Archive for the ‘Government Impacts and Concerns and the Second Amendment Rights’ Category

Obama Alert

February 6, 2012
‘Fast and Furious’: A puzzling, frustrating quest to find out who authorized the botched-gun-walking operation
On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren, Fox News
A fiery showdown over Operation Fast and Furious. And today on Capitol Hill, Attorney General Eric Holder vigorously denying a Justice Department cover-up, and Republican lawmakers firing back accusations of stonewalling and incompetence…

Lawmakers investigating gun scheme may cite Holder for contempt

by Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
House Republicans threatened Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. with a criminal contempt of Congress citation Thursday, alleging the Justice Department has refused for a year to turn over key documents in lawmakers’ investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation…
“A Significant Indictment” of DOJ’s “Integrity”
In a move that stunned members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona has cited his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refused to testify…
Editorial: Holder’s fantastical claim about ‘Fast and Furious’
by The Washington Examiner
Judging by what Attorney General Eric Holder has been asking Congress and the
American people to believe regarding what and when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious, we think he is telling tales that lead away from the truth…
Burke of Fast and Furious had anti-gun history
by Dennis Wagner, Arizona Republic
The career path of former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke can be charted through an
ascending string of jobs from Arizona’s Supreme Court to the U.S. Senate, White House, Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department…
Top Justice Department official recommended straw buyers after ATF warnings on Fast and Furious
Fox News
Newly released Justice Department emails sent to Capitol Hill for a congressional inquiry into a gun-smuggling operation indicate that the head of the department’s criminal division suggested letting some illicit “straw” weapons buyers in the U.S. transport their guns across the border into Mexico…

Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed
A federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers…
Fight over gun laws heats up
Friday a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by gun shop owners to stop the Obama Administration from tracking certain gun sales, but now the National Rifle Association is firing back…
Why the U.S. Should Be Concerned About the Domestic Effects of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
by Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D., Heritage Foundation
Negotiations for a new U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are supposed to be finalized in July 2012…While the treaty is not yet complete, analysis of the current draft demonstrates that there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about its potential domestic effects…