The confirmation hearing for Sam D. Hamilton, the Obama Administration’s nominee for Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 22, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
If Mark Twain were still with us, he might contend that the rumors of the firearms industry’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Selected Wall Street investment analysts announced downgrades to some firearms manufacturer’s stocks last week, based on the premise that the unprecedented spike in the sales of certain guns and ammunition since the November General Election is nearing the end of its historic run.
As a direct result of the resurgent interest in 1930s bank robber John Dillinger with the July 1 release of the blockbuster movie “Public Enemies,” a pair of firearms inextricably linked to the Depression-era bad guy will be auctioned in coming days.
In undoubtedly one of their more unusual missions, members of the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling Lake Erie’s Fairport Harbor in northern Ohio rescued an 84-year-old man who accidentally drove his riding lawnmower off a landing and into the Grand River last week.
After sinking in several feet of water, the man was apparently too weak or too distressed to pull himself to safety.