TTAG Daily Digest: Not So Fast and I’m Bloody Furious

The only reason this website exists: I cannot leave well enough alone. Take, for example, John Brennan, President’s Obama’s pick for CIA Director. Sherman, set the Way Back Machine for September 2010 [via]. “John O. Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Assistant to the President . . . has been linked directly through former White House National Security Director for North America, Kevin O’Reilly and ATF Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix William Newell, to Operation Fast and Furious.” Brennan flew to Phoenix and met with Newell, during which the ATF’s illegal anti-gun running gun-running op [sic] was discussed . . .

After which Brennan was fully briefed on Fast and Furious. Did ANY major news outlet mention this? No. Will the Senate hearings explore this issue? Nope. It’s a slap in the face of the parents of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, murdered by drug thugs wielding ATF-enabled firearms.

And now for your daily dose of gun control infamy and a few ballistic bon-bons . . .

Hoffman’s Gun Center and Indoor Shooting Range of Newington, CT calls their decision to restrict AR sales to Nutmeg State pistol permit holders “a reasonable act in an unreasonable time.” Because pistol permit training has what to do with rifles?

Thoughts From ‘A Good Guy With a Gun’: ban ARs ’cause they are “firearms that sportsmen don’t need to hunt” and “let’s mandate that gun-owners safely secure their weapons” (can’t wait for the home inspections!). With friends like these who needs enemas?

Ban cop-killer SUVs and, especially (given Newtown) small tobacco cans.

One of Brennan’s pals perchance? “The gun, estimated to be worth more than $50,000 (£30,000), is believed to belong to drug traffickers.”

No “personal firearms” allowed at the SHOT show. (And the NRA Convention FWIW.) Go figure.

Will assault rifle ban end gun violence? What the hell kind of question is that? Still props to the PA CBS affiliate for coming to the right conclusion.

Vermont to Require NON-Gun Owners to Pay a Fine? Now that’s what I call a question. Or a pretty ridiculous political statement that gives ammo to the “anyone who wants an AR is a gun nut” crowd.

Chrysler was a major taxpayer teat sucker that disappeared billions in bailout bucks all for the benefit of the UAW and Cerberus Capital Management. You know; the guys who created the Freedom Group (with ex-Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli as CEO for 28 minutes) which destroyed Marlin and bailed on the whole project post-Newtown to please the CA teacher’s union. And yet . . .

“We are thrilled to have Ram Truck brand return as the official truck of SHOT Show,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “The Ram Truck brand is synonymous with the rugged, outdoor lifestyle that SHOT Show-exhibiting companies celebrate. Their products and gear are right at home in a Ram truck.”

What are we chopped liver? Total media blackout on shooting where private citizen stopped mass murder by using a gun

“Yesterday I became aware of a house bill here in Washington State [HB 1012] that aims to modify the current Stand-your-ground law, adding in a requirement to retreat before using deadly force if attacked in your home.”

“People say, ‘Are you a sniper in the military?’ and I say, ‘No. It’s just for fun.'” Rifle acumen yields a collegiate hotshot (of all people)

Auntie Beeb’s caption writer doesn’t diss hunters: “Wolves are pests for Sakha’s herders who rely on reindeer for a living.” But they just couldn’t resist using a cuddly pic.

Derringer derring do. Gun goes off in Silverdale store after falling out of customer’s coat [via]

“I haven’t read anything about how many jobs would be lost if a sporting rifle ban was enacted.” Except that. Now.

Delhi Gang-Rape: Indian Women Stocking Up On Guns For Protection Well they would do, wouldn’t they?

New $1099 stainless steel Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. How great is that?

Germany, for the first time, will be compiling a federal-level gun ownership registry. What could possibly go wrong?

Looking for a sure-fire way to cut gun crime in the District of Columbia (other than legalizing concealed carry)? Keep the ‘Skins in the game.