By a vote of 272 to 154. (The vote on the motion to recommit was 161 to 263). On the final vote, 44 Democrats voted in favor, and 7 Republicans voted against. H.R. 822 now goes to the Senate. In the previous Congress, a broader bill on interstate carry was narrowly defeated by a filibuster led by Sen. Charles Schumer. Of course whether the bill ever comes up for a vote in the Senate is up to Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In September, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, in support of the bill. My testimony focused mainly on the Congress’s constitutional authority to pass the bill under the powers granted by section 5 of the 14th Amendment. Among the explicit purposes of the 14th Amendment was to give Congress the power to enact legislation protecting the right to interstate travel, which is one of the Privileges or Immunities of citizens of the United States. My written testimony is here. A video of the subcommittee hearing is here [Enigma note: this testimony is a MUST WATCH] …
via The Volokh Conspiracy » House passes interstate handgun carry reciprocity.
Gerald Celente – Get all your money out of the Banks Now | Total Investor
Gerald Celente – Goldsek Radio – 16 Nov 2011 : they are going to keep interest rates to zero until 2012 – 2013 , and what does that mean ? it means if you have money in the bank you are wasting your time by keeping it in there cause you are not getting anything in return , you used to kep up with inflation , not anymore , they need to keep interest rates to zero so the Ponzi scheme could keep going , I am in Gold and Silver and mostly Gold and that’s where I’ll stay ….
US sources: Israel ministers who opposed Iran strike are now for it | DEBKAFile
via DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security.
And so after ten days after feverish, unattributed Israeli news reporting on an imminent attack, the administration has drawn certain lines: Israel should go forward with its plans to strike Iran, while Washington will stress “diplomatic strategy…This phrase, new in official US language on the nuclear controversy with Iran, does not rule out the military option…