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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Report: untold grief of Gunwalker victims demands justice

In a report published today at American Thinker, M. Catherine Evans provides an excruciatingly honest look at the untold grief of the victims of the Gunwalker scandal--the family and friends of those killed as a result of the U.S. government's illegal scheme to take American guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels. It is a brutally candid story but a necessary one, particularly in light of the failure of the mainstream media to report it or mention the sinister mindset that led to it.
When slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was taking his basic training for his position, he wrote the following note, read at his funeral:

Friday, December 09, 2011

Issa and Holder--the tale of the six boxes

When Congressman Darrell Issa, R-California, questioned Attorney-General Eric Holder yesterday concerning the now-infamous Fast and Furious scandal, he presented a stark visual that is illustrative of the manner in which the Obama Administration has handled Congressional attempts to get information from the Department of Justice on the scandal that resulted in the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement officers and hundreds of American and Mexican citizens on both sides of the border.
Issa presented six boxes. One box, sitting by itself on the display, represented the material Holder had turned over to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. The other five boxes, grouped together, represented the material that a citizen, a gun store owner, voluntarily turned over to the House as evidence in the ongoing investigation.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Breaking: Issa receives more damaging Gunwalker emails

U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa, R-California, whose committee, the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, is investigating the Project Gunwalker scandal, stated late today after a hearing that he has received more damaging emails on the scandal within the last 24 hours.
Citizen investigative reporter Mike Vanderboegh is in Washington to attend the hearings of the House Judiciary Committee as it questions Attorney-General Eric Holder on the Fast and Furious fiasco. Vanderboegh reports that Issa dropped the bombshell today but will wait until tomorrow to release the information.
That information, according to Vanderboegh, is so explosive that a political tsunami could occur:

Just Finished a Radio Interview on the West Coast per Gunwalker

Victoria Taft, who has a popular conservative radio talk show in Portland, Oregon on station KPAM-AM 860, interviewed me just a little while ago concerning the Gunwalker scandal. I have been on the show twice before, and she does an excellent job at keeping conservatives on the Left Coast informed about the issues.

It seems that the buzz is concerning the documents CBS News released last evening showing that the end game of Gunwalker was, as we have contended all along, to make a case for gun control and gun bans.

This is no longer just a 'theory' or a 'charge or allegation' made by whistleblowers but a fact that is born out by the evidence.

And this is the point that I drove home on the radio today.

Big thanks to Victoria Taft for having me on the show.

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh is reporting today directly from the hearing of the House Judiciary Committee as it hears Eric Holder's testimony. Here he provides some info of interest.

David Codrea reports that Georgia gun owners are going for all-out Constitutional carry of firearms--openly and without 'licenses.'

Kurt Hofmann says that the 'conspiracy theory' on Gunwalker has now gone mainstream.

WRSA has the quote of the day, and it's a doozy.

CLO provides his latest commentary on Fast and Furious.

Brigid posts an excellent read on the Remington 870.

Nicki posts a wonderful piece on 'doggie heroes.' Read it all.

Tam says she likes it when the watchers get watched.

Days of our Trailers presents a cautionary tale for bloggers--a true news story--that should pose a word to the wise. A judge in Oregon decided that bloggers are not journalists and are thus not protected from legal action as are 'the authorized ones.' Time to pressure state legislators to pass laws that cover the 'new or alternative' media in this age of the Internet.

Roberta X provides a photo of a '9-iron' she says she's been looking for.

Holder says nobody lied; Congress isn't buying it

In a hearing today of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney-General Eric Holder claims that 'nobody lied' when it comes to information the Department of Justice provided to Congress on Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker. But Congress does not appear to be buying Holder's contention that the erroneous information provided was done without the intent to mislead.
When pressed by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, on the difference between lying and providing false information, Holder responded that it was all in one's 'state of mind.'
At issue is an official letter sent by the Department of Justice to Congress on Feb. 4 of this year stating that nobody at Justice knew of any program involving the illegal sale of firearms to straw purchasers, nor of the fact that these weapons were walked across the border and placed into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

CBS bombshell: documents show ATF used Gunwalker to push for new gun control

From the beginning when ATF whistleblowers first reported that their agency had engaged in an illegal program to send guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels, these conscientious agents maintained that the reason for the scheme was so that the Obama Administration could point to 'Gunwalker' or 'Fast and Furious' guns as 'proof' that draconian new gun control laws were needed in the U.S.
In most mainstream media outlets, this rationale has been totally ignored. The New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, and NPR have in one accord described the operation as a 'botched sting operation' intended to catch Mexican drug criminals. Even Fox News and CBS News, the two mainstream networks that have fairly reported on Fast and Furious, have been reticent about describing the scheme as a ruse intentionally implemented for the single purpose of padding gun statistics in Mexico so that the Administration could call for gun bans and highly restrictive firearms laws.
From the CBS News website:However, with a new report filed this evening by CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson, for the first time a major mainstream outlet has dropped the key bombshell in the entire fiasco. 

Gov't Already Routinely Detains Citizens Without Due Process

Over the weekend this article sounded the warning concerning a bill in Congress that would allow the U.S. military, on U.S. soil, to detain American citizens indefinitely and without due process of law. Various liberty watchdog groups cried foul as Senators such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain claimed that the term 'battlefield' should be expanded to include the homeland, since we are in a perpetual state of 'war' with Al Qaeda.
However, there is significant evidence that the government already routinely detains citizens without due process.
Take the case of Mike Anderson. In the Spring of this year Anderson was arrested with several members of an Alaska militia and charged with plotting to kill state troopers and court officials. He was released in October, however, when it was determined that the FBI had violated the Alaska Constitution in gathering evidence against Anderson. In addition, unlike the other militia members, Anderson was not indicted in federal court nor charged with weapons violations.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gunwalker--What Does Burke Have on Holder, Napolitano?

