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The ATF Caught Maintaining Illicit Databases

The ATF Caught Maintaining Illicit Databases

Most of us in the pro-gun crowd have a healthy mistrust of government. It comes with the territory. After all, the Second Amendment was not written to protect sporting rights; it exists because we have the right to protect ourselves and our families, as well as the right to protect our republic from tyranny. It…

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ATF Delivers Mixed Message on Civilian Gun Ownership

ATF Delivers Mixed Message on Civilian Gun Ownership

Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Thomas Brandon delivered a decidedly mixed message on the agency’s role in upholding the Second Amendment. “Public safety is the reason we exist,” he said, speaking to CBS’s Sunday Morning. “ . . . it’s not to take people’s guns. It’s to regulate firearms that…

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Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America's firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of…

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Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation ‘Fast and Furious’ Tell their Story

Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation Fast and Furious Tell their Story

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today released a report, “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents.”  The report includes testimony from four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents offering firsthand accounts about the…

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NRA Files Comments Opposing Shotgun Import Ban

NRA Files Comments Opposing Shotgun Import Ban

As previously covered, there is a fight underway to stop the ATF from banning the import of certain magazine fed shotguns.  The result of this situation will have continued effects on imported guns for years to come. On Sunday, May 1, the NRA filed its formal comments on the "ATF Study on the Importability of…

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Rep. Darrel Issa Grills Eric Holder Over Project Gunrunner

Rep. Darrel Issa Grills Eric Holder Over Project Gunrunner

Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday over the Project Gunrunner controversy.  He denies knowledge of the operation and seems to indicate nobody else did either.  Ostensibly the goal of this project was to pick up high level gun traffickers moving guns into Mexico.  Now at least one American is…

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Investigators Land in Arizona for “Gunwalker” Probe

CBS News has learned that House and Senate investigators have descended upon Arizona for their probe into the so-called "Gunwalker" scandal. They're gathering interviews from witnesses, including ATF insiders and area gun shop owners. Sources tell CBS News the congressional investigators are frustrated by what they view as across-the-board stonewalling by government agencies which have…

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New American on Shotgun Import Ban

New American on Shotgun Import Ban

This article goes into excellent detail about the current controversy about the ATF trying to ban the importation of magazine fed shotguns.  It also illustrates that the problem really isn't even about shotguns and is getting a foot hold over items simple as flashlight mounts. Americans continue to watch their Second Amendment rights diminish, this…

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HR 1093 BATFE Reform Act of 2011

Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) have introduced H.R. 1093, the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform Act of 2011." The bill would roll back unnecessary restrictions, correct errors, and codify longstanding congressional policies in the firearms arena. These bipartisan bills are a vital step to modernize and improve BATFE operations.…

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