Thursday, October 06, 2011

Stakes raised in “Fast and Furious” probe, Holder targeted: "Congressional Republicans want to get to the bottom of who is responsible for Operation Fast and Furious .... Claiming [Attorney General Eric] Holder may have 'misled' Congress about his knowledge of the gun-interdiction operation, Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas on Tuesday asked President Obama to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether the attorney general told the truth in testimony to Congress earlier this year."

Hundreds of thousands disarmed by ATF ruling: "Gun Owners of America is not going to wade into the marijuana debate, but the fact that such a large group of people are losing their constitutional rights without even seeing the inside of a courtroom leaves a lot of people scratching their heads. After all, this is the same Justice Department that, in 2009, basically advised federal prosecutors to turn a blind eye to medical marijuana use."

Gun group sues Omaha over gun registration ordinance: "The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in federal district court in Nebraska against the City of Omaha, challenging the city’s prohibition against anyone who is not a United States citizen from registering a handgun. SAF’s lawsuit, on behalf of Armando Pliego Gonzalez, a resident alien living in the city, is joined by the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association."

Granny get your gun: "So how many times does the simple act of pulling a gun from its hiding place prevent a crime, discourage an attack or, in this case, help capture a fleeing felon? It's hard to tell, because this is the type of gun-related incident that may appear as a local news item but rarely ends up in any statistical database. That makes it easy to quote scary gun violence numbers for people opposed to a polite society ..."

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