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  • 24 Years Ago Today the Federal Govt Changed its Rules to Launch a Sniper Attack on Off-Grid Family

    08/22/2016 6:10:48 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 8/21/2016 | Claire Bernish
    Randall and Vicki Weaver and their children wanted nothing more than to be left to live an isolated life in peace in their cabin enclave on a northern Idaho mountain top called Ruby Ridge. Untrusting of the federal government and of the belief society had taken an insurmountable turn for the worse, the Weavers — as many residents in the remote and breathtaking area — taught their children to be self-sufficient and defend themselves with firearms from unwanted intrusions onto the family’s property. But the Weaver’s seemingly idyllic life came to an appallingly violent end over several hours from August...
  • ATF Acting Director Brandon Campaigning for Gun Registry

    08/14/2016 5:45:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An ATF spokesman who was intimately involved in the Fast and Furious cover up has been promoting a national gun registry on CBS.  On Sunday, 31 July, Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon appeared on Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Brandon was the ATF official who oversaw the discipline or more accurately the lack thereof, in the Fast and Furious operation. His role has been detailed in the americanthinker.com: According to outgoing Director Jones's sworn testimony of April 2, 2014 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Brandon was the person who determined disciplinary punishments for all of...
  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-29-16 | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • NBC Tells Sheeple it's a Hate Crime

    06/12/2016 9:05:42 AM PDT · by UnBubba · 75 replies
    Reached by NBC News , Mir Seddique, the father of the man who has been identified as the shooter who killed 50 people in an Orlando nightclub, said Omar Mateen had been angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami recently and "this has nothing to do with religion."
  • Lead Investigator ATF Agent Jim Vavanaugh

    03/09/2006 10:10:53 AM PST · by outlaw1_2003 · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The lead investigator for the ATF regarding the alabama church fires was Jim Cavanaugh. If you will think back, it was Clinton, Reno and Cavanaugh that were responsible for the deaths at Waco, with david Koresh and the Branch Dividians.
  • Violent leftists agree with SPLC and 'Waco Jim' on threat from the armed right

    11/10/2010 11:31:02 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Codrea
    On Monday, we asked, in the context of the Southern Poverty Law Center conflating Constitutionalists with haters, if a video warning law enforcement to cue their behavior in citizen encounters off of bumper stickers could either chill free speech or endanger Americans expressing political sentiments. We followed up yesterday asking if video co-narrator/former ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh was a credible SPLC spokesperson. Here’s someone—a leading “respected” academic and activist who agrees with “Waco Jim” and the SPLC about the armed political right: "It's racist, it's armed, it's hostile, it's unspeakable," she said. "White people armed, demanding an...
  • [Alabama] Militia raid targets weapons, people

    04/27/2007 5:57:58 AM PDT · by Howdy there · 103 replies · 2,518+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 4/27/07 | Carol Robinson, Kent Faulk and Val Walton
    Simultaneous raids carried out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truckloads of explosives and weapons, including 130 grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500 rounds of ammunition belonging to the small, but mightily armed, Alabama Free Militia. Six alleged members of the Free Militia also were arrested by federal authorities and are being held without bond. Investigators said the DeKalb County-based group had not made any specific threats or devised any plots, but was targeted for swift dismantling because of its heavy firepower. The militia, which called itself the Naval Militia at one point, had enough armament to outfit...
  • John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary

    11/09/2010 9:06:47 PM PST · by Copernicus · 2 replies
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 11/10/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    <p>Remember the War on the 1st Amendment that accelerated when Barry Soreto Obama was “immaculated” President Of the United States? CLICK LINK HERE and HERE and HERE.</p>
  • MSNBC Uses School Shooting Coverage to Push Gun Control

    10/24/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Oct. 24, 2014
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid used the network’s coverage of a school shooting in Washington State to push for more gun control on Friday. Less than an hour after the network began live coverage of the shooting, she remarked, “You do have the prevalence, obviously, of guns in this country. It's interesting that Washington State actually has two gun measures that were on the ballot in the upcoming election.” And, “We can't really have a conversation about school shootings without talking about the country's gun laws” during an interview with law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh.
  • Alabama guns in criminal hands across country

