ATF

Guns don't kill people; negligent bureaucrats kill people

Editors, Washington Examiner

If not for sloppy record-keeping and boneheaded mistakes by individual officials, the shooters in incidents in Charleston, S.C., at Virginia Tech, and in Sunderland Springs, Texas, would not have been permitted to purchase guns. Agents at every ATF office in the country are now scrambling to recover thousands of guns that an agency contractor stole over a three-year period from their National Firearms and Ammunition Destruction Branch in Martinsburg, W.Va. How many criminals were able to arm themselves through the black market with Uncle Sam's help? This incident provides a grim reminder that if lawmakers want to do something about guns ending up in the wrong hands, they should start by minding the government's own store.

The Second Amendment Imperiled by Spineless GOP Congress

The power of the purse and the authority to prohibit Obama from spending any money to implement his "bullet ban" encroachment on the Second Amendment would be the avenue used by a normal Congress opposed to the actions of a normal President. Except Obama isn’t a normal President and today’s Capitol Hill Republicans have proven themselves to be abnormally weak and unworthy guardians of the liberties America’s revolutionary forbearers bequeathed to their posterity. Please sign our petition; join other constitutional conservatives who demand the Republican Congress grow a spine and defend the Second Amendment.

ATF again under conservative fire

Tim Devaney, The Hill

It’s a blatant “power grab” that runs counter to the spirit of the Second Amendment, said Michael Hammond, legislative counsel at Gun Owners of America. “They’re going to take out the gun by taking out the ammunition,” Hammond told The Hill. “If you have a gun that has no bullets in it, you can use it as a door stop or hit people over the head with it, but it’s basically no longer a gun."

Undercover Hero Wins Landmark Case Against DOJ

Alfred S. Regnery, Chairman of Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund for Daily Caller

The DOJ is creating real barriers between those who protect us and the communities they are meant to serve. The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund proudly contributed to Jay Dobyns’ defense, and will continue to stand alongside officers who risk everything for the country. 

Issa Subpoenas ATF on Gun-Store Raids

Erika Johnsen, HotAir

Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for documents concerning its controversial storefront gun stings after repeated request were ignored. ATF used mentally disabled people, and lured juveniles with free video games and alcohol. 

Gov Leakers to Get A Firing Squad?

Kellan Howell, Washington Times

The Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced suggesting federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.