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  • Obama's Quiet Ally: Who's Behind Gun Control Bill No One Is Talking About - Sen. Mark Kirk (R), IL

    02/16/2013 9:39:58 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | February 15, 2013 | Mark Guarino
    Obama's quiet ally: Who's behind gun control bill no one is talking about As President Obama comes to Chicago to talk gun control, Illinois' Republican senator, Mark Kirk, is pushing a bill to target gun trafficking. It's under the radar, but could have a greater impact than other bills. As President Obama pushes for gun control in Chicago Friday, an unexpected ally from his home state, Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of Illinois, is crossing party lines to propose legislation that could have a greater impact than higher-profile proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, experts say. Senator Kirk and...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • Univision Exposes Barack Hussein's Rising Fast And Furious Body Count

    10/02/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers

    09/30/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border. “On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,” according to a version of the Univision report in English, on the ABC News website. “Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for...
  • Obama: “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” (blast from the past--2008)

    08/07/2012 12:26:41 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Michael Medved Show via FreeRepublic ^ | October 17, 2008 | David Bose Interview with John Lott
    The following is from an interview of John Lott by Dave Bose, substituting for Michael Medved on the Michael Medved radio show. Lott is currently a professor at the University of Maryland and is the author of "More Guns, Less Crime" and "Freedomonics." Lott taught at the University of Chicago the same time Obama was an instructor at Chicago. The transcript picks up approximately half way through the audio file... Dave Bose: Just before the break, Professor Lott, I was mentioning that actually know Barack Obama. You met at the college. John Lott: We were both at the University of...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/28/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White...
  • White House: Obama not seeking new gun laws

    07/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is not pushing for new gun control legislation even though he still supports a ban on assault weapons. Spokesman Jay Carney says Obama intends to focus on other ways to combat violence. Carney's comments Thursday are the latest sign that Obama won't engage lawmakers in a drive for new laws, bowing to congressional opposition to additional gun restrictions.
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • Obama Pioneers White House Gun Scandal Cover-Up, says Gun Dean

    06/25/2012 7:01:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    expertclick.com ^ | 24 June, 20112 | John M. Snyder
    "Obama is the pioneer of the White House attempt to cover-up the federal government gun scandal," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today. Human Events has noted that Snyder is the gun dean. "There's no doubt about it now," said Snyder. "President Obama has put himself right in the middle of the Fast and Furious scandal. His invocation of executive privilege places him at the center of the situation as he seeks reelection." Snyder said that, "Obama's move could be a crucial factor in November. The Fast and Furious scandal has upset the entire Second Amendment community. It...
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • Wildlife groups sue US over lead bullets

    06/07/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    AFP - ^ | 08 June 2012
    Seven US conservation groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the government of failing to regulate the use of toxic lead bullets in hunting. Lead bullets have been shown to fragment upon impact, leaving bits behind in carcasses that other animals scavenge. The practice can cause lead poisoning in species such as the endangered California condor, eagles, swans and more. A petition by 100 environmental groups to the EPA in March, asking for the agency to regulate the components of ammunition used in hunting under the Toxic Substances Control Act, was refused amid strong opposition...
  • Mexican Ambassador confirms early citizen journalist reports amidst media spin(gunwalker murdergate)

    06/03/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Mexican ambassador to the United States told a Capitol Hill forum that his government was “kept in the dark” about U.S. government-condoned and abetted “gunwalking” operations, and also questioned the intent behind Operation Fast and Furious, The Los Angeles Times is reporting today. Appearing before “the New Democrat Network...a center-left think tank and advocacy organization, and the New Policy Institute, one of its sister organizations,” Arturo Sarukhan’s claims raise questions as to why major news outlets like The Times are just now getting around to reporting on information raised in this column and on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog...
  • Taxpayer-funded gun control gets huge foundation boost

    06/01/2012 5:41:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Ron Arnold
    Gun rights advocates recently discovered that the gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has burrowed its "gun violence prevention coordinators" (read "anti-gun lobbyists") into city payrolls from Augusta, Maine to Seattle, Washington, at taxpayer expense. MAIG is the brainchild of New York City's zealous anti-gun billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who formed the group at a 2006 gun control summit held in Gracie Mansion and co-hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. MAIG touts an agenda of "commonsense reforms" that gun rights advocates see as being somewhere on the far side of repealing the Second Amendment. With a membership that started...
  • Rawles: “It Would Be Impossible To Disarm The People Of This Country”

