Via Fox News:
House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters.
But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support.
“For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., the bill’s sponsor, reacted.
Hudson had tried unsuccessfully for years to pass such legislation, which he says simply attempts to clarify the patchwork of state laws that confuse citizens who might unwittingly be arrested while going from state to state.
The three-term congressman has garnered strong support for his bipartisan legislation — including 213 co-sponsors as well as 24 state attorneys general and the National Rifle Association.
“Despite scare tactics by the bill’s opponents, concealed-carry licensees as a group have proven to be more law-abiding than the general population and even the police,” the NRA said before balloting. “We are on the eve of passing the most expansive piece of self-defense legislation in the history of Congress.”[…]
Gun-control advocates are also reportedly getting $25 million from ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, through his Everytown for Gun Safety group, to block the reciprocity bill.
Cornyn’s bill is now in his chamber’s Judiciary Committee.
In 2013, Cornyn got support for his bill from 13 Democrats, including seven who are still in the Senate. He would need their support and more to pass the measure with a 60-vote majority, considering Republicans have 52 senators in the chamber.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
Via The Hill:
GOP lawmakers say they have heard new stories about political bias or interference within the FBI on the eve of new testimony Thursday by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he interviewed a recently retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing a report on the FBI findings to the larger intelligence community.
The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said.
VIDEO BY Papa Mike…..
Peter Strzok is why the head of the FBI, James Comey went out of his way to keep Hillary Clinton out of “PRISON”! She LIED about sending classified emails, she had her own email AND SERVER at her home, she knew and allowed her staff to send classified emails, her personal secretary Huma Abedin sent classified emails to her husband Anthony Weiner to his computer at their home. Hillary “BLEACHED” over 33,000 emails just before she received a “Congressional Subpoena” with a software tool called BleachBit to have messages “deleted where even God can’t read them.” There were 13 mobile devices and 5 iPads that the FBI said that in some way were used with her private email server, and they just destroyed them with hammers when they were done with them.”
I could go on “until the cows come home” BUT this “NARCISSISTIC” women ( CRIMINAL ) has NEVER been charged with anything!!……Michael Flynn lied once and he was run out of office and could face jail-time. So where’s Hillary Clinton and has she been charged for all her LIES?………..Papa Mike
Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe for sending text messages critical of President Donald Trump and praising Hillary Clinton also had a role in the Clinton email probe.
Strzok headed up the Clinton investigation and he was the person who changed a draft of then-FBI Director James Comey’s description of Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” CNN reported Monday.
While the wording may seem an insignificant change to the uninitiated, the original “grossly negligent” could have had “potentially significant legal implications,” CNN said since federal law on mishandling classified materials carries criminal penalties for “gross negligence.”
Strzok also was the agent who signed the order to begin the investigation into Russian meddling, adding more fuel to criticism of the probe being politically motivated.