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  • Sig Sauer Lawsuit Against ATF Muzzle Brake/Silencer Ruling has Merit

    04/18/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from the ATF letter.  Sig Sauer never contended that the muzzle brake would not function as part of a gun muffler/silencer/suppressor Sig Sauer, Inc., the well respected firearms manufacturer, has filed suit against  B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF for ruling that the muzzle brake that they submitted for evaluation is "a part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer and therefore is a silencer..."  as defined in U.S. statutes.   The case document can be read here.  It is nine pages long, and makes a fascinating read. Sig Sauer Inc.,...
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • Man Wants to Open a Bar in His Gun Range (Oklahoma City)

    04/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man wants to open a bar in his gun range Generally speaking, the combination of alcohol and weapons sounds like a bad one. Jeff Swanson of Oklahoma City doesn’t see it that way, however. KFOR NewsChannel 4 reports that the entrepreneur, who is in the process of building an “upscale” gun range in OKC, wants his establishment to offer its patrons a drink after they’re finished shooting. KOKH FOX 25 News reports that Mr. Swanson will have customers scan their driver’s license before they partake in either firing guns or drinking alcohol. Mr. Swanson told KOKH, "Once your order a...
  • Sheriff: Feds strategize for 'raid' on ranch [Sheriff Mack]

    04/14/2014 4:29:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 498 replies
    WND ^ | April 14, 2014
    Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute 'not over' The chief of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government are warning that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was just to distract and defuse – because a raid on the family’s ranch still is being strategized. And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Grisham County, Ariz. “I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t the Bundys would lie...
  • How Obama's Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs

    04/14/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/2014 | Kerri Toloczko
    Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.67% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1.3%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process. The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based...
  • BREAKING: Airspace Over Bundy Ranch Now A No-Fly Zone (NOTAM Issued!)

    04/11/2014 8:04:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 554 replies
    FAA ^ | 4-11-2014
    NOTAM : 4/1687 FDC 4/1687 ZLA NV..AIRSPACE MESQUITE, NV..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3NM RADIUS OF 364624N/1141113W (MMM71 RADIAL AT 4.3NM) SFC-3000FT AGL LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF BLM ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE. BLM TELEPHONE 702-335-3191 IS IN CHARGE OF ON SCENE EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITY. LOS ANGELES /ZLA/ ARTCC TELEPHONE 661-265-8205 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1404112140-1405111434
  • Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

    04/11/2014 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 382 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long battle against the federal government over grazing rights has heated to the point where militia groups have joined in and taken up spots against the feds who’ve circled his land — and talk is, they’re not afraid to open fire. A spokesman for the one of the militia groups said as much to local 8 News Now: I’m not “afraid to shoot,” he said. Margaret Houston, Mr. Bundy’s sister and a cancer survivor, said at a town hall gathering this week that the situation “was like a war zone” and that she felt “like I...
  • ATF rules SB15 can legally be shouldered

    04/09/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    thebangswitch.com ^ | 4-4-2014 | MAC
    Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNMLO18kl98 Recently a Colorado police officer contacted the BATF to inquire about the legality of firing a pistol from the shoulder when equipped with a Sig SB15 brace. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that the ATF said it’s perfectly legal to shoulder the “not-a-stock” device when attached to a pistol. I knew it was legal to shoulder the SB15 when it first hit the market as I had researched it years ago when AR15 pistols became popular and people were shouldered the stumpy extension tubes and firing them as if they were really short stocked rifles....
  • Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones

    04/08/2014 6:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use. “Would you think that it would be better that Congress intervene and employ legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment, right of privacy basically on citizens or do you suggest as Attorney General that the FAA still control who gets a drone or not?”...
  • Dennis Burke Should Be Further Sanctioned, Not Celebrated For Lying to Brian Terry's Family

    04/02/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the Arizona Republic editorial board published an opinion piece titled, “Dennis Burke should've been celebrated, not sanctioned.” The board portrays the former U.S. Attorney and Operation Fast and Furious ring-leader as a whistleblower and victim rather than holding him accountable for his extensive and reckless actions during his time in office. Consider the following a direct response. Between 2009 and 2011 when Operation Fast and Furious was active, Dennis Burke and his Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley refused to prosecute nearly every straw purchaser case handed to them citing “no probable cause.” One of those straw purchasers...
  • ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info-Some materials "highly redacted"

