Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hillary Also on Hot Seat Over Fast & Furious

The recent move by Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, to subpoena scores of documents from Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the Fast and Furious debacle hardly comes as a surprise.

The testimony before the Oversight committee by Holder and numerous officials from the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies was a clinic on obfuscation -- and it left Issa with little choice.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gunwalker Marches On

The interesting news just keeps on coming.

We earlier reported on the “intentionally botched” Project Gunwalker and the stunning promotions of the local ATF honchos who orchestrated the debacle.

Since then:


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Scathing reactions to Holder’s try for distance from Fast & Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt yesterday to distance himself from Operation Fast and Furious – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ botched gun trafficking sting – has drawn blistering reactions on an ATF watchdog website, and from the U.S. Senator who has been investigating the scandal for the past eight months.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

NRA to sue over new gun-sale reporting rules

The National Rifle Association is suing the Obama administration over a new rule that requires U.S. gun dealers in the Southwest to report multiple rifle sales to a single person, according to a draft copy of a complaint.

The lawsuit — a copy of which was made available to The New York Times — is filed on behalf of two gun dealers in Arizona, where the reporting requirements are expected to go into effect later this month along with Texas, California and New Mexico. An estimated 8,500 gun dealers will be affected.


The Washington Post has a Partner's Share in Terry's Death

The Washington Post and its reporters are the unnamed co-conspirators in the bloody gun-grabber mess that may lead to the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder and certainly contributed to the death of a federal agent on the Mexican borderlands.

Project Gunrunner and its connected undercover operations, such as Fast and Furious in the Southwest and Castaway in Florida, facilitated the purchase and shipment of hundreds of firearms that would have otherwise stopped at the point of sale or the Mexican border.

The program came to public notice after disgusted federal agents with the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) broke their cover after the Dec. 14 death of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. Terry was cut down by an AK-47 sold by the Arizona’s Lone Wolf Trading Company gun store in an ambush with Mexican gangbangers. Terry, who also served in the Marines, bled out before he could get proper medical attention.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

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“Fast & Furious” Hearings Raise More Questions Than Answers

The more information that comes out about the reckless “Fast and Furious” gun running operation conducted by the Phoenix BATFE office, the more clear it seems that knowledge of the operation, and approval for it, went a lot higher than the Phoenix field office, or even the BATFE.

NRA-ILA Continues Gathering Information on BATFE Demand Letters

As we have previously reported the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives soon plans to take the first step toward national gun sales registration. In response to the BATFE plan--which will force the reporting of semi-automatic rifle sales by Federal Firearm Licensees in Southwest border states including Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas--NRA-ILA is looking to gather as much information as possible about the BATFE demand letters.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious: Designed to Promote Gun Control

"Internal ATF emails seem to suggest that ATF agents were counseled to highlight a link between criminals and certain semi-automatic weapons in order to bolster a case for a rule like the one the DOJ announced yesterday [Monday]."

Townhall has obtained the email which states "Can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same FfL and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks Mark R. Chait Assistant Director Field Operations."


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009.

On May 3, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa's committee that he only learned about the government's sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels "in the last few weeks."

But Big Government found a 2009 speech by Holder on the Department of Justice's own website that proves the attorney general was well aware of Operation Gunrunner back in 2009:


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Was Fast And Furious A Gun-Control Plot?

Scandal: Rather than a botched attempt to catch criminals, was the ATF program actually an attempt to advance gun-control efforts by an administration that has blamed Mexican violence on easy access to U.S. weapons?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gunrunner investigation points much higher than ATF director

A spokesman for House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller the congressman expects his investigations into the Justice Department’s gun walking programs to point to a much higher political appointee than acting ATF director Kenneth Melson. Melson is widely expected to resign some time in the next couple of days in the face of political pressure from Issa’s investigations into Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast Furious.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Subpoenas are coming in probe of Dept. of Justice gun-tracking program.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to issue a number of subpoenas to federal officials with ties to the controversial program, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gun Control Explained.

California’s legislative hypocrisy a failure of democracy.

The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.

Friday, May 13, 2011

BATFE publishes names and addresses of gun owners.

Names and addresses of those who participated in the BATFE's shotgun survey have been published online.


Texas county official says "stupid" feds sparked fire.

(Reuters) - The fight between Texas and Washington, D.C., over wildfires in the Lone Star State just got nastier

A county official in the Texas Panhandle is now blaming a federal agency for starting one of the fires through carelessness.

