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  • Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation. WASHINGTON — Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in which they charge that he and his Justice Department have repeatedly "obstructed and slowed" the Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF's flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. The 48-page draft citation is being drawn up by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Top committee officials recently met...
  • Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say

    04/27/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NBC NY (From Drudge) ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 | DANIEL MACHT
    Man Ordered to Dance “Moonwalk” at Gunpoint, Police Say Just remember always to think twice before ordering someone to dance the “moonwalk” at the barrel of a gun. An Idaho man has been hit with a felony assault charge for allegedly forcing another man to perform Michael Jackson’s signature “moonwalk” while having a rifle pointed at him, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. Police accused John Ernest Cross, 30, of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle while issuing the bizarre order to mimic a dance the late King of Pop debuted back in 1983. Cross said during an initial court appearance...
  • House committee could cite Holder for contempt

    04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation. An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27 2012 | Fox News
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Government's answer to "Fast and Furious" records requests: Blank pages

    04/27/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 27, 2012 | by Sharyl Attksson
    For more than a year, CBS News has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' "Fast and Furious" operation and related cases that also employed the controversial tactic of "gunwalking." With Justice Department officials refusing all interview requests to date, CBS News requested numerous public documents through the Freedom of Information Act. So far, all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full. This week, we received a partial response to a request made more than a year ago. It asked for communications involving "Project Gunrunner," the umbrella program for Fast...
  • Don't diminish right of self-defense

    04/27/2012 12:06:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 27, 2012 | Will Weatherford
    Florida has been the epicenter of national attention in recent weeks as the heartbreaking events surrounding Trayvon Martin continue to unfold. His premature death has shocked and wounded us all, beginning with his grieving parents. As our thoughts and prayers go out to them and all of those involved, we long for the facts to be sorted out and justice to prevail. I want to commend Gov. Rick Scott for his swift and decisive action to appoint a special prosecutor. His methodical approach yielded a lawful and just path for resolution in this case. It was the right course to...
  • Presence of firearm in Martin case woefully unaddressed (Heads full of mush alert)

    04/27/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Lamron of SUNY Geneseo ^ | April 26, 2012 | Jessica Maslyn
    Since the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, racial backlash concerning the incident has consumed the media. Many suggest that Martin’s death stems from an inherent suspicion in this country of young black males. Others disagree with this assessment, citing that Zimmerman is Hispanic and therefore a minority himself. While I do not deny the significant role race played in Martin’s death, a key element of the case has seemingly gone unnoticed – 28-year-old George Zimmerman, Martin’s shooter, was unnecessarily armed with a 9 mm pistol. Regardless of Martin’s race and Zimmerman’s intentions, why was a 9 mm handgun...
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

    (CBS News) -- House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year. For months, congressional Republicans probing ATF's Fast...
  • Oklahoma advances open carry, multiple gun bills

    04/27/2012 7:37:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | MICHAEL McNUTT
    Oklahomans with concealed handgun permits would be allowed to carry their weapons in the open if a bill that easily passed the House of Representatives becomes law. But members defeated an amendment Thursday that would have allowed for the open carry of handguns anywhere without a permit. Senate Bill 1733 would allow anyone with a license to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to carry the weapon either openly or concealed. It passed 85-3 and is headed for a conference committee. It also would allow a property owner to openly carry a handgun on his or her...
  • ATF & U.S. DOJ Plan to Remove CLEO Signature Requirement for NFA Firearms Transfers

    04/27/2012 7:17:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2012 | CalGunLaws.com
    San Diego, CA --(Ammoland.com)- According to the National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are preparing to remove the often burdensome Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature requirement from Form 1 and Form 4 for NFA firearms. (see article here) “NFA firearms” are highly regulated devices meeting the specific and somewhat counter-intuitive definition of “firearm” as that term is defined under the federal National Firearms Act (NFA). These “firearms” include machineguns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, destructive devices, silencers, and “any other weapons,” as that...
  • CO: Colorado Bill to End Duplicative State Background Checks Dies in Anti-Gun State Senate

    04/27/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 26 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- On April 23, House Bill 1048 had its hearing in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and was postponed indefinitely by a 3 to 2 vote, effectively killing this bill for this year. HB 1048, introduced by state Representative Mark Waller (R-15), would eliminate the duplicative state-run Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck system for the purchase of firearms and solely utilize the existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-17) ignored the wishes of the thousands of NRA members who called the state capitol in support of a fair...
  • Getting Out While The Getting Is Good (gunwalker)

    04/27/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    It was announced yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich will be leaving the Department of Justice to become Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School. From the university's announcement: University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University's School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as...
  • “Homer Simpson’s Dumber Brother” Is Back

    04/27/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Bruce Krafft
    Former U.S.ambassador Dan Simpson is once again weighing in on the gun issue. Some of you may remember the “modest proposal” he came out with shortly after the VA Tech shootings, and while his new screed does not contain ideas like: The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty his proposals are still unacceptable. Perhaps he needs a reminder of just what sort of unintended consequences his anti-gun nuttery might produce . . . [Foreword by David Codrea: This may make some uncomfortable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. And after all, it's just a hypothetical "ping,"...
  • Will right questions be asked at today’s 'ATF Roundtable’?

    04/27/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will hold a roundtable discussion Thursday, April 26, to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico,” an ATF Public Affairs Division press release advises. “The trace information discussed will cover firearms recovered by law enforcement and military officials at crime scenes in Mexico for calendar years 2007-2011 and submitted to ATF for tracing,” the release states. “This information will be available to the public on the ATF website following the roundtable.” “ATF will not discuss any other firearms recoveries in Mexico which have not been submitted for tracing or...
  • Two NYPD Cops Fire 84 Rounds at Murder Suspect

    04/27/2012 5:36:19 AM PDT · by stickandrudder · 87 replies
    Police Patrol ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Clinton
    A man who allegedly killed his 13-year-old half-sister survived a fusillade of bullets from New York City police officers early Tuesday, after pointing his pistol at officers. Officers responded to a 911 call at 2971 Eighth St. in Harlem at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday. Steven Murray, 28, had allegedly shot his mother Christine Fryar, 44, and her daughter Annie, according to the NYPD. Paramedics arrived to find the daughter dead with a gunshot wound to the head. The mother, who was also shot in the head, was transported to Harlem Hospital, and is listed in critcal condition. Police eventually confronted Murray,...
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/27/2012 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 80 replies
    abc4.com ^ | Updated: 4/26 10:25 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm | Reported by: Don Hudson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

    04/27/2012 4:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday afternoon, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released firearms tracing data to the press from Mexico between the years 2007-2011 during a roundtable discussion and presentation given by ATF Special Agent John Hageman. The data was released at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. Reporters were allowed to bring pen and paper, but were prohibited from bringing computers or recording devices.  When we arrived, despite prohibiting the use of computers, ATF gave us a flashdrive. “70%” That’s the percentage of guns traced in Mexico to United States sources or Federal Firearms Licensees [gun dealers] according to the Bureau...
  • Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)

    04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH
    Protesters at US party conventions could be armedBy MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily...
  • 'Murder Capital of the World': Sobering take on Mexico's drug war

    04/26/2012 10:22:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jeff Shannon
    A review of "Murder Capital of the World," a low-budget documentary that provides a sobering account of drug-cartel violence in Juárez, Mexico, including the sobering statistic that more than 50,000 murders have occurred in Mexico since 2006.We've all seen the news reports: Across the border of El Paso, Texas, the city of Juárez, Mexico, has become a war zone where bloodbaths are a daily routine. As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World." The film is rife with news clips and staggering statistics,...