The White House’s wish list includes an assault-weapons ban. Peyman said if it comes to pass, he won’t be part of any crackdown.
Let’s say I know there’s a thousand assault weapons in my county … I’m not going to be a witch hunter and go door to door checking,” he said.
“I just happen to see someone with one?” he added. “He’s hunting? He’s on his own property? I’m not going to do a thing to him.”
Police chiefs from around the country, who are appointed not elected, were on hand in Washington to support the president’s announcement. But a number of sheriffs, many of whom must run for office, were vocal in their opposition.
The nation’s licensed federal firearms dealers routinely conduct such checks, but under current federal law, gun transfers by people other than licensed federal firearms dealers are exempted from background checks. These so-called “private sellers”—people who maintain that they are not “engaged in the business” of selling guns —are not required to perform checks.
An estimated 40 percent of the gun transfers that occur each year in the United States—more than 6 million gun transfers—originate from private sellers. Such private sellers often congregate at gun shows or sell guns online. This creates an easy opportunity for dangerous individuals who are ineligible to possess guns under federal law—felons, persons adjudicated mentally ill, and other prohibited people—to bypass a background check and obtain a weapon with no questions asked.http://ampr.gs/VTx6jD
A study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that brown-eyed people are believed to be more trustworthy than blue-eyed people. “It is not eye color, but face shape associated with eye color that causes the higher perception of trustworthiness,” wrote lead study author Karel Kleisner of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, in an email to NBCNews.com.
In general, faces judged as more trustworthy are narrower, have bigger eyes, and broader mouths with upward-oriented lips. Kleisner explained that these are characteristics associated with brown eyes. I HAVE BROWN EYES!
Despite the burdens of segregation and racism, some high schools and colleges for black students provided educational opportunities that rivaled those offered to white students. Morehouse College and Tuskegee, Howard, and Fisk universities have educated African Americans since the late 1800s. This history class is at Tuskegee University. (Picture Courtesy of Library of Congress)
NEW ORLEANS – Governor Bobby Jindal said his plan to eliminate the state income tax will give Louisiana an economic shot in the arm. But not everyone agrees, including Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy. The plan will terminate personal and corporate income taxes in a “revenue neutral way,” which means sales taxes would be raised to make up for the loss in income taxes. According to Jindal, economic development occurs in states without income taxes. For example, people and companies are more likely to move to those areas.
In order to not have an impact on the low income population, sales tax exemptions for food, medicine and utilities would stay in place, Jindal said. The governor wants to talk to every lawmaker about the proposal before the next legislative session in April..
Kennedy said the idea, although interesting, deserves a lot of debate. He has raised a number of questions. The state income tax brings in nearly $2.9 billion to the state treasury a year. State sales taxes are currently at four percent, which raises about $2.6 billion. Kennedy questions whether raising the state sales tax percentage from four to seven would make up for the loss. Kennedy also wants to look at whether residents will spend less due to a sales tax increase. He wants to look into the effect on local governments.
The move is the next step for Kromer, the Saints’ offensive line coach since 2009, to become a head coach, a position he has said is his goal. Kromer served as New Orleans’ interim coach for the first six games of 2012 while both coach Sean Payton and assistant head coach Joe Vitt served suspensions. Vitt became interim coach upon his return in the seventh game of the season. When asked on the Monday after Vitt came back if running the team for six weeks enhanced his appetite in becoming a head coach, Kromer responded, “Yes it does. Definitely.”
What is kakadu plum? It’s a small Australian native plant that is being touted as an amazing source of Vitamin C – up to 50 times that in oranges. Vitamin C, when used in skincare, is an effective antioxidant and can lighten skin affected by hyperpigmentation.