"He was really down on the government," [Hostage Jimmy] Oliver told The Associated Press [about hostage-taker Warren "Gator" Taylor] on Thursday in an interview at his mother's floral shop. "About the government taking over the right to bear arms ... he was angry at the government overtaxing us."
Who instructed Walter Taylor on gun legislation? During 2009 the Congress passed no new laws on the subject.
SC Police Charge 4 Men under Lynch Law
Ely Portillo | Charlotte Observer
Authorities have arrested four men in a Christmas night beating that left a Charlotte man dead in Indian Land, S.C.
All four were charged Saturday with first-degree lynching in the killing of Ronnie Wallace, 42. Under S.C. law, first-degree lynching is defined as a mob attack by two or more people that results in the victim's death. It doesn't relate to the victim's race or actual hanging.
The men beat Wallace with 2-by-4s and sticks until he was unconscious, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. All four men were being held in the Lancaster County jail without bond.
President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Senate's passage of the health care bill "the most important piece of social legislation since the Social Security Act passed in the 1930s and the most important reform of our health care system since Medicare passed in the 1960s."
Rawstory.com added "If Public Option&Choice are restored"
Iran and Tienanmen Square
Yesterday, thousands of Iranians took to the street to protest against dictatorship. The protest reminded Chinese people of the Tienanmen democracy movement back in 1989 and Chinese twitterers are using hashtag #cn4iran to show solidarity with Iranian fellows.
Nuclear Weapons are now a Commodity