Issa: More subpoenas coming
By the way, the local newspaper has finally started to cover gun walking. It'd never mentioned that the US Attorney for the state resigned. And covered all the past events via a couple of wire services stories buried in the paper. One of the whistleblower agents lives right in town, but they've never interviewed him, or if they have, they killed the story. I once joked that the only place their writers were allowed to criticized government officials was in the sports section.
But with the government's trying to defend by releasing data on an earlier, Bush-era episode of gun walking, suddenly that story gets coverage. It's been in front page articles three of the last four days.
Yep, they're a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. Frankly, I'd be as annoyed if they were a wholly owned subsidiary of the GOP. It's not a matter of slant on an editorial page, but one of self-censoring even local news that would inconvenience the party of choice.
David, everything I've seen talks about the ATF "letting" guns go through. What I don't get is how prohibited buyers found out that guns would be "let" through to them.
Now, I think it's true that "if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying." That may explain who individuals found out. But I would think that once a bad guy finds out his on the "no-buy" list, he stops trying to buy -- Unless someone tells him, "You're off the list. Go buy guns."
I have read that many of the straw purchasers were arrested. Some should still be incarcerated. Not that there's a single reporter in the country with blue blood who will flock to a hit piece on a Democratic administration, but surely someone would think to ask the crooks how they found out they could buy guns.
Have you seen anything from the "no-buy list" perspective?
Posted by: Jim D. at October 9, 2011 07:38 PM
"who" = *how* and "his" = "he's"
Posted by: Jim D. at October 9, 2011 07:40 PM