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Feds Silent on How Convicted Felons Bought Guns in 'Operation Fast and Furious' :: 07/26/2011

In the latest chapter of the gunrunning scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, federal officials won't say how two suspects obtained more than 360 weapons despite criminal records that should have prevented them from buying even one gun.

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ATF Chief Admits Mistakes in 'Fast and Furious,' Accuses Holder Aides of Stonewalling Congress :: 07/19/2011

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has admitted that his agency, in at least one instance, allowed sales of high-powered weapons without intercepting them -- and he accuses his superiors at the Justice Department of stonewalling Congress to protect political appointees in the scandal over those decisions.

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ANALYSIS: Was Castle Doctrine expansion necessary? :: 07/05/2011

COURTHOUSE - While the necessity of expanding the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania was questioned during the past year by state lawmakers and law enforcement officials, this week Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill into law allowing wider use of deadly force.

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Assault weapons linked to ATF strategy turn up in Valley; Case agent honored with lifesaving award :: 07/05/2011

The strategy was supposed to lead ATF officials to drug cartel leaders, but agents admitted they never followed the weapons to see where they went.

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Brown v. EMA casts doubt on the "weapons effect" justification for gun control :: 07/05/2011

Today's Supreme Court decision in Brown v. EMA casts doubt on one of the shibboleths of gun prohibition.

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Does the NRA Support Gun Owners? :: 07/05/2011

You would think that the National Rifle Association, the NRA, would naturally back the Rand Paul amendment on exempting firearms records searches under the Patriot Act. But you would be wrong . The NRA criticized Senator Paul's amendment to exempt gun purchases from search provisions of the Patriot Act in e-mails to Congress while apparently sitting on important information showing the need for Paul's amendment. And it continues to defend its opposition to the Paul Amendment after The New American published information about that betrayal of Second Amendment principles. The information the NRA was apparently sitting on shows that the FBI and the federal government's Joint Terrorism Task Force have already begun trolling the records of law-abiding gun owners, using the excuse of terrorism surveillance.

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New law expands right to use deadly force in self-defense in Pennsylvania :: 07/05/2011

Pennsylvania lawyers are mulling over the implications of a bill signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett. The "Castle Doctrine" bill expands a person's right to use deadly force to certain places outside their home, and no longer requires people to retreat as a way to avoid a lethal confrontation.

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Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back :: 07/05/2011

Ten months later, he appeared in General District Court - the body that handles small claims and traffic infractions - to ask a judge to restore his gun rights. After a brief hearing, in which Mr. French's lengthy history of relapses never came up, he walked out with an order reinstating his right to possess firearms.

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'A Tale of Two Pharmacies' shows danger of giving attackers what they want :: 06/24/2011

"Surveillance video inside a New York pharmacy captured the horrific Father's Day bloodbath that left four dead," Fox News reports, "and law enforcement sources told the New York Post how the alleged killer 'executed' his innocent victims without making any demands." [The original story has apparently been removed or moved--for the present, you can view the Google cache here .]

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Breaking: ATF heeds Issa's 'no retaliation' warning by...retaliating :: 06/24/2011

"ATF served Special Agent Vince Cefalu with termination paperwork today."

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Family of slain agent weighing legal action :: 06/24/2011

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has retained former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton to determine if there is any legal action to take in connection with his slaying.

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Federal ATF chief said to resist pressure to step down :: 06/24/2011

The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.

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Flawed background checks don't contain firearm sales :: 06/24/2011

Like many states, Maine depends on the FBI to conduct background checks of people who want to acquire firearms from the state's federally licensed gun dealers.

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'Gunwalker' Requires Special Counsel Investigation :: 06/24/2011

Only a special prosecutor can peer into the dark places of government to ferret out the truth.

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Issa camp says Washington Post wrong on Gunrunner story :: 06/24/2011

A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told The Daily Caller that the Washington Post is the only news organization to bite on new misleading sentiments from the Justice Department.

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Jon Stewart Makes Fun Of Gun Walker, Darrell Issa Not Laughing :: 06/24/2011

House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was not terribly amused."This bit on Fast & Furious would be funny if it wasn't done with your money, by your government," Issa pointed out via his Twitter account .

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Latest attack on Issa reeks of desperation to deflect 'Gunwalker' culpability :: 06/24/2011

The Washington Post is now claiming (as told by conveniently anonymous sources) that Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA, and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) was briefed on "Operation Fast and Furious" last year , and did not object:

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Media & Congress Still Missing the Big Legal Point of the Gunwalker Scandal: it was a conspiracy to illegally export weapons to a foreign country. :: 06/24/2011

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

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Police: Man Killed by Police During Paramilitary Drug Raid Shows Dangers of Paramilitary Drug Raids the Dangers Police Must Face Every Day :: 06/24/2011

Another week, another man shot dead during a drug raid. William Cooper, 69, of Hampton, Virginia, was killed over the weekend after an informant told local police that he was selling prescription painkillers. Cooper apparently fired at the police as they came into his home.

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Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Car, Subway, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane :: 06/24/2011

Think you could avoid the TSA's body scanners and pat-downs by taking Amtrak? Think again. Even your daily commute isn't safe from TSA screenings. And because the TSA is working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol, you may have your immigration status examined along with your "junk ".

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