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?
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.
I’ve always disliked the term Homeland Security, from the very first time I heard George Bush utter it in a national address. There’s just something Motherland/Fatherland creepy about it, and the recent DHS reports on rightwing extremism and southbound weapons smuggling confirm the fascist touch that seems to accompany everything the federal government oversees.
Why does Homeland Security’s gun smuggling report mislead law enforcement?