Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

Wow

Bombshell: DOJ Considering Elimination of ATF:

Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF. According to sources, the paper outlines the firing of at least 450 ATF agents in an effort to conduct damage control as Operation Fast and Furious gets uglier and as election day 2012 gets closer.

Arrived

Congrats, Mike. I guess you’ve arrived when Media Matters does a hit piece on you. Standard MM, though. Complete with distortions and half truths.

Suppressor Case

Former GemTech board member pleads to possession of stolen firearms and suppressors:

According to court documents and to statements made in court, Sleeva was a federal firearms licensee and had obtained silencers as a member of Gemtech’s board of directors prior to his removal from the board in 2001.

Gemtech is an Idaho firm that is in the business of designing, testing, manufacturing, servicing, and selling silencers for firearms.

When he was removed from the board, Sleeva failed to return the silencers after Gemtech repeatedly demanded that he do so, according to Fein.

AZ Sheriff on ATF

ATF agents accomplices to murder in gun program

It just encourages the bastards

I find mulling my options in most elections to be the equivalent of seeing two turds in a punch bowl and me and someone else arguing over which turd tastes slightly less bad. Then we get consumed in that discussion and totally lose sight of the fact we’re arguing over two pieces of shit and how stupid arguing over that is. So now, I vote my conscious or don’t vote at all. I’ve never felt right since pulling the lever for McCain. I bring that up because of Bobbi’s comment from here:

I’ll still vote LP, ‘cos neither face of the Elephant is any more serious about liberty than the jackasses across the aisle.

Targeted

Max Motors had a gun giveaway. Buy a car, get an AK47. ATF agents showed and were shown that it was lawful because customers were given a voucher for the gun and not a gun. And he was harassed by his bank and GM. And:

The next day, Muller received a call from the ATF asking him to come in for a meeting with all of his personal guns, which they insisted they had to authority to order, he said. Muller held his ground and refused to submit to the audit without first going through due process.

“The ATF people were just as nice as can be. They were not mean or hateful—and finally I asked the lady on the phone: Don’t you have something better to do?” he said. He then re-explained that there were vouchers for guns and that no guns were being given away.

“She said: ‘Let me tell you how important this is, the White House started their morning with a briefing on you. We got a call from Washington, D.C. this morning. They wanted you checked out,” he said.

The White House doesn’t have anything better to do?

SOCOM Buys Suppressors

$23.3M from Surefire

Wheretoshoot.org

NSSF’s site has a new look.

I’m going to change the world in three minutes

Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr. is a bad ass.

What you do instead of something

Boston increasing knife regulations

A holstered gun is a happy gun

Stop touching it:

During a staff meeting last week, Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley pulled out his .40-caliber Glock pistol, unloaded the magazine and placed the bullets on a meeting room table.

He says it was an impromptu demonstration to stress the dangers facing officers and students during a recent spate of shootings. Some in the room, however, say they felt it was a display meant to intimidate.

What you’ve done here, Sparky, is increase the likelihood of a negligent discharge from zero to some number larger than zero. Stop it.

Faster and furiouser

A brief timeline for Gunwalker

Obama evades questions from latino media.

Informants not only used tax payer money to buy guns for cartels, they also bought drugs.

Shirt for plane travel

Heh. Buy it here.

It’s a conspiracy!

Not a very elaborate or entertaining one. Just a wrong one.

Chris Christie on gun rights

Comes in about where you’d think a politician from NJ would. And here’s his misinformed flyer on the assault weapons ban. His attack ad criticized his opponent for not supporting gun bans.

Via Jacob, who says it’s a non-issue.

White republicans

They’re all racist, even when they vote for a black guy.

Gun Porn

Suppressing an AK

War Heroes 1911s

Big Bore 1911

September 29, 2011

Speaking of Ohio

Columbus decides to comply with state law, removing firearm restrictions

Gun projects

A teaser from a brand new, wet-behind-the-ears gun blog.

Safety dance

Shocking: State forced to look at options as revenue from red light cameras declines

If you see something you may just look like an idiot and waste everybody’s time

Police and FBI pay a visit to a pistol instructor’s house because he bought ammo. You know, an expense for him in the ordinary course of business. Seems who needs that much ammo? warrants a visit. Need has nothing to do with it.

Via Tam, who asks: Where do you draw the line? How far down the slope do you slide before you decide you don’t like the view anymore?

Guns and medical marijuana

ATF says that medical marijuana users cannot own guns. The logic is sketchy since form 4473 asks if one is an unlawful user. I would say being permitted by the state makes one’s use lawful. ATF disagrees:

The federal government considers all users of medical marijuana unlawful, no matter what state law says.

Generally, the government considers us criminals anyway.

I would answer the question with a no, personally, since someone with their card is not an unlawful user.

Petitions

Support middle class firearms rights.

And a petition for national CCW bill.

Kids and guns

Great story: Thank you, Eddie Eagle.

And, today, the Brady Campaign prevented zero gun accidents.

DEA non-raid

Come back with a warrant. People now no longer presume the police are the police and people now are less inclined to cooperate. I wonder why?

Help the SAF

Through your company’s United Way program. At least something good can come from your company’s annual employee pestering err community drive.

Gun Biz Stuff

The ongoing saga of the fraud committed against Glock.

S&W getting a new CEO? Also, I like this: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC), a leader in the business of safety, security, protection, and sport . . .

That is some good PR right there.

Hope and change

Insurance premiums up, shocking no one.

Why are anti-gun activists so violent?

More wishing for death.

ATF and guns in Mexico

Seen on facebook:

bangfizzle

IBD: Again, Fast and Furious was no botched sting operation. The ATF simply didn’t “lose track” of thousands of weapons. We believe this was a planned and premeditated attempt to further the administration’s gun-control agenda and its claim that violence in Mexico was our fault.

Yup. Is the media ignoring or covering up?

Obama’s Watergate? No, Watergate had no body count.