Tom Edwards, the county attorney in rural Motley County east of Lubbock, said on Friday that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives was responsible on Tuesday for sparking a fire that consumed 150 acres.

Monday, April 25, 2011

ATF joining investigation into mosque fire

Editors Note: Just wondering why the ATF has jurisdiction over an arson investigation because "...a mosque was involved."

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Federal investigators are joining the investigation into a fire that destroyed a mosque and damaged a nearby church in Stockton over the weekend.

Helen Dunkel, an investigator with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, told KXTV that the bureau was getting involved in the case because a mosque was involved.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Original tommy gun for auction!

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. -- A gun that was seized as evidence is being auctioned off by Lawrence County.

The district attorney said the gun was seized in an armed robbery and the county has kept it locked up because of its value. The 1928 Thompson Sub Machine Gun is worth thousands, according to district attorney Joshua Lamancusa.

Lamancusa said because the county could use the extra money, they've decided to auction it off.

"This is worth $20,000 to $50,000 and we want to put it out there to the general public to buy. It's a way to pay for a car for the sheriff's department that we need," Lamancusa.

To bid on the gun, call 724-656-1916.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ATF agents say motive of gun smuggling was to hype anti-gun hysteria--and kill

In the days since the story was first reported that the ATF-DOJ concocted a scheme to run or 'walk' U.S. guns into Mexico, various theories have been presented as to the motive. The official explanation is that the U.S. wanted to track the guns as they made their way from Mexican operatives, to the drug cartels, and to the front lines of the cartels' criminal activity, all in an effort to supposedly help the ATF catch drug kingpins. Various other theories have been presented as well, several of which have made their way into the mainstream media--that is, except for the correct one.

"Gun Fight" airs tonight on HBO.

What looks like the newest masterpiece of anti-gun propaganda will be airing tonight on HBO. Yippee.

Too Far? New Anti-Gun Ad Features Man Shooting Silhouette of a Child

As of this posting, 2,794 (98.07%) people poled think the Brady's latest "Assault clip" video is distasteful. 55 people (1.93%) disagree


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Texas Gun News: Let's ban "Assault clips..." whatever they are.

Texas Gun News: Let's ban "Assault clips..." whatever they are.: "The Brady Campaign publicly flaunts its ignorance once again by confusing clips for magazines. The levels of misleading propaganda here are ..."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Doctors are more deadly than guns.

This one has been floating around the net for some time:
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

Now think about this:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is............ 1,500.!!

Statistics courtesy of FBI.

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!! Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Amazing gun control beliefs

This is the article that started it all. It's been published on hundreds of websites, webcast and broadcast, used in over a dozen magazines. I update it periodically, and it appears here in its latest form. If you're offended, it probably means you've started to think. Keep doing it. You'll annoy a politician.

It's amazing what one has to believe to believe in gun control

by Michael Z. Williamson

That incidents where people shoot criminals in self defense are very rare, and shouldn't be used as excuses to own guns, just as incidents where presidential press secretaries are shot are very rare, and shouldn't be used as excuses to ban guns.

That guns are the real cause of crime, but we will blame and jail the owner of said gun for the crime, even if the owner wasn't the person involved.

That a mugger will kill you in the half-second it takes to draw from the holster, but won't harm you while you dial 911 on your cell phone, talk to the dispatcher and wait half an hour for the cops to arrive.

That gun control works, which is why there are no illegal weapons in Northern Ireland or Beirut.

That the Second Amendment only applies to flintlocks, just as the First Amendment only applies to quills and lead type.

That the proper response to an attack is to call the police, but only unarmed police, because "Violence never settles anything."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fear of Campus Carry Unfounded

Note: A shortened version of this article was printed in The Ranger, San Antonio College's newspaper. It reached an audience of 6,000, which I'd consider a success for the campus carry crowd. Link.

Fear of campus carry is rampant. Many students are being exposed to anti-gun indoctrination at their schools on a daily basis. The cover of the latest copy of the San Antonio College newspaper depicts a man’s shilloute, dressed in a baggy hood, pointing a gun at the back of an unsuspecting female, with the text, “Armed campus LOOMS.” This obviously plays on student’s fears in order to sway their opinions. The word for this is, “Propaganda."

Students are terrified campus carry will increase the rate of crime at school, and their faculty only fan the flames. There is no reasoning behind these reactions; only purely emotional responses. When we relax and examine the facts intellectually, we discover this hysteria is much ado about nothing.