MSNBC Panel Explodes As ‘Gun Owner’ S.E. Cupp Battles Gun Control Advocate

MSNBC Panel Explodes As ‘Gun Owner’ S.E. Cupp Battles Gun Control Advocate – MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner’s panel delved into gun control issues on Thursday which set off a heated yelling match between New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp and Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  The panel became tense when Wagner opened with a discussion about proposed New York State legislation that would encode shell casings on bullets to more easily track those guns used in crimes. Major gun lobbies have opposed the legislation and at least one gun maker is threatening to pull their operation from New York if the bill passes.  Cupp, who describes herself as a gun owner, called the legislation... read more

Statement from Brian Kolb on microstamping

ALBANY’S “PRIORITIES” FOR END OF SESSION: TIME FOR JOB-KILLING MICROSTAMPING MANDATE, BUT NO TIME FOR JOB-CREATING LEGISLATION As session winds down, Leader Kolb calls for debate and votes on legislation that would grow New York’s private sector and strengthen the state’s business climate; says microstamping mandate will drive away firearm manufacturers, cost New York more private sector jobs. STATEMENT FROM NYS ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER BRIAN M. KOLB (R,I,C-CANANDAIGUA) “With just six days left in this year’s Legislative Session, instead of debating and voting on bills that will grow New York’s economy and make our state more competitive, pro-gun control downstate Members are pushing a microstamping mandate that will drive up the cost of lawful gun ownership and drive firearm manufacturers and more private sector jobs out of New York.  Is the Assembly discussing the proposed 45 percent Thruway toll hike that will hurt the trucking industry and drive up prices for consumers?  No.  Is the Assembly debating unfunded mandate relief and assuming the entire local share of Medicaid costs to protect local governments and taxpayers?  No.  Is the Assembly voting on a package of bills I introduced to jump-start job creation and build an innovation economy?  No.  Yet, the Assembly has no problem wasting time on a job-killing, Second Amendment infringing microstamping mandate.  We should be discussing, debating and voting on bills that will get New York’s economic engine – the private sector – out of second gear and ensure the Empire State is actually open for... read more

Buerkle Supports Finding Holder in Contempt of Congress

Buerkle Supports Finding Holder in Contempt of Congress – Today, it was announced that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote next week on holding Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress.  Attorney General Holder has been accused of refusing to provide information tied to an ongoing investigation into the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation. Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), a member of the committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement: “Attorney General Eric Holder is in Contempt of Congress and I will vote ‘Aye’ without reservation during next week’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee... read more

McCain: Holder has ‘no credibility’

McCain: Holder has ‘no credibility’ – Sen. John McCain doubled down on calls for a special prosecutor after Attorney General Eric Holder appointed two federal prosecutors to oversee investigations into leaks of classified information.  “Mr. Holder’s credibility with Congress – there is none,” the Arizona Republican said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We continue to have this problem with him withholding information on Fast & Furious, which resulted in the killing of a border patrol agent in Arizona. He is close to being held in... read more

USA Shooting and NRA to hold junior pistol match

USA Shooting and NRA to hold junior pistol match – Not too long after the National Junior Air Gun Championship coming up at the end of the month is another great junior competition – the USA Shooting/NRA Progressive Position Air Pistol National Championships.  Held July 6-8 at the CMP South facility in Anniston, Alabama, the championships are a great competition for young air pistol shooters to get championship experience.  Anyone can shoot in the championships until they reach the year of their 21st... read more

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were aware of questionable tactics being used in Operation Fast and Furious. Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), a member of the committee, released the following statement regarding this development: “I applaud Chairman Issa for his continued persistence in holding Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. “Mr. Holder has consistently maintained that senior officials at the DOJ were not involved in Operation Fast and Furious or that the wiretap applications they reviewed did not contain details about the irresponsible tactics being used. These new documents show this to be false. The Attorney General has been anything but cooperative throughout the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. “Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of innocent Mexicans are dead because of Operation Fast and Furious. Someone must be held accountable. The Terry family deserves to know how this... read more

Eric Holder grilled over Fast and Furious in Congress

Eric Holder grilled over Fast and Furious in Congress – One at a time, Rep. Darrell Issa held up a thick wiretap application form and slammed it on his dais in the elaborate House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Each time the Vista, Calif.  Republican angrily read out loud the dates – May 15, 2010, April 19, 2010, May 7, 2010, May 17, 2010, June 2, 2010, and July 2, 2010. All of them, he said, “before Brian Terry was gunned down.”  The packages were proof, Issa contended, that the Department of Justice in Washington and perhaps the Obama White House were aware of the flawed tactics in the ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation in Arizona that allowed more than 2,000 firearms to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug... read more

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were given specific information about reckless tactics in Operation Fast and Furious. In a letter, Issa rebuked the Attorney General for his continuing efforts to mislead Congress about both the contents of the wiretap applications and details of who knew about and gave approval for reckless tactics.  While refusing to produce the subpoenaed documents, Holder has previously denied knowledge of and cast doubt on the possibility that the wiretap applications contained information about reckless... read more
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