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NOW, MORE THAN EVER, THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR A PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT DEMONSTRATION TO OCCUR AT PENNSYLVANIA’S EASTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL. OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE LEFT HAS MADE A SWIFT ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS: "WE DON'T WANNA TAKE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT AWAY, WE JUST WANNA MAKE IT HARDER TO GET A GUN," OR "WE JUST WANNA TAKE AWAY 'ASSAULT RIFLES,' NOT ALL GUNS."WHILE HIS CLASSMATES WILL BE JOINING A SCHOOL WALKOUT TO COMMEMORATE THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING, ONE PARKLAND STUDENT WILL BE HOSTING CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM. KYLE KASHUV, A CONSERVATIVE STUDENT AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLA., ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER HE WILL BE HOSTING FOUR PROMINENT GUEST SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM “TO DISCUSS WAYS TO SAVE LIVES WITHOUT INFRINGING ON 2A [SECOND AMENDMENT] AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NOT BULLYING.”IN FEBRUARY, WITH THE NEWS CAMERAS ROLLING OUTSIDE AN INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ATTORNEY JOSH MINKLER STEPPED TO THE PODIUM FOR TWO REASONS. HE ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF A MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION CALLED OPERATION LITTLE DIPPER. MEMBERS OF A VIOLENT GANG WHO TRAFFICKED GUNS AND DRUGS, HE SAID, WERE NOW OFF THE STREETS.REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON THURSDAY PRESSED A FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS MOVES BY BANKS TO STOP DOING SOME BUSINESS WITH THE GUN INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY. FED VICE CHAIRMAN FOR SUPERVISION RANDAL QUARLES REPLIED THAT IT WASN’T HIS ROLE TO SECOND-GUESS BANKS’ BUSINESS DECISIONS RELATED TO THE GUN DEBATE.ONE OF THE BIGGEST U.S. ONLINE GUN MARKETS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE FOR THE PRIVATE SALE OF A WEAPON USED IN A FATAL SHOOTING SPREE, WISCONSIN’S HIGHEST COURT SAID IN THE FIRST DECISION OF ITS KIND. ARMSLIST.COM ISN’T PROTECTED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996, WHICH LARGELY IMMUNIZES ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTS BY THIRD-PARTIES, THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAID IN REVERSING A LOWER COURT’S RULING.

Congress Keeps Scolding the ATF for Botching Operations. Experts Say Lawmakers are Partially to Blame

THE TRACE.COM April 19, 2017 – It was another public hearing, another chance for Congress to lecture its least-loved law enforcement agency. On March 9, Thomas Brandon, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives, testified before the House Oversight Committee about the death of a federal agent in the Mexican desert in 2011. Lawmakers on the committee demanded to know why the ATF hadn’t stopped known gun traffickers before they killed Jaime Zapata, an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent. Why hadn’t there been coordination between federal agencies? Where was the leadership? And why hadn’t the other two senior ATF officials invited to testify at the hearing shown up?  [full article]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY'S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY’S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

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BREAKING :
NOW, MORE THAN EVER, THERE COULDN'T BE A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR A PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT DEMONSTRATION TO OCCUR AT PENNSYLVANIA’S EASTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL. OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE LEFT HAS MADE A SWIFT ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS: "WE DON'T WANNA TAKE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT AWAY, WE JUST WANNA MAKE IT HARDER TO GET A GUN," OR "WE JUST WANNA TAKE AWAY 'ASSAULT RIFLES,' NOT ALL GUNS."WHILE HIS CLASSMATES WILL BE JOINING A SCHOOL WALKOUT TO COMMEMORATE THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING, ONE PARKLAND STUDENT WILL BE HOSTING CONSERVATIVE SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM. KYLE KASHUV, A CONSERVATIVE STUDENT AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLA., ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER HE WILL BE HOSTING FOUR PROMINENT GUEST SPEAKERS ON A FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM “TO DISCUSS WAYS TO SAVE LIVES WITHOUT INFRINGING ON 2A [SECOND AMENDMENT] AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND NOT BULLYING.”IN FEBRUARY, WITH THE NEWS CAMERAS ROLLING OUTSIDE AN INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ATTORNEY JOSH MINKLER STEPPED TO THE PODIUM FOR TWO REASONS. HE ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF A MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION CALLED OPERATION LITTLE DIPPER. MEMBERS OF A VIOLENT GANG WHO TRAFFICKED GUNS AND DRUGS, HE SAID, WERE NOW OFF THE STREETS.REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON THURSDAY PRESSED A FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS MOVES BY BANKS TO STOP DOING SOME BUSINESS WITH THE GUN INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY. FED VICE CHAIRMAN FOR SUPERVISION RANDAL QUARLES REPLIED THAT IT WASN’T HIS ROLE TO SECOND-GUESS BANKS’ BUSINESS DECISIONS RELATED TO THE GUN DEBATE.ONE OF THE BIGGEST U.S. ONLINE GUN MARKETS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE FOR THE PRIVATE SALE OF A WEAPON USED IN A FATAL SHOOTING SPREE, WISCONSIN’S HIGHEST COURT SAID IN THE FIRST DECISION OF ITS KIND. ARMSLIST.COM ISN’T PROTECTED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996, WHICH LARGELY IMMUNIZES ONLINE SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR POSTS BY THIRD-PARTIES, THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAID IN REVERSING A LOWER COURT’S RULING.