Cummings and Pelosi: fondled the oversize gavel amidst the Tea Party in one of the most blatant cases of 'incitement' ever seen in modern political history...
front the (communist) black and tikkun olam Jew against those eeeeeeeevvvviiillllll Christian White men, G-d/Guns/Gold bitter clingers...class and race warmongering as usual.
Cummings’ Gun Forum A Smokescreen To Shift ATF Blame To US Gun Owners
The CCRKBA said Thursday’s planned forum on gun trafficking, called by Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings, is a political smokescreen designed to shift blame for a botched gun sting operation from the Obama administration to this country’s gun owners, retailers and their firearms civil rights.
Cummings, ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has held hearings on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious, has invited a Who’s Who of anti-gunners to speak at this forum, which begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 428A.
“This isn’t a forum,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “It’s a Capitol Hill kangaroo court with the singular goal of deflecting public attention away from the Justice Department’s horrible mishandling of a gunrunning sting that has flooded Mexico with guns. Operation Fast and Furious is a product of the Obama administration, and Cummings is running interference for the White House and Attorney General Eric Holder.
“The real culprits here are the ATF officials and people in the Justice Department who either approved this operation or knew about it and allowed it to happen, and everybody knows it,” he continued. “Operation Fast and Furious allowed guns to get into the hands of people who murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens, including a prominent attorney.
“But Cummings isn’t interested in pursuing the truth,” Gottlieb stated. “With a speaker lineup that includes anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer, Kristen Rand from the Violence Policy Center and Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke – and nobody representing any major gun rights organization or any of the ATF whistleblowers – this forum is a flimsy sham with one clear purpose. Mr. Cummings wants to whitewash a Justice Department debacle and blame the mayhem in Mexico on gun rights, gun owners and gun dealers.”
In a move worthy of the benchmark set by the Soviet bloc for public manipulation, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) is going to hold Democratic hearings on “Project Gunwalker” tomorrow, Main Justice tells us.
Why? Why is this a partisan issue? And why am I convinced this will not be a sincere attempt to delve into the truth of criminal government actions? Well, the guest list, for one:
Speakers at the minority hearing will include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a former ATF agent and several gun control advocates.
That’s the Chuck Schumer who notoriously said:
"We`re going to hammer guns on the anvil of a relentless legislative strategy. We`re going to beat guns into submission."
The same Chuck Schumer who said:
"Like flat-earth fanatics, Second Amendment Fanatics just don`t get it. The NRA`s Second Amendment is an empty cereal box in the market place of ideas."
So much for his respect for our most cherished rights and our beliefs. So much for his understanding of the Constitution he swore an oath to uphold. And so much for any chance of this subversive career parasite ever leaving us the hell alone.
What does the government knowingly allowing uncounted guns to be walked into the hands of some of the most violent criminals on the planet have to do with gun control advocacy? Why are they invited?
Also, who is the “former ATF agent” going to be? As “No Lawyers-Only Guns and Money” blog confirms, “Rep. Cummings has not posted a release or notice about the hearings on the House Oversight Committee's website.”
Why not? And might it be Waco Jim, as the blog suspects?
And how does bait-and-switch shilling for more citizen disarmament square with another solemn pledge Cummings made (aside from that ritual formality of an oath that he never had any intention of keeping)?
“I promise you we will not rest until every single person responsible – no matter who they are – are put to justice,” Cummings told members of Brian A. Terry’s family.
The thought occurs—it was when the Democrats did hold partisan dominance that the pleas to address ATF management waste, abuse corruption and fraud went ignored.Repeatedly. By Cummings & Co. and his media co-conspirators. If they had done their damn job, Gunwalker never would have happened. You go, Old Bloodyhands!
And for those who say the suspicion that Gunwalker being exploited to justify more power for ATF and impose more “gun control” on you and me is a baseless right wing conspiracy theory, just what the hell do you think every effort by the regressive left to do just that, right in front of our eyes—from the gungrabber groups to the oath-breaking political whores to the “Authorized Journalist” Fourth Estate/Fifth Column—has been about? Just what the hell do you think tomorrow is going to be about?
That’s something, isn’t it? If Gunwalker worked, they’d go for more power and gun control. If Gunwalker didn’t work, they’d go for more power and gun control.
Heads we win, tails you lose.
A Journalist’s Guide to ‘Project Gunwalker' Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four for a complete list with links of independent investigative reporting and commentary done to date by Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner.
Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.
French military spokesman Col. Thierry Burkhard said Wednesday that France had airlifted weapons to Libyan civilians in a mountain region south of Tripoli. The deliveries of guns, rocket-propelled grenades and munitions took place in early June in the western Nafusa mountains, when Gadhafi's troops had encircled civilians.
Britain's government said it believed the French decision to supply weapons fell within the terms of the United Nations Security Council resolution that authorizes international action in Libya.