    04/01/2014 8:37:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 4-1-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info  Some materials "highly redacted" by Sharyl Attkisson April 1, 2013 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Todd Jones today met a 5 p.m. deadline to provide Congress with some information related to disciplinary action, or lack thereof, against key players involved in ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalking case. That’s according to an official with the House Oversight Committee who says committee members haven't yet thoroughly reviewed the materials but that they are often “highly redacted.”  Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) set the deadline in a letter...
  • What’s the most expensive ingredient in beer? Taxes! (VIDEO)

    04/01/2014 3:38:43 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/1/2014 | Ian Huyett
    Obama's & His Dark Sayings; The Wrath of God On America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrp6wUkTGjY
  • GOP Rep. Hunter slams reported proposal to ban tobacco sales on Navy bases, ships

    03/29/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is speaking out against a reported proposal being considered by the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on all its bases and ships, calling it a “political decision.” The Military Times reported Monday that Navy officials are considering removing tobacco from all retail outlets, including exchange-operated sales venues and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program outlets. Navy commissaries do not sell tobacco products. Hunter, a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, said in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus he strongly opposes the ban, saying it...
  • Keith Jackson, former S.F. education official, accused of murder-for-hire

    03/27/2014 6:18:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nanette Asimov
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Keith Jackson, accused by the FBI on Wednesday of being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy, was San Francisco's top elected educator during the late 1990s.
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    03/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 26 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff
    State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The charges sent shock waves through the San Francisco and Sacramento political establishments, as FBI agents searched Yee's Capitol office. Last year the FBI raided the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was targeted in a bribery sting. SNIP The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator. SNIP...
  • (Anti-Gun CA Democrat Busted for Arms Trafficking) State Senator Accused of Gun Charges

    03/26/2014 7:33:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | March 26, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS, SUDHIN THANAWALA
    State senator accused of gun charges SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI criminal complaint that names 25 other defendants, including Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown known as "Shrimp Boy," and Keith Jackson, Yee's campaign aide. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. Yee...
  • After Year of Stonewalling, Issa Subpoena's ATF Over Sketchy and Reckless Storefront Tactics

    03/20/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the past two years, investigations conducted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel have uncovered a whole slew of shady tactics being used in operations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. During their research, The Journal reporters found ATF agents prey on mentally ill teenagers (including ATF agents pressuring at least one young man to get a squid tattooed on his neck) to "help" with gun stings and found agents lost a fully automatic rifle on the streets of Milwaukee after it was stolen out of an unsupervised government vehicle. Careless actions from agents also resulted in thousands of...
  • Feds raid gun parts stores despite court order

    03/19/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · by andyk · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 19 MAR 14 | Misha Dibono
    SAN DIEGO – With a search warrant in hand, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend. “There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the (ATF) agents came in with guns drawn,” said Ares Armor Executive Officer Dimitrios Karras. “They came into our firearms manufacturing facility saying, ‘Arms up!’  like they were invading Iraq.” The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a...
  • Gun enthusiasts build their own weapons [Ares Armor: background from 2013]

    03/17/2014 2:53:59 AM PDT · by deks · 16 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 29, 2013 | Misha Di Bono
    As gun sales skyrocket across the country, an Oceanside shop that let’s you build your own guns says its business is booming too. Ares Armor offers gun enthusiasts a novel way to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. “Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, an individual can make a weapon for personal use, but not for sale or distribution,” said Ares Armor owner Dimitrios Karras. It’s legal and his business is through the roof. “We are flooded with orders right now,” he said. Ares Armor allows customers to buy all the parts needed to build a weapon....
  • BREAKING: ATF Raids Ares Armor In Direct Violation of Court Issued Restraining Order

    03/15/2014 7:21:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 68 replies
    Gunssavelives.net ^ | MARCH 15 2014 | Dan Cannon
    We’ve always said that a restraining order is just a piece of paper. Usually we’re referring to defensive gun uses when we say that. However, in this case we have the government violating a restraining order issued by… the government. As we reported earlier this week, the ATF has demanded that Ares Armor, along with some other vendors, turn over their customer records in relation to an 80% lower that may have actually been a firearm under law. Ares agreed to stop selling the product in question as well as turn over their stock to the ATF, however they refused...
  • ATF breaks into Ares Armor in National City

    03/15/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-15-14 | reapersixfour
    This video was taken 3/15/14 @ around 1250 @ the National City Ares Armor location
  • California gun parts store refuses to turn over customer list to federal officials

    03/15/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2014
    The owner of a California store that sells gun parts to build rifles from scratch is refusing to turn over his customer list to federal officials. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor in Oceanside, told Fox5SanDiego.com that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are investigating his business because it sells AR-15 lower receivers, which contain the gun’s operating parts. The company sold thousands of 80 percent receivers in with colors showing where the customer can drill, making it easier and cheaper to build. The ATF said the sales are illegal and demanded the company turn over the products...
  • CA Gun Store Owner Refuses to Give Feds Customer List (ATF Seeks Buyers of AR-15 Lower Receivers)

