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  • Houston man charged with trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Hermann Park

    08/22/2017 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Chron ^ | Monday, August 21, 2017 | St. John Barned-Smith, Andrew Kragie, and Keri Blakinger
    The park ranger spotted him kneeling in the bushes by the 112-year-old Confederate statue, explosives in hand. Was he trying to harm the statue? she asked. Yes, he said. He didn't like the guy. The late-night confrontation at the statue of Confederate Lt. Dick Dowling — detailed in court records by a federal agent — led to the arrest of 25-year-old Andrew Schneck, setting off a two-day operation by law enforcement that forced the evacuation of the tony Rice University neighborhood where Schneck lives with his parents. Bomb squad experts detonated a cache of high-powered explosives found on the property...
  • 10 Vintage Gun Ads that would be Banned in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:23:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/14/2017 | E Nestor
    Gun ads have changed with the times. Political correctness is certainly not the name of the game in these classic pieces of gun marketing. It was just plain old fashion advertising back in the day. Hammer the hammer? Lawyers wouldn’t come within a football field of this one. Of course, hammering on a vintage revolver probably is a bad idea anyway…Oh no, that guy is teaching his son how to hunt, you say? Where are their iphones, video games and couch? Well, buddy, this is how a father is supposed to raise his son to be a man, not a...
  • Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: (CHICAGO)

    07/08/2017 7:28:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | 7/6/2017 | SAM CHARLES
    Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: sources Chicago 07/06/2017 Sam Charles @samjcharles | email A man who sources say sold an assault rifle to gang members — which was then used to shoot two Chicago Police officers last May — was released from federal custody on a $4,500 bond on Wednesday. Charles Williams was arrested and charged in federal court last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim ordered him released on $4,500, court records show. A law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times...
  • An FBI agent had his car stolen early Monday on the West Side, a source told ABC7.

    07/03/2017 7:55:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 7/3/2017
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An FBI agent had his car stolen early Monday on the West Side, a source told ABC7. The theft happened at a gas station near Morgan Street and Jackson Boulevard at about 1 a.m., Chicago police said. Police said a 32-year-old man left his car running at the gas station when a male suspect entered the car and took off. Police have not confirmed that the stolen white Chevy Equinox belonged to an FBI agent. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Van Buren Street. There were several guns in the FBI agent's vehicle when it...
  • No Need for Federal “Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force” if Police Allowed to Do Their Jobs

    06/30/2017 3:20:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    New American ^ | June 30, 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    No Need for Federal “Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force” if Police Allowed to Do Their Jobs Written by Bob Adelmann In an early-morning tweet, President Donald Trump decried the violence in Chicago and announced that he was sending in “federal help.” But the rationale for this “help” would not exist if Chicago police were not hamstrung by the war on cops and the “Ferguson Effect.” President Donald Trump’s early morning Tweet on Friday decried the continuing violence in Chicago and announced that he was sending in “federal help.” Tweeted the president: “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic...
  • Nets Ignore Oversight Report Showing Holder Impeded Fast and Furious Investigation

    06/08/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/08/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) spent Wednesday focusing on a Senate hearing they were hoping would implicate President Trump in obstruction of justice, they ignored a House Oversight Committee report that showed President Obama’s administration did just that. “An absolutely blistering report tonight out saying the Obama administration in general and former Attorney General Eric Holder in particular repeatedly lied to the family of a slain Border Patrol officer about the weapons used in his death, and stonewalled efforts to get at the truth,” announced Fox News’ Bret Baier on Special Report. {..snip..}
  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • *New* Fast and Furious secrets from government emails

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 06-07-2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Six years late, we have new insight into the government’s secretive Fast and Furious operation in which federal agents purposely let thousands of assault rifles and other weapons be trafficked from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels, where they were used in many murders and other crimes.
  • Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

    06/07/2017 8:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07, 2017 | William LaJeunesse and Andrew O’Reilly
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry — seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. […] The report also says that Holder’s Justice Department stonewalled inquiries from Sen....
  • Oversight Committee to Revisit Operation Fast and Furious

    06/06/2017 10:31:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by outgoing Congressman Jason Chaffetz, will hold a hearing re-examining Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama administration's handling of the scandal. The goals of the hearing are to "identify what the new officials at the Department of Justice can learn from the mistakes made by their predecessors in responding to Congress's inquiry" and "to understand the effect of the Justice Department's obstruction on these witnesses." As a refresher, Operation Fast and Furious was a program implemented under the Obama Justice Department (headed by Attorney General Eric Holder) and the Bureau of...
  • Nonimmigrant Aliens may Legally buy and Posses Firearms in the USA, If:

