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FBI Director Blames Background Check Shortages on Sequester
Breitbarg ^ | 3/20/13 | William Bigelow

Posted on 03/20/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT by Nachum

FBI Director Robert Mueller protested Tuesday that the steep rise in requests for background checks for gun purchases since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School could be a problem because of the cuts imposed by sequestration.

Background check requests from licensed gun dealers have risen by 50%, from an average of 54,000 each day to 81,000 every day since Sandy Hook. As a result, the FBI has expanded its staff of 300 to 500 so the background checks can be finished in three days.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; blames; director; fbi; guncontrol; secondamendment; sequester
Comin' fer yer guns
1 posted on 03/20/2013 9:03:27 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/20/2013 9:03:52 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Weird how the sequester hasn’t had any effect on the EPA.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Nachum

“Steep rise in background checks”? I read here yesterday that gun ownership in the U.S. is on the decline.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 9:15:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Nachum

Then they should bring theirs.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Nachum
FBI Director Robert Mueller protested Tuesday that the steep rise in requests for background checks for gun purchases since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School could be a problem because of the cuts imposed by sequestration.

Ooh. Ooh. Tell you what, let's just disband the FBI. Ok Private Citizen Meuller?

I say call them on it all the way down the line. That's essentially what's happening, isn't it? I hope so.

6 posted on 03/20/2013 9:20:33 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Nachum
I ran out of strawberry jam yesterday. SEQUESTER!
7 posted on 03/20/2013 9:22:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Nachum; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Waiting for an article blaming global warming this week (the start of spring) on the sequester.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 9:29:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TigersEye
I ran out of strawberry jam yesterday. SEQUESTER!

I think you may have the newest hash tag for Twitter: #SEQUESTER!

9 posted on 03/20/2013 9:39:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Hah! Sounds good to me. I haven't done much with Twitter but that sounds like a good idea.

Snow fall has been lighter than usual this year. #SEQUESTER

10 posted on 03/20/2013 9:42:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Love it...

Ran out of toilet paper #SEQUESTER


11 posted on 03/20/2013 9:44:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Apparently we’re not the first. There seems to be a fairly vibrant #sequester thread going there. LOL


12 posted on 03/20/2013 9:57:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

Naturally :)


13 posted on 03/20/2013 9:59:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I wasn’t able to log in to Twitter in time to coin the hashtag #sequester. #SEQUESTER


14 posted on 03/20/2013 10:05:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Nachum

Utter BS. The records now are electronic - each check takes seconds.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 10:05:44 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Waiting for an article blaming global warming this week (the start of spring) on the sequester.


A stupid CNN reporter wondered if the asteroid that exploded over Russia was due to Global Warming.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 10:13:55 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Nachum

I had been wondering which way Mueller would go...and like a good hack, a CYA kinda guy, he went to the dark side. So much for his honorable place in the history books. And that list of names will be long.


17 posted on 03/20/2013 10:25:38 PM PDT by itssme
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Yes, definitely the sequester, since we are only spending a little more money than last year, they can only do a small fraction of what they did last year


18 posted on 03/20/2013 11:22:42 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage

This might be believable if they were all like the Pentagon and most all GS employees were pulling twenty-two Fridays in a row off. But oddly enough....the Pentagon is about the only place with 22 days of furlough. Most are like ten to fourteen. A number of them are doing zero.

Somewhere in July, I expect this odd episode to occur where the agencies all stand up and admit in public that when 1 October comes....it’ll take additional weeks to ramp back up to a full 100-percent. We won’t be at full-strength until mid-November at the earliest. At that point, most everyone will laughing over the comic operations of the US government.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 2:22:58 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It's all politics with the regime.

They have obviously had all this,the sky is falling because of the sequester, well planned out for some time. They have every dept. of govt. all set to claim they are all gonna die because we dared to cut the budget a little over 1%.

Meanwhile, we stand in the corner sucking our thumbs and wondering what they will hit us with next. Our leader Rence Priebus and the rest of the rinos in charge are all worried over how we offended every voter group the rats already have sewn up while we get destroyed politically on every issue there is.

We need to learn its all politics with them and if we want to be in the game,even viable, we better learn what they are up to next and how to counter it.

They already have us figured out.They know how we will react to everything since we are so predictable and count on us always doing the wrong thing. We always oblige.

20 posted on 03/21/2013 2:42:34 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Nachum

When I am King,

My ATF Form: Do you have a gun? Yes? Then you may have another. Sign below.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 4:16:04 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: laplata

I experienced climate cooling in my city yesterday. The high of the day was up near 90 degrees but by nigthfall, the temperature had dropped over 20%! If this trend continues, it could be in the single digits by daybreak!!!


22 posted on 03/21/2013 5:03:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Nachum

Upon Obama’s re-election, citizens had all of the warning needed to know it is past time to have your hands on all of the weapons they might ever need.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 5:16:13 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Nachum

Cut back on bullet purchases.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 5:20:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Nachum

Couldn’t think of a witty reply. #SEQUESTER


25 posted on 03/21/2013 5:45:04 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Nachum

Mueller: Shut up and do your job!


26 posted on 03/21/2013 5:46:20 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Stay warm during those peak Climate Change times. I live in Colo. and last winter we had some -20 degree nights here. I’m actually thankful for Climate Change because without it, we might have gotten much colder. /s


27 posted on 03/21/2013 10:10:50 AM PDT by laplata
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