Friday, January 18, 2013
As Capitol Hill debates gun control, sales and registrations in the county are booming.
Friday, January 18
Business is booming. Those in the gun-selling industry are finding a good deal of action in Montgomery County. According to an article in the Pottstown Mercury, the counter in spots like the French Creek Outfitters has seldom dropped below a dozen customers all day long. In the wake of the debates on Capitol Hill and President Barrack Obama's recommendations on gun control, the sales and registrations in the county have been on the rise. Many makes and models are sold out at local gun shops. "When asked about AR-15 rifles, one employee shook his head. 'We’ve been sold out of those for weeks,' he said," quoted the Mercury article. Many local vendors are noting the sales went up more after Wednesday's statements by the president. "Gun shops …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The recommendations are a result from Vice President Biden's commission that investigated U.S. gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
In an address to the public Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced that he will sign 23 executive actions that provide law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community more tools to combat gun violence. The actions include launching a responsible gun ownership campaign, having the Consumer Product Safety Commission review standards for gun safes and locks, nominating a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and directing the Center for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. Obama also want to improve incentives and look at removing any unnecessary legal barriers that may prevent states from sharing information with the federal background …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick voted for the deal, which maintains income tax rates for people making less than $400,000 and couples earning less than $450,000 a year.
After months of negotiating, arguing and handwringing, the United States avoided tumbling over the dreaded fiscal cliff Tuesday night when the House of Representatives passed the Senate proposal by a 257-167 vote, CNN reports. After House Speaker John Boehner spiked an idea to re-open the Senate deal to add more spending cuts, Congress approved the measure with 172 votes from Democrats and 85 from Republicans, including Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8). "In August 2012, I voted to extend tax rates and other tax provisions for all taxpayers - a measure which the Senate refused to take up," said Fitzpatrick in a statement released by his office. "Throughout the fiscal cliff debate, my number one priority has been to maintain the lowest rates …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The majority of Horsham voters flip flopped on their support of President Barack Obama this time around.
If the majority of Horsham voters had their say, Mitt Romney, rather than Barack Obama would have been elected president Tuesday. According to unofficial election results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, of the 81.96 percent of Horsham residents who hit the polls Tuesday, 50.05 percent, or 7,228 of Horsham voters chose Romney as compared to the 48.94 percent, or 7,068 voters who supported a second term for Obama. By contrast, in 2008, of the 72.77 percent of voters who turned out, 53.56 percent, or 7,409 voters chose Obama over the 45.79 percent, or 6,334 voters who opted for Republican John McCain, according to the county's official election results. Hatboro voters overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, as well as in his …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch chats with voters exiting the polls Tuesday in Horsham.
With temperatures at just under 30 degrees in the minutes leading up to the opening of Election Day polls, Bob Lunny waited for his turn in line. The first one at Horsham 3-2 on Witmer Road, Lunny was warm inside the Korean church. Why did Lunny get up so early to vote? "I didn't want to wait in line and it's cold," Lunny told Patch moments after exiting the polls at 7 a.m. "I wanted to wait inside." As for the candidates that got his vote, Lunny was offered less insight. "I didn't vote straight party lines," Lunny said, adding that he picked the "right people for the job." Others passed Patch hurriedly saying only that hitting the polls first thing was a necessity for their work schedules. Phyllis Lorusso said she's an early person and…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The website ISideWith.com matches your views with those of the presidential candidates.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Music icon Bruce Springsteen says Obama forges the best path to an inclusive and fair America.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
NORTH JERSEY -- Bruce Springsteen published a staunch defense of the record and promise of President Obama on Wednesday, a day ahead of a campaign rally in the battleground state of Ohio and a performance at Iowa State University. Springsteen, who is set to appear at the Ohio rally with former President Clinton, writes that Obama showed "grit, determination and focus" as he faced "extraordinary" opposition and "economic chaos" left behind by the Bush Administration. "Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Patch is collecting questions for the Hofstra presidential debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If Wednesday's presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t wait …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Local readers discuss Oct. 3 debate in Bucks and Montgomery.
When Wendy Larson arrived to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate at Ann's Choice in Warminster, she had already decided on voting for incumbent President Barack Obama. "I made up my mind after the conventions," said Larson. "When I saw the Republicans, I didn't think they represented me." Ninety minutes later, Larson found herself back on the fence over how she will cast her ballot on Nov. 6. "Romney acquitted himself well," she said. "He showed he has more experience in dealing with the country's problems." Judging by the real time reactions posted by Patch users in Bucks and Montgomery counties during last night's liveblog of the debate, the general consensus is that Romney won the first of three scheduled debates between the …