    05/21/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT · by blam · 100 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-21-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Rawles: “It Would Be Impossible To Disarm The People Of This Country” Mac Slavo May 21st, 2012 How likely is it that we will actually experience a disaster that brings down our national power grid? Will the government seize all guns in the United States? If Continuity of Government response plans are initiated, will they be able to effectively lock down every major city and the country as a whole under a martial law scenario? Is an economic collapse in our near future? These and a host of other critical topics are covered in the latest interview from SGT Report...
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • Obama admin furious over proposed ATF restriction, threatens veto

    05/10/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    The Obama administration is threatening to veto the House Appropriations bill, HR 5326 by Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) because, among other things, it would roadblock a multiple long gun sales reporting requirement in four southwest states for the embattled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This new angle should get the attention of Northwest gun owners who faithfully follow the Fast and Furious scandal at WaGuns, Seattle Guns, Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest and GunRights Media forums. A message from the Obama administration on the proposed legislation says this:
  • ATF: 68,000 Guns Recovered in Mexico Trace to US

    04/26/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Alex Johnston
    Mexican authorities have recovered around 68,000 guns that traced back to the United States in the past five years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said on Thursday. “Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from pistols and revolvers to rifles,” the ATF said in a statement. The agency added that reports from officials in Mexico show “certain types of rifles, such as the AK and AR variants with detachable magazines, are used more frequently to commit violent crime by drug trafficking organizations.” The ATF said it was...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Mask Coming Off Coordinated Administration Deception On Guns

    03/19/2012 6:30:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- “We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder advocated in a 1995 C-SPAN video that surfaced over the weekend on Breitbart.com and has since gone viral in the gun activist community. Comparing it to the way government helped create a stigma for smoking, Holder bragged “Now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.” This was consistent with the administration talking points message being promulgated through...
  • Zeroing In on Lead in Hunters’ Bullets

    03/16/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Greystoke · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 15, 2012 | DOUGLAS M. MAIN
    Citing risks to birds and to human health, roughly 100 environmental groups formally asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week to ban or at least impose limits on lead in the manufacturing of bullets and shotgun pellets for hunting or recreation. The use of such ammo by hunters puts about 3,000 pounds of lead into the environment annually and causes the death of 20 million birds each year from lead poisoning, said Jeff Miller, a conservation advocate at one of the groups, the Center for Biological Diversity. Consumption of meat from animals that are shot with lead bullets also...
  • Why Are You Gun Nuts So "Paranoid" About President Obama?

    03/02/2012 5:36:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies · 194+ views
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 2 March, 2012 | Bruce Krafft
    I’m really really getting tired of the whole “gun nuts are paranoid about President Obama” meme that the antis are pushing. And pushing. And pushing. The latest culprit is Pat Wray, a columnist for the High Country News who wrote in a piece titled A Conversation I Am Looking Forward To Having With The NRA: "So, even when President Obama does exactly what you guys want, signs laws that you had a hand in writing, you still don't give him credit. Did all of you intern at Pravda, or what? Here's what I think. I am truly worried about gun...
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • 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...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 601 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Just Say NO To The UN… A UN Allied Group Declares War On Your Firearms Rights & Senator Rand Paul

    01/17/2012 11:30:14 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 5 replies
    “Global Action to Prevent War,” is an allied organization recognized by the United Nations in their continuing effort to strip Americans of their right to Keep and Bear arms. The UN gives support to organizations such as the GAPW, which, according to their website, is putting forth a radical plan of Global Governance. They join with groups like the “International Action Network on Small Arms,” (IANSA) both of which are trying to foist upon us the UN’s “Arms Trade Treaty” and “Programme of Action on Small Arms.” Groups like the these have a history of trying to destroy our sovereignty...
  • Call for Brady Campaign to Stop "Frivolous" Gun Lawsuits

    01/16/2012 5:09:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 13 January, 2012 | NSSF
    A Connecticut Appellate Court recently issued an order dismissing an appeal in Gilland v. Sportsmen’s Outpost, Inc. – a Superior Court decision granting a firearm retailer’s motion to dismiss all claims against it pursuant to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”). The PLCAA was passed in 2005 with broad bipartisan support. The purpose of the act is to prevent firearms manufacturers and retailers from being held liable for crimes committed with their products. In this case, the plaintiffs, who were represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, sought to hold the firearms retailer liable in...
  • 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...
  • Regime's latest Fast and Furious claims scuttled by ATF Director's emails

