More on the ATF hearings
Not good. JPFO reports:
In our past alerts concerning the BATFE Congressional hearings ( http://www.jpfo.org/alert20060213.htm ), we told you to keep your eyes open and watch for betrayal. Pay attention to who defends or justifies the actions of the BATFE. Look for “compromises” that only compromise YOUR rights.
Not surprisingly, we were right to be concerned.
The hearings, originally scheduled for 2pm EST today, were quietly rescheduled to 2:30pm. Additionally, the webcast was dropped, although the link to it is still on the site ( http://judiciary.house.gov/schedule.aspx ) as of this writing. Callers to the Judiciary received the explanation that the hearing was “scheduled in a room that did not have webcast equipment.”
[We were also reassured that “…the Chairman supports the Second Amendment.” Of course, so does Charles Schumer ( http://www.jpfo.org/2nd-setup.htm ). The real question is, “How MUCH does the Chairman support it?”]
Although the Judiciary promises that the written testimony will be on the site ( http://judiciary.house.gov/oversight.aspx?ID=216 ) by 5pm EST today, we will have no accurate record of what actually transpired. The testimony, after all, was submitted earlier and does not necessarily reflect the actual testimony. It also does not cover the question and answer period following the testimony.
Due to this “mishap”, we have successfully been prevented from seeing and hearing our government justify actions which cannot ethically BE justified (it should be fascinating to see if any alleged “pro-gun” groups try to tell us what great friends we have in Congress!).
Stuff like this should not stand. Call your congressperson and pester the crap out of them.