Bloomberg Offers Little On Attorney General Holder-’Fast And Furious’ Debacle

Bloomberg Offers Little On Attorney General Holder-’Fast And Furious’ Debacle – Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a man not known to mince words when it comes to illegal guns, is steering clear of the controversy over “Operation: Fast and Furious” — the botched gun-tracking program that has some calling for heads to roll in Washington.  The founder of the group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” has refused to even offer an opinion on the future of Attorney General Eric... read more

NY Dems unaware of Operation Fast and Furious, confronted by reporter

NY Dems unaware of Operation Fast and Furious, confronted by reporter – New York Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez admitted she did not know what Operation Fast and Furious was at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event on Tuesday.  When The Daily Caller asked Velazquez if she thinks Fast and Furious was a scandal that rises to the level of a call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, she shrugged at first. Then, TheDC asked if she even knew what Fast and Furious was.  “No, no,” Velazquez... read more

Documents: ATF used “Fast and Furious” to make the case for gun regulations

Documents: ATF used “Fast and Furious” to make the case for gun regulations – Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.  In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol... read more

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Advises Gov. Cuomo and Legislature to Abolish CoBIS Program

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Advises Gov. Cuomo and Legislature to Abolish CoBIS Program December 6, 2011 (readMedia) — In these difficult economic times Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature are scrambling to deal with a current $350 million budget deficit that will rise to $3 – $3.5 billion next year. It is imperative that every dollar spent goes to proven programs. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has a suggestion for meeting this goal: abolish the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). The CoBIS program was introduced by Gov. Pataki in 2001. Its stated purpose is to collect identifying data from the shell casings of all new handguns sold in the state. This information is then entered into a database for use by law enforcement to aid in identifying and prosecuting criminals. Since its inception, over 350,000 shell cases have been collected and entered into the database – at an estimated cost of $43 million – and not a single arrest or conviction has resulted. In fact, CoBIS has proven to be such a boondoggle that no other state is even considering implementing their own version of it. If Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature are serious about streamlining the budget then CoBIS ought to be abolished and its resources reallocated by the State Police to proven crime-fighting programs. Click here to contact the Governor’s... read more

AG says illegal gun show sales commonplace

AG says illegal gun show sales commonplace – Lax regulations at gun shows allow individuals to avoid background checks when purchasing firearms, according to the results of an ongoing investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  “This is a serious matter of public safety,” Schneiderman said at a press conference last Wednesday surrounded by guns purchased illegally by undercover... read more

Gillibrand tries again, with Schneiderman’s help, to push a gun bill

Gillibrand tries again, with Schneiderman’s help, to push a gun bill – It was a Sunday press conference, and it was about gun control. But it wasn’t at the office of Chuck Schumer.  On Sunday afternoon, the state’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, hosted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and anti-gun advocates at her office on Third Avenue, to announce she was re-introducing the Gun Trafficking Prevention... read more

Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims

Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims – While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast and Furious investigators were losing track of weapons, a new memo obtained exclusively by Fox News suggests.  The memo, written in early February by Agent Gary Styers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, appears to corroborate allegations made a few weeks earlier by whistleblower ATF Agent John Dodson about the gunrunning probe. It also conflicts with a letter from Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich to Congress, in which he insisted, “The allegation … that ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons … is... read more

Women Pulling the Trigger

Women Pulling the Trigger – The vegan, the yoga instructor and the former Peace Corps member mingled with other women at a recent retreat in upstate New York, sharing advice: Keep both eyes open when firing a shotgun. Ear plugs are essential to mute the blasts. And when women shoot, the butt of the gun needs to sit between the shoulder and collar bone to cushion the recoil, an adjustment to the typical male shooting stance. Even as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged as one of the most vigorous national voices for gun control in recent years, one group of local shooters is quietly thriving: The Women’s Shooting Sports League, a Manhattan-based group that for nearly a decade has been gathering once a month to shoot at a range in... read more

How Freedom Group Became the Big Shot

How Freedom Group Became the Big Shot – Lined up in a gun rack beneath mounted deer heads is a Bushmaster Carbon 15, a matte-black semiautomatic rifle that looks as if it belongs to a SWAT team. On another rack rests a Teflon-coated Prairie Panther from DPMS Firearms, a supplier to the United States Border Patrol and security agencies in Iraq. On a third is a Remington 750 Woodsmaster, a popular hunting rifle. The variety of rifles and shotguns on sale here at Cabela’s, the national sporting goods chain, is a testament to America’s enduring gun culture. But, to a surprising degree, it is also a testament to something else: Wall Street... read more
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