More Guns & Vilsack on G8
More Guns & Vilsack on G8 plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking part in the 3-day G8 Summit in
VILSACK: And what can the G8 countries do, there was the beginning of a process in 2008 of developing a global partnership that would essentially work with international organizations, with NGO’s to come up with a comprehensive framework that addresses the notion of availability, access and utilization. And that will be our focus and I think hopefully will be able to have our partners see it in the same way.
It appears there has been a bit of backlash from the presidential election. More guns being purchased. The Washington State Department of Licensing has handled more than 27,000 concealed pistol permits so far in 2009, about 2,000 more than the first four months of last year and 3,700 more than the same period in 2007. Licenses aren't required to buy guns but a background check is required for purchases from gun stores in the state. Many citizens fear the Obama administration will re-impose a federal ban on assault-style weapons, toughen regulation of sales at gun shows and boost taxes on ammunition.
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
I am going to go out on a limb here, like the “wild kitty” that I am and take issue with persons who want to declare open season on mountain lions. I’m having a severe case of déjà vu. Things are still in an uproar over taking wolves off the endangered species list. Now in
Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.