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Idaho 'grizzly man' gets governor's support

Idaho governor backs man who shot grizzly

As tempers ramp up across the Pacific Northwest over the federal government’s decision to prosecute an Idaho man who shot a grizzly bear allegedly in defense of his children, Gov. Butch Otter’s letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in defense of Jeremy Hill’s actions has now been released, and it’s a no-holds-barred document.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/idaho-governor-backs-man-w...

Article by Dave Workman

Idaho grizzly shooting launches fury

ID grizzly killing ignites passions in, beyond Gem State borders

Evergreen State hunters are joining their neighbors in Idaho in expressing outrage over the case of Jeremy M. Hill, who has been charged in federal court for what he insisted was the self-defense killing of a grizzly on his property on May 8.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/id-grizzly-killing-ignites...

Article by Dave Workman

Gang violence and gun rights

Street gangs pose public safety threat

Reading Wednesday’s Seattle Times will convince people that there is an “all-out gang war” flaring up in South King County, a region where at least some of the estimated 10,000 gang members hang their colors, which must make for quite an array, considering that there are an estimated 140 active street gangs in the county.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/street-gangs-pose-public-s...

Article by Dave Workman

London mayor gives anti-gun bigotry a new low level

London mayor reveals anti-gun bigotry knows no borders or boundaries

Evergreen State gun rights activists who think their biggest problems lie with Washington CeaseFire and the Brady Campaign will realize that anti-gun bigotry has reached a new low with today’s announcement that the Mayor of London will not allow school-age youngsters to attend any Olympics shooting events next year on the free tickets they get from his office because city hall “fears a backlash from the anti-gun lobby.”

Green Lake open carry incident

Green Lake open carry incident Sunday stirring debate

A Sunday morning incident at Seattle’s Green Lake involving an open carry activist and Seattle police is now escalating on the Open Carry forum with suggestions to take legal action against an unidentified woman who made the initial 911 call to police.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/green-lake-open-carry-inci...

Article by Dave Workman

Everett pit bull shooting re-ignites dog debate

The dogs of social war: Everett pit bull shooting re-ignites debate

An unidentified Everett man fatally shot a neighbor’s pit bull that had reportedly threatened both the man and his daughter on their property, and it did not take long before reports about the incident in the Seattle Times and Everett Herald ignited a battle over the breed, the owners, and the use of lethal force.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/the-dogs-of-social-war-eve...

Article by Dave Workman

Issa, Grassley tell Holder 'word games' won't do

BREAKING: Issa, Grassley tell Holder ‘word games’ won’t do

Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley told Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter that the Justice Department, rather than live up to an agreement to provide full responses to questions about Operation Fast and Furious, is playing disappointing “word games.”

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/breaking-issa-grassley-tel...

Article by Dave Workman

Cornyn rips ATF promotions

Cornyn rips ATF promotions; NW activists disgusted

Texas Sen. John Cornyn has ripped the “promotions” of three key figures in the botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Operation Fast and Furious, but Northwest gun rights activists watching this controversy seem more disgusted than surprised.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/cornyn-rips-atf-promotions...

Article by Dave Workman

"Fast and Furious" Supervisors Promoted

Three Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives supervisors who were involved in the controversial "Fast and Furious" sting that lead to the death of Customs and Border Patrol agent Brian Terry have been promoted to management positions in Washington, D.C., according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Two of those promoted, William D. Newell and David Voth, were in the Phoenix Field Office of BATFE, and were key players in the sting. The third, William G. McMahon, was BATFE's deputy director of operations for the western United States.