Several news items of interest: Newtown Families' Lawsuit; Corvallis postpones action on "open carry"; New US Surgeon General confirmed by Senate

Newtown families have filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms who makes the AR-15 style rifle used in the Sandy Hook School murders

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/us-usa-connecticut-shooting-idUSKBN0JT1QQ20141215

Corvallis City Council postpones ordinance on "open carry"

http://www.kezi.com/council-denies-open-carry-ordinance/

http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/council-passes-recommendations-on-open-carry/article_8111409f-d48f-51c3-90b1-f3c29a4845e7.html

The US Senate voted to confirm President Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy who was opposed by the NRA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/15/371035779/the-u-s-has-a-surgeon-general-for-the-first-time-in-17-months