Orrin Hatch: Obama wants to repeal the Second Amendment

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  WatchBlog  /  2 Comments

CONCEALED: A Nebraska senator wants to prevent the public release of the names of gun permit holders.

By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday that he believes President Barack Obama would repeal the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution if he could move such a measure through Congress.
Hatch, talking with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham Thursday afternoon, said the desire to repeal gun-lovers’ favorite amendment extends beyond the White House, too.
“I don’t [...]

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Missouri bill would criminalize legislation to take away gun rights

By   /  February 19, 2013  /  Featured, Gun control, Missouri, News, State Government  /  1 Comment

LEARA: Lawmakers shouldn't attempt to infringe on Second Amendment protections.

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS – A Missouri lawmaker wants to make a felon of any other state lawmaker who tries to take away residents’ gun rights.
Rep. Mike Leara, a St. Louis Republican, filed a bill Monday that would make other legislators who file any bills that “further restricts the right of an individual [...]

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Missouri moves to limit drone surveillance

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  Accountability, Featured, Missouri, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  2 Comments

DRONES: A Missouri lawmaker wants to prevent anyone but law enforcement officers from using them in the state -- and even then in only limited cases.

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS – A bill to confine the use of drones in Missouri to limited law enforcement cases is gaining support in the Show Me State.
There was little opposition to the measure in a short committee hearing on the issue Tuesday, and agricultural and civil liberties groups have spoken in favor [...]

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MO: Sealing criminal records a bad idea, press association says

By   /  July 13, 2012  /  Featured, Missouri, News, Open Records  /  4 Comments

Doug Crews

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — The head of the Missouri Press Association says the state is entering a “slippery slope” after Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 1647, which expunges certain felonies and misdemeanors from criminal records.
“One of the things we look at hardest is keeping records open to the [...]

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MO: Special interests flood campaigns in congressional races

By   /  July 12, 2012  /  2012 General Election, Featured, Finances, Lobbying, Missouri, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Claire McCaskill

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS – Less than four weeks before Missouri’s Aug. 7 primary election, some of the races for congressional seats are seeing an influx of campaign contributions, including a hearty helping of special interest money.
Most eyes are on the state’s U.S. Senate race, with incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill waiting to [...]

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