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BATFE's Colossal Screwup

Article by Steve Schreiner

Informal Shooting Ranges Threatened by Obama

Article by Steve Schreiner

A universal problem is emerging throughout the western United States. This region is becoming increasingly urbanized. As a result, people want to build their homes or second homes in rural areas to get away from other people. Some of them have or obtain “inholdings” right in the middle of a National Forest or very near it on the borders of National Forests. The same goes for Bureau of Land Management lands. When people do this, one of the first things to be closed down are informal, unsupervised shooting ranges. So much for the Forest Service's multiple use of forest lands policy. It plays right into the hands of anti-gun bureaucrats. Once shut down by US Forest Service (USFS) or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials, and no matter how many “studies” are done, the ranges are somehow never reopened for public use. BLM's policy is simple: they won't allow ranges of any sort on BLM lands; the only way to obtain a particular piece of BLM land for a range is to go through formal processes to turn that land over to another public or private organization, a process which deliberately takes forever and is very difficult to do, even if the “skids are greased.” Still, it is very nearly impossible to do, especially if you want to build a formal shooting range, let alone an informal one, which may be used on a casual and possibly frequent basis.

Senator Grassley fires another salvo in the Project Gunwalker Scandal

Remember the other day when deep-cover agent Waldo reported this ATF account of the meeting between ATF and Senator Grassley? --

ATF briefed Senator Grassley’s office relative to memo written to ATF and recent whistleblower allegations concerning Southwest Border. AD McDermond thought meeting went well and that ATF delegation provided full debriefing of Project Gunrunner and ATF’s Firearms Trafficking strategy overall.

Remember, also, Waldo's comments:

Illegal Immigrants Charged with Gunrunning

Two illegal immigrants have been charged with being in possession of firearms. Jose Beltran-Bermudez and Yazmin Arvayo-Palafox were arrested in connection with an effort to smuggle 222 rifles and five pistols into Mexico.

A conspiracy of silence in ATF scandal? Where are Murray, Cantwell?

With the ATF stonewalling in the face of a request for information on the BATFE's flawed gunrunning investigation, Dave Workman suggests that Washington gun owners contact Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and ask them to get involved.


Seattle shooting case hardly closed

Case clearly not ‘closed’ in ‘Seattle woodcarver’ shooting

Today’s announcement by King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg that criminal charges will not be filed against Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk in the Aug. 30, 1010 shooting death of woodcarver John T. Williams will leave many people doubting the criminal justice system, and it is clear that this case is still not "closed."


Article by Dave Workman

Could NRA return to Seattle with bigger convention center????

King Co. executive’s plan could pave way for NRA’s return to Seattle

King County Executive Dow Constantine’s proposal (reported by KING 5 News) to re-direct tax revenues to allow for expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle could be a godsend for Pacific Northwest gun owners, because the larger facility might be able to attract the annual National Rifle Association convention.

Mexico's Gun Supply Myth

ONLY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF U.S. ORIGIN . . . In a new report, the independent research group STRATFOR has corroborated what NSSF has been saying for some time about firearms recovered from drug cartels in Mexico: that it is erroneous and grossly misleading to say, as Mexican officials and the media have done, that 90 percent of the firearms recovered came from the United States. The truth is that less than 12 percent of the guns Mexico seized in 2008 have been verified as coming from the United States. The proof can be found in U.S.

Given the choice, Swiss vote to keep their guns

Neutral Switzerland is among the best-armed nations in the world, with more guns per capita than almost any other country except the United States, Finland and Yemen.

At least 2.3 million weapons lie stashed in basements, cupboards and lofts in this country of less than 8 million people, according to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey.

On Sunday, Swiss voters made sure it stays that way, rejecting a proposal to tighten the peaceful Alpine nation's relaxed firearms laws.