#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Dec.07 – The House on Thursday passed the defence authorization to equip the Pentagon with necessary funding and programs for fiscal 2015.

Passage fell along a largely bipartisan vote of 300-119. It now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to be considered next week before the end of the lame-duck session.

House and Senate negotiators on Tuesday agreed to cut benefits to military families, though not by as much as the Pentagon had demanded.

The lawmakers released a new Defence authorization bill that increases families’ co-pays for prescription drugs under the Tricare health programme ‘ The Hill reported.   

The bill would also reduce the planned rate of growth in the housing allowance provided to military families.


#benefits, #defence, #families, #healthcare, #tricare


#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK (Buffalo) – Nov.15 – Police will begin confiscating firearms of deceased gun owners from their next-of-kin.

'COPS CONFISCATE GUNS FROM FAMILIES AFTER OWNER’S FUNERAL%0A%22Sorry your father died, hand over his guns - now.%22Screenshot from 2014-11-15 16:43:05 '

‘COPS CONFISCATE GUNS FROM FAMILIES AFTER OWNER’S FUNERAL Sorry your father died, hand over his guns – now.Screenshot from 2014-11-15 16:43:05 ‘

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda said the department will be sending cops to collect guns from the families of pistol permit holders who had died.

“We recently started a program where we’re cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death records, and we’re sending people out to collect the guns whenever possible so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands,” said Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda. “Because at times they lay out there and the family is not aware of them and they end up just out on the street.”

His rhetoric is little more than an excuse to eradicate the Second Amendment.

“They’re quick to say they’re going to take the guns,” the president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Tom King, said to Fox News. “But they don’t tell you the law doesn’t apply to long guns, or that these families can sell [their loved one’s] pistol or apply to keep it.”

And it’s likely the cops will take every gun they can find, according to Bob Owens of BearingArms.com.

“They’re going to use the relative’s pistol permit as the proverbial camel’s nose under the tent to get at every firearm they can, hoping to remove all the firearms from the home while the family is at their most vulnerable,” he wrote.

The fact that the cops are using a pistol permit registry to determine what guns to confiscate is further proof that gun registrations lead to confiscations.

Last year the New York Police Department began sending out notices to registered gun owners demanding that they give up their firearms in the wake of the state’s newest gun control law, the SAFE Act.

The notice told gun owners, who possessed firearms now prohibited under the SAFE Act, the “options” to either surrender their firearms to the police, remove them from the city limits or otherwise render them inoperable.

Like the Buffalo Police Department, the NYPD knew exactly who to send the notices to by using a centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they had in their possession.

And the police departments can make a lot of money off of selling confiscated guns.

“These gun collections can value into the hundreds of thousands,” Buffalo defense attorney Dominic Saraceno said. “If a police officer came to my door without a warrant signed by a judge, I’m not giving them anything.”

“Most people don’t know that and get intimidated.”



#deceased, #families, #guns, #permit-holders

Manhattan 911: ‘ Remembering Those That 13-Years Ago Died to Save Others ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Manhattan) – September 11 – Ceremonies marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks will be reserved for survivors and victims’ families in New York and at the Pentagon.

WTC Site Day, Silverstein Properties, New York, USA

Later Thursday, however, the public will be invited to tour the World Trade Center site, the first time it has been open on an anniversary.

“We wanted to take it back to the state where it was freely accessible to the public at night,” said Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

“The memorial pools will be lit themselves, which looks absolutely stunning at night,” Daniels said.

The Lower Manhattan museum, which opened on May 15, will be closed to the public all day.

Plans at the three sites:

World Trade Center. Closed to the public Thursday until 6 p.m. Traditional reading of the names of the 2,983 victims of the three 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing will begin at 8:46 a.m., after a moment of silence to mark when the first hijacked plane struck the north tower. Other key moments will be observed throughout the morning.


The program is expected to conclude by 12:30 p.m. “Tribute in Light” twin beams representing the two destroyed towers will shine from sunset Sept. 11 until sunrise Sept. 12.

Pentagon. The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial will be closed to the public until 11 a.m. The commemoration will begin at 9:30 a.m., hosted by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. President Obama is scheduled to speak at the ceremony, which will observe a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m., the moment an airliner hit the Pentagon.

Shanksville, Pa. The Flight 93 National Memorial will be open to the public all day. An observance of the crash there will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a reading of the names of Flight 93 passengers and crew, ringing of Bells of Remembrance, a wreath laying and brief remarks by former House speaker Dennis Hastert.

Video Link  


#families, #manhattan, #new-york, #tribute-in-light, #united-states, #victims