    03/13/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | March 12, 2014 | Misha DiBono
    Gun store owner refuses to give feds customer list OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal agents. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what they sell, but for the people who purchase their products. Karras said the ATF threatened to shutter their business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the...
  • ATF raids '80% complete receiver' manufacturer, looking for 'illegal guns'

    03/10/2014 8:59:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 March, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided EP Armory, in Bakersfield, California Friday, along with owner Chris Cook's home. Details at this point are still very thin, but Cook says that agents indicated that they are looking for "illegal guns." From ABC 23 News: The ATF was not able to provide information on the on-going investigation. Grahm Barlowe with the ATF declined to comment on why the store was targeted or exactly what agents were looking for.Cook said agents told him they were looking for illegal firearms. EP Armory is known mostly for its innovative "80% complete" AR-15...
  • ATF Agents Lose Their Government Issued Guns, Kids Find Them

    02/27/2014 7:04:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 2/27/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    February 27, 2014 ATF Agents Lose Their Government Issued Guns, Kids Find Them Katie Pavlich 2/27/2014 I am continually amazed how many of the very agents in charge of enforcing America's gun laws at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are completely reckless with guns. Further, it's incredible how good they are at losing guns as a result of irresponsible or careless behavior. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is out with a new report showing ATF agents lost dozens of their loaded government issued handguns, one of which was found by children (paging Diane Sawyer at ABC News):
  • Report: ATF Agents 'Lost Track of Dozens of Government Guns' by Misplacing Them

    02/27/2014 10:50:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2-26-2014 | Frances Martel
    An extensive dive into the records of the ATF of the past five years uncovered dozens of incidents of egregious irresponsibility with weapons, from revolvers to machine guns, by ATF agents across the country. The Journal Sentinel highlights specific cases in which ATF agents leave their guns in bathroom stalls (in those cases, a good Samaritan has returned them) or cases in which agents leave their guns on top of their cars and drive away. In one of those cases highlighted, the gun was never found. In another case, the guns were found by children, and the agent did not...
  • ATF agents lost track of dozens of their own guns, reports show

    02/26/2014 5:13:59 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 feb 2014 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    A Journal Sentinel investigation uncovered mistakes and failures in an undercover sting in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – stolen guns, sensitive documents lost, wrong people charged and a burglary of the sting storefront. ATF agents have lost track of dozens of government-issued guns, after stashing them under the front seats in their cars, in glove compartments or simply leaving them on top of their vehicles and driving away, according to internal reports from the past five years obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Agents left their guns behind in bathroom stalls,...
  • Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to explosives charges sentenced to 6 years probation

    02/21/2014 4:12:55 PM PST · by qaz123 · 19 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 21FEB14 | AP
    A north Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to federal explosives charges was sentenced to serve six years on probation. U.S. District Judge Richard Story on Friday told Celia Savage he was taking a chance by not sending her to prison. He warned her that if she appeared before him again that he would do just that.
  • NCR: U.S. Guns, Not Obama, to Blame for Mexican Violence (Catholic publication)

    02/16/2014 1:42:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 15, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    In the second installation of a three-part series on "gun violence in Mexico," the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) continues to blame the U.S. for gun violence in Mexico, while viewing Fast & Furious as a legitimate attempt at law enforcement which just happened to go wrong. According to NCR, Obama tried to reinstitute an "assault weapons" ban in the U.S. as a way to keep Mexico safer. He also pledged to "keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers." NCR claims part of the pressure on traffickers included Operation Fast & Furious, which turned out to be a "botched 2009...
  • Arizona Senate Panel Approves Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

    02/11/2014 6:20:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Today, an Arizona state senate committee approved a bill that would virtually nullify all federal gun acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations. The vote was 6-3.Along with twelve sponsors and co-sponsors, Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal act, law, order, rule or regulation that relates to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition within the limits of this state.” “We’ve sat back and allowed the federal government to trample the Constitution long enough,” Ward said. “We’re going...
  • Fast and Furious defendant gets 30 years in border agent's killing

    02/10/2014 2:49:36 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feburary 10, 2014 | AP
    A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government's botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who is from El Fuerte in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is the only person to be convicted in the Dec. 14, 2010, shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near the Arizona-Mexico border. U.S. District Court judge David C. Bury handed down the sentence, 360 months with credit for time served.
  • Killer Sentenced In Flat Rock Native's Murder (Brian Terry)

