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Thursday "Fast and Furous" forum a 'smokescreen'

Cummings’ Thursday Fast & Furious ‘forum’ called a smokescreen

An attempt to present a different perspective on the continuing investigation into Operation Fast and Furious is being mounted Thursday morning on Capitol Hill by Democrat Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who has invited several prominent anti-gunners, but no gun rights experts, industry representatives or whistleblowers.


Article by Dave Workman

The old 'gun on the trunk' trick

SPD rifle flap punctures public perception about cops as gun safety experts

The on-going flap over a semiautomatic AR-15 type rifle left unattended on the trunk of a Seattle police car Monday night just may become the pin that punctures a public perception – especially when it comes to the legislative arena – that police are the “experts” on all things firearms-related…

What all of this demonstrates is that civilian law enforcement officers are as capable of human error as anyone else, even with training and years of experience…

Grassley to get 'F&F' files after Senate votes on DoJ nominees

BREAKING: Grassley to get ‘F&F’ files for Senate votes; ATF fires whistleblower

In an arrangement brokered by Sen. Patrick Leahy, key documents relating to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious are supposed to be handed over to Sen. Charles Grassley in exchange for today’s Senate votes on three key Justice Department nominations that Grassley had been blocking.


Article by Dave Workman

NRA News scores big Fast & Furious interviews

NRA News scores big with Fast & Furious interviews

NRA News, the National Rifle Association’s media arm, has scored a pair of interviews on Operation Fast and Furious, the most recent being yesterday’s breaking conversation with Congressman Trey Gowdy ( R-SC) who just returned from a weekend trek to Mexico with Rep. Darrell Issa to probe deeper into the controversy.


Article by Dave Workman

Inslee makes it official

Inslee makes it official; his ‘F’ rating stands

Congressman Jay Inslee made it official today that he is running to succeed fellow Democrat Christine Gregoire as Washington’s governor, and it remains to be seen how much the vote will be influenced by his “F” rating on gun rights issues by the National Rifle Association.


Article by Dave Workman

SAF files for summary judgment v. New York City

Bellevue v. Big Apple: SAF files for summary judgment in permit case

The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has filed its latest shot in its battle against exorbitant gun license fees in New York City, asking the court for a summary judgment against the city in a case that would have Washington residents marching on city hall or Olympia if it dealt with a gun law here.


Article by Dave Workman

Custer, meet Holder and Melson

George Custer, meet Ken Melson and Eric Holder

History buffs will recall that Saturday was the 135th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a military catastrophe that also became a political debacle, and if George Armstrong Custer were alive today, he could probably teach Kenneth Melson and Eric Holder something valuable about strategic errors.


Article by Dave Workman

Helmke leaving Brady camp; Melson clings to ATF post

Helmke leaving Brady Camp; Melson clings to ATF post

Paul Helmke, president of the anti-gun Brady Campaign who tried to stir up a boycott of Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee last year because it caters to armed patrons, has announced he is leaving that job in July.


Article by Dave Workman

Gay pride at BATF

Congressman Barney Frank to Deliver Remarks

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today sponsored its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month program at its headquarters, with Acting Director Kenneth Melson providing remarks and Rep. Barney Frank serving as the keynote speaker.

The celebration was in recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to ATF and the nation, and to promote awareness of the LGBT culture.