How is it even remotely possible – that in a home where the owner has a gun – that a 3 year old could get a hold of it – while the owner takes a nap?
‘Here’s a not so fun fact, a lot more people are killed by toddlers in the United States, than by terrorists’.
‘Yet here in the US more people are obsessed with the idea of keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists than toddlers’.
‘A Houston, Texas man decided to cuddle up with his beloved pistol for a nap on Saturday, October 25, 2014’.
‘We don’t know how romantic things got between the man and the gun before he eventually fell asleep on the living room couch’.
‘We do know the pistol was loaded’.
‘We also know that there was a three year old in the house’.
‘According to local reports, the gun fell to the floor at some point while the “responsible gun owner” was sleeping’.
‘The man, Patrick Sanders, woke to see the gun in the hands of the toddler’.
‘Sanders is listed in critical condition at Ben Taub General Hospital, in Houston’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/10/28/3-year-old-shoots-man-napping-with-loaded-gun/
‘Texas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has said that for the people in huge swaths of the state that no longer have abortion clinics, accessing reproductive health care might be an “inconvenience,” but it’s a “manageable” one’.
‘In fact, it’s really, really expensive, especially for minimum or low-wage earners in the Panhandle, Rio Grande Valley, and western regions of the state’.
‘We found that it would cost $151.80 — approximately half a week of minimum wage work — to afford the 1,100-mile drive from the margins of Texas’.
‘Factoring in other expenses, and the fact that these wages are meant
to cover them, half a week’s work requires weeks and weeks of saving’.
‘The cost barriers necessarily put in place by measures such as HB 2 all but make it illegal to access an abortion for the poorest women in Texas’.
From : http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/driving_to_an_abortion_clinic_in_texas_is_really_expensive/
‘Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law'(1)
‘Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women — just two years after the governor signed a bill repealing the state’s equal pay law’.
“Under Scott Walker, workplace discrimination will always be illegal for any reason,” Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says in the ad. “Mary Burke wants to create more opportunities to sue. We want to create more opportunities for women to succeed.”
‘Burke has criticized Walker for quietly signing a measure in 2012 that repealed Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act. The law gave victims of wage discrimination more avenues through which to plead their cases in court’.
From : http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014930342
(1) : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html
‘There’s evidence to support this view’.
‘In an interview with Politico in August, McConnell said he planned to “challenge” Obama by passing spending bills that included “a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy.”
‘In Kansas recently, Republican Senator Pat Roberts, who’s in a tough race for reelection, made a statement that left me puzzled. “A vote for me is a vote to change the Senate back to a Republican majority, and we’ll get things done,” he said. “And it means a stop to the Obama agenda.”
‘You can’t “get things done” in Washington without the president’s signature, and no matter what happens in this year’s elections, he’s not going anywhere for another two years’.
‘A Republican Senate majority would still change a few things, however’.
‘It would make it harder for Obama to get his nominees approved, something Democrats have been able to do with just 51 votes since they changed the Senate rules with the “nuclear option” last year’.
‘It would make Mitch McConnell the majority leader, with the power to decide what legislation gets considered and how it proceeds through the legislative process’.
‘McConnell would quickly devote the Senate to passing a raft of partisan legislation that Obama would never allow to become law’:
‘Defunding Planned Parenthood’,
‘Approving the entitlement-slashing House budget plan authored by Representative Paul Ryan’,
‘Restricting the Environmental Protection Agency’,
‘The result would be a more partisan, toxic, and stalemated Washington than ever before’.
From : http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/what-will-the-gop-senate-be-like/381860/