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Muslim Group Mocks Congress for Not Passing Gun Control

On June 24 the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) mocked Congress as cowards for not passing expanded background checks in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, an attack in which Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people with a rifle he bought via a background check.

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DOJ Sues to Block San Bernardino Terrorist’s $275K Life Insurance

San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook took out a life insurance policy shortly after he began planning Islamic terror attacks, but on Tuesday federal prosecutors filed a civil asset forfeiture lawsuit in order to block $275,000 worth of life insurance proceeds from reaching his family.


Encryption Wars: Apple vs. FBI Didn’t Start With San Bernardino

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, a headline-grabbing war broke out between the FBI and Apple, which refuses to modify the software on slain jihadi Syed Farook’s iPhone so the FBI can examine his data. A lengthy article at Bloomberg Business argues this was really more like a cold war going hot, because the FBI has been at odds with Apple since the latest version of its operating system was released.

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San Bernardino DA Says Terrorist’s iPhone May Have ‘Pathogen’

The San Bernardino District Attorney told a federal judge on Feb. 27 that Apple must assist law enforcement by unlocking the terrorist killer Syed Farook’s iPhone 5C because it may have been the trigger to unleash a “cyber pathogen,” county

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Apple CEO: Unlocking iPhone ‘Bad For America’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Complying with a court order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino killers would be “bad for America” and set a legal precedent that would offend many U.S. residents, argued Apple’s chief executive officer Tim Cook on Wednesday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California

Microsoft Announces Support for Apple in Encryption Controversy

Microsoft founder Bill Gates offered some muddled support for the government in the FBI’s standoff against Apple over data encryption, while his company has been a “tepid” supporter of Apple, in the estimation of The Verge… until today, when Microsoft announced it “wholeheartedly” supports the rival tech giant and will file a “friend of the court” brief on its behalf.

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Bomb Failure Derailed San Bernardino Terror Plans

FBI officials revealed this week that technical difficulties with a bomb placed at site of the December 2 Islamic terror attack delayed the two terrorists from leaving the San Bernardino area.

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Cleric Denies Ties to San Bernardino Terrorists, Despite Phone Records

The Pakistani-born Muslim cleric who is acting as the spokesman for the San Bernardino mosque where radical Islamic terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook regularly prayed reportedly claims he barely knew Farook and that he didn’t know his accomplice wife Tashfeen Malik at all.

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Colorado Gun Sales Near Record-Breaking High Amid Anti-Gun Campaign

Gun sales in Colorado are nearing a record-breaking high amid the anti-gun push that followed the two high profile shootings in Colorado Springs, one of which took place on Halloween Day and one of which occurred at a Planned Parenthood on November 27.

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