But China questioned whether or not the supplying of weapons contravened the international agreement. Russia too has previously complained about the scope of the NATO-led air campaign in Libya.
"China calls on the international community to strictly follow the spirit of the relevant resolution of the U.N. Security Council and avoid taking any action that goes beyond the mandate of the resolution," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters. "We always call for a political resolution to the Libyan crisis so as to restore peace and stability as soon as possible."
california's primary export: socialism, namely gun control.
NRA to Gun Dealers: Don't Respond to Anti-Gun Survey
Opinion by NRA
If you are a federally licensed dealer in firearms, you may recently have received a survey questionnaire from gun control supporter Dr. Garen Wintemute, of the University of California, Davis.
The survey asks dealers questions about their business, their reasons for being in the business, their support for gun control, and their customers.
Why is Dr.Wintemute sending the survey? Consider the source. Over the years, he has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from anti-gun organizations to conduct “studies” designed to promote gun control. Several of these so-called “studies” have tried to blame legal firearms dealers for the illegal use of guns, and proposed further restrictions on dealers' ability to conduct business. (You can see a list of past studies on his website, at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/vprp/publications/.)
We recommend that you do not respond to the survey, for two reasons. First, many of the questions in the survey are written so that Dr. Wintemute will be able to claim that at least some dealers support one or another form of gun control, or that they report the occurrence of situations that, Dr. Wintemute will likely claim, prove the need for restrictions on dealers and their customers. Second, participating in the survey in any way would give Dr. Wintemute credibility in the eyes of the anti-gun organizations that fund his efforts, which would only increase his chance of obtaining more money for more anti-gun research.
Firearm Retailers’ Willingness to Participate in an Illegal Gun Purchase. Garen Wintemute. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;5:865-878.
Gun Shows and Gun Violence: Fatally Flawed Study Yields Misleading Results. Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, David Hemenway, PhD, Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Glenn Pierce, PhD, and Anthony A. Braga, PhD. American Journal of Public Health. Published on-line, ahead of print on August 19, 2010, as 10.2105/AJPH.2010.191916.
Duggan M, Hjalmarsson R, Jacob B. Letter to Garen Wintemute, David Hemenway, Daniel Webster, Glenn Pierce, and Anthony Braga. December 14, 2008.
Private-Party Gun Sales, Regulation, and Public Safety. Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Anthony A. Braga, PhD, and David M. Kennedy. The New England Journal of Medicine 2010;363;6:508-511.
Felonious or Violent Criminal Activity That Prohibits Gun Ownership Among Prior Purchasers of Handguns: Incidence and Risk Factors. Mona A. Wright, MPH, and Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH. The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. Published online May, 2010.
Factors Affecting a Recently Purchased Handgun's Risk for Use in Crime under Circumstances That Suggest Gun Trafficking. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Webster DW. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;3:352-364.
Erratum to: Factors Affecting a Recently Purchased Handgun's Risk for Use in Crime under Circumstances That Suggest Gun Trafficking. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Webster DW. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2010 87;5:898.
Disproportionate sales of crime guns among licensed handgun retailers in the United States: a case control study. Wintemute GJ. Injury Prevention 2009 15:291-299.
Gun Suicide by Young People in California: Descriptive Epidemiology and Gun Ownership. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Claire BE. Journal of Adolescent Health 2008 43:619-622.
Guns, Fear, the Constitution, and the Public's Health. Wintemute GJ. The New England Journal of Medicine 2008 358;14:1421-1424.
Handgun Violence, Public health, and the Law. Curfman GD, Morrissey S, Drazen JM. Editorial, The New England Journal of Medicine 2008 358;14:1503-1504.
Gun shows across a multistate American gun market: observational evidence of the effects of regulatory policies. Wintemute GJ. Injury Prevention 2007 13:150-155.
Risk factors among handgun retailers for frequent and disproportionate sales of guns used in violent and firearm related crimes. Wintemute GJ, Cook PJ, Wright MA. Injury Prevention 2005 11:357-363.
People and guns involved in denied and completed handgun sales. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Claire BE. Injury Prevention 2005 11:247-250.
The Life Cycle of Crime Guns: A Description Based on Guns Recovered From Young People in California (Abstract) (Original Research) - Wintemute GJ, Romero MP, Wright MA, et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2004 43:733-742. This document is available upon request from our "Publication Request Form" page. See following editorial.
Treating Gun Violence Before the 911 Call (Editorial) - Kellermann AL. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2004 43:743-745. This document is available upon request from our "Publication Request Form" page.
Handgun Commerce in California, 2000. Sacramento, CA: Violence Prevention Research Program, 2004. This document is available in PDF format and is also available as a printed book from our "Publication Request Form" page.
Shall Issue Policy and Criminal Activity among Applicants for Permits to Carry Concealed Firearms. Romero MP, Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA. Injury Prevention 2003 9:367-9.
