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January 19, 2016

Executive privilege in fast and furious

A federal judge has rejected it:

A federal judge has rejected President Barack Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, a gunrunning probe that allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to flow across the border into Mexico.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department’s public disclosures about its response to the so-called “gun walking” controversy undercut Obama’s executive privilege claim.

Jackson said she wasn’t questioning the propriety of Obama’s claim of privilege, but ruling that the claim could not be sustained in view of other information the Justice Department had released on the topic, chiefly an Office of Inspector General report released in September 2012.

January 06, 2016

ATF on new rules for NFA transfers

Details here. The TLDR version is no more chief law enforcement sign off but they must be notified.

Social Media Fail

First up, ATF:

atfgunkillyodawg

I laughed hard. Up next, The White House lied:

December 21, 2015

That gun from America that was used in the Paris attacks?

Yeah, not so much:

Zastava said it exported a gun with that serial number to Delray Beach, Florida-based Century Arms in 2013. According to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the gun was received by Century and eventually sent to a federal firearms licensee in the United States and purchased by an individual in February 2014. In March of this year it was recovered at a crime scene in Mexico and is still in the custody of Mexican officials, ATF said.

I wonder if it was a fast and furious gun?

December 14, 2015

ATF on facebook

ATF actually wastes my and your money to pay someone to run a facebook page. They posted this little infographic of TRUEFACTS on the page:

atftruefacts

The comments there are full of people calling them out.

December 08, 2015

This could get interesting

NY gun shop raided by ATF* for SAFE act violations. Supposedly have a stack of form 4473s.

Remember, kids, you sold that upper already. Or boating accident. Right?

* wouldn’t that be a job for the state police?

November 30, 2015

Accountability, not for ATF agents

In the private sector, this would get you fired. But government:

Imagine if you will that you worked for a large company and were issued both a company car and company-provided credit card. Then imagine what would happen if you decided to use that company car to drive to a casino, to use that company-provided credit card to get a cash advance to buy chips, and you did it all on company time.

You would likely be fired and perhaps even prosecuted for stealing from your employer. Or, at least, that is how it should work in the real world.

However, if you were a BATFE Special Agent and you did this, then you just might get promoted to Special Agent in Charge of a Field Division and move into the Senior Executive Service

November 18, 2015

Today, in government corruption

The guys behind operation fast and furious will get full retirement.

Lorettay Lynch says Lois Lerner Protected by DOJs Prosecutorial Discretion. Of course. She was only targeting enemies of the administration.

October 27, 2015

That gun registry we don’t have

ATF has a huge storage facility

October 01, 2015

ATF agent faces charges

Seems he drew his gun on crowd of people at a football game, after beating a man.

“journalism”

The AP: Lax laws prevented the agency from effectively targeting the flow guns across the border. Then, they mention fast and furious. Are they that clueless?

Democrat staffers planted 60 Minutes with questions.

This report is not for white men.

September 22, 2015

The can cannon

This looks pretty neat. Too bad ATF has said it’s a no go because of arcane and convoluted firearms laws.

September 20, 2015

Tar and feathers

US District Court Judge David Bury ruled on Friday that no mention of Operation Fast and Furious aka Project Gunwalker could be made in the trial of two men accused of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Because, you know, at a fair trial details like the .gov, at best, acting irresponsibly or, at worst, breaking the law isn’t something people should know about. Or that it, you know, kinda helped facilitate a murder.

September 16, 2015

Does he not know what ATF does?

Let’s increase funding so the ATF can fight gun trafficking. Or, you know, enable them to traffic in guns themselves, like they did with fast and furious.

September 04, 2015

On the sig lawsuit

No real winner. Seems the judge really wants to say ATF is right but can’t find law supporting it.

August 31, 2015

Cleaning up the bureau

It’s often joked that alcohol, tobacco and firearms should be a convenience store and not a government agency. I call my basement the bureau because it’s where I keep my beer fridge, humidor, ammo locker and gun safe. Anyhoo, spent the last couple of days getting organized:

thebureau

After my safe bleg, I settled on a Browning. I like it. Two things, first being I should have spent the extra $500 for the next size up. Everything fits but it’s snug. Second, they make rifle racks or the door with a cut out for scopes. These are not set up for 16 inch ARs. I had to move the rack because I mostly have AR-15s.

Picked the safe up at The Knoxville Safe House. Good people and do recommend. They answered my questions on fire ratings and explained the pros and cons of interior and exterior hinges.

Speaking of mostly having ARs, if one is none and two is one then this is some number. Math is hard:

oneisomenumberorsomething

Top to bottom: Colt 6920 FDE, Colt 6920 Gray, Junior’s Gun, the 12 incher, and a 7 inch dedicated 22LR suppressed.

August 17, 2015

No, we’re a bureau

ATF says they’re not “an agency” to avoid complying with FOIA law.

August 04, 2015

Well, that happened quietly

ATF says 40mm practice ammo as destructive devices.

August 02, 2015

It keeps getting better and better

Chicago Tribune: Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation

July 30, 2015

Poking the ATF

A non NFA stock for your handgun, the USA 1Shot:

atflookatme

June 30, 2015

ATF to shut down gun store

Over a paperwork error rate of 2.8%

June 28, 2015

ATF official under investigation

For accessing personal data of other employees. If they’ll do that to their own, imagine what they do with your data.

June 23, 2015

ATF: Beware NFA scam

People are altering form 4s to con potential machine gun buyers out of money.

June 16, 2015

ATF involved in day to day busts in NYC

Because gun crime is up:

Now in an unprecedented move, a federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2s Marcia Kramer reported Monday.

Kramer is told it was a collective decision made by the federal government, the NYPD, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Those agencies are mounting a first-ever anti-gun initiative in high-crime areas.

June 15, 2015

Things that go boom can be dangerous

ATF posts PSA on exploding targets

June 06, 2015

Restoring rights

The house has voted to resume funding for the ATF to process applications to restore rights for non-violent felons.

June 03, 2015

NFA Trusts

The DOJ is moving forward regarding NFA transfers for trust. At issue, is having the responsible persons get LEO sign off and do a background check.

May 20, 2015

Going from tax to spend?

Liberal think tank (isn’t that on oxymoron? Should be a feel tank): Merge ATF into the FBI

April 16, 2015

Never happen or even work

But I like the sentiment of suing ATF for financial loss because of wait times for NFA. What needs to happen is congress should pass a law that requires approval in some number of days. Of course, since ATF basically does a glorified NICS check, it should happen same day.

April 08, 2015

In Fast and Furious news

The cluster was mentioned in an episode of NCIS.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

Uncle Pays the Bills


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