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    Here is an interesting read on the "Gun Walker" scandal...

    I agree with most of the opinion in the article

    Pajamas Media » Mega-Scandal: Was ‘Gunwalker’ a PR Op for Gun Control?

    What do you think?
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    Very interesting indeed. It reeks of conspiracy theory, but honestly I don't seem to be expending much effort to make connections on this one...
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    If that article doesn't make you angry...you're not paying attention!

    Below is an email from G.O.A. regarding the Congressional hearings into this matter...sounds to me like an indictment for "Obstruction" is in order and perhaps "Perjury"...


    Gun Owners of America

    Oppose the Cover-up Protection Act
    -- Vote could come as early as Tuesday


    As we reported to you on Friday, House Republicans got a royal “drop dead" from Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich when he testified before Rep. Darrell Issa’s committee last week.

    Weich had earlier written Congress to deny wrongdoing by ATF in connection with allegations that it was intentionally allowing firearms to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. This Justice Department denial by Weich turned out to be false.

    Weich had also refused to respond to repeated congressional demands for documents, and documents which he did provide were frequently nothing more than jet-black pieces of paper.

    At the committee hearing, Weich told Chairman Darrell Issa and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that he would continue to withhold documents from Congress.
    He also refused to answer questions from committee members such as Utah's Jason Chaffetz and South Carolina's Trey Gowdy.

    And, incidentally, Weich refused to provide any information to Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, on the sole excuse that Grassley was a mere “Republican." If Republicans wanted to exercise their constitutional oversight functions, intoned Weich, they would have to go begging to liberal anti-gun Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy.

    So imagine our surprise that the Senate is poised to take up S. 679 -- “bipartisan" legislation which would exempt Weich, his successors, and 203 other similarly situated federal officials from Senate confirmation.

    One would think it’s important that federal officials who are responsible for telling Congressmen what documents they can or can't review should be first approved with the “advice and consent" of the Senate.

    But for Republican Senator Sue Collins, it’s apparently no big deal. After all, she is a sponsor of S. 679, the legislation to exempt hundreds of officials from Senate scrutiny.

    Gun owners who have watched Weich cover up ATF's anti-gun policies -- policies which have intentionally flooded Mexican gun cartels with guns and resulted in the murder of federal law enforcement officers -- realize why it is important that the Senate should be able to block liars like Weich.

    One strategy note: We do not expect to defeat the Cover-up Protection Act in the Senate where, sadly, Republican leader Mitch McConnell is a cosponsor. But if we do “respectably” well -- say, we get 20 votes or so against the bill -- it will give us the strength we need to ask that the bill be killed in the House.

    The Senate could vote on this bill as soon as Tuesday.
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    Ummm, there's nothing in S.679 taking away the "advice and consent" for assistant attorneys general.

    See the bill here. Relevant item starts on page 49.
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    Well...here is actually a piece of good news regarding this. Just got this email from GOA

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    Senate Gives in to Major GOA Demands on Cover-up Protection Act


    Thanks for helping put the heat on Congress and for signing up new GOA members!

    On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously stripped the Cover-Up Protection Act (S. 679) of provisions which would take the jobs of officials like Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich and exempt them and their successors from Senate confirmation.

    You may remember that Weich was the cover-up specialist who testified before Congress two weeks ago, doing his best to dodge and deflect any questions relating to the disastrous Operation Fast and Furious.

    The Senate also voted to reinstate the requirement for Senate confirmation of Weich's Legislative Affairs counterparts in all of the other cabinet departments as well.

    This is an enormous victory for the members and friends of Gun Owners of America, who fought this battle with very little help from other organizations.

    Having said this, the bill still has gun-related problems: It would continue to exempt the head of the Bureau of Justice Statistics from the requirement that he be confirmed by the Senate. This is particularly important to gun owners because the Bureau of Justice Statistics has, in the past, highlighted the use of guns by law-abiding Americans for self-defense.

    But if its director became a political hack, appointed by the president without Senate confirmation, as S. 679 would provide, it could rapidly become an engine for politically correct anti-gun “junk science.”

    For this reason, Gun Owners of America opposed final passage of S. 679, which passed by a vote of 79-to-20. The Senators who voted correctly are: Ayotte, Boozman, Burr, Chambliss, Coburn, Coats, Crapo, DeMint, Grassley, Hatch, Heller, Inhofe, Isakson, Johnson, Lee, Moran, Paul, Reich, Rubio and Vitter.
    The battle now shifts to the House.

    We have every reason to believe that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa can be convinced to ensure that the bill never sees the light of day in the House.

    Help celebrate our independence with a gift membership to GOA

    Do you want to celebrate Independence Day in grand style?
    Then give your family and friends a gift membership with Gun Owners of America.

    Many of you have already done so in the past month. When you do, you increase the voice of the most active grassroots gun lobby that is constantly on the front lines defending your rights.

    The more activists who, like you, send their e-mails and postcards to their legislators … the louder your voice becomes in the halls of Congress.

    Click here to give a gift membership to Gun Owners of America
    Once you click on the above link, fill in the information for your family members or friends.
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