that an eastern Kentucky city didn’t give adequate notice of a meeting at which a new mayor was appointed after the resignation of the former one. [H-L]

The NRA has officially abandoned reality. Really? Calling the President of the United States of America a hypocrite for having his children protected by the Secret Service? Hilarity. [BuzzFeed]

That spike in NRA memberships? Turns out it may be because of huge discounts. Interesting how that works. [HuffPo]

1 thought on “They’re Takin Yer Guns!!1! Everybody Freak Out!

  1. how can Cuomo get such common sense legislation through when feds cant seem to even get anything written much less passed??? he seems to have hit most it it on the head with his new laws….. it will be interesting to see how quickly it is objected to as being unconstitutional and what the result will be in court…..

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