While both sides in the gun control debate regroup after our victory in the Senate earlier this week, I want to give credit where credit is due. The credit for Wednesday’s defeat of gun control goes to the countless gun owners and other Americans who drew a line in the sand—who sent emails and letters and made phone calls to their U.S. senators, urging them to protect private firearm transfers, semi-automatic firearms, and the magazines that millions of Americans own for self-defense.
USA: “Impartial” Journalist Turns Activist
A recent article by Chad D. Baus (“Journalists for hire, ethics be damned: Anti-gun Joyce Foundation grant funds media “studies” pushing gun control”) featured on the Buckeye Firearms Association website examined the biased, unethical, and unprofessional practice of “advocacy journalism” as it relates to the gun debate. Bias in the media — especially when it concerns the Second Amendment and “gun control” — is about as new as the concept of fire or the wheel, but the article describes one of the most blatant cases we’ve seen to date.
Gunwalkers start to run like roaches when the light’s turned on
Congressional hearings on BATFE’s Fast and Furious program paused last week, after revealing how straw purchasers were allowed to buy up to 2,500 guns for Mexican drug cartels and walk away freely, over the objections of BATFE agents in the field. The pause may be brief, however. A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which conducted the hearings, said early this week that “The investigations are far from over.”
The promised $2 million taxpayer cost of the long gun registry ballooned into the largest overrun in Canada’s history—in excess of $2 billion.
by Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association
If all goes well in the Canadian parliament, Dominion gun owners will be freed from 14 years of living under the crushing weight of a bureaucratic, scandal-ridden, wasteful, invasive, $2 billion, error-ridden and inarguably worthless long gun registry. The registry has been proven a fraud in regard to promised minimal costs and significant impact on violent crime.
U.S. freedoms are not to blame for Mexico’s drug war
by Wayne LaPierre
Executive VP & CEO, National Rifle Association
Here’s a summary for the time- or attention-challenged: Never surrender freedom for laws that can’t affect criminals; they disobey laws for a living.
Nobody is surprised that Attorney General Eric Holder wants to make good on his promise to ban guns. We just didn’t know whose tragedy he’d seize to advance his agenda.
Now we do. It’s the drug-driven death and violence in Mexico at the hands of ruthless criminal cartels.