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  • Hair trigger reaction: Rush to 'do something' on guns is stifling reasonable debate

    01/14/2013 2:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | The Editors
    The sane reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting might have been to look at the country’s mental illness infrastructure. The shooter in the case was clearly sick, and mental illness is the common denominator among these mass shootings, after all, from Newtown to Tucson to Aurora to Virginia Tech and beyond. Instead, look at what we’re doing. The White House and many in Congress have targeted legal gun owners and guns; at least one lawmaker in Iowa has openly called for confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens; and several media outlets have even run maps showing the homes, addresses and...
  • ATF attempts to stifle "outside" whistleblowing

    07/19/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    whistleblowersblog.org ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Richard Renner
    John Solomon, writing in the Washington Guardian, is reporting today that B. Todd Jones, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), released a video last week to all employees. In the video, Jones warns that there would be “consequences” for any employees who report wrongdoing outside their chain of command. Jones was a federal prosecutor when Attorney General Eric Holder asked him to lead the embattled agency after the Fast and Furious scandal. He is supposed to improve morale and instill a new culture in the aftermath of that scandal. Jones' precise words are:...