March 14, 2011
… and kill in Mexico … And the US.
According to the LA Times: Mexico says U.S. never told it tracked guns were passing border …
The statement says Mexico would never have allowed arms to enter the country as part of the operation under which U.S. agents permitted the purchase of weapons to build more sweeping criminal cases.
Reporting from Mexico City —
Mexican authorities say they were aware of the U.S. anti-gun operation that allowed smugglers to buy weapons under the watch of agents in the United States, but that they had no idea that the program allowed weapons to be smuggled into Mexico.
Beware the “but” it makes everything that goes before not operative.
In a statement issued late Thursday, Mexico’s federal attorney general’s office said Mexican officials were advised of operations north of the border against suspected traffickers. But the Mexican agency said it “had no knowledge of the existence of an operation that might include the transgression or controlled trafficking of arms to Mexican territory.”
The attorney general’s statement said Mexico would never have given permission for weapons to enter the country as part of Operation Fast and Furious, under which U.S. agents permitted the purchase of weapons to build more sweeping criminal cases against crime bosses.
“The government of Mexico has not given nor will it give its authorization, tacit or express, under any circumstance, for that to occur,” the agency said in the most extensive comments the government has offered on the matter so far.
Long story short, the U.S. BATFE project gunwalker was allowing guns to be used in Mexico to kill, maim Mexicans all for a bureaucracy to try and destroy the US Second Amendment … that failed so miserably during the Greta and Hillary show.
And then comes Obama’s push for “sensible gun laws”. According to who? Surely no one trust Obama to do anything that is reasonable and fair to armed free people. All you need do is look at how Obamacare is working out to know that.
March 12, 2011
I think that this sort of stuff, shipping weapons to known criminals and drug gangs, even if it is for a good liberal cause, destroying the Second Amendment, is a cause for war … What would you call it — Giving guns to drug cartels to shoot up your country.
David Codrea reports:
“Senate estrangement prompted by ‘Fast and Furious’,” the translated headline from Mexico’s El Universal reads.
“Ricardo Monreal, coordinator of the PT, will present a point of agreement to request the extradition of U.S. agents who executed the program,” the sub-head explains.
“Moreover, the point intended to encourage the federal Executive to request the extradition of U.S. agents who executed the program, for having committed the crime of trafficking in arms against the Mexican government, as well as those responsible for crimes likely,” the rough Google translation continues.
The original story is here.
The translation is here.
And the “Project Gunwalker”* story, and it’s implications not only for domestic criminal and political repercussions, but also for foreign policy, continues to grow.
Sipsey Street Irregulars has more.
Looks to me that after the failed attempt by Hillary and Greta to try and gin up a fake story illegal gun story as the basis for Obama’s gun control plan, things have now gone badly off track. Shades of the Clinton debacle at the Branch Davidian’s compound and unwarranted death of the occupants.
January 2, 2011
Supporters of the DC handgun ban argued that it served a crucial role in dealing with crime, and predicted that its loss would lead to all manner of dire effects, after the Heller SC decision.
“DC Homicides At Lowest Level Since 1963” … So much for the antigun kooks’ predictive abilities….
Try your predictive abilities out … Two houses next to each other, one house proudly displays a sign “no guns in this house”. Other house, nothing. Which house will be the one robbed? Five seconds….
October 6, 2010
The headline says it all: SHERIFF’S DEPUTY MISTAKENLY FIRES EIGHT SHOTS AT ROBBERY VICTIM, MISSES.
Good thing the deputy was a good shot, else someone would have gotten hurt.
September 15, 2010
While the pace has slowed from the past two years, guns continue to sell at a robust clip even as consumer spending overall remains flat, retailers and industry experts say. “Firearms sales have been at a fever pitch,” said Brian Rafn, a portfolio manager at Milwaukee based Morgan Dempsey Capital Management. “It’s at peak and it’s staying at peak.” Among the investment company’s holdings is firearms manufacturer Sturm Ruger & Co.
The FBI released its 2009 report on Crime in the United States, showing that murder declined 7.3 percent, robberies fell 8 percent, aggravated assault dropped by 4.2 percent and forcible rape has declined 2.6 percent. Meanwhile, the National Shooting Sports Foundation notes that gun sales in 2009 were up dramatically.
“What the data tells us is exactly the opposite of what the gun ban lobby has predicted for several years,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Their dire predictions that America’s streets would run red have been shown up as a fraudulent sales pitch for public disarmament.
“No matter how gun prohibitionists try to spin this,” he continued, “the bottom line is that they have been consistently and demonstrably wrong, and they know it.”
