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First Gunrunner hearing: No surprises

Monday’s opening session in what will likely become a series of hearings on Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demonstrated that Chairman Darrell Issa is laying a strategy to hold people accountable for an operation that sent thousands of guns illegally to Mexico.

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Article by Dave Workman

Ja Rule Goes to Prison; Bloomberg Remains At Large

Going through another day blissfully ignorant of pop culture, I was confronted with a question about Ja Rule going to prison. Stumped, but with piqued interest, I looked it up.

Ja Rule is a rapper, as in musician. His real name is Jeffrey Atkins. Maybe he didn’t want to be confused with the country music star with a similar last name.

So, what heinous crime landed Mr. Rule is prison?

Photojournalist uses 2A when 1A threatened

Olympia photojournalist exercises 2A when 1A threatened

Threats, harassment and intimidation by anarchist thugs against an Olympia photojournalist apparently hit the outer limits when Tony Overman revealed to MyNorthwest.com that the most recent attack, at his residence, left him alarmed and armed.

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Article by Dave Workman

Fearmongers and Hypocrites in the Gun Debate

It was a year ago this month that a crime wave was supposed to sweep the streets of Chicago.

The Supreme Court ruled that the city’s handgun ban violated the rights of residents, making the ownership of such firearms legal after they had been banned for almost 20 years.

Gun control activists were just sure that legalizing handguns was going to be a bad thing. After all, murders in the Windy City had been spiking during the months leading up to the Court’s decision. How could “introducing more guns into the mix” make people safer?

"Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act" Needs Your Support

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) are urgently seeking cosponsors for the "Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act" -- S. 798 in the Senate and H.R. 420 in the House.

The legislation would provide a limited amnesty period for veterans who served overseas before 1968. During the amnesty period, the veterans would be able to register war relic firearms that are subject to the National Firearms Act, without fear of prosecution. This amnesty would also extend to veterans' family members who may have inherited these firearms.

Dangerous Dogs: Sheriff says 'defend yourselves'

While Evergreen State hunters are raising alarms about the possible impact of wolves on big game herds, residents of Stevens County have a more immediate threat, and it’s serious: roving dogs that have killed more than 100 animals in recent weeks..

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/dangerous-dogs-stevens-cou...

Article by Dave Workman

Terror Treaty a 2nd Amendment Threat?

According to reports from Newsmax.com and Forbes.com, a proposed Small Arms Treaty could pose a threat to Second Amendment rights.

Second 'Fast and Furious' hearing set; Grassley, Dodson to testify

BREAKING: 2nd ‘Fast and Furious’ hearing set, Grassley, Dodson to testify!

The second in what promises to be a series of hearings on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ controversial Operation Fast and Furious has been announced for next Wednesday, June 15, and Sen. Charles Grassley will testify.

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Article by Dave Workman

Methow ranchers indicted for wolf killings

Methow ranchers indicted for wolf killings as battle lines drawn

Methow Valley ranchers Bill White and his son, Tom and Tom’s wife, Erin have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Spokane for wolf poaching, adding more fuel to a debate that has been raging this week over wolf reintroduction in Washington State.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/methow-ranchers-indicted-f...

Article by Dave Workman