US Attorney General to Face Lawmakers on Gun Sting

US Attorney General to Face Lawmakers on Gun Sting – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify in December to a congressional panel about a botched operation to track guns smuggled from the United States to Mexican drug cartels, officials said Friday. Holder has agreed go before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8 which could lead to a fierce volley of accusations by congressional Republicans who have harshly questioned what the attorney general knew and when. The debacle stemmed from an attempt to crack down on guns being smuggled to the violent drug cartels in Mexico, but agents failed to track the guns after their initial...

Mayor Bloomberg supports pro-gun control platforms, donates $25,000 to Virginia state Senate candidates

Mayor Bloomberg supports pro-gun control platforms, donates $25,000 to Virginia state Senate candidates – Mayor Bloomberg is crossing state lines – and opening his wallet – in his latest salvo in his war to keep guns off city streets.  Bloomberg has donated $25,000 apiece to the campaigns of six Democratic candidates for the Virginia state Senate who share his strict beliefs on gun control, officials told the Daily News Friday.   The deep-pocketed mayor, who drew the ire of the Virginia attorney general when he ran gun stings there five years ago, will travel to Old Dominion to campaign for the candidates next week, the officials said.  What happens in the Virginia Legislature will directly affect the public safety of New Yorkers, said John Feinblatt, the mayor s Criminal Justice...

Record low support for gun control

Record low support for gun control – The Second Amendment has rebounded in the last half-century as support doubled since 1959, the Gallup poll reported. Nearly 3 out of every 4 Americans now opposes a ban on handguns — only 1 in four are for banning possession of a handgun. In 1959, 60% of Americans favored banning handguns — and only 36% opposed such an affront to the Second Amendment. The jump in support for handguns shows what an utter failure the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has been. Handgun use is up, yet gun homicides are down, contrary to what the Brady Campaign has preached for a...

Humane Society misses mark

Humane Society misses mark – It appears that most of the money raised by some animal rights groups is not spent on the animals they say they are trying to save.   The HumaneWatch.org, a project of Center for Consumer Freedom, released its 50-state report, “Not Your Local Humane Society,” highlighting the failure of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a huge campaigner against hunting, to significantly share its multi-million dollar budget with local hands-on animal...

Congressional Investigators Target FBI Over Fast and Furious

Congressional Investigators Target FBI Over Fast and Furious – Congressional investigators probing the botched federal gun-trafficking program known as Fast and Furious are now setting their sights on the FBI.  Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Cali., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter Thursday to FBI Director Robert Mueller demanding answers about the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian...

Rep. Gosar: Holder’s Alibi Shows He’s Lying or Useless

Rep. Gosar: Holder’s Alibi Shows He’s Lying or Useless – Attorney General Eric Holder should lose his job because his own statements on the Fast and Furious scandal show that he is either a liar or a failure, Rep. Paul Gosar tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview.   “He needs to resign,” the Arizona Republican said. “I don’t see there is a way here that facilitates good, conscientious oversight at the Department of Justice.   “If he had no oversight and he knew nothing about this, he was incompetent. If he knew about this, then he was lying — and that’s...
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