    09/18/2006 9:49:16 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 16 replies · 609+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 9/17/06 | CAROL ROBINSON
    Guns, bought easily and legally in Alabama and other states, are landing in the hands of criminals elsewhere, drawing the ire of leaders who have sued to stop the flow and pledged to fight what they say is a deadly export. Alabama's role as a Top 10 supply state for "crime guns" - weapons purchased legally here but transferred illegally to others and sometimes used in crimes - is undisputed. New York City police say that 5 percent of the guns recovered at crimes in the first half of 2005 were last sold at retail in Alabama. "Alabama ranks, along...
  • Militia Raided [Alabama-style Gun Control]

    04/28/2007 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 78 replies · 2,168+ views
    The Times-Journal ^ | April 27, 2007 | Jared Felkins
    Federal, state and local authorities seized weapons and explosives belonging to a militia group at two homes in Collinsville and three other counties early Thursday morning. DeKalb deputies, along with U.S. Marshals and ATF agents executed federal search warrants in DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall and Etowah counties, including two near Collinsville School. Agents from Atlanta and Huntsville bomb squads and the FBI were also on the scene. “The good news is hopefully today Alabama is free of the Free Militia,” said ATF agent in charge Jim Cavanaugh. “There is a lot of concern for the future as a result of this...
  • One killed in car-bomb at Nashville hotel

    07/21/2004 9:42:55 AM PDT · by johnfrink · 28 replies · 4,298+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2004 | staff
    A sport utility vehicle exploded in a parking lot at Nashville's largest hotel, killing one male inside, and authorities said they suspected a homemade bomb was involved. The explosion occurred late Tuesday about a half-mile from the main entrance of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, and about 200 feet from a day care center, which was closed, said Jim Cavanaugh of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Police said the blast was felt miles away, and it left nothing but a shell of the SUV. Investigators from the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force were at the scene,...
  • Memphis TN Medical Examiner Threats linked to ambush of Smith Letter writer focus of investigation

    06/04/2002 6:34:56 AM PDT · by GailA · 14 replies · 365+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/4/02 | By Yolanda Jones
    Threats linked to ambush of Smith Letter writer focus of investigation By Yolanda Jones yojones@gomemphis.com June 4, 2002 Investigators believe the anonymous author of threatening letters about Dr. O. C. Smith last year is the same culprit who ambushed the medical examiner this weekend. Smith was attacked outside his office about 10 Saturday night by a man who threw a chemical substance in his face and then wrapped him in barbed wire and strapped a home-made bomb to his chest. "There is a good chance that the man who wrote these letters is the bomber," ATF agent Jim Cavanaugh said...
  • Government Foils Skinhead Plot to Assassinate Obama [court records unsealed just before elections]

    10/27/2008 1:24:05 PM PDT · by careyb · 582 replies · 31,928+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/27/08
  • Navy recruiter charged in bomb plot

    01/25/2006 2:59:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 508+ views
    AP ^ | 1/25/6
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A U.S. Navy recruiter has been charged with trying to buy a homemade bomb from an undercover federal agent. Authorities said Chief Petty Officer Keith Patrick Conner, 38, of Kingsport wanted to use the bomb to commit a murder. Conner, who is the senior recruiter for the Navy's office in Bristol, appeared Monday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, where he waived a detention and preliminary hearing. U.S. District Court Magistrate Dennis Inman ordered Conner be jailed until trial. Jim Cavanaugh, special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the agency began its...
  • The Investigation into Nine Church Fires (Alabama Church Fires yield excellent evidence)

    02/08/2006 7:39:09 AM PST · by commish · 139 replies · 2,559+ views
    WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | WSFA Staff Report
    The ATF now says all nine fires appear to be related. At each crime scene, the fire starter used things that were easy to catch fire in the church such as flowers or flags near the alter. "this is ugly criminal behavior," says ATF Agent Jim Cavanaugh. Investigators say they have new evidence and maybe even some witnesses. Cavanaugh says, "The things that we seem to consistently hear and seem to make sense to us is that we have two white males. We have had multiple reports of that and we have had multiple reports of SUVs." An ATF agent...
  • Two arrested in east Alabama church arsons