Gun Carrying Among Male Adolescents as a Function of Gun Ownership in the General Population (Letter to the Editor). Wintemute GJ. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003 41(3):428-429. (The text of this letter is available upon request.)
Association Between Handgun Purchase and Mortality from Firearm Injury. Grassel KM, Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Romero MP. Injury Prevention 2003 9:48-52.
Increased Risk of Intimate Partner Homicide Among California Women Who Purchased Handguns (Letter). Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Drake, CM. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2003 41(2):281-283. (The text of this letter is available upon request.)
Handgun Commerce in California, 1999. Sacramento, CA: Violence Prevention Research Program, 2002. This document is available in PDF format and is also available as a printed book from our "Publication Request Form" page.
Where the Guns Come From: The Gun Industry and Gun Commerce. Wintemute GJ. The Future of Children 2002 12(2):55-71.
The Epidemiology of Firearm Suicide in the United States. Romero, MP, Wintemute GJ. Journal of Urban Health 2002 79(1):39-48.
Denial of Handgun Purchase to Violent Misdemeanants (Letter). Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(21):5-6.
Subsequent Criminal Activity Among Violent Misdemeanants Who Seek to Purchase Handguns, Risk Factors and Effectiveness of Denying Handgun Purchase. Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(8):1019-1026.
Complementary Strategies to Prevent Firearm Injury (Editorial). Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001 285(8):1071.
Wintemute GJ. Guns and gun violence. In: Blumstein A, Wallman J (eds). The Crime Drop in America. Cambridge University Press; 2000. pp. 45-96. (This book chapter is available upon request).
Relationship Between Illegal Use of Handguns and Handgun Sales Volume (Research Letter). Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 2000 284(5):566-567.
Mortality among Recent Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Parham CA, Beaumont JJ, Wright MA, Drake C. The New England Journal of Medicine 1999 341(21):1583-1589. See following editorial.
Firearms and Suicide. Rosenberg ML, Mercy JA, Potter LB. Editorial, The New England Journal of Medicine 1999 341(21):1609-1611.
The Future of Firearm Violence Prevention: Building on Success. Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 1999 282(5):475-478.
Denial of Handgun Purchase: A Description of the Affected Population and a Controlled Study of their Handgun Perferences. Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Journal of Criminal Justice 1999 27(1):21-31. (This article is available upon request).
Effectiveness of Denial of Handgun Purchase to Persons Believed to be at High Risk for Firearm Violence. Wright MA, Wintemute GJ, Rivara FP. American Journal of Public Health 1999 89(1):88-90. (This article is available upon request).
Prior Misdemeanor Convictions as a Risk Factor for Later Violent and Firearm-Related Criminal Activity Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ, Wright MA, Parham CA. Journal of the American Medical Association 1998 280:2083-2087.
Handgun Purchasers With Misdemeanor Convictions. Sarah Brady, Jim Brady and Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH. Editorial, Journal of the American Medical Association 1998 280:2120-2121.
Characteristics of a Gun Exchange Program, and an Assessment of Potential Benefits. Romero, M, Wintemute GJ, Vernick JS. Injury Prevention 1998 4:206-210.
Support for New Policies to Regulate Firearms (Results of Two National Surveys). Teret SP, Webster DW, Vernick JS, Smith TW, Leff D, Wintemute GJ, et. al. New England Journal of Medicine 1998 339:813-818.
Criminal Activity and Assault-Type Handguns: A Study of Young Adults.
Wintemute GJ, Wright MA, Parham CA, Drake CM, Beaumont JJ. Annals of Emergency Medicine July 1998 32:44-50. (This article is available upon request).
Predicting Criminal Behavior Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns. (pdf format) or (text format).
Wintemute GJ (Summary of a Presentation), National Institute of Justice/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research Preview; 1998 April.
Weapons of Choice: Previous Criminal History, Later Criminal Activity, and Firearm Preference among Legally Authorized Young Adult Purchasers of Handguns. Wintemute GJ, Parham CA, Wright MA, Beaumont JJ, Drake, CM. Journal of Trauma 1998; January.
Gun Confiscations: A Case Study of the City of Sacramento in 1995. Robinson-Haynes E, Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1997.
California's Guns and Crime: New Evidence. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1997
The Relationship Between Firearm Design and Firearm Violence: Handguns in the 1990s. Wintemute GJ. Journal of the American Medical Association 1996 June 12; 275:1749-1753. (This article is available upon request).
Trauma in Transition: Trends in Deaths from Firearm and Motor Vehicle Injuries. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1995.
Does California Have Crime Guns? An Analysis of Justice Department Data. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1995.
Ring of Fire: The Handgun Makers of Southern California. Wintemute GJ, Violence Prevention Research Program, Sacramento, CA; 1994.
Single copies of VPRP publications are available at no cost (go to order form).
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