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  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge

    05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    KPAX.com ^ | 5/1/13
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge. A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
  • Yet another agency gets authority to seize cash that might have something to do with drugs.

    08/31/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Americans for Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 28, 2012 | Scott Alexander Meiner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority, for a one-year trial period, to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses pursuant to United States Code Title 21 › Chapter 13 › Subchapter I › Part E › § 881. 21 U.S.C. § 881 is, among other things, often invoked to seize and forfeit bulk currency, where no drugs are found, on theories that the currency was furnished, or intended to be furnished, in exchange for a controlled substance.AG Holder’s rulemaking announcement declared that such changes are exempt from the general notice and comment requirements because the department determined that the change does not affect individual rights and...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • 10 Arizona Sheriffs Call For Eric Holder to Resign or Be Fired

    10/07/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Paul Babeu led a press conference with 9 other Arizona sheriffs today, to blast Attorney General Eric Holder and the Administration for the disastrous 'Operation Fast and Furious', calling it a a "betrayal of state law enforcement". Standing in front of a Phoenix memorial for fallen law enforcement officers, including Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry - murdered as a direct result of the operation - the sheriffs called for the president to launch an independent investigation and for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired. They are demanding that Holder reveal...
  • Unbelievable: Operation Fast and Furious Agents...Promoted

    08/16/2011 3:36:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    You got our gun control regulations through! Great job! Here's promotion! ATF agents involved in Operation Fast and Furious who should have been fired by now for putting over 2000 high powered weapons into the hands of ruthless Mexican drug cartels, on purpose, have been promoted. Yes, promoted. Only in government can you have blood on your hands and get a pay raise and moved from the Phoenix Field Office to a cushy office in Washington D.C.The three supervisors have been given new management positions at the agency's headquarters in Washington. They are William G. McMahon, who was the ATF's...
  • “Fast and Furious” Blows Sky-High

    07/06/2011 3:29:47 PM PDT · by macquire · 244 replies · 1+ views
    This morning, there was a stunning development in Congress’s investigation of the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gun-running program: it was revealed that on July 4, Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Obama administration’s intended fall guy in the scandal, broke ranks with his superiors. Without their knowledge, he gave an interview to Darrell Issa’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accompanied only by his personal attorney. While a transcript of that interview is not yet public, it is clear that he blew the whistle on senior officials in the...