    01/08/2008 10:15:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 246+ views
    Clanton Advertiser ^ | January 8, 2008 | Jay Reeves
    Two men who authorities said dabbled in devil worship have been arrested in a rash of church arsons and vandalism in rural east Alabama, including scrawling on a Sunday school classroom wall: "Teach children to worship Satan!!" Geoffrey Parquette and James Clark, both 21, were arrested Sunday and entered not guilty pleas Monday. Friends at least since high school, the two from the Smiths community in Lee County were arrested after a stolen cross was found in Parquette's home and his grandmother alerted authorities, according to church members briefed by investigators. "These guys called themselves professed spiritual satanists," said Russell...
  • Feds plan to blow up Rudolph's pickup

    09/14/2005 5:17:09 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 34 replies · 702+ views
    AP via NR ^ | September 14, 2005 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government has seized Eric Rudolph's gray pickup truck, which he was driving when he bombed an Alabama abortion clinic, and plans to blow up the vehicle in a training drill rather than risk letting it fall into the hands of admirers. Some of Rudolph's victims said Wednesday the truck should come to them, however, as partial compensation for the pain and injuries they endured. The truck — a 1989 Nissan with the North Carolina license plate KND-1117 — likely will be loaded with explosives and detonated by either the FBI or the Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • Memphis: Store manager charged (2 Fire Fighters died)

    06/18/2003 5:15:12 AM PDT · by GailA · 9 replies · 169+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/18/03 | Chris Conley
    Store manager charged Started fatal fire to cover up theft, officials say By Chris Conley conley@gomemphis.com June 18, 2003 A young store manager firefighters were trying to save lit the fire that killed them, investigators said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors charged Anthony Paul Shaw, manager of the Family Dollar store in Frayser, with starting the Sunday night fire that killed two Memphis firefighters to hide his theft of several thousand dollars from the store safe. Authorities said Shaw, 21, admitted to the crime during a second interview late Monday. Lt. Trent Kirk and Pvt. Charles Zachary, both 39, died of injuries...
  • Inside The Life Of A Sovereign Citizen (See the face of a Tennessee "Domestic Terrorist")

    11/23/2010 6:13:38 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 44 replies · 1+ views
    News Channel 5 ^ | 11/23/2010 | News Channel 5
    He's a 69-year-old veteran who says he is no longer an American citizen. "I am an American sovereign of the Republic of the United States of America," said Hollis Fay Summers. "I do know there's a lot of us." He is part of a growing movement that the FBI labels domestic terrorism, but Summers said he is not violent. "I am strictly for doing what I believe is right under the constitution," said Summers. Summers lives in Union County, Tennessee. He became a sovereign four years ago after attending a seminar in Alabama. Sovereigns believe you can separate yourself...
  • Bill Clinton's Legacy...

    02/13/2003 7:23:43 AM PST · by Apolitical · 24 replies · 403+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | February 13, 2003 | Murray Soupcoff (The Iconoclast)
    ICONOCLAST DAILY NOTEBOOK.... Bill Clinton's Legacy.... February 13, 2003: Hey, we don't usually post to this feature more than once a day. But today's an exception. If you're going to read only one thing today, make sure it's the latest opinion piece from wise Washington pundit Charles Krauthammer. It's called Bracing for the Apocalypse, and it describes in scary detail the real legacy left by America's most undistinguished political procrastinator and First Felon, William Jefferson Clinton. Here's just a sampling of what Charles Krauthammer has to say today: You don't get to a place like this overnight. It takes at...
  • Vehicle explosion kills one in Nashville

    07/21/2004 7:36:00 AM PDT · by halosfan2002 · 52 replies · 2,470+ views
    WKRN ^ | 7/21/04 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Authorities are investigating a vehicle explosion at Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort that has left one person dead. Authorities say the vehicle was in a parking lot used primarily for staging and overflow parking during the holiday season. Police say Gaylord security officers notified them just before midnight of the explosion.
  • Drinking May Have Fueled Ala. Church Fires