    01/09/2012 10:28:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/09/2012 | Doug Book
    Discovery of a January, 2011 email exchange between then Acting ATF Director Ken Melson and the Bureau’s chief council Steve Rubenstein has put the kibosh on Obama Administration elites’ latest “we didn’t know about it” defense concerning Regime involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. On December 22 of 2010, a contributor identifying himself as “1desertrat” posted the following to the “CLEANUP ATF” website: “Word is that curious George Gillett the Phoenix ASAC stepped on it again. Allegedly he has approved more than 500 AR-15 type rifles from Tucson and Phoenix cases to be “walked” to Mexico. Appears that ATF may...
  • White House mum about guns on Giffords anniversary

    01/09/2012 5:55:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7 January, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head last Jan. 8, but the White House is downplaying the likelihood of any White House campaign-trail effort to restrict gun ownership. “I don’t have anything new for you,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday when asked about the anniversary. “It’s a solemn occasion. … It’s a remarkable recovery that Congresswoman Giffords has made, but we can never forget the lives lost on that day,” he added. President Barack Obama’s poll ratings are low, especially in swing-states, and he’s shown no willingness to publicly challenge or antagonize gun-owners or other critical...
  • NRA News: Obama Released Statement Saying He Can Use Taxpayer Money For Gun Control Ads

    12/29/2011 6:11:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    President Obama released a signing statement with the omnibus spending bill that was passed late last week. In that bill, a provision stated that taxpayer money cannot be used to promote or advocate gun control. President Obama released a statement concerning those provisions.
  • The Obama Administration is Planning a Second-Term Attack on Gun Rights

    12/29/2011 12:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2011 | Wayne LaPierre
    Obama administration officials are deliberately keeping gun owners in the dark about the president’s gun-control agenda as we head into next year’s national election, because administration officials know that when NRA members and gun owners show up at the polls en masse, anti-gun candidates lose. The Obama campaign’s strategy goes like this: Neutralize gun owners and NRA members as a political force in the upcoming national election by pretending to be pro-gun or at least not focused on pushing a gun-control agenda; With gun owners neutralized, Obama will be able to win the election. After the president is re-elected, he...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Gives Rise to Gun Regulation Debate

    12/15/2011 11:21:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2011 | William Lajeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    As a candidate, Barack Obama once endorsed a ban on handguns and favored restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. So when gun owners heard of Operation Fast and Furious, many feared the worst. Now, newly revealed emails suggest that if the gun-running operation didn't start out with that intent, as administration officials insist, the program certainly led to discussions on new gun regulations. "There's a lot of talk that President Obama stated that he is working for gun control with alternative methods," said Arizona gun dealer Jeff Serdy. "I hope this isn't one of them." Serdy and others...
  • City of Las Vegas gives raises during a recession

    12/09/2011 11:35:18 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 | 2 a.m. | By Jon Ralston
    But when I learn that a cultural affairs manager at Las Vegas City Hall quietly received a nearly 20 percent raise during this recession to a new salary of $107,000, I fear my goodwill is misplaced. When I learn that four dozen other employees also received pay increases as the city demanded concessions and cut services — a total cost of $265,000 — I wonder if these people have any sense at all. And when I learn that the average salary of those who received raises was — please put down any sharp objects — $77,557 — and that the...
  • 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...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl 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...
  • See, I Told You So: E-Mails Show Fast and Furious was Vehicle for Gun Control

    12/08/2011 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Those of you at the Sullivan Group out in Sacramento, my opinion auditing firm, you better listen up. I gotta go up now, I gotta go up above 99.6. I mean Fast and Furious, right on the money, I called it. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, found evidence in the e-mails that the whole plan was about affecting gun laws in this country, exactly as I prognosticated all the way back on July 7th of this year. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I take you back to this program. This is me on July 7th of this year. RUSH ARCHIVE:...
  • RED ALERT: Deputy A.G. behind 'Fast & Furious' met with Obama four times during height of operation

    11/29/2011 8:22:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Director Blue ^ | 11/28/2011 | Doug Ross
    Item 1: In March of 2011, President Obama denied knowledge of 'Operation Fast and Furious' -- the Justice Department program that sent thousands of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels. 25 March 2011 - Under fire for an operation that allowed smuggling of U.S. weapons across the nation’s border with Mexico, President Obama said in an interview that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the controversial “Operation Fast and Furious.” ...Obama told Univision‘s Jorge Ramos that President Felipe Calderon wasn’t informed of the operation because he — the president of the United States — wasn’t informed either. When...
  • The UN wants your guns

