What do you do when ATF management and their Department of Justice handlers are caught allowing guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels? Make excuses and call for more “gun control.”
That’s the tactic and talking points being promulgated by Rep. Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat, naturally.
“Congress bears the responsibility for lack of leadership at ATF because Congress has continually blocked the appointment of a director,” he whines.
What, Ken Melson didn’t have budget and a staff and lawyers and oversight from main Justice? If you’re saying the guy is incapable and incompetent, congressman, why aren’t you leading the charge to have him removed with someone who can do the job until a suitable permanent appointment can be made?
Besides, it’s not like the failed nominees for the top ATF slot haven’t been career anti-Second Amendment ideologues who, like you, Rep. Quigley, viewed their oaths to the Constitution as a lip service ritual that the rubes expect of you. And seriously, you don’t really expect anyone to believe Melson was operating in a vacuum with no from-above direction, do you?
Well, I guess anyone who represents people who on average are so stupid they continually vote for him and give him power to con them out of their rights might be conditioned to think that way.
Quigley’s solution, besides firing the temp? Same old same old as far as cheesy tyrant wannabes go:
Deny citizens their rights without due process; Add to the burden everyone inclined to obey the law must carry; End private sales; Forbid the huddled masses from possessing single shot per trigger squeeze firearms.
You know, stupid crap that will have zero impact on the narcoterrorists who hang victims from overpasses with chains—the ones they haven’t beheaded or forced into gladiatorial combat for their amusement and recruitment. Or on the ones ordering guns be allowed to “walk” into their hands.
Somehow, whenever I hear his name I can’t help thinking of “Quigley Down Under.” But this odious subversive is no Tom Selleck, and I always imagine a much hotter place than the Australian outback.
Trigger Sports Live! Returns
They’ve been doing event shows for the past several weeks but are back in studio now. From American Trigger Sports Network host James B. Towle:
- Dan updates us on the “Gun Walker” hearings and goes on the record stating his personal feelings that the ATF should be abolished.
- Barbara Crown reports on new elephant hunting concessions not hunted this year, plus where you can hunt Atlantic walrus and CA sea lions.
- Mark Walters lives a concealed weapons lifestyle and tells us how it will change your life.
- What was the game changer in the Battle of Stalingrad? Don’t miss this historical documentary of the PPS.
All this and more, at www.atsn.tv- Your #1 Network for Trigger Sports! On your computer, 24/7, when YOU want to see it!
All new ATSN television show premieres on PURSUIT channel seen on Dish TV (channel 240HUNT) and on Directv (channel 608PRST). Don’t miss a new episode each Thursday night, 8 pm PST, beginning June 30th.
Event DVD’s available from the ATSN.tv store.
The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance airs again this morning on NBC 1260 AM/96.1 FM Scottsdale, AZ at 7:00 a.m. Pacific/10:00 a.m. Eastern and all points around and in-between.
On today’s program:
- More Quigley Down Under
- Does anyone know more about guns than “Authorized Journalists?”
- Guess who was “jovial” about walked guns endangering lives?
- Special guest Jeff Knox of the Firearms Coalition
- Project Gunwalker update with Mike Vanderboegh
And much more. If you don’t live in the Scottsdale area, you can listen live on your computer by clicking here.
A Journalist’s guide to ‘Project Gunwalker’ Part One, Part Two and Part Three 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.
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