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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.


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.


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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.”


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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.


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.

Starbucks CEO declares financial war on politicians

Starbucks CEO declares financial war on politicians

Northwest gun rights activists looking for a way to get the attention of politicians might follow the lead of Howard Schultz, CEO of the Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee, which last year stood up to anti-gun demagoguery by not barring armed customers from its shops around the country.


Article by Dave Workman

Media Left counterstrike v. Issa?

Left fights back: ATF thumbs nose at Issa as NY Times runs hit piece

Two days after the New York Times published a lengthy Sunday edition story about Congressman Darrell Issa – said by his office to be riddled with errors and they offer a detailed memo in rebuttal – today’s Los Angeles Times reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has promoted three key figures in the botched Operation Fast and Furious scandal.


Armed citizens behave; antis lose credibility

Truth and Consequences: Armed citizens behave; antis lose credibility

Pacific Northwest gun rights activists tracking firearms issues nationwide are taking note of a report in Sunday’s Richmond, VA Times-Dispatch that shows how crime in bars and restaurants has actually dropped in the year since Virginia changed the law to allow concealed firearms in those establishments.


Article by Dave Workman

Wolf advocates like gun prohibitionists: Never enough

Western state hunters and game managers are once again learning just how far wolf advocates will go in order to prevent the states from managing wolf populations that have exceeded anyone’s expectations, though perhaps not their wildest dreams.


Article by Dave Workman