Daily Archives: January 1, 2019

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Armed Man Stopped By Police As He Was En Route To Commit Church Shooting

by Bill Galluccio

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National News - Armed Man Stopped By Police As He Was En Route To Commit Church ShootingA passerby who called police after he noticed a man with a handgun is being credited with stopping a potential church shooting in the suburbs of San Antonio, Texas. An off-duty officer responded to the call and found 33-year-old Tony Albert with a 9mm Smith and Wesson MP handgun. He also had extra ammunition and was wearing a face shield and tactical style clothing. Continue reading

Washington Joins Illinois and Three Other States in Banning Anyone Under 21 From Buying Assault Rifles

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Washington joined the handful of states that will ban anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles.  The decision was made today (01.01.19) to increase the age limit on the purchase of assault rifles. The new Washington law will also include toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, and requiring the safe storage of all guns.  The other states where the age limit is 21 for purchasing any weapon are Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont and New York.

More Money for Workers as Minimum Wage will be Raised in 20 States this Month

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20 states across the U.S will be raising their minimum wage in 2019. The average federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. 29 states are already above that minimum, and some states such as New York, Massachusetts and California are almost double. The average increase in these states range between extra nickel to $1 an hour. The list of the states raising their minimum wages are CaliforniaDelaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Rhode Island. The other states are ArizonaArkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Washington, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Alaska, Florida, Minnesota and Montana