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  • ATF Explains Bump Fire Stock Approval, Won’t Say if It’s Reconsidering Legality of Device

    10/07/2017 4:02:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/7/17 | Stephen Gutowski
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) clarified its role in determining bump fire stocks' classification and legality on Friday but wouldn't say whether it planned to revisit the issue."ATF does not approve items that are submitted for classification," Mary Markos, an ATF public affairs specialist, told the Washington Free Beacon. "ATF provides guidance to the industry and evaluates and classifies items submitted as either being a firearm, an NFA [National Firearms Act] firearm, or not subject to the jurisdiction of ATF."Markos said the classification process at the ATF is initiated when a company voluntarily requests guidance from...
  • Attorney: Twin Peaks trial begins Tuesday "come hell or high water."

    10/05/2017 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 10/5/2017 | John Carroll
    In a pretrial hearing Thursday for a Twin Peaks biker, Dallas Bandidos leader Christopher Jacob Carrizal, prosecutors and defense attorney Casie Gotro worked out final discovery that the state must turn over to her Thursday. Judge Matt Johnson of 54th District Court announced the questionnaires will be handed out and filled out by 140 potential jurors on Monday, October 9th. Gotro has been alleging all along that District Attorney Abel Reyna's office was not providing her with documents she had requested. On Thursday some of those documents were approved by the judge to be handed over. Following the questionnaires Monday,...
  • Landers’ Lawyer Still Chopping

    09/25/2017 3:38:26 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/25/2017
    A small circle of hired and unpaid volunteer attorney’s in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case in Waco, acting to satisfy their consciences rather than their wallets, continue to chop away at the prosecution. According to Tommy Witherspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald there are about 70 court appointed attorneys in the case. All of them seem to be adhering to what the Obama Administration used to call “strategic patience.” Last Friday Millie L. Thompson, the Austin lawyer who represents motorcycle rights activist Thomas Paul Landers, filed a motion to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting her client’s...
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/26/2017 10:41:29 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 28 replies
    AmmoLand.com ^ | 4/25/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace UsePosted on April 25, 2017 by Dean Weingarten Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- 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...
  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.  Chaffetz complained ATF “continues to insist” the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple.  The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....
  • ATF Agents Smuggled Millions of Dollars from Cigarette Sales into a Secret Bank Account

    02/24/2017 5:30:20 PM PST · by eyeamok · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    The secret account is at the center of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought on by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were cheated out of $24 million.
  • ATF Elimination Act Re-introduced in the House

    01/22/2017 6:17:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In re-introducing the ATF Elimination Act on Thursday, January 12, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) explained one of the primary reasons why: “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”Not once did he explain the real reason the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF for short) should be eliminated: There is no provision anywhere in the Constitution that grants the federal government the powers the ATF exercises.Sensenbrenner’s original bill was introduced on March 4,...
  • 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...