    02/10/2014 1:56:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Monroe News ^ | February 10, 2014 | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the 2010 killing of a U.S Border Patrol agent that revealed the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. #Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in Flat Rock native Brian Terry’s shooting death.
  • Brian Terry’s brother rips Eric Holder over ‘shocking’ ineptitude

    02/09/2014 4:43:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/06/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Kent Terry, the brother of slain border agent Brian Terry, sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know why the United States has let years pass without holding anyone accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. In his letter, Mr. Terry wrote, Breitbart.com reported: “Mr. Holder, I am going to get right to the point of this letter. I am not pleased with your behavior as America’s Attorney General. Simply denying that you had no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious is troubling in itself, but for you to not comply with Congress is even more troubling....
  • Prosecutor: There Were Fast & Furious Guns at Scene of Brian Terry's Murder

    02/05/2014 6:53:55 PM PST · by gooblah · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2014, 3:20 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 14, 2010, Border Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by drug smugglers north of the Arizona/Mexico border. He was hit once and pronounced dead at the scene. Two rifles from Operation Fast & Furious, an ATF gun walking operation, were recovered from the crime scene.
  • Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

    01/27/2014 2:03:55 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | Alastair Bland
    Within days after each season premiere and season finale of the Discovery Channel's reality show "Moonshiners," they come — a small but perceptible wave of people — to purchase suspiciously large amounts of corn, sugar and hardy strains of fermenting yeast at Austin Homebrew Supply. "We know what they're up to," says Chris Ellison, the manager of the Texas store.That is, it's obvious they're planning to ferment the sugars from grain or fruit juice into alcohol, then distill the resulting mid-strength beverage into high-alcohol hooch.Making spirits at home with plans to drink it is against federal law. Only with the...
  • ATF tactics flawed in highly touted undercover Oregon operation aimed at guns, drugs

    01/25/2014 5:05:30 PM PST · by Rio · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/25/2014 | Les Zaitz
    The 25-year-old meth addict stepped into Squid's Smoke Shop toting a wadded sweatshirt concealing a pistol. She probably gave little attention to the hundreds of students streaming out of nearby H.B. Lee Middle School, excited for a weekend that promised snow. She was intent on trading with "Squid," the long-haired man behind the Gresham smoke shop's counter, or his crew. They paid her $520 in cash and two cartons of Marlboros for the Makarov semi-automatic pistol. Roughly a month later, in March 2011, she learned Squid was no underworld buyer of guns and drugs. He was a special agent with...
  • Fast and Furious questions linger as IG continues investigation (Holder hiding 3rd gun?)

    01/21/2014 8:25:32 PM PST · by montag813 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01-21-2014 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    In a new development in the Fast and Furious gunwalking case, the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) is making inquiries into the possible existence of a missing third weapon in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, CBS News has learned. According to sources close to the investigation, the IG is questioning the Border Patrol’s evidence collection team this week in Tucson, Ariz. The Justice Department, which oversees ATF and the FBI - and which is investigating Terry’s murder - has steadfastly denied the existence of a third gun. Court records have previously only mentioned two weapons: Romanian...
  • ATF now promoting book it tried to kill

    01/21/2014 7:47:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 January, 2014 | David Codrea
    In a bizarre twist within a more bizarre story, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is once more promoting a book it tried to suppress and is simultaneously suing him over, recently retired agent Jay Dobyns revealed Monday on the CleanupATF “whistleblower” website. The book, “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels” became a New York Times bestseller that was critically-acclaimed as “a white knuckler,” as “compulsively page-turning” and as “absolutely amazing,” among the many rave reviews. Though the Bureau had been aware of the memoir since Dobyns began writing it,...
  • 5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

    01/21/2014 4:29:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 172 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado? How is it that cigarette smokers are pariahs, while people smoking weed are being cheered? This is despite the fact that potheads are almost universally recognized as unmotivated, low class, degenerate – and, yes, smelly failures. Even the ones that get somewhere in life, like Barack Obama, usually turn out to be mediocrities. Moreover, we all recognize that smoking is a dirty habit that makes you die younger and while drinking...
  • What A 2nd Amendment Supporter Did To An ATF Booth Will Make You Laugh

    01/18/2014 7:19:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | soopermexican
    When you’re the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and you set up a booth at the largest gun show in the world, you’re gonna have to expect some shenanigans from the gun enthusiast attendees. One particularly clever 2nd Amendment supporter snuck up to the ATF booth and committed one of the more hilarious acts of political commentary we’ve seen in a long time: Pics at link >snip While we cannot condone vandalism, we salute the wit of the gun right advocate in his modest act of civil disobedience.
  • Is The ATF Using Tactics Akin To Fast And Furious At Home To Undermine Gun Rights?

