Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gun News

Furious' failure

The American people deserve an explanation of how "Operation Fast & Furious" went from a bad idea to a law enforcement disaster. But Attorney General Eric Holder seems more interested in shielding his underlings from prying congressional questions than in providing answers. Holder needs to find out who signed off on this "gunwalking" experiment and fire those responsible.

RNC chairman promises to make Fast and Furious a 2012 election theme

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reiterated his call for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation on Wednesday, and promised Operation Fast and Furious will be an election issue in 2012.

Read About It: The Daily Caller

Gun sales shoot higher for the holidays

That general manager is Frank Tybush, of B & J Guns, who said, "We have new shooters who say, 'what gun should I have?'" More people than ever may be filling their holsters for the holidays. There are no stats for New York yet, but gun shops will tell you it's like nothing they've seen before. Tybush said, "We have been incredibly busy. It's going to be a record fall for us. Our Black Friday, our Thanksgiving push will end up being what our Christmas push is, but it's followed through."

Gun sales up this Christmas season

Forget the mall. Some people are shopping for Christmas gifts at gun shops. Nationwide gun sales are up. Last month background checks were done for 1.5 million people according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Most of those translate into gun sales.

Read About It: WDBJ (Roanoke, Va.)

Florida: Lawmaker's bill looks to ban guns in more places

Lawmakers earlier this year passed HB 45, which prevents counties and municipalities from enacting gun ordinances stricter than the state. The bill prompted many cities to repeal a host of laws or face fines.

It's time for Michigan to OK stun guns

Michigan remains one of a handful of states that doesn't allow its citizens to own or carry stun guns for self defense. It has a chance to remedy that in the near future, by passing legislation that would allow citizens to buy stun guns, if they follow the process in place for people who are licensed to carry concealed firearms.

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