Twenty-two executives and employees of firearms manufacturing companies were arrested this week at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas after a 2 1/2-year undercover sting operation aimed at schemes to bribe a foreign official.
The Justice Department calls the case the largest single investigation and prosecution of individuals in the history of the 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars bribery of foreign government officials. It also is the first large-scale use of an undercover operation in enforcing the act.
What do Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) of Detroit and Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) of Baltimore all have in common? Yes, the (D).
(D) for Democrat, disgraced, deposed.
Oh, and one more thing: All are vocal, fawning apostles of New York City Mayor Michael Bamboozleberg and henchmen in his "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," that smoke-blowing artifice created to bamboozle you from your Constitutional rights under the guise of benevolent Nanny-Fascism and elitist deceit.
After spending a couple days here in Vegas looking at new products it is clear that this is not going to be a huge year for new guns. No, instead the story is going to be ammunition. The themes? Value and performance.
For value there is a new line of ammunition that Weatherby is introducing that will cost significantly less than what we currently pay to shoot rifles in Weatherby chamberings. Shooters who own either a .257 Wby. or a .300 Wby. will soon be able to purchase a box of ammunition that doesn’t require a second mortgage.
If you think that Americans are obsessed with preserving their gun rights, you haven't seen anything until you've been to Switzerland.
Rich Wehr, in a column published earlier in the month in the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press, offers some interesting observations about Switzerland that may stun Nanny-Fascists and anti-gun whackoes.
It is surprising that there has been little "told you so" cluckery from the Nanny-Fascists and anti-gun zealots about Gilbert Arenas brandishing unloaded firearms at a Washington Wizards teammate during a Christmas Eve gambling-debt dispute in their Verizon Center locker room in Wasington, D.C.
It is surprising they haven't seized the moment to shriek about the menace of the Second Amendment, about how freedom really shouldn't be free, about how 2008's U.S. Supreme Court rejection of the Washington, D.C., gun ban in the Heller decision should be overturned.
NBA all-star legend Karl Malone, who also happens to be an avid hunter and support of gun rights, weighs in on the stupidity that took place in the locker room of the Washington Wizards when one player allegedly brandished a number of firearms in front of his fellow players.
Malone (a finalist in the OL 25 awards program) rightly worries about the impact this has on the image of responsible gun owners: