GOP Faces Historic Losses If They Keep “Boehnering” Things Up
From the diaries by Erick. Remember the arguments that Obama couldn’t conceivably win reelection if unemployment was over 7.2%? Or that the GOP had a lock on the Senate because they just had to defend 10 seats? Or that Democrats could never pick up the 25 House seats necessary to gain control? And, by implication, that all of these good things would happen while Republicans | Read More »
California gun-grabber bill on Jerry Brown’s (D, CA) desk.
Your move, Governor Moonbeam. The measure, aimed at an increasingly popular tactic used by 2nd Amendment activists, would make California the first state since 1987 to outlaw the controversial practice of publicly displaying a weapon. The governor — a gun owner — has not taken an official position on the bill, passed by the Legislature last week. He has argued both sides of gun control | Read More »
Operation Fast & Furious… Rocket Launchers?
You’re going to see the below quoted text a lot, because it’s an excellent summation of the problem that we’re having with the Obama administration’s catastrophically incompetent Fast & Furious disaster*: Let’s review: When we first learned about Fast and Furious, the news was that a number of assault rifles had been sold to straw purchasers. Soon, we learned that the number was approximately 2,500 | Read More »
Fast & Furious coverup in Arizona.
(H/T: Hot Air) I believe that the quasi-pop reference here is “BOOM goes the dynamite:” Congressional investigators tell CBS News there’s evidence the U.S. Attorney’s office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as “Fast and Furious” and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Executive background summary, for those who don’t remember/aren’t following: Operation Fast & | Read More »
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DEA now linked to Operation Fast & Furious.
It would appear that the DEA does not want to be the fall guy in Operation Fast & Furious*, either: DEA head Michele M. Leonhart admitted in a letter to Senator Grassley (Judiciary) and Rep. Issa (Oversight) that her organization was in fact involved in the investigation, and provided support for it. This is a significant admission by Ms. Leonhart, given that (as Bob Owens** | Read More »
The Great Fast & Furious… Fast & Furious Data-Dump.
The fact that the sordid details about Operation Fast & Furious (short edition: the federal government allowed guns to be illegally resold to Mexican narco-terrorists, who then proceeded to murder people with them) are all breaking during the debt ceiling situation is either the absolute best or the absolute worst luck for the Obama administration. On the one hand, the administration is not getting hammered | Read More »
“Dirty Harry” Moves To Shut Out Pro-Gun Rand Paul Amendment
From the diaries by Erick Remember the sleazy tactics used by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass ObamaCare? The secret meetings? The refusal to let the American people see the language? The “amendment tree” used to block Republicans from offering amendments on the floor? The use of a House-passed bill as a vehicle to circumvent Senate procedures? Well, all of that sleaziness is back | Read More »
The Second Amendment Under Attack In 2011
America is a nation in mourning as a result of the violent tragedy in Arizona last weekend. This is an appropriate time for prayer and national healing. This is not the time to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Americans to defend themselves from unbalanced individuals. The enemies of freedom will use the Arizona tragedy to push for gun control. streiff of Red State said it | Read More »
Fact: Kagan is Anti-Second Amendment
President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is hostile to the 2nd Amendment. That is a fact. Clear and convincing evidence in the public domain proves that fact. If you hear the left argue that Elena Kagan is not hostile to the 2nd Amendment, know that those claims are proven incorrect by Kagan’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and her lifetime of anti-gun activism. Media Matters | Read More »
Gun Bans Are Totally Effective
We’ve been talking a lot about the NRA today, and that brings to mind this video from my colleague at the Heartland Institute, Zach Christenson, posted over at Freedom Pub. Watch the whole thing, but particularly the part with Otis MacDonald, the man behind the Chicago gun case, explaining why he needs to own a gun: MacDonald’s story is moving, and it certainly makes me | Read More »
Today in Washington – May 5, 2010
Yesterday was yet another day in the Senate of gridlock on the ObamaBailout bill and today will probably be more of the same. A Senate committee will be holding hearings today on ways to chip away at the 2nd Amendment. Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) made a splash yesterday when he circulated legislation to expand the conditions for the government to strip U.S. Citizens of Citizenship. The | Read More »