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  • Reno ATF agents transfer in rift with prosecutors(NV)

    09/20/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 19 September, 2012 | AP
    Four of six agents from the Reno office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have transferred in a rift with federal prosecutors, and the departures have left the northern Nevada region ill-equipped to investigate illegal weapon and drug activity, a newspaper investigation found.
  • FROM THE EDITOR: I was a gun show virgin(AZ)

    09/20/2012 3:57:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 18 September, 2012 | Dan Shearer
    My first recollection involving a real gun was when I was about 8 years old and Dad took us boys out to a pasture in Minnesota with a 12-gauge. One of the brothers was smart. He brought along two washcloths and packed them under his shirt to absorb the kick. He didn’t share, so the rest of us nearly had our arms ripped off when we pulled the trigger. I declined Dad’s offer for another go at it, and it was a while before I shot another gun. I don’t mind guns, and even considered getting one when we moved...
  • Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder ‘lied to my face’ during House testimony

    09/20/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing. “I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he...
  • DOJ Fast-and-Furious Report: WH Aide Declined Interview With IG; 'White House Did Not Produce Any

    09/19/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/19/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The report on Operation Fast and Furious released today by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General says a member of the White House National Security staff declined to be interviewed for the inspector general's investigation and that the White House itself did not produce internal documents for the investigation because the White House said it was "beyond the purview" of the inspector general. The report said that gun traffickers purchased more than 2,000 weapons during Fast and Furious and that U.S. law enforcement officers eventually only recovered about 100 of these because "of a strategy jointly pursued...
  • IG Report on Fast and Furious Released

    09/19/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Office of Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | September 19, 2012 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release September 19, 2012 IG Report on Fast and Furious Released Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which has jurisdiction over the Justice Department, made the following comment after the Inspector General for the Justice Department released its long awaited report on Operation Fast and Furious.  Grassley first began investigating alleged gunwalking in January 2011 after whistleblowers came forward to alert Congress about gunwalking in Arizona.  The Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder initially denied gunwalking occurred. “At first glance, the Inspector General’s report reaffirms virtually everything that Congressman...
  • 'Furious' report slams 'disregard' for public safety as DOJ officials quit

    09/19/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies ^ | Sep 19, 2012 | Mike Levine
    A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a "disregard" for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned and another retired.  The sprawling report by the department's inspector general is the most comprehensive account yet on the deadly operation which allowed weapons to "walk" across the U.S.-Mexico border and resulted in hundreds of firearms turning up at crime scenes in both countries.  The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential...
  • Fast and Furious, Executive Branch Key Players (pdf graph)

    09/19/2012 2:43:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    House Oversite Committee ^ | 9/19/12 | House Oversite Committee
    A handy dandy chart
  • Store Owner Fires Gun At Robbers(KY)

    09/19/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 19 September, 2012 | Staff
    PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - Another convenience store robbery in Pike County, but this time the store owner fought back, firing four shots at the two would-be robbers. The whole incident was caught on tape. It happened Monday night at the Meta Mart in the Johns Creek community. The store owner, Gary Thornsberry, said he wanted to take control of the situation and had been preparing himself for the moment. "I've gone over it in my mind, and I've decided that I want the ball in my court," he said. Thornsberry said he was in the office when two men...
  • Issa Statement on DOJ IG’s Findings

    09/19/2012 11:58:58 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 10 replies
    Rep. Issa's office ^ | 9-19-12 | Rep. Issa
    WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, issued the following statement on Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s findings of widespread failures by both senior DOJ and ATF leaders in both Operation Fast and Furious and the Department of Justice’s false denials of reckless conduct to Congress. Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have led the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious following Justice Department denials of reckless conduct that were later retracted. Guns from the reckless program contributed to the deaths of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and...
  • Major report released on Fast and Furious, DOJ official resigns

    09/19/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/19/2012
    <p>A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a "disregard" for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned.</p>
  • Texas Hunter Education, or “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Fudds”

    09/19/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Nick Leghorn
    To hunt in the state of Texas, if you were born within the last 30 years, you need to have passed an approved hunter education class and carry the proof with you. Unless you pay $10 for a one year deferral, like I did last year. Unfortunately that deferral is a Let me back up a second here. The term “Fudd” is derived, of course, from the Elmer Fudd, the hunter in the Looney Tunes cartoons. And in Pennsylvania, it’s used to describe a certain kind of person. Specifically, one who believes the only purpose for firearms is hunting, that...
  • ‘Fast & Furious' operation: Justice probe clears Eric Holder