    05/28/2017 6:41:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2017/05/nonimmigrant-aliens-may-legally-buy-and.html | Dean Weingarten
    It has long been known that nonimmigrant aliens may purchase and own firearms  in the United States for hunting or for sporting purposes. In order to legally purchase firearms from federally licensed dealers, non-resident aliens have to show a legal hunting license or that they "have been admitted" for sporting purposes. The easiest way to obtain a document to allow purchases at gun stores is a hunting license. Some Chinese students in Arizona recently fell afoul of the law by purchasing *resident* hunting licenses when they were not technically eligible to do so.  From azcentral.com: In recent months, federal...
  • Remington Introduces New Firearm, Not A Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun

    05/08/2017 8:52:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 69 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The BATFE ruling that firearms that are more than 26 inches in length, but are not manufactured to be fired from the shoulder, are neither pistols or shotguns or rifles, but merely “firearms” has resulted in a new type of defensive firearm.The Remington Tac 14 is now available and has suggested retail price of $443.05. Store prices will likely be in the $400 range.These type of firearms have been produced by small manufacturers for years. Two years ago, I predicted that the major manufacturers would come on board, if the small manufacturers proved popular.At that time, I had not...
  • Here’s all of the guns the ATF took from Pasadena Police lieutenant’s Sierra Madre home

    05/04/2017 9:14:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    sgvtribune.com ^ | 5/3/2017 | Jason Henry
    More one third of the firearms seized in February from the home of Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian cannot be sold to civilians by gun shops in California, according to a review of the list of weapons by this newspaper. These handguns can only be purchased by law enforcement officers, or through a private party, because the models do not appear on California’s “roster” of guns approved for sale to the general public. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives raided Gourdikian’s Sierra Madre home in February, taking away a total of 61 guns and gun parts,...
  • Brace to Shoulder, BATFE no bolder

    05/04/2017 7:08:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2017 | S Morstan
    Are you a fan of redesigning weapons? Let's re-phrase that, are you a fan of shouldering a pistol stabilizing brace? Such as the Sig Brace LoopHole. According to one open letter from BATFE just post SHOT Show 2015, those two were one in the same. Now, 72 hours before the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, we can all breathe a sigh of relief: It’s not really considered a redesign, shifting the gun’s weight up the distance of your arm to peer down the sights. Here's a short excerpt of that letter: "These items are intended to improve accuracy by using the...
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/29/2017 8:33:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Late in 2012, the ATF approved of a device that fit on the buffer tube of AR-15 style pistols. It made one handed shooting of these firearms much easier, and hence more accurate.The SB15 was invented by a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco. He quickly sold the rights to produce the arm brace to Sig Sauer. As you can see, the device can also be used as a very short stock for the AR-15 pistol, even though that is not what it is designed for.  Many people have put the brace to this use, as it is much easier to...
  • Rogue ATF Agents Hock Cigarettes, Add Millions to Unauthorized Bank Account

    04/15/2017 11:35:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Things are shaking up at the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)…. and not in a good way. The New York Times recently uncovered a secret bank account set up by rogue ATF agents out of Bristol, Virginia. The agents were illegally peddling cigarettes and stashing the money in this off-the-books bank account. The agents were directing their informants to buy untaxed cigarettes, mark them up and sell them for a profit, generating millions in profit. From the New York Times: The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues To Expose Anti-Trump Deep State

    04/15/2017 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App We Warn 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face a Lawsuit JW Sue the ATF for Records on AR-15 Ammo ‘Armor-Piercing’ Ban Gorsuch Confirmation a Victory for Constitutional Government Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App The administrative deep state – the legions of unelected, entrenched bureaucrats in Washington – thinks it doesn’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law, or the American people. We are now seeking to uncover the truth about the particularly notorious...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested

    04/12/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2017 | William Lajeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    EXCLUSIVE – The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News. The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC). A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and...
  • Watchdog Group Sues ATF to Find out why They attempted to Classify AR-15 Ammo as "Armor Piercing"

    04/12/2017 4:11:08 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 11 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-12-2017 | Tim Brown
    In February 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) attempted to ban a popular AR-15 ammunition, 5.56/.223 (SS109/M855) green tips.  Though they had no constitutional authority to ban any ammo, much less be an actual agency, they backed down due to the outrage of American patriots.  Now, government watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the ATF for records related to the bureau reportedly reconsidering reclassification of ammunition as "armor piercing." Judicial Watch announced on Monday that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the ATF in which it seeks "records of communications related to a proposed...
  • Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip

    04/11/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 April 2017 | Matt Apuzzo
    Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agents’ children, according to records and interviews. Agents also used the account to finance undercover operations around the country, despite laws prohibiting government officials from using private money to supplement their budgets, according to current and former government officials and others familiar with the account. The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants...