Must Read- Sept. 18, 2013: E-Cigarettes, Navy Yard AR-15, FTC
Navy Yard Shooting:
It was reported that Aaron Alexis had an AR-15 on him when he was shooting at the Navy Yard, however it has come to light that he tried to buy one and was denied.
- Aaron Alexis tried to buy assault riffle but was rebuffed. (CBS News)
- Navy yard shooter: what about that alleged AR-15? (Washington Post)
In 1993 President Clinton made military establishments gun-free zones.
- "If we had the ammunition, we could've cleared that building," son at Navy yard told dad. (CNS News)
- Time to put an end to Army bases as gun-free zones. (Fox News)
Democrats are asking President Obama to put new restrictions on cigars and e-cigarettes because they believe there are loopholes that allow them to target children.
Federal Trade Commission:
In December the FTC will hold a workshop to look at online advertising that looks like social media posts and online content.
- FTC to examine "sponsored content" online advertising. (The Hill)
- FTC native advertising workshop on December 4 will explore the blurring of digital ads with digital content. (FTC)
Disabled American Veterans:
Starbucks and Guns:
Starbucks is telling its customers that they don't prefer guns in their stores, but if you wear one, they won't say anything.
- Starbucks seeks to keep guns out of its coffee shops. (New York Times)
- Starbucks to customers: please leave your guns at home. (Businessweek)
New statistics have come out regarding American families.
- The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989. (Washington Post)
- Households on food stamps now outnumber all households in northeast US. (CNS News)