Chad’s Morning Brief: Democrats Target Guns and Other Top Stories of the Day
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of September 17, 2013. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Gun Control Returns
Well it didn’t take long for Democrats to blame guns for the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday. It started with President Obama calling the shooting “another mass shooting” in a pre-planned press conference. After liberals saw their savior blame guns before all the facts came out, they took to social media and the press to talk about gun control.
What liberals won’t talk about is the fact that this shooting happened in a gun-free zone in a city that is basically one big gun-free zone. On a military base in the United States, our men and women were not allowed to protect themselves because of a politically correct, overbearing government.
Liberals love gun-free zones but again and again we see that gun-free zones turn into killing zones.
Today on the show we will talk about this and the continued push by this administration to control guns.
House Democrats Want Cigar and E-Cigarette Regulations
Speaking of big government, House Democrats don’t think that adults can make decisions on their own so they are using the “for the children” argument to push the Obama administration to come up with new regulations according to The Hill.
A group of House Democrats is calling on the Obama administration to issue new rules for cigars and electronic cigarettes.
In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday, the lawmakers asked regulators “to act quickly” with new rules for the products, over which the federal government currently has little oversight.
“Manufacturers of e-cigarettes are taking advantage of this regulatory loophole to target children,” wrote Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and John Dingell (D-Mich.). “As a result, some e-cigarette makers are producing products with kid-friendly flavors such as ‘Cherry Crush’ and ‘Cookies & Cream Milkshake.’ ”
The group of legislators also sent a separate letter to Republican leaders on the Energy and Commerce Committee, on which Waxman is the top Democrat, requesting a hearing on the health risks posed by the tobacco products and the FDA’s authority to impose new rules.
The FDA, which oversees cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, has been working on regulations to expand its oversight to e-cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are currently exempt from its rules.
Those rules have been under development at the FDA for years.
Bringing the tobacco products under the agency’s jurisdiction could subject them to new fees and restrictions, which some tobacco companies have worried could unfairly single them out with overly restrictive rules.
Other Top Stories:
These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show. Tune in mornings 8:30-11am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.