    03/10/2006 4:48:29 PM PST · by LouAvul · 34 replies · 688+ views
    ap/yahoo ^ | 3-10-06 | jay reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Three college students suspected of a string of Alabama church fires may have been out drinking when they began their spree, authorities said. Benjamin Nathan Moseley and Russell Lee DeBusk Jr., both 19-year-old theater students at Birmingham-Southern College, were arrested this week along with 20-year-old Matthew Lee Cloyd, who was studying pre-med at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Throughout the monthlong investigation, authorities said alcohol could have led to a warped bravado that sparked the arsons, and initial interviews with the suspects bore out the theory, according to one officer. However, deputy state fire marshal Ed...
  • NBC Terror Analyst on Gay Nightclub Shooting: "Domestic Terrorists" In "White Hate Groups"

    06/12/2016 6:28:26 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 68 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | RealClearPolitics
    NBC law enforcement expert Jim Cavanaugh appeared on MSNBC Sunday morning to analyze the massacre of 20 people and at least 42 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Saturday night. Pulse Nightclub is one of the most popular gay clubs in the city and at least 320 people were inside at the time of the attack. The Daily Mail has reported the shooter was an Islamic extremist committing a terror attack. The attacker wore a suicide vest and was killed in a shootout with police.
  • Posters Seen As 'Effective' Tool in Keeping Guns Out of Schools (TN)

    04/24/2008 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 170+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 24, 2008 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Posters reading, "Be Cool... Don't Let Guns Rule" are going up in all public schools in Hamilton County, Tenn., which includes the Chattanooga metropolitan area. "The initiative will aid in keeping guns out of schools, thus allowing students and teachers to focus on learning," the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a news release. The ATF says as students walk their school hallways, they will see the posters, which promise anonymity to those who call Crime Stoppers to report what they see or hear. "The time period between preventing an act of violence and...
  • Chiefs call for ban on rifle used in Birmingham officers' deaths

    06/29/2004 6:35:17 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 129 replies · 572+ views
    Daily Times of NW Alabama ^ | 6/29/2004 | KYLE WINGFIELD
    Chiefs call for ban on rifle used in Birmingham officers' deaths By KYLE WINGFIELD Associated Press Writer The rifle believed used in the recent slayings of three Birmingham police officers would be illegal under a bill now before Congress, a move supported by some of Alabama's top law officers in the wake of the deaths. "It's a military weapon all day long," Montgomery police Chief John Wilson said Monday of the SKS, a semiautomatic rifle whose rounds can penetrate the protective vests worn by most police officers. "That's all it is, and it needs to be used for nothing more...
  • eBay for jihadis: Al-Qaeda fighters using FACEBOOK to buy and sell 'CIA weapons' [And Russian]

    02/24/2016 11:03:17 AM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 24 Feb 2016 | Sam Webb , Gareth Browne
    Syrian rebel fighters are using Facebook to buy and sell heavy weapons, guns and ammunition - including 'CIA-supplied' rocket launchers. One post on a Facebook page shows an AGS-17 Soviet-Era grenade launcher available for $3,800 (ÂŁ2,731). One of the messages on the Facebook page says: "Quick friends, I need a gun with a silencer." Chillingly, further investigation shows that some of the users active on the page display support for Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups such as Ahrar Al-Sham and the Islamic Front, prompting concerns that the weapons could easily fall into terrorist hands. Ahrar Al-Sham have been implicated in the massacre...
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot

    02/03/2016 10:11:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    FedBixOpps.gov ^ | FedBixOpps.gov
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot 10--Mini-Caliber Robot Solicitation Number: DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 Agency: Department of Justice Office: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Location: Administrative Programs Division (APD) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System...
  • Obama not really changing gun law, only helping FBI/BATF

    01/05/2016 4:21:22 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    The story... | 5 January 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Barack Obama is not really changing gun law. He can't. What he IS doing is creating more jobs for the FBI and BATF and increasing the manpower of both agencies for future use. Also, he is stirring people to anger to be able to mark those who react the most for future reference as well. Don't play the game.
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • 1,200 Guns Found in Pacific Palisades Home After Discovery of Man’s Body in Car: LAPD