    01/14/2014 10:16:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 1/13/2014 | Sam Rolley
    House Oversight Committee chairman Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that a recent news report outlines how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is using tactics that amount to “Fast and Furious revisited” in a bid to increase support for the Obama Administration’s gun control crusade. During a Sunday program on Fox News, Issa discussed a recent report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel which details how ATF agents operating stings in six different cities “took advantage of the mentally ill, set up stings near churches and schools and made decisions which some claim actually increased crime in their neighborhoods.” “This...
  • CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

    01/13/2014 4:03:40 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | Michael Kelley
    The DEA agents met with members of the cartel in Mexico to obtain information about their rivals and simultaneously built a network of informants who sign drug cooperation agreements, subject to results, to enable them to obtain future benefits, including cancellation of charges in the U.S.," reports El Universal Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals. (If true, that re-raises the issue regarding what Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running arrangements.)
  • NM:More Fast and Furious Scandal Allegations

    01/08/2014 1:30:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When this case first appeared, at the height of the first exposure of  the Fast and Furious scandal, it was highlighted as an example of smuggling to the Mexican cartels that was *not* a part of the operation.    It might or might not be significant that the BATFE agent quoted in the article is William Newell, who had a significant role in Fast and Furious, and whose testimony before congress became infamous. Now, one of the victims of the prosecution is able to tell a bit of his story.   He was never allowed bail from the time he was...
  • Yet another Fast & Furious gun turns up at a crime scene in Mexico

    01/02/2014 3:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Lest anyone forget that the Obama administration has yet to fully come clean on the travesty that was Operation Fast and Furious — the not-”botched” but certainly crooked gunrunning scandal in which federal officials pressed American gun dealers into selling more than 2,000 weapons to known cartel smugglers, and then allowed those criminals to funnel the weapons back across the Mexican border with no way of actively tracing them — the results of the administration’s egregiously deficient enterprise are still popping up in the aftermath of deadly violence. Back in August, CBS reported on the unwelcome discovery of three Fast...
  • Judge: Courts can play role in Fast and Furious investigation (10/03/2013)

    01/02/2014 12:37:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    PHOENIX — A federal judge has rejected arguments by the Department of Justice that she cannot intercede in a congressional bid to investigate how and why the agency first lied about the Operation Fast and Furious “gun walking’’ operation in Arizona. Judge Amy B. Jackson said federal courts are entitled to determine whether the Obama administration is wrongfully withholding documents from a House panel looking into the now-abandoned practice of letting illegally purchased weapons make their way to Mexico. That practice came to light when “walked’’ guns ended up at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed...
  • Ian Garland claims he was a scapegoat for Operation Fast and Furious

    12/31/2013 7:37:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    libertyunyielding.com ^ | December, 2013 | Renee Nal
    If not for Ian Garland’s appeal, he would still be sitting in prison. In what appears to be a gross injustice, Garland, who ran a gun shop near El Paso, Texas, was encouraged by ATF officials to sell weapons to “straw purchasers during the failed Operation Fast and Furious,” and then was arrested and thrown in prison for doing what he was told to do by the government.Thankfully, a federal judge released Garland earlier this month, over the objections of federal prosecutors.Ian Garland was arrested, along with the town’s mayor, Eddie Espinoza, former Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega, and former village trustee Blas “Woody” Gutierrez, and...
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday

    11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Rep. Pete Olson’s (R-Texas) office said this morning that “this was not a decision made lightly,” but comes with Holder’s “pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people” since being held in contempt in June 2012. That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of...
  • GOP Lawmakers Release Holder Articles of Impeachment

    11/14/2013 2:54:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matt Fuller with Emma Dumain
    A rump group of House Republicans are tired of waiting for answers from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — they want him impeached and will formally introduce their charges Thursday. As Roll Call previously reported, a small group of GOP lawmakers have been drafting articles of impeachment for Holder over a string of controversies, including a Department of Justice refusal to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a refusal to uphold certain laws — namely the Defense of Marriage Act, the Controlled Substances Act and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 — and a refusal to...
  • AG Holder asks for appeal in Fast and Furious case holding him in contempt

    11/16/2013 1:02:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2013
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder wants to appeal a recent judge’s ruling that allows the House to continue with its contempt case, related to Holder’s refusal to turn over documents concerning the Justice Department’s failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.</p>