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Grassley plays hardball on Gunrunner

UPDATE: Grassley plays hardball on ‘Gunrunner’

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley is following through on threats to play hardball over what he considers Justice Department stonewalling on his requests for information and documents relating to Project Gunrunner.


Article by Dave Workman

Debate today in Wisconsin on CCW

As Wisconsin considers CCW, it could take lesson from Washington

Sometime today, a Wisconsin State Senate committee will vote on a proposal that would legalize concealed carry of firearms by private citizens in the Badger State, a right citizens of Washington State have enjoyed for generations.

Lots of Pacific Northwest eyes will be focused on the capitol at Madison while this debate unfolds, perhaps to gauge how well the argument goes for unlicensed "constitutional carry."

Dog attacks bring out the backlash...

Dog attacks bring out the backlash; Crime down, gun sales up!

For the second time since Saturday, a man has been attacked by unleashed, aggressive dogs, the most recent attack happening in Kent.

In the aftermath, public reaction is not unlike that unleashed against firearms and their owners following a high-profile shooting.


Article by Dave Workman

Shooting dangerous dogs in self-defense

In self-defense: Kirkland pit bull incident probably a ‘good shoot’

The weekend shooting of an aggressive pit bull at a Kirkland park appears to fall well within the guidelines of self-defense under this state’s statutes, and the incident has ignited a furious debate about dangerous dogs.

The case, according to Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue, underscores why his organization fought to nullify Seattle’s illegal parks gun ban.

King County SO's missing guns are without sin

Whew! Missing King County Sheriff’s guns not linked to ‘Gunrunner!’

King County Sheriff’s Department spokesman John Urquhart confirmed this morning that the agency cannot account for 113 of its firearms, but the good news is that none of the missing guns has ever showed up at a crime scene.


Article by Dave Workman

DEA and ATF at odds over Gunrunner-linked guns?

Gunrunner Update: DEA keeping ATF guns; Who is Uriel Patino?

A tempest is brewing in Phoenix, AZ today as agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are reportedly refusing to turn over an unknown number of firearms recovered in a drug bust last month to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, even though at least one of the guns traces back to the controversial Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast-and-Furious.


Article by Dave Workman

Gottlieb tells Lieberman: 'Investigate ATF'

Gunrunner: CCRKBA’s Gottlieb fires off stinging letter to Lieberman

Stunned by yesterday’s revelation by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) that he supports a proposed requirement to report multiple long gun sales to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by southwest states gun dealers, gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb has fired off a blistering letter to the senator that urges him to investigate the ATF instead.


ATF Gunrunner shakeup as Lieberman backs long gun reporting

ATF Phoenix ‘Gunrunner’ shakeup as Lieberman backs long gun reports

The management shakeup at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Phoenix field office is bigger than just a change in the top man as this column reported yesterday.


Article by Dave Workman

Judge's ruling on concealed carry will be appealed

Fed. judge’s ruling on concealed carry faces appeal

This morning’s Seattle Times – the newspaper that significantly overlooked one of the biggest local stories of 2010, that being the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation’s victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago – reports that a federal judge in California has ruled there is no constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun in public.


Article by Dave Workman