Fast and Furious Investigation Slow and Tedious

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry writes [via]

Since December 2010 the government program known as Operation Fast and Furious has morphed into a program that could be accurately labeled as Operation Slow and Tedious. The objective is to delay exposure of the truth until that exposure has no political or personal impact on the various players involved. Efforts to get at the truth of the scandal got a boost in January when . . .

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Carrying a Gun and Being a Fireman – Two Sides of the Same Coin [Contest Entry]


By Jonathan Tracy

I became a firefighter because of the tragic events on September 11th, 2001. It’s a trope, I know, but that was the day I decided I would never be a victim. I was fresh out of high school, and I distinctly remember watching with horror as brave firemen rushed into those towers, only to perish as they tried to save lives. I watched hundreds of people, dazed and in shock, as they waited for help to come. I made a decision that day that in the future, regardless of circumstances, I would not be one of those shell shocked masses. I decided that I would not wait for help, but that I would be the help . . .

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Javonnie James Tate: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

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Criminals gotta criminal. I don’t approve, but there it is. The problem with a lot of criminals: they’re not the sharpest tools in the box. Drive-by shootings, for example, are a pretty poor way of killing a targeted individual or group, and an excellent way to injure or kill innocent bystanders (a consequence that heavily incentivizes police to capture the culprits). By the same token, bad guys are not known for their firearms skills: marksmanship, strategy, handling or storage. Speaking of storage . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: When Was Your “First Time”?

The young lady — disappointingly on the right — is against guns. Surprise! She’s never touched one. I can relate. Thanks to my anti-gun Mom, “gun free” liberal community and Quaker school, the first real gun I touched was an Uzi machine gun at an Atlanta gun range, fired in my first year out of college. Big fun! But it wasn’t until I got to grips with a pistol — a Browning Buckmark — that I “got it.” I suddenly understood that I was in control of the gun. That it was entirely up to me what it did and didn’t do. And that I was responsible enough to be responsible with it (i.e. safe). I know that sounds weird, but we’re talking about overcoming decades of indoctrination. Do you remember the first time you shot a gun? How old were you? What was your initial reaction? Were you safe?

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NRA Response To Obama “Smart Gun” Push, Soc. Sec. Reporting

President Obama (courtesy Facebook,)

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statement on President Obama’s latest gun control push:

President Obama’s obsession with gun control knows no boundaries,” said Jennifer Baker, director of NRA-ILA Public Affairs. “At a time when we are actively fighting terrorists at home and abroad, this administration would rather focus the military’s efforts on the president’s gun control agenda . . .

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President Obama: “Smart Guns” for Feds! Later, Soon

The current President of the United States posted the following on his Facebook page re: his new “smart gun initiative”:

I want to update you on some important progress we’ve made to protect our communities from gun violence. As I said in January, these commonsense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one? We should be doing everything we can to save lives and spare families the pain and unimaginable loss too many Americans have endured. First, we’ve jumpstarted the development of smart gun technology . . .

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Spectre of Sexism

“Whether Dr. Swann would have or should have revealed more skin does not matter to me. I was let down when she defended 007 with a shot to the big goon’s arm instead of his head. With all the unrealistic weapons handling and fantasy tactics, why not satisfy us women with one successful shot to the head to protect the hot man? Women ain’t blind. Success and satisfaction are great for everyone!! Keeping one’s ally alive is good in any book. C’mon Hollywood, give it to us ladies how we want it!” – TTAG commentator Ines Moorhouse underneath our post Movie Review: Spectre



TTAG Daily Digest 4.29.26 – Pro(ish) Gun Jezebel, Minorities on Guns, and Absorbent Projectiles

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It Was Me and a Gun – “So I sat at home on a Saturday, scrolling through photos my husband had taken of me at the range while I unwittingly focused on my posture and aim. I picked my favorite—one of me in pink noise protector earmuffs, rifle in hand—and texted it to a close friend with the caption channeling my rage. Next, I sent her one of my target, which had been shredded by the tiny bullets. I had to admit, it looked good.” A moderately pro-gun piece? At Jezebel of all places? Will wonders never cease? . . .

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California’s “Safety for All” Ballot Initiative (Magazine Ban) Qualifies for November Ballot


“Citing the failure of the state Legislature to act, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that he has collected 600,000 signatures of California voters, more than enough to qualify a gun control initiative for the November ballot,” reports, without mentioning the fact that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg paid for agitators to collect those ballots. “Over 600,000 registered voters want to take some bold action on gun safety,” Newsome trumpeted. If approved, the “Safety for All” initiative (full text below) would . . .

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New from ATN: X-Sight II

ATN X-Sight II

ATN began its corporate life in a burned-out California bank building, where a few gung-ho guys assembled night vision optics. Skip ahead to today and the company is worth $40m, employing some 50 people. CEO James Munn is one of them. And he’s got a winner on his hands. “We sold 30 thousand X-Sight I’s,” the former Army Specialist told TTAG. “We’ve already received 30 thousand orders for X-Sight II. We’re shipping them as fast as we can make them.” No surprise there . . .

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