Federal Agency Installs Surveillance Grid over Major City without Local Government?

Seattle is now under a surveillance grid of cameras thanks to the BATF, who did not consult the Seattle PD or city government. When I first saw this story I thought it must be one of those hoax/satire sites that sometimes fool conservatives. But it looks like a bona fide news site dedicated to happenings and issues related to the Seattle area. The headline: “ATF confirms surveillance cameras installed throughout Seattle.” The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Read more […]

Federalization of Police Watch: BATFE Joins NYPD

The Federalization of police means that national taxpayers are forced to pay for local law enforcement. Happening now! From CBS New York: “CBS2 Exclusive: ATF To Join NYPD In Fighting New York City Gun Crimes.” [I]n an unprecedented move, a federal agency is joining the effort to get gun crimes under control, CBS2’s 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, Read more […]

BATFE Backs Off, Will Not Ban Bullets … For Now

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has ended plan to ban bullets, or—more likely—has paused it. Last month Bob Allen wrote about how, “Banning Bullets Means Banning Guns.” The BATFE was trying to make ammunition for the AK-47 illegal. Thanks to the outrage, especially what was channeled through the NRA, the BATFE is backing down. The Washington Examiner reports in the Secrets column by Paul Bedard, “ATF waves white flag, kills AR-15 bullet ban in big win Read more […]

Second Amendment Can be Disregarded for Officer Safety?

The Obama Administration invokes officer safety to justify banning bullets. As Bob Allen reported on Friday, the Obama Administration has devised a way to effectively ban certain guns by banning their ammunition via the BATFE. Since there are such things as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and—more specifically—the Second Amendment, naturally many Americans are outraged. Thus, we get to hear a big fib put out by the White House. As the Washington Times reports, “White House Read more […]

Banning Bullets Means Banning Guns

The Obama Administration has resorted to banning bullets, beginning with one cartridge. Eviscerating the Bill of Rights, one Amendment at a time! So reports the Washington Examiner: “Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle.” It’s starting. As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used Read more […]

BATFE Takes a Break from Gunrunning to Ban More Guns

The BATFE is now about to prohibit ammunition for AR-15 rifles. The fact that a new gun ban is being threatened is really the secondary story. The real story is that a government organization has the power to simply end practical gun ownership (by eliminating the ammunition) in this nation. The Second Amendment prohibits Congress from infringing on the right to bear arms, but the BATFE thinks they have the authority to do it! How is it that we have a Federal agency that claims the authority Read more […]

Ares Armor: Our Jackboots “Enforce the Law” By Violating A Court Order & Raiding Legal Business

So, the Feds expect citizens to “play by the rules”… but they don’t? Uh huh, we’re learning. Might as well replace ATF on those uniforms with SS. “Just doing our job, sir.” Yep… keep it up, and soon you’ll find defenders of liberty being forced to do theirs. From BizPacReview: Ares Armor sells what are called “80% lower receivers” to allow a buyer to make his own AR-15 rifle. According to federal law,”The term ‘firearm’” includes “the frame or receiver of” Read more […]

FBI Complicit In Fast & Furious Murder Of U.S. Border Patrol Agent

From the Arizona Republic: A federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. John Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, contends that the bandits who killed Terry were working for FBI operatives and were sent to the border to do a drug rip-off Read more […]

Without the Federal Government Who Would Exploit the Mentally Disabled in Gun Stings?

Some amazing investigative journalism from The Milwaukee Journal! Imagine hearing about a business that convinced a mentally ill teen to get a tattoo on his neck that advertised for the business—gave him $150 to mark up his body for commercial purposes. That actually happened in Portland Oregon at Squid’s Smoke Shop—except it wasn’t a private business. The BATF ran a fake establishment in order to make firearm arrests. Mentally disabled Aaron Key discovered the truth when he went Read more […]

Dear Edward Snowden: Don’t Appeal To Felons For Mercy

This makes me mad: (Newser) – Edward Snowden says he hopes international pressure will persuade the US government to stop “persecuting” him with espionage charges but he appears to have as much hope of receiving clemency as he does of getting his old job back. The NSA leaker “violated US law,” White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer says. “He should return to the US and face justice.” Snowden released a manifesto yesterday denouncing mass surveillance and saying that telling the truth shouldn’t be considered Read more […]

Eric Holder’s Sympathy For the Devil—For the BATFE

I am almost bored hearing about how the Obama White House is going to use executive orders to impose some kind of gun control. Stop threatening and do it, already! Let the struggle begin. But sometimes the news gets interesting. For example, recently Eric Holder tried to get us all to feel sorry for the impoverished agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. When discussing options, Reuters reports “Those options will have to include a ‘strong and robust’ Bureau Read more […]

Is Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Scandal Exposed or Whitewashed?

As all eyes were on Sandy and her path into the East Coast last night, The Washington Times released a story about the BATFE operation, “Fast and Furious.” The story claims to explain what happened in the gunwalking operation and yet it doesn’t explain anything at all. The Washington Times report says that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley California Representative Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, “said the Justice Department had taken Read more […]