    09/19/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT · by barryobi · 41 replies
    politico ^ | 9/19/2012 | josh gerstein
    An internal Justice Department investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal recommends discipline for 14 officials, but found no evidence that the department’s top leaders knew about the gun-walking aspect of the operation when it was underway. The long-awaited report from Justice’s Inspector General finds misconduct or poor judgment on the part of officials at DOJ headquarters, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters in Washington and field office in Arizona, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. However, the investigators found Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t know about the operation until after the scandal emerged in...
  • Major report released on Fast and Furious, DOJ official resigns

    09/19/2012 11:21:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 9/19/12 | foxnews
    A major report released Wednesday on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program -- and has resulted in the resignation of one Justice Department official.
  • St. Paul woman pins burglary suspect, daughter holds gun until police arrive

    09/19/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-19-12 | Emily Gurnon
    Maybe he thought it would be an easy grab: an unlocked door, a purse on the kitchen table. But before suspected burglar Marty Mark Childs could get away, a woman who lived at the St. Paul house angrily demanded to know why he was there. She forced him to the floor, knelt on his back and called for her daughter -- who held Childs at gunpoint until police arrived.
  • Pro-concealed carry club seeks recognition from ASUA(AZ)

    09/19/2012 9:51:34 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 19 September, 2012 | YARA ASKAR
    Despite the struggles to find an adviser to support Students for Concealed Carry (a pro-concealed carry club) has not yet given up in pursuing the club’s recognition. The club has been trying to find an adviser since last spring in order to gain recognition from the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. In the past three weeks, more than 700 emails were sent out to faculty and staff, requesting an adviser. Greg Collins, a public management and policy senior and organizer of the unrecognized club, said he plans to continue emailing faculty and staff despite missing the deadline for...
  • Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested

    09/19/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | Martin Evans
    Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested Two female police officers have died after being lured to an apparent ambush where there were callously gunned down. y Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent 12:36PM BST 18 Sep 2012 Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were responding to a routine report of a house burglary in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were killed. Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspcion...
  • Buckeyes for Concealed Carry President Uses Handgun to Defend Family

    09/19/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 19 September, 2012 | cbaus
    At approximately 7:00 pm Saturday night, Ohio State Students Joe and Amanda Smith were approached by a threatening white male near Westland Mall requiring Joe, Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus President, to use his concealed handgun to defend himself, his wife Amanda, and their sixteen month old son Kyedin. The threatening male approached their vehicle while Amanda was buckling Kyedin into his stroller and Joe was near the tailgate. He began making cat calls at Amanda as he closed in on her. Amanda and Joe asked him to leave them alone. Joe placed himself between his wife and the...
  • Golden State devalues gun rights(CA)

    09/19/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 17 September, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    We know America is in big trouble when power corrupted law enforcement and California’s liberal state legislature ban together to createnew laws that regulate, pre-punish, and harass law abiding gun owners. In the name of safety and protection, lawmakers being obsessedwith violating our rights and beating up the Constitution bloody, feed into thebig government ways of today. They fail to realize, however, that the Constitution is meant to protect individual, God-given rights; it does not say big government can violate our rights, and do whatever they want. This all started with a 2011 California law (AB 109) that bans open...
  • Lawyer for Trayvon’s Parents Complains About Zimmerman Facebook Request

    09/19/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 17 September, 2012 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    The lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s parents harshly criticized efforts by George Zimmerman’s attorneys to obtain the school records and Facebook information for the deceased 17-year-old high school student, saying they were irrelevant to the case. “Zimmerman’s lawyers are attempting to assassinate Trayvon Martin’s character,” said Benjamin Crump, in an interview with “Whatever Trayvon had on his Facebook page or whatever was in his school records have nothing to do with why Zimmerman shot him.”
  • Evansville, IN squirms and squeals in face of open carry lawsuit

    09/19/2012 6:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 15 September, 2012 | GSL
    Evansville, IN police ejected a gentleman for lawfully open carrying his pistol at the Evansville Zoo back in 2011. The man, Ben Magenheimer, known to many was Titanium Frost on the Indiana Gun Owners forum, was at the zoo with his family minding his own business when police showed up and ordered him to leave. In his subsequent lawsuit, Magenheimer is seeking damages for violation of his civil rights under the color of authority. The City of Evansville is smelling an expensive judgement in the case and has responded with a 30-page motion to dismiss the lawsuit, citing Magenheimer’s other...