    07/20/2015 8:34:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer
    A county coroner’s official said the man had not been identified as of early Monday evening. The elite Robbery-Homicide Division took over the case, getting a search warrant for the victim’s home. Inside, they found more than 1,200 firearms — including handguns, rifles and shotguns — as well as more than 2 tons of ammunition. An LAPD bomb squad was sent to the home to determine that the search was safe to proceed. Evacuation for surrounding homes were ordered for nearly 12 hours Saturday, when the search was conducted. Investigators were being assisted by the LAPD Detective Bureau’s gun detail...
  • CBS2 Exclusive: ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes

    06/16/2015 5:08:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS NewYork ^ | June 15, 2015
    Security Expert: Feds Involved In Day-To-Day Busts Isn't Something Seen Every Day. Bullet-riddled windows, yellow crime scene tape, and evidence markers denoting where shell casings fell on the sidewalk are becoming all-too-familiar sights on New York City streets. Now in an unprecedented move, a federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday. Kramer is told it was a collective decision made by the federal government, the NYPD, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Those agencies are mounting a...
  • Correction: Waco Shooting Story

    06/10/2015 6:58:58 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/10/15 | EMILY SCHMALL
    <p>WACO, Texas (AP) — First came a few pistol shots, then a barrage of what sounded like automatic gunfire during a shootout last month at a Waco restaurant favored by bikers, several witnesses said. But authorities still haven't said how many of the dead and wounded were the result of police fire.</p>
  • Questions Grow About Handling of Waco Biker Cases

    06/10/2015 6:10:54 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 44 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | June 10, 2015 | Terri Langford
    More than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout at a local restaurant, no charges have been filed in the killings, nearly half the bikers remain in jail on unusually high bonds, and more than a few legal experts — including former prosecutors — are starting to wonder what is going on in McLennan County. The sluggish process of sorting out the guilty from the innocent raises civil rights questions, and potentially exposes the county to significant costs for arresting and detaining people who had no involvement in alleged crimes, experts said. So far, one...
  • Bikers Jailed After Waco Shootout Say Court System Failed Them

    06/10/2015 10:26:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 63 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    Matthew A. Clendennen, one of the nearly 180 bikers who were jailed after the deadly shootout here last month between rival biker gangs and the police, said he had one weapon on him during the melee — a pocketknife with a two-inch blade that was a Christmas gift from his parents and that he uses as a screwdriver and box cutter at work. Mr. Clendennen, 30, said he never pulled it out. When gunfire broke out in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant where hundreds of bikers had gathered, Mr. Clendennen said, he rushed from the restaurant’s patio...
  • Breitbart Texas Files Request For Unreleased Videos Of Waco Biker Shooting

    06/10/2015 10:45:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | June 10, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Breitbart Texas has filed a formal request for the release of video tapes that might shed more light on the questions being raised about the mass arrest of bikers after the shooting incident outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on May 17th. The written request asks for surveillance video from Twin Peaks and the nearby Don Carlos restaurant, as well a police dash-cam video. After a spate of recent court filings about the legality of the $1,000,000 bail that the “Waco 170” bikers face, even the most fundamental questions about the shooting have not been answered. Weeks after...
  • The legal dilemma posed by pistol-gripped shotguns

    04/16/2015 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Of Arms and the Law ^ | 14 April, 2015 | David Hardy
    <p>Interesting issue ... and here I'm referring to shotguns which were originally made with a rear pistol grip in place of a buttstock.</p> <p>Under the Gun Control Act, the issue seems simple: they are pistols. Very big pistols, but pistols. Thus they have been treated, and sold in large numbers over quite a few years.</p>
  • A Day With Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA Annual Meeting

    04/15/2015 6:13:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I arrived at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville late on Thursday, the 9th of April, so I was able to get to the press room only a little after they opened on Friday morning.  Mike Vanderboegh was there.  I had met Mike a couple of years ago.  He looked and acted a lot healthier than he had in Houston in 2013, and he did not have to use a wheel chair.  He is someone who I have admired ever since I learned of his activities and the Sipsey Street Irregulars a few years ago.  I do not count...
  • B. Todd Jones, head of BATF is Stepping Down

