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NRA Calling for Hearings into “Fast and Furious”

In a letter dated today to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, and Ranking Member Charles Grassley, and House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers, NRA is calling for a Congressional investigation and hearings on Operation Fast and Furious.

17 Responses to “NRA Calling for Hearings into “Fast and Furious””

  1. Vanderboegh says:

    So the NRA weeniemobile finally found a parking place at the Project Gunwalker scandal lot. Hell, they’re only a couple of months behind the times. Congrats.

  2. Vanderboegh says:

    “Welcome to the party, pal!”

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/03/finally-nra-weeniemobile-finds-parking.html

    “Doin’ the French Mistake.”

  3. RuffRidr says:

    It’s about time. I must say that I’ve been disappointed with how the NRA has been so slow to react on this one. That being said, I am glad they are finally on board and hopefully they can use their political clout to get this even more attention.

  4. Matthew Carberry says:

    Vanderboegh wins it with post 2. =)

    I don’t know that it’s fair for us to constantly criticize NRA for not immediately jumping onboard every blogger-discovered issue. Some haven’t panned out in the past and NRA needs a bit of time to get the 800 pound gorilla moving in a particular precise direction on an issue regardless.

    I’d say them weighing-in a bit late, might even -help- as it makes it harder for the other side to credibly claim its just another “NRA created” attempt to “loosen gun laws”.

    After all, bloggers, the MSM and a bunch of Congress critters were demanding answers already.

  5. Mike says:

    Given Vanderboegh is generally as crazy as a sprayed roach, you can understand their reluctance to have anything to do with him.

  6. Vanderboegh says:

    “Given Vanderboegh is generally as crazy as a sprayed roach, you can understand their reluctance to have anything to do with him.”

    The only thing is, I was right all along, and the ATF whistleblowers trusted me and David, and Sessions and Grassley’s people believed us

    Exact, and thus we got the agents whistleblower protection, and then CBS and the LA Times pitched us on doing the story so we got them in touch with the agents, and now we have a scandal that is going to, at least, bring down Eric Holder and Big Sis Napolitano and drive a stake through the heart of firearms confiscation legislation at least through the next election. And the NRA would have never touched any of it. I know because approaches were made and they had the opportunity, the cowards. So, given all that, what part of it is “crazy”?

    Exactly?

    You prags make me want to puke. Scared of your own shadows and need orders from Fairfax to take a dump, and permission from the Lairds to wipe.

    You want to know something? THAT’S crazy.

  7. Brad says:

    I hate circular firing squads. Imagine how much farther ahead the pro-gun movement might be without them.

    sigh.

  8. Dave says:

    Well, all I would say is this. When things get worse, more people are going to be needed than just the ones that are in 96 to 100% agreement with you on the issues at hand. No matter where you stand.

  9. Vanderboegh says:

    “I hate circular firing squads. Imagine how much farther ahead the pro-gun movement might be without them.”

    Yeah, but you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution and if you’re standing in the way of the solution, no matter how well-intentioned you think you are, you’re part of the problem.

    I’d like to point out out that the first time I ever heard of Snowflake he was already calling me names.

    Minor point of historical fact.

  10. Sebastian says:

    That would be here for historical reference.

  11. Sebastian says:

    I’d also like to point out an excerpt from Mike’s first ever comment on this blog:

    “I’ve got a question: do you spaghetti-spined cheesed-cks have ANY principles you’re willing to risk ANYTHING for?”

    Not because I insulted him, but because he did not like what I had to say. Not that I care. There are plenty of jackasses out there who say shit like this. But I have better things to do with my life than relive the third grade, and listen to someone whining that I called him bad names.

    And the really sad part is, Mike’s work on the gunrunner scandal was legitimately very helpful. The problem is, I don’t want to deal with all the other baggage that Mike brings along with him.

  12. Dave says:

    Heh. After rereading the kerfuffle I can’t decide which historical quote is more appropriate. One from Rodney King, or one from Benjamin Franklin.

  13. MALTHUS says:

    “Given Vanderboegh is generally as crazy as a sprayed roach, you can understand their reluctance to have anything to do with him.”

    Given that Mike’s tireless efforts have undoubtedly blunted an intended Second Amendment assault, wouldn’t a simple “Thank you” have been more appropriate?

  14. Dave says:

    +1 to that. He and Codrea have been banging the drum on this for a good while now. Even if you think he is a mean son of whatever you want to call him, credit and thanks is deserved.
    As for my last post, not even a chuckle from anyone? Heh. I thought it was pretty funny. How often do you get to refer to Rodney King and Ben Franklin in the same sentence? Surely that has to be the first time it has happened. Maybe there is some kind of internet version of the Golden Raspberry award for that. In any case the unlikely combination of them in a sentence ranks up there along with other things you don’t expect to hear. Stuff like, “hand me that piano” or, “I’ll take the small bag of pork rinds.”

  15. Matthew Carberry says:

    Perhaps the lesson here is that we have a great team approach going with bloggers and the grass roots having the agility to dig up and initiate action on stories that may start out as mere rumor and the NRA, bigger and with its attention constantly divided, available to throw its uncontestable (in terms of value) weight of influence and money behind the stories that prove out to have legs.

    But far better we snipe at each other like pissant children.

  16. Brad says:

    “Yeah, but you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution and if you’re standing in the way of the solution, no matter how well-intentioned you think you are, you’re part of the problem.”

    Should I take that as meaningless platitudes? No, since your tone has been relentlessly hostile. So instead I take it as a command to knuckle under to you, or be considered one of the enemy.

    “… and now we have a scandal that is going to, at least, bring down Eric Holder and Big Sis Napolitano and drive a stake through the heart of firearms confiscation legislation at least through the next election… So, given all that, what part of it is “crazy”? Exactly?”

    This ATF scandal has no chance of driving Holder or Napolitaano from office. And to believe that “confiscation legislation” had any change of emerging from the HOR even before the ATF scandal is delusional. But your actions saved us from that? At the least?

    That kind of grandiosity sounds like you were channeling the spirit of Charlie Sheen. “Duh! Winning!”

    Pardon me, oh great and powerful One, if I choose to follow my own counsel rather that yours.

  17. Brad, the bell does not toll for the candid meek. Way to use that Tiger Blood, fellow warlock. As to the rest of you listening to this revelatory maelstrom of pure exposure, SIZZLE… LOSING… BYE!

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