“On the other hand, gun rights organizations have been consistently right when we argued that increased gun ownership would not lead to higher crime rates, and might even have a deterrent effect, because even property crimes are down, according to this year’s report.”
As usual, the liberals were dead wrong on all counts. One thing to consider, most of the gun sales in 2009 were semi-automatic pistols and other assault weapons … And still the crime went down. Who knew.
August 28, 2010
Sudden, unexpected action, by the Obama Regime. — After starting the process, to ban lead ammo and fishing weights, just a few days ago, issuing a comment period report with all the supporting crap, including fake studies — On Friday the EPA scrapped the whole thing and issued a statement. When even one news agency will not go along, tyranny retreats to the shadows.
What happened? Simple a news agency reported on the process and informed people. It’s not because banning ammo is against federal law, it’s because they were outed …
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition filed by environmental activists seeking to ban lead in ammunition and fishing tackle, saying such regulation is beyond the agency’s authority.
The agency’s decision, announced Friday shortly after FoxNews.com published its report on the issue, sided with hunters and fishermen who had argued that the such regulations weren’t allowed under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
“EPA is taking action on many fronts to address major sources of lead in our society, such as eliminating childhood exposures to lead,” the agency said in a written statement. “However, EPA was not and is not considering taking action on whether the lead content in hunting ammunition poses an undue threat to wildlife.”
A coalition of conservation groups had filed its petition earlier this month arguing that the use of lead in ammo and tackle is poisoning the nation’s lakes, ponds and forests and asking the EPA to ban the “manufacture, processing and distribution” of lead shot, bullets and fishing.
Ask yourself what would have happened different in Venezuela, if the news media had actually reported openly on Hugo Chavez and his desires for a Communist paradise?
And then contrast that to the total dereliction of duty the press is perpetrating in the USA.
August 26, 2010
Today — Environmental activists are pressing the Obama administration to ban the manufacture, processing and distribution lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers — But under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, but hunting and Second Amendment groups say the EPA lacks the authority to do so, for starters.
Since ammunition is specifically exempted from the Toxic Substances Act of 1976, legislation would have to be passed in order to allow the EPA to “ban” lead-based products. So are the EPA saying they can’t read the law, or they saying they don’t care what the law says. Sounds like the Imam Obama is going rogue on America …
The EPA opened comments today. Read about what is coming here and here( with links to EPA comment filing form).
June 30, 2010
The Second Amendment Foundation on Monday filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, seeking a permanent injunction against the governor, local officials and local governments from declaring states of emergency under which private citizens are prohibited from exercising their right to bear arms.
Press release here:
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June 29, 2010
The McDonald opinion is here … SCOTUSBLOG has more.
Brief analysis, it is quite favorable to the Second Amendment, calling it a “FUNDAMENTAL right, on the same level as all the other Constitutional rights and protections.
The key impact of the McDonald opinion: the Second Amendment has now become normal constitutional law. Incorporating the Second Amendment, with the McDonald decision, seals its fate. It is forever to be viewed as normal Constitutional law, with all the privileges as a FUNDAMENTAL right. It was a long, arduous fight. with a fruitful conclusion.
American freedom and liberty has won the day …
If you are interested, the arguments made by Justice Thomas in his concurrence opinion, was based on this historically researched article by Bob Cottrol and Ray Diamond’s pathbreaking article, which I highly recommend reading — The history lesson alone is worth the time. Justice Thomas seeks to bring the black historically correct perspective to light, meaning the 14th Amendment was designed to give Second Amendment Rights and protections to newly freed slaves. Although Justice Thomas argues for the P&I incorporation, which to me would have been the better course, the SC did not take this route.
Now I guess the real action will move tot he lower courts to flesh out the beast and establish some boundaries.
June 28, 2010
UPDATE: Alito writes the opinion — Five Justices agree the 14Th Amendment incorporated through the due process clause incorporates the 2nd Amendment into all states and local government’s laws. Alito, in the part of the opinion joined by three Justices, concludes that the 2d Amendment is incorporated through the Due Process Clause.
The Second Amendment now applies to state and local laws and regulations.
The McDonald opinion is here:
UPDATE II: And, while not addressing standard of review, the Court repeatedly describes the right to bear arms as fundamental.
The Supreme Court could strike down a key part of a 2002 corporate reform law and extend gun rights in the United States on Monday when the justices issue their final rulings of the term.
In eagerly awaited rulings, the nation’s highest court is expected to decide the constitutionality of a national board that polices auditors of public companies and whether gun rights extend to every state and city in the nation.
Stay tuned, SC orders are supposed to be handed down starting 10:00 AM, but not clear the order, or what will actually be decided today.