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  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the committee – ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holder’s ostensible goals. “That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law,” Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • Remember that behind every call for arms confiscation lies the deadly threat -- "We will take your

    01/25/2012 9:45:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/25/12 | Dutchman6
    The execution of citizens of the town of Bochnia by the Germans during the occupation of Poland, 18 December 1939. Fifty-six people were executed that day in an exercise of "government monopoly of violence." Three Death Penalties for Prohibited Arms Possession. A special German court in Zamość [near Krakow] sentenced to death 19 year-old Franciszek Pokrywka of Powieki, 27 year-old Iwan Zilnyk and 35 year-old Paweł Huzar, both of Ułazów, for prohibited possession of firearms as well as for violating the duty to report possession of firearms. Pokrywka had an automatic pistol with six cartridges and, despite the universally-known order...
  • News Archives Prove Gun Control Laws Will Fail

    01/20/2012 7:35:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | Peter Gadiel
    The scheme known as Fast and Furious is, for the moment, out of the headlines. It is to be hoped that this will change, since U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of the thousands of weapons that Attorney General Holder and others conspired to allow Mexican drug cartels to purchase in Arizona in violation of U.S. law. Since various Administration officials have lengthy records of extremist anti-Second Amendment activism it's no surprise that, as CBS News revealed, they utilized Fast and Furious to mobilize public opinion in support of harsher gunlaws . Some members of the...
  • Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional

    01/11/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 01/05/2012 | Chris Cox
    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda. Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds...
  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasn’t clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, it’s crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...
  • Holder: No apology for ‘Fast and Furious’ death of border patrol agent

    11/08/2011 9:52:47 AM PST · by martosko · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    During a Tuesday Senate hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to apologize to the family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was murdered last December with a gun “walked” to Mexico as part of Operation Fast and Furious.. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn asked Holder if he has apologized to Terry’s family for what happened to him because of the DOJ’s controversial program. Holder replied that he hasn’t. “I have not apologized to them, but I certainly regret what happened,” Holder said. Cornyn followed up, asking if Holder has “even talked to them.” “I have not,” Holder replied.
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • Obfuscation: Dems Push Gun Control To Hide ‘Gunwalker’ Scandal

    07/16/2011 8:51:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 16, 2011 | Bob Owens
    They choose a pivotal moment in the Gunwalker investigation to announce a gun-control bill.A handful of Democratic lawmakers in Congress and a fish cop held a press conference Friday to announce a new gun control proposal, the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act.” The proposed law has no chance of passing, and seems orchestrated as a Democratic response meant to draw attention away from the still-developing “Gunwalker” scandal: U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) will join other members and a...
  • Obama Adminstration to Implement More Gun Control Without Congress

    07/10/2011 2:41:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8 July, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Another day, another power grab around Congress from the Obama administration. Great news! The Obama administration plans to implement gun control measures "gun safety measures," through the Justice Department without Congress. Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning assault weapons, but could include executive action to...
  • Obama expected to take 'executive action' on 'gun safety'

    07/08/2011 5:20:10 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 94 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Erica Werne
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they're likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see. Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Fast and Furious Government Operation is Attack On The 2nd Amendment.

    07/07/2011 11:42:32 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 70 replies
    Rush finally on this... Rush: Fast and Furious this was an attack on the second amendment, to get the American people so angry, they would call/support more gun control.
  • The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It? (Part One)

    07/06/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 6, 2011 | Bob Owens
    With the Obama admin and a Washington Post editorial calling for its reinstatement — amidst a tie-in to the Gunwalker scandal — it's worth revisiting the boneheaded law. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, February 26, 2009: As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. The fabled “assault weapons ban.”Few laws ever passed have been as idolized — and misunderstood — as Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act...
  • GUN REGISTRATION IS GUN CONFISCATION (old but good)

    10/16/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Prospector ^ | 27 December, 2000 | Dean Weingarten
    The holy grail of the anti self defense and anti rights special interest groups is gun registration. This is because once your gun is required to be registered, it is in effect, already confiscated. Only a little thought will reveal to you why this is so. The Government will know who has legal possession of each firearm. They will know where the firearm is stored. When physical possession of the gun is desired, they can order you to turn it in. This has happened repeatedly. The historical examples include NAZI Germany, Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cambodia. Recent examples include...
  • The Insidious Semantics of ‘Gun Control’

    07/03/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 1 July, 2011 | Kirby Ferris
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- “Gun Control” advocates fall into only two categories: the Liars and the Ignorant. There is no third category. The Liars invent the lies. The Ignorant believe the lies and repeat them. Truly fervent “gun control” advocates are quite often mentally ill. Their most common clinical symptoms, projection and denial, are barely below the surface. Because they often entertain a warped contempt of other human beings, they don’t trust themselves with guns, so they would prohibit firearms to all. They also entertain a primitive superstition about an inanimate object: “Guns are bad! Guns kill people!” Read what a...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/15/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 78 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms. While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N....
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    <p>It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.</p>
  • Forcible citizen disarmament by fiat: When separation of powers gets in the way

    03/17/2011 4:18:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 1+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    It's good to be king, particularly if you are a president who wants to impose more infringements on that which shall not be infringed, and Congress is disinclined to play along. As President of the United States, that would be (or should be) a problem, because the separation of powers built into the structure of our government splits power among the three branches of government (and no--not Sen. Schumer's "three branches of government"), but for a king who rules by decree, it's as easy as, "Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool." According to the Huffington Post's...
  • Obama extends olive branch in gun control debate(barf alert)

    03/15/2011 6:43:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 March, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and Perry Bacon Jr.
    Obama used the op-ed to call for "instant, accurate, comprehensive and consistent system for background checks" and better record-keeping to "stop the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun."
  • N.R.A. Declines to Meet With Obama on Gun Policy

    03/15/2011 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 77 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 15, 2011 | JACKIE CALMES
    More than two months after the Tucson shootings, the administration is calling together both the gun lobby and gun safety groups to find common ground. But President Obama has no plans to take the lead in proposing further gun control legislation, aides say, and the nation’s major gun rights group is snubbing the invitation. On Tuesday, officials at the Justice Department will meet with gun control advocates in the first of what will be a series of meetings over the next two weeks with people on different sides of the issue, including law enforcement, retailers and manufacturers, to seek agreement...
  • Soros advises Obama to use forceful measures to override the will of the people

    11/17/2010 9:22:40 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 67 replies
    Red, White, and Blue News ^ | 11-17-10 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros funds the Center for American Progress, which has been characterized as Barack Obama’s Ideas Factory. John Podesta, its head, led the transition team when Barack Obama became President. The Center has also become a hiring hall for the Obama team, filling its positions with former employees (among these was controversial Van Jones — who now is back at the Center). Apparently, George Soros and his Center are upset that the American people placed a roadblock in their plans when we rose up and painted the nation red. The Center now is providing a blueprint of ways Barack Obama...