“FLASH! The government of Mexico has formally asked the United States for details of the ATF operation ‘Fast and Furious’!” Mike Vanderboegh reported yesterday morning on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog.
ATF management was allowing potentially hundreds of semiautomatic firearms to be walked across the Mexican border in order to pad statistics used to further budget and power objectives. A gun used in this operation was involved in a December 2010 incident in which a Border Patrol agent was killed.
Republicans have taken the House. While Democrats retained the Senate, the balance of power is too close for them to steamroll anything through. But is gun control still a threat?
"Multiple sources tell me the National Rifle Association is planning to endorse liberal Harry Reid against pro-gun champion Sharron Angle," Erick Erickson reports on RedState.com.
The Brady Center has filed its friend of the court brief in the case of OTIS MCDONALD, et al., Petitioners, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, et al., Respondents. They say their brief is in support of neither party, but what are they really saying?
Depending on who's doing the talking, we're supposed to look at yesterday's elections as either a troubling turn for president Obama, or irrelevant as far as being a referendum on Obama. Unless, of course, a conservative loses. Then it's a blow to the right.
Is public safety enhanced by banning someone like, say, Martha Stewart from owing a gun for the rest of her life? How?
Simply put, it's an organization I can find no Constitutional justification for.
The GAO gun trafficking report admits its findings are incomplete, but they intend to draw conclusions anyway. Why? So they can gin up the hysteria to enact complete registration and end private sales of firearms.