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The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today that Attorney General Eric Holder’s call for the Justice Department’s inspector general to examine the “Project Gunrunner” scandal is “exactly what we called on him to do more than a week ago.”

Grassley: 'Congress needs to get to the bottom of this'

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Project Gunrunner” scandal exploded with yesterday’s follow-up report on the CBS Evening News by Sharyl Atkisson, coincidentally – or perhaps not – on the same day ATF announced a major gun and drug bust in Portland, OR and Southwest Washington.


Article by Dave Workman

Will Obama & Calderon throw gun owners under the bus?

NW activists watching today’s Obama-Calderon meet; Idaho rep weighs in

Today’s White House meeting between Barack Obama and Felipe Calderon will reportedly focus on continued drug and gun trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border, and alarmed Washington State gun rights activists are watching the Washington, D.C. activities closely, especially now that a congressman from neighboring Idaho is showing an interest in the controversy.

Knife Rights Testifies Against SB171

Knife Rights' lobbyist, Todd Rathner, was in Carson City today where he testified against anti-knife bill SB171. Todd pointed out to the Senate Committee on Judiciary the major flaws in the bill, including the introduction of the new term "dangerous knife" into Nevada law, contradictions in the bill with current law and flaws in the definitions. The bill was also strongly opposed in testimony by the Nevada ACLU, the Clark County Public Defenders Office and the Washoe County Public Defenders Office.

ATF gun trace mechanism works fine as is

Bad news for WA CeaseFire: ATF trace mechanism works fine as is

Yesterday’s arrest of three men in connection with the purchase of a gun in Texas that was used in the slaying of a federal agent in Mexico two weeks ago demonstrated that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ gun trace mechanism works just fine as is.

That probably won’t square well with Washington CeaseFire, which has long advocated removing protections that prevent agenda-driven politicians from accessing sensitive gun trace date for their own purposes.

Dueling billboards and notes from a gun show

Dueling billboards: CCRKBA, ISRA v. Mayors, Bloomberg; Notes from a gun show

Today’s news coverage will tell whether the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has a message with broader appeal than anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns


Article by Dave Workman

National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. House

Vol. 18, No. 8 02/25/11

Last week, H.R. 822, was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Schuler (D-N.C.). The measure would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms. A state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill also applies to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.


Following new revelations regarding the growing scandal over the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Project Gunrunner”- the most recent on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News — the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the allegations and remove ATF officials responsible, or hand in his resignation.

House Votes to Put Anti-gun ObamaCare and ATF on Chopping Block

Last Friday, the House tacked defunding of the anti-gun ObamaCare law onto the "continuing resolution," which is required to fund the federal government through September 30.

In a series of four votes, the House approved:

* An amendment offered by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) to defund ObamaCare for the next six months;

* Two amendments sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to defund previously appropriated provisions of ObamaCare; and,