The rumor-mill inside the beltway is abuzz this evening about a series of documents and emails that former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke of the Arizona district is slated to turn over to Congressional investigators regarding the Gunwalker scandal, also known as Operation Fast and Furious.
Earlier today sources close to the investigation indicated thata major document dump could occur late this evening, implicating Attorney-General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in scandal so damning that neither would be able to keep their jobs. Those documents were said to originate with Burke.
But as of this report, no such release has been made public. This has 2 possible explanations: 1). that there is a delay in the release of the documents, or, 2). that Burke has already turned over the information but has done so covertly. If this is the case, the House Judiciary Committee has not confirmed or denied such an assumption.

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, December 6, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

The New York Liberty Report posts the complete story on allegations that Bill Clinton took 50 thousand dollars PER MONTH out of MFGlobal, the corporation headed by former NJ Governor Jon Corzine, who is now implicated in a scandal involving the loss of multi-billions for his investors.

Ann Barnhardt says that the 'clawback' she predicted as a consequence of the demise of MFGlobal has begun!

Pamela Geller has a must-read report showing that Obama has continued hiring from the extremist Leftwing organization, Center for American Progress, which boasts as one of its consultants the former Obama czar and self-avowed Communist Van Jones.

Every Blade of Grass has a goodie entitled, 'You Might Be an Occupier IF....'

From GunRights4US: 'In the Name of Security.' Read it!!

Kurt Hofmann provides an explosive story on the LEGAL guns the U.S. government sent to Mexico, which wound up in the hands of drug cartels. This is a different angle on the Gunwalker fiasco and points to major problems for Hillary Clinton and the State Department.

Mike McCarville reports that Ron Paul has NAILED Newt Gingrich in a new ad. Take a look!

Gun Pundit shows us a 'heavy hitting bullpup rifle'--a new Russian TsKIB ASh-12.50 Cal.

Way Up North has the quote of the day. Thanks, Rev!

The Smallest Minority provides something for the recoil junkie.

Document Dump Expected Today Ahead of Holder's Testimony

Sources close to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker, say that a major document dump is expected late today from the Justice Department ahead of Attorney-General Eric Holder's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
The documents are expected to contain emails from Dennis Burke to Eric Holder and to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. So explosive are the emails thataccording to citizen investigative reporter Mike Vanderboegh, they could potentially result in the removal of both Holder and Napolitano from their jobs.
As a key figure in the Fast and Furious scandal, Burke is the former U.S. Attorney for the Arizona district whose participation in the scheme to cover-up the fact that the guns used to kill Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were Gunwalker firearms is central to the Congressional investigation.

Monday, December 05, 2011

A Christmas Treasure

You can find it here.


The 2A News Roundup for Monday, December 5, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh gives us a glimpse of at least some of what may be coming with Thursday's hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, during which Gunwalker will be discussed with Eric Holder.

David Codrea uncovers yet another scandal involving the DEA--this one is called 'Project Buckwalker.'

Gun Owners of America sends out a red alert today that Harry Reid is attempting to ram through yet another anti-gun judge to the D.C. Court of Appeals.

WRSA offers an important tutorial on the notion that 'every citizen is a soldier'--according to Founder Thomas Jefferson.

Kurt Hofmann reports that the NRA may push for reform on the law concerning 'silencers', the correct term being 'firearm sound suppressors.'

Alphecca points to another one of those enraging stories that illustrate the 'I'm a gun owner, BUT...' meme, meaning, of course, that some gun owners support stupid restrictions on our rights.

Tam comments on the growing reach of local government tyranny. My sentiments exactly. There are times when the notion of 'home rule' provides me no comfort, given what many town, city, and other local governments do to the rights of citizens.

Standing By says that the TSA is still stealing our rights and liberties every day. Read it!

Days of our Trailers reports that the anti-gun nutcases can't win with the truth, so they lie, cheat, and steal.

John Jacob H presents the must-read of the day pointing to a prophetic piece written in 2004 concerning revolution.

From the Boots on the Ground--a Ron Paul Campaign Worker Speaks

In response to a story this writer published yesterday entitled, 'How Ron Paul Could Win,' a detailed letter was received from a Ron Paul campaign worker who agreed with the article's premise that Ron Paul could win the Republican nomination by putting together a winning coalition of fiscal conservatives, independent swing voters, and disenchanted liberal Democrats who want U.S. troops out of harm's way in various parts of the world.
Of great interest is the description within the letter of a certain bellwether community in the heartland. Curiously, this community that is primarily over-60, the vast majority of whom are registered voters, expressed no problem whatsoever with Paul's foreign policy views. Although they may well have had some qualms in that area, their single-minded focus was on the domestic front--jobs, the economy, government spending, taxes, and our Constitutional freedoms.
Here is an excerpt from the letter that describes the above-mentioned community:

Sunday, December 04, 2011

How Ron Paul Could Win

Conventional political wisdom has it that GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Texas, has no chance of winning the Republican nomination for President. Republican voters, so say the pundits, will never vote for him in the primaries due to his sometimes outlandish and often misunderstood statements on the 9/11 attacks, Israel, and U.S. foreign policy. There is a way, however that Paul could win the nomination and even the Presidency. And here is how.
First, every candidate the Republicans have rolled out thus far have failed to gain traction, with perhaps the exception of Newt Gingrich. Gingrich now garners a 38% favorable among Republican voters, the highest of any candidate thus far. Romney, who had polled 27% at the height of his popularity as 'front runner,' is fading fast. In Iowa he has dropped to 3rd behind Newt and Ron Paul. Herman Cain is out. Rick Perry began to fade within the first 3 weeks of his candidacy and never regained his momentum. The others, Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman never gained much traction.