    11/18/2011 7:25:22 AM PST · by SmileRight · 74 replies · 1+ views
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Six months ago, I posted a blog here called, “Gunfight at the Credo Corral.” In it, I described our Second Amendment right to bear arms as both fundamental and inalienable, meaning that the government is powerless to take that right away from us, and we can’t even give it away. Of course, this has never stood in the way of a determined government. After all, a right possessed by the individual is a power denied to the state. Therefore, we must jealously guard our rights from attack by the very people we hire to protect them -- our politicians. For...
  • New emails: DOJ, Eric Holder manipulated press for favorable ‘Fast and Furious’ coverage

    11/16/2011 12:11:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department sought to manipulate reporters’ coverage of Operation Fast and Furious during the days preceding a November 1 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, new emails obtained by The Daily Caller indicate. Emails between senior Justice Department officials and investigators in the office of Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley show that congressional staffers leading the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious requested information about Operation Wide Receiver — a Bush administration program – and other similar cases, more than a full month before the DOJ leaked information to selected media outlets on October 31. That Halloween document...
  • On the gun-control theory of ATF's Fast and Furious

    11/07/2011 8:35:43 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Tim Steller
    The theory, in brief, is that the Obama administration deliberately pumped guns into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious in an effort to create a justification to impose gun control measures. I boiled the theory down to this...: 1. Obama and Holder support gun control but needed a pretext to implement it. 2. The administration argued falsely in 2009 that U.S. guns made up 90 percent of those used in Mexican gun crimes. That was the same time when Operation Fast and Furious began. 3. By flooding Mexico with high-powered weapons they were able to justify restrictions on U.S. guns....
  • Proof offered for 2nd Amendment-busting intent of Fast and Furious

    11/06/2011 10:24:20 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/6/2011 | Doug Book
    When Jim and Sarah Brady met with Barack Obama on the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, they asked the President how he would help to advance their Handgun Control, Inc (now the Brady Campaign) gun control/gun confiscation agenda. Obama’s response: “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” In the seven months since that meeting, many have suggested Obama’s comment was a dark reference to the criminal Operation Fast and Furious. After all, without the courage of ATF whistle blowers,...
  • Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration

    11/03/2011 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Making a case for national gun registration, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said “perhaps mistakes were made” in the botched gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, but she said trying to assign blame misses the larger problem. “This is a deep concern for me. I know others disagree, but we have very lax laws when it comes to guns,” Feinstein, an advocate of gun control, said during Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. “My concern, Mr. Chairman, is that there’s been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made,”...
  • ATF Gunwalking docs show Justice Dept. feared bad press [CBS]

    11/01/2011 2:29:47 PM PDT · by brityank · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1 November, 2011 | Chris Scholl
    ATF Gunwalking docs show Justice Dept. feared bad pressBy Chris SchollAn e-mail exchange among Justice Department officials in 2010 shows some in the Department worried about bad press if reporters knew the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives let guns "walk" into the hands of drug cartels. The e-mail exchange occurred in October 2010, almost four months before the gunwalking scandal broke publicly. DOJ official knew of ATF gunwalking in April 2010 It's included among more than 500 pages of documents released Monday by the Justice Department in response to a Congressional subpoena. The exchange is especially revealing...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • NRA's LaPierre: 'Fast and Furious' Was Plot Against Second Amendment

    10/17/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation Fast and Furious was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’ “That was a phony figure from the very start....
  • Obama appoints fox to watch 'Fast and Furious' henhouse

    10/11/2011 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/11/11 | Jeff Knox
    Was the new acting director of ATF involved at the inception of the criminal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast & Furious? The appointment of B. Todd Jones as acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, hasn't caused much of a ripple – in the media or in the ATF. By most accounts Jones is a stand-up guy, ex-Marine, and in a refreshing change of pace, apparently not known for ignominious bouts of bad judgment. But who your friends are generally says a lot about you, and Todd Jones is a longtime friend and...
  • Gunwalker: Issa reveals DEA involvement.

    10/11/2011 12:38:31 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 86 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF." It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It...
  • WaPo: ‘Calm down’ about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says

    10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sari Horwitz
    The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a major shake-up of his agency Wednesday and urged Washington insiders to “calm down” about the latest revelations surrounding a controversial ATF gun operation. B. Todd Jones said calm is needed as he begins rebuilding the beleaguered agency, including shuffling top personnel. He made his comments as his boss, Attorney General Eric J. Holder Jr., came under fire this week from Republican lawmakers, with one calling for a special counsel to investigate Holder’s role in the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.