    03/20/2015 1:15:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It is much harder to take some one's pension after they have retired.  I suspect that B. Todd Jones has decided to leave the agency because his fingerprints are all over emails and other digital trails leading to the attempted, and likely illegal ban on M855 and SS109 ammunition.  From thehill.com: The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agency’s proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month “to pursue other opportunities...
  • ATF Director Steps Down Following Days of Rumors

    03/20/2015 11:06:48 AM PDT · by jonatron · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 20, 2015 | staff
    UPDATED: B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed this morning that he is leaving that post, nine days after a leading national gun rights organization called on him to step down or be fired primarily because of the controversy over the agency’s recent proposal to ban a popular type of ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles. Jones, who is departing March 31, was appointed director of the scandal-plagued agency in 2013. Last week, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called for his resignation or dismissal in the wake of...
  • BREAKING: After Scrapping AR-15 Ammo Ban, ATF Director B. Todd Jones Resigning

    03/20/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: ATF has officially confirmed Jones' departure without stating a specific reason for his resignation.  B. Todd Jones to depart @ATFHQ. http://t.co/ZMoplVltRK— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) March 20, 2015 “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” said Jones. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe," Jones said in a statement. “I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agency’s proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month “to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” Jones said in a statement. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe.”...
  • ATF and Some Democrats Already Looking at Ways to Revive Ban on AR-15 Ammunition

    03/13/2015 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced it would temporarily delay a ban on AR-15 M855 "green tip" ammunition. "Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study," an ATF press release stated. "Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received,...
  • BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip" Ammunition

    03/10/2015 12:09:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies
    http://townhall. ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M885 "green tip" ammunition.
  • M855 SS109 Cross Section of Projectiles (Bullets)

    03/06/2015 6:42:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    K. Gross made these images to show the inner construction of the M855 and SS109 projectiles, or bullets.  You can see the steel tip in front of the lead core.  The mostly copper jacket is the layer around the outside in the images. I do not have contact information for Mr. Gross;  I will gladly take down the picture or provide a link as he may desire.  I believe that he would like these images made available to inform the public.   Here is the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" from the applicable federal code: (B) The term “armor...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Common AR-15 Green Tip Ammunition Already Banned in New ATF Regulation Guide

    03/06/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Friday February 13 at 4:00 pm, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released a proposal to ban commonly used M855 "green tip" AR-15 ammunition under the guise of law enforcement safety. The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day period for the public to submit comments about the new regulation. But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of AR-15 "green-tip" ammunition for quite some time and has already issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide. For reference,...
  • Majority of House opposes Obama move to ban ammo

    03/05/2015 11:23:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    A majority of House lawmakers now are on record opposing the Obama administration’s proposed ban on ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles. A total of 239 lawmakers, including seven Democrats, have signed a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Todd Jones urging the agency to abandon the proposed ammo ban. “Under no circumstances should ATF adopt a standard that will ban ammunition that is overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for legitimate purposes,” the lawmakers wrote Wednesday. Among them was Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said this week that President...
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as “Green Tip” because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • 5.56 Ammunition and Switchblade Knives

    02/20/2015 3:45:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1958, Congress passed an "act to prohibit the introduction, or manufacture for introduction, into interstate commerce of switchblade knives, and for other purposes,".  It was signed by President Eisenhower.  At the time, many congressmen still believed in limited government, and the act did not apply to intrastate sales or possession.  Most states, however, followed the federal lead. The law was created by a media push of yellow journalism and false statistics.   There was no logic or reason for the law.  There was no outbreak of "switchblade violence" nor do switchblades differ in any significant way, for criminal purposes,...
  • Retribution? ATF Bans Common Rifle Ammo

    02/16/2015 1:52:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 2-16-2015 | Andrew Branca
    On Wednesday, February 11, the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) suffered a humiliating federal court defeat that struck at the very core of its power. In response, it took the DOJ and the BATFE only two days to petulantly strike back at gun owners in the form of a late Friday order intended to ban a major type of ammunition for the single most commonly purchased rifle. (The BATFE’s “framework notice” released Friday evening is embedded at the bottom of this post.)Last week’s federal court summary judgment against the government in...