Judge: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Committed “Fraud Against the Court”

Former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns filed objections Thursday to a report from a special master appointed to review allegations of government misconduct arising from his case against the Bureau. As reported in this column, Dobyns had sued his former employer for failure to properly investigate an arson attack that destroyed his home and […]

Bloomberg Mayor Emeritus Warned On Public Urination

Akron Mayor Emeritus Don Plusquellic was warned by Akron University Police after being caught urinating on a tree, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Thursday. Plusquellic was rude to officers and told them he “’knew we didn’t do anything and figured he would give us something to do on a slow night,’” the report elaborates . . .

Harvey Weinstein Breaks ‘No Violence’ Pledge as Anti-Gun Meryl Streep Project Languishes

The first trailer for “The Hateful Eight,” Quentin Tarantino’s newest shoot-‘em-up, was released earlier this month to generate buzz for an end-of-year release. Famous for taking graphic onscreen violence and gore to the extreme, the upcoming Western promises more of the same, with the director explaining it will “Trap [the characters] together in a room with […]

Dismissal of Post-1986 Machine Gun Ban Challenge Appealed

A Notice of Appeal was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, by plaintiff Jay Aubrey Isaac Hollis in his complaint against Attorney General Loretta Lynch and ATF Acting Director Thomas E. Brandon. The original Hollis v. Holder/Jones lawsuit, since renamed to reflect top level personnel […]

VA’s McAuliffe Could Add to Ranks of Anti-Gun Voters With Proposed Registration Change

If you listen to The Washington Post (and why wouldn’t you?), objections to proposed changes to Virginia’s voter registration requirements are just a partisan tempest in a teapot. True, non-citizens and felons would no longer have to check boxes that would give away their ineligibility at a glance, but no problem, proponents say, pointing out […]

DA Fights Gag Order Removal on Waco Twin Peaks Biker Case

“McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn a ruling by Waco’s intermediate appellate court that lifted a gag order in the case of a Hewitt man arrested in the Twin Peaks shootout,” reporter Tommy Witherspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday. The not-unexpected move comes on […]

Cornyn’s NRA-Backed Mental Health Bill Needs to Address Key Questions

“A+”-rated* Sen. John Cornyn has the National Rifle Association’s backing for a “modest” bill “that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers,” Fox News is reporting. The legislation is generating no small amount of